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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | December 16, 2014 | 10:36 PM EST

Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities: both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume, and both are mentioned as presidential material. But the media’s read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant.

Both senators have shaken up the Senate over heavy spending and regulation. When Warren does it, she’s promoted as a profile in courage, standing up for fairness. When Cruz does it, he’s a selfish brat causing meltdowns.

By Melissa Mullins | December 16, 2014 | 10:13 PM EST

When the topic of abortion is covered in the media, it generally tends to play into the liberal theme of “a woman’s right to choose” or circumstances where abortions may be deemed “necessary” – which makes this recent Boston Globe story on prenatal screening inaccuracy leading to unnecessary abortions all the more interesting.   

One of the main arguments for abortion, pro-choicers say, is to avoid severe genetic illnesses to the baby, and more so, if the mother wants to raise a disabled child.  However, as Beth Daley of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting relayed in the Globe, those prenatal screening tests that so many doctors, physicians, and women rely on, are oftentimes inaccurate.

By Curtis Houck | December 16, 2014 | 9:21 PM EST

A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Tuesday that portions of President Barack Obama’s presidential action on immigration were unconstitutional as “Congress's lawmaking power is not subject to presidential supervision or control” and that “congressional inaction does not endow legislative power with the executive.”

However, if you tuned into any of the Tuesday evening newscasts on the major broadcast networks, you would not have found any mention of the ruling.

By Ken Shepherd | December 16, 2014 | 9:03 PM EST

Just a few seconds after complaining that Rush Limbaugh has a loopy "conspiracy theory" for why former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) is seriously exploring a presidential bid in 2016, MSNBC's Chris Matthews offered his own, which amounted to this: Limbaugh opposes Jeb's bid because he "knows" a "Tea Party" GOP nominee would go down in flames to Hillary Clinton, thus ensuring him at least four more years in the "opposition" and thus better ratings.

By Jack Coleman | December 16, 2014 | 8:33 PM EST

The number of Bill Cosby's alleged victims just rose exponentially, at least in the eyes of MSNBC ever-hyperbolic contributor Michael Eric Dyson.

Dyson, who teaches the decidedly soft science of sociology at Georgetown when he's not huffing and puffing on cable TV, appeared on NOW with Alex Wagner this afternoon to opine on Cosby's wife and daughter coming to his defense, along with Cosby asking "black media" to approach allegations against him with a "neutral mind."

 

By Randy Hall | December 16, 2014 | 6:23 PM EST

During Monday night's edition of The Colbert Report on the Comedy Central cable channel, the faux conservative host celebrated the fact that “no one’s going to pay me to watch” the host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel “anymore, so f**k that noise!”

That comment was made during the final edition of a segment entitled “Formidable Opponent,” in which the blue-tied version of Colbert debated an imaginary, red-tied incarnation of himself.

By Tom Blumer | December 16, 2014 | 5:37 PM EST

In a December 9 article at Politico Magazine, Erica Peterson went after Louisville's "urban heat island" problem, where "a city’s center experiences significantly hotter temperatures than its less-developed surroundings."

In doing so, Peterson rolled out some very questionable statistics. But it's her contention that "As pollution and stagnant air bake in the sun" in the city's heat island, "air quality worsens" that was really over the top. If that statement were true, Louisville's air quality should have deteriorated as its heat island problem has grown. The truth is, as Powerline's Steven Hayward demonstrated yesterday, that the Derby City's air quality has significantly improved.

By Kyle Drennen | December 16, 2014 | 5:24 PM EST

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell could barely conceal her disgust while reporting on a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing a majority of Americans supported the enhanced interrogation tactics used by the CIA after September 11th: "51% said that the procedures used, the interrogation enhanced tactics, which have been defined as torture, 51% said that they were acceptable under the circumstances. Only 28% said that they went too far."

By Tim Graham | December 16, 2014 | 5:07 PM EST

NPR News is branded as civilized, and yet rebellious in an aging-hippie way. So it's not surprising that NPR would be thrilled that someone would tout them in graffiti....and then feel that one must discourage this kind of illegal unpaid advertising. They wouldn't want this kind of vandalism at their pricey new digs on the north side of Capitol Hill.

By Matthew Balan | December 16, 2014 | 4:48 PM EST

Former Islamist Maajid Nawas warned Westerners on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN about the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Sydney, Australia. Nawas underlined that it was a "mistake" to label perpetrator Man Haron Monis a "lone wolf," as it "doesn't necessary describe the phenomenon correctly....what we're really dealing with here is fundamental inspiration. People are inspired by the ideas; the leaders; the symbols; and the narratives – the iconography behind this ideology."

By Kyle Drennen | December 16, 2014 | 3:09 PM EST

Before the hostage standoff with an Islamic gunman in Sydney had even ended on Monday, the media had already seized on a social media campaign that offered protection to Australian Muslims against imagined bigotry that had not occurred. On Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos touted: "The #IllRideWithYou trending worldwide on Twitter. It's a message of tolerance from Sydney residents offering solidarity with Muslims in the cities. Locals concerned people in religious attire could be harassed."

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 16, 2014 | 2:41 PM EST

On Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart mercilessly attacked former Vice President Dick Cheney’s defense of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program after 9/11. During his opening segment, the Comedy Central host accused Cheney of loving “torture” and asked “what if, hypothetically, this treatment was perpetrated on someone who had been detained wrongly, surely that would soften Cheney’s Bronsonlike torture boner.”

By Tom Blumer | December 16, 2014 | 1:51 PM EST

Today, the world has learned that terrorists with the Taliban, the group of Islamic fundamentalist jihadists who have rained terror on Afghanistan and Pakistan for nearly two decades, "attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children." The death toll will almost certainly rise as some of the 114 children the BBC has reported are injured fail to survive.

But don't ask Muslims to condemn this cowardly attack on innocents. If you do, you'll upset Max Fisher at Vox, who just yesterday (HT Twitchy), in exquisite timing, insisted that it's "bigoted and Islamophobic" to expect anything of the sort:

By Katie Yoder | December 16, 2014 | 1:37 PM EST

It’s called comparative religion by the media.

During CNN’s “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” on Dec. 15, the host repeatedly compared an Islamic creed, the Shahada, to the Lord’s Prayer recited by Christians. To “make a connection” for viewers, Banfield emphasized how people shouldn’t fear the Shahada – even if terrorists “use [it] to separate Muslims from non-Muslims” for death.

By Scott Whitlock | December 16, 2014 | 12:55 PM EST

Chris Matthews resorted to school yard name calling on Monday night, lashing out at Ted Cruz as a "balloon head" "demagogue" for his actions opposing Barack Obama's executive order on amnesty.