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By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 6, 2017 | 12:53 AM EDT

As though it was a running theme for MSNBC on Wednesday night, multiple expert panelists acted as though they couldn’t understand why the public has trust issues with former UN Ambassador Susan Rice. “And one thing [President Donald Trump] said in the interview that is true, Susan Rice is not a particularly polished public performer,” declared New York Times journalist Glenn Thrush on Chris Matthews’ Hardball

By Tim Graham | | April 5, 2017 | 11:25 PM EDT

TBS late-night host Samantha Bee and her Full Frontal writing partner Jo Miller gave an interview to Wired.com. These women are deeply conflicted about what they're making weekly. Are they insult comics? Are they journalists and fact checkers? Are they deep thinkers? They're not conflicted about how terrible Trump must be taken apart.

By Callista Ring | | April 5, 2017 | 10:31 PM EDT

The writers of Shots Fired have created a world where racism is lurking under every rock. The third episode of Fox’s race-obsessed drama, “Hour Three: Somebody’s Son,” which aired April 5, was completely transparent in its attempts to persuade us that everything is about race. DOJ Special Prosecutor Preston Terry (Stephan James) sets the tone for the episode when, while discussing Jesse Carr, the white, unarmed teenager shot by police, Terry remarks, “Let's just say Jesse's your typical kid today. Right, doesn't see color, or at least, that's what he thinks.” Because, of course, white people are all racist even if they don’t think they are.

By Jay Maxson | | April 5, 2017 | 9:05 PM EDT

ESPN is becoming something akin to television’s version of the Cleveland Browns, who won one game in the 2016 NFL season. And now, the network has removed a conservative journalist from NBA coverage. ESPN's losing streak includes the staggering loss of 12 million subscribers since 2011, according to Nielsen. In the last two months of 2016, the subscription loss topped the one million subscriber mark.

By Curtis Houck | | April 5, 2017 | 8:58 PM EDT

A ring-leader of the loony bin that is MSNBC just can’t let it go. On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews pedaled for the second time in nine days (and third time in as many days for the network) the devilish insinuation that Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are akin to the murderous dictator Saddam Hussein’s equally-horrific sons Uday and Qusay.

By Randy Hall | | April 5, 2017 | 8:51 PM EDT

During Wednesday morning’s edition of the Cable News Channel’s New Day program, Chris Cuomo interviewed Republican Senator Mike Lee on a number of topics, but the co-host added extra pressure regarding the case of Susan Rice, who has been accused of “unmasking” politicians to the public. Cuomo asked: “Did you mean to suggest that Susan Rice may have done her unmasking for political reasons?” Lee replied: “That is an absolutely absurd manipulation of what I said!”

By Curtis Houck | | April 5, 2017 | 7:16 PM EDT

During the same show that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and David Corn denounced the Susan Rice controversy as racist and sexist, Tuesday’s Hardball featured Matthews and MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle imploring Ivanka Trump to defend Planned Parenthood while smearing her White House job as “un-American” and the Trump family as modern-day Romanovs. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 5, 2017 | 6:07 PM EDT

On Tuesday's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, recurring MSNBC guest Ron Fournier -- formerly of AP -- provocatively claimed that President Donald Trump "has blood on his hands" over Syria during a discussion of President Trump's history of criticizing President Barack Obama's reaction to the Syrian civil war. Fournier: "And it's not good enough to talk about the red line that Barack Obama drew and then walked away from. Donald Trump is the one who's now walking away from this crisis. He's now the one who has blood on his hands. He's the one who's got to step up and lead the world."

By Jack Coleman | | April 5, 2017 | 6:00 PM EDT

In the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has again done her part to make the phrase "pulling a Maddow" an enduring addition to the lexicon.

As I'm sure you recall, Maddow last month wildly overhyped her "exclusive" report -- actually obtained by another journalist -- about Trump's "tax returns," when in reality all she had was Trump's 2005 1040 federal tax return that revealed he paid $38 million in federal taxes that year for $150 million in income. The pushback against Maddow, even from the left, was swift and brutal.

By Julia A. Seymour | | April 5, 2017 | 5:28 PM EDT

President Donald Trump got elected with promises to rev up the economy and create millions of jobs, so he has made sitting down with CEOs, executives and small business leaders a priority. Only it’s been a media priority to ignore it.

On April 4, Trump was at it again — holding more meetings — this time, a speech to trade leaders and a town hall with 50 CEOs, according to Fox Business. None of the network news programs mentioned it that night. Adding those executives to another 49 separate CEOs he already met with, Trump has sat down with at least 99 business leaders since taking office.

By Sarah Stites | | April 5, 2017 | 4:08 PM EDT

According to some liberals, gay fashion designers simply can’t support the Trump administration. But Stefano Gabbana does, and he couldn’t care less about the backlash. On April 3, the White House released its official portrait of Melania Trump clad in a sharp, black Dolce & Gabbana blazer. The following day, Gabbana, co-founder of the D&G brand, posted a picture of the First Lady to his personal Instagram account with the caption: “#DGWoman BEAUTIFUL #melaniatrump Thank you America #madeinitaly.” 

By NB Staff | | April 5, 2017 | 3:52 PM EDT

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Wednesday blasted the coverage of the Susan Rice scandal, saying that reporters are making a “mockery of the news media.” Appearing on Fox Business’s Intelligence report, he also made a prediction of journalistic end game: “The media will not say it, but their position is he never should have been elected and he should be removed from office. Don't kid yourself.... They what they want him out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

By Katie Yoder | | April 5, 2017 | 3:32 PM EDT

The liberal media aren’t sure what to make of one comedian who claims that abortion is either “taking a sh*t” or “killing a baby.” In his new Netflix special released Tuesday, Louis C.K. opened his show with the topic of abortion – a move that attracted criticism from outlets like Vogue.

By Curtis Houck | | April 5, 2017 | 3:16 PM EDT

The Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold ripped The New York Times in a Tuesday afternoon Twitter thread for altering a headline of its exclusive President Trump interview from a sober one to a biased version that “editorializes more than a little” in an attempt to do the bidding of their besties in The Resistance.

 

By James Powers | | April 5, 2017 | 3:06 PM EDT

Good things come in threes. This is the third month in a row for a strong jobs report. The question is: Will journalists continue to ignore the good economic news under President Donald Trump? The stock market surged April 5, after news of what CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman called “another blowout” jobs report from the ADP private payroll. According to the report, the private sector gained 263,000 jobs in March, which was 83,000 more than economists expected.