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By Mark Finkelstein | May 6, 2015 | 8:24 AM EDT

Timer ready? Go!: foreign countries and rich people gave millions to the Clinton Foundation and/or paid Bill big bucks to give speeches. In return, Hillary's State Department pushed policies favorable to them.  And, stop!  I timed that at exactly eleven seconds.

On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made the absurd claim that the shady dealings described in Clinton Cash, officially out today, won't hurt Hillary much because they're too hard for Americans to understand.  "I challenge you to explain in one or two minutes to, you know, anyone, what is going on here with the Clintons and all this foundation money."

By Tim Graham | May 6, 2015 | 7:02 AM EDT

Even The Washington Post is picking up juicy gossip from The Daily Caller. A long-running lawsuit against Ed Schultz from NBC producer Michael Queen revealed e-mails from Schultz “in which he’s less than complimentary about his now-MSNBC brother, Chris Matthews.”

By Curtis Houck | May 6, 2015 | 2:02 AM EDT

During the opening monologue of Tuesday’s Late Show on CBS, David Letterman channeled his inner Chris Matthews in professing his admiration for President Barack Obama following his appearance on Monday’s program by declaring that “you can feel the electricity in the room” whenever he’s on the program. 

By Curtis Houck | May 6, 2015 | 12:15 AM EDT

After Tuesday’s CBS This Morning fretted about the “distractions” facing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, CBS and NBC continued parroting the Clinton campaign’s rhetoric on Tuesday and touted their “counteroffensive” that was launched to thwart “the litany of distractions” ranging from the Clinton Foundation to Benghazi.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | May 5, 2015 | 10:38 PM EDT

Liberals claim to be the world's boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsense. Here's another canard: Liberals also claim to be the most offended against anyone "blaming the victim." What liberals possess is an ideological system which identifies favored groups as victims, and supports squelching the free speech of anyone challenging them.

One of those favored groups are Muslims. Over the weekend, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) held the Muhammad cartoon contest in Dallas, obviously a provocative event. But it wasn't meant to result in two Islamic extremists showing up with assault rifles, and shot to death by police after they opened fire.

By Curtis Houck | May 5, 2015 | 9:36 PM EDT

When it came time to cover the news from Tuesday that Mike Huckabee had announced his entry into the 2016 Republican presidential field, ABC and NBC largely yawned at this story by devoting a combined 48 seconds of airtime to Huckabee on their Tuesday evening newscasts.

By Tom Blumer | May 5, 2015 | 8:55 PM EDT

It appears that someone might need to schedule an intervention with the Associated Press's economics writers.

In his dispatch published a half-hour after the government's March release on international trade at 8:30 this morning, the wire service's Martin Crutsinger quoted a normally upbeat economist who was singing the blues about the result's effect on previously reported first-quarter economic growth. Now, he said, the economy "undoubtedly contracted slightly in the first quarter" by an estimated 0.3 percent. But about an hour later, the AP's Christopher Rugaber ignored this assessment — and that of many others — in his writeup covering the 10 a.m. release of the Institute for Supply Management's Non-Manufacuring Index. Don't these guys talk to each other?

By Ken Shepherd | May 5, 2015 | 8:44 PM EDT

In a shockingly candid moment betraying his sexist view of Republican female politicians, Hardball host Chris Matthews tonight mused that Carly Fiorina may lob "scurrilous" attacks at Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton while banking on her gender to shield her from scrutiny. He also envisioned Republican suburban housewives sneaking out of the house to vote for Hillary without "telling hubby."

By Jack Coleman | May 5, 2015 | 6:59 PM EDT

Seldom does a liberal mention the prophetic document released 50 years ago known as the Moynihan Report. Rarer still is the liberal who praises it.

Officially titled The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, the report was largely written by a bureaucrat in the Department of Labor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a future American ambassador to India and the United Nations and US Senator for New York from the mid-70s to 2000.

 

 

 

By Mark Finkelstein | May 5, 2015 | 6:42 PM EDT

For all the good their Ivy League degrees did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—when you consider the smoking ruin that is their foreign policy record—you'd think John Heilemann would have the good sense not to make an Ancient Eight sheepskin the sine qua non for a presidential candidate.

But with his MSM elitism on full display,, on today's With All Due Respect Heilemann had the chutzpah to suggest that Mike Huckabee doesn't clear the Commander-in-Chief bar because he lacks a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School or Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.  Huck has simply picked up some foreign policy talking points from Fox News, huffed Heilemann.

By Yuri Perez | May 5, 2015 | 5:34 PM EDT

The intersection of multimillion-dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation and the business interests in Colombia of one of the Foundation’s top donors, Frank Giustra, has become the subject of fresh reporting on Univision’s principal national evening newscast, while Spanish-language competitors Telemundo and MundoFox continue to be silent about the matter.

Following up on the network’s previous coverage of the financial and ethical controversies surrounding the Clinton Foundation, Noticiero Univision anchor Jorge Ramos introduced a report by correspondent Lourdes Meluzá that focused specifically on the Latin American angle of the story.

By Randy Hall | May 5, 2015 | 5:31 PM EDT

In an effort to shame protesters who believe true marriage is between one man and one woman, Jessica Williams of Comedy Central's The Daily Show mingled with people she believes are on the “Wrong Side of History” while pretending to be crying since this might be her last chance to say goodbye to the “Hate Class of 2015.”

The segment was introduced by outgoing host Jon Stewart.

By Scott Whitlock | May 5, 2015 | 5:26 PM EDT

Newly minted presidential candidate Carly Fiorina went toe-to-toe with liberal journalist Katie Couric on MOnday, sparring for 45 minutes on abortion, Hillary Clinton and qualifications for President. Couric complained about Fiorina's criticism of Clinton: "You've had some unkind words for Hillary Clinton. You said that she was not trustworthy and she hasn't accomplished very much. I think people might think, 'Well, she was the senator from New York and she was the Secretary of State.'"

By Ken Shepherd | May 5, 2015 | 4:59 PM EDT

Last October I took msnbc.com to task for a misleading story by writer Michele Richinick about the lewd conduct arrest of Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts -- who is black -- and her boyfriend -- who is white. Fast forward to Monday, May 4, as Ms. Watts pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of disturbing the peace in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges related to public fornication. 

As punishment, Watts and her boyfriend, the Los Angeles Times reported, must "complete 40 hours of community service and write letters apologizing to the LAPD sergeant and an officer, as well as the occupants of a Ventura Boulevard building who reported them to police."

By Katie Yoder | May 5, 2015 | 4:16 PM EDT

An unborn baby’s value depends on whether he or she is wanted, according to recent media reports on two cases of brain-dead pregnant women. 

Doctors delivered 32-week-old Angel in April after keeping his brain-dead mother, 22-year-old Karla Perez, on life support for 54 days. Last November, 33-year-old Marlise Muñoz became brain-dead while 14 weeks pregnant and was taken off life support at the urging of her family while still pregnant – at 23 weeks. Pro-abortion media like Cosmo, that had supported Muñoz, celebrated Perez. AP and NBC reflected whether the baby was wanted or not in language – referring to Perez’s unborn child as a “baby” and Muñoz’s as a “fetus.”