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York: Journalists More Interested in Denying Conservatives a Victory Than Exposing Jones

In his column in Tuesday's Washington Examiner, Byron York asked: "Why did the press ignore the Van Jones scandal?" The chief political correspondent for the paper answered: "The question may not ...

ABC Rues How Conservatives and Citizen Journalists Are Derailing Obama's Agenda

ABC's World News on Tuesday night bemoaned the impact of conservatives and citizen journalists in derailing President Barack Obama's agenda. Pivoting from the reaction to Obama's address to ...

ABC Glamorizes the 'Financial Terrorist' on a 'Crusade to 'Restore the American Dream'

Nightline correspondent Vicki Mabrey profiled self-described "financial terrorist" Bruce Marks on Friday, painting his actions in a religious light as a "revival of spirits" and "hopes." Co-host ...

CNN's Gergen on Van Jones: 'Sad to See a Man of Good Work Get So Little Credit'

"It's a sad day to see a man of good work get so little credit," CNN senior political analyst David Gergen regretted about Van Jones on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, complaining about the coverage ...

FNC's Baier Highlights How Mainstream Media Ignored Van Jones

"The resignation of President Obama's green jobs 'czar,' Van Jones, might have come as a shock if you do not watch cable news," FNC's Bret Baier observed at the top of his Monday night "Grapevine" ...

To NY Times Editor Tanenhaus: Obama 'Centrist, Explicitly Nonideological'

Catching up with a great catch in last week's Weekly Standard, the September 7 issue highlighted an example of how it takes a worldview that sees liberals like Barack Obama as "consensus"-oriented ...

'Republican Right's First Scalp,' Nets Portray Van Jones as Victim of Conservatives

Instead of focusing on how the Obama administration hired a man who added his name to a petition asserting the Bush administration deliberately allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur, ABC and NBC on ...

Nets Catch Up with Van Jones, Sure 'Sour Note' in 'Summer Squall' Won't 'Damage' Obama

It took Van Jones' resignation, around midnight Saturday night on a holiday weekend, for ABC and NBC to mention him for the first time in Sunday morning news shows which broached, but failed to ...

NY Times Finally Picks Up Van Jones Story - After He Resigns

Van Jones, Obama environmental adviser and "green jobs" czar, resigned late Saturday night, the culmination of days of controversy (ignored by the mainstream media) after the revelation he signed ...

Ana Marie Cox Ends MSNBC Show By Baring Her Teddy for Prez in '76 Shirt

Ana Marie Cox, until the end of last year the Washington editor for Time magazine's Web site, concluded her Friday night fill-in gig as host of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show by pulling open her ...
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