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By Brad Wilmouth | | November 28, 2016 | 11:24 AM EST

Over the past couple of weeks on various CNN programs, and as recently as yesterday on CNN's Inside Politics, CNN has been touting two edited clips of retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn which dubiously suggest that the incoming National Security Advisor was claiming that all of Islam or all 1.7 billion Muslims in the world constitute a "cancer."

But in both clips -- from two different speeches -- the parts of the speeches when Flynn referred more specifically to "radical Islam" were omitted from what CNN aired, giving viewers an impression he might have been condemning all Muslims. Ironically, last week, CNN host Wolf Blitzer conceded that Flynn's comments would be fine if he were referring specifically to "radical Islam," apparently without realizing that the words "radical Islam" had simply not been included in either of the clips which were shown on his Wolf show.
 

By Tim Graham | | November 28, 2016 | 11:24 AM EST

Via Nickarama at Weasel Zippers, we learned that USA Today was dead-serious when they issued a "non-endorsement" of Donald Trump before the election. For Thanksgiving, the newspaper's official Twitter account put out a tweet that photoshopped the head of the President-elect onto the turkey being pardoned by President Obama:

By Curtis Houck | | November 28, 2016 | 10:50 AM EST

On Sunday night, ABC and NBC had teams assembled in Cuba to shamefully mourn the death of murderous authoritarian leader Fidel Castro with both newscasts turned to fear-mongering in touting claims the President-elect Donald Trump and not current Cuban leader Raul Castro’s communist regime could harm Cuban lives going forward if he goes back on President Barack Obama’s move to resume ties between the two nations.

By Jorge Bonilla | | November 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST

It took Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos all of three seconds to set the tone of the post-Fidel Castro edition of his weekly public affairs shows, Al Punto. With a single sentence, Ramos put the rest of the establishment media to shame.

By Melissa Mullins | | November 28, 2016 | 7:32 AM EST

While most of the media and several Hollywood stars (hello Sean Penn) are mourning the loss Fidel Castro -- one of the worst dictators in the world -- one star had a more hopeful message.

Born in Havana, Cuba, and later relocating to Miami, Florida with her family at a young age,  Gloria Estefan has become one of the world’s greatest known singers and has always been outspoken when it came to Cuba and her family heritage. Estefan spoke on Instagram of "renewed hope" for Cubans who fled the Castro regime.

By Lindsay Kornick | | November 28, 2016 | 3:23 AM EST

Thursday night’s episode of The Great Indoors may have aired during a national holiday, but that didn’t stop the show from working overtime against the PC world of 2016. This week, we see the mocking of not only the fragile Millennial ego but also the inane acrobatics of diversity hiring procedures where dumb ideas have a safe space.

By Karen Townsend | | November 27, 2016 | 9:10 PM EST

In Story 4: “Ladies Night” of Thursday night’s episode of CBS’s Life in Pieces titled “Dinner Professor Steps Lesbian,” Dougie (Fortune Feinster) realizes she is a lesbian even though everyone around her could have cracked this mystery for her from the get-go.

By Tim Graham | | November 27, 2016 | 8:11 PM EST

The New York Times and The Washington Post demonstrated again Sunday their warm feelings about communist dictators when they die. 

The Times headline was “A Revolutionary Who Defied the U.S. and Held Cuba In His Thrall.” The Post headline was slightly more balanced: “Revolutionary remade Cuba: Dictator who defied U.S. was loathed, beloved.” For the Times, Anthony DePalma found a “fiery apostle of revolution,” not a dictator:

By Jack Coleman | | November 27, 2016 | 7:24 PM EST

Chalk it up to the rigors of a book tour, if one is inclined to be charitable. Otherwise this comes across as delusional.

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, making the media rounds to flog his new book, "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in an Age of Accelerations," made an assertion on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook on Nov. 22 that surely set off guffaws coast to coast.

By Tom Johnson | | November 27, 2016 | 6:06 PM EST

In covering the recent presidential campaign, the mainstream media far too often made the perfect the enemy of the good, believes Leigh Gilmore -- “the good” in this case being synonymous with “Hillary Clinton.” Gilmore, a professor in the women's and gender studies department at Hillary’s undergraduate alma mater, Wellesley, claims that “the bias against Hillary Clinton was not simply a story the media reported -- it was the unexamined narrative the press repeated over and over...Why was the lie more persistent than the truth? Why was ‘Crooked Hillary’ a more compelling figure than ‘Fundamentally Honest Hillary’?”

By P.J. Gladnick | | November 27, 2016 | 5:09 PM EST

Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser might have placed his career in jeopardy on Saturday. How? By writing an amazingly upbeat article on the background of Steve Bannon, primarily about his time as a student at Harvard Business School. You just know that any investigation of Bannon by the liberal Boston Globe would be in effect an example of extreme vetting. The fact that they not only turned up nothing really negative but instead provided a report that could best be described as absolutely glowing and on the verge of awe in regards to Bannon's character is quite telling.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 27, 2016 | 4:13 PM EST

During a Sunday filled with liberal media elites praising dead communist dictator Fidel Castrol, CBS’s Face the Nation was no different. CBS consultant Julia Sweig seemed to write off the focus on Castro’s atrocities, “There is the analyst that will say look this guy took power, shutdown speech, put people in prison, had a human rights legacy that was quite challenging and difficult for many people who were on the other end of it.” 

By Tom Blumer | | November 27, 2016 | 4:01 PM EST

Geraldo Rivera is far from the only member of the U.S. press with what Fox News's Pete Hegseth described Saturday as a "reflexive desire" to see Communist dictator Fidel Castro, whose death was announced Friday night, as a "cult hero." Entire major U.S. news outlets fell prey decades ago.

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 27, 2016 | 3:32 PM EST

Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah injected lame comedy into the show's final segment as he cracked that, in the week ahead, Donald Trump might pick David Duke as a Supreme Court justice or someone who "hates the environment" for EPA administrator.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 27, 2016 | 1:47 PM EST

In the wake of the death of Cuba’s brutal dictator, Fidel Castro, President Barack Obama released a statement that failed to condemn him for his crimes. The statement left NBC’s Meet The Press moderator Chuck Todd perplexed on Sunday, asking The New York Times’ Helene Cooper “Why was it so positive?” Cooper blamed Todd’s confusion on “a very Americano-centric view of Cuba,” and argued that Obama had a more nuanced understanding of Castro.