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By Tom Blumer | May 3, 2015 | 11:41 PM EDT

One could spend hours critiquing the horridly written, agenda-driven Friday evening (Saturday print edition, front page) story at the New York Times about Marilyn J. Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore. On Friday, she announced the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

Earlier Sunday, "Open Blogger" at the Ace of Spades blog provided the Cliff's notes version of the report by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Alan Blinder — "exactly what one would expect from what is now the loudest national voice in support of mob rule." Especially egregious is the pair's strong implication, in the context of their writeup, that Mosby's cousin was killed by the police. It's hard to see how the average reader could reach any other conclusion after reading paragraphs 2 through 7 in their report (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Tim Graham | May 3, 2015 | 9:39 PM EDT

As Ben Carson prepares to announce a run for president, it’s quite clear the media don’t like black Republicans running for the White House. On the front of Sunday’s Washington Post, reporter Robert Samuels theorized Carson can’t be a black hero now, as he bashes Barack Obama.

Their headline was “As Ben Carson bashes Obama, many blacks see a hero’s legacy fade.” The Post won’t write “As Baltimore burns, many blacks see Obama’s legacy fade.” But Carson’s in danger of becoming – horrors – Herman Cain:

By Scott Whitlock | May 3, 2015 | 5:34 PM EDT

Liberal Republican and View co-host Nicolle Wallace on Thursday gave an interview to Yahoo in which she whined about conservatives attacking her. Wallace, who trashed Sarah Palin after working for the former governor, complained, "Republicans have said much worse things about me than any Democrat ever has." 

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 3:12 PM EDT

Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien appeared on Sunday’s Reliable Sources to add her name to the list of liberals who argue that calling the rioters in Baltimore “thugs” is just “a proxy, is a word we use instead of the N-word.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 1:37 PM EDT

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd spoke to House Speaker John Boehner about a variety of issues, including the ongoing protests in Baltimore, but found time to press his guest on a variety of liberal issues that includedmoney in politics and the role of special interests in the legislative process. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 11:37 AM EDT

On Sunday, self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to discuss his newly formed presidential campaign and the This Week moderator fretted that his guest’s campaign could cause trouble for Hillary Clinton. 

By Tom Blumer | May 3, 2015 | 10:05 AM EDT

Is the Associated Press playing a numbers game in its reporting on a massacre in Iraq?

Stories about ISIS massacring 300 Yazidi captives have appeared in several places. Leftists and Obama administration's apologists who want to believe that the number involved is just a figment of the imaginations of UK tabloid troublemakers and U.S. right-wing bloggers can't use that copout to explain away a report from their venerable BBC:

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT

On Saturday’s Today, fill-in host Thomas Roberts interviewed Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby about the recent charges filed against 6 Baltimore police office for the death of Freddie Gray and actually pressed her on the case as well as her qualifications to lead the investigation. 

By Tim Graham | May 2, 2015 | 11:58 PM EDT

Liberals are incapable of thinking that Democrats becoming more leftist is a political problem. On the week-in-politics roundup on Friday night's All Things Considered, National Public Radio anchor Robert Siegel suggested to Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne that Sen. Bernie Sanders running for president is a "perfect sparring partner" for Hillary Clinton. Dionne agreed, and said Bernie's socialist focus on economics will help Democrats in 2016:

By Jeffrey Lord | May 2, 2015 | 8:51 PM EDT

Is President Obama responsible for the Baltimore riots? If you take a look at how The New York Times portrayed the reaction to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, apparently so. Bill Clinton was blaming Reagan and Bush on the front page of the paper.

Today, as the events in Baltimore unfold - now with formal charges including murder brought against six Baltimore cops -  there is one striking aspect that is not present as it was in Los Angeles. That would be blaming the President of the United States.

By P.J. Gladnick | May 2, 2015 | 8:46 PM EDT

Remember last year's warning about the end of snow? Then we were told that 2014 was the hottest year on record. Well, goodbye to all that and hello to snow in May! In May? Yes, in May. The Associated Press is reporting that many New England snow resorts are still May.

By Bryan Ballas | May 2, 2015 | 7:40 PM EDT

While reviewing the Baltimore mayhem on Thursday’s Morning Joe, Ben Goldberger of Time magazine said that these riots were just like the those of the 60's. “For nine months now we've all been covering and talking about the sort of spasms in Ferguson and North Charleston, in New York. And they're all prompted by policemen's conduct, but that's the result, not the cause.”

Few people in the world are gifted as much as the media in tracing riots back to economic inequality. “The causes are much deeper, far more systemic, and they are 50 years of income inequality and inequality of opportunity and those are the very same things that people were protesting and even rioting for 50 years ago."

By Tim Graham | May 2, 2015 | 5:41 PM EDT

For the second time in five weeks, People magazine put Bruce Jenner on the cover, and since announcing “I am a woman” on national television -- a "bombshell interview" -- the cover said he’s “Living as a woman every day – and feeling ‘elated’.”

Inside, People gushed about Jenner’s “long journey to self-acceptance.” A photo caption recalled how Jenner told Diane Sawyer “Maybe this is my cause in life...this is why God put me on this earth – to deal with this issue.”

By Tom Johnson | May 2, 2015 | 1:59 PM EDT

All week, liberals and conservatives have accused each other of causing the longstanding socioeconomic woes of Baltimore. TNR's Rebecca Leber had a subtler take in a Friday piece: she put part of the blame on liberals, but only because they went along with conservative ideas.

“Democrats exacerbated these problems [in Baltimore] not by embracing the policies of the left. Rather, they dug the hole deeper by yawing to the right,” contended Leber. “Aggressive policing, tougher drug sentencing, slashing the budgets of school and public housing and parks—throughout Baltimore’s history, lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level adopted policies that entrenched poverty and segregation in the city.”

By Tom Blumer | May 2, 2015 | 10:31 AM EDT

On Thurday, the government, apparently as determined as the press to create good news where there is none, opened its March report on Personal Income and Outlays as follows: "Personal income increased $6.2 billion, or less than 0.1 percent." Yeah, it was so much less than 0.1 percent that it rounded down to 0.0 percent in current dollars in the table which followed. In real terms, i.e., after adjusting for inflation, personal income fell by 0.2 percent.

Naturally, the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, joined in on the spin. Excited over the fact that spending rose by 0.4 percent (0.3 percent in real terms) despite the income decline, AP's headline writers went all-in: "SPRING AWAKENING: US CONSUMER SPENDING ROSE IN MARCH." Martin Crutsinger's coverage was also predictably rosy, and of course played the weather card: