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By Tom Blumer | | May 13, 2016 | 12:02 PM EDT

In an appearance at the University of Chicago on Monday, Jon Stewart, as NewsBusters' Scott Whitlock noted the next day, mocked those who think highly of this country's ideals and history, and particularly GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and his supporters, when he asked, "When was American great?"

In that interview with former Obama presidential campaign chief David Axelrod, the former fake Comedy Central newsman also called Trump a "man-baby," and sharply criticized Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, questioning her authenticity: "... Maybe a real person doesn't exist underneath there." Readers here will have little difficulty guessing which personal critique the Associated Press used in its related story's headline and most of its verbiage:

By Daniel Garza | | May 13, 2016 | 11:50 AM EDT

In an article titled “These black people are making a political statement by not voting in the 2016 election”, Fusion’s national political correspondent, Terrell Jermaine Starr, presents the case on why it’s justified to not vote in the upcoming election. He gives us example after example of “brave” citizens who have decided it just isn’t worth the effort to go out and follow through with their civic duty. Predictably, Starr tears into GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and shares with us why he also feels so strongly about this anti-voting trend.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 13, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT

Friday morning all three networks led with the “major development” in public schools after President Obama sent letters to every public school district, ordering them to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom and locker room they “identify with.” All three networks reported that public schools risk losing their federal funding if they do not comply.  While ABC did report the “looming threat," language was otherwise soft, in comparison to how the networks characterized North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” as "the new Jim Crow."

By Tom Johnson | | May 13, 2016 | 11:40 AM EDT

A lot of big-time journalists believe they speak truth to power, but according to Esquire’s Charles Pierce, the attitude of the elite media toward presidents and certain presidential nominees is pretty much the opposite: “giddiness in the face of power.” Because of that longstanding state of affairs, suggested Pierce in a Tuesday post, “a fully armed and operational bullshit station” better known as Donald Trump might be the next POTUS.

Pierce conceded that Democrats John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton benefited from credulous and even reverent coverage, but he devoted much more space to how Republicans had been similarly advantaged. He claimed that “the real precedent for the helplessness of the elite political press” was its treatment of Ronald Reagan, stating that Reagan's "constant disengagement from the truth were chalked up to his lifetime as a 'storyteller,' his love for 'parables,' and, very late in his term, his advancing age...The elite political press simply was not prepared to call the man a liar. It would not have been sporting. It would have been against The Rules."

By Clay Waters | | May 13, 2016 | 11:35 AM EDT

On Thursday the New York Times ran a worshipful obituary for Michael Ratner, former president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a hard-left outfit founded by radical lawyer William Kunstler. The obituary by Sam Roberts appeared under an adulatory headline, “Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72.”

Left out of Roberts’ report? Ratner's solidary with Cuba's Communist dictator Fidel Castro, his adulatory book on murderous Communist thug Che Guevara, and this gem from December 2005 during the Bush administration’s war in Iraq: "The Bush administration has moved us from a government responsible and accountable to the people to one that dictates to the people. Every American should be in political rebellion against the criminals now running this country."

By Tim Graham | | May 13, 2016 | 10:43 AM EDT

Some in the liberal media seem upset that Bernie Sanders is not quitting the Democratic race for president. Across the bottom of the USA Today front page on Friday is the headline “‘Bernie Bro’ behavior offends across the board.”

“Offends across the board”? Because Hillary Clinton is a beloved American figure? Reporter Rick Hampson takes every pro-Sanders Internet commenter and makes them a great embarrassment to the Sanders campaign (as if Clintonistas never fight dirty).

By Sam Dorman | | May 13, 2016 | 9:50 AM EDT

CNBC anchors Joe Kernen and Michelle Caruso Cabrera poked fun at socialism, saying it equalized results, but made everything worse.

Cabrera said on Squawk Box May 12, that socialism brought about “equal suffering,” while Kernen similarly remarked that it represented “equally-shared misery.”

By Matt Philbin | | May 13, 2016 | 9:47 AM EDT

Someone really should come up with a typesetter’s font for when our liberal betters to use when forced to write about things they disdain. We could call it “Helvetica Sneer,” and it would save busy cosmopolitan authors a lot of time and trouble.

By Tim Graham | | May 13, 2016 | 7:07 AM EDT

Megyn Kelly may be keeping her options open about moving to a different network at some point in the future, but there is a point where obnoxious liberal questions still move her to defend the fort at Fox News. Time writer Phillip Elliott, a former Associated Press reporter, recently discovered that when he quoted Bill Maher to Kelly, suggesting she's the "sane one" when everyone else at Fox is “a zombie or a dwarf or sleeping with their sister.”

Elliott asked: "Last summer Bill Maher made a joke about you. 'We think Megyn Kelly is the sane one over there at Fox News. That's because she's surrounded by Hannity and O'Reilly. She's the blonde girl on Game of Thrones. Everyone else is a zombie or a dwarf or sleeping with their sister,' a paraphrase there, 'so she looks normal.' Do you ever get nervous when you look around your network?"

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | May 12, 2016 | 11:55 PM EDT

Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes took a really lame swipe at Republicans tonight. I realize I could say that every week, but tonight's episode "That's My Girl" was especially pathetic. She had former RNC head and campaign manager Elizabeth North ramble to Attorney General David Rosen that because she's a Republican, she doesn't believe in college and that education is worthless. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 12, 2016 | 10:33 PM EDT

MSNBC’s always tolerant Lawrence O’Donnell trotted out the tired liberal narrative that all Republicans are idiots on the issues and governance on Thursday afternoon. Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan met Thursday to discuss how the Republican Party can unify and move forward following a contentious primary.  O’Donnell claimed to know exactly what happened during the meeting. “That's what the meeting was about, Paul Ryan taking the imbecile candidate to school, the school of governing,” he proclaimed. 

By Curtis Houck | | May 12, 2016 | 9:10 PM EDT

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi instructed them to follow the lead of late night comedians (in the mold of The Daily Show or The Nightly Show) to take down Donald Trump and the Republicans to the point that she offered to “encourage” them to broadcast such exposes as the general election intensifies.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 12, 2016 | 9:04 PM EDT

Thursday evening saw the failure of all three of the network news outlets to report on the massive legal blow to ObamaCare. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the Obama administration’s unilateral funding of $175 billion to insurance subsidies was unconstitutional. The ruling was a major win for House Republicans, a victory that was a long time coming. With a lack of funding through the subsidies, and large insurance companies fleeing the exchanges, ObamaCare might be on its last leg. 

By Randy Hall | | May 12, 2016 | 6:42 PM EDT

Given MSNBC's reputation as a liberal cable channel, it's rare for a program anchor to press a Democratic official on an issue that could embarrass the guest, but that's what happened on Wednesday afternoon.

Meet the Press Daily Host Steve Kornacki asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- a representative from Florida and chair of the Democratic National Committee -- several times regarding a call for her to debate her primary opponent and Bernie Sanders supporter, Tim Canova, who has raised “a surprising $1 million” while taking on an incumbent party official.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 12, 2016 | 5:21 PM EDT

On Thursday, TVNewser reported on CNN host Carol Costello telling SiriusXM radio host Dean Obeidallah how she really felt about former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and his routine mocking of her network: “I’ll just be honest with you – it did bug me....It’s easy to cherry-pick, and then you slam somebody. Sometimes we deserve it, and sometimes we don’t..."