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By Melissa Mullins | August 15, 2015 | 9:47 PM EDT

Emily Shire at The Daily Beast thinks it’s a terribleidea for UFC champion Ronda Rousey to go head to head in the ring with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Why?  Because Mayweather has a history of domestic abuse (he’s been convicted of violence against women five times, though only served one sentence) and, as Shire writes: “A future fight between Rousey and Mayweather wouldn’t strike a blow for equality—but would likely underscore how appalling violence between men and women really is.”

But it's okay for transgender "woman" Fallon Fox to destroy women in the ring with no feminist outrage from the Daily Beast.

By Jeffrey Lord | August 15, 2015 | 8:52 PM EDT

“I will tell you that a very senior talk radio executive, somebody with responsibility for a large number of talk radio stations, expressed to me just this week his concern that talk radio as we know it could be largely gone in five years….”

So spoke Randall Bloomquist, “a long-time radio executive and president of Talk Frontier Media ” as identified here in a Daily Beast article from back in 2011 - almost, yes, five years ago.  (And Bloomquist wasn't alone in expressing the "talk radio is dying"  sentiment, either.)  As of this moment, with only another six months to run, talk radio is not only not “largely gone” - it is the subject of another story line altogether.

By Clay Waters | August 15, 2015 | 8:14 PM EDT

Timothy Egan's liberalism, badly concealed in his previous guise as a news reporter for the New York Times, is in full and angry bloom in his columns, like "The Junk Politics of 2015," from the upcoming edition of the New York Times Sunday Review, mocking the Republicans with personal insults while dismissing Democratic problems. It included this howler: "At least one Republican wants to sic the Internal Revenue Service on his political enemies." Didn't Obama's IRS do exactly that to the Tea Party?

By Tom Johnson | August 15, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT

The Week’s Paul Waldman agrees with conservatives that the undercover Planned Parenthood videos raise a profound moral issue, but disagrees sharply with them over what that issue is. In a Friday post, Waldman asserted that “this controversy simply has nothing to do with fetal tissue” and claimed that it’s really about the right’s disgust with women’s sexual “autonomy.”

“Republicans have always hated Planned Parenthood, not only because it provides abortions but because it's a forthright advocate on behalf of women's rights to control their own reproductive lives,” wrote Waldman. “Nothing is more horrifying to a certain kind of conservative than a woman who has sex because she wants to, and does so without being punished for her sin.”

By Brad Wilmouth | August 15, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

On Friday's New Day, CNN regulars talked up the possibility of Vice President Joe Biden jumping into the presidential race, with co-host Chris Cuomo declaring that "We have no secret here that we have been pushing Joe Biden to get into the race because we want as many voices as possible to help voters make their decision."

Additionally, as the group discussed Donald Trump's recent jab at the Vice President's history of plagiarism, Cuomo misleadingly referred to the crack as "taking it back to law school," and CNN political reporter Sara Murray dismissed the issue as "some old accusations from law school." But, while he was running for President in 1988, Biden was found to have lifted extensively from the speech of a British politician, and from other speakers as well.

By P.J. Gladnick | August 15, 2015 | 2:20 PM EDT

As Kyle Drennen pointed out yesterday, the major networks almost completely avoided any coverage of dissidents when reporting on the American flag being raised at the newly-reopened U.S. embassy in Havana. However, there was one report at CNN that stood out in sharp contrast to their reticence to criticize the Castro regime. That was the report by Jake Tapper on The Lead in which he provided an in-depth interview with one of the leading Cuban dissidents.

By Brad Wilmouth | August 15, 2015 | 11:33 AM EDT

On Friday's Wolf show on CNN, as they updated viewers on the Hillary Clinton email scandal, substitute host Dana Bash and correspondent Evan Perez began by downplaying the classified emails in question as mostly "innocuous" but ended up conceding that the Clinton campaign's "legal argument" in her defense is "not enough of an answer."

By Tom Blumer | August 15, 2015 | 10:49 AM EDT

All you need to know about the Associated Press's interest in accurately reporting current developments in the investigations into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server is this: A search at its national site on "Hillary crime" (not in quotes) returns nothing.

