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Joel McHale, the comedy performer at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, delivered some zingers at the cable networks, the President and Democrats, but reserved his political invective for Republicans, the only group whose motivations he impugned – specifically, as racists.


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Comedian Don Rickles told David Letterman, on Friday’s Late Show, that “the highlight of my life was doing the Ronald Reagan Inaugural,” the 87-year-old (88 on May 8) recalled of his legendary career.


On 2 May 2014, CBS Evening News caught up with its Big Three competitors and reported on the latest developments on the controversy surrounding the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya. CBS also finally mentioned its own president's family connection to a White House official involved in the Obama administration's handling of the immediate aftermath of the attack.


[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] CBS This Morning journalists on Friday continued the show's obsession with legalized pot, offering an uncritical puffing of a new marijuana lobbyist in Washington D.C. Gayle King touted, "Marijuana is now legal in some form in nearly half the country. The growing cannabis industry wants a voice in Washington." [See video below.


[For more, see video cross-posted to NewsBusters.] The hosts of Fox and Friends on Friday skewered liberal journalists for a "wild week" of  media bias, skipping outrageous comments by prominent Democrats and downplaying a bombshell e-mail related to the Benghazi scandal. Radio talk show host Adrianna Cohen appeared on the show and attacked, "Clearly there is a left wing media bias in mainstream media.


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Columnist Charles Krauthammer contended, on Thursday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, that the release of the Ben Rhodes memo has changed the media dynamic in interest toward the Benghazi scandal:


Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had some harsh words for the folks over at MSNBC
during an interview with Newsmax's Steve Malzberg. Appearing on The Steve Malzberg Show on Thursday May 1, Graham slammed MSNBC and argued "I don't think you could increase MSNBC's ratings if you had a gun to people's heads." Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. 


On April 30th, Bill O'Reilly nailed Howard Kurtz for being too soft on Benghazi and not calling out the media's protective coverage of the President. "I'm surprised at you," O'Reilly complained. 


ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to set aside any air time to a mass abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from a school in northern Nigeria on April 16, 2014. Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram raided the government-run institution and forced the students into vehicles. On Thursday, the girls' parents and their supporters led a demonstration to pressure the government into action.


Wednesday's Colbert Report in an apparent boost to Democrats before November's mid-term elections, mocked GOP congresswoman Renee Ellmers and hosted her Democratic opponent Clay Aiken for a friendly interview. Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters.


CNN and MSNBC failed to provide any live coverage of a Thursday morning House Oversight Committee hearing on the terrorist attack on Benghazi. Fox News provided 74 minutes and 25 seconds worth of live coverage of the hearing and had multiple interview and analysis segments talking about the revelations in the hearing. MSNBC provided a small amount of coverage but did not air the hearing live whereas CNN viewers were not made aware of the hearing until 1:15 p.m. Eastern. 


[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] The journalists at CBS This Morning on Thursday skeptically examined a new law in Tennessee that allows criminal charges for pregnant women who abuse drugs. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell warned, "...The ACLU says this law is dangerous.