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By Christian Toto | | May 6, 2017 | 11:10 AM EDT

Samantha Bee enjoyed the biggest spotlight of her career during her profanity-laced gala dubbed "Not The White House Correspondents Dinner." And that’s a crying shame.

The former Daily Show contributor hosts Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TBS’s weekly assault on all things conservative. The media elite adores her, which has helped her career ascent. She’s arguably the loudest critic of the Trump era, too. So everything she does or says is celebrated in media circles.

By Tom Blumer | | May 6, 2017 | 10:42 AM EDT

In a segment on media bias on his Wednesday evening Fox News show, there was an interesting juxtaposition between host Tucker Carlson's short opening flashback to a conversation with Reuters reporter and White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason at Reuters and the live conversation he had with Buzzfeed Editor Ben Smith. Smith incredibly insisted that "people don't get into the business of reporting ... because we are political activists."

By Clay Waters | | May 6, 2017 | 9:57 AM EDT

Gloom and doom greeted gave the president’s surprise victory on health care on the front of the New York Times. The paper gave the hard-fought legislative victory the same partisan treatment it gave to Trump’s tax cut proposals. The health care bill that would reverse parts of Obamacare, which squeaked through the House of Representatives, was a legislative victory fraught with “peril” from the paper’s perspective, with baleful predictions that echoed the Times’ treatment of the (shockingly successful) Trump presidential campaign.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 6, 2017 | 7:59 AM EDT

TV comedy cannot be too harsh when directed at Donald Trump. There are no limits, and CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert has proven it. Under the rubric of corporate loyalty after the president cut an interview short with CBS host John Dickerson, mocking his show as “Deface the Nation,” Colbert called president a “prick-tator” and then suggested the only thing the president’s mouth was good for was as a “holster” for the sexual organ of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

By Tim Graham | | May 5, 2017 | 10:59 PM EDT

It's becoming a tiresome rerun at the New York Times, assigning one liberal staffer or another to undergo the "torture" of watching hours of Fox News Channel to relate to the liberal Times audience just how horrendous it is. On Thursday, Times TV critic James Poniewozik surveyed the new prime-time lineup, now that the Times achieved its objective of getting Bill O'Reilly removed from FNC.

By Tom Blumer | | May 5, 2017 | 8:44 PM EDT

Early Thursday morning, New York Magazine published an online item which claimed that "rape is a pre-existing condition" under the health care bill which has passed in the House. As Reason.com noted, "None of this is true. Like, not even a little bit." That appears not to be the point, though. The point of engaging in such irresponsibility appears to have been to get it out there so that at least some people who never learn about the "correction" end up believing the original false claims. In other words, it's shamelessly produced fake news.

By Ken Oliver and Valentina Humphrey | | May 5, 2017 | 7:32 PM EDT

Univision and Telemundo almost never miss a chance to pummel President Trump, so it comes as little surprise that both top domestic Spanish-language television networks made a big deal out of the fact that the President, on a day when he had three other major public events (National Day of Prayer, House passage of Obamacare repeal and replace and the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea), skipped this year’s White House Cinco de Mayo celebration.

By Mike Ciandella | | May 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM EDT

If you heard anyone from the media praise the House of Representatives passing health care reform as a “milestone” or “historic,” you may be stuck in 2009. Instead, this year’s Republican health care bill was met with words like “risk” and “extreme.”

 

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 5, 2017 | 5:15 PM EDT

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye!

Remember how the gloating Republicans rubbed in their May 4 health care bill passage in the House of Representatives by singing? Didn't you just find that morally repugnant and un-American? 

Oops! Wrong party. It was actually the Democrats in Congress who were singing. However, that didn't stop a hilariously wrong California state senator from condemning the singing by the "GOP members of Congress." And this wasn't just an unknown state senator. The laughably wrong politician is the California Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de León.

 

By Katie Yoder | | May 5, 2017 | 4:48 PM EDT

As the majority of Hollywood races to defend America’s largest abortion provider, one big name couple is standing out by celebrating their unborn baby. On Thursday, Hollywood couple Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries) and Nikki Reed (Twilight) announced they are expecting their first baby together.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 5, 2017 | 4:14 PM EDT

On Friday, Today show co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie made it clear to viewers that they were ready for more Kennedys in Washington. Teasing an exclusive interview with former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg, Lauer proclaimed: “Caroline Kennedy returns to the states, set to honor former President Obama with a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. She’ll be here along with her son Jack, his first live sit-down ever. So what’s next for her and does he have a future in politics?”

By Sarah Stites | | May 5, 2017 | 3:49 PM EDT

Ivanka Trump’s new book – Women Who Work – came out on May 2, and media responses have been virulently critical, overtly political, or both. The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino labelled the read a “painfully oblivious book for basically no one,” while New York Times’ Jennifer Senior called it a “strawberry milkshake of inspirational quotes.” Here, we've collected some of the harshest Twitter reactions from feminist and liberal writers. 

By Curtis Houck | | May 5, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT

After remaining silent on the alleged March rape of a teenage girl and illegal immigrant in a D.C. suburb, journalists from ABC and CBS demanded the White House on Friday apologize, “retract” their comments on the case, and admit they “unfairly jump[ed] to conclusions” now that prosecutors have dropped the rape charges against the two teenage boys.

By Katie Yoder | | May 5, 2017 | 3:32 PM EDT

When it comes to defending America’s largest abortion provider, Hollywood celebrities are appearing rather unoriginal. In a series of tweets leading up to and following the U.S. House vote to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) Thursday, celebrities from Katy Perry to Amy Schumer worried about the new legislation redirecting funding from Planned Parenthood. 

By Sarah Stites | | May 5, 2017 | 2:04 PM EDT

As devastating as Egypt’s Palm Sunday bombings were, the country’s Coptic Christian community is bracing for further violence to come. On Friday morning, Newsweek reported that an ISIS leader had ominously cautioned Muslims to stay away from Egyptian Christian meetings.