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By Curtis Houck | | May 6, 2016 | 1:09 PM EDT

Making sure that it draws as many viewers as possible to avoid cancellation, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow repeatedly hailed the launch of Joy Reid’s weekend show during her eponymous show Thursday night as a significant move for “one of the smartest, best-informed, and most acutely observant voices in any media” that’s truly “a blessing” for news consumers. 

By Kristine Marsh | | May 6, 2016 | 12:59 PM EDT

On Thursday night’s Tavis Smiley, UC Irvine professor and author Michael Tesler made the claim that “content analysis” showed that President Obama has brought up race less than any other president since the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Smiley brought on Tesler to discuss his new book that asks if the election of President Obama made America a “post racial” or “more racial” society. Tesler brought up that when Obama got elected and particularly when he introduced Obamacare, negative racial attitudes or “racialization” as he called it, rose among Republicans.

By Daniel Garza | | May 6, 2016 | 12:30 PM EDT

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox has taken to Univision to call on Mexicans able to vote in the United States to vote against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, just hours after ostensibly “apologizing” to him. Less than 24 hours after what Fox himself told Mexican radio was really only a strategic apology, Fox was back to form on Univision, condemning Trump and launching an anti-Trump GOTV campaign.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 6, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT

The Clinton Foundation has been labeled a “charity fraud” by the same Wall Street analyst that 
was an “early whistleblower on financial irregularities at companies such as General Electric and AIG.” On Thursday, The Washington Free Beacon reported that Charles Ortel “spent the past 15 months digging into the Clinton Foundation’s public records, federal and state-level tax filings, and donor disclosures” and determined “this is a charity fraud.” So far, none of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have reported on this latest development in the scandals swirling around The Clinton Foundation.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 6, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT

After largely ignoring Donald Trump’s liberal past throughout the presidential campaign, on Friday, with Trump poised to become the Republican Party’s 2016 nominee, NBC’s Today finally noticed “the once friendly relationship between the Trumps and the Clintons." Co-host Savannah Guthrie teased the segment: “Plus, the Clintons and the Trumps, from friends to political enemies. How the race for the White House has turned a once cozy relationship into an all-out battle.”

By Scott Whitlock | | May 6, 2016 | 11:35 AM EDT

Despite a four hour run time, NBC’s Today on Friday couldn’t be bothered to cover the news that Huma Abedin has been interviewed by the FBI and that Hillary Clinton will soon. CBS This Morning journalists managed a mere 31 seconds and ABC’s Good Morning America produced a scant 17 seconds.  Most of CBS’s half minute coverage was devoted to repeating Clinton talking points. 

By Tom Blumer | | May 6, 2016 | 11:34 AM EDT

The press is protecting Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton from the true extent of the blowback over her expressed desire to see coal miners lose their jobs and her bogus attempt to "apologize" for what she said.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, appearing on Fox & Friends Thursday morning, identified a larger truth about Mrs. Clinton's callous disregard for workers and their families — people about whose well-being her party claims to be concerned:

By Mairead McArdle | | May 6, 2016 | 11:09 AM EDT

Even to liberals who call for more activism and daily journalism on diversity issues the Black Lives Matter movement seems aimless.

Journalist Leonard Pitts remarked on Black Lives Matter’s lack of specific goals during a panel of Pulitzer Prize-winning black journalists hosted by the Poynter Institute at the University of South Florida. The journalists weighed in on race and gender issues and how the media treats diversity news.

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 6, 2016 | 8:15 AM EDT

Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN political commentator Errol Louis -- political anchor for Time Warner Cable News -- painted critics of Hillary Clinton as being "detached from any kind of rational reading of the facts in many cases" as he inoculated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from possibly damaging revelations that could come from the FBI investigation into her email server.

By Tim Graham | | May 6, 2016 | 6:56 AM EDT

How left-wing is NPR?  On Monday, it unspooled this opener: “It will be Indiana's turn tomorrow to vote in the presidential primaries, and that gives us the opportunity to remember one of the state's most famous politicians.”

Dan Quayle? Birch Bayh? President Benjamin Harrison? Nope. “Eugene V. Debs ran for president as a Socialist five times in the early 1900s, once in 1920 from prison.” The online headline was “Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism.”

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | May 6, 2016 | 1:54 AM EDT

If you ever want to know what liberal Hollywood really thinks, just watch a Shonda Rhimes show. In about every other episode she has characters going off on thinly veiled self-righteous liberal monologues. Tonight, ABC’s Scandal had two separate characters rant about "white men" and "country people."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 6, 2016 | 1:14 AM EDT

With Hillary Clinton still unable to finish off Bernie Sanders many in the liberal media are trying to drag her over the finish line. The night of the Indiana primary, which was a Sanders victory, CNN wanted to know when he would get out of the way and stop hurting Clinton. In a similar way, The Daily Show decided that Thursday night was the right time to actually analyze Sander’s proposals and tell the truth about them. 

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | May 5, 2016 | 11:46 PM EDT

Since ABC's Scandal's winter finale in November ended with lead Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) heartlessly killing her unaborn baby to the tune of the Christmas hymn "Silent Night," the abortion has not been mentioned on the show. President Grant still doesn't know, but now, finally, someone else does and the revelation of the abortion became a major plot point in tonight's episode "Trump Card."

By Kristine Marsh | | May 5, 2016 | 9:55 PM EDT

Thursday night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the host and correspondent Gary Tuchman surprisingly highlighted how poorly Clinton was faring with blue-collar Democrats in West Virginia. Tuchman noted that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 6 to 1 in the coal mining state, but because of Clinton’s attitude towards the coal industry, many Democrat voters were actually supporting Donald Trump instead of their party’s presumptive nominee.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 5, 2016 | 9:53 PM EDT

A new development in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal broke Thursday. Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin was finally questioned by the FBI. Throughout the day most news outlets praised it as a sign that the investigation was coming to a close. ABC's World News Tonight dedicated a quick news brief to the topic, while CBS Evening News only allowed it two sentences. While its competitors were busy brushing over the scandal, NBC Nightly News conducted a sit down interview with Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who claims to have accessed the secretary’s private server.