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Forget ObamaCare, NBC's 'Today' Wonders if President Will Get a New Cell Phone

With one week to go before the March 31 ObamaCare enrollment deadline, Monday's NBC Today completely skipped any reporting on the latest sign-up numbers still being below administration ...
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CBS Hypes Michelle Obama for 'Praising Free Speech,' Skips Press Blackout of Her China Trip

Ignoring the most important part of the story, CBS This Morning reporter Jan Crawford hyped Michelle Obama for promoting free speech in China. Yet, Crawford never mentioned that American ...
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NBC: Dems Eager for Hillary 'Coronation' in 2016; GOP 'Nervous' About Tea Party

In a report for Monday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd described how "Democrats seem comfortable with the idea of a coronation of Hillary Clinton" in 2016, as "many of them are ...
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Irony: ABC, NBC Tout Michelle Obama’s Internet Freedom Speech In China, Ignore Press Shutout

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to students at Peking University in China over the weekend and spoke of the need for China to limit its censorship of information and controlling access to the ...
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ABC, CBS Trumpet Mrs. Obama's 'Ping-Pong Diplomacy' in China; Omit Press Shutout

Friday's CBS Evening News and ABC's World News both glowingly harkened back to a prominent past example of bilateral exchange between the U.S. and China, as they reported on Michelle Obama's trip ...
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Race Baiter Extraordinaire Sharpton Complains About Sen. Paul’s ‘Cynical Use of Race’

On Thursday’s PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton was irritated that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) dared to suggest that President Obama should be more concerned about NSA spying because of our ...
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Networks Tout Michelle Obama's Sightseeing and Ping Pong in China; Still Ignore Press Ban

All three network morning shows on Friday fawned over First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to China, but the broadcasts refused to mention that reporters had been banned from accompanying her on ...
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NBC and CBS Declare Michelle Obama's China Trip 'Not Political'; Ignore Press Being Banned

On Thursday, NBC's Today and CBS This Morning dutifully parroted the White House line that First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to China was "not political" but ignored the fact that the press ...
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ABC Touts Skater Johnny Weir's 'Amazing Style and Eye-Catching Outfits' In Gay-Divorce Story

Michael Rothman hyped Johnny Weir "amazing style and eye-catching outfits" in a Thursday item for ABCNews.com about the openly-homosexual figure skater's "split from his husband." Rothman labeled ...
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NBC: Obama 'Takes a Break from World Affairs' to Fill Out March Madness Brackets

During a report on Thursday's NBC Today about the impact of NCAA March Madness office pools on worker productivity, correspondent Kerry Sanders casually touted: "March Madness, an American ...
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