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Eric E. Burns

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Fact Checking the Sunday Shows

(10) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 8:29 AM

Every Sunday morning, some of the country's most powerful and influential legislators, government officials, journalists, and newsmakers appear as guests on network talk shows. The programs -- ABC's This Week, CBS' Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press, and Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday -- occupy a unique place...

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Fox News Is the Story

(970) Comments | Posted October 22, 2009 | 12:43 PM

Fox News Channel is twisting American politics in an unprecedented way, and too many members of the press still aren't getting it.

The White House has exposed Fox News for what it is: not a news organization, but a partisan political entity that is waging a war aimed at...

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An Open Memo to Progressives: Do Limbaugh, Dobbs, and Beck Represent Your Country?

(379) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 4:23 PM

Last week, Glenn Beck told his version of President Obama's life story. Obama's parents met, according to Beck, "while taking a Russian language class... at the height of the Cold War." His father figure was "Frank Marshall Davis, a guy who had a really thick FBI file" and who...

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Klein Puts CNN's "Most Trusted" Brand at Risk

(198) Comments | Posted July 27, 2009 | 4:57 PM

On July 23, CNN president Jon Klein acted like the head of a serious news network. On July 24, he acted like an intern for Lou Dobbs.

During the previous week, Dobbs had breathed new life -- and, as a CNN anchor, unprecedented legitimacy -- into a long-discredited conspiracy theory...

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