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By Jeffrey Meyer | April 9, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT

At most companies, when someone who's worked for the company for 46 years retires, they get a nice speech and a nice watch. But at a TV news network, the audience is subjected to the most extreme fawning, complete with the bizarre notion that no one has ever criticized the retiring journalist.

By NB Staff | April 9, 2015 | 12:59 PM EDT

"A majority of Democrats surveyed want to see new faces in the 2016 presidential race. The rest are content with the two faces Hillary already has." -- NewsBusted host Jodi Miller

By Scott Whitlock | April 9, 2015 | 12:46 PM EDT

Though the networks have been silent on Barack Obama's latest slam against Christians, writer Mark Steyn unloaded on the President, Wednesday. Appearing on Hannity, the commentator responded to Obama's critique of "less than loving Christians" by highlighting the murder of Kenyan Christians: "This is a guy who's happy to draw general lessons when a black youth gets killed in Ferguson, Missouri. That apparently has wide application for black people all over America. But 148 black corpses has no general application!" 

By Matthew Balan | April 9, 2015 | 12:21 PM EDT

Sarah Wheaton touted the new "gender-neutral" bathroom at the White House as "the latest in a series of symbolic steps the Obama administration has taken to work the priorities of the LGBT community into its broader themes of inclusiveness and tolerance" in a Thursday item on Politico.com. Wheaton played up how "the newly designated restroom is an example of how the administration has been advancing the discussion by raising the profile of transgender issues, an area of debate that is especially hotly contested right now."

By Kyle Drennen | April 9, 2015 | 11:33 AM EDT

While CBS This Morning and ABC's Good Morning America both covered the latest problems with the Iran nuclear negotiations on Thursday, NBC's Today skipped the story altogether in favor of touting how President Obama "plays tourist" in Jamaica.

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 9, 2015 | 10:44 AM EDT

During an appearance on Thursday’s CBS This Morning, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren was repeatedly pressed from the left about Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects within the Democratic Party. Norah O’Donnell asked Warren whether or not Hillary Clinton was liberal enough: “In the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton could announce any day now that she is going to seek the presidential nomination for and presidency in 2016. Do you think she's the future of the Democratic Party?" 

By P.J. Gladnick | April 9, 2015 | 10:40 AM EDT

Remember when the networks were hyping the fact that Rand Paul and Chris Cristie were sympathetic towards parents skeptical about vaccines for their children in February while ignoring similar statements in the past by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Well, a well known figure from a prominent Democrat political family has gone off the deep end as far as paranoia about vaccines yet silence from the major networks except for Fox News. The person in question is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. who went so far as to condemn vaccines as being a "holocaust" as the California legislature takes up the matter of whether to ban vaccine exemptions.

By Joseph Rossell | April 9, 2015 | 10:09 AM EDT

Surprise! Millions of uninsured Americans could owe Uncle Sam extra this tax season because of Obamacare. The IRS began penalizing tax filers this year if they failed to purchase insurance in 2014. Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included an insurance mandate.

Americans must buy qualified health insurance or face the larger of two tax penalty options when they file their 2014 taxes: $95 per adult and $47.50 per child up to $285 per family, or 1 percent of income up to $9,800, according to Kaiser Health News. These penalties are also scheduled to increase dramatically in the following years.

By Tim Graham | April 9, 2015 | 7:43 AM EDT

It  looks like the folks at Gawker Media might want to look into beefing up their private security. Over at Gawker's Deadspin sports blog, they actually posted a piece titled "The Police Are America's Terrorists."

Greg Howard is obviously in a highly emotional state over the unprofessional police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina. He’s so emotional that he thinks that white people have always killed black and brown people, and it's never happened in reverse, or black-on-black.

By Bryan Ballas | April 9, 2015 | 6:57 AM EDT

Much like playground bullies, it does not take long for the liberal media to poke fun at the family members of candidates they don’t like  – Republican candidates. The father-bashing began in earnest on Tuesday afternoon shortly after Rand Paul’s campaign announcement when MSNBC’s Live With Thomas Roberts decided to headline a segment of the fathers of Republican candidates with the phrase  “GOP Contenders with Father Issues?”
Having set a tone nowhere close to objectivity, Roberts jabbed Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, asking how Ted Cruz will “break his father's shadow or potential hindrance of saying something and really getting caught with having to explain it away.”

Roberts added, “I think reporters will -- if he doesn't show up on the campaign trail, they’re happy to go find Rafael Cruz, and take the cameras and microphones to him.”

By Curtis Houck | April 8, 2015 | 11:46 PM EDT

On Wednesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC declined to cover the latest in the legal battle over President Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration as U.S. District Judge denied the Obama administration’s request for an injunction that would have allowed his plan to go forward. Announced late Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Hanen blasted the request and declared that the President’s decision to not enforce “laws requiring removal of illegal immigrants that conflict with the 2014 DHS directive” to enact amnesty only further cemented his ruling.

By Melissa Mullins | April 8, 2015 | 10:58 PM EDT

Lauren Ashburn, a regular guest on MediaBuzz on the Fox News Channel, wrote an article for Mediaite on how the “mainstream” media doesn’t really want to engage the country in a discussion about "gruesome abortion stories."

“Yet contrast abortion coverage with the endless hours and words devoted to batting down Indiana’s religious freedom law,” she wrote. “Conservatives got plenty of air. Why is it that the media will make a fuss about marriage equality, but issues related to abortion are now a no-go?”

By Curtis Houck | April 8, 2015 | 9:00 PM EDT

Wednesday’s edition of the CBS Evening News chose to re-air portions of chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook’s interview with President Obama on climate change supposedly threatening public health and included LaPook fretting at the end to anchor Scott Pelley that “climate change legislation has stalled in Congress.” The network’s cheerleading of Obama’s newest environmental initiative began right at the top of the newscast as Pelley teased the segment to viewers: “The President speaks with us about how climate change is making people sick.”

By Ken Shepherd | April 8, 2015 | 8:25 PM EDT

Appearing on the Wednesday edition of Hardball, House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) essentially blamed the conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for the, apparently unjustified shooting of South Carolina man Walter Scott by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager. For his part, host Chris Matthews failed to object to out-of-far-left-field charge and, what's more, praised his guest as someone for whom he has "a lot of respect."

By Matthew Balan | April 8, 2015 | 6:21 PM EDT

Newly-declared 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul took a shot at the media during a Wednesday campaign appearance in Milford, New Hampshire. An unidentified reporter asked the Kentucky senator about a recent interview he did with the Associated Press that centered on the controversial issue of abortion. Paul replied, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?"