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{FD} ABC News reeling after anti-Trump ‘practice’ headline creates humiliating error; was hostile staffer to blame?

Beleaguered ABC News was reeling Thursday morning after having to correct its latest anti-Trump error — an on-screen caption Wednesday afternoon that falsely stated that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief, pleaded guilty to five charges o… Continue reading

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{FD} Brian Stelter skewered after bragging CNN skipped Trump rally: ‘You’re settling for last place again?’

CNN’s in-house media magpie Brian Stelter was ridiculed on Wednesday night after bragging on Twitter that his network didn’t air President Trump’s rally in Duluth, Minn. which occurred hours after he signed an executive order to end the separation of f… Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Trump media moves goal posts after executive order in ‘shameful’ display of bias

The reaction to President Trump’s executive order on Wednesday, which will allow parents who have crossed the U.S. border illegally to remain with their children, served as a microcosm of how he simply cannot win when it comes to the mainstream media. Continue reading

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{FD} Crisis at ABC News as net scrambles to explain false Manafort slur, Trump slams ‘Fake’ network

ABC News apologized Wednesday after airing a graphic that falsely stated former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to five counts of manslaughter — but the network would not reveal how the embarrassing mistake happened. Continue reading

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{FD} ABC, NBC have the most failed new series, study shows

ABC reportedly has the highest failure rate of the 2017-18 season so far, but NBC could still finish the season as the biggest loser among major broadcast networks. Continue reading

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{FD} ABC News apologizes to Paul Manafort after falsely reporting he pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges

ABC News issued an embarrassing apology on Wednesday after airing a graphic that falsely said former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to five counts of manslaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Trump Lester Holt’s embattled ‘NBC Nightly News’ fails to mention inspector general hearing

The House Judiciary and Oversight committees questioned Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over his bombshell report into FBI and DOJ misconduct during the Hillary Clinton email probe this week – but viewers who rely on NBC’s embattl… Continue reading

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{FD} Did ‘hotshot’ NY Times reporter Ali Watkins simply benefit from top-secret pillow talk?

New York Times reporter Ali Watkins’ swift rise to prominence in Washington D.C. journalism circles happened quickly by industry standards, as she is still only 26 years old. Continue reading

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{FD} Disney selling ABC News’ longtime headquarters as trouble looms for embattled TV stars, journalists

Disney is selling the New York City buildings, currently the headquarters of ABC News, to a real estate developer who’s expected to demolish them in order to build luxury condominiums. The sale is raising new questions about the future of Disney’s trou… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s 2020 campaign manager calls for CNN’s ‘absolute disgrace,’ Jim Acosta, to lose press credentials

President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, called for CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta to lose his press credential after he interrupted Trump and Kim Jong Un’s historic signing ceremony by yelling questions. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Trump media members turn into Bitter Bettys over historic summit with Kim Jong Un

President Trump’s historic summit with Kim Jong Un could be the first step to the Hermit Kingdom dismantling its country’s nuclear program – but Bitter Bettys throughout the mainstream media found ways to slam the event. Continue reading

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{FD} Embarrassment for CNN as Chris Cuomo’s new show trounced by MSNBC in anti-Trump smackdown

In an embarrassing setback for CNN, the heavily-promoted “Cuomo Prime Time” finished well behind MSNBC during the 9 p.m. ET hour on Monday, losing the first weekly installment of the head-to-head anti-Trump programs. Continue reading

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{FD} Potty-mouthed celebs ramping up vulgar rhetoric to slam Trump

Hollywood liberals from Robert De Niro to Samantha Bee have ramped up their foul-mouthed language used to attack President Trump ahead of the midterm elections – but critics think the vulgar rhetoric will backfire. Continue reading

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{FD} MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace slammed for asking if Melania, Ivanka are ‘dead inside’ or ‘paid off’

MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace is under fire for making a derogatory comment Thursday about first lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka, asking if they are “dead inside” or simply being “paid off.” Continue reading

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{FD} Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook, Amazon empower far-left Southern Poverty Law Center

The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center was too extreme for the Obama administration, but it’s just fine for Silicon Valley. Continue reading

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{FD} ABC exec’s ‘Roseanne’ praise creates awkwardness at network after magazine prints quotes from before show’s cancellation

In an embarrassing situation for ABC, members of the TV Academy have been receiving magazines in which ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey praises the now-canceled “Roseanne,” with quotes given before the show was ended when Roseanne Barr sent … Continue reading

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{FD} Prestigious New Yorker makes fun of Clinton novel’s ’emotional flatulence’

The New Yorker found fault with the new political thriller by former President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson, “The President is Missing,” in a review that says the book is complete with characters filled with “emotional flatulence” and raises… Continue reading

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{FD} CNN’s Brian Stelter mocked for his reaction to Trump’s tweet on Melania coverage: ‘Stop gaslighting us’

