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By Tom Blumer | | June 8, 2016 | 12:12 PM EDT

If we're to believe the pose struck by five Associated Press reporters who contributed to a Sunday afternoon story on the topic, the spike in violent crime in the U.S. during the past nearly two years apparently needs its own episode of the old Unsolved Mysteries TV series.

"Experts can't point to a single reason" for the rise. The increase "is stumping law enforcement officials." FBI Director James Comey says, "I don't know what the answer is." But don't worry, say the AP reporters, because "the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend," and "it's a far cry from the more notorious early 1990s." The obvious genuine answer, the one which people who don't have blinders on clearly recognize, known as the "Ferguson effect," got scant notice, and wasn't directly named. It's almost as if the wire service has a Stylebook rule against using the term — and especially against recognizing the effect's legitimacy.

By Matthew Balan | | June 8, 2016 | 12:08 PM EDT

CNN used some very noticeable video editing to transfigure Hillary Clinton on Wednesday's New Day. Correspondent Jeff Zeleny ran footage from the Democratic presidential candidate's victory speech on Tuesday night that transformed Mrs. Clinton into a glowing figure. He hyped how Mrs. Clinton was "savoring a triumph in her long Democratic primary fight — exactly eight years after extinguishing her first trailblazing campaign."

By Kyle Drennen | | June 8, 2016 | 11:59 AM EDT

Appearing on NBC’s Today Wednesday morning, correspondent Andrea Mitchell could not contain her excitement as she swooned over Hillary Clinton becoming the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party: “...after two bruising presidential primary campaigns, Hillary Clinton, finally able to write her page in the history books....embracing her place in American history.”

By Scott Whitlock | | June 8, 2016 | 11:32 AM EDT

The excitement among journalists over Hillary Clinton’s coming nomination is just getting started. On Wednesday, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King hyped the “pure joy” on the face of the Democrat as she won California and became the presumptive nominee. Just like on ABC, the show’s reporters also pushed the idea of an all women ticket. 

By Kristine Marsh | | June 8, 2016 | 9:58 AM EDT

In another case of liberals justifying violence, Huffington Post writer Jesse Benn penned this gem entitled, “Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any.” In it, Benn argues that liberals don’t understand that violence is sometimes, the answer. “They ignore the history of successful violent insurrection in the US, instead favoring the elementary school version of history in which nonviolence is the only means of struggle that’s ever achieved a thing,” he wrote.

By Tim Graham | | June 8, 2016 | 9:53 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson shredded the notion that he writes a column with exceptional “equanimity” by suggesting that charter-school backers in Detroit should be sewed into a burlap sack with rabid animals and thrown into a river to drown – if they aren’t eaten first.

By Melissa Mullins | | June 8, 2016 | 7:16 AM EDT

Singer and hardcore liberal Cher made some rather outrageous comments at a posh Hollywood fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Monday. "When I watch Trump I just want to blow my brains out.Or maybe not my brains. but I'm just like `What are you talking about? Jesus." I know that Hillary fights for equality for all people and we are no good unless all of us are equal."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 8, 2016 | 3:54 AM EDT

ABC’s Nightline was an absolute Hillary Clinton lovefest early Wednesday morning, following her massive victory and her becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee. “When we come back, did you hear it? It's the sound of that glass ceiling breaking,” Juju Chang teased before the segment. And it only got worse from there. David Wright threw praise towards Clinton, “She's been waiting years for this moment. The night she finally got to be the one making history.”

By Curtis Houck | | June 8, 2016 | 3:29 AM EDT

NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell was naturally among the first handful of individuals to comment late Tuesday night on Hillary Clinton’s primary victory speech and Mitchell did so by reminiscing about how intertwined both of the careers have been that’s led to “a moment that has been many years in the making.”

By Curtis Houck | | June 8, 2016 | 12:24 AM EDT

Whether it’s a 2008 speech by Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton’s June 2 foreign policy speech, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews can be counted on to have a hot take that’ll evoke some head scratching and Tuesday can be added to the list as he shrieked that Clinton’s primary victory speech lines attacking Donald Trump “jumped out” at him “like a cougar” and made him think “wow.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 8, 2016 | 12:18 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic Party nominee on Tuesday, and every news outlet was trained on to her victory speech. But something very special stood out for CNN’s Dana Bash during their America’s Choice 2016 coverage of the event, Bill Clinton waving his hand. “I don’t recall— I don’t know about you Jake [Tapper]— him actually getting up on the stage like that with her and having the classic spouse hand wave to the crowd,” Bash said. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | June 7, 2016 | 11:00 PM EDT

The most obvious sign of liberal media favoritism is that liberal candidates can avoid press conferences for months at a time and they don’t complain. On CNN, David Gregory argued Hillary Clinton would just "take the hit" for avoiding them, and avoiding tough questions about her private email server and the Clinton Foundation.

But when Hillary briefly met the press on Monday, it was eight softballs, nothing on scandals, nothing on policy, just horse-race questions and gush about her "historic" race.

By Bruce Bookter | | June 7, 2016 | 10:59 PM EDT

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith jumped the shark quite some time ago. However, this may take the cake. On Tuesday’s edition of First Take on ESPN2, Smith took strong exception with Brock Osweiler, the former Bronco, and current Houston Texans quarterback. Osweiler opted to not attend the Broncos visit to the White House on Monday, and instead spent the time at OTA’s with his new team.

By Curtis Houck | | June 7, 2016 | 10:23 PM EDT

A primary election night on MSNBC wouldn’t be complete without a helping of notable quotes from breaking news anchor Brian Williams and Tuesday was no exception as he hailed Hillary Clinton’s June 2 foreign policy speech and praised the vicious New York Daily News for doing a “superb job” with their covers smearing conservatives and Republicans.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 7, 2016 | 9:44 PM EDT

NBC Nightly News was all in on praising Hillary Clinton Tuesday, even going so far as to run a segment tilted “Kids React to First Woman Nominee.” “No matter what your politics are, no matter what happens in November, history is being made right now in this country, as it has its first woman presumptive nominee of a major party,” stated NBC’s Lester Holt, leading into the segment.