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By Bryan Ballas | March 3, 2015 | 1:26 PM EST

What was supposed to be a report on a constitutional battle in Alabama by CNN’s Elliott C. McLaughlin quickly transformed into what can only be described as gushing celebration of a triumph over traditional marriage advocates who are stuck living in the past.
 
McLaughlin begans his piece on CNN.com with the story of a father of a gay man calling his son’s wedding "disgusting."  He then pours contempt on the father as if he were a Klansman saying, "Disgusting, a word one might use to describe child molesters or a dead opossum in the road, was being applied to a couple of seven years exchanging vows that they'd love and cherish each other forever.”

By Myron Ebell | March 3, 2015 | 1:05 PM EST

New York’s Times republished a Greenpeace press release on the front page of its Sunday, 22nd February edition that attacks Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for obtaining $1.2 million in funding for his research over the last decade from energy corporations, electric utilities, and charitable foundations related to those companies.  The press release, cleverly disguised as an article supposedly written by Times reporters Justin Gillis and John Schwartz, also claims that Dr. Soon did not adequately disclose the sources of his funding in articles published in scientific journals.

By Mark Finkelstein | March 3, 2015 | 12:53 PM EST

In today's speech, Benjamin Netanyahu took a not-so-subtle shot at John Kerry: will the MSM notice? The Israeli PM otherwise went out of his way to be bi-partisan,  finding ways to praise President Obama and even Harry Reid.  

But Kerry came in for a stinging swipe when Netanyahu said "last year, the same [Iranian foreign minister] Zarif, who charms Western diplomats, laid a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh. Imad Mughniyeh is the terrorist mastermind who spilled more American blood [at the Beirut Marine barracks bombing] than any other terrorist besides Osama bin Laden. I'd like to see someone ask him a question about that." Wonder just which Western diplomat Bibi had in mind, John?  And Netanyahu threw down the gauntlet: do you dare raise the issue with Zarif next time you go for a stroll with him?

By Matthew Balan | March 3, 2015 | 12:49 PM EST

Moments after Benjamin Netanyahu finished his speech to Congress on Tuesday, liberal CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour asserted that Israeli prime minister was hyping the threat of a nuclear Iran, and likened him to a famous movie character: "It was a very dark, Strangelovian speech painting a picture of a really dystopian world, raising the specter...of a genocidal regime spraying nuclear weapons to annihilate the whole world and the whole region."

By Scott Whitlock | March 3, 2015 | 12:43 PM EST

Seconds after Benjamin Netanyahu ended his speech on Tuesday to Congress, the journalists at MSNBC began attacking it. Chris Matthews appeared and sneered that the Israeli prime minister "never mentioned the real world" in his address. The Hardball host insisted that Iraq was "the war [Netanyahu] talked us into."  The journalist berated, "The reason Baghdad is under control of the Shia and under the control of Iran is he pushed that! And he never mentioned that! So, being a hawk all the time takes away some of your credibility, always being a hawk." 

By Katie Yoder | March 3, 2015 | 12:19 PM EST

Washington, D.C. is about to be swimming with sharks – and Ann Coulter will be tasked with saving it. 

For the upcoming “Sharknado 3,” “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the president with conservative political commentator Ann Coulter as his VP. The two will confront sharks causing “mass destruction in the nation’s capital” before heading down the coastline. 

By Scott Whitlock | March 3, 2015 | 11:19 AM EST

CBS This Morning journalist Nancy Cordes on Tuesday parroted White House spin on Benjamin Netanyahu's address before Congress. The reporter repeated that the President "said the speech creates the appearance of a political endorsement for Netanyahu, who is up for reelection later this month." 

By Kyle Drennen | March 3, 2015 | 11:13 AM EST

In an interview with former Obama White House press secretary and current NBC political analyst Robert Gibbs on Tuesday's Today, co-host Matt Lauer saw big problems for Hillary Clinton in the wake of revelations that she used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state: "It provides a lay-up, doesn't it Robert, for her critics who say this is all about a lack of transparency as she prepares for a run in 2016, that you can't go back and look at those emails?"

By Katie Yoder and Kristine Marsh | March 3, 2015 | 10:56 AM EST

“Victims.” “Weak.” “Unintelligent.” “Hopeless.” That’s how the left and its media allies portray women, according to young conservatives at CPAC.

The “War on Women” has been debunked many times over, but still the media enjoy taking any opportunity they can to make conservatives look sexist, out-of-touch, and anti-women. So MRC Culture wanted to know what conservatives believe the left’s message to women is. We asked, in one word, describe how liberals portray women. Here are the answers we got:

By Tom Johnson | March 3, 2015 | 10:52 AM EST

New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait argues that “Inhofe’s argument was breathtakingly devoid of a factual or logical grasp of its subject matter” and remarks that while “the design of environmental regulation, or the appropriate balance between economic cost and clean air, is a subject on which reasonable people can disagree…the modern Republican party (as opposed to the one of a generation ago) is structurally incapable of reasonable disagreement or calculus. Cranks like Inhofe have veto power.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 3, 2015 | 10:03 AM EST

On Tuesday, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) morning shows all covered a New York Times report exposing how Hillary Clinton potentially violated federal law during her tenure as Secretary of State by conducting all government business with her personal email account, and when asked by the State Department to turn over the emails her staff “decided which ones to turn over." 

By Mark Finkelstein | March 3, 2015 | 8:19 AM EST

When Joe and Mika interviewed New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough had to work to get Schmidt to say something that was in his own article: that while Colin Powell also used private email as Secretary of State, there were no rules prohibiting that at the time. Later, Joe and Mika later remarked that they were "taken aback" by the interview and that "something else was happening" during it.  Mika mentioned that there was a "massive onslaught" of Twitter "hatred" from Hillary supporters overnight.  She wondered whether Schmidt had been on the receiving end of that hatred, and if the "fear of retribution or something" had gotten into his head.

By Tim Graham | March 3, 2015 | 8:08 AM EST

Last August, NPR aired three segments on a horrific child-abuse scandal in Rotherham, England involving 1400 children. None of these stories mentioned the offenders were Muslims. The abusers were of “Pakistani descent” -- that's all they would say.

Rotherham didn’t come up on Monday night’s All Things Considered in a very sensitive ten-minute, 31-second segment with the online headline “Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves.” Anchor Audie Cornish and correspondent Ari Shapiro channeled all the frustration of “tech-savvy” British Muslims, and exactly none of the “anti-Islam” counterpoint.

By Jack Coleman | March 3, 2015 | 7:57 AM EST

Jamilah Lemieux probably shouldn't sit by the phone awaiting word that she's won a profile in courage award.

Ebony's senior digital editor was one of Al Sharpton's guests on MSNBC's PoliticsNation last night when the subject turned to a Saturday Night Live parody of a Super Bowl commercial.

By Curtis Houck | March 3, 2015 | 1:30 AM EST

Late Monday night, The New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton “exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state” and in turn “may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.”

With a story potentially as big as this one, the question ahead of the Tuesday morning network newscasts is this: Will the networks cover this story or will they do as they did regarding the Clinton Foundation stories in all but ignoring it?