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By P.J. Gladnick | | April 22, 2016 | 1:57 PM EDT

Hey, it was just a harmless prank! No real harm done. Ha! Ha!

That is the tone of The Atlantic magazine article explaining away the vandalism performed by the Clinton White House as it transitioned over to the incoming George W. Bush administration. The article is about how tough it is to transition from one White House administration to the next but the real purpose as we shall see is to slam Donald Trump for mishandling a transition that has yet to happen because he hasn't even been nominated yet. First author Russell Berman attempts to explain away a major stain on recent presidential transitions:

By Curtis Houck | | April 22, 2016 | 1:41 PM EDT

In Slate’s weekly “Political Gabfest” podcast, CBS News political director and Face the Nation host John Dickerson proclaimed that Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal is “a stupid issue” unlike the debate over a $15 minimum wage because that’s “the central question of the campaign, which is how do you help people with wages.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 22, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT

The hosts of ABC's The View on Thursday spent almost four minutes fretting over Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump suggesting Harriet Tubman be placed on the $2 bill as an alternative to replacing former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin in particular portrayed placement on the $2 bill as an insult, betraying an apparent lack of knowledge that the $2 bill that is still in circulation features no less than former President and Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson's likeness.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 22, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT

All three morning shows on Friday highlighted Barack Obama’s trip to Britain. However, only CBS saw it as “very controversial” and explained why one prominent British leader is calling the President a “bully.” ABC ignored the fact that Obama is in the country to lobby Britons to stay in the European Union. NBC noted that the Commander in Chief wrote an op-ed lecturing another country on an important decision, but the network didn’t find it divisive. 

By Tim Graham | | April 22, 2016 | 12:02 PM EDT

Rory Carroll at the Guardian reports that the group Friends of Abe, a “secretive” group of Hollywood conservatives that includes celebrities like Jon Voight and Kelsey Grammer, is dissolving over Donald Trump and the fight over the June 7 California primary.

Lionel Chetwynd, a producer and screenwriter and co-founder of the group, recently said the 2016 campaign was causing a “civil war in slow motion,” which "fractured friendships and shredded solidarity."

By Kyle Drennen | | April 22, 2016 | 11:40 AM EDT

After NBC and ABC rushed to label Donald Trump “moderate” during Thursday’s evening newscasts following his move to left on transgender bathrooms and abortion, on Friday morning, all three network morning shows touted the Republican frontrunner “sounding strikingly more moderate on social issues” as he worked to “tone it down” on the campaign trail. 

By Kristine Marsh | | April 22, 2016 | 11:24 AM EDT

In the latest case of a celebrity exercising their sense of superiority, Alec Baldwin stated that not believing in climate change was “a form of mental illness.” The actor, prone to public fits of anger, has gone off on conservatives before and even made anti-gay slurs, yet the media still welcomed him back with open arms because of his radically liberal views.

By Jorge Bonilla | | April 22, 2016 | 10:21 AM EDT

Earlier this week, United Healthcare made major news by announcing its intent to pull out of Obamacare. The story mostly went missing from all but one domestic Spanish-language network

By Julia A. Seymour | | April 22, 2016 | 10:18 AM EDT

Galileo, the famous Italian astronomer and scientist, once said, “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” Tell that to the UN IPCC and the news media. Presumably, Galileo would find the use of the so-called “scientific consensus” on global warming as the basis to call for prosecution of dissenters unsettling. Everyone should find it downright chilling.

By Daniel Garza | | April 22, 2016 | 9:35 AM EDT

Seeking to justify his open opposition to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos has enlisted the support of Glenn Greenwald, the leftist journalist best known for enabling Edward Snowden’s treasonous revelations of classified U.S. national security data and who is hailed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow as “the left’s most fearless political commentator.”

By Clay Waters | | April 22, 2016 | 8:44 AM EDT

The New York Times had a mediocre Pulitzer Prize haul this week. Among the Times selections that didn’t win the prize for editorial writing (thought it made the final three) were a package of gun control editorials. Mark Hemingway at The Weekly Standard eviscerated one particularly ignorant, wildly hyped Times gun-control editorial in that package, while accusing the Pulitzers of “a pathetic attempt to further burnish the reputation of the New York Times." Hemingway wrote under the headline "New York Times Is Pulitzer Finalist for Wildly Inaccurate Gun Editorials."

By Tim Graham | | April 22, 2016 | 6:46 AM EDT

On Monday, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll painted a dreary picture for Hillary Clinton. "Sen. Bernie Sanders has all but eliminated Hillary Clinton’s polling lead among Democratic voters nationwide...offering signs that she continues to struggle with the primary electorate at a time when she wanted to build strength for the general election. Mr. Sanders for the first time is close to tying Mrs. Clinton, as 48% of Democratic primary voters picked him as their first choice for president, while 50% picked her."

Guess what? NBC News has failed to pass along this depressing part of the poll on television.

By Erik Soderstrom | | April 22, 2016 | 1:30 AM EDT

Last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, “Trigger Happy,” went all in on anti-gun messaging. The episode opens with the shocking announcement that the emergency room must prepare to receive an 8-year-old patient with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Speculation begins immediately with hospital staff wondering if the child was hurt in a drive by, or some other crime, but the audience quickly learns the real cause: Brandon’s mother was a gun owner.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | April 22, 2016 | 12:33 AM EDT

Inside Amy Schumer began its fourth season tonight on Comedy Central, and apparently the "Inside" part of the show title is literal. If there's one thing Amy Schumer wanted everybody to know in the premiere, it's that she is obsessed with her vagina. 

By Tom Blumer | | April 21, 2016 | 11:58 PM EDT

I didn't realize this, but then again I played youth sports back in the Mesozoic Era. When an exasperated coach called us "sissies" for not trying hard enough, whining about routine bumps and bruises, or (in baseball) not sliding, they were, according to today's ignorant PC police, hitting us with an anti-homosexual slur. Horse manure; no they weren't. They simply didn't want us to act "timid or cowardly" (Definition 2 at Dictionary.com), two traits which are not positives in competitive situations.

In researching this post, I learned that the PC police succeeded in excising the idea of calling any single person or specifically named group of persons a "sissy" or "sissies" from civil conversation five to seven years ago. What I didn't realize is that they object even if the word is not directed at specific people. That explains why Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame baseball announcer Marty Brennaman became a recipient of their ire on Wednesday.