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By Kyle Drennen | | May 2, 2016 | 3:54 PM EDT

In an exclusive for NBC’s Today on Monday, correspondent Kerry Sanders could not contain his pure joy at being aboard the first cruise ship bound for Cuba since the Obama administration resumed diplomatic relations with the communist nation. In his report, Sanders proclaimed: “This morning, history is being made as this cruise ship becomes the first in more than a half century to sail from Miami to Havana....American passengers about to step on to Cuban soil, a country that most U.S. citizens have been forbidden to visit since 1963.”

By Tim Graham | | May 2, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT

Don’t think Barack is the only Obama to draw liberal-media gush over Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner. Naturally, the fashion-forward flatterers were all over Michelle Obama’s glitzy getup. At The New York Times, Vanessa Friedman breathlessly blogged about “:The White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the Obama Effect.”

“It’s not the ‘Nerd Prom’ anymore,” Friedman began, touting “the Michelle Obama effect.”  She gushed over how “No one blinked” as Mrs. Obama donned a cape "sprinkled with Swarovski crystals by Givenchy haute couture...It’s very, very 1 percent.”

By Matt Philbin | | May 2, 2016 | 1:46 PM EDT

Movie night! Tickets for the family to see grown men flying around in spandex: $50. Popcorn and soda: $20. Watching a movie GLAAD says doesn’t include enough gays: Priceless.

Gays and Lesbians Allied Against Defamation is the media speech police for all things LGBT (etc.). When GLAAD isn’t giving awards to CNN hosts, it’s counting how many gay characters appear in TV and movies, and demanding they be out of all proportion to the actual numbers of LGBT folks living in cities not named West Hollywood. 

By Matthew Balan | | May 2, 2016 | 1:25 PM EDT

Jim Axelrod touted a Muslim Cub Scout den "dedicated to the idea of helping others erase their prejudices" on Saturday's CBS Evening News. Axelrod spotlighted the unit's adult leader, who contended that "there is a natural overlap between Scouting and Islam." The journalist also featured two clips from President Obama's February 2016 visit to a mosque in Baltimore, Maryland, where he "met a group of young Muslim Cub Scouts." One such young scout lamented during the report that "especially what's going on now with media portrayal of Muslims, we need to put ourselves out as...normal people."

By Scott Whitlock | | May 2, 2016 | 1:01 PM EDT

The network morning shows on Monday took another day to gush over Barack Obama’s “awesome” performance at Saturday’s White House Correspondence Dinner. The “comedian-in chief” “dropped the mic” and the journalists at ABC, CBS and NBC loved it. Good Morning America’s co-hosts provided the most effusive praise. Former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos opened the show by praising, “He's getting so good at this and everyone was a target on Saturday night.” 

By Kyle Drennen | | May 2, 2016 | 1:00 PM EDT

On Monday, all three network morning shows covered the violent May Day rioting that broke out across Seattle on Sunday. However, the NBC, ABC, and CBS broadcasts made sure to tout how “the march began as a peaceful demonstration for the rights of workers and immigrants.” No liberal labels were used to characterize the protesters and the reporters avoided explaining the Communist roots of the day.

By Tim Graham | | May 2, 2016 | 12:33 PM EDT

In a happy-news story headlined “CNN Enjoys Outsize Ratings Boost From Presidential Race,” Wall Street Journal media reporters Keach Hagey and Nick Niedzwiadek published a surprising quote from CNN president Jeff Zucker. He admitted it was legitimate to call CNN “a little too liberal,” but now it is a “much more-balanced network.”

By Daniel Garza | | May 2, 2016 | 12:21 PM EDT

Fusion’s Xavia Dryden is afraid. She’s pregnant and there’s a possibility something horrible is going to happen: her child might be white. In her article on the subject, “When you’re biracial but your baby could be white” Dryden goes into detail about the potential perils that may come with having a white child and the fear of the baby seeing you as a stranger. Dryden, married to a white male, is bi-racial (half-white, half-black) and is concerned that her child isn’t going to be able to relate to her on a cultural level because of the “privilege” he might receive. I wish I was making this up, but this is Fusion we’re talking about here.

