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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 7, 2016 | 8:01 AM EDT

The White House Correspondents Association throws an enormous annual dinner that’s a pillar of the Washington power-elite scene. This year they picked Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central replacement, Larry Wilmore. He was seriously unfunny, and he knew it. But the media coverage made it clear that Wilmore suffered badly in comparison – not to Colbert, but to his opening act, “comedian-in-chief” Barack Obama.

Start with who was awarded the comedy soundbites. On the morning, evening, and Sunday shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC, we counted 35 Obama jokes replayed. Wilmore had two soundbites – and one of them wasn’t a joke...it was a tribute to Obama.

By Melissa Mullins | | May 7, 2016 | 7:30 AM EDT

I don’t know what it is with Vice.com, but they sure have a thing for the “free bleeding” feminist movement that’s become more popular the last year or two, thanks in part to a hoax by teenaged boys and when a marathoner ran – letting it all flow – right through light colored spandex pants, for all the world to see.
 
Now, in an effort to try and jump on the environmental bandwagon, claiming the average American woman throws away around seven pounds of feminine products a year, feminists are touting the wonders of free bleeding and how women can save the world, “one menstrual cycle at a time!”

By Dylan Gwinn | | May 6, 2016 | 10:58 PM EDT

Michael Sam believes that the fact that he came out as gay, played a “huge part” in why he is no longer in the NFL.

By Mark Finkelstein | | May 6, 2016 | 10:50 PM EDT

By the end of this campaign, someone might come up with a more disgusting metaphor for Donald Trump, but for now Chris Hayes has the early clubbhouse lead.

On his MSNBC show this evening, Hayes called Trump "a hot wet rag applied to an infected wound." Imagine the outrage if a conservative described Hillary Clinton with a similar simile. Hayes was interviewing the MSM's favorite kind of Republican: Bob Inglis of South Carolina, a former congressman who's terribly worried about global warming and called those of us not so concerned "hoaxsters." Inglis said he'd never vote for Trump: surprise!

By Tom Johnson | | May 6, 2016 | 9:52 PM EDT

Some on the left claim that Donald Trump is an ideological descendant of Ronald Reagan, never mind that Reagan was Mr. Conservative and Trump is Mr. Opportunist. Paul Campos, from the University of Colorado, makes a different Trump-as-heir-to-Reagan argument. In a Thursday Salon article, Campos opined that the Reagan revolution was less about right-wing views than “stupidity, celebrity, and plutocracy,” and that Trump is its “natural culmination.”

Campos sniped that “being famous for being famous is a sufficient basis for winning [the] presidential nomination [of] the party of Reagan, the know-nothing B-movie star” and stated that Trump’s electoral success “marks the triumph of plutocracy in its purest form. Ronald Reagan hated government, and loved business, to the point where he helped create our national infatuation with the idea of the heroic businessman…In a culture that worships both stupidity and celebrity, the self-serving lies of famous plutocrats are often swallowed whole.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 6, 2016 | 9:42 PM EDT

When reading the hallowed pages of Foreign Policy magazine, one hardly expects to see harsh locker room language. How harsh? How about calling someone an "a**hole" not only in the body of the article but in the title itself. But wait...there's more! Not only does FP writer Thomas Ricks call Barack Obama's foreign policy adviser an "a**hole" but also "an overweening little schmuck." In any event you sort of know that this is not your typical FP magazine article the moment you read the title, "A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the a**hole who is the president’s foreign policy guru."

By Curtis Houck | | May 6, 2016 | 7:01 PM EDT

Writing one of the more bizarre movie reviews one will read for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Salon’s Amanda Marcotte whined in a Friday afternoon post that the latest Marvel film morphed the “New Deal Democrat” Captain America into “a douchey libertarian” “who believe[s] it’s cool to belong to a secretive paramilitary that rejects oversight and accountability to the public.”

