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Congress Is Behaving as if the Health Care System Isn't in Tatters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We are either going to get no health care reform or watered-down health care legislation that acts as a bandage, helping some people but ignoring the larger problem creating the pain.

Jason Linkins

AP's Bad Health Care Numbers Spread To Other News Orgs | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, we wrote about how even though the CBO places the initial health care reform price tag at just over a trillion dollars over ten years, the ...

Censored by ABC, Obama's Doc Speaks Out

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Isabel Macdonald

There have been no single-payer advocates on ABC all year. And a recent FAIR study found single-payer was equally shut out on CBS and NBC.

Jake Tapper Called NBC "Slimy" In E-Mail To Mark Sanford's Office

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a series of emails recently released by South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's office, ABC's Jake Tapper called out his colleagues at NBC News over...

Bob Woodruff's Iraq Return Trip Spoiled By Sandstorm

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News' Bob Woodruff's long-awaited return to Iraq has been spoiled by sandstorms. Woodruff, who was injured in Iraq in 2006, and was returning to ...

How ABC News Debunked the Obama "Honeymoon" Myth

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

I'm pretty sure if Obama were enjoying a media honeymoon, ABC News would have touted its recent poll results, not gone out of its way to present the findings as bad news.

"Thriller" Gone, ABC and NBC "'Bad," They "Beat It"

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

It's rare that television moves me to take action but it did while I was watching the ABC and NBC "specials" on the death of Michael Jackson.

ABC Health Care Special Draws 4.7 Million Viewers | Posted by Chris | 02:15 PM | ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The ABC News special edition of Primetime "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" drew 4.7 million Total Viewers - last in the time sl...

Obama Hosts ABC News At The White House For Health Care Forum (VIDEO)

ABC News | JAKE TAPPER and KAREN TRAVERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News: by Jake Tapper and Karen Travers President Obama struggled to explain today whether his health care reform proposals would force normal A...

My Response To House Republicans' Criticism Of Our Upcoming Health Care Special

David Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Westin

Sadly, some see every issue as material for a sort of political high theatre. I would have thought that a subject as important as the health care received by the American people would rise above this sorry spectacle.

Sam Stein

Diane Sawyer Accused Of Mimicking Luntz During Obama Health Care Segment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans on and off Capitol Hill have made political hay out of ABC's decision to broadcast a series of interviews, stories, and even an Obama Whit...

ABC's 'New Normal' is Old, GMA Hires Babe, Tango Anyone?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing the matter with hiring attractive folks to work on news broadcasts. In fact, it has been happening for decades now. But where has that gotten us?

Jason Linkins

Karl Rove, Of All People, Worries That ABC And The White House Are Too Close | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News has been full of complaints over ABC's plan to air a news special entitled "Questions for the President: Prescription for America," during wh...

Jason Linkins

Fox News Complains About ABC's "Unprecedented Access," Ignores Their Own (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Next week, ABC News plans to air a news special entitled "Questions for the President: Prescription for America," which will afford President Barack O...

Sam Stein

RNC Fundraising Off Of ABC Broadcast From Obama White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee is now fundraising off of ABC News' decision to host an hour-long special on health care reform from the Obama White...

ABC News Disputes Nielsen Ratings Following Lowest "World News" Audience Ever

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Nielsen Media Research has conceded making an error and is performing a recount after the company's ratings on Tuesday initially indi...

ABC Responds To "False" RNC Attack On Planned Health Care Special

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An executive from ABC News has responded to a letter from RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay that criticized a planned ABC series about health care, set to ...

Should President Obama's First Prime Time TV Discussion About his Health Care Plan Belong Solely to ABC News?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

I find it disturbing to see that the nation's first stab at real health care reform in more than a dozen years may start off with a cynical partnership between a politician and a network news division.

Goldman Sachs in Talks to Acquire Treasury Department

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

According to a Goldman spokesperson, the merger between Goldman and the Treasury Department is "a good fit" because "they're in the business of printing money and so are we."

ABC News To Air Obama Health Care Special

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — ABC News will present a prime-time interview with President Barack Obama on health care issues next week. The special will air June ...

Media Gives Hate-Mongering White Supremacist Airtime, Facetime and Helpful PR

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

This is unbelievable. In last night's "NBC Nightly News," Pete Williams had a segment on the Holocaust Museum shooter, James von Brunn, and they prese...

Losing Lbs Per Week? How About 10lbs!

Stefan Aschan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

You can lost more than 2 lbs a week if you increase your calorie deficit by reducing calories taken in through food or by increasing your activity level to increase the number of calories burned.

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

The Faux MB Environmental Scandal That Wasn't

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Rather than being some shadowy "White House document" objecting to those overzealous greens at the EPA, it could have been written by almost anyone within the vast federal bureaucracy.

Graham Cites Debunked News Story As Proof Torture Works

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hmm, not a great moment. While directing hostile questioning at a witness during the Senate torture hearing, GOP Senator Lindsey Graham cited an infam...