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By Tom Blumer | January 29, 2016 | 11:59 PM EST

This afternoon, Catherine Herridge at Fox News reported that "the intelligence community has deemed some of Hillary Clinton’s emails 'too damaging' to national security to release under any circumstances."

This eighth "smoking gun" — on top of the seven an Investor's Business Daily editorial identified last week — wasn't enough to move the Associated Press Bradley Klapper from the AP's default position virtually since Mrs. Clinton's private email server was discovered, naturally referencing unidentified "independent experts," namely that "it's unlikely Clinton will be charged with wrongdoing."

By Matthew Balan | January 29, 2016 | 11:56 PM EST

Friday's World News Tonight set aside the least amount of air time to the State Department's revelation that at least 22 of the e-mails on Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server contained top-secret information. The ABC program devoted a total of one minute and 28 seconds to the development. Jonathan Karl folded his coverage of the story into a segment about the Democratic presidential race in Iowa. Less than half of the correspondent's report — one minute and 10 seconds — dealt with the ongoing scandal.

By Dylan Gwinn | January 29, 2016 | 11:07 PM EST

It’s not too often that funny jokes at the expense of the left get made. At least outside of conservative circles. It’s even less often that it happens on network television. Yet, such a rare occurrence did in fact occur on Thursday night’s episode of NBC’s Shades of Blue, titled ‘Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?’

By Tom Johnson | January 29, 2016 | 9:25 PM EST

E.J. Dionne, the liberal Washington Post columnist, and Garry Wills, the author, scholar, and ex-conservative, disagree on whether the “hard right” has more or less permanent control of the Republican party. Dionne believes that so-called reform conservatives such as Ross Douthat, Ramesh Ponnuru, and David Frum might, in Wills’ words, “ride to the rescue.”

On the other hand, Wills, assessing Dionne’s Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism – From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond in the February 11 issue of the New York Review of Books, contends that the GOP is solidly in the grip of movement conservatives who tend towards paranoia (“to be on the right is to feel perpetually betrayed”); hostility to “reason, facts, science, open-mindedness, tolerance, secularity, modernity”; and indulgence of racism.

By Brent Baker | January 29, 2016 | 8:29 PM EST

Reacting more as a supporter than an impartial observer, NBC anchor Lester Holt, during an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, admitted he “winced” when he heard someone call her “dishonest.” He then worried: “Do you get your feelings hurt sometimes?”

By Scott Whitlock | January 29, 2016 | 5:25 PM EST

The women of ABC’s The View on Friday trashed the Republicans at Thursday’s debate, comparing them to the deviants caught in episodes of To Catch a Predator. Another co-host suggested the candidates were like cops in police brutality videos. After gushing about debate co-moderator Megyn Kelly’s hair, Sunny Hostin cheered the video montage that Fox used of Ted Cruz seemingly shifting positions on immigration.

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 Randy Hall | January 29, 2016 | 4:17 PM EST

While there were plenty of fireworks during Thursday night's Republican debate on the Fox News Channel, one of the most interesting moments took place off camera, when co-host Megyn Kelly referred to the GOP front-runner – who didn't attend the final event before the Iowa Caucuses on Monday -- as “He Who Must Not Be Named,” a phrase often used to describe Voldemort, the evil wizard in the 'Harry Potter' books and films.

During an interview after the event, Texas Senator Ted Cruz told Kelly: “Well, you know, you were joking just before we went on air that it was sort of like Voldemort, 'He Who Must Not Be Named.'”

By Mairead McArdle | January 29, 2016 | 3:22 PM EST

God, it seems, is still not dead. In fact, he’s about to prove it again in Iowa on Sunday.

Tickets sold out in 24 hours for a pre-screening of the movie God’s Not Dead 2, hosted by former Arkansas governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The first of Huckabee’s two pre-screenings will be on Sunday, Jan 31, the eve of the Iowa caucuses.

By Brad Wilmouth | January 29, 2016 | 3:14 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on Friday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, former ABC This Week co-host Cokie Roberts -- currently a political commentator with the network -- made an unusually blunt slam against opponents of amnesty for illegal immigrants as she suggested that conservatives who opposed the left-leaning George W. Bush plan were not among those who "had a brain." She also provocatively warned that the GOP "can't keep winning by being a bunch of old, grumpy white men."

By Tim Graham | January 29, 2016 | 2:32 PM EST

Comedian Tim Allen, now in a fifth season of his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, started tongues wagging when he compared the Clintons to herpes in a joke to The Hollywood Reporter.

Allen is a television rarity in that he's taken two sitcoms past the 100-episode mark, and this one is also very rare in its appeal to people who like seeing a little Democrat-bashing in their comedy:

By Alatheia Larsen | January 29, 2016 | 1:54 PM EST

Communism is winning out over capitalism in today’s college classrooms.

Less than 170 years after its publication, Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto is the third most often assigned text in college, according to MarketWatch. The business news site reported that a new online database of college syllabi showed how much colleges use Marx’s book. That made Marx “the most assigned economist” in higher education classes.

By Ken Shepherd | January 29, 2016 | 1:38 PM EST

MSNBC is no fan of conservative Texas Republican Ted Cruz, and the network has done it's share of boosting Donald Trump. So perhaps it's no surprise that it's top story this morning is a headline screaming out Trump's trollish line about the Cuban-American being an "anchor baby" from Canada.

By Scott Whitlock | January 29, 2016 | 1:33 PM EST

The journalists on Good Morning America, Friday, spun Hillary Clinton as staying “above the fray” in her battle with Bernie Sanders, saying the former Secretary of State was cautiously optimistic.” CBS This Morning saw the Democratic fight as almost “affectionate” when compared to the Republicans. On NBC’s Today, Andrea Mitchell playfully boxed with Sanders.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | January 29, 2016 | 12:46 PM EST

MSNBC may have let the cat out of the bag on Friday morning’s episode of Morning Joe. The liberal media want Donald Trump to be the GOP nominee, and will hail his skill at manipulating them. Joe Scarborough admitted that the way the media covers Trump is way over the top. “We were going over homework and we turned on the TV and I'm glad I did. It was Trump's plane landing in Des Moines. And I swear to God -- It was like the pope had landed with the Middle East peace pact to end 3,000 years of war.”