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By Mark Finkelstein | | May 2, 2016 | 9:13 PM EDT

Chris Hayes has established a new standard. It is henceforth fair game to say on national TV of any parent who has spanked his child that such parent "hits his kids." Hayes employed the inflammatory formulation on his MSNBC show this evening. Hayes played a clip of a child in a Cruz audience telling him "you suck" and Cruz responding "in my household, when a child behaves that way, they get a spanking." Proclaimed Hayes portentously: "I should note it's a matter of public record by Ted Cruz that he hits his kids."

Okay then, so Hayes has equated a spank, which can be more symbolic than real, with a "hit." Would Hayes encourage the next reporter who interviews Hillary to ask if she ever spanked her daughter, or was ever spanked herself, and in any case how she views the issue? What about Barack and Michelle Obama? This is absurd--and despicable. 

By Kristine Marsh | | May 2, 2016 | 8:54 PM EDT

Americans think the economy and ObamaCare are terrible because of Republicans’ “negative advertising” according to MSNBC and The New York Times. Monday night’s Hardball with Chris Matthews held a discussion between the host and Times’ reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin, where they echoed President Obama’s sentiment that Americans only thought badly about the economy and ObamaCare because of the GOP’s negative messaging.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 2, 2016 | 6:57 PM EDT

With the Indiana primary a day away the liberal media is franticly pushing the narrative that Ted Cruz is going to lose and Donald Trump is destined to be the nominee. “It's hard to think of Ted Cruz as a human being in the same week when Boehner called Lucifer,” smeared Nicolle Wallace on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect. Co-host of the show John Heilemann declared Indiana was the end of line for Cruz, “this was the last stand for the Never Trump movement.”

By Bruce Bookter | | May 2, 2016 | 6:56 PM EDT

Apparently, being fired by ESPN means not only are you erased from the employee rolls at Bristol, but you are also erased from history!

By Brent Baker | | May 2, 2016 | 5:57 PM EDT

New on May 2: CNN political commentator Sally Kohn charged that “most” of Donald Trump’s “supporters are only voting for him because he’s a white guy.”

By Scott Whitlock | | May 2, 2016 | 5:53 PM EDT

Earlier this year, CNN’s Jake Tapper called the President out on doing a poor job when it comes to transparency and openness. Perhaps Barack Obama didn’t like this so much as he singled out the journalist during Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner with a gratuitous swipe.

By Matthew Balan | | May 2, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT

On Monday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo hinted NewsBusters was an Internet backwater during a panel discussion segment with contributor Jeffrey Lord. Cuomo wondered if Donald Trump's "use of the phrase, 'China is raping us'" would become "a cause for concern in building a bigger tent." Lord replied by citing his Sunday piece on NewsBusters "that points out...[how] liberals feel free to pillory [Sarah Palin] as an idiot...there is a strange silence about sexism on the left." The anchor retorted, "Where is your column? NewsBusters...is where it is? Boy, oh, boy! No one wanted that one, huh?"

By Sam Dorman | | May 2, 2016 | 5:27 PM EDT

The U.S. economy slowed down so much last quarter that even Europe’s economy grew faster. But if you just watched the broadcast networks’ and Hispanic media’s evening news programs, you wouldn’t have known that.

The U.S.’s real gross domestic product (GDP) only rose at a 0.5 percent annualized rate in the first quarter of 2016, marking the lowest rate since the first quarter of 2014. Even in the Eurozone, which faced a host of economic problems in recent years, GDP grew by 0.6 percent.

By Daniel Garza | | May 2, 2016 | 5:24 PM EDT

Behold the latest crop of children of "enlightened" Democrat activists. Fresh footage of some anti-Trump protesters has surfaced which show a group of African-American and Latino youth hurling a myriad of obscenities and bigoted epithets. Shame on the parents for allowing these kids to spew profanities and vulgar gestures towards Trump supporters. The video features several of the youngsters holding signs that say, among other things “Brown Pride, No Hate” and “F*** Donald Trump.”

By Kyle Drennen | | May 2, 2016 | 5:18 PM EDT

On Monday, NBC’s Today hyped liberal outrage against conservative Christian actor Kirk Cameron for daring to adhere to a traditional Biblical view of marriage. Teasing the story at the top of the 8 a.m. ET hour, co-host Matt Lauer declared: “Kirk Cameron controversy. The Growing Pains actor under fire after saying women should be submissive to their husbands. What he's now saying about the growing backlash.”
 

By Jorge Bonilla | | May 2, 2016 | 5:03 PM EDT

Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás is back at it again, inventing words out of whole cloth so as to insert her opinion into a news story. This time, she dropped an editorial at the end of the network's coverage of a recent anti-Trump protest in California.

By Curtis Houck | | May 2, 2016 | 4:33 PM EDT

CNN's Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter dedicated much of his Sunday show to the aftermath of the White House Correspondents Dinner and included far-left New York public radio host Bob Garfield tearing into media members like Stelter for attending such a "repulsive" "sham" that's a "disgrace" to the idea of an independent press.

By Scott Whitlock | | May 2, 2016 | 4:26 PM EDT

Ted Cruz continued his verbal war on the liberal media, Monday, sparring with Hallie Jackson over the mainstream media’s excitement to crown Donald Trump the Republican nominee. Cruz, standing next to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, endured a barrage of questions about the businessman. The Texas Senator finally shot back: “I guarantee you if we were here and a Democratic governor actually endorsed Hillary Clinton, the first question would be, ‘Governor, tell me how Hillary Clinton is fantastic.’” 

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.”