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NYT Admits: 'Somewhat Late' on IRS Story, But Editor Swears 'We've Paid Copious Attention'

The New York Times's public editor on Friday responded to criticism about the paper's coverage of the IRS scandal, admitting: "The Times was somewhat late in beginning to cover the latest ...
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Networks: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Protect Women from 'Violent' and 'Offensive' Pro-Life Protests

Despite Thursday's unanimous Supreme Court ruling that so-called "buffer zones" banning pro-life protests near abortion clinics was a violation of the First Amendment, all three network ...
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CNN’s Blitzer Presses IRS Chief: ‘Why Shouldn't Taxpayers Use the Crashed Hard Drive Excuse?

During Thursday’s edition of The Situation Room on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer committed an act of journalism in grilling IRS Commissioner John Koskinen with question after question about the growing ...
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Excited George Stephanopoulos Rides Air Force One With Obama, Watches Soccer

An excited George Stephanopoulos on Friday recounted his flight on Air Force One and the thrill of watching the U.S. World Cup with Barack Obama. In the 8am hour, Stephanopoulos bragged to co-host ...
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Stephanopoulos to Obama: Are You 'Disappointed' in Americans for Losing Confidence in You?

In an exclusive interview with Barack Obama, George Stephanopoulos on Friday hinted that the President is disappointed in the American people. The overall interview actually included some tough ...
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CBS Finally Covers House Speaker's Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

CBS lifted its blackout of House Speaker John Boehner's planned lawsuit against the Obama White House with a 15-second news brief on Thursday's CBS This Morning. The network follows in the ...
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Bill O'Reilly Uses MRC Stat to Show Liberal Media 'Subverting American Democracy'

At the top of his Wednesday show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly denounced the liberal media for "subverting American democracy." He cited a particularly glaring double standard: "You may remember ...
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CBS Reporter Files Puff Piece on Obama Using Letters that ‘Construct His Political Narrative’

Thursday’s edition of CBS This Morning featured the latest installment in the media’s love affair with President Barack Obama. CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante ...
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NY Times Runs Only 13 Stories on IRS In Last Six Months

The New York Times’ motto is “all the news that’s fit to print,” but in their eyes it seems as though the IRS scandal isn’t worth printing all that much. Research conducted by the Media Research ...
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CBS Maintains Blackout on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama White House

Wednesday's CBS Evening News ignored House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its use of executive orders. The evening newscast ...
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