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  Lynne Cheney on CNN: 'Why Are You Running Terrorist Propaganda?'
Lynne Cheney: "I’m hear to talk about my book. But if you want to talk about distortion-"
Wolf Blitzer: "We’ll talk about your book."
Cheney: "Right, But what is CNN doing running terrorist tape of terrorist shooting Americans? I mean, I thought Duncan Hunter asked you a very good question and you didn’t answer it. Do you want us to win?
Blitzer: "The answer, of course, is we want the United States to win. We are Americans. There’s no doubt about it. You think we want terrorists to win?"
Cheney: "Then why are you running- Why are you running terrorist propaganda?"
Blitzer: "With all due respect- With all due respect, this is not terrorist propaganda."
Cheney: "Oh, Wolf!"
Blitzer: "This is, this is reporting the news which is what we do. We’re not partisan."
Cheney: "Where did you get the film?"
Blitzer: "We got the film, look, this is an issue that has been widely discussed. This is an issue that we reported on extensively. We make no apologies for showing that. That was a very carefully considered decision why we did that. And I think, and I think that if you're-"
Cheney: "Well, I think it's shocking."
Blitzer: "-If you're a serious journalist, you want to report the news. Sometimes the news is good, sometimes the news isn't so good."
Cheney: "But Wolf, there's a difference between news and terrorist propaganda. Why, why are you giving the terrorists a forum?"
Blitzer: "And if you put it in context, if you put it in context, that's what news is. We said it was propaganda. We didn't distort where we got it. We didn't distort anything about it. We gave it the context."
-- Exchange on CNN's The Situation Room, October 26.
 



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  David Letterman Sarcastically Accuses Bill O’Reilly of Inventing Facts about Iraq War
Bill O’Reilly: “Do you want the United States to win in Iraq?”
David Letterman: “Well, in the beginning, and here is my position in the beginning ….”
-- Exchange between host David Letterman and guest Bill O’Reilly, on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, Oct. 27, 2006. (Text above only partial. Clip is 7 minutes long)
 



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  Flashback: In '94, ABC Slammed Gingrich as "Poster Boy for Politics of Rage"
"Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich, whose slash and burn rhetoric against Democrats has made him the national poster boy for the politics of resentment and rage, and he's proud of it....Democrats, he says, are the enemies of normal people; Republicans like him, the saviors of the country....The price for his new prominence is a media focus on whether Gingrich practices the family values he preaches; on an acrimonious divorce from his first wife, who was his high school math teacher; on how he used congressional staff to help produce a book he wrote; and on his political action committee, GOPAC. It generates millions of dollars in contributions, but won't say from whom....Almost nothing would make Democrats happier next Tuesday night than to derail the Gingrich dream."
-- ABC's Jim Wooten on World News Tonight, November 4, 1994.
 



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  Shipman Daydreams: 'Do You Let Yourself Think, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi?'
Shipman, tilting her head skyward and rolling her eyes up: “Do you let yourself think, for example, maybe before you go to sleep at night, 'Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi?'”
Pelosi: “No. I never do. What I think before I go to sleep at night is how we can get up to 15 new Democratic seats in the Congress of the United States. And then I say my prayers.”
Shipman: “Claire Shipman, ABC News.”
-- ABC's World News, October 26.
 



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  ABC News Honcho: Press Is Liberally Biased, Needs Reform
Bill O'Reilly: "'Factor Followup' segment: Tonight a somewhat surprising ABC News Internet posting. It's entitled 'How the Liberal Old Media Plans to Cover the Last Two Weeks of the Election.' Article was written by Mark Halperin, the political director of ABC News, and also the co-author of a brand new book called The Way to win: Taking the White House in 2008. Mr. Halperin joins us now from New York. This is a very tough piece of analysis that you wrote. I'm surprised; I'm not stunned because you are a gutsy guy. You have done this before. But let's walk through it. Who is the liberal old media?"
Mark Halperin: "Well, Bill, as you know, in this country, we've got these old news organizations, the major networks, ABC, where you used to work, the New York Times, the Washington Post. These organizations have been around a long time, and for 40 years conservatives have looked with suspicion at them. I think we've got a chance in these last two weeks to prove to conservatives that we understand their grievances, we're going to try to do better, but these organizations still have incredible sway, and conservatives are certain that we're going to be out to get them. We've got to fix that."...
-- FNC's The O'Reilly Factor, October 24 (Text above only partial. Clip is 4 minutes long)
 



