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By Tom Johnson | | September 30, 2016 | 5:36 PM EDT

Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at NYU, is one of America’s best-known left-wing media critics. Last weekend on his PressThink site, he delved into “the precepts and maxims I have used to understand press behavior during this long and startling campaign season.” Rosen’s main point is that even though Donald Trump “is not a normal candidate and can’t be covered like one,” generally the media are covering him as if he were normal. As Rosen put it, “asymmetry between the parties fries the circuits of the mainstream press” and has left it unable to see Trump as a product of Republican extremism and dysfunction, whereas “Hillary Clinton, for all her problems…is a conventional politician running a conventional campaign that observes the norms of American politics.”

By Randy Hall | | September 30, 2016 | 5:14 PM EDT

“The Chicago Tribune is clearly unconcerned that Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson didn't know what Aleppo is, couldn't identify a single foreign leader for Chris Matthews and was clueless about the identity of Harriet Tubman,” James Warren stated in an article posted on Friday.

Warren's remarks on the newspaper's endorsement of Johnson for president are particularly interesting since he previously served as the Washington Bureau chief for the newspaper before becoming the chief media writer for the website.

By Tom Blumer | | September 30, 2016 | 5:13 PM EDT

Official crime data released by the FBI earlier this week reveal that nearly 11 percent more Americans were murdered in the U.S. in 2015 than in 2014.

Leon Neyfakh at is only secondarily interested in what the just-released stats say about the direction of public safety in the nation. What's far more important to him is making sure his readers know that "the FBI’s numbers do not prove Donald Trump right," and that there are "defensible journalistic reasons for keeping that 10.8 percent murder spike out of our headlines." I suspect the author would deny it, but if it is in the headlines, people might take their media-provided blinders off and learn that the Republican presidential nominee really is right — and we can't have that.

By Scott Whitlock | | September 30, 2016 | 4:17 PM EDT

Avengers director Whedon was given air time on MSNBC on Friday to bash “nightmarish” Republicans as trying to stop people from voting and Donald Trump as a “scary monster.” The filmmaker, who has started a Super Pac to defeat the businessman, attacked, “I think he's a threat to our country. I think he is a threat to our idea of democracy. I think he's a scary monster and I am not shy about that.” 

By Callista Ring | | September 30, 2016 | 3:46 PM EDT

Liberal celebrities never miss a chance to use their popularity to preach their political opinions from on high. Last week, Bono warned against a Donald Trump presidency in the middle of his concert. This week, celebrities got naked in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. On September 28, Green Day performed a concert at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey and added themselves to the ever-growing list of celebrities using their fame to bash Trump. 

By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | September 30, 2016 | 2:53 PM EDT

Haven’t heard about the Hyde Amendment? Blame the networks!

For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has protected taxpayer money from funding abortions. The provision has saved as many as 2 million children, but as the 2016 presidential election progresses, liberals are working harder than ever to repeal it.

By Tim Graham | | September 30, 2016 | 1:53 PM EDT

On Monday, we noted the latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 46 percent of those surveyed felt the debate moderators would assist Hillary Clinton – something that happened with liberal Lester Holt in Monday’s debate. On Friday, Rasmussen has a new survey of 1,000 likely voters demonstrating a major distrust in media-elite “fact checking” of the candidates:

By Kristine Marsh | | September 30, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT

Amidst a mind-numbingly naive discussion about the Clintons on ABC’s The View Friday, the panel inadvertently got extremely close to the truth. After Trump threatened to bring up Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky, the panel decided to talk about whether or not Hillary Clinton should be called out on that issue. While Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin eagerly defended Hillary for “trashing” the women Bill “slept with,” Bila was quick to note that sexual assault and rape were not the same as an affair.

By Curtis Houck | | September 30, 2016 | 1:15 PM EDT

Amidst the media’s wall-to-wall coverage on Friday morning of Donald Trump’s late-night tweetstorm about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, MSNBC host Tamron Hall bemoaned the idea that this is a collective degrading of political decorum because it’s a “substantive” because it concerns whether Trump can win over women voters.

By Scott Whitlock | | September 30, 2016 | 12:56 PM EDT

Joking and laughing with reporters, Hillary Clinton on Thursday only gently had to deal with Donald Trump threatening to bring up Bill Clinton’s sexual infidelities. In a friendly atmosphere, the journalists wondered more about how the Democrat will respond and very little about the actual issue it raises about how Mrs. Clinton treats other women. 

By Kyle Drennen | | September 30, 2016 | 12:30 PM EDT

On Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer excitedly proclaimed: “Anticipation already running high for tomorrow’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live when the show announced that Alec Baldwin will be playing Donald Trump.” Fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie chimed in: “That put the anticipation into the stratosphere.” She then wondered: “We think there will be laughs, but will it actually have an impact on the election?”

By Callista Ring | | September 30, 2016 | 11:44 AM EDT

“Is Wonder Woman queer?” asked Entertainment Weekly. Wonder Woman comic book writer Greg Rucka responded, “… yes, because otherwise it takes away from [her] heroism.” In an interview with Comicosity published on September 28, Rucka “confirmed that the character was queer” and said according to him and co-writer Nicola Scott, “[She] has been in love and had relationships with other women …”

By Sarah Stites | | September 30, 2016 | 11:29 AM EDT

Sleazy and misogynistic men have roamed the halls of the Capitol Building and White House for years. However, the media tends to disproportionately target those on the political right. 

By Dan Gainor | | September 30, 2016 | 7:48 AM EDT

Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.)

Whether you want to cover yourself in native costumes or octopuses (not octopi), crazy liberal journalists are covering themselves in anything but glory this election. In the lefty universe, you are what you want to be. As long as they are OK with what you want to be.

By Justin Ashford | | September 30, 2016 | 2:40 AM EDT

NBC’s The Good Place aired the fourth episode of its first season tonight titled, “Jason Mendoza,” demonstrating the exact image most of society has about Heaven: your spot must be earned through good works.