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By Sam Dorman | | May 18, 2016 | 9:51 AM EDT

PETA is at it again, getting down and dirty with its activism.

In a “Behind the Leather” video, PETA showed customers shopping for leather products, only to find grisly insides. The anti-leather products stunt was an effort to raise awareness about the way exotic skin products are made in southeast Asia.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 18, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT

On Tuesday night’s Daily Show, host Trevor Noah and correspondent Hasan Minhaj spent a full five minutes of the show mocking Americans as hateful and stupid with ignorant attitudes towards immigrants. Minhaj played the part of a fear-mongering American who was schooled by the more compassionate neighbors to the North for their “enlightened”, welcoming attitudes toward Syrian refugees. In Hasan’s overwrought caricature of an ignorant American, not once did he bring up the massive problems with crime and assault and the backlash that Germany’s formerly inclusive immigration policy has had on their country.

By Tim Graham | | May 18, 2016 | 8:30 AM EDT

Mount Rushmore has become an ongoing reference to historical greatness. GQ editor Jim Nelson recently proclaimed Barack Obama was “Mount Rushmore great.” In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed, NBC reporter Jim Maceda gushed its last dictator Mikhail Gorbachev deserved a place on Mount Rushmore.

Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports that Washington Post bigwig Bob Woodward envisions Bill, Hillary, and even Chelsea Clinton on Mount Rushmore, at least in their minds.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 18, 2016 | 1:36 AM EDT

It took most of the networks three days to finally cover the controversial Nevada Democrat Convention, where Sanders supporters tried to stand up to the Clinton election machine. But instead of documenting the arguably shady actions of the state party officials, the networks chose to smear Hillary Clinton’s rival. “Penchant for actual violence,” read both CBS and NBC reporters from a Democrat Party document about Bernie Sanders supporters, on their evening broadcasts Tuesday. 

By Jorge Bonilla | | May 18, 2016 | 12:03 AM EDT

Azteca América, the U.S. subsidiary of Mexico's TV Azteca network, recently joined other networks in producing a public service announcement (PSA) for the purpose of encouraging legal immigrants to pursue dual citizenship. The campaign pretty much confirms what we've said all along regarding immigration's role in Hispanic media.

By Bruce Bookter | | May 17, 2016 | 11:08 PM EDT

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: an ESPN commentator desires to get his name in the news by cracking a joke at the expense of a Republican. That well-worn, lefty sports tactic was executed, yet again, by ESPN’s new Monday Night Football play-by-play man.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 17, 2016 | 10:59 PM EDT

The New York Times proclaimed the results of their six-week “investigation” on the front page of the Sunday paper. They discovered that Donald Trump is kind of sleazy around women. They want us to know this right now – not six months ago – when it’s clear he’s the Republican nominee against Mrs. Bill Clinton.

No Republican is surprised. Their shameless partisanship knows no bounds.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 17, 2016 | 10:38 PM EDT

During their Tuesday evening newscasts, all of the “big three” networks ignored explosive new details about former President Bill Clinton’s relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein. “It’s no secret that former President Bill Clinton had a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,” reported Fox News’ Shannon Bream on Special Report, “A prominent businessman who went to jail as part of a plea deal he reached while being investigated amid allegations that he was a pedophile, who had sex with scores of underage girls and used his staff to procure the victims.”

By Curtis Houck | | May 17, 2016 | 9:57 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews is no stranger to awkward and bizarre outbursts of affection for liberals (plus the occasional fellow cable host) and so Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) could be added to the list as he professed his admiration during Tuesday’s live coverage of the Kentucky and Oregon primaries with a full-blown testimony and even a plea for Brown to sing.

By Tom Johnson | | May 17, 2016 | 9:47 PM EDT

Universities have generated countless breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine. Then there’s the product of higher education that Kevin Drum discussed in a Saturday post: “The first concrete movement toward gender-neutral bathrooms started at universities. Now it's becoming mainstream. Good work, idealistic college kids!"

Drum remarked that some current campus obsessions -- “safe spaces, microaggressions, trigger warnings” -- might be considered “dumb,” but added, “I've always found it hard to get too exercised about this stuff. These kids are 19 years old. They want to change the world. They're idealistic and maybe too impatient with anyone who doesn't want to move as fast as they do. So were you and I at that age. Frankly, if they didn't go a little overboard about social justice, I'd be worried about them.”

By Clay Waters | | May 17, 2016 | 9:10 PM EDT

Steer clear of the Clinton scandals, it’s bound to backfire, the New York Times warned presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday. It’s been the paper's same helpful advice to Republicans since 1992. Patrick Healy, a fierce journalistic defender of the former first lady, took up arms for Hillary Clinton and her “decades of experience and qualifications” defeating various forms of “boorishness.”

By Randy Hall | | May 17, 2016 | 6:48 PM EDT

In early May, Yasmin Nouh -- a blog editor at the Huffington Post website – stated: “Muslim women worldwide wear the hijab -- Islamic head covering -- in various ways,” which is “a testament to the rich diversity of Muslim women.” She then asked readers to send a picture of themselves with a short description to “illustrate the vibrancy and diversity of women who wear it.”

A week later, Nouh -- who wears a hajib herself -- posted an article in the Religion section containing 20 entries that show “the world how truly diverse Muslim women who wear the headscarf can be,” ranging from “having the freedom to live and express myself in my own way while still holding on to my beliefs and values” to "I'm Muslim and I'm proud!"

By Bruce Bookter | | May 17, 2016 | 6:28 PM EDT

Apparently maintaining the pretense of objectivity and neutrality has just grown entirely too tiresome.

By Curtis Houck | | May 17, 2016 | 6:25 PM EDT

Washington Post local columnist Petula Dvorak appears to have made it an firm habit of continually updating the life of a transgender child named Tyler for at least four years so she naturally returned to the child and his family on Tuesday to denounce the “hateful” and “mostly stupid” debate over transgender bathroom laws that they claim wasn’t started by the LGBT community. 

By Tim Graham | | May 17, 2016 | 5:05 PM EDT

While Philip Elliott bashed Fox News anchors as zombies and incest enthusiasts in his TIME interview with Megyn Kelly (a question that somehow didn’t make the print edition), when it came to Hillary, he was a Vox-style explainer of the liberal take on politics. At the front of the magazine was a story headlined “Hillary’s new plan to trump Trump – by being boring.”

Boring is a virtue, claimed Elliott and co-author Charlotte Alter (the daughter of longtime Newsweek Clinton-booster Jonathan Alter). Hillary’s top aides “have settled into a governing-over-glamour plan in a way that Trump’s Republican rivals never did, and the candidate has far more discipline and a thicker skin than any of the 16 Trump vanquished.” The Republicans didn’t try “governing over glamour”?