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2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  ABC's Overnight Anchor Jokes About a ‘Skinny Death Match' Between Paris Hilton and Coulter
Co-host Ryan Owens: "Ok. I have an idea."
Co-host Taina Hernandez: "Ok?"
Owens: "You know how we have a Paris Hilton blackout? "
Hernandez: (Laughs) "Yes?"
Owens: "How about an Ann Coulter blackout?"
Hernandez: "Ah, no 'Coulter cash' for us."
Owens: "No."
Hernandez:
"No. All right. Or we can pit them together in some kind of skinny death match?"
Owens: "Skinny death match?"
(Unidentified person off-camera):
"Or go to jail together."
Owens: "Here's your weather."
Hernandez: "Or go to jail together. That's Peter. Here's your weather."
-- World News Now, ABC, June 28, 2007.
 



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  ABC: Cheney is Playing Into Perception That He's a ‘Shadowy Super Villain'
"The Vice President's noncompliance plays right into the perception that he's some sort of shadowy super villain. On Comedy Central's ‘Lil' Bush,’ Lil’ Cheney is the spawn of Darth Vader.
-- ABC’s David Wright, Good Morning America, ABC, June 26, 2007.
 



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  'The Daily Show’ Ridicules Bush-Supporting Vietnam Veteran
‘Daily Show’s’ Jason Jones: "So Bill Thomas honored the President's courage under verbal fire by presenting him with one of his own Purple Hearts. (Sitting across from Thomas) Let me just get this straight. You were wounded by bullets and grenades three times and you gave your medal to the President who has been wounded by words."
Bill Thomas, decorated Vietnam war veteran: "Absolutely."
Jones: "So you gave your medal to George Bush."
Thomas: "Yes."
Jones: "I got a quick follow-up to that. George W. Bush?"
Thomas: "George W. Bush, yes."
Jones: "And he didn't take it."
Thomas: "He did take it."
Jones (incredulous): "He did?"
Thomas: "Pain is pain."
Jones: "And his pain is real."
-- The Daily Show, Comedy Central, June 25, 2007.



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  NBC Paying for Pari$ Hilton Interview? MRC’s Graham Discusses Controversy
MRC’s Tim Graham: “Well, it just sounds like a bad MTV reality show called ‘Pimp My News.’ I just don’t understand it. I think that nobody should be angrier about this than if you actually work for NBC News.”
Host Martha McCallum: “Well apparently those employees are very angry.”
Graham: “Yeah, can you imagine being the White House correspondent and making like one-fifth or one-sixth of what Paris is going to get? I mean they might as well make her the White House correspondent for the money they’re giving her.”
-- Live Desk With Martha McCallum, FNC, June 22, 2007.
 



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  NBC’s ‘Today’ Picks up Newsbusters Critique of anti-Catholic Bias
“The conservative website Newsbusters.org called [Robin] Williams’ remarks ‘anti-Catholic bigotry.’”
--Substitute Host David Gregory, Today, NBC, June 22 , 2007.
 
 



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  Hey, Let’s Send Scooter to Iraq
"I got an idea, I got a solution. Pardon him but send him to Iraq in uniform and put him on the front. Send him to the front. He supported the war, send him to fight it!...In the old days the judges would take a working class kid who got into a scrape with the law and say, ‘Junior, want to go jail or do you want to go join the Army?’ They should say the same thing to Scooter Libby. ‘Want to join the Army?’"
— MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Hardball, June 21, 2007.
 



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  Mr. Sicko’s Media Sycophants
"A lot of the film [Sicko] is about, is about the insurance companies and the condemnation of them. I just have to say, I don’t usually give opinions, but whatever — you’re Republican or Democrat or whatever you are, this is an amazing film. I thought it was — I think everybody should see it. When it premiered last night, you got a standing ovation. That’s unusual for you. Everybody loved you."
-- Barbara Walters to left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore, The View, ABC, June 19, 2007.
 



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  MRC’s Gainor on ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto’ Discusses Gas Prices
“Well, the networks were quick to hype when warning us about five or six dollar a gallon gas. But when it gets down to three, they’re not going to high light it at all. In fact, just Friday we were hearing about sky high gas. They don’t ever want to tell us the good news. And whether you like the price or not, it’s still good news that it has dropped this much.”
-- MRC’s Dan Gainor, Your World, FNC, June 18, 2007.
 


