By Alexis Thomasi | January 19, 2017 | 4:03 PM EST

On Tuesday, the anchors of Morning Joe got into a heated discussion concerning the flaws of the media. Both Scarborough and Brzezinski called out the media for not presenting consumers with the facts alone, constantly asking leading questions, and failing to resist weaving their own opinions into discourse.

As the conversation carried on, Brzezinski became frustrated that most of the media are only able to understand and defend the actions of a Democrat like John Lewis, but not a Republican.

By Curtis Houck | January 19, 2017 | 2:11 PM EST

Near the end of Thursday’s Special Report on the Fox News Channel, conservative syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer fired back at USA Today writer Susan Page touting Democratic boycotts of the Trump inauguration as “pretty powerful” by exposing this massive media double standard if the party roles were reversed.

By Matthew Balan | January 19, 2017 | 1:49 PM EST

David Gergen and Douglas Brinkley gushed over President Barack Obama during a panel discussion on Wednesday's CNN Tonight. Gergen played up the Democrat's defense of the media during his final press conference, and later claimed that Mr. and Mrs. Obama "didn't have a big scandal...That's very rare." Brinkley touted how "the press/media loves Barack Obama right now," and contended that "what's helping Barack Obama's legacy with the press is Donald Trump....By comparison, he's like St. Augustine up there talking to the flock." USA Today's Kirsten Powers countered by spotlighting the chief executive's hostile actions towards the press.

By Kyle Drennen | January 19, 2017 | 1:19 PM EST

A Thursday report on NBC’s Today featured the on-screen headline: “The Fear of the Unknown; Hispanics & Muslims Look Ahead to New Administration.” Correspondent Gadi Schwartz began the segment by fretting over the fate of illegal immigrants: “Like hundreds of thousands across the country, Perla Berazza was a student with a secret and a constant fear....she qualified for the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival program created by President Obama....But the program, known as DACA, is in the cross-hairs of President-elect Donald Trump.”

By Scott Whitlock | January 19, 2017 | 11:58 AM EST

The Trump/Pence administration hasn’t even taken office and CBS is already going negative. CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose on Thursday reminded Vice-President-elect Mike Pence just how unpopular the team would be. He also lectured Pence about social media: “You've been asked this before, I'm sure, are the Tweets, A, necessary, B, distracting? And does [Trump] have to tilt at every windmill that criticizes him?” 

By Erik Soderstrom | January 19, 2017 | 2:54 AM EST

When the lead actor, Walton Goggins, told Yahoo TV his character Rip Taggart “is a war criminal,” the editorial direction of the History Channel’s new fictionalized drama, SIX, should have been clear. History’s new series artistically blurs the lines between American soldiers and the terrorists they fight, conveniently sweeping aside ideologies with a wand of relativism that turns cold-blooded murderers into righteous crusaders and blames Americans for inspiring foreign terrorism.

By Justin Ashford | January 18, 2017 | 11:45 PM EST

In honor of inauguration week, Match Game decided to throw out a question about President-elect Donald J. Trump. Liberal host Alec Baldwin, who portrays Trump on Saturday Night Live, gave the prompt: “Donald Trump is starring in a remake of 'Brokeback Mountain.' But instead of a cowboy, Donald falls in love with BLANK.” Surprisingly, the answers (and Baldwin’s demeanor) were rather mild, considering the set up.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | January 18, 2017 | 10:06 PM EST

The end of Barack Obama’s reign as president of the United States appeared to hit the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) pretty hard. All three of them took the time to bid the President an emotional farewell at the end of their Wednesday night programs. “While President Obama was busy changing the White House…the White House was also changing him,” remarked anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News

By Curtis Houck | January 18, 2017 | 9:36 PM EST

Yes, it’s as bad as you think it was. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews allowed himself to have his knees quake one last time, paying tribute to President Obama, who he deemed “a fine man” offering unparalleled levels of “sentiment,” “temperament,” and “optimism.” “To say that no person can make a difference, I give you the fine case of that fine man, Barack Obama,” Matthews swooned at the end.

By NB Staff | January 18, 2017 | 5:45 PM EST

According to Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, White House press journalists are Donald Trump’s “enemies” and shouldn’t be given too much stature. Appearing of Fox Business’s After the Bell, Wednesday, he declared, “There’s nothing newsy about the news media anymore. These people in that room are his enemies. These are people who are constantly against him.” 

By Kyle Drennen | January 18, 2017 | 5:43 PM EST

In his final press conference as president on Wednesday, Barack Obama laughably congratulated the White House Press Corps for not being “sycophants” during his administration, but acting as “skeptics” whose reporting “keeps us honest.”  
 

By Brad Wilmouth | January 18, 2017 | 4:20 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day on CNN, Georgetown University professor and former MSNBC analyst Michael Eric Dyson likened police actions against black Americans to terrorism as CNN's Chris Cuomo argued that many voters were motivated to vote for Donald Trump by non-race-related issues like terrorism from ISIS.  Dyson griped: "Color-neutral and ISIS? Many African-American people said, 'Look, we were introduced to terror long before 9/11. The vicious police forces of America that have victimized us and the way in which white supremacy operated.'"