By Randy Hall | | May 6, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT

Known for decades as a feminist, writer, lecturer and political activist, Gloria Steinem didn't waste much time before slamming presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as “a disaster,” part of "a “backlash” regarding women's rights, and someone she hopes will “hang himself” before the November 8 election arrives.

The 82-year-old liberal made those claims during an interview on Thursday with Kevin Fallon, a senior entertainment reporter at the Daily Beast website.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 6, 2016 | 5:03 PM EDT

During a White House press conference in the 12 p.m. ET hour on Friday, President Obama was treated to a series of softball questions from reporters, who repeatedly teed him up to bash Republicans and promote his liberal agenda. Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason got the first question: “Mr. President, what's your reaction to Donald Trump becoming the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party this week? And given the delegate math, do you think it’s time for Bernie Sanders to step aside on the Democratic race?”

By Tim Graham | | May 6, 2016 | 4:45 PM EDT

On Wednesday night, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt anchored the newscast from Trump Tower, which seems kind of silly since it’s four minutes away from NBC’s studios at Rockefeller Center. No one should mistake this for some kind of scandalous act of deference. Holt whacked Trump with tough question after tough question. For scandalous deference, we take you back to Holt on January 29 with the other presumptive major-party nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton. He “winced” when anyone dared to suggest she’s dishonest.

By Tom Blumer | | May 6, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT

Forner New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday after being convicted last year "in a $5 million corruption case alleging he traded favors to enrich himself and then lied about it."

Perhaps cognizant of the fact that media watchers are looking over their shoulders, the primary dispatch and several other news stories at the Associated Press, as well as the primary story on Silver's sentencing at the New York Times, tagged him as a Democrat within the first two or three paragraphs. That's progress, but if Silver was Republican or conservative, his party affiliation would likely have made it into the headline and/or first paragraph. However, CNN, which has fancied itself as a wire service competing with AP for the past six years, failed to mention Silver's party at all in its story on his sentencing (bolds representing missed opportunites to include a party tag are mine):

By P.J. Gladnick | | May 6, 2016 | 3:15 PM EDT

Put a lid on your libido, Chris. The video of MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews caught on hot mic Tuesday night after Donald Trump won the Indiana primary has gone viral. Matthews could be heard in the background drooling over Trump's wife, Melania. Of course, that resulted in a major part of the web community laughing at Matthews. However, what most probably have forgotten is that nine years ago, Matthews was caught on camera gushing buckets of drool over Erin Burnett who was host of CNBC's Street Signs at the time. So let us now watch both of Chris Matthews' drool sessions to determine which one was more embarrassingly inappropriate.

By Daniel Garza | | May 6, 2016 | 1:49 PM EDT

In the opening to her new music video released on YouTube titled ‘Ain’t Your Mama’, Jennifer Lopez uses Hillary Clinton’s “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” speech to feel inspired. Clinton’s speech sets the tone for the song, and is used as motivation for Lopez to dump a plate of food on a man’s head, throw a drink on another man’s face and dance like there’s no tomorrow. Simultaneously representing women from different decades of the United States’ past history, J-Lo lets us all know that she… isn’t our mama. And when she says she “Ain’t Your Mama,” she means it (she says it 41 times, yes, I counted.)

By Curtis Houck | | May 6, 2016 | 1:09 PM EDT

Making sure that it draws as many viewers as possible to avoid cancellation, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow repeatedly hailed the launch of Joy Reid’s weekend show during her eponymous show Thursday night as a significant move for “one of the smartest, best-informed, and most acutely observant voices in any media” that’s truly “a blessing” for news consumers. 

By Kristine Marsh | | May 6, 2016 | 12:59 PM EDT

On Thursday night’s Tavis Smiley, UC Irvine professor and author Michael Tesler made the claim that “content analysis” showed that President Obama has brought up race less than any other president since the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Smiley brought on Tesler to discuss his new book that asks if the election of President Obama made America a “post racial” or “more racial” society. Tesler brought up that when Obama got elected and particularly when he introduced Obamacare, negative racial attitudes or “racialization” as he called it, rose among Republicans.