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By Clay Waters | March 17, 2015 | 10:26 PM EDT

Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief for the New York Times, is often criticized as anti-Israel and hostile in particular to conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In the wake of a tighter-than-expected reelection campaign and Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress, in which he warned of the dangers of a nuclear Iran, the Times truly "doubled down" on its hostility, accusing the PM of being panicky, power-hungry, and appealing to racism.

By Ken Shepherd | March 17, 2015 | 9:06 PM EDT

"[T]he thing that drives me nuts" about Hillary Clinton's response to the e-mail controversy, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki noted on Tuesday's Hardball, is that she won't admit that the public would be better off had she used a State Department e-mail account from day one of her tenure at Foggy Bottom. Instead, the Hardball guest host lamented, Clinton's out there insisting it was simply a "matter of convenience" for her to use her personal e-mail account.

By Randy Hall | March 17, 2015 | 8:39 PM EDT

During Monday's edition of the NBC program Late Night With Seth Meyers, the liberal host did his best to embarrass Texas senator Ted Cruz for stating that “the whole world is on fire” because of the “Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind.”

In a video of the campaign stop, the likely Republican candidate for president in 2016 was slamming the Democrats' record during the past several years when the voice of 3-year-old Julie Trant echoed his comment.

By Jack Coleman | March 17, 2015 | 8:23 PM EDT

This from a man who maligned Michele Bachmann as "whacko", Rush Limbaugh as a "bonehead gangster", and Senate Republicans as "stooges." What's that old saw about talk show hosts who live in glass penthouses?

Late Show schmoozer David Letterman came through with spirited hilarity last night, albeit unintended, while chatting with actress Shailene Woodley about her new film "Insurgent" and recent visits to Australia and Indonesia.
 

By Mark Finkelstein | March 17, 2015 | 7:39 PM EDT

Imagine the secret scene inside the White House if Bibi Netanyahu had lost tonight: President Obama popping the bubbly as Samantha Power and John Kerry danced an Irish jig? There's no denying that the Obama admin ardently davened [prayed] for Bibi's defeat.  Top Obama campaign aides had been dispatched to Israel for that very purpose. Indeed, there are even allegations that the Obama admin had underwritten the effort to defeat Netanyahu.

But in a classic MSM bit of hypocritical hand-wringing, on this evening's With All Due RespectJohn Heilemann lamented that he was "saddened" to hear that an adviser to Netanyahu said that his victory would be "a defeat for Barack Obama."  

By Curtis Houck | March 17, 2015 | 6:07 PM EDT

Appearing on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper on Tuesday afternoon, chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his Likud Party and “right-wing” allies for having “a sort-of racist police towards” Arabs that has been “very scary for them” as the world awaited results from the national elections in Israel.

By Jordan Ecarma | March 17, 2015 | 5:30 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s e-mail controversy continues to haunt her as even her supporters admit the former senator did wrong by using a private server during her four years as Secretary of State.

“I think she made a mistake,” Barney Frank told host Alyona Minkovski on a HuffPost Live segment that aired today. “That was not very intelligent of her.”

Frank, who served as a Democratic congressman for Massachusetts for more than 30 years, was the first openly gay members of Congress. He appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss his recently published memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. 

By Kyle Drennen | March 17, 2015 | 5:06 PM EDT

Reporting live from Tel Aviv and campaigning hard against the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on her MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell invited on one guest after another to denounce the Likud party leader.

By Katie Yoder | March 17, 2015 | 4:06 PM EDT

A human trafficking bill has become all about abortion now – and one representative isn’t happy about it. 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) spoke during a “War No More" panel hosted by Concerned Women for America (CWA) on March 16. The “War” at issue is the phony one on women liberals have trotted out the last couple of election cycles. In an interview with MRC Culture on topics pertaining to women, Rep. McMorris Rodgers argued that a human trafficking bill’s Hyde Amendment language shouldn’t be “controversial” – and stressed how the media “played a role” in the “War on Woman” messaging. 

By Scott Whitlock | March 17, 2015 | 4:06 PM EDT

The Washington Post found another 2016 contender to bash. Reporter David Fahrenthold on Sunday devoted 2,491 words to a supposedly straight news story on the "lost," "infamous" Bobby Jindal. According to the aggressively negative piece, the Louisiana governor's presidential hopes are "stalled" and the "onetime GOP star is at rick of becoming an afterthought." 

By Bryan Ballas | March 17, 2015 | 3:27 PM EDT

On Sunday, police charged 20-year old Jeffrey Williams with shooting two Ferguson police officers. The officers are alive and recovering. There is cause for rejoicing, unless you're attorney and radio show host Lizz Brown, who thought that was a sideshow to be quickly dismissed.

Appearing with Jose Diaz-Balart on MSNBC’s The Rundown on Monday, Brown glossed over it: “I think that the arrest is fine. But the challenge, Jose, is the conversation that we’re having about what's going on in Ferguson...we spent less than 24 hours discussing the resignation [of the Ferguson Police Chief], and the importance, and the significance, and ramification of that.”

By Scott Whitlock | March 17, 2015 | 11:56 AM EDT

So, just how slanted were the Big Three broadcast networks in their coverage of the letter sent by 47 Senate Republicans to the Iranian government? A new study by the Media Research Center has found ABC, CBS and NBC gave three times more coverage to critics of the GOP letter than to supporters, and more than eight times as much airtime fretting about the letter than about the substance of the Obama administration's dealings with Iran.

 

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 17, 2015 | 11:18 AM EDT

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, co-host Mika Brzezinski accused Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) of “deflecting” for citing numerous examples of precedent to justify the Republican letter to the Iranian leadership over their ongoing nuclear negotiations with the Obama administration. Cruz detailed numerous other times in which members of Congress have taken similar action as Senate Republicans, refuting the liberal line that the letter was an “unprecedented” action.

By Scott Whitlock | March 17, 2015 | 11:13 AM EDT

On Monday night and Tuesday morning, all three networks covered the down-to-the-wire election in Israel. But only CBS noticed that Barack Obama's 2012 national field director is hard at work trying to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu. This Morning reporter Barry Peterson explained that the left-leaning Labor Party "hired Jeremy Bird who ran the Obama campaign ground game in 2008 and 2012." 

By Kyle Drennen | March 17, 2015 | 10:56 AM EDT

On Tuesday, only ABC's Good Morning America reported a new CNN poll showing a decline in Hillary Clinton's popularity following the e-mail scandal, with a majority of Americans viewing the controversy as a "serious problem" for the 2016 Democratic contender. Neither NBC's Today nor CBS This Morning mentioned the poll results.