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By NB Staff | May 14, 2015 | 11:58 PM EDT

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell joined Sean Hannity on his eponymous Fox News Channel (FNC) program Thursday evening and ripped ABC for deciding to air a sitcom this fall that’s loosely based on the life of anti-religious bigot Dan Savage. The segment began with Hannity providing a brief synopsis of the upcoming show (titled The O’Neals) and highlighting how “several high-profile Christian groups and leaders have called for ABC to immediately pull the plug on Savage's new show.” 

By Curtis Houck | May 14, 2015 | 10:54 PM EDT

On the heels of the news Thursday that former Clinton aide and ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos gave a previously-undisclosed $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC joined MSNBC in making no on-air mention of the newest scandal facing the foundation. As of Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, the scandal was mentioned on ten different Fox News Channel (FNC) shows and only once on CNN, but not a single mention on MSNBC.


By Yuri Perez | May 14, 2015 | 10:30 PM EDT

Conservative Mexican-American business owner Edgar Antillón and the “White Appreciation Day” scheduled for June 11 at his Colorado barbeque joint received sympathetic treatment in Telemundo network coverage of the controversial initiative.

In his first comments to national Spanish-language media about the restaurant’s controversial promotion, the co-owner of Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado reiterated that just as African-Americans and Hispanics receive special, official recognition at different times of the year, “the light-skinned, the gringo” deserves a day in the proverbial sun, too. 

By Curtis Houck | May 14, 2015 | 9:17 PM EDT

On Thursday night, the major English-language broadcast networks again covered possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s comments about the Iraq War and featured ABC and NBC omitting the fact that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton voted to authorize the Iraq War when she was a U.S. Senator. Additionally, all three network evening newscasts continued to ignore how Hillary Clinton has yet to answer a question from the press in over three weeks and only 13 questions total since she launched her campaign on April 12.

By P.J. Gladnick | May 14, 2015 | 8:38 PM EDT

So how did Politico break the George Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation donations story? Actually they didn't break it at all. The story was shopped to Politico after the Washington Free Beacon made inquiries to ABC News about Stephanopoulos' contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Apparently ABC News thought Politico would offer more favorable coverage so they leaked the story to Politico. However, to his great credit, Politico writer Jack Shafer not only acknowledged the crucial role of the Free Beacon but was also highly critical of ABC News for this tactic. 

By Ken Shepherd | May 14, 2015 | 8:28 PM EDT

I report, you decide, but it looks to me like MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews worked in a thinly-veiled dig at colleague Chris Hayes, who is an editor-at-large for the leftist magazine The Nation.

By Jack Coleman | May 14, 2015 | 8:04 PM EDT

Plenty of opinion to go around on whether ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is a traitor or candidate for canonization.

But a liberal radio host who clearly opts for the latter is unwilling to concede that it wasn't just Americans who learned previously classified information about government surveillance and data mining from Snowden's leaks to the media in 2013.


By Randy Hall | May 14, 2015 | 7:04 PM EDT

The conservative host of the Fox News Channel's Hannity weeknight program used his Wednesday episode to push back on the mockery he received from Jon Stewart, the departing liberal host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, over Sean Hannity's extensive coverage of last year's spring break in Florida.

Hannity called Stewart a “sanctimonious jackass” for dubbing him “America's oldest hall monitor” and dedicating “not one, not two, but five different shows on the horrors of spring break, including the entire hour on Friday featuring a panel of outraged experts there to expose this annual event.”

By Matthew Balan | May 14, 2015 | 5:46 PM EDT

On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, Brian Stelter asserted that George Stephanopoulos is "one of the biggest stars on all of television," as he reported on the ABC anchor's $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation. Stelter later claimed that Stephanopoulos has "done a lot to earn people's respect and trust. He's one of the most well-respected anchors at ABC." During his report, the correspondent never mentioned the recently-revealed issues surrounding the Clinton Foundation.

By Curtis Houck | May 14, 2015 | 5:35 PM EDT

As uncovered by the Washington Free Beacon Thursday afternoon, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook interned for ABC News chief anchor and former Bill Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos during his tenure at Columbia University and even thanked Mook in his 1999 book All Too Human. In addition to praising Mook in his book, Stephanopoulos had some rather kind words for Mook on the April 12 edition of ABC’s This Week, gushing that he was "laying down in the law" in wanting to prevent infighting within the Clinton camp.

By Melissa Mullins | May 14, 2015 | 5:04 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is trying to get ratings for his show (which only has a few viewers to begin with) by throwing rocks at Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren for statements she made Sunday on ABC during This Week.

Van Susteren was part of a panel to discuss Jade Helm 15 – a military training exercise taking place in Texas.  There’s been a conspiracy theory, most notably by InfoWars’ Alex Jones, that Jade Helm 15 was actually the beginning stages of initiating martial law in the United States.

By Scott Whitlock | May 14, 2015 | 4:05 PM EDT

On Thursday it was revealed that former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the foundation of Bill and Hillary Clinton. In a conflict of interest, the same Stephanopoulos grilled the author of a new book questioning the finances of the Clinton Foundation. (He also failed to report the donations to his bosses at ABC or his audience.) 

By Katie Yoder | May 14, 2015 | 3:33 PM EDT

Abortion affects only one person – the woman – according to feminist media. 

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, in a 242 to 184 vote on May 13. In response, the feminist media like Slate and Salon accused the bill of “punish[ing] women” while also bashing the bill’s argument – that 20-week unborn babies feel pain. 

By Matthew Balan | May 14, 2015 | 2:53 PM EDT

ABC's George Stephanopoulos acknowledged his tens of thousands of dollars of donations to the Clinton Foundation in a Thursday interview with Politico's Dylan Byers. Byers reported that "Stephanopoulos...said that, contrary to earlier reports, he has given a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation." The Good Morning America anchor also announced that "he will not moderate the ABC News-sponsored Republican primary debate in February after failing to disclose those contributions."

By Kyle Drennen | May 14, 2015 | 2:38 PM EDT

Talking to Bloomberg Politics correspondent Joshua Green on Wednesday, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said he was "really quite stunned" by the revelation that ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos gave $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Schweizer called it a "massive breach of ethical standards" for the Bill Clinton operative turned journalist.