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By Jack Coleman | June 27, 2015 | 9:21 PM EDT

The heated debate over the Confederate battle flag has drawn a partisan but not on the side you might expect -- longtime libtalker Ed Schultz.

Before appearing in his hour-long MSNBC show on weekday afternoons, Schultz posts a podcast on his website, as he's done since ending his radio show in the spring of 2014. It was during Thursday's podcast that Schultz provided surprising commentary about efforts to eradicate symbols of the Confederacy following the massacre of nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist.

 

By Brad Wilmouth | June 27, 2015 | 4:46 PM EDT

On Friday's New Day, during a discussion of the then-upcoming funeral for South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney, CNN host Alisyn Camerota brought up issues of high poverty in South Carolina's black population and invited Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn to use the recent church massacre as a springboard to push for diverting more federal money into high-poverty areas.

By Jeffrey Lord | June 27, 2015 | 4:32 PM EDT

What did Univision expect would happen?

By Tom Johnson | June 27, 2015 | 3:59 PM EDT

There's a major opinion gap between white Catholics and Latino Catholics in the U.S. regarding climate change. A recent poll found that by margins of approximately 20 percent, Latino Catholics are likelier than white Catholics to believe that there is such a thing as global warming; that it’s “due to human activity”; and that it “constitutes a crisis or a major problem.” What’s causing this discrepancy? A false god, suggests writer Patricia Miller.

“White Catholics don’t accept the scientific consensus on climate change because it clashes with their other god: the free market,” declared Miller in a Thursday piece for Salon. “Over the last 15 years…much of institutional American Catholicism has become hopeless[ly] intertwined with a conservative, liberation [sic] ideology that has trickled down to Catholics in the pews.”

By Tim Graham | June 27, 2015 | 2:16 PM EDT

Stephen Colbert celebrated the Supreme Court decision mandating gay marriage in a YouTube video aimed at his natural audience: secular liberal Democrats. (Forget all that hooey about “devoutly Catholic” Colbert. You can’t be that and be a CBS star....or anywhere else in the media elite.)

"June Is a Lovely Month for a Wedding" was the video's title. “Congratulations, gays!” he declared. “You now have the right to marry in all 50 states. So if you’re a homosexual and living in North Dakota, all your problems are solved!”

By Tom Blumer | June 27, 2015 | 12:39 PM EDT

While the press looks to twist even the most innocuous statements made by Republicans and conservatives into something scandalous or outrageous (e.g., Mitt Romney's "binders full of women"), they routinely ignore intemperate remarks by leftist politicians and activists. If known, they would likely damage the credibility and public perception of those making such statements. Of course, the left-dominated media can't abide by that. So they censor it.

One recent example involves Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Despite the unexplained and unexpected 18-year pause in global warming, the senator is convinced that the world as we know it will end without draconian measures to reduce carbon pollution and keep the earth from turning into a ball of fire. One of the strategies on his wish list is suing climate skeptics into poverty and silence.

By Yuri Perez | June 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT

Surprise! Amnesty in reward of illegal immigration is not the only lawlessness being promoted in Univision news coverage. The nation’s top Spanish-language network also recently featured favorable coverage of advocates of another amnesty, one that would forgive fines to drivers whose licenses has been suspended in California due to unpaid traffic violations.

By Claire Chretien | June 27, 2015 | 9:49 AM EDT

Mary Claire Kendall is a Washington-based writer who's written on Hollywood for Forbes and for Breitbart. I recently heard her speak on her new book about Christian faith and movie stars titled Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends. It provides intimate portraits of stars who came to faith after struggles with alcoholism, infidelty and other problems – including legends like John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Patricia Neal, and Bob Hope. She recently took the time to answer a few questions for NewsBusters:

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | June 27, 2015 | 8:09 AM EDT

Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian and radio host in Los Angeles. Hipsters love his podcast, mostly interviews with other comedians, which he titled "WTF." On his website, the merchandise includes a coffee mug that says "Pow! I [soiled] my pants." You can understand why he was shocked President Obama wanted to grant him an interview.

As for Obama's tastes, and his devotion to the decorum of his office, nothing shocks us. He has neither.

By Matthew Balan | June 27, 2015 | 1:07 AM EDT

On Friday, ABC's World News Tonight aired a completely one-sided report on the Supreme Court's ruling that legalized same-sex "marriage" in all 50 states. Terry Moran hyped how Justice Anthony Kennedy "wrote today's landmark opinion describing the stakes in this case in the loftiest terms." Moran failed to include any soundbites from social conservative opponents of the decision, and hyped how "Justice Scalia, in a rage, scorning Kennedy's poetic opinion as little more than a 'fortune cookie.'"

By Tom Johnson | June 27, 2015 | 12:38 AM EDT

Conservatives are accustomed to admiring the work and deploring the politics of artists like Bruce Springsteen and Stephen King. Michael Tomasky wrote Thursday that some liberals have had roughly similar feelings about Antonin Scalia, but that’s over now because of Scalia’s dissent in King v. Burwell, which was devoid of the justice’s usual “writerly flair and intellectual acumen.”

“It long ago became a kind of fetish, the anticipation of reading Scalia’s opinions,” remarked Tomasky. “There was always an excess of intellectual and moral certitude, to be sure, but there was also wit and a kind of joyfulness of battle whether he was on the winning or losing side…But that was then. This decision is something else again. Here, there is no wit. There is just bile. As you read along you can veritably see his carotid artery pulsing, growing; smell the sweat flopping out of the pores...The law lives, and he is livid.”

By P.J. Gladnick | June 26, 2015 | 9:16 PM EDT

Sheesh! Hey ABC News! We know that Hillary Clinton shill George Stephanopoulos is the big guy at your network but could you be just a little bit less obvious as to where your political sympathies are?

It might as well be a direct Hillary campaign contribution because the ABC News website hyped a music video by a group called Well-Strung. Appropriately, the Well-Strung quartet portrayed Hillary campaign workers at their office while song shilling for Hillary. Here is the video that ABC News plugged on their website:

By Tom Blumer | June 26, 2015 | 8:40 PM EDT

There may no better illustration of how much harm the economy has inflicted on the American people during the Obama era than a March 2015 Harris survey commissioned by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The AICPA's Thursday press release reported that "a majority of American adults (51 percent) have delayed at least one important life decision in the last year due to financial reasons ... an increase of 20 percentage points from a similar survey conducted in 2007."

Covering the survey's results, Ann Carrns at the New York Times, in an item carried at CNBC (also found at the Times's web site), waited seven paragraphs to note a particularly damning statistic about a situation Obamacare advocates like to claim has already been solved.

By Tim Graham | June 26, 2015 | 8:00 PM EDT

The latest in a long line of one-sided stories mocking the title of NPR’s evening newscast – All Things Considered – came in a Thursday night story on gay activism in Poland. “Homophobia” was apparently too ugly to deserve any air time.

NPR reporter Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson was in Poland to promote the “hope and change” on the Left, and only the Left. Activists compared the gay activists to the anti-communist stalwarts of Solidarity:

By Brad Wilmouth | June 26, 2015 | 7:42 PM EDT

During CNN's live coverage of the Supreme Court ruling mandating the nationwide legality of same-sex marriage, CNN's senior legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, repeatedly made cracks about Antonin Scalia, dubbing the conservative Supreme Court Justice as the "'get off my lawn' justice," and asserting that there was "outward bigotry" in a dissenting opinion Justice Scalia gave back in 2003 on a gay rights-related case.