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By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 4, 2016 | 9:15 PM EDT

With conventional wisdom pointing to both the Democrats and the Republicans having presumptive nominees the media is hyping a major fight brewing between the parties. ABC spent their Wednesday evening newscast touting how prepared the Clinton election machine was for a general election bout. “Tonight, Hillary Clinton launching her first general election attack … Backing it up with a new video,” ABC’s Cecilia Vega began the over three minute segment. 

By Curtis Houck | | May 4, 2016 | 9:04 PM EDT

MSNBC viewers were treated to two hours of Hardball Wednesday night following Donald Trump being anointed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and while previewing the believed match-up of Trump and Hillary Clinton, host Chris Matthews and a guest mocked Hillary Clinton scandals as “garbage” and conservatives invoking the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi as deranged.

By Tom Johnson | | May 4, 2016 | 8:37 PM EDT

Not long before Ted Cruz left the presidential race, he inadvertently performed what Salon’s Marcotte suggests was a public service by clarifying that right-wingers are entitled authoritarians who readily inflict pain on kids.

Last weekend at an Indiana campaign rally, a boy in the audience yelled “You suck!” at Cruz, to which Cruz replied, “In my household, when a child behaves that way they get a spanking.” Marcotte asserted in a Tuesday piece that the incident “was one of those moments when the cowardice of the conservative movement was laid bare,” and that “enthusiasm for beating children” may be the best indication of “the toxicity of conservative ideology.”

By Randy Hall | | May 4, 2016 | 7:28 PM EDT

Just minutes after the Cable News Network aired an interview with Hillary Clinton conducted by anchor Anderson Cooper,  Dana Bash -- the channel's chief political correspondent -- angrily responded to the claim by the front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination that no one in the media had asked GOP nominee Donald Trump “the tough questions.”

“I was jumping out of my skin” when Clinton said that on Wednesday afternoon, Bash responded before stating that Cooper “was maybe too much of a gentleman to start sparring with her.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 4, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT

On Wednesday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on CNN, after host Banfield suggested that it might be a disadvantage for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump to choose Newt Gingrich as his running mate because "He's not a woman, and he's not black or a minority," far-left CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill jumped in to crack that "He's perfect! He's perfect for Republicans," inspiring laughter from a nearly all-liberal panel.

Left-leaning CNN host Banfield was joined by a conservative-free panel consisting of one liberal, one far-left liberal and one socially liberal moderate Republican for a discussion of the aftermath of Tuesday's Indiana primaries.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 4, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT

Appearing on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward declared that the defeat of Ted Cruz in the Republican primary revealed that “Conservatism in America, in the Republican Party, is in a crisis. It just does not sell.” He argued that Cruz lost because “his ideas have not taken hold and they were totally overwhelmed by the Trump campaign.”

By Curtis Houck | | May 4, 2016 | 4:49 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton gave her first interview following Donald Trump being anointed as the presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee Wednesday afternoon and in the midst of a classic softball, scandal-free interview by CNN's Anderson Cooper, Clinton demanded her liberal media friends “make the tough decisions” and “get serious” in attacking Trump.

By Matthew Balan | | May 4, 2016 | 3:53 PM EDT

On Wednesday, CNN's New Day touted Donald Trump becoming the apparent Republican presidential nominee, but quickly spotlighted many of the most controversial components of his campaign. David Gregory trumpeted the "incredible accomplishment for Donald Trump," but soon added that the billionaire is "an incredibly divisive figure — huge negatives, toxic policy proposals." The Daily Beast's Jackie Kucinich later asserted, "I don't think Donald Trump ditches the ridiculous. I don't think it's in him to cast aside conspiracy theories, because...it plays well to the people that like him."

By Daniel Garza | | May 4, 2016 | 3:43 PM EDT

An opinion piece labeled as ‘news’ written by none other than Fusion’s News Director, Kevin Roose, has pronounced the Republican Party dead. Betraying his own glaring partisan/ideological prejudices, Roose ascribes the “terminal decline” of the GOP to the “2009 formation of the Tea Party” before going on to attack Donald Trump as “the illness that led to the Party’s demise.” The problem with Roose’s fanciful take on the state of the GOP, which is dripping with venom against not only Trump, but also several of the rest of the 2016 Republican presidential contenders, is that the facts tell a different story.

By Clay Waters | | May 4, 2016 | 3:26 PM EDT

Strange new respect for law enforcement in Wednesday’s New York Times: Campbell Robertson and Timothy Williams teamed for a story from Mississippi, “States Widening Gun Rights Lose Longtime Ally: Police.” This is the same newspaper whose reporters are waiting impatiently for convictions of the Baltimore police officers indicted (and possibly railroaded) in the death of Freddie Grey. The same paper that has made police shootings of black suspects, like the Tamir Rice case in Cleveland, a subject of intense coverage. Yet now the Times is rushing to defend the credibility of law enforcement, enshrining them with moral authority the paper never credited them with previously, now that they’re a potential ally in favor of limiting gun rights.

By Tim Graham | | May 4, 2016 | 1:40 PM EDT

In a LevinTV video made publicly available, conservative author and talk-radio host Mark Levin slammed Fox News for allowing Donald Trump to spread the bizarre National Enquirer smear of Ted Cruz’s father Rafael, suggesting that he was “caught on camera” standing next to John F. Kennedy’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans in 1963. Borrowing a turn of phrase from Sarah Palin, the Enquirer said Cruz’s vather was “palling around with the man who murdered America’s 35th president!”

By Scott Whitlock | | May 4, 2016 | 1:14 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night went down to defeat in Indiana. This is her 18th primary or caucus loss to Bernie Sanders. The former Secretary of State has won an unimpressive 23 times against the aging socialist. Yet, ABC and CBS largely glossed over Clinton’s string of losses and insisted the important part is that she’ll win the nomination. 

By Scott Whitlock | | May 4, 2016 | 11:38 AM EDT

Good Morning America’s Matthew Dowd on Wednesday offered a weird analogy for the status of Donald Trump: He’s like a Greek god from Mount Olympus. The network analyst blurted, “It's almost as if this is out of Greek mythology, right?” 

By Kyle Drennen | | May 4, 2016 | 11:08 AM EDT

During an interview with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose gleefully held up a copy of the Daily News and read the mock obituary on the cover of the left-wing tabloid: “...it says, ‘Republican Party 1854-2016; Dearly beloved, we're gathered here today to mourn the GOP. A once great political party killed by epidemic of Trump.’”

By Tom Blumer | | May 4, 2016 | 8:30 AM EDT

The establishment press seemingly never misses an opportunity to smear a conservative's or businessperson's reputation upon their death. For those who need reminders, see how the Associated Press went after Tony Snow in 2008 and how the New York Times treated Cracker Barrel founder Danny Evins in 2012. Today, the AP took matters a step further, using the occasion of a soldier's death to smear his late grandfather.

Charles Keating IV is the Navy SEAL who died in Iraq on Tuesday. His grandfather was the late Charles Keating Jr. Given the elder Keating's historical prominence, the wire service would have been remiss if it had failed to note the family lineage. But in both its early breaking story, and in a later more detailed writeup, the AP treated what Charles Keating did decades ago as more important than a soldier who died yesterday.