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By Tom Blumer | March 5, 2015 | 11:19 AM EST

Leave it to a writer at Mother Jones to dispense condescending healthy eating advice while serving up a side dish of alleged historical racism with a tincture of capitalism bashing.

Kiera Butler, a senior editor there, didn't have to engage in either exercise to make her nutritional points, which may have some validity. She must have felt that her primary headline ("Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner") was too boring, and that she needed to provide an attention-grabbing subheadline to get people to start reading her piece (book link is in original; bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Scott Whitlock | March 5, 2015 | 11:19 AM EST

The New York Times on Thursday sounded a hopeful tone about oral arguments regarding Obamacare, yet again in the Supreme Court. The headline for the Adam Liptak story trumpeted, "At Least One Justice Is in Play as Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case." 

By Kyle Drennen | March 5, 2015 | 11:01 AM EST

Discussing the growing email controversy swirling around Hillary Clinton with Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie suggested it could resurrect another scandal for the would-be 2016 contender: “What about Republicans? This certainly hands them a lot of ammunition and breathes new life, perhaps, into the whole investigation into Benghazi.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 5, 2015 | 10:16 AM EST

Politico reports that Kathleen Matthews, wife of liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews and former news anchor for WJLA-ABC 7, is likely to run for Congress as a Democrat. 

By Scott Whitlock | March 5, 2015 | 10:07 AM EST

According to Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will ask Americans to simply trust her when it comes to the growing scandal regarding her e-mails as Secretary of State. Talking to George Stephanopoulos, Karl conceded, "George, this is basically going to be the honor system." 

By Jack Coleman | March 5, 2015 | 9:53 AM EST

He's the first American late-night television host to broadcast his program from Cuba in more than 50 years -- and its communist regime wasted little time in reminding Conan O'Brien that he was no longer in America.

O'Brien's entire TBS show last night was devoted to his Cuban jaunt, which included a stop in what he described as a typical market.

 

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 5, 2015 | 9:19 AM EST

On Wednesday night, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano issued a blistering critique of Hillary Clinton’s ongoing controversy surrounding the use of a private email account while she was Secretary of State.

By Kristine Marsh | March 5, 2015 | 8:51 AM EST

After telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo March. 4 that being gay is “absolutely a choice” after being prodded to answer whether sexual orientation was genetic or not, the media pounced on Ben Carson’s comments, with a particularly vile attack by Dan Savage directed at the possible GOP presidential candidate.

By Julia A. Seymour | March 5, 2015 | 8:19 AM EST

The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just 2 inches away from hitting an all-time record for snow, Boston.com reported.

It’s a reality more in keeping with media warnings from the 1970s than today’s arguments about global warming, like this one from Walter Cronkite in 1972.

By Mark Finkelstein | March 5, 2015 | 7:49 AM EST

What's wrong with this picture: Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist being tougher on Hillary than ostensible Republican Nicolle Wallace?

On today's Morning Joe, former W aide Wallace said that Hillary would wind up releasing all her emails and they would just turn out to be "wedding stuff."  Mika had blasted Hillary for setting up her own servers, and Geist politely pointed out that since Hillary didn't have an official account, her emails are bound to contain much more than "wedding stuff." 

By NB Staff | March 5, 2015 | 1:34 AM EST

By a 3 to 2 vote, the FCC voted to regulate the internet. And to show how well they understand it, the FCC will release over 300 pages of these new regulations -- as soon as they finish printing them and mailing them out. -- Jodi Miller.

By Curtis Houck | March 5, 2015 | 12:18 AM EST

NBC Nightly News covered the Hillary Clinton email scandal for a second straight evening with another segment on Wednesday, but it took the position of downplaying the situation by portraying it as political and invoking Republican Jeb Bush’s email usage in comparison. Interim anchor Lester Holt updated “the firestorm over Hillary Clinton’s private emails” by describing those desiring to see them as “her political enemies in Congress” in the form of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

By Ken Shepherd | March 4, 2015 | 11:31 PM EST

MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested on his Wednesday program that decades of Republican critics dogging Hillary Clinton may be partly to blame for her conducting all her State Department email correspondence on private email via a server located at her Chappaqua, New York, residence.

By Curtis Houck | March 4, 2015 | 10:30 PM EST

Continuing the standard set by NBC’s Today, on Wednesday night the major broadcast networks played up the fears that “health care coverage for millions” might be lost and “could doom ObamaCare” if the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case heard on Wednesday, rules against the federal government and its federal subsidies. ABC and NBC used covert liberal activists, with ABC turning to an ABC News contributor who served as an Assistant Counsel to President Obama and NBC interviewing a man who had joined an amicus curaie brief in support of ObamaCare at the appellate level.

By Matthew Balan | March 4, 2015 | 7:21 PM EST

Socially liberal Republican consultant Margaret Hoover went on a tear against Dr. Ben Carson on Wednesday's New Day on CNN for his remarks earlier in the program on same-sex "marriage." Hoover twice attacked the potential Republican presidential candidate as "untethered to reality," due to his views on homosexuality, and for his apparent audacity to even consider running for top federal office. She added that "this sinks any nomination" for Carson.