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By Clay Waters | December 14, 2014 | 8:03 PM EST

Two recent Q&A sessions by New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg for the paper's Sunday magazine made for a convenient encapsulation of the paper's liberal double standards, with challenging, testy questions thrown at conservative Iowa Rep. Steve King in this Sunday's edition, versus a sympathetic, almost fawning session with lefty "Doonesbury" cartoonist Gerry Trudeau last month.

By Jorge Bonilla | December 14, 2014 | 7:27 PM EST

Jorge Ramos casts a large shadow over Univision’s news operations, and is still held in high regard as a journalist among his peers and the audience he serves, notwithstanding recent exhortations to colleagues to drop the pretense of neutrality. Univision’s nationally syndicated radio operation - on the other hand - is dominated by a fiery leftist demagogue with no journalistic pretense, and no desire to pretend to be interested in offering a balanced argument to his audience.

 Meet Fernando Espuelas (which means “spurs” and is, I must confess, one of the cooler names in radio). His show is carried daily by Univision America radio in several of the nation’s top Hispanic media markets. 

By Tom Johnson | December 14, 2014 | 7:20 PM EST

Penn State’s Sophia McClennen praises Colbert for “remind[ing] us that you could care about your nation and simultaneously find American exceptionalism disturbing” and comments that conservatives have “controlled the idea of patriotism for so long that it is easy to forget that there is no logical reason to think that Rachel Maddow loves her country any less than Glenn Beck.”

By Tim Graham | December 14, 2014 | 6:55 PM EST

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has presidential aspirations, so the liberal media will reliably leap on any tiny gaffe that liberals can locate. The liberal group One Wisconsin Now found one among undated letters that district attorneys dug up from his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive. M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org explained:

The mainstream media’s next Walkergate, is an undated letter, reportedly at least a decade old, that Walker sent to prominent Milwaukee attorney Franklyn Gimbel. Walker, who was Milwaukee County executive at the time, signed the letter, “Thank you and Molotov.”

By Jack Coleman | December 14, 2014 | 6:39 PM EST

Americans owe the Kennedys, more specifically the late Robert F. Kennedy, a huge debt of gratitude. Without him, we might never have gotten President Ronald Reagan.

This was hardly Kennedy's intention, however, when he unscrupulously threatened to cancel government contracts with General Electric unless the company fired the popular host of its Sunday evening television show, "General Electric Theater," according to Reagan biographer and former aide Thomas C. Reed in his new book, "The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980."
 

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 14, 2014 | 1:13 PM EST

On Sunday, NBC’s Meet the Press hosted former Vice President Dick Cheney to speak on the recent Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation tactics on suspected terrorists. While Cheney spoke out in defense of the program, moderator Chuck Todd asked his guest “when you say waterboarding is not torture, then why did we prosecute Japanese soldiers in World War II for waterboarding?”

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM EST

On Sunday, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos previewed Barbara Walters’ upcoming “Most Fascinating People” special set to air on Sunday night by playing a clip from Walters’ interview with conservative donor and businessman David Koch. Fill-in host Martha Raddatz introduced the clip of the interview by hyping “one of the more controversial parts of that legislation, provisions dramatically easing restrictions on the amount of cash individuals can donate to campaigns. One of the biggest Republican donors, reclusive billionaire, David Koch. Democrats love to hate him.”

By Tom Blumer | December 14, 2014 | 10:31 AM EST

Here's a small window into a journalist's mindset.

In a report on how lower gas prices are affecting the companies operating retail gas stations, Associated Press reporter John Fahey revealed his apparent believes that there are millions of us walking around, perhaps including him, obsessed with getting back at gas station owners for charging us so much at fill-up time for years:

By Tim Graham | December 14, 2014 | 9:24 AM EST

Liberal Fox News analyst Juan Williams wrote for FoxNews.com on Saturday that while white conservatives “are always on defense against charges of hating President Obama because he is black...This week white conservatives can take a break, step out of the dock and make way for white liberals”

Williams was referring to hacked e-mails from a Sony executive writing about Obama’s taste in movies.

By Clay Waters | December 14, 2014 | 8:23 AM EST

Saturday's front-page report on Jeb Bush, "Looking to ’16, Another Bush Stakes Out the Middle Ground," marks the latest New York Times profile to flatter the moderate Republican, at least in comparison to those "hard-line" right-wing conservatives. But such reportorial flattery from the Times would end the day Jeb Bush won the Republican primary, as John McCain found out in 2008.

By Tim Graham | December 14, 2014 | 12:25 AM EST

On Thursday, The New York Times reported Pope Francis was endorsing the thesis of the cartoon All Dogs Go To Heaven. On Friday, they were pressed to run a correction, suggesting the media are eager to promote the notion that the Pope is frustrating conservatives and breaking with longstanding Catholic teaching.

In the original article, Times reporter Rick Gladstone began with an ooze: "Pope Francis has given hope to gays, unmarried couples and advocates of the Big Bang theory. Now, he has endeared himself to dog lovers, animal rights activists and vegans."

By Brent Baker | December 14, 2014 | 12:09 AM EST

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon looked at “how long it takes for Biden to do something weird and steal the spotlight.” The specific event: When he stood beside Barack Obama on December 5 as the President announced Ashton Carter as his nominee for Secretary of Defense. Bret Baier ended his FNC show this past Tuesday with the clip of what the Tonight Show staff timed to the hundredth of a second.

By Tim Graham | December 13, 2014 | 6:21 PM EST

In his "Critic's Notebook" on the front of Thursday's Style section, Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott descended into another rant suggesting the United States is barely more moral than Islamic State beheaders. Americans are not a good people; we are a horrible people, ruthless and then cluelessly patriotic.

The headline was "Senate report's real question: Who are we? Gauzy view of American goodness can't survive revelations of torture."

By Tim Graham | December 13, 2014 | 3:53 PM EST

At Deadline Hollywood, Anthony D’Alessandro insists “The question remains whether faith-based audiences — the prime crowd for Exodus [Gods and Kings] – will show up in numbers to spur word-of-mouth given some of the pic’s creative liberties.” Or as the Drudge Report tweaks, will there be an exodus from Exodus.

What liberties? Washington Post film critic Stephanie Merry was brutal on Friday

By Christian Toto | December 13, 2014 | 3:40 PM EST

The actor famously dubbed guns “cowardly killing machines,” turning his own gun collection into art work in the process. Now, Sean Penn is prepping his latest film, a revenge saga with guns a-blazing according to the film’s new trailer.