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By Tom Blumer | June 24, 2015 | 5:22 PM EDT

Vox's David Roberts, who describes himself at his "drvox" Twitter page as a "Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee," clearly does not have a lot of love for his region of origin.

Tuesday afternoon, in the wake of Dylann Roof's racially motivated massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, Roberts tweeted his belief that "The American South has always been the most barbaric, backward region in any developed democracy." He then asked, "Can we admit that now?" No we can't, David, and we won't.

By Connor Williams | June 24, 2015 | 5:10 PM EDT

On Wednesday, CNN Newsroom host Carol Costello and Democratic strategist Paul Begala attacked both the GOP and Jeb Bush for their positions on voter ID laws. Costello dismissed Republican voter ID concerns by asserting that there “are very few cases of voter fraud in our nation.” She added that, to critics, “it seems that they are trying to suppress the black vote.”

By Matthew Balan | June 24, 2015 | 5:07 PM EDT

The New York Post's Lou Lumenick likened Gone with the Wind to the Confederate flag in a Wednesday item: "If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?" The film critic contended that the classic movie goes to "great lengths to enshrine the myth that the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery — an institution the film unabashedly romanticizes."

By P.J. Gladnick | June 24, 2015 | 3:05 PM EDT

Anxious much, Sarah?

Sarah Kliff of Vox.com sounds like she needs to take a page out of the playbook of South Park's Eric Cartman who couldn't wait the three weeks for the  Wii video game console to be released so he had himself frozen to spare himself the waiting time from his POV. Although Kliff only has to wait another day or two until the Supreme Court releases its ruling on the Obamacare King vs Burwell case, she is equally as anxious so perhaps the freezing method will spare herself the incredible level of anxiety she is currently enduring. Even though Kliff recently discovered that Obamacare stinks, she is so emotionally invested in that bloated program that she just can't let go. Therefore let us now join our Miss Kliff in the middle of her amusing King vs Burwell anxiety attack:

By Spencer Raley | June 24, 2015 | 3:01 PM EDT

The liberal media spend an inordinate amount of time fawning over Hollywood actors and reality stars who come out in support of liberal politicians and causes. They are less interested in those who embrace conservative beliefs and issues. The most recent example of this is a Marco Rubio endorsement ad by Rick Harrison of the History Channel’s hit reality show, Pawn Stars.

By Yuri Perez | June 24, 2015 | 2:31 PM EDT

Unlike CBS, NBC and ABC evening news, in its coverage of the latest Confederate flag controversy Univision, the nation’s top Spanish-language network, has pointed out Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s checkered past in relation to the rebel emblem.

By Kristine Marsh | June 24, 2015 | 2:03 PM EDT

Since the Charleston shooting, media outlets have used the violent act to agitate for gun control, banish Confederate flags and smear conservatives. The New York Times did this last week and again this morning with Scott Shane’s article, “Homegrown Radicals More Deadly Than Jihadis in U.S.

While Shane primarily avoided using the term “right-wing,” he linked to the New American foundation study that calls these acts of “homegrown” extremism, “Deadly right-wing attacks.” Shane isn’t the first one to cite the New America study; CNN has used it multiple times and The Times itself wrote a similar article just last week.

By Katie Yoder | June 24, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT

While the left and its media water carriers celebrate the purging of the Confederate battle flag from the public and private spheres, they’re hyping the decision of retailers to pull Confederate-themed merchandise. But maybe they should take a look at what other ideology-related swag these stores and websites are selling.

Following the South Carolina church shooting, stores including Amazon, Walmart and eBay stopped selling Confederate flag merchandise. Media from USA Today to ABC covered the move as well as the three broadcast networks, with CBS’ Adriana Diaz recognizing the “pressure” that is “mounting in the business community” on June 24.

By Matthew Balan | June 24, 2015 | 12:59 PM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo repeatedly tried to get Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson to attack conservatives, as well as his competitors, on the Confederate flag controversy. Cuomo asked, "Isn't it a part of leadership saying to people who don't want to call what happened in this Charleston church a hate crime – calling them out on that, and showing them that that is not a time to play politics and say that race colors too much of the public discussion?"

By Scott Whitlock | June 24, 2015 | 12:53 PM EDT

CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to "rethink" tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence. Lemon conceded: "There may come a day when we may want to rethink Jefferson, I don't if we should do that. But when we get to that point, I'll be happy to partake in that particular discussion."

By Joseph Rossell | June 24, 2015 | 12:14 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New Deal-era farm program on June 22, saying it was unconstitutional for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to force raisin farmers to give the government their crops without payment.

ABC, CBS and NBC never reported on air about the legal fight or the latest court decision, which was more than a decade in the making. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of California raisin farmers Marvin and Laura Horne, reversing the Ninth Circuit’s previous ruling favoring the USDA.

By Mark Finkelstein | June 24, 2015 | 11:46 AM EDT

Bill Kristol has supported the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds for 15 years. But when he took to Twitter yesterday to criticize the left's "frenzy of self-righteousness" in the wake of Charleston, he brought down on his head a deluge of ugly criticism.

On today's Morning Joe, Jonathan Capehart and John Heilemann eschewed the kind of scatalogical suggestions that had been made to Kristol on Twitter, but engaged in a barrage of criticism of their own.  Capehart accused Kristol of "belittling" the families of the Charleston victims, while Heilemann—telling Kristol he was "trolling"—sarcastically said that the Left doesn't need his help.

By Connor Williams | June 24, 2015 | 11:32 AM EDT

In continuing their series of interviews with the announced 2016 presidential candidates, Morning Joe welcomed Bernie Sanders to the program. Co-host Mika Brzezinski lauded the Sanders campaign for its early success and large campaign events. Brzezinski gushed that it’s “looking pretty good too! Your crowds are humongous.” She then positively cited a piece from the Washington Post which suggested that the senator’s campaign – based on the crowd sizes – could indicate that a “growing movement” is brewing in America. 

By Sarah Stites | June 24, 2015 | 10:51 AM EDT

Megyn Kelly and Kevin Spacey have their eyes set on the White House. 

The Fox News anchor and the House of Cards producer recently announced their plan to co-create a new presidential drama called The Resident. This will be Kelly’s first foray in the entertainment world, but Spacey’s fourth production set in the White House.

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 24, 2015 | 10:43 AM EDT

On Wednesday, NBC’s Today devoted nearly three minutes to promoting some “never before-seen” photos of the Kennedy family while giving a mere 18 seconds to Governor Bobby Jindal’s presidential announcement, burying it in a story on the new U.S. policy on hostage negotiations.