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By Curtis Houck | | July 19, 2016 | 9:39 PM EDT

MSNBC host, NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent and senior Clinton apologist Andrea Mitchell offered her latest Clinton spin on Tuesday during the Republican National Convention (RNC) by whining that the Clinton scandals ranging from Whitewater to Hillary’s e-mail scandal “will never be resolved to the satisfaction of the conspiracy theorists.”

By Tom Blumer | | July 19, 2016 | 8:42 PM EDT

Former New Black Panther leader Malik Shabazz, whose incendiary, racist remarks could fill a very long book, was interviewed by Megyn Kelly at Fox News Monday night.

Shabazz has had a long history of establishment media indulgence, which explains how he can now meritlessly present himself as the supposedly respectable head and co-founder of "Black Lawyers for Justice." Fox's choice to give him air time was questionable, but at least Kelly gave him no quarter.

By Scott Whitlock | | July 19, 2016 | 8:00 PM EDT

The journalists at CBS are obsessing over musicians who are angry at Donald Trump’s use of their music. Evening News anchor Scott Pelley combined this with the alleged plagiarism of Melania Trump, chiding, “Borrowed words are controversial and borrowed music, too.” 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | July 19, 2016 | 7:42 PM EDT

When FBI director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private e-mail server, but shouldn't be prosecuted because no prosecutor would ever dare take her to court, except prosecutors all over the country rose to say they'd do so immediately, many were shocked and angered. One industry was thoroughly embarrassed: the media-elite "fact checker" websites and projects, from PolitiFact.com to FactCheck.org to the "Fact Checker" column at The Washington Post.

By Jack Coleman | | July 19, 2016 | 7:39 PM EDT

Translation: Maybe it's awkward and inconvenient, at least to a high-profile media liberal reluctant to condemn those poor, horribly misunderstood jihadists.

As is her wont, Rachel Maddow likes to schmooze with late-night television hosts as part of MSNBC's strenuous efforts to brand as a major brainiac who lives to pontificate about politics.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 19, 2016 | 7:31 PM EDT

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning during CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, the panel discussion descended into borderline chaos as guests and the host engaged in a wild shouting match. It all started when the topic of Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s convention speech was brought up. “Rudy Giuliani's speech tonight was rousing. It was. It was the definition of rousing,” stated Black Lives Matter supporter Bakari Sellers, “But it was also the definition of divisive.”

By Curtis Houck | | July 19, 2016 | 7:20 PM EDT

Early in MSNBC’s Tuesday night coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC), Hardball host Chris Matthews took a brief shot at MSNBC’s parent company Comcast buying them from General Electric (GE) five years ago and admitted the RNC attendees have been “incredibly friendly” but doubted Democrats will do the same at their convention to conservative media members.

By Randy Hall | | July 19, 2016 | 6:32 PM EDT

“Why Are Third-Graders Afraid of Donald Trump?” is the title of a “news” article posted Monday on the liberal Atlantic magazine's website in an obvious attempt to promote the notion that even children fear Donald Trump.

However, Stephen Kruiser -- a professional comedian and conservative activist -- responded by noting that articles such as this one are having the opposite of the desired effect: They're “actually generating sympathy for the Republican presidential candidate.”

By Samantha Cohen | | July 19, 2016 | 5:13 PM EDT

On Tuesday, the Morning Joe conversation was dominated by allegations of Melania Trump plagiarizing her highly anticipated speech last night from portions of Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The mainstream media’s double standard radiated when the focus shifted to past allegations of plagiarism by prominent Democrats Joe Biden and Barack Obama. 

By Tom Johnson | | July 19, 2016 | 5:03 PM EDT

In September 1987, Joe Biden quit the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, in large part because he’d been caught plagiarizing a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock. A Tuesday Daily Kos post seemed to suggest that Biden should have dropped out back then even if it’d been his wife, Jill, exposed as a high-profile plagiarist…or maybe David Nir has a different standard for Republicans. “Melania Trump’s stunning plagiarism at the Republican National Convention should by all rights be fatal to her husband’s campaign for president, not merely because she plagiarized but because of who she plagiarized from,” declared Nir, who noted that Melania “stole from none other than Michelle Obama, whose family has been the target of the right’s most bitter hatred and ridicule for a decade now.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 19, 2016 | 5:00 PM EDT

As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared as a guest on Sunday's Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd pressed him on the GOP platform, at one point fretting about the plank that makes a statement in favor of each child having both a father and a mother to raise them. The NBC host worried that the plank was "implying that somehow children of same-sex couples are more likely to be addicts, to engage in crime."

By Katie Yoder | | July 19, 2016 | 4:49 PM EDT

Celebrities frequently take to Twitter to attack political figures, and Melania Trump is not exempt. Celebrities bashed Melania Trump’s speech Monday night at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio for its similarity to first lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

By Sarah Stites | | July 19, 2016 | 3:44 PM EDT

A new play by the “1 in 3 Campaign” seeks to end the stigma associated with abortion by dramatizing the real life stories of post-abortive women. Entitled “Remarkably Normal,” the production stars a pro-choice minister, an abortion doctor, a Planned Parenthood sex educator, a Southern teen and a woman with a high-risk pregnancy. 

By Remso Martinez | | July 19, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT

In the midst of the RNC convention, CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo became unhinged during an interview with three conservative commentators as he pounced on the current GOP reluctance to discuss accusations of plagiarism against Melania Trump.

By Tim Graham | | July 19, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT

GQ magazine is already in the tank for Obama. Editor Jim Nelson declared him “Mount Rushmore great” in an article titled “Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time.”

But GQ basketball writer Bethlehem Shoals (real name: Nathaniel Friedman) took the liberal ardor to a new low on Twitter on Monday night, after grieving Benghazi mom Patricia Smith spoke to the Republican convention.