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By Bruce Bookter | February 5, 2016 | 6:43 PM EST

There are many awful analogies made in the world of sports. Among them Dan Hampton saying that the Vikings were going to hit New Orleans “like Katrina,” and Nick Saban likening Bama’s loss to Louisiana-Monroe to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.

By Mark Finkelstein | February 5, 2016 | 6:10 PM EST

With all due respect, indeed! On the Bloomberg TV show of that name that he co-hosts with Mark Halperin, John Heilemann today reported that the current and former governors in the GOP field--Bush, Kasich and Christie--think Marco Rubio is a "punk."

Clarified Heilemann: "when I say 'punk,' they have the same view that Hillary Clinton had of Barack Obama [in 2008]: line-cutter, punk, man of no accomplishment." It's hard to imagine the dignifed Jeb calling Rubio a punk, but in his interiew on CBS today, Jeb did flatly assert that Rubio had accomplished "nothing" in the Senate. Readers will also remember that yesterday, Joe Scarborough grilled Rubio-endorser Rick Santorum, who struggled to name a Rubio accomplishement in the Senate.

By Randy Hall | February 5, 2016 | 5:06 PM EST

Many people distrust information included in articles of The New York Times due to the newspaper's obviously liberal slant, but pranksters this week went a step further and distributed 10,000 copies of a false edition of the paper, which stated on its front page that Hillary Clinton had quit this year's presidential contest.

An article written by Madison Margolin for The Village Voice noted that the copies also “proclaimed that Congress would debate U.S. aid to Israel” and “were handed out across Manhattan -- at Penn Station, Grand Central, Times Square -- as well as at the Barclays Center.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | February 5, 2016 | 4:49 PM EST

Joe Scarborough held a fiesta on Friday’s Morning Joe and Senator Marco Rubio was their piñata. The host let his panelist take several good hits on the presidential candidate on the topic of his alleged inexperience. “So after the campaign had all day to figure out what his big accomplishment was, what was his big accomplishment? What did he come up with on the list?” 

By Tom Blumer | February 5, 2016 | 4:31 PM EST

Five items found at the Politico filed late Monday or early Tuesday reported that supporters of Bernie Sanders at the Iowa caucuses, while watching a live feed of Hillary Clinton's speech late Monday evening, began chanting "She's a liar!" The chants grew until they "took over the room," and didn't stop until Sanders campaign officials cut off the live feed being shown.

This is barely news in the rest of the establishment press, which has obsessed over the Ben Carson-Ted Cruz-CNN controversy, devoting an obviously inordinate amount of time to it and, as Cruz himself has shown, getting it wrong in the process.

By Katie Yoder | February 5, 2016 | 3:39 PM EST

After an uproar on Twitter, Cosmopolitan deleted a tweet Friday lamenting an increase of babies born in Texas. But the women’s magazine kept the tweet’s accompanying article up – and it’s just as bad.

Complete with a sad-face emoji, the Cosmo tweet Thursday read: “Texas women are having more babies since Planned Parenthood was defunded.”

By P.J. Gladnick | February 5, 2016 | 3:39 PM EST

Many of you have probably seen the ABC miniseries, Madoff, about disgraced Wall Street investment manager Bernie Madoff who in reality ran a massive Ponzi scheme. How accurate was his portrayal by actor Richard Dreyfuss can be up for debate but what is not debatable, but now mostly forgotten, is that Madoff invested heavily in the campaigns of mostly Democrats. Just after the Madoff scandal broke in December 2008, the extent of his political contributions to Democrats was revealed by CNN.Com:

By Kyle Drennen | February 5, 2016 | 3:20 PM EST

All three network morning shows on Friday celebrated Hillary Clinton’s Thursday night debate performance as if she was a champion prize fighter. On NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: “Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in their most contentious debate yet. Clinton accusing Sanders of running a, quote, ‘artful smear,’ against her.”

By Tim Graham | February 5, 2016 | 2:49 PM EST

On Sunday night, pro-life activist Jill Stanek returned to her home in the Chicago suburbs to find a Target bag with a cinder block had been thrown through her windown. Taped to the cinder block was a note saying "STOP YOUR PRO-LIFE B---S---."

In an interview with NewsBusters (she used to blog for NB), Stanek agreed "we see growing intolerance on the Left for any socially conservative views. What they see and hear from us is condemnation, blame, 'slut-shaming,' et cetera." If an abortion advocate's home was vandalized, "not only would local press be all over it, so would national press."

By Katie Yoder | February 5, 2016 | 2:46 PM EST

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste." – Rahm Emanuel

There are many ways to fight a virus. But ending a human life is not one of them.

The mosquito-spread virus Zika threatens unborn babies with the possibility of microcephaly, a condition that that results in unusually small heads and brains. Zika is most prevalent in Latin American countries, where abortion is either outlawed or restricted. Cue: Media outrage – but not over the virus itself.

By Mike Ciandella | February 5, 2016 | 1:56 PM EST

If Hillary Clinton’s answers from last night seemed a bit familiar, it might be because you heard her give the same answers at an MSNBC debate back in 2007. 

During the September 26, 2007 debate on MSNBC, the late NBC correspondent Tim Russert ask Hillary about whether the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Liberary would disclose their donors. Hillary's response: "Well, you'll have to ask them," adding later that she was "sure" that Bill would be "happy to consider that."

By Scott Whitlock | February 5, 2016 | 1:24 PM EST

The hosts of MSNBC Live on Friday thought it was “crazy” that some young women aren’t supporting Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president. Chris Jansing and Tamron Hall marveled at a New Hampshire focus group that included young, college-age females. Hall proclaimed, “The big headline for me in the randomly selected group of people, the young women there did not care that Hillary Clinton could be the first woman president.” A shocked Jansing retorted, “That's crazy to me. It really is.” 

By Ken Shepherd | February 5, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST

She's is her mid-30s, politically-connected and wealthy because of it, and a Clinton campaign surrogate. So it's about darn time that the media stop treating Chelsea Clinton as off-limits, Jack Shafer of Politico writes in a column today headlined, "Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End."

By Brad Wilmouth | February 5, 2016 | 12:50 PM EST

As CNN's Chris Cuomo on Friday hosted a debate between the left and the far left over whether "progressive" Democrats should embrace Hillary Clinton as one of them, liberal CNN political commentator Sally Kohn absurdly claimed that the reason the word "liberalism" became "tainted" was because former President Bill Clinton went to the right on gay rights and welfare reform. This in spite of the fact that Bill Clinton himself had already been running from the word "liberal" since the beginning of his first presidential campaign because of failed liberal Democratic presidential candidates like Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale.

By Dylan Gwinn | February 5, 2016 | 12:40 PM EST

NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura provided us with yet another mystery on Wednesday night, titled “The Mystery of the Morning Jog.” But this time it wasn’t the solving of a super-intricate and deadly murder mystery. Oh no, this time Laura revealed a new and previously unknown grievance group: the men’s rights group.