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By P.J. Gladnick | | July 22, 2016 | 11:24 PM EDT

His reversal was so rapid that I'm surprised he didn't suffer whiplash.

I am referring to the rapid U-turn that Senator Tim Kaine, tapped today to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, made on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Until the moment he was picked by Hillary, Kaine was strongly for the TPP. And then today he suddenly saw the light and, hallelujah, he now proclaims to "oppose" the TPP. I put "oppose" in quotes because he now opposes it as much as Hillary pretends to oppose it. However, Huffington Post reporter Michael McAuliff relayed Kaine's new found TPP opposition without the slightest hint of skepticism...which later opened himself up to mockery on Twitter.

By Tom Blumer | | July 22, 2016 | 11:01 PM EDT

Early this week, in an MSNBC interview, Tavis Smiley said that there's far too much attention being paid to "cop killers" and not enough to "killer cops."

Then, in a Tuesday USA Today column, he cast his sympathetic lot with Gavin Long, who killed three Baton Rouge police offices on Sunday before a police sharpshooter killed him. Smiley told readers that we should "Listen to the Baton Rouge police killer." Later in the week, he interviewed Corine Woodley, Long's mother, on his PBS show. Woodley's own words indicated that what caused her son to snap was that he bought into both the lies of the violent Black Lives Matter movement and the left's obsession with "the one percent."

By Tim Graham | | July 22, 2016 | 10:04 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) as her running mate is already creating one distortion of reality: that Kaine is somehow a "centrist." His American Conservative Union rating score in his first three years in the Senate is 0.00. The other distortion is any journalist touting Kaine as a "devout Catholic" or "traditional Catholic" without noting it would be more accurate to call him a devout and traditional Democrat, with 100 percent scores from NARAL and the gay-left Human Rights Campaign.

By Tom Johnson | | July 22, 2016 | 9:01 PM EDT

President Obama isn’t making relations between black and white Americans worse. Reality is making them worse, contends Bouie, who wrote in a July 15, 2016 piece that “black Americans—and Americans writ large—are reacting to facts on the ground, killings, and other incidents that put racial inequality into stark relief.” Bouie claimed that on racial matters, Obama has consistently urged “reconciliation and unity,” and that beliefs to the contrary are “nonsense” resulting from “a deliberate miscasting of Obama’s rhetoric.”

By Bruce Bookter | | July 22, 2016 | 8:45 PM EDT

When you have an entire sports network that barely talks about sports anymore, it was only a matter of time before that same network would applaud athletes for joining them, and refusing to talk about sports as well.

By Curtis Houck | | July 22, 2016 | 7:46 PM EDT

With still nothing definitively known about the identity of the Munich, Germany attacker or attackers early Friday night, MSNBC’s MTP Daily ushered the Brexit vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union into the conversation as an example of anti-refugee sentiment that, in their speculations, was behind the mall shooting in Germany.

By Scott Whitlock | | July 22, 2016 | 4:45 PM EDT

MSNBC on Friday used the unfolding shooting spree in Munich to bash the Republican Party and connect the GOP convention to it. Regarding terror, Daily Beast editor Christopher Dickey talked to Brian Williams and lectured, “What we're looking at now in Europe and, to some extent, at the Republican convention and in the discourse in the United States, is a lot of talk about war as if we're talking about a massive operation.” 

By Curtis Houck | | July 22, 2016 | 3:53 PM EDT

In the midst of MSNBC’s rolling coverage Friday afternoon of what appeared to be an act of terrorism in Germany, breaking news anchor Brian Williams and NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel used the occasion to lament the rise of “a rightward tilt” in Europe of “intolerant” ideologies and parties against Muslims and Middle Eastern refugees. 

By Scott Whitlock | | July 22, 2016 | 3:34 PM EDT

After a week of trashing Republicans as racist and “mutinous,” a giddy Chris Matthews ended MSNBC’s GOP convention on a high note, eagerly anticipating the way more “fun” Democratic convention next wee. Late Thursday night, Matthews enthused, “Philly’s going to be fun. I think it’s going to be a lot more celebrities, a lot more Hollywood, a lot more bold print.” 

By Tim Graham | | July 22, 2016 | 3:01 PM EDT

Apparently, Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan isn’t the only newspaper dress-grader to drop political bombs into her critiques. Philadelphia Inquirer critic Elizabeth Wellington loved Melania Trump’s dress as an “an exquisitely put together if not angelic look.” But on a strictly political note, it apparently underlines her husband’s view that “white is always right.” She was a “not-so-subliminal billboard for what’s looking like the Trumpian view of an ideal America.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | July 22, 2016 | 2:59 PM EDT

And there went out another horse that was orange: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

So just how good was Donald Trump's speech last night at the Republican convention in Cleveland? Perhaps the best way to judge that is to analyze the liberal reaction. And from reading the over the top panicked editorial from the Washington Post, Donald Trump: The candidate of the apocalypse, his speech must have been so incredibly effective as to inspire such a level of liberal panic that it reached the heights of unintentional hilarity. Before we read the Washington Post editorial that comes across as self-parody, please watch the following Trump Apocalypse video to put yourselves in the proper mood:

By Samantha Cohen | | July 22, 2016 | 2:55 PM EDT

Friday on Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski sparred over the uncanny similarities between the reception of Barack Obama the candidate and Donald Trump the candidate. Scarborough reminded viewers that back in 2008, Obama supporters blindly followed the candidate’s promise of “hope” and “change” to the polls. Contrast that with Donald Trump in 2016, who is constantly chastised for his lack of specificity amidst his loud promises to make America “great” again.

By Mira Ebersole | | July 22, 2016 | 2:44 PM EDT

On the eve of the Democratic convention, CNBC’s Joe Kernen wanted to know why the media have failed to challenge Hillary Clinton on the issue of her personal wealth and the controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation. Kernen, a Squawk Box co-anchor, pointed out that the media have been suspiciously silent on the subject of Clinton’s finances. During a discussion regarding a recent book about the Clintons, he referenced the two journalists who exposed the Watergate scandal: “Where’s Woodward and Bernstein on any of this?”

By Maggie McKneely | | July 22, 2016 | 1:42 PM EDT

As much as Hollywood hates Donald Trump, it’s amazing how many of them actually watched the nominee’s highly anticipated RNC speech last night. What’s less amazing were the typical cries of doom and gloom on their Twitter feeds in the wake of Trump’s remarks.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | July 22, 2016 | 1:31 PM EDT

The depiction of Donald Trump’s speech by liberal reporters and commentator continued into the next morning with CBS’s Charlie Rose greeting viewers with this stark opening: “Welcome to CBS This Morning. Donald Trump accepts the Republican presidential nomination, saying there can be no prosperity without law and order. His speech focused more on threats than hope.”