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By Tom Blumer | | July 1, 2016 | 11:33 PM EDT

On Thursday, CNN's Michelle Kosinski delivered the latest pity-party installment of "Darn Those Terrorists Getting in Obama's Way."

Moaning about "distractions" and the like has been a staple of media reporting since Barack Obama first took office in 2009. In recent years, as the number and severity of terrorist attacks has grown, largely as a result of feckless U.S. foreign policy, the press has taken to complaining on the White House's behalf that those attacks are overshadowing its agenda and distracting the President and his minions from talking about allegedly more important things, like ... climate change.

By Tim Graham | | July 1, 2016 | 11:13 PM EDT

CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour has doubled down on her shameless advocacy in hounding conservative British politician Daniel Hannan about the “Brexit.” Of course, the Iranian-born cosmopolitan thinks all the leftist experts were right, just as she hailed the election of President Obama in 2008 as resembling " a foreign country having its first-ever democratic election."

The CNN headline was “Brexit: Truth, myths and media 'neutrality'” – as if number one was Amanpour’s world, and the conservatives were the party of “myths.” Hence, so-called “neutrality” is appalling, since it is non-committal on “truth” and “facts.”

By Erik Soderstrom | | July 1, 2016 | 9:00 PM EDT

CBS’ American Gothic took an unnecessary swipe at Republican legislators in its second episode, “Jack-in-the-Pulpit.” When Alison (Juliet Rylance) bemoans her inability to keep her thorn-in-the-side brother, Garrett Hawthorne (Antony Starr), from mouthing off at the podium, Naomi (Maureen Sebastian) helpfully suggests taking a page from the “Republican’s voter suppression tactics.”

By Clay Waters | | July 1, 2016 | 8:24 PM EDT

The New York Times dove right back into a controversy it instigated last month on public pools segregated by sex for religious reasons, in which the paper showed himself to be a very selective supporter of public religious accommodations. A recreation center in Brooklyn neighborhood offered gender-separated swimming hours to accommodate the Hasidic Jewish community. Last month the Times attacked the idea vigorously,  in an edgily worded, overheated editorial, calling it "a capitulation to a theocratic view of government services." The malicious tone and some word choices gave plenty of ammunition to critics who say the paper is hostile to Jews. Yet earlier this year the Times lauded a pool in Toronto offering the same accomodiations to Muslims.

By Dylan Gwinn | | July 1, 2016 | 6:27 PM EDT

Earlier this week we brought you the story of Tim Tebow, and the Delta Airlines flight he was on. Where an elderly man on the flight suffered a heart attack. Tebow went to the wife of the passenger and comforted and prayed with her.

By Tom Johnson | | July 1, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT

Whatever else Donald Trump is, he’s a skillful multitasker, suggested Jeet Heer in a Tuesday article. Trump is in the news mostly as a presidential candidate, of course, but Heer claims that his “real objective, win or lose, is relaunching his lucrative brand.” As for how Trump became the Republican party’s presumptive nominee even though politics wasn’t his top priority, Heer opined that there’s “something in the nature of the [GOP] and its conservative base that made them particularly vulnerable to Trump’s deceptions.”

In 1993, a Washington Post reporter wrote that the Christian right was “largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command.” Heer seems to believe that “uneducated” and “easy to command” describe enough of today’s conservatives, Christian or otherwise, to explain Trump’s popularity: "The anti-intellectualism that has been a mainstay of the conservative movement for decades also makes its members easy marks. After all, if you are taught to believe that the reigning scientific consensuses on evolution and climate change are lies, then you will lack the elementary logical skills that will set your alarm bells ringing when you hear a flim-flam artist like Trump."

By Dylan Gwinn | | July 1, 2016 | 4:06 PM EDT

Most parents take their kids to the doctor, or to have operations, for football injuries, really bad cases of strep, perhaps the kid fell off their bike? Or, had some kind of mishap in the pool? Or, maybe your transgender son, who thinks he’s a girl, needed his testosterone blocker switched out, and gets an erection during recovery? No?

By Curtis Houck | | July 1, 2016 | 3:43 PM EDT

Going into the Independence Day weekend, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews played the role of creeper on Friday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports as he excused former President Bill Clinton chatting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch amid Hillary’s FBI investigation because Bill is like the late Elvis Presley and “[h]is tail wags when he sees somebody he knows.”

By Scott Whitlock | | July 1, 2016 | 3:05 PM EDT

A man with a concealed carry permit in South Carolina prevented a massacre in a nightclub. But this example of the Second Amendment saving lives hasn’t garnered media interests. According to a report on The Federalist, “A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning.”

By Curtis Houck | | July 1, 2016 | 2:24 PM EDT

MSNBC host and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell was still at it on Friday afternoon lamenting that the Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch airplane meeting has been “overshadowing” Hillary Clinton’s campaign and surmised that the former President wasn’t looking to “gain some influence” from the Attorney General as her Justice Department and FBI investigate Hillary’s private e-mail server.

By Samantha Cohen | | July 1, 2016 | 12:44 PM EDT

Friday on Morning Joe, the conversation continued over the controversy surrounding former president Bill Clinton and his private plane rendezvous with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Phoenix. There was a stark contrast between the reaction of the Morning Joe hosts to that of NBC News panelist, Chuck Todd.  According to Joe and Mika, “There is no way [Bill and Hillary] don’t completely understand how completely inappropriate a meeting like that is.” Todd, on the other hand, boiled it down to “human error.”

By Kyle Drennen | | July 1, 2016 | 12:43 PM EDT

Appearing on NBC’s Today on Friday, Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin offered a laughably naive explanation for Bill Clinton’s controversial meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch: “The most obvious explanation and probably the right one, is Bill Clinton is a really social guy...” He cast Clinton and Lynch as celebrities who just ran into each other: “And we’ve all seen situations where famous people on the tarmac, the two planes, it's kind of fun, ‘Hey, let's go over and visit.’”

By Scott Whitlock | | July 1, 2016 | 12:25 PM EDT

For the second day in a row, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Friday touted the most innocent explanation for a secret meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, despite the fact that the AG is in the middle of an FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton. Not seeing the problem, King sputtered, “It's almost like this is being treated like this is a House of Cards scene.” 

By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | July 1, 2016 | 11:53 AM EDT

Abortion went viral in the news this week -- from the Texas Supreme Court case to Senate Zika funding. But don’t look to the pro-abortion media to tell you what you need to know. That’s where Alli and Kat come in

By Maggie McKneely | | July 1, 2016 | 11:49 AM EDT

Happy 4th of July! It’s time to celebrate all those American pastimes that liberals find offensive. This year, the victim of lefty political correctness is the classic patriotic ode “God Bless America.” The New York Daily News is wheezing the same dying breaths as many newspapers across the country. In the latest attempt to drive up readership, they’ve called in Gersh Kuntzman to troll average Americans on the most patriotic holiday.