By Brad Wilmouth | September 24, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT

On Thursday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, during a discussion of recent high-profile cases of black suspects being shot and killed by police, panel member April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks made a blatantly wrong claim that the "vast majority" of criminal suspects who were killed by police officers in 2015 were black. In fact, the source that she actually cited -- the Washington Post -- found that twice as many whites as blacks were killed by the police in 2015.

Despite the blatant misinformation, neither host Chuck Todd nor the other two panel members -- Matt Bai of Yahoo News and Perry Bacon of NBC News -- took the time to correct her as all three either did not notice or just let the claim go without dispute. Bacon notably ended up plugging Hillary Clinton on the issue of establishing "national standards" and requiring "implicit bias training" for local police officers.

By Brad Wilmouth | September 23, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT

On Thursday's The Situation Room, CNN personalities were in overdrive throwing around accusations of racism toward Donald Trump's base of support within the Republican party during a panel discussion. Senior political analyst Jeffrey Toobin repeated the recurring charge that "law and order" represents "code words for cracking down on African-Americans," claimed Republicans are engaging in  "voter suppression," and accused Trump's "base" of being "sick and tired of African-Americans trying to get political power in this country." 

By Kristine Marsh | September 22, 2016 | 12:22 PM EDT

Thursday morning Funny or Die published a comedic skit with Hillary Clinton and today journalists and celebrities are gushing about it on Twitter. The liberal comedic group founded by actor Will Ferrell, frequently mocks conservatives and Christians while promoting liberal ideas and politicians in a satirical way. In 2014, Zach Galifianakis’ interview with President Obama for the show went viral and apparently now it’s Hillary’s turn to get the same fawning attention from the media.

By Brad Wilmouth | September 21, 2016 | 9:34 PM EDT

Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, TheRoot.com political editor and Morgan State University professor Jason Johnson -- a recurring guest on CNN -- suggested that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump "continually associates himself with terrorist organizations like the Klan" as he responded to Trump's appearance at a black church in Ohio.

Johnson has a history of making incendiary accusations of racism against Republicans, and this past weekend appeared in a soundbite on the NBC Nightly News in which he cracked that Trump's base consists of "white voters, white voters, and white voters." TheRoot.com notably was acquired last year by Univision.

By Brad Wilmouth | September 20, 2016 | 9:43 PM EDT

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo not only showed a double standard in aggressively debating GOP Rep. Sean Duffy on the issue of restricting immigration from Muslim countries while going more softly on Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, but he also tried to downplay the odds of refugees committing terrorist acts as he misleadingly recalled the findings of the libertarian CATO Institute on the subject of risk to Americans posed by refugees.

By Kristine Marsh | September 20, 2016 | 4:23 PM EDT

Tuesday’s The View began with host Whoopi Goldberg repeating the lie CNN appeared to start that Trump called for racial profiling. The panel then spent the first quarter of the show debating the validity of racial profiling. As usual, liberal co-hosts Whoopi and Joy Behar frequently took the topic at hand to absurdity, with Whoopi comparing it to civil rights in the ‘50s/’60s, claiming America would never again face another 9/11, and asking, if we should “start profiling all the white people” because of “all the domestic terrorism.”

By Kristine Marsh | September 20, 2016 | 11:55 AM EDT

At least eight times Monday on CNN, various anchors and correspondents made the claim that Donald Trump called for racial profiling. The problem is, he didn’t. Starting at the 4:00 hour all the way through early Tuesday morning, CNN journalists added the term “racial” to Trump’s comments on profiling to combat terrorism, even devoting entire segments to discussing his statement he never actually said.

By Kristine Marsh | September 19, 2016 | 1:58 PM EDT

During a panel discussion on birtherism last Friday night on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, guest Mark Thompson suggested Donald Trump’s response to President Obama’s citizenship was racism on the level of slavery. Thompson, a liberal SiriusXM host and contributor to the Huffington Post, called Trump one of “the most despicable candidates in history” who’s “trying to re-litigate the 14th Amendment.”

By Brad Wilmouth | September 18, 2016 | 10:25 PM EDT

As Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine appeared on five Sunday talk shows, only CNN's Jake Tapper brought up Friday's reports that longtime Hillary Clinton friend and advisor Sidney Blumenthal tried to push anti-Obama birtherism into the media during the 2008 presidential campaign by pitching it to McClatchy's then-Washington bureau chief. The other Sunday talk shows failed to bring up the story even though Kaine in most of his appearances complained about birtherism, at several points calling it "bigoted."

By Brad Wilmouth | September 17, 2016 | 9:34 PM EDT

For much of Friday evening, CNN viewers could witness various on-air personalities of the news network put in the awkward position of trying to repeatedly argue that the Hillary Clinton campaign of 2008 had nothing to do with promoting anti-Obama birther conspiracy theories, even while news was breaking that accused close Clinton confidant and advisor Sidney Blumenthal of personally trying to push birtherism into the media during Clinton's campaign against Barack Obama in 2008.

By Kristine Marsh | September 16, 2016 | 11:35 AM EDT

Thursday night, late-night comedy host Jimmy Fallon invited GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump onto his program for a fairly uncontroversial interview. Despite the fact that Fallon in particular doesn’t berate his political guests like some late-night hosts do, one writer for the New York Times complained he should have. In a series of tweets Friday morning, television critic for the Times James Poniewozik questioned if it was “moral” for Fallon to invite Trump on his show and "have fun" instead of asking him hard-hitting questions.

By Brad Wilmouth | September 16, 2016 | 10:09 AM EDT

On this Friday morning, CNN has gotten off to an early start in once again playing defense for Hillary Clinton on whether the Democratic presidential nominee broke the law in the mishandling of her email as Secretary of State. During a debate on CNN's New Day about whether Donald Trump should declare publicly that he no longer believes President Barack Obama might have been born outside the U.S., host Chris Cuomo insisted that Hillary Clinton "did not do anything illegal" on the email issue, and suggested that a Republican guest was accusing FBI director James Comey of being a "liar" by claiming otherwise.