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By Clay Waters | March 25, 2015 | 9:19 PM EDT

The front page of Wednesday's New York Times featured Lizette Alvarez's "Out of Cold War Past, Broadcasts to Cuba Face an Uneasy Future." For conservative fans of hypocritical liberal media irony, the text box is a keeper: "Accusations of a lack of balance, fairness and objectivity." This from the liberal fortress known as the Times.

By NB Staff | March 25, 2015 | 8:45 PM EDT

"Next month, President Obama will appear on the cover of The Economist magazine.  It’s their annual April Fool’s issue." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller

By Tom Blumer | March 25, 2015 | 7:31 PM EDT

The Census Burau's February Durable Goods report, released at 8:30 a.m. today, "unexpectedly" (Bloomberg did the U-word honors) came in with a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent decline compared to the 0.2 increase analysts expected. Additionally, January's increase was revised down to 2.0 percent from 2.8 percent. Not adjusting for inflation, unadjusted (i.e., actual) February orders came in 2.3 percent below February 2014. Pending adjustments to February's figures, durable goods orders have declined by 5.3 percent in the past four months.

Despite all of this, the Associated Press's primary story on durable goods by Martin Crutsinger was gone from its Top Business Stories page by 2 p.m.

By Jack Coleman | March 25, 2015 | 6:46 PM EDT

If global-warming bedwetters have such an ironclad case, why do they so often fudge on the facts?

Case in point: MSNBC action hero Ed Schultz, braying mouthpiece for The Ed Show, yesterday making a dubious claim while doing his part to malign GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on the day he launched his bid for the presidency.

By Ken Shepherd | March 25, 2015 | 6:35 PM EDT

Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, himself an ordained Baptist preacher, was critical of black legislators and clergy who surrounded disgraced frat boy Levi Pettit at a March 25 press conference in which he apologized for his now-infamous racist chant about lynched blacks.

By Matthew Balan | March 25, 2015 | 5:42 PM EDT

CNN's Brooke Baldwin slanted towards the sympathizers of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, just minutes after the U.S. Army announced that the former captive would be charged with desertion. Baldwin asked special forces veteran Scott Mann, "You have those who...on the opposite end, [are] vilifying him. Again, this is someone who was held...for five years by terrorists. Is that not – this is what some say – is that not punishment enough?"

By Kyle Drennen | March 25, 2015 | 4:56 PM EDT

Appearing on Fox News's Kelly File Tuesday night, Texas Senator Ted Cruz mocked the virulent media coverage of his newly-announced presidential campaign: "Well, look, there's nothing like the warm embrace of the mainstream media."

By P.J. Gladnick | March 25, 2015 | 4:52 PM EDT

It was announced today that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was swapped last year for five Guantanmao prisoners, has been charged with desertion. So what is the major concern for New York Times writer Helene Cooper? If Bergdahl will still be able to get an honorable discharge if found guilty and how it will affect his job prospects if he doesn't get it. I kid you not.

By Matthew Balan | March 25, 2015 | 3:45 PM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's John King, along with National Journal's Ron Fournier and the AP's Julie Pace, offered Hillary Clinton some advice, after the Democrat told a friendly audience of journalists that she hoped for a "new relationship with the press." Fournier replied that "she...needs an intervention of folks who understand the media, and can explain to her, they're not your enemy. They're also not your friend. If you want to get the benefit of the doubt from the media, what you got to do is be honest."

By Ken Shepherd | March 25, 2015 | 3:27 PM EDT

"Ted Cruz frightens left-wingers, because he doesn't compromise, because he doesn't play games," Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell told Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney on a March 25 segment on his eponymous Varney & Co. program.

By Kristine Marsh | March 25, 2015 | 2:17 PM EDT

Can you imagine the uproar if a conservative paper called a black Democrat candidate, “uppity”? Well the ultra-liberal elitist New Yorker magazine was caught doing just that -- towards a Hispanic GOP senator,Ted Cruz.

Twitchy first reported on the gaffe, after one Twitter user highlighted the offending term in the New Yorker article by longtime liberal journalist, John Cassidy:

 

By Katie Yoder | March 25, 2015 | 2:10 PM EDT

A three-year-old named Lee defends the abortion of his sister in a new children’s book – by an author with her own “ghost sister.” 

“Sister Apple, Sister Pig” by Mary Walling Blackburn focuses on an adult topic: abortion. The story follows Lee as he (or “she,” as the author stressed) searches for his sister – who might be an apple, a pig, or somewhere in a tree. Lee later decides “Sister is a happy ghost!” and explicitly says he’s glad Sister isn’t around to inconvenience his parents. 

By Scott Whitlock | March 25, 2015 | 12:44 PM EDT

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday promoted as uncontroversial the idea that Andrew Jackson should be removed from the $20 and substituted with the likes of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger or radical environmentalist Rachel Carson. Co-host Norah O'Donnell described this as "a mission to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 with a female American hero." 

By Kyle Drennen | March 25, 2015 | 12:20 PM EDT

Discussing the presidential bid of Senator Ted Cruz with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday's CBS Late Show, host David Letterman described the Texas Republican motivating "extreme" supporters: "...he announced at Liberty College [sic], which is Jerry Fallwell's place.... And that was, of course, purposeful, because he wanted to establish his – the base, the core of the extreme right-wing part of the Republican Party."

By Brian Davidson | March 25, 2015 | 11:27 AM EDT

After reading “Shame on Netflix,” I immediately emailed NewsBusters to defend it: “How dare you besmirch quality television like House of Cards!  Your words are LIES!” But instead of kidnapping me for enhanced interrogations, NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham offered to post my rebuttal. Which puts me in a jam…I have to tell my liberal-Nazi neighbors some conservatives really are fair and balanced.