By Christian Toto | May 27, 2017 | 12:15 PM EDT

Jimmy Fallon has a funny way of approaching his late night gig. The former Saturday Night Live star thinks it’s all about making people laugh at the end of the day. It’s not divisive, or corrosive. The “Fallon” method treats guests like … guests. Politics are fair game, but it’s not what matters most.

By Brad Wilmouth | May 26, 2017 | 4:25 PM EDT

On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion in which panel members fretted over Republican reaction to GOP Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte violently attacking a reporter, The Atlantic's David Frum managed to inject race into the discussion as he theorized about what Rush Limbaugh would have done if Gianforte were a black Democrat. Frum: "Had the congressman been a black Democrat, imagine what Rush Limbaugh would have said. Rush Limbaugh called the attack 'studly' and 'manly.' Imagine -- it would have -- you would have had an explosion of racial provocation."

 

By Kyle Drennen | May 26, 2017 | 1:42 PM EDT

On Friday, all three network morning shows began with anchors breathlessly declaring that President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner was “under scrutiny” in the FBI’s Russia investigation. However, after offering the screaming salacious headlines, each broadcast quietly admitted that Kushner was not the target of the investigation nor was he accused of any wrongdoing.

By Katie Yoder | May 26, 2017 | 11:51 AM EDT

It’s a rare day when both Fox News and NBC News positively cover the story of a courageous young Christian woman who refused abortion. But that’s exactly what just happened. Fox News, on Thursday night, and NBC News, on Friday morning, reported on the viral story of high-school senior Maddi Runkles. Although Runkles boasts a 4.0 average and even served as student council president, she was banned from “walking” at graduation by Heritage Academy, a private Christian school.

By P.J. Gladnick | May 25, 2017 | 11:02 PM EDT

The U.S. economy under President Donald Trump is already showing signs of great improvement. So if you are CBS News how can you spin this good news into something resembling bad news? You might think this could be an impossible task but on the May 25 CBS This Morning, they managed to put a very creative bad news spin on the good news economy as delivered by Norah O'Donnell in the following video:

By Nicholas Fondacaro | May 25, 2017 | 10:45 PM EDT

President Donald Trump attended his first summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday. While there, he emphasized that all members of the organization should be paying the two percent of GDP obligation they agreed to, instead of just the handful that do. Back home in America, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seemed embarrassed by Trump’s demands and scolded him for it. “This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States,” Trump declared, but the networks didn’t want to have it. 

By Alex Xenos | May 25, 2017 | 5:32 PM EDT

On Thursday morning, CNN’s New Day linked President Trump’s frequent criticism of the liberal media to Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s violent incident with a reporter Wednesday evening. Appearing on the morning show, The Washington Post’s Karoun Demirjian whined: “You’ve got this kind of culture of, you know, reporters are the enemy going on and it depends. You see a lot of Democrats pointing the finger at the President right now. Saying you created, you helped create, at least, this culture where people consider reporters to be, you know, a fifth column or something.”

By Kyle Drennen | May 25, 2017 | 4:46 PM EDT

During Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET hour, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin just naturally assumed that President Trump deserved blame for Montana congressional candidate Creg Gianforte assaulting a reporter: “And how much blame should President Trump get, considering some of the rhetoric that we’ve heard from this president and – well, before he was president – and from the candidate himself?”

By Scott Whitlock | May 25, 2017 | 4:02 PM EDT

Guilt by association. That’s what Andrea Mitchell believes. Despite the fact that Donald Trump is on another continent, the Andrea Mitchell Reports anchor thinks that the assault against a journalist by a Republican congressional candidate is an “extension” of the President. Talking about Greg Gianforte’s attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, the MSNBC host connected, “There is so much hostility, frankly, to the press, a lot of it generated by the Donald Trump rallies.”

By Charles Dorfeuille | May 25, 2017 | 1:59 PM EDT

Did you know that Medicaid spending isn’t even a big deal? So says Sasha Pudelski, a spokesperson for of the DC lobbying outfit AASA, when she was interviewed by PBS’s William Brangham who didn’t seem to find anything wrong with that statement.

By Kyle Drennen | May 25, 2017 | 1:07 PM EDT

Interviewing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer tried to get the former Bush cabinet official to say that Donald Trump did not have the seriousness to be president: “You were here during the campaign and I asked you about Trump....And when I asked you did he have the gravitas to be commander-in-chief, you dodged it a little bit....you’ve now had 125 days to watch him. Do you feel he has the gravitas to be commander-in-chief?”

By Alex Xenos | May 25, 2017 | 12:47 PM EDT

On Tuesday morning, Chris Cuomo expressed frustration with the fact that there are people (perhaps at Newsbusters?) holding him and the New Day program accountable. Cuomo complained: “I’ve got this whole righty attack machine trying to twist everything that happens on this show.”