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By Mark Finkelstein | January 8, 2015 | 8:36 PM EST

Could the Charlie Hebdo attack be opening the eyes of some in the liberal media?

On his MSNBC show this evening, Ed Schultz surprisingly said "when something like [Charlie Hebdo] comes up, when you start talking about the militarization of police you start understand it a little bit or maybe to view it in a different light."   Welcome to the real world, Ed.

By Ken Shepherd | January 8, 2015 | 8:24 PM EST

Equipped with two liberal journalists and moderate Republican Michael Steele, MSNBC's Chris Matthews set about on his January 8 Hardball program to bash Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), former Amb. John Bolton, and talk-show host Rush Limbaugh for their criticism of President Obama's handling of the war on terrorism in light of the deadly terroristic shooting spree at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo yesterday.

By Randy Hall | January 8, 2015 | 6:52 PM EST

During John Boehner's weekly press conference on Thursday, MSNBC's Luke Russert took advantage of the recent raucous speaker election to praise the Ohio Republican as “one of the most conservative members” of the House of Representatives “during the last 20 years.”

“I tell you what pains me the most is when they describe me as ‘the establishment,'” the newly re-elected speaker stated. “Now, I’m the most anti-establishment speaker we have ever had.”

By Curtis Houck | January 8, 2015 | 6:46 PM EST

During Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, one of the segments focused on a movie set to be released in theaters January 16 starring Julianne Moore as a woman faced with Alzheimers. While the movie, entitled “Still Alice,” focuses on an important topic and covering upcoming movie releases is nothing new for the networks, an executive producer for the movie is none other than NBC News correspondent Maria Shriver.

In what was already a conflict of interest by covering the movie, the network also allowed Shriver to play the role of reporter in promoting a venture that could benefit her financially in a two-minute-and-28-second segment.

By Ken Shepherd | January 8, 2015 | 5:34 PM EST

MSNBC host Joy Reid closed her January 8 program with a commentary that explored the question of whether the news media have consistent, objective criteria for labeling violent and destructive acts as terrorism. Reid's commentary was pegged to the difference in news coverage between the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris and a botched bombing of an NAACP chapter office in Colorado.

By Tim Graham | January 8, 2015 | 5:23 PM EST

Proving once again that the personal is very political, Time magazine posted an article headlined “The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines: Long lines for women's restrooms are the result of a history that favors men’s bodies.”

Feminist genius Soraya Chemaly found that long lines at women’s restrooms aren’t merely a reality. They’re a conscious conspiracy against the sit-down set:

By Scott Whitlock | January 8, 2015 | 5:06 PM EST

For the second time in 24 hours, MSNBC featured former Newsweek columnist Christopher Dickey to worry about how the "far-right" will exploit the terrorist shooting in France.

By Matthew Balan | January 8, 2015 | 3:30 PM EST

On Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, Bill Maher reacted to the Islamist attack in Paris by beseeching his ideological fellow travelers to "turn toward the truth" about the Muslim world's opposition to "liberal principles." Maher underlined that "hundreds of millions of [Muslims] support an attack like this. They applaud an attack like this. What they say is – oh, we don't approve of violence, but you know what? When you make fun of the prophet, all bets are off."

By Kyle Drennen | January 8, 2015 | 3:29 PM EST

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday, David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of The FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy magazine, warned against European authorities being too aggressive in fighting Islamic terrorism following the brutal attack in Paris: "I think we have to be just as worried about the reaction to the attack from nationalists, from right-wingers, from people who have sought to drive this wedge...between the Islamic communities and the mainstream communities in's very important that we recognize the value of restraint in response to these things."

By NB Staff | January 8, 2015 | 3:17 PM EST

Thanks to your generosity, NewsBusted was able to upgrade to high definition-quality cameras. 

In case you missed it, here's the first NewsBusted of 2015, in glorious HD. Take it away Jodi.

By Scott Whitlock | January 8, 2015 | 11:08 AM EST

A day after Islamic terrorists murdered 12 people for the offense of printing satirical cartoons about Muhammad, USA Today printed an "opposing view" op-ed from a radical London cleric.

By Clay Waters | January 8, 2015 | 11:07 AM EST

The New York Times ran a lead editorial Thursday in support of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine in Paris where twelve people were massacred, evidently by radical Muslims angry at its satirical images of the Prophet Muhammad. But the Times' defense of free expression looks like hypocrisy, given the paper's pathetic past in condemning previous cartoonists for drawing Muhammad:

By Tom Blumer | January 8, 2015 | 10:18 AM EST

At around 6 p.m. Wednesday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof was still wondering: "Is Islam to Blame for the Shooting at Charlie Hebdo in Paris?" ("Shooting?" Singular?) Maybe he still is.

This was many hours after it was known that the perpetrators shouted "We avenged the Prophet Muhammad!" and "Allah Akbar!" after completing the Charlie Hebdo massacre of 12 in Paris, and after ISIS celebrated the "blessed operation." Excerpts from Kristof's column, published in Thursday's print edition, follow the jump.

By Jeffrey Meyer | January 8, 2015 | 10:12 AM EST

The NFL’s San Francisco 49ers moved out of famed Candlestick Park in 2014 after more than 40 years, leaving the stadium with no permanent tenant. As a result, the city of San Francisco announced that the stadium will be demolished but not without criticism from many in the community regarding the environmental impact of destroying a structure built with asbestos and lead paint. On Thursday, CBS This Morning highlighted the ongoing battle surrounding the stadium’s future and featured one San Francisco resident insisting that it would be racist to demolish Candlestick Park. Speaking to CBS reporter John Blackstone, Marlee-I Hand argued that “it's black matters, black lives matter situation. I think that environmental justice is something that they don't consider in poor black neighborhoods.” 

By Geoffrey Dickens | January 8, 2015 | 9:56 AM EST

This week the media greeted the new GOP Congress with fears about a conservative “kamikaze caucus,” pushing “confrontation with Obama,” and stressed that if Republicans were to be successful they needed to look less “scary,” as they pointed out the 114th Congress was “80 percent white, 80 percent male and 92 percent of its members are Christian.” But in 2007, when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats took over the House, the tone from the liberal media was very different.