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By Tom Johnson | | September 24, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT

In the presidential debate this coming Monday, Peter Beinart wants moderator Lester Holt to set a tone that the moderators of the subsequent debates would maintain. Each should “confront [Donald] Trump in ways they’ve never confronted a candidate before,” wrote Beinart earlier this week. “The more audaciously he lies, the more audaciously they must tell the truth. The risks of doing so are tremendous. The rewards are being able to say that when Donald Trump threatened American liberal democracy like no candidate in modern history, you met his challenge square on.” Beinart noted that “since Trump has largely stopped giving interviews to anyone except campaign sycophants and celebrity lightweights, the debates may serve as his last encounter with actual journalists.”

By Tom Blumer | | September 24, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT

On Wednesday, in response to news that violent people the press insists on describing as "protesters" in Charlotte were stopping traffic on Interstate 277, University of Tennessee law professor and Instapundit founding blogger Glenn Reynolds retweeted a related story with three words of advice: "Run them down." As a result, Twitter, which continues to allow the existence of and continued postings to hashtags like #killwhites and #killallwhitepeople, and has routinely done nothing about direct personal threats tweeted predominantly by leftists, suspended Reynolds' Twitter account. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 24, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT

On Thursday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, during a discussion of recent high-profile cases of black suspects being shot and killed by police, panel member April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks made a blatantly wrong claim that the "vast majority" of criminal suspects who were killed by police officers in 2015 were black. In fact, the source that she actually cited -- the Washington Post -- found that twice as many whites as blacks were killed by the police in 2015. Neither host Chuck Todd nor the other two panel members -- Matt Bai of Yahoo News and Perry Bacon of NBC News -- took the time to correct her.

By Christian Toto | | September 24, 2016 | 12:30 PM EDT

Hollywood leaning left is the ultimate "dog bites man" narrative. That’s been the way the industry has worked for some time. It intensifies during an election year, of course. This …. is different. We’re seeing a multi-front attack on Red State America, the likes of which we simply haven’t witnessed before. Blame Donald Trump, our safe space age or how social media turns nearly every aspect of our lives into an ALL CAPS affair.

By Tim Graham | | September 24, 2016 | 11:32 AM EDT

Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a very strange article headlined "Dear readers: Please stop calling us ‘the media.’ There is no such thing." The headline in the paper was "What's wrong with the media? For starters, it doesn't exist."

Low poll ratings and complaints from both parties have caused Farhi to suggest the media is some sort of phantom menace. It's "lazy and unfair" to lament the media: 

By Kyle Drennen | | September 24, 2016 | 10:40 AM EDT

In new leaked e-mails from Colin Powell, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell told the former Secretary of State that Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination would be an “awful” development.

By NB Staff | | September 24, 2016 | 10:05 AM EDT

On Thursday night, a star-studded crowd of conservative activists, figures, and guests gathered at the National Building Museum for the Media Research Center’s 2016 Gala featuring the DisHonor Awards. With appearances by conservative columnist Cal Thomas, Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes, Conservative Review’s Deneen Borelli, Club for Growth president Phil McIntosh, Lt. General William “Jerry” Boykin (ret.), and Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice and Officers Garret Miller and Edward Nero, it was a night to remember. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | September 24, 2016 | 8:03 AM EDT

The September 26 issue of Time magazine carried this cover line over the heads of Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel: “We Joke. You Decide.” The allusion to the Fox News tagline was deliberate. The subheadline announced they would report on “The seriously partisan politics of late-night comedy.” 

By Edgard Portela | | September 24, 2016 | 7:45 AM EDT

There’s a new aspect of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that Univision anchor Jorge Ramos finds deplorable. 

By Erik Soderstrom | | September 24, 2016 | 5:46 AM EDT

The series opener of CBS’s police drama, Blue Bloods, gave a perspective on officer-involved shootings often overlooked in the current media climate: the police officer’s. The episode, “The Greater Good,” opens with the District Attorney Robert Lewis (Michael Imperioli) reopening an investigation into Danny Reagan’s (Donnie Wahlberg) shooting of an unarmed serial killer.

By Dylan Gwinn | | September 24, 2016 | 12:43 AM EDT

For reason number 273 why Mike Ditka is the greatest, and should be made President for life immediately, I present to you “Da Coach’s” comments that he made on Dallas radio in regard to the Colin Kaepernick anthem/flag protest.

By Bruce Bookter | | September 24, 2016 | 12:11 AM EDT

Since it’s impossible to report any story involving a black person without resorting to race, SB Nation took the Patriots’ starting African-American quarterback Jacoby Brissett against the Houston Texans and branded it a major civil rights victory.

By Tom Blumer | | September 23, 2016 | 11:37 PM EDT

The absurd headline at a September 20 story at the New York Times is a sight to behold: "How Bad Off Is Oil-Rich Venezuela? It’s Buying U.S. Oil."

As formulated, the headline is clearly meant to communicate something that is supposedly a surprising new development in that country, which, thanks to 17 years of Bolivarian socialist rule, has turned into a financially destitute humanitarian disaster area. But then, deep into the story, readers finally learn that "Early this year, the United States began shipping more than 50,000 barrels a day of the light crude that Venezuela needs to prepare its own oil for export, joining a handful of suppliers that have become vital to keeping the country’s oil industry afloat." In other words, this is only big news to Times readers because the Old Gray Lady didn't think it was worth reporting when it began happening.

By Karen Townsend | | September 23, 2016 | 9:41 PM EDT

In ABC’s season opener of  Last Man Standing, “Papa Bear,” spotlights the tendency of parents to worry about their children, whether the children are grown adults or not. In this case, it is Mike Baxter’s (Tim Allen) daughter Kristin (Amanda Fuller) preparing for the first brunch at the Outdoor Man Grill, her first project without supervision. He frets and keeps long hours as the preparation is underway for days, just in case he is needed.

By Clay Waters | | September 23, 2016 | 8:11 PM EDT

As the country heads into an election where control of both Congress and the White House hangs in the balance, reporter Emmarie Huetteman wrote a “three act” comedy in loosey-goosey style mocking conservatives, for Friday’s New York Times: “What the House Spends Time On, Before Its Recess.” Paul Ryan can't find his agenda, "Democrats are thrilled" at the prospect of being penalized for June's sit-in, and a defeated conservative representative is compared to a "recalcitrant student trashing the principal’s office after he learns he’s been expelled."