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  NBC's Mitchell Condemns Limbaugh's Slap at Michael J. Fox
Mitchell: "The Tennessee race isn't the only sign that the mid-year elections are getting rough. Take a look at what Rush Limbaugh is saying about Michael J. Fox, the actor who suffers from Parkinson's disease and is campaigning for Democrats who support stem cell research. Limbaugh said Fox was acting, exploiting his illness, when he taped this ad for the Democratic Senate candidate in Maryland."
Michael J. Fox in ad: "Stem cell research offers hope to millions of Americans with diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. But George Bush and Michael Steele would put limits on the most promising stem cell research."
Rush Limbaugh, from Web video: "He is moving all around and shaking, and it's purely an act."
Mitchell: "In Illinois today, Fox responded."
Fox: "What I love is, we're close to an election and we're talking about stem cells, and, you know, that's the idea."
Mitchell: "With so much at stake, there's every indication this year's campaign could get even uglier. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News."
-- NBC Nightly News, October 24.
 



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  Olbermann Unglued: GOP the 'Leading Terrorist Group' in America
Keith Olbermann: "This administration has derived benefit and power from terrorizing the very people it claims to be protecting from terror. It may be the oldest trick in the political book: Scare people into believing they are in danger and that only you can save them. Lyndon Johnson used it to bury Barry Goldwater. Joe McCarthy leaped from obscurity on its back. And now the legacy has come to President George Bush."
-- Host Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown, Oct. 23, 2006 (Text above only partial. Clip is 6 minutes long)
 



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  MRC President Brent Bozell Denounces CNN’s Broadcast of Terrorist “Snuff Film”
Alan Colmes: “CNN reportedly obtained the video through an intermediary …
Maj. Gen. Don Edwards: “… I think it’s a terrible thing to have done. …”
Alan Colmes: “ ….”
Brent Bozell: “ … I think you were right, Alan, when you called this a terrorist snuff film. That’s exactly what it is ….”
-- Exchange among hosts Alan Colmes and Sean Hannity and guests Brent Bozell and Maj. Gen. Don Edwards, FNC, Hannity & Colmes, Oct. 23, 2006 (Text above is only partial. Clip is 5 and a half minutes long)
 



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  President Bush Skewers ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Patriotism vs. Bad Judgment
George Stephanopoulos: “You've used some pretty tough rhetoric. You said this election is 'a choice between Republicans and Democrats who want to wave the white flag of surrender in the war on terror.' Can you name a Democrat who wants to 'wave the white flag of surrender'?”
President George W. Bush, referring to Senator John Kerry:
“I can name a Democrat who said there ought to be a date certain from which to withdraw from Iraq, whether or not we've achieved a victory or not-”
Stephanopoulos:
“That's surrender?”
Bush:
“Yeah it is, if you pull the troops out before the job is done. Absolutely, George.”
Stephanopoulos:
“So you don't think that's questioning their patriotism when you say that?”
Bush:
“No, I know it's not questioning their patriotism. I think it's questioning their judgment.”
-- Exchange between ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and President George Bush, ABC's World News, Oct. 18, 2006.
 



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  MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Suggests Bush is as Dangerous as Terrorists
Keith Olbermann: "With the distance of history, the questions will be narrowed and few. Did this generation of Americans take the threat seriously? And did we do what it takes to defeat that threat? Wise words and ironic ones, Mr. Bush -- your own, of course, yesterday in signing the Military Commissions Act. You spoke so much more than you know, sir. Sadly, of course, the distance of history will recognize that the threat this generation of Americans needed to take seriously was you. …"
-- Host Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's Countdown, Oct. 18, 2006 (Text above only partial. Clip lasts 5 and a half minutes)
 



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  NBC’s David Gregory Mocks President Bush’s ‘French’ Language Skills on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jay Leno: “Let’s talk about the White House, because Bush seems to enjoy bantering with the reporters a lot ….”
David Gregory:
“I think he does it to be disarming ….”
-- Exchange between host Jay Leno and NBC reporter David Gregory, NBC's The Tonight Show, Oct. 13, 2006 (Text above only partial. Clip lasts about two minutes)
 



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  MSNBC’s David Gregory Asks Question in French, Prompting Response from President Bush
David Gregory: “You said in reaction to these demonstrations ….”
President Bush:
“Very good! This guy learns four words and he plays like he’s intercontinental ….”
Gregory:
“I could go on.”
Bush:
”Yes, I’m impressed. Que bueno.”

