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By P.J. Gladnick | | May 11, 2017 | 10:27 AM EDT

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." It is a good bet that Washington Post reporters Carol Morello and Greg Miller probably had the movie Dr. Strangelove on their minds either conciously or unconciously when they wrote their May 10 story/fantasy about the possibility that a Russian photographer could have planted a surveillance device in the White House Oval Office during a meeting there between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats. Before we get to the reporters summoning up their inner General Buck Turgidson, let us revisit the "Dr. Strangelove" War Room scene in which Russian ambassador Alexi de Sadesky attempts to secretly takes photos with a hidden camera.

By Dan Gainor | | May 11, 2017 | 7:22 AM EDT

Comey. Comey! COMEY! (Reminiscent of “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha” for you Brady Bunch fans.) If you live under a Gibraltar-sized rock, President Donald Trump fired his FBI director this week. Liberals who loved Comey when he let Hillary Clinton off the hook, grew to hate him later in the election. 

By Callista Ring | | May 10, 2017 | 10:55 PM EDT

Wednesday night’s episode of Fox’s Shots Fired, “Hour 8: Rock Bottom,” took aim at police officers, again, making them out to be corrupt, greedy white men out to get black people. After Pastor Janae is arrested for the murder of black teenager Joey Campbell, she is questioned by main characters Special Prosecutor Preston Terry (Stephen James) and Investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan). While it’s becoming clear that the white, racist police officers at the station are clearly using her as a cover-up, Pastor Janae makes a pointed comment about policing in general. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 10, 2017 | 10:52 PM EDT

In the immediate aftermath of the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) didn’t quite know how to spin it. But just 24 hours later, the narrative was clear: President Trump fired Comey because the Russia investigation was closing in on him. During their Wednesday evening broadcasts, the networks spent almost two-thirds of their Comey coverage (62 percent) pushing that theory. The networks ran 40 minutes, 25 seconds of Comey coverage, and of that, they spent 25 minutes, five seconds on the conspiracy theory. 

By Tom Blumer | | May 10, 2017 | 9:52 PM EDT

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced on Tuesday that he will not run for reelection as the city's mayor because of mounting allegations that he sexually abused underage boys in the 1980s. Press coverage has either ignored Murray's Democratic Party affiliation or buried it in related stories' late paragraphs.

This outcome also exposes a double standard in the Evergreen State press, and should (but probably won't) lead management at these outlets, particularly at the Seattle Times, to question why they chose not to report multiple allegations against Murray which first surfaced almost a decade ago.

By Jack Coleman | | May 10, 2017 | 8:13 PM EDT

Leave it to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to beclown herself right out of the gate last night in describing President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

In her eagerness to convey the alleged earth-shaking significance of Comey's dismissal, Maddow's initial commentary overlapped with live footage of Comey's jet about to leave Los Angeles. Compelling cable it was not.

By Randy Hall | | May 10, 2017 | 8:01 PM EDT

Longtime Hardball host Chris Matthews used a segment of his weekday MSNBC program on Wednesday, May 10, to slam President Donald Trump’s firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, going so far as to call the incident “a little whiff of fascism.”

The liberal anchor stated that he had “never seen a faster reaction by Democratic senators that I heard in the last hour or so,” claiming that the termination has caused them to “want a special prosecutor now more than ever.”

By Curtis Houck | | May 10, 2017 | 5:21 PM EDT

Appearing on CNN Wednesday afternoon to participate in the network-wide meltdown over James Comey’s ouster as FBI Director, longtime liberal journalists and CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein invoked Watergate but went further, fretting that “this is terribly dangerous moment in American history.”

By Julia A. Seymour | | May 10, 2017 | 5:12 PM EDT

Using a tired line he’s been recycling since at least 2003, former vice president Al Gore criticized the media’s coverage of climate change — for not blaming it enough.

"Every night on the news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation," Al Gore said on May 6, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He had been asked about how the news media reports the issue. Gore said he would "wait for the newscasters to connect the dots," but claimed they rarely do.

By Tim Graham | | May 10, 2017 | 3:55 PM EDT

Radical-left journalist Ken Silverstein is exposing liberal-media hero John Oliver at Observer.com (until recently owned by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner). It seems the moralist who preached against income inequality and tax dodging in July 2014 is practicing what he preached against. Oliver had a tax attorney set up two revocable trusts, one for him and one for his wife, to hide the couple’s purchase of a $9.5 million Manhattan penthouse. “Then he used a tax loophole created by Donald Trump himself back in the 1970s.”

By Sarah Stites | | May 10, 2017 | 3:53 PM EDT

After telling Vanity Fair last November that he wouldn’t “rule out” a presidential run, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is getting a bit more serious about the idea. In an extended interview with GQ writer Caity Weaver, America’s highest-paid actor said that running was a “real possibility.” Ultimately, he sees it as a great opportunity to help people. He’s a proud American too, so passionate about the troops that he hosted a large holiday event last Christmas to honor them. 

By Aly Nielsen | | May 10, 2017 | 3:27 PM EDT

Cosmo Magazine should stick to bad beauty tips and leave climate change to others. “Tiffany & Co. Wants Donald Trump to Address Climate Change,” Cosmo Magazine writer Rachel Torgerson gushed on May 9. But her story lacked critical analysis and context. It might not help that Cosmo has the reputation as loony, liberal, sex-advice publication.

By Ken Oliver and Valentina Humphrey | | May 10, 2017 | 3:11 PM EDT

Univision’s Jorge Ramos would have his viewers believe that the election of Donald Trump has brought with it an alarming rise in hate groups throughout the country, led by a menacing Ku Klux Klan. That’s why more than six months after the 2016 presidential election, Ramos is still repeating on his Sunday show (Al Punto, May 7, 2017) a segment of his signature October 2016 get-out-the-vote documentary, Hate Rising, featuring his interview with a leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 10, 2017 | 2:33 PM EDT

In a hyperbolic segment for MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday, co-host Joe Scarborough went all in comparing President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey to the firing of U.S. Attorneys by Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal. He proclaimed that in the wake of Trump’s decision, “The capital is filling with echoes of Watergate...”

By Scott Whitlock | | May 10, 2017 | 2:07 PM EDT

Slate may win the award for most hyperbolic reaction to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The liberal website slimed, “Trump Wanted a Public Execution.” Writer Phillip Carter, a professor at Georgetown University, repeated the accusation: “The president wanted this to be a public execution of the sort Voltaire described in Candide as something ‘to encourage the others.’"