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By Curtis Houck | August 18, 2015 | 9:45 PM EDT

The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all mentioned on Tuesday evening Hillary Clinton’s decision to take questions from the press in Nevada concerning her e-mail server scandal and, as usual, they parroted Clinton campaign talking points in touting how Clinton “vigorously defended herself” in the press conference concerning what’s become a “stubborn political issue.”


By Ken Shepherd | August 18, 2015 | 8:48 PM EDT

Last week, you may recall, an EPA bureaucrat fouled the Animas River in Colorado by accidentally unleashing a torrent of polluted water from an abandoned mine. Fast forward to today and the Obama/McCarthy EPA's announcement of a new rule intended to tighten methane emissions from oil and natural gas exploration. MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton brought on EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss the new regulation. 

As it was virtually impossible to ignore the Animas River contamination, Sharpton sought to quickly dispatch the issue before getting to friendlier territory.

By Jorge Bonilla | August 18, 2015 | 7:15 PM EDT

Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policy - which includes a call to end birthright citizenship - has triggered fiery reactions including, predictably, that of Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. However, Ramos’ reactions bear a heavy whiff of hypocrisy.

By Melissa Mullins | August 18, 2015 | 6:33 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton is certainly having a bad week.  Her fellow Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders closing the gap between them, she’s getting called out for her email scandal in certain media circles, and had a confrontational run-in with Black Lives Matter activists. On top of it all, she’s now become fodder for late night comedians, including the most liberal of them.  

Larry Wilmore, the hard-left host of The Nightly Show and no stranger to criticism at NewsBusters, chided Clinton on how she botched what could’ve been a great opportunity to change her “secretive” image while she was at the Iowa State Fair.

By Kyle Drennen | August 18, 2015 | 4:49 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts, fill-in anchor Frances Rivera eagerly promoted Planned Parenthood attacking Republicans: “Planned Parenthood is going on the offensive, releasing ads in four states targeting these senators, urging supporters to tell them not to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood.”

By Matthew Balan | August 18, 2015 | 4:44 PM EDT

On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello did her best to downplay the significant rise in violent crime in major cities around the country during a segment with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa. Costello wondered if "the crime statistics were so unbelievably low over the last decade or so, and there's been this little spike – right? And so, because the crime statistics were so low, does it just feel bad – but in reality, it's not really that bad?"

By Scott Whitlock | August 18, 2015 | 4:31 PM EDT

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith appeared on Late Night, Monday, and told host Seth Meyers that no one knows who he voted for. The journalist insisted, "Well, I don't tell them. So, people don't know." Meyers blurted, "But people can't read it on your face?" The comedian added, "Let me try. Did you vote for Obama?" Smith replied, "No." After a pause, he quipped, "I might have lied." The Fox anchor then insisted, "If I got around to voting last time, I don't remember." 

By Alatheia Larsen | August 18, 2015 | 4:22 PM EDT

Three years after liberal environmentalist Tom Steyer bullied Californians into not opposing the Clean Energy Jobs Act, the payoffs have failed to materialize. Steyer promised that  the Act, which was little more than a tax hike on corporations, would create 11,000 new green jobs and raise $1 billion in revenue each year. So far it’s more than 30,000 jobs and $2 billion short.

The media have ignored the dismal progress of the California Act. Not a single network has discussed the Act’s failure, and the results have just begun to get attention after an August 17 Associated Press report.

By Tom Blumer | August 18, 2015 | 3:43 PM EDT

Yesterday, published a attempted defense of Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State by Eleni Kounalakis. An "Editor's Note" before the piece begins describes Ms. Kounalakis as the "United States ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013," the author of a book on her time there, and "a senior adviser to the Albright Stonebridge Group" (as in "Madeline Albright").

The "editor" at CNN "forgot" to mention one "little" thing, noted by John Hinderaker at Powerline: "... she was one of Hillary’s top (2008) fundraisers, a fundraiser who was paid off with an ambassadorship, and therefore hardly an objective observer of Hillary’s successes (or lack thereof) as Secretary of State."

By Jeffrey Meyer | August 18, 2015 | 3:10 PM EDT

Appearing on MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday, the New York Times’ Josh Barro dismissed controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server as “all just background noise.” He contended: "The Clintons have been embroiled in scandal longer than I have been alive. And at this point it's all just background noise. Everybody’s formulated an opinion about whether they think the Clintons are above board or whether they care about whether the Clintons are above board or not. And I can't imagine this breaking through..."

By Kristine Marsh | August 18, 2015 | 2:28 PM EDT

Is 13 out of 319 million people killed a national "crisis"? Well The Washington Post and TIME would like you to think so. In the Post Aug. 14, reporter Michael E. Miller cited a bogus study from LGBT advocacy group, the National Coalition for Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), to claim violence against transgenders was on the rise.

  The NCAVP study claimed 12 people were killed in hate crimes in 2014 and 13 had been killed so far in 2015. TIME cited the same study Aug.17, calling the murder rate “historic,” adding two more people killed to make that number 15.  

The Post’s Miller wrote Friday, “According to transgender advocacy groups, at least 13 trans women have been killed so far this year.” He hyped, “That makes this year even deadlier for trans women than 2014, which was already the highest on record.”

By Dylan Gwinn | August 18, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT

If there were a parenting award, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison would win it. On the other hand, if the Self-Esteem Industrial Complex had a Most Wanted List, Harrison would be on that too.

The Super Bowl champion linebacker took to Instagram over the weekend, and unlike the sort of lewd depravity and self-congratulation that normally attends the Instagram messages of the NFL’s elite, Harrison had an actual message for his audience, and it should be sung from the mountaintops.

By P.J. Gladnick | August 18, 2015 | 1:16 PM EDT

Time travel is one of the elements of science fiction writing. However, in the case of former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett writing in The Atlantic it is more in the realm of science fantasy, emphasis on fantasy. Lovett's time travel to the near future of President Donald Trump tells us much less about Trump than it does about extreme liberal fantasies. As a bonus, Lovett's essay veers from science fantasy to extreme comedy but first let us watch him mock a future Donald Trump that exists only in his fervid liberal imagination:

By Scott Whitlock | August 18, 2015 | 12:47 PM EDT

Blame the Secret Service. One reason Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is running into trouble could be the "limiting nature" of her protective detail. On Monday's Rachel Maddow Show, NBC's Kasie Hunt asserted: "Now, of course, it's hard for her to negotiate the sort of details of this caucus process in part because she has Secret Service protection. And that just makes it more difficult to get up close and personal with voters." The journalist spun, "And the Secret Service agents do the best they can, but at the end of the day, that just makes it more limiting for her." 

By Brad Wilmouth | August 18, 2015 | 12:28 PM EDT

As GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry appeared as a guest on Tuesday's New Day, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota challenged the former Texas governor for vetoing a Texas bill on equal pay, as she demanded, "Don't women deserve equal pay?"