Behold the British Mommy Website that Beclowned the U.S. Media Establishment

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It’s come to this. Because the entire American media establishment could not bring itself to ask Hillary Clinton about her 1975 defense of a child rapist, the task fell to, of all places, a British parenting website called Mumsnet.

The website asked its readers—aka “mumsnetters”—to submit questions for the former secretary of state, who took part in a webcast-style interview over the weekend. One of those questions prompted Clinton to make her first public comments on the rape case since the Free Beacon unearthed previously unpublished audio tapes of Clinton discussing it in the early 1980s, a story that broke nearly a month ago, on June 15.

SHOCK POLL: (Liberal) Media Priorities ≠ Voter Priorities

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Gallup is out with a new survey that gauges voter priorities ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in November. It also asked voters which party they thought was best suited to address these priorities.

On the two issues voters said were most important—the economy and the budget deficit—Republicans scored better. On the three issues voters said were least important—immigration, global warming, and same-sex marriage—Democrats were seen as most competent (albeit just barely with respect to immigration).

Western Media Outlets Confuse Iranian Film Festivals

Inconsistencies raise concerns about credibility of Iran coverage
Students at the 2005 World Without Zionism conference / AP

Western media outlets reporting on the cancellation of a little-known Iranian film festival appear to have confused it with the infamous World Without Zionism conference, which in 2005 featured a call from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to wipe Israel “from the map.”

Obama’s Army

Column: Who needs elections when we have the mainstream media?
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You are probably eager to vote on Nov. 6. You have followed the news closely, watched the ads, listened to the conventions, and waited for the debates. If you are like most people, you are worried about the direction of the country, and for good reason.

Ifill Calls Fired Yahoo Reporter ‘God’s Gift to Political Journalism’

Three Journos standing by David Chalian after his hot mic moment
David Chalian

While conservatives were outraged when they heard Yahoo News’ DC bureau chief David Chalian remark that Republicans are “happy to have a party with black people drowning—a reference to the Republican convention taking place while Hurricane Isaac batters Louisiana—some of his fellow journalists rallied to his side.