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By Ken Shepherd | December 9, 2014 | 8:35 PM EST

On the December 9 edition of his Hardball program, host Chris Matthews suggested that former Vice President Dick Cheney is a masochist who should not be trusted with the call about when to deploy potentially torturous enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorist detainees.

By Randy Hall | December 9, 2014 | 6:42 PM EST

Never let it be said that Jon Stewart allowed a chance to slam the Fox News Channel slip through his fingers -- even when to do so, he has to apologize for making a blunder on The Daily Show on the Comedy Central cable television channel

During his Monday evening edition, the liberal host said he was sorry for including Dante Parker of San Bernardino County in California in a list of black men who were recently shot and killed by white police officers.

By NB Staff | December 9, 2014 | 5:25 PM EST

"Candy Crowley resigned from CNN last week. Crowley will be remembered for her many achievements, such as becoming the first woman to win a presidential debate. Speaking of Crowley, she will remain at CNN until January for State of the Union address, where she is expected to load all necessary talking points into President Obama’s teleprompter." -- Jodi Miller

By Geoffrey Dickens | December 9, 2014 | 4:49 PM EST

Tuesday’s congressional hearing that featured Jonathan Gruber being grilled about his controversial ObamaCare remarks was carried live by Fox News for 54 minutes, and 53 seconds. CNN and MSNBC didn’t bother to air any of the hearing live. 

By Scott Whitlock | December 9, 2014 | 4:31 PM EST

Barack Obama appeared on Black Entertainment Television, Monday, and faced little in the way of tough questioning. The President asserted that racism is "something that is deeply rooted in our society. It's deeply rooted in our history." ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday highlighted the BET interview, but ignored Obama's critique. 

By Matthew Balan | December 9, 2014 | 4:12 PM EST

Don Lemon rushed to President Obama's defense on Monday's CNN Tonight, after guest Tavis Smiley attacked the Democrat from the left over supposedly not doing enough to help blacks. Smiley asserted that the President needed to "provide the kind of moral leadership...the kind of focus on a social justice agenda that would make sure...we aren't still dealing with what he called the triple threat of racism, poverty, and militarism." Lemon went on to confront his guest about his critique of the chief executive.

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 9, 2014 | 2:43 PM EST

On Tuesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and the Democratically controlled Senate Intelligence Committee released a controversial report detailing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program used against suspected terrorists in the years after 9/11.

The report has drawn criticism from Republicans and many in the intelligence community but on ABC’s The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg offered up a bizarre reason for opposing it’s release. Goldberg argued “I don't mind that it comes out. I don’t think right now during the holidays when parents are not paying attention at the malls and kids are running around because they're out of school.” 

 

By P.J. Gladnick | December 9, 2014 | 2:28 PM EST

The mainstream media has now begun attacking The New Republic owner Chris Hughes for supposedly destroying it. However, before they attacked him, the MSM lavished praise upon Hughes as chronicled by James Kirchick in the Daily Beast.

By Katie Yoder | December 9, 2014 | 2:02 PM EST

In yet another indication of how far the pro-abortion movement has come from “safe, legal and rare,” it’s not enough that prolifers are censored – they need to be driven from the political arena as well. 

For a Dec. 8 piece, Cosmopolitan’s senior political writer Jill Filipovic interviewed Cecile Richards, president of taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, on “where the pro-choice movement is headed next year.” Richards admitted her organization wants to “make it completely unacceptable” for “someone who opposes women’s rights” to run for office. 

By Katie Yoder | December 9, 2014 | 1:04 PM EST

The media are covering Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” – but will they admit the film’s influence on her faith?

Opening in theaters on Christmas, “Unbroken” tells the story of Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini. His story – and Christian faith – inspired Jolie to kneel and “pray for a miracle” as she ran into problems directing the war drama.

By Kyle Drennen | December 9, 2014 | 12:41 PM EST

Appearing on MSNBC's NewsNation on Tuesday, NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel took the Democrat-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee to task for its so-called "torture report" slamming CIA interrogation tactics used against terrorist detainees: "I think this is really about changing the narrative of American history....everyone in the world knew what was going on, including by the way, the Senate, which is now pretending to be a bit of a babe in the woods."

By Scott Whitlock | December 9, 2014 | 12:08 PM EST

Last Friday, a Democrat-led investigation failed to find evidence linking Chris Christie to the 2013 traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. After initially ignoring the report, ABC allowed 16 seconds on Friday's World News. Anchor David Muir briefly deemed this "welcome news" for the New Jersey Governor and 2016 contender. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 9, 2014 | 11:56 AM EST

On Monday night, President Obama appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report for a friendly interview with the liberal comedian, and Tuesday morning the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks predictably promoted the president’s late night stop. CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King hyped how Obama “was a guest on Comedy Central Colbert Report last night. It was his first visit to the show as Stephen Colbert gets ready to end that program. At one point it appeared the president may have been auditioning for his next job.”

By Tianna DiMartino | December 9, 2014 | 11:11 AM EST

The Pledge of Allegiance has been under attack by liberals in classrooms and courtroom for years. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone with the word “God” in our pledge now would we?

But rather than quibble with a line here or there, a professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Charles Angeletti, has rewritten the entire pledge and highlights the new “Pledge” as part of his American Civilization Class. The story appeared on “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday, but since the “pledge” is so offensive they only read the first two lines. The rest of it was posted on FoxNews.Com. The new pledge reads: 

By Tom Johnson | December 9, 2014 | 10:38 AM EST

Dylan Scott writes that “Gruber-mania has gripped the conservative mediasphere in a way that few stories have, becoming another brand-name controversy like Benghazi and the IRS,” and that “the larger meaning was baked into Gruber-gate -- there is a hashtag and Gruber can now be used as a verb -- almost immediately.”