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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 2, 2016 | 11:02 PM EST

The results in the Iowa caucuses are a rebuke to the notion that the national media have all the influence over America’s voters. Donald Trump has been the overwhelmingly dominant figure on television news. Even his decision to duck a debate was treated as bigger news than the actual event, and he almost fell to third place in Iowa.

On the Democratic side, when Hillary Clinton entered the race last April, she was presented as an unstoppable colossus, the American royal family returning to its natural place of power and adoration. Time magazine published a nauseating tribute from Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple computer genius Steve Jobs, as “one of America’s greatest modern creations." Now she squeezed out a Pyrrhic victory in Iowa.

By Curtis Houck | February 2, 2016 | 9:54 PM EST

Despite coming in second place and nearly falling to third in Monday’s Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump was still the dominant focus of the GOP segment on ABC’s World News Tonight with well over half of the four-minute segment devoted to the “Mount Trump erupting” on Twitter on Tuesday because he “never surrenders ground.”

By Tom Johnson | February 2, 2016 | 9:46 PM EST

Much of the left is obsessed with the religious right’s supposed obsession with sex. Exhibit number whatever was Marcotte’s Tuesday piece in Salon about Ted Cruz’s win in Iowa’s Republican caucuses.

Marcotte alleged that Cruz’s supporters in the Hawkeye State featured “a veritable rogue’s gallery of every creepy straight guy who claims he loves Jesus but has his eyes fixed firmly on the crotches of America.” Moreover, she griped that Cruz’s evangelical-driven triumph meant that the GOP “will still have to pay tribute to the nasty crews that use Jesus as a cover to push their lifelong obsession with controlling other people’s sex lives, especially if those people are female or queer.”

By Curtis Houck | February 2, 2016 | 8:34 PM EST

Tuesday’s CBS Evening News offered three segments recapping the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses and in covering the Democratic side, touted Hillary Clinton as having “made history” despite the near-tie with socialist Senator Bernie Sanders plus how she’s already past 15 percent of her way to the nomination based on the superdelegates she’s already amassed.

By Ken Shepherd | February 2, 2016 | 7:56 PM EST

In a thoroughly softball interview geared at presenting Hillary Clinton as a sensible centrist progressive who holds the Democrats' only hope of presidential victory this year, Hardball host Chris Matthews fawned over Clinton by essentially apologizing for not appreciating at the time the former senator's 2008 New Hampshire primary comeback subsequent to her stunning Iowa caucus loss.

By Curtis Houck | February 2, 2016 | 7:22 PM EST

After FNC’s Outnumbered offered near unanimous condemnation of National Review’s anti-Donald Trump issue and editor-in-chief Rich Lowry a few weeks ago, Lowry responded as a guest host on Tuesday’s show and not surprisingly was bombarded with criticism and accused of being “elitist,” “really, really rude,” and part of “the establishment” for having “insulted” voters by opposing Trump.

By Brad Wilmouth | February 2, 2016 | 6:20 PM EST

As former House Majority Leader and Jeb Bush supporter Eric Cantor appeared as a guest on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin was at it again fishing for a negative critique of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz after failing to produce results on Thursday in an interview with Marco Rubio supporter and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

By Ken Shepherd | February 2, 2016 | 5:44 PM EST

Bernie Sanders is out of touch with the experience of many small-town Americans, CNBC anchor Kelly Evans hinted on the February 2 Closing Bell program. The local Walmart in her small town growing up was a "godsend," according to Evans, who was raised in Lexington, Va.

By Scott Whitlock | February 2, 2016 | 5:10 PM EST

A totally clueless Brian Williams on Monday night warned MSNBC viewers to not fall for false information as Iowa caucus results rolled in. The man who became known for spinning vast numbers of falsehoods while anchor at NBC News ominously began, “There's going to be some data floating around, especially the internet tonight.”

By Katie Yoder | February 2, 2016 | 3:51 PM EST

Forbes wants young women to know that Disney princesses are sexual beings. Just like them.

In January, writer and sex-ed speaker Danielle Sepulveres paired up with artist Maritza Lugo for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to create pictures of the Disney princesses visiting gynecologists. Forbes contributor Tara Haelle publicized the story of how “even Disney princesses need to take responsibility for their reproductive health.”

By Kyle Drennen | February 2, 2016 | 3:08 PM EST

On Tuesday, all three network morning shows fretted over Hillary Clinton barely defeating Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucus. NBC’s Today was the most melodramatic, with co-host Matt Lauer declaring: “Hillary Clinton gets to come out of Iowa and say, technically, ‘I'm the winner,’ but this had to be a near-death experience for the once-presumptive nominee.”

By Scott Whitlock | February 2, 2016 | 1:14 PM EST

Predictably, CNN on Monday night featured the cry of sexism in reaction to Hillary Clinton’s virtual tie with an elderly socialist senator. After long-time CNN veteran David Gergen called Clinton “angry” in her speech, the cable channel went to former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to complain, “Let us not slip into some gender bias here. A man raises his voice, he's enthusiastic.” 

By Katie Yoder | February 2, 2016 | 1:06 PM EST

Hallmark is using politics to sell cards this Valentine’s Day.

To advertise greeting cards for Valentine’s Day this year, Hallmark released multiple videos of couples sharing their love stories. Among them: a gay and a lesbian couple.

By Matthew Balan | February 2, 2016 | 12:10 PM EST

CNN's Wolf Blitzer shamed Democratic Party leaders early on Tuesday morning, after correspondent Jeff Zeleny reported that "the Iowa Democratic Party...failed to adequately staff 90 precincts across the state." Blitzer first replied, "That's pretty shocking," and wondered if there was "higher turnout than they anticipated." The anchor later labeled the situation "pretty embarrassing." He amplified this superlative minutes later: "Pretty awkward...very, very embarrassing for the Democratic Party in Iowa."

By Mairead McArdle | February 2, 2016 | 10:45 AM EST

You’re a typically busy New York Times reader and you don’t have hours to waste on bad TV. Between gallery openings, analyst appointments, transgender poetry slams and molecular gastronomy cooking lessons, who has time to navigate the“ever more complex streaming video landscape” to ensure an ideologically wholesome TV diet?

 

Thankfully, the Times has you covered. A soon-to-be-launched website will tell you which shows should be your next “binge-watching obsession,” and how they align with your liberal principles. The Times announced this “film and TV recommendation tool,” on it’s job postings page. (Who says journalism is a dead-end career?)