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By Sarah Stites | July 2, 2015 | 9:20 AM EDT

Objectivity doesn’t matter when you have an agenda to push. So admits reporter Jessica Bennett in an article for the Washington Post. 

When Bennett interned for the Seattle Daily in 2003, she excitedly wrote about Canada’s legalization of gay marriage. “I was 19,” she recalled, “and picked a fight with my editor after being asked to call a fundamentalist wackjob for ‘an anti-marriage quote’ – you know, to show we were objective.” Sadly, she was unable to exclude that, er, bigoted, homophobic, hateful viewpoint.

By Tim Graham | July 2, 2015 | 9:14 AM EDT

CNN has rarely shied away from hiring White House insiders as their political analysts, and have seemingly never wondered or cared if those insiders are still carrying water on air for their old bosses. Now new e-mails released from Team Hillary illustrate that longtime CNN analyst and longtime Clintonista Paul Begala went straight to the State Department for talking points for a 2009 "report card" special.

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 2, 2015 | 9:12 AM EDT

Liberal New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sat down for a friendly interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday night and the two eagerly took turns bashing Republican members of Congress for being “cynical” for disagreeing with liberal policy positions. 

By Dylan Gwinn | July 2, 2015 | 8:22 AM EDT

When cruelty and ignorance meet …

Tuesday night, U.S. Senator John McCain, decided to take in a Diamondbacks game. During the game, a foul-ball was hit toward him. McCain, 78, failed to come down with the catch.

By Curtis Houck | July 2, 2015 | 2:29 AM EDT

Of all the pundits out there that could make this comparison, it seems somewhat fitting and all the more amusing that on Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews credited 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s success in polls to the idea that he’s a “comic book hero” and “Sinatra kinda guy” that connects with Republican primary voters. At the top of his MSNBC show, Matthews wondered if “there’s an outside chance” that “this comic book hero could actually take off” seeing as how he “talks to the Republican gut on ISIS, on illegal immigrants, on Obama, and politicians period.”

By Tom Johnson | July 2, 2015 | 12:31 AM EDT

Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change. Last week’s Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage. California’s new mandatory-vaccination law. What all these have in common, according to Michael Specter, isn’t merely that they’re correct, but that they’re manifestations of “rational thought.”

Three of those events, of course, were highly unpopular on the right (the vaccination issue is less ideologically clearcut) so it’s fair to say that Specter also sees them as defeats for the conservative movement, though he opines that the SCOTUS is “governed largely by conservatives” and that the pope certainly has some right-wing tendencies (“in many areas,” Specter snipes, Francis “adheres to tenth-century notions of justice”).

By Curtis Houck | July 1, 2015 | 11:26 PM EDT

After all three network morning newscasts dedicated time on Wednesday to the release of the latest batch of Hillary Clinton e-mails, their evening news counterparts saw things differently by choosing to ignore the story altogether. With ABC, CBS, and NBC missing in action on this Clinton scandal, the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Special Report led off its Wednesday show with a thorough, four-minute-and-two-second segment on the e-mails from chief White House correspondent Ed Henry from the State Department.

By Curtis Houck | July 1, 2015 | 9:54 PM EDT

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will soon open respective embassies in Havana and Washington, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC covered the story on their evening newscasts with ABC and NBC expressing particular enthusiasm at the move and little to no criticism of the President’s Cuba policy. In addition, the networks failed to label Cuba’s government as communist with ABC and NBC further declining to bring up the authoritarian nature of the Cuban government.

By Clay Waters | July 1, 2015 | 8:41 PM EDT

New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak weighed in on Tuesday's front page on two Supreme Court decisions, both favorable to conservatives. Yet in both cases Liptak led his coverage off by detailing the losing liberal arguments: "The move, which supporters of race-conscious admissions programs called baffling and ominous, signaled that the court may limit or even end such affirmative action."

By Jack Coleman | July 1, 2015 | 8:19 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders has a branding problem -- and Rachel Maddow is doing what she can to help.

If the Vermont senator is known for any one thing, it's this -- the man is unabashedly socialist, unlike so many on the left who claim to be liberal only to reveal their actual collectivist ardor when they get to gushing over Sanders.

By Matthew Balan | July 1, 2015 | 6:23 PM EDT

CNN's Wolf Blitzer trumpeted the resumption of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba on his Wednesday program. He asked colleague Andres Oppenheimer, "When you think about what's gone on...over these past 54 years, it's almost breathtaking to see what's happened over the past six months or so. Don't you agree?"

By Scott Whitlock | July 1, 2015 | 5:25 PM EDT

Katie Couric conducted a condescending interview on Yahoo with Ted Cruz, asking the Republican if he has "any empathy" for immigrants as he opposes Barack Obama. The presidential candidate also zinged the liberal journalist, reminding her that it was Hillary Clinton who first started the birther campaign. Couric lectured: "So, given the fact that your father immigrated here from Cuba, do you have any empathy for people who come here looking for a better way of life?" 

By Connor Williams | July 1, 2015 | 5:05 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the hosts of The Cycle on MSNBC mocked Republican alternatives to ObamaCare. When Toure read a quote from Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) saying he wants to replace the ACA with a more patient-centric plan, Josh Barro of the New York Times wondered: “What does that mean?” And added that “it can mean whatever the listener wants it to mean.” Toure and Kystal Ball sarcastically threw out words to dismiss Republican arguments against ObamaCare. Ball shouted, “patient centric!...cheaper!...flexible!”

By Matthew Balan | July 1, 2015 | 4:48 PM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo again carried water for the left's social agenda as he interviewed Republican Congressman Steve King. When Rep. King contended that "no one who voted to ratify that Fourteenth Amendment gave...a thought" to the Supreme Court writing "same-sex marriage rights into that," Cuomo retorted that "you could say the same thing about race and anti-miscegenation laws." He later wondered, "How does this [decision] hurt you that it's fueling this outrage among conservatives and Christians?"

By Joseph Rossell | July 1, 2015 | 4:33 PM EDT

Keeping people poor and unable to buy new cars, new homes or much of anything sure is nifty for the environment.

The New York Times sure thinks so. The Grey Lady (new name, the Green Lady) warned of an environmental “tsunami” approaching Cuba as relations normalize with the United States. In a tweet July 1, NYT Science claimed that the “embargo and socialism helped protect Cuba's environment,” but that this was about to change.