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By Jeffrey Lord | September 6, 2014 | 7:26 AM EDT

In a bizarre twist of reality, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has demanded The Five co-host Andrea Tantaros and Fox apologize for “Islamophobia.”

Why is Ms. Tantaros in the dock? (She actually made her remarks on another Fox show, Outnumbered.) And Fox too?

By Tim Graham | September 6, 2014 | 6:33 AM EDT

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Jon Stewart’s new film “Rosewater” debuted at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Their headline was “'Rosewater' Director Jon Stewart Receives Hero's Welcome.”

Apparently, Stewart is a hero when he shows up at film festivals where liberals cluster. Or he’s a hero for regularly banging away at Fox News on “The Daily Show.” Or he’s a hero for having a sense of nuance about the “greatly differing worldviews” in Iran. Writer Scott Feinberg does proclaim he’s a “fan of @BarackObama” on his Twitter bio.

By Tom Johnson | September 5, 2014 | 10:39 PM EDT

Had you noticed that media outlets just can’t stop adding conservative talking heads to spout conservative viewpoints that will appeal to conservative viewers for whom liberalism “upsets their tum tums”? Well, Daily Kos writer Hunter did, and he blogged about it on Thursday.

Hunter quoted from and then reacted to a New York Post report on the latest manifestation of this recurring problem: NBC’s announcement that Joe Scarborough will become a regular contributor to Meet the Press in order to “bring a right-leaning voice to the program to appeal to viewers turned off by the show’s famously left-leaning former hosts including the ousted David Gregory.”

By P.J. Gladnick | September 5, 2014 | 6:59 PM EDT

Psst! Psst! Sunday news show hosts are mere conduits for executive producers whispering questions into their earpieces according to a New Republic editor.

By Curtis Houck | September 5, 2014 | 6:25 PM EDT

After Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday inquiring the whereabouts of a former Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney and one-time Lois Lerner employee and Judicial Watch released new IRS emails on Thursday revealing a “secret research project” on donors to non-profit political groups, two additional IRS bombshell broke on Friday. Upon these stories breaking today, the question is: Will the major broadcast networks cover these stories?

By Scott Whitlock | September 5, 2014 | 5:44 PM EDT

What's a sign that a liberal media outlet has made a disastrous hire? Having fellow Keith Olbermann publicly lambaste you for doing so. The former MSNBC anchor, now on ESPN, assailed Huffington Post for hiring a 9/11 conspiracy theorist to cover national security. An outraged Olbermann quoted the tweets of former football player Donte Stallworth, including this one: "No way 9/11 was carried out by dying bin Laden, 19 men who couldn't fly a damn kite. Still have no evidence Osama was connected, like Iraq."     

Olbermann noted that, despite dismissing his own tweets as something that he doesn't believe anymore and that occurred five years ago, Stallworth was tweeting 9/11 truther propaganda nine months ago. The sports anchor mocked, "So, your supposed news website just hired to cover national security a still theoretically active NFL player with no journalism experience, who is a 9/11 truther, supposedly reformed about being a 9/11 truther, but lying about when he reformed." 

By Ken Shepherd | September 5, 2014 | 4:37 PM EDT

Amanda Marcotte's crusade against stovetops continues apace. TIME magazine's Belinda Luscombe today picked up the baton from the Slate writer, grousing about how "We Need to Stop Guilting Parents into Cooking Dinner."

While less strident in tone than the ever-joyless Ms. Marcotte, Luscombe nevertheless has a flair for the melodramatic as she shares her annoyance at the prep time and serial ingratitude she gets for her culinary efforts.

By Katie Yoder | September 5, 2014 | 2:36 PM EDT

Poor Mindy Kaling. Nobody told her that terminating a life just isn’t that big a deal, so the actress is demurring from using abortion as a plot device in her Fox sit-com. 

Kaling, who rose to fame with “The Office,” now writes, produces and stars as an obg-yn in Fox comedy “The Mindy Project.” As an aside in a September preview in Flare’s Magazine, Maureen Halushak noted that “despite Lahiri’s profession, Kaling has no plans to address the American right’s current war on abortion.” She then quoted Kaling as saying, “It would be demeaning to the topic to talk about it in a half-hour sitcom.”

By Tom Blumer | September 5, 2014 | 1:57 PM EDT

There's an establishment press cleanup in progress on behalf of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

As Tim Graham at NewsBusters noted Thursday, the DNC Chair on Tuesday likened Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and tea party activists to domestic abusers.

By Scott Whitlock | September 5, 2014 | 1:07 PM EDT

Despite a combined eight hours of available time, NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Friday ignored a bombshell new book claiming that a CIA official delayed a rescue attempt for the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Instead, the networks devoted 66 minutes to the death of Joan Rivers. Two of the co-authors of 13 Hours, men who were on the ground in Benghazi, appeared on Fox News, Thursday and insisted that the delay was deadly. 

Bret Baier talked to Kris Paronto and John Tiegen, CIA security operators who told him that a CIA station chief told them to stand down from a rescue attempt for at least 30 minutes. Baier asked point blank: "If I gave you that 30 minutes back, would Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith be alive today?" Paronto responded, "Yes, they would still be alive."

By Matthew Balan | September 5, 2014 | 12:56 PM EDT

On Friday's CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford spotlighted the latest gun control push by Moms Demand Action. Crawford touted the "striking images" in the group's new ad campaign, which she labeled their "most aggressive attempt yet...to draw attention to what they say are weak gun control laws."

By Geoffrey Dickens | September 5, 2014 | 12:28 PM EDT

The IRS targeting scandal has all the intrigue of a political thriller. First it was the missing e-mails, then destroyed hard drives and now a missing person in the form of one-time Lois Lerner underling Andrew Strelka. On September 3, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding to know, by a Friday deadline, the information on the whereabouts of Strelka.

In the letter Jordan suggested the Department of Justice was hiding Strelka from the House Oversight Committee investigating the IRS-targeting scandal. Incredibly, this accusation has yet to be covered by any of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows.

By Kyle Drennen | September 5, 2014 | 12:14 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the New York Post reported that in addition to Matt Lauer's $20 million annual salary, NBC News recently agreed to start flying the Today co-host back and forth from work to his lavish estate in the Hamptons. Such details of Lauer's one percent lifestyle stand in stark contrast to the common-man image he projects on the morning show.

In fact, Lauer has frequently used his media pulpit to preach liberal talking points on class warfare and income redistribution. Here is a sampling of his worst moments of wealth hypocrisy at the anchor desk:

By P.J. Gladnick | September 5, 2014 | 11:55 AM EDT

The late Joan Rivers was a fan of the Gipper. Just don't expect to read about that in the mainstream media.

In the Joan Rivers obituaries you will sometimes see mention about her being friends with Nancy Reagan. However what you haven't seen yet is the fact that Rivers was a supporter of Ronald Reagan to the extent that she helped him out in his 1984 re-election campaign.

By Tim Graham | September 5, 2014 | 8:29 AM EDT

On The Kelly File on Thursday night, Megyn Kelly showed what she called “frighteningly accurate” video of President George W. Bush in 2007 explaining why we shouldn’t pull out of Iraq prematurely.

Kelly was interviewing former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen.