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By Tim Graham | March 3, 2015 | 8:08 AM EST

Last August, NPR aired three segments on a horrific child-abuse scandal in Rotherham, England involving 1400 children. None of these stories mentioned the offenders were Muslims. The abusers were of “Pakistani descent” -- that's all they would say.

Rotherham didn’t come up on Monday night’s All Things Considered in a very sensitive ten-minute, 31-second segment with the online headline “Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves.” Anchor Audie Cornish and correspondent Ari Shapiro channeled all the frustration of “tech-savvy” British Muslims, and exactly none of the “anti-Islam” counterpoint.

By Jack Coleman | 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.

By Curtis Houck | March 3, 2015 | 1:30 AM EST

Late Monday night, The New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton “exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state” and in turn “may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.”

With a story potentially as big as this one, the question ahead of the Tuesday morning network newscasts is this: Will the networks cover this story or will they do as they did regarding the Clinton Foundation stories in all but ignoring it?

By Curtis Houck | March 3, 2015 | 12:01 AM EST

The Monday editions of ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News aired news briefs on the announcement that Maryland Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski will not seek a sixth term in the Senate in 2016 and instead retire. In their coverage, however, they both failed to label Mikulski a liberal and heaped only effusive praise on the senior Senator from Maryland.

On ABC, anchor David Muir hailed the announcement as “the end of an era in Washington” for the 78-year old “longest serving woman in Congress” who was “the daughter of a grocer.”

By Curtis Houck | March 2, 2015 | 10:31 PM EST

Following a morning in which NBC’s Today offered only criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his visit to the United States, Monday’s NBC Nightly News continued piling on the denunciation of Netanyahu for creating a “storm of controversy” during “a tense and critical moment” in U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations. 

In one of the show’s opening teases, fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie proclaimed that a “storm of controversy” was brewing “as the Israeli Prime Minister arrives in Washington to deliver a warning to America.”

By Mark Finkelstein | March 2, 2015 | 9:28 PM EST

Say "1964," and those of us old enough might think of the appearance on Ed Sullivan's show of some little British group called the Beatles. But Chris Matthews recalls something else: the Republican party's decision to nominate Mr. Conservative, Barry Goldwater, and his ensuing wipeout by LBJ.

On his MSNBC show tonight, Matthews suggested that Republicans are in a similarly reckless mood, and might well nominate a true conservative, electoral consequences be damned.  And, oh yeah, Chris contended that the GOP would do so out of racist motives.

By Curtis Houck | March 2, 2015 | 9:12 PM EST

The major broadcast networks all ignored on their Monday night newscasts reports that a federal judge ruled earlier in the day that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had lied to Landmark Legal Foundation in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and warned the agency to cease discriminating against other conservatives.

In a 25-page opinion, Washington D.C.-based Judge Royce C. Lambreth declared that the EPA’s conduct was “suspicious” and showed “apathy and carelessness” in carrying out the multi-year FOIA request. 

By Ken Shepherd | March 2, 2015 | 8:27 PM EST

Informing Hardball viewers of something host Chris Matthews would never tell them, moderately-conservative columnist Kathleen Parker on Monday gave some much-needed context to why Speaker John Boehner did not extensively consult with the White House prior to inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress.

By Randy Hall | March 2, 2015 | 7:17 PM EST

Ever since House Speaker John Boehner in mid-January invited Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's current prime minister, to speak before both chambers of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, the White House and most members of the press have slammed the fact that the Ohio Republican didn't consult the president before extending the offer, which many Democrats and White House officials have interpreted as an effort to undermine Obama's diplomatic negotiations with Iran.

However, the months of relentless attacks have instead boosted Netanyahu's favorability rating in America, where nearly twice as many people view Israel's leader positively (45 percent) as negatively (24 percent).

By Ken Shepherd | March 2, 2015 | 6:16 PM EST

Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett has an excellent piece today at the Volokh Conspiracy blog detailing the lengths to which the liberal media is going to not-too-subtly lobby Chief Justice John Roberts on the upcoming ObamaCare subsidy case King v. Burwell.

By Tim Graham | March 2, 2015 | 4:26 PM EST

Indian-American actor Kal Penn – who spent two years on the White House staff under Obama – gave an interview to Time magazine about playing a detective on the new CBS show Battle Creek.

When they asked him what he learned from riding around with cops in Battle Creek, Michigan, he said “The most surprising thing was the way officers were treating their suspects with respect. With the national narrative that’s happening police-wise, that’s not often something you get to see.”

By Scott Whitlock | March 2, 2015 | 4:12 PM EST

CBS This Morning on Monday exposed the difficulty of firing derelict government employees, even ones who watch porn while on the job. Journalist Don Dahler also highlighted the bullying, harassing individual who threatened coworkers, but hasn't been terminated. Dahler began by observing, "In the private sector, if you're caught viewing porn on company time or intimidating a co-worker, you'd probably be fired immediately." 

By Melissa Mullins | March 2, 2015 | 3:53 PM EST

CNN State of the Union substitute host Dana Bash certainly lived up to her last name when it came to grilling Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) over the Department of Homeland Security funding and asking if the “conservative wing” of the Republican Party was too centered on principle and “chaos” instead of the “reality” of governance.

Bash started the interview off by insinuating that everyone is disgusted. “I want to ask the first question that everybody out there is probably asking, probably in disgust, saying, really? what is wrong with Congress? Why can’t you govern? And why can’t you fund a government agency that keeps us safe?”

By Katie Yoder | March 2, 2015 | 3:33 PM EST

Mother’s Day is happening early in the fashion world – and in the media realm.

Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2015 collection presented in Milan on March 1 focused on "Viva la mama!" and, according to show notes, "explored how the mother is the heart of the family." To incorporate motherhood, the show featured models and their children on the runway (including one pregnant model, Bianca Balti) as well as prints by the designers’ nieces and nephews. In contrast to their usual pro-abortion sentiment, the media celebrated the “touching” show’s celebration of motherhood – even the motherhood of the unborn.

By Kyle Drennen | March 2, 2015 | 3:03 PM EST

On Monday, only NBC's Today mentioned the "important news" that the Supreme Court was set to hear a case that could potentially dismantle ObamaCare. In a news brief in the 7 a.m. ET hour, anchor Natalie Morales reported: "...the Supreme Court is gonna hear this week a challenge to President Obama's signature health care policy that could deal it a crippling blow."