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Moyers Ends With a Silly Whimper, Not a Bang
PBS Omnipresence Retires with Ridiculous Claim that There’s No Liberal Bias, Only Conservative Bias
CBS’s Bias Won’t End When Rather Exits
John Roberts, the Front-Runner to Take Rather’s Chair, Twists News Stories to Favor a Liberal Agenda
New Anchorman, Same Old Liberal Bias
NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Lionizes Liberals, Castigates Conservatives and Blames America First
Peddling a “Cure” Worse than the Disease
FMP Study: Networks Tout Alleged Harm of Global Warming But Hide Massive Costs of Kyoto Treaty
How Will Media Spin Best Pre-Election Growth in 25 Years?
Under Democrats, Slower Growth was Seen as Good News
Late Hit Proves Media’s Urge to Help Kerry
Al-Qaqaa Bombshells Prove Anti-Bush Media Can’t Resist Trying to “Push Undecideds the Other Way”
ABC Asks Bush How He’ll Lose, Leave Iraq
Charles Gibson Devoted Half of His Presidential Interview Emphasizing the Human Costs of the War
Times: All the News That Fits Our Spin
Paper Smears Its Front Page With Bad News for Bush, Editor Worries Press Is Too Nice to the President
Bill Clinton Boom, George W. Bush Gloom
Economic Numbers in 1996 and 2004 Very Similar, But the Media Spin Depends on
TV (Again) Hails Kerry as Debate Champ
Reporters Frown on Bush’s Mention of Kerry’s Liberalism, Calling It a “Tinny” Charge, a “Tired Horse”
Meet Bob Schieffer, CBS’s Dan Rather Echo
Rathergate or No Rathergate, CBS’s Face the Nation Host Has Given Brickbats for Bush, Kudos for Kerry
No Balance Until November 3?
ABC Political Chief Says Bush is Biggest Distorter, Urges Staff Not To "Artificially Hold Both Sides 'Equally' Accountable"
Will the “Uncommitted” Be Mostly Liberals?
Letting the Moderator Pick the Gallup Questioners Led to a Bigger Slant in Liberal Questioners in 2000
Charlie Gibson, ABC’s Liberal Question Man
Friday’s Debate Moderator Loved July’s Democratic Convention but Scolded “Icy” Tone of VP Debate
Scolding “Gratuitously Mean” Dick Cheney
Only CBS News Claims Edwards Won the Debate; CBS Reporter Says Cheney’s Words “Did Not Take”
PBS’s Gwen Ifill: No Moderate Moderator
Running-Mate Debate Host Has Likened Conservatives to Terrorists, Truck Bombers, and Assassins
Media Decide Kerry Gets the “Momentum”
Networks Crown Kerry Winner of First Presidential Debate, Deride Bush as “Angry” and “Self-Pitying”
Lehrer Favored Liberal Questions in 2000
Forget the Fuss About Debate Rules: Will Bush and Cheney Get a Fair Shake from Four Liberal Anchors?
Lining Up in Dan Rather’s Valley of Forgery
Geraldo Feels Sorry for Rather, Helen Thomas Says He’s “Magnificent,” Diane Sawyer Finds “A Giant”
Pro-Kerry Media Expose Their Partisanship
ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC Ignored or Disparaged Swift Vets Against Kerry but Hype Anti-Bush Charges
60 Minutes Has Pounded on Bush All Year
CBS Interview with Texas Democrat Only the Latest Salvo in an Undeniable Trend of Bush-Bashing
CBS Belittles Bush but Fawned Over Kerry
Republican Convention, Day 4: "Compassionate Conservatism" Mantra Rings Hollow to CBS Reporter
Decrying Miller’s “Ugly” “Raw Meat” Speech
Republican Convention, Day 3: ABC's Stephanopoulos Hears Echoes of 1992 Houston Convention
Brokaw: Platform Doesn’t Speak to Women
Republican Convention, Day 2: MSNBC Reporter Suggests "Compassion" = Supporting Gay Marriage
Reporters Shocked by Anti-Kerry Band-Aids
Republican Convention, Day 1: CNN's Aaron Brown Scolds GOP Speakers' Focus on National Security
TV: Take the Fair and Balanced Challenge
In Boston, Networks Avoided Labels, Social Issues, Anti-Kerry Vets, Quibbles on Facts or Policy Ideas
TV Focuses on Kerry’s Spin, Not Kerry’s History
ABC, CBS & NBC Morning Shows Have Failed to Interview A Member of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
TV Gives No Respect to Swift Boat Vets for Truth
ABC, CBS & NBC Gave 75 Stories to Bush ¡°AWOL¡± Charge, 9 to Claims Kerry Embellished War Record
TV Networks Applaud John Kerry’s Speech
Democratic Convention, Day 4: On ABC, CBS and NBC, No Liberal Labels For
Network Reporters Swoon Over Edwards’ Speech
Democratic Convention, Day 3: Edwards Is So Nice, ABC's Jennings Frets,
Who'll Attack Bush/Cheney?
