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By P.J. Gladnick | | July 31, 2016 | 9:27 PM EDT

No, no, no! Those aren't the answers I wanted! 

If you are a Russia scholar on CNN  you are supposed to validate the "fact" that Russia was probably behind the DNC email hack and that Donald Trump is a foreign policy simpleton. When you don't stick to this script it can cause great consternation as happened to Michael Smerconish yesterday when his guest, NYU professor Stephen Cohen, did not give him the expected answers.

 

By Tom Blumer | | July 31, 2016 | 9:13 PM EDT

On Fox News Sunday this morning, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told Chris Wallace that she doesn't want the Supreme Court's 2008 Heller decision overturned.

Clinton said this after Wallace introduced the topic by referring to a statement Mrs. Clinton made at a fundraiser last year that "The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment." If we had a responsible establishment press, Mrs. Clinton's inconsistency on such a major presidential campaign issue would be major news by now.

By Tim Graham | | July 31, 2016 | 4:14 PM EDT

Mark Shields, the Democratic pundit on the PBS NewsHour, shocked the anchors a bit on Thursday night in a roundtable to discuss what Hillary Clinton needed to do with her acceptance speech. His answer was she needed to focus on people who feel let down by the economy....but not before he said she  had the worst campaign slogan he'd ever heard!

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 31, 2016 | 3:01 PM EDT

Sparks flew on MSNBC’s AM Joy Sunday as host Joy Reid shouted down Amy Kremer, former Chair of Tea Party Express, for daring to mention there are roughly 30,000 missing e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server. “You just invented it an entire thing,” Reid shouted, “There’s no 33,000 e-mails that are going to harm our national security.” From there Reid refused to let Kremer speak anymore. And when Kremer asked to finish her point, “Not if you’re going to invent things,” Reid reprimanded her. 

By Clay Waters | | July 31, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Offensive BLM melodrama in the NYT: A "superhero” Black Lives Matter protester faced down “storm troopers” in a showdown compared to the Tiananmen Square massacre, according to the latest New York Times Magazine. Magazine photography critic Teju Cole compared a widely-circulated photo of a confrontation between police and BLM protester Ieshia Evans in Baton Rouge to the unknown “Tank Man” of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 31, 2016 | 11:28 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s nominee for president of the United States last Thursday, and soon after her rival Bernie Sanders announced he was returning to the Senate as an Independent. “I was elected as an independent so I'll stay two years more as an independent,” he said to the press. But this decision raised the ire of MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on PoliticsNation, Sunday, “After all Sanders became a Democrat to be in their primary, to be in their debates, but now he’s leaving the party.”

By Tim Graham | | July 31, 2016 | 9:08 AM EDT

National Journal senior columnist Ron Fournier, a former Washington bureau chief for Associated Press (and an AP reporter in Little Rock when the Clintons ran the place), is very upset Donald Trump won't match the "precedent" of releasing his tax returns. This means war, he suggests in The Atlantic, and deserves an unprecedented media crackdown: ban him from TV interviews until he cries Uncle.

By Melissa Mullins | | July 31, 2016 | 7:16 AM EDT

Well, here’s a liberal tilt.  Charlie Nash at Breitbart reports that after months and months of making a profit at the expense of Republican nominee Donald Trump, Apple is refusing to publish a political satire game about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

It’s okay that Apple publishes games that make fun of Trump by featuring him as a giant turd in the game “Dump Trump,” or “Dump on Trump Bird” or “Dump on Trump Twisty Wheel Edition” that allows a player to douse Trump in what can best be described as …ummm…bodily fluids. One game lets you punch Trump in the face. (Imagine the feminist reaction to these games with Hillary.)  But Apple has a BIG problem publishing anything that dare criticizes Clinton, even just scandal mockery.

By Curtis Houck | | July 30, 2016 | 10:43 PM EDT

For the small handful of people who stayed up late past midnight Eastern Thursday into Friday on CNN, the conclusion of its Democratic National Convention (DNC) coverage saw some very strange scenes break out. The first such derailment of the network’s DNC analysis came upon returning from commercial break just past 12:20 a.m. Eastern when senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar was seen next to CNN Tonight host Don Lemon’s panel dancing and leading the entire CNN Grill at Xfinity Live in Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline

By Jeffrey Lord | | July 30, 2016 | 9:17 PM EDT

It was inevitable. Forget the way Roger Ailes departed from Fox News. Had there been no kerfuffle over a sexual harassment lawsuit, somewhere down the road lay the inevitable  - as it hangs out there for us all. This would be called “mortality.” And it knocks on the door of every human being, even for the creators of Fox News.

Fox News has met The Transition.

By Jack Coleman | | July 30, 2016 | 8:07 PM EDT

Turns out it didn't come from Hill, didn't come from Bill, though not for lack of trying. Drawing from an embarrassment of riches, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh cited the point during Thursday's final night of the Democrats' convention when millions of viewers gasped in unison, you've got to be kidding.

That precious moment -- there are just so many from the Clintons, aren't there? -- came during actor Morgan Freeman's hagio-voiceover of the gooey video about Hillary Clinton just before she appeared on stage, bedecked in a white pantsuit while the Democrat faithful feigned adoration.

By Tom Blumer | | July 30, 2016 | 6:52 PM EDT

Yesterday's news about the economy was the latest in a 7-1/2 year series of mostly regular disappointments. The government reported that nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at an annual rate of just 1.2 percent in the second quarter, half or less of what most alleged "experts" expected. Additionally, the first's quarter's originally reported 1.1 percent growth was revised down to 0.8 percent.

The economy has grown barely 1.2 percent during the past four quarters. So even before yesterday's news, reasons to be impressed with the economy were hard to find. That didn't stop Mark Zandi, who "just so happens" to have contributed the maximum allowable individual amount to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2015, from going way over the top with praise. As reported by the Associated Press's Martin Crutsinger shortly before the GDP report's release, Zandi proclaimed that "It is amazing how resilient the U.S. economy has been," and the "The job market is just incredible."

By Curtis Houck | | July 30, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT

Amidst all the overwhelming media coverage gushing over President Barack Obama’s Wednesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), there were a few points during MSNBC’s coverage in the early hours of Thursday that couldn’t go by without being chronicled for NewsBusters readers. 

By Clay Waters | | July 30, 2016 | 3:48 PM EDT

The New York Times post-convention political roundup praised Democratic stage-craft, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech, and forwarded complaints about bias at Fox News (but not CNN). Adam Nagourney’s “Stark Contrasts in Style and Substance” praised Democratic convention stagecraft and says that as a speaker who can “move a crowd, seize a moment...Barack Obama laps the field.”

By Tim Graham | | July 30, 2016 | 2:24 PM EDT

Liberals are unhappy at this point that Hillary Clinton isn’t trouncing Donald Trump, so there must be an obvious culprit: Sexism. Especially among white males, the most likely Republican voters. On Thursday night’s PBS NewsHour, they interviewed their own correspondent Daniel Bush on their question “Does gender bias explain why Hillary Clinton has fared so poorly with white male voters?”

Bush wrote an article for the NewsHour website titled “The hidden sexism that could sway the election.” He interviews people who say they can’t trust her, citing the fiasco in Benghazi. Bush isn’t convinced. Say she’s not trustworthy? It’s because she’s a woman.