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By Erik Soderstrom | | June 22, 2016 | 1:05 AM EDT

After opening the series by mocking Donald Trump’s wife, NBC’s Maya and Marty decided to turn the lens on the presumptive Republican nominee himself in last night’s politically charged episode.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | June 21, 2016 | 10:53 PM EDT

In the wake of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama’s approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. The media see greater appreciation for his “competence” in office – but why? In the wake of the Orlando attack, it’s easy to ask “How competent would the media make President Bush appear if an Islamic terrorist shot up a gay nightclub in Florida eight years ago?”

It seemed like every piece of bad news in the Bush years was somehow Bush’s fault, and proof of his incompetence. But absolutely no one in the media wonders for two seconds if Obama looks incompetent when a terrorist calls the cops to declare himself an ally of ISIS and shoots more than 100 people, killing 49.

By Clay Waters | | June 21, 2016 | 10:29 PM EDT

New York Times reporters Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jennifer Steinhauer lamented the doomed legislative prospects for various gun-control bills in stories on Tuesday, tossing journalistic objectivity aside while all but weeping with the families of previous gun massacre victims. Stolberg’s profile piece, “Victims’ Families Watch as Gun Measures Stall,” was sodden with regret and bereft of objectivity, as shown from the first paragraph: "They are members of the Club Nobody Wants to Be a Part Of. And their numbers are growing."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 21, 2016 | 10:13 PM EDT

News broke Tuesday that Democratic Representative Chaka Fattah, of Pennsylvania, was convicted of a laundry list of federal corruption charges. According to Politico, the list includes, “bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and filing false statements.” The elaborate scheme included Fattah lobbying the president or an appointment for one of his co-conspirator. All of this and the networks ignored it on their evening newscasts. 

By Karen Townsend | | June 21, 2016 | 7:37 PM EDT

On Lifetime’s UnReal, a scripted drama about the behind-the-scenes making of a reality dating show, the recurring storyline of contestant Beth Ann (Lindsay Musil) being used as the chosen racist, white supremacist continues.

By Brad Wilmouth | | June 21, 2016 | 7:20 PM EDT

In the aftermath of the Orlando night club massacre, flawed polls claiming that about 90 percent of Americans want universal background checks for gun purchases have started making the rounds again as CBS last week and CNN this week have released such misleading findings. But over two years ago, a poll commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that, when respondents were informed by the questioner that most gun show purchases already fall under the background check net, support for additional background check requirements plummeted.

By Randy Hall | | June 21, 2016 | 6:36 PM EDT

According to a report by Carol Costello of the Cable News Network, a theme park called the Ark Encounter that is being built in rural Williamstown, Kentucky, is generating controversy because the openly Christian facility has received $18 million in tax breaks from the state government. This is an inappropriate clash of religion and state, Costello claims, especially since employees at the park are required to sign a “Statement of Faith” disavowing same-sex marriage, premarital sex and adultery. They must also believe in Genesis and Jesus Christ.

By Samantha Cohen | | June 21, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT

In the moments following Hillary Clinton’s “heartfelt” remarks on the economy, MSNBC on Tuesday showered the candidate with their ritualistic, post-appearance bravado. Correspondent Kristen Welker described the occasion as one where Clinton “turned up the heat on Trump.” As for reporter Kasie Hunt, the speech was one from a candidate who is “in a groove.”

By Matthew Balan | | June 21, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT

Don Lemon boosted gun control on Monday's CNN Tonight during a panel discussion segment with Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, liberal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and conservative guest Richard Feldman. Lemon played up how the "the police commissioner of New York City said...that Congress was completely controlled...by the NRA," and asked Himes, "Do you agree with that?" Toobin also asserted that gun rights supporters "control the entire Republican Party at this point....And that's why we're not getting gun control."

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | June 21, 2016 | 4:32 PM EDT

Last week’s premiere of CBS’s new dramedy BrainDead certainly leaned left, but this week they were more evenhanded in their treatment of the right. Instead of the typical lefty caricature of conservatives, you get the sense they actually might have an understanding of real, sincerely-held conservative principles, which makes the Republicans’ dialogue in the show so much more realistic than anything we regularly see on TV. 

By Remso Martinez | | June 21, 2016 | 4:28 PM EDT

Reports on ABC's World News Tonight on Monday and Good Morning America on Tuesday both downplayed the controversy, with correspondent Linzie Janis briefly remarking: "When asked his name, the gunman responds, 'My name is I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi of the Islamic State.' Authorities initially redacting that pledge, but later releasing it caving into criticism." There was no mention of Republicans calling out the administration nor any use of the word "controversy."

By Kyle Drennen | | June 21, 2016 | 4:18 PM EDT

In an exclusive interview with Joe Biden on Monday for his PBS program, which was partially re-aired in the 8 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, host Charlie Rose actually questioned the Vice President on State Department officials rebelling against the Obama administration’s failed foreign policy in Syria: “So what did you think of those 51 diplomats in the State Department who said we need to be more aggressive?”

By Kristine Marsh | | June 21, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT

On Monday night’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee did her usual schtick of taking an issue from the extreme left and running with it. In this case, it was the NRA and “racist Republicans.” In her typical vulgar fashion, Bee called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for supporting the NRA after Orlando’s shooting. Calling McConnell a “puppet of the NRA” she slammed him and “Crazy Wayne” LaPierre, Vice President of the NRA.

By Scott Whitlock | | June 21, 2016 | 3:46 PM EDT

The View’s Sunny Hostin on Tuesday waded into some dangerous territory as the show’s hosts discussed an attempted assassination of Donald Trump. After Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar condemned the attack, Hostin wondered if the “vile” Trump was partially to blame for a tone that leads to violence: “You are never supposed to violently try to take someone out because of their views. But with the Trump campaign and all that campaign rhetoric to incite violence— ”

By NB Staff | | June 21, 2016 | 3:42 PM EDT

MRC President Brent Bozell released the following letter (below) today to CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad asking that the Media Research Center be included on their annual ‘Islamophobia Network’ list for its long commitment to exposing the leftist PC culture that hides the danger of radical Islam. In his letter, Bozell highlighted the qualifications of the MRC as well as his strong ties to many of the prominent organizations on this year’s list.