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Chris' Crazy Comparisons: Palin Like Howard Stern and Bill Clinton is 'Voice of God'

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, threw out a couple of crazy comparisons as he likened the socially conservative Sarah Palin to shock jock Howard Stern and the rakish Bill Clinton to God.

ABC's Jonathan Karl: The Kennedys Are 'America's Family'

ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday hyperbolically declared that the Kennedys are "America's family." Reporting on the funeral of Ted Kennedy for Good Morning America, the reporter read a ...

CBS's Schieffer: Ted Kennedy 'Was The Classic American Hero'

At the end of Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer fondly remembered Ted Kennedy, exclaiming: "In a sense he was the classic American hero, the imperfect man who was sorely tested ...

CBS's Smith: 'Does A Kennedy Belong' in Ted's Senate Seat?

Speaking with Ted Kennedy's niece, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered: "Does a Kennedy belong in your uncle's old Senate seat?" Townsend replied: ...

Sheehan More Consistent Than Media: She Protests Bush and Obama, Media Only Bush

On a Sunday evening four summers ago the NBC Nightly News explored how Cindy Sheehan was "single-handedly bringing the Iraq debate to Mr. Bush's doorstep." But Sunday night this year, after ...

Totenberg: Kennedy a 'Truly Shakespearean Figure' Redeemed by 'Greatness'

In full swoon for the late Senator Ted Kennedy, NPR's Nina Totenberg fondly recalled his "greatness" in doing "enormous things" for "millions and millions."

Huff-Po Wonders If Mary Jo Kopechne Would 'Feel It Was Worth It'

Writing at the Huffington Post, Discover magazine deputy web editor Melissa Lafsky, who formerly worked on the New York Times's Freakonomics blog, wondered about the drowned Mary Jo Kopechne's ...

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter: Rush Limbaugh Is the 'Great Blowhard of Our Time'

Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter appeared on Friday's Hardball and slammed Rush Limbaugh as the "great blowhard of our time." Host Chris Matthews prompted the quote when he discussed how Limbaugh ...

NYT Editor Finds Kennedy's Flaw: He Helped Reagan Win Presidency

Appearing on MSNBC's New York Times Edition on Friday, the paper's 'Week in Review' editor, Sam Tanenhaus, lamented one of Ted Kennedy's flaws: "There's a further paradox to this, which is we ...

CNN Sees Dangers In Obama's Deficit: 'Taxes That Would Make a Scandinavian Revolt'

Amid all of the tributes to Ted Kennedy's lengthy career of expanding the scope of government and its cost to taxpayers, CNN's American Morning on Friday dug up a six-week old op-ed from the Tax ...
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