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By Tim Graham | April 23, 2015 | 3:34 PM EDT

It’s become quite common to note that leftists see no intellectual clash between ardent activism against “animal cruelty” and passionate “pro-choice” activism advocating “fetus cruelty.” See Shirley Manson, the lead singer of the rock band Garbage.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in the small Wisconsin town of Stephensville (near Appleton and Green Bay) has ended its long tradition of pig wrestling after “more than 81,000 people signed an online petition expressing concerns for the animals' well-being.” Manson called this "abusive," but dearly loves the right to abortion.

By Katie Yoder | April 23, 2015 | 3:31 PM EDT

Is Cosmo the new Playgirl? 

Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of the late William Randolph Hearst of Hearst Corporation, criticized her family’s publication of Cosmopolitan at a Washington, D.C. press conference on April 22. 

By Kristine Marsh and Matthew Philbin | April 23, 2015 | 2:11 PM EDT

You’re an NBC Nightly News producer working on a story on a sensitive, controversial topic. Journalistic standards demand that, whatever your personal opinions, you seek expert opinions from serious professionals on all sides of the issue. So naturally, the only person you interview agrees with you and has been honored by an organization that boasts “the largest handmade vulva door frame in America.” 

Like I said, you work for NBC News.

By NB Staff | April 23, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT

During an appearance on FBN’s Varney & Co. on Thursday, MRC President Brent Bozell slammed the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS and NBC) networks for barely covering the latest controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation. 

By Kyle Drennen | April 23, 2015 | 12:35 PM EDT

On Thursday morning, NBCNews.com's First Read proclaimed: "Appearance of Scandal: Why Today Isn't a Good Day For The Clinton Campaign." The article began with a rundown of "all of the negative stories as it relates to the Clinton Foundation and money," highlighting two separate reports of possible conflicts of interest and one report of tax problems for the charity. Yet Thursday's Today completely ignored the controversies.

By Scott Whitlock | April 23, 2015 | 12:09 PM EDT

Secret police raids in Wisconsin targeted conservatives whose only crime seems to have been donating to conservative causes. Yet, the story, first reported in National Review, has been ignored by the networks. It was only Fox News that highlighted the story on Wednesday. Correspondent Trace Gallagher explained how Wisconsin's John Doe investigation allowed prosecutors to go after conservative groups, such as the Wisconsin Club for Growth. Then, it expanded to supporters. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 23, 2015 | 12:06 PM EDT

In his first three months as host of the Nightly Show, Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore has seen his audience down nearly 40% compared to the Colbert Report which occupied the same 11:30 p.m. time slot. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 23, 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

A front page exclusive in Thursday’s Washington Post details the extent to which former President Bill Clinton’s personal wealth is deeply “intertwine[d]” with the growth of the Clinton Foundation yet the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have so far yawned at the story and given it zero coverage. 

By Mark Finkelstein | April 23, 2015 | 10:14 AM EDT

On today's Morning Joe, ardent Hillary Clinton fan Howard Dean ran into a buzzsaw when he tried to defend her against serious charges of conflict of interest by going after the authors of the stories rather than the substance of the allegations.

Joe Scarborough ripped Dean's "comic-book politics" and called his conduct "unbecoming."  New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters accused Dean of maligning his fellow reporters, and Mika Brzezinski taunted Dean, saying "you can go on your little jihad against the author, but it's not going to change the facts."  

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 23, 2015 | 9:53 AM EDT

On Thursday morning, CBS and NBC ignored the latest report involving alleged pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation. According to the New York Times, a Russian company received permission to acquire one of America’s largest uranium mines while at the same time the company’s chairman donated $2.35 million to the Clinton charity. 

By Melissa Mullins | April 23, 2015 | 8:16 AM EDT

“For the first time in history, there are two Hispanic candidates running for president…the Republicans have been doing something right,” proclaimed Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos  during a recent speech  at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

The mainstream media has barely given any attention to the historic candidacies of Rubio and Cruz, unlike the constant attention they gave Obama in 2008.Ramos also pointed out that “Democrats don’t have a single Hispanic candidate for this election."

By Curtis Houck | April 23, 2015 | 12:23 AM EDT

On Saturday, Newsweek reported that the largest donor to the Clinton Foundation “may be in breach of US sanctions” on Iran due to his business dealings with the authoritarian regime in his capacity as the billionaire head of a Ukrainian pipe-making business. Since the article went public, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC have yet to even acknowledge this new development. Wednesday’s The Kelly File on FNC led with this story and Howard Kurtz noted how Newsweek itself buried the story which has generated little notice.

By P.J. Gladnick | April 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM EDT

Robert Downey Jr., you are accused of possibly being a conservative. How do you plead? Oh, you aren't pleading one way or another? Well, we have an old quote from you that indicates you may possibly have conservative leanings and therefore guilty of a thought crime.  ...Hey, where are you going!

By Tom Johnson | April 22, 2015 | 9:24 PM EDT

Four Aprils ago, polling showed Donald Trump in or near the lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In a Wednesday column, Heather Digby Parton suggested that Scott Walker could wind up as the Trump of this election cycle: the guy who peaked when he wasn’t even an official candidate.

Parton admitted that she’s never understood why so many Republicans think Walker’s great or why so many Democrats believe he’d be a tough opponent, given that he supposedly “makes epic gaffes over and over again.” In any event, she argued that now he’s hurt himself badly by going hard-right on immigration, thereby displeasing libertarian conservatives like Charles and David Koch who “tend toward a more moderate stance” on the issue and, of course, donate megatons of money to political causes.

By Curtis Houck | April 22, 2015 | 9:11 PM EDT

Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer hypothesized on Wednesday’s Special Report with Bret Baier that, if Hillary Clinton moves to either support or remain indecisive on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, it “could provoke” liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) to challenge Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Despite having previously hailed the deal in 2011 while Secretary of State as “the gold standard,” Clinton has yet to fully comment on TPP since legislation was introduced in Congress to ratify the deal.