-- Exchange between MSNBC’s David Gregory and President Bush, MSNBC, May 26, 2002
 



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  Stewart Compares Bush to 8-Year-Old, Bush Sees Public as 'Stupid'
David Letterman: "Did you see the George Bush press conference this morning?"
Jon Stewart: "I did. He's tremendous. He's doing a, as always, I think he soothed the nation, I think, here's what I like about, he answers questions the way, like an eight-year-old does when they didn't read the book. [applause] You know what I mean? It's that crazy, like, you know, 'Treasure Island is a book about an island,' you know. He just describes facts. I remember they asked him about Dennis Hastert and the Foley situation and should Hastert resign, and he says, [imitating Bush] 'Dennis Hastert,' he says, 'Speaker of the House, known him ten years, his father's a coach, he has an epidermis, covers his whole body, he's a mammal, his kind have live young, no eggs,' you know. And then by the time you're done, he's like, 'Next question,' you know, and you're like, 'You didn't say anything!' People always say, 'Is he,' you know, they say like, 'Oh, I think President Bush is stupid.' He's not stupid. Stupid is, you know, 'Oh my God, I just ate soap.' He's not stupid. When you listen to him talk, you realize he talks like he's talking to someone who's stupid, which means -- we're stupid. That must be. That must be the way that it is."
-- Exchange on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, October 11.
 



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  Asked About CNN vs. Fox News Channel, Ted Turner Gives ‘Raspberries’ Sputter
Moderator: “What do you see as the future vision of CNN, now that Fox is gaining in market share and popularity?”
Ted Turner:
“SSppppppppppp [Turner gives raspberries cheer into microphone]. It ain’t the same. Fox is a different animal. You know, the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own, and now they’ve got one.”
-- CNN founder Ted Turner at the National Press Club on October 2, as shown by C-SPAN
 



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  MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Blasts President Bush as “Compulsive Liar”
Keith Olbermann: "And lastly tonight: A 'Special Comment' about lying. While the leadership in Congress has self-destructed over the revelations of an unmatched, and unrelieved, march through a cesspool; while the leadership inside the White House has self-destructed over the revelations of a book with a glowing red cover; the President of the United States -- unbowed, undeterred and unconnected to reality -- has continued his extraordinary trek through our country rooting out the enemies of freedom: the Democrats.
"Yesterday at a fundraiser for an Arizona Congressman, Mr. Bush claimed, quote, '177 of the opposition party said, ˜You know, we don't think we ought to be listening to the conversations of terrorists.'" …
-- Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown, Oct. 5, 2006 (Text above only partial. Clip lasts 11 minutes)
 



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  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Blasts Bush about Iraq War, Promotes Woodward Book
Jay Leno: "Will this effect the elections?"
Chris Matthews: "Oh, yeah, it's part of the whole smell. I mean, you got one guy messing around with the pages. You got somebody else with $90,000 in cold cash in his refrigerator that they find on Capitol Hill. You got another guy who sells out for a yacht, this guy down here, Duke Cunningham. You know? And you got a lot. And then you got George Allen with his problem, with macaca and all that stuff. He's in deep macaca."
Leno: "That's like the trifecta. They've got sex, racism, and-"
Matthews: "Yeah, I'm calling them the magnificent seven. I got a list of these guys. No, I think it's gonna hurt the Republicans. They're in charge."
Leno: "Will Democrats win the House?"
Matthews: "Not because they're doing a great job in opposition, but I don't know how you can lose to this crowd."
Leno: "Yeah." [laughter]
Matthews: "I think that, I heard Mark Russell the other night. He always does the jokes about politicians. He said, 'What do congressmen say to each other on Wednesday? Have a nice weekend.' They're not working very hard up there, you know? Now we know it's not a do-nothing Congress. But, of course, when they do stuff, it's illegal." ...
-- Exchange between host Jay Leno and MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews, The Tonight Show, NBC, Oct. 2, 2006
 

See & Hear the Bias Archive
2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep      
2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 - - Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
For additional video clips of media bias going back to 1999, check out our annual DisHonors Awards and our archive of the Best Notable Quotables: Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting.

 


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