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By Matthew Balan | | July 12, 2016 | 5:03 PM EDT

On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, Douglas Brinkley predictably gushed over President Obama's speech at a memorial service for the murdered police officers in Dallas, Texas: "I heard echoes of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. It was elegantly written. It pulled on scripture at the right times." Brinkley also touted the "high caliber" of the address, and likened it to President Reagan's Oval Office address after the Challenger disaster and President Clinton's speech after the Oklahoma City bombing.

By Tim Graham | | July 12, 2016 | 5:02 PM EDT

Rolling Stone magazine secured an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and actually waited several question until dipping into predicting an apocalpyse if Hillary Clinton loses the 2016 election.

The magazine asked if we’re living in a “dystopian science fiction novel,” and Maddow dutifully replied she has been “reading a lot about what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor...”

By Kyle Drennen | | July 12, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King kept up her staunch defense of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the Dallas shooting. After interviewing a family that attended the protest which preceded the sniper attack on police, King proclaimed: “The thing they wanted to stress most is that Black Lives Matter didn't have anything to do with the shooting....the shooter was someone who had nothing to do with the cause and has sort of tainted the movement...”

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 12, 2016 | 4:34 PM EDT

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN correspondent Jean Casarez filed a report based on Washington Post findings that blacks are disproportionately more likely to be shot and killed by American police officers police relative to their proportion of the population as compared to whites, and hyped the possibility that the numbers could end up worse in 2016 in spite of the fact that a significant portion of suspects shot so far in 2016 have not yet had their race identified.

Her report introduced a segment showcasing a study claiming that the "anti-black disparity" cannot be explained merely by blacks being more likely to commit crimes, as presented by Professor Phillip Atiba Goff of the Center for Policing Equity.

By Mira Ebersole | | July 12, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT

Flaming tap water made for compelling imagery and anti-fracking activists and news media used it to make drilling for natural gas look dangerous. But a new study reported by the Denver Post further undermined such claims.

By Matthew Balan | | July 12, 2016 | 3:15 PM EDT

Rapper Chuck D of the 80s group Public Enemy ranted against the police on CNN's New Day on Tuesday. When Chris Cuomo played up how "you have a lot more diversity in the police force," the guest wildly claimed that "when it comes down to enforcement...people feel like it's still a slave patrol." He also likened the Black Lives Movement to the anti-Vietnam War protests: "People feel is that Black Lives Matter is this violent movement. It's not what it is. It's a movement against the violence....almost like in the '60s, when you had people protesting against Vietnam."

By Curtis Houck | | July 12, 2016 | 3:01 PM EDT

On Tuesday, it was all hands on deck for MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports following the Hillary Clinton rally featuring a Bernie Sanders endorsement with the eponymous host hailing how “we just witnessed a milestone for the Clinton campaign” and MSNBC political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald promoting the Democratic Party’s platform as “the most progressive” one ever with “the energy of the party” of Sanders now married to Clinton. 

By Jack Coleman | | July 12, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT

Remember the unhinged frequency with which liberals denounced George W. Bush for prematurely declaring "mission accomplished" in Iraq? Curiously enough, less than three years after Barack Obama succeeded Bush, liberals were trumpeting their own version of the slogan. And now one of the left's most influential figures is trying to hide her role in the cheerleading.

On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow reported on Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announcing that 560 more troops will be sent to Iraq, bringing the total for American military personnel there to more than 5,000. Which is odd considering that Maddow insisted back in 2011 that Obama "ended the war" in Iraq, a claim she made with Manchurian-candidate repetition.

By Samantha Cohen | | July 12, 2016 | 2:49 PM EDT

Eyebrows were raised Tuesday on Morning Joe after the New York Times featured a Harvard study that highlighted the relationship between race and the use of force in police shootings. Even Roland Fryer, the author of the study, described it as “the most surprising result of his career.” Panelists were most troubled by the findings of “no racial bias” in 1,300 incidents of police shootings in Texas, Florida and California. Bewildered Eugene Robinson described the results as “not comporting with reality” while melodramatic Mike Barnicle “got a headache reading it.”

By Elliot Polsky | | July 12, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT

In the wake of the Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas shootings, Katie Couric had a lot to report about police violence, but nothing to say about the protesters’ violence in Minnesota. 

By Scott Whitlock | | July 12, 2016 | 1:06 PM EDT

According to the Weekly Standard on Tuesday, a just-released document by the Senate “confirms that the U.S. State Department funded an Israeli political organization that later ran a campaign dedicated to ousting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.” Considering this is a rather outrageous breach, will the networks cover the embarrassing development for Barack Obama?  

By Kyle Drennen | | July 12, 2016 | 1:00 PM EDT

Despite highlighting the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll on Tuesday’s Today, showing Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump shrinking, the network morning show skipped the most damaging findings for the Democratic candidate. According the survey, 82% of voters thought it was inappropriate for Clinton to use a private e-mail server and 56% said they disagreed with the FBI’s decision not to indict the former Secretary of State.

By Sarah Stites | | July 12, 2016 | 12:31 PM EDT

Forget The Bachelor. If you’re looking for a new dating show this fall, tune in to Finding Prince Charming – the first gay dating show of its kind. After all, as Entertainment Weekly’s deputy news director Breanne Heldman wrote, “fairytale romance isn’t limited to a man and a woman, so reality dating shows shouldn’t be either.”  

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.