Orchids to John King for challenging union leader on bashing pinata bearing governor’s face

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to the CNN host John King for questioning South Carolina AFL-CIO president Donna Dewitt about the propriety of bashing a piñata with Gov. Nikki Haley’s face on it.

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Orchids to Candy Crowley for holding David Axelrod accountable for ad

The moderator of CNN’s State of the Union challenges top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on the content of an anti-Romney ad.

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Stinkweeds to 4 Sunday news shows for giving free air to Obama’s bin Laden web video

FlackCheck.org awards Stinkweeds to four Sunday news shows for their extended airing of parts of President Obama’s campaign video.

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Stinkweeds to This Week For Giving Free Air Time to An Attack Ad Against President Obama

FlackCheck.org awards Stinkweeds to This Week on ABC for airing 15 sequential seconds of an attack ad and focusing on its tactical success rather than its accuracy.

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Stinkweeds to This Week For Giving Free Air Time to Political Videos

FlackCheck.org awards Stinkweeds to This Week on ABC for airing parts of a web video by a conservative PAC calling itself She Pac, a pro-Santorum music video and an Obama documentary.

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Orchids to David Gregory for a six-and-a-half minute discussion of civility

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to Meet the Press moderator David Gregory for a six-and-a-half minute discussion of civility in political discourse.

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Stinkweeds to Chris Wallace for airing 11 seconds of an attack ad

FlackCheck.org awards Stinkweeds to Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace for airing 11 seconds of Speaker Newt Gingrich’s web ad attack Sen. Rick Santorum.

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Orchids (and half a Stinkweed) to George Will

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to George Will for encouraging conservatives to police incivility by their own. Will also receives half a Stinkweed for adding “liberals unfailingly fail” at doing the same.

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Orchids to Chris Wallace for holding Sen. Santorum accountable for remarks

FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to Fox News’ Chris Wallace for holding former Sen. Rick Santorum accountable for his attack on President Obama’s position on the desirability of access to postsecondary education.

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