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By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 3:58 PM EDT

On CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, host Brian Stelter who stuck up for Hillary Clinton last weekend did so again. This time he set his sight on the Associated Press for daring to publish a story which exposed how big money donor’s to the Clinton Foundation received special meetings with her while she was Secretary of State. Stelter questioned why they would even publish the story following a six and a half year investigation, “did you feel the pressure to publish SOMETHING even though so many critics have said it didn’t amount to much?”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 1:09 PM EDT

On Sunday August 28 Univision’s Jorge Ramos appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to talk about Donald Trump, immigration, and respond to the Media Research Center’s call for him to be removed from the anchor chair. Because of Ramos’ active opposition to Trump, MRC Founder Brent Bozell put out a statement which said, “At the very least, Univision should remove Ramos from the network’s national evening news anchor chair, from now through Election Day.” Ramos’ response was a resounding no. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 11:01 AM EDT

MSNBC’s Joy Reid was back at it again, Saturday, shouting down a conservative guest when they talked about the facts she wants to remain hidden. This time she shouted down Alfonso Aguilar, the President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, for daring to mention Planned Parenthood and Founder Margaret Sanger’s entrenched past in the eugenics movement. “Planned Parenthood is not a eugenicist organization,” Reid exclaimed loudly on AM Joy, “I think that is incredibly offensive.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | | August 28, 2016 | 10:50 AM EDT

If you are writing an article about the failure of ObamaCare, Health-care exchange sign-ups fall far short of forecasts, wouldn't the primary person you would want to quote at length be the one generally acknowledged as the disgraced architect of that plan, Jonathan Gruber? Of course. And yet Carolyn Y. Johnson of the Washington Post only provided a short quote from Gruber buried deep within the story and identified him as "an economist" with no reference to his crucial role in being the architect of Obamacare. 

This is sort of like doing a story about Wall Street and then citing Bernie Madoff as "an investor" somewhere deep inside the article. So let us start out by taking a deep plunge way down into the article and bring up the amost hidden quickie quote from Gruber who, oh yeah, was only the primary architect of this enormous flop:

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 28, 2016 | 10:45 AM EDT

Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos joins Brian Stelter on today's edition of Reliable Sources, in order to discuss the controversy surrounding Ramos' incendiary column for Time magazine, which led to the MRC's call for his removal from the Univision anchor desk until after the election. Here's what to expect:

By Clay Waters | | August 28, 2016 | 10:38 AM EDT

The New York Times’ obsession with concealed-carry laws on campus in Texas continued, with reporter Dave Philipps, fresh off his celebration of a sex-toy anti-gun rally at the University of Texas in liberal Austin, conducted sober interviews with four people at UT to see how they felt about guns. Three of the four hated the idea, and their reasoning was pretty ridiculous, like the professor who claimed, "She is also worried that the presence of guns might impinge free speech by making some students too fearful to speak their minds in class. Some professors have resigned rather than teach in the environment."

By Tim Graham | | August 28, 2016 | 7:38 AM EDT

As we approach the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the anti-Bush media feeding frenzy that followed, The Huffington Post is offering us "The Definitive of History of 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People,'" the splenetic outburst during a live Katrina telethon by that most egocentric of rappers, Kanye West. The HuffPost offered it as unloading a hip-hop Gettysburg Address.

By Brent Baker | | August 27, 2016 | 11:57 PM EDT

Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence’s staff arranged for him to get a haircut on Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania but, as FNC’s Bret Baier showed at the end of that night’s Special Report, the barber had no idea whose hair he had just trimmed.

By Dylan Gwinn | | August 27, 2016 | 7:51 PM EDT

If you’re waiting for the NFL Players Association to step in, in the wake of the Colin Kaepernick sit-protest during the National Anthem on Friday night, and remind players that they are NFL players first and foremost, not politicians. Or, at the very least, that hugely controversial political statements would have been much better had they occurred in June, as opposed to two weeks before the start of the season, you’re about to be mighty disappointed.

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 27, 2016 | 7:37 PM EDT

In a pre-recorded report shown on Friday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, correspondent Gary Tuchman recalled examples of "dirty campaigning" in presidential elections going back 200 years, but, when he got to more recent elections, he focused on negative campaigning from the Republican side -- citing Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Donald Trump -- while ignoring infamous examples from the left except for current candidate Hillary Clinton.

As nearly all of the examples given involved the actual presidential candidates themselves or at least someone closely linked to them as making crass attacks, the report recounted that George W. Bush's campaign "was accused of" smearing John McCain with a false accusation of fathering a black child, without even mentioning that Bush advisor Karl Rove not only went on the record denying any involvement by the campaign, but even accused a professor at Bob Jones University in South Carolina of being responsible for the rumor.

By Bruce Bookter | | August 27, 2016 | 7:26 PM EDT

Apparently those who profess to be most offended by stereotyping and profiling are taking a break, to stereotype and profile Republicans and conservatives.

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."