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By Brent Baker | January 22, 2015 | 7:49 AM EST

Talking to a Cuban woman in Havana, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams despaired Wednesday night over what an influx of American tourists would mean to the wonders of the communist “revolution” with its 50-plus year-old cars: “When Americans are here and planes and hotels and the cars are 2015 cars and not 1958 cars, what happens to the revolution?”

By Tim Graham | January 22, 2015 | 7:30 AM EST

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch was widely attacked by the left when he tweeted after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris that “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.” Days later, he walked that back, saying he didn’t mean to suggest all Muslims were responsible for that shooting.

CNN host Fareed Zakaria trash-talked about Murdoch and Fox's "crazy, radical...quasi-fascist" hosts during a Huffington Post video interview at the swanky Davos conference in Switzerland.

By Curtis Houck | January 22, 2015 | 7:28 AM EST

NBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing did her best to provide some White House spin during Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, hailing President Obama as “an energized, combative President” whose policies made for a “carefully choreographed, populist message with the details generally panned by Republicans.”

Also within her report, Jansing found time to chide House Speaker John Boehner for “an unprecedented breach in protocol” in inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress without White House consultation.

By Katie Yoder | January 22, 2015 | 6:30 AM EST

This is the march the media don’t want you to see.

The March for Life is by far the largest annual rally in Washington, D.C., but each year, it’s met with a near-black-out from major media. Last year, in a new campaign to condemn the media's silence on abortion, the Media Research Center invited marchers from across the country to send in video footage for a short documentary of what the march is really like. 

By Ken Shepherd | January 22, 2015 | 12:05 AM EST

"[N]ow that [House Speaker John] Boehner has invited [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu to speak before Congress... the White House is telling its media surrogates to attack," conservative radio host Mark Levin noted on his January 21 radio program. "Forget about Boehner, attack Israel and Netanyahu, they have violated diplomatic protocol!"

By Curtis Houck | January 21, 2015 | 11:00 PM EST

In conjunction with the U.S. diplomatic delegation arriving in Cuba on Wednesday for talks with the Communist regime, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and NBC Nightly News went out of their way to all but again ignore the brutal past of the Castro government  and instead stage unapologetic promotions of the country that lies 93 miles to America’s south.

All told, NBC Nightly News spent a whopping nine minutes and 19 seconds of its airtime to Cuba over the course of three teases and segments each. For ABC, with three teases and segments of its own (plus another that predominantly discussed Cuba), it devoted a total of eight minutes and 53 seconds of World News Tonight to fawning over the subject.

By Jack Coleman | January 21, 2015 | 8:38 PM EST

That vast collective awwwww you heard shortly after 9 o'clock Eastern last night? This explains it.

Actual headline from The Huffington Post after President Obama's State of the Union speech -- "This is the Best Hug in the History of Liberal America."

By NB Staff | January 21, 2015 | 5:48 PM EST

A time capsule buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams 220 years ago has been opened in Boston.  It contained silver and copper coins, newspapers, and a pinup photo of Betty White. --Jodi Miller

By Curtis Houck | January 21, 2015 | 5:33 PM EST

On Tuesday night, NBC News anchor Brian Williams charged that “a lot people hope” a reality check by Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd was wrong in asserting that most of President Obama's initiatives proposed during his State of the Union address won’t become law.

“Some people hope you’re right, a lot of people hope you’re wrong,” interjected Williams following Todd’s brief outlook on whether topics covered by Obama such as paid sick leave and trade authorizations will pass the Republican-controlled Congress.

By P.J. Gladnick | January 21, 2015 | 5:21 PM EST

What a sweet story. A local struggling mom writes a letter to the President and she gets not only a lunch meeting with him but later gets featured in his State Of The Union speech. A very touching story about a regular woman...who "coincidentally" was a Democrat operative. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune very "mysteriouusly" left this very important fact out of the story about her written by Allison Sherry.

By Tim Graham | January 21, 2015 | 4:38 PM EST

The State of the Union coverage on PBS last night had a slightly bizarre analysis as the speech ended. PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill jumped in over the applause and said Obama “talked about this being a breakthrough year for America and he seems to be taking on a victory lap.”

Later, David Brooks said it was a "very liberal speech" and professed amazement that Obama pretended he hadn't been crushed in the midterms.

By Scott Whitlock | January 21, 2015 | 4:33 PM EST

Comedienne and 9/11 truther Rosie O'Donnell mocked Republican Senator Joni Ernst as stupid on Wednesday. The View co-hosts were discussing Ernst's rebuttal to the State of the Union and O'Donnell said of the woman who is also a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard: "Proving that anyone in the world can be a senator."

By Joseph Rossell | January 21, 2015 | 4:21 PM EST

Media outlets and politicians often fall for junk science and misleading statistics. This happened recently with alcohol-related death statistics, which The Washington Post exposed as factually incorrect.

Post reporter Glenn Kessler writes the newspaper's Fact Checker column. He debunked the claim that more than 1,800 college students die from "alcohol-related causes" or "alcohol poisoning" every year, in a January 15, piece. In fact, he gave the claim three out of four "Pinocchios" which meant the claim contained a "[s]ignificant factual error and/or obvious contradictions."

By Ken Shepherd | January 21, 2015 | 3:46 PM EST

A funny little graphics fail from the crew of MSNBC's The Cycle on Wednesday afternoon. In a color-coded electoral map for 2012, Alabama and Texas, among other states, were erroneously shown in Democratic blue rather than Republican red.

By Kyle Drennen | January 21, 2015 | 3:23 PM EST

Appearing on PBS's Charlie Rose Tuesday night following President Obama's State of the Union address, Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt praised it as "one of the best speeches of his presidency" and "remarkably effective," before admitting: "I don't think he's going to get much done....This is not a cycle where you get much done. He may get a little stuff on trade and infrastructure."