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By Tom Johnson | May 19, 2015 | 9:36 PM EDT

Demography may not always be destiny, but according to Slate’s Jamelle Bouie, the “best bet” is that over the next decade-plus, the Republican party as a whole will move towards the center-right as young, relatively moderate voters join and elderly right-wingers shuffle off this mortal coil.

In a Monday article, Bouie predicted that “eventually, the GOP will find a working national majority, even if the country becomes as brown and liberal as some analysts project.” That said, he added, “the real question” is “whether a future, younger Republican Party will still have a conservative movement.”

By Ken Shepherd | May 19, 2015 | 9:00 PM EDT

In a segment on Tuesday's Hardball with Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, MSNBC's Chris Matthews insisted that as was the case with the late Johnny Carson, he couldn't tell where exactly late-night comic Dave Letterman fell on the political spectrum. 

By Alatheia Larsen | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT

The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen.

It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced.

By Jack Coleman | May 19, 2015 | 7:44 PM EDT

Was there some kind of rarely-seen alignment of planets, stars and other cosmic entities coinciding with this commentary on NPR?

Conservatives listening to Fresh Air, one of the taxpayer-funded network's most popular shows, must have been startled to hear a University of California-Berkeley professor on May 14 cite a largely ignored culprit in the creation of segregated urban ghettos that erupted in frequent violence during the '60s -- and as shown by riots in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore over the last year, are at risk of going up in flames again.

By Andrew Miller | May 19, 2015 | 6:31 PM EDT

Editor's Note: To embrace "diversity," ABC is greenlighting the Dan Savage-inspired and anti-Catholic sitcom "The Real O'Neals." 

You have to wonder if there’s anything Dan Savage could do that would cost him the love of the media elites. His being a nasty bigot hasn’t kept ABC from developing a prime time sitcome based on his life, and now Newsweek thinks readers would benefit from Savage’s thoughts on the state of sex in America.

Lauded by the magazine as “the mouthpiece of modern sex,” the gay activist and sleazy sex columnist focused many of his answers on consent and respect. “We should be kind and considerate and compassionate and forthright and honest.  What matters is consent, joy and consideration for one another,” he says. 

By Randy Hall | May 19, 2015 | 5:50 PM EDT

If it weren't for bad luck, senior ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos would have no luck at all.

According to a poll released Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports, a plurality of 46 percent of likely voters think that the co-host of the weekday Good Morning America program and This Week, a Sunday news and interview show, should be banned from any coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.

By Scott Whitlock | May 19, 2015 | 5:46 PM EDT

ABC on Monday eagerly touted an "exclusive" interview with Elian Gonzalez. Jim Avila, appearing on Good Morning America and World News with his scoop, never mentioned that the now-21-year-old might have been brainwashed with Cuban communist propaganda. Instead, he parroted, "Elian still supports Fidel Castro, who has routinely visited him since his return, with his classmates, at his birthday and national events." 

By Ken Shepherd | May 19, 2015 | 5:44 PM EDT

In her May 19 piece, "Maxim Just Became Your New Feminist Bible," Daily Beast writer Emily Shire hailed the men's magazine for selecting musician Taylor Swift as the cover girl for its latest edition, containing a "Hot List" of female celebrities. Shire was delighted at the choice of Swift and of the photo itself which "emphasizes Swift’s piercing, brooding eyes" and hold her forth as "a woman rather than a set of breasts—and a successful woman, at that."

But all the same, Shire wishes Maxim might be a little bit, well, bolder and make say actress Lena Dunham or presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the cover girl.

By Connor Williams | May 19, 2015 | 4:49 PM EDT

Following Hillary Clinton’s first time engaging with the press in nearly a month, MSNBC predictably cheered her performance. Evidently 28 days is not enough of an opportunity to prepare for questions, because afternoon host Thomas Roberts lauded her brief few minutes with the press: “She was pretty great on the fly answering these questions. She didn't hedge on much of anything. And she buckled to the pressure of the fact that she has hasn't answered questions in a month.”

By Scott Whitlock | May 19, 2015 | 3:57 PM EDT

The journalists on MSNBC, Tuesday, appeared baffled at Hillary Clinton's struggling presidential campaign, deeming it a "mystery" why the candidate doesn't answer more questions. Alex Seitz-Wald talked up the Democrat's meager five minute press conference: "I certainly don't think it will satisfy the cries [for more journalistic access], but it might sate them for a while at least." USA Today's Susan Page insisted "it's a mystery to me why she doesn't want to take a couple questions every day" since "she does it very well." 

By Joseph Rossell | May 19, 2015 | 3:53 PM EDT

A prominent American businessman said the media have unfairly “pounced” on recent data to slam Gov. Scott Walker’s employment policies in Wisconsin.

CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder, whose company owns Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. and other restaurants, defended Walker’s jobs record on CNBC’s Squawk Box May 19. According to Puzder, Walker’s critics in the media took data “completely out of context” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

By Matthew Balan | May 19, 2015 | 2:52 PM EDT

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Michaela Pereira and Alisyn Camerota heralded the first Twitter conversation between President Obama and former President Bill Clinton. Pereira touted how Obama "has finally joined Twitter" (despite pointing out his previous @BarackObama name). Camerota later gushed over the exchange: "That's cute!"

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 19, 2015 | 2:21 PM EDT

With David Letterman officially signing off as host of CBS’s Late Show on Wednesday, the liberal comic took time once again to bash Republicans for their support of traditional marriage during his Monday night monologue. 

By Kristine Marsh | May 19, 2015 | 1:48 PM EDT

How does liberal Hollywood spin a scandal which disgraced a veteran journalist and an award-winning producer?  Use a discredited liberal journalist’s take on it, of course. 

The Wrap reported this morning that Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the U.S. right to the film Truth, an adaption of the memoir of ex-Dan Rather producer Mary Mapes defending “Rathergate.” Mapes and Rather’s 60 Minutes report based on forged memos about President Bush’s military record got both her and Rather dismissed from CBS.

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 19, 2015 | 12:43 PM EDT

On Tuesday, CBS This Morning’s resident marijuana correspondent Barry Petersen filed yet another pro-pot piece and highlighted how “[t]his new business is still figuring out how to be a business."