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  Al Gore’s Mystery Media Advisor
CNN’s Howard Kurtz: "Election Night 2000...It looks like George W. Bush is going to win. A senior network correspondent, you said, called you and warned, ‘The Florida numbers are wrong. Don’t let him concede.’ Why would a correspondent — this is not a commentator, this is not a columnist — be giving you that kind of advice?...This is going to fuel everybody who thinks there’s a liberal media, that there were journalists that were rooting for Gore, trying to spare your candidate from embarrassment."
Former Gore campaign advisor Bob Shrum: "I don’t, I don’t. I actually think that if the situations had been reversed, there would have been correspondents who would have called the Bush campaign...."
Kurtz: "Do you want to take this opportunity to name the correspondent?"
Shrum: "No."
-- Exchange on Reliable Sources, CNN, June 17, 2007.
 



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  NB's Sheffield on FNC Discussing CNN Reporter Scandal
“In Nigeria there’s a group that’s fighting against the government there and [Jeff Koinange] supposedly, according to the government of Nigeria, paid a group of rebels to let him show them on camera and say, ‘here we have some hostages, and here they are, and we’re going to dance around because we’re celebrating.’”
-- Newsbusters Editor Matt Sheffield, Fox & Friends, FNC, June 14, 2007.
 



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  Masochistic ABC Touts Moore Attack: ‘Media Is Complicit’ in Troop Deaths
Robin Roberts: "This morning, he is a flame thrower and he is back at it. We’re talking about Michael Moore with his new documentary ‘Sicko.’ This time he’s taking aim at America’s ailing health care system and that’s not all. You know, he asked some pointed questions at us, the media. He’s going to continue his conversation with Chris Cuomo this morning and you’ll hear it in just a little bit."
-- Good Morning America, ABC, June 13, 2007.
 



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  ABC Confuses Ex-DC Mayor Barry with Man Suing Cleaner for $54 Million Over Lost Pants
Charles Gibson: "Pant Suit: Ever lost anything at the dry cleaners? This man did, and claims he deserves $54 million dollars and he's not pulling your leg."
-- World News, ABC, June 12, 2007.
 



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  Dan Rather Pines for Return of ‘Quality News With Integrity’; Slams Bush
David Asman: "Well, CBS news chief, CBS chief actually, Les Moonves blasting comments by Dan Rather about his successor, Katie Couric, today. Rather described the network’s changes to the 'Evening News' as, quote, ‘dumbing it down and tarting it up’ in a bid to attract a younger audience. Today, Moonves calls those segments, comments sexist. So what does Dan Rather say? Let’s ask him. ‘Dumbing it down, tarting it up,’ referring to Katie Couric. It’s tough talk."
-- Your World With Neil Cavuto, FNC, June 12, 2007.
 



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  Tony Snow Reprimands CBS’s Harry Smith: ‘You Can’t Have Your Own Facts’
Snow: “Well, think of it -- let's flip it around. The president just came back from a G-8 session where, you know, when everybody went, they said, well, here's George W. Bush, the whole world's against him on climate change. Guess what? He goes to the G-8, leads the way on climate change, leads the way in development, leads the way –“
Smith: “
I think that's following on climate change. He's following on climate change.”
-- The Early Show, CBS, June 12, 2007.
 



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  Dan Rather Derides Katie Couric for 'Dumbing Down, Tarting Up' CBS News
“I have nothing against Katie Couric at all. She’s a very nice person...The mistake was to try to bring the Today ethos to the evening news and to dumb it down, tart it up, in hopes of attracting a younger audience....They changed the set. They changed the executive producers. They changed the graphics person....[but] the trend line continues, as I say, dumbing it down, tarting it up."
-- Ex-CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather critiquing his successor on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, June 11, 2007.
 



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  Rather Slams Iraq as ‘Strategic Catastrophe of Historic Proportions’
Dan Rather: Now, I’ve always I subscribed and I still subscribe to the idea, that we, we better be ready to fight. Because sometime somewhere, sometime we're going to have to. But once we make the decision to fight, there's no excuse, absolutely zero, nada excuse, for not backing the troops completely. And backing the troops doesn't necessarily mean, and I don’t think it does mean at all, backing a lousy policy, a very poor strategy, and succumbing to what every politicians call, for what they say is, quote, 'patriotism.' The patriotism, don't question the decision.
-- Morning Joe, MSNBC, June 11, 2007.
 



