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By P.J. Gladnick | January 10, 2015 | 9:48 AM EST

There was a shocking report this week about adultery allegations against Steve Kroft. Through a spokeswoman Kroft only denied one charge which was actually the most believable part of the story.
 

By Tom Blumer | January 10, 2015 | 9:23 AM EST

The list of unhinged statements and rants coming from left-leaning journalists in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris is getting miles long.

Among them all, one especially sticks out. In one of the earliest retreats to twisted, gutless characterizations of the Charlie Hebdo terrorists, CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who is also ABC's global affairs anchor, called them "activists." Greg Gutfeld of Fox News commented on Amanpour's annihilation of the English langauge and went after the "fear of (right-wing) backlash" mindset on Friday.

By Katie Yoder | January 10, 2015 | 9:00 AM EST

Despite the media’s narrative, the loss of a little baby through abortion is not easily forgotten, according to pro-life leaders.

Dr. Alveda C. King, pro-life activist and niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., and others spoke at a Washington, D.C. press conference Jan. 8 to launch “Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion,” a year-long initiative of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign to reach out to those impacted by abortion. At the event, Dr. King told MRC Culture that abortion will change even singer Nicki Minaj – and that Minaj will “reach that conclusion” that abortion “was bad for me” and “bad for my baby.” 

By Melissa Mullins | January 10, 2015 | 8:27 AM EST

The Santa Barbara News-Press building has been vandalized due to criticism it received over a recent headline using the word “illegals” which, incidentally, described immigrants who entered and are living in the United States illegally. 

It all started on Saturday, January 3, 2015, when The Santa Barbara News-Press wrote a front-page article titled “Illegals line up for driver’s licenses.”

By Clay Waters | January 10, 2015 | 8:07 AM EST

New York Times political reporter Jonathan Martin went snide and condescending in his "Political Memo" on Republican presidential prospects for 2016, "In G.O.P., a Divide of Ideology and Age." Treating the Republican Party like a dour religious sect, whose opposition to Michelle Obama's stringent "health" campaign is equivalent to being "a cheerleader of artery-clogging calories," Martin used all the bad buzz words ("stricter...brand of conservatism," "deviations from orthodoxy," "doctrinaire conservatives") to describe the right.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | January 10, 2015 | 7:46 AM EST

Hollywood is still making movies glorifying communists like blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo as the true libertarians and constitutionalists, no matter how ludicrous it sounds. Luckily, there’s a new antidote to this film’s message, a book called Hollywood Traitors by longtime Human Events editor Allan Ryskind.

By Tim Graham | January 9, 2015 | 11:28 PM EST

Too typically, the cover of Seventeen magazine features former Nickeolodeon star Victoria Justice and “The Edgy Side You’ve Never Seen (Until Now).” The teen stars always have to “mature” into “edgy,” and in this case, it’s a “daring role on the gritty new MTV series Eye Candy.”

Justice will play “a computer hacker who gets caught up with a serial killer.” She explained “It’s a very sexy thriller-drama.” Sexy serial-killer drama? That’s edgy, all right. “Victorious [her Nick show] was musical singing, happy times, and colorful, and this show is the polar opposite, which is 100 percent why I was drawn to it.” It’s making her channel her inner “badass.”

By Matthew Balan | January 9, 2015 | 9:03 PM EST

Friday's NBC Nightly News enthusiastically promoted President Obama's proposal to provide "free" community college education, to the tune of $60 billion over ten years. Brian Williams hyped the "ambitious offer that could help so many families." Chris Jansing asserted that the President's plan is a "a goal everyone can agree on," but also underlined that the multi-billion dollar program is going to be a "tough sell to Congress."

By Jack Coleman | January 9, 2015 | 7:54 PM EST

Maybe it's just my imagination, but it sounds like Fox News's Shepard Smith is suggesting that the Muslim fanatics involved in the Charlie Hebdo massacre were motivated by religion in much the same manner as that notorious Christian extremist, Timothy McVeigh.

You remember, the one who spent months in prayer at his evangelical church before detonating a truck bomb outside the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City nearly 20 years ago. And when McVeigh wasn't praying, he was certain to be fasting or poring over Scripture or obsessing over his next pilgrimage to the Holy Land, you know, the types of things that Christian extremists can be expected to do. Aside from the fact that none of this happened, except for McVeigh murdering 168 people for no reason than his virulent loathing of the federal government, the closest he actually came to religious fervor.
 

By Randy Hall | January 9, 2015 | 5:17 PM EST

Two days after 12 people who worked at the controversial Charlie Hebdo --  “a weekly, French satirical newsmagazine” -- were shot and killed by four gunmen -- Vox website content editor Max Fisher tried to assert the publication's importance by pointing to the “Love Is Stronger Than Hate” cartoon cover of the  November 2011 edition.

The cover depicts Charlie Hebdo -- the magazine portrayed by a generic male staffer with a pencil behind his ear -- kissing a generic Muslim man, with the smoldering ashes of the office in the background.

By Tom Blumer | January 9, 2015 | 4:22 PM EST

CNN's Jim Clancy has been with the network for 32 years. His network's bio says that he "brings the experience of more than three decades covering the world to every newscast on CNN International." He also apparently has a lot of pent-up feelings about the Middle East.

Those feelings boiled to the top over Twitter early Thursday. Clancy started it all by claiming that the cartoons published by journalists who were killed in the Charlie Hebdo massacre on Wednesday "NEVER mocked the Prophet. They mocked how the COWARDS tried to distort his word. Pay attention." It went downhill from there, both factually and professionally.

By Curtis Houck | January 9, 2015 | 4:06 PM EST

In the midst of MSNBC’s coverage on the aftermath of the dual hostage situations in France that resulted in three terrorists being killed, MSNBC terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann railed against the “openly racist,” “prejudice[d],” and “hateful” National Front party in France as being “as much of the problem as jihadists are” for the country.

Following the airing of a speech by French President François Hollande, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes brought up the plans for a national unity march in Paris on Sunday that would feature all political parties with the exception of the National Front, which is currently led by Marine Le Pen.

By Geoffrey Dickens | January 9, 2015 | 3:36 PM EST

On Thursday, the tag team of FNC’s Sean Hannity and conservative author Mark Steyn slammed the weak response by American journalists and satirists to the recent terror attack on Charlie Hebdo in France. On the January 8 edition of FNC’s Hannity, the host asked Steyn to make his case about how the “media has cowered in the face of radical Islamists.” 

By Matthew Balan | January 9, 2015 | 3:11 PM EST

CNN's Chris Cuomo made a "colorful" gaffe on Friday's @ This Hour, as he reported live from Paris, France. Minutes after police stormed both sites where Islamists had barricaded themselves, Cuomo labeled one of the dead French terrorists "African-American." Anderson Cooper quickly corrected his colleague: "Not American – the man of African descent." Cuomo replied, "Right – African descent. Thank you. Sorry, Anderson."

By Kyle Drennen | January 9, 2015 | 2:38 PM EST

During her Friday show on MSNBC, amid live coverage of French authorities killing multiple terror suspects following dual hostage standoffs, host Andrea Mitchell lamented the fact that President Obama's political agenda may be setback by the attacks in Paris. Talking to Maine Senator Angus King, she fretted: "Do you think that this terror incident will in any way slow down the President's intention to continue drawing down from Guantanamo and to eventually close that facility, if possible?"