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By Jack Coleman | June 2, 2015 | 7:16 AM EDT

Amid the fanfare for CBS newsman Bob Schieffer upon his retirement, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh provided a helpful translation for some of the code in Schieffer's parting remarks.

Schieffer appeared on CBS This Morning on Friday and was asked how Washington and journalism have changed since he jumped in the game back in the '60s. While Schieffer was optimistic about the future of Face the Nation, the Sunday morning political show he hosted since the early '90s, he was troubled by what he described as vast disruptions from a "revolution in communications."

 

By Curtis Houck | June 2, 2015 | 12:35 AM EDT

Appearing on the Monday edition of The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer and host Bill O’Reilly tore into President Obama for stating that the U.S. is now “the most respected country on Earth” thanks to his administration with Krauthammer openly wondering “what planet he's living on.” Following a soundbite of Obama speaking earlier on Monday at the White House, O’Reilly expressed his clear disagreement by declaring that: “No, we’re not respected by Putin, we’re not respected by ISIS and other terrorists, so I don’t know what he is referring to.” 

By Tom Johnson | June 1, 2015 | 10:20 PM EDT

Monday was a big day for journalists to suggest similarities between mass murderers and Republicans. Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed that certain of Timothy McVeigh’s “militia ideals have gone mainstream” in the GOP, but Esquire's Pierce really put the ideological pedal to the metal when he likened Dick Cheney to one of the all-time worst genocidal maniacs, opining that Cheney’s relatively high current political profile is akin to “giving Pol Pot a late-night TV gig.” (As a lead-in, Pierce also called Cheney “the most inexcusable American who ever lived.”)

Pierce’s item piggybacked on a Washington Monthly post by Ed Kilgore, whose tone toward Cheney was not much less harsh than Pierce’s. After quoting Reince Priebus’s remark that Cheney is “a top fundraising draw, in high demand,” Kilgore sniped, “I suppose this is an example of what the church calls the ‘glamor of evil’ in the Easter baptismal renewal vows."

By Clay Waters | June 1, 2015 | 10:14 PM EDT

Two U.S. Senators -- one Republican, the other a socialist who votes with the Democrats -- are outside candidates for president. Both were profiled in Monday's New York Times, but with quite different results. While Rand Paul's anti-surveillance crusade was caricatured as cynical "sloganeering," socialist Bernie Sanders' modest Iowa crowds (100 people instead of 50?) were hailed as a liberal insurrection.

By Yuri Perez | June 1, 2015 | 9:56 PM EDT

The Obama Administration's decision to remove the Castro regime from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism was the subject of an entirely favorable report on MundoFox. Unlike Spanish-language rivals Univision and Telemundo, in its coverage MundoFox ignored bipartisan criticism of the administration’s highly controversial move, and inexplicably only featured the administration’s and Cuban regime’s point of view on the subject.

In reporting on the Obama administration’s decision, MundoFox solely featured comments by Raúl Castro and his supporters in Cuba, parroting and citing the position of Castro and his counter-allegations that Cuba has been the victim of terror by the U.S. 

By Ken Shepherd | June 1, 2015 | 9:11 PM EDT

Wrapping up a gushy panel segment hailing Bruce Jenner's transition to "Caitlyn," a transgendered woman, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews hailed the importance of being "good about these things" and affirming the life choices made by persons like Bruce Jenner with gender identification issues. At that, guests Eugene Robinson and Jennice Fuentes hailed Jenner as "beautiful" and "stunning" respectively. Matthews made sure to toss back, "I may not go that far" but quickly added, "but I do appreciate your taste."

By Curtis Houck | June 1, 2015 | 8:50 PM EDT

On Monday’s CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Charlie Rose and foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer bemoaned the impact of international sanctions on the Iranian economy with Palmer also fretting that Secretary of State John Kerry’s leg injury could hurt the “dynamic” of nuclear talks between the U.S., its allies, and Iran on a proposed deal. Prior to Palmer’s report from Tehran, Rose noted that “[t]he deadline for concluding a deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program is June 30” and could mean that “painful economic sanctions would be lifted.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | June 1, 2015 | 7:43 PM EDT

Look at the size of that wad! It's huge! And it is all 100 dollar bills! How much you carrying there, Les? $5000? $10,000? $20,000? More?

