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By Curtis Houck | March 20, 2015 | 12:24 PM EDT

On Thursday night and Friday morning, the major broadcast networks neglected to cover a new poll from Reuters/Ipos showing support for likely Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton slipping among Democrats following the e-mail scandal as a majority of voters expressed support for an independent review of all her e-mails as well as the belief that she hasn’t entirely honest in her responses.

By Scott Whitlock | March 20, 2015 | 12:23 PM EDT

The co-hosts of The View on Friday slammed anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists as "nuts" and a danger to society. However, they avoided mentioning an awkward fact: An anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist, Jenny McCarthy, previously co-hosted the show. Whoopi Goldberg highlighted the story of a grandmother who wrote to an advice column about concerns over her conspiracy-minded adult children. 

By Kyle Drennen | March 20, 2015 | 12:05 PM EDT

On Friday, all three network morning shows touted President Obama's petulant "congratulatory" phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which the commander-in-chief issued diplomatic threats to the newly reelected Jewish leader and America's closest ally.

By Bryan Ballas | March 20, 2015 | 11:44 AM EDT

On Thursday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski defended Dick Durbin, saying his claim that "Loretta Lynch...is asked to sit in the back of the bus on the Senate calendar" was "not race baiting."
 
Following a recap of Durbin’s comments, Brzezinski mentioned in passing that black Republican Senator Tim Scott charged Durbin with race baiting, which she mockingly dismissed without so much as a display of Scott’s comments. “Really?”

By Curtis Houck | March 20, 2015 | 1:02 AM EDT

During his Thursday monologue, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon turned to the Obama administration for the source of his current events jokes as President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and even the scandal-ridden Secret Service each saw a few jests sent their respective ways.

By Curtis Houck | March 19, 2015 | 10:21 PM EDT

Despite decisively winning reelection, NBC Nightly News sustained its badgering and excoriating of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the fourth straight newscast with Thursday’s show including an interview Netanyahu gave to Andrea Mitchell that featured numerous, obnoxious questions, ranging from chastising him for promising that he would be opposed to Palestinian state to wondering “[w]hy President Obama should trust you.” Mitchell made no effort to pin the strain of the U.S-Israel relationship on the President.

By Jack Coleman | March 19, 2015 | 9:58 PM EDT

It's among the most annoying phrases in the lexicon and a worthy target for dissection. Rush Limbaugh took a chainsaw to it today and the results weren't pretty.

In the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegedly stunning re-election victory, attention has predictably turned to widespread concern over the so-called "Middle East peace process."

By Ken Shepherd | March 19, 2015 | 9:10 PM EDT

On the March 19 edition of Hardball, Republican pundit Michael Steele and guest host Jonathan Capehart were strongly critical of claims by Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that Republicans were holding up a confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch because she's black.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | March 19, 2015 | 8:38 PM EDT

Sound the trumpets. The New York Times announced on March 18 that it is bringing in 20 new online-focused writers as contributors for its op-ed and Sunday Review sections. In an interview, Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal claimed “We were looking for a broad range of viewpoints and subjects and backgrounds and geographical locations and every kind of form of diversity that you can think of.”

Lower the trumpets. Bring in the fact-checker. It seems the viewpoint-diverse Times can’t seem to locate a conservative acceptable to executives prowling the halls in the snooty Times offices in midtown Manhattan.

By Randy Hall | March 19, 2015 | 7:05 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has often reported, MSNBC's line-up has led the cable news channel to a freefall in the ratings, with Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik blasting the schedule as “unwatchable” and “24 hours a day of mess.”

In an article posted on Thursday, Politico columnist Dylan Byers reported that the channel's daytime year-to-date viewership “is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted 25- to 54-year-old demographic.”

By Tom Johnson | March 19, 2015 | 6:10 PM EDT

“The [European] continent is no longer a subject of liberal pining and aspiration,” remarks Benjamin Wallace-Wells. “Europe and Israel have…been examples of alternative ways in which American society might be arranged, if it were less individualistic, more communal. But after the news of the past few weeks, and in many ways the past decade, these dreams for Europe and Israel have rarely looked more like a fantasy than they do now. America and Europe seem to be moving in different directions.”

By NB Staff | March 19, 2015 | 6:04 PM EDT

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell joined the Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto Thursday afternoon during his show Your World to blast the biased media coverage against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “the height of unprofessionalism” and challenged Republican presidential contenders to demand the “end [to] this hostility towards Israel.”

By Kyle Drennen | March 19, 2015 | 5:02 PM EDT

Starting off her interview with newly reelected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, NBC's Andrea Mitchell acknowledged his win – then told him how bad it was: "Prime Minister, congratulations on your victory. But – there's always a but – critics and analysts here and around the world are saying, 'At what cost?' Your hard turn right on the Palestinian issue, what you said about the Arab voters coming out in droves, they say, are costing you, costing you support around the world."

By Katie Yoder | March 19, 2015 | 4:41 PM EDT

Planned Parenthood found Margaret is revered by liberal journalists revered by journalists – but a new NYT blog has taken its praise to a whole new level. 

Roxane Gay, Purdue University professor and Bad Feminist author, wrote a March 18 piece for the New York Times Opinion pages entitled, “Margaret Sanger, a Women’s Fighter.” In it Gay argued that the Planned Parenthood founder should appear on the twenty-dollar bill to “remind us of what she has done for women and our reproductive health” as well as “how the fight for reproductive freedom is an ongoing one.” 

By Matthew Balan | March 19, 2015 | 4:34 PM EDT

On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, Brooke Baldwin actually pointed out that both Democrats and Republicans are "pretty angry" with Senator Dick Durbin for his incendiary "back of the bus" attack on Senate Republicans, after they delayed the confirmation vote of Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. Republican guest Margaret Hoover attacked Durbin for his "incredibly divisive" remarks, and underlined that "this has absolutely nothing to do with her race."