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By Scott Whitlock | June 30, 2015 | 9:28 AM EDT

Despite the liberal media's disinterest in pursuing investigations into Barack Obama's scandals, the case of Republican Chris Christie proves the existence of a blatant double standard. The New Jersey Governor, who will announce his presidential bid on Tuesday, endured a media frenzy when the Bridgegate scandal erupted 17 months ago. And, when they're not impugning him as a Nixonian crook, liberal reporters have made fun of Christie's weight.

By Alatheia Larsen | June 30, 2015 | 9:26 AM EDT

Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change with his encyclical, Laudato Si’, has resulted in some strange and “radical” alliances.

The Guardian (UK) reported on June 27 that the Vatican added pro Occupy Wall Street activist Naomi Klein to a growing list of activists for its upcoming environmental conference. Klein is an “ferocious critic of capitalism” and a “secular radical,” according to the left-wing Guardian newspaper.

By NB Staff | June 30, 2015 | 8:53 AM EDT

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement calling for all Presidential candidates to skip the Univision/Washington Post (WaPo)-sponsored forum.

By Curtis Houck | June 30, 2015 | 2:22 AM EDT

While all three networks covered the decision by NBC Universal on Monday to cut ties with 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, it was the CBS Evening News that chose to veer off and portray the ongoing battle as “a problem” for the GOP as its “trying to develop Hispanic support.” In addition, the network touted Democrats as “determined to keep Hispanics in their camp” and declined to provide a party label when airing a soundbite from a Democratic state legislator from Arizona.

By Tom Blumer | June 29, 2015 | 11:39 PM EDT

Yeah, yeah. This post is about Hillary Clinton. The left and the press (but I repeat myself) insist that nobody cares about her scandalous behavior, or her evasiveness, or her demonstrated serial dishonesty. And even though a large and growing percentage of Americans don't trust her, that doesn't matter either, because she'll still get most of their votes. That's because no one wants to ever-ever-ever-ever see a non-Democrat take the White House again. So yeah, I know, we should just shut up already.

Well, if you're on the left and reading this, do us a favor and spare us any condescension you might include in the comments. People who remain in touch with reality will recognize that what follows is pretty darned important. Perhaps by some miracle someone in the establishment press with a conscience will too.

By Curtis Houck | June 29, 2015 | 11:25 PM EDT

In their coverage Monday night of the debt crisis in Greece, ABC and NBC refused to label the current Greek government as socialist, far-left, or even left-wing with ABC neglecting to even explain why Greece has found itself in such a precarious position as they stand to possibly default on their billions of dollars in debt and/or leave the Eurozone. In contrast to both networks, the CBS Evening News offered both the most comprehensive coverage and the only label for the Greek government. 

By Tim Graham | June 29, 2015 | 11:01 PM EDT

Comcast-owned NBC announced Monday that they will no longer carry the Donald Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, and would be removed from the reality show “Celebrity Apprentice.” Diversity-uberconscious Comcast must have faced great internal and external pressure after Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants and crime.

At the same time, Univision VP of Corporate Communications Monica Talan has informed Ken Oliver-Mendez of MRC Latino that as of this afternoon the network still has neither made any formal statement denouncing -- or taken any disciplinary action against -- their President of Content and Programming, Alberto Ciurana, who graphically compared Trump on the Internet to the mass murderer in Charleston, Dylann Roof.

By Curtis Houck | June 29, 2015 | 9:21 PM EDT

On Monday night, the networks showed scant interest in covering the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the regulation of power plant emissions as NBC ignored the story completely with ABC and CBS combining to spend only 29 seconds on the decision. While ABC and CBS came together to spend just under 30 seconds on this story, the Fox News Channel’s Special Report led off its Monday night broadcast with a segment by correspondent Shannon Bream on the final rulings of the Court’s term.

By Ken Shepherd | June 29, 2015 | 9:18 PM EDT

Does Chris Matthews not get hyperbole? Back behind the desk at Hardball tonight after a few days off, the MSNBC host didn't seem to get that presidential candidate Bobby Jindal was being rhetorically hyperbolic when he quipped that given how political the Supreme Court has become, he kind of wouldn't mind abolishing the high court.

By Tom Johnson | June 29, 2015 | 9:10 PM EDT

It’s likely that most NewsBusters readers are familiar with the grimly humorous saying “the beatings will continue until morale improves.” Last Friday, UCLA professor of public policy Mark Kleiman opined in so many words that the Republican party’s beatings in presidential elections will continue until its mental health improves.

In a Friday Washington Monthly post, Kleiman mocked conservatives for their allegedly fanciful belief that their “frivolous” arguments in King v. Burwell would carry the day and predicted that Republicans probably have a few more years of delusion and defeat ahead of them: “It’s possible that a convincing [Hillary] Clinton win and a Democratic recapture of the Senate in 2016 will shock the GOP back to reality. But I wouldn’t bet on it. Feeding right-wing fury is a profitable venture financially, and it works well enough electorally in off-years to keep the hustle going. My guess is that it will take a Clinton re-election landslide in 2020 to do the job.”

By Brad Wilmouth | June 29, 2015 | 8:00 PM EDT

On the heels of recent weeks when CNN has repeatedly included Republicans on bipartisan voter panels, but with those Republican members sounding more like liberals than conservatives, on Monday's Wolf program, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer hosted a discussion with two Republican guests who both agreed with the Supreme Court's liberal ruling that bolstered same-sex marriage.

By Matthew Balan | June 29, 2015 | 6:37 PM EDT

CNN's Chris Cuomo again acted like a LGBT activist on Monday's New Day, as he interviewed Peter Sprigg from the socially conservative Family Research Council. Cuomo raised the specter of Jim Crow when he claimed that a proposed First Amendment Defense Act in Congress "does smack familiar to what happened in the wake of the miscegenation laws and the civil rights laws, where ...some cited the Bible; some stated religion – and said, it's against my beliefs. I shouldn't have to participate."

By Connor Williams | June 29, 2015 | 4:57 PM EDT

On Sunday night's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver delved deeply into the topic of transgender rights. The comic argued that those opposed to transgenderism – or even gender-neutral bathrooms – are on the wrong side of history: “[T]his is a civil rights issue, if you are not willing to support transgender people for their own sake, at least do it for your own, because we've been through this before. We know how this thing ends. If you take the anti-civil rights side and deny people access to something they're entitled to, history is not going to be kind to you.”

By Kyle Drennen | June 29, 2015 | 4:45 PM EDT

On Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie described “a bizarre legal fight in California” that “pits a group of nuns against their own archdiocese and music superstar Katy Perry...over who gets to buy a former convent.”

By Sarah Stites | June 29, 2015 | 3:27 PM EDT

BREAKING: Elite lefty journalists residing on the coasts may not be representative of the population as a whole!

Well, New York Times education reporter Motoko Rich seems surprised by the news. She tweeted as much in response to an article highlighting the resurgence of maiden-name retention, or “how few women keep their names after marriage.”

Rich’s surprise, she tweeted, was “proof I live in a bubble.” [Cue millions of heads nodding in agreement.]