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By Tom Blumer | October 10, 2015 | 9:42 AM EDT

In an October 8 item at the New York Times ("Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place"), reporter Rick Gladstone pretended that it's an open question as to "whether" the two Jewish temples — one destroyed over 2,500 years ago and the second razed in roughly 60 A.D., ever existed on the 37-acre site known as the Temple Mount. In doing so, Gladstone gave credibility to Palestinians baselessly promoting "doubt that the temples ever existed — at least in that location."

There is no meaningful "doubt" on the subject at all. After what must have been a furious and completely justified backlash, the Times issued a correction on Friday (bold is mine):

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 10, 2015 | 8:10 AM EDT

In June, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. On the first weekend in October, the NBC Universal in-kind contributions really kicked in: a star turn on Saturday Night Live, a Sunday morning interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, and a Monday town-hall meeting on the Today program.

The Daily Beast was blunt in a headline: “Saturday Night Live Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad.” Writer Kevin Fallon documented how the aid and comfort for Mrs. Clinton wasn’t just in the skit where she played a bartender to the show’s Hillary impersonator.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | October 10, 2015 | 4:47 AM EDT

After last week's Last Man Standing just name dropped Hillary Clinton, this week's episode "Ping-pong" got even more specific, turning into an entire anti-Clinton episode that brings up everything from Benghazi to draft dodging. The show begins with Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) surprised at finding a fundraising letter from Hillary in the mail. It's no mistake, his wife reveals, which leads to a confrontation with her junior ROTC daughter over Hillary that will carry on throughout the episode.

By Tim Graham | October 9, 2015 | 11:56 PM EDT

Recently retired CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer won a lifetime achievement award from the Poynter Institute on Friday night, and was asked about his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race. Donald Trump could be the GOP nominee, he said, “We’re a long way from the nominating parties...But I do think it’s conceivable.”

Current CBS reporter Margaret Brennan also asked Schieffer about the Democratic race for 2016, honing in on whether the attention Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has received is justified. He said her campaign was terrible, even "astonishingly inept."

By Matthew Balan | October 9, 2015 | 10:31 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC's Friday evening newscasts all spotlighted how "gun rights supporters, many of them openly armed" protested President Obama as he visited Roseburg, Oregon to comfort family members of the victims of the recent mass shooting there. CBS's John Blackstone played up how "the protesters gathered at the Roseburg airport carried both signs and guns – a potential nightmare for the Secret Service." NBC Nightly News featured footage of a Confederate flag flying from pickup truck of one of the protesters – something ABC and CBS didn't do.

By Brad Wilmouth | October 9, 2015 | 10:19 PM EDT

On Friday's PBS Newshour, host Judy Woodruff joined liberal columnist Mark Shields in declaring that the House GOP's conservative wing is holding the Congress "hostage," with allegedly right-leaning regular David Brooks then complaining that Tea Partiers are good at "destruction," but not "construction."

He further griped about there being an incentive for "radical rhetoric" in the GOP, referring to the situation as a "mental problem."

By Matthew Balan | October 9, 2015 | 6:44 PM EDT

On Friday's Legal View, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield did her best to downplay Hillary Clinton's ongoing e-mail scandal. Banfield asked Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman if Bernie Sanders would bring up the issue at the upcoming Democratic presidential debate. When Zimmerman claimed that "any Democrat who resorts to reciting Republican talking points is going to hurt themselves," the anchor replied, " don't think he's ever going to touch the e-mail scandal – or, it's not even a scandal. It's really a controversy. But 'scandal' is the Republicans' word for it. So far, no one has determined there's any scandal there."

By Dylan Gwinn | October 9, 2015 | 5:12 PM EDT

Okay, I have to admit I never saw this one coming. Fox Sports 1 has put together a hype video for the upcoming USA vs. Mexico soccer game. Nothing unusual about that. What is more than just a tad unusual, though, is the “hyper” that FS1 has decided to use. You may recognize him.

By NB Staff | October 9, 2015 | 5:01 PM EDT

Lefty writer and CNN contributor Sally Kohn, along with her fellow CNN panelists, earned the dubious honor of winning the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at last night's Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards.

By Randy Hall | October 9, 2015 | 4:47 PM EDT

During a lengthy interview with Cable News Network anchor Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, Ben Carson refused to answer his questions on whether Democrat Barack Obama is “a real black president" or a Christian.

The clash between the host of Wolf and the Republican presidential candidate began when Blitzer read a tweet from Rupert Murdoch, who is the 84-year-old owner of many newspapers and the Fox News Channel.

By Scott Whitlock | October 9, 2015 | 4:27 PM EDT

George Stephanopoulos on Friday grilled Ben Carson about his comments on guns and how to fight back against a mass killing. An ABC graphic blared, “Ben Carson's Bizarre Comments on Guns: Backlash Grows on Holocaust Statements.” 

By NB Staff | October 9, 2015 | 4:16 PM EDT

He had stiff competition at Thursday night's MRC DisHonors Awards in Rachel Maddow and Charlie Rose, but MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell richly deserved his 2015 Puppy Love Award for gushing over President Obama as having written "the most honest and open book... ever written by a president" with his memoir Dreams of My Father.

By Michael McKinney | October 9, 2015 | 3:40 PM EDT

Friday on MBSNC’s NewsNation, Tamron Hall addressed Ben Carson’s statements on gun control and how he would have dealt with the gunman at Umpqua. Tamron would entertain the attacks on Carson by Matt K. Lewis and Joan Walsh. Lewis accused Carson of opining where he shouldn't and should know better. While adding her own allegation that Carson would have tried to have the children assault a gunman, Hall appeared to confuse the status of college students at Umpqua with those of elementary school children at Newtown. Finally, Walsh attacked Carson supporters, claiming they have an appetite for cruel and delusional comments.

By Curtis Houck | October 9, 2015 | 3:26 PM EDT

Previewing President Obama’s latest interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes with Steve Kroft, the 60 Minutes correspondent and the co-hosts of Friday’s CBS This Morning fawned over the President’s performance as “feisty” and proof that he finds his final years in office “liberating” as he does not have to go before voters again. 

By NB Staff | October 9, 2015 | 3:17 PM EDT

"According to a new study, the average teenager lies five times a day.  OR, as Hillary Clinton calls them: amateurs." -- NewsBusted's Jodi Miller.