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By Corinne Weaver | | May 24, 2017 | 4:13 PM EDT

Late night talk shows are having a great year.

The premiere of Comedy Central’s new series, The President Show, had over one million viewers. The late night talk show where actor Anthony Atamanuik stars as Trump is garnered the network’s biggest audience since Broad City, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 24, 2017 | 3:13 PM EDT

More research from liberal universities has confirmed that not only is the media biased against Trump, but a majority of the public doesn’t trust what they read from the mainstream media either. These findings echo a Gallup poll from September that showed only 32 percent of Americans trusted the media.

 
By Sarah Stites | | May 24, 2017 | 3:01 PM EDT

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy is not here for the media’s comparisons of America and the dystopia of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Gilead is more like Saudi Arabia. And she should know. After living in Britain for fifteen years, Eltahawy moved to Jidda, Saudi Arabia as a teen. That experience, she reflected in a May 24 New York Times op-ed, “traumatized” her “into feminism.” 

By Clay Waters | | May 24, 2017 | 2:58 PM EDT

Tuesday’s New York Times reporter Julie Turkewitz, who covers the “Rocky Mountain region” for the paper, is excited about Democratic prospects in a special election for the House in Montana. Her ostensible focus is Republican candidate Greg Gianforte, “Billionaire in Montana, Using Trump’s Playbook.” The online headline added: “What Scandal? In Montana Race, a Republican Is Following the Trump Playbook.” There is no major scandal attached to Gianforte’s campaign, but the headline writer went ahead and conflated them, as well as some silly "Russia ties" to make Gianfort appear more Trumpian.

By Tim Graham | | May 24, 2017 | 2:23 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, the leftish PBS documentary series Frontline aired a documentary titled “Bannon’s War” which seemed awfully reminscent of their anti-Cheney documentary suggestively titled “The Dark Side.” If you’re not a liberal PBS fanatic, it was another boring and predictable slog, attacking Bannon and Trump with lots of black and white photos and scary-sounding orchestral music.

It was more eye-opening to see the Frontline director and writer Michael Kirk appearing on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to promote his anti-Bannon film on Tuesday morning, where made a flat-out false statement about Bannon’s resume, saying “He’d never been in the military.” What? Even Kirk's attack film discussed Bannon’s seven years in the Navy.

By Corinne Weaver | | May 24, 2017 | 1:58 PM EDT

It’s Jezebel’s birthday. The left bows in homage.

Jordan Michael Smith, writing for The Guardian, reviews the influence brought about by Jezebel’s presence in the media for the past 10 years. Anna Holmes, the founder of the site, was an editor at InStyle when she started Jezebel. According to Smith, she “hated the magazine’s worship of luxury, the lack of racial diversity, and the shallowness of women’s publications generally.”

By Julia A. Seymour | | May 24, 2017 | 1:45 PM EDT

Late Show host Stephen Colbert doesn’t hide his disdain for President Donald Trump. He celebrates it.

Even the backlash over Colbert’s recent gay sex joke about Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did little to slow down the host’s anti-Trump monologues.

By Katie Yoder | | May 24, 2017 | 1:41 PM EDT

One abortion supporter is calling for post-abortive women to be central in today’s conversation about abortion. She’s right. On Saturday, The New York Times published an opinion piece with the headline “Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them.” 

By Katie Yoder | | May 24, 2017 | 1:14 PM EDT

It’s a radical move for the media that positively spin abortion, but that isn’t stopping CBS: the network just covered the story of a pregnant teenager who refused abortion for her baby boy – no matter the cost. On Wednesday, CBS This Morning reported the story of high-school senior Maddi Runkles. Although Runkles boasts a 4.0 average and even served as student council president, she was banned from “walking” at graduation by Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland. 

By Scott Whitlock | | May 24, 2017 | 1:02 PM EDT

The aggressively pro-abortion journalists at CBS have suddenly discovered a need to protect society’s “weakest members.” But it’s not a turn towards respecting the pro-life position. No, the hosts of CBS This Morning on Wednesday used this talking point as a way to decry Donald Trump’s proposed budget. 

By Alex Xenos | | May 24, 2017 | 12:14 PM EDT

On Wednesday morning, CNN political analyst David Gregory trashed those who dared to question the media’s hysterical coverage of the Trump administration. Unsurprisingly, he continued to practice his favorite past time of pushing false narratives. On CNN’s New Day, he at first went directly at the President: “you have the President of the United States demonstrably trying to shut down that investigation. Why? Calling it a hoax. Why?”

By Corinne Weaver | | May 24, 2017 | 12:09 PM EDT

Amber Tamblyn wants tolerance. But only her kind of tolerance. A member of the cast of the popular film, “The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants,” and the director of the recently released drama “Paint It Black,” the actress has attempted to describe herself as an activist.

In a recent interview with Bustle writer Rachel Simon, the actress explained how

activism, for her, is about finding acceptance, except for those who “hate me, and hate people I love, and hate people of color, and hate people who are trans.” But she is fed up with “being told to have more understanding for people who don’t agree.”
By Kevin Baker | | May 24, 2017 | 11:57 AM EDT

Liberal Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski showed her hypocrisy on Wednesday, questioning the patriotism of Donald Trump. This from the same woman who previously decried questioning other people’s patriotism. Speaking of the President, she sneered, “I know it is a terrible thing to question someone's patriotism, but you wonder what he cares about.” Joe Scarborough replied saying,“ He's made it perfectly obvious. I think a lot of people that haven known him in the past knew he was self-involved. But to the degree that he cares only about himself...it has been pretty surprising.”

By Tim Graham | | May 24, 2017 | 10:31 AM EDT

David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon caught this political lede from The Washington Post Wednesday morning, that Pope Francis was the "world's moral counterpoint" to Trump's apparently immoral nationalism: "Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the cradle of Roman Catholicism on Wednesday, delivering a message of peace even as the pontiff emphasized his role as the world’s moral counterpoint to the president’s nationalist agenda."

So how did the Post start its story when Obama met Francis at the Vatican in 2014? Was he the "world's moral counterpoint to the president's abortion agenda"? Of course not.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 24, 2017 | 9:46 AM EDT

According to Matt Lauer, the murderous fictional president portrayed by Kevin Spacey on the Netflix series  House of Cards is “tame” in comparison to Donald Trump’s presidency. Interviewing the actor on Wednesday’s NBC Today, Lauer wondered: “...did you ever imagine that there would come a time in real-life politics that would make the plot lines of your show seem tame?”