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By Matthew Balan | June 3, 2015 | 7:00 PM EDT

Alex Wagner took the unusual step of running to the defense of Pope Francis on her MSNBC program on Wednesday. Wagner blasted Rick Santorum for asserting that the Catholic Church  was "probably...better off leaving science to the scientists," especially on the controversial issue of climate change. She pointed out that the Pope "has a master's degree in chemistry," and therefore, has more "cred" to speak on the climate issue than Santorum, who only has a political science degree.

By Yuri Perez | June 3, 2015 | 5:42 PM EDT

In a welcome course correction, MundoFox included perspectives critical of Obama’s policy toward Cuba in its national evening newscast. After a slanted report last week that hyped the Obama-Castro rapprochement and solely featured Castro and his supporters on touting the removal of the Cuban regime from the United States’ list of countries that sponsor terrorism, the network has now produced a balanced, comprehensive piece on economic and political developments on the island, including mounting concerns over human rights violations.

By Spencer Raley | June 3, 2015 | 5:35 PM EDT

Last night MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell all but officially made liberal former Congressman Barney Frank a co-host on his program “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell”. The Massachusetts Democrat appeared on the first 3 segments, spanning 40 minutes. This included a scalding attack on fellow liberal Ben Wikler of for daring to lead a movement encouraging Senator Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. 

By Ken Shepherd | June 3, 2015 | 3:56 PM EDT

Earlier today Kathleen Matthews made it official. The former Washington, D.C., news anchor and wife of Hardball host Chris Matthews announced she's seeking the Democratic nomination for the Maryland congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D), who is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring.

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 3, 2015 | 3:34 PM EDT

A new poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that 76 percent of Americans and even 58 percent of Democrats support voter ID laws across the country. Given that polling has repeatedly shown wide support for photo ID, will the media acknowledge this public support?

By Katie Yoder | June 3, 2015 | 3:12 PM EDT

If you’ve ever wondered whether modern progressivism could create an argument so convoluted, contradictory and esoteric that it collapses on itself, we have an answer. And it comes at the expense of feminists who believe they can fight for “women’s rights” without running afoul of their own speech police.

During “All In With Chris Hayes” on June 2, the host fostered a discussion among media representatives on the “reaction to Caitlyn Jenner” or “The Jenner Effect.” In the middle of the conversation, Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer for The Nation, suggested that using the word “women” in abortion language “excludes trans men.”

By Kristine Marsh | June 3, 2015 | 2:49 PM EDT

Every once in a while Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show will break up the yawn fest and feature guests who say ridiculous things, and we get to laugh at them for it.

On Tuesday night, Wilmore’s roundtable discussion involved bashing Fox News for reporting that police officers in Baltimore had cited the community's hostility towards them has stopped them from being able to do their job, as the reason for increased crime in the city. On the panel was Huffington Post’s Marc Lamont Hill, comedian Godfrey, and Ebony senior digital editor Jamilah Lemieux.

By Matthew Balan | June 3, 2015 | 1:57 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts were too busy giving 48 minutes of coverage to Bruce Jenner's Vanity Fair photo spread to give one second of coverage to the four Americans currently being held hostage by the oppressive regime in Iran. NBC mentioned two of them – Amir Hekmati and Robert Levinson – back on the April 24, 2015 edition of NBC Nightly News. However, ABC and CBS haven't covered Hekmati's captivity since 2013, according to a search on Nexis.

By Tim Graham | June 3, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT

Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey isn’t just a correspondent. She’s an activist. To the delight of other journalists, Dewey revealed online on Tuesday that she created a hectoring “Twitter-bot” to shame anyone who referred to Bruce Jenner as a “he” on Twitter during the gushy "God, I admire you" wave of Vanity Fair coverage. 

Dewey's tweeting automaton lectured anyone who referred to Bruce Jenner as a "he" -- even when Jenner insisted he was a "he" -- as in the first 65 years of his life, up until the ABC "News" special. Somehow it's "misgendering" to describe Jenner as he wanted in that time frame? 

By Andrew Miller | June 3, 2015 | 1:50 PM EDT

A Washington Post article titled ‘How Caitlyn Jenner won Bruce Jenner’s Olympic medals’ began by denouncing Nickelodeon star Drake Bell and a tweet he wrote about Jenner, but went on to ponder the deeper implications of transgenderism on history. The result is as bizarre as the photo that inspired it.

After Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transformation, Bell tweeted: “Sorry….still calling you Bruce.” Cue the firestorm of media backlash.

By Kyle Drennen | June 3, 2015 | 12:38 PM EDT

On Wednesday, only CBS This Morning noticed a setback for Democrats proposing a massive tax hike in Connecticut, with co-host Norah O’Donnell reporting: “The Connecticut Post says two major corporations, General Electric and Aetna, forced changes in Connecticut's proposed budget. The companies said they would consider leaving the state over plans to raise business taxes. Democratic lawmakers rewrote the tax package Monday night.” That 15-second mention was the only network coverage of the liberal overreach. NBC and ABC completely ignored the story.

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 3, 2015 | 11:39 AM EDT

Since Vanity Fair unveiled its cover featuring Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner on Monday afternoon, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have gone over the top in their promotion of the story, giving it a whopping 48 minutes and 25 seconds of coverage (Monday night through Wednesday morning) -- while omitting several damaging stories regarding President Obama’s policy agenda.

By Connor Williams | June 3, 2015 | 11:08 AM EDT

In reaction to Bruce Jenner's transition and Mike Huckabee’s controversial comments on transgenderism and gender-neutral bathrooms, a panel of CNN experts ripped the former Arkansas governor for his supposed insensitivity. The June 2 edition of OutFront featured Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon and HLN host Dr. Drew Pinsky, and they both lambasted Huckabee repeatedly by insinuating that he doesn’t view transgender people as human beings. 

By Mark Finkelstein | June 3, 2015 | 9:05 AM EDT

Mika Brzezinski apparently thinks that when it comes to discussing Bill and Hillary Clinton— those paragons of integrity—certain subjects should be taboo.

On today's Morning Joe, Mika took umbrage that about-to-announce Bobby Jindal dared mention that Bill had lied about Monica Lewinsky. Mika was miffed that Jindal thought it was "blasé" to bring up Monica.  She later called the Louisiana governor "jabby" for having done so.

By Melissa Mullins | June 3, 2015 | 7:24 AM EDT

In what could best be described as a “love/hate” relationship with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a group of journalists met at the Los Angeles Times/Tribune offices in Washington on Monday to complain among themselves about limited access to Clinton and her campaign.  

Michael Calderone at The Huffington Post says they accuse Hillary’s camp of “keeping an excessively tight grip on information, even when it comes to logistical details that don't seem particularly sensitive or revelatory.”