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By Mark Finkelstein | April 27, 2015 | 8:39 AM EDT

How bad are things getting for Hillary when a popular argument among her defenders is that there was no corruption because Bill cheated the people who thought they were bribing her?

Last week, we reported on Hillary fan Dorian Warren suggesting that Bill was "running serious game on many of these countries saying oh, I'll talk to my wife, give me the check, and then never mentioning [it.]" On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made that same argument, claiming there was no quid pro quo because knowing Bill, he took the money saying "yeah, sure, I'll call him for you, and he'll never call."  Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski wasn't buying, saying that Newt's allegations of bribery "made sense."

By Tom Blumer | April 26, 2015 | 11:35 PM EDT

The Associated Press is one of many national establishment press outlets which has from all appearances utterly ignored National Review's chronicling of police-state tactics used by law enforcement in a "John Doe" investigation targeting Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm's fishing expedition, which began in 2012, has attempted but thus far failed to find evidence of illegal "coordination" between conservative political advocacy groups and Walker during his recall election campaign.

A search on Chisholm's last name at the AP's main national site at 9 PM ET this evening returned nothing relevant; ditto at its "Big Story" site. But the wire service's Scott Bauer found the time on Friday to relay opponents' petty, hypocritical complaint that the state is spending too much money protecting Walker, his family and his lieutenant governor from potentially violent fever-swamp leftists who Democrats could arguably be accused of encouraging (bolds are mine throughout this post; numbered tags are mine):

By Tim Graham | April 26, 2015 | 7:24 PM EDT

Religion bloggers in America this week noticed that three Australian churches were badly burned in Holy Week – the week leading up to Easter Sunday. There was no media coverage in the United States – nothing on television (no ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, or Fox) no National Public Radio, and no print (no Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, or USA Today.) Imagine if three mosques in Australia were torched.

When the third went aflame, Australian actress Rachel Griffiths, best known for Six Feet Under and Brothers and Sisters, expressed.....happiness.

By Kyle Drennen | April 26, 2015 | 4:31 PM EDT

As reported by The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi on Saturday, “A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT

On Sunday’s Face the Nation, CBS’s Bob Schieffer interviewed Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and told him "[w]e have been inundated by people who say we should not even let you appear because, in their view, 'you don't speak for Christians.'"

By P.J. Gladnick | April 26, 2015 | 2:04 PM EDT

The woman who enraged viewers of last night's White House Correspondents Association Dinner for furiously texting on her cell phone while the National Anthem was playing has been identified. She is Washington Post reporter Helena Andrews. Her strange excuses for her disrespect is sure to anger people even more.

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 1:19 PM EDT

On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash, and repeatedly badgered his guest about the accuracy of his book and chose to focus on Democratic attacks against the author. During the heated discussion, Stephanopoulos hyped how Democrats accuse Schweizer of having a “partisan interest. They say you used to work for President Bush as a speech writer. You are funded by the Koch brothers.” Stephanopoulos never appeared interested in the actual substance of Schweizer’s book.

By Brad Wilmouth | April 26, 2015 | 10:56 AM EDT

It was a Friday hatefest against Republican Governor Bobby Jindal and other opponents of same-sex marriage as liberal comedians John Fugelsang and Dean Obeidallah joined substitute host Michael Eric Dyson on The Ed Show to spew vitriol because of the Louisiana Republican's decision to back a religious freedom bill in his home state.

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 10:04 AM EDT

On Sunday’s Inside Politics, CNN’s John King argued that despite the numerous scandals the Clintons have dealt with over the years one “thing the Clintons have benefited from in the past is Republican overreach.” The CNN host then asked the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, formerly of National Review, if “there is a risk in overplaying it as they have in past Clinton scandals?”

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 8:52 AM EDT

On Friday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer blasted Hillary Clinton over the ongoing controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation. 

By Jeffrey Lord | April 26, 2015 | 8:46 AM EDT

Roll Call, the newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, featured a video of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill playing the race card on the Senate floor about the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. And she wasn’t alone in getting this kind of attention - attention that was manifestly filled with flat-out untruth. Reagan nominee Ed Meese was held up twice as long back in the mid-1980s.

By Bryan Ballas | April 26, 2015 | 8:01 AM EDT

On Friday, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski had a little outburst over how Loretta Lynch, the prosecutor with "the most amazing, outstanding career," had been delayed from her ascension to high office by a fight over abortion language in a human-trafficking bill, otherwise known as politics being played very badly, poorly, just ridiculously on the part of the Republicans."

By Melissa Mullins | April 26, 2015 | 7:34 AM EDT

Sounds like the folks over at CNN are upping the ante over climate change. In addition to climate change being blamed for cute and cuddly polar bears becoming endangered (which has been debunked) and giving children nightmares, they are now trying their hand at scare tactics, specifically, frightening people into believing in climate change by focusing on a mere two degrees Celsius.

By embracing the “Two Degrees Celsius” initiative, CNN has given its reporter and recipient of an award by the American Society of News Editors for public service journalism, John Sutter, the next eight months to report on the insurmountable destruction that could occur because of these two little degrees.

By Brent Baker | April 25, 2015 | 9:47 PM EDT

A great third season ending Wednesday night on FX’s The Americans, as the episode juxtaposed then-President Ronald Reagan’s “evil empire” speech with two undercover KGB agents in the U.S. distraught by the charge as their frantic teenage daughter, who just recently learned their true identity, gets on the phone to tell her pastor that her parent are Russians. Plus, a cameo of the voice of Chris Wallace.

By Tom Blumer | April 25, 2015 | 5:59 PM EDT

You can usually set your watch to it.

First, you learn about a "progressive" or liberal darling who makes a controversial, over-the-top statement which would get him or her in serious trouble with the general public if widely known. About 24 hours later, you visit establishment press coverage of the event, especially at the Associated Press, and find not a hint that anything controversial occurred. Such is the case with Hillary Clinton's comments yesterday at the annual Women in the World summit in Washington. Video, a transcript, and a portion of Julie Pace's AP whitewash follow the jump.