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By Kyle Drennen | | September 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT

On her MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell fretted: “Trump continues to exploit Hillary Clinton’s gaffe saying that half of the Trump supporters could be put, quote, ‘into the basket of deplorables.’” In the interview that followed, Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway called out Mitchell for downplaying Clinton’s comments: “...that’s her on tape and I respectfully disagree when people characterize what she said as a gaffe. She was reading prepared remarks and she had said it previously.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 14, 2016 | 8:15 AM EDT

Liberal MSNBC host Chris Hayes made a surprising admission on his All In show during a discussion of the controversy around Hillary Clinton labeling half of Republican candidate Donald Trump's supporters as "deplorables," as she cited racism as one of their alleged faults. After he and guest Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic suggested that her claim against Trump voters had "merit," Hayes then conceded that, according to a Reuters poll from earlier in the year, a large percentage of Clinton supporters also hold views on race that by his standards would be considered "racist."

By Tom Blumer | | September 14, 2016 | 7:57 AM EDT

Neal Gabler, who for decades has claimed that the press is consistently biased — against the left! — typed up a 1,000-word screed which appeared at Reuters Tuesday afternoon decrying what he described as "sub-news," and how it has been irresponsibly "driving the (Hillary) Clinton health rumors."

Gabler describes "sub-news" as "a pipeline of effluvium that flows beneath the mainstream news and occasionally leeches into it, causing 'information pollution.'" A particularly pernicious addition to that pipeline and the related pollution was indeed published on Monday, perhaps after Gabler submitted his column to Reuters. This conspiracy theory claims that "Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned" — by Vladimir Putin and/or Donald Trump. That's about as "out there" as you can you get. Oh, wait a minute. That conspiracy theory appeared courtesy of the tinfoil hat crew at the Washington Post, in an item by sportsblogger and sportstweeter Cindy Boren.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 14, 2016 | 2:16 AM EDT

The Obama administration has long argued that Iran nuclear agreement would lead to smoother negotiations and interactions with the country. “Now, under questioning from Fox News, the Obama administration is allowing for the possibility that they were wrong,” announced Special Report anchor Bret Baier Tuesday, “And that the nuclear deal may be making the behavior of the Iranian regime worse.” Even with such a shocking change in position the “Big Three” networks failed to report it. 

By Jorge Bonilla | | September 14, 2016 | 2:07 AM EDT

One would think that a story in which a Hispanic South Florida congressional candidate is caught on tape saying crude, sexual things about his own party's presidential candidate - the first female major-party nominee in our nation's history - would garner top billing on our major domestic Spanish-language newscasts...which are, after all, based in Miami. And yet here we are again, talking about the biases of omission at Univision and Telemundo.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 13, 2016 | 11:49 PM EDT

While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was resting off a case of pneumonia in her New York state home Tuesday, President Barack Obama was hitting the campaign trail on her behalf in Pennsylvania. And ABC and CBS evening newscasts gave the president’s performance rave reviews. “Today, President Obama appeared for her in Philadelphia, and he looked a little bit like a retired athlete thrilled to be back in the game,” hyped CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | September 13, 2016 | 11:17 PM EDT

The CNN screen graphic at 6 pm on September 12 was blunt: “PENCE REFUSES TO CALL DAVID DUKE ‘DEPLORABLE.’” Mike Pence had granted Wolf Blitzer a 30-minute interview, and what he received in return was a reckless leftist smear.

By Tom Johnson | | September 13, 2016 | 11:08 PM EDT

To borrow the title of a Clint Eastwood movie, liberals are having trouble with the curve -- specifically, the curve which they claim the media are using to grade Donald Trump. President Obama and Paul Krugman are among those who’ve raised that objection. Esquire blogger Pierce agrees with them, but he also asserted in a Sunday post that the media’s supposedly lenient treatment of Trump is “nothing new…Hell, we've been grading Republicans on a curve for decades. We graded Reagan on a curve when he burbled about trees and air pollution…We graded [George W. Bush] on a curve for the whole 2000 campaign when he didn't know Utah from Uzbekistan, but Al Gore knew too much stuff and what fun was he, anyway? We graded Republicans on a curve when they attached themselves to the remnants of American apartheid.”

By Dylan Gwinn | | September 13, 2016 | 11:04 PM EDT

The North Carolina GOP issued a statement, expressing their disappointment with the NCAA’s decision to pull 7 major championships from their state, using the State’s HB2 law as the reason.

By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 10:56 PM EDT

As if MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had done enough fawning over liberals in President Obama on Tuesday night, he dialed up the eye-rolling worship once again with the help of former Salon columnist Joe Conason to tout the latter’s new pro-Bill Clinton book and oozed praise for how the Clintons are driven by their desires “to change the world” for the better.

By Tim Graham | | September 13, 2016 | 9:36 PM EDT

The New York Times doesn’t like to cover conservative protests. Take the annual March for Life each January. This year, print coverage consisted of a grand total of two paragraphs (23 and 24) at the very end of the paper’s main weather story by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, which left out the name of the march. That was an improvement from 2015 (a half-sentence in a hostile story) and 2014 (a stand-alone photograph of the event on Page A17 with a two-line caption).

But on Monday, the Times devoted an entire page to a Native American environmental protest. On the front page, they promoted it: “Protest on the Plains: Demonstrations against an oil pipeline in North Dakota are being called the largest, most diverse tribal action in at least a century.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | September 13, 2016 | 9:08 PM EDT

If Donald Trump said it, then it must be false. That seems to be the philosophy of many liberals, including Politico senior staff writer Michael Grunwald. In this case, Trump correctly described Jonathan Gruber as the architect of ObamaCare in a speech today in Des Moines, Iowa. Gruber was once embraced by liberals and was praised by them many times over and over and over again as the "architect of Obamacare." However, ever since November 2014 when video revealed Gruber as stating that lack of transparency is a huge political advantage in promoting ObamaCare and mocking the "stupidity" of the voters, he has become a big liability for them and now they must deny many times more than thrice what they once enthusiastically embraced.

By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 8:59 PM EDT

Right from the start of Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC, it was clear that host Chris Matthews was in a giddy mood thanks to President Barack Obama having stumped hours earlier for Hillary Clinton. Of course, he was enamored from the get-go exclaiming that Obama was “back” and rhetorically asked viewers if they saw Obama’s Philadelphia rally so he could assert it included some “magical” lines. 

 

By Tom Blumer | | September 13, 2016 | 8:11 PM EDT

That the press has become quite unnerved over the tight presidential race is apparent in the Associated Press's coverage of Republican nominee Donald Trump's Monday campaign rally in Asheville, North Carolina.

John Hinderaker at Powerline alertly noted that reporters for both Breitbart and AP prepared dispatches on the event, enabling a quite telling comparison of the two efforts. The headline at his post says it all about how they compare: "Reality Versus the Associated Press."

By Scott Whitlock | | September 13, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT

On the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death, NPR touted the rapper, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting, for his “pro-feminist,” “pro-choice” music. Morning Edition’s Renee Montagne talked to journalist Kevin Powell about Tupac. Powell recommended Keep Ya Head Up, praising, “Here's a song that is really an ode to women. It's a pro-feminist song. He talks about being pro-choice in the song. He talks about being anti-street harassment in the song.”