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By Jack Coleman | January 28, 2016 | 4:21 PM EST

A helpful heads-up to media outlets covering Hillary Clinton's campaign for president -- if you haven't already, you'll soon receive a list of Words That Shall Not Be Used in your coverage, courtesy of one pissed off Lena Dunham. And if you think Dunham is unbearable on any given day, she's off the charts toxic when angry. Please don't make it worse.

During an interview with Variety this week, the creator, star and frequent writer of the purportedly entertaining HBO series Girls condemned media coverage of Clinton's campaign as "rabidly sexist" -- in every single instance.

By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 4:09 PM EST

Don Palmer, a former secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections, has a great piece over at the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal website about the Washington Post's erroneous reporting about the number of Old Dominion voters supposedly at risk of being disenfranchised for lacking proper government-issued ID.

By Mairead McArdle | January 28, 2016 | 3:24 PM EST

Liberals aren’t satisfied attacking pro-life supporters in traditional media. Now they’ve unveiled a new virtual reality video to help their cause.

“Across the Line,” a pro-abortion virtual reality film shows pro-lifers hurling insults at the viewer as she “walks the line” to access an abortion clinic.

By Matthew Balan | January 28, 2016 | 3:00 PM EST

CNN's Maeve Reston pointed out the obvious on Thursday's New Day on the issue of the Democratic presidential debates: " Democratic Party has really hidden these debates, in some ways, from voters — you know, Saturday nights. It's not been as many eyeballs as on the Republican side." John Berman added some snark to Reston's observation: "If the debate falls in the woods, does it make a sound? That's kind of the Democratic method right here."

By Kyle Drennen | January 28, 2016 | 2:55 PM EST

After scolding Fox News on Wednesday over a snarky press release criticizing Donald Trump’s decision to boycott the upcoming GOP debate hosted by the network, on Thursday, NBC’s Today seemed to reverse course, with co-host Matt Lauer pointing out the irony of Trump being offended by the FNC statement.

By Tim Graham | January 28, 2016 | 2:15 PM EST

The Washington Post is puffing leftist NPR host Diane Rehm again in Thursday’s paper. Online, the headline was “Diane Rehm’s next act: Using her famed voice to fight for the good death.” That’s a clever spin for assisted suicide. “The public radio icon will step away from the mic to champion the right to die, the subject of a new memoir.”

As usual for “public radio icons,” Post reporter Karen Heller couldn't locate any Rehm critics.

By Rich Noyes | January 28, 2016 | 9:30 AM EST

As of Friday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s seven-month-old candidacy has been the focus of an incredible 684 minutes of coverage on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, far more than any of his GOP rivals. But amid that sea of Trump news, the networks have spent only about nine minutes (1.3% of Trump’s overall coverage) discussing the candidate’s clearly documented past support for liberal policy positions and his praise of leading Democrats.

By Tom Blumer | January 28, 2016 | 8:32 AM EST

The hype machine was in overdrive at the Associated Press on Wednesday as economics reporter Josh Boak covered the government's mid-morning release on new-home sales.

Boak opened by writing that "Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months." Good heavens, we're talking about only 38,000 individuals or families, or about 0.031 percent of the nation's roughly 123 million households. While that's a bit of an improvement over previous months — which is why that number converted to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000, the highest figure since February — it's hardly the stampede implied by the AP reporter's use of the word "rushed."

By Mark Finkelstein | January 28, 2016 | 7:16 AM EST

On today's Morning Joe, a seething Mika Brzezinski ripped Bill O'Reilly for his failure, during his interview of Donald Trump on last night's Factor, to defend Megyn Kelly against Trump's attacks on her. Trump has called Kelly a "third-rate reporter," a "lightweight" and "not good at what she does." Rather than challenging Trump over his criticism of Kelly, O'Reilly spent the segment importuning him to change his mind and appear at tonight's debate.  At one point, as we noted here, O'Reilly even resorted to citing the biblical tenet of forgiveness, to which an unyielding Trump shot back that the Bible also speaks of "an eye for an eye."

Brzezinski suggested O'Reilly should have retorted: "excuse me? You're talking about her intellect? She's a lawyer . . . she's a mother of three. You do not undermine the credibility and the intellect of my colleague." Concluded Mika: "where was that, Bill? That was lame!" 

By Curtis Houck | January 28, 2016 | 1:52 AM EST

Adding himself to the mix of liberal comedians expressing their approval with the indictment of two Center for Medical Progress (CMP) pro-life activists, Daily Show host Trevor Noah giggled and cheered his way through a segment on Wednesday’s show by leading the audience in “U-S-A” chants and gushing that “I love this country” and “[t]his is the best thing ever.”

By Tom Blumer | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM EST

Critics who warned in 2010 that the odious Dodd-Frank law's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would become a rogue agency which would become a largely unaccountable behemoth on a mission to create problems where none exist could not have been more correct.

Sadly, searches on terms relevant to one of the agency's latest controversies involving the distribution of funds in a two year-old auto-loan industry settlement indicate that only two media outlets have given it any attention; separately, a search at the Associated Press on the agency's name also returns nothing relevant. Those two sources are the Daily Caller, whose January 21 story first reported that "White loan borrowers are collecting settlement proceeds ... intended for black, Hispanic and Asian people," and a Monday Investor's Business Daily editorial. That's it.

By Dylan Gwinn | January 27, 2016 | 11:42 PM EST

So, I suppose it was only a matter of time before Cam Newton took a flaming torch to the house of goodwill he built up by having one of the greatest postseasons in recent memory. But it appears as though he is in the process of doing precisely that right now.

By Ken Shepherd | January 27, 2016 | 10:21 PM EST

In a telephone interview taped earlier today that aired on Wednesday's Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews shared with Democratic primary presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton that he worries that college-aged coeds who should be Hillary voters just, well, they just don't "get it."

By Curtis Houck | January 27, 2016 | 9:15 PM EST

On Wednesday night, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted 10 minutes and 43 seconds over four segments on their evening newscasts to 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s decision to boycott Thursday’s Fox News Channel (FNC) debate and, in that coverage, ABC and NBC hailed Trump as a “renegade” making “a very shrewd move” by “eviscerating” moderator Megyn Kelly and FNC.

By Mark Finkelstein | January 27, 2016 | 9:02 PM EST

Despite his ongoing feud with Fox News, Donald Trump honored a previous promise and appeared on The Factor tonight. Bill O'Reilly tried a variety of tactics to convince Trump to participate in Fox's GOP debate tomorrow night.

Nothing was working, so O'Reilly played his trump card, citing Christianity: "the tenet of forgiveness . . . don't you think that's the right thing to do?" Shot back Trump: "it probably is. But it's called an eye for an eye I guess also."