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NRA Silent on Sandy Hook Shooting Spree That Killed 20 Children


National Rifle Association (NRA) proponents did not make an appearance on the Sunday morning news shows following the tragic killing spree at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut Friday. The incident killed 26 people – 20 of them children. Many of the victims are remembered in a public memorial 
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Rupert Murdoch Calls For Ban on Assault Weapons

Rupert Murdoch, the CEO and chairman of News Corp., owners of Fox News, tweeted his support for a ban on assault weapons Saturday morning in the wake of a deadly shooting in Connecticut that left over 20 dead, mostly young kids.
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Rob Tornoe
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CNN, Huffington Post, Slate Report Wrong Facebook Page of Alleged CT Killer

CNN, Huffington Post and Slate have all admitted they sent out the wrong Facebook page in their reporting on alleged Connected shooter Adam Lanza.
In his haste to break the story, CNN Correspondent Jim Clancy tweeted to his 20,000+ followers a link to the Facebook page of Hoboken resident Ryan Lanza, who assures his Facebook friends he's not the shooter.
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Rob Tornoe
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FCC Clams Up on Its Own Transparency Initiative

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a rule earlier this year to require TV stations to post political ad buying information online, public interest groups (and ProPublica) welcomed the policy as a means to get an unprecedented look at how billions of campaign dollars flow around the country. Now, the commission is refusing to even talk about the future of its own transparency initiative.
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James Earl Jones Receives Marian Anderson Award

One of the top cultural events in Philadelphia each year is the Marian Anderson Award gala and concert at the Sidney Kimmel Performing Arts Center. This year's recipient was James Earl Jones, and a star-studded cast of performers was assembled for the occasion.
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Bill O'Reilly Tells Tall Tales About Texas in Post-Thanksgiving Talking Points Memo

God did bless Texas, but when we talk about social statistics, and the general welfare of our citizens - we’re always reminded to give thanks for Mississippi.
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MN Public Radio Now Has a 'Bachmann Fact Check' Archive

She's the only Minnesota congressmember to receive this "honor" from Minnesota Public Radio so far. (Former governor Tim Pawlenty also rates his own "fact check" archive at MPR, but he's gone.)
How long has MPR has been maintaining a separate fact check archive, just for Michele Bachmann? I don't know; I just noticed it today. It's located way down the web page of MPR's Capitol View news blog, set out as one of their separate "categories" of news coverage.
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Journalist Destroys Fox News on Fox News

National Security Journalist Tom Ricks brought us Fox News' shortest Benghazi segment ever, after he tore into them on TV for being a "wing of the Republican party." He was promptly yanked off air.
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Video: Under Scrutiny GOP's 'Case' Against Susan Rice Collapses

It's truly a thing of beauty to watch journalists - wait for it - DO THEIR JOB for a change! It's also a thing of beauty to watch as, in doing their job, it utterly demolishes a b.s. argument by irresponsible, grandstanding, hypocritical politicians (in this case, Republicans like the angry, raging, hysterical, hyperpartisan John McCain and Lindsey Graham). Thank you, Soledad O'Brien, for doing what journalists SHOULD be doing 24/7.
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Poor Rush Limbaugh Reminiscent of Better (Right Wing) Days

It's time for Random Rush! Sam Seder listens to 60 random seconds of Rush Limbaugh and then responds in 90 seconds. This week, we tune in just as Rush Limbaugh gets nostalgic on days gone by.
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