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PBS’s David Brooks Rips Larry Kudlow, John Bolton as the Republican D-List of Aides

<p>On Friday's <em>PBS NewsHour,</em> David Brooks, who is somehow described as the Republican or conservative half of the pundit panel, dismissed the ascent of men liked by the conservative movement as the worst kind of public servants, the C or D level of Republican aides, because they're too ideological. Larry Kudlow is just the "worst," and John Bolton is "anything but neutral on anything." </p>

‘Fact Checkers’ at PolitiFact, Snopes Weirdly Defend Hillary’s Trump-Voter Rant in India

<p>Hillary Clinton’s rant in India about Trump voters being motivated by racism, sexism, and loathing of Indian-Americans who succeed is being carefully protected by the “fact checkers” at PolitiFact and Despite topping their website with the question “Did Hillary Clinton call Wisconsin ‘backwards?," PolitiFact failed to issue a “Truth-o-Meter” ruling. It reported Gov. Scott Walker tried to shame Wisconsin Democrats when Hillary suggested that she won the forward-looking states and Trump won the “backward” ones. Tom Kertscher of PolitiFact Wisconsin wrote an article called “In Context, our periodic feature that fleshes out sound bites that attract attention.”</p>

Fake-Conservative Comedy Central ‘Twins’ Mock ‘Draculess’ Dana Loesch, Fox News Stars

<p>Comedy Central’s lame replacement for the Colbert Report, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, is even worse than Colbert at disguising their liberal agitprop as hiding behind a mask of idiotic conservatism. On Tuesday night, Klepper brought on his cast mates Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson, pitched on screen as "Authors of <em>F**k the Poor: A Conservative Guide to Comedy.”</em></p>

Amanpour Aids Pro-LGBT Priest In Attacking ‘Online Hate Groups’ on CNN and PBS

<p>CNN International host Christiane Amanpour -- whose show is simulcast now on PBS stations -- lit into "homophobia" in the Catholic Church and all "Abrahamic faiths" in her Tuesday show. Her guest was Father James Martin, a controversial figure whose book is touted for showing "how the Rosary and the rainbow flag can peacefully meet one another." Amanpour said Pope Francis faced "a massive tsunami from the traditionalist wing."</p>

Viacom Channels — MTV, BET, Nick, Comedy Central — Backing Student Anti-Gun Protests

<p>To offer a corporate tribute to  a national school walkout for gun-control measures, Viacom -- which owns several major cable networks -- "will suspend regularly scheduled programming for 17 minutes" at 10 am on Wednesday. Liberal student activists will take over MTV's Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts. MTV, VH1, Logo, Comedy Central will have orange (the color of gun violence prevention) logos until the "March for Our Lives" on March 24.</p>

New York Times Critics Rip Katy Perry, Taylor Swift as Painfully White Girls

<p>Sunday’s <em>New York Times Magazine</em> explored “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going.” Part of the answer was there were too many white girls badly trying to appropriate black music, singling out Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, because "some white artists and listeners love black culture without necessarily seeing black people, their politics, or their pain."</p>

New York Times Tech Columnist Farhad Manjoo Lies: I ‘Unplugged from Twitter’ (He Didn’t)

<p><em>The New York Times</em> and their allies in the “reality-based press” have serious problems with their own versions of reality. Look no further than <em>Times</em> tech columnist Farhad Manjoo, who typed a column declaring that people would gain much more sanity from consuming their news from the print media and not the Internet. “ I turned off my digital news notifications, unplugged from Twitter and other social networks, and subscribed to home delivery of three print newspapers,” he wrote. But he lied. He did not unplug from Twitter in the slightest</p>

Daily Beast Finds Sam Donaldson to Praise CNN Screamer Jim Acosta: ‘As Good As It Gets’

<p>Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon is a regular guest on CNN's <em>Reliable Sources, </em>so it shouldn't be the slightest bit surprising that the Daily Beast is rushing to provide aid and comfort to CNN's "courageous" screamer in the White House briefing room. The latest article by Lloyd Grove is headlined in tabloid style: "CNN’s Jim Acosta: The Trump Trolls Who Want Me Dead." Lloyd Grove went to Sam Donaldson, who insisted Acosta was "as good as it gets."</p>

