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On Sunday's MSNBC morning show AM Joy, host Joy Reid made the shocking accusation that newly elected Congresswoman Karen Handel "specialized" in "voter suppression" when she served as Georgia's secretary of state. Panelist Tara Dowdell’s claimed that “Voter suppression is still an issue in this country and it's not getting enough attention, and it's only getting worse.” Reid replied: “Karen Handel specialized in that when she was secretary of state in Georgia.”


Typically, a film based on the life of a saint doesn’t involve blatant blasphemy. However, The Ornithologist has decided to break every single boundary while relating the director’s version of “the legend” of St. Anthony of Padua. In a review of the film, Daily Beast contributor Nick Schager calls the movie “equally pious and profane” that should be approached as a work of art. As he puts it, the plot is “best experienced with an open mind and a willingness (if not eagerness) to get lost inside it’s strange, beguiling world.”

 


The View proved yet again Monday that the only “views” tolerated on their show are the ones that attack Republicans. After the panel gushed over a New York Times article listing all of Trump’s lies since taking office, libertarian host Jedediah Bila pointed out that you could make a similar list with President Obama or either of the Clintons. This simple statement threw the rest of the panel into a frenzy of outrage for daring to suggest that Democrats also lie.


Perhaps no one in the media world has had a longer and more acute case of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS) than 30-year veteran Univision senior news anchor Jorge Ramos. By his own admission, Trump has been top-of-mind for Ramos for more than two years, as both a topic in his weekly opinion columns as well as from the anchor desk. In Ramos’ case, a tell-tale sign of the severity of his TDS is his ongoing, broken record-like and misleading characterization of what Trump said when he launched his campaign for the presidency in June of 2015.


It’s just three months until the Media Research Center’s 30th anniversary gala on Thursday, September 21, featuring the DisHonors Awards and the William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence. Secure your tickets soon so you can join in the celebration, and mocking of the news media, at one of the most popular events each year in Washington, DC. This is guaranteed to sell out all the seats at the historic venue, the National Building Museum.


In recent months, Hindu radicals have escalated violence against religious minorities in India, but the network news shows aren’t talking about it. According to advocacy group Open Doors, India is number 15 on the 2017 World Watch List – a compilation of countries with the highest anti-Christian persecution. In April 2017 alone, Open Doors saw 68 instances of persecution against the faithful, including two children. One third of those incidents involved physical beatings.


The Washington Post is a legacy, old school fake news outlet.  Aside from the New York Times, no newspaper carries more national clout. 

Largely because of how much they forty-plus years ago made of a third-rate burglary by a Republican presidential campaign on its way to winning forty-nine states.  (Had Republicans not broken into the Democrats’ Watergate headquarters, they’d have won, what…forty-three states?)

There were about a half dozen Barack Obama Administration scandals that were each exponentially worse than Watergate - about which the Washington Post couldn't have cared less.  Worse, the Post provided all sorts of cover-up “coverage” of these monstrosities - routinely, incessantly defending the indefensible. 


On Monday morning, even rumors about the possibility of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring sent the network morning shows into panic mode. Reporters wrung their hands over the potential that President Trump could replace the high court’s “swing vote” and make it “solidly conservative for decades.”


Are the long, liberal knives of journalists out for Nancy Pelosi? The Democratic Minority Leader on Monday appeared on CBS This Morning and endured repeated questions about whether she is up to the job of facing down Donald Trump and the Republicans. After playing a montage of anti-Pelosi Democrats, Charlie Rose reminded, “You've been losing special elections, four of them." 


On Monday’s New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo confidently proclaimed that the Trump administration is lying about the GOP health care bill: “It comes as the Trump administration vows there won't be any cuts to Medicaid. That's simply not true. So we'll take you through the spin and the facts.


Monday’s Morning Joe began with a trip to the dark side as co-host Joe Scarborough fawned over Barack Obama’s tweet criticizing the Republican health care bill. He then proposed that the former president had persuaded Donald Trump to say the same in an interview via a "Jedi mind trick." Comparisons to Luke Skywalker quickly followed as members of the panel praised this demonstration of Obama’s “amazing power.” Trump, on the other hand, was compared, unsurprisingly, to none other than the notorious space slug, Jabba the Hutt.


On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, just days after dehumanizing House Speaker Paul Ryan as a "monster," MSNBC political analyst and The Nation correspondent Joan Walsh was spewing more venom at the Wisconsin Republican as she described him as a "heartless, soulless Washington creature." She then went on to claim that he was someone who had "devoted their life to hurting people."


CNN's media unit has an enormous black hole in its review of the media world: CNN. On Friday, CNN retracted an online story making unsubstantiated claims about the Russian ties of Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci. Jon Passantino at Buzzfeed reported on Sunday a crackdown on CNN reporting on Russia to prevent future mistakes. 

So how much time did Stelter have for this story on his show Reliable Sources on Sunday? Nothing.


New York Times reporter Vivian Yee, who got emotional on a February front page over the plight of “undocumented” immigrants (no surprise, given the paper’s support for amnesty for illegals), penned a surprisingly sympathetic view of distraught Americans who have lost loved ones to illegal immigrants and came to support Donald Trump for that one reason, loyalty that Trump has returned in kind.


Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the network’s political analyst Matthew Dowd accused President Trump of having an “obsession” with Russia “hacking” the presidential election. Without a hint of irony, Dowd added that Trump was the “one person” that “questioned Trump’s legitimacy the most,” seemingly forgetting that he himself has questioned Trump’s legitimacy over and over again on GMA since November.