  Like Pulling Down Pants of Jews
"This is going to result in racial profiling. If, in her America, in Michelle’s America, when you look, ‘Is that Hispanic guy an illegal or is he legal?’ It reminds me so much of when they used to pull down the pants of Jews to see if they were circumcised or not. It is, it is so, so pathetic. It’s so un-American....I want you to know, ladies and gentlemen, that what they are doing is using the police force of the United States to break up families and sow horror and pain."
-- Geraldo Rivera rejecting columnist Michelle Malkin’s argument that citizens should report illegal immigrants to the authorities, The O’Reilly Factor, FNC, June 8, 2007.

 

 



  Amnesty, 'the Humane Solution'
"You have the President and Ted Kennedy on the same side trying to compromise on this bill. You have the polls showing early on that people were behind what it was fundamentally about. Why did you feel the need to rip a bill like this down?"
"A majority of Americans want a humane solution. The numbers are in favor of giving some type of amnesty to these people. Isn’t that the humane solution? Why are you so adamantly opposed to it?"
-- Chris Cuomo to Congressman Tom Tancredo, Good Morning America, June 8, 2007.
 



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  CNN Anchor: Democrats ‘Weak on Defense, But That Was Ridiculous’
“The Democrat didn’t hit him back. I mean, they say Democrats are weak on defense, but that was ridiculous.”
-- T.J. Holmes, CNN Newsroom, CNN, June 8, 2007.
 



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  CNN's Paula Zahn Cites NewsBusters' Brent Baker
Obama: Nothing really changes except the news coverage quiets down and Anderson Cooper’s on to something else. And the quiet riot keeps on.
Zahn: Conservative blogs like ‘Newsbusters.org’ said Obama should blame Black communities themselves; that he ‘avoided holding those in question responsible for their own plight.’ (Quoting Brent Baker).
-- Paula Zahn Now, CNN, June 6, 2007.
 



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  Gumbel Brags He Was ‘Correct’ to Call a Conservative a ‘F—ing Idiot’
Gumbel: "And I finished with the interview and I thought we had gone to commercial. And we hadn’t. And I said, ‘What a blanking idiot."
Ripa:
"Oh, that’s so– Oh!"
Gumbel:
"I was correct, but it was wrong to do."
--
Live With Regis and Kelly, ABC, June 5, 2007.
 



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  Bozell on FNC Discusses 'Evening News' Non-perky Ratings Under Couric
“I wasn’t Nostradamus when I said, said others, when she got that job that she was going to fail. It’s the wrong match. She was the, the queen, the master of morning talk shows because of her perky personality and the pop culture format. You put her on the evening news where there’s gravitas that is necessary where it’s got to be far more serious. It wasn’t a match there, and we knew there wasn’t a match. It was going to be one of two things: Either they were going to have to change the whole format of the news to fit her, or it would fail because she doesn’t fit it.”
--
Brent Bozell on Fox & Friends, FNC, June 5, 2007.
 



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  Bozell on FNC Discusses the Battle Over Illegal Immigration
“When Katrina hit New Orleans, we didn’t worry about rebuilding New Orleans. We worried about stopping the flood and rebuilding the levees. The first thing you have to do is seal the borders. And we haven’t sealed these borders.”
--
Brent Bozell on Hannity & Colmes, FNC, June 4, 2007.
 



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  Gibson Out, So It's ABC's World News with George Stephanopoulos
From ABC News headquarters, this is World News with Charles Gibson. Reporting tonight: George Stephanopoulos.
--
World News with Charles Gibson, ABC, June 4, 2007.
 



  Pandering to the 'Torture' Lobby
"You saw the way they responded to the hard questions about torture in the Republican debate in South Carolina. They came up with easy — and hard-to-defend in a general election campaign — answers. They just played to the base. They played to, ‘Let’s torture ‘em!’ I mean, they, they didn’t say that literally, but that was the subliminal message."
-- Andrea Mitchell, Tim Russert, CNBC, June 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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