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By Jeffrey Meyer | February 16, 2015 | 3:40 PM EST

On Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and the revelation that he lied multiple times about his reporting from Iraq. 

By Jack Coleman | February 16, 2015 | 3:40 PM EST

The weather has been so brutal in the Northeast this winter that those involved in preparations for Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special were apparently cut off from any news over the last two weeks.

How else to explain the show's laughable piety when it aired last night, and at the dead-whale weight of four and a half hours (including a red-carpet preview), and mocked what was deemed "fake news" from the Fox News Channel.

By P.J. Gladnick | February 16, 2015 | 1:56 PM EST

Becoming a national laughingstock can have consequences of up to $50 million dollars as Brian Williams might soon find out. According to the New York Post, Willliams' NBC contract contains a "public morals" clause that allows NBC to terminate him if he should bring ridicule upon himself.

By Tim Graham | February 16, 2015 | 1:32 PM EST

On CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, host Brian Stelter brought on leftist comedian (and former Current TV host) John Fugelsang to discuss the legacy of Jon Stewart. Fugelsang suggested that America is dominated by liberals, but some don’t want to admit it.

To be precise, Fugelsang claimed a 2012 Gallup poll on abortion made his case for him that 77 percent of Americans are pro-choice:

By Geoffrey Dickens | February 16, 2015 | 1:02 PM EST

Disgraced NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was the butt of several jokes on Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special. Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld and even former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani got into the act during an interview on the red carpet. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | February 16, 2015 | 12:13 PM EST

Stand-up comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld cracked up the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary audience with a joke at Brian Williams’ expense: “I just found out that one of the original cast members in 1975 was Brian Williams.”

By Matthew Philbin | February 16, 2015 | 12:05 PM EST

To “Today,” a comedy show retrospective is 11 times more important than Isis slaughtering Christians. In its first three hours Monday, “Today” spent 14 minutes 28 seconds on last night’s SNL40 anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” – another NBC production. On the other hand, it gave all of one minute, 20 seconds to a mass atrocity and the military response to it.

The other networks also spent more time on "SNL" than ISIS on Monday morning.

By Kyle Drennen | February 16, 2015 | 12:01 PM EST

In the latest example of NBC's unhealthy obsession with the Kennedys, Monday's Today devoted a three-minute segment to promoting 54-year-old photos of JFK and Jackie vacationing on Cape Cod in 1961, with correspondent Sheinelle Jones proclaiming: "...what's so striking about these images is that they depict the first couple in a way many of us aren't accustomed to seeing – away from the confines of the White House, enjoying just another day at the beach."

By Scott Whitlock | February 16, 2015 | 11:54 AM EST

For seven straight shows in January of 2014, MSNBC's Chris Matthews hyperbolically compared Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal to Watergate (with the Republican governor as the new Richard Nixon). The Hardball anchor on Friday took a victory lap while talking about Christie fading as a 2016 contender. Matthews trumpeted, " Well, does Chris Christie still have a path or a prayer to the presidency?" 

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 16, 2015 | 10:31 AM EST

On Sunday, CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted former SEAL Team Six member Don Mann to discuss NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams’ questionable claim that he was embedded with them at the start of the Iraq war. Speaking to host Brian Stelter, Mann resoundingly refuted Williams’ story and said “For a reporter to be embedded with SEAL Team Six or any tier one unit, that just doesn't happen…The last thing in the world we would want is have a reporter sitting in a helicopter embedded with one of these units. It would hurt the United States in many ways.”

By Tom Blumer | February 16, 2015 | 10:25 AM EST

It took well over 24 hours, but the New York Times finally corrected (HT Instapundit) op-ed columnist Gail Collins's ignorant Saturday contention about how Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker caused teacher layoff in 2010: "As well as the fact that those layoffs happened because Walker cut state aid to education." Collins was so sure of herself that she emphasized how Walker's 2010 state aid-caused layoffs were a "fact." Trouble is, Walker didn't become Badger State Governor until January 2011.

Instapundit's reaction: "So basically, it’s now an Emily Litella column. Never mind!" The Old Gray Lady's excision from Collins's cranky column hardly solves all of its problems.

By Mark Finkelstein | February 16, 2015 | 8:01 AM EST

Joe Scarborough says he doesn't want to be "torn to shreds online" for analogizing the threat of radical Christianity to that of radical Islam.  Simple solution: stop analogizing the threat of radical Christianity to that of radical Islam.

On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough twice suggested such parallels, analogizing radical Islamists to "ultrafundamentalist Christians who believe every single word of the Bible has to be interpreted in the exact ways which could also lead to some violence." A bit later, Scarborough circled back, saying "it doesn't matter what faith you're in," that a literal reading of scripture attracts the outcasts of society, for better or "for much worse."

By Tom Blumer | February 15, 2015 | 11:41 PM EST

In London, England earlier this week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker delivered a speech about global trade at the Chatham House think tank. Given that the group's mission is "to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world," and that it encourages "open debate and confidential discussion on the most significant developments in international affairs," it seemed a reasonable expectation that those present would ask questions relevant to those matters.

Instead, Scott Walker was asked several brazenly off-topic questions, including if he believed in evolution. He refused to answer them. In the case of evolution, he said, "I’m going to punt on that one ... That’s a question that a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or another," while reminding the audience that "I'm here to talk about trade and not pontificate on other issues."

By Kyle Drennen | February 15, 2015 | 10:57 PM EST

Appearing on the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special Sunday night, comedian Martin Short mocked NBC for the ongoing scandal surrounding Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, declaring to the audience of A-list celebrities: “Do you realize that if this roof were to collapse right now, it would be the least of NBC’s problems?”

By Curtis Houck | February 15, 2015 | 8:58 PM EST

During the red carpet show leading up to the 40th anniversary special of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, actor Jim Carrey ended his interview with Today co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on a rather awkward note by suddenly asking them where NBC is “hiding” suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Carrey interjected with: “Can I ask you guys a question? Where are you hiding Brian Williams? Where is he?”