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By Ken Shepherd | January 20, 2015 | 8:25 PM EST

Railing against how Republicans want to "make it ethnic" when it comes to criticism of Islamist terrorism, Hardball host Chris Matthews this evening insisted that President Obama was correct to eschew referring to the Charlie Hebdo office massacre by al Qaeda operatives as "Islamic terrorism."

What's more, Matthews made a point of insisting that he refuses to identify in solidarity with the slain cartoonists.

By Rich Noyes | January 20, 2015 | 7:34 PM EST

Without laughing, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday’s World News Tonight advanced the White House hope that Barack Obama will be seen as Ronald Reagan was in 1987, as a President who rescued the economy and was rewarded by voters.

By Ken Shepherd | January 20, 2015 | 6:25 PM EST

The State of the Union address this year falls one day after the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So it's quite fitting that Speaker John Boehner have as his honored guest a black human-rights activist.

But alas, said human-rights activist is also a Cuban dissident, a former political prisoner of the Castro regime and a critic of President Obama's push to normalize relations with Cuba without any concomitant political and economic reforms on the island to empower the impoverished, oppressed people there.

By Clay Waters | January 20, 2015 | 6:02 PM EST

The New York Times just can't stop using precious print space to attack rival news organization Fox News, based on an exaggerated claim about Muslim "no-go-zones" in England by a terrorism analyst who appeared on the channel after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Fueled by an obsessive anti-Fox crusade by a left-wing French comedy show, the latest story made Page 4.

By P.J. Gladnick | January 20, 2015 | 5:10 PM EST

According to the New York Times, Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, reads "To Kill a Mockingbird" to his month-old baby daughter. I kid you not.

By Tom Johnson | January 20, 2015 | 5:05 PM EST

Esquire blogger Pierce alleges that right-wingers have turned the civil-rights movement “into a weapon against issues on which Dr. King surely would have come down on the progressive side,” and declares that the movement “no longer can be used as history's truncheon against the legitimate social, cultural, and political aspirations of the people who are its truest heirs.”

By Tom Blumer | January 20, 2015 | 2:49 PM EST

On Fox News's "The Five" last week, the panel had some fun coming up with alternative songs and performers U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry could have employed in his visit to France last week.

The video which follows starts with Greg Gutfeld exposing how the song used — "You've Got a Friend" as delivered by James Taylor, who was having a hard time even keeping his microphone properly positioned — actually served to expose the Obama administration's kiss-and-make-up hypocrisy. At clip's end, Andrea Tantaros came up with the best song suggestion, which, sadly, could properly be applied to the person delivering tonight's State of the Union speech.

By Jack Coleman | January 20, 2015 | 2:15 PM EST

Here's a textbook example of why Jon Stewart isn't entirely trusted on the left  -- when a big fat eephus pitch is heaved from a lumbering liberal, Stewart is swinging for the fence. And when the man connects, that ball is ... gone!

On his Comedy Central show last night, Stewart demonstrated why he is more than willing to eviscerate a worthy target regardless of whether said target is otherwise simpatico with Stewart's well-established lefty politics.

By Gerardo Abascal | January 20, 2015 | 2:01 PM EST

The nation’s second most widely viewed Spanish-language newscast, Noticiero Telemundo, recently presented an entirely slanted report about the projected economic impact of the executive action by President Obama that lifts the threat of deportation that faced millions of immigrants who live in the United States without authorization.

By Jeffrey Meyer | January 20, 2015 | 1:41 PM EST

On Monday night, Comedy Central’s newest late-night comedy show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, premiered as the replacement for the recently departed Stephen Colbert. The former Daily Show correspondent spent the entirety of his debut episode talking about race in America and even brought on Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to ask him “do you feel like you're just a hoodie away from being face down on the pavement?”

By Matthew Balan | January 20, 2015 | 1:29 PM EST

Arsalan Iftikhar made a bigoted attack on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Monday's Now with Alex Wagner on MSNBC. Iftikhar asserted that the minority Republican politician was trying to make himself more white by hyping "no-go zones" in Europe: "He might be trying to scrub some of the brown off of his skin as he runs to the right – you know, in a Republican presidential exploratory bid."

By Kyle Drennen | January 20, 2015 | 1:01 PM EST

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually grilled White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on President Obama's tax hike proposal: "During the President's last press conference of 2014, he was asked how he might be able to work with the new incoming Republican-controlled Congress and he said, quote, 'The tax area is one area where we can get things done.' And now he's proposing a middle class tax cut paid for with a tax hike on the wealthiest Americans that just about everyone says cannot pass this congress. So why is he going this route?"

By Scott Whitlock | January 20, 2015 | 12:58 PM EST

All three network morning shows on Tuesday spun American Sniper as controversial and possibly as a movie that "glorifies killing." ABC, CBS and NBC all played up attacks by celebrities such as Michael Moore, but they ignored the most incendiary part of the liberal filmmaker's comments.  

By Mark Finkelstein | January 20, 2015 | 11:37 AM EST

Tuning into the middle of a Morning Joe segment today, at first I assumed that MSNBC's Ari Melber was chatting with the Oscar nominees.  But no, turns out Melber had scored interviews with President Obama's SOTU speechwriting team. You'll excuse my confusion. As you'll see, just like the Oscar hopefuls, the SOTU writers appear to be a panorama of people of pallor. 

By Kristine Marsh | January 20, 2015 | 11:26 AM EST

Even some on the left are starting to call out the ridiculous, distorting nature of the politically correct White House. Following the Charlie Hebdo shootings a few weeks ago, White House officials and President Obama were “reticent” to even mention the word “Islam,” said liberal Jon Stewart.

Last week, after reporters pressed White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest to identify the obvious nature of the crime, Earnest dodged. “I’m describing a reason why we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn’t seem to accurately describe what had happened.”