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By Jeffrey Meyer | September 28, 2014 | 4:20 PM EDT

For the second time in two years, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has been accused of plagiarism, for using other people’s words and claiming them to be his own, during his Fareed Zakaria GPS program. Despite the seriousness of the charges leveled against Zakaria, CNN’s Brian Stelter did his best to protect his colleague during his Reliable Sources program on Sunday. The CNN host defended Zakaria from plagiarism charges and insisted that his program merely “made some attribution mistakes.” 

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 28, 2014 | 2:20 PM EDT

Last week, an Oklahoma man, who recently converted to Islam, went on a violent stabbing spree at his former workplace, including beheading a coworker, but MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry was quick to dismiss his religion as being a factor in the killing. Appearing on her self-titled show on Saturday morning, Harris-Perry insisted that “it is a story that I read as a workplace violence story” and then proceeded to condemn any references to his Islamic faith when discussing the crime. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 28, 2014 | 12:18 PM EDT

Attorney General Eric Holder resigned this week after six years working for the Obama Administration and on Sunday morning's This Week w/ George Stephanopoulos ABC’s Matthew Dowd eagerly scolded Republicans for being “way too vociferous in their things about Eric Holder.” The so-called Republican dismissed the notion that Holder was  “the worst attorney general we’ve ever had” and proceeded to drag Edwin Meese, Attorney General for President Reagan, through the mud by insisting he was much worse than the scandal plagued Obama official. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 28, 2014 | 10:07 AM EDT

On Friday night, Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her first child, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, and ABC and NBC predictably swooned over the event and hyped the impact this could have on Hillary Clinton’s political future. On Sunday morning’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Mara Schiavocampo gushed “while America waits for Hillary’s decision if she'll run for president, a more important duty calls for now, diaper duty.”

By Tom Blumer | September 28, 2014 | 9:41 AM EDT

During the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman saga, the press was widely and deservedly criticized for repeatedly and almost exclusively using a photo of Martin as an innocent-looking 13 year-old over others more recently taken which were readily available.

Perhaps they're at it again with alleged murderer Alton Nolen. On Saturday morning, the Associated Press described Nolen as having "beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official." Photos of Nolen from 2013, 2011 and 2010 have accompanied press reports, while the one which will be seen after the jump from Nolen's own Facebook page just three weeks ago has been absent (HT to an emailer):

By Tim Graham | September 28, 2014 | 9:15 AM EDT

Leftists have an extreme difficulty in differentiating between conservative Christians in the United States and Islamo-fascists in the Middle East. Somehow, letting your traditional religious views affect (infect?) our democracy is akin to beheadings and terrorism.

It's not surprising that this view would come stumbling out of GQ Washington correspondent Ana Marie Cox, one of the flightiest pundits on the left. There it came on Saturday morning's Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. Somehow, the politicians and activists at the Value Voters Summit in Washington sound a lot like ISIS in Syria:

By Laura Flint | September 27, 2014 | 11:39 PM EDT

Steve Benen, the leftist blogger-turned-producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, could hardly contain his contempt in his September 25 post on Under the headline “New GOP ad campaign: ‘Republicans Have Feelings,’” Benen derided the newest efforts of Republican strategist Vinny Minchillo to bring some much needed perspective to the left wing’s hysterical slant against Republicans.

By Jack Coleman | September 27, 2014 | 9:20 PM EDT

Once again, Rush Limbaugh, aka America's Anchorman, has shown himself invaluable in cutting through the perpetual fog of dissembling that wafts from the White House.

Limbaugh responded to the Obama administration's disclosure of yet another roving band of rabid militants that threatens the West with his characteristic insight and withering sarcasm.

By Tim Graham | September 27, 2014 | 5:06 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple seems to be placing himself in the Gabby Giffords Can Do No Wrong camp. One post this week carried the headline “ Politico: Gabby Giffords ‘gets mean.’ Really?”

Wemple ripped into an Alex Isenstadt Politico piece on very personal, very negative campaign ads from the Giffords “gun violence prevention super PAC.” We’re going to call gun control and confiscation “gun violence prevention.” Really?

By Jeffrey Lord | September 27, 2014 | 2:59 PM EDT

The movie star and the millionaire aristocrats have been questioned and found wanting. Uh-oh.

After almost six years of unrelenting class warfare enthusiastically promoted by President Obama, with all the precision of historic inevitability the rhetoric and policies of the Occupy Wall Street enthusiasts have now rounded on two of the more famous members of the One Percent.    

By Randy Hall | September 27, 2014 | 2:45 PM EDT

It looks like the Rev. Al Sharpton is taking Eric Holder's resignation pretty hard. Not only did the liberal activist praise him during Thursday's edition of the Politics Nation program as the first African-American to serve as attorney general, the host of the weekday MSNBC series called him the "best" one in history when it comes to civil rights.

In addition, the liberal activist noted in a statement that he and his civil rights organization -- the National Action Network -- "are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction” Holder established during his six years in office.

By NB Staff | September 27, 2014 | 1:38 PM EDT

Football fans know you don't want to spend a whole game on the wrong side of the 50 yard line. At the Values Voters Summit on Friday, MRC president Brent Bozell said it's time for conservatives to go on offense.

Put in your two cents, on this, or the weekend games, et cetera.

By Tim Graham | September 27, 2014 | 12:42 PM EDT

Sunday's New York Times Magazine includes an interview with former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, now running against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's 2nd district.

Late in the interview, Times reporter Jim Rutenberg brings up the dangerous question: How favorably do you view Barack Obama? Clay got out the ten-foot pole -- Aiken fans might hear him singing "From A Distance" by Bette Midler.

By Scott Whitlock | September 27, 2014 | 12:05 PM EDT

Actress Stacey Dash, star of the movie and TV series Clueless, appeared at the Media Research Center's 2014 Dishonors Gala. Dash ripped Hollywood as being full of "hypocrites." The conservative actress explained how the city's residents don't practice what they preach: "Want proof? There are no movies made in Hollywood. They make them in places like Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina. Do you know why? Lower taxes. Hypocrites." 

By Tom Blumer | September 27, 2014 | 9:31 AM EDT

The establishment press, and now apparently the FBI, have a problem on their hands: an alleged killer who converted to Islam; expressed sentiments favored by terrorists; killed a woman by employing terrorists' favored method, i.e., beheading; shouted Islamic slogans while carrying out his evil deed; and was trying to kill someone else when another armed person shot and wounded him.

Their problem is that political correctness demands that they try to convince the public that Alton Nolen's deeds weren't linked to terrorism, and that they weren't even terrorist in nature.