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By Curtis Houck | | April 5, 2017 | 8:58 PM EDT

A ring-leader of the loony bin that is MSNBC just can’t let it go. On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews pedaled for the second time in nine days (and third time in as many days for the network) the devilish insinuation that Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are akin to the murderous dictator Saddam Hussein’s equally-horrific sons Uday and Qusay.

By Randy Hall | | April 5, 2017 | 8:51 PM EDT

During Wednesday morning’s edition of the Cable News Channel’s New Day program, Chris Cuomo interviewed Republican Senator Mike Lee on a number of topics, but the co-host added extra pressure regarding the case of Susan Rice, who has been accused of “unmasking” politicians to the public. Cuomo asked: “Did you mean to suggest that Susan Rice may have done her unmasking for political reasons?” Lee replied: “That is an absolutely absurd manipulation of what I said!”

By Curtis Houck | | April 5, 2017 | 7:16 PM EDT

During the same show that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and David Corn denounced the Susan Rice controversy as racist and sexist, Tuesday’s Hardball featured Matthews and MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle imploring Ivanka Trump to defend Planned Parenthood while smearing her White House job as “un-American” and the Trump family as modern-day Romanovs. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 5, 2017 | 6:07 PM EDT

On Tuesday's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, recurring MSNBC guest Ron Fournier -- formerly of AP -- provocatively claimed that President Donald Trump "has blood on his hands" over Syria during a discussion of President Trump's history of criticizing President Barack Obama's reaction to the Syrian civil war. Fournier: "And it's not good enough to talk about the red line that Barack Obama drew and then walked away from. Donald Trump is the one who's now walking away from this crisis. He's now the one who has blood on his hands. He's the one who's got to step up and lead the world."

By Jack Coleman | | April 5, 2017 | 6:00 PM EDT

In the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has again done her part to make the phrase "pulling a Maddow" an enduring addition to the lexicon.

As I'm sure you recall, Maddow last month wildly overhyped her "exclusive" report -- actually obtained by another journalist -- about Trump's "tax returns," when in reality all she had was Trump's 2005 1040 federal tax return that revealed he paid $38 million in federal taxes that year for $150 million in income. The pushback against Maddow, even from the left, was swift and brutal.

By Julia A. Seymour | | April 5, 2017 | 5:28 PM EDT

President Donald Trump got elected with promises to rev up the economy and create millions of jobs, so he has made sitting down with CEOs, executives and small business leaders a priority. Only it’s been a media priority to ignore it.

On April 4, Trump was at it again — holding more meetings — this time, a speech to trade leaders and a town hall with 50 CEOs, according to Fox Business. None of the network news programs mentioned it that night. Adding those executives to another 49 separate CEOs he already met with, Trump has sat down with at least 99 business leaders since taking office.

By Sarah Stites | | April 5, 2017 | 4:08 PM EDT

According to some liberals, gay fashion designers simply can’t support the Trump administration. But Stefano Gabbana does, and he couldn’t care less about the backlash. On April 3, the White House released its official portrait of Melania Trump clad in a sharp, black Dolce & Gabbana blazer. The following day, Gabbana, co-founder of the D&G brand, posted a picture of the First Lady to his personal Instagram account with the caption: “#DGWoman BEAUTIFUL #melaniatrump Thank you America #madeinitaly.” 

By NB Staff | | April 5, 2017 | 3:52 PM EDT

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Wednesday blasted the coverage of the Susan Rice scandal, saying that reporters are making a “mockery of the news media.” Appearing on Fox Business’s Intelligence report, he also made a prediction of journalistic end game: “The media will not say it, but their position is he never should have been elected and he should be removed from office. Don't kid yourself.... They what they want him out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

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

The liberal media aren’t sure what to make of one comedian who claims that abortion is either “taking a sh*t” or “killing a baby.” In his new Netflix special released Tuesday, Louis C.K. opened his show with the topic of abortion – a move that attracted criticism from outlets like Vogue.

By Curtis Houck | | April 5, 2017 | 3:16 PM EDT

The Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold ripped The New York Times in a Tuesday afternoon Twitter thread for altering a headline of its exclusive President Trump interview from a sober one to a biased version that “editorializes more than a little” in an attempt to do the bidding of their besties in The Resistance.

 

By James Powers | | April 5, 2017 | 3:06 PM EDT

Good things come in threes. This is the third month in a row for a strong jobs report. The question is: Will journalists continue to ignore the good economic news under President Donald Trump? The stock market surged April 5, after news of what CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman called “another blowout” jobs report from the ADP private payroll. According to the report, the private sector gained 263,000 jobs in March, which was 83,000 more than economists expected.

By Kristine Marsh | | April 5, 2017 | 2:49 PM EDT

All three networks gave full reports to the Susan Rice scandal Wednesday morning, but spent the majority of the time deflecting blame from Rice to attack President Trump. Just like yesterday, ABC and NBC offered the most biased coverage, going out of their way to attack Trump for his wiretapping claims instead of focusing on Rice’s history of lying about the unmasking allegations.

By Melissa Mullins | | April 5, 2017 | 2:16 PM EDT

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (D) was recently on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation when he told host Al Sharpton that the Trump administration wanted to make sanctuary cities into “fugitive slave catchers” by withholding federal funding from such cities. Baraka made a point that he would defy they law when it came to illegal immigration. 

 

By Sarah Stites | | April 5, 2017 | 12:19 PM EDT

On April 3, Pepsi Global released a protest-themed campaign starring model Kendall Jenner. Shortly thereafter, the internet exploded like a shaken soda can. Then on the morning of April 5, the corporation pulled the ad. 

By Mike Ciandella | | April 5, 2017 | 12:11 PM EDT

On the April 5 NBC Today, correspondent Kristen Welker repeated last-minute accusations that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had plagiarized – but it wasn’t until after she had gone onto other topics and was wrapping up her report that she mentioned that the person he was accused of plagiarizing had already debunked those claims.