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By Curtis Houck | | November 16, 2016 | 8:18 PM EST

At the top of his eponymous syndicated talk radio program on Wednesday, conservative icon Rush Limbaugh was at his best in demolishing the media’s insistence that President-elect Doanld Trump’s transition team is collapsing when it’s really “the media” (including “little Brian Stelter”), ObamaCare, and the Clinton empire that are all “imploding.” 

By NB Staff | | November 16, 2016 | 5:58 PM EST

The Media Research Center’s Tim Graham called out the hypocritical media for trashing Donald Trump’s presidential transition, reminding everyone that they had a different take for Barack Obama. Appearing on Fox Business’s Risk and Reward, the director of media analysis for the MRC mocked hyperventilating at MSNBC over Trump going to dinner and not taking along journalists: “NBC News has a transparency problem! They had an anchorman who lied about a lot of stuff. They had an internal investigation, to which we had how much transparency? None.”

By Tom Johnson | | November 16, 2016 | 5:54 PM EST

In a Tuesday post, Esquire blogger Pierce complained that Ronald Reagan’s anti-government rhetoric discouraged many from voting, thereby benefiting Republicans, but Donald Trump’s anti-government rhetoric encouraged many to vote, thereby benefiting Republicans. Pierce noted that Reagan, in his first inaugural address, declared “that government was not a solution to the problem, that government was the problem.” The government-bashing, Pierce charged, was meant “not just to convert voters to conservative policies that were otherwise unpopular, it also was [meant] to frustrate people into apathy and non-participation.”

By Tom Blumer | | November 16, 2016 | 5:40 PM EST

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the "everybody knows" conventional wisdom in the establishment press which never went away, even as some contrary evidence appeared, was that Donald Trump's campaign, away from his rallies, was a haphazard operation which was doing very little to identify, target and persuade voters.

At the New Republic in mid-June, Jeet Heer confidently summed up the media/Democrat party line, preaching to the choir that "Donald Trump Will Be Buried in an Electoral Avalanche." A large part of his "proof"? Linking to a bogus New York Magazine analysis, he wrote: "Trump has no ground game or data analysis (and) ... he doesn’t even see the need for them." On Tuesday's Kelly File, Fox News host Megyn Kelly had on Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign's digital director, who proceeded to demonstrate how totally wrong the conventional wisdom was.

By Clay Waters | | November 16, 2016 | 5:30 PM EST

Whatever it takes. Wednesday’s New York Times saw the paper defending the incompetent Veterans Administration and praising “biblical imperatives,” all in the name of opposing Donald Trump. In “Harsh Critic of the V.A. May Become Its Leader,” by Dave Philipps, who often reports on the military for the paper. Became a fierce defender of the corrupt and incompetent federal agency and picked the odd target of Rep. Jeff Miller, considered by Trump to run the agency. The same day, religion reporter Laurie Goodstein took the biblical views of Catholic bishops seriously -- at least when they were criticizing Trump and calling for amnesty for illegals, two of the paper’s favorite hobbies.

By Kyle Drennen | | November 16, 2016 | 5:07 PM EST

After all three broadcast networks on Monday promoted the liberal excuse that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race because of “fake news” shared on Facebook, on Wednesday, NBC’s Today continued to push the narrative by highlighting a “feud” within the social media company and parroting Clinton Campaign talking points blaming the social network for Donald Trump’s victory.

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 16, 2016 | 4:52 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, The Root's Jason Johnson made his latest attempt to tie Republicans to the KKK as he charged that Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon is a "white supremacist with ties to terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan."

The recurring CNN guest, who has a history of making dubious claims of KKK ties to Republicans, went on to assert that Trump could be an "existential and physical threat" to minorities. Johnson: "This President could pose an existential and physical threat to press members, to members of minority communities. And we have to remember that, as we're laughing about him and thinking he's silly, he also could potentially be dangerous."
 

By Rich Noyes | | November 16, 2016 | 4:30 PM EST

Since Sunday evening, ABC, CBS and NBC (along with a host of other establishment media outlets) have been engaged in a feeding frenzy over Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon, with reporters relentlessly employing phrases such as “white nationalist,” “white supremacist,” “extremist,” “racist” and “anti-Semitic” to solidify the image of Bannon as a dangerous pick for a top White House position. But since Friday, those same networks have been blind to the controversies surrounding the top candidate for Democratic National Committee Chairman, Rep. Keith Ellison.

By Matthew Balan | | November 16, 2016 | 4:15 PM EST

Jessica Roy spotlighted Merrimack College Professor Melissa Zimdars's list of "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical 'News' Sources" in a Tuesday item on Los Angeles Times's "Trail Guide" blog. Roy pointed out that "Breitbart, the 'platform for the alt-right' whose chairman was just named Trump's chief strategist, is on there." However, Professor Zimdars, a self-identified feminist, also included less-controversial, mainstream websites such as RedState, The Blaze, and Twitchy on her "fake news" list.

By Scott Whitlock | | November 16, 2016 | 3:42 PM EST

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday touted the effort on the left to abolish the electoral college in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss. Reporter Tony Dokoupil insisted that the political process “may be upended next.” The morning show featured the angry, sometimes violent, crowds who chanted “not my president” and “Donald Trump has got to go!”

By Sarah Stites | | November 16, 2016 | 2:41 PM EST

Scores of people on the left and right who are worthy of media censure. Yet, while many media outlets eviscerate Steve Bannon, people like gay activist and writer Dan Savage tend to get a pass. And rather than being called out for his vitriolic and lewd statements, Savage routinely serves as a guest on CNN and MSNBC broadcasts. 

By NB Staff | | November 16, 2016 | 2:41 PM EST

Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell joined the Fox Business Network (FBN) on Wednesday afternoon’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast alongside FBN’s Connell McShane and Heat Street’s Jillian Melchior and admitted that he’s “just loving” the liberal media’s latest meltdown over President-elect Donald Trump leaving the press behind on Tuesday to sneak out for dinner.

By Jorge Bonilla | | November 16, 2016 | 2:34 PM EST

We recently reported on how Univision was the biggest media loser from this election cycle, given all that was at stake for the network. Those ramifications have begun to play out in real time and are now affecting real lives.

By Curtis Houck | | November 16, 2016 | 1:33 PM EST

Slate writer Jamelle Bouie already made clear on Election Night that Donald Trump’s victory was akin to racists defeating Civil War Reconstruction, but he also outlined that he wasn’t done in a Tuesday post declaring that there was no such thing as a “good” Trump voter and implying any of them deserve basic human respect is “abhorrent” and “perverse” like that of a lynch mob.

 

By P.J. Gladnick | | November 16, 2016 | 1:25 PM EST

"The trip began a day before the election, and Mr. Kerry had confidently predicted a Hillary Clinton victory."

Ah! It was the best of times, it was the best of times. Not a hint that anything could possibly ruin the upbeat mood of what was essentially an Election Day victory lap by Secretary of State John Kerry and his merry band of liberals to the bottom of the world. Fortunately, for the eternal amusement of posterity, New York Times science reporter Justin Gillis was on hand to record the tragicomic scene. First let us begin as he notes the jubilant visitors touring Antarctica avant le déluge orange: