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CBS and NBC Push Obama's Health Agenda, Empathize with His Challenge

The White House's decision to offer interviews with the President to the medical doctors who are correspondents for ABC, CBS and NBC paid off Wednesday night with stories that embraced the ...

Matthews Commemorates 'Prophet' Jimmy Carter's 'Malaise' Speech

Leave it to Chris Matthews, a former speechwriter to Jimmy Carter, to actually commemorate the 30th anniversary of the former president's infamous "malaise" speech. On Wednesday's Hardball, ...

ABC Highlights Government Waste; Targets Lavish Social Security Retreats

ABC's Brian Ross on Wednesday investigated a subject that has been skipped by CBS and NBC's morning shows, the more than $1 million spent by the Social Security Administration for its employees to ...

NPR's Totenberg Claims Sotomayor 'More Conservative' Than Scalia

NPR's Nina Totenberg, on Monday's Charlie Rose, told the PBS host that Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor actually has "a pretty conservative record" and "you could say that she's more ...

Networks Sidestep Sotomayor's Repudiation of Obama's 'Empathy' Doctrine

Back in May, NBC sycophantically touted President Obama's credentials as a constitutional law professor as evidence of his deep experience when it came to the judiciary. But after his nominee to ...

CBS Ignores Sotomayor's Multiple 'Wise Latina' Comments

Reporting on Sonia Sotomayor responding to questions about her "wise Latina" comments during Tuesday's confirmation hearing, CBS's Wyatt Andrews glossed over the multiple times she made the ...

Stephanopoulos Fawns: 'Calm,' 'Cool' Sotomayor 'Didn't Make Any Mistakes'

Former Democratic strategist-turned-journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Wednesday's Good Morning America to coo that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "didn't make any mistakes" and ...

Nets, But Not CNN, Bury Sotomayor's Admission of 'Wise Latina' v 'Wise Caucasian' Disparity

CNN's Wolf Blitzer late Tuesday afternoon characterized it as "an incredibly important exchange" when Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "concurred" with Senator Lindsey Graham that he would ...

Hardball: Matthews Praises Sweaty Sotomayor, Maher Disses Racist Republicans

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, invited on HBO's Bill Maher to mock GOP criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as Maher accused them of being "racist," and Matthews marveled at ...

MSNBC Hosts Slam 'Patronizing' Questions by GOP Senator to Sotomayor

MSNBC hosts Tamron Hall and David Shuster on Tuesday repeatedly grumbled at the tough questions Senator Lindsey Graham posed to Sonia Sotomayor. At one point during live coverage, Shuster derided ...
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