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By Scott Whitlock | | January 18, 2017 | 12:35 PM EST

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday agreed with Barack Obama: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is a good looking man. This not-so confrontational assessment came as Earnest bragged about the importance of “friction” between any White House and the press corp.  Reporting live from the briefing room, co-host Charlie Rose touted Obama’s praise of Earnest: “He's just got that all-American matinee good-looking thing going. That's helpful, let's face it, a face made for television.” 

By Kristine Marsh | | January 18, 2017 | 12:35 PM EST

On Wednesday’s The View, co-host Joy Behar had a meltdown about America’s “democracy” being under threat because there was no longer any “checks and balances” for Donald Trump as President since Republicans were in the majority in both houses of Congress. Behar called the situation “sad and upsetting,” apparently not realizing this type of scenario has happened dozens of times before.

By Kyle Drennen | | January 18, 2017 | 12:13 PM EST

Media fearmongering over Republican plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare reached a fever pitch on Tuesday, as all three network morning shows seized on a Congressional Budget Office report that selectively examined the impact of repealing the law without passing replacement legislation. Despite that being in direct contradiction with GOP proposals, the hosts and correspondents ran with the news anyway.

By MRC Latino Staff | | January 18, 2017 | 12:13 PM EST

It should be recognized that there is a substantial, noteworthy difference between someone who is opposed to immigration – a person who can conceivably and legitimately be labelled as “anti-immigrant” – and someone who favors legal immigration into the country but is opposed to illegal immigration, for whom the all-encompassing “anti-immigrant’ label clearly does not apply and constitutes, in fact, a grossly inaccurate smear.

By Matt Philbin | | January 18, 2017 | 11:40 AM EST

Comrades! We must get to Havana before the counter-revolutionary Yanqui influence corrupts the Workers’ Paradise! So says far-left moonbat mag The Nation (though in not so many words) in an email inviting readers to join it in Havana this spring.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | January 18, 2017 | 10:31 AM EST

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway hit Hamilton, took to twitter on Tuesday to celebrate Barack Obama’s commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera’s prison sentence. Miranda cheered: “Sobbing with gratitude here in London. OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA IS COMING HOME. THANK YOU, @POTUS...I wish I was with every [Puerto Rican] in Chicago RIGHT NOOWWWWW.” 

By Matt Philbin | | January 18, 2017 | 9:01 AM EST

Phew! That was close. It looked for a moment that Americans might be denied the trenchant political observations of Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl halftime show. The Huffington Post had reported that the NFL ordered Gaga to shut up and sing.

By Clay Waters | | January 18, 2017 | 8:59 AM EST

If its frantic anti-Trump post-victory coverage hasn't given it away, a new internal report from the New York Times made clear the journalistic organization has failed to learned anything from Trump’s election victory. While the 8,700-word report and an accompanying memo from the brass emphasized the need to improve the race and gender diversity of the paper (but with fewer editors), it said nothing about the ideological groupthink that enabled the entire paper to be blindsided by the Trump phenomenon. “ Reporter David Chen tweeted: “NYTimes recommends fewer editors, more visuals, more diversity.” There was plenty of nuts-and-bolts criticism offered, and some warning signs for conventional reporters and editors, but nothing to suggest that the paper needs to expand its political vision to encompass more of America.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 18, 2017 | 12:58 AM EST

On Tuesday, disgraced MSNBC journalist Brian Williams had a very poor outlook for the week of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. “There is a kind of a dark mood surrounding this week for a lot of people,” he whined on The 11th Hour, “The approval rating of Donald Trump is at 40 percent, it's the lowest of recording polling.” Williams was venting to Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude, who had his own scheme for inauguration day. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | January 17, 2017 | 11:04 PM EST

Michelle Obama made her last public speech as First Lady.  The networks lined up with a 21-handkerchief salute. Nothing will ever be the same.

NBC's Andrea Mitchell proclaimed the speech was “one of hope and empowerment for the young people she has championed for eight years....her unique voice rejecting the racial overtones of 2016." She was a "once-reluctant political wife, fighting an early caricature as an angry black woman… Now, a political orator in a class of her own.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 17, 2017 | 10:51 PM EST

Late Tuesday afternoon the White House announced a list of 64 convicted criminals they planned to pardon, including 209 others whose sentences were being shortened. “The Obama presidency is ending on a note of forgiveness,” declared anchor Scott Pelley at the start of CBS Evening News. One of the most controversial sentence commutations was that of Private Chelsea Manning, who stole and released thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The network most excited by the development, by far, was NBC, but none dared to cover the release of an unrepentant terrorist. 

By Melissa Mullins | | January 17, 2017 | 9:57 PM EST

Reverend Al Sharpton is back to making outlandish statements, this time, praising President Obama for his “accomplishments” while in office, even going so far as thanking God we “lived in the age of Obama.”  

Sharpton used his airtime on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” to gush about the Messiah of the liberal left, just days away before he leaves the White House for good. 

By Curtis Houck | | January 17, 2017 | 7:29 PM EST

In the moments after President Obama commuted the sentence of convicted criminal Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper, host of The Lead, vocalized this disconnect between the White House’s actions versus how they felt when Manning first handed over stolen government documents to WikiLeaks.

By Tom Blumer | | January 17, 2017 | 5:57 PM EST

Because he was the "singular 2016 (GOP) presidential contender never to fall in line behind Trump," Ohio Governor and two-time former presidential candidate John Kasich now has the Associated Press's deep respect. This largely explains why the wire service has been all too willing to ignore the fact that Kasich alone owns Ohio's impending budget problems.

By Katie Yoder | | January 17, 2017 | 5:25 PM EST

In anticipation of the upcoming Women’s March on Washington, celebrities from Lena Dunham and Meryl Streep to Jennifer Lawrence are celebrating the nation's largest abortion provider: Planned Parenthood.