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ABC's WNT Omits Jonathan Karl Grilling Earnest Over Soap Opera Producer’s Credentials for Ambassadorship

On Monday, ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl grilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on what exactly did Obama campaign donor and former soap opera producer Colleen ...
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NBC Promotes Jeb Bush ‘Noting the Missteps’ of Past GOP Candidates ‘Playing Too Far to the Right’

Anchor Brian Williams opined on Monday's NBC Nightly News that Jeb Bush was “the latest in the Republican Party to speak truth to power or at least try to” during an event sponsored by The Wall ...
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CBS and NBC Ignore Police Investigating Inflammatory Comments From Michael Brown’s Stepfather

Major broadcast networks CBS and NBC failed to cover the news that police in Missouri are looking into inflammatory comments made by Michael Brown’s stepfather in the aftermath of a grand jury’s ...
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CNN's Lemon Wonders If 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' is A 'False Narrative'

On Monday's CNN Tonight, Don Lemon refreshingly pointed out a problematic component of the Ferguson protests. Former police officer David Klinger pointed out that "all the forensic evidence ...
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Andrea Mitchell Allows Ferguson Protester to Bash Police Unchallenged

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell invited on Ferguson protester Rasheen Aldridge, whom she praised for having "made such an impact" and getting the attention of ...
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Networks Spend More Time on GOP Staffer Comments Than Gruber Scandal

On Sunday and Monday, the broadcast networks seized on the personal Facebook comments of mid-level congressional staffer Elizabeth Lauten criticizing the Obama daughters – devoting over 14 minutes ...
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As Millionaire Russell Brand Faces Hypocrisy Charges, CBS Cheers Comic

The hosts of CBS This Morning on Tuesday hailed liberal comedian (and multi-millionaire) Russell Brand on his crusade for "affordable housing." The British comic was protesting in London against a ...
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‘Big Three’ Networks Provide Free Publicity For Obama’s Ferguson Summit

On Monday, President Obama hosted “activists and officials including police” for a summit in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting. Following the event, all three network morning shows gave the ...
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Farrakhan Praises Ferguson Violence and ‘Law of Retaliation’; Networks Fail to Cover

During a speech in Baltimore on Saturday, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan justified the violence that took place in Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the grand jury decision and called ...
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Networks Continue Hyping Resigned GOP Staffer After ‘Snarky Posting’ About First Daughters

On Monday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS and NBC each spent portions of their evening newscasts reporting on the resignation of a House Republican staffer after she criticized Sasha and Malia ...
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