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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | January 21, 2017 | 7:52 AM EST

On January 13, a judge in Houston, Texas sentenced Alexandria Vera to ten years in prison. Her crime? The 24-year-old teacher at Stovall Middle School struck up a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student – almost daily, she said, for nine months –  but with the parents’ approval. She could be eligible for parole in five years. She even became pregnant by the boy. When child-protection workers closed in, she got an abortion. Unsurprisingly, the boy is now in foster care.

One would assume this story of a sexual predator would be plastered all over the national news. Isn’t this the kind of crusading story full of human interest and melodrama? Apparently not. ABC, CBS, and NBC couldn’t be bothered.

By Matthew Balan | | January 20, 2017 | 10:22 PM EST

Friday's NBC Nightly News hyped how President Donald Trump supposedly lobbed "verbal grenades" in his inauguration address, as Hallie Jackson put it. Chuck Todd contended that the speech was "shockingly divisive for an inaugural," and quickly added that it was "unnecessarily divisive." Todd later underlined that Trump "insulted almost every living president that was there...which, to me, was so stunning." On CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley emphasized that "inauguration speeches are always about binding the wounds of the election and bringing the country together — and that's not what happened today."

By Tim Graham | | January 20, 2017 | 9:44 PM EST

National Public Radio decided to greet the morning of Trump’s inauguration in the same way that it greeted the day after Trump’s surprising victory. They sought out black rage…in the person of author Attica Locke, who also writes for  the Fox drama Empire. She came to say this day marked “how much this country can’t stand black people,” and “doesn’t want Muslims here,” and “did not want a woman as leader.”

By Katie Yoder and Lauretta Brown | | January 20, 2017 | 7:52 PM EST

Vandalism by anti-Trump rioters continued into the evening Friday as they had a standoff with the Metropolitan D.C. Police outside the Hamilton hotel. 

By Curtis Houck | | January 20, 2017 | 7:12 PM EST

These people just won’t let up. Late Friday afternoon, MSNBC couldn’t help but knock the slow pace of the Inauguration Day parade and the Trump family as the new but inexperienced Romanov family that ruled Russia for centuries. When the First Family walked from the White House to the parade viewing stand, Matthews seized the spotlight by comparing the Trumps to the royal family who ran Russia from the 1600s until their execution at the onset of the Bolshevik Revolution.

By Matthew Balan | | January 20, 2017 | 5:45 PM EST

During MSNBC's Friday coverage of the inauguration, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow played up a report from the Huffington Post claiming that President Trump's transition team requested military hardware for the inaugural parade. Matthews wondered, "Wouldn't that look like a little shades of Pyongyang?" Maddow added, "It would be a little Red Square to do that." Minutes later, Maddow revisited the supposed request for a "Red Square-style show of military force," and lamented, "It's embarrassing — to be the only president with no public service or military experience being the one who wants to most show off the military."

By Curtis Houck | | January 20, 2017 | 4:47 PM EST

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was a living, breathing edition of Notable Quotables on Inauguration Day, offering takes ranging from joking about Mussolini and former President George W. Bush hugging Supreme Court justices to this now-infamous quip that President Trump’s speech was “Hitlerian.”

By Aly Nielsen | | January 20, 2017 | 4:29 PM EST

Donald Trump had been president for mere hours and liberal groups were already advocating his impeachment.

ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, a website run by Free Speech for People (FSFP) and RootsAction, went live the moment Trump took the oath of office, according to The Washington Post on Jan. 20. The website claimed that Trump violated the Constitution by refusing “to divest from his business interests.”

By Kristine Marsh | | January 20, 2017 | 3:48 PM EST

Friday morning through early afternoon, anti-Trump and anarchist rioters calling themselves #DisruptJ20 took to the streets of Washington D.C. to protest Trump’s inauguration. Their protest took several forms, from blocking entrances and freeways, to violence in the forms of vandalism, destruction and throwing concrete at police officers. While many in the media expressed dismay at the violence, some still justified the violence as a legitimate form of protest, including one Washington Post reporter.

 
By Geoffrey Dickens | | January 20, 2017 | 3:19 PM EST

Immediately after Donald Trump finished his Inaugural Address CNN’s Jake Tapper called it  “one of the most radical inaugural speeches we’ve ever heard.” His colleague John King added the speech offered “A dark view. Even a pessimistic view of where we are at the moment.”

This is in sharp contrast to how the CNN welcomed Barack Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address. Back then the hosts were wowed by the “marvelous” and “iconic” address in the vein of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln.

By Clay Waters | | January 20, 2017 | 3:01 PM EST

As if trying to poison the Potomac water for the new president on his first day in office, the New York Times Inauguration Day off-lead story tried to wrong-foot Trump the moment he takes his hand off the Bible: “With an Oath, Complications In Hotel Lease – Ethical ‘Minefield’ for the President-Elect” by Eric Lipton and Susanne Craig. The jump-page headline, “At Trump Hotel in Washington, Champagne Toasts in an Ethical ‘Minefield.’” The online teaser was blunt: “From the moment he is sworn in, Mr. Trump may be in violation of a lease with the federal government.” Less-hostile explanations were ignored.

By Sarah Stites | | January 20, 2017 | 2:59 PM EST

After spending her 2015 summer months working with Lena Dunham on the set of sex-filled, pro-abortion Girls, Malia Obama is moving on to a bigger and better internship. This year, she’ll be working with progressive producer Harvey Weinstein. 

By Aly Nielsen | | January 20, 2017 | 2:56 PM EST

Will New York Times columnist Paul Krugman ever recover from Donald Trump’s election?

In his Times column published on Inauguration Day 2017, Krugman lashed out desperately at President-elect Trump and his associates, calling him an “insecure, short-attention-span egomaniac” whose “administration would be blatantly corrupt.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 20, 2017 | 2:16 PM EST

Minutes after President Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday afternoon, criticism poured in from CNN. Chief political analyst Gloria Border demonstrated why the outlet has the moniker “Clinton News Network” when she ridiculously whined that, “I was also surprised that in some way he did not pay some tribute to Hillary Clinton… He did not do it.” According to Borger, it would have been seen as Trump trying to unify.

By Kyle Drennen | | January 20, 2017 | 1:48 PM EST

During NBC’s live special Inauguration Day coverage on Friday morning, ahead of Donald Trump taking the oath of office, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd warned that the new president “needs to earn this honeymoon” and “ missed some opportunities these last six to eight weeks...to just erase the asterisk” of his election.