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By Ken Shepherd | May 26, 2015 | 9:25 PM EDT

Irish voters' approval of same-sex marriage via ballot referendum on Friday proved the perfect excuse for Hardball host Chris Matthews to bash Republican presidential contenders for their steadfast support for traditional marriage and criticism of judicial activism in redefining the institution.

For what it's worth, Matthews and his panelists all but smeared Ireland as, well, backwards for having held on to socially conservative policy positions while much of the rest of Europe was far more socially liberal.

By Curtis Houck | May 26, 2015 | 9:00 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC neglected to mention news that the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled earlier in the day against President Obama’s executive amnesty and denied another request that the injunction on the plan should be lifted. While the networks ignored this story, the Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier led its Tuesday show with a full report on the court’s 2-1 decision against the Obama administration. 

By Melissa Mullins | May 26, 2015 | 8:04 PM EDT

This has to go down as one of the most idiotic comparisons of all time.  On Sunday, Reuters posted a story trying to link the Texas biker gang shootings to the peaceful patriotic bikers making their way to the Rolling Thunder event held in Washington D.C., as they have done each Memorial Day weekend since 1988.

The story headline reads, “Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets.”  Sounds innocent enough, right?  Wrong. Check out the opening paragraph:

By Ken Shepherd | May 26, 2015 | 7:08 PM EDT

"Gun store raises hackles in Arlington," blared the Washington Post Metro section headline for Patricia Sullivan's May 26 story. "But neighbors have little recourse to block shop on Lee Highway," added the subhead.

By Scott Whitlock | May 26, 2015 | 5:54 PM EDT

Liberal newspapers to the History Channel: Don't make Texas look heroicThe New York Times, The Washington Post, Britain's Guardian newspaper and others are all trashing a new miniseries on the Lone Star State. The Post lamented the fact that the five episodes fail to portray the "Alamo and the Texas Revolution [as] a land grab by white slaveowners." 

By Connor Williams | May 26, 2015 | 4:45 PM EDT

Contrary to when Ted Cruz announced he was seeking the presidency, the extremist label has hardly been applied to self-avowed Democratic-Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as he prepared to launch his 2016 campaign with an event in Vermont. While the mainstream press frequently labeled Cruz radical, dangerous, and slimy, no such words were used to describe the Vermont Senator on the May 26 edition of The Rundown with Jose Diaz Balart. In fact, guests Mark Murray and Steve Kornacki both gave rather glowing reviews of Sanders.

By Tom Blumer | May 26, 2015 | 4:06 PM EDT

Seldom does one see such an obvious betrayal of reporters' biased mindsets as the one found in the opening paragraph of an Associated Press report earlier today on CEO pay at major U.S. publicly-held companies.

According to the AP's Steve Rothwell and Ryan Nakashima, that entertainers, whose incomes are derived from leveraging special physical and artistic talents, deserve all the money they can get their hands on. But CEOs at major companies — well, not so much:

By Geoffrey Dickens | May 26, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

On Monday’s Charlie Rose show, the host couldn’t get through a interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson without asking about climate change and what to do about all those “scientific deniers?” Rose: “Do we have too many scientific deniers in our country or do we give too much prominence to those who want to look the other way on science?”

 

By Tim Graham | May 26, 2015 | 3:46 PM EDT

NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham sent an open letter to The Washington Post on Tuesday over Post humorist/blogger Alexandra Petri mocking the Duggar family's "dangerous cult of purity" on camera and off in a Friday article on her blog "ComPost."

By Matthew Balan | May 26, 2015 | 3:39 PM EDT

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's John King touted Bill and Hillary Clinton's participation in a Memorial Day parade in Chappaqua, New York. King played up how "we don't see them together in public all that often," and gushed over how it was apparently "smart on her part" for not taking "any questions about politics."

By Kyle Drennen | May 26, 2015 | 3:04 PM EDT

In an effort to preemptively denounce a Supreme Court ruling against ObamaCare, on Monday, the Associated Press warned of “ugly potential fallout” if health insurance subsidies in the law were struck down. The article began by fretting: “A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law.”

By P.J. Gladnick | May 26, 2015 | 2:06 PM EDT

Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.

New York Times writer Robert Pear  knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about how four words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state established health exchanges would be eligible for subsidies.

By Tom Blumer | May 26, 2015 | 1:56 PM EDT

I think it's a safe assumption that I need to inform the vast majority of readers here that former Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Patrick Murphy has a new weekend show on MSNBC.

On that show on Sunday, Murphy interviewed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In the "Who was more out of touch?" contest between the two, it was a draw. Murphy asserted that the war against ISIS had "mixed results" during the past week, virtually equating the fall of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, the latter of which he did not mention, with the special forces operation which killed ISIS's "money man" in Syria. Pelosi, aka San Fran Nan, somehow took comfort in how "we" are making "advances" against ISIS — in social media.

By Scott Whitlock | May 26, 2015 | 12:34 PM EDT

In the past, the hosts of CBS This Morning fawned over Hillary Clinton and potential candidate Elizabeth Warren, but on Tuesday they grilled Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul. The Senator appeared to promote his new book, but Charlie Rose focused on Paul's stand against government surveillance. He dismissed: "Senator McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham have both said this is revenue-raising, that is a performance." 

By Kyle Drennen | May 26, 2015 | 12:09 PM EDT

While ignoring the rolling release of her State Department e-mails, Tuesday’s CBS This Morning did find time to tout Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton making the number two spot on the annual Forbes magazine list of the world’s most powerful women.