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By Callista Ring | | April 26, 2017 | 11:03 PM EDT

On Wednesday night’s episode of Shots Fired on FOX, “Hour 6: The Fire this Time,” the town of Gate Station, North Carolina became the site of violent, racially motivated riots, to the delight of Pastor Janae. As racial tensions in the town escalate, Pastor Janae follows through on her desire for another Ferguson. She urges a crowd to action by calling for a “fire to burn down police brutality,” “racism,” and “injustice.” Although she uses the word “riot,” she claims that this will be a riot of peace, not violence.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 26, 2017 | 10:19 PM EDT

The White House on Wednesday released the outline for the President’s proposed tax plan that would drastically cut taxes and simplify the filing process, among other things. CBS’s resident Trump critic and anchor, Scott Pelley kicked off the show smearing it. “Today the Trump administration rushed out a plan for historic tax cuts high on hyperbole, but with only a dollop of detail,” he declared at the top of CBS Evening News. His critique was loaded with snide attacks at the President and at one point divorced itself from reality, something Pelley once chastised Trump for. 

By Randy Hall | | April 26, 2017 | 7:25 PM EDT

During Sean Hannity's Opening Monologue for his weeknight program on Tuesday, April 25, the Fox News Channel host hammered the people who participate in what he dubbed “Media Fascism,” an attempt to “silence every conservative voice in the country.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | April 26, 2017 | 6:20 PM EDT

Did you know that international law could supercede American law? In fact, Congress may not be able to repeal ObamaCare because it would be in violation of international law. That is the point now being made by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. He cites the United Nations High Commissioner on human rights as well as Article 25 of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights and article 5(e) of the International Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimation to make his case.

By Curtis Houck | | April 26, 2017 | 5:43 PM EDT

Appearing on BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Ben Smith’s podcast released Wednesday, CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter covered a number of topics, including the touting of his gooey Washington Post profile, knocking Trump rallies as “poison,” denying that he’s been “freaked out” over this Trump era, and the admirable joy he has for becoming a father.

 

By Kyle Drennen | | April 26, 2017 | 5:33 PM EDT

The NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows on Wednesday were grateful that a liberal federal judge sent the White House “reeling” after he handed President Trump “another big setback” to his “hardline immigration policy.” Rather than actually highlight the criminals who have evaded capture due to lax enforcement of immigration laws in left-wing sanctuary cities, the networks instead celebrated the ruling as a loss for the administration.

By Jay Maxson | | April 26, 2017 | 5:21 PM EDT

ESPN is calling today’s massive “bloodletting” – the layoff of 100 on-air personalities – a matter of “navigating changes in technology and fan behavior in order to continue to deliver quality, breakthrough content” that is part of “a strategic vision that will propel our vast array of networks and services forward.”

By Sarah Stites | | April 26, 2017 | 4:55 PM EDT

It’s a wonder that Lena Dunham and Samantha Bee have only just met. After all, the vulgar writer/actress and comedian/talk-show host are cut from the same progressive, feminist cloth. But the anticipation of Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner special finally brought them together in a New York City interview published by The Hollywood Reporter. During the duo’s conversation, Dunham talked with late night’s only female host about life in the Trump era and her experience with her TBS show Full Frontal.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 26, 2017 | 3:49 PM EDT

The Washington Post in February introduced a self-important slogan timed for the Trump administration: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” And what better way to stand up for the First Amendment than with an overpriced cotton t-shirt? The Post on Wednesday advertised a $25 t-shirt with the motto

By Tim Graham | | April 26, 2017 | 2:44 PM EDT

One of the hallmarks of an arrogant press is the notion that they should not be criticized, that somehow criticizing them is to criticize democracy itself. CNN media reporter Brian Stelter highlighted Time Editor Nancy Gibbs for suggesting in her opening remarks at Tuesday night's Time 100 Gala that criticizing the press is anti-democratic and repressive. "To demonize the press," she said, "to treat it as an enemy of democracy rather than an engine, is to lay the groundwork for repression."

By Kristine Marsh | | April 26, 2017 | 2:24 PM EDT

Former Olympian and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner was on The View Wednesday to talk about their new book and how they felt about Donald Trump. While criticizing Trump’s record on transgender issues, Jenner said they still identified as a conservative for issues like national security. Jenner’s answer prompted one host to excitedly ask Jenner to run for political office.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 26, 2017 | 1:25 PM EDT

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday highlighted the “pioneers” at the Time 100 “most influential people” party. Yet, the “icons” featured just happened to be the founders of the liberal Women’s March on Washington, as well as a Fox News accuser. 

By Kyle Drennen | | April 26, 2017 | 1:02 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the network morning shows responded to President Trump’s tax reform plan with the standard liberal rhetoric employed whenever Republicans call for tax cuts: How are you going to pay for this massive loss of government revenue?! The ABC and NBC broadcasts also feared the plan would help Trump financially (as it would for all Americans).

By Aly Nielsen | | April 26, 2017 | 12:30 PM EDT

When you love something, you can’t stop talking about it. A quick look at The Washington Post shows it loved the March for Science.

The Post published 18 separate stories mentioning the March for Science since Jan. 24, (when the march website launched) and April 25. Eighty-nine percent of those never quoted anyone questioning the march.

By Kristine Marsh | | April 26, 2017 | 11:35 AM EDT

After running a great piece yesterday about how polarized journalism has become, Politico took a left turn Wednesday writing a lengthy puff piece on disgraced CBS News anchor Dan Rather’s return to the spotlight or as Politico put it, his “second coming.” While Politico’s senior writer Michael Kruse didn’t shy away from Rather’s own history with “fake news,” the scandal that tore away Rather’s credibility was only the backdrop to the gushing narrative of the “resurrected” journalist whose voice of “moral authority” and “love of country” “obligated” him to call out the current “authoritarian regime.”