CNN’s Brian Stelter was mocked on Twitter Wednesday for his responses to a tweet President Trump sent regarding media speculation over first lady Melania Trump’s recent absence from the public eye. Continue reading

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{FD} Shepard Smith will offer ‘trustworthy, informative’ content with ‘Fox News Update’ on Facebook Watch

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will serve as the main talent for a new program exclusively on Facebook Watch that will offer up-to-the minute breaking news on the biggest stories of the day. Continue reading

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{FD} CNN star Don Lemon wants more outbursts during WH press briefings after April Ryan ‘rudely’ shouts out

CNN star Don Lemon praised his colleague, April Ryan, for shouting questions during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, essentially encouraging reporters to interrupt their peers before offering a tortured explanation of patriotism. Continue reading

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{FD} Embarrassment for NBC’s Lester Holt as struggling ‘Nightly News’ sinks in ratings

NBC’s “Nightly News with Lester Holt” finished behind “World News Tonight with David Muir” among the key demographic for the second consecutive week while continuing its overall win streak. Continue reading

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{FD} Media’s ‘Melania missing in action’ narrative took Trump Derangement Syndrome to new heights

Several mainstream media members jumped the shark and took Trump Derangement Syndrome to new heights by concocting tales of domestic abuse when trying to determine first lady Melania Trump’s whereabouts before she showed up to a White House event on Mo… Continue reading

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{FD} NBC News’ ‘self-described unbiased journalist’ Andrea Mitchell slammed for siding with Eagles over Trump

NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was ridiculed on Twitter on Monday night when she threw away the veil of objectivity by siding with the Philadelphia Eagles after President Trump canceled the team’s White House visit. Continue reading

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{FD} Media covering first lady Melania Trump as ‘missing in action’ despite being seen last week

CNN and other mainstream media outlets are painting first lady Melania Trump as “missing in action” despite being spotted by at least one reporter and being scheduled to appear at a White House event on Monday evening. Continue reading

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{FD} Defiant Clinton draws JFK comparison after Lewinsky questions, says he likes #MeToo movement

Former President Bill Clinton got defensive and compared himself to JFK when forced to discuss the #MeToo movement in relation to the Monica Lewinsky scandal during a heated interview on NBC’s “Today” on Monday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} CNN anchor slammed over questions suggesting Trump campaign-MS-13 parallel

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota was slammed by conservative Twitter users Saturday when she tried to draw parallels between the idea of FBI informants in the brutal gang MS-13 and President Trump’s claim that his campaign was spied on. Continue reading

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{FD} MSNBC breaks silence on star Joy Reid’s ‘hateful’ blog posts: ‘She has grown and evolved’

MSNBC star Joy Reid admitted that she is embarrassed by controversial posts on her now-defunct blog that have been unearthed in a statement that does not acknowledge her previous claims that a hacker planted some of the offensive content – but MSNBC is… Continue reading

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{FD} From Madonna to Robert De Niro, how liberal stars often get a pass on outrageous behavior

The celebration this week of comedienne Samantha Bee, who received a prestigious award Thursday night despite calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—“ the previous evening, has rankled conservatives and even some moderates who say that liberal comics and c… Continue reading

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{FD} MSNBC, NBC News eerily silent as controversy builds over star Joy Reid’s pre-fame blog

MSNBC remains stone silent while controversy surrounding star Joy Reid’s pre-fame, now-defunct blog continues to pile up as old posts contradict her alleged progressive values. Continue reading

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{FD} Kathy Griffin supports Samantha Bee’s ‘feckless c—t’ comment, slams Sarah Sanders for weighing in

Attention hound Kathy Griffin spent Thursday expressing her support for “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee’s remark that First Daughter Ivanka Trump is a “feckless c—t,” while slamming Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, TBS and a variety of reporters in th… Continue reading

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{FD} Samantha Bee’s vicious attack on Ivanka shows double standard compared to Roseanne treatment, say critics

On the heels of ABC firing Roseanne Barr over a racist tweet, a harsh focus is now on “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee for calling First Daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—t on Wednesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} CNN star Jim Acosta rips Kim Kardashian’s prison reform meeting with Trump, but lauded John Legend’s activism on same during Obama years

CNN star reporter Jim Acosta slammed Kim Kardashian West’s meeting with President Trump regarding prison reform on Wednesday as “not normal” but critics quickly pointed out the blatant hypocrisy because he praised singer John Legend in 2015 during Pres… Continue reading

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{FD} New York Times issues correction on Trump rally crowd size after overlooking 4,500 attendees

The New York Times botched the crowd size for Trump’s Tuesday night rally in Tennessee, overlooking 4,500 attendees before correcting the article when the president called out the mistake on Twitter. Continue reading

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{FD} MSNBC star Chris Hayes says ‘significant chunk’ of Trump voters are racists like Roseanne Barr

MSNBC host Chris Hayes offended Trump supporters when he took to Twitter to offer his thoughts on ABC firing Roseanne Bar for making a racist comment, saying her xenophobic worldviews represent a “significant chunk” of the president’s base. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Roseanne’ firing casts harsh new spotlight on ESPN star Keith Olbermann’s offensive, vulgar tweets

A harsh new spotlight is falling on the vulgar social media history of ESPN star Keith Olbermann after the network’s parent, Disney, fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet. Continue reading

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{FD} ABC boss Ben Sherwood was quick to take credit for success of ‘Roseanne,’ but will he take blame?

