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By NB Staff | April 10, 2015 | 3:11 PM EDT

MRC president appeared Friday afternoon on the Fox Business show Varney & Co and said this about campaign 2016 coverage: “Buy some popcorn! This is going to be the most fascinating...campaign season in years!”

Bozell said he can see both sides of the media coverage, “how the media are going to her best friend and her worst enemy.”

By Kyle Drennen | April 10, 2015 | 2:52 PM EDT

In an interview with Comedy Central's Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore on Friday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King wondered if the controversy swirling around newly-named Daily Show host Trevor Noah was racially motivated: "So keep it a hundred about Trevor Noah....do you think this would have happened if he was white?...Because first he's, you know, 'Trevor Noah, Trevor Noah,' and then there's this controversy about his tweets."

By Tom Johnson | April 10, 2015 | 1:19 PM EDT

In a Friday American Prospect piece (originally published on Wednesday in the Washington Post) WaPo columnist Harold Meyerson suggested that even though the South didn’t win the Civil War, its mean-spirited ideas, racial and otherwise, now drive the Republican party.

Meyerson asserted that today’s GOP “is not just far from being the party of Lincoln: It’s really the party of Jefferson Davis. It suppresses black voting; it opposes federal efforts to mitigate poverty; it objects to federal investment in infrastructure and education just as the antebellum South opposed internal improvements and rejected public education; it scorns compromise. It is nearly all white. It is the lineal descendant of Lee’s army, and the descendants of Grant’s have yet to subdue it.”

By Tim Graham | April 10, 2015 | 12:43 PM EDT

On Thursday night’s PBS NewsHour, they devoted two segments to the forthcoming Summit of the Americas and like Andrea Mitchell, PBS correspondent Margaret Warner felt it necessary to document how Latin American countries think Team Obama’s actions toward Venezuela “smacked of U.S. bullying” and even “imperialist meddling.”

It might seem a bit perverse, but the government-funded channel was calmly explaining to viewers that standing up for dissidents is a diplomatic fiasco.

By Curtis Houck | April 10, 2015 | 12:08 PM EDT

Sean Hannity tore into the latest liberal media double standard on the Thursday edition of his Fox News Channel show as the liberal media has sought to play up Republican presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul’s temper but remain silent on Hillary Clinton’s well-known anger issues of her own. Using numerous examples and quotes from officials in the Bill Clinton administration, Hannity and Outnumbered co-host Andrea Tantaros blasted the media for excusing Clinton’s behavior despite allegations that she did indeed throw a lamp at her husband during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

By Scott Whitlock | April 10, 2015 | 12:03 PM EDT

A certain level of worry permeated the coverage for the launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The three networks on Friday at least noted stumbles the Democrat has had in 2015, though ABC failed to specifically mention the e-mail server controversy. Former Bill Clinton operative turned Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos conceded that Mrs. Clinton "has some work to do." 

By Kyle Drennen | April 10, 2015 | 10:37 AM EDT

Throughout her MSNBC show on Thursday from Panama at the Summit of the Americas, host Andrea Mitchell wrung her hands over the Obama administration actually trying to stand up to a Latin American dictator: "...there are other issues here, including recent sanctions by the U.S. against Venezuela, which have really upset the Cubans and a lot of America's close allies here, Costa Rica and Colombia and others, who are not happy about the wording of that sanctioning of Venezuela, Cuba's closest ally."

By Mark Finkelstein | April 10, 2015 | 8:07 AM EDT

For Iran, Mike?  On today's Morning Joe, reliable Obama fan Mike Barnicle managed to keep a straight face while lauding the Iran deal as an "extraordinary feat." He did so despite poll numbers displayed showing that a huge majority of Americans don't think the ayatollahs will keep their promises.

Let's see: sanctions lifted while centrifuges keep spinning and nuclear scientists beaver away in hardened, bomb-resistant facilities.  Extraordinary, yeah.

By Clay Waters | April 9, 2015 | 11:53 PM EDT

Libertarian-leaning Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced for president, and the media is locked and loaded, with Jeremy Peters reporting that "Paul Gets the TV Spotlight and Turns It on Interviewers in Testy Encounters."

Peters, who recently used the vaccine issue to smear conservatives as opposed to "modern science" on the Times' front page, made it clear that going after his media colleagues would be an unwise thing for Republican candidates to do, suggesting it played into the Republican stereotype (fostered by those very same media colleagues) as hard-edged and insensitive.

By Curtis Houck | April 9, 2015 | 11:09 PM EDT

On Thursday night, the top English and Spanish broadcast networks made no mention of the latest surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal as an Associated Press (AP) investigation found that the number of delays for veterans seeking care has not improved as the scandal approaches its first anniversary.

By Tim Graham | April 9, 2015 | 10:36 PM EDT

We had an outbreak in mid-week of reporters lecturing Rand Paul that he doesn’t know how to run for president if he’s going to tell reporters how to do their job. See the circular nature of this conundrum? Reporters are going to tell presidential candidates how to do their job, which is to never tell reporters how to do theirs.

Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza seems unaware how this looked in a blog post headlined "Rand Paul’s problem with female interviewers just cropped up again." Paul should shut up about the media, he said. But on the same morning Paul tussled on NBC, the Big Three networks lined up for puffball interviews with President Obama.

By Curtis Houck | April 9, 2015 | 9:40 PM EDT

The major English and Spanish broadcast networks ducked a new development in the Clinton Foundation scandal on Thursday night as a report surfaced that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supported a U.S. trade deal with Colombia following donations to her family’s foundation from a Colombian oil company and its founder despite concerns of human rights violations and labor strikes.

By Mark Finkelstein | April 9, 2015 | 9:04 PM EDT

Are we talking Frequent Flyer Miles, Hillary's record of "success" in such places as Benghazi, Syria and Yemen, or just what?

On today's With All Due Respect, Bloomberg's Melinda Henneberger claimed that when it comes to foreign policy, none of the Republican presidential hopefuls "can possibly come up to the level of the former Secretary of State."  Host John Heilemann had teed up the question by citing Hillary's "huge resume" in the area. Heilemann also indulged in some classic Upper West Side snobbery, saying that when Scott Walker goes abroad, he's either "selling cheese or buying cheese."

By Ken Shepherd | April 9, 2015 | 8:58 PM EDT

In the midst of discussing Kate Andersen Brower's new book The Residence -- a behind-the-scenes look at the White House told from the perspectives for domestic staff there -- Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to innocently explain away an account in the book where first daughter Chelsea Clinton referred to Secret Service agents as "pigs." 

By Jack Coleman | April 9, 2015 | 8:03 PM EDT

Liberals are perennially keen on leniency in sentencing, except of course when it comes to political opponents guilty of nothing more than thought crime. Old habits like that are hard to shake.

The news that former Florida governor and presumptive GOP candidate for president Jeb Bush checked off "Hispanic" on a voter registration form provides an example of this perverse tendency on the left.