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By Scott Whitlock | May 12, 2015 | 11:57 AM EDT

An angry Chris Matthews on Monday flipped on Jeb Bush, abandoning the man he'd previously cheered for having the "guts" to stand up to conservatives. Matthews raged against the potential Republican candidate for insisting he would make the same decision on Iraq as his brother, George W. Bush. The cable anchor fumed over "this strange, weird, desperate behavior of Jeb Bush." 

By Tom Johnson | May 12, 2015 | 10:28 AM EDT

Mainstream pundits generally have seen the protests over Jade Helm 15 as an embarrassment to conservatives, but blogger Leslie Savan of The Nation suggested in a Friday post that looking silly now may benefit the right in the long run.

The Jade Helm uproar, opined Savan, “is like Obamacare death panels, or Sharia law coming to a court near you, or fluoride in the water supply. It doesn’t matter if the particular charge is proven to be completely false. Just getting the larger idea (don’t trust Obama’s feds, they want to un-cling you from your guns and religion) into the mainstream media is a victory. It validates the paranoia.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 12, 2015 | 10:05 AM EDT

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw appeared on FNC’s Hannity Monday night to promote his memoir but when the subject of Brian Williams’ suspension was brought up, he insisted that “almost all” of the stories about the two of them were “wrong.” 

By Mark Finkelstein | May 12, 2015 | 8:52 AM EDT

Hey Barack? Yes, Your Royal Majesty! Look, know what I said about coming to that thing at your place? Of course, oh Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Not going to make it--turns out I have to rearrange my stallion's sock drawer.

On today's Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell acknowledged the undeniable: that the last-minute decision by Saudi King Salman not to attend the White House summit, after previously having informed John Kerry that he would be there, was such an "in your face" snub, so embarrassing to Kerry and the Obama White House, that "I don't see any way that they can spin it."

By Brent Baker | May 12, 2015 | 7:50 AM EDT

Liberal media bias lives beyond the borders of the United States. As Michael Wolff noted in a front page article for Monday’s USA Today: “Many popular media notions of what a restless electorate is against (bankers, corporate power, tax dodgers, economic austerity) and what it is for (fundamental change, leveling the powerful, taxing the rich and big social program promises) came a cropper in the British election last week.”

By Melissa Mullins | May 12, 2015 | 7:22 AM EDT

Chris Rock was interviewed by Hadley Freeman at The Guardian last week, where he spoke on everything from his divorce, to new Daily Show host Trevor Noah, and of course, racism.

Rock seems to think that police violence is just a part of everyday life for young black men, and that “white kids” are never victims of police brutality:

“It’s not that it’s gotten worse, it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle. What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids

By Curtis Houck | May 12, 2015 | 1:41 AM EDT

Fox News Channel (FNC) host Bill O’Reilly slammed the liberal media on Monday’s O’Reilly Factor for distorting conservatives and Republican presidential candidates in what he referred to as “tough times for social conservatives in America” thanks to a press that is “overwhelmingly left” and thus “simpatico, generally speaking, with the uber-liberal thought.”

By Curtis Houck | May 11, 2015 | 9:58 PM EDT

Following in lockstep with their morning counterparts, Monday’s CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News continued to prominently tout First Lady Michelle Obama’s commencement address at Tuskegee University from two days prior. Hailing the speech as “candid reflections on life in the spotlight,” CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley gushed that Obama revealed “some remarkable insight” into what it’s been like to be the first African-American First Lady and that “it sounded a lot like a validictory.”

By Ken Shepherd | May 11, 2015 | 8:38 PM EDT

Huffington Post writer Lila Shapiro grossly distorted and in some instances completely fabricated what a pro-traditional marriage advocate told her during an improptu interview during the March for Marriage. That's the allegation of one Andrew Jacob Cuff in a post today at First Things. Cuff, an Orthodox Christian and a grad student in church history at the Catholic University of America, detailed both his interactions with Shaprio and his chagrin at reading his grossly distortive write-up. Here's an excerpt:

By Jack Coleman | May 11, 2015 | 8:00 PM EDT

How about that, it took MSNBC daytime news anchor Alex Wagner all of nearly three years to see the obvious.

Appearing on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday, Wagner and other guests were discussing the ongoing trials of accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and how terrorism should be combated.

By Mark Finkelstein | May 11, 2015 | 7:47 PM EDT

What a shame: if only the economy had been better, the rioters would have had more name-brand stores to burn.

Seriously, this had to be one of the strangest statements to come out of the Baltimore riots. On this evening's Ed Show, Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant complained that because of economic "disenfranchisement," the rioters "could only find one anchor store in that neighborhood" to destroy.

By Matthew Balan | May 11, 2015 | 7:16 PM EDT

The Daily Beast's Dean Obeidallah denied the existence of Islamism as an ideology during a segment on Monday's CNN Newsroom. Obeidallah, responding to conservative commentator Erick Erickson applauding Saturday Night Live's draw Mohammed skit as "a perfectly humorous way to point out the absurdity of radical Islam's refusal to let people draw Mohammed," wildly claimed that "the [SNL] writers'...goal was not to make fun of radical Islam – this made-up idea."

By Randy Hall | May 11, 2015 | 7:04 PM EDT

Remember Pamela Geller, whose “Muhammad Cartoon Contest” in Garland, Texas, earlier this month resulted in the deaths of two men who tried to attack the event?

It's obvious that liberal comedian and commentator Dean Obeidallah does. During his radio program on SiriusXM this past Saturday, the “man who wants to be your Muslim friend” announced a “Draw Your Favorite Islamophobe” contest.

By Tom Blumer | May 11, 2015 | 6:52 PM EDT

Today, Bloomberg TV's Mark Halperin inadequately apologized for his conduct and line of questioning during an April 30 interview of GOP presidential candidate which came off as rude and racist to many who saw it — well, basically because it was.

As Tim Graham at NewsBusters noted on Sunday, and as will be seen in the video following the jump, Halperin engaged in a "prove-you're-a-Cuban" line of questioning, and did so with "a grim visage during these questions, like ... an interrogation, not a friendly chat":

By Tom Blumer | May 11, 2015 | 5:10 PM EDT

Well, this takes the well-founded belief that the left only cares about blacks because of their votes to a new level.

At the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog yesterday (seriously, that's it's name), Dean Robinson, an "associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst" who is apparently not a regular contributor, explores "the political consequences of excess mortality among blacks." The item's headline leaves no doubt that Robinson and the Post know in whose pocket the black vote resides. Robinson and apparently the underlying study's authors utterly fail to recognize that, as of 2010, the mortality problem they identify was barely half as important as it was in 1993, and that if current trends continue, the problem won't exist fewer than 20 years from now.