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By Kyle Drennen | | May 31, 2016 | 4:57 PM EDT

On Tuesday, all three network morning shows promptly dismissed talk of a third party conservative candidate stepping forward in the presidential race as “fantasy” and “a fool’s errand.” Hosts and correspondents openly mocked the notion of an independent alternative to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. On NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: “Let's start with this tantalizing tweet from Bill Kristol that there could be a third party candidate....Does this seem realistic, feasible?”

By Mairead McArdle | | May 31, 2016 | 4:50 PM EDT

It is always a shame when a beloved popular figure comes down on the wrong side of a cultural issue.

Gay actor George Takei, known to most as the original Star Trek’s Helmsman Sulu has long been outspoken about his support of LGBT rights. 

By Curtis Houck | | May 31, 2016 | 4:46 PM EDT

Like a tried and true liberal lapdog, the North Carolina media have applied a full-court press (pun intended) to attack Republican Governor Pat McCrory over the transgender bathroom law to the point that the leftist site Politifact hounded McCrory over a general statement that the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is both powerful and full of secret donors. 

By Katie Yoder | | May 31, 2016 | 4:38 PM EDT

The broadcast networks routinely prioritize animal life over human life. This Memorial Day weekend was no exception.

Over the long weekend, 69 citizens were shot across Chicago. At the same time, a gorilla named Harambe was shot after a toddler fell into the animal’s enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. ABC, CBS and NBC spent 54 times more on the death of one gorilla than they did on the shootings (and, in some cases, death) of human beings in Chicago.

By Mike Ciandella | | May 31, 2016 | 2:28 PM EDT

Despite Trump being the only candidate remaining in the GOP race, his supporters accounted for only 12 percent of all participants (9 out of 77 total) in roundtable discussions on Sunday shows from May 8 to May 29. A staple of Sunday political shows, the roundtable discussions give a chance for pundits from across the political spectrum to voice their concerns and opinions about the political news of the day.

By Melissa Mullins | | May 31, 2016 | 2:17 PM EDT

Frank Huguenard, a Huffington Post freelance writer, wrote a story on Sunday titled, “Hillary Clinton to be Indicted On Federal Racketeering Charges.” Only one problem – after the piece was published on the leftwing site it suddenly vanished.  What was supposed to be Huguenard’s story was now replaced with one of those annoying “404” Error screens.

By Maggie McKneely | | May 31, 2016 | 2:16 PM EDT

Here’s something new: gay people gaining media attention for saying that they don’t get enough media attention. Twin singer-songwriters Tegan and Sara, best known for their song “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, have been in the music industry for almost 20 years, predominantly as cult indie artists with a few dedicated fans. But after the release of their last album in 2012, Heartthrob, they were propelled into the mainstream pop world. The album became one of the top 3 in the U.S. and Canada, and the duo performed on tour with both Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 31, 2016 | 2:02 PM EDT

They once shared co-hosting duties on NBC’s Today show and now it looks like Bryant Gumbel has joined Katie Couric in being accused of using deceptive editing techniques to attack gun rights. The inventor of the AR-15 rifle, Jim Sullivan, has attacked HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel for misrepresenting “much of what I had said” in his interview for their anti-gun segment aired on the May 24 program. 

By Clay Waters | | May 31, 2016 | 12:55 PM EDT

In her lead story in the New York Times, White House reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis took on Obama from the left in “Obama Is Pressed to Speed Effort to Add Migrants -- Target: 10,000 Syrians. Lag in Admissions Is at Odds With Pledges as World Watches.” Davis found not a single voice of caution, and not a single mention was made of the sexual assaults by migrants in Germany last New Year’s Eve, while protecting the homeland was portrayed as a mere bureaucratic bother.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 31, 2016 | 10:10 AM EDT

Over Memorial Day weekend, actor Richard Dreyfuss went on a Twitter rant against celebrities who supported Donald Trump. He called Trump “a small dicked prick” and a “manifestly unqualified racist” who had “whores” for celebrity supporters.

By Tim Graham | | May 31, 2016 | 7:44 AM EDT

CNN's Brian Stelter reported early this morning that Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric has posted a statement taking responsibility for the misleading pause inserted into her documentary Under The Gun. That's quite a change from last week, when Couric would only say she was "very proud" of the film and stood by it. The mystery for most people is not that she stood by this blatantly inaccurate editing when it was exposed for everyone to see.

By Tim Graham | | May 30, 2016 | 10:59 PM EDT

President Obama took a few questions from reporters in Japan on Thursday night, about North Korea and then about how leaders at the G-7 summit talked about Trump. Obama said he would grant one more question as a “special bonus,” but when it was about Hillary’s emails scandal and the tough Inspector General’s report, Obama screwed up his face and joked “I take that back. I’m not taking another question.”

Then he refused to answer the question about whether the new report hurts Hillary’s trustworthiness. He claimed “I think those are better directed to the campaign.”

By Tom Johnson | | May 30, 2016 | 10:13 PM EDT

Like almost everyone who has the sense God gave geese, Deadspin founder Leitch thinks O.J. Simpson is an unconvicted murderer. Unlike most of those people, Leitch also thinks Simpson’s acquittal “may have been one of the biggest civil-rights victories” of the 1990s. In a New York magazine review of the seven-hour, 43-minute documentary O.J.: Made in America, which airs in five parts next month on ABC and ESPN, Leitch remarked, “The verdict was just cause for all that national celebration from African-Americans, even if [Simpson] was guilty. Shit, especially if he was.”

To Leitch, the acquittal amounted to partial recompense for the black community of Los Angeles, given “the city’s [history of] scabrous racial politics, from the southern blacks who came to Los Angeles expecting acceptance and discovering something far different, to the Watts riots…to former LAPD chief Daryl Gates’s horrific racial attitudes…It all exploded with the Rodney King riots, which were less about King and more about the seeming impossibility that a black man could ever win anything in a court of law in the city of Los Angeles.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 30, 2016 | 5:38 PM EDT

On Sunday's MediaBuzz on FNC, host Howard Kurtz devoted several minutes to the controversy around Katie Couric using a deceptively edited trailer for her pro-gun control documentary in which the trailer makes several pro-gun activists look dumbfounded and unable to answer a straightforward question.

Kurtz took time to show viewers a clip of the trailer in question, and then played audio of how the members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League immediately answered Couric's question about whether convicted felons should be allowed to purchase guns without background checks. CNN's Reliable Sources skipped the controversy, instead focusing on a liberal angle: speculating whether Rush Limbaugh's radio contract is in danger.

By Clay Waters | | May 30, 2016 | 4:27 PM EDT

New York Times Paul Krugman once again poked a stick into the Bernie Bros hive with his column “Feel the Math.” Bernie's fellow socialists do not approve of Krugman’s constant attacks on Hillary’s opponent for the Democratic Party nomination, as shown in this fun read from last month on a socialist website, attacking Krugman as “an intellectual bagman for Wall Street and its favored candidate,” Hillary Clinton. He's also extremely confident that Hillary will pull out victory in the California primary, absent "the equivalent of a meteor strike."