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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 06:44:00 AM mt

Juan Williams Errs on Military Spending As He Condemns Trump's 'Wrapped in the Flag' Navy Speech




On Friday's The Five on Fox, Juan Williams sharply criticized President Donald Trump's speech that morning at the Naval Academy's graduation ceremony. Williams condemned Trump's speech as "wrapped in patriotism ... the flag, and ... the military," and claimed that his appearance was really about co-opting the military's "high approval ratings among the American people to transfer to him." Williams's attack, though predictable, was accompanied by a significantdistortion of U.S. military spending compared to the rest of the world which the remaining show panelists did not challenge.

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 06:43:58 AM mt

Sanctimonious 'Morning Joe' Crew Goes Full Religion to Blast Trump




You could almost hear the strains of "Give Me that Old Time Religion" in the background as the Morning Joe crew used religion to blast Trump on Thursday. In addition to Holy Joe Scarborough leading the charge was guest Eddie Glaude who recently went on an anti-Israel tirade as well as sanctimonious Jon Meacham who declared that anyone who supports Trump is committing idolatry.

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 06:43:56 AM mt

On NPR NR's Reihan Salam Says Democrats See Russia Obsession as Losing Political Steam




On Friday night's All Things Considered, NPR anchor Ari Shapiro broke out the euphemisms for the FBI sending a spy (or an "informant") into the Trump campaign....just to spy on the Russians. He called it "an FBI source who met with Trump campaign officials early in the Russia investigation." Reihan Salam of National Review, not exactly a Trump booster, said the ground is shifting under the Democrats' feet on Russia-gate:

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 02:23:41 AM mt

Andrea Mitchell: White House 'Furious' Netanyahu Speaking to Congress; 'A Really Bad Idea'




On her Thursday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell was aghast at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to speak before a joint session of Congress during an upcoming U.S. visit without consulting the Obama administration: "The White House is furious, furious at Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and also a little bit angry at Speaker Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress, to a joint meeting of Congress without even consulting the administration protocol would dictate that."

Kyle Drennen is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 02:23:39 AM mt

Nets Skip Sheriff's Congressional Slam of Eric Holder and His 'Ugly' Comments




The same networks that have repeatedly defended Eric Holder in the past are now quietly ignoring the congressional testimony of a Milwaukee sheriff who has slammed the Attorney General. Despite a combined eight hours of air time,CBS This Morning,TodayandGood Morning Americaavoided covering David Clarke's outrage: "The incendiary rhetoric used by Eric Holder created a pathway for a false narrative that then became the rallying cry for cop haters across America."

Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 02:23:37 AM mt

Networks Continue to Show No Interest in Covering Senates Passage of Keystone Pipeline




The nations major broadcast networks continued their blackout on Friday morning of not covering the U.S. Senatespassageof the Keystone XL oil pipeline with zero mentions on their morning newscasts.

Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 02:23:35 AM mt

MSNBC Host Scolds McCain for Calling Anti-War Protesters 'Scum'




Even as his fellow Morning Joe co-hosts praised John McCain on Friday for denouncing Code Pink anti-war protesters who attempted to disrupt a Senate hearing as "low-life sum," MSNBC's Thomas Roberts lectured the Republican Senator for shutting down the intruders: "If people want to show up and protest, right? They should be allowed to hear their voices.

Kyle Drennen is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 02:23:34 AM mt

Ashley Judd Goes 'Cuckoo' for Hillary: 'Most Overqualified Candidate We've Had Since...Jefferson'




Left-wing actress Ashley Judd likened Hillary Clinton to two Founding Fathers during a Friday interview with Larry King for online channel Ora. Judd gushed, "Obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton," and hyped that Mrs. Clinton "might be the most overqualified candidate we've had since you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington."

Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.

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Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 02:23:32 AM mt

Networks Yawn at Possible Terrorist Attack on Americans in Saudi Arabia




None of the Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday covered the shooting of an American citizen in eastern Saudi Arabia earlier in the day. A Friday item by Reuters reported that "a vehicle carrying two U.S.

Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.

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