Ken Thomas's coverage of the former Secretary of State's "forceful defense" last night in "a speech before influential Iowa Democrats" is all too typical: Mrs. Clinton gets to say that all of this is "partisan games" involving "playing politics." All I see is substance-free whining. "My opponents don't like me" is not a defense. Several paragraphs from Ken's calamity follow the jump:

By NB Staff | August 15, 2015 | 10:29 AM EDT

NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program on Monday morning to discuss the coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, which offered an opportunity to share the MRC numbers on evening news coverage so far.

While Hillary Clinton coverage has been negative, Graham was amazed at her refusal to grant interviews. "I start to wonder if the press has any self-respect. They didn’t look like they had a lot of respect when they were roped in on the street."

By Dylan Gwinn | August 15, 2015 | 10:10 AM EDT

For the second time in just over two months since Michael Sam joined the CFL Montreal Alouettes, he is leaving the team. This time it sounds like it’s for good.

Sam, a defensive end from Missouri, came out as gay before the 2014 NFL draft, to the triumphal declarations from ESPN and the media at large. When the confetti settled, the “Gay Jackie Robinson” was drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Cut by the Rams without ever playing a down, he joined the Dallas Cowboys practice squad for a cup of coffee.

By Mark Finkelstein | August 15, 2015 | 9:19 AM EDT

How about "angry and lame?"  After playing a clip of Hillary in Iowa yesterday in which she addressed the email scandal and took a shot at Donald Trump, MSNBC's Richard Wolffe, sitting in for Steve Kornacki, called her comments "feisty and funny."

Have a look and judge for yourself. There's a difference between feisty and flat-out angry. As for funny, Rodney Dangerfield can rest in peace. Hillary's delivery was wooden. The funniest thing she said was a bit of unintentional humor. Speaking of the email scandal, Clinton claimed "I won't play politics with the national security."  Right. Protecting her personal politics was what having her own server was all about.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | August 15, 2015 | 8:04 AM EDT

It’s been six years since a Michael Moore mockumentary struggled at the box office. Capitalism: A Love Story grossed a paltry $14.3 million, less than an eighth the take of his hit Fahrenheit 911. The long wait for the next Moore spectacle is almost over. The day before the next 9/11 anniversary, Moore’s new America-bashing film Where To Invade Next will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where movies about America by an American make their debut.

As usual, the film’s “principal cast” is just Michael Moore, egomaniac. Moore boasted he hadn’t done a TV interview in a year. (Thank the Lord for small favors.) And succeeded wildly in keeping this film a secret (ditto).

By Melissa Mullins | August 15, 2015 | 6:54 AM EDT

Just days after posting a selfie of herself and Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, Kim Kardashian – made famous for a sex tape of her and a former boyfriend– decided to try and get political by taking aim at stricter gun control laws.

After learning that David Conley shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, her husband and six children in Texas, Kardashian tweeted to her 34.4 million followers "These gun safety laws have to change!"

By Tom Blumer | August 14, 2015 | 11:50 PM EDT

As Spencer Raley at NewsBusters noted earlier this evening, StemExpress, "the now infamous biomedical company which allegedly bought fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood for profit, is breaking off its relationship with the nation’s leading abortion provider." Raley referenced a Politico item by Jennifer Haberkorn with a mid-afternoon Friday time stamp. As far as I can tell, it is the only establishment press outlet to note this development.

No establishment press outlet has noted a key courtroom development yesterday which may have been what really drove StemExpress to make its move — a move which, by the way, has not been announced in the "news" section at the company's web site, even though it has posted five other items during the past month relating to the Planned Parenthood fetal tissue outrages.

By Tim Graham | August 14, 2015 | 10:53 PM EDT

Noah Michelson, the editor of the Huffington Post’s “Gay Voices” website, thinks the gays are a special crowd in their enthusiasm for sexual activity: “Oh the hours -- the afternoons! The days! The weekends! -- I have spent looking for and having sex. And oh the incomparable joy it's brought me!...we've long enjoyed the pursuit of sexual relations whenever, wherever, however and with whomever we could get our sweaty gay mitts on.”

So Michelson doesn’t like prudes, especially in the gay commmunity: “But you know what I can't understand, and furthermore, won't stand for? Other gays playing sex police -- and it's starting to happen more and more.”