By Sam Dorman | January 29, 2016 | 4:33 PM EST

At what point do journalists stop feigning objectivity and become bald-faced activists?

Someone should ask Telemundo’s evening news reporter Vanessa Hauc.

By Seton Motley | January 4, 2016 | 10:32 AM EST

Media bias is hydra-headed in its perniciousness.  It operates on many levels - in many ways.  One of its practitioners’ favorite moves is the terrible headline.  In which they knowingly - or unknowingly - tip their hand on the story at hand.  These heinous headlines can effectively work to sway casual, drive-by media consumers - who don’t go deep into multiple articles to get a more fully-formed idea.

Mega-website Facebook is currently on the wrong side of this media treatment.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is trying - via his Free Basics program - to connect to the Internet prospectively billions of very poor people throughout the world.  For free.  How awful of him.  

By Michael McKinney | December 10, 2015 | 2:54 PM EST

On Wednesday, The New York Times posted an article by reporter Robert Pear calling out Marco Rubio for taking the pen to Obamacare in the budget legislation from last year. On Thursday, it appeared on the front page with the headline “Rubio Measure Delivered a Blow to Healthy Law.”

By Michael McKinney | December 8, 2015 | 10:29 AM EST

On Monday on Twitter, National Review writer Charles C. W. Cooke called out the hypocrisy of the New York Times, as he posted a contrast, a Times flip-flop: a 2014 Editorial Board write-up on how the “Terror Watch Lists Run Amok” and a 2015 Editorial Board write-up on why Republicans are showing “Tough Talk and a Cowardly Vote on Terrorism” by refusing to let the terror watch lists run amok.

By Michael McKinney | December 7, 2015 | 1:46 PM EST

On the December 5th airing of Saturday Night Live, fake-news anchor Michael Che called out the Republican Senate for scheduling action to defund Planned Parenthood, despite the recent shooting in San Bernardino. The reality of the Senate activity however is that the bill, known as the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, was scheduled for Thursday, December 4, back on November 18.

By Michael McKinney | December 4, 2015 | 3:33 PM EST

In response to the San Bernardino shootings on Friday, leftist actor Mark Ruffalo, best known for playing the Hulk in The Avengers movies, tweeted “Begin again…The Second Amendment Was Never Meant to Protect an Individual’s Right to a Gun” and an image and link from the article of the same name from The Nation. The article Ruffalo tweeted is about why District of Columbia v. Heller was ruled wrongly by the Supreme Court in 2008.

By Michael McKinney | December 3, 2015 | 4:06 PM EST

MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall had Chuck Todd on for two segments related to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino on Wednesday. When confronted with the idea that this could be terrorism, as many labeled the Colorado Springs shooting, Todd hesitantly said, “I don't know if we want to go down that road, Tamron, just yet. I think, I think let's let all this play out. But I have, I have very, I have some fears of where this conversation goes, if this turns into being an American Muslim, an American citizen, and the investigation comes out that this is a radicalized situation and all this stuff, I think the consequences on our politics could be very ugly and very negative.”

By Michael McKinney | November 30, 2015 | 4:31 PM EST

Planned Parenthood executives appeared twice on MSNBC on Monday with female interviewers who acted more like facilitators than journalists. Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports. Meanwhile PP's Executive Vice President, Dawn Laguens, was on MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.

By Michael McKinney | November 25, 2015 | 1:10 PM EST

Tuesday Night on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg discussed the ‘morality play’ created by NBC's Harry Smith on the Syrian refugee crisis, complete with Bible verses, as was previously documented on NewsBusters. Smith had tried to compare the Japanese internment with the refugee crisis. Bernie set fire to the idea when he said, “He [President Roosevelt] only interned Japanese Americans, and let's emphasize they were Americans, because they weren't white."

By Michael McKinney | November 24, 2015 | 1:51 PM EST

On Monday night on The O’Reilly Factor, Charles Krauthammer discussed with Bill O’Reilly the growing rhetoric of the White House and its attempt to downplay or diminish the threat that radical Islam is on the world. Shortly after a clip of President Obama criticizing the media for conflating ISIS’s power, Krauthammer opened up on the President. 

By Michael McKinney | November 23, 2015 | 1:55 PM EST

On Monday's Morning Joe, the crew discussed New York Police Commissioner William Bratton's appearance on Sunday's Meet the Press. Joe Scarborough played a clip of Bratton begging Congress to pass a law preventing people on the government's terrorism watch list from buying guns. Scarborough echoed the plea as well.

By Michael McKinney | November 20, 2015 | 3:07 PM EST

On Friday, Sally Kohn took to The Daily Beast to argue that we should all be heartened by the fact that  “The Religious Fundamentalists Are Losing.” In making her case, Kohn compared Christian ‘hardliners’ – you social conservative ones who are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage – with DAESH, or ISIS as many in the West know it.