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By Curtis Houck | | May 23, 2016 | 1:12 PM EDT

On Monday morning, NBC’s Today and correspondent Ron Allen omitted any mention to viewers that Vietnam remains a authoritarian, communist regime as it welcomed President Barack Obama on the first stop of his week-long Asia tour. 

By Scott Whitlock | | May 23, 2016 | 1:08 PM EDT

The networks have not shown a great interest in holding the Obama administration accountable for the Veterans Affairs scandal, but will they notice a gaffe by VA Secretary Robert McDonald? According to the Washington Examiner, on Monday he compared long wait times for veterans to those at Disneyland rides.

By Scott Whitlock | | May 23, 2016 | 12:34 PM EDT

Gun-grabbing Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper enjoyed softball questions on Monday as the co-hosts of CBS This Morning uncritically hyped his gun control moves in the state and talked him up as a potential vice president to Hillary Clinton. Attempting to spin Hickenlooper as a moderate, Charlie Rose touted, “What's the difficulty in explaining, on the one hand, that certain kinds of guns you don't want people to be able to get, you want certain procedures and at the same time saying you do not want to do away with the Second Amendment?” 

By Matthew Balan | | May 23, 2016 | 12:32 PM EDT

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, HBO's John Oliver blamed oil prices for the current chaos in Venezuela: "What is wrong with Venezuela? Well, the short answer is everything. The low price of oil, which accounts for 96 percent of Venezuela's exports, has triggered an economic collapse — causing massive inflation and shortages of food and medicine." While Oliver rightly mocked Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, he failed to point out the role of the authoritarian leader's socialist policies in crippling the economy there.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 23, 2016 | 11:18 AM EDT

During a fawning interview with former Vice President Al Gore aired on Monday’s NBC Today, correspondent Anne Thompson teed up the global warming activist to bash Republicans: “Do you see a Trump presidency undoing all the progress that the U.S. has made in the last ten years in the fight against climate change?” Thompson fretted: “This is a man who’s called climate change a ‘hoax’ and other words that we cannot use on network TV....So where's the hope?"

By Kristine Marsh | | May 23, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT

On Monday’s Good Morning America, Lara Spencer interviewed actor Sean Hayes, for his new role playing God in the Broadway play, An Act of God. The play certainly has an agenda to set, being written by the former head writer for The Daily Show, to it’s opening day (Ash Wednesday), to its caricature of God as petty and self-righteous. None of that stopped GMA from celebrating the play as “brilliant.”

By Tom Blumer | | May 23, 2016 | 10:51 AM EDT

In what he should have recognized as damning self-criticism, Chris Matthews admitted to MSNBC's infamous self-promoting fabulist Brian Williams Friday afternoon that the establishment news media is "not representative of the country," especially in regards to how the U.S. is "uniquely pro-gun as a country."

But those who observe the Hardball host's choice of words, his demeanor, and his tone of voice will detect the predictable condescension of the smug media elites, specifically that the rubes outside of New York, Washington and L.A don't possess "the usual sophistication we’re used to" or the "cosmopolitan attitude we all share."

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 23, 2016 | 9:33 AM EDT

Despite more evidence that The Clinton Foundation was used as a slush fund to enrich the Clintons and their cronies, the Big Three networks have all but stopped covering the scandal swirling around the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s charitable organization. A review of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) evening and morning programs (since January 1) shows only a total of 4 minutes and 24 seconds was devoted to the “charity fraud.” In contrast, a decades-old controversy of Donald Trump pretending to be his own publicist garnered eight times more coverage (38 minutes and 2 seconds) in just four days. 

By Daniel Garza | | May 23, 2016 | 9:19 AM EDT

Sporting a hijab and a smartphone, the left found a new icon for their ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ crusade. Turns out … she’s not exactly the shining example they thought she was. Vice, The Huffington Post, Vox, BuzzFeed, and numerous other left-wing sites were so ready to proclaim her as a beacon of hope, claiming her ‘peace selfie’ in-front of a group of anti-Muslim protestors as a true representation of the Muslim faith. The selfie-taker, 22-year-old Zakia Belkhiri, told BuzzFeed News that her motive for taking the pictures was to show that “we can live together, not [just] next to each other, but with each other”. That sounds great and all, but there’s just one problem … she’s a vicious anti-Semite Jew hater.

By Curtis Louder | | May 23, 2016 | 12:57 AM EDT

How do you follow up the season finale of one of the most popular shows for children, America's Funniest Home Videos? With Britney Spears doing a stripper dance while singing (lip syncing) the word B##CH over and over of course. 

By Dylan Gwinn | | May 23, 2016 | 12:40 AM EDT

So by far the scariest part about AMC’s new show Preacher, is that this television adaptation of the twenty year old comic series is, according to reviews, far less violent than the original story. Again, this is the apparently toned-down and family-friendly version of Preacher.The show takes place in a West Texas town called Annville, portrayed as every bit the arid, backwards hell-hole that West Texas is always portrayed as.

By Tom Blumer | | May 22, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT

On Tuesday at TheFederalist.com, 2015 Noel Sheppard Blogger of the Year recipient Mollie Hemingway pointed to several outrageous examples of poor press coverage of the Supreme Court's unanimous move to send Obamacare's HHS contraception mandate case back to the lower courts.

Hemingway's core observation was that usually plaintiff-sympathetic establishment press outlets "suddenly have trouble even naming the Little Sisters of the Poor" until their stories' very late paragraphs. She even found that Adam Liptak's story at the New York Times, one of the establishment press's two primary gatekeepers, failed to mention the Little Sisters at all in a 1,283-word report. One item she did not cite was at the Associated Press, the other primary gatekeeper, where the coverage was in some respects even worse.

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 22, 2016 | 8:32 PM EDT

You might have heard the tales of horror over the supposed throwing of chairs by disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters at the recent Democrat convention in Nevada. Several news outlets repeated those fables to demonstrate how barbaric the Sandernistas are in stark contrast to the "civilized" folks who support Hillary Clinton. California Senator Barbara Boxer who was present even claimed that she feared for her safety. However, one problem. No chairs were thrown. Snopes.Com has rated that story as false.

By Tom Blumer | | May 22, 2016 | 7:12 PM EDT

Friday morning, the Louisville Courier-Journal gave the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America priceless free publicity by promoting the group's "event on gun violence Saturday at Spalding University in Louisville."

Reporter/promoter Deborah Yetter relayed the group's hype that "Due to limited space, organizers are asking people to register in advance for free tickets." As seen after the jump, the space may have been "limited," but the attendance at Saturday's event was even more limited:

By Tom Johnson | | May 22, 2016 | 6:25 PM EDT

Damon Linker, a self-described former “conservative intellectual” (he was an editor at First Things) believes that Hillary Clinton’s policy positions are “good enough” to earn the votes of current conservatives, given that a Donald Trump administration would pose a “national threat” and that most right-wing Hillary-hatred “lack[s] any rational connection to reality.”

Take Hillary’s scandals -- please, take them. “Every single accusation is trivial. Petty. Penny-ante,” Linker asserted in a Thursday column for The Week. “Yes, even the business about Clinton's private email server. And especially the septic tank full of hyped-up, conspiracy-laden nonsense that goes by the name of ‘Benghazi.’ (If well-meaning members of the conservative movement want to explore how the Republican electorate ended up hoodwinked by a transparent charlatan-demagogue like Donald Trump, they could do worse than reflecting on their own complicity in publicizing, or at least failing to defuse, this endless, cockamamie ‘scandal.’)”