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By Scott Whitlock | | May 5, 2016 | 11:49 AM EDT

With no sense of irony or humor, a new MSNBC ad claims the network “seeks different perspectives.” Yes, the cable channel home to some of most liberal hosts and journalists on the planet, touted, “We seek different perspectives, connect the dots, approach the story from all the angles.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 5, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT

Yummy! Doesn't the idea of eating newsprint and ink sound absolutely delicious? Okay, maybe not so great but Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is making the best of his promise to eat his column if Donald Trump won the nomination. To Milbank's great credit he is following through on his promise which he made last year and will be dining on his column, prepared by a chef, next Thursday. To find out how Milbank has ended up perhaps munching on Op-Ed Spring Roll, let us visit his October 2015 promise:

By Clay Waters | | May 5, 2016 | 9:42 AM EDT

ESPN, not content to cover sports, wants in on the burgeoning social-justice market as well. In “Waiting for LeBron," an ESPN magazine essay, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow pondered why Cleveland Cavaliers basketball legend LeBron James backed off his brief anti-gun activism. Saslow’s histrionic analysis of James “the athlete and the activist” makes it clear that LeBron has (somehow) let both a grieving father and his home city down, by only going halfway in fighting racism and police shootings and gun violence in general, while noting in a single sentence that James, who lives in a gated mansion surrounded by bodyguards, likes to fire guns himself.

By Dylan Gwinn | | May 5, 2016 | 9:09 AM EDT

If you ever wondered why Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Taliban all believe that they can collectively, or individually, kick our butt…this might explain it.

By Mark Finkelstein | | May 5, 2016 | 8:14 AM EDT

Of everyone in the MSM, Joe Scarborough has been widely seen as the most ardent Trump supporter--starting from the day Donald descended that escalator with Melania. Scarborough would argue he was merely offering dispassionate political analysis--saying that Trump's chances should be taken seriously while others were disdainfully dismissing him. But for those of us who watched Joe day in and day out during the primary season, there seemed to be something much more than green-eyeshade analysis going on. Scarborough revelled in every poll and primary result favorable to Trump.

Which makes Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe so strange. Joe first expressed disappointment that yesterday, Trump "stuck by the Muslim ban." Scarborough then proclaimed "I'm never going to vote for a guy that is saying he is going to ban somebody just because of the God they worship." Note to Joe: from the beginning, Trump has said the ban would remain in place only until we can "figure out what is going on." Trump is not proposing to ban Muslims because they worship Allah, but because virtually all of the mass terrorists attacks in Europe and the US have been carried out by Muslims. As the San Bernadino slaughter demonstrated, US authorities manifestly have not "figured out" what's going on, since the Muslim murderers were supposedly screened and entered our country legally.

By Melissa Mullins | | May 5, 2016 | 6:41 AM EDT

Uh oh.  It looks like someone’s in trouble for suggesting beloved Sesame Street stars Bert and Ernie were wise to check for sexually transmitted disease.

Mately, a company that creates at-home HIV/STD testing kits, used the kid-friendly Muppet duo in a new campaign aimed at spreading sexual health and sexual disease awareness.

By Karen Townsend | | May 5, 2016 | 12:29 AM EDT

In Wednesday’s installment of the Lyons family saga, Lucious (Terrence Howard) explains why he lied about his mother's death. And he blamed former President Ronald Reagan along the way for the fact that his mother was out of a mental health facility.

By Karen Townsend | | May 4, 2016 | 11:48 PM EDT

On Wednesday night’s episode of Fox’s Rosewood, titled “Sudden Death and Shades Deep,” a woman being interrogated in the murder investigation of her boyfriend redefines the definition of family. She tells Detective Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) she was in a relationship with two men, you see – the deceased and his friend/working partner – and, while she acknowledges that this is weird, hey, it works for them!

By Curtis Louder | | May 4, 2016 | 11:32 PM EDT

HULU's new series The Path picked up right where it left off last week in regards to the illegal immigration debate. As helicopters circle the compound creating a sense of imminent danger to the Honduran refugees, the leaders of the Meyerist movement are stuck with the unenviable choice to hand them over to authorities or stand on principle. The principle, of course, being that these poor families have done nothing wrong, much like many of the Meyerists themselves who were once outsiders before being welcomed into “the light.” 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 4, 2016 | 9:15 PM EDT

With conventional wisdom pointing to both the Democrats and the Republicans having presumptive nominees the media is hyping a major fight brewing between the parties. ABC spent their Wednesday evening newscast touting how prepared the Clinton election machine was for a general election bout. “Tonight, Hillary Clinton launching her first general election attack … Backing it up with a new video,” ABC’s Cecilia Vega began the over three-minute segment. 

By Curtis Houck | | May 4, 2016 | 9:04 PM EDT

MSNBC viewers were treated to two hours of Hardball Wednesday night following Donald Trump being anointed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and while previewing the believed match-up of Trump and Hillary Clinton, host Chris Matthews and a guest mocked Hillary Clinton scandals as “garbage” and conservatives invoking the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi as deranged.

By Tom Johnson | | May 4, 2016 | 8:37 PM EDT

Not long before Ted Cruz left the presidential race, he inadvertently performed what Salon’s Marcotte suggests was a public service by clarifying that right-wingers are entitled authoritarians who readily inflict pain on kids.

Last weekend at an Indiana campaign rally, a boy in the audience yelled “You suck!” at Cruz, to which Cruz replied, “In my household, when a child behaves that way they get a spanking.” Marcotte asserted in a Tuesday piece that the incident “was one of those moments when the cowardice of the conservative movement was laid bare,” and that “enthusiasm for beating children” may be the best indication of “the toxicity of conservative ideology.”

By Randy Hall | | May 4, 2016 | 7:28 PM EDT

Just minutes after the Cable News Network aired an interview with Hillary Clinton conducted by anchor Anderson Cooper,  Dana Bash -- the channel's chief political correspondent -- angrily responded to the claim by the front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination that no one in the media had asked GOP nominee Donald Trump “the tough questions.”

“I was jumping out of my skin” when Clinton said that on Wednesday afternoon, Bash responded before stating that Cooper “was maybe too much of a gentleman to start sparring with her.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 4, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT

On Wednesday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on CNN, after host Banfield suggested that it might be a disadvantage for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump to choose Newt Gingrich as his running mate because "He's not a woman, and he's not black or a minority," far-left CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill jumped in to crack that "He's perfect! He's perfect for Republicans," inspiring laughter from a nearly all-liberal panel.

Left-leaning CNN host Banfield was joined by a conservative-free panel consisting of one liberal, one far-left liberal and one socially liberal moderate Republican for a discussion of the aftermath of Tuesday's Indiana primaries.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 4, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT

Appearing on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward declared that the defeat of Ted Cruz in the Republican primary revealed that “Conservatism in America, in the Republican Party, is in a crisis. It just does not sell.” He argued that Cruz lost because “his ideas have not taken hold and they were totally overwhelmed by the Trump campaign.”