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By P.J. Gladnick | | April 23, 2016 | 8:54 PM EDT

Hey Hillary! You really need to do a better job of faking sincerity.

That is the advice of Dave Johnson at the Huffington Post. Johnson is worried that in the general election Donald Trump, if he is the nominee, would be a lot more credible in his opposition to trade deals than Hillary Clinton who is merely faking it. What she needs to do to is put on a credible game face to get away with faking her opposition to trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership in order to fool enough people to win the general election. So far Trump is much more believable in his opposition to trade deals which is causing grave concern by Johnson.

By Melissa Mullins | | April 23, 2016 | 6:09 PM EDT

Apparently having good grammar or correcting someone else’s grammar means you are a racist and experiencing yet another form of “white privilege.”  At least that’s what The Guardian’s data editor, Mona Chalabi believes. Chalabi also thinks grammar rules were created by wealthy white people and can be ignored by minorities without facing any criticism:

“Grammar snobs are patronizing, pretentious, and just plain wrong.”

By Tom Johnson | | April 23, 2016 | 5:35 PM EDT

Republicans may have to do some world-class needle-threading to come up with a presidential nominee who can win in November. New York magazine's Kilgore believes that even if such a candidate exists, it’s not the “hammer-headed movement conservative” Ted Cruz.

“Unity candidates are reassuring and have a knack for making you see your own reflection in their soft and soulful eyes,” wrote Kilgore in a Monday post. “Cruz has the persona of someone who's been told by his crazy father a thousand times that God has chosen him to redeem America from its secular socialist captors…[He] does not represent a natural compromise between those who want to lower their marginal-tax rates and melt the polar caps and those who mainly want to ensure they'll never have to ‘press one for English’ or hold their tongues in the presence of women and minorities ever again.”

By Geoffrey Dickens | | April 23, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT

How crazy left does a president have to be, if Barack Obama isn’t considered “progressive?” According to Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore the United States hasn’t had a progressive president since Lyndon Johnson. That wasn’t good enough for his guest, actress Susan Sarandon, who insisted you had to reach all the way back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 23, 2016 | 2:34 PM EDT

On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives by referring to Muslim extremists in Pakistan who want to be able to marry children as "teabaggers" who objected to a "meddling federal government stopping us from marrying children."

By Jeffrey Lord | | April 23, 2016 | 1:15 PM EDT

Will the liberal media remember that Harriet Tubman was a gun-toting Republican? Will they remember that Andrew Jackson was a slave-holding Democrat and founded the Party? 

By Christian Toto | | April 23, 2016 | 12:01 PM EDT

Reporters often take their time "debunking" documentaries, assuming they ever do at all. Take the sexual assault expose The Hunting Ground. Most of the attacks on the film came after it hit select theaters and was about to make its CNN debut. The anti-vaccination film Vaxxed also got some scrutiny mere days before its planned Tribeca Film Festival screening. Most documentaries avoid intense media scrutiny. And then there's Climate Hustle.

By Daniel Garza | | April 23, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Come on Fusion, you can do better than that. If you want to convince the millennial generation to think climate change is cool, this isn’t going to cut it. A balding white Canadian and wannabe-rapper in his 30’s is not going to be the driving force to convince your readers to buy what you’re selling.

By Mark Finkelstein | | April 23, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT

We're all familiar with Godwin's Law: in an argument, the first person to mention the Nazis automatically loses. We're going to have to come up with a companion concept for the Washington Post: call it the Cambodian Corollary. Wapo's editorial of yesterday, "Softening on Trump? Remember this" reflects the paper's apparent worry that people will take a second look at Trump in light of his moderated tone in recent days. We can't have any of that! With Hillary as unpopular as she is, the high negatives of her likely opponent must be preserved! 

