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By Jack Coleman | | July 17, 2016 | 6:28 PM EDT

Only a week after returning to the airwaves after deciding that even for a liberal she was too young to retire in her mid-50s, Randi Rhodes has staked a firm claim on the churlish end of left-wing commentary.

The ex-Air America Radio host, now venting via podcasts and a Kickstarter-funded website, let loose last week with what those deemed more balanced would consider a peculiar irritation.

By Clay Waters | | July 17, 2016 | 5:14 PM EDT

The New York Times' pulverizing of Trump’s vice-presidential choice, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, continued on Sunday. A front-page story by Monica Davey and Michael Barbaro painted Pence as a conservative extremist forcing an unconstitutional abortion regime onto the women of his state in “Abortion Wars Brought Pence Praise of Right." Another piece used the terms "loony lighweight" and "cranky" to characterize Pence.

By Tim Graham | | July 17, 2016 | 5:06 PM EDT

They say it’s the Republican convention, but the press will be happy to make it the Anti-Republican convention. On the home page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s website on Sunday was a large picture with the headline “National Convention of the Oppressed marches in Cleveland.” It doesn't matter how many attend. The crowd was estimated at “about 100.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 17, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT

On Sunday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, it was ironic enough that Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter tried to indict GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on "race" in the presence of career race-hustler and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, but, moments later, the liberal Alter made a point of praising Sharpton as having a "distinguished history as a street protester." That "distinguished history" of Sharpton's includes inciting riots -- some anti-Semitic in nature -- that resulted in arson and a number of homicides.

By Curtis Houck | | July 17, 2016 | 4:10 PM EDT

ThinkProgress LGBT editor Zack Ford went on an anti-police, vile Twitter tirade Sunday afternoon in reaction to the deadly ambush of Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers by touting how “it’s no surprise some are taking justice into their own hands” considering “how police haven’t been held accountable for murdering black people.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 17, 2016 | 3:29 PM EDT

In a rather action packed interview during CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, host Jake Tapper grilled Secretary of State John Kerry about the extent of the ISIS threat and the government’s response. “They are shrinking … they are on the run,” Kerry claimed. But in a show of force Tapper countered hard, “Well, with all due respect, sir, I'm not sure that it looks that way to the public, that ISIS is on the run.”

By Tom Blumer | | July 17, 2016 | 3:23 PM EDT

The Memphis Commercial Appeal died as a genuine newspaper on July 12.

Its journalistic pulse stopped when its editor, Louis Graham, apologized for the paper's three-word front-page headline after the July 7 race-motivated massacre of five Dallas policemen, which read: "Gunman Targeted Whites."

By Tom Johnson | | July 17, 2016 | 2:04 PM EDT

Like or dislike Barack Obama, his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic convention caused a lot of people to think of him as a potential president. Now we have a Donald Trump speech that’s supposedly disqualifying as far as Trump’s bid for the presidency is concerned. According to the headline in Vox, Trump’s Saturday remarks introducing his VP pick, Mike Pence, “showed why” Trump “shouldn’t be president.” The article that followed, by  editor-in-chief Klein, asserted that Trump’s speech “was weird [and] shocking. Forget the political mainstream. What happened today sat outside the mainstream for normal human behavior...This was also a scary speech to watch, and insofar as the presidential campaign is a test to see who has the character, the discipline, and the seriousness to be President of the United States, Trump is failing it.”

By Curtis Houck | | July 17, 2016 | 1:43 PM EDT

Predictably, some in the media sprinted to their corners minutes after news broke on Sunday that multiple Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers had been shot dead with an MSNBC guest lashing out at “maniacs running around our country saying crazy things” concerning President Barack Obama and not individuals committing such atrocities but the guns they’re able to use to carry them out.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 17, 2016 | 12:45 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for MRC’s Rich Noyes’ prediction regarding the anti-GOP narrative the liberal media would be pushing to come true. Sunday morning on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation host, and riot inciter, Al Sharpton condemned the 2016 GOP platform, “the RNC platform is probably the most conservative one that we have ever seen.” One of the biggest problems with Sharpton’s generalization of the platform is that it’s very similar to previous platforms. 

By Rich Noyes | | July 17, 2016 | 8:55 AM EDT

Here's a safe prediction about this week's Republican National Convention: TV reporters will paint the GOP as too conservative, hostile to women, anathema to blacks, and an all-around turn-off to voters. And that's not just because the ever-controversial Donald Trump is set to be nominated as the party's presidential candidate. Going back to the 1988 convention, the MRC has documented how reporters act like Democratic surrogates, lecturing Republican officials and delegates about how they are too far to the right and intolerant.

By Tim Graham | | July 17, 2016 | 8:31 AM EDT

Secular liberal journalists with a sensitivity toward Islam get very reluctant to cover "honor killings," when Muslim men kill the women in their families for bringing "dishonor" on their name. On Saturday, USA Today reporter Nick Penzenstadler penned an article on a Pakistani social-media celebrity being strangled by her own brother. The first headline caused Twitter outrage. It was "Pakistani model killed after offending conservatives."

By Melissa Mullins | | July 17, 2016 | 7:14 AM EDT

Cleveland is ready to welcome attendees to the Republican National Convention next week, and there on a great big billboard will be the image of conservative icon Ronald Reagan with the quote, “We establish no religion in this country...Church and state, are and must remain, separate.”  This sign was purchased by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

What won’t be there to welcome attendees is a large billboard that would have advertised the new DVD release of God’s Not Dead 2.  The billboard company -- Orange Barrel Media -- insisted in two months of back-and-forth e-mails with the Christian movie producers Pure Flix that its religious message was "too political" and "way too incendiary" to display.

By Tom Blumer | | July 16, 2016 | 11:41 PM EDT

We are so fortunate to have expert psychoanalyst Judy Woodruff on call at PBS. (That's sarcasm, folks.)

Friday evening, Woodruff, apparently because whatever evidence there is of ISIS involvement in Thursday's terrorist massacre in Nice, France is in her view insufficiently direct, speculated that "It could have been the act of one person disgruntled, upset with his life."

By Tom Blumer | | July 16, 2016 | 9:24 PM EDT

UPDATE, July 17: The Enquirer corrected the error by removing the related sentence and placing the following "correction" below the article's boilerplate describing the paper's three-part series — "Correction: An earlier version incorrectly stated that 220,000 were murdered last year. The total was since Sept. 11, 2001."

A Cincinnati Enquirer reporter and her editors thoroughly embarrassed themselves and their employer on Friday. Additionally, given that the error involved has been present for over 36 hours, they may not realize it unless and until someone tells them about this post.

The reporter, Jessie Balmert, told readers that the number of murders in the U.S. last year was 15 times higher than it actually was. The Enquirer's editors, assuming they exist (one almost hopes that they don't), were also too ignorant to catch the blatantly obvious but agenda-fitting error.