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By Matthew Balan | | April 26, 2016 | 5:26 PM EDT

BET's Clay Cane touted Beyonce's "transformation" and "musical revolution" in a Tuesday op-ed piece on CNN.com. Cane gushed over the pop singer's new album as her "most important piece to work to date," and asserted that she has become a "political goddess" who has "shattered the limits" of expression for black women.

By Clay Waters | | April 26, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT

The NFL draft has become must-see-TV for a lot of people, and New York Times pro football writer John Branch does not approve. In fact, he implies that excessive public focus may have ruined Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel's NFL career and life. Branch gained valuable space on the front of Monday’s New York Times with "In Manziel, a Draft Machine’s Human Cost.” Branch excoriated how "The N.F.L. draft -- our coverage of it and our appetite for it" shows how fans "are willing to dehumanize the games they love, turning people into products and lives into entertainment."

By Scott Whitlock | | April 26, 2016 | 3:52 PM EDT

Fans of the Second Amendment will have to deal with one less anti-gun host on MSNBC: Alex Wagner. The journalist is leaving the network and moving to The Atlantic, the magazine announced on Tuesday. According to Politico, “Wagner will not just be writing for the outlet, she will also play a major role in its live events and video projects.”

By Kyle Drennen | | April 26, 2016 | 3:44 PM EDT

During an interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King cued up a clip of Hamilton actor Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping his demand that Congress provide financial aid to Puerto Rico. On HBO’s Last Week Tonight on Sunday, left-wing host John Oliver capped off a lengthy monologue lobbying Congress to provide assistance to the island with the musical performance.

By Melissa Mullins | | April 26, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT

According to a Bloomberg analysis, Amazon’s same day delivery service often excludes black neighborhoods and calls into question whether or not Amazon should consider race when providing elite Amazon Prime delivery.

If you heard about this story, chances are you read it in USA Today or The Boston Globe, but not The Washington Post.  Why not the Post?  Well, consider the paper is now owned by Jeffrey P. Bezos, who also happens to be Amazon’s chief executive. But on April 15, the Post found space in the A-section for a review of Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis e-reader.

By Daniel Garza | | April 26, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT

They did it. Fusion has officially gone off the deep end.  Making a case for just giving everyone free money so that they don’t have to work (and I quote) “bulls**t jobs” any longer? Are you kidding me? This isn’t even left-wing anymore, this is something much, much worse. It’s like a fantasy dream-land where Bernie Sanders is President, the planet is just one big safe space, Donald Trump never happened, nobody has a brain, and gender neutral bathrooms are available for everyone (yay!).

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 26, 2016 | 12:55 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's New Day on CNN to plug her book, The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post defended the Post's over-the-top coverage hitting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Huffington recalled the editor's note that accompanies every article about Trump -- which calls him a "rampant xenophobe" and "racist" who "incites political violence" -- and also defended the publication's recent caricature of what a Trump "war room" might look like if he were elected President. She concluded that "What we are doing is responsible journalism, pointing out the dangers of a Trump presidency while there is still time to avert it," as she accused much of the media of "dereliction of duty."

By Tom Blumer | | April 26, 2016 | 12:33 PM EDT

Today's stories at the business wires covering this morning's disastrous durable goods report from the Census Bureau ranged from good to absolutely horrid. March orders only increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent, less than half of the 1.7 percent to 2.0 percent increase that was expected. Additionally, February's originally reported decline of 2.8 percent was revised down to -3.1 percent.

Victoria Stilwell's dispatch at Bloomberg News earned a B-minus. Lucia Mutikani's writeup at Reuters rated a C-minus. As usual, the coverage at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, delivered by Martin Crutsinger, the nation's unofficial "Worst Economics Writer," brought up the rear and earned an "F."

By Katie Yoder | | April 26, 2016 | 12:11 PM EDT

ABC loves citizens speaking out on controversial issues – except when it goes against the liberal agenda. The boycott pledge against Target’s transgender policy boasts more than 700,000 signatures. But the American public wouldn’t know that from watching ABC’s news shows.

It’s not like ABC can plead ignorance of the outcry by Target customers. The other two broadcast networks, NBC and CBS, considered the boycott a story important enough for their national news shows this week. Nor can ABC claim it doesn’t cover petitions: last year, ABC publicized another, different petition against Target with roughly “700 responses.” The current petition’s signatures make up more than 1,000 times that number.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | April 26, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

When Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore plugged his White House Correspondents Association dinner hosting gig on CBS This Morning, the hosts absurdly praised him for being a “passionate centrist.” But if a review of his hosting duties at The Nightly Show is an indicator of who he will skewer the most at Saturday’s event, expect a lot of crass shots taken at the Republicans who are running for president. 

 

By Matthew Balan | | April 26, 2016 | 11:36 AM EDT

On the April 19, 2016 edition of Real Sports, HBO's Bryant Gumbel urged the top executives of the NBA, NFL, and the NCAA to penalize North Carolina over H.B. 2, which he underlined has been "labeled the most extreme anti-LGBT measure in the country." Gumbel claimed that the new law "uses the guise of bathroom concerns to deny certain rights to gay and transgender people, and effectively green lights discrimination towards them."

By Kyle Drennen | | April 26, 2016 | 11:32 AM EDT

During an interview with President Obama in Germany, aired on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose lobbed softballs that invited Obama to condemn any European opposition to taking in refugees from the Middle East as “far-right nationalism.” Rose observed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was Obama’s “favorite global leader...willing to make moral decisions when it may not be in her political interest.” Obama replied: “That's exactly right....if you look at what she's doing right now with respect to the refugee crisis..."

By Scott Whitlock | | April 26, 2016 | 11:05 AM EDT

Former Bill Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday urged Bernie Sanders to swear “unconditional support” to Hillary Clinton. The Good Morning America co-host played a video clip of the Democratic front-runner and then demanded, “Are you prepared to give her your unconditional support if she gets the delegates?” 

By Mairead McArdle | | April 26, 2016 | 10:44 AM EDT

The hip-hop film "Junction 48" represents Israel as a racist and violent state, but that did not stop the Tribeca Film Festival from honoring it. In fact, it probably helped.

The movie won its second award, Best International Narrative Feature at the festival Thursday in New York City. It won the Panorama Audience Award for best fiction film at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

By Edgard Portela | | April 26, 2016 | 7:10 AM EDT

The pro-Hillary tilt at Univision was on full display during the network’s latest interview with Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.