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By Tim Graham | September 26, 2014 | 2:07 PM EDT

Star TV chef Emeril Lagasse was promoting his forthcoming TNT show about cooking and restaurant chains by discussing the state of the restaurant business.

What raised eybrows was the anti-Obama argument that unfolded.

By Geoffrey Dickens | September 26, 2014 | 2:06 PM EDT

An adamant Charlie Rose, on Thursday night, was astounded that there could be any opposition to the fight against climate change as he blurted: “Where is the resistance?! What stands in the way of something that clearly threatens the planet?”

By Tom Blumer | September 26, 2014 | 1:22 PM EDT

USA Today, gave the equivalent of almost a full page to Eric Holder's resignation in Friday's print edition.

The paper's primary story by Gregory Korte, at the top right of the front page, described him as having "championed gay, civil, voting rights." The item's continuation on Page 8A included a quote from Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, which calls itself "America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality." Griffin called Hold "our Robert Kennedy." How odd, given that Michael Lind's 2000 book on RFK described him as "prudish and homophobic." That's what happens when you grow up learning airbrushed history, Chad. The paper's second story went into puffery by describing how "Holder Took Work as AG Personally." Excerpts from each follow the jump.

By Kyle Drennen | September 26, 2014 | 1:13 PM EDT

Of the three broadcast evening newscasts Thursday night, only the CBS Evening News offered a full report on the resignation of controversial Attorney General Eric Holder. NBC Nightly News only offered a news brief on the topic, while ABC's World News amazingly skipped the news completely – though it did find the time to provide a full segment on Yankees captain Derek Jeter retiring.

On Friday's morning shows, the pattern was similar. CBS This Morning featured another full story on Holder's contentious tenure at the Justice Department while NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America each included mere seconds of coverage. However, both NBC and ABC devoted full reports to Jeter.

By Scott Whitlock | September 26, 2014 | 12:34 PM EDT

The 2014 midterms may be building towards a Republican wave, but the elections in 39 days have drawn little interest from the networks. NBC and CBS on Thursday made exceptions, but only to highlight GOP struggles and embarrassments. Awkward, uncomfortable examples involving Democrats have been either ignored or massively minimized. 

By NB Staff | September 26, 2014 | 12:02 PM EDT

On Thursday evening before hundreds of conservative activists gathered for the 2014 Media Research Center Gala, radio host and author Mark Levin joined the likes of Brit Hume, Rush Limbaugh, and the late Tony Snow on Thursday evening by becoming the latest honoree to receive the MRC's William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence.

By Tim Graham | September 26, 2014 | 10:18 AM EDT

Washington Post NFL reporter Mark Maske smelled opportunity in Attorney General Eric Holder's announced resignation on Thursday. He wrote a commentary in the Sports section demanding Holder be hired as the NFL's czar of player discipline. Because apparently he is all about ethics.

Holder would apparently restore public confidence with his alleged traits of transparency and respect for adversaries to the sports world. the headline was "Could Holder be of help?"

By NB Staff | September 26, 2014 | 8:33 AM EDT

Duck Dynasty star Alan Robertson appeared at the MRC Gala on Thursday night, introducing the humorous-video segment of the program. He joked to the crowd, “Seeing a beardless Robertson, this is a real treat tonight. It’s like a hairless sasquatch, that what you’re seeing tonight.”

By NB Staff | September 26, 2014 | 12:51 AM EDT

A raucous crowd of conservatives attending the Media Research Center's 2014 Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards selected none other than liberal columnist and shameless Obama/Clinton sycophant Eleanor Clift as the recipient of the Quote of the Year for her insistence that Amb. Chris Stevens was not murdered by terrorists because he died, reportedly, of smoke inhalation.

By Randy Hall | September 25, 2014 | 5:45 PM EDT

On Thursday morning, Thomas Jackson -- the chief of police for the city of Ferguson -- released a video in which he apologized for many things, including the death of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9.

Later that day, Rev. Al Sharpton – host of the weekday afternoon PoliticsNation program on the MSNBC cable channel -- attacked the apology as “too little, too late.”

By Tim Graham | September 25, 2014 | 4:30 PM EDT

Former ABC, CBS and CNN reporter Jeff Greenfield hailed liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at The Daily Beast for openly declaring she won't step down now because she can't be replaced by a liberal who resembles her.

By Rich Noyes | September 25, 2014 | 4:08 PM EDT

Thanks to his stonewalling of the House of Representatives investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal, in 2012  Eric Holder became the first Attorney General held in contempt by Congress. Maybe his resignation on Thursday will revive the story for the three broadcast network evening newscasts, but don't count on it. With Sharyl Attkisson no longer working at CBS News, there is no broadcast journalist who has shown any interest in pursuing this disgraceful story.

By Matthew Balan | September 25, 2014 | 3:46 PM EDT

On Wednesday, CNN's Erin Burnett kissed up to left-wing actress Ashley Judd by promoting her radical feminist take on society. Burnett asserted that "one thing the education system still teaches is a patriarchal view of the world," and quoted from an April 2012 piece that Judd wrote for The Daily Beast: "Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both men and women participate. It is never more danger(ous) than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it."

By Kyle Drennen | September 25, 2014 | 2:46 PM EDT

In an interview with United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pointed out President Obama contradicting himself on fighting terrorism: "Many times during his presidency, the President has said that the tide of war is receding....But yesterday, he talked about this fight against ISIS and he said, 'The only language understood by killers like ISIS is the language of force.'"

He then wondered: "Are we heading back to a perpetual footing of war?" Power replied: "No. But what we are doing is engaging in a campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy this monstrous group." Lauer followed up: "Are we at war now against ISIS?" Power stated: "We're at war against group of ISIL, yeah." [Listen to the audio]

By Ken Shepherd | September 25, 2014 | 2:18 PM EDT

Deeply liberal Maryland -- where they tax, I kid you not, the rain -- has announced a tax revenue shortfall of $405 million. This news arrives in the middle of a gubernatorial election year and following years of tax hikes and casino openings which the state's Democratic establishment promised would solve the state's fiscal woes. 

So naturally the Washington Post shielded Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown by burying the development at the bottom of page B3 of Thursday's Metro section in a story headlined, "Tax revenue forecasts are cut by $405 million."