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By P.J. Gladnick | September 26, 2015 | 11:32 AM EDT

Count Bill Maher as among those who don't buy into the fable promulgated by much of the mainstream media about young Ahmed Mohamed building the clock that he brought to school. Maher expressed his extreme skepticism about the fairy tale last night on HBO's Real Time.  One huge takeaway from the show is the utter cluelessness of guest Ron Reagan. I won't ruin the surprise by revealing what Reagan said in advance except to ask you to imagine him as a TSA agent checking baggage at the airport after viewing the video below.

By Matthew Balan | September 26, 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

MSNBC's Chris Matthews revealed his loathing for a part of his Catholic upbringing on Wednesday's Hardball, and ended up mangling the theology behind a beautiful and ancient Church ritual for new mothers. Matthews turned to Catholic dissident Sister Simone Campbell for her take on Pope Francis's visit. Sister Campbell touted her liberal "Nuns on the Bus" campaign as a supposed way to "take the Gospel to where it wouldn't be otherwise, and all the other people that we meet along the road – so many of them are not churched...but that we can be in touch with them."

By Curtis Houck | September 26, 2015 | 10:07 AM EDT

Promoting the new season of his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, actor and Republican Tim Allen joined Thursday’s Hannity on Fox News Channel (FNC) to blast the federal government over reckless spending, the national debt, and a culture of political correctness that he tries to rebuke on the show where he plays “a very smart Archie Bunker.”

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | September 26, 2015 | 8:18 AM EDT

They call it “bacha bazi,” translated as “boy play” – Afghan militia men throwing boys into sexual slavery. What’s worse yet, the U.S. military has turned a blind eye to this obscene practice. The front page of The New York Times carried the headline  "U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies."

Soldiers who tried to stop this abuse act actually being punished by the U.S. military. A photo caption read: “Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed.” Quinn beat up the abuser.

By Mark Finkelstein | September 26, 2015 | 7:26 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton: bravest person in America? You betcha! But don't take my word for it. Here's John Podesta, Chair of Hillary for America, in an email sent out this morning: "If anyone else faced the constant barrage of insults and attacks that Hillary endures everyday, they would quickly and happily squirrel away in a cabin hidden somewhere in the Rockies. Not Hillary. Her default setting is resilience."

Huh: that's funny. I can think of millions of Americans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other insalubrious locales who didn't run and hide despite facing "barrages of attacks" that some might say were even worse than the slings and arrows poor Hillary has suffered.

By NB Staff | September 25, 2015 | 11:57 PM EDT

NewsBusters Executive Editor Tim Graham appeared Friday night on The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV to discuss the Pope and President Obama.

First they discussed the U.S. News website trying to argue the pope “echoed” Obama in attacking Christianity in his speech to Congress. That wasn’t true, Graham said.

By Brad Wilmouth | September 25, 2015 | 11:44 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's CNN Newsroom, CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein asserted that "zealots are winning the soul of the Republican Party" as he blamed the "zealots of his party" for Republican House Speaker John Boehner's announced resignation from the House of Representatives.

Moments later, as he praised the Pope's speech to Congress, Bernstein took a shot at Texas Senator Ted Cruz as he suggested that "I don't think the Pope's message had much of an effect on Ted Cruz."

By Matthew Balan | September 25, 2015 | 11:26 PM EDT

Two journalists on Friday's NBC Nightly News played up how the supposed "far right" of the Republican Party pushed out Rep. John Boehner, who announced earlier in the day that he would be stepping down as Speaker of the House. Lester Holt underlined that Boehner is "resigning from Congress at the end of next month in the face of a challenge from members of the far right of his party, who believe he's gone soft on Democrats."

By Tom Johnson | September 25, 2015 | 9:41 PM EDT

Variations on the term “Bush Derangement Syndrome” are common on both the right and the left (a Google search for “Clinton Derangement Syndrome” yielded roughly 180,000 results). Therefore, it wasn’t surprising to see Indiana University law prof Steve Sanders modify Charles Krauthammer’s famous coinage in order to trash religious conservatives.

“The Christian right is deep in the grip of gay marriage derangement syndrome,” wrote Sanders in a Thursday article for The Washington Monthly. “Conservative Christians grew accustomed to hegemony in a world where judges and lawmakers frequently deferred to their preferences…But as Americans become markedly less religious, things are changing, and the law’s treatment of homosexuality is a cutting edge of that change. So far the Christian right is reacting exactly like an indulged child throwing a particularly stormy tantrum.”

By Matthew Balan | September 25, 2015 | 8:33 PM EDT

Friday's NBC Nightly News failed to cover how the Defense Department revealed earlier in the day that they found an "email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, as a Reuters report put it. Mrs. Clinton exchanged the e-mails with then-General David Petraeus between January and February of 2009.  Anchor Lester Holt did air a 16-second news brief on the other "big news from Washington" – Michelle Obama and the first lady of China revealing the name of the panda cub at the National Zoo.

By P.J. Gladnick | September 25, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT

That Ahmed the clock boy is such a genius! Why, on his own he put together an intricate clock displaying a great deal of electronic knowledge. Yet for his effort he was accused of bringing a suspicious object to school and was arrested. Fortunately, after enlightened members of the MSM hailed the genius of young Ahmed Mohamed, he got himself an invite to the White House and Google too! Unfortunately for the narrative of much of the media, this tale has begun falling apart upon just a bit of scrutiny.

One result is the expected "Hitler" parody you will see below. In addition, we have a couple of videos from electronics expert Thomas Talbot telling us first why the Ahmed clock story is false as well as the likely agenda for perpetrating this fairy tale. But first let us go deep into the Fuhrerbunker to watch the reaction to the discovery that Ahmed the clock boy is a fraud. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | September 25, 2015 | 7:57 PM EDT

After House Speaker John Boehner announced his intention to resign at the end of October, suddenly liberal journalists grew nostalgic. Rachel Maddow found him “refreshing and lovable.”  Chris Matthews insisted “verybody likes John Boehner. I can tell you the media like him.”

That’s not exactly what Matthews and his liberal-media colleagues have been saying over the last five years. 

By Melissa Mullins | September 25, 2015 | 6:25 PM EDT

Supporters of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump are used to being criticized whether it be their own party or Democrats. One charge often hurled at them is that Trump supporters are racist.  But a new Fox news poll on the 2016 presidential election should put that claim to rest. Currently the poll finds the New York real-estate developer is still on top with 26 percent of voters, followed by retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson at 18 percent, businesswoman Carly Fiorina and Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tied for third place.  Many voters are tired of politicians and that is why “outsider” candidates such as Trump and Carson are in the lead.  Part of Trump’s appeal is his shoot from the hip style of speaking – he’s not one to mince words.

By Scott Whitlock | September 25, 2015 | 5:34 PM EDT

Despite teasing a new poll showing a “stunning” fall for Hillary Clinton, ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday only allowed seconds to the subject. According to a WMUR poll, Clinton trails Bernie Sanders by 16 points in New Hampshire. Robin Roberts opened the show by trumpeting, “And the stunning new poll showing Hillary Clinton falling further behind in a make-or-break state.” Yet, the actual segment only totaled 19 seconds.

By Kyle Drennen | September 25, 2015 | 4:57 PM EDT

As news broke of House Speaker John Boehner planning to resign from Congress, MSNBC’s hosts and correspondents used the opportunity to bash conservatives in the House of Representatives. Late in the 10 a.m. ET hour, Andrea Mitchell worried: “...he's stepping down under the threat of the caucus...and it remains to be seen whether the more radical conservative members who wanted to shut down the government can actually gain control of the caucus...”