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By Scott Whitlock | March 22, 2015 | 9:21 PM EDT

On Sunday, 60 Minutes devoted 12 minutes towards fawning over scientist/celebrity Neil deGrasse Tyson. Yet, the Charlie Rose-hosted segment never mentioned his repeated fake quotes, including a slam against George W. Bush that Tyson repeated for years. Instead,  Rose fawned that the TV personality has followed “Carl Sagan as the country's most captivating scientific communicator.”

By Jack Coleman | March 22, 2015 | 4:46 PM EDT

Look no further for a textbook example of why the Boston Globe is seen by critics as kneejerk liberal.

In today's paper, most of the cover and two full inside pages within the "Ideas & Opinion" section (eight pages in all) are devoted to a single cause -- urging Elizabeth Warren, a Bay State senator and the Democrats' most ardent class warrior, to run for president.

By Tom Johnson | March 22, 2015 | 4:45 PM EDT

Kim Messick believes America since its founding has suffered three serious breaches of political trust, the last of which is ongoing and results from “the readiness of Republicans to violate long-standing norms of institutional conduct in order to advance a highly divisive, intensely partisan agenda” that’s implacably hostile to most functions of government. Messick touches on Tom Cotton’s letter to the Iranian mullahs and John Boehner’s invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu as recent examples of the congressional GOP’s “disregard [of] any limitation on their pursuit of conservative purity” as well as of “its own hermetic vision of the conservative ‘cause’– a cause that transcends national boundaries. Its adherents find it easier to cooperate with the leader of Israel’s Likud Party than with their Democratic colleagues in the American Congress.”

By Scott Whitlock | March 22, 2015 | 4:02 PM EDT

Writing for the March 23 Time magazine, writer David Von Drehle delivered a 2400 word essay on just how the Clintons seem to perpetually survive scandal after scandal. He began by declaring, "The Clintons play by their own set of rules" and went on to describe why Hillary Clinton might survive the e-mail controversy. 

By Clay Waters | March 22, 2015 | 3:06 PM EDT

Timothy Egan, liberal New York Times reporter turned left-wing Times columnist, made Friday's paper accusing some conservative Republicans born disadvantaged as being "Traitors to Their Class." Egan's columns are typically online only, but the paper liked this one enough to feature in print. One can see why; it has the easy, superior mockery of Republicans who grew up poor but have the audacity to insist on free market solutions to poverty, as opposed to raising the minimum wage, and with a bloody Marxist edge: Not only are these Republicans wrong about economics but they are in fact "traitors to their class" who "actively despise the poor."

By Kyle Drennen | March 22, 2015 | 3:05 PM EDT

Ahead of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s expected Monday announcement declaring his candidacy for President of the United States, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday teed up California’s Democratic Governor Jerry Brown to blast the Republican as “absolutely unfit to be running for office.”

By Tim Graham | March 22, 2015 | 2:09 PM EDT

Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen sounds a little desperate to make a controversy for Scott Walker with Second Amendment voters. His headline was “Scott Walker Once Backpedaled After Supporting Wisconsin Gun-Control Bill: His flirtation with the issue could create an opportunity for competitors.”

Briefly, Walker backed a bill that “could have jailed gun dealers who sold weapons without trigger locks—and the people who bought them.” But he dumped out of it shortly after gun-rights groups protested, and the bill died. So what’s the big rift?

By P.J. Gladnick | March 22, 2015 | 1:11 PM EDT

A federal judge angrily blasted the Department of Justice in court for deception on Thursday. In contrast to normal federal court proceedings it was quite emotional and included a rather sheepish response from the Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General. Great fireworks but guess what? It was only barely touched in the MSM. No coverage on this from the alphabet networks and most of the major newspapers.

By Tom Blumer | March 22, 2015 | 10:37 AM EDT

From all appearances, only Fox News, CNS News, and a few Israel-based outlets and U.S.-based center-right blogs care about the fact, acknowledged by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, that Iran and Hezbollah, in the words of Fox's Greta Van Susteren, "are suddenly MIA from the U.S. terror threat list."

DNI apparently has no plans to change its report, having told CNS News that “This year’s Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. intelligence community report was simply a format change,” while contending that "There is no ‘softening’ of our position." DNI's excuse-making tacitly acknowledges the absence of Iran and Hezbollah from this year's terror threat list.

By Matthew Philbin | March 22, 2015 | 9:42 AM EDT

Should we be shocked that according to reviews Sean Penn’s new movie, The Gunman, is turning out to be the Venezuelan economy of action thrillers? Not at all. After all, Penn, the Hugo Chavez fan boy, co-wrote the screenplay.

And just as Chavez/Madurro socialist tropes inevitably led to a workers’ paradise chronically short of toilet paper, Sean Penn’s anti-corporate instincts led to a thriller chronically short of thrills.

By Tim Graham | March 22, 2015 | 8:42 AM EDT

This local story is only interesting in a national-media way when you recall how our national media are hypersensitive to art that Muslims find offensive. We know from experience that the liberal media generally supports art that offends Catholics and other Christians as a giddy exercise of the First Amendment.

In Trumbull, Connecticut, they’re showing a painting at the public library, reports the National Catholic Register: “Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta stands prominently in the first row of women in a painting called Women of Purpose. She holds one end of a banner that proclaims, ‘Onward We March.’ The other end is held by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.”

By Tom Blumer | March 21, 2015 | 11:49 PM EDT

The Associated Press's most recent story on the controversial Starbucks USA Today "Race Together" campaign came out Wednesday evening.

In that story, AP Food Industry Writer Candice Choi quoted Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at his company's annual shareholders' meeting predicting that "Some in the media will criticize Starbucks for having a political agenda," but that "Our intentions are pure." Perhaps they are, but I suspect that certain materials company and USA Today have produced in connection with the campaign won't pass any readers' "pure intentions" test. Take USA Today's "How Much of What You Know About Race Is True?" test. Full contents follow the jump.

By Christian Toto | March 21, 2015 | 10:41 PM EDT

Many Hollywood stars protested Michael Brown’s death after an altercation with police officer Darren Wilson by striking the now famous “hands up” pose. Brown allegedly had his hands up when Wilson fatally shot him, or so the media repeatedly told viewers based on unconfirmed accounts. News anchors and star athletes also played upon the meme.

They all were dragged into a lie, or as The Washington Post describes it, a “four Pinocchios” level lie. Do these celebrities owe us an apology? An explanation at the very least?

By Melissa Mullins | March 21, 2015 | 4:44 PM EDT

On Monday, The New York Times ran an online story about Jeffrey Williams, the 20 year old Ferguson resident suspected of shooting two Ferguson officers, in which they first reported that Williams was in fact protesting during the night of the shooting incident.  Tuesday morning, the same URL that the online story appeared no longer had that little (but very crucial) piece of information that confirmed Williams was one of the Ferguson protestors.  (This important detail has since been returned.)

By Randy Hall | March 21, 2015 | 2:21 PM EDT

During one of his rare television appearances since stepping down as host of NBC's Tonight Show on February 6, 2014, Jay Leno discussed a wide variety of topics with the host of Late Night With Seth Meyers, including the dramatic rise of political correctness on college campuses.

The topic came up when Meyers congratulated Leno for winning the Mark Twain Award for Humor -- a bronze bust of the 19th-Century novelist, essayist and humorist -- which is presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts “to an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor.”