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By | | December 6, 2016 | 7:06 AM EST

Now that Fidel Castro is dead, be on the lookout for Hollywood as they try to cash in on the life and death of the murdering, ruthless Cuban dictator.

Prior to his death, a movie had been in the works about the real-life girlfriend of Castro, Marita Lorenz, with Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence playing the lead role. Lorenz had begun an affair with the dictator at the age of 19, later left Cuba to join an anti-communist movement, and was then recruited by the CIA in an attempt to assassinate her former lover, only to inform him of her plans. The movie is looking at a late 2017 release date.

By Tim Graham | | December 5, 2016 | 11:16 PM EST

Before CBS offers America a primetime Oprah Winfrey interview with Michelle Obama -- an Obama supporter still promoting the Obamas and their legacy -- CNN is offering another version: Obama adviser Fareed Zakaria interviewing Barack Obama for a two-hour primetime special called The Legacy of Barack Obama. Conservatives and Republicans would have a very negative take on that title -- so CNN is skipping over all of them. The only viewpoint allowed is that Obama's two terms "may be among the most consequential in history."

By Sam Dorman | | December 5, 2016 | 10:07 PM EST

After Donald Trump chose former presidential candidate Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), journalists ridiculed the choice, mocked Carson’s beliefs and labeled him a “scammer.” Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen anticipated the liberal media reaction on Dec. 5, saying, "Let's see, he's not a billionaire, so how's the mainstream media going to trash him? He's a -- he's just a loyalist. He's a doctor. Doesn't know anything about housing."

 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 5, 2016 | 9:43 PM EST

The liberal media was still up in arms Monday night over President-Elect Donald Trump accepting a congratulatory phone call from the president of the island of Taiwan. “Already, Trump has caused quite a stir on the world stage,” whined ABC’s Jon Karl on World News Tonight, “Ruffling China’s feathers by talking to the president Taiwan.” While chastising the president-elect for his phone call and selected defense tweets, they failed to mention the nearly two billion dollars in arms sales to Taiwan under President Barack Obama. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | December 5, 2016 | 5:07 PM EST

Monday's New Day on CNN ran a pre-recorded report by correspondent Kyung Lah in which she highlighted two Japanese-American women who suffered through living in internment camps during World War II, and touted their concerns that Donald Trump "could make a dark moment in history a reality again," this time targeting Muslims.

And the report not only again used a misleading edited clip of incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn which made it look like he was calling all of Islam a "cancer," but the piece also employed a new misleading edit in the form of Trump supporter Carl Higbie appearing to argue in favor of treating Muslim-Americans the same as Japanese-Americans of the 1940s, which could easily be misconstrued as a call for internment camps. But, in other portions not shown by CNN, it could clearly be seen that he flatly argued against internment camps but for a registry that would only include immigrants.

By Callista Ring | | December 5, 2016 | 5:02 PM EST

As traditional media continue to disparage President-elect Donald Trump’s every move, MRC Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor mocked the hate fest. “The American media have so lost their moorings since the post-election. They’re even worse than they were before the election,” he argued. Gainor sat down with Trish Regan on Fox Business Network’s Intelligence Report on December 5 to talk about how the major media want “to depict everything he’s [Trump] doing as crazy.” While Regan accused the media of “overreacting,” Gainor explained that not only do they dislike that Trump is president, but “they hate his use of Twitter as well.”

By Kyle Drennen | | December 5, 2016 | 4:39 PM EST

Filling in for MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Monday, NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander wrung his hands over President-elect Donald Trump using social media to circumvent the liberal media: “...one of the real challenges here with social media is that Donald Trump can spew an idea that millions of people voted illegally and ultimately not be pressed to defend such a thing. We just talked about fake news, this sort of stuff propels a lot of people to believe it.”

By Matthew Balan | | December 5, 2016 | 4:32 PM EST

On Monday's CNN Newsroom, The Daily Beast's Dean Obeidallah bewailed the apparent power of "fake news," particularly after the Sunday shooting at a Washington, D.C. restaurant at the center of the "Pizzagate" issue. Obeidallah proposed a hypothetical scenario: "I wonder if a Muslim guy went to a pizza place with a gun...how that would have went down — I think much worse." The liberal pundit later claimed that "Donald Trump...is the great purveyor of fake news," and that "good people [are] misinformed; and in this case, this man was radicalized online. This is no different than ISIS radicalizing someone."

By Brent Baker | | December 5, 2016 | 4:17 PM EST

New on December 5: On an episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, which debuted the day after President-elect Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise the save jobs at Carrier, actress Sally Field declared of Trump: “There is no evidence that he can do one single thing that he says he’s going to do, not one single thing.”

By Sarah Stites | | December 5, 2016 | 3:44 PM EST

Almost a week after Kate Aurthur’s BuzzFeed hit piece went viral, Chip and Joanna Gaines have maintained silence on their same-sex marriage stance. However, the Fixer Upper stars have spoken up about Aurthur and Gina Mei, the author of a widely cited Cosmo piece on the Christian couple.

By Kristian Kafozoff | | December 5, 2016 | 3:00 PM EST

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo apparently isn’t fond of his MSNBC rivals. The New Day anchor tweeted his unhappiness over Morning Joe's access to the President-elect, complaining, “They have always been boosters. Things turned south when Trump froze them out but coverage always stilted. They are transition spokesmen now.” 

 

By Kristine Marsh | | December 5, 2016 | 1:15 PM EST

In another case of a journalist completely lacking self awareness, NBC Today anchor Savannah Guthrie admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that she tried “really hard” to stay unbiased in her job. But not before slamming viewers who didn’t share her own opinions as “biased.” “I try really hard to stay neutral,” she said. “But often that's not what you're finding on social media. You're finding people who are very opinionated and detect bias in anyone who does not share that opinion,” Guthrie added.

By Tim Graham | | December 5, 2016 | 1:13 PM EST

Obama-endorsing Oprah Winfrey will interview First Lady Michelle Obama for the last time inside the White House in a new primetime special for CBS, the network announced Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House – An Oprah Winfrey Special”will air Monday, December 19 at 8 pm Eastern time.

The taped special will include the usual smoochy softball topics: Mrs. Obama’s eight years as First Lady, her plans for the future, and her hopes for the Obama legacy. 

By Curtis Houck | | December 5, 2016 | 12:54 PM EST

CBS’s 60 Minutes scored a sit-down on Sunday with House Speaker Paul Ryan conducted by host Scott Pelley in which he sought to corner Ryan from the left on the repeal of ObamaCare supposedly putting millions of Americans at risk for no healthcare and whether or not President-elect Donald Trump says as many “bizarre things” in private as he does when tweeting.

By Scott Whitlock | | December 5, 2016 | 12:53 PM EST

NBC’s Nightly News on Sunday offered the most gushing coverage of Fidel Castro’s funeral, mourning the “tears of sorrow and cries of patriotism.” Reporter Morgan Radford referred to Castro as a man with a “complicated legacy.” Yet, she never explained what that meant or mentioned the dictator’s decades of oppression and violence. Instead, Radford got caught up in the drama of the funeral, recounting, “Tears of sorrow and cries of patriotism. Thousands lined the streets to greet the caravan of Fidel Castro's ashes.” She touted, “His remains arriving in the city where his revolution was born.”