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By P.J. Gladnick | April 11, 2015 | 7:58 PM EDT

"How do you live with yourself?"

Probably about as well as those many 60 Minutes reporters over the years who conducted numerous ambush interviews. What 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft didn't like was that he was on the receiving end of an interview on the fly by a New York Post reporter. Call it karmatic kickback but it all started back in January when it was revealed that Steve Kroft had been having an affair with a mistress notable for the way he slurped champagne. For some background let us review some of the highlights (or lowlights) of the scandal which broke in January before we take a look at Kroft's extreme anger at being treated the way mere mortals often are on 60 Minutes:

By Melissa Mullins | April 11, 2015 | 6:56 PM EDT

On Thursday’s The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly jumped all over MSNBC’s Ed Schultz for having the audacity to lecture Rand Paul, or anyone for that matter, on the subject of sexism.

Schultz claims, “There is evidence Rand Paul has a real problem with women reporters.” Kelly and her guest Ann Coulter laughed away at Schultz since it was about four years ago Schultz called conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut.”

By Scott Whitlock | April 11, 2015 | 5:49 PM EDT

How did the Washington Post commemorate the surrender of the Confederacy and the end of the Civil War? The paper on Thursday featured columnist Harold Meyerson to sneer that "Today’s GOP is the party of Jefferson Davis, not of Lincoln." 

By Tim Graham | April 11, 2015 | 4:41 PM EDT

The Washington Post couldn’t just note on the front page Saturday that Hillary Clinton would make her presidential campaign official on Sunday. No, the headline was “Clinton to enter race with savvy understatement.”

Obama campaign manager David Axelrod approved: “Humility is the order of the day,” he said. “Last time, they launched as a big juggernaut cloaked in the veil of inevitability and at 20,000 feet. There was a tremendous backlash to that.”

By Jeffrey Lord | April 11, 2015 | 3:01 PM EDT

Rush Limbaugh, as is frequently the case, was right.

The other day, after a media kerfuffle surrounding Senator Rand Paul’s announcement and a rash of stories about the Senator’s televised go-rounds with NBC’s Today host Savannah Guthrie and an earlier one with CNBC’s Kelly Evans, Rush pointed out the obvious. Guthrie treated Paul as an oddball, practically an alien.

By Mark Finkelstein | April 11, 2015 | 2:28 PM EDT

Imagine you're a Cuban who has somehow managed to catch the cablecast of Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show today.  The topic is President Obama's opening toward Cuba. You're scraping by on the average Cuban monthly salary of $20/month and are thrilled at the prospect of getting a better-paying job if and when American tourists start coming in numbers.

Then suddenly you hear Harris-Perry fretting that there could be a "downside" for Cuba in letting in those American tourists.  They could be a "plague" for Cuba. Impose their cultural "hegemony."  !Ay caramba!  

By Tim Graham | April 11, 2015 | 1:28 PM EDT

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter who her dream interview would be Megyn Kelly picked Hillary Clinton over popes and dictators. She was asked at the magazine's party on Wednesday night for the "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media." 

What would she ask her? Kelly is awfully curious about that private e-mail server at her residence in nearby Chappaqua.

By Katie Yoder | April 11, 2015 | 9:57 AM EDT

Extremists are screaming about abortion again – and they're not pro-lifers. 

In an April 9 piece, The New York Times Editorial Board criticized Kansas’ Senate Bill 95, or the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, signed into law April 7. The bill bans a common second-trimester abortion procedure beginning July 1. Flaunting their disgust, the board called the new law a “legislative assault” – an “assault” that partial-birth abortions have faced, too. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | April 11, 2015 | 8:09 AM EDT

Conservatives know what to expect when the networks create shows about lawyers. From L.A. Law to Ally McBeal, we’ve observed countless crusading liberal protagonists confront and defeat conniving corporate executives and other corrupt establishment villains.

This seemed to describe The Good Wife on CBS over the last five years. But something interesting has happened over the last few weeks. Producers have introduced a wealthy conservative character named Reese Dipple, who engages seasoned liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart on the hot-button social issues of the day.

By Melissa Mullins | April 11, 2015 | 7:46 AM EDT

On March 30, Purvi Patel was found guilty of taking abortion-inducing drugs illegally, causing her 25-28 week old “fetus” to die, and tossing the infant’s body in a dumpster. She is the first woman in the United States sentenced for feticide. In the state of Indiana, which has feticide laws, it is illegal to kill an unborn fetus without the assistance of an abortionist (meaning, an unborn child is treated like a person under the feticide law), however, “special permission” is given for an abortion conducted by an abortionist.

Patel’s conviction is causing a lot of controversy, but for all the wrong reasons.

By Tim Graham | April 11, 2015 | 7:27 AM EDT

We often mock the lack of hard news (like Obama scandal coverage) on the network morning shows by contrasting it with the luxurious time they reserve to promote their own entertainment products. This week The Hollywood Reporter revealed its week-long study of the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows from 7 to 9 a.m. on the week of March 9 to 13 and counted how much time was devoted to "programs and personalities of that network or its sister properties."

Between the three, they counted more than 84 minutes of "corporate synergy."

By Tom Johnson | April 10, 2015 | 10:03 PM EDT

Vaccine skeptics have a well-deserved reputation for not caring about facts, but according to American Prospect blogger Paul Waldman, many right-wing anti-taxers resemble anti-vaxxers in terms of their shaky grasp of reality.

“All the GOP presidential candidates are lining up to receive the wisdom of Arthur Laffer as they formulate their economic plans,” wrote Waldman in a Friday post. “This is the rough equivalent of doctors seeking to lead the American College of Pediatricians competing to see which one can win the favor of Jenny McCarthy…Laffer's theory has been as thoroughly disproven as phrenology or the notion that the stars are pinholes in the blanket Zeus laid across the sky.”

By Curtis Houck | April 10, 2015 | 9:50 PM EDT

For the second straight news cycle, ABC News failed to mention any of Hillary Clinton’s scandals on Friday night as she’s expected to announce her second presidential campaign on Sunday as World News Tonight instead gushed over a new epilogue to her latest book and Chelsea Clinton’s appearance on the May issue of Elle magazine.

By Clay Waters | April 10, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT

Obama adviser Brian Deese was the subject of a fulsome New York Times profile by biased environmental reporter Coral Davenport and biased political profile writer Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who teamed up for "On Climate For Obama, Point Man Learns Fast," pitting lovable wonk Deese against the "anger" of Big Coal. And Deese is far from the first Obama staffer to get such favorable treatment.

By Jorge Bonilla | April 10, 2015 | 4:57 PM EDT

Recently, sandwiched between the Cruz and upcoming Rubio campaign announcements, Univision took the opportunity to remind us of their own clear preference regarding the 2016 presidential ticket, and their anointed “Latino Candidate.”