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By Tom Blumer | | October 23, 2016 | 10:00 PM EDT

I hope I'm right when I contend that most people in Oregon aren't as dumb as the writer of a photo caption in an article found at Oregon Live, the web site of the Oregonian, apparently is (or, one hopes, is only pretending to be). The caption's writer, commenting on a 2.5 percent gross receipts tax — not an income tax, but a tax off the top on sales — claims that "One question Oregonians have about a corporate tax measure on the November ballot is whether it would increase costs for consumers." He further notes that grocery stores "are one industry that could raise prices to cover the cost of the tax." The idea that Oregonians won't (excuse the expression) eat the cost of the tax imposed if what is known as Measure 97 passes, either through higher prices or other means, becomes more absurd the more one learns about the details of the tax.

By Jeffrey Lord | | October 23, 2016 | 5:37 PM EDT

The truth, as they say, hurts. Nowhere is this better illustrated recently than over there at The Columbia Journalism Review. Where CJR staff writer and senior Delacorte fellow David Uberti has penned this seriously misleading piece about my recent remarks on CNN concerning the “rigged election” controversy brought to the fore by Donald Trump.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 23, 2016 | 4:37 PM EDT

Liberal media bias has become painfully obvious during the 2016 election cycle. Between the severely lopsided coverage of political scandals and WikiLeaks exposing just how cozy the media is to the Clinton campaign, it’s nearly impossible to deny its existence. But that didn’t stop CNN’s Brian Stelter from trying on Reliable Sources Sunday. “But how is this anything more than the team that thinks it's losing and trying to work the refs,” he started off his show by asking, but Stelter may have bitten off more than he could chew with an RNC official who gave him an ear full. 

By Tom Blumer | | October 23, 2016 | 4:11 PM EDT

Friday morning, Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo had a tense one-on-one interview with Ezekiel Emanuel, one the two major architects of Obamacare (the other one is the infamous Jonathan "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage because of the stupidity of voters" Gruber).

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 23, 2016 | 3:02 PM EDT

On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of the possibility that, if he loses the presidential election, Donald Trump might start a right-wing news network, host Joy Reid suggested that such a network could exist for some on the right who think "Fox News doesn't hate Muslims enough."

Liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah then cracked that some believe Fox News is "too lazy to join the Klan," and, after recalling incidents of the word "Trump" being used to vandalize mosques, went on to declare that "the name 'Trump' is becoming a modern day version of the Swastika."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 23, 2016 | 2:15 PM EDT

NBC’s Chuck Todd tried to continue peddling the agenda of the “Big Three” networks and cover up the media’s deep connections to the Hillary Clinton campaign, on Sunday’s Meet the Press. Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway join Todd to discuss Trump’s Saturday “reset” speech, but all Todd seemed to want to do was harp on how Trump wanted sue his accusers. Conway noted to Todd that he was only focusing on a small part and reminded him Trump went after the corrupt system as well, “And it did, unfortunately, include some in the media, not most not all, but it does include some.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 23, 2016 | 11:32 AM EDT

Tax dodger and riot starter Al Sharpton had a bone to pick with GOP nominee Donald Trump, on his MSNBC Sunday show Politics Nation, for playing coy with accepting the outcome of the election. Sharpton brought on Trump’s Senior Campaign Adviser Boris Epshteyn to browbeat him over the comments saying, “Boris, just how big would Clinton's win have to be for Trump to admit it is, quote, “Not questionable?”” But Boris quickly turned the tables and left Sharpton confused by merely mentioning the explosive new Project Veritas videos.

By Edgard Portela | | October 23, 2016 | 9:51 AM EDT

Over a two-week period, the principal national evening newscasts of the nation’s leading Spanish-language television networks, Univision and Telemundo, dedicated over an hour of coverage to Donald Trump sex talk and subsequent allegations of misconduct by various women, in comparison to just over 12 minutes to the avalanche of red flags about Hillary Clinton and her campaign that have been brought to light by WikiLeaks.

By Tim Graham | | October 23, 2016 | 7:31 AM EDT

In August, The Washington Post reported with some glee that an anarchist collective was mocking Donald Trump with a naked-Trump statue. The headline and the article publicized the anarchists. The headline was "These protesters wanted to humiliate ‘Emperor’ Trump. So they took off his clothes."

But is turnabout fair play? When the naked-Hillary statue arrived in Manhattan, the Post put up this headline on October 19: "Nude Hillary statue vs. nude Trump statue: Fair game or sexist?" Instead of a badly disguised leftist press release, now it was a debate about sexism

By Brent Baker | | October 23, 2016 | 1:26 AM EDT

During Thursday night’s Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, Donald Trump got off a zinger identifying leaders present from the pro-Clinton news media. It naturally hasn’t been the media’s favorite Trump joke line to re-play.

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 22, 2016 | 10:56 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest in a pre-recorded segment on Saturday's CNN Newsroom, liberal comedienne Chelsea Handler slammed Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as a "loser" who "should be sent to Utah and, like, locked up in a little barn there," inspiring laughter from CNN host Poppy Harlow as she responded, "I like Utah." Handler, a Hillary Clinton supporter, also declared that she is not simply supporting Clinton to oppose Donald Trump, lauding the Democratic nominee as "more qualified to do this job than maybe anybody ever in history," as she praised Clinton for being "divisive."

By Tim Graham | | October 22, 2016 | 9:45 PM EDT

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon offered an anti-Trump commentary without ever mentioning Trump. But the worst part was hailing Al Gore. "I have a special respect for political losers," Simon said. And Gore earned his respect. So did Hillary Clinton, who "deftly avoided any real response" to scandal charges in the final debate.

By Jack Coleman | | October 22, 2016 | 7:55 PM EDT

Vanity Fair magazine just ended its third annual "New Establishment Summit" in San Francisco, a three-day conclave bringing together "titans of technology, politics, business, media and the arts for inspiring conversations on the issues and innovations shaping the future." More accurately, what the magazine's predominantly liberal readership would deem "inspiring." At least one of those conversations, between New York magazine writer Frank Rich and purported humorist/Vanity Fair contributing editor Fran Lebowitz, hardly qualifies.

By P.J. Gladnick | | October 22, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT

If you are a journalist unwilling to be absorbed into the Global Warming Borg, you are most definitely not welcome to report on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference next month in Morocco. For proof of this hositility towards such independent journalists, you need only listen to the incredibly condescending and dismissive tone of the UN spokesperson for that conference, Nick Nuttall, as he is interviewed by the As It Happens host, Carol Off, on CBC Radio. The target of Nuttall's ire for not blindly accepting the Global Warming ideology is Ezra Levant of The Rebel. Before we get to Nuttall's sneering dismissal of journalists  not willing to become part of the UN cheering squad, let us watch Levant explain the situation:

By Sarah Stites | | October 22, 2016 | 3:30 PM EDT

Toward the end of the last 2016 presidential debate, Donald Trump muttered four words that sparked a feminist firestorm: “Such a nasty woman.” Little did he know that celebrities, women’s magazines and pro-choice organizations would reclaim the insult for their cause.