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By Curtis Houck | May 6, 2015 | 11:39 PM EDT

When it comes to media coverage of the 2016 presidential election, not only is it safe to expect the liberal media to fawn over Hillary Clinton, but one can also expect them to congratulate each other on the job they’re doing. For evidence of this, look no further than a glowing profile from Politico on Wednesday about NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell.

By Tom Blumer | May 6, 2015 | 11:08 PM EDT

Remember the cries of "Bush Lied" during the previous administration — even though he didn't? Or the obsession over the 16 words relating to Saddam Hussein's attempt to obtain nuclear materials from Niger, which George W. Bush's opponents tried to pretend were false but were really true? Good times.

In federal court in February, the Obama administration seriously "misrepresented" the degree of its adoption of the President's executive actions relating to illegal immigrants issued late last year. The establishment press has largely treated the matter as a minor bump in the road. Hardly.

By Ken Shepherd | May 6, 2015 | 9:55 PM EDT

In an interview this evening with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-Maine), Hardball host Chris Matthews offered his conspiracy theory regarding Republican opposition to the nuclear deal President Obama is brokering with Iran. For his part, Mitchell gently demurred and brushed off Matthews's allegation, as well as his query as to whether his voicing it made him an "extremist."

By Tom Johnson | May 6, 2015 | 9:32 PM EDT

In a Monday blog post, Michelle Goldberg suggested that the takeaway from Carly Fiorina’s presidential candidacy is that Republicans may be as cynical as they are dumb.

For Goldberg, the cynicism is two-pronged. One prong is the hope that Fiorina will attract the same sort of “anti-feminist” voters that Sarah Palin did. The other is that she’ll be able to needle Hillary Clinton in a manner that men wouldn’t for fear of being called sexist.

The dumb part, claimed Goldberg, is that Republicans seem to assume voters won’t figure out that Fiorina “is as bad as any of the male candidates on issues of unique concern to women. She’s implacably anti-abortion…and is against equal pay laws. The question…isn’t whether Fiorina will appeal to women, but whether Republicans are blinkered enough to think that she will.”

By Curtis Houck | May 6, 2015 | 9:26 PM EDT

After having not covered the Clinton Foundation scandal since April 23, ABC’s World News Tonight finally returned to the story with a full report on its Wednesday broadcast about the Clinton Foundation’s lavish summit in Morocco and how the host owns a mining company that’s been accused of committing human rights violations

By NB Staff | May 6, 2015 | 8:45 PM EDT

"In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, CNN has hired 40 new political reporters.  So CNN now officially has more political reporters than viewers." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller

By Matthew Balan | May 6, 2015 | 6:58 PM EDT

Tuesday's CBS Evening News and Wednesday's CBS This Morning touted the latest poll results from the regular CBS News/New York Times poll regarding the 2016 presidential race. However, as of Wednesday evening, the evening and morning newscasts have yet to report on one statistic from the poll: a bare majority of Americans (51 percent) believe that business owners "should be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples if same-sex marriage violates their religious beliefs."

By Tom Blumer | May 6, 2015 | 3:50 PM EDT

Tuesday evening, I wrote that there appears to be a need for an intervention among the economics writers at the Associated Press.

At the time, I was referring to how the wire service's Christopher Rugaber, in his dispatch on a trade group's upbeat business sentiment survey appearing about an hour after Martin Crutsinger's writeup on the horrible March trade imbalance, failed to report Crutsinger's relayed observation, based on the opinions of others, that the economy likely contracted in this year's first quarter instead of barely growing at the 0.2 percent annualized rate currently recognized.

By Katie Yoder | May 6, 2015 | 3:22 PM EDT

When it comes to politics, abortion is one of Hollywood’s preferred topics – as actress Kathleen Turner recently demonstrated.

In a recent piece for the abortion-happy site RH Reality Check, Kathleen Turner (Romancing the StonePrizzi's Honor) deemed barriers to abortion as “fundamentally wrong.” The Golden Globe award-winning actress called out “anti-choice” and personhood groups that aim to “end abortion rights in our country.” 

By Tim Graham | May 6, 2015 | 2:23 PM EDT

Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight wrote that Pamela Geller and her “hateful ilk” displayed the “freedom to do something stupid.” But Knight wrote a passage that is surprisingly ignorant of what’s in the newspapers:

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 6, 2015 | 12:54 PM EDT

On Wednesday, NBC’s daily “First Read” online political publication touted how Hillary Clinton has set a “trap” for Republicans by supporting full citizenship for illegal immigrants here in the United States. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 6, 2015 | 11:47 AM EDT

On Tuesday night’s Hannity, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke slammed the ”liberal mainstream media” for ”propagating this false narrative about how law enforcement treats black males and people in the black community” in places like Baltimore and Ferguson. He accused the media of ginning up “race politics. They support a lot of the leftist agenda when it comes to this stuff, identity politics....they have become the mouthpiece, they have become the propaganda wing of leftist policy and leftist ideology.” 

By Matthew Balan | May 6, 2015 | 11:44 AM EDT

CNN's Chris Cuomo made an eyebrow-raising argument about the First Amendment in a Wednesday post on Twitter. Cuomo replied to a post that decried that "too many people are trying to say hate speech (isn't equal to) free speech," and claimed that "it doesn't. hate speech is excluded from protection. don't (sic) just say you love the it."

By Tom Johnson | May 6, 2015 | 11:25 AM EDT

Some pundits have speculated that the Baltimore riots may benefit Republicans in next year’s elections. On the other hand, Walsh, of Salon and MSNBC, thinks that the unrest has yielded an opportunity for liberalism.

In a two-part series, Walsh argued that one lesson of Baltimore is that Democrats' Bill Clintonesque center-left “approach to race, crime and inequality” has proved inadequate, and that the party now must confront “the big structural issues driving poverty and rising inequality, not the behavior of the poor.” Meanwhile, sniped Walsh, when it comes to those problems the GOP is “still race baiting” and “still stuck in the 1980s.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 6, 2015 | 10:43 AM EDT

During an interview on Wednesday’s Good Morning America to discuss his newly formed presidential campaign, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee hilariously told George Stephanopoulos, former communication director for Bill Clinton, how he is best suited to defeat the “Clinton machine.”