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With the deadline for a budget to fund the federal government fast approaching (Friday), a major sticking point in the negotiations has been President Trump’s insistence of $5 billion for a border wall. But that may have changed Tuesday after the White House signaled it was open to compromise. Despite that glimmer, ABC and NBC both used their evening broadcasts to stoke fears of a looming government shutdown and downplayed the chance for a deal.



On Tuesday's New Day on CNN, as John Avlon hosted the show's regular "Reality Check" segment, he again demonstrated that this part of the show is more about pushing liberal spin than it is about actual fact-checking or making the audience informed as he misleadingly claimed that the Trump admnistration was not required by law to separate children from illegal immigrant parents.



In a surprise report on the migrant caravans, Univision shifted from its usual portrayal of the migrants as hapless victims, and instead exposed the alleged terrorist ringleader among them: Alfredo Guerrero Ulloa. The Honduran fugitive, who joined the caravan last month, recently received vast media coverage not for the violent crimes of which he is accused in his native country, but for demanding that the U.S. Government pay $50,000 to every Honduran in the caravan to return home, an ultimatum that even many members of the caravan have criticized.



Week after week, the far-left Murphy Brown revival continues to plummet in the ratings for CBS. The most recent episode, airing December 13, featured the out-of-touch journalist characters longing for the days of only three networks when Walter Cronkite could turn public opinion against the war in Vietnam.



The dominant story on the front page of Tuesday’s USA Today was incredibly one-sided on “transgender equality.” Above and below a picture of trans man Grayson Russo were the headlines “Some Americans are denied ‘lifesaving’ health care / Because they identify as transgender.”  Right under the headline is a large pull quote to add to the theme: “These are lifesaving procedures, and to deny somebody a lifesaving procedure is malpractice,”



On Tuesday, after concluding a full report for NBC’s Today show marking 50 years since the election of Richard Nixon, Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw expressed his hope that the country, and particularly President Trump, would be “learning” a lesson from the White House scandal.



On Thursday, U.S. Marines Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres appeared in full uniform at a Philadelphia courtroom to recount a disturbing series of events from November 17th when the two were beaten in the Old City section by Antifa members. Of course, the “big three” broadcast networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC saw no interest in covering this despicable act and the subsequent trial for two Antifa members on their evening and morning newscasts. 



Google is apparently abandoning its attempt to create a search engine for the Chinese market -- an effort that both tarnished its public image and caused massive internal conflict. The communist Chinese government wanted a search engine that would censor information and infringe upon the privacy of its citizens. Google’s attempted to cooperate, and company head Sundar Pichai had tried to defend the project in its earlier stages, appealing to the fact that they are merely “complying with the law” of China.



The front page of Tuesday’s New York Times focused on the Trump administration “planning to roll back Obama-era policies aimed at ensuring that minority children are not unfairly disciplined, arguing that the efforts have eased up on punishment and contributed to rising violence in the nation’s schools.” Reporters Erica Green and Katie Benner don’t seem to approve of the move, though they make a stronger attempt at balance than the headlines: "Trump’s Parkland Inquiry Shifts To Attack on an Obama Legacy.” The inside-page headline: “Trump Parkland Panel Attacks Obama Policy On Race and Schools.”



America’s therapist, fairy godmother and progressive fantasy candidate Oprah Winfrey might deserve a round of second looks when it comes to the quality of emotional schlock she has sold and promoted to millions of women. It seems that while she was doing public relations work on behalf of Brazilian “faith healer” “John of God,” he was collecting hundreds of rape accusations.



CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson on Tuesday conducted a softball interview with the star and the director of the new left-leaning Dick Cheney film Vice. Dickerson offered no tough questions and hinted that the film was accurate. Talking to Christian Bale and Adam McKay, Dickerson gushed, “Like McKay, Bale studied Cheney from the tiniest details to the big ones. Like suffering multiple heart attacks.” Bale then proceeded to explain how he had a cardiologist act out what it’s like to have a heart attack. 



Facebook is more concerned about protecting Palestinians from hate speech than about hosting terrorist propaganda on its site.



The number of Facebook’s enemies on the left is growing, and they’re making more and more demands including that CEO Mark Zuckerberg resign. A coalition of 31 left-wing groups, including the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center and at least 10 groups that have received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros, wrote to Zuckerberg on Dec. 18, 2018.

 



One key reason it’s so difficult, if not impossible, to ever reverse, or even slightly reduce, an entitlement program is how the news media become advocates for the program. So, as expected, in the wake of the federal district court ruling Friday night declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional, ABC, CBS and NBC all found an example of someone who would be hurt by losing ObamaCare.



Born a boy, Andraya Yearwood is of great value to the LGBTQ agenda. So is Mirin Fader, a Bleacher Report writer who uses Yearwood's story to promote transgenderism. In her feature on Yearwood, Fader comes up with excuse after excuse to wiggle out of obvious advantages that males have over women in sports competition.