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By Tom Johnson | | April 29, 2017 | 11:14 AM EDT

Just as it’s exceedingly tricky to know the dancer from the dance, it’s awfully hard to separate Fox News Channel’s program content from its hypermacho, litigation-generating workplace. That was the word from Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall in a Friday post. In Marshall’s words, FNC on the air and FNC in the office are “almost umbilically tied…If you’ve watched Fox for years and you found that it wasn’t a hotbed of sexual harassment, pervasive racist attitudes and a generalized sixty-something faux-bro ‘alpha’ culture, you’d have to think you had been scammed, that the big screen talent were somehow hypocrites and frauds. It would be like finding out that Chris Hayes was a major libertarian who funded the Cato Institute and Club for Growth or that Joy Reid had secretly been advising Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election cycle.”

By Rich Noyes | | April 29, 2017 | 10:44 AM EDT

President Trump is skipping this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, but that hasn’t stopped the media from nevertheless hyping the event. At that same dinner on April 30, 2011, journalists thought it was hilarious when then-President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers lampooned Trump from the stage, while the billionaire businessman sat in the audience. The media loved it.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | April 29, 2017 | 7:56 AM EDT

It's something most conservatives a year ago would not have imagined: the opening act of Donald Trump’s agenda in the White House contains a real whiff of Ronald Reagan. To be sure, there's plenty the Reaganites won't like -- talk of trillion-dollar federal building campaigns, taxing business at the border, etc. -- but there's plenty to applaud as well.​ Historian Craig Shirley has written another book on Reagan's political career, and he might have some thoughts on what Trump can do to succeed.

By Randy Hall | | April 28, 2017 | 11:21 PM EDT

Someone needs to tell the folks at the Comedy Central cable television channel that in order to have the word “Comedy” in your name, you should actually be funny. A perfect example of this concept gone wrong aired on Thursday evening, April 27, when the low-rated channel debuted The President Show, which mostly consists of President Donald Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik sitting in the Oval Office with Peter Grosz as Vice President Mike Pence nearby.

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.