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By Tom Blumer | | September 6, 2016 | 3:50 PM EDT

The death of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly set off the predictable leftist social media hatefest overnight, and naturally gave rise to a "graceless" obituary in the New York Times.

While it's a bit of a relief that Jim Salter's obituary at the Associated Press was not as hostile as the quite left-leaning wire service has been towards deceased conservatives in the past (e.g., Tony Snow in 2008), his writeup was seriously marred in several spots. The two most critical flaws involved labeling. Both are instructive, because the AP almost never uses equivalent labels for people on on the left side of the political spectrum, especially in obituaries.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | September 6, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT

On Friday, it was announced that NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will be moderating the very first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26. Holt took over anchoring duties from the disgraced Brian Williams in June of 2015 and a look at his coverage of this election cycle suggests he may favor Clinton in his selection of debate questions. When he interviewed Donald Trump for Nightly News he hit the GOP presidential candidate with a hard line of questions

By Rich Noyes | | September 6, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT

Not since Ross Perot in 1996 has a third-party presidential candidate polled as strongly as Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is right now — he’s currently averaging more than eight percent, according to RealClearPolitics. At the same time, other polls show record levels of voter disapproval for the Democratic and Republican nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In spite of this, the broadcast network evening newscasts are essentially blacking out the existence of alternatives to Clinton and Trump — a potentially fatal blow to candidates who are required to average 15 percent support to qualify for the upcoming presidential debates.

By Sarah Stites | | September 6, 2016 | 1:59 PM EDT

While glorifying Hillary Clinton, entertainment media have directly attacked Trump in over twenty TV shows, as well as through social media, late night comedy, film and music. Now, Trump opponents are taking to the stage. Created by the liberal Super PAC Jewish Council for Education and Research (JCER), “Chump” the musical “aims to be the 2016 version of ‘The Great Dictator,’ Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 satire of Adolf Hitler – with elements of the musical ‘Hamilton’ and the Scroll of Esther mixed in.” 

By Jack Coleman | | September 6, 2016 | 12:36 PM EDT

As GOP nominee Donald Trump attempts to draw black voters away from their decades-long allegiance to Democrats by accurately pointing out that African-Americans have little to show for their kneejerk support for the party, liberals will resort to creative interpretations of history to keep blacks in the fold. An example of this was seen on Fox News Sunday when host Chris Wallace was interviewing Democrat House member Gregory Meeks of New York about Trump's pitch to black voters.

By Kristine Marsh | | September 6, 2016 | 12:29 PM EDT

On Tuesday The View premiered its 20th season, continuing its tradition of outrageous liberal views. The show began with “Hot Topics,” discussing NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem that made waves in the media this past week. Of course the mostly liberal panel stood up for the multi-millionaire’s un-American display. Co-host Joy Behar had the strangest defense for Kaepernick, saying that it made him “more American” to disrespect the flag, even suggesting that protesters who burned the flag were more patriotic than the rest of us.

By Scott Whitlock | | September 6, 2016 | 12:25 PM EDT

Though the journalists at the network morning shows often follow the lead of big newspapers such as the Washington Post and New York Times when they highlight a controversy involving a Republican, ABC on Tuesday totally skipped a front-page report in the Post on a an $18 million “honorary” payment to Bill Clinton. 

By Kyle Drennen | | September 6, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer welcomed Congress back from its summer recess by warning of a government shutdown: “Congress back in session, okay, after a long recess. One of the topics we're going to hear about in the coming months or weeks the possible shutdown of the government again.” The headline on screen announced: “Congress Back to Work; Top Priority: Preventing Government Shutdown.”

By Clay Waters | | September 6, 2016 | 11:20 AM EDT

New York Times obituary writer Douglas Martin penned Tuesday’s front-page goodbye to conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly, who died Monday at the age of 92: “‘First Lady’ of a Movement That Steered U.S. to the Right.” The Times and other media outlets generally file glowing obituaries for liberal figures, but Schlafly, the winner of the 2015 William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence from the Media Research Center, received a hostile farewell -- a literal “hatchet job,” with Martin likening Schlafly to “ax-wielding prohibitionist Carry Nation” in the third sentence

By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | September 6, 2016 | 10:51 AM EDT

The liberal media are all about “safe spaces” -- except when it comes to Christian persecution at the hands of ISIS. On this week’s AlliKat Show, Alatheia “Alli” Nielsen and Katie “Kat” Yoder slam both liberals and the media for focusing on trivial issues in the U.S. while ignoring ISIS’s vile abuse elsewhere.

By Clay Waters | | September 6, 2016 | 10:06 AM EDT

“Islamophobia” at home and abroad is a recurring focus of the New York Times. Even after multiple reports of sexual assaults by Islamic refugees, and the problems of assimilation and cost, the Times can only see one reason for opposition: Racism. In his sycophantic report on the meeting of the Islamic Society of North America, “Muslims Forum Laments ‘Normalization of Bigotry’ In Current Political Scene,” Ron Nixon had to steer clear of some embarrassing facts, with federal prosecutors linking the group to Hamas and other anti-Israel terrorist groups. Elsewhere, reporter Alison Smale tried to cram as many "far-right" labels into a small space as possible, and David Zucchino fretted whether "a longstanding but latent racial hostility is being unearthed" in Denmark for the nation having qualms about admitting Islamic refugees.

By Curtis Houck | | September 6, 2016 | 12:06 AM EDT

Late Monday night, the group Eagle Forum released a statement that its founder, the Christian and conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, had passed away at the age 92 and immediately, The New York Times published a story to serve as cue cards for the major broadcast networks to blast Schlafly for stymying the Equal Rights Amendment and advocating for traditional family values for decades. At the same time, others used the initial moments after the announcement to hurl venom that only the left could summon in reveling at her passing. 

By Melissa Mullins | | September 5, 2016 | 10:04 PM EDT

The social justice warriors and members of the trans community have come out against Mark Ruffalo’s new drama, Anything, because he chose actor Matt Bomer as a transgender prostitute.  Bomer is an openly gay actor, but the issue isn’t that he is gay– it’s because Bomer isn’t transgender and some are up in arms because the role wasn’t given to a trans actor.

By Tim Graham | | September 5, 2016 | 7:29 PM EDT

It’s uncommon to go back into the past to study how liberal media inaccuracy and bias distorted the political process. Former Bush lawyer C. Boyden Gray and his co-author Elise Passamani wrote an eye-opening article for The American Conservative magazine that explores just how all the networks told voters in Florida on Election Night 2000 their polls were closing when they were not. "It is a story of voter suppression."

By Dylan Gwinn | | September 5, 2016 | 5:35 PM EDT

President Obama spoke out about NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest of the National Anthem on Monday. Because, what else would you do at a gathering aimed at the promotion of international financial stability?