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By Curtis Houck | November 25, 2014 | 9:24 PM EST

The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley used the conclusion of its Tuesday night broadcast to lament and highlight the instances in which President Barack Obama has commented on the issue of race and how the events in Ferguson, Missouri have “tested once more” the President who has “willingly shouldered the burden of a nation fractured along racial lines” despite his “unrealistic expectations of healing” these divisions.

By Jack Coleman | November 25, 2014 | 8:20 PM EST

Seldom-heard praise for President Obama from Rush Limbaugh today -- wrapped within withering analysis of Obama's disingenuous remarks last night after a grand jury decided against indicting Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in August.

Yet again, Obama fails to live up to his billing as a unifying figure, Limbaugh pointed out. Instead, he's just the opposite (audio) --

By Randy Hall | November 25, 2014 | 7:45 PM EST

The media's coverage of the chaos that resulted after police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for any crimes after shooting black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last August has drawn a tremendous demand for reporters and journalists to do a better job in such situations.

That call for people in the mainstream media to be more “fair and balanced” in their work led Dylan Byers to tweet: “How long til the 'blame the media' thing stops?” If the media reporter for the Politico website was looking for sympathy, he was sorely disappointed.

By Tom Blumer | November 25, 2014 | 7:10 PM EST

After reading Elaine Kurtenbach's coverage of how Japan's latest dive into yet another recession is affecting young people there, I can only say, "The Keynesian koolaid is strong in this one."

The AP reporter's headline says that the recession was "unexpected," and her first sentence calls it "a surprise." Anyone watching economic events in the country, and I think that's supposed to include her, should have known it was imminent. Kurtenbach, and apparently every other Keynesian koolaid drinker is shocked — shocked, I tell you! — that the recession occurred despite "unprecedented stimulus," and believes that young Japanese really, really want yet another tax increase (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Matthew Balan | November 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM EST

Two CNN anchors channeled the supporters of Michael Brown's family on Tuesday's Early Start, as they played up how St. Louis County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch presented the Brown case to a grand jury, instead of pursuing charges himself. Chris Cuomo pointed out that "the prosecutor could still bring charges even after the grand jury." Deborah Feyerick later forwarded her colleague's point: "Could the prosecutor...basically, overrule the grand jury and say, charges should be filed?"

By Ken Shepherd | November 25, 2014 | 5:43 PM EST

Conservative writer Ben Howe earlier today shared via Twitter a screen grab from his smartphone that capably summarizes the difference between matter-of-fact, fair and balanced reporting and sensationalistic, biased reporting. 

"A tale of two breaking news alerts," Howe quipped, hat-tipping his wife Breanne and including a screen capture from a smartphone showing a drastic difference in breaking-news alerts from Fox News and CNN.

By Tom Blumer | November 25, 2014 | 4:57 PM EST

It looks like the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, is choosing to become an active participant in the covering for the failure by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to carry out his most basic duty as the state's chief executive in a timely fashion.

The AP's unbylined three-paragraph report published at 2:12 PM ET this afternoon acts as if the Guard had a meaningful presence in Ferguson last night. It didn't. It also describes the looters, thugs and miscreants who ran wild last night as "protesters" and "demonstrators."

By Scott Whitlock | November 25, 2014 | 4:40 PM EST

According to MSNBC panelist Mychal Denzel Smith, the problem with the Ferguson decision is that people are not dealing with the inherent "racism" and "white supremacy" of America. The Nation magazine blogger appeared on the Reid Report to praise the protests as a way to make "the people in these privileged and powerful positions uncomfortable with all of the death that we are facing, the terrorization that we are facing as a community." 

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 25, 2014 | 4:13 PM EST

On Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC host Al Sharpton conducted a news conference with attorneys for the family of Michael Brown. Immediately following the news conference, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow expressed his outrage at the lack of charges brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Speaking during his Ronan Farrow Daily program, the MSNBC host proclaimed “Reverend Al Sharpton along with attorneys for Michael Brown’s family, Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray, giving their first remarks since the incendiary announcement in Ferguson last night.”  

By Geoff Harbaugh | November 25, 2014 | 4:06 PM EST

ESPN hosts and guests talk Ferguson and show why they should stick to sports.

By Tianna DiMartino | November 25, 2014 | 3:53 PM EST

9/11 Truther Rosie O’Donell is at it again, spewing conspiracy theories rather than truths. During the Nov. 25 episode of “The View” she shared her “thoughts” on the Ferguson rioting.

By Matthew Balan | November 25, 2014 | 3:50 PM EST

Rudy Giuliani fired back at Michael Eric Dyson on CNN's New Day on Tuesday for the MSNBC analyst's "white supremacy" attack on the former New York City mayor. When anchor Alisyn Camerota raised Giuliani's supposedly "controversial comments" from Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC, the former Republican politician underlined that he had "said the same thing the President of the United States said, and I was accused of being a racist."

By P.J. Gladnick | November 25, 2014 | 3:48 PM EST

Ezra Klein put on his Sherlock Holmes cap and examined Officer Darren Wilson's testimony with his magnifying glass. The wannabee junior detective using his newly discovered street smarts somehow deduced that Wilson's story was "unbelievable." As a result, Klein has been widely mocked on Twitter.

By Tom Blumer | November 25, 2014 | 1:09 PM EST

The New York Times continued its annoying, Winston Smith-like habit of rewriting history in virtually real time yesterday.

Helene Cooper's original Monday afternoon report on Chuck Hagel's sacking as Secretary of Defense is no longer available at the Times. However, since I anticipated that the paper would conduct a comprehensive cleanup yesterday when I posted on the paper's original coverage, it is available here at my web host for fair use and discussion purposes. Cooper's Tuesday Page 1 print edition replacement is starkly different from her original effort. Side-by-side comparisons of certain sections follow the jump.

By Scott Whitlock | November 25, 2014 | 1:04 PM EST

In the wake of a House Report from last week concluding that the CIA and military had acted properly,  USA Today editor Rem Rieder on Tuesday complained about "all that wasted noise over Benghazi." Rieder sneered, "For the last three years, the right has worked feverishly to turn Benghazi into a major scandal, a cudgel with which to batter President Obama and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton."