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By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2017 | 4:36 PM EDT

As we reported earlier, Politico hired an eight-year veteran of Bill Clinton’s White House to be its new CEO...at the very same time Politico was warning of how the liberal media bubble was hardening in Washington! In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Steel tried to suggest he “skews moderate politically,” which makes no sense when you consider he donated more than $50,000 to Democrats and zero to Republicans. That includes leftist Democrats like Zephyr Teachout and Rep. Jamie Raskin, favorites of The Nation subscribers.

By Kyle Drennen | | April 28, 2017 | 4:08 PM EDT

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday, former Obama State Department official and Time magazine editor Richard Stengel hurled a wild accusation at President Trump, claiming the commander-in-chief guilty of “harassment” against United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

By Clay Waters | | April 28, 2017 | 3:26 PM EDT

For two days running, the front page of the New York Times has delivered Democratic talking points about President Trump’s new tax cut plans. The banner over Thursday’s front page said it all, in big bold letters: “Tax Overhaul Would Aid Wealthiest.” The coverage lacked the vital context, pointed out by James Piereson in the Weekly Standard this week, that taxes have already been slashed for the poor and middle class, and it’s hard to structure a tax cut that doesn’t “favor the wealthy” in raw monetary terms. 

By Sarah Stites | | April 28, 2017 | 3:14 PM EDT

It’s prom season, and BuzzFeed is throwing a party of its own – a queer celebration to promote the concept that “normal is relative.” For the website’s video producer and development partner Eugene Yang, the crowning dance was just another “night of normativity.” That’s because, as a gay teen, he felt the weight of heteronormative convention demanding that he take a girl to the big night.  

By Kyle Drennen | | April 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM EDT

In a hostile exchange with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, substitute co-host Amy Robach first demanded that the Justice Department chief respond to a local Democratic politician in New York accusing him of being anti-immigrant and then put words his mouth to make it seem like the smear was true.

By Sarah Stites | | April 28, 2017 | 12:40 PM EDT

Forgiving a friend is one thing. Forgiving your spouse’s cold-blooded killer on a televised news program is another. After losing her husband, Naseem, in Egypt’s Palm Sunday bombings, Samira Fahmi had every reason to despise ISIS. The terrorist group not only took the life of her partner in church on a holy day, but killed or injured more than 100 others in her Coptic Christian community. 

By P.J. Gladnick | | April 28, 2017 | 12:28 PM EDT

It seems as if New York Times columnist David Brooks has crawled back from the Antifa ninja play warrior resistance limb he went out on just after the last election and has decided that he can now just barely tolerate the crease in the pants of President Donald Trump. His April 28 column has announced that he is dialing back his "Outrage Level 11" Trump derangement syndrome  down to a mere level 3 or 4 on the outrage scale.

By Curtis Houck | | April 28, 2017 | 12:22 PM EDT

Even though Barack Obama left the presidency 99 days ago, MSNBC showed late Thursday night why any criticism of him remains unacceptable. On Thursday’s 11th Hour, fill-in host Joy Reid went ballistic when former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card suggested that Obama came into office without a distinct set of beliefs to support his decision-making.

 

By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2017 | 12:06 PM EDT

Ultraliberal singer Barbra Streisand lamented Hillary Clinton’s election loss in an interview with Leonard Lopate on Wednesday on the New York public radio station WNYC. Like Hillary, Streisand blamed sexism, not Hillary, for the defeat. "Even this last election with Hillary, the kind of – the strong woman, the powerful woman, the educated woman, the experienced woman – being thought of as the Other, you know or too elite, or too educated,” she complained.

By Tom Johnson | | April 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM EDT

This week’s avalanche of layoffs at ESPN has been a story in search of an explanation. Some say that a major reason for the network’s financial woes over the past few years has been, as Clay Travis noted, its “absurd decision to turn into MSESPN, a left wing sports network.” The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis, who endorses the recent leftward drift of sports media, thinks that whether or not ESPN is “a liberal network” is “a legitimate and interesting question that deserves examination,” but finds what he calls the “libtard ESPN got what it deserved!” argument shallow, even knee-jerkish.

By Kristine Marsh | | April 28, 2017 | 10:32 AM EDT

The Daily Show started right off the bat Thursday blasting Obama’s “haters,” for criticizing the former president for taking a hefty paycheck from Wall Street for an upcoming speech. While all three networks last night ignored the hypocrisy of Obama cashing in a $400,000 dollar paycheck for speaking to the same group of investors that he had slammed as “fat cats” when he was president, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah still thought even the minimal backlash Obama received was just too much.

 
By Aly Nielsen | | April 28, 2017 | 10:02 AM EDT

The “People’s Climate March,” scheduled for the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, claims to be a movement of the people. But is it really?

It turns out one-third of the steering committee organizations have one thing in common — donations from George Soros. The liberal billionaire gave them more than $36 million combined. So far the broadcast networks have not made the connection.

By Mike Ciandella | | April 28, 2017 | 9:53 AM EDT

Liberal reporters have been eager to report on President Trump’s low approval numbers, but they’ve mostly ignored their own, significantly lower approval ratings.

According to Gallup in September of 2016, “Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media ‘to report the news fully, accurately and fairly’ has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media.” 

By NB Staff | | April 28, 2017 | 9:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va — On Friday morning, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and MRC Latino Director Ken Oliver-Mendez released statements in reaction to Fusion/Univision anchor Jorge Ramos receiving the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism.

 

By Dawn Slusher | | April 28, 2017 | 12:56 AM EDT

In a society where preborn children are treated as disposable property, and disregarded in the name of cold, sterile, euphemisms such as “reproductive rights” and “choice,” it’s rare to find a mother who actually does the opposite of putting herself above her child.