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By Geoffrey Dickens | June 15, 2015 | 9:48 AM EDT

Jeb Bush’s entry into the 2016 GOP primary race hands the liberal media an establishment candidate that they enjoy using as a tool to whack conservatives. Bush’s stances on immigration, Common Core and other issues have drawn praise from the likes of Chris Matthews who cooed: “He wants to run on his own terms. He’s not going to become a wacko bird. He’s not going to join the clown car...he believes in Common Core education. He believes in immigration.”

By Mark Finkelstein | June 15, 2015 | 9:39 AM EDT

First, polls show Americans don't think Hillary is trustworthy.  Then her campaign manager denies that such polls exist. Then her pollster denies that the campaign manager didn't tell the truth about it. Not exactly a formula to build trust. 

On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough mocked Robby Mook for having, as our Jeff Meyer reported, denied the undeniable, claiming on yesterday's Face the Nation that "no poll" shows Americans don't trust Hillary.   Said Scarborough sarcastically: "well, actually, yeah, they do. You have to respect him for saying they don't." When Scarborough confronted Hillary pollster Joel Benenson with the fact that Mook "didn't tell the truth," Benenson replied: "He did tell the truth.  He got interrupted by John [Dickerson], who is a great guy.  That's the way these shows go."  Have a look at the clip: Dickerson didn't interrupt Mook, who had all the time to tell the truth and chose not to.

By Clay Waters | June 15, 2015 | 9:25 AM EDT

Patrick Healy penned a theatrical tribute to hard-left Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders thatappeared in the New York Times Sunday Review: "Can America Back an Underdog? Broadway Did." Healy, a former political reporter, eagerly sold socialist Sanders as a scrappy underdog, just like the musical Fun Home. Healy even contradicted his own previous Obama reporting to make his odd comparison work, while celebrating both Obama and Sanders as purveyors of "authenticity" seen by voters as "the real deal."

By Rich Noyes | June 15, 2015 | 9:05 AM EDT

This week, the New York Times sinks its investigative teeth into Marco Rubio, and makes the bombshell discovery that the GOP presidential candidate had four traffic tickets in a 17-year span.

Meanwhile, MSNBC host Chris Matthews pops up on NBC's Meet the Press to absurdly declare Hillary Clinton a "centrist," and that "most Democrats are not lefties," while Newsweek  smears that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's "ideals" have become the "mainstream" of the Republican Party.

By Tom Blumer | June 14, 2015 | 11:41 PM EDT

On Thursday, the Census Bureau's report on May retail sales said that seasonally adjusted sales came in 1.2 percent higher than April. The press almost universally cited that result as demonstrating that the economy's rough patch earlier this year is likely over.

Yours truly and the contrarians at Zero Hedge both noted that the result is highly suspect, and doesn't adequately reflect the raw data behind it. The business press won't question it, because it hardly ever bothers to look at the raw data.

By Tim Graham | June 14, 2015 | 10:13 PM EDT

The New York Times might resent the impression that they merely recycle and re-sell warmed-over Obama talking points, but James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal displayed the echo under the headline “Our Fearless Independent Press.”

By Tom Blumer | June 14, 2015 | 9:56 PM EDT

On Friday, the Washington Post's Jeff Guo hyped a study published in the American Journal of Public Health by four people with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study contends that "Connecticut’s handgun permit-to-purchase law (passed in 1994) was associated with a subsequent reduction in homicide rates" involving firearms.

Readers wondering if there is a connection to that Bloomberg, i.e., Michael, and his fierce anti-Second Amendment agenda need not wonder. There is. Two of the four authors are with the school's Center for Gun Policy and Research — very weak research which left the Post's Guo incomprehensively claiming that the state's "permit to purchase" law regulating private firearms transactions seems to have saved "a lot" of lives.

By Jack Coleman | June 14, 2015 | 7:48 PM EDT

Careful what you wish for, Bill Maher, lest you give off the impression of indifference to genocide.

Never one to shy away from the outrageous or asinine, the liberal comic said something on his HBO show Friday night that qualifies as both.

By Brad Wilmouth | June 14, 2015 | 7:43 PM EDT

On Friday's Anderson Cooper 360, during a discussion of revelations that Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal is a white woman who has spent years pretending to be black, liberal CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill oddly asserted that her actions constitute "the ultimate exercise in white privilege."

Ironically, after enumerating several reasons why blacks may want to pretend to be white for gain instead of the reverse, Hill ended up fretting that Dolzal may have deprived the university that hired her of being able to discriminate against her for being white if they wanted to hire an actual African-American to teach African-American studies.

By Tim Graham | June 14, 2015 | 5:30 PM EDT

Actress Susan Sarandon has long lurched to the radical left, so maybe it’s not surprising that she would express excitement at the Trans-sexual revolution under way. She told Oprah Winfrey that she’s all for this “gender fluidity” trend in identity politics.

"I'm so excited these days by the fluidity of gender that's happening," she said on the show Oprah’s Master Class. "I think once all those 'boxes' are gone, it's going to be so much more interesting and so much less energy spent on those 'boxes.' We can get down to the nitty-gritty of, really, what a person is."

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 14, 2015 | 2:56 PM EDT

On Sunday, CNN’s Fredericka Whitfield claimed that she merely “misspoke” when she called the gunman in the Dallas Police Department attack “very courageous and brave,” but fell short of actually apologizing for her comments. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 14, 2015 | 1:48 PM EDT

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt provided some much needed balance to the show’s political panel when he pressed Bill Daley, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server.

By Tom Johnson | June 14, 2015 | 12:33 PM EDT

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature may soon weaken protections for tenured professors in the state’s university system. Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Marshall believes that Gov. Scott Walker’s enthusiastic support for tenure reform is “driven in part by right-wing ideology and in part by the palpable animus Walker himself holds to people who managed to get an education.”

Marshall asserted that Walker sees tenure reform as an attack on the philosophical strain of liberalism that undergirds “empirical thinking and new ideas,” especially in the scientific realm, and opined that as regards the system’s flagship university in Madison, the effect of the reforms would be “pretty much like just lighting [the campus] on fire.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 14, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT

On Sunday’s Face the Nation, Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, hilariously told CBS’s John Dickerson “no poll shows that voters don’t trust Hillary” despite numerous recent polls that show just the opposite. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 14, 2015 | 10:54 AM EDT

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace pressed Karen Finney, senior spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, over her refusal to hold press events since she launched her candidacy two months ago.