This Week’s “Reliable Sources”

From CNN:

    The media and the debates. As CNN gears up for presidential campaign face-offs in New Hampshire tonight and Tuesday, are viewers learning much from these multi- candidate extravaganzas? Or are they exercises in network branding?

    And why is the press clamoring for Fred Thompson to jump in?

    Peace mom signs off. Did the press sour on Cindy Sheehan once she started castigating the left?

    Hot air? As Rosie O’Donnell makes a noisy exit, is her high- decibel style all the rage for cable hosts and commentators trying to plump up their ratings?

    Plus, all those magazine stories about supposedly pregnant, cheating and divorcing celebrities. The editor of “US Weekly” says are rivals are just plain making things up.

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