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By Tom Blumer | | September 29, 2016 | 11:02 AM EDT

In a narrow sense, the item discussed here really shouldn't be newsworthy, because it's based on history which is for all practical purposes long been settled. But now that it's being treated as news, let's look into the can of worms at least two media outlets have chosen to open, perhaps without fully grasping the consequences of their doing so.

Leada Gore, an AL.com reporter who says she's "been covering Alabama news for more than 20 years," reported Tuesday morning that Ed Henry, an Alabama lawmaker who is also the state's Donald Trump for President co-chair, tweeted a sharp response to accusations of sexism directed at Trump by Hillary Clinton in Monday night's debate, specifically: "It is ironic that Lying Hillary blast (sic) Trump as a sexist when she is married to Bill, who is likely a rapist." We're supposed to believe that this tweet is controversial or over the top. It is, of course, no such thing.

By Alatheia Nielsen | | September 29, 2016 | 10:04 AM EDT

Following the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, appeared on The View to praise Clinton. Mook faced softball questions from all but former Fox News contributor Jedediah Bila.

By Sarah Stites | | September 29, 2016 | 9:49 AM EDT

A Maryland high school student government association has abandoned the traditional monarchy without the consent of the governed. On September 23, the SGA officers of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School voted on a proposition to make its homecoming court policy more … “inclusive.” The SGA felt that having a “king” and a “queen” was too restrictive and gender-normative; thus, the group voted 4 to 1 to make the court gender-neutral. Yet, apparently, the student population was not asked to weigh in on the decision. 

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 29, 2016 | 12:42 AM EDT

South Park again parodied the presidential election between "Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich" in season 20’s third episode, “The Damned.” Two nights after the country’s first presidential debate, South Park had its own between Mr. Garrison and Hillary Clinton. The show mocked Hillary’s reliance on political advisors and scripted sound bites.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 29, 2016 | 12:20 AM EDT

The highly superficial ABC let their viewers know how they really felt about Hillary Clinton’s campaign Wednesday evening during World News Tonight. “And tonight, one of Clinton's most powerful weapons, First Lady Michelle Obama, in Pennsylvania,” touted anchor David Muir leading into Cecilia Vega’s report, “And she did not hold back on the Trump.” Muir’s praise was accompanied with the flattering on-screen headline “Hillary’s Secret Weapon.” 

By Dylan Gwinn | | September 28, 2016 | 11:14 PM EDT

Tim Tebow sent a 91 mph fastball over the wall for a homerun in his first instructional league game for the New York Mets.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 28, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT

FBI Director James Comey appeared before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday, where Congressional Republicans unloaded on him for giving immunity to people they accused of being liars. “The more FBI Director Comey talks about integrity of the e-mail investigation, the less Republicans and critics seem convinced,” reported Fox News’ Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge on Special Report. But even such incendiary accusations flying around a congressional hearing, ABC, CBS, and NBC yawned.

By P.J. Gladnick | | September 28, 2016 | 7:03 PM EDT

Lester Holt was wrong on the subject of "stop and frisk" during Monday's presidential debate. Is that criticism coming from supporters of Donald Trump? Yes but, more importantly, it is also coming from liberal sources as well including Ed Kilgore of the not exactly Trump-friendly New York Magazine. 

You can see Holt make his claim about "stop and frisk" being ruled unconstitutional in the video below followed by Kilgore's critique:

By Karen Townsend | | September 28, 2016 | 5:59 PM EDT

A recent episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, “I Was a Ticking Time Bomb,” turned into a mini abortion rally and Planned Parenthood commercial. Extreme left-wing feminist Gloria Steinem was on the show to promote her book My Life on the Road, which she dedicated to her illegal abortionist.

By Tom Blumer | | September 28, 2016 | 5:42 PM EDT

During Monday night's presidential debate, former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted: "Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?" Even the tabloid site TMZ described Dean's tweet as a "low blow." Unbowed, Dean doubled down at MSNBC on Tuesday, to the point where a clearly uncomfortable Kate Snow tried to maneuver him into backing away a bit. He wouldn't, which is fine with Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, who told the network's Peter Alexander on Wednesday that "we should probably be talking more about" Dean’s speculation.

By Kyle Drennen | | September 28, 2016 | 5:31 PM EDT

After NBC’s Today spent three straight days scolding Donald Trump for even thinking about mentioning Bill Clinton’s habitual mistreatment of women, on Wednesday, the morning show had no trouble doing the Clinton campaign’s bidding by touting allegations of Trump’s “sexist behavior.”

By Dylan Gwinn | | September 28, 2016 | 5:28 PM EDT

Because joking about shooting conservatives in the face is apparently funny, Scream Queens decided to use Tuesday night’s episode to target Liz Cheney, literally.

By Randy Hall | | September 28, 2016 | 5:23 PM EDT

The British Broadcasting Corporation announced on Monday that former MSNBC host Martin Bashir has been hired to serve as the network's new religious affairs correspondent. The news release referred to Bashir as an “award-winning journalist” who has conducted “high-profile interviews" as well as “making ground-breaking, landmark documentaries.”

Of course, there was no mention of the incident during November of 2013, when he made a disgraceful rant regarding former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whom he called “America’s resident dunce” and claimed she has a “deceased mind.” He then went so far as to suggest that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes.

By Tom Johnson | | September 28, 2016 | 5:18 PM EDT

Unlike a lot of his fellow liberals, Jonathan Chait doesn’t believe presidential-debate moderators should be on-camera fact-checkers, but Chait’s reason for opposing the idea is unambiguously anti-conservative. In an item posted a few hours prior to Monday night’s Clinton-Trump clash, Chait argued that the way Republicans dealt with Candy Crowley’s intervention in a 2012 Romney-Obama debate “suggests the party would never tolerate such a role by the media on an ongoing basis,” given that “the GOP exists within an epistemic bubble that creates its own reality and disregards the findings of mainstream experts in economics, science, and other fields…Conservatives created this alternate ecosystem precisely to insulate their side from scrutiny from journalists who were not working within the conservative movement. And the simple reality is that, if debates become forums for media to subject candidate claims to fact-checking by the standards of independent arbiters, Republicans will refuse to participate in them.”

By Katie Yoder | | September 28, 2016 | 4:13 PM EDT

The Democratic Party wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortion by repealing the Hyde Amendment, which turns 40-years-old this Friday. But Americans wouldn’t know that by watching the broadcast networks.