As we have seen, the networks declined to report that their CEOs including CBS CEO Les Moonves who earned over $54 million this past year were "overpaid." Perhaps they were embarrassed to report this. However, even more embarrassing is that Moonves is so cheap that he used a big wad of hundred dollar bills to stiff a restaurant parking valet out of a tip as you can see in the video on the Page Six report of the New York Post:

By Ken Shepherd | June 1, 2015 | 5:24 PM EDT

Newsweek writer Nina "Kneepads" Burleigh would have her readers believe that today's Republican Party is ideological soulmates with Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber: "McVeigh was executed in 2001, but since then, some of his militia ideals have gone mainstream and even been introduced as laws in many states, including Oklahoma. Legislators in dozens of states have submitted proposals to nullify or block federal laws — a longtime goal of militias. These have included exempting states from federal gun laws and educational standards, as well as, of course, Obamacare."

By Matthew Balan | June 1, 2015 | 4:19 PM EDT

On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver gave the latest evidence that the last acceptable prejudice is bigotry against Christianity, especially anti-Catholicism. Oliver blasted the Vatican secretary of state's "defeat for humanity" condemnation of Ireland's vote that legalized same-sex marriage: "Okay, settle down a little, Catholic Church. Remember, you're an organization whose victories for humanity include the Crusades, forced adoptions, and running a widely-successful international pedophile exchange program."

By Katie Yoder | June 1, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT

According to local media, taxpayer-funded schools are partnering with taxpayer-funded abortion providers to create – you didn’t guess it – art.

Planned Parenthood of Montana recently commissioned a painted mural for its parking lot located in Great Falls. Named after Planned Parenthood’s slogan, the “Care, No Matter What Project” is described as a “collaborative mural project” by local media with the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and the city’s two public high schools – Great Falls High School and C.M. Russell High School – as the collaborators. 

By Tim Graham | June 1, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT

The Washington Post put the issue of lesbian domestic violence front and center on the front of Sunday’s sports section. Or did they? The story was on WNBA (women’s pro basketball) star Brittany Griner and her “spouse” Glory Johnson, also a WNBA player...but the violence was buried under praise for Griner's "gentle giant" character. 

This story is more than a month old...and this is the first time it made the paper edition of the Post. Pro sports star beats fiancee, then marries her. Remember when it was NFL player Ray Rice? That was a massive story. This has been remarkably close to nothing.  Last fall, NFL domestic-abuse scandals spurred 171 news stories in just six weeks on ABC, CBS, and NBC. Griner and Johnson were suspended seven games by the WNBA for this fight. Network coverage? Zero.

By Connor Williams | June 1, 2015 | 3:44 PM EDT

Stepping away from his colleagues in the Hollywood left, actor Vince Vaughn strongly championed gun rights and the Second Amendment in an interview with the British edition of GQ magazine. Vaughn noted that mass shootings have “only happened in places that don’t allow guns." The actor identified the true purpose of the right to bear arms: 

By Kyle Drennen | June 1, 2015 | 3:00 PM EDT

Appearing on MSNBC’s The Rundown on Monday, The Atlantic’s Washington editor-at-large Steve Clemons dismissed criticism of the Obama administration trading five Taliban prisoners for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl: “Well, look, I think we need to turn this on its head. There's been a lot of conventional reporting about the Taliban Five....These are important people, but they were largely paper pushers.”

By Tim Graham | June 1, 2015 | 11:25 AM EDT

In the latest demonstration of the complete lack of separation of activism and “cable news” at MSNBC, Al Sharpton pledged in a Friday night speech in Cleveland that he’ll be protesting the Republican convention in the streets in that Ohio city next July. 

"Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."