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By Sarah Stites | | December 30, 2016 | 1:05 PM EST

Although he once called himself an atheist, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg now recognizes the importance of religion. 

By Aly Nielsen | | December 30, 2016 | 1:02 PM EST

Liberal environmental activists got an early Christmas present when President Obama banned offshore drilling along large portions of the Arctic and East Coast in late December, and liberal nonprofit media are celebrating.

By Kristine Marsh | | December 30, 2016 | 12:34 PM EST

While journalists obsess over Russia’s involvement in the leaked DNC and John Podesta e-mails, most have been demanding answers exclusively from Donald Trump and his team, instead of the current administration. Underneath it all is the obvious objective to question the legitimacy of Trump’s election win, though the media continually skirt around that admission. On Twitter Thursday and on Good Morning America Friday, ABC’s Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd continued the trend with a series of ridiculous questions on Russia’s involvement in the election.

By Mike Ciandella | | December 30, 2016 | 11:32 AM EST

Apparently still trying to fill the “fake news anchor” void left by the demotion of Brian Williams, NBC is resurrecting Katie Couric to rejoin the cast of Today for Matt Lauer’s 20th anniversary of co-hosting.

Couric, who used to co-host the Today show with Lauer – before she quit for an ill-fated anchor gig at CBS Evening News in 2005, before she moved to a daytime talk show syndicated by ABC in 2011, before she moved to Yahoo news in 2013 – will return to the show for one week beginning on January 2. Couric will be subbing in for Savannah Guthrie, who is currently out on maternity leave.

By Sarah Stites | | December 30, 2016 | 11:24 AM EST

It’s one thing to mourn death. It’s another to wish it. While some prayed for an end to celebrity deaths in 2016, actor Charlie Sheen asked God to kill president-elect Donald Trump. 

By Curtis Houck | | December 30, 2016 | 11:17 AM EST

Along with the unpredictable ladies from The View, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews can almost be guaranteed to make daily appearances on the pages of NewsBusters. Whether it’s making inappropriate statements or coming up with asinine names for conservatives, Matthews has provided decades of entertainment for those on the right. 

 

By Sam Dorman | | December 30, 2016 | 11:04 AM EST

One liberal academic argued for censorship of politicians who dissent from liberal orthodoxy on climate change. History professor at California State University, Sacramento Joseph A. Palermo argued President-Elect Donald Trump should not be able to use Twitter.

By Rich Noyes | | December 30, 2016 | 9:55 AM EST

NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2016. Today, we finish the series with some of the most outlandish celebrity quotes of 2016, mostly of the Hollywood elite shaking their pom-poms for Hillary, hyperventilating over the idea that Trump might actually be elected, and crying “racism” or “sexism” when things don’t go their way.

By Dan Gainor | | December 30, 2016 | 9:21 AM EST

Media types continue to duke it out labeling anyone and anything they can as alt-right. As long as it’s bad. A quick Google finds lefty journalists obsessed with the term. The Atlantic warning of another Boys From Brazil reality: “Will the Alt-Right Peddle a New Kind of Racist Genetics?” Or The Daily Beast upset about, “The Jews Begging to Join the Alt-Right.”

By Tom Blumer | | December 30, 2016 | 6:53 AM EST

Here's an update from the “fake news” front: The Associated Press published an unbylined “Fact Check” of what anyone with an ounce of sense could see is a satirical article published almost 15 months ago.

That’s only the start. PolitiFact also “fact-checked” a December 23, 2016 version it knew was of that same 15 month-old item and gave it a “Pants on Fire" rating. What in the name of Mark Zuckerberg is going on?

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 30, 2016 | 12:10 AM EST

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November, the Democrats and the liberal media have been in a frenzy trying to find a reason for their comeuppance. At first they ran to their usual cries of racism and misogyny, but on MSNBC’s All In Thursday night the straw grabbing got weird as host Chris Hayes literally blamed too many people on Twitter talking about Clinton’s controversies. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 29, 2016 | 9:26 PM EST

The Obama administration’s retaliatory actions against Russia on Thursday, provided perfect cover for ABC to ignore another controversial action. “President Obama has made yet another move trying to cement his legacy as an environmentalist,” announced Fox News’ Shannon Bream on Special Report. In a unilateral move Wednesday, President Obama designated two new massive national parks in two western states

By Tim Graham | | December 29, 2016 | 8:28 PM EST

Every nonprofit group is ending the year with a pitch for last-minute tax-exempt contributions, and that includes National Public Radio. NPR fans received an e-mail with the subject line "Bold, unbiased journalism." That's pretty funny coming from a network that puts a loving touch on Barack Obama in interviews and never secured an interview with Donald Trump.

Bob Dole in 1996 and Mitt Romney in 2012 also skipped an NPR interview.  So every GOP challenger in the last 20 years except George W. Bush skipped public radio. Doesn't that speak volumes?

By Sarah Stites | | December 29, 2016 | 4:39 PM EST

Now and then, celebrities surprise us. Counter to the L.A. culture, some stand firmly for life, for marriage or for faith. And when that happens, it’s positively refreshing. 

By Curtis Houck | | December 29, 2016 | 4:11 PM EST

Just another day at the office for NBC News, folks. On Thursday, Tablet magazine writer Yair Rosenberg caught NBC News correspondents Ayman Mohyeldin and Cal Perry publishing a error-laden piece on NBCNews.com about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was later rewritten without a correction.