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By Randy Hall | | April 21, 2016 | 6:18 PM EDT

While a guest on Howard Stern's radio show, Anderson Cooper of the Cable News Network surprised the host when he stated: “I don't think I'm going to vote. I don't think reporters should vote.”

Amazed co-host Robin Quivers then asked if he really doesn't cast any ballots in elections before stating: “That's like you're not a citizen!”

By Mark Finkelstein | | April 21, 2016 | 6:09 PM EDT

From bathrooms to abortions, Bloomberg's John Heilemann believes that in his heart, Donald Trump is a social liberal. Heilemann made his assertion on today's With All Due Respect in the context of discussing Trump's comments on a Today town hall this morning in which he was critical of the North Carolina transgender bathroom law, and said he'd have no problem letting Caitlyn Jenner choose any bathroom.

Heilemann: "Trump is probably, I think in his gut, a social liberal. I think his position on abortion, for instance, the ["very pro-choice"] position he held for most of his life, is the real position . . . I think on this issue he's like most Manhattanites or most New Yorkers: he's basically a social liberal."

By Daniel Garza | | April 21, 2016 | 5:23 PM EDT

Univision is now the sole owner of Fusion, one of our favorite sources for totally fair, honest and unbiased reporting here at MRC Latino. The parting of ways with Disney comes after much speculation dating all the way back to December.

By Tom Blumer | | April 21, 2016 | 4:47 PM EDT

On Sunday, I noted how the Associated Press wouldn't let the awful national news from the Federal Reserve on Industrial Production (second straight month of 0.6 percent contraction) stand alone without trying to offset it with phony evidence that U.S. manufacturing is showing "signs of stability." That "evidence" was primarily a positive manufacturing survey result from just one state: New York. The AP also dedicated a separate national story to that New York Federal Reserve-published result.

So when the Philadelphia Federal Reserve published its manufacturing survey earlier today, one might have expected that AP would have given it a story, especially since today wasn't a particularly big day for other impactful economic releases. Of course, AP ignored it — because the result was negative, defying expecations that it would remain positive for a second straight month. From what I can determine, the Philly Fed's release is not even a local AP story.

By Kyle Drennen | | April 21, 2016 | 4:11 PM EDT

On Thursday, both NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America reveled in ESPN firing baseball analyst Curt Schilling after the former all-star pitcher objected on social media to liberal demands that transgender people be allowed to use whichever bathroom they choose. At the top of Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie announced: “He's out. Former all-star pitcher Curt Schilling fired by ESPN after another controversial post to social media. What he said this time that could cost him his job.”

By Curtis Houck | | April 21, 2016 | 4:06 PM EDT

In his Politico column posted on Wednesday, National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry mounted a thorough trouncing of the liberal media for their universal gushing over Donald Trump’s win in the New York primary despite the fact that a landslide had long been predicted as a possibility.

By Katie Yoder | | April 21, 2016 | 4:04 PM EDT

A congressional probe into whether or not businesses profited from aborted baby body parts should scream big news. But not so for the three broadcast networks.

On Wednesday, the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives Subcommittee held a hearing on “The Pricing of Fetal Tissue.” ABC, CBS and NBC didn’t say a word about the hearing during their morning and evening news shows following the event.

By Tim Graham | | April 21, 2016 | 3:31 PM EDT

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank covered the House hearing on the sales of aborted-baby parts....to blast them as far too impartial to be trusted. This same columnist four years ago acted as a supine publicist for a one-sided Democratic pseudo-hearing to celebrate the feminist birth-control activist Sandra Fluke.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 21, 2016 | 2:17 PM EDT

While ABC journalists grilled Ted Cruz on Monday with a Good Morning America town hall, they offered softballs to Hillary Clinton on Thursday. George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts showcased questions from the left and included queries about hot sauce and Saturday Night Live. At no time was there a question on Benghazi or the Democrat’s secret e-mail server and the scandal around it. 

By Bruce Bookter | | April 21, 2016 | 1:34 PM EDT

The sports media continued their postgame celebrations on Thursday, after ESPN’s firing of Curt Schilling. A firing that so many members of the liberal sports media openly, and privately, rooted for.

By P.J. Gladnick | | April 21, 2016 | 1:24 PM EDT

Oops!

It was quite an amusing moment yesterday on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect when Mark Halperin corrected his co-host, John Heilemann, on delegate math history. As you can see in the video below, Heilemann asserted that Donald Trump was not doing as well as he should be because at this point in the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney already had enough delegates to lock up the nomination. Halperin then interjected to point out that Romney did not have the nomination locked up until much later than now. The funniest thing about this exchange was the sheepish reaction from Heilemann.

By Kyle Drennen | | April 21, 2016 | 1:17 PM EDT

After asking on Wednesday whether Bernie Sanders “knows when the game is over,” on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer lamented that the Democratic presidential candidate was “digging in his heels despite speculation over whether it is time for him to bow out of the race.”
 

By Matthew Balan | | April 21, 2016 | 12:16 PM EDT

Justin Moyer contended that ESPN's firing of former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling "seemed destined" in a Thursday article for the Washington Post, which detailed the supposed "radicalization" of the former Phillies player turned "conservative loudmouth." Moyer spotlighted how "Schilling went fangs out" after Tweeting out a controversial image that "many deemed transphobic." However, the reporter didn't disclose his possible stake in this issue, as he moonlights as a cross-dressing musician in a rock band.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 21, 2016 | 11:56 AM EDT

Former Bill Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on Thursday conducted a 30 minute town hall with his friend Hillary Clinton. Not once during the Good Morning America discussion did he mention the Democratic candidate’s ongoing e-mail scandal, nor did he note the Benghazi controversy. Of course, there was also no disclaimer on the journalist’s conflict of interest. In 2015, he secretly donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. 

By Kyle Drennen | | April 21, 2016 | 10:55 AM EDT

During a town hall event on Thursday’s NBC Today, the hosts urged Donald Trump to move left on a series of issues and the Republican frontrunner happily obliged, adopting liberal positions on transgender bathrooms, abortion, and taxes. Willie Geist read a viewer's question: “Mr. Trump, please be specific, tell us your views on LGBT, how you plan to be inclusive as President. Speak about North Carolina bathroom law in particular.”