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By Curtis Houck | December 1, 2015 | 1:52 AM EST

On Monday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News omitted from their coverage out of Chicago the arrest of an African-American teen for allegedly making threats on social media against white male students at the University of Chicago in retaliation for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Somewhat miraculously, ABC’s World News Tonight and correspondent Alex Perez did find time to allude to this arrest in its report.

By Tom Blumer | November 30, 2015 | 11:57 PM EST

If you think journalists' ignorance of American history and economic fundamentals is bad now, give it a few more years.

The University of North Carolina's School of Media and Journalism "has updated its curriculum requirements to give students more choice and flexibility in meeting the school’s graduation requirements. The change is in response to consistent feedback the school has received from students in its annual senior survey." You already know there's trouble if students who haven't been out in the real world yet are influencing the curriculum. Here's how much trouble:

By Brad Wilmouth | November 30, 2015 | 11:47 PM EST

As Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards appeared as a guest on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, host Cooper prodded her to "directly link the rhetoric" coming from GOP presidential candidates to the Colorado Spring shooting spree after she complained about "hateful rhetoric" being aimed at the abortion provider.

When she declined to make such a direct accusation, Cooper pressed her a second time, wondering if she believes "some of the language" has "led to violence."

By Tim Graham | November 30, 2015 | 11:10 PM EST

Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times chronicled another example of the Obama administration’s historic resistance to the free flow of information: an “aggressive assault” curtailing the ability of inspectors general to get access to records inside their agencies.

This inspector-general system was created in 1978 as a post-Watergate reform, so it looks a little ironic that a liberal Democrat is trampling on the Watergate reformers of his own ilk.

By Melissa Mullins | November 30, 2015 | 10:24 PM EST

Leave it to a humorless lefty to find patently offensive something that is a cult classic for millions of Americans who grew up in the 1980s:  John Hughes’s “Sixteen Candles.”

By Melissa Mullins | November 30, 2015 | 10:07 PM EST

It’s been a while (not really) since we’ve heard any crazy comments from our favorite ambulance chaser-turned-congressman from Florida, but now he’s going full-on birther mode when it comes to Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid by calling Cruz “ineligible” because he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.

Speaking on Alan Colmes’ radio show last week, Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson let us in on his nefarious plan:

By Curtis Houck | November 30, 2015 | 9:56 PM EST

Seeking to boost President Barack Obama and backers of the Paris climate change summit, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted on Monday night over 15 minutes of airtime across six segments touting the summit, a Discovery Channel documentary on climate change, a hashtag campaign, and climate scientists in the Arctic Circle to name a few examples. 

By Ken Shepherd | November 30, 2015 | 9:12 PM EST

Republicans like Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina seem to "enjoy" it when an abortion clinic is attacked by a crazed gunman because it opens another opportunity for them to attack the liberal media, Hardball host Chris Matthews bizarrely theorized on his November 30 program.

By Clay Waters | November 30, 2015 | 8:39 PM EST

Hyperbole much? The New York Times brought predictably alarmist and overheated coverage to the climate talks in Paris, while lauding President Obama's attempt to make a legacy fighting "global warming." Environmental Reporter Coral Davenport gushed: "On Sunday night he arrives in Paris, hoping to make climate policy the signature environmental achievement of his, and perhaps any, presidency." In a later story she warned "If the talks fail...then nations will continue on a trajectory that scientists say locks the planet into a future of rising sea levels, more frequent floods, worsening droughts, food and water shortages, destructive hurricanes and other catastrophic events."

By Tom Blumer | November 30, 2015 | 7:46 PM EST

From time to time over the past nine years, I have written about "globaloney," a shorthand term for the pseudo-science behind “climate change,” and “globalarmism” to describe the enviro-hysteria over "global warming" and the misguided public-policy prescriptions arising from that hysteria. Since the Paris climate talks have just begun, the press hysteria has reached a fever pitch.

At the Associated Press on Sunday, Seth Borenstein, swept up in that hysteria, wrote up a perfect example of "news" coverage embodying the essence of each term. We should be forever grateful that longtime skeptic Christopher Monckton, at the Watts Up With That blog, picked Borenstein apart, utterly destroying the AP reporter's work, piece by piece.

By Ken Shepherd | November 30, 2015 | 6:20 PM EST

On the Nov. 30 edition of MSNBC's MTP Daily, pro-abortion rights absolutist Sen. Barbara Boxer was given free rein to draw a line connecting pro-life rhetoric with Friday's fatal shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. While guest host Steve Kornacki meekly asked the California Democrat if she saw a connection between the two, he failed to chastise her for smearing a significant plurality, if not majority, of Americans who consider that, yes, abortion does end a human life and hence amounts to killing babies.

By Brad Wilmouth | November 30, 2015 | 5:54 PM EST

As Monday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello devoted a segment to whether political rhetoric against Planned Parenthood's practices inspired an attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, host Costello began by asserting that GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina had "falsely" claimed that the abortion provider "was guilty of harvesting a live baby's organs" as the CNN host wondered if such "rhetoric" is "fueling" violence.

And Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah took aim at Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Dr. Ben Carson as he made charges of politicians "legitimizing hate," and charged that most extreme language comes from the right more than the left.

By Jack Coleman | November 30, 2015 | 5:14 PM EST

What better way to wind down from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend than with a serving of absurdity from a long-entrenched member of the liberal media elite.

The comical leftover in question comes courtesy of Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page during a McLaughlin Group discussion of precious snowflake leftists demanding "safe spaces" on college campuses to be spared the horror of Halloween costumes, all manner of microaggression, and the few remaining professors who expect results.

By Bruce Bookter | November 30, 2015 | 4:53 PM EST

Because racism is seemingly the answer to everything at ESPN, analyst Robert Flores was able to easily ask and answer his own question during a highlight reel on SportsCenter when he openly wondered why the Chief’s Travis Kelce wasn’t getting the same amount of criticism for his end zone celebration as Cam Newton received for his.

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.