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By Tim Graham | November 17, 2015 | 11:17 AM EST

The fact-checking of presidential debates by NPR remains uneven. At the last Republican debate, NPR assigned three reporters to “correct” four GOP claims. On Sunday night, NPR assigned only Danielle Kurtzleben to assess one claim, by Hillary Clinton, and she asserted it was pretty much okay.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press fact check found Mrs. Clinton made a claim about gun deaths that was "highly exaggerated" and “appears to be unsupported on all counts.” NPR never located that one.

By Tom Blumer | November 17, 2015 | 11:10 AM EST

The Washington Post's Erik Wemple and certain "I walked through Bedford Stuy alone" reporters are contending that, in Wemple's words, "the term 'no-go zone' is best left in retirement." No sir, it needs to be defined appropriately, then used when appropriate.

Avoiding use of the term enables a dangerous detachment from reality. There is already quite a surplus of that. Patrick J. McDonnell at the Los Angeles Times, who seems to believe that he proved something by visiting the jihadi-infested neighborhood of Molenbeek and getting out alive, demonstrated how out of touch he is by referring on Monday — three days after the Paris terror attacks and at least two days after the parties involved and their backgrounds were firmly established — to "the so-called Belgian connection in the Paris attacks." Holy moly, Patrick. What about Molenbeek being "home to two" of the Paris attack terrorists who died during their attacks and to the plots' mastermind, Salah Abdeslam, do you not comprehend?

By Brad Wilmouth | November 17, 2015 | 11:06 AM EST

Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem used tortured liberal logic to argue that, if the U.S. bars immigrants from Muslim countries, that it would actually make America less safe, not only because it "helps" the "right wing" in Europe, but also because it "gives a sentiment or a statement to ISIS that we are what they think we are," as if ISIS might admire America more if the U.S. takes in refugees fleeing ISIS in the first place.

She also asserted that "we certainly don't want" right wing governments to "rise" in Europe because "that's not going to be good for the long-term effort to fight ISIS."

By Clay Waters | November 17, 2015 | 10:52 AM EST

The New York Times editorial page got around to dealing with the Islamic atrocities in Paris in its lead editorial on Monday, but it was the "xenophobia" of "far-right" extremism in Europe that came in for the most hostility. The same day, Paul Krugman, classless as ever, asserted that "climate change" was a greater threat than Islamic terrorism. And a report from Poland pitted security against "compassion" while covering European concerts over terrorists coming in under the cover of refugees.

By Kristine Marsh | November 17, 2015 | 10:33 AM EST

Is television too graphic? That’s an argument that could be discussed ad nauseam, but this week’s decision by some networks to delay explicit television episodes, proves that even Hollywood knows how closely it can mirror a violent reality.

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 17, 2015 | 10:06 AM EST

On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski went off on a number of governors who have vocally expressed their opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into their state without a proper vetting process, calling their views “hateful” and “stupid.”

By Erin Aitcheson | November 17, 2015 | 9:37 AM EST

The devil made them do it. Hollywood has sunk to a new low with Fox producing a new crime-drama-horror series premiering early next year called Lucifer.

The devil is the detail in this series centered on Satan himself. But if you’re thinking the King of the Underworld is going to be ghost like carrying a pitch fork in his hand, you’re wrong. Typical Hollywood has elevated the evil one portraying him as a suave, smooth talking, devilishly handsome hunk, who has left his boredom in Hell for a more luxurious life in the city of Angels. How clever. How … well, just stupid.

By Mark Finkelstein | November 17, 2015 | 7:58 AM EST

If Mike Barnicle were around at the beginning of WWII, perhaps he would have written "we better not fight back. It might make Hitler mad."     

On today's Morning Joe, the cringing former Boston Globe columnist, second-guessing a united front against terrorism, worried "wouldn't . . . creating a NATO force just add fuel to the recruiting fever that ISIS employs within Europe?" Maybe Mike should start referring to ISIS as Borg. After all, he apparently believes that resistance is futile.

