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  "Kennedy Milk" to Bush’s Bombs
"If you talk to people my age — I’m in my mid-40s — and who grew up in poor countries like Morocco, you know, they will tell you that when they went to school in the mornings, they used to get milk, and they called it Kennedy milk because it was the Americans that sent them milk. And in 40 years, we have gone from Kennedy milk to the Bush administration rushing bombs to this part of the world. And it just erodes and erodes and erodes America’s reputation."
New York Times Middle East reporter Neil MacFarquhar on the July 31 edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose.
 



  ABC’s Alarmism: Will Billions Die?
"This morning, 500 of the top scientists in the world are meeting behind closed doors to finish up a landmark report on global warming. And the picture they’re painting isn’t pretty. We’re talking about change that’s not 100 years away, but within the next ten years. This is not the future — it’s happening today. Already, massive glaciers and sea ice are disappearing. Droughts are ravaging Africa, Southern Asia and Australia....Some say we already may be at a point of no return."
-- Weatherman Sam Champion, Good Morning America, ABC, January 30, 2007.
 



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  MRC's Tim Graham: 'Why Is Anybody Listening to NBC' News?

Host Bill O'Reilly: "What do you believe is going on over at NBC? You know, my opinion is fairly well-known. We've been tracking them for more than a year now. We've seen a dramatic shift to the left. And I think it's a business decision, trying to get the left-wing audience to come in. A little bit of a bump up for one of their cable operations, primarily because of that. But you know, when you get into that territory where you're taking a product, which you know, is the morning, is the evening news and all of that and you're taking it in a direction, that's dangerous territory. Is it not?"
MRC's Tim Graham:
"I think so. Look NBC, you know, in the last week or two has tried to be more positive. They did a story on the night of the State of the Union address about how the soldiers weren't getting enough medals. Maybe they're running scared from you. But I think overall, their message right now has been, 'President Bush is in a bubble, he really should just resign, he doesn't have any authority, nobody's listening to him any more.' And they run polls and they ask these questions about why is -- you know when he gave the State of the Union address, 'Why is anybody listening to this man any more?' And I think the question some of us ought to be asking is why is anybody listening to NBC any more?"
-- FNC's The O'Reilly Factor, January 29.

 



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  Showtime Showcases Barbara Bush's Vacuum Abortion of Son George W

“As viewers saw a figure of Barbara Bush, with an open womb showing an adult George W. Bush inside her and with the suction end of a vacuum cleaner just below her crotch, a character explained the college sculpture: 'This is called the 'Unauthorized Abortion of W.' Some of the most powerful student work I've seen.'"
-- Showtime's The L Word, January 28, 2007.

 



  Bush Not Feeling Their Pain
"Seventeen months after Katrina, nearly 200 people uprooted by a hurricane still live in Mt. Olive Gardens, whole families packed into 200 square-foot FEMA trailers they now call home....There were 5,596 words in the President’s speech last night, and reaction to the fact that not a single one was either Katrina or Louisiana was felt not only here in tiny Mt. Olive Gardens, but all across the Gulf.... Words like ‘relief’ and ‘recovery’ now seem as empty to them as last night’s presidential address."
-- Armen Keteyian, Evening News, CBS, January 28, 2007.
 



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  NBC's Engel Relays Frustrations of Soldiers Disturbed by Opposition to War Back Home

Reporter Richard Engel: "troops here say they are increasingly frustrated by American criticism of the war. Many take it personally, believing it is also criticism of what they've been fighting for. Twenty-one-year-old Specialist Tyler Johnson is on his first tour in Iraq. He thinks skeptics should come over and see what it's like firsthand before criticizing."
Johnson asserted:
"You may support or say we support the troops, but, so you're not supporting what they do, what they're here sweating for, what we bleed for, what we die for. It just don't make sense to me."
--
NBC Nightly News, NBC, Jan 26, 2007.

 



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  CNN's Lou Dobbs Refuses to Reject Idea of Impeaching Bush

Co-Host O'Donnell: "Right. Mr. Dobbs, do you think that some Senator for principle, if not for follow through, should call for the impeachment of George Bush?"
Dobbs, sighs loudly, then: "Boy-"
[Laughter]
CNN's Lou Dobbs:
"You put a fellow who prides himself on being a straight talk, yeah."
O'Donnell:
"Well, that's why I ask you because there are very few people you could ask that to in the public eye. And I'm just curious if."
--
The View, ABC, Jan 25, 2007.

