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By Tom Blumer | | August 19, 2016 | 5:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, the day after the Obama administration announced that it had sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates, State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner claimed that "very few" of those previously released, representing a "very small" percentage, had returned to terorist activities.

Toner's contention is patently false, but the establishment press, based on Google News searches, has been content to let it slide.

By Mira Ebersole | | August 19, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT

“Should We Be Having Kids In The Age of Climate Change?” That was the audacious question NPR’s website and “All Things Considered” radio show asked on Aug. 18, as it promoted a college professor’s “radical” proposal that people need to have fewer children because of the “prospect of climate catastrophe.”

By Samantha Cohen | | August 19, 2016 | 2:53 PM EDT

During a press conference on Thursday with State Department spokesman John Kirby, it came to fruition that in January of 2016, the Obama administration used an unmarked cargo plane to airlift $400 million worth of cash to Iran in exchange for four American hostages. Earlier in August, President Obama coyly suggested this wasn’t some “nefarious” or “secret” deal.  Friday on Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough had harsh words for Obama, insisting he was “indignant” while “telling deliberate untruths.”

By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | August 19, 2016 | 2:05 PM EDT

Target took steps toward protecting women this week, but you won’t hear about it from the networks -- because the credit should go to conservatives.

In April, the retail giant announced it would allow employees and customers to use the restroom of their choice to accommodate transgender individuals. But on Wednesday, Target revealed it would invest $20 million into building single-stall bathrooms in stores.

By Clay Waters | | August 19, 2016 | 1:54 PM EDT

After literally fitting up President Obama as a candidate for Mt. Rushmore (“Obama was better than we imagined, better than the body politic deserved...”) Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief of men’s fashion magazine GQ (Gentleman’s Quarterly), followed up Friday with some fashionable Hillary hagiography and a side of Trump sexism: “The Trump Campaign Is Fueled by the Fear of a Female President.” Nelson posed the question “why were his followers so drawn to that hot temper and fulminating rage?” and answered it: “...fear of a gynarchy. Rule by women."

By Curtis Houck | | August 19, 2016 | 1:32 PM EDT

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a cameo appearance on Thursday night’s finale of The Nightly Show to wish Larry Wilmore the best before cancellation and informed him that he shouldn’t “confuse cancellation with failure” because his fellow far-left comedian actually did resonate for having “started a conversation that was not on television when you began” about race in America. 

By Scott Whitlock | | August 19, 2016 | 12:31 PM EDT

The network evening and morning shows seem to have badly misplaced priorities. ABC, CBS and NBC have already devoted 10 times more coverage to the Olympic swimmer “scandal” than they did the bombshell admission that the Obama administration linked the release of four American prisoners and a $400 million payment to Iran. 

By Kyle Drennen | | August 19, 2016 | 12:29 PM EDT

With a news brief in the 9 a.m. ET hour on Friday, NBC’s Today jumped on a report that Hillary Clinton tried to blame former Secretary of State Colin Powell for her e-mail scandal during conversations with the FBI. The morning show’s news anchor Sheinelle Jones told viewers: “...sources tell NBC News that Hillary Clinton told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended that she use a private e-mail account for unclassified communication.”

By Kristine Marsh | | August 19, 2016 | 12:29 PM EDT

Has Brazil ever been considered a “safe” place to visit (at least in recent history)? According to ABC, Ryan Lochte’s exaggerated and possibly fabricated tale of robbery has been the sole incident that has ruined Brazil’s stellar reputation for safety. On Friday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s legal correspondent Dan Abrams lamented this idea, arguing that Brazil didn’t want to jail the American athletes but just wanted to get “their reputation back."

By Tim Graham | | August 19, 2016 | 12:14 PM EDT

Friday's New York Times put Iran on the top of front page, left corner: "U.S. Concedes It Postponed Iran Payment: GOP Cites 'Ransom' to Free 3 Americans." One of those ransomed Americans was Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, so it was peculiar that the Post buried this story on page A-10, and not at the top of page A-10 -- but underneath columnist Joe Davidson writing about the National Park Service.

By Sarah Stites | | August 19, 2016 | 11:40 AM EDT

More than 20 Team USA athletes have clearly articulated their faith in God through interviews, social media and blog posts. By giving God the glory in their successes, and gracefully yielding to His will in their disappointments, these stars are an inspiration to all of us. 

By Kyle Drennen | | August 19, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT

After completely ignoring a blatant display of anti-Semitism during last Friday’s judo competition at the Rio Olympics, this Friday, NBC’s Today finally noticed the shameful incident in which an Egyptian athlete refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent. During a round-up of highlights and lowlights from the games with NBC Sports commentator Mike Tirico, co-host Hoda Kotb noted: “Sports always brings like nations together that are sometimes at odds. But in judo, when the Egyptian athlete didn't shake the hand of the Israeli after losing, that was not cool.”

By Kristine Marsh | | August 19, 2016 | 11:04 AM EDT

It took former President Bush 5 days to visit Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina hit and the media would never let him off the hook for it, even calling it a “stain” he could “never recover from.” It’s been a week since devastating flooding hit many parts of the same state, destroying thousands of homes and killing 13 people but President Obama still has not stopped golfing in Martha’s Vineyard to visit. While none of the networks last night acknowledged the backlash Obama was facing, both ABC and CBS brought up the criticism this morning but took every chance to downplay the President’s role and defend his choice not to come to Louisiana’s aid.

By Sarah Stites | | August 19, 2016 | 9:33 AM EDT

Ben-Hur: when missing a golden opportunity for a gay love twist hurts worse than losing a chariot race.

Turns out not everyone is pleased with the platonic relationship between Ben-Hur and Messala in Timur Bekmambetov’s upcoming remake of the epic classic. According to Advocate contributor Daniel Reynolds, 1959 Ben Hur screenplay contributor and “godfather of gay literature” Gore Vidal would be “turning over in his grave” at the travesty.

By Dan Gainor | | August 19, 2016 | 8:25 AM EDT

A regular read of liberal websites calls to mind the famous Ian Drury and the Blockheads song, “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.” To quote the late punker, that’s “all my brain and body need.” Throw in politics and hating on conservatives and you have just defined every liberal website of any significance