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By Tom Johnson | | December 10, 2016 | 5:24 PM EST

Though it’s not clear whether the Democratic party will produce a post-presidential-election “autopsy report” like Republicans did in early 2013, there has been a lot of self-scrutiny among liberals since Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss. One example is Kevin Drum's Friday post written in response to a fellow liberal’s cluelessness. After New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed to be unaware that “affluent liberals…sneer at the Joe Sixpacks,” an amazed Drum declared, “I'm not here to get into a fight with Krugman, but come on. Sure, the right-wing media fans the flames of this stuff, but is there really any question that liberal city folks tend to sneer at rural working-class folks? I'm not even talking about stuff like abortion and guns and gay marriage, where we disagree over major points of policy. I'm talking about lifestyle.”

By Tony Perkins | | December 10, 2016 | 5:11 PM EST

If there's anything the liberal media despises more than typing "President-elect" before Donald Trump's name, it's having to acknowledge the political influence of evangelicals. There's no hiding their impact now -- not after they helped propel Trump to the biggest election upset in modern history. For years, the press has tried to fake a death certificate for the religious right, insisting right up to last month that the bloc was either extinct or too fractured by Trump to reverse America's political and cultural backslide. Headlines like the Washington Post's "This Is the Last Spastic Breath from the Religious Right before its Overdue Death" fed this false narrative right up to Election Day.

Now, faced with the undeniable existence and impact of "values voters" the liberal media has a new strategy -- using evangelicals' influence to drive the media's agenda and divide the church.

By Tom Blumer | | December 10, 2016 | 5:10 PM EST

Now that President Obama has officially joined the crowd which wants America to believe that it's Russia's fault that Donald Trump won the presidential election, it's quite timely to revisit an item published in the Boston Globe during the week before Thanksgiving.

By Jeffrey Lord | | December 10, 2016 | 3:30 PM EST

Put simply, the mainstream media are beside itself. Among other reasons —  many of them fairly standard like the shape of the economy —  one the central reasons Donald J. Trump is president-elect is because he ran a very unconventional campaign. Time after time after time since he famously descended that Trump Tower escalator to announce his candidacy in June of 2015, one journalist after another predicted his political demise. And invariably the reason for this allegedly inevitable failure was because Trump had violated some supposed sacred convention of the political and media world.

By Scott Whitlock | | December 10, 2016 | 2:30 PM EST

Even liberal film critics aren’t raving about the pro-gun control film Miss Sloane. Jessica Chastain stars as a lobbyist pushing for anti-Second Amendment legislation. But the movie only has a 67 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

By Brent Baker | | December 10, 2016 | 1:32 PM EST

Pot: Kettle. In Friday’s Washington Post, media columnist Margaret Sullivan told those with “news fatigue” that “this is no time to tune out,” yet Sullivan soon displayed how clueless journalists are about their own leftward bias which leads so many to distrust the media and want to tune out. Presuming President-elect Trump’s personnel choices are “upsetting,” she cited how Trump “has nominated for national security adviser a general who pushes conspiracy theories, and a climate change denier to head the EPA.”

By Tim Graham | | December 10, 2016 | 1:14 PM EST

Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday was clearly signaling the arrival of a Trump commentary in a Thursday piece headlined "Jackie, art and accuracy in a post-fact world." She's a fan of the film, but she was willing to admit that maybe all the mythmaking and celebrity-building around the Kennedys made President Trump possible.

Even so, she's consoled by the "halcyon legend" that Jackie Kennedy could summon a writer from Life magazine and just dictate to him (like a dictator) how the Kennedy legend should be established. That's a consoling and "quaint" concept, that liberal journalists could submit themselves as "news" butlers and maids to their leaders?

By Christian Toto | | December 10, 2016 | 12:15 PM EST

Hollywood's latest gun control measure doubles down on a failed Clinton campaign trick. Hillary Clinton nearly threw out her shoulder playing the Gender Card during her recent White House. It didn’t work. Now, the minds behind the Twitter account for “Miss Sloane” are milking one of Clinton’s failed feminist memes.