 



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  Cheney to Blitzer: 'You're Out of Line' on Inquiry About Daughter

CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "Your daughter Mary, she's pregnant. All of us are happy. She's going to have a baby. You're going to have another grandchild. Some of the -- some critics, though, are suggesting, for example, a statement from someone representing Focus on the Family: ‘Mary Cheney's pregnancy raises the question of what's best for children. Just because it's possible to conceive a child outside of the relationship of a married mother and father, doesn't mean it's best for the child.’ Do you want to respond to that?"
Vice President Dick Cheney:
"No, I don't."
Blitzer:
"She's obviously a good daughter."
Cheney:
"I'm delighted -- I'm delighted I'm about to have a sixth grandchild, Wolf, and obviously think the world of both of my daughters and all of my grandchildren. And I think, frankly, you're out of line with that question."
-- Wolf Blitzer & Dick Cheney, Situation Room, CNN, Jan. 24, 2007.

 



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  Walters: 'Hooray' for Pelosi

Co-Host Walters: "First of all, the treat was to see the first female Speaker of the House, to see Nancy Pelosi."
Co-Host O'Donnell:
"Yes."
[applause]
O'Donnell: "Very exciting for the country, for women, thrilling."
--
The View, ABC, Jan 24, 2007.

 



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  O'Donnell Urges Impeachment of Bush

O'Donnell: "You know what I think the Congress should do? And this, I'm sure, will make me in some sort of celebrity feud or AOL poll, but someone, I believe, should call for the impeachment of George Bush to let the world know-"
[applause]
O'Donnell, after asking others to let her finish her point:
"...I think we should do it so the world knows that the nation is not standing behind this President's choices, that the nation, a democracy, feels differently than the man who is leading as if it were a dictatorship, and that we represent this country, he does not lead as a monarch."
--
The View, ABC, Jan 24, 2007.

 


  The Cost of Freedom

“Well, obviously in Washington now, we have a new Democratic Congress that wants to withdraw from Iraq just as fast as Dennis Kucinich can take them there. You can’t say the media didn’t have a role in getting the Democrats elected. This is, they have been incredibly anti-war not only during the war. The were against the war before the war. And so, they really have been liberal all the way through.”
-- MRC’s Tim Graham discusses how liberal media coverage of the Iraq war affects the economy on Fox’s Cashin’ In.

 


  MRC’s Culture and Media Institute Director Bob Knight discusses Newsweek’s “blasphemy” story on FNC.
Robert Knight: “It is news – we object more to the way they handled it ….”
-- MRC’s Culture and Media Institute Director Robert Knight, FNC, Fox & Friends, Jan. 21, 2007.
 



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  NBC's Jane Arraf Admits Coverage of Iraq Misses Good News
Host Williams to Arraf: “We want to take advantage of your home leave to talk to you about the question you must get all the time: What is life like on the streets there?"
NBC's Jane Arraf: "I guess the short answer, Brian, is it isn't entirely what it seems. You know, we're really good at getting across the relentless bombing and the violence, but it's really a lot harder for us to portray those spaces in between. I mean, for us, we live in the city. It's as secure as it can be, but we wake up to the sound of car bombs. We feel the mortars sometimes. And in a horrible, inevitable way, it becomes sort of like the weather, and it's kind of the same for Iraqis. Unless they're in the middle of it, life looks amazingly normal."
-- Jane Arraf, NBC Nightly News, NBC, Jan. 19, 2007.
 



  Toasting Pelosi’s “Freight Train”
"Like a freight train, she’s already moved six major pieces of legislation through the House — everything from stem cells to minimum wage. And whatever side you’re on, when this new Speaker moves, she moves fast. Nancy Pelosi says power is not handed to you, you have to know how to win it. When she walks into a room, she is quiet, polite. But her fellow politicians say she’s galvanized steel with a smile."
-- Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, ABC, January 19, 2007.
 



  “Hot” Hillary, Obama the Poet
"Call it, ‘Obama Wave collides with Clinton Juggernaut.’... Next to [Senator Barack] Obama’s fluid poetry, Hillary Clinton's delivery can seem overly cautious....In the glamour game? It would have to be a draw right now. Hillary Clinton has been the unparalleled star of the Democratic Party — her power hard-earned and palpable, her ‘hot factor’ given a substantial boost by her ever-popular husband. But Barack Obama, with his fairy tale family, has personal charisma to spare....As you can see, there will be a lot of jostling between these two white hot, likely presidential candidates."
-- Claire Shipman, Good Morning America, ABC, January 18, 2007.
 



  Bush Giving Chris Nightmares
"A lot of people are going to go to bed tonight terrified that the President of the United States admitted to mistakes in terms of implementing his policy over there....I am worried — well, I shouldn’t say I’m worried — I am definitely interested in the fact that the President of the United States maintains that neoconservative aggressiveness....If we’re going to take the same attitude towards Iran that we took towards Iraq, and wait for them to do something we don’t like in the weapons area, the nuclear weapons area, and attack that country, that’s serious business."
-- Chris Matthews, MSNBC, January 10, 2007.
 



  Warm Day: “Are We Gonna Die?”
"So I’m running in the park on Saturday, in shorts, thinking this is great, but are we all gonna die? You know? I can’t, I can’t figure this out....There were record breaking temperatures across the, 72 in New York City, 69 in Boston on Saturday. A lot of people wondering is it global warming or something much simpler?"
-- Meredith Vieira, Today, NBC, January 8, 2007.
 



  Andrea Can’t See Any Bias
Host Bill O’Reilly: "I just look at all your on-the-air talent, and the Today show, and I love those guys, all right, they’re all liberal, every one of them, all right."
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: "I disagree....That’s not the way we approach the news....I can’t tell you one liberal thinker."
O’Reilly: "You can. It’s Chris Matthews. Chris Matthews.... He’s on the Today show and on the Nightly News. He’s your main political commentator."
Mitchell: "As an analyst....I don’t think he’s a liberal thinker."
O’Reilly: "He’s not? He worked for [Democratic Speaker] Tip O’Neill. How much more liberal can you get?"
Mitchell: "He worked for Tip O’Neill how many years ago?...I don’t think that it is fair to describe journalists as liberals or conservatives....I have to tell you that I don’t feel that there is bias in what we do at NBC News. And I don’t think there’s bias in CBS or ABC."
-- The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, January 5, 2007.
 



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  Gibson on Pelosi: 'Taking Care of the Children and the Country'
Charles Gibson: "Good evening from Capitol Hill. Well, it is a hallmark of this American democracy that power transfers peacefully. People expect it, as a matter of course. And it happened again here on Capitol Hill today as Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate. This time, however, it was different. Still peaceful, to be sure. But this time, for the first time in the 218-year history of the Congress, a woman was voted by her colleagues to be Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, took the gavel.
"But in a picture perhaps even more symbolic, the new Speaker was on the floor for a time, holding her 6-year-old grandson, all the while giving directions on how events were to proceed. It seemed the ultimate in multitasking: Taking care of the children and the country. Here's our senior political correspondent, Jake Tapper."
-- Charles Gibson, World News, ABC, Jan. 4, 2007.
 



  Democrats Too Wimpy for Jack
"They’ve already said they won’t impeach President Bush. They’ve already said they won’t cut funding for the war.... It’s time for the Democrats to walk the walk, and there’s some early signs they might be coming down with leg cramps. This country’s being ripped apart by an ill-advised war that’s failing, and an executive branch that’s run amuck. If the Democratic Party refuses to confront this administration in a meaningful way on the issues that are threatening the very survival of our nation, then they’re no better than the people committing these crimes. So here’s the question: ‘How much faith do you have that the Democrats can stop the war and rein in President Bush?’"
-- Jack Cafferty, The Situation Room, CNN, January 4, 2007.
 



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  Olbermann: Bush Extending 'Senseless' War to Aid 'War Profiteers'
"And finally tonight, a 'Special Comment' about 'sacrifice.' If in your presence an individual tried to sacrifice an American serviceman or woman, would you intervene? Would you at least protest? What if he had already sacrificed 3,003 of them? What if he had already sacrificed 3,003 of them and was then to announce his intention to sacrifice hundreds, maybe thousands, more?

"This is where we stand tonight with the BBC report of President Bush's, quote, 'new Iraq strategy,' unquote, and his impending speech to the nation, which, it quotes a senior American official as saying, will be about troop increases and 'sacrifice.' The President has delayed, dawdled, deferred for the month since the release of the Iraq Study Group. He has seemingly heard out everybody, and listened to none of them. If the BBC is right —- and we can only pray it is not —- he has settled on the only solution all the true experts agree cannot possibly work: more American personnel in Iraq, not as trainers for Iraqi troops, but as part of some flabby ill-defined plan for 'sacrifice.'

-- Host Keith Olbermann, Countdown, MSNBC, Jan. 2, 2007.

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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