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By Tom Johnson | October 10, 2015 | 12:22 PM EDT

“Keep your eyes on the prize” is a phrase widely associated with the civil-rights movement, but Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall implies that it’d be a good one for liberals to keep in mind regarding gun control. In this case, the prize would be, in Marshall’s words, “a society where there were radically fewer guns, where buying a gun meant getting a license…where you had to carry insurance to own a weapon (like you do with a car and most everything else), etc.”

By Tim Graham | October 10, 2015 | 11:31 AM EDT

USA Today tried to start a squabble on the top of Wednesday’s front page with the headline “Grammar slammers: Dems crush GOP.” Paul Singer’s article began: “Yes, these are fighting words, but here goes: Republicans mangle the English language at twice the rate of Democrats.”

Here’s the interesting part: the ratings were calculated by measuring positive comments – and filtering the negative ones out. Then they took a random sample of comments, looking for errors like bad punctuation or misspellings. Another grammar website denounced Grammarly as a terrible grammar hammer. 

By Tony Perkins | October 10, 2015 | 11:27 AM EDT

In the largest security detail in American history, there's no such thing as a "chance" meeting. But that's exactly what the media is claiming took place between Pope Francis and Kentucky's Kim Davis. Frustrated by the Pope's obvious support for the jailed clerk, the press is stirring up speculation about whether the conversation even took place.

By Matthew Balan | October 10, 2015 | 10:10 AM EDT

Jennifer Latson paid tribute to communist thug Che Guevara on the anniversary of his death in a gushing Friday item on Time magazine's website. Latson marveled how the Argentinian radical "might have considered the United States his worst enemy, but he faced an even greater threat to his revolutionary ambitions: asthma." The writer later touted that "asthma didn't keep him from embracing the rowdiness of youth," and that "it didn't prevent him from following a rugged revolutionary road to Cuba."

By Tom Blumer | October 10, 2015 | 9:42 AM EDT

In an October 8 item at the New York Times ("Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place"), reporter Rick Gladstone pretended that it's an open question as to "whether" the two Jewish temples — one destroyed over 2,500 years ago and the second razed in roughly 60 A.D., ever existed on the 37-acre site known as the Temple Mount. In doing so, Gladstone gave credibility to Palestinians baselessly promoting "doubt that the temples ever existed — at least in that location."

There is no meaningful "doubt" on the subject at all. After what must have been a furious and completely justified backlash, the Times issued a correction on Friday (bold is mine):

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 10, 2015 | 8:10 AM EDT

In June, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. On the first weekend in October, the NBC Universal in-kind contributions really kicked in: a star turn on Saturday Night Live, a Sunday morning interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, and a Monday town-hall meeting on the Today program.

The Daily Beast was blunt in a headline: “Saturday Night Live Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad.” Writer Kevin Fallon documented how the aid and comfort for Mrs. Clinton wasn’t just in the skit where she played a bartender to the show’s Hillary impersonator.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | October 10, 2015 | 4:47 AM EDT

After last week's Last Man Standing just name dropped Hillary Clinton, this week's episode "Ping-pong" got even more specific, turning into an entire anti-Clinton episode that brings up everything from Benghazi to draft dodging. The show begins with Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) surprised at finding a fundraising letter from Hillary in the mail. It's no mistake, his wife reveals, which leads to a confrontation with her junior ROTC daughter over Hillary that will carry on throughout the episode.

By Tim Graham | October 9, 2015 | 11:56 PM EDT

Recently retired CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer won a lifetime achievement award from the Poynter Institute on Friday night, and was asked about his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race. Donald Trump could be the GOP nominee, he said, “We’re a long way from the nominating parties...But I do think it’s conceivable.”

Current CBS reporter Margaret Brennan also asked Schieffer about the Democratic race for 2016, honing in on whether the attention Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has received is justified. He said her campaign was terrible, even "astonishingly inept."

By Matthew Balan | October 9, 2015 | 10:31 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC's Friday evening newscasts all spotlighted how "gun rights supporters, many of them openly armed" protested President Obama as he visited Roseburg, Oregon to comfort family members of the victims of the recent mass shooting there. CBS's John Blackstone played up how "the protesters gathered at the Roseburg airport carried both signs and guns – a potential nightmare for the Secret Service." NBC Nightly News featured footage of a Confederate flag flying from pickup truck of one of the protesters – something ABC and CBS didn't do.

By Brad Wilmouth | October 9, 2015 | 10:19 PM EDT

On Friday's PBS Newshour, host Judy Woodruff joined liberal columnist Mark Shields in declaring that the House GOP's conservative wing is holding the Congress "hostage," with allegedly right-leaning regular and New York Times columnist David Brooks then complaining that Tea Partiers are good at "destruction," but not "construction."

Brooks further griped that, "to get elected, especially as a Republican," there is an incentive for "radical rhetoric," referring to the situation as a "mental problem."

By Matthew Balan | October 9, 2015 | 6:44 PM EDT

On Friday's Legal View, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield did her best to downplay Hillary Clinton's ongoing e-mail scandal. Banfield asked Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman if Bernie Sanders would bring up the issue at the upcoming Democratic presidential debate. When Zimmerman claimed that "any Democrat who resorts to reciting Republican talking points is going to hurt themselves," the anchor replied, " don't think he's ever going to touch the e-mail scandal – or, it's not even a scandal. It's really a controversy. But 'scandal' is the Republicans' word for it. So far, no one has determined there's any scandal there."

By Dylan Gwinn | October 9, 2015 | 5:12 PM EDT

Okay, I have to admit I never saw this one coming. Fox Sports 1 has put together a hype video for the upcoming USA vs. Mexico soccer game. Nothing unusual about that. What is more than just a tad unusual, though, is the “hyper” that FS1 has decided to use. You may recognize him.

By NB Staff | October 9, 2015 | 5:01 PM EDT

Lefty writer and CNN contributor Sally Kohn, along with her fellow CNN panelists, earned the dubious honor of winning the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at last night's Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards.

By Randy Hall | October 9, 2015 | 4:47 PM EDT

During a lengthy interview with Cable News Network anchor Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, Ben Carson refused to answer his questions on whether Democrat Barack Obama is “a real black president" or a Christian.

The clash between the host of Wolf and the Republican presidential candidate began when Blitzer read a tweet from Rupert Murdoch, who is the 84-year-old owner of many newspapers and the Fox News Channel.

By Scott Whitlock | October 9, 2015 | 4:27 PM EDT

George Stephanopoulos on Friday grilled Ben Carson about his comments on guns and how to fight back against a mass killing. An ABC graphic blared, “Ben Carson's Bizarre Comments on Guns: Backlash Grows on Holocaust Statements.”