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By Kyle Drennen | | May 26, 2017 | 1:42 PM EDT

On Friday, all three network morning shows began with anchors breathlessly declaring that President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner was “under scrutiny” in the FBI’s Russia investigation. However, after offering the screaming salacious headlines, each broadcast quietly admitted that Kushner was not the target of the investigation nor was he accused of any wrongdoing.

By NB Staff | | May 26, 2017 | 12:31 PM EDT

By withdrawing their sponsorships, Univision and other traditional corporate sponsors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City have listened to the voice of the overwhelming majority of their audiences and consumers, says the Media Research Center (MRC), America’s leading media watchdog. “It’s a simple lesson we hope they’ve now learned: don’t support terrorism,” said Ken Oliver-Méndez, Director of MRC Latino, the Media Research Center’s Hispanic media watchdog program.

By Tim Graham | | May 26, 2017 | 12:17 PM EDT

The proof keeps coming that despite their stated "policy" of not advertising on opinion shows, USAA has advertised on wild-eyed MSNBC programming speculating on how much proof there is that Donald Trump is the "laziest,  most ignorant president in history." Not much "news" in that show! Here's a USAA ad on MSNBC's The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell on March 24:

By Katie Yoder | | May 26, 2017 | 11:51 AM EDT

It’s a rare day when both Fox News and NBC News positively cover the story of a courageous young Christian woman who refused abortion. But that’s exactly what just happened. Fox News, on Thursday night, and NBC News, on Friday morning, reported on the viral story of high-school senior Maddi Runkles. Although Runkles boasts a 4.0 average and even served as student council president, she was banned from “walking” at graduation by Heritage Academy, a private Christian school.

By Tom Blumer | | May 26, 2017 | 11:16 AM EDT

Longtime media bias observers know that if a Democrat wins a single special election race for national office during a Republican presidential administration, the press will say it's evidence that the nation's voters have changed their minds about which party should occupy the White House. If the Democrat loses ... well, in the pre-Internet era, the national press would pretend that the race never happened. These days, they instead have to come up with excuses, which are usually pathetic. The Associated Press engaged in such an exercise Friday morning after Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist for Montana's single US House seat.

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 26, 2017 | 11:08 AM EDT

HOORAY! We lost!!! That is becoming the laughable mainstream media theme about many special elections since President Donald Trump's victory last November. We saw this happen in early March when Politico hailed Democrat performances in special elections despite the fact that there was no net change. The latest iteration of celebrating participation trophies, and likely to be repeated by mainstream media sources,  comes by way of the May 26 edition of Vox in which Matthew Yglesias declared that the loss by the Democrat candidate in the congressional special election was beyond mere good news for the Democrats. In fact the Vox headline acclaimed that Republicans' win in last night's Montana election is great news for Democrats:

 

By Sarah Stites | | May 26, 2017 | 10:47 AM EDT

While some media critics have stressed the importance of accurately representing minorities and LGBT folks on entertainment TV, there’s a whole other subset of America that isn’t being portrayed with the nuance it deserves: veterans.  

By Rich Noyes | | May 26, 2017 | 10:40 AM EDT

In covering the President’s proposed budget this week, network reporters unanimously claimed it “cut” or even “slashed” federal spending. An MRC analysis of ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news coverage since Monday (May 22) finds that not a single reporter ever told viewers that overall federal spending would actually RISE under President Trump’s planned budget — just not as much as forecast under the budget baseline Trump inherited from President Obama back in January.

By Tim Graham | | May 26, 2017 | 10:10 AM EDT

The advertisers publicly bowing to the Left and pulling ads from Sean Hannity's Fox show aren't getting cheers from their customers. The message board at USAA looks like there's some unhappiness. Meanwhile, the proof keeps coming that despite their stated "policy" of not advertising on opinion shows, USAA has advertised on wild-eyed MSNBC programming speculating on how much Donald Trump is owned by Russian strongmen and oligarchs. For example, our diggers found a USAA ad on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show on May 2:

By Corinne Weaver | | May 26, 2017 | 9:09 AM EDT

Liberals think the meanest thing they can do is to accuse people of behaving like Trump. Their latest victim? Steven Morrissey, lead man for The Smiths. In a review of a Facebook comment by Morrissey about the recent terror attack on Manchester, Gabriel Bell blasted  the musician, calling his comment a “scolding, highly inappropriate, racially insensitive, needlessly anti-Monarchical hot take on it.”

By Julia A. Seymour | | May 26, 2017 | 8:58 AM EDT

Liberals always greet proposals to reduce government spending with panic and fear mongering. The left-wing media’s response to President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal was no exception. In the words of liberal sites and publications like Slate, Alternet, The New York Times and The Guardian, the “heartless” budget was everything from “cruelty” to delusion.

By Jorge Bonilla | | May 25, 2017 | 11:37 PM EDT

Univision finally caved under pressure, joining Goya Foods, JetBlue, AT&T, Corona beer, the New York Yankees, and Coca-Cola in withdrawing their corporate sponsorship from the embattled National Puerto Rican Day Parade. But Univision being Univision, they can't even bring themselves to tell their viewers the truth about its parade pullout.

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 25, 2017 | 11:02 PM EDT

The U.S. economy under President Donald Trump is already showing signs of great improvement. So if you are CBS News how can you spin this good news into something resembling bad news? You might think this could be an impossible task but on the May 25 CBS This Morning, they managed to put a very creative bad news spin on the good news economy as delivered by Norah O'Donnell in the following video:

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 25, 2017 | 10:45 PM EDT

President Donald Trump attended his first summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday. While there, he emphasized that all members of the organization should be paying the two percent of GDP obligation they agreed to, instead of just the handful that do. Back home in America, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seemed embarrassed by Trump’s demands and scolded him for it. “This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States,” Trump declared, but the networks didn’t want to have it. 

By Tom Blumer | | May 25, 2017 | 9:51 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Randy Hall at NewsBusters covered how "the Associated Press hired a 'freelancer' -- who turned out to be 'a hardcore left-wing activist' -- to attend a 'closed press' fund-raiser for the GOP in New Hampshire." In other words, the wire service sent Melanie Plenda to the event for the express purpose of crashing it, despite the NHGOP's clear instructions. It turns out that the Washington Post's Erik Wemple, in covering the fallout from Plenda's sneaky, sloppy work, is perfectly fine with that.