By Rich Noyes and Geoffrey Dickens | | May 2, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT

The May 2 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This issue: Hillary Clinton has had to endure a decades long “negative relationship” with the media. Meanwhile, Barack Obama was acclaimed as “Mt. Rushmore great.” Over on HBO, Bill Maher called the U.S. military a “mass murder machine.

By Mark Finkelstein | | May 2, 2016 | 8:21 AM EDT

Mike Barnicle's a guy from the Duke Ellington era, so I suppose it makes sense if he doesn't "get around much anymore." How else to explain his nonsensical statement on today's Morning Joe? When Joe Scarborough asked him why the FBI investigation of Hillary's email is taking so long, Barnicle said "I have not spoken to anyone who believes there is an indictable offense that has occurred."

Responded Scarborough sarcastically: "you're talking to a very tightly focused crowd there," adding that people in the intel community say "anybody else would be in prison right now." The befuddled Barnicle reversed himself moments later, saying "there's a couple of people I've spoken to who, you know, think that there should be sort of a Petraeus ruling on it, at a minimum." Petraeus was indicted and convicted of a misdemeanor for his mishandling of email. So which is it, Mike? 

By Erik Soderstrom | | May 2, 2016 | 1:36 AM EDT

Last week, ABC’s Quantico declared Iraq a “pointless war” and attacked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Tonight, it was Donald Trump and Afghanistan’s turn in the show’s spotlight. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 1, 2016 | 11:17 PM EDT

As this weekend's syndicated The McLaughlin Group discussed the issue of the North Carolina bathroom law which limits people from using public restrooms in state buildings that do not correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune compared the issue to Willie Horton from the 1988 presidential campaign.

He ended up dismissively laughing when conservative columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that a crime against a child would someday occur if men are allowed to use women's restrooms, as the liberal columnist smugly cracked, "I'm waiting for it to happen, Pat. If it were going to happen, it would have happened already."

By Brad Wilmouth | | May 1, 2016 | 10:09 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Smerconish show, CNN political commentator Errol Louis -- political anchor for Time Warner Cable News -- began the segment by blaming Donald Trump for violence by left-wing protesters near his appearances, and concluded the segment with an admittedly "snarky" comment as he sarcastically praised Trump because "he hasn't been endorsed by any Ku Klux Klan leaders lately, so that's one nice thing."

By Tim Graham | | May 1, 2016 | 9:28 PM EDT

On the front of Sunday’s Metro section of The Washington Post came this headline: “Gruesome images test jury during trial in Md.Post reporter Dan Morse reported on a trial in suburban Montgomery County surrounding the murder of 36-year-old Oscar Navarro: “prosecutors were allowed to show jurors eight of the most disturbing photos -- a key to their obtaining a first-degree murder conviction Friday against Mauricio Morales-Caceres, 24.”

It was only in paragraphs 29 and 30 that the Post acknowledged what they clearly felt was the least relevant news detail in this court case: The convicted murder is an illegal alien:

By Tom Johnson | | May 1, 2016 | 8:57 PM EDT

Several decades ago, there were plenty of right-of-center Democrats and left-of-center Republicans. These days, however, almost everyone agrees that the Democrats have become a distinctly liberal party and the GOP a distinctly conservative party. One who disagrees in part is writer Conor Lynch, who in a Saturday article claimed that Republicans have transitioned out of true conservatism and now are “extreme nihilists” who have “embraced Bolshevism of the right.”

Lynch noted that pundits such as George Will and David Brooks “have widely condemned Donald Trump as a fake conservative, and they’re not wrong. Trump is clearly not conservative—but neither is the Republican Party...[which] has become an increasingly friendly place for…the kind of characters who used to make up the John Birch Society…For the sake of John Boehner’s mental well being, he is lucky he got out when he did.”