By Tom Blumer | | December 10, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST

The competition was fierce, but there's little doubt that the New York Daily News was in the upper echelon of publications which came down with a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome during the presidential election campaign.

We can now say with confidence that a major contributor to that posture at the Daily News was now-departed executive editor Rich O'Malley. On his way out the door, O'Malley, who had been with the paper for 11 years, posted 23 tweets. The first eight were classy expressions of gratitude. Boy, did it ever go downhill from there.

By Tom Johnson | | December 10, 2016 | 11:36 AM EST

After nearly eight years of competing theories, the essence of the Tea Party has been determined, says Jonathan Chait. In a Wednesday post, Chait claimed that Donald Trump’s election as president verifies liberals’ explanation of what the movement stood for. The right, wrote Chait, was wrong to argue that the Tea Party was all about “timeless principles of conservative movement thought” such as “advocacy of balanced budgets [and] adherence to a strict constructionist version of the Constitution,” while the left understood that the movement was “an expression of ethno-nationalist rage centered around a black president and the belief that his coalition stood for redistribution from older, white America to its younger, more diverse supporters.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | December 10, 2016 | 10:19 AM EST

Actor T.J. Miller portrays Erlich Bachman, an over the top obnoxious character, on the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." Well, it turns out that perhaps his obnoxiousness wasn't all acting since the virulently anti-Trump Miller turned his political obsession into a physical assault upon an Uber driver on Friday morning for the high crime of disagreeing with him about Donald Trump. The New York Post Page Six provides some of the details of the incident: 

By Rich Noyes | | December 10, 2016 | 10:12 AM EST

With all the headlines about “fake news,” the liberal media elite don’t have a perfect track record, either. Reporter Jayson Blair concocted stories for the New York Times back in 2003, while Stephen Glass fabricated numerous pieces for The New Republic in the late 1990s. The most notorious scam of this sort was the 1980 front-page Washington Post article by reporter Janet Cooke headlined “Jimmy’s World: 8-Year-Old Heroin Addict Lives for a Fix.”

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | December 10, 2016 | 8:14 AM EST

On December 4, the second Sunday of Advent on the Christian calendar, Fox’s Family Guy cartoon mocked two-thirds of the Holy Trinity as only Fox Entertainment can. In atheist Seth MacFarlane’s gag, Jesus Christ had a human son who he mocked for being bullied at school, comparing that to the horror of the Crucifixion. When his son called him a “dick,” he suggested God the Father was a bigger “dick” for sending Him to His death. 

On that same day, the Sunday New York Times ran an enormous article sprawled out over three pages of the Arts & Leisure section with the question “Can TV Be Fair to Muslims?”

By Bill Donohue | | December 10, 2016 | 7:36 AM EST

Ask any schoolboy what the meaning of Christmas is, and he will say it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Ask the ideologues at Microsoft, and they will say it means whatever their politics dictate. This year it represents an opportunity to exploit Christmas by pushing the LGBT agenda.
Microsoft has released a TV ad, "Art of Harmony," that is laden with Christmas overtones, yet absent of Christian content. "This holiday season we brought together a group of people who are making a difference in the world," the ad says. It does not say what holiday is being observed, though we have a hunch it isn't Kwanzaa; the ad ends by showing a Christmas tree in the background.

By Matthew Balan | | December 10, 2016 | 12:01 AM EST

CBS Evening News was the sole Big Three evening newscast on Friday to cover the bomb theat on a Trump construction project in the South American country of Uruguay. Scott Pelley devoted ten seconds to the threat, which forced the evacuation of the planned high rise. ABC's World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News didn't cover the evacuation on their Friday broadcasts. However, both programs devoted news briefs to actor Kirk Douglas's 100th birthday.