Obama the “Rock Star” & America “Goose-Steps”
Democratic Convention, Day 2: Tom Pops the Question: "What Did You
Mean" by "Un-American"
Clever Bill, Honest Jimmy, but No Bush-Bashing?
Democratic Convention, Day 1: CBS¡¯s ¡°Shove It¡± Story Skips Teresa¡¯s Calling GOP ¡°Un-American¡±
Television's Biased Convention Coverage
As Networks Prepare for 2004 Conventions, MRC Review Shows Liberals Get Kinder, Gentler Coverage
Sandy Berger’s Defense Lawyers in the Press
Dan Rather Disparages “Carefully Orchestrated Leak” That Upsets His Carefully Orchestrated Newscast
Tonight’s Big Story: Ridiculous Rumors!
They All Report Dumping Cheney Is “Far-Fetched,” But Promote Fable “Privately Advanced” by Dems
Dan Rather Nods Through Clinton Whoppers
CBS Anchor Buys Hillary’s Ignorance, Bill’s Couch Sleeping, Outrage at Kroft; Glosses Over Buckraking
For Clinton, Dan Rather is Putty in His Hands
CBS Anchorman Has Long Track Record of Cheerleading and Softball Questions for President Clinton
Liberal Media’s Reagan-Bashing Record
While Reporters Now Praise Reagan's Humor & Optimism, They Disdained His Conservative Policies
All Abu Ghraib Zeroes, Not Decorated Heroes
Networks Highlight Soldiers Smiling in Prison Abuse Photos, Ignore Those Showing Bravery in Combat
Why Are Gas Prices the Only Economic News?
ABC, CBS, NBC Aired 50 Stories Playing Up “Skyrocketing” Gas Prices, 22 Falsely Said “Record High”
Hyping Liberal Radio’s Rise, But Not Its Fall
National Media Outlets Piled Publicity on Air America¡¯s Launch, But Have Gone Silent On Its Struggles
MRC Study: NBC Devoted Ten Times More Airtime to U.S. Humiliations Than Saddam’s Mass Murders
Prison Abuse Trumps Saddam’s Mass Graves?
The TV Elite Downplays Kerry vs. Russert
Papers Highlight Kerry Backing Away from Vietnam “Atrocity” Claims, But TV Networks Stay Quiet
Hyping Bush Bashers, Ignoring Bush Backers
MRC Study: Throughout the Hearings, Networks Favored a Handful of 9/11 Relatives Who Fault Bush
NBC Trumps Rice With Anti-Bush Widows
NBC and MSNBC Allowed No Pro-Bush Mourners to Express Their Feelings About Condi Testimony
Liberal Media vs. Conservative Talk Radio
Media Elites Show Their Bias as They Gleefully Push Liberal Talk Radio “Network” With Few Stations
Credible Clarke vs. Ferocious White House
Network Reporters Treat the Former Anti-Terrorism Advisor¡¯s Testimony As Authoritative, Not Biased
Kerry Gaffes in Front of the Press, But They Don't Notice?
Only FNC Covered Kerry's $87 Billion Flub the Day He Said It
ABC Can’t Stop Blabbing About Kerry-McCain “Dream Ticket”
Why Won’t ABC Ask McCain About Democrats Subverting McCain-Feingold Law With Their New Anti-Bush Ads?
A Liberal Candidate Gets Media Makeover
Study: Networks Portray Kerry’s Liberalism as a Partisan GOP Charge, Not a Well-Documented Fact
Anti-Bush Anecdotes Trump Pro-Bush Poll
While CBS’s Poll Shows Huge GOP Majorities Backing Bush, CBS Reporter Finds a “Fury” on the Right
Networks to Nader: Drop Out!
ABC, NBC Flay Nader as Spoiler of Gore’s 2000 Victory, Suggest He’s Only Running to Stoke “Enormous Ego”
Kerry’s Partisan Partners in Smearing Bush
ABC, CBS and NBC Give Bush "AWOL" Charge Double the 1992 Coverage of
Clinton's Draft Dodging
Partisan Tools, Not Objective Observers
ABC, CBS, NBC Pound Bush, But Protected Draft-Dodging Clinton from the “Willie Horton
DNC “Warning Shot” Feisty, Not Dirty?
Was Bush “AWOL” From the National Guard? Reporters Find Accuracy and Civility Not the Point
Dan Rather Makes Nice, Not News
Sixteen Years After Yelling at Bush The First, CBS Anchor Stays Mellow with Democratic Contenders
“Red Meat” Previews “Angry Campaign”
Reporters Rebuke Tone and Substance of State of the Union While Inviting Democrats to Castigate Bush
Morning Donations to Democratic Dreams
MRC Study: Dean and Clark Get Most Network Airtime; Reporters’ Questions Favor a Liberal Agenda
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