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By Jeffrey Meyer | January 25, 2015 | 9:01 AM EST

Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of Meet the Press, appeared on Sunday’s Today to preview his upcoming show and to discuss the fallout following the White House’s announcement that President Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the United States in March. Speaking to Today co-host Erica Hill, Todd found no fault in President Obama’s snub of Netanyahu and instead placed the blame squarely on the Israeli prime minister. Todd insisted that “the impact is probably going to be more acute potentially in Israel itself. I mean this is about Prime Minister Netanyahu, he's in an election year and one of the criticisms he's gotten is for strained relationships with President Obama."

By Brent Baker | January 24, 2015 | 11:55 PM EST

Noting Secretary of Transportation Jamie Foxx was this year’s “designated survivor” for the State of the Union address, FNC’s Bret Baier ended his Thursday FNC show with how “it was last year’s cabinet pick who really caught the eye of late night TV.” Viewers then saw clips of ABC’s Jimmy Jimmel, from this year, and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, from last year, zinging Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

By Clay Waters | January 24, 2015 | 10:25 PM EST

New York Times reporter (and chief Hillary Clinton follower) Amy Chozick made an indignant defense of the Democratic front-runner in "Clinton Opponents Hone New Barbs and Attacks as 2016 Campaign Nears." She introduced the article, which dripped with anti-Republican sarcasm, with a vivid description on Twitter: "The cottage industry of Hillary hating has never gone out of business, but it has evolved with the times."

 

By Jack Coleman | January 24, 2015 | 10:15 PM EST

Those awkward silences from your audience, Bill Maher? That's them saying they aren't amused. You might want to pay more attention to what they're telling you.

First time it happened on Maher's HBO show last night came when he was speaking with The Atlantic's James Fallows about his cover story in the January-February issue, "Why Do the Best Soldiers in the World Keep Losing? The Tragic Decline of the American Military."

By Jeffrey Lord | January 24, 2015 | 9:28 PM EST

Well. Surprise, surprise. All is not as appears on the subject of Fox News and those Muslim “no go zones” in Europe.

By Tom Johnson | January 24, 2015 | 2:13 PM EST

New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait writes, “If a candidate for a managerial job at your office insists that two plus three equals seven, it wouldn't matter how well-qualified this candidate may be at any other aspect of the job,” and that similarly, “even if you agreed with everything else the Republicans stood for” other than climate-change denial, “how could a party so obviously unhinged be entrusted with power?”

By Laura Flint | January 24, 2015 | 11:14 AM EST

The Rachel Maddow Blog never disappoints. On January 22, Maddow producer Steve Benen published a blog that, in typical MSNBC fashion, attempted to portray a Republican politician as a radical racist. This week’s choice: Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R).

By Melissa Mullins | January 24, 2015 | 10:45 AM EST

Here's a follow-up from a blog we posted about two weeks ago on the Santa Barbara News-Press, and its use of the term “illegal” when describing illegal immigrants.

By NB Staff | January 24, 2015 | 9:37 AM EST

On Tuesday, just as President Obama was putting the finishing touches on his State of the Union address, MRC President Brent Bozell assessed the “State of the Media” in 2015. He warned of four trends that could be expected in the coming year: the continued media cover-up of Obama’s scandals and his many policy failures; positive coverage for left-wing initiatives such as Obama’s executive amnesty; coverage that dishonestly paints Hillary Clinton as a moderate, and “scorched earth” attacks against any conservatives who decides to run against her.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | January 24, 2015 | 8:01 AM EST

Clint Eastwood's movie “American Sniper” dominated the box office race on the long Martin Luther King weekend with a gross of $103.5 million. That's more than twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record. It received a rare "A+" CinemaScore from people who saw it, suggesting word-of-mouth will be wildly positive.

This movie wasn’t very controversial – until, that is, the film earned six Oscar nominations and had that amazing weekend at the box office. That's when the hostility erupted from leftist Hollywood types on Twitter, hell-bent on pushing back against the wave.

By NB Staff | January 23, 2015 | 10:42 PM EST

Terry Jeffrey of our CNSNews.com website reported on what may have been an inadvertent moment of candor, when President Obama clearly suggested he believes the vast major of TV news stations are liberal.

Whatever his intention, President Barack Obama revealed to a crowd at Boise State on Wednesday his belief that there is one conservative station in the TV news world, and many liberal stations.

By Clay Waters | January 23, 2015 | 9:48 PM EST

After years of virtually always failing to file a print news report on the March for Life, the New York Times this year ran a full half-sentence on the rally of tens of thousands in Washington, in a Jeremy Peters' report that used the march's existence solely to embarrass the Republican Party over its mishandling of an abortion bill.
 

By Tom Blumer | January 23, 2015 | 6:51 PM EST

In a report on the upcoming Greek elections, an unbylined Friday afternoon Associated Press report dusted off words seldom seen in their dispatches, using the term "radical left" twice and the word "radical" separately once for good measure.

The almost never seen terms — virtually invisible in decades of descriptions of longtime radical leftists like Fidel Castro, the late Hugo Chavez or lefty legends like the late Che Guevera — appeared in describing the party and policies of Greece's Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. Syriza and Tsipras appear to have winning momentum going into Sunday's balloting. Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Jack Coleman | January 23, 2015 | 6:45 PM EST

Some of its readers turn first to the op-ed pages, or the sports section, or the news out front. Then there are those who waste no time and get right to the corrections in the New York Times.

Aficionados of this journalistic art form were rewarded over the last few days with an array that was especially satisfying.

By Matthew Balan | January 23, 2015 | 5:22 PM EST

On Thursday's All In With Chris Hayes, MSNBC's Irin Carmon bewailed the apparent inevitability that the Republican-led Congress would reintroduce a proposed ban on abortions after the twentieth week of pregnancy: "I think even if this bill were to come back and it would have a broader rape exception, it would still be an attack on all of the women who need abortions after twenty weeks."