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Andrea Mitchell Grills Netanyahu: Did Israel 'Poison' Peace Process?

In a contentious interview with Benjamin Netanyahu aired on her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell badgered the Israeli Prime Minister by repeatedly parroting a nasty ...
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MSNBC's Ed Schultz Praises Germany: 'Here's Some Good Socialism!'

Liberal MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz could barely contain himself on Thursday as he gushed over Germany's "socialism." The country officially scrapped tuition fees and this sent Schultz into a fit of ...
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PBS Promotes Obama’s Claim Economy Is Improved ‘By Every Economic Measure’; Lou Dobbs Proves Otherwise

Following President Obama’s speech on the economy on Thursday, the PBS NewsHour offered a 48-second news brief on the subject, in which co-anchor Gwen Ifill offered no opposing viewpoint to the ...
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During Facebook Q&A, Williams Defends Softball Interview With Ben Affleck

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams conducted a question and answer session on Facebook following Wednesday night’s program and defended his over 4-minute-long interview with actor and activist ...
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Montel Williams Slams Obama for Not Helping Marine Jailed in Mexico

Appearing on MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart on Thursday, former talk show host and retired Marine Montel Williams scolded the Obama administration for not taking action to free Marine Sergeant Andrew ...
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MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on Midterms: Colorado ‘Rejected More Inflammatory Conservatives In 2010’

Kasie Hunt, MSNBC’s Political Correspondent, appeared on Thursday’s Morning Joe to promote her recent trip to Colorado, where she covered the highly contentious Senate contest between ...
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Midterms: PBS Devotes Six Minutes to Hyping GOP Divisions

Why would PBS devote over six minutes to a midterm election that appears headed towards a blowout? Perhaps it's because examining the Mississippi Senate race on the PBS NewsHour allows the network ...
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CBS Hosts Cheer Seattle Fining People for Not Composting: ‘Go Seattle!’

Following a Wednesday morning report in which the hosts of CBS This Morning celebrated California’s ban on plastic bags, on Thursday morning the hosts promoted a Seattle law that fines ...
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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: Sgt. Tahmooressi’s Holding In Mexico Is a ‘Cause Célèbre In the Conservative Media’

After the major broadcast networks offered no coverage of jailed Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi’s mother testifying before Congress on Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes concluded his primetime ...
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Networks Gloss Over Clapper Memo Defending Intel Agencies on ISIS Despite Obama Criticisms

On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks failed to report on news that an internal memo was sent to members of the intelligence community by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James ...
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