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By Tom Blumer | April 20, 2015 | 10:54 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Jackie Crosby's writeup on how "Minnesota has been losing residents to other states" since 2002, and that it's especially troubling because "young adults are leaving in the greatest numbers," contained an enormous blind spot.

The Gopher State, aka the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is also sardonically known as the Land of 10,000 Taxes by many residents, and with good reason. Yet the only time the word "tax" appeared was in a sentence discussing the need for "robust tax rolls."

By Curtis Houck | April 20, 2015 | 9:50 PM EDT

After briefly alluding to the Clinton Foundation scandal on Monday’s CBS This Morning, the CBS Evening News made no mention of the scandal or a damning new book on the subject from author Peter Schweizer on its Monday evening broadcast. Both ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News did cover the story as well as Hillary Clinton’s response Monday afternoon in New Hampshire, but also parroted Clinton campaign talking points in responding to Schweizer’s allegations.

By Tom Johnson | April 20, 2015 | 9:23 PM EDT

Imagine a president of the United States proclaiming in his or her inaugural address, “I do not believe in God. I do not believe in a hereafter…There is no hope, save in ourselves.” If something like that ever happens, writer Jeffrey Tayler’s dream will have come true.

Tayler, who routinely trashes religion for the liberal online magazine Salon, complained in a Sunday article that several recent announcements of presidential candidacies have brought about “a media carnival featuring, on both sides, an array of supposedly God-fearing clowns and faith-mongering nitwits groveling before Evangelicals and nattering on about their belief in the Almighty.” He called on the media not to let the candidates “get away with God talk without making them answer for it.”

By Clay Waters | April 20, 2015 | 9:21 PM EDT

Chris Christie who? Rachel Swarns, who for years fawned over Barack and Michelle Obama for the New York Times, wrote an "open letter" column to actor Adam Baldwin in defense of a left-wing group which tied up traffic in mid-town Manhattan in the name of a $15-an-hour "living wage."

By Ken Shepherd | April 20, 2015 | 9:01 PM EDT

Former Arkansas governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee may well be guilty of sedition, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews charged on his April 20 program. The offense which merits the charge?: Huckabee urging Americans to not enlist in the U.S. military until after President Obama leaves office.

By Tim Graham | April 20, 2015 | 7:07 PM EDT

In an interview with Marisa Guthrie of The Hollywood Reporter, Fox News boss Roger Ailes played his cards close to the vest on whether Fox will give oxygen to “fringe candidates” on the Republican side who could “torment” Jeb Bush. But he did crack wise that “Hillary is going to do whatever she wants, and the press is going to vote for her.”

By Kristine Marsh | April 20, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on his upcoming birthday, April 27, according to the Walk of Fame’s official website

Conservative actors Dean Cain and Jon Voight, and talk show host Dennis Prager will help emcee the event. 

By Kyle Drennen | April 20, 2015 | 4:27 PM EDT

At the top of Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer announced Tim Tebow's return to football by proclaiming: " of the most popular and polarizing quarterbacks in NFL history returning to the game after three years." In another tease minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: "Is this a second chance or a publicity stunt?"

By Scott Whitlock | April 20, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

All three networks on Sunday and Monday blasted biased reporting and conflict of interest at PBS. However, the subject matter wasn't the taxpayer-supported outlet's liberal tilt. It was related to Ben Affleck and his appearance on Finding Your Roots. Apparently, PBS colluded with the movie star to cover up the fact that Affleck's ancestor owned slaves.

By Ken Shepherd | April 20, 2015 | 3:58 PM EDT

"Why is humor at the expense of Hillary Clinton something of a national pastime now?" laments the subheader to a teaser headline on's front page today, "Why comics have a field day with Hillary."

By Matthew Balan | April 20, 2015 | 3:24 PM EDT

As of Monday morning, ABC and NBC's morning and evening newscasts haven't aired any reports or news briefs on the recent arrests of 15 Muslim migrants from Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast, who allegedly murdered 12 fellow migrants by throwing them into the Mediterranean Sea – simply because they recited Christian prayers. On Friday, CBS This Morning devoted seven seconds of air time to a news brief on the possible mass murder.

By Katie Yoder | April 20, 2015 | 3:21 PM EDT

She’s rumored to be a comedian, but her real-life views sure aren’t funny.

Comedian Roseanne Barr appeared on HuffPost Live on April 17 to talk about her upcoming documentary Roseanne for President!, detailing her 2012 presidential candidacy. After a nudge by host Josh Zepps, Barr said that a woman aborting her unborn child is “nobody’s goddamn business” – and called for the end to “this bullsh*t war” on abortion. 

By Tim Graham | April 20, 2015 | 2:41 PM EDT

Washington Post music critic Chris Richards wrote up Saturday’s Earth Day festivities on the national Mall on the front of Monday’s Style section. The headline was “At Earth Day rally, it was the message that needed saving.”

Richards liked the music, but didn’t like the talking. For example: “The event’s hosts, newscaster Soledad O’Brien and Black Eyed Peas bandleader Will.I.Am, appeared to have a rough time of it. O’Brien, either frustrated by glitchy teleprompters or perhaps not clear on how a concert works, actually shushed the crowd at one point.”

By Kristine Marsh | April 20, 2015 | 2:32 PM EDT
Though popular horror author Stephen King is undoubtedly witty in his fiction, he should leave
the political commentary to someone who’s better suited for it. 
After Cruz, Paul and Rubio announced their presidential bids recently, King tweeted out this 
weak "slam" against the GOP.
By Brent Baker | April 20, 2015 | 1:39 PM EDT

New on April 20: Racist? Bill Maher joked on his HBO show: “Another week another candidate. This week: Everybody ready for Marco Rubio of Florida? Oh, my gosh. Yeah, they’re all saying he’s fresh, he’s new. I’ll say. He looks like he could be Hillary Clinton’s pool boy, this guy.”