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Networks Ignore Ultra-Low Support for ObamaCare; CBS Hypes 'Surging' Website Visits

Friday's CBS Evening News picked up where the Big Three morning shows left off earlier in the day and trumpeted how "visitors have been surging to [HealthCare.gov] – about one-and-half million a ...
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'Nightline' Turns to Democrats to Slam Christie as a 'Bully'

To accompany ABC's tough interview of New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Friday's Nightline quoted New Jersey Democrats slamming him as a vengeful "bully." World News anchor Diane Sawyer noted ...
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CBO Estimates Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost Private Sector $15 Billion; Networks Silent

The network evening news casts have yet to report an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office that President Obama's proposal to hike the minimum wage would cost the private sector $15 ...
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CBS Frets Over 'Tough' Abortion Law Being Upheld, Skips What Ruling Actually Means

While the CBS Evening News on Thursday and Good Morning America on Friday allowed mere seconds to explain a court ruling upholding "tough" "new abortion restrictions" in Texas, only Fox News fully ...
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Big Three Blackout: No Mention of Issa Threatening Contempt Charges for IRS Chief

On Wednesday, Fox News reported that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa threatened to hold the IRS commissioner in contempt of Congress if he didn’t hand ...
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Networks Cheer ObamaCare 'Sign-Up Surge' as 'Milestone,' Ignore Lack of Young Enrollees

On Thursday evening and Friday morning, ABC, NBC, and CBS all touted a "surge" in sign-ups for ObamaCare ahead of Monday's March 31 deadline. What none of the networks mentioned was that the ...
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Scott Pelley Tosses Softballs to Obama: You Wish You Could Live Low Key Life Like the Pope?

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley scored an exclusive interview with Barack Obama on Friday. Much of the conversation centered around the President's meeting with Pope Francis. But rather than ...
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Networks Hail Bush 41 Getting 'Profile in Courage' Award for Hiking Taxes

All three network evening newscasts on Thursday found time to cheer the JFK Library Foundation announcing former President George H. W. Bush would the 2014 recipient of its annual Profile in ...
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ABC Touts 'Bond' Between Obama and Pope; Forgets the Administration's Birth Control Mandate

All the networks gave positive coverage on Thursday evening to President Obama's meeting with Pope Francis, but ABC left out the elephant in the room, the massive conflict between the Obama ...
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NBC's Lauer Jokes Nancy Pelosi Needs 'Food Taster' for Birthday Gift from John Boehner

On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer couldn't resist mocking a nice gesture from House Speaker John Boehner to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. News reader Tamron Hall ...
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