WashPost Throws ‘4 Pinocchios’ at Deputy DNC Chair on Claim of No Meetings with Farrakhan

<p><em>The Washington Post</em> broke into reporting on Louis Farrakhan and the Democrats on Sunday with a “Fact Checker” column by Glenn Kessler. On page A-4, Kessler gave Rep. Keith Ellison – deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee – a “four Pinocchios” rating for insisting he had no involvement with Farrakhan since 2006.</p>

Former NY Times Executive Editor: ‘I Carry A Little Plastic Obama Doll In My Purse’

<p>Former <em>New York Times </em>executive editor Jill Abramson is really letting her Democratic pom poms fly. Her latest column for the <em>Guardian</em> newspaper is headlined "Are we seeing signs of a Democratic wave in the primaries? It’s thrilling to see signs of a Trump rebellion – it could lead to winning control of the House, and maybe the 2020 election." She wrote "It’s easy to look at what’s happening in Washington DC and despair. That’s why I carry a little plastic Obama doll in my purse. I pull him out every now and then to remind myself that the United States had a progressive, African American president until very recently."</p>

Israeli Paper Twists Mark Levin Into ‘Controversial’ ‘Shock Jock’…Like Howard Stern?

<p>Other countries have the same liberal bias as America does. They also slam Mark Levin. Raoul Wittliff of <em>The Times of Israel </em>reported on a sneak peek of Mark Levin's Sunday night Fox News Channel interview with Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu by describing Levin as a "controversial talk-radio host" and a "conservative shock jock." There's nothing in this article that would explain how Levin is not a "shock jock" like Howard Stern.</p>

Whitewater Crook Susan McDougal Oozes on MSNBC: Clintons Never Did Anything Wrong

<p>In the wake of Sam Nunberg's bizarre cable-news crusade insisting Trump was guilty of something on Monday evening, MSNBC touted an interview Tuesday with Susan McDougal, as an expert on not testifying to special counsels. MSNBC host Craig Melvin called her “The former Clinton business partner who was jailed for refusing to comply with a subpoena during the Whitewater investigation.” Not "the former Clinton business partner convicted on four counts of fraud and conspiracy."</p>

Stephen Colbert Fiercely Mocks New Ted Cruz Campaign Song: ‘Not Good, and I Don’t Like It’

<p>In the last minutes of Wednesday in New York City, CBS <em>Late Show</em> host Stephen Colbert unleashed his loathing of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his re-election campaign, mocking a musical commercial mocking the nickname of his Democrat opponent ‘Beto’ O’Rourke.</p>

Mark Levin Rips Into ‘Praetorian Guard Media’ for Protecting Obama Unmasking, Spying

<p>On his radio show Thursday night, Mark Levin grew angry at how the "Praetorian guard media" are protecting the Obama team from the emerging story of how they unmasked Trump campaign officials and leaked word of their association with Russians to their media buddies. He said it was an “absolute disgrace” that they protect Obama, not report on him. “They’re not upholding the First Amendment and free press — they’re destroying the First Amendment and the free press!”</p>

Trump ‘Gestapo’ and ‘Cesspool of Mendacity’? PBS Allows Jerry Brown to Rage at Sessions

<p>The <em>PBS NewsHour</em> gave California’s top Democrats almost nine minutes on Wednesday night to attack President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions as liars in a “cesspool of mendacity,” suggesting Sessions was an "authoritarian" using “Gestapo” tactics. Woodruff didn’t protest at any moment in this set of attacks that Brown was too uncivil. Last year, <em>NewsHour </em>executive producer Sara Just claimed “We aim for more light than heat,” and “We’re not trying to set up a false sense of combativeness."</p>

CNN Host Don Lemon Debates Two-Year-Old: Is Michelle Obama Queen or Superhero?

