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By Matthew Balan | December 10, 2014 | 4:46 PM EST

CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded common liberal talking points on race on the Monday and Tuesday editions of his program. During a two-part interview of Patrick Lynch, the president of the union for New York City police officers, Cooper asserted that "everybody has inherent biases...biases that, sometimes they're not even aware of" and wondered, "Aren't those amplified amongst those who have power over others?"

By Kyle Drennen | December 10, 2014 | 4:18 PM EST

Despite ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber being grilled by both Republicans and Democrats in a Tuesday congressional hearing over his infamous remarks that the health care law was passed due to "the stupidity of the American voter," none of the Big Three network morning shows on Wednesday made any mention of the latest development in the controversy.

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 10, 2014 | 3:20 PM EST

On Wednesday, Michael Morrell, former Deputy Director of the CIA and current CBS News Senior Security Contributor, appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss the Democrat-led Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists. While the former CIA official vehemently rejected the contents of the report, co-host Norah O’Donnell did her best to discredit Morrell’s defense of the agency. O’Donnell proclaimed “to me the idea that someone could be waterboarded, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 183 times and that's not torture, I just don't understand that definition.”

By Scott Whitlock | December 10, 2014 | 3:14 PM EST

Three of the nation's major newspapers downgraded ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber's testimony to the U.S. Senate, keeping it off the front page. The New York Times on Wednesday demoted the story to page A-20.

By Katie Yoder | December 10, 2014 | 12:44 PM EST

Baby Underwood’s musical training is starting early. 

For his Dec. 8 “Tonight Show,” comedian Jimmy Fallon congratulated country star Carrie Underwood on her “little baby on its way.” At Fallon’s prompting, the mom-to-be revealed that she sings for her baby because “he’s listening” and “always in there.”

By Scott Whitlock | December 10, 2014 | 12:12 PM EST

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos scored an exclusive interview with Barack Obama on Tuesday and used the occasion to accuse George W. Bush of "betraying" America. The journalist quizzed the President on the Senate's new report on the CIA and torture. He demanded, "Is this the responsibility of President Bush? Did he betray American values?"

By Kyle Drennen | December 10, 2014 | 12:08 PM EST

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, former CIA Director Michael Hayden went after the network for hyping the so-called "torture report" released by Senate Democrats on Tuesday. After Hayden denounced the partisan report as something that "reads like a prosecutorial screed rather than an historical document," co-host Savannah Guthrie pressed him on what he disagreed with. Hayden replied: "Well, I disagree with the fact that you're claiming it to be news. These topics and subjects were all out there."

By Tom Blumer | December 10, 2014 | 11:58 AM EST

Yesterday at 4:11 p.m. ET, Eugene Volokh at the Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy blog sharply criticized's Eliza Berman for not being "quite fair" — i.e., being quite unfair, given the author's penchant for understatement — to's John Nolte, the reporter who investigated the veracity of Lena Dunham's detailed claims about and descriptions of her alleged Oberlin College rapist.

Volokh's critique was based on language in Berman's original writeup which Time pulled at some point after Volokh's post without any notice that it had done so. Berman, as Volokh noted, "casually dismiss(ed) an investigation ... that actually succeeded in getting a publisher to correct a statement," and in the process betrayed fundamental tenets of journalism as it's supposed to be practiced.

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 10, 2014 | 11:54 AM EST

Jose Diaz-Balart, host of MSNBC’s The Rundown, sat down with President Obama for an exclusive interview that aired during his Wednesday morning broadcast. The discussion touched on several key issues including immigration reform and the liberal MSNBC host pushed the president to expand his executive action to cover more illegal immigrants. Speaking to Obama, Diaz-Balart wondered “about the future. Are you actively looking into the possibility of further executive actions that could maybe help the people that didn't qualify this time in the near future?”

By Julia A. Seymour | December 10, 2014 | 10:46 AM EST

Climate science is “settled” according to the news media, that is, unless scientists conclude climate change is not connected to a specific climate occurrence.

That was precisely the conclusion of a team of federal scientists came to when they studied California’s three-year drought. They determined “natural cycles” and “sea surface temperatures” were “main drivers” of that ongoing dry spell. NBC’s website responded by saying the science wasn’t settled about the cause of the drought. The New York Times buried the news far back in its A section and none of the broadcast networks news programs mentioned the findings on Dec. 8 or Dec. 9.

By Clay Waters | December 10, 2014 | 9:20 AM EST

"Why was he holding back?" The New York Times sniped at President Obama from the left on the front of Tuesday's edition, disappointed by the insufficient fire displayed by the president over the recent incidents of black men being killed by police officers, with no conservative criticism or commentary offered.

By NB Staff | December 10, 2014 | 8:55 AM EST

NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared Tuesday night on “Cavuto” on the Fox Business Channel to discuss former ABC reporter Ann Compton’s revelation that President Obama unleashed angry, even “profanity-laced” tirades at the press in off-the-record briefings.

"My guess in this case, it's safe to uncork a profanity laced tirade when you’re off the record,” Graham said. “I would argue that it was probably designed to get them to stop saying anhing about so-called Obama scandals on the air or in their newspapers. It’s winning through intimidation.”

By Mark Finkelstein | December 10, 2014 | 8:23 AM EST

Who were those guys on Morning Joe today—two Feinstein staffers? Nope, they were Mark Halperin and Jeremy Peters, making like Dem aides in defending the report on the CIA that Dem Senator Diane Feinstein released yesterday.

Halperin, head of Bloomberg Politics, had the chutzpah to claim that the report was not "political."  Peters of the New York Times then chimed in to say that in releasing the report, the Senate conducted itself in a "very sober" way.

By Melissa Mullins | December 10, 2014 | 7:21 AM EST

Lena Dunham – the 28-year-old writer, actress, director – seems to be getting more attention for the writing in her “memoir” Not That Kind of Girl in the past two months, than she has for the writing that won her two Golden Globe Awards and eight nominations for the Emmy Awards for her HBO series Girls.

But this attention isn’t the “good” kind.  As a matter of fact, the amount of negative attention this book has gotten due to investigations by various news outlets is beginning to unravel one of the chapters of her book that centers on an alleged rape from a “campus Republican” named “Barry”, that it outed an innocent man who has racked up a tremendous amount of debt in legal fees trying to clear his name – even AFTER reaching out to Dunham and her publisher Random House a few months ago.

By Curtis Houck | December 10, 2014 | 7:17 AM EST

During an exclusive interview with former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden on Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams felt that it was worth creating a moral equivalency by asking Hayden to explain “how” the United States is “better than our enemies morally” following the release of a report about the CIA’s use of “torture” following the attacks on September 11, 2001. 
Minutes later, Williams also attempted to bait Hayden into condemning the CIA and its actions by proposing a scenario where, “god forbid, members of your family, had to undergo some of the treatments we are reading about in this report.”