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By Melissa Mullins | April 30, 2015 | 10:16 PM EDT

By now, most of us have seen "Baltimore Mom" Toya Graham take matters into her own hands when she saw her son participating in Monday’s rioting in Baltimore.  The video of Graham going after her 16-year-old son went viral, making her somewhat of a celebrity, others would say hero.  Many have applauded Graham and her actions, while some in the media – particularly in liberal outlets like Salon.com and The Washington Post -- have condemned those who praise Graham for having "chased down, cursed and beat her 16-year-old son in the middle of a riot."

By Tom Blumer | April 30, 2015 | 9:49 PM EDT

An Associated Press report on small businesses hit with looting, fires and property destruction in Baltimore during the past several days wraps up with a final paragraph only a historically ignorant person could possibly believe.

Without getting too personal, David Dishneau and Joyce M. Rosenberg, the two AP writers responsible for that final sentence, appear to be old enough and learned enough to know better than to have written that final paragraph. But here it is:

By Curtis Houck | April 30, 2015 | 9:23 PM EDT

On Thursday, the Clinton Foundation scandal blackout stretched into a full week since it was last covered on ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and NBC Nightly News while the CBS Evening News covered twice in the same time span. Following a 20-second news brief on Monday, Thursday's CBS newscast devoted a full segment to some of the latest developments, including the fact that a Clinton charity never informed the State Department of its foreign donations for any of Clinton’s four years as Secretary of State. 

By Ken Shepherd | April 30, 2015 | 9:21 PM EDT

For someone supposedly adept at ferreting out bigoted code-words and racist dog whistles in American political discourse, Chris Matthews was incredibly careless with a turn of phrase on tonight's Hardball: he asked an African-American actor whether the Congressional Black Caucus needs to "crack the whip" when it comes to pushing its agenda for improving America's black communities in the inner city.

By Jack Coleman | April 30, 2015 | 7:54 PM EDT

Unstated though strongly implied provision in job description for MSNBC pundit -- propagandizing as necessary to generate large crowds/mobs to protest whatever liberals are angry about that week.

Dutiful as ever, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow did her part to honor this during her show last night. Protests over the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray while in police custody have spread to cities beyond Baltimore, Maddow reported.

By Tom Johnson | April 30, 2015 | 6:06 PM EDT

Apple Inc. is not merely a tech company; it’s also a destroyer of right-wing doctrine. That was the main argument of a Tuesday blog post by Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas.

Kos asserted that the huge success of the California-based Apple refutes the “conservatives [who] bray incessantly about the Golden State's ‘high taxes and burdensome regulations.’” He also lauded the company for supporting gay rights (“unlike conservative orthodoxy, tolerance and respect for people's private life are good for business”) and “tak[ing] global climate change seriously.”

By Matthew Balan | April 30, 2015 | 5:50 PM EDT

The Hudson Institute's Nina Shea spotlighted the plight of a Catholic sister who was denied entry to the U.S. by the Obama administration in a Thursday item for National Review. She noted how "every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington," except for Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena.

By Scott Whitlock | April 30, 2015 | 4:39 PM EDT

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell on Thursday encouraged Bernie Sanders to hit Hillary Clinton from the left, wondering if the self-described socialist senator found the Democratic nominee "credible" or "authentic." Mitchell carefully refrained from labeling Sanders a "socialist," but seemed to question Clinton's authentic liberalism: "Her campaign is supposedly going to raise a billion and a half dollars. Yet, she says she wants campaign finance reform and a constitutional amendment to limit campaign spending. Is that authentic?" 

By Kyle Drennen | April 30, 2015 | 3:32 PM EDT

On Thursday's NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell cheered Hillary Clinton "carving out her own identity as a candidate" by "breaking ranks with a key part of her husband's legacy – a tough anti-crime bill now blamed for some of the problems dividing communities like Baltimore."

By Katie Yoder | April 30, 2015 | 3:19 PM EDT

Young women, do you want to attain your dreams and seize your opportunities? Then snuffing out an innocent life may be just the thing for you! 

In an April 28 piece for TIME, Cecile Richards, president of taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, argued, “We Need to Talk – Really Talk – About Abortion.” In it, her “talk” focused on how abortion is “key to women’s opportunity” and an outlet to “pursue their dreams.” Richards praised the media – her megaphone – for their efforts to blast abortion-positive messaging. 

By Tim Graham | April 30, 2015 | 2:04 PM EDT

When they're not fawning over President Obama at their annual dinner, the White House Correspondents Association has protested the White House trying to limit any independent photography of its events. But even outside the White House, reporters cave when Obama demands they stop filming him.

Kristinn Taylor at Gateway Pundit noted the quick media surrender happened at the trendy restaurant Teaism near the White House. Obama surprised the reporters by walking in with Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples after a Rose Garden ceremony.

By NB Staff | April 30, 2015 | 1:51 PM EDT

Under the auspices of the Conservative Action Project (CAP), more than 40 conservative leaders sent a letter to David Rhodes, president of CBS News. The letter slammed Bob Schieffer for his recent bigoted and biased remarks and put forward conservative support for Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins.

By Jack Coleman | April 30, 2015 | 1:40 PM EDT

Only among liberals is it deemed newsworthy that spending unsolicited time in police custody doesn't resemble a weekend at Disney.

Speaking with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow last night, NBC reporter Rehema Ellis could barely contain her disgust that juveniles arrested in Baltimore on criminal charges aren't being treated with "kid gloves." After all, they're just "kids", right?

By Matthew Balan | April 30, 2015 | 1:36 PM EDT

CNN's Chris Cuomo warned a protester in Baltimore about a possible police overreaction on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360. Cuomo walked up to a line of demonstrators who were protesting the death of Freddie Gray, and underlined that the police would go after them: "You got to know: walking toward the cops in the middle of the street – they're going to come at you." When one of the protesters replied that they were going home, the journalist retorted, "Just be careful, because you know how they are."

By Scott Whitlock | April 30, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT

Journalists at CBS and ABC on Thursday gently, gingerly interviewed the Democratic mayor of Baltimore. The two networks either ignored or downplayed a gaffe made by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King cautiously questioned the woman, whose city has been the site of violent looting and rioting. King vaguely wondered, "Mayor, it's been a rough week for you personally... If you had any do-overs, what would it be?"