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By Curtis Houck | | May 22, 2017 | 4:08 PM EDT

On Sunday, CBS’s 60 Minutes and NBC Nightly News acted like P.R. reps for far-left illegal immigration groups, standing up for illegals and teaming with liberal churches leading “peaceful rebellions” to knock those seeking to enforce America’s laws.

By Scott Whitlock | | May 22, 2017 | 3:51 PM EDT

A liberal Boston Globe columnist is beside himself over the supposed evil and corruption of Donald Trump. So, the only person who can save America from the “idiot-in-chief” is...  Jimmy Stewart? More precisely, Stewart’s iconic role as the noble politician in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It’s ironic that the Globe is pining for honesty and reliability, given the paper’s front page fake news in 2016. 

By Sarah Stites | | May 22, 2017 | 3:34 PM EDT

Invite a politician to speak for commencement, and there’s bound to be protests. But the networks find some collegiate controversies more newsworthy than others. On Sunday, Notre Dame University welcomed Vice President and keynote speaker Mike Pence. Or rather, most welcomed him. While ABC correspondent Amy Robach noted the topic of Pence’s remarks – the suppression of free speech on campus – the other networks focused solely on the dozens of students who walked out of the address in protest.

By Katie Yoder | | May 22, 2017 | 3:17 PM EDT

Despite seeing pushback from both sides, one pregnant high schooler is choosing life for her “little guy.” On Saturday, The New York Times Correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg profiled high school student Maddi Runkles in her piece “Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School.” The story comes a month after the pro-life heroine delivered a moving speech about her unexpected pregnancy and decision to keep her unborn baby – no matter the cost.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 22, 2017 | 3:10 PM EDT

Crass comedian Chelsea Handler has openly advertised her wish for President Trump to fail. She continued that cheerleading for doom on Monday’s The View, to fellow liberal hosts’ Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg’s delight. Handler fit right in with the liberal hate-fantasies that Trump would go down in flames, an agenda that ironically, this same panel frequently accused conservatives of having against President Obama.

By Alex Xenos | | May 22, 2017 | 2:39 PM EDT

With President Trump visiting Israel Monday, the media have been pushing the narrative that President Obama was Israel’s protector, literally (see headlines below). On Tuesday, CNN political analyst David Gregory and global affairs analyst Tony Blinken were eager to assert that President Obama was Israel’s greatest ally in regard to security.

By Callista Ring | | May 22, 2017 | 1:30 PM EDT

The 2-part season finale of Lifetime’s Mary Kills People, “The Judas Cradle” and “Morning Glory,” which aired Sunday night, wrapped up the season with this message: Those in favor of assisted suicide are “the good ones.” Those against assisted suicide are “bad guys.” Even in the midst of a murder investigation, her partner turning on her, and her daughter never wanting to speak to her again, Holy Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) still finds the time to kill people. She meets a man suffering from cystic fibrosis in a hotel room, and the two proceed to push the show’s justifications for assisted suicide, likening “refusing to let people die” to medieval torture. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 22, 2017 | 12:41 PM EDT

Roger Ailes was a media pioneer and a gifted political strategist, whose death leaves a large void in the journalism and political worlds. As the Media Research Center President Brent Bozell respectfully observed “The Left would command a monopoly control of the so-called ‘news’ media but for the Fox News Channel, and FNC would not exist but for him. The good Roger did for America is immeasurable.” It was Ailes’s creation of FNC that cracked the media elite’s monopoly on news that caused many liberal journalists to spew hate against the man, within just hours of his passing. The following are just some of the media’s most spiteful and hateful attacks on Roger Ailes.

By Scott Whitlock | | May 22, 2017 | 12:39 PM EDT

CBS This Morning on Monday sounded like Iran’s state television, mocking that Donald Trump “is doing the bidding of American arms manufacturers.”  According to network journalists, Trump also “dashed” the hopes of moderates in the country and stealthily pleased “hardliners” with his Middle East speech. Using the repressive country’s talking points, Elizabeth Palmer sneered, “Iranians are waking up this morning to find themselves squarely back in the firing line of the White House. The view from here is that Donald Trump came to Saudi Arabia mainly as a sales rep for American arms manufacturers.” 

By Kevin Baker | | May 22, 2017 | 11:47 AM EDT

While discussing the potential impact of President Trump’s Middle Eastern visit on Monday’s edition of Morning Joe, BBC World News anchor Katty Kay created controversy within the panel when she fretted that the commander-in-chief was "alienating" Iran while visiting Saudi Arabia and Israeli. She even laughably declared that Iran was a "potentially" "pro-American nation."

By Tom Blumer | | May 22, 2017 | 10:37 AM EDT

Thursday morning, Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy issued a report which confirmed what NewsBusters reported in April, namely that President Donald Trump "has received unsparing coverage for most weeks of his presidency, without a single major topic where Trump’s coverage, on balance, was more positive than negative, setting a new standard for unfavorable press coverage of a president." On Sunday, CNN's John Berman tried to cast Fox News as a conservatively biased outlier — as opposed to the relatively fair and balanced entity it has actually been during the Trump administration's early months — by selecting the results of one tiny element of the Shorenstein report and presenting it as if it was the study's comprehensive conclusion.

By Clay Waters | | May 22, 2017 | 9:18 AM EDT

In the New York Times Sunday Review, chief Hillary Clinton campaign reporter Amy Chozick (who is writing a book on the campaign) tells tales from the makeup room at sexist, biased Fox News in “Hillary, Roger, and Me.” The story’s text box: “Ailes made female reporters look like models, and Clinton like a criminal.” Chozick’s distaste for conservative-leaning television was apparent. She implied that it was just a shame that “poetic justice” wasn’t served, and that Hillary Clinton didn’t bring down Trump and Ailes herself.

By Tim Graham | | May 22, 2017 | 6:54 AM EDT

Sunday's Washington Post Magazine carried a cover story by Steven Levingston wrote about presidents mastering the "new media" of their time, or how Trump's mastery of Twitter compares to John F. Kennedy's mastery of television. But Levingston can't help but succumb to the liberal temptation to compare Kennedy's chumminess with a [shhh, liberal] press to Trump's "war with journalists," as if Trump could charm his way to better coverage.

Levingston could not stand Steve Bannon's "particularly extreme sentiment" that the press was an "opposition party" to Trump. But everything he wrote about JFK only underlined Bannon's point.

By Dawn Slusher | | May 22, 2017 | 2:02 AM EDT

The first of two Family Guy episodes that aired on Sunday night, “Dearly Deported,” played both sides of the immigration debate and threw in a random swipe at President Trump and his daughter Ivanka for good measure.

By Brent Baker | | May 22, 2017 | 1:32 AM EDT

Unintentionally inane sentence of the weekend, from Jon Klein, the former President of CNN/US, on the legacy of the late Roger Ailes, founder of the Fox News Channel: “By unreservedly infusing news with a right-of-center agenda, Ailes popularized the notion that all journalists are biased.” You read that correctly: The media were not widely seen as biased until Ailes created a biased network.