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By Ken Shepherd | December 15, 2014 | 8:35 PM EST

"I think this guy has a lot more, a lot different motives than religion driving him. And he finally found a way, anyway, to express himself in his end as he died." 

That was how Hardball host Chris Matthews closed a December 15 roundtable discussion segment about Sydney hostage-taker Man Haron Monis. Earlier in the segment, Matthews seemed perplexed as to why Americans would fear a similar incident happening on American soil, arguing that essentially such an incident would be no more or less rare than a school or workplace shooting motivated by non-religious factors.

By Brent Baker | December 15, 2014 | 6:48 PM EST

Today’s “Mainstream Media Scream” for the WashingtonExaminer.com spotlighted a low moment Saturday afternoon on CNN when the panel of analysts put up their hands to mimic the long-ago discredited “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting. CNN political analyst Sally Kohn noted the anti-police protests occurring in New York City and Washington, DC and proclaimed: “We want you to know that our hearts are out there marching with them.”

By Matthew Balan | December 15, 2014 | 4:54 PM EST

On CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday, University of Virginia student Alex Pinkleton revealed how Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the disputed Rolling Stone story on alleged rape at the college, acted more like an "advocate" than a reporter as she interviewed people for the article. Pinkleton, a friend of the woman who made the rape accusation, asserted that Erdely "did have an agenda, and part of that agenda was showing how monstrous fraternities themselves as an institution are, and blaming the administration for a lot of the sexual assaults."

By Kyle Drennen | December 15, 2014 | 12:22 PM EST

On Monday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King claimed that Americans were "divided" over the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques after September 11th. However, the latest CBS News poll she cited "shows that 49% of Americans feel aggressive interrogation techniques like waterboarding are sometimes justified. 36% say they are never justified." The remaining 14% said that it "depends" or "didn't know."

By Scott Whitlock | December 15, 2014 | 12:19 PM EST

The journalists at CBS This Morning compared the violent, bloody attacks on African Americans during civil rights marches in 1965 to voter ID laws passed by various states in the last few years. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell talked to Oprah Winfrey, producer of the new film Selma and the movie's star. O'Donnell marveled, "...Given the Voting Rights Act, 1965, I went back and looked. Thirteen states have passed more restrictive voter ID laws in the last three years, that states are trying to make it harder to vote."

By Brent Baker | December 14, 2014 | 12:09 AM EST

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon looked at “how long it takes for Biden to do something weird and steal the spotlight.” The specific event: When he stood beside Barack Obama on December 5 as the President announced Ashton Carter as his nominee for Secretary of Defense. Bret Baier ended his FNC show this past Tuesday with the clip of what the Tonight Show staff timed to the hundredth of a second.

By Christian Toto | December 13, 2014 | 3:40 PM EST

The actor famously dubbed guns “cowardly killing machines,” turning his own gun collection into art work in the process. Now, Sean Penn is prepping his latest film, a revenge saga with guns a-blazing according to the film’s new trailer. 

By Matthew Balan | December 12, 2014 | 8:56 PM EST

CBS Evening News's liberal bias was blatant on Friday, as their "young adults" panel discussing the issue of "the excessive use of force by police – especially against minorities" was made up entirely of people who have participated in the protests decrying the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Correspondent Elaine Quijano asked, "How many of you have been involved with the protests that have taken place in the wake of Ferguson?" All six panelists raised their hand or nodded their head.

By Matthew Balan | December 12, 2014 | 5:41 PM EST

Friday's CBS This Morning and NBC's Today both spotlighted the walk-out protest on Thursday of a group of congressional staffers, who gave the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture of the groups protesting the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case. NBC's Tamron Hall trumpeted the "powerful statement without words" on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. CBS's Jeff Glor noted that the participants "stood with their hands in the air." Neither morning show mentioned, however, that the pose forwards an inaccurate portrayal of the Brown shooting.

By Kyle Drennen | December 12, 2014 | 4:56 PM EST

On Friday, NBC's Today and CBS This Morning sympathized with left-wing Democrats upset by portions of a budget deal passed in the House Thursday night. On Today, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared: "Democrats had objected to a rollback of financial provisions that would help big Wall Street banks that take some high-risk investments with taxpayer ensured deposits. In the end, compromise, even ugly compromise, carried the night."

By Scott Whitlock | December 12, 2014 | 2:22 PM EST

Twelve years after interviewing communist leader Fidel Castro, Barbara Walters is still mesmerized by the "charismatic" dictator.

By Kyle Drennen | December 12, 2014 | 12:25 PM EST

Wrapping up a report on Friday's NBC Today about CIA Director John Brennan reacting to the Senate Democrats' "torture report" during a Thursday press conference, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell highlighted: "The unveiling of the brutal tactics gave American adversaries a chance to accuse the U.S. of hypocrisy – on International Human Rights Day, no less."