<p>CNN and <em>The Washington Post</em> are two of the most fervent believers that Democracy in America relies on their tough stance against the Trumps. "#FactsFirst!" "Democracy dies in darkness!" But when it comes to the Obamas, they can only pander, pander, and pander to their greatness. Liberals went crazy about a two-year-old black girl staring up at the new Michelle Obama portrait (that doesn't exactly look like her) at the National Portrait Gallery. So Michelle Obama seized the PR bonus of meeting the girl herself, and these Titans of Toughness were the loveliest lapdogs. </p>

PolitiFact: Abortion Not Top Cause of Black Deaths, Killing Babies Is a ‘Disputed’ Fact!

<p>x</p> <p>GOP congressional candidate Jason Isaac declared in a League of Women Voters guide: "I will work to end abortion, which is the leading cause of death for black Americans and kills as many as 1,000 black children every day." PolitiFact ruled it was "Mostly False." PolitiFact Texas analyst W. Gardner Selby can’t agree that abortion kills a human baby: “it’s worth noting for starters that Isaac’s characterization of abortions as killing babies is disputed.”</p>

Daily Beast Roars: ‘Best Supporting Actor Should Go to Mike Pence’

<p>Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon is a liberal-bias denier, who sneers “When did the conservative movement started loving to play victim so much? When did that start happening?” But his latest Beastly article is headlined “The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Should Go to Mike Pence.” He declared Pence’s name was missing from the supporting-actor nominees and declared “This is a criminal oversight. There is no greater working actor today than the vice president.”</p>

WashPost: Crying Jimmy Kimmel Is ‘America’s Conscience’ and Also Funny

<p><em>The Washington Post</em> gushed all over ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on the morning before he hosts the Oscars, but reporter Geoff Edgers didn’t focus on the Oscars. It began by honoring his teary sermon about Health Care For All. The headline was "Late show of emotion: Jimmy Kimmel might be America’s conscience but he’ll still do anything for a laugh."</p> Spurs a Facebook Ruckus By ‘Fact-Checking’ Obvious CNN Satire by Babylon Bee

<p> followed other fact-checkers in warning about the Christian satire site Babylon Bee. But was anyone really going to buy this headline as real, Snopes? "CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine To Spin News Before Publication." Once Snopes warned this was "FALSE," Facebook sent a note to Babylon Bee threatening to mess with their ability to advertise and monetize on the social site. </p>

WashPost Misleads: D.C. Gun-Control Rally Wasn’t ‘Bumped’ by National Park Service

<p>On Thursday afternoon, a <em>Washington Post</em> email carried a very misleading headline, which was “‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control rally bumped from Mall by ‘talent show’.” The headline in Friday's newspaper was similar, "'March for our Lives' rally bumped from Mall." It sounds like a Trump conspiracy to interfere. The word “bumped” would imply the gun-control activists had secured a permit from the National Park Service, and were then “bumped.” Instead, permits are first come-first serve.</p>

NPR Plugs Trans Woman Activist Denouncing a ‘Presidency of Prejudice’

<p>On Wednesday, NPR's <em>Fresh Air</em> devoted more than 36 minutes to promoting transgender Democratic activist Sarah McBride and her new book <em>Tomorrow Will Be Different</em>. It turned harsh on the Republicans near the end: "We went from a presidency of progress to a presidency of prejudice...This has truly become in the last year the most explicitly anti-LGBTQ adminstration we've seen in history." </p>

CNN IN CRISIS? February Ratings Down 19 Percent, 16 Percent in Prime Time

<p>CNN loves to host entire hours devoted to a “WHITE HOUSE IN CRISIS” and touting their latest poll on Trump’s unpopularity. But maybe CNN should wonder if the screen ought to read “CNN IN CRISIS?” Mark Joyella at Forbes reports on the latest monthly ratings:  "CNN had significant declines in February, with ratings dropping 19% in total day and 16% in prime, where the network returned an average audience of 979,000 total viewers -- behind MSNBC (1.805 million) and Fox News (2.766 million)."</p>

