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By Kyle Drennen | | February 23, 2017 | 11:18 AM EST

On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer accused Donald Trump of reversing an Obama administration school transgender policy just to appease conservative activists gathering at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference: “Or is the timing more tied to the fact that CPAC starts today? Conservatives around the country coming for a victory party and he wants to fire up that base.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | February 23, 2017 | 10:26 AM EST

CNN's New Day on Thursday devoted its first segment to fretting over President Donald Trump reversing the Obama administration directive giving transgender students the right to use whatever restrooms they wish as the Trump move was labeled "controversial" and one that was "denying students rights" and "tearing at the social fabric of the country." No one seemed concerned that girls and women might be denied the right to have their own restrooms if men and boys are allowed to pretend to be women and demand entry. CNN's Chris Cuomo also oddly stated that, after the Supreme Court decision mandating that same-sex marriage be recognized nationwide, "everyone celebrated" the ruling as he fretted the absence of legislation codifying it.

By Kristine Marsh | | February 23, 2017 | 10:14 AM EST

Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the show led with protests outside the White House over last night’s decision to reverse an Obama era law on transgender bathrooms. In 2016, President Obama had threatened to withdraw federal funding from schools who did not comply with letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. Late Wednesday night, President Trump reversed that order, and ABC spent their first three stories hyping the anger and dismay at the decision.

 
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | February 23, 2017 | 12:31 AM EST

To close out CBS Evening News Wednesday night, the network acted as though the White House’s rewrite of the President’s travel restrictions were to cut America off from the world. “What this refugee wants the president to know before he closes the door to America,” announced sit-in anchor Anthony Mason during the opening tease. CBS’s Mark Strassmann sat down with four teenage Somali refugees and used them as props as he pushed them to talk about how America was changing for the worse. 

By Justin Ashford | | February 23, 2017 | 12:25 AM EST

It’s well known that our new president, Donald J. Trump, has been the center of the media’s negative attention. The producers at ABC’s Match Game made sure his image remains tarnished by, for the second time this season, painting him in a negative light.

By Lindsay Kornick | | February 22, 2017 | 11:57 PM EST

This week ABC’s Blackish takes on the judicial system and how it relates to black people. If you think that’s a recipe for disaster…you have really good instincts. Perhaps you should spend the half-hour buying lottery tickets rather than watching another weekly lecture on the show - you’ll have a better chance of getting something good.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | February 22, 2017 | 10:30 PM EST

The liberal Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) continued to revel in the throngs of agitated leftists descending on the town hall meetings of GOP lawmakers Wednesday. “We begin tonight with Americans across this country determined to have their voices heard, and their target, members of Congress home for break,” hyped anchor David Muir, kicking off World News Tonight, “What they are getting instead is an earful.” They all pushed back on claims that the rabble-rousers were not organized protesters, but that’s not what one network was glorifying just last week. 

By Curtis Houck | | February 22, 2017 | 10:23 PM EST

Throughout Wednesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed no concerns or reservations about the “grassroots resistance” and “anger from progressives” on display at congressional and Senate Republican town halls. All the while, he sang a different tune seven and eight years ago when the Tea Party was born, denouncing them as racists and sexists who shouldn’t be given the light of day. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | February 22, 2017 | 9:07 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's CNN Tonight, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof declared that he feels "very nervous" about the Trump administration's recent efforts to increase deportation of illegal immigrants, and ended up discussing his latest column, titled, "How Can We Get Rid of Trump?" which describes how the 25th Amendment could be used to remove President Donald Trump from office as an alternative to impeachment.

By Melissa Mullins | | February 22, 2017 | 8:15 PM EST

Well, this is certainly something to put in the “are you kidding me” category. The director, tutors, and staff of the University of Washington-Tacoma’s Writing Center have posted what they call an “anti-racist” poster, insisting that American grammar is in fact “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical correctness.”

By Alexis Thomasi | | February 22, 2017 | 6:33 PM EST

Wednesday on Morning Joe, the discussion centered around immigration policies and deportation. Host Joe Scarborough began the segment righteously stating why illegal immigration is wrong and that the media has a “blind spot” in seeing where most Americans stand on the issue. Scarborough made this point first to political analyst Mark Halperin:“So Mark, you have said this is the biggest disconnect between red state America and blue state America. I agree. My only caveat to that is I think there are a lot of people in blue state America that also think, wait, they are here illegally? What is wrong with the government deporting them? I know that is not popular in this area code.”

By Randy Hall | | February 22, 2017 | 6:05 PM EST

During an interview with Matt Wilstein of The Daily Beast website, Trevor Noah -- host of The Daily Show -- declared that he doubts Donald Trump “has the balls to go on a show where people don't like him.” Wilstein noted that even after the Republican president became the occupant of the White House a month ago, the liberal comedian “is still here, still tearing into Trump four nights a week and delivering the program's highest monthly ratings since his debut in October of 2015, an average of 1.4 million viewers a night in January.”

By Curtis Houck | | February 22, 2017 | 5:38 PM EST

The double standard continues, folks. On Tuesday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin seemed dismayed and testy when it came to questioning whether or not the attendees at solid congressional Republican town halls are liberal protesters, bemoaning the idea as “dangerous” rhetoric to be articulating.  Of course, NewsBusters readers will find this story to be quite humorous after recalling how this same network dismissed conservatives at town halls in 2009 and 2010 as astroturf or paid brown shirts.

By Kyle Drennen | | February 22, 2017 | 5:08 PM EST

On Wednesday, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning both hailed liberal protesters “sounding off” at congressional town hall meetings “to put the breaks on President Trump's agenda” and giving Republican lawmakers an “earful.” In 2009, the same networks warned similar public meetings were “getting out of hand” when “unruly” Tea Party demonstrators spoke out against the Obama administration.   

By Julia A. Seymour | | February 22, 2017 | 4:51 PM EST

Authorities ordered the temporary evacuation of almost 200,000 people living near the Oroville Dam in California after spillway damage and erosion caused fear of death and devastation.

However, as The Mercury News reported Feb. 12, this spillway erosion might never have happened if federal and state officials heeded 2005 warnings and reinforced the emergency spillway with concrete.