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By Tom Blumer | | April 28, 2017 | 11:16 PM EDT

In a Thursday opinion piece at New York Times, that self-described guardian of "Real Journalism," Bonnie Tsui devoted over 1,200 words to the racist term "Asian salad." What, you didn't know that the term was racist? Ms. Tsui, whose piece will appear in print in the paper's "Sunday Review" section this weekend, is here to set you straight.

By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2017 | 10:42 PM EDT

NPR's new morning talk show -- out of D.C. station WAMU-FM -- is called 1A, for the First Amendment. So it would be embarrassing if the show came out against freedom of speech. On Wednesday, the show devoted an hour to Ann Coulter's canceled speech at the University of California in Berkeley. Host Joshua Johnson defended free speech, but the guests and social-media messages tilted toward the Left.

Johnson asked leftist professor Angus Johnston of the City University of New York: "But isn’t teaching students how to debate the Ann Coulters of the world part of the function of a university, I mean, it’s kind of like, you know, ‘You have to take Defense Against the Dark Arts to graduate’?"''

By P.J. Gladnick | | April 28, 2017 | 8:19 PM EDT

The mainstream media is starting to notice that there have been absolutely no results in the House (or Senate) Trump-Russia collusion investigations. One of those journalists impatient for results is BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay who asked the ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on the April 28 Morning Joe why there seems to be no progress in their investigation. All Schiff could deliver in reply was a meaningless word filibuster that revealed nothing in an attempt to divert attention away from the fact that so far the investigation is a big fat flop.

By Melissa Mullins | | April 28, 2017 | 6:40 PM EDT

In Rolling Stone magazine, writer Matt Taibbi gave a surprisingly sober (if socialist) review of a new book written by reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that provided a detailed inside look at the failed Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run.

 

By Sarah Stites | | April 28, 2017 | 5:36 PM EDT

Twenty years ago today, Ellen DeGeneres revealed her sexual identity on network TV. In 1997, the media climate was not nearly as welcoming to LGBT people as it is now; however, as proven by the countless articles published commemorating her bravery, times have clearly changed. Today, LGBT content is not only accepted, but celebrated. 

By Katie Yoder | | April 28, 2017 | 5:01 PM EDT

In a Hollywood culture that so frequently mocks Christians and family, one star is standing out. Last weekend, Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In his acceptance speech, the 37-year-old actor first thanked God, before turning to his wife, actress Anna Faris, and son, Jack.

By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2017 | 4:36 PM EDT

As we reported earlier, Politico hired an eight-year veteran of Bill Clinton’s White House to be its new CEO...at the very same time Politico was warning of how the liberal media bubble was hardening in Washington! In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Steel tried to suggest he “skews moderate politically,” which makes no sense when you consider he donated more than $50,000 to Democrats and zero to Republicans. That includes leftist Democrats like Zephyr Teachout and Rep. Jamie Raskin, favorites of The Nation subscribers.

By Kyle Drennen | | April 28, 2017 | 4:08 PM EDT

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday, former Obama State Department official and Time magazine editor Richard Stengel hurled a wild accusation at President Trump, claiming the commander-in-chief guilty of “harassment” against United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

By Clay Waters | | April 28, 2017 | 3:26 PM EDT

For two days running, the front page of the New York Times has delivered Democratic talking points about President Trump’s new tax cut plans. The banner over Thursday’s front page said it all, in big bold letters: “Tax Overhaul Would Aid Wealthiest.” The coverage lacked the vital context, pointed out by James Piereson in the Weekly Standard this week, that taxes have already been slashed for the poor and middle class, and it’s hard to structure a tax cut that doesn’t “favor the wealthy” in raw monetary terms. 

By Sarah Stites | | April 28, 2017 | 3:14 PM EDT

It’s prom season, and BuzzFeed is throwing a party of its own – a queer celebration to promote the concept that “normal is relative.” For the website’s video producer and development partner Eugene Yang, the crowning dance was just another “night of normativity.” That’s because, as a gay teen, he felt the weight of heteronormative convention demanding that he take a girl to the big night.  

By Kyle Drennen | | April 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM EDT

In a hostile exchange with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, substitute co-host Amy Robach first demanded that the Justice Department chief respond to a local Democratic politician in New York accusing him of being anti-immigrant and then put words his mouth to make it seem like the smear was true.

By Sarah Stites | | April 28, 2017 | 12:40 PM EDT

Forgiving a friend is one thing. Forgiving your spouse’s cold-blooded killer on a televised news program is another. After losing her husband, Naseem, in Egypt’s Palm Sunday bombings, Samira Fahmi had every reason to despise ISIS. The terrorist group not only took the life of her partner in church on a holy day, but killed or injured more than 100 others in her Coptic Christian community. 

By P.J. Gladnick | | April 28, 2017 | 12:28 PM EDT

It seems as if New York Times columnist David Brooks has crawled back from the Antifa ninja play warrior resistance limb he went out on just after the last election and has decided that he can now just barely tolerate the crease in the pants of President Donald Trump. His April 28 column has announced that he is dialing back his "Outrage Level 11" Trump derangement syndrome  down to a mere level 3 or 4 on the outrage scale.

By Curtis Houck | | April 28, 2017 | 12:22 PM EDT

Even though Barack Obama left the presidency 99 days ago, MSNBC showed late Thursday night why any criticism of him remains unacceptable. On Thursday’s 11th Hour, fill-in host Joy Reid went ballistic when former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card suggested that Obama came into office without a distinct set of beliefs to support his decision-making.

 

By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2017 | 12:06 PM EDT

Ultraliberal singer Barbra Streisand lamented Hillary Clinton’s election loss in an interview with Leonard Lopate on Wednesday on the New York public radio station WNYC. Like Hillary, Streisand blamed sexism, not Hillary, for the defeat. "Even this last election with Hillary, the kind of – the strong woman, the powerful woman, the educated woman, the experienced woman – being thought of as the Other, you know or too elite, or too educated,” she complained.