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By Bruce Bookter | | July 10, 2016 | 4:13 PM EDT

The meaning and definition of “sports commentator,” is a term in dire need of radical revision these days. While recently-fired ESPN MLB analyst Curt Schilling languishes in major sports media unemployment, for violating ESPN’s rules on wading into political topics of an “inflammatory” nature, the still well-employed ESPN and Washington Post “sports commentator” Kevin B. Blackistone penned a piece titled “White America’s biggest nightmare: Black men who violently sow disillusionment.”

By Tim Graham | | July 10, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT

NPR.org published an article on Friday headlined “Abdul Sattar Edhi, Known As 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa,' Dies At 88.” Edhi was a Muslim man, not a Catholic nun, so...NPR didn’t run around looking for his harshest critics as they did for Mother Teresa in 1997.

Charity was a "central tenet of Islam," NPR reported this week, but they turned to leftist Christopher Hitchens in 1997 to decry Mother Teresa and her Catholic "enthusiasm for the dignity of poverty as 'Middle Age theology,' a destructive comfort to keep people poor."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 10, 2016 | 1:22 PM EDT

In an attempt to slam the NRA for not being true to their values, MSNBC host and riot inciter Al Sharpton claimed the civil rights organization was not defending the gun owners in the recent police shootings. “In both cases you have people with guns, that were killed by police, legally. One in a carry state of Louisiana, the other had a gun permit. And the NRA -- laryngitis advocating on their behalf,” he falsely claimed during PoliticsNation on Sunday. 

By Clay Waters | | July 10, 2016 | 1:00 PM EDT

FBI director James Comey endured condemnation from conservatives for his weak-kneed decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in handling classified documents as Secretary of State. But New York Times reporters Michael Schmidt and Eric Lichtblau gave him an atta-boy on the front page of Wednesday’s edition paying tribute to his toughness, patience, and principles -- while still chiding him for disagreeing with the Obama administration on police brutality: “Public Scolding of Clinton Fits A Pattern of Taking On Power.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | July 10, 2016 | 12:33 PM EDT

Oops! Wrong Castro twin brother. 

They do look alike being identical twins but they have very unidentical jobs which Mediaite should have been aware of in differentiating between Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro from HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Unfortunately, Mediaite did mix them up by identifying Joaquin, not Julian, Castro as a vice-presidential hopeful in a story this morning titled, "ABC Anchor Asks VP Hopeful Castro if Hillary is ‘Sensitive Enough’ to White Trump Voters":

By Clay Waters | | July 10, 2016 | 10:03 AM EDT

When liberal newspapers attack less liberal newspapers: Jim Rutenberg’s Mediator column, “Fair Play in a Fact-Challenged Political Landscape,” on the front of the Monday July 4 Business Day, started with a media conflict involving a pro-Donald Trump commentator but pivoted to a denunciation of supposedly misleading journalism on Brexit from conservative newspapers before the vote. (The Times often singles out less liberal media outlets like the New York Post for scorn when events don’t turn out the way the paper wishes.) Then Rutenberg turned for Platonic political truth to...the liberal Politifact.

 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 10, 2016 | 9:37 AM EDT

After a violent night of unrest around the country following the officer involved shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and the ambush on police officers in Dallas, CNN reporter Victor Blackwell asks the ridiculous on New Day Sunday, “How does the department get to that point of saying, “we just need to clear this road and arrest them for breaking whatever law?””

By Tim Graham | | July 10, 2016 | 7:57 AM EDT

Liberals and their newspapers have a very simplistic formula for analyzing female politicians: you’re either “for women,” or you’re a token of an anti-woman political movement. One of two women will be the next prime minister of Britain, but since they’re in the Conservative Party, who at The Washington Post is happy?

In Saturday’s paper, Post reporter Karla Adam wrote a pejorative article headlined “Women question feminist values of Britain’s next leader.” Adam spends all her time relaying what “some” people (that is, leftists) think is wrong with all this.

By Curtis Houck | | July 9, 2016 | 11:37 PM EDT

With Hardball host Chris Matthews on vacation, MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes led the network’s 7:00 p.m. Eastern hour on Friday night covering the deadly attack on Dallas police officers and so he received a brief but straightforward education on gun rights from the very man falsely accused by police of being a person of interest. 

By Tim Graham | | July 9, 2016 | 9:38 PM EDT

When the PBS NewsHour turned to its Friday week-in-review segment with staff pundits David Brooks and Mark Shields, both the pseudoconservative and the liberal agreed that FBI director James Comey’s non-indictment of Hillary Clinton this week was a damaging blow to her credibility. But then Shields said something bizarre.

Clinton appeared for an interview with NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff where she doubled down on all her lies about her e-mail practices. Shields professed shock, since he thought “I thought there was going to be a start of almost a candor offensive.”

By Curtis Houck | | July 9, 2016 | 6:38 PM EDT

No stranger to being the topic of discussion on the pages of NewsBusters, MSNBC writer and Rachel Maddow Show producer Steve Benen was at it again on Friday as he bemoaned the House Select Committee on Benghazi as the “longest congressional investigation in the history of the United States” despite even liberal sites like Politifact debunking this talking point. 

By Jeffrey Lord | | July 9, 2016 | 4:02 PM EDT

His name is Jeronimo Yanez. And Yanez has been identified as the police officer in Minnesota who killed Philando Castile, the young man killed as his girlfriend streamed the terrifying incident live on Facebook. What’s missing in the media coverage? As his surname appears to indicate, Officer  Yanez is….Hispanic.

By Clay Waters | | July 9, 2016 | 1:47 PM EDT

The New York Times once again conveniently fumbled recent political history (to the benefit of Hillary Clinton) on the origin of Barack Obama’s birth certificate controversy. Ashley Parker and Steve Eder’s “How Trump’s ‘Birther’ Claims Helped to Stir Presidential Bid,” on the front page of the Sunday July 3 edition, laid out how Donald Trump came to embrace and then distance himself from the controversy. According to the Times, the conspiracy theory was wholly a “right-wing” job, though actual facts show otherwise. The Times has long been unable to commit itself to the journalistic fact that the conspiracy was in fact “birthed” by Hillary Clinton supporters during the 2008 Democratic campaign

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 9, 2016 | 1:04 PM EDT

On Friday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of former Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh's appearance earlier in the show to discuss his recent tweet attacking President Barack Obama's criticisms of police activity, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones incorrectly claimed that Walsh had shouted, "You lie!" as President Obama spoke to Congress in September 2009. Host Don Lemon even contributed to the misinformation by injecting, "You lie," before Jones even finished reciting his mistaken recollection.

But, in reality, it was a different Republican "Joe" -- South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson -- who shouted, "You lie!" as President Obama spoke to Congress, as Rep. Walsh was not even elected to Congress until November 2010. Fellow panel members and CNN personalities Charles Blow and W. Kamau Bell both failed to pick up on Jones's error as Bell even nodded in agreement.

By Christian Toto | | July 9, 2016 | 12:05 PM EDT

The Crips, the notorious gang who in 2014 were responsible for a third of the crimes in San Diego and 13 percent of the city’s total murder rate, are the good guys. God-fearing Christians? They cleanse their weapons in holy water before killing innocents. Yes, the low-fi horror franchise isn’t just attacking the Tea Party, the rich and NRA members in The Purge: Election Year. Franchise mentor James DeMonaco expands the target list to include Christians for round three.