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By Brad Wilmouth | | June 24, 2016 | 7:45 PM EDT

Given the dominant media fervor in favor of more gun control, plus the favorable coverage the House Democratic sit-in stunt has received, it would certainly not be a shock to find a CNN anchor asking a question or two to a Democratic congressman pressing that the protest should have lasted longer or that they should go back to protesting again later. But when CNN's Brianna Keilar repeatedly pressed a Democratic congressman -- posing 10 questions in just six minutes along the lines that the protest did not last long enough, or that it should be resumed in the near future -- this was at the MSNBC level of liberal advocacy and bordering on a liberal media bias caricature.

By Julia A. Seymour | | June 24, 2016 | 5:37 PM EDT

Reacting to the shocking news of Great Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, UK-born Fox Business Network anchor Stuart Varney responded to “fearmongering” and offered an explanation of the voters’ discontent.

“The British have become increasingly frustrated by being ruled, essentially, in many aspects of their lives by an alien, foreign bureaucracy. Notably the bureaucrats in Brussels, Belgium,” Varney said in a simulcast with “Fox Business Network” and “Fox News Channel” on June 24.

By Elliot Polsky | | June 24, 2016 | 5:27 PM EDT

According to a YouGov survey, 75 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voted for the UK to remain in the EU. Only 39 percent of those 65 and over voted to remain.  Therefore, the young were, in the words of the Huffington Post headline, “screwed by older generations.”

By Elliot Polsky | | June 24, 2016 | 5:01 PM EDT

Who needs a crisis when you can invent one? BBC fanned Brexit fears this morning when it falsely reported that, according to “sources within Morgan Stanley,” the giant bank would be shipping 2,000 jobs to the EU in response to yesterday’s UK vote to leave the EU. Bloomberg Business Journalists Twitter list could boast that at least 12 of its journalists helped to spread this inaccurate BBC story on Twitter before BBC was corrected by CNBC’s more serious journalism.

By Matthew Balan | | June 24, 2016 | 4:49 PM EDT

NPR's Asma Khalid made it clear in a series of posts on Twitter during the evening/early morning after the Brexit vote that she opposed the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. Khalid initially expressed her shock after the British television network ITV projected that there was an 80 percent probability that 'Leave' would win. She later spotlighted a British Muslim's Tweet that contended that "potentially I live in a country with many closet racists." She also labeled the pro-Brexit result "an isolationist move with global ripples."

By Randy Hall | | June 24, 2016 | 4:41 PM EDT

During a press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi openly thanked people in the news media for creating an “echo chamber” that provided extensive coverage of the Democrats' “sit-in” seeking legislation to promote stricter gun control even though the Senate didn't approve a similar measure. “Thank you all,” the California Democrat said. “I never saw the gallery so full,” she stated before noting that her staff “gave me six pages today. Six small-print, full pages listing of newspapers around the country where the sit-in was on the front page. I thank you for that. Thank you all.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | June 24, 2016 | 4:32 PM EDT

The shocked reaction of Oxford University students to the Brexit vote yesterday was notable for the fact that they were so firmly esconced in their liberal bubble that even Vox took note of their extreme divorce from reality. As we shall see, it never even occurred to them that (gasp) the vote would be to leave Brexit. In fact the Oxford students clueless reactions to the vote were so laughable that the [Max Cady laugh] in the brackets will be employed where necessary to set the proper tone. To refresh your memories, Max Cady was a character in the movie Cape Fear.  So just click the link in the brackets whenever you see it to hear his distinctive laugh as portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the remake.

By Kyle Drennen | | June 24, 2016 | 4:31 PM EDT

On Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer observed that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union “would appear in the short term...[to be] a victory for Donald Trump and his political world view over Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and their political world view.” He turned to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and wondered: “Does Donald Trump get a bump out of this?”

By Remso Martinez | | June 24, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT

During an interview with the cast of CBS This Morning, Bernie Sanders got a fiery reaction from the cast as they pestered him for not dropping out and endorsing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Co-host Charlie Rose began to show his frustration with Sanders, and as quickly as that started, fellow co-host Gayle King tagged in to take her turn of asking the same question to Sanders.

By Alatheia Nielsen | | June 24, 2016 | 4:08 PM EDT

In a vote heard ‘round the world, Britain chose to declare its own sovereignty and leave the European Union. Prior to the vote, liberal billionaire George Soros spoke out against Britain leaving the EU, but MarketWatch reported on Friday that the his recent investments have been based on “wagers that stocks will tumble.” That was the likely short-term aftermath of Brexit (CNBC’s Rick Santelli explained the British economy will need time for “recalculating” after getting on “the right road”).

By Scott Whitlock | | June 24, 2016 | 3:44 PM EDT

All three morning shows on Friday led with the “stunning” vote by Britain to exit the European Union, a move that is “rocking” the world. Yet, only ABC’s Good Morning America ignored the inconvenient fact that Barack Obama tried and failed to influence the vote this past spring. On CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose reminded, “President Obama visited in April and urged voters to stay in Europe.” 

By Kristine Marsh | | June 24, 2016 | 2:37 PM EDT

The View Friday morning discussed Britain voting to leave the European Union, thereby declaring its own independence. The news brought shocks of outrage from liberal media worldwide, that even the women at The View felt informed enough to weigh in on. There was no room for nuance at the table, as Joy Behar called the situation, “the whole world falling apart” and CNN’s Sunny Hostin lamented how it was going to be terrible for the U.S. financially. Behar and Hostin then complained further that the whole vote was based on racist and xenophobic Europeans. Because, of course, that seems to be the theme of the day.

By Tim Graham | | June 24, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT

CNN host Don Lemon has been offering denials recently that the media has any effect on anything, and can never be blamed for anything that happens. Josh Feldman at Mediaite offered a new one, a Lemon satellite-radio interview with Muslim activist/comedian Dean Obeidallah, where he denied the media could be blamed for Donald Trump’s campaign success so far.

By Sam Dorman | | June 24, 2016 | 2:11 PM EDT

The UK’s surprising decision to exit the European Union brought out typical sneering from journalists, as well as warnings that the decision would bring doom and gloom to the country. Business Insider Finance Editor Lianna Brinded warned Britain was “beyond repair,” and the worst was “yet to come.” 

By Mira Ebersole | | June 24, 2016 | 12:33 PM EDT

Shocking the whole world, the British people voted on June 23, to leave the European Union — a move nicknamed Brexit. Unexpectedly, the Leave voters won 52 to 48 percent. Although there was much anger at the decision, there were also plenty of voices cheering on the British on June 24. That chorus included CNBC On Air Editor Rick Santelli who acknowledged there would be economic ramifications, but cheered the UK for having the “backbone” to change direction and head “down the right road.”