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By Randy Hall | | December 19, 2016 | 12:33 PM EST

.During a wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox, MSNBC Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski were asked about a “pseudo-feud” they've been having with Chris Cuomo, co-host of the Cable News Network's New Day rival program.

At one point in the discussion, Fox asked Brzezinski and Scarborough: “Some of your competitors have come out and criticized you guys in a much less veiled way. Chris Cuomo tweeted that you were campaign spokesmen. Let's just clear this up: How often are you talking to Donald Trump?”

By Maggie McKneely | | December 19, 2016 | 12:23 PM EST

Move over, transgenders. There’s a new kid in town. Huffington Post reported that Billions will make “TV history” for featuring the first gender non-conforming star in a mainstream show. Showtime, Billions host network, has a history of pushing boundaries with its leading characters. Season seven of Shameless included a major character who was transgender, played by a transgender actor. 

By Kristine Marsh | | December 19, 2016 | 12:19 PM EST

Monday on ABC’S Good Morning America, host Michael Strahan sat down with actress Jennifer Lawrence, best known for her role in the kids’ science fiction film series The Hunger Games, to plug her new film Passengers. But talk was light on the actual film and heavy on Lawrence’s political activism. After the actress defended her political commentary on being a “role model” for young girls, Strahan praised the actress for speaking out, gushing, “I appreciate you.”

By Sam Dorman | | December 19, 2016 | 11:14 AM EST

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average neared the 20,000 mark for the first time in history, the index set 16 closing-day record highs since Donald Trump’s election. Even some liberal media outlets have drawn a direct connection between the soaring stock market and Trump’s election, going so far as to label it a “Trump stock market rally.” But the broadcast networks often ignored any connection, even going out of the way not to mention it.

 

By Kristine Marsh | | December 19, 2016 | 11:10 AM EST

Monday on Good Morning America, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl and anchor George Stephanopoulos discussed whether or not President-elect Trump would “accept” the intelligence report concluding Russia hacked the election. While Trump has said that he wanted more evidence that hacking actually happened, the media has pushed the story even further, openly suggesting that the hacking changed the results of the election.

By NB Staff | | December 19, 2016 | 10:08 AM EST

Sunday morning on MSNBC, AM Joy host Joy Reid decided to twist the words of Media Research Center president Brent Bozell when it came to Bozell’s statement regarding Facebook’s decision to crack down on fake news stories. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | December 19, 2016 | 8:01 AM EST

On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of "fake news" and Facebook's plans to screen news with fact checkers, host Joy Reid not only wrongly claimed that MRC founder Brent Bozell was "conceding" that "a lot of the things that are put out on the right aren't real" by pressing Facebook over how they would factcheck fairly, but panel member and former CNN president Jon Klein declared that it was "frightening" that over the past 30 years, right-wing media have caused people to distrust "mainstream news organizations."

By Brad Wilmouth | | December 19, 2016 | 12:17 AM EST

On Sunday, NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd displayed the ability for some on the left to blame Republicans for anything. During a discussion of the recent hackings from Russia that were revealed months before the presidential election, Todd asked former Bush and Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates if Republican critics of President Obama actually provoked the hackings by accusing Obama of being "too soft on Russia" in previous years.

By Callista Ring | | December 18, 2016 | 9:57 PM EST

The new Netflix movie about President Barack Obama, Barry, can be summed up through the young Obama’s line on his biraciality: “I fit in nowhere.” Throughout the movie, Obama, played by actor Devon Terrel, struggles to fit in at his college and his off-campus life as a biracial transfer student. Released on Friday, the original film portrays a young, charming Obama as he navigates through his early college years at Columbia University in the 1980s. It was adapted by screenwriter Adam Mansbach from Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father, and the trailer inspirationally gushed, “Before he gave hope, before he created change, before he made us believe ‘we can,’ he was Barry.” Predictably, it is already being hailed as “terrific” by liberal critics. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | December 18, 2016 | 8:48 PM EST

On Sunday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of Donald Trump's choice of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel, and his stated support for relocating the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital of Jerusalem, CNN political commentator Errol Louis worried that such a move would be equivalent to "giving" Jerusalem to Israel because the Palestinian Authority has expressed a desire to place the capital of a Palestinian state in Jerusalem.

By Clay Waters | | December 18, 2016 | 4:21 PM EST

Sunday’s New York Times may as well have been the sore loser edition, still obsessed with conjuring up links, no matter how tenuous, between Donald Trump and Russia, as shown in the off-lead story by Mike McIntire, “How Putin Fan Peddled Trump From Overseas – ‘Patriot’ Site Promoted Hoaxes to Americans.” Two other stories complained of Trump's "radical" and "hard-line" staff picks.

By Tim Graham | | December 18, 2016 | 3:43 PM EST

NPR Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep celebrated his tenth high-profile interview with Barack Obama on Friday’s broadcast by acting as he always does: like a helpful public affairs staffer at the White House. Inskeep went on CNN on Friday morning to explain just how cool the president is, but he’s passionate when necessary.

By Clay Waters | | December 18, 2016 | 2:18 PM EST

New York Times reporter Liam Stack took a Pew Research Center study about religion and educational attainment around the world, and warped it into a story summarized by this mocking headline: “Christians in U.S. Are Less Educated Than Religious Minorities, Report Says.” The report, which lacks the anti-Christian animus of the headline, showed that worldwide, Jews and Christians were the most educated, and Hindus and Muslims were the least. Can you imagine either one of those facts as a headline in New York Times?

By Tim Graham | | December 18, 2016 | 8:27 AM EST

The liberal comic strip Doonesbury is only current on Sundays these days. Every other day is reruns from the past, “Classic Doonesbury,” like there is such a thing. On the last Sunday before Christmas, Garry Trudeau is having fun as liberals typically do: he imagines Donald Trump hating all reporters except the submissive fanboy from Breitbart News....and the Breitbart guy is dressed in full Ku Klux Klan regalia.

By Tom Blumer | | December 18, 2016 | 7:51 AM EST

On December 5, the New York Times published an op-ed column by Republican Texas Elector Christopher Suprun entitled "Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump." The Times celebrated Suprun's "courageous stand" in a December 6 editorial.

In that op-ed, Suprun claimed that "Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation." The paper's description of Suprun says he "works as a paramedic." Neither the Times, which has published nine other items containing Suprun's name since his op-ed, or the Associated Press, which has published three, have noted that those two statements have been exposed as at best highly questionable, and at worst opportunistically fraudulent.