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By Curtis Houck | April 29, 2016 | 3:28 PM EDT

Again showing that he’s incapable of being simply humorous without going on liberal rants, NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers lashed out overnight Thursday into Friday by touting Ted Cruz as a “lizard dresse[d] up in a suit” and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory as “fear mongering” for signing into law “hateful and discriminatory” transgender bathroom bills.

By Mairead McArdle | April 29, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT

It turns out Alzheimer's Disease is not funny, not even when it happened to a U.S. president the left loves to bash. Reagan, a movie “comedy” being developed about former president Ronald Reagan’s supposed descent into dementia at the start of his second term received so much backlash that the lead actor has backed out.

Will Ferrell was set to play Reagan in the new “dementia comedy,” but dropped out after Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis wrote an open letter to the actor asking him to quit.

By Tom Blumer | April 29, 2016 | 2:58 PM EDT

The Black Lives Matters folks and their enablers in the press won't like this one bit.

On Wednesday, Washington Post writer Tom Jackman, at the paper's True Crime blog, reported on a rigorous study of police behavior which found that, in his words, "even with white officers who do have racial biases, officers are three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects." Talk about busting a meme.

By Tim Graham | April 29, 2016 | 2:13 PM EDT

When former MSNBC host Ed Schultz signed up with a Russian-government-funded channel, the Cold War conservative joke was that it was a lateral move. But Politico’s Michael Crowley took the time to note that Big Ed is toeing the Russian line in the new gig. The article is titled “The Kremlin’s Candidate: In the 2016 election, Putin’s propaganda network is picking sides.”

The art with the article clearly signaled that meant Trump...like they were running mates. Politico’s pull quote asserted “Just under the surface is a bought-and-paid-for propaganda vehicle trying to nudge viewers toward Russia’s side of the story at a time when Moscow has increasingly become an international pariah."

By P.J. Gladnick | April 29, 2016 | 1:37 PM EDT

Um... Could you anti-Trump protesters please not display so many Mexican flags when protesting against Trump? You might not realize it but it will only help him in the California primary in June.

That is the big worry of the Los Angeles Times in reporting about the protests against Donald Trump yesterday in Costa Mesa. Here is the Times wringing its hands in worry as reported by Ruben Vives and Shelby Grad, about the "unintended consequences" of displaying the Mexican flag which proved counter-productive in the past:

By Daniel Garza | April 29, 2016 | 1:17 PM EDT

Reporting on the protests that occurred outside Donald Trump's most recent rally in Southern California, Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo decided to throw in an easy cheap-shot at the Republican Party’s leading candidate for President. Acevedo actually did report on the anti-Trump protestors causing chaos – smashing windows, vandalizing police vehicles, getting arrested and throwing rocks at officers – but then, seemingly, tried to justify the actions of those protestors by accusing Trump of “insisting on his anti-immigrant rhetoric” during the speech he gave to his supporters at the rally.

By Kyle Drennen | April 29, 2016 | 12:59 PM EDT

All three network morning shows on Friday reveled in John Boehner’s vicious attack on Ted Cruz, hyping the former House Speaker labeling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” The NBC, CBS, and ABC broadcasts portrayed the comment as another “challenge” that “really hurts” Cruz’s campaign. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Peter Alexander happily punned his way through a report: “For Ted Cruz, counting on a comeback, the devil’s in the details, with former Speaker of the House John Boehner at a private event giving Cruz hell.”

By Kristine Marsh | April 29, 2016 | 12:57 PM EDT

It’s a tale of two female candidates, one the media loves, and one the media hates. When Carly Fiorina started singing to Ted Cruz’s young daughter on the stage this week the media reacted harshly, calling her “creepy” with even comedian Stephen Colbert likening it to the “wicked stepmother” singing, (which I guess isn’t as bad as being called “Lucifer.”)  

By Curtis Houck | April 29, 2016 | 12:43 PM EDT

Whenever a Republican lawmaker either leaves office, passes away, or trashes a conservative, you can bet that someone in the liberal media will be there to suddenly heap praise on them and MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was there Thursday night to compared former Speaker of the House John Boehner to “Michael the Archangel” “with wings and sword” versus Ted Cruz as “one in the tail and cloven hooves.”

By Scott Whitlock | April 29, 2016 | 12:26 PM EDT

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday were positively wistful as they prepared for Barack Obama’s final appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Saturday night. A network graphic cheered the President “leaving with a laugh.” Gayle King introduced, “They call it the nerd prom. This will be the Obamas's last appearance there as President and First Lady.” 

By Mairead McArdle | April 29, 2016 | 12:01 PM EDT

The Real O’Neals, ABC’s new anti-Catholic sitcom scored at least 18 big name sponsors in spite of repeated poor ratings, reports the Catholic League. But the show is still losing one major advertiser.

Goya originally sponsored but backed out and promised not to advertise on the show after the Catholic League met with the company. “We have had productive conversations with several sponsors lately,” said the League in a press release.

By Brad Wilmouth | April 29, 2016 | 9:59 AM EDT

On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of violent protests outside a Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa, California, after conservative CNN political commentator Matt Lewis suggested that they might be "leftist agitators" who are effectively boosting Trump's campaign with their behavior, co-host Chris Cuomo defused his characterization by asserting that many of them "were just dissatisfied citizens who were taking out their dissatisfaction the wrong way in anger and destroying a lot of property there."

By Katie Yoder | April 29, 2016 | 8:46 AM EDT

The networks routinely gush over petitions – especially when the message fits the liberal agenda. But this one doesn’t. So while the news shows have a responsibility to provide fair coverage, it’s a toss-up as to whether or not they will report on the 1 million people against Target’s new transgender policy.

While NBC’s and CBS’s news shows covered the Target boycott pledge when it reached around 500,000 signatures, ABC dragged its feet. 

By Edgard Portela | April 29, 2016 | 7:30 AM EDT

Something odd happened in Telemundo’s coverage of Donald Trump’s debut major foreign policy speech: they kept wondering where his proposal for a U.S.-Mexico border wall went.

By Tom Blumer | April 29, 2016 | 12:44 AM EDT

Venezuela's hyperinflationary economic crisis has gotten worse in one very important and apparently unprecedented sense than even the one seen in Weimar Germany in the 1920s. Yet the Associated Press and the New York Times apparently have no interest in telling their readers, listeners or viewers about it.

In the post-World War I German Weimar Republic, the situation became so out of control that people needed wheelbarrows to carry around the money they needed to pay for basic everyday purchases. A Bloomberg News story published early Wednesday morning, i.e., in plenty of time for the rest of the world's press to notice the story by now, has a similar "wheelbarrows" reference to Venezuela's crisis. But there's more. Venezuela doesn't even the money to pay to keep those wheelbarrows stocked with ever more worthless cash.