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By Elliot Polsky | | June 22, 2016 | 3:08 PM EDT

It’s a Match made in Hollywood – antique game show and even more antique liberal actor. Alec Baldwin is back as executive producer and host of ABC’s re-booted game show, Match Game, premiering June 26. This fine actor and foul-mouthed leftist brings back Newsbusters memories. So, here are Baldwin’s top seven run-ins with liberal hypocrisy and mania since 2007.

By Mira Ebersole | | June 22, 2016 | 2:31 PM EDT

Hundreds of British actors and celebrities are clamoring for Great Britain to remain part of the European Union when the nation votes this week. That’s in direct opposition to the view of many conservatives on both sides of the pond. Either result could have major economic consequences. UK citizens will vote June 23 on the contentious “Brexit” referendum. Putting their high-profiles to use, 282 people involved in Britain’s creative industries signed a letter in May arguing many of their “projects” would not have been possible without “vital EU funding” or “collaborating across borders,” according to a website urging people vote “REMAIN.”

By Matthew Balan | | June 22, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT

On Tuesday, CNN and MSNBC minimized their coverage of a Pennsylvania jury convicting Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah on 23 federal charges related to a scheme to repay campaign debt from an aborted 2007 bid to become mayor of Philadelphia. Jake Tapper stood out as the only CNN anchor, as of noon on Wednesday, to mention that Fattah was "found guilty on all 23 charges he faced — including racketeering, money laundering, and fraud" during a brief on his program, The Lead. Steve Kornacki also gave a news brief on MSNBC Live.

By Tom Johnson | | June 22, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT

In 2003, Alterman contended that the “notion of liberal dominance” of the mainstream media was “ridiculous.” Apparently, however, Alterman believes that liberal media bias is an idea whose time has come, at least regarding the presidential campaign. In an essay for the June 20-27 issue of the magazine, he urged the MSM to help Hillary Clinton by “clearly and repeatedly” stating certain “simple facts” about Donald Trump. Which simple facts? “Trump is a pathological liar and conspiracy theorist, a racist, misogynist, and demagogic bully with a phantasmagoric policy platform and dangerously authoritarian instincts,” wrote Alterman, whereas “Hillary Clinton’s flaws and failures…are of an entirely different order. Love her or hate her, at least we don’t have to wonder whether she believes in democracy. When it comes to sane and even semi-sensible policy proposals for America’s future in the 2016 presidential election, there is only one side.”

By Scott Whitlock | | June 22, 2016 | 11:34 AM EDT

Fox News anchors Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on Tuesday night heralded a “stunning” new study by the Media Research Center that exposes just how little airtime Hillary Clinton’s scandals are getting. In contrast, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts are feasting on any perceived controversy with Donald Trump. 

By Tim Graham | | June 22, 2016 | 10:57 AM EDT

The Left shook their fists when MSNBC's MTP Daily interviewed Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Perkins was announced as a guest on Sunday’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, but then did not appear, which led to leftists boating their petitions got him cancelled. He did appear on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon’s Weekends with Alex Witt to discuss a Tuesday meeting between Donald Trump and evangelical Christian leaders (the same topic as the Tuesday night interview).

By Geoffrey Dickens | | June 22, 2016 | 10:55 AM EDT

In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study shows the broadcast network news programs flooded their shows with statements favoring gun control over gun rights by a ratio of 8 to 1. 

By Tom Blumer | | June 22, 2016 | 8:08 AM EDT

The establishment press must not think that anyone should care about the millions of dollars Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary have "earned" making speeches, particularly to powerful banks and Wall Street firms, since he left the presidency in 2001 and after her time as Secretary of State ended in 2013.

That's the only explanation as to why Mrs. Clinton could promise, as she did on Tuesday, that the economy won't be rigged in favor of Wall Street if she is elected President, and then have a lapdog like MSNBC's Kasie Hunt completely fail to touch on the deep and shameless hypocrisy in Mrs. Clinton's statement. At least Hunt acknowledged that the economy, after 7-1/2 long years under President Barack Obama, "has been for many Americans slow to recover." No kidding, Kasie.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 22, 2016 | 2:19 AM EDT

Dana Loesch appeared on CNN’s Tonight with Don Lemon Tuesday to talk about, among other things, firearms in America. “There is something wrong with people's hearts when they want to go out and mass murder people,” she said to Lemon explaining the real issue behind mass shootings, “They are not going to be put off of committing that crime by just a simple gun law.”

By Erik Soderstrom | | June 22, 2016 | 1:05 AM EDT

After opening the series by mocking Donald Trump’s wife, NBC’s Maya and Marty decided to turn the lens on the presumptive Republican nominee himself in last night’s politically charged episode.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | June 21, 2016 | 10:53 PM EDT

In the wake of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama’s approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. The media see greater appreciation for his “competence” in office – but why? In the wake of the Orlando attack, it’s easy to ask “How competent would the media make President Bush appear if an Islamic terrorist shot up a gay nightclub in Florida eight years ago?”

It seemed like every piece of bad news in the Bush years was somehow Bush’s fault, and proof of his incompetence. But absolutely no one in the media wonders for two seconds if Obama looks incompetent when a terrorist calls the cops to declare himself an ally of ISIS and shoots more than 100 people, killing 49.

By Clay Waters | | June 21, 2016 | 10:29 PM EDT

New York Times reporters Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jennifer Steinhauer lamented the doomed legislative prospects for various gun-control bills in stories on Tuesday, tossing journalistic objectivity aside while all but weeping with the families of previous gun massacre victims. Stolberg’s profile piece, “Victims’ Families Watch as Gun Measures Stall,” was sodden with regret and bereft of objectivity, as shown from the first paragraph: "They are members of the Club Nobody Wants to Be a Part Of. And their numbers are growing."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 21, 2016 | 10:13 PM EDT

News broke Tuesday that Democratic Representative Chaka Fattah, of Pennsylvania, was convicted of a laundry list of federal corruption charges. According to Politico, the list includes, “bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and filing false statements.” The elaborate scheme included Fattah lobbying the president or an appointment for one of his co-conspirator. All of this and the networks ignored it on their evening newscasts. 

By Karen Townsend | | June 21, 2016 | 7:37 PM EDT

On Lifetime’s UnReal, a scripted drama about the behind-the-scenes making of a reality dating show, the recurring storyline of contestant Beth Ann (Lindsay Musil) being used as the chosen racist, white supremacist continues.

By Brad Wilmouth | | June 21, 2016 | 7:20 PM EDT

In the aftermath of the Orlando night club massacre, flawed polls claiming that about 90 percent of Americans want universal background checks for gun purchases have started making the rounds again as CBS last week and CNN this week have released such misleading findings. But over two years ago, a poll commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that, when respondents were informed by the questioner that most gun show purchases already fall under the background check net, support for additional background check requirements plummeted.