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By Dylan Gwinn | | August 27, 2016 | 6:59 PM EDT

Not everyone is okay with Colin Kaepernick’s chosen form of protest, over what he perceives as “oppression of black people and people of color."

By Jack Coleman | | August 27, 2016 | 6:30 PM EDT

Citizens of the United Kingdom voting in favor of departure from the European Union was an unmitigated disaster of epic scale, Rachel Maddow hyperventilated right after the vote in late June.

By late August, Maddow was looking back at the referendum as a road bump you've probably already forgotten and not quite the "global crisis" she initially claimed.

By Jeffrey Lord | | August 27, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT

It is amazing. Here is Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler headlining: "Trump’s claim that Clinton lacks the ‘physical stamina’ to be president." Kessler’s conclusion? “Trump has claimed twice, without proof, that Clinton lacks the physical and mental stamina to be president. In the absence of any evidence, he earns Four Pinocchios.”

By Tom Johnson | | August 27, 2016 | 3:08 PM EDT

Plenty of journalists saw Hillary Clinton’s Thursday speech on Donald Trump and white nationalists as an attempt to further separate the GOP nominee from Republicans who aren’t #NeverTrump but are leery of voting for him. Kevin Drum of Mother Jones “propose[d] a different explanation”: that Hillary “was giving the press permission to talk about Donald Trump's racism." But Esquire’s Charles Pierce has no confidence that pundits and reporters will deal properly with the racism issue. The media, Pierce says, have "normalized [the] candidate" who "normalized hate groups."

By Clay Waters | | August 27, 2016 | 2:32 PM EDT

The New York Times pro-Hillary campaign coverage leaves much to be desired, but the paper has been decent recently on at least one issue important to conservatives: Free speech on college campus. Saturday’s off-lead story covered the surprisingly strong welcome letter the University of Chicago sent to its incoming students: “University of Chicago Rebels Against Moves to Stifle Speech.” The text box: “Rejecting ‘trigger warnings’ and ‘safe spaces.’”

By Curtis Houck | | August 27, 2016 | 2:15 PM EDT

The liberal (disguised as non-partisan) voter registration group Rock the Vote received some free airtime on Friday afternoon’s MSNBC Live as host Thomas Roberts welcomed on celebrity backer and vulgar Netflix host Chelsea Handler to promote the group plus her plea for young women to vote so that more abortion-loving judges could end up on the Supreme Court.

By Christian Toto | | August 27, 2016 | 1:30 PM EDT

Film critic Richard Roeper didn't mince words about the "Ghostbusters" reboot. He hated it. The former co-host of Ebert & Roeper also knows film criticism is subjective. So he’s not one to rail against those who don’t see movies exactly the same way he does. He did just that, though, during a recent appearance on The Adam Carolla Show podcast. And Carolla had his back.

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 27, 2016 | 1:15 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's Wolf show, liberal CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley tagged Donald Trump as the "kingpin" of "dog whistles and innuendo about race," charging that the GOP presidential candidate is "looking for racist votes." He also worked in a dig at former Richard Nixon as he accused the former Republican President of campaigning on the term "law and order" as a "clever way to be a bigot."

By Dylan Gwinn | | August 27, 2016 | 1:10 PM EDT

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem in their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday night. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay.

By Tim Graham | | August 27, 2016 | 10:46 AM EDT

It's amusing to watch liberals blast each other for failing to meet goals of racial diversity. Alicia Shepard, a former ombudsman at National Public Radio, wrote a piece for BillMoyers.com headlined "How Newsrooms Fail To Reflect America and Why It Matters: Too often, there's only one person among the reporters and editors to speak up for diversity."

Their target was MSNBC, which has boasted all over the place about its bevy of female reporters covering the 2016 presidential campaign. But Shepard can still use their advertisement about it as a starting place for complaints,

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 27, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT

Comedy Central frustrated racial bean-counters across America when it abruptly canceled The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore for the obvious reason: it wasn't "resonating." Its ratings were terrible, and nothing it aired went viral.  It was a desperate stretch when one Wilmore staffer described their audience as "small, but mighty." 

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans leaped to the microphone to pound the Affirmative Action hard line: had Comedy Central's audience "ultimately rejected a black man talking boldly about race in late night television?"

By Edgard Portela | | August 27, 2016 | 7:37 AM EDT

Evidently getting a jump on the fall campaign, Univision’s Jorge Ramos has launched a full-scale attack on the Trump-Pence ticket’s first general election television ad, with a rant that removes any doubt that might still remain that Ramos is a full-fledged #ImWithHer partisan.

By Tom Blumer | | August 27, 2016 | 7:18 AM EDT

On Tuesday, PBS's Judy Woodruff did a live interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein which was carried on Facebook. The entire interview, plus questions asked by viewers, is present at the network's Facebook page.

That interview without the Facebook questions was also broadcast on PBS's NewsHour — but not quite all of it. For some reason, key portions of Stein's answer to Woodruff's final question about whether "literally ... Hillary Clinton is every bit as bad for the country as Donald Trump" are not present. Based on what was edited out, it would appear that the cutouts, at least one of which was done in mid-sentence, were carried out to protect Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's left flank.

By Matthew Balan | | August 26, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT

ABC's World News Tonight on Friday led its broadcast with a preview of a special 20/20 report that detailed how the parents of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller tried to free her before she was killed in captivity. Carl and Marsha Mueller disclosed that President Obama "made a promise to help the foundation they set up in her name, and then broke it." Mueller's parents also revealed their "belief that the government failed their daughter."

By Tim Graham | | August 26, 2016 | 11:02 PM EDT

The Washington Post is unsurprisingly in love with the new Obama-puffing film about Barack and Michelle’s first date. Movie critic Ann Hornaday won the prize for the biggest gush, comparing Obama to young Abe Lincoln.