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By Tim Graham | June 24, 2015 | 6:54 AM EDT

In the wake of the Charleston church shooting, Republican candidates canceled events in South Carolina and altered their schedules. President Obama did no such thing, jetting off to four California fundraisers, golfing in Palm Springs, and doing a leftist podcast with former Air America host Marc Maron in a garage.

In Sunday’s Washington Post, White House reporter David Nakamura explored how Obama doesn’t change his schedule (if not noticing he’s rarely punished in the political press for it):

By Curtis Houck | June 24, 2015 | 1:41 AM EDT

During Tuesday’s edition of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly and liberal radio host Richard Fowler spared over a list from the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that included drawings of women who have denounced radical Islam that include conservative authors Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. At numerous instances, Kelly and Fowler found themselves repeatedly talking over each other, with Kelly denouncing the SPLC as a “careless organization that cares not at all about the safety of the people it condemns” and uses “far left websites that hate these women” to bolster their claims.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | June 23, 2015 | 10:58 PM EDT

There is a healthy discussion now underway within Catholic circles asking the improbable question: What is the message of Laudato Si, the pope’s new encyclical on the environment? The political left feels not just vindicated but triumphant. Global warming is not just sound science, it is dogma. Conservative skeptics are therefore not just ignorant, they are immorally ignorant.  

There are numerous unnecessary and annoying genuflections to liberal political ideology in the statement. But there are also passages in this encyclical that could be interpreted as endorsements of the social conservative agenda, and you can bet your bottom euro that the national news media will refuse to discuss them. 

By Tom Blumer | June 23, 2015 | 10:55 PM EDT

Two recent NewsBusters posts have demonstrated that the major broadcast networks other than Fox News have failed to cover new information reported Sunday evening at the Wall Street Journal. Newly available emails reveal that MIT's Jonathan Gruber "worked more closely than previously known with the White House and top federal officials to shape" the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

Monday afternoon, NB's Scott Whitlock noted that "All three network morning shows on Monday ignored" the clearly newsworthy revelations. Very early Tuesday morning, NB's Curtis Houck observed that "The top English and Spanish-language broadcast networks" did the same thing Monday evening. The Associated Press and the New York Times, the nation's de facto news gatekeepers during the Obama era (far more the former than the latter, in my view) were instrumental in this deliberate averted-eyes exercise. Neither outlet has printed a word about what the Journal found.

By Curtis Houck | June 23, 2015 | 10:14 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly used his opening “talking points memo” segment to call out a guest on CNN International and “America haters” who he believes “are succeeding to some extent” in “trying to tear down the racial fabric” of the country by “selling rank propaganda.” Prior to his heated debate with Fox News contributor Kristen Powers, O’Reilly rhetorically asked viewers if “the American compact is falling apart?”

By Bryan Ballas | June 23, 2015 | 9:36 PM EDT

Following tragedies such as this mass murder in South Carolina, most people resort to prayer for the families of the victims. At The Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper writer Baynard Woods was preoccupied with transforming the murderous rampage of a single person into a discourse on the collective guilt of white racism in the most over-the-top manner as possible.    

By Ken Shepherd | June 23, 2015 | 8:43 PM EDT

It was just a fleeting remark, but quite a telling one. Closing out a segment on his June 23 Hardball program, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews made reference to Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof in a way which diminished the racist terrorist's responsibility for his actions.

By P.J. Gladnick | June 23, 2015 | 7:13 PM EDT

It is the video, uploaded yesterday, at Funny Or Die that is destined to go viral. An hilarious impression of Bernie Sanders by comedian James Adomian who does an almost perfect impersonation of the voice and body language of the socialist Senator from Vermont who is running on the Democrat ticket for president. What makes the humor work so well is that Admonian's Bernie Sanders is rattling off a bunch of mundane statistics as he does in real life but in a series of completely incongrous settings such as skateboarding, performing keg stands, and in a wild rock club. 

Oddly enough, even though Adomian is making fun of Sanders, it is done in such a way as to make him likeably human (in stark contrast to a certain unnamed robotic candidate)...especially to socialist inclined Democrats of which there are many. But enough with political analysis, just watch the video and enjoy a huge bellylaugh!

By Ken Shepherd | June 23, 2015 | 5:51 PM EDT

A flummoxed Chris Matthews last night flatly declared, insisted, really, that there was absolutely "nothing" that Hillary Clinton had to hide in her emails and hence there really is nothing untoward that she did hide by conducting her email correspondence as Secretary of State on her own privately-owned-and-controlled email server. 

If anything, what Hillary's probably hiding is merely "political" stuff like innocuous emails to elected officials or perhaps emails to old donors asking how their kids are doing, Matthews insisted.

By Tom Johnson | June 23, 2015 | 5:38 PM EDT

Racial issues, not gun issues, understandably have been at the forefront of most media coverage of the Charleston massacre, but Adam Gopnik suggests that in any such mass shooting, the firearm is the salient factor.

“Mental health, the enduring structures of racism—these are issues that we have to deal with, too,” wrote Gopnik in a Tuesday column. “But they are not at the heart of the tragedy. Gun massacres happen for no reason at all, as well as for crazy reasons. Every country has people who come into the grip of delusions...Most countries keep lethal weapons out of their hands. After a mass killing, grief is supported by wisdom; laws change, and killings stop.”

By Yuri Perez | June 23, 2015 | 4:22 PM EDT

If one thing can be counted on since Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced his presidential campaign, it’s that the nation’s top Spanish-language networks will give more coverage to the pro-amnesty protesters stalking the Senator’s campaign and interrupting his speeches than to the substance of what is happening and what Rubio is actually saying at those events. 

By Matthew Balan | June 23, 2015 | 4:21 PM EDT

On Tuesday, the Washington Post promoted an article touting how  "many" supposedly view Bobby Jindal as "a man who has spent a lifetime distancing himself from his Indian roots" by Tweeting a professor's eyebrow-raising claim about the Louisiana governor: "There's not much Indian left in Bobby Jindal." In Wednesday's newspaper, that quote served as the big headline on page A-9.

By Connor Williams | June 23, 2015 | 4:14 PM EDT

Barack Obama’s seemingly constant attacks on Fox News were a hot topic of conversation on the June 22 edition of The Kelly File. Megyn Kelly invited former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen and Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman to the program to discuss why the president complains about the cable network so frequently. Thiessen agreed with Obama’s statement in an interview with Marc Maron that people who watch Fox News are getting a completely different set of facts than those who read The New York Times

By P.J. Gladnick | June 23, 2015 | 2:25 PM EDT

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been demoted down to breaking news anchor at MSNBC. However, on top of the humiliation of such a demotion, Williams shouldn't be too surprised to find a somewhat less than welcoming reception from the sanity challenged network of Big Ed and Reverend Al.

According to a New York Post report, the rank and file staffers at MSNBC absolutely hate Brian Williams for a less than complimentary report on the state of cable news on his former Rock Center program:

By Matthew Balan | June 23, 2015 | 12:56 PM EDT

CNN's Chris Cuomo zeroed in on five state flags that have supposed "strong Confederate references" on Monday's New Day. Cuomo cited unnamed experts on flags and symbols who claim that the state flags of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee – along with that of Mississippi and Georgia (which incorporate two different Confederate flags) have such "references." He later wondered, "Do all of these flags have to go? Does each deserve separate consideration? Is there a 'too far' involved with something like this?"