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By Scott Whitlock | January 20, 2015 | 10:38 PM EST

During ABC’s preview of the State of the Union, former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos, Jon Karl and Matt Dowd pre-hyped a “triumphant” Obama and his “I told you so attitude” towards Republicans.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | January 20, 2015 | 9:17 PM EST

As President George W. Bush prepared to give his State of the Union address eight years ago, the news media wanted it underlined that he was a lame duck. NBC asked repeatedly if "the country stopped listening to the President." After all, Democrats had captured both houses of Congress, so this presidency was basically over.

Not so, apparently, with liberal Democrats. Today, the same media outlets are announcing that Barack Obama has a spring in his step and a “breeze at his back” as he flagrantly goes around Congress, single-handedly legalizing illegal aliens and opening up diplomatic relations with Castro’s Cuba. They touted his rising approval ratings in the network polls. NBC has him up to 46 percent approval, as if that’s a heady achievement.

By Tim Graham | January 20, 2015 | 8:59 PM EST

In an interview with Rolling Stone, HBO host Bryant Gumbel was asked about the National Rifle Association and a segment he did on his Real Sports show about the "Eat what you kill" movement.

Gumbel said "There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly. I think they're pigs. I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record."

By Curtis Houck | January 20, 2015 | 8:29 PM EST

While previewing President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, NBC Nightly News had on Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, who told viewers that the President will set out to “do a little victory lap about the state of the economy” and opined how Obama “got the post-election honeymoon, not the Republicans” thanks to his moves on illegal immigration and Cuba.

Following the move of fellow networks ABC and CBS, Todd touted the positive numbers for Obama in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll after having largely ignored the negative ones in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections.

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."