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By Alatheia Larsen | June 2, 2015 | 10:48 AM EDT

It's no secret that 1960s rock star turned environmentalist-musician Neil Young of Buffalo Springfield fame uses his celebrity status to push political agendas.

In recent years he's attacked oil and fracking, and soon Young will release an entire album entitled "The Monsanto Years" attacking genetically modified foods. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 2, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT

On Monday’s The Kelly File, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted MSNBC’s Al Sharpton for using a speech for the tax-exempt NAACP to “simultaneously attack police, criticize Republicans, advocate for the Democrats, organize street protests, and promote his MSNBC broadcast all in one.”  

By NB Staff | June 2, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT

As fury spreads, Evangelical leaders have joined a growing chorus that includes Catholic leaders, the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to pressure Disney ABC to cancel the sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage.

By Tim Graham | June 2, 2015 | 9:59 AM EDT

Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi reported Tuesday something that TV news junkies know: “ABC News” is beginning to sound tinny. It’s more like “ABC Fun to Know.” Farhi softened it to “It’s brighter, tighter and indeed quite a bit lighter than its evening rivals.” That’s code for “dumber.” 

Farhi noted ABC has no full-time congressional correspondent for the evening news, and despite the title World News almost never leads with....world news. “During May, the broadcast led with domestic news almost every night of the week, despite a flood of developments in Syria, Iraq, Europe and elsewhere.”

By Rich Noyes | June 2, 2015 | 8:57 AM EDT

This week, with George Stephanopoulos under fire for his donations to the Clinton Foundation, the BBC's Katty Kay declares it impossible to find "a partisan bent" in any of his work at ABC News. And, USA Today's Susan Page cannot fathom why the scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton would duck questions, because "she can handle any question you throw at her....She does it very well."

By Jack Coleman | June 2, 2015 | 7:16 AM EDT

Amid the fanfare for CBS newsman Bob Schieffer upon his retirement, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh provided a helpful translation for some of the code in Schieffer's parting remarks.

Schieffer appeared on CBS This Morning on Friday and was asked how Washington and journalism have changed since he jumped in the game back in the '60s. While Schieffer was optimistic about the future of Face the Nation, the Sunday morning political show he hosted since the early '90s, he was troubled by what he described as vast disruptions from a "revolution in communications."

 

By Curtis Houck | June 2, 2015 | 12:35 AM EDT

Appearing on the Monday edition of The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer and host Bill O’Reilly tore into President Obama for stating that the U.S. is now “the most respected country on Earth” thanks to his administration with Krauthammer openly wondering “what planet he's living on.” Following a soundbite of Obama speaking earlier on Monday at the White House, O’Reilly expressed his clear disagreement by declaring that: “No, we’re not respected by Putin, we’re not respected by ISIS and other terrorists, so I don’t know what he is referring to.” 

By Tom Johnson | June 1, 2015 | 10:20 PM EDT

Monday was a big day for journalists to suggest similarities between mass murderers and Republicans. Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed that certain of Timothy McVeigh’s “militia ideals have gone mainstream” in the GOP, but Esquire's Pierce really put the ideological pedal to the metal when he likened Dick Cheney to one of the all-time worst genocidal maniacs, opining that Cheney’s relatively high current political profile is akin to “giving Pol Pot a late-night TV gig.” (As a lead-in, Pierce also called Cheney “the most inexcusable American who ever lived.”)

Pierce’s item piggybacked on a Washington Monthly post by Ed Kilgore, whose tone toward Cheney was not much less harsh than Pierce’s. After quoting Reince Priebus’s remark that Cheney is “a top fundraising draw, in high demand,” Kilgore sniped, “I suppose this is an example of what the church calls the ‘glamor of evil’ in the Easter baptismal renewal vows."

By Clay Waters | June 1, 2015 | 10:14 PM EDT

Two U.S. Senators -- one Republican, the other a socialist who votes with the Democrats -- are outside candidates for president. Both were profiled in Monday's New York Times, but with quite different results. While Rand Paul's anti-surveillance crusade was caricatured as cynical "sloganeering," socialist Bernie Sanders' modest Iowa crowds (100 people instead of 50?) were hailed as a liberal insurrection.

By Yuri Perez | June 1, 2015 | 9:56 PM EDT

The Obama Administration's decision to remove the Castro regime from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism was the subject of an entirely favorable report on MundoFox. Unlike Spanish-language rivals Univision and Telemundo, in its coverage MundoFox ignored bipartisan criticism of the administration’s highly controversial move, and inexplicably only featured the administration’s and Cuban regime’s point of view on the subject.

In reporting on the Obama administration’s decision, MundoFox solely featured comments by Raúl Castro and his supporters in Cuba, parroting and citing the position of Castro and his counter-allegations that Cuba has been the victim of terror by the U.S. 

By Ken Shepherd | June 1, 2015 | 9:11 PM EDT

Wrapping up a gushy panel segment hailing Bruce Jenner's transition to "Caitlyn," a transgendered woman, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews hailed the importance of being "good about these things" and affirming the life choices made by persons like Bruce Jenner with gender identification issues. At that, guests Eugene Robinson and Jennice Fuentes hailed Jenner as "beautiful" and "stunning" respectively. Matthews made sure to toss back, "I may not go that far" but quickly added, "but I do appreciate your taste."

By Curtis Houck | June 1, 2015 | 8:50 PM EDT

On Monday’s CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Charlie Rose and foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer bemoaned the impact of international sanctions on the Iranian economy with Palmer also fretting that Secretary of State John Kerry’s leg injury could hurt the “dynamic” of nuclear talks between the U.S., its allies, and Iran on a proposed deal. Prior to Palmer’s report from Tehran, Rose noted that “[t]he deadline for concluding a deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program is June 30” and could mean that “painful economic sanctions would be lifted.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | June 1, 2015 | 7:43 PM EDT

Look at the size of that wad! It's huge! And it is all 100 dollar bills! How much you carrying there, Les? $5000? $10,000? $20,000? More?

As we have seen, the networks declined to report that their CEOs including CBS CEO Les Moonves who earned over $54 million this past year were "overpaid." Perhaps they were embarrassed to report this. However, even more embarrassing is that Moonves is so cheap that he used a big wad of hundred dollar bills to stiff a restaurant parking valet out of a tip as you can see in the video on the Page Six report of the New York Post:

By Ken Shepherd | June 1, 2015 | 5:24 PM EDT

Newsweek writer Nina "Kneepads" Burleigh would have her readers believe that today's Republican Party is ideological soulmates with Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber: "McVeigh was executed in 2001, but since then, some of his militia ideals have gone mainstream and even been introduced as laws in many states, including Oklahoma. Legislators in dozens of states have submitted proposals to nullify or block federal laws — a longtime goal of militias. These have included exempting states from federal gun laws and educational standards, as well as, of course, Obamacare."

By Matthew Balan | June 1, 2015 | 4:19 PM EDT

On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver gave the latest evidence that the last acceptable prejudice is bigotry against Christianity, especially anti-Catholicism. Oliver blasted the Vatican secretary of state's "defeat for humanity" condemnation of Ireland's vote that legalized same-sex marriage: "Okay, settle down a little, Catholic Church. Remember, you're an organization whose victories for humanity include the Crusades, forced adoptions, and running a widely-successful international pedophile exchange program."