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By Julia A. Seymour | | July 25, 2016 | 10:11 AM EDT

They call it a comeback.

It is true, the U.S. economy is no longer in the depths of what has been called “The Great Recession.” But, in many ways the economy remains “weak.” Overall economic growth remains “subpar” and labor force participation rates remain shocking, not far from 38-year lows.

Then of course there’s poverty, food stamp use, weak wage growth and household income struggles. The average household is still making thousands of dollars less than they were before the recession. Those indicators tell another side to the story, one the broadcast networks haven’t said much about.

By Elliot Polsky | | July 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT

YouTube’s ad for its new music app portrays a typical American consumer… in the eyes of paranoid leftists, who think everyone is a minority oppressed by straight white men. 

By Rich Noyes | | July 25, 2016 | 9:58 AM EDT

The real test for fair and balanced coverage isn’t the amount of airtime, but the spin reporters employ in reaction to the speeches and events at each convention. Using media coverage of last week’s Republican convention as a template, here are five ways the media can prove they’re not biased by treating the Democrats in a similar fashion.

By Sarah Stites | | July 25, 2016 | 9:34 AM EDT

The stars have aligned … with Hillary Clinton.

According to reports by Entertainment Weekly, ABC and CNN, the Hollywood Hillz fan club is coming out in full force for the DNC next week. Actresses Lena Dunham, Chloe Grace Moretz, America Ferrara and Debra Messing, actor Tony Goldwyn, The View host Star Jones and basketball pros Jason Collins, Jarron Collins and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will all speak at the convention. Singers Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato as well as actresses Elizabeth Banks and Eva Longoria will also be present.

By NB Staff | | July 25, 2016 | 9:15 AM EDT

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement announcing the MRC’s plans to blanket Philadelphia with signs and ads exposing the leftist media’s love affair with Hillary. From billboards to mobile building projections to sidewalk graphics to taxi TV ads to taxi tops, everywhere convention attendees in Philadelphia look, they will see the MRC. The on-site activities will be complimented by round-the-clock monitoring of the convention by a massive team of analysts in Virginia and around the country.

By Melissa Mullins | | July 25, 2016 | 6:50 AM EDT

Teen Vogue published a completely lopsided article on a 16-year-old transgender student from Wisconsin who's suing her school because she wasn't allowed to use the boys' bathroom.

"Not being able to use the bathroom of the gender he identifies with made Ash anxious and upset, even leading to migraines and dehydration when he cut down his water intake to avoid having to pee at school."

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | July 25, 2016 | 3:04 AM EDT

CBS’s sci-fi political dramedy BrainDead is back with another battle pitting Maryland’s two senators, Democrat Luke Healy (Danny Pino) and Republican Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub), against each other. But you’ll never guess which one is portrayed as a heartless wacko… Kidding! Of course, it’s the Republican!

By Tom Blumer | | July 24, 2016 | 10:41 PM EDT

In Munich on Friday, 18 year-old Ali David Sonboly gunned down nine people, seven of them teenagers, and injured 35, before killing himself. Though there appears to be no direct connection to nationalist or Islamic groups, witnesses said he screamed "I'm German" and "Allah Akbar" during his killing spree.

The previous paragraph tells readers far more about the massacre than certain news outlets have been willing to report. Two egregious such examples include the Associated Press, which, over 48 hours later, won't even reveal the killer's first or last name, and the BBC, which, until called out by critics, originally scrubbed his first name.

By Clay Waters | | July 24, 2016 | 8:48 PM EDT

Liberal journalists may be spending the weekend gnashing their teeth over the New York Times Public Editor’s promise to analyze why people think the paper has a liberal bias. Liz Spayd recently became the paper’s sixth Public Editor, and she quickly got provocative in her second column for the Sunday Review: “Why Readers See The Times as Liberal.” The text box provided the flavor: “The danger of bias. Or even just its appearance.”

 

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 24, 2016 | 8:42 PM EDT

In a pre-recorded interview with President Barack Obama aired on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS anchor John Dickerson started to press the President modestly on Hillary Clinton's email and whether her behavior was consistent with Obama's 2008 promises of "transparency." Dickerson soon wondered, however, if "honesty" was even an important issue: "FDR and Lincoln were both talented at letting both sides of an issue think that they agreed with both of them. Is honesty overrated as a presidential quality?"

By Tim Graham | | July 24, 2016 | 8:09 PM EDT

Political reporter Philip Bump of The Washington Post just had to dip into the yellowed pages of media history so he could post this headline on Saturday: “In 1927, Fox News Service filmed Benito Mussolini telling immigrants to ‘make America great’: Every word of that is true.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 24, 2016 | 7:20 PM EDT

Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell praised Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine as "heroic" on the issue of guns because of his history of supporting more gun control. After far-left panel member and MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow questioned whether he really was "progressive," and host Chuck Todd described both Kaine and Hillary Clinton as moving left to "catch up to the party's movement," Mitchell jumped in to brag on Kaine's left-wing credentials: "Well, on guns, he was always there. He was heroic in Virginia on gun laws."

By Tom Johnson | | July 24, 2016 | 5:36 PM EDT

Paul Krugman claimed recently that the Republican party “went over the edge…when supply-side economics became [its] official doctrine.” The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker reveres Krugman, but he has a different choice for “the moment when the GOP truly lost it”: August 1, 1988, when Rush Limbaugh’s radio show went national. Tucker argued that Limbaugh has "removed all traces of logic, reason, decency, civility and compassion from the party of Abraham Lincoln."

By the sheer size of his audience, many millions of Americans have disagreed, answering "Yes" to Time magazine's question on the cover in 1995: "Is Rush Limbaugh Good for America?" Of course liberals say no.

By Clay Waters | | July 24, 2016 | 5:15 PM EDT

Ideological double standards on display in the New York Times: While it’s a “dangerous anachronism” for Republicans to appeal to conservatives when picking a vice presidential candidate, it’s apparently absolutely necessary for Democrats to appeal to liberals. The Times noted the distaste for Hillary's pick, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, among the left, but surprisingly also identified Kaine with the left. But it was all good for "the man of deep religious faith" -- and a perfect legislative rating from Planned Parenthood?

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 24, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT

In the run up to the Democratic National Convention NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday held a panel discussion to determine what the event would mean for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Since the topic for discussion had to do with Clinton NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell got very excited and began to prattle on, “Well, what they are going to do is— they’re going to have gauzy films, the same kind of films you saw in 1992, the same producers.” She did the same thing when gushing about a staged photo-op for Clinton and President Obama on July 3.