So WaPo runs through a list of the offensive or controversial things Trump has said. And yes, he's said a variety of dubious things, including of course his "blood out of her wherever" about Megyn Kelly. But then WaPo invents this utterly bizarre, false analogy [emphasis added]: "Remember that Mr. Trump promised to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and deport them, in what would be the largest forced population movement since Pol Pot’s genocide of the Cambodian people." 

By Tim Graham | | April 23, 2016 | 11:01 AM EDT

The Washington Post is deep in the tank for the leftist transgender movement, employing all the politically correct terminology. On Friday under the “Health and Science” category they posted a story titled “Meet the gender-affirmation surgeon whose waiting list is three years long.” On Thursday, there was a longer article titled “Truth and transgender at age 70; A couple's journey through gender-affirmation surgery.”

“Gender affirmation”? Why would a journalist use a term so distant from the plain English? A sex change operation may seem “affirming” to the surgery customer, but it is a gender denial, and a gender denigration, not an affirmation.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 23, 2016 | 10:15 AM EDT

Good Morning America reporters on Thursday offered a fawning town hall forum to Hillary Clinton, full of softball questions about Saturday Night Live and hot sauce. (No queries on Benghazi or the e-mail scandal were allowed.) The 29 and a half minutes of air time were so stilted that the fawning even invaded the weather report. At the end of the half hour, Robin Roberts ended a segment and turned things over to meteorologist Rob Marciano. More Clinton mania followed. 

By MRC Latino Staff | | April 23, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT

A report on the violence that erupted at a Los Angeles school that provided a gender neutral bathroom dripped with bias as told by Telemundo, with the NBC-sister network featuring three officials, activists and students in favor, and only one opponent of the measure.

By Mark Finkelstein | | April 23, 2016 | 8:53 AM EDT

Gag me with a steak and kidney pie . . . It's the most blatant example of the MSM glossing over an Obama controversy in favor of featuring a feel-good story that this NewsBuster can remember. Today's Good Morning America went gaga over Britain's little Prince George, with no fewer than four teases followed by a lengthy segment devoted to how much President Obama enjoyed the company of the tyke on his current visit to the UK. Lots of cute pictures and even a clip of Obama claiming "nothing was going to stop me from . . . meeting George, who was adorable." Awww.  

But incredibly, at least in the first half-hour, not a word was breathed of Obama's ugly threat to the UK, in which he told Britons they would have to go "to the back of the queue" for a trade deal should they vote to exit the European Union in a referendum set for June. Obama thus stuck his nose into the internal affairs of an ally. In the closing comments in which the crew cooed over how royal little George was, Paula Faris actually claimed to co-host Tom Llamas that the segment "really moved you." Yuck.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | April 23, 2016 | 7:57 AM EDT

HBO should stand for History Bungling Office. Over and over again, they have abused their disclaimer that “This film is a fact-based dramatization.” They re-litigated Al Gore’s 2000  “victory” in Recount. They viciously cartooned Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential candidacy in Game Change. Now they’re smearing Clarence Thomas as a pervert and painting Anita Hill as a saint of sexual harassment in Confirmation.

The makers of this “fact-based” movie claim it’s balanced. Baloney. The advertisements give away the game. Over the face of actress (and executive producer) Kerry Washington playing St. Anita are the words “It only takes one voice to change history.”

By Tom Blumer | | April 22, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT

Americans For Prosperity won a huge court victory in California Thursday against that state's hard-left vindictive attorney general, Kamala Harris. Naturally, the national press is doing what it does when it doesn't want to cover a story: letting the Politico cover it and then pretending that this suffices.

Harris demanded that AFP provides the section of its not-for-profit Federal Form 990 identifying its donors. Anyone with an ounce of sense knows, despite Harris's lip service to confidentiality, that her motivation is to have the names leak out so that donors are subject to the kind of public intimidation to which those who supported the pro-traditional marriage Proposition 8 in California were subjected in 2008. Judge Manuel L. Real in the California District Federal Court forcefully denied that demand (HT Powerline). Deceptive headlines at two of the state's largest newspapers betrayed clear displeasure with the result.