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By Rich Noyes | | January 19, 2017 | 6:55 AM EST

When Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, the savants in the news media weren’t just skeptical — they were openly disdainful of the man who will be sworn in as America’s 45th President at noon tomorrow. Reporters sniffed that Trump’s campaign was a “carnival show” which threatened to turn the GOP primary race into “a joke.” CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin called Trump a “fool,” NBC’s Chuck Todd blasted him as “a political streaker,” and pundit after pundit insisted the real estate mogul had no chance of winning.

By Erik Soderstrom | | January 19, 2017 | 2:54 AM EST

When the lead actor, Walton Goggins, told Yahoo TV his character Rip Taggart “is a war criminal,” the editorial direction of the History Channel’s new fictionalized drama, SIX, should have been clear. History’s new series artistically blurs the lines between American soldiers and the terrorists they fight, conveniently sweeping aside ideologies with a wand of relativism that turns cold-blooded murderers into righteous crusaders and blames Americans for inspiring foreign terrorism.

By Justin Ashford | | January 18, 2017 | 11:45 PM EST

In honor of inauguration week, Match Game decided to throw out a question about President-elect Donald J. Trump. Liberal host Alec Baldwin, who portrays Trump on Saturday Night Live, gave the prompt: “Donald Trump is starring in a remake of 'Brokeback Mountain.' But instead of a cowboy, Donald falls in love with BLANK.” Surprisingly, the answers (and Baldwin’s demeanor) were rather mild, considering the set up.

By Tim Graham | | January 18, 2017 | 10:58 PM EST

Media Research Center research director Rich Noyes appeared on Risk & Reward on the Fox Business Channel on Wednesday night to address the latest polls insisting that the American people are not approving of Donald Trump's transition into the presidency -- despite the emerging sense that Trump's cabinet nominees are going to be confirmed easily, as Defense Secretary James Mattis was on Wednesday. Fox Business played clips of CNN and ABC polls each claiming only 40 percent of the public has a favorable opinion of the Trump transition.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 18, 2017 | 10:06 PM EST

The end of Barack Obama’s reign as president of the United States appeared to hit the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) pretty hard. All three of them took the time bid the president an emotional farewell at the end of their Wednesday night programs. “While President Obama was busy changing the White House … the White House was also changing him,” remarked anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News

By Curtis Houck | | January 18, 2017 | 9:36 PM EST

Yes, it’s as bad as you think it was. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews allowed himself to have his knees quake one last time, paying tribute to President Obama, who he deemed “a fine man” offering unparalleled levels of “sentiment,” “temperament,” and “optimism.” “To say that no person can make a difference, I give you the fine case of that fine man, Barack Obama,” Matthews swooned at the end in a quote that could be in the running for the next issue of Notable Quotables.

By Randy Hall | | January 18, 2017 | 8:03 PM EST

Lawrence O'Donnell, host of the weeknight MSNBC cable television program The Last Word and a stern critic of people who distribute “Fake News,” posted a tweet on Friday that contained what appeared to be a video of a female Muslim student beating up a “racist” male pupil at Washburn High School.

Unfortunately for the liberal anchor, he posted the video without checking whether or not it was legitimate, and it wasn't long before James Walsh of the Star Tribune newspaper in nearby Minneapolis declared the footage a “hoax” and a “play fight” after he talked with Dirk Tedmon, a spokesman for the school district.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 18, 2017 | 6:26 PM EST

In an interview with New York magazine, published on Wednesday, CNN’s president Jeff Zucker painted a dark vision for the future of journalism under a President Donald Trump but touted his organization’s bright future. “It’s just unfortunate that the most powerful person in the world is trying to delegitimize journalism and an organization that plays such a vital role in our democracy,” he opined when asked by Gabriel Sherman if he felt Trump’s accusation of fake news was “harmful.”

By Julia A. Seymour | | January 18, 2017 | 6:15 PM EST

Former Vice President Al Gore still has admirers among the media, if the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter is any guide.

Timed to the Sundance Film Festival opening night premiere of Gore’s Inconvenient Truth sequel, Gore sits regally perched on a stool on the cover of THR’s Jan. 27, issue.

Tatiana Siegel’s cover story dripped with adulation for Gore’s “optimism” and environmentalism, and was entirely devoid of criticism of him or his films. There was no mention of the errors or failed predictions in the An Inconvenient Truth, no charges of hypocrisy for flying around the world to show a slideshow instead of using videoconferencing or some other technology, and no reminder that the planet managed to survive beyond Gore’s “point of no return.” 

By NB Staff | | January 18, 2017 | 5:45 PM EST

According to Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, White House press journalists are Donald Trump’s “enemies” and shouldn’t be given too much stature. Appearing of Fox Business’s After the Bell, Wednesday, he declared, “There’s nothing newsy about the news media anymore. These people in that room are his enemies. These are people who are constantly against him.” 

By Kyle Drennen | | January 18, 2017 | 5:43 PM EST

In his final press conference as president on Wednesday, Barack Obama laughably congratulated the White House Press Corps for not being “sycophants” during his administration, but acting as “skeptics” whose reporting “keeps us honest.”  
 

By Scott Whitlock | | January 18, 2017 | 4:40 PM EST

On Wednesday, Barack Obama conducted his final press conference as president and journalists demanded accountability... from his Republican successor. While just one question was asked about Obama’s decision to pardon Chelsea Manning, there were five queries worrying about what Donald Trump will do when he’s in charge. 

By Sam Dorman | | January 18, 2017 | 4:24 PM EST

Buzzfeed showed its lack of journalistic integrity last week by publishing an unverified dossier accusing President-elect Trump of communicating with Russian operatives. After BuzzFeed published the document on Jan. 10, even liberal news outlets including The Washington Post, the Atlantic and Vox criticized Buzzfeed’s choice. But ProPublica President Richard Tofel sided with Buzzfeed, giving it “kudos” on Twitter.

By Brad Wilmouth | | January 18, 2017 | 4:20 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day on CNN, Georgetown University professor and former MSNBC analyst Michael Eric Dyson likened police actions against black Americans to terrorism as CNN's Chris Cuomo argued that many voters were motivated to vote for Donald Trump by non-race-related issues like terrorism from ISIS.  Dyson griped: "Color-neutral and ISIS? Many African-American people said, 'Look, we were introduced to terror long before 9/11. The vicious police forces of America that have victimized us and the way in which white supremacy operated.'"

By Matthew Balan | | January 18, 2017 | 3:39 PM EST

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo ripped a proposal to let health insurance companies compete across state lines. Cuomo pointed out to Matt Schlapp that Rep. Marsha Blackburn cited "one of my favorite bills — let's open up the state lines, and let all the companies compete....not only do we have some of that in the system already, but there is no proof...that that would guarantee access for everyone." He wondered, "Is that the best answer they have right now?" However, Cuomo left out that Rep. Blackburn also disclosed possible other components of ObamaCare replacements.