Embattled ABC boss Ben Sherwood was quick to pat himself on the back for having a surprise hit in the return of “Roseanne,” but now TV observers are asking what the Disney honcho was thinking when he hired back Roseanne Barr — who for years has been we… Continue reading

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{FD} Morgan Freeman accuses CNN of ‘journalistic malpractice’ and demands retraction of harassment report

An attorney representing Morgan Freeman sent a letter Tuesday to CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker accusing CNN of “journalistic malpractice” and demanding an apology after the network published a detailed report that accused the iconic actor of sexu… Continue reading

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{FD} Embarrassment for New York Times as top editor falls for old photo amid weekend of misleading anti-Trump tweets

The New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein incorrectly shared Obama-era pictures of children sleeping in enclosed cages to take a swipe at the Trump administration – and that was only one of several Twitter stumbles by anti-Trump publ… Continue reading

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{FD} ESPN slammed for bringing back ‘conservative-bashing’ Keith Olbermann amid criticism of liberal bias

ESPN has been under fire recently for what many media watchdogs consider a liberal bias and the network raised eyebrows on Friday by announcing an expanded role for anti-Trump pundit Keith Olbermann. Continue reading

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{FD} NBC News suddenly all-in on Harvey Weinstein coverage after passing on chance to initially expose mogul

NBC News famously passed on Ronan Farrow’s reporting that helped expose disgraced Hollywood heavy hitter Harvey Weinstein. But on Friday the network was all-in when Weinstein was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct. Continue reading

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{FD} Media accuse Trump of lying about ‘SPYGATE’ despite Clapper admission

Several prominent members of the mainstream media are accusing President Trump of lying about former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitting that there were spies in the campaign two days after Clapper said there were spies in his cam… Continue reading

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{FD} Shaun King slammed for pushing woman’s now-discredited claim trooper sexually assaulted her

Social activist and the Intercept columnist Shaun King is being widely slammed for pushing a story about a state trooper of sexually assaulting a woman that has been discredited when police body camera footage did not corroborate the story. The controv… Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Trump **** star lawyer Michael Avenatti suddenly vanishes from CNN studios after dozens of interviews

Just last week, Michael Avenatti was the darling of CNN but the attorney representing adult film star Stormy Daniels has seen his appearances reduced amid newfound scrutiny. Continue reading

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{FD} Liberal media outraged after ‘racist’ NFL adopts ‘un-American’ policy to combat national anthem protests

Some liberal media members have taken to Twitter on Wednesday to express outrage that the National Football League has adopted a new policy that would fine a club if team and league personnel did not “stand show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe tells CNN viewers how to impeach President Trump: ‘You have to shoot to kill’

Esteemed law professor Laurence Tribe warned CNN viewers Tuesday that if they truly want President Trump impeached, they must focus on major abuses of power instead of nitpicking every minor incident. Continue reading

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{FD} Asia Argento slams NBC News for shutting down Harvey Weinstein story: ‘I was raped by this monster’

Actress Asia Argento condemned NBC News for shutting down Ronan Farrow’s reporting on Harvey Weinstein despite “overwhelming evidence” that the Peacock Network could have outed the now-disgraced Hollywood mogul months before he was eventually exposed…. Continue reading

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{FD} Embarrassment for The New York Times after failed hit piece needs four major corrections

The New York Times issued four different corrections to an antagonistic, failed hit piece on Foundation for Defense of Democracies CEO Mark Dubowitz, who once opposed President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear pact. Continue reading

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{FD} Writer who declared he’d rather his daughter date an MS-13 member than a Republican turns out to be a troll

Rob Rousseau, the freelance journalist who declared he would rather his daughter date an MS-13 gang member than a Republican, has a history of deliberately upsetting conservatives with inflammatory rhetoric. Continue reading

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{FD} Some mainstream media stand by Trump ‘animals’ comment stories, despite other organizations’ corrections

Several news organizations have refused to correct wildly misleading reports that took a comment made by President Trump out of context, even after other organizations such as the Associated Press have issued corrections. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Trump lawyer Michael Avenatti hobnobs with CNN stars in rare free time between appearances on network

When Michael Avenatti, the lawyer to **** star Stormy Daniels, has a rare free moment in between CNN and MSNBC appearances and threatening non-friendly news organizations with lawsuits, he apparently spends his time partying in the prestigious Hamptons… Continue reading

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