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By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 15, 2017 | 9:45 AM EST

Things got messy on NBC’s Saturday Night Live as they demonstrated that BuzzFeed’s salacious claims of Russian blackmail were a hit piece against the President-elect. The show’s cold open was a recreation of Trump’s press conference from earlier in the week, with fake reporters asking ridiculous questions such as: “I would like to ask you about your big Russian pee pee party.” And it only went downhill from there as they took up Democratic Party talking points and targeted Kellyanne Conway’s looks. 

By Clay Waters | | January 15, 2017 | 8:13 AM EST

Jeffrey Fleishman, arts and film writer for the Los Angeles Times and its former Cairo bureau chief, waxed insufferably eloquent about the departing President Obama’s oratorical skills in a pandering panegyric: "Obama’s legislative legacy may be in jeopardy from President-elect Donald Trump, but the grace of his prose will endure....His sentences soothed and stung, coaxed and challenged, drawing fits from his critics while urging his supporters to seek moral and political transcendence..... But the soul of his sentences -- the resonance, depth and musicality -- hark back to Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., with a bit of Nelson Mandela’s sparse stoicism stirred in..."

By Tim Graham | | January 14, 2017 | 11:25 PM EST

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple praised Fox News anchor Shepard Smith for a "dynamite discussion" -- Smith sounding like he thought he was an MSNBC anchor again. On his Friday afternoon program Shepard Smith Reporting, Smith pushed Chris Wallace to accept the liberal-media spin: “What is your take on the Trump strategy to delegitimize the reporters and the news organizations whose goal for the American people is to hold truth to power?”

Liberals like Smith can't seem to accept Trump's approach. It doesn't matter if you're the press or a business competitor. If you attempt to delegtimize him, he will offer you a healthy dose of what you are offering him.

By Tom Blumer | | January 14, 2017 | 10:52 PM EST

There are predictable signs that after eight years of giving the problem inadequate attention and occasional ridicule, the business press has decided that federal budget deficits and the national debt are going to start to matter again. Gosh, I wonder why? The Associated Press's Christopher Rugaber was relatively subtle about it in a report on Uncle Sam's December and year-to-date budget deficits on Thursday. As would be expected, Paul Krugman wasn't subtle at all in his latest New York Times column.

By P.J. Gladnick | | January 14, 2017 | 8:50 PM EST

Help! Donald Trump has taken over my body and he won't get out! Politico reporter Annie Karni wrote an inadvertently hilarious story about how a Hillary aide worked so intently to acquire the personality of Donald Trump as part of debate prep that now the President-elect is still lingering inside his soul to the extent that he can channel him. The extreme lengths to which Philippe Reines went to become Donald Trump is the stuff of which comedy movies are made. In fact, Reines could not only write the script from first hand experience but he could also conjure up his inner Donald Trump to negotiate the movie deal. Even the title of the Politico article could also serve as the movie title, The Man Who Became Donald Trump:

By Karen Townsend | | January 14, 2017 | 5:55 PM EST

In Friday's episode titled “Explorers” of ABC’s Last Man Standing, the men at Outdoor Man decide to use the preparation for their annual colonoscopies as a bonding experience – they were drinking the liquid prep together as they enjoyed a game of poker during the store’s after hours. Naturally, this led to some inevitable bathroom humor.

By Brad Wilmouth | | January 14, 2017 | 4:44 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on Saturday's AM Joy, allegedly conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin sounded like just one more liberal analyst on top of the other four liberals already on the panel as she could only find negative things to say about Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare, and even fretted over the move to defund Planned Parenthood.

By Tom Blumer | | January 14, 2017 | 3:15 PM EST

In a January 5 column at the Oregonian, Douglas Perry promoted a study which claims to support the leftist meme that Donald Trump won the presidential election based on racial bigotry and sexism. It seems likely that the study to which Perry referred will become a frequent reference point for the left, so its fatal flaws need to be addressed. That's especially true because Vox.com founder Ezra Klein hysterically contends that the the study's evidence is so compelling, and that "The numbers here are impossible to read any other way."

By Tom Johnson | | January 14, 2017 | 1:46 PM EST

President Obama’s farewell address wasn’t ominous enough, believes The Nation’s Walsh. “It didn’t quite rise to the present danger,” wrote Walsh late Tuesday night, not long after Obama left the stage in Chicago. “Generally, he directed his mild criticism at all of us, not at the white backlash that elected [Donald] Trump.” In fact, the speech “could have been delivered even if Hillary Clinton was the president-elect.” According to Walsh, as much as Obama “tried to change” America, it remains “inadequately changed,” which may explain why Hillary lost.

By Tim Graham | | January 14, 2017 | 1:39 PM EST

Joe Concha of The Hill reports the liberal website Slate will host a panel discussion at New York University five days after Donald Trump's inauguration to struggling in public with “how the news media can and should proceed to cover” the president-elect. CNN media correspondent and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter will moderate the liberal panel, titled "Not the New Normal." This is the first time Slate has convened a panel on how to cover an incoming president.

By Justin Ashford | | January 14, 2017 | 12:57 PM EST

Emerald City has only aired twice, and we’ve already seen demonic rituals and gruesome murders. This week, we’re introduced to a new topic: a character suffering an identity crisis, namely their gender.

By Brad Wilmouth | | January 14, 2017 | 12:20 PM EST

A week after filing a report focused on a "lifelong conservative" who supports ObamaCare and worries about losing health insurance if it is repealed, CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Friday went in the other direction as he filed a report predominantly about the views of physicians who make a case against ObamaCare and complain that it has harmed the system.

Although the segment, which aired on CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, was partially balanced out by including the views of doctors who oppose a repeal, the piece focused mainly on one physician, Dr. Brian Hill, who left his practice because of ObamaCare to work for a hospital which charges substantially more for services he used to provide for less, and informed viewers of surveys finding physicians more likely than not to hold negative views toward the program's effect.

By Christian Toto | | January 14, 2017 | 12:15 PM EST

A Smithsonian Channel special calls President Obama the greatest orator in U.S. history. The Smithsonian Channel may lap the mainstream media in its adoration of outgoing President Barack Obama. The channel is set to debut The Obama Years: The Power of Words on Feb. 27. The new special will, according to the web site, honor “the greatest writer and orator the White House has ever known.”

By Rich Noyes | | January 14, 2017 | 9:44 AM EST

Critics from across the media spectrum have slammed BuzzFeed for publishing something they failed to corroborate, a 35-page dossier of smarmy allegations against Donald Trump that was assembled by a firm hired to do opposition research on the GOP candidate. But on CBS Saturday morning, Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg saluted BuzzFeed’s decision to disseminate the anti-Trump hit piece: “I’m glad BuzzFeed published it because I got to read it.”

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | January 14, 2017 | 7:16 AM EST

The ad that takes the celebrity cake appeared In the January 11 edition of The Washington Post. Page A-5 carried a full-page advertisement. The top half had large capital letters, saying "No! In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America!"

"The presidency of Donald Trump is illegitimate," reads the ad copy in bold letters. "By any definition, Donald Trump is a fascist.  He has put together a regime who will carry out this program and worse." It even dispenses with the actual voters. "No election, whether fair or fraudulent, should legitimize this."