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By Ken Shepherd | May 5, 2015 | 8:44 PM EDT

In a shockingly candid moment betraying his sexist view of Republican female politicians, Hardball host Chris Matthews tonight mused that Carly Fiorina may lob "scurrilous" attacks at Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton while banking on her gender to shield her from scrutiny. He also envisioned Republican suburban housewives sneaking out of the house to vote for Hillary without "telling hubby."

By Jack Coleman | May 5, 2015 | 6:59 PM EDT

Seldom does a liberal mention the prophetic document released 50 years ago known as the Moynihan Report. Rarer still is the liberal who praises it.

Officially titled The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, the report was largely written by a bureaucrat in the Department of Labor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a future American ambassador to India and the United Nations and US Senator for New York from the mid-70s to 2000.

 

 

 

By Mark Finkelstein | May 5, 2015 | 6:42 PM EDT

For all the good their Ivy League degrees did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—when you consider the smoking ruin that is their foreign policy record—you'd think John Heilemann would have the good sense not to make an Ancient Eight sheepskin the sine qua non for a presidential candidate.

But with his MSM elitism on full display,, on today's With All Due Respect Heilemann had the chutzpah to suggest that Mike Huckabee doesn't clear the Commander-in-Chief bar because he lacks a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School or Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.  Huck has simply picked up some foreign policy talking points from Fox News, huffed Heilemann.

By Yuri Perez | May 5, 2015 | 5:34 PM EDT

The intersection of multimillion-dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation and the business interests in Colombia of one of the Foundation’s top donors, Frank Giustra, has become the subject of fresh reporting on Univision’s principal national evening newscast, while Spanish-language competitors Telemundo and MundoFox continue to be silent about the matter.

Following up on the network’s previous coverage of the financial and ethical controversies surrounding the Clinton Foundation, Noticiero Univision anchor Jorge Ramos introduced a report by correspondent Lourdes Meluzá that focused specifically on the Latin American angle of the story.

By Randy Hall | May 5, 2015 | 5:31 PM EDT

In an effort to shame protesters who believe true marriage is between one man and one woman, Jessica Williams of Comedy Central's The Daily Show mingled with people she believes are on the “Wrong Side of History” while pretending to be crying since this might be her last chance to say goodbye to the “Hate Class of 2015.”

The segment was introduced by outgoing host Jon Stewart.

By Scott Whitlock | May 5, 2015 | 5:26 PM EDT

Newly minted presidential candidate Carly Fiorina went toe-to-toe with liberal journalist Katie Couric on MOnday, sparring for 45 minutes on abortion, Hillary Clinton and qualifications for President. Couric complained about Fiorina's criticism of Clinton: "You've had some unkind words for Hillary Clinton. You said that she was not trustworthy and she hasn't accomplished very much. I think people might think, 'Well, she was the senator from New York and she was the Secretary of State.'"

By Ken Shepherd | May 5, 2015 | 4:59 PM EDT

Last October I took msnbc.com to task for a misleading story by writer Michele Richinick about the lewd conduct arrest of Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts -- who is black -- and her boyfriend -- who is white. Fast forward to Monday, May 4, as Ms. Watts pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of disturbing the peace in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges related to public fornication. 

As punishment, Watts and her boyfriend, the Los Angeles Times reported, must "complete 40 hours of community service and write letters apologizing to the LAPD sergeant and an officer, as well as the occupants of a Ventura Boulevard building who reported them to police."

By Katie Yoder | May 5, 2015 | 4:16 PM EDT

An unborn baby’s value depends on whether he or she is wanted, according to recent media reports on two cases of brain-dead pregnant women. 

Doctors delivered 32-week-old Angel in April after keeping his brain-dead mother, 22-year-old Karla Perez, on life support for 54 days. Last November, 33-year-old Marlise Muñoz became brain-dead while 14 weeks pregnant and was taken off life support at the urging of her family while still pregnant – at 23 weeks. Pro-abortion media like Cosmo, that had supported Muñoz, celebrated Perez. AP and NBC reflected whether the baby was wanted or not in language – referring to Perez’s unborn child as a “baby” and Muñoz’s as a “fetus.” 

By Melissa Mullins | May 5, 2015 | 4:13 PM EDT

Oh-so-sensitive CNN journalist Chris Cuomo went on his Facebook page to address the recent anti-cop quotes that he says were taken out of context. He got in some hot water for saying police officers, “you know how they are.”

Cuomo misquoted himself, saying "that's how they are." He didn't want anyone to think he had an anti-police "animus."

By Matthew Balan | May 5, 2015 | 3:50 PM EDT

On Tuesday's At This Hour, CNN's John Berman wondered if American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), which organized the Muhammad cartoon conference that was attacked by two Islamists on Sunday, was only provoking more terrorist violence by planning to hold similar events in the future. Berman asked AFDI vice president Robert Spencer, "By holding more events, then, I suppose you could continue to say, are you looking for more violence to keep on making this point?"

By Mark Finkelstein | May 5, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT

Hillary's campaign didn't outright hurl Bill under the bus. Even so, the former prez might be feeling a bit too close for comfort to the grimy side of a Greyhound.

Asked by Andrea Mitchell today to comment on footage of poor ol' Bill saying he would continue to give paid speeches because he's "gotta pay our bills," senior Hillary campaign official Amanda Renteria said "that's President Clinton. We are focused on her." Whatever happened to "two for the price of one?"

By Kyle Drennen | May 5, 2015 | 2:24 PM EDT

Leading off a report on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign for Tuesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Julianna Goldman proclaimed: "Secretary Clinton has been trying to frame her campaign around issues like immigration reform....But her message has been muddled by a series of recent distractions, including questions about donations to the Clinton Foundation. And this morning her campaign is once again trying to break through the noise."

By Matthew Philbin | May 5, 2015 | 2:23 PM EDT

Remember “#BringBackOurGirls?” It was the relentlessly hyped and utterly silly Twitter campaign aimed at the African Islamist terror group Boko Haram. It’s hard to know if anyone actually thought tweets would get radical Islamists to release the nearly 300 Christian girls abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. But it did allow Western liberals to advertise their sympathy. And ineffectualness.

First Lady Michelle Obama was one of the most prominent liberals involved. She was photographed holding a card bearing #BringBackOutGirls, underscored by her sad face – which became the face of “hashtag activism.”

By Tim Graham | May 5, 2015 | 2:22 PM EDT

White House press secretary Josh Earnest held a “gaggle” for reporters on Air Force One on Monday around noon. The questioning on the Islamist shooting outside Dallas came up, with a reporter asking for Obama's reaction, but Earnest’s answer – no act of expression deserves violence – failed to satisfy.

Since the “gaggle” is an untelevised briefing and the White House transcripts traditionally avoid the identity of the reporter, we can only guess which “objective” journalist really, really wanted the cartoon contest denounced by the president:

By Clay Waters | May 5, 2015 | 12:50 PM EDT

Jeremy Peters, the New York Times' designated critic of Republican presidential hopefuls, played the money card on Monday's front page, over a headline that reached back to the 2012 campaign: "G.O.P. Hopefuls Now Try to Woo the 47 Percent." In Peters' previous front-page stories on the GOP field, he has variously accused them of being ignorantly anti-science (in a misleading report on the vaccination controversy) and anti-immigrant.