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By Dylan Gwinn | | May 27, 2016 | 1:22 AM EDT

Just in case you missed it, or have been living in some kind of cave where the powers of media are incapable of penetrating, HBO’s Real Sports is neither really real, nor is it even really about sports. On Tuesday night’s episode of Real Sports, the investigative arm of HBO’s leftist sports department took exception with the AR-15 rifle.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 27, 2016 | 12:14 AM EDT

On a day that was marked by the Donald Trump campaign breaking the 1237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination NBC focused on stoking controversy. “Trump opening the door to debate Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of his most dogged Democratic attackers,” reported NBC’s Hallie Jackson on Nightly News Thursday, “Trump's nickname for her, Pocahontas.” And from there it was a Trump slugfest as they piled on him. 

By Tim Graham | | May 26, 2016 | 10:35 PM EDT

Fox News Channel is pretty much the only national broadcast or cable news outlet that's talking about Katie Couric's deceptive editing of silence into a conversation with Virginia gun-rights advocates. (The list of skippers includes NPR newscasts and the PBS NewsHour.)

On Thursday morning, anchor Bill Hemmer said it must be called a distortion, and Mediabuzz host Howard Kurtz thought the trick was indefensible. "You are blowing a hole in the credibility of your work," he insisted.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 26, 2016 | 10:21 PM EDT

With numerous polls now showing a virtual tie between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the liberal media seems to be getting nervous. ABC’s World News Tonight seemed to show the first signs of this fear Thursday. “Our team also asking Clinton today, what some of her supporters have been asking,” stated host David Muir,After Donald Trump's attacks, is Clinton fighting back hard enough?” 

By Curtis Houck | | May 26, 2016 | 9:14 PM EDT

After some great work on Wednesday by the Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski and others to uncover Katie Couric’s deceptive editing of an interview in her gun control documentary, the major broadcast networks and cable partners CNN and MSNBC have yet to say a word about this embarrassing development for the liberal journalist.

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 26, 2016 | 8:38 PM EDT

In appearances on Wednesday's CNN Tonight and Thursday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein had words that should alarm any supporter of Hillary Clinton and give hope to any of her opponents as he described Democrats as "horrified" and "terrified" about the investigations into her home email server which he dubbed a "time bomb." On Thursday morning, Bernstein declared that her problems are "about lying," and asserted that "people around the Clinton campaign" make known their view "in private" that Clinton set up the private email server in her home "for purposes of evading the Freedom of Information Act, evading subpoenas from Congress."

Wednesday night, on CNN Tonight, fellow panel member and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comically tried to avoid accusing her of "lying" as he admitted to sounding like a lawyer: "I don't think that 'lying' is perhaps the -- is the right term. She was not -- this was a very confusing situation. She was not fully candid. Boy, I sound like a lawyer, don't I? I don't think it was a lie, but it was not an ideal way to present the -- what the story was."

By Jack Coleman | | May 26, 2016 | 8:14 PM EDT

Rachel Maddow did something remarkable on her show last night -- she actually blamed violence committed by anti-Trump protesters on violent anti-Trump protesters. Then she quickly reverted to form.

For MSNBC's marquee host to make such an unexpected admission means that liberals are clearly more worried about the presidential campaign than they're letting on.

By Tom Johnson | | May 26, 2016 | 6:05 PM EDT

Conservatives who accuse media outlets of liberal bias are a lot like shakedown artists, suggested Salon’s Marcotte in a Tuesday piece. In this context, the targets of the allegations don’t pay protection money; instead, they “bend…over backwards to placate” right-wingers, thereby “injecting conservative bias into the process as journalists, afraid of seeming too ‘liberal,’ hold conservative accusations and claims to a lower standard of scrutiny.”

Marcotte wrote that there’s “no real merit” to claims that Facebook gave short shrift to conservative-friendly news items. Nonetheless, she added, Facebook is seeking to “appease the bad faith ‘concerns’ of conservatives…which was probably the point…of generating this non-scandal in the first place: To pressure Facebook to remove safeguards, so that conservative lies and conspiracy theories can spread widely and quickly.”

By Mira Ebersole | | May 26, 2016 | 4:59 PM EDT

Huffington Post Business seized the opportunity to bash companies in an article about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and diversity. Huffington Post Executive Editor for Business and Technology Emily Peck’s May 24 story focused on Clinton’s decision to appoint Bernard Coleman as her “chief diversity officer” last year. But rather than simply praise Clinton, Peck leapt at the opportunity to accuse corporate America of being both racist and sexist.

By Dylan Gwinn | | May 26, 2016 | 4:59 PM EDT

The hurt is still quite strong within the sports media, in the wake of the Washington Post poll declaring that 9 out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the word “Redskin.” This particular episode of sour grapes comes from NBC’s Pro Football Talk, headed-up by Mike Florio, who was one of the first members of the sports media to stop using the word “Redskin.”

By Curtis Houck | | May 26, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT

Reacting to Donald Trump’s extensive Thursday afternoon press conference in North Dakota, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews let slip that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren enjoy friendly coverage from their buddies in the liberal media and especially if they debate Trump for charity.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 26, 2016 | 4:23 PM EDT

From pressing then Colorado Governor Bill Owens, just one day after the Columbine massacre, about the “accessibility of guns” to asking GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan about President Obama’s January gun control speech “What did you think when the President cried?...Were you affected by it?” Katie Couric has consistently pushed for gun control in her posts at NBC, CBS and Yahoo! News. The following are just some of the worst examples of Couric’s career-long push against gun rights as collected from the MRC’s archives. 

By Kyle Drennen | | May 26, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT

During a report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning about President Obama’s trip to Japan, correspondent Margaret Brennan noted: “Tomorrow, President Obama will make an historic trip to Hiroshima, a city that the U.S. devastated during World War II with the very first atomic bomb....he wants to underscore the risks still posed by nuclear weapons.”
 

By Scott Whitlock | | May 26, 2016 | 4:14 PM EDT

If you were confused by the recent announcement that iconic character Captain America has been a secret Nazi all this time, Time magazine and Marvel have another puzzler for you: It relates to the 2016 presidential election. Talking to a Marvel Comics editor on Wednesday, Time writer Eliana Dockterman noted that the Nazi-aligned Hydra talks about “criminal trespassers” who “make a mockery of America’s borders.” 

By Karen Townsend | | May 26, 2016 | 3:37 PM EDT

On a bit of an anti-business rant, the CBS Person of Interest episode “A More Perfect Union” takes a couple of swipes at free enterprise capitalism and evil, greedy businessmen.