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By Noel Sheppard | February 27, 2013 | 12:09 AM EST

UPDATE: Hannity issues comment at end of post.

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) had an amazingly heated discussion with Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday evening.

At the beginning of the six-minute slugfest, Ellison called his host "the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen" leading to a truly ugly encounter that culminated in Hannity ending the interview by saying to his guest, "You are a total waste of time" (video follows with rough transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 26, 2013 | 6:35 PM EST

Alex Trebek for some reason on Monday decided to take a cheap shot at former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

On his game show Jeopardy!, one of the categories was "A Binder Full of Women" (video follows with commentary):

By NB Staff | February 26, 2013 | 6:12 PM EST

Terry Jeffrey, the editor-in-chief of our sister site CNSNews.com appeared on Monday's edition of the Daily Rundown program on MSNBC. It's safe to say Terry was the only conservative on the set, with anchor Chuck Todd, USA Today's Susan Page, and MSNBC contributor -- and NARAL Pro-Choice America board member -- Karen Finney founding out the panel.

Issues discussing included the March 1 sequestration deadline and possible contenders for the 2016 presidential race. On the sequester, Jeffrey noted that this all began in August 2011 and that the president's thinking was "I'll gladly increase the debt now for some spending cuts tomorrow" but that "as of this day, Wimpy hasn't cut spending!" You can watch the panel segment below the page break:

By Matt Hadro | February 26, 2013 | 6:07 PM EST

On Sunday's Reliable Sources, guest David Zurawik mocked "out of town reporters" who met with the White House about sequestration and simply repeated the administration's talking points back to their local channels, "like an Obama commercial."

However, CNN displayed that same uncritical journalism over and over on the sequester. Obama administration officials freaked out about looming budget cuts to their respective agencies and CNN simply relayed the hype to its viewers, comparing the cuts to the asteroid and calling them a "man-made disaster."

By Matt Hadro | February 26, 2013 | 4:22 PM EST

CNN's chief political analyst freaked out about the sequester cuts on Tuesday afternoon's Newsroom, calling them a "man-made disaster."

"It is a man-made disaster. Not a natural one," Borger insisted. She compared them to the massive snow storm currently hitting the Midwestern states: "And just watching those pictures of Erin in the snowstorm, I was thinking, it's like we know this huge storm is coming to the country, but nobody is buying a shovel."

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 26, 2013 | 3:54 PM EST

The liberal media’s love affair with the Obamas appears to have reached a new climax following the first lady's appearance via satellite on the Academy Awards on February 24. 

Speaking on the O’Reilly Factor on February 25, the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn admitted that Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance was, in Bill O’Reilly’s words, “Hollywood Left boosterism,” but gushed that it was a “brilliant idea.”   [See video after jump.  MP3 audio here.]

By Matt Hadro | February 26, 2013 | 3:16 PM EST

CNN's own legal analyst scoffed at CNN's notion that 75 Republicans supporting legal gay marriage is a "big turning point" for the party. Anchor Ashleigh Banfield did her best to drum up the matter on Tuesday, for the network that has repeatedly shown a bias favoring gay marriage.

"Next, a big turning point in the Republican party. 70 high profile Republicans just signed a brief supporting gay marriage," Banfield touted. "I really disagree with the premise that this is a lot of people," responded CNN's legal analyst Jeff Toobin.

By Kyle Drennen | February 26, 2013 | 2:56 PM EST

At the top of Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams made this hyperbolic declaration: "A moment of crisis for the Catholic Church hit by a wave of scandals, just as the leaders must gather to select a new pope." Introducing the lead story moments later, Williams further hyped: "The problem for the Catholic Church is the drumbeat of scandal is now growing so loud and so vast, it's taking a lot of attention from this process." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

In the report that followed, correspondent Anne Thompson ominously declared: "... the world is seeing the darker side of the Church, the in-fighting and scandals....It's all revealing the sometimes nasty politics behind the pageantry."

By Paul Bremmer | February 26, 2013 | 12:24 PM EST

NBC continued to sound the alarm over the impending sequester on Saturday’s Today show. On a day when the CBS and ABC morning shows questioned how bad the cuts would really be, NBC ran a highly unbalanced story that mostly propagated President Obama’s doomsday scenario.

Co-anchor Lester Holt set the scene with a dire metaphor: “There's a storm of another kind brewing in Washington today. We're less than a week now away from mandatory government spending cuts going into effect.” The story, presented by White House correspondent Kristen Welker, went on to focus almost entirely on Obama’s warnings from his most recent weekly address. Welker played a clip from that address in which the president attacked Congress for failing to compromise. She also featured a sound bite of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warning of delayed commercial flights.

By Scott Whitlock | February 26, 2013 | 12:04 PM EST

Last week, ABC scored an exclusive "get." Barack and Michelle Obama appeared on Good Morning America to welcome back co-host Robin Roberts from a serious illness. On Tuesday, Roberts paid the White House back, fawning over the "trend-setting" First Lady and her "hot" bangs. The anchor asked not a single tough question during the two part, eight and a half minute segment.

Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos compared Mrs. Obama's appearance at the Oscars, Sunday, to the real mission in the movie Argo: Rescuing American hostages from Iran. He thrilled over the secretive appearance: "Producers go undercover to the White House in a move straight out of Argo." Elizabeth Vargas echoed, "It was like something out of Argo." The hostages in Iran faced death, not the revelation of a TV appearance. [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

By Kyle Drennen | February 26, 2013 | 11:20 AM EST

During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer urged the liberal Today's Professionals pundits to assign blame for the upcoming budget sequester: "I want you to complete the following sentence, 'And the blame goes to...' Almost by every analysis people agree this will hurt the economy, hurt the recovery, might even damage national security. And the blame goes to?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman ranted: "The American public for not being invested enough in the terms of what it means and firing every one of these SOBs the next time it comes around." Advertising executive Donny Deutsch agreed, arguing: "We are a country now of complete non-self sacrifice. You can't blame the politicians. Blame us, because nobody wants to give on anything."

By Noel Sheppard | February 26, 2013 | 11:01 AM EST

Despite Chelsea Handler's reputation as a vulgar host of a late night talk show on the E! network, you'd think she'd have the decency of toning it down when one of her guests is a child.

Apparently not, for on Monday's Chelsea Lately, the host actually said to 9-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, "I’ve been trying to get your little nugget a** on this show and you've been booked solid" (video follows with commentary):