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By Jeffrey Meyer | September 1, 2015 | 11:14 AM EDT

On Tuesday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today acted as unofficial White House spokesmen and eagerly promoted President Obama’s visit to Alaska in which he pushed his climate change agenda. ABC’s Good Morning America did not cover President Obama’s climate change speech during its broadcast. 

By Matthew Philbin | September 1, 2015 | 10:59 AM EDT

The Hollywood Reporter’s calling it “yet another unconventional media move for the president.” You might call it a frivolous distraction for a POTUS faced with an anemic economy, an angry electorate and a foreign policy more or less embodied by the feckless efforts to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS.

While he’s in Alaska flipping the late-second term bird to John Boehner and the Ohio delegation by purging Mt. McKinley of its Dead White Male name of shame, President Obama is going to film an appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

By Erin Aitcheson | September 1, 2015 | 10:16 AM EDT

Here, finally, is in indication of the kind of impact the Center for Medical Progress’s Planned Parenthood videos might be having if ABC, CBS, NBC et al would stop censoring them to protect the nation’s largest abortion mill.

In the Opinion section of USA Today, Ruben Navarrette Jr., a prominent columnist, member of the Board of Contributors, and self-proclaimed pro-choicer, lamented that his pro-choice stance has taken a pounding in light of the Planned Parenthood videos.

By Curtis Houck | September 1, 2015 | 7:22 AM EDT

During Monday’s The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel (FNC), host Megyn Kelly and The Five co-host Dana Perino excoriated the liberal media for committing a double standard in their portrayal of the tea party, which they called racist, compared to the Black Lives Matter movement. Kelly noted the media reluctance to characterize the latter even after protesters chanted that police officers are “pigs in a blanket” who should be “fr[ied] like bacon.”

By Curtis Houck | September 1, 2015 | 2:16 AM EDT

In its ongoing coverage of the sheriff’s deputy from Harris County, Texas being shot Friday night outside a gas station, Monday’s edition of the CBS Evening News criticized the slain officer’s boss for making “controversial statements” about the Black Lives Matter movement that “some have called...insensitive.”

By Tom Blumer | August 31, 2015 | 11:37 PM EDT

Silly me. I really thought that every state's lottery operation was walled off from the rest of its finances. They collect bets, pay out winnings and administrative costs, and turn over the profits to general fund. End of discussion. No muss, no fuss. Right?

In Illinois, based on recent developments, we know that's obviously not the case — leading me to wonder how many other states potentially have the same problem the Land of Lincoln currently has. You see, the state is about to move into the third month of a budget standoff between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and its Democrat-controlled state legislature. As a result, because the lottery's operations are at least in a legal sense commingled with the rest of the state's finances, its comptroller has been forced to cancel payouts of lottery winnings greater than $25,000. It appears that very few media outlets outside of Illinois are interested in covering this obviously important story. Why?

By Clay Waters | August 31, 2015 | 10:44 PM EDT

Paul Krugman's Monday New York Times column hit all of the sweet spots that make liberals smile, defending both President Obama and Hillary Clinton while bashing President Bush and the current crop of Republican presidential candidates. And what of the Democrats? Well, Hillary's "email thing doesn’t rise to the level of a 'scandal.'" Meanwhile, "the modern GOP is basically anti-rational analysis; it’s at war not just with the welfare state but with the Enlightenment."

By Curtis Houck | August 31, 2015 | 9:37 PM EDT

On Monday night, all three of the major broadcast networks covered the impending release of more e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, but largely kept their coverage to a minimum before moving onto dissecting the latest 2016 polls on the Republican and Democratic sides. All told, the networks spent one minute and 42 seconds on Clinton’s e-mails and news that 150 of them have been retroactively deemed classified while Spanish-language network Univision spent devoted a 25-second news brief to the issue.

By Randy Hall | August 31, 2015 | 8:48 PM EDT

During an interview with Brian Stelter, the senior media correspondent for the Cable News Network, Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos stated unequivocally that he does not support Kate's Law, which would mandate a five-year federal prison sentence for illegal immigrants who are deported and then return to the U.S. illegally.

“I think it is unfair that because one undocumented immigrant killed a wonderful human being, that all immigrants are being blamed for that killing,” the Univision anchor stated. “It is as unfair as if we were to criticize all white men in the United States for what happened in that theater in Aurora, Colorado.”

By Brent Baker | August 31, 2015 | 7:12 PM EDT

New on August 31: On ABC’s This Week, Univision anchor Jorge Ramas claimed he was just following in the path of journalistic icons Edward R. Morrow and Walter Cronkite when he confronted Donald Trump.

By Mark Finkelstein | August 31, 2015 | 6:57 PM EDT

When it comes to conservatives, liberal media types are lately really letting their snobbery show. On Monday, it was Mike Barnicle's turn to display his disdain. Guest-hosting Bloomberg's With All Due Respect, Barnicle, a regular on MSNBC's Morning Joe, declared: "I would want to live as far away as possible" from the 53 percent of Iowa Republican voters who favor anti-establishment candidates Trump, Carson, Fiorina and Cruz.

By Tom Blumer | August 31, 2015 | 6:00 PM EDT

This is obviously sarcasm: Right behind all the positive racial healing we've seen during Barack Obama's presidency is the vast improvement in the degree of civility heard and seen in leftist discourse.

Obviously, that's not so. Hillary Clinton calls GOP presidential candidates "terrorists" and invokes Nazi-era images of illegal immigrants being "loaded into boxcars." The press — which would treat either utterance as front-page news if said by a Republican or conservative — gives her a pass, and some of its members are virtually cheering her on. Barack Obama calls his opponents "crazies," arguably even including some Democrats on matters on the Iran "deal," aka the "orchestrated surrender to Iran's nuclear ambitions." Former Bill Clinton administration and current Hillary Clinton insider Paul Begala joined the parade today as he attacked Dick Cheney:

By Melissa Mullins | August 31, 2015 | 5:08 PM EDT

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most famous and successful writers and directors in Hollywood, his unconventional films often becoming cult classics – Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volumes 1, 2 and 3,  Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, etc. Although there’s no denying his talent and creatively, his politics are predictable cookie-cutter Hollywood liberalism, apparently.  The director told an interviewer recently that Barack Obama is his "favorite president, hands down."

By Kyle Drennen | August 31, 2015 | 5:02 PM EDT

In an interview with left-wing Salon columnist D. Watkins for Sunday’s Meet the Press web-based feature Press Pass, moderator Chuck Todd lobbed one softball after another to the controversial commentator. Todd began: “...there is an education that's happening, I think, in white America. Black America knew what was going on between law enforcement and African-Americans. I think white America is getting a taste of it for the very first time....Is this a positive moment in America?”

By Ken Shepherd | August 31, 2015 | 3:58 PM EDT

Yes, "Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns," the Daily Beast's Jackie Kucinich reported Monday. "Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades," noted the subheader.