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By Jay Maxson | | April 26, 2017 | 5:21 PM EDT

ESPN is calling today’s massive “bloodletting” – the layoff of 100 on-air personalities – a matter of “navigating changes in technology and fan behavior in order to continue to deliver quality, breakthrough content” that is part of “a strategic vision that will propel our vast array of networks and services forward.”

By Sarah Stites | | April 26, 2017 | 4:55 PM EDT

It’s a wonder that Lena Dunham and Samantha Bee have only just met. After all, the vulgar writer/actress and comedian/talk-show host are cut from the same progressive, feminist cloth. But the anticipation of Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner special finally brought them together in a New York City interview published by The Hollywood Reporter. During the duo’s conversation, Dunham talked with late night’s only female host about life in the Trump era and her experience with her TBS show Full Frontal.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 26, 2017 | 3:49 PM EDT

The Washington Post in February introduced a self-important slogan timed for the Trump administration: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” And what better way to stand up for the First Amendment than with an overpriced cotton t-shirt? The Post on Wednesday advertised a $25 t-shirt with the motto

By Tim Graham | | April 26, 2017 | 2:44 PM EDT

One of the hallmarks of an arrogant press is the notion that they should not be criticized, that somehow criticizing them is to criticize democracy itself. CNN media reporter Brian Stelter highlighted Time Editor Nancy Gibbs for suggesting in her opening remarks at Tuesday night's Time 100 Gala that criticizing the press is anti-democratic and repressive. "To demonize the press," she said, "to treat it as an enemy of democracy rather than an engine, is to lay the groundwork for repression."

By Kristine Marsh | | April 26, 2017 | 2:24 PM EDT

Former Olympian and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner was on The View Wednesday to talk about their new book and how they felt about Donald Trump. While criticizing Trump’s record on transgender issues, Jenner said they still identified as a conservative for issues like national security. Jenner’s answer prompted one host to excitedly ask Jenner to run for political office.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 26, 2017 | 1:25 PM EDT

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday highlighted the “pioneers” at the Time 100 “most influential people” party. Yet, the “icons” featured just happened to be the founders of the liberal Women’s March on Washington, as well as a Fox News accuser. 

By Kyle Drennen | | April 26, 2017 | 1:02 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the network morning shows responded to President Trump’s tax reform plan with the standard liberal rhetoric employed whenever Republicans call for tax cuts: How are you going to pay for this massive loss of government revenue?! The ABC and NBC broadcasts also feared the plan would help Trump financially (as it would for all Americans).

By Aly Nielsen | | April 26, 2017 | 12:30 PM EDT

When you love something, you can’t stop talking about it. A quick look at The Washington Post shows it loved the March for Science.

The Post published 18 separate stories mentioning the March for Science since Jan. 24, (when the march website launched) and April 25. Eighty-nine percent of those never quoted anyone questioning the march.

By Kristine Marsh | | April 26, 2017 | 11:35 AM EDT

After running a great piece yesterday about how polarized journalism has become, Politico took a left turn Wednesday writing a lengthy puff piece on disgraced CBS News anchor Dan Rather’s return to the spotlight or as Politico put it, his “second coming.” While Politico’s senior writer Michael Kruse didn’t shy away from Rather’s own history with “fake news,” the scandal that tore away Rather’s credibility was only the backdrop to the gushing narrative of the “resurrected” journalist whose voice of “moral authority” and “love of country” “obligated” him to call out the current “authoritarian regime.”

 
By Clay Waters | | April 26, 2017 | 10:57 AM EDT

Television critic James Poniewozik was featured on the front of the New York Times Arts section on Tuesday with another look by the paper at the “newly relevant” Hulu version of the feminist dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The Trump-baiting headline: "Making Dystopia Fresh Again -- Drawing on an Atwood novel that feels newly relevant." And another bogus lefty reference to current events is snuck in: Offred is a captive. Nevertheless, she persists...."

By Katie Yoder | | April 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM EDT

Planned Parenthood is big news today, as the GOP proposes defunding America’s largest abortion provider. Even so, it remains unlikely that the liberal media will report a new video shining a negative light on the abortion giant. On Wednesday, the Center for Medial Progress (CMP) released its latest undercover video: “Planned Parenthood ‘Lamborghini’ Exec Haggles Again Over Baby Parts Prices.”

By Matt Philbin | | April 26, 2017 | 8:45 AM EDT

That whirring sound you hear is Walt Disney spinning in his grave, or his cryogenic vault, or whatever his final resting place really is. According to Jezebel, actors “Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen have signed on to voice gay lovers Timon and Pumbaa (respectively) in Disney’s upcoming ‘live action’ remake of The Lion King, according to an exclusive report from The Wrap.”

By Dawn Slusher | | April 26, 2017 | 2:27 AM EDT

The brand-new NBC show Great News premiered on April 25 with two episodes, “Pilot” and “The Bear Attack.” The show is about young television news producer Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) who is trying to gain respect in the newsroom at “The Breakdown” while her helicopter mother Carol (Andrea Martin) takes an internship position at the station.

By Dawn Slusher | | April 26, 2017 | 1:28 AM EDT

We got to bid farewell to season two of TBS’s The Detour in the April 25 double episode, the latter being a supersized, limited commercial season finale. But if you thought this was the last of the ongoing attacks on Christianity and family values, you’d be wrong.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 25, 2017 | 11:51 PM EDT

Ivanka Trump was embracing her role as adviser to the president on Tuesday when she was representing the United States at a women’s summit in Berlin, Germany. While on stage, she stated that her father has “been a tremendous champion of supporting families.” And with that, the European audience “hissed” and “jeered.” The liberal Big Three networks were more than happy to pounce on the incident and replay it that evening.