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By Scott Whitlock | | January 4, 2017 | 12:13 PM EST

Previewing the titanic battle over repealing ObamaCare, a CBS journalist on Wednesday touted “guilt” as a weapon for Democrats to wield in defense of the law. On NBC’s Today, Matt Lauer declared that the Republicans will now “own the issue” if they choose to repeal the law. CBS This Morning reporter Nancy Cordes allowed, “Legislatively, there's little Democrats can do to stop the repeal of ObamaCare.” But she added, “Guilt is one of their few tools in their arsenal.”

By Sam Dorman | | January 4, 2017 | 11:35 AM EST

MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor ripped the liberal media for its anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias. “There is no neutrality at The New York Times,” Gainor told After the Bell host Dan Asman before pointing out the double standard in how differently the Times covered Democratic and Republican presidents. 

By Mike Ciandella | | January 4, 2017 | 11:31 AM EST

On November 5, 2008, the day after the election, CBS Evening News correspondent Chip Reid said of then-still-president George W. Bush, “he is now not only deeply unpopular, he's a full-fledged lame duck.”

But in the 57 days after the 2016 election, the morning and evening news shows of ABC, CBS and NBC haven’t used the term “lame duck” even once.

Instead of downplaying President Obama’s role, the networks hyped disagreement between him and Trump, calling it a “turf war.” (Mary Bruce and Rebecca Jarvis, December 24, ABC World News Tonight). 

By Sarah Stites | | January 4, 2017 | 10:30 AM EST

Chris Pratt, Vanity Fair’s February cover man, is a Hollywood darling. But that’s a relatively new status for the star of Jurassic World and Passengers. In fact, Pratt—a community college dropout who made his break while waiting tables in Hawaii—is very outspoken about God’s hand in his life. 

By Sarah Stites | | January 4, 2017 | 9:24 AM EST

After a long silence, Chip and Joanna Gaines addressed recent media controversy with a beautiful blog post touting the importance of loving disagreement. And Cosmo noticed. 

By Tim Graham | | January 4, 2017 | 8:30 AM EST

Disgraced CBS anchorman Dan Rather keeps pretending he is an expert on The Truth, expecting no one to remember his eternal refusal to admit he used transparently false information to try and smear George W. Bush weeks before the 2004 election. Rather offered another lecture on “truth” and “lies” on his Facebook page after Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker appeared on Sunday's Meet the Press

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 4, 2017 | 12:54 AM EST

MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber was hosting on All In Tuesday night when he smeared President-elect Donald Trump as a threat to the First Amendment. Melber’s fear stemmed from an incident that occurred over the weekend where Trump kicked author Harry Hurt III off of one his golf courses, “Because of a grudge over Hurt's 1993 biography of Trump, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump.”

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | January 3, 2017 | 11:34 PM EST

Let us offer a philosophical question for the news media at the dawn of 2017. If the scourge of the new year is “fake news,” should we not concede that it’s not “news” to speculate about what will happen after a news event? The problem is, without speculation about the future, whether immediate or distant, cable news channels and radio news outlets would surely enter a crisis about how to fill their 24 hours a day, and newspapers would struggle to fill their pages.

Time magazine offered a double issue on “The Year Ahead.” Obviously, that cannot be defined as “news.” Nothing has happened yet.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 3, 2017 | 10:10 PM EST

The liberal Big Three networks finally found a use for President-elect Donald Trump, and it’s to smear Republican members of Congress. The same networks who blacked-out unethical Democrats were up in arms Tuesday after the House GOP attempted to reform the Office of Congressional Ethics, but after it’s retraction they credited the president-elect. “The best-laid plans of Republicans armed with a head of steam and an ambitious to-do list went off the rails this opening day of the new Congress after a tweet from Donald Trump,” announced Anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News

By Curtis Houck | | January 3, 2017 | 9:54 PM EST

He’s off and running, people. On Tuesday night’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews served up his first head-scratching Notable Quotable for 2017 as he likened Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to someone who “sat around like a troll under the bridge, ready to bite the leg of Obama for four or eight years.”

By Scott Whitlock | | January 3, 2017 | 5:44 PM EST

Talk about denial. Liberal entertainer Rosie O’Donnell is still refusing to accept that Donald Trump will become president. On New Years Day, the celebrity tweeted in all caps: “DONALD TRUMP IS MENTALLY UNSTABLE.” She added, “LESS THAN 3 WEEKS TO STOP HIM AMERICA.” 

By Matthew Balan | | January 3, 2017 | 5:01 PM EST

On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello played up the possible fining of the congressional Democrats who organized the pro-gun control sit-in on the House floor in June 2016. Costello asked one of the sit-in participants, Rep. Steve Cohen, if he was "afraid" of the proposed punishment, and boosted a liberal talking point on the issue: "Some people might say that Republicans are trying to exert total control over the Congress, so they can get things done, and marginalize Democrats. Do you think this is all part of that critique?"

By Curtis Houck | | January 3, 2017 | 4:41 PM EST

In the introduction for CNN’s book Unprecedented, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley fawned over Hillary Clinton as “an avenging Joan of Arc” with an “appearance of elitism” losing to “a P.T. Barnumesque lead figure in Trump.” Brinkley also had plenty of scorn for Trump and praise for Bernie Sanders, spinning that Sanders “rose above the temptation to join Republicans in calling into question her previous use of a private e-mail server.”

 

By Kristine Marsh | | January 3, 2017 | 4:25 PM EST

Monday, musician Bruce Springsteen expressed his paranoia over the future of an America under Donald Trump on liberal comedian Marc Maron’s podcast. The longtime liberal told Maron that he feared America would become “unrecognizable” because of a rise in hate crimes and other “un-American” activities.

By Brad Wilmouth | | January 3, 2017 | 4:25 PM EST

On Monday's CBS Evening News, in a report devoted to the increased rates of homicide in Chicago, correspondent Jericka Duncan suggested a link to the police making fewer stops after being scrutinized over the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald in 2014. But, unlike the previous night's report on CBS 60 Minutes by correspondent Bill Whitaker, Duncan's piece did not mention that the Chicago police superintendent blamed less aggressive policing on lawsuit threats by the American Civil Liberties Union that have led to the police facing more restrictions on when to make contact with criminal suspects.