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By Curtis Houck | | May 23, 2017 | 3:22 PM EDT

As the news was unfolding out of Manchester, England on Monday night with what we now know was an act of radical Islamic terrorism, the 7:00 p.m. Eastern hours of CNN and MSNBC felt that it was more important to spoon-feed viewers the latest bombshell reports about President Trump and the intelligence community. 

 

By Kristine Marsh | | May 23, 2017 | 2:41 PM EDT

Overly sensitive students at college campuses everywhere have learned that if you protest a conservative speaker on your campus, you will be lauded by the media as “brave” and “patriotic.” That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday’s The View, when the panel finally got around to discussing Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony last weekend, where a large group of students walked out during Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech to his alma mater.

By Kevin Baker | | May 23, 2017 | 1:50 PM EDT

Joe Scarborough unapologetically declared on Tuesday’s edition of Morning Joe that President Donald Trump was guilty of a conspiracy to end the FBI investigation into Russia. Stringing together the patchwork mess of media revelations and unsubstantiated claims of recent days he concluded, “Whether you work for Donald Trump in the White House, whether you are the DNI, whether you're the head of the NSA, whether you are the head of the FBI, Donald Trump is asking you to engage in a conspiracy to stop an investigation, to end an investigation, to kill an investigation into possible illegal actions by him and members of his administration, people who are close to him.”

By Sarah Stites | | May 23, 2017 | 1:45 PM EDT

Gender “confirmation” surgeries are becoming more popular in the United States, according to a May 22 report. However, based on media coverage of the news, you wouldn’t know that the procedures are medically controversial. On Monday, the American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 3,200 facial, chest and genital reassignment surgeries in 2016 – a nearly 20 percent jump from 2015. This is the first year that this statistic has been published, Time public health writer Alexandra Sifferlin noted. 

By Alex Xenos | | May 23, 2017 | 1:22 PM EDT

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo defended the illegal leaks aimed at the Trump administration Tuesday morning on CNN’s New Day. He dismissed any possible damage done to national security by these unlawful acts. In an interview with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), he asked: “You know Marco Rubio was just on. He said I'll tell you what concerns me, it’s not just these reports but their source, the leaks, could be compromising national security, could make foreign leaders not want to work with us. What has come out that has compromised national security or chill a foreign leader?”

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 23, 2017 | 1:21 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Tonight, CNN host Fareed Zakaria indicted the "religious establishment" in some Arab countries for fomenting terrorism in a way that would have liberals accusing him of bigotry or profiling if uttered by a more right-wing analyst. After remarking that the concert attack in Britain was "radical Islamic terrorism -- let's call it what it is," he went on to complain that Arab states have "funded, financed and encouraged" the ideology, and that the "religious establishment" in their countries "has encouraged this kind of violence, these kind of views about Westerners and any nonbelievers."

By Clay Waters | | May 23, 2017 | 1:07 PM EDT

The New York Times was single-minded in its attack on President Trump’s first budget proposal. Little emphasis on the potential savings to taxpayers and reductions to the deficit (if the optimistic economic growth goals are met). Instead the Times went on a nationwide person-hunt for potential victims of the hypothetical budget cuts, based on current spending levels that have been inflated over decades of federal overspending. Obama's budget-busting budgets by contrast invariably received optimistic treatment of their most dubious and grandiose promises, from supposedly cynical Times reporters.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 23, 2017 | 12:42 PM EDT

On Monday and Tuesday, the broadcast networks all read from the same liberal script as anchors and correspondents blasted the Trump administration’s proposed budget for making “deep cuts” to “social safety nets” that would be “especially cruel” to the poor. Not once was the nation’s nearly $20 trillion debt mentioned in any of the one-sided coverage.

By Scott Whitlock | | May 23, 2017 | 12:28 PM EDT

The Washington Post’s executive editor has convicted Donald Trump. One would assume the only solution is impeachment. Appearing on CBS This Morning, Marty Baron touted the Post’s war against the President. He concluded, “When I was coming out of high school, there was Nixon and Watergate. And so, I wasn't in the middle of that, obviously. But this feels like that in many ways.” 

By Jorge Bonilla | | May 23, 2017 | 11:47 AM EDT

Univision’s continuously one-sided coverage of convicted domestic terrorist Oscar López Rivera, its corporate sponsorship of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, its omissions of some of López Rivera’s most incendiary post-release statements and its use of contract talent in furtherance of pushing López Rivera’s side of the story can only lead reasonable observers to one conclusion: that our Nation’s largest Spanish-language media conglomerate is also a fully supportive member of Team Oscar - and thus, a willful co-sponsor of terrorism.

By Aly Nielsen | | May 23, 2017 | 10:32 AM EDT

While the networks mentioned the investment agreements President Donald Trump signed with Saudi Arabia, they failed to explain the positive economic impact. Saudi Arabia and U.S. based-companies, including Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Honeywell International, agreed to “potential investments valued at $300 billion,” Wall Street Journal reporter Margherita Stancati wrote. The agreement was part of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia on May 21.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 23, 2017 | 10:23 AM EDT

Twenty-two people are confirmed dead and dozens more injured, after a suicide bomber set off a bomb in a concert arena late Monday night in Manchester, England. Even more sickening is the fact that thousands of young children and teens were at this concert. Despite the horrific nature and impact, ABC was eager to downplay the motive behind the deadly attack. In fact, ABC was more worried about the perpetrators than the victims, warning that this could provoke an “anti-Islamic backlash” across Europe

By Curtis Houck | | May 23, 2017 | 2:11 AM EDT

While the scene in England’s Manchester Arena was still a crime scene following Tuesday night’s terror attack, frequent MSNBC guest, The Atlantic writer, and former Bush administration official David Frum thought it was crucial to tie the bombing to President Trump’s intelligence leak. 

By Curtis Houck | | May 23, 2017 | 1:13 AM EDT

By and large, the news media remained calm, collected, and hesitant to speculate on Tuesday night following the terrorist attack in Manchester, England at the Ariana Grande concert. That being said, the evening was not without notable comments, including some from MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes.

 

By Lindsay Kornick | | May 23, 2017 | 12:30 AM EDT

TBS’s Angie Tribeca often takes a turn for the ridiculous when it comes to their plots, but the most recent episode seemed more willing to go for brutal when it came to oil tycoons. Namely, while murderers can be awful, the real monsters are oil moguls.