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By Katie Yoder | April 28, 2015 | 4:13 PM EDT

Same-sex “marriage” activists aren’t happy with the media – because, as some argued, there isn’t enough support.

On April 28, the United States Supreme Court heard a controversial case, Obergefell v. Hodges, which questioned the constitutionality of same-sex "marriage." During the arguments, hundreds of LGBT supporters of the case gathered outside. We asked them how they think the media treat gay “marriage."

By Tom Blumer | April 28, 2015 | 3:55 PM EDT

As I demonstrated last week, MSNBC and CNN, the two also-rans in the cable news race, survive in large part because about half of their revenues are, once contracts are signed with cable and other providers, guaranteed for several years. This insulates them from much of the financial impact of declining viewership.

MSNBC's far-leftism is particulary painful to watch — so painful that it's hard to imagine anyone other than a critic voluntarily watching it. One of the more egregious recent examples of far-left lunacy came about this weekend on tax scofflaw Melissa Harris-Perry's show, where a guest actually said that "you don’t have to have a white person around to have white supremacy play out.” Thus, Baltimore's descent into lawlessness, despite having entirely black leadership, is still apparently whites' fault.

By P.J. Gladnick | April 28, 2015 | 1:31 PM EDT

Despite what you probably think, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not really blame an anti-Muslim video for the American consulate attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. What? You're sure you heard her make that claim? Well, according to the proposition of CNN Correspondent Elise Labott, quoting a Clinton aide, Hillary is absolved from blaming the video for the attack because she did not use the word "spontaneous." I kid you not.

By Mark Finkelstein | April 28, 2015 | 1:20 PM EDT

Let's begin by answering Andrea Mitchell's question. "How would it have appeared" if Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had called the Maryland governor to request National Guard troops just afer Freddie Gray's funeral? It would have appeared that she was doing her job, protecting people and property, rather than being overly concerned with photo-op politics.

On her MSNBC show today, Mitchell asked Rep. Elijah Cummings to explain why the mayor waited three hours after the rioting started to call the Governor for help.  Good question.  But when Cummings criticized "Tuesday morning quarterbacking" and mentioned that the Gray funeral had just ended, Mitchell backed off.  She thanked Cummings for his "context." Andrea then apologetically added "you're right: how would it have appeared if she called up the National Guard as the funeral was taking place?"

By Tom Johnson | April 28, 2015 | 1:08 PM EDT

In a Monday-night blog post, the writer for The Atlantic argued that calls for non-violence in response to the rioting in Baltimore are essentially “a ruse” and “a con,” given the city’s recent history of police brutality.

“When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out,” wrote Coates, “it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is ‘correct’ or ‘wise,’ any more than a forest fire can be ‘correct’ or ‘wise.’ Wisdom isn't the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.”

By Jack Coleman | April 28, 2015 | 1:05 PM EDT

It is an alleged truth universally embraced on the left that only conservatives care about money. Little can be done to dissuade liberals from this core belief, not even the accumulation of vast wealth by liberals.

In the wake of damning revelations about the money-laundering scheme known as the Clinton Foundation, left-wing comic Bill Maher is adamantly unwilling to acknowledge that Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Democrats in general, are motivated by anything but belief in government.

By Tom Blumer | April 28, 2015 | 12:47 PM EDT

Japan just reported yet another awful retail sales result. Though it far exceeeded predictions of a 7.3 percent fall, the 9.7 percent March 2015 plunge compared to March 2014 doesn't reveal much, as March 2014 saw a splurge at the stores ahead of a steep sales tax increase which took effect on April 1. The really telling figure is the 1.9 percent seasonally adjusted dive compared to February.

Proving once again that they haven't learned, and probably never will, the press and financial commentators are really hoping that the government will respond, after two decades of Keynesian deficit spending and quantitative easing which have given the country slow growth, several recessions and a dispirited populace, with (good heavens) more stimulus.

By Scott Whitlock | April 28, 2015 | 12:23 PM EDT

Former Bill Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos talked to Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday and pushed the idea of a potential "double standard" against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Stephanopoulos hyped a clip of comedienne Cecily Strong from Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Strong lectured journalists to put their hands up and "solemnly swear not to talk about Hillary's appearance.' Because that is not journalism." 

By Tim Graham | April 28, 2015 | 11:51 AM EDT

The liberal movement in the United States – including its “mainstream” media – would very much like to curtail conservative freedom of speech. But it wants to create a “safe space” for rioting advocacy for the “oppressed.”

See the latest offering as Salon.com. The headline is "Baltimore’s violent protesters are right: Smashing police cars is a legitimate political strategy. It's crucial to see non-violence as a tactic, not a philosophy. If it fails to win people over it's a futile tactic.”

By Kyle Drennen | April 28, 2015 | 11:25 AM EDT

Ahead of Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, all three network morning shows hailed the "landmark cases" involved in the "historic arguments." On CBS This Morning, correspondent Jan Crawford proclaimed: "You know, for many people this is the civil rights issue of our time, whether or not gays and lesbians are going to be treated equally and allowed to marry just like heterosexual in every state in the nation."

By Scott Whitlock | April 28, 2015 | 10:30 AM EDT

A fiery Joe Scarborough on Tuesday denounced the media's double standard when it comes to investigating the scandal engulfing the Clinton Foundation's financial dealings. An angry Scarborough erupted "The Clintons have made $150 million over the past decade because of contacts they made during public service!" He described the typical journalist reaction as "Let's bow down before Bill and Hillary, because if we ask the same questions of them that we ask of every other politician, then oh, my God! We have crossed a line!" 

By Matthew Philbin | April 28, 2015 | 10:16 AM EDT

Professional race explainer Michael Eric Dyson said a lot of stupid things on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes Monday. (Yes, it’s still on the air.) And really, that’s understandable, given that his job was to find excuses for the inexcusable violence and looting in Baltimore.

But mixed in with his litany of exculpatory urban dysfunction (“… the slow terror of expulsions from schools, rising rates of lead poisoning, the export of jobs to, uh, places across the waters …”) and awful metaphors (“it’s easy to point a gun of analysis and shoot [the rioters] with the bullets of our condemnation”) he managed to lash out at … professional sports.

By Mark Finkelstein | April 28, 2015 | 8:54 AM EDT

At yesterday's funeral service for Freddie Gray, Pastor Jamal Bryant ended his eulogy by leading the congregation in a highly-charged chant of "No justice! No peace!"  Yet immediately after playing the clip of that moment, Joe Scarborough claimed that the riots that ensued were "something that no one inside that funeral could have ever have wanted."

Had Scarborough listened to his own clip? If not, why not? If so, what does he think "no justice, no peace" means?

By Tim Graham | April 28, 2015 | 8:26 AM EDT

While The New York Times routinely ignores best-selling books by conservative authors like Mark Levin, the fake conservative the Times selected for their own editorial page received a rave review for his latest book in Sunday’s Book Review.

Former Time writer Pico Iyer oozed "Brooks’s solemn, often troubled, sometimes infuriating work reminds us is that there are few newspaper columnists who are more fun — and fruitful — to argue with."

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 28, 2015 | 7:51 AM EDT

During the 9:00 hour of MSNBC’s live coverage of the ongoing Baltimore riots on Monday night, Rachel Maddow accused the city’s police of being “a little out of control” for returning items being thrown at them by protestors: "But if they're picking up things that are being thrown at them and throwing things back, that implies to me just as a lay observer that the police feel -- that the police are a little out of control, or they may not be necessarily using disciplined police tactics."