By Brad Wilmouth | November 17, 2015 | 1:35 AM EST

Daily Beast Foreign Editor Christopher Dickey made another MSNBC appearance on Monday afternoon, this time on MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts, where he again went after the "right wing" over negative reaction to taking in Muslim refugees in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks. He also declared that it was "shameful" that some U.S. politicians are pressuring against Syrian refugees being allowed into the country, and predicted that the U.S. would "earn" the "hatred" of the world in not accepting them.

He also asserted that, in Europe, "racism and hostility" against Muslims has been "ginned up by the right wing and by fears of people," and dismissed reports by fellow guest Jake Wallis Simons of the Daily Mail that fake Syrian passports are easy to purchase and utilize to blend in with refugees entering Europe.

By Karen Townsend | November 17, 2015 | 12:42 AM EST

Out of respect for the victims of the very real terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday, television networks are making some last minute changes in programming. The originally scheduled episode of CBS’ Supergirl apparently featured terrorist bombings so it was pulled from running Monday night and replaced with a Thanksgiving episode that introduces a major new character instead.

By Tom Blumer | November 16, 2015 | 11:58 PM EST

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz pushed back against a "ridiculous" Politifact post which labeled his true claim that the Democratic Party is shrinking as "mostly false."

Politifact's Emma Hinchliffe had to go back 11 years to a now-irrelevant time period to unsuccessfully attempt to refute Cruz's inconvenient truth, citing Gallup poll figures from 2004. Nobody cares about 2004, Emma. What Cruz said is that the party "is shrinking," and it has been for the past 6-7 years, falling from 38 percent to 29 percent as Americans have seen how a Democratic President and his party have governed and behaved when in power.

By Dylan Gwinn | November 16, 2015 | 11:19 PM EST

Fox’s Minority Report has given us several glimpses into the future in its short run. And pretty much all of them stink. There was the hometown of our two main Pre-Cog characters that was ravaged by global warming, the Redskins changing their names to the Red Clouds, Obama’s face on the $500 dollar bill, and now, as if you didn’t already want to throw yourself out of a window...I now present to you with Amnesty Day.

By Tim Graham | November 16, 2015 | 11:02 PM EST

Here's a recent interview that looks sillier after the Paris attacks. Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe on November 11, liberal Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein attempted to lecture Senator Lindsey Graham about the threat posed by ISIS and wildly asserted that gun violence in America was a greater threat than terrorists.

“There are vastly more people in this country who die from guns than from terrorism,” Stein said as Graham talked over him. “Why isn’t that more of an existential threat than terrorism? There are vastly, vastly more people who die in this country because of guns. Right? I mean the numbers are there.”

By Tom Blumer | November 16, 2015 | 10:15 PM EST

The Dartmouth calls itself "the student newspaper of Dartmouth College and the campus’s only daily," and, begun in 1799, is America's oldest college newspaper. It also appears to be a great training ground for journalists who write stories which bury and downplay the lede and cover up key facts when correctly prioritizing and presenting a story would make favored groups look bad.

The Dartmouth Review, whose website has been extraordinarily overloaded today, was founded in 1980 "to question stale academic orthodoxy and to preserve Dartmouth College’s unique liberal arts character." Its alums include several current conservative luminaries. After a Thursday Black Lives Matter rally disrupting the quiet of Dartmouth's Baker-Berry Library, The Dartmouth Review told its readers what actually happened. The Dartmouth's Briana Tang buried multiple paragraphs of pablum which danced around what had obviously taken place towards the end of her insufferably long story.

By Ken Shepherd | November 16, 2015 | 10:02 PM EST

All three of the major broadcast networks' evening newscasts tonight covered the largely-Republican pushback against President Obama's plan to move 10,000 Syrian refugees on to American soil. But only NBC's Hallie Jackson noted that the move by state governors was bipartisan, with first-in-the-nation primary host New Hampshire's Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) objecting to the Obama administration placing refugees in the Granite State.