Chris Matthews Nominates the Parkland Activists as the New Cronkites

<p>The Washington Post opinion page’s newsletter on Wednesday advertised a column by MSNBC host Chris Matthews proclaiming “The Parkland shooting victims are the most trusted people in America: Fifty years ago, Walter Cronkite boasted unmatched credibility. Now, that goes to students.”</p>

CNN Boss Says Calling the Town Hall Biased is ‘Silly,’ Tapper Tells Critics ‘Get Over It’

<p>Jeremy Barr at <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em> asked CNN president Jeff Zucker and their “town hall” moderator Jake Tapper about critics of their “Students Demand Action” program on February 21. Zucker said it’s insulting and “silly” to cite the program as liberal or partisan. Tapper said critics will “get over it,” but “the people in that stadium, they won’t.”</p>

Former Anchor Charles Gibson Slams Those Who ‘Sow the Seeds of Disbelief’ in Media

<p>Former ABC News anchorman Charles Gibson gave a speech at Princeton's Alumni Day on Saturday, decrying attacks on the media. The role of journalists in our political debates are somehow "not up for debate." To "sow the seeds of disbelief on what they report" is to remove a check on "despotic government." But are they really an "independent" and "vigorous" press? Or does it depend on who's in power?</p>

WashPost Hails ‘Genius’ Drag Queen’s ‘Epic’ Exercise in ‘Talking Truth to Power’

<p>The <em>Washington Post </em>Sunday Arts & Style section published an enormous page-size photo of leftist drag queen Taylor Mac, who has created a 24-hour, 246-song musical "masterwork" for the Resistance. It will be staged for just two hours at the Kennedy Center in March. </p>

CNN Reporter Asks Defense Spokesman: Can Pentagon Really ‘Stay Out of the Gun Debate’?

<p>Jack Heretik at the Washington Free Beacon reports that CNN is so desperate to push for gun control in every forum that on Thursday, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr pestered Defense Department spokemsan Dana White about how it must be fairly close to impossible for the military brass to "stay out of the gun debate" in America. White said no, it wasn't impossible, that those issues "are for political leaders."</p>

NY Times Film Critic A.O. Scott Praises Marx-Engels Communist ‘Bromance’ Movie

<p>Friday's <em>New York Times</em> promoted what they called "A buddy movie about Communism," reviewed by film critic A.O. Scott. It was somehow an occasion for whimsey. Marx and Engels became "the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the European left, rock stars for an age of revolution." They "look and act like pioneers of brocialism." Scott even said the jury was still out on the history of Marxism, "bloody and contentious and not yet finished."</p>

CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Our Job’s to Defend These Anti-Gun ‘Kids’ and Their ‘Momentum’

<p>Sometimes Chris Cuomo and Chris Matthews sound alike. Back in 2009, Matthews said it was his job to make the Obama presidency succeed. In 2018, Chris Cuomo is saying CNN's job is to "call out" people who challenge the high-school kids pushing for gun control and against the "blood money" of the National Rifle Association. It's CNN's job to prevent conservatives from taking "momentum out of these kids' efforts." </p>

ABC, WashPost Skip Their Poll Result on Mental Health Solutions vs. Gun Control

<p>On Tuesday, <em>The Washington Post </em>reported its new ABC News-<em>Washington Post</em> poll on mass shootings on the front page. They asked: “Do you think that mass shootings in this country are more a reflection of problems identifying and treating people with mental health problems, or inadequate gun control laws?" By more than two to one (57 to 28 percent), people picked the mental health issues. Actually, that poll finding was nowhere to be found in the <em>Post</em> story...and ABC? Where was ABC? They haven't reported their own poll.</p>

CNN, HLN Enjoy Teen Activists Smearing ‘Blood Money’ NRA as ‘Child Murderers’

<p>The liberal media's current infatuation with teenage activists ripping into the National Rifle Association extends to letting them smear gun-rights activists with no correction. This presents a serious issue for tonight's CNN "Students Demand Action" town hall meeting. Are the teenagers going to be able to say anything without a check on their facts or their civility? On Monday morning, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota took no exception to activist David Hogg insisting the NRA were "child murderers."</p>

