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By Tom Blumer | | August 16, 2016 | 8:47 AM EDT

The latest installment of the Associated Press's "Divided America" series on Monday focused on "climate change," aka "global warming."

Not surprisingly, even though there are only 17 percent of Americans (allegedly "the fastest-growing group," which seems doubtful given that getting to that tiny minority level has required at least a quarter-century) who "are alarmed by climate change and want action now," the AP's Seth Borenstein portrayed them most favorably, and burned a great deal of verbiage quoting outsiders trying to explain away climate skeptics as tribalists, conservatives and Tea Party types. He also accepted the supposedly settled climate science, which isn't settled at all, and ignored recent devlopments throwing the entire idea that the temperatures on earth will increase in the future into serious doubt.

By Edgard Portela | | August 16, 2016 | 8:15 AM EDT

True to its consistently anti-Trump motif, Univision has now turned its attention to Melania Trump’s history as an immigrant to the U.S., making the subject the top story on the network’s weekly public affairs program, Al Punto.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 15, 2016 | 11:32 PM EDT

During a discussion on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect about concerns that the Republican Party would abandon Donald Trump, guest Donny Deutsch shared his own fantasy that would spell bad news for the GOP. “I actually believe something else is going to start to happen in the next few weeks if