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Mainstream Media Scream: 'Today's' Savannah Guthrie questions GOP 'overreach'

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This week's Mainstream Media Scream features "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie and NBC chief political correspondent Chuck Todd discussing GOP "overreach" in probing White House scandals.

On Thursday's show, Guthrie said, "I read a headline yesterday that said Republicans see blood in the water -- that they see a president who's very vulnerable politically. Is there a danger that they will overreach?"

Todd: "There is. I mean, that's what happened to Republicans in 1998 with Bill Clinton. And if all of Congress is focusing on hearings to do scandals, the voters will punish them. They've done it in the past."

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "I'm so touched by their concern for Republicans. More like crocodile tears as they're using such faux worries to push back at Obama critics within days of the IRS scandal breaking and the Benghazi one getting some traction. How about a little more interest in digging into Team Obama's dissembling?"

Rating: Three out of five screams.