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By Scott Whitlock | February 10, 2015 | 4:08 PM EST

CNN's Brian Stelter on Tuesday suggested that it was unlikely Brian Williams could survive as Nightly News anchor, given the ongoing challenges to his honesty. The media analyst explained just how hard it would be for the anchor to get past the scandal related to lying about being struck by an RPG.

By Matthew Balan | February 10, 2015 | 4:06 PM EST

Carol Costello gave an on-air correction on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom concerning an on-screen graphic that aired on the Monday edition of her program: "Yesterday, we ran a story about the debate among Western leaders about whether to send arms to Ukraine. During that segment, our banner mistakenly said, 'Obama considers arming pro-U.S. troops.'"

By Christian Robey | February 10, 2015 | 3:40 PM EST

On the heels of the recent snowballing Brian Williams controversy, more trouble continues to brew for the beleaguered NBC. Yesterday, 22 retired generals and admirals, along with dozens of other prominent senior military officers, joined MRC president Brent Bozell in a letter to the Comcast Board of Directors.  Comcast is the parent company of NBC. The letter called upon the Comcast Board to demand NBC apologize for hateful comments recently made against Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle

By Tom Blumer | February 10, 2015 | 3:28 PM EST

In a new book, Obama 2008 campaign manager and longtime Obama adviser David Axelrod reveals that, in the words of Zeke J. Miller at Time.com, "Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same sex marriage for religious reasons."

The subheadline at Miller's coverage calls it "A striking admission of political dishonesty from the keeper of the Obama flame." In my view, given that David Axelrod wouldn't make such an admission without permission, it's also a juvenile "Nyah-nyah, we fooled you, and you can't do anything about it!" taunt. Additional excerpts from Miller's article follow the jump (HT Michael Walsh at PJ Media; bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Mike Ciandella | February 10, 2015 | 2:35 PM EST

While promoting a curriculum produced by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, NBC anchor Brian Williams stated “now I’m cleansed, I’ve made my bias out in the open. We can all be honest here.” These statements became ironic in light of Williams’ now debunked claim that a helicopter he was in during the Iraq War came under RPG fire.

Williams hosted a panel in October 2013 which “focused on veterans who received a Medal of Honor, and what they can teach our students,” according to Education Week. Williams is “a member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation,” according to his bio on the NBC News website. He has also promoted tributes to Medal of Honor recipients on “Nightly News.”

By P.J. Gladnick | February 10, 2015 | 1:32 PM EST

Forget about the legal merits of the King vs Burwell case which states that the Obamacare law actually means what it says: that subsidies should only go to state-run, not federal exchanges. What really counts according to Sarah Kliff of Vox is that the plaintiffs in this case are guilty of the thought crime of thinking ill of (GASP!) President Obama.
 

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 10, 2015 | 12:45 PM EST

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a blistering critique of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams following revelations that he lied about riding in a military helicopter that was forced down by enemy fire in Iraq. Authors Emily Steel and Ravi Somaiya highlight some “sobering news” for Williams with a headline that declared “Under Fire, Brian Williams Loses Lofty Spot on a Trustworthiness Scale.” The article proceeds to go into great detail explaining how since the scandal first broke, Williams has gone from being the 23rd most-trusted person in America, to number 835. 

By Matthew Balan | February 10, 2015 | 12:41 PM EST

Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore poked fun of NBC's Brian Williams on Monday's Nightly Show. Wilmore teased his monologue on Williams with a one-liner: "We look at our relationship with war, and revisit the movie Black Hawk Down – or as Brian Williams calls it, 'The Brian Williams Story.'" The comedian likely didn't know that the journalist actually boasted, back in 2003, that his now-discredited helicopter incident was "Black Hawk Down meets Saving Private Ryan."

By Kyle Drennen | February 10, 2015 | 12:08 PM EST

Following all three network evening newscasts on Monday devoting full reports to "a full blown civil rights battle" in Alabama after the state's supreme court chief justice refused to carry out a federal ruling allowing gay marriage in the state, the Tuesday morning shows on CBS, ABC, and NBC all continued to push the story. 

By Scott Whitlock | February 10, 2015 | 11:50 AM EST

In a fairer world, the increasing number of lies and exaggerations arising from the Brian Williams scandal would be perfect fodder for Jon Stewart. However, it wasn't until Monday night that the liberal Daily Show anchor finally broke his silence and covered Williams and his fabricated story about being struck by an RPG during the Iraq War. Predictably, Stewart neglected mockery aimed at the NBC journalist and turned it towards a Republican target, the Bush administration.

By Tom Johnson | February 10, 2015 | 11:35 AM EST

Max Fisher writes that Obama’s comment was “so banal it could be an after-school special. That it has provoked national controversy goes to show that there is still a mainstream thread of thought in America that Islam is an inherently violent religion, that the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are somehow different, and that non-Muslims are superior human beings.”

By Matthew Philbin | February 10, 2015 | 11:24 AM EST

Funny ads are great, but BMW’s new one is playing for the wrong kind of yucks. In the new spot for the company’s X5 SUV viewers don’t learn much about the car, but they learn more than they want to about Granny’s sex life.

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

On Tuesday, CBS This Morning hosted David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, and treated the former White House official to a friendly interview to help promote his political biography. Throughout the interview, the three CBS hosts lobbed softball questions at Axelrod but refused to ask him about a controversial portion of his book, that they themselves had previously boosted, in which Axelrod claimed that Obama was irritated with Mitt Romney’s concession call in 2012 in which the Republican allegedly suggested the president won by getting out the black vote. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | February 10, 2015 | 10:16 AM EST

The political statement rating website PolitiFact, so far, has yet to label Brian Williams’ Iraq war tall-tale as “false” or even “mostly-false.” In fact a search of the site shows the most recent article on Williams, posted on their PunditFact page, is from Thursday  and it’s merely a timeline of the still-unfolding crisis for the NBC Nightly News anchor. 

By Joseph Rossell | February 10, 2015 | 9:47 AM EST

The Grammy Awards were not just a stage for musicians' egos in 2015, but a platform for promoting a cause backed by President Barack Obama and a Soros-funded organization.

CBS gave 1 minute, 12 seconds at the music awards to play a pre-recorded video with President Barack Obama, during which he promoted the "It's On Us" campaign against sexual violence.