They’re Joking, Right? NPR Game Show Says Trump’s Slashing Medicare, Medicaid

<p>Everyone knows when the liberal comedians are joking, they're just making up Fake News, right? Or does the audience suspect there's a lot of truth behind the humor? Fans of the weekend NPR news quiz Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me! heard the notion that President Trump's new budget "slashed" spending on everything, including Medicare and Medicaid. </p>

WashPost Spin: Trump Doesn’t Really Like Victims, He Prefers First Responders

<p>John Sexton at Hot Air pinpointed an obnoxious <em>Washington Post</em> article on President Trump visiting the victims of the Parkland school shooting. <em>Post</em> reporter Josh Dawsey openly editorialized that Trump doesn't care about victims as much as he wants to praise cops and first responders, and suggested that maybe Trump didn't meet with victims (despite Trump posting hospital pictures on Twitter).</p>

Chris Rock Humor: Racist Cops Should Say After Killing Blacks, ‘We Gotta Shoot a White Kid!’

<p>Kelly Lawler at <em>USA Today</em> previewed a new Netflix standup comedy special by Chris Rock called <em>Tamborine, [sic]</em> in which he openly discusses his "very public 2014 divorce from his wife of 18 years." But first, the special offered a "joke" about how the police need to "occasionally shoot a white kid" after they looked at their "dead [N-word] calendar." As if the police have a scheduled plan to murder blacks?  </p>

Reliable Stelter? I Don’t Decry Trump’s Madness (Yes I Do); We’re Not Anti-Trump (We Are)

<p>Earlier this week, CNN <em>Reliable Sources</em> host Brian Stelter oddly denied in a Clintonian way that he had ever spoken of Trump as “mentally ill.” Conservative Twitter responded by lining up many examples of Stelter questioning the president’s “mental fitness.” In a largely sympathetic interview with Andrew Chang on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation posted on February 5, they discussed Stelter proclaiming Trump’s “madness.” So why deny it on Twitter?</p>

Fake News: WashPost Art Critic Kennicott Pushes Myth of Reagan’s ‘Neglect’ of AIDS

<p><em>Washington Post</em> art critic Philip Kennicott ripped into the Age of Reagan in reviewing a new exhibit at Washington's Hirshhorn Museum that “explores the evaporation of the line between art and commodity in the 1980s.” Attacking Reagan apparently required a dollop of the never-ending Fake News of the Reagan administration’s “purposeful neglect” of homosexuals dying from AIDS.</p>

Pot, Meet Kettle: NPR Talks Up ‘Epidemic’ of Team Trump Sexual Assault

<p>On Tuesday's <em>Fresh Air</em> on NPR, host Terry Gross and her guest, liberal author Joshua Green, discussed how Trump and Trump-affiliated Republicans somehow created an "epidemic" of sexual assault. Green wrote a book on Trump adviser Steve Bannon unsubtly titled <em>Devil's Bargain.</em> Gross briefly mentioned NPR has its own sexual harassment problem ("epidemic"?). </p>

Fox & Friends Exposes AP’s Two-Faced Tweets on Trump vs. Obama Budgets

<p>On Tuesday's <em>Fox & Friends,</em> the hosts and CBN correspondent David Brody discussed how the Associated Press took dramatically different takes on Twitter on the budget proposals of Obama and Trump. Trump's spending plan "features soaring deficits," while Obama's spending plans were "pledging help for the  middle class" and fighting "terror threats, global warming." </p>

MSNBC Analyst: Trump’s the ‘Commander-in-Chief of American Rape Culture’

<p>On Sunday's <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC, host Joy Reid played clips of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway saying she won't be lectured by Clintonistas on violence against women, which Reid says "works with the Fox News crowd." Then she brought on MSNBC analyst Anand Giridharadas, who proclaimed "This is a rape culture presidency, and Donald Trump has become the commander in chief of American rape culture."</p>
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