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By Tom Blumer | | April 23, 2016 | 11:56 PM EDT

In an utterly amazing and totally unexpected coincidence, Verizon is reporting that there has been a spike in vandalism and sabotage against its facilities since workers went on strike on April 13. (That's sarcasm, folks.) Paul J. Gough at the Pittsburgh Business Times has reported the company's claim that "there have been more than two dozen cases of what it called sabotage to cables and its facilities in the week since tens of thousands of its employees went on strike."

Some other local TV stations and outlets have also covered the matter, but it's not national news at the Associated Press or other national outlets, even though the wire service has done several stories on the strike, and even though its scope — 39,000 union members in nine states and DC — is hardly inconsequential.

By Curtis Houck | | April 23, 2016 | 9:27 PM EDT

In lieu of a story on the 2016 election, Saturday's CBS Evening News featured a full report promoting the United Kingdom's travel advisory for Mississippi and North Carolina in light of religious liberty laws and gushing over President Barack Obama's town hall in London that featured "an emotional statement of personal identity" from a transgender person.

By Tom Blumer | | April 23, 2016 | 9:21 PM EDT

On Friday, the New York Daily News broke the news that "The head investigator for the state Board of Elections probed the 2014 fundraising efforts by (New York City) Mayor de Blasio and his team on behalf of the (New York State) Senate Democrats and found enough 'willful and flagrant' violations to warrant a criminal referral to the Manhattan DA’s office."

The story has attracted virtually no national establishment press attention. The New York Times, which seems to have sensed the gravity of the matter in the nick of time, ran an excuse-making pre-emptive Thursday story which appeared on the front page of Friday's print edition. After the Daily News reported the criminal referral recommendation, the Times returned to the matter on Friday evening — and placed their coverage on Page A17 of its Saturday print edition.

By P.J. Gladnick | | April 23, 2016 | 8:54 PM EDT

Hey Hillary! You really need to do a better job of faking sincerity.

That is the advice of Dave Johnson at the Huffington Post. Johnson is worried that in the general election Donald Trump, if he is the nominee, would be a lot more credible in his opposition to trade deals than Hillary Clinton who is merely faking it. What she needs to do to is put on a credible game face to get away with faking her opposition to trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership in order to fool enough people to win the general election. So far Trump is much more believable in his opposition to trade deals which is causing grave concern by Johnson.

By Melissa Mullins | | April 23, 2016 | 6:09 PM EDT

Apparently having good grammar or correcting someone else’s grammar means you are a racist and experiencing yet another form of “white privilege.”  At least that’s what The Guardian’s data editor, Mona Chalabi believes. Chalabi also thinks grammar rules were created by wealthy white people and can be ignored by minorities without facing any criticism:

“Grammar snobs are patronizing, pretentious, and just plain wrong.”

By Tom Johnson | | April 23, 2016 | 5:35 PM EDT

Republicans may have to do some world-class needle-threading to come up with a presidential nominee who can win in November. New York magazine's Kilgore believes that even if such a candidate exists, it’s not the “hammer-headed movement conservative” Ted Cruz.

“Unity candidates are reassuring and have a knack for making you see your own reflection in their soft and soulful eyes,” wrote Kilgore in a Monday post. “Cruz has the persona of someone who's been told by his crazy father a thousand times that God has chosen him to redeem America from its secular socialist captors…[He] does not represent a natural compromise between those who want to lower their marginal-tax rates and melt the polar caps and those who mainly want to ensure they'll never have to ‘press one for English’ or hold their tongues in the presence of women and minorities ever again.”

By Geoffrey Dickens | | April 23, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT

How crazy left does a president have to be, if Barack Obama isn’t considered “progressive?” According to Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore the United States hasn’t had a progressive president since Lyndon Johnson. That wasn’t good enough for his guest, actress Susan Sarandon, who insisted you had to reach all the way back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 23, 2016 | 2:34 PM EDT

On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives by referring to Muslim extremists in Pakistan who want to be able to marry children as "teabaggers" who objected to a "meddling federal government stopping us from marrying children."

By Jeffrey Lord | | April 23, 2016 | 1:15 PM EDT

Will the liberal media remember that Harriet Tubman was a gun-toting Republican? Will they remember that Andrew Jackson was a slave-holding Democrat and founded the Party? 

By Christian Toto | | April 23, 2016 | 12:01 PM EDT

Reporters often take their time "debunking" documentaries, assuming they ever do at all. Take the sexual assault expose The Hunting Ground. Most of the attacks on the film came after it hit select theaters and was about to make its CNN debut. The anti-vaccination film Vaxxed also got some scrutiny mere days before its planned Tribeca Film Festival screening. Most documentaries avoid intense media scrutiny. And then there's Climate Hustle.

By Daniel Garza | | April 23, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Come on Fusion, you can do better than that. If you want to convince the millennial generation to think climate change is cool, this isn’t going to cut it. A balding white Canadian and wannabe-rapper in his 30’s is not going to be the driving force to convince your readers to buy what you’re selling.

By Mark Finkelstein | | April 23, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT

We're all familiar with Godwin's Law: in an argument, the first person to mention the Nazis automatically loses. We're going to have to come up with a companion concept for the Washington Post: call it the Cambodian Corollary. Wapo's editorial of yesterday, "Softening on Trump? Remember this" reflects the paper's apparent worry that people will take a second look at Trump in light of his moderated tone in recent days. We can't have any of that! With Hillary as unpopular as she is, the high negatives of her likely opponent must be preserved! 

So WaPo runs through a list of the offensive or controversial things Trump has said. And yes, he's said a variety of dubious things, including of course his "blood out of her wherever" about Megyn Kelly. But then WaPo invents this utterly bizarre, false analogy [emphasis added]: "Remember that Mr. Trump promised to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and deport them, in what would be the largest forced population movement since Pol Pot’s genocide of the Cambodian people." 

By Tim Graham | | April 23, 2016 | 11:01 AM EDT

The Washington Post is deep in the tank for the leftist transgender movement, employing all the politically correct terminology. On Friday under the “Health and Science” category they posted a story titled “Meet the gender-affirmation surgeon whose waiting list is three years long.” On Thursday, there was a longer article titled “Truth and transgender at age 70; A couple's journey through gender-affirmation surgery.”

“Gender affirmation”? Why would a journalist use a term so distant from the plain English? A sex change operation may seem “affirming” to the surgery customer, but it is a gender denial, and a gender denigration, not an affirmation.

By Scott Whitlock | | April 23, 2016 | 10:15 AM EDT

Good Morning America reporters on Thursday offered a fawning town hall forum to Hillary Clinton, full of softball questions about Saturday Night Live and hot sauce. (No queries on Benghazi or the e-mail scandal were allowed.) The 29 and a half minutes of air time were so stilted that the fawning even invaded the weather report. At the end of the half hour, Robin Roberts ended a segment and turned things over to meteorologist Rob Marciano. More Clinton mania followed. 

By MRC Latino Staff | | April 23, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT

A report on the violence that erupted at a Los Angeles school that provided a gender neutral bathroom dripped with bias as told by Telemundo, with the NBC-sister network featuring three officials, activists and students in favor, and only one opponent of the measure.