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By Remso Martinez | | July 12, 2016 | 11:56 AM EDT

It’s hard to tell if CBS is in or out when it comes to the legalization of marijuana. Tuesday's segment on CBS This Morning painted a pretty rosy picture of the California initiative to legalize recreational pot. Opinions of the ethics of pot legalization aside, the piece only provided one example of negative criticism of the initiative if passed, and quickly glanced over that in order to repeatedly bring up the pros of the measure.

By Mira Ebersole | | July 12, 2016 | 11:22 AM EDT

While radical environmentalists jointly claim greenhouse gases and fossil fuels such as oil and coal are responsible for global warming and endangering the planet, there is strong disagreement among them about what energy sources are acceptable. Environmental activists and groups are divided on natural gas and nuclear power, and even differ in their approach towards fossil fuel companies, according to The New York Times. Politically, the left is divided too, as evidenced by the recent, narrow decision not to include a ban on “fracking” in the Democratic platform.

By Scott Whitlock | | July 12, 2016 | 11:18 AM EDT

ABC and NBC on Monday and Tuesday ignored an obvious potential conflict of interest for Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The liberal justice told the New York Times that she “can’t imagine Donald Trump as our president” and had nice words for Hillary Clinton. (It must be pointed out that Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton.) Only CBS This Morning on Monday bothered to cover the story — and that was for a scant 20 seconds. 

By Tim Graham | | July 12, 2016 | 10:50 AM EDT

On Monday morning, Washington Post polling manager Scott Clement offered a new report that a majority of Americans disagreed with the decision not to indict Hillary Clinton over her emailing of classified information. But the people who paid for the ABC News/Washington Post poll could barely notice the result.

Clement’s story has yet to appear in the actual newspaper, and the poll drew just 18 seconds on ABC yesterday morning in the second hour. The new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll also had a question about FBI director James Comey’s public recommendation against an indictment, which NBC News and MSNBC ignored on air.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | July 12, 2016 | 4:30 AM EDT

ABC's Mistresses episode "What Happens in Vegas" delves into parenthood and religion in a surprising way.

By Karen Townsend | | July 12, 2016 | 4:07 AM EDT

In Lifetime’s latest episode of UnReal, “Casualty,” the white southern contestant portrayed as a racist competing for the first black suitor provides a surprise plot twist. Beth Ann (Lindsay Musil) foils the race-baiting script for ratings when, during the hometown visit date with Darius (B.J. Britt), her supposedly racist family welcomes the football star with open arms.

By Erik Soderstrom | | July 12, 2016 | 3:05 AM EDT

"Wake Up Grassroots," last night’s episode of CBS’s political comedy, BrainDead, once again demonstrated that the writers aren’t afraid to mock activists from both sides of the aisle. Terrified that a compromise deal might eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and cut off his IV drip of government media, a knife-wielding liberal constituent cornered Democratic Senate staffer Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to demand more funding for PBS and NPR programming.

By Dylan Gwinn | | July 12, 2016 | 12:06 AM EDT

On this week’s edition of The Fosters, titled ‘Trust,’ we learned that if you’re a lost, alone, recently dumped teenage boy who trusts God, then you too will find the boyfriend of your dreams.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 11, 2016 | 11:10 PM EDT

Following the tragic attack on Dallas police officers late last week, CBS anchor Scott Pelley took it upon himself on Monday to pressure Vice President Joe Biden for the Obama administration ban so-called ‘armor piercing rounds.” “Late today we asked Joe Biden about the ready availability of armor-piercing bullets,” he stated on CBS Evening News, “Dallas' mayor has blamed them for penetrating his officers' vests.”

By Tom Johnson | | July 11, 2016 | 9:53 PM EDT

The police and Black Lives Matter may seem like strange bedfellows, but that’s not the case, claims longtime journalist Steven Waldman. In fact, Waldman thinks the two should join forces against “the most anti-police organization in America”: the National Rifle Association. “Both police and African Americans feel under siege,” wrote Waldman in a Monday article for The Washington Monthly. “The issue that can best unite these communities is one of the most divisive: gun control." Waldman suggested that the NRA also has repeatedly and systematically belittled the men and women in blue: “They peddle the lie that America’s police are so ineffective…that regular people must arm themselves. That’s at the heart of the increasingly dominant notion…that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good civilian guy with a gun."

By P.J. Gladnick | | July 11, 2016 | 8:53 PM EDT

He voted for the bill before he was (sort of) against it.

Today much of the mainstream media jumped for joy when announcing that the Democrat Senate nominee in Indiana, Baron Hill, would step aside in favor of former Senator Evan Bayh to once again run for his old seat. Missing in all the happiness was any mention that Bayh, whose Senate career was rather undistinguished except for being the crucial 60th vote that made Obamacare possible, subsequently voiced extreme dissatisfaction with that same bill. Perhaps Bayh and the MSM hope that Bayh's radically shifting attitude would be sent down the memory hole but let us review some of the former senator's comments on this topic once he thought he no longer had to face the voters. Perhaps the most bizarre of the reasons he gave for his Obamacare vote which he later came close to recanting was so as not to see smug Republican faces as related in the New York Times:

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 11, 2016 | 8:42 PM EDT

On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was not only hit from the left by host John Dickerson on the issue of police interactions with the black population, but after the former GOP mayor's segment was over, three out of four panel members also griped about his views.

As Giuliani actually took time to put some of the onus on both whites as well as on blacks to do more to improve relations between the police and blacks, he seemed to ruffle some feathers for not putting all the blame on the side of the police and their defenders.

By Edgard Portela | | July 11, 2016 | 6:08 PM EDT

The most frequent congressional guest on Univision’s weekly Al Punto national public affairs show was back on this week. On this occasion, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez decided to simultaneously make the case for unrestricted entry into the U.S. of asylum-seekers, along with gun control.

By Curtis Houck | | July 11, 2016 | 6:07 PM EDT

Far-left Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson conducted Monday afternoon interviews with CNN and MSNBC in light of his weekend arrest during a Baton Rouge, Louisiana protest and each went quite differently as MSNBC’s Kristen Welker allowed Mckesson to recklessly blame police for the deadly Dallas shootings because no one would have been in the street if they hadn’t shot black men to death.

By Samantha Cohen | | July 11, 2016 | 5:28 PM EDT

Tensions were high on Morning Joe, Monday, in the aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend and following a deadly week of shootings in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas. MSNBC’s Harold Ford Jr. and Reverend Al Sharpton reacted loudly to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s recent comments that the Black Lives Matter Movement has “put a target on the back of police officers.” Host Joe Scarborough chimed in, too, decrying Giuliani’s comments as “a distraction.”