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By Mike Ciandella | | May 25, 2016 | 2:36 PM EDT

The backlash against the increasing delays caused by the TSA has been so bad that on March 24, the TSA reassigned its head of security. According to CBS Evening News, 450 people missed their flights from Chicago’s O’Hare airport on May 15 because of TSA delays.

Despite devoting more than 42 minutes to the abysmal failures of the TSA since coverage began on May 10, neither ABC, CBS nor NBC once even hinted that the Obama Administration might bear even some of the blame on their evening news shows. Instead, the networks  pointed the finger at Congress, at airlines, at passengers – but criticism of the White House was as off limits as a 4 ounce bottle of water at airport security.

By Matthew Balan | | May 25, 2016 | 2:16 PM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN political analyst David Gregory downplayed the dispute between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters over DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "I do think this is overblown...the rules in the parties...[are] not meant to elevate the unconventional, outside candidate. That's true in the Republican side; and it's probably truer on the Democratic side with the super-delegates." Gregory later asserted that "there is certainly discord within the Democratic Party. It's not as big as we've seen and are seeing on the Republican side."

By Maggie McKneely | | May 25, 2016 | 2:07 PM EDT

There’s a new superhero in town, and he’s got a shockingly violent and irreligious sermon to preach. AMC’s Preacher debuted explosively over the weekend. Predictably, critics loved the politically correct, Christian-bashing new show.

By Mairead McArdle | | May 25, 2016 | 12:07 PM EDT

In the wake of the #GiveElseAGirlfriend campaign Twitter erupted last night with calls to turn one of  America’s most manly superheroes gay.

Many were excited by the idea of #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, and The Wrap, The Independent, Mirror, E!Online, The Los Angeles Times, and others quickly publicized the trend. 

By Sam Dorman | | May 25, 2016 | 11:55 AM EDT

To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the film documentary An Inconvenient Truth, May 24, 2016, Participant Media introduced a celebratory campaign with the social media hashtag #AIT10, and the slogan “Share your truth.” It also made free digital copies of the film available for 24 hours through a number of digital retailers, including Amazon, Itunes, and Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 25, 2016 | 11:50 AM EDT

Socialist media critics always insist that the commercial media cannot be trusted because they are funded by Kellogg’s and Campbell’s and McDonald’s – a capitalist advertising structure. Non-commercial media are inherently much more trustworthy. They are funded by liberal politicians, liberal foundations and interest groups.

This bizarre stance came into stark relief on Friday when the Associated Press reported that the Ploughshares Fund, “a group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal,” gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on...the Iran nuclear deal.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 25, 2016 | 11:49 AM EDT

Just 11 days after Katie Couric’s documentary Under the Gun premiered on television, the media is still enamored by it and fervently promoting its message and messenger. Couric appeared on The Daily Show May 24 to promote the film and host Trevor Noah did his best at giving a softball interview that characterized the film as fact-based journalism. But a new report alleges that the filmmakers doctored at least one interview in the film to get the footage they wanted.

By Daniel Garza | | May 25, 2016 | 11:43 AM EDT

You’re probably thinking “there’s no way that’s true, they didn’t actually say that.” “It can’t be!” Well, they did. It’s literally in the title of the article: “No white people will star in the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ movie, and that’s a beautiful thing.” It’s also not the first time this subject has come up. The writer, Charles Pulliam-Moore, has a history of showing his contempt for white people. Just to give you an idea of what we’re dealing with here: he was upset at Marvel for casting a white woman for a role instead of an Asian man (how dare they cast a woman over a minority) and was upset at Kanye West for wearing blue contacts (because they are a sign of ‘internalized racism’.)

By Scott Whitlock | | May 25, 2016 | 11:14 AM EDT

If there’s any question that Hillary Clinton will have considerable help from celebrity liberals in the media, it was dispelled yet again on Wednesday. Ellen DeGeneres wondered if she could be Hillary Clinton’s vice president in a segment for the daytime TV show. Clinton’s appearance came as even the New York Times described the host as an open “political ally.” 

By Tom Johnson | | May 25, 2016 | 10:55 AM EDT

New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait has contempt for both Donald Trump (“his appeal operates…at a sub-intellectual level”) and those who’ve voted for him (“the Republican Party turns out to be filled with idiots”). Still, suggested Chait in a Thursday post, Trump and his supporters have unwittingly clarified something important: the Tea Party movement is not and never was truly conservative, partly because its hostility toward government spending was selective (tea-partiers had no problem with programs they benefited from, but disliked programs perceived as benefiting minorities).

By Sam Dorman | | May 25, 2016 | 10:45 AM EDT

An NBC executive recently agreed with the argument that the network’s promotion of Donald Trump built the foundation for his presidential run. For more than a decade, NBC amplified Trump’s public presence with hundreds of stories on the mogul and his business success and little mention of any business problems. A substantial portion of these stories centered on The Apprentice and touted Trump as “the ultimate businessman.”

By Matt Philbin | | May 25, 2016 | 10:17 AM EDT

After nearly eight years in office, President Obama no longer cares if he seems to be trolling the rest of the country. He is. Now, he’s heading to Hiroshima (by way of Vietnam) to push his choom-fueled dorm-room vision of a nuclear-free world. His purpose is shallow and silly. His timing – Memorial Day Weekend – is egregious. And his media coverage is predictably fawning.

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 25, 2016 | 9:54 AM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day, during a discussion of Donald Trump attacking Hillary Clinton over scandals from the 1990s, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin wrongly claimed that Hillary "was not someone who was accused even of doing anything untoward with regard to these women," and then laughed when host Alisyn Camerota jumped in to correct him.

After Camerota recalled Juanita Broaddrick's charge that Hillary Clinton approached her after she was raped by Bill Clinton, Toobin dismissed her credibility, as neither he nor Camerota actually used the words "rape" or "sexual assault" in recounting her story. Toobin: "Juanita Broaddrick, by the way, another matter investigated by Ken Starr, the alleged sexual misconduct of Bill Clinton with regard to Juanita Broaddrick, which he did not decide to bring any charges on. So, again, you know, you got to keep that in mind."

By Kristine Marsh | | May 25, 2016 | 9:22 AM EDT

Outside of a Trump rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque New Mexico, anti-Trump protesters showed up and became violent, throwing rocks, smashing doors, jumping on cop cars and setting Trump flags on fire. For a couple of hours, police tried to control the protesters and find a way to let the hundreds of people who attended the rally, trapped inside, out safely. An NBC reporter was even knocked down off camera as he reported on the scene. Yet his colleagues at sister network MSNBC were less than shocked by the protesters actions, in fact they seemed congratulatory, praising them for their actions and rationalizing their violence.

By Edgard Portela | | May 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT

Viewers of ABC, CBS or NBC morning shows and evening news programs could be forgiven for thinking nothing newsworthy is going on in Venezuela, where an emboldened opposition in recent weeks has been working to remove incumbent socialist President Nicolás Maduro through a recall referendum. The country is currently going through a devastating humanitarian crisis, in which food is scarce, medicine and other supplies are dwindling rapidly, and the populace is sliding into chaos. Yet, the traditional big three broadcast networks have yet to air a single word about this ongoing crisis.