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By Curtis Houck | September 16, 2014 | 12:15 AM EDT

In a conversation on Twitter with Fox News Channel (FNC) contributor Richard Grenell, Boston Globe reporter Bryan Bender continued the media’s double standard of slamming then-President George W. Bush’s international coalition for the Iraq War and President Obama’s current coalition for fighting the Islamic terrorist group ISIS. 

Writing in a tweet addressed to Grenell, Bender stated that “Bush had no coalition” when going into Iraq. To that claim, Grenell cited how 48 countries were actually part of Bush’s “coalition of the willing” compared to the nine for President Obama’s ISIS coalition (as of Sunday morning).

By Ken Shepherd | September 15, 2014 | 10:13 PM EDT

Yet again MSNBC's Chris Matthews has blamed Islamist terrorism on the stationing of U.S. troops in "the holy land" of Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, echoing a talking point of the late terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

By Curtis Houck | September 15, 2014 | 9:57 PM EDT

CBS and NBC continued to provide positive coverage of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s steak fry event in Iowa on Monday night after both networks gushed over her appearance in their morning shows and NBC’s Meet the Press wondered on Sunday if she might not be liberal enough for Iowa Democrats in 2016. The nearly three minutes of coverage between the two networks was in comparison to their zero coverage of news from investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson that aides to Clinton when she was Secretary of State engaged in a weekend meeting that included the removal of documents related to the Benghazi attacks that portrayed her in a negative light.

By Ken Shepherd | September 15, 2014 | 9:26 PM EDT

"Christians in China are facing the most brutal crackdown in decades from their own government," CNN's Erin Burnett informed viewers of her Monday, September 15 program Erin Burnett OutFront. "Tonight we have exclusive video out front that shows police beating church members," the CNN anchor noted as she introduced a report from Beijing-based correspondent David McKenzie.

At the end of his taped story, Burnett noted that the Chinese Communists have blacked out McKenzie's story in China every time it's supposed to air.

By Tom Johnson | September 15, 2014 | 9:14 PM EDT

U. of Chicago professor Jerry Coyne thinks that whether you’re talking about ISIS or the Vatican, “there is no ‘true’ religion in the factual sense, for there is no good evidence supporting their claims to truth.” He also says that you can cherry-pick the Qur’an as easily as you can the Bible, for both are filled with calls for violence and genocide.”

By Jack Coleman | September 15, 2014 | 9:10 PM EDT

Given the host's well-known loathing of Republicans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi probably thought she was on friendly turf during her weekend appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

What she clearly had not anticipated was that she was dealing with a comedian who's as much loose cannon as he is left winger.

By Mark Finkelstein | September 15, 2014 | 6:12 PM EDT

Can Touré Neblett not see the incandescent irony of his statement?  His show-ending rant on The Cycle today condemned the censorship of the shocking images of war. Railed Touré: "we're blocked from seeing so much of the cost of war, of the evil of war as if we are too sensitive or squeamish or unable to handle the graphic truth."

Touré focused on one particular photo, taken by photo-journalist Kenneth Jarecke during the first Gulf War, deploring the fact that AP refused to publish it. Incredibly, Touré  then proceeded to . . . censor the photo himself, declaring that it's "so graphic I can't show it to you now."  Hello?

By Ken Shepherd | September 15, 2014 | 5:30 PM EDT

Insisting that "crush[ing]" or destroying ISIS is simply impossible to achieve, liberal Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky devoted an 11-paragraph piece entitled "Please—Let's Not Destroy ISIS" to explaining why he "wish[es] Obama had the conviction to stand up and say" that "contain[ing] [ISIS] is what we should do."

By Scott Whitlock | September 15, 2014 | 5:01 PM EDT

Charlie Rose has repeatedly fawned over his "friend" Hillary Clinton, even reading a poem to her. But when Rand Paul appeared on CBS This Morning, Monday, Rose and his co-hosts grilled the possible 2016 presidential contender. Citing the Washington Post, Gayle King derided, " You were described yourself as an isolationist..." 

By Tim Graham | September 15, 2014 | 4:43 PM EDT

Try this quiz on your conservative friends. Which so-called Republican offered a gooey blurb on the cover of the biography of liberal pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis?

A certain morning host on MSNBC thinks she has an "inspirational" story to tell.

By Katie Yoder | September 15, 2014 | 4:08 PM EDT

Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent. 

Speaking out for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, Mother Olga Yaqob and Sister Hatune Dogan slammed the American media for keeping silent. The nuns spoke with MRC during the In Defense of Christians (IDC) Inaugural Summit in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9-11. Both told the stories journalists ignore: of refugees displaced and Christian girls “repeatedly raped” and “misused” – some as young as 5-years-old. 

By Kyle Drennen | September 15, 2014 | 4:07 PM EDT

In preparation for Democrats possibly losing control of the Senate in the midterm election, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and his panel actually tried to preemptively spin such a defeat as a good thing for the Democratic Party. On Sunday, Todd proclaimed: "What everybody in Washington knows but won't say, and that is, secretly...I'm convinced, I think we know this, Hillary Clinton would love to see the Senate in Republican hands going into 2016, wouldn't she?" [Listen to the audio]

Politico's Jim VandeHei agreed: "I think a lot of Democrats would. They never say it in public. Because everybody knows virtually nothing is going to happen over the next two years, and Democrats, Hillary Clinton in particular, would love Republicans, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, to actually have to take ownership of some of the dysfunction."

By Matthew Balan | September 15, 2014 | 3:50 PM EDT

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Don Dahler played up how Pope Francis presiding at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica is "yet another example of just how progressive [he] has been." Dahler zeroed in on how "according to the Church, some of these couples are technically living in sin. Many have been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism. Some even have children." The correspondent failed to mention, however, that the Pope used part of his sermon during the wedding to defend the Church's longstanding teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman

By Kristine Marsh | September 15, 2014 | 12:52 PM EDT

Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters makes trendy and vintage-style clothing for teens and young adults, but its latest offering doesn’t appear to be popular with any age group. Sunday night, the internet noticed when a “vintage” Kent State University sweatshirt went on sale on the company’s website for $129. It wasn’t the ridiculous price that sparked attention but the appearance of blood splatter and stains on the light-colored sweatshirt.  

Though many in Urban Outfitters’ customer base are too young to remember, in 1970, four unarmed students at Kent State were fatally shot by the Ohio National Guard during an anti-war protest. 

By Scott Whitlock | September 15, 2014 | 12:47 PM EDT

In addition to 9/11 Truther Rosie O'Donnell, two other hosts debuted on The View, Monday. Moderate Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress Rosie Perez. Wallace famously worked for – and then publicly trashed – Sarah Palin. Perez quizzed, "One, what was it like when you first met her? Two, did the winking get on your nerves? And three, when did you just want to just pop her?"