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By Ken Shepherd | April 16, 2015 | 9:15 PM EDT

Hardball host Chris Matthews htold viewers of his April 16 program what he considers the perfect punishment for Doug Hughes, the Tampa, Florida postal carrier who landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the Capitol yesterday: Make him do "community service" wherein he addresses a joint session of Congress about the need for campaign finance reform.

By Jack Coleman | April 16, 2015 | 8:46 PM EDT

Ed Schultz lecturing anyone else to be less bellicose -- what a hoot!

The easily angered, perpetually irritated MSNBC host is no fan of Republicans, but one in particular drew his ire this week -- Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who kicked off his campaign for president on Monday.

By Ken Shepherd | April 16, 2015 | 8:13 PM EDT

In some ways, the gaffetastic Chris Matthews is the Joe Biden of cable news. Tonight on his Hardball program, the liberal pundit seemed to think that Blockbuster video stores are a fairly ubiquitous thing in suburban and small-town America. In point of fact, Blockbuster closed up shop entirely in January of 2014, felled by the ease and convenience of cable TV video-on-demand and video-streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

By Matthew Balan | April 16, 2015 | 6:25 PM EDT

Laurie Goodstein spotlighted that "the Vatican abruptly ended its takeover of the main leadership group of American nuns" in a Thursday article for the New York Times. Goodstein played up that the final report of the supposed "takeover" was a "far cry from three years ago, when the Vatican's doctrinal office...issued a report finding that the [nuns] had 'serious doctrinal problems.' It said the sisters were questioning church doctrine on homosexuality and the male-only priesthood, and promoting 'radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.'"

By Yuri Perez | April 16, 2015 | 5:10 PM EDT

Univision appears to be pulling out all the stops to portray Sen. Marco Rubio as “the bad guy” to its viewers.

The intent to portray Rubio as an enemy of the immigrant community was evident from the outset of the April 16 edition of Univision’s principal national news program, when anchor María Elena Salinas read the following headline tease: “in an interview with Univision, Marco Rubio says if he achieves the presidency at some point, he would eliminate DACA.”

By Matthew Balan | April 16, 2015 | 4:53 PM EDT

Al Sharpton isn't the only MSNBC host who has a problem with paying taxes. Michael Hewlett of North Carolina's Winston-Salem Journal reported on Wednesday that Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband owe "about $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a notice filed in Forsyth County Hall of Justice earlier this month." The IRS placed a tax lien on the couple as a result.

By Scott Whitlock | April 16, 2015 | 4:05 PM EDT

Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?" 

By Dylan Gwinn | April 16, 2015 | 3:23 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s Washington D.C. ESPN 980’s “The Tony Kornheiser Show,” host and Obama golfing buddy Tony Kornheiser let fly with an inferno of silly in reaction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) announcement that he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

By Kyle Drennen | April 16, 2015 | 2:36 PM EDT

Despite the clear liberal agenda of postal worker Doug Hughes flying a gyrocopter into restricted Washington D.C. airspace to protest for campaign finance reform, the broadcast networks avoided linking the dangerous stunt to left-wing politics or the Democratic Party. Such avoidance stood in stark contrast to media eagerness to falsely blame conservatives and the Republican Party for deadly acts of violence in recent years, including a man flying a plane into an IRS building in 2010, the shooting of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, and the Colorado movie theater shooting in 2012.

By P.J. Gladnick | April 16, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT

When I found out that the gyrocopter guy who landed on the Capitol lawn yesterday was protesting against obscene political campaign finances, my first thought was to wonder why he didn't land on Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua lawn. If ever there was an example of obscenely large and shadowy campaign finances, Hillary's political war chest would be ground zero. However, the lesson taken away from yesterday's incident by the Washington Post's Hunter Schwarz is that both the gyrocopter guy and Hillary have opposition to such financing in common. I kid you not!

By Tim Graham | April 16, 2015 | 1:37 PM EDT

Alec Baldwin, famous liberal actor (and public-radio talk show host at WNYC-FM), started a Twitter battle with fellow liberals about traffic-blocking protests in mid-town Manhattan on behalf of the "Fight for $15" minimum-wage demands. Occupy somewhere else, he seemed to proclaim to more than a million followers at his foundation's Twitter account.

By Matthew Balan | April 16, 2015 | 12:58 PM EDT

Jon Stewart launched a rant against the news media on Wednesday's Daily Show for their mad dash after Hillary Clinton's "Scooby Van" as it arrived at a recent campaign stop in Iowa. Stewart mocked the running journalists, and likened them to five-year-olds chasing after an ice cream truck.

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 16, 2015 | 11:51 AM EDT

On Wednesday night’s The Kelly File, Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Howard Kurtz took the media to task for literally chasing down Hillary Clinton’s campaign van in Iowa earlier this week. Kelly joked that the reporters running after Clinton reminded her of the recent video of Arizona police chasing after escaped llamas: “[t]he police did their best to try to capture and elusive subject, and the reporters did the same. Not comparing the subjects to one another, I want to underscore that. But these reporters, how embarrassing.”

By Scott Whitlock | April 16, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity grilled Univision's Jorge Ramos on Wednesday about the double standard applied to America when it comes to immigration, citing the tough laws of Mexico and other countries. Hannity lectured, "Let me throw up on the screen a couple of laws for you, okay? I'll throw up the Australian immigration law, which is no exceptions, no temporary, no permanent protection, visas granted to anybody who arrives in Australia by boat without a visa until further notice. That applies to families, children, unaccompanied children, educated, skilled. No exceptions."

By Mark Finkelstein | April 16, 2015 | 10:09 AM EDT

Mary Anne Weaver appeared on today's Morning Joe to discuss her New York Times Magazine cover article "Her Majesty's Jihadists." On the one hand, Weaver paints a striking portrait of the radicalization of young Muslims in the UK, reporting for example that there are more British jihadists than there are Muslims serving in the British military. But when asked what could be done about the problem, did Weaver criticize the radical clerics preaching a poisonous strain of Islam?  Nope.  She pointed her finger at the West 1. criticizing insufficient "integration" of Muslims into British society; 2. criticizing a new security law in the UK clamping down on people joining jihadist groups; and 3. saying that Muslims feel they are "under attack" from "indiscriminate bombing led by the US," in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.