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By Tom Blumer | | December 6, 2016 | 6:21 PM EST

At the New York Times on Friday, Amanda Hess regaled readers over how the "spontaneous" and "chance" sightings of Hillary Clinton since Election Day have made Mrs. Clinton "a new folk hero." Her virtual hagiography even made it to Page C1 of the paper's Saturday print edition. There's more sap in Hess's writeup than one could likely collect from all of the trees in the wooded areas in which Mrs. Clinton has "unexpectedly" appeared.

By Tim Graham | | December 6, 2016 | 5:30 PM EST

After Trump's thank-you rally in Cincinnati, CNN's Dana Bash complained. “There were lots of divisive comments, especially and unfortunately about the press, which I wish he would stop doing." CNN's Brian Stelter said his anti-media remarks make him an "authoritarian." But which is more authoritarian? A president that criticizes the press? Or a press that insists that the president must shut up and never criticize the press?

By Jorge Bonilla | | December 6, 2016 | 5:19 PM EST

It is clear that many at Univision are still trying to process what happened last month. This much was evident on the most recent edition of the network's weekly public affairs program, Al Punto, as both host and guest struggled to understand the outcome of the election.

By Matthew Balan | | December 6, 2016 | 5:15 PM EST

NPR's Morning Edition on Tuesday touted how many "anti-poverty advocates across the political spectrum" are now "worried" after President-Elect Donald Trump picked Dr. Ben Carson to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Correspondent Pam Fessler spotlighted how "advocates fear the worst — that it will lead to deep cuts in programs to reduce homelessness, and to subsidize affordable housing." However, Fessler didn't mention that her first "advocate" worked in the Obama administration, and the second donated to his presidential campaign.

By Kyle Drennen | | December 6, 2016 | 4:29 PM EST

On Tuesday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning were eager to promote congressional Democrats attacking Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, noting the liberal lawmakers “slamming his lack of experience.”

By Tom Johnson | | December 6, 2016 | 4:28 PM EST

Megyn Kelly is a journalist, but she’s also a sort of actress, suggested Isaac Chotiner in a Monday review of her new book, Settle for More. To Chotiner, Kelly’s a conservative who plays a nonpartisan on TV. She has “done her best to cloud her real agenda.” And it’s worked: she has “wide-ranging respect and admiration among a press corps generally (and rightly) suspicious and dismissive of Fox News.” Chotiner is much less respectful and admiring. “The Kelly File is quite clearly ideological and very rarely ‘open-minded,’” he argued. “It is guilty of the same race-baiting and fearmongering that the rest of the network practiced throughout the election, and indeed over the past two decades.”

By Clay Waters | | December 6, 2016 | 4:19 PM EST

We’re just a few steps away from Putin-style reign in America under the Trump regime, New York Times media reporter Jim Rutenberg implied in his “Mediator” column on the front of Monday’s Business Day: “From Russia Comes a Warning for Americans.” Rutenberg used Tolokonnikova, who has also attacked Trump, to make dubious parallels between the Russian media situation and America’s: “...as an emissary from a dystopian political-media environment that seemed to be heading our way, with governmental threats against dissent, disinformation from the presidential level and increasingly assertive propagandists who stoke the perception that there can be no honest arbiter of truth.”

By Scott Whitlock | | December 6, 2016 | 4:11 PM EST

Comedian Conan O’Brien went there. He highlighted an awkward moment at Fidel Castro’s funeral, something that the network morning newscasts on Monday wouldn’t touch: The Jeep carrying the dictator’s ashes broke down on Sunday, prompting soldiers to push the vehicle down the procession route. ABC, CBS and NBC skipped that moment. 

By Curtis Houck | | December 6, 2016 | 3:34 PM EST

The Washington Examiner’s T. Becket Adams exposed on Tuesday morning in a series of tweets the very problem that besets a liberal media obsessed with placing legitimate conservative sites into the sphere of the fake news when a number of journalists chided Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for comments at CPAC 2014 regarding school lunches thanks to a dishonest hatchet job by Time magazine.

By Kristine Marsh | | December 6, 2016 | 3:26 PM EST

Tuesday on The View, the panel discussed “fake news” and how Trump has contributed to the proliferation of “fake news” and the consequential distrust in the media. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg then made the ludicrous claim that the media gave Donald Trump a free pass and never called him out for making false statements.“There was no one saying, ‘Hey, wait a minute. That’s not true, you can’t say that!’” Whoopi claimed.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | December 6, 2016 | 3:22 PM EST

Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has re-worked a Christmas classic to mock President-elect Donald Trump. Apple, whose biggest hit “Criminal” was released in 1996, changed the lyrics to Nat King Cole’s standard “The Christmas Song,” (subtitled “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” to reflect her disgust of Trump. 

By Julia A. Seymour | | December 6, 2016 | 3:13 PM EST

If you scream loud and long enough for a liberal cause, the media listen. Pipeline opponents dominated network reporting of the Obama administration’s decision to refuse permission for a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

#NoDAPL Protesters cheered the Army Corps of Engineers’ Dec. 4, announcement that it would not grant an easement allowing construction of the pipeline across Lake Oahe and the Missouri River, near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. None of the reports pointed out that the Corps. granted permission for the crossing in July 2016.

By Callista Ring | | December 6, 2016 | 2:49 PM EST

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign received unprecedented Hollywood support, from super PACs to TV shows, to social media, to concert endorsements. But actor Dean Cain warned celebrities, “Be careful about the things you say and vilifying the other side because it can come back to bite you.” On “Fox & Friends” on December 6, Cain, who stars in the film about convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell, Gosnell, discussed Hollywood’s “political activism.” In light of recent statements made by actress Sally Field and singer Madonna, Cain argued that it’s “fine” if a celebrity wants to have a “cogent argument,” but “a lot of these folks are out there shouting down opponents and talking down to other people and that very much can backfire.”

By Scott Whitlock | | December 6, 2016 | 1:13 PM EST

CBS This Morning’s Gayle King on Tuesday labeled Donald Trump a “climate change denier,” using the loaded term in a story on Al Gore visiting with the President-elect. All three networks promoted the global warming activist’s meeting, but it was co-host King who lectured, “President-elect Trump is on the record as a climate change denier. But a meeting with former Vice President Al Gore suggests that he's thinking about the issue.” 

By Sarah Stites | | December 6, 2016 | 12:29 PM EST

According to Donald Trump’s campaign director for African-American outreach, the liberal media has distorted the president-elect’s views on race and diversity. In a guest column penned for The Hollywood Reporter, Omarosa Manigault, who is now involved in the Trump administration’s national engagement efforts, aimed to debunk the idea that the President-Elect is misogynistic and racist.