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March 12, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT

It's one thing to mock the presumptive Democrat nominee for president a year and a half from the election. Let's see where the left's leading court jester stands when it actually matters.

Still, it is surely worrisome to Hillary Clinton's apologists that Jon Stewart is among her growing legion of skeptics after Clinton's attempt to clear the air about her private email account for official business while secretary of state made the issue even cloudier.

March 11, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT

If this was intended as a defense of discredited NBC Nightly News anchor/fabulist Brian Williams, ex-MSNBC ringleader Keith Olbermann should have bitten his tongue instead.

Appearing on Late Show with David Letterman last night, Olbermann described Williams as a friendly acquaintance of nearly 20 years and scrupulous newsman who takes "personal responsibility" for errors in his newscast, even if someone else makes them.

March 10, 2015, 11:27 AM EDT

There goes another name off Hillary Clinton's shrinking Christmas card list.

When Clinton loses Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Gearan over Clinton's use of a private email account while secretary of state, it's not surprising that the presumptive candidate for president who was previously the presumptive Democrat nominee would decide she better get ahead of this scandal posthaste, reportedly today.

March 9, 2015, 5:55 PM EDT

Prompted by a listener's call, Rush Limbaugh made what initially sounds exceedingly unlikely come across instead as still unlikely but not beyond the realm of possibility.

The listener's question -- even though the 22nd Amendment prevents President Obama from seeking a third term, what if he decided to remain in office after January 2017?

March 8, 2015, 7:53 PM EDT

In the immortal words of the drill sergeant played by Warren Oates in "Stripes" -- lighten up, Francis.

Back in January when House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress and warn the world of the peril from Iran building nuclear weaponry, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Boehner breached diplomatic protocol by not first getting approval from President Obama.

March 5, 2015, 2:44 PM EST

Might there be more to the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton's dubious email practices while Secretary of State than we're being led to believe? Rush Limbaugh thinks so and he's not alone.

Limbaugh told his radio listeners yesterday that it is most curious that media outlets previously counted on as Greek choruses of praise for Clinton are going after her with a vengeance.

March 5, 2015, 9:53 AM EST

He's the first American late-night television host to broadcast his program from Cuba in more than 50 years -- and its communist regime wasted little time in reminding Conan O'Brien that he was no longer in America.

O'Brien's entire TBS show last night was devoted to his Cuban jaunt, which included a stop in what he described as a typical market.

 

March 3, 2015, 7:34 PM EST

A genuine leader spoke in Washington today, Rush Limbaugh told his radio listeners, and we've waited years to hear one.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long-anticipated speech before a joint session of Congress on the peril posed to Israel -- and the world -- if the Islamist theocrats in Tehran succeed in acquiring nuclear weapons ended shortly before Limbaugh's show began.

 

March 3, 2015, 7:57 AM EST

Jamilah Lemieux probably shouldn't sit by the phone awaiting word that she's won a profile in courage award.

Ebony's senior digital editor was one of Al Sharpton's guests on MSNBC's PoliticsNation last night when the subject turned to a Saturday Night Live parody of a Super Bowl commercial.

February 28, 2015, 9:30 PM EST

Who would have thought the reaction from the left to newly-imposed "net neutrality" regulations would provide such entertainment value in the form of amusing inanities?

On his radio show Friday, former Crossfire host Bill Press and his guest, Julian Hattem, technology reporter for The Hill, provided a helpful roadmap for liberals', uh, thoughts on the issue.

February 25, 2015, 9:17 PM EST

And liberals wonder why they're so often seen as sympathetic to Islamists.

Fox News analyst Juan Williams contributed mightily to that perception with comments he made today on Fox's late afternoon show The Five.

February 25, 2015, 9:34 AM EST

Wow, that's pretty impressive sourcing.

Alarm bells are ringing among liberals in the media that Wisconsin governor and unflappable conservative Scott Walker could well pose a problem for Hillary Clinton's (second) presumptive coronation as president.

February 24, 2015, 9:17 PM EST

This young man might have a bright future in comedy, providing he doesn't mind that people laugh only when he's not kidding.

You might remember Cenk Uygur -- pronounced "Jenk U-Gur" -- hosting an evening show on MSNBC for several months in 2011 after the network booted Keith Olbermann within weeks of the Tucson massacre, when liberals like Olbermann blamed Sarah Palin for creating a sulfuric "climate of hate" that led to the rampage. Turns out Olbermann wasn't entirely wrong, he was simply looking in the wrong direction.

February 24, 2015, 12:56 PM EST

CNN is clearly desperate for higher ratings when they go out of their way to appear balanced and accurate.

The network's website, CNN.com, ran an astonishing headline last night -- "Dems block DHS funding bill." Yes, you read that correctly. It was caught by Jason Howerton, a reporter at TheBlaze, who posted a story titled "The Headline for the Lead Story on CNN Website Leaves Some Wondering if 'Hell Has Frozen Over.'

February 23, 2015, 6:39 PM EST

It never fails to amuse when news is intentionally vague.

On her MSNBC show this past Friday, Rachel Maddow showed excerpts from an NBC interview with a 16-year-old boy who had joined ISIS, become disillusioned, and managed to escape.

February 22, 2015, 12:11 PM EST

Heck, who cares if the "neighbors" in question have a knife to your throat.

Bill Nye, foppish self-proclaimed Science Guy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday night and demonstrated why he ought to stick with his true vocation as a global-warming bedwetter.

February 20, 2015, 8:53 PM EST

Just when you thought what emanates from the White House on defeating the jihad could not get more absurd, Rush Limbaugh provides much-needed historical context.

This week brought both a three-day conference on "Countering Violent Extremism" (that'll show 'em!) and an op-ed along the same lines from President Obama that was published in the Los Angeles Times.

February 19, 2015, 11:56 AM EST

Hardly a week passes that we don't learn of another mass execution committed in the Mideast by the medieval Islamist thugs in ISIS.

But did you know that Muslims children are being executed in the United States? It must be true because I heard it last night on "The Rachel Maddow Show" and, no, it didn't come from defrocked anchor Brian Williams.

February 18, 2015, 1:11 PM EST

"There was an unexpected, oh no what just happened, kind of moment" earlier that day, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow told her viewers last night. Actually there were two, but she glossed over the second.

Maddow opened a segment by describing what happened when new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his wife Stephanie arrived at the Pentagon on his first day of work.

February 17, 2015, 7:58 PM EST

Longtime Obama confidant David Axelrod is making the rounds to flog his new book, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics."  Along the way, he has parroted a textbook liberal myth, confident it will go unchallenged by simpatico buddies in the media and surely aware that low-information voters who comprise the Democrats' base won't have a clue anyway.

Appearing on Sunday's Meet the Press, Axelrod took part in a panel discussion on Jon Stewart's impending departure from The Daily Show when he tossed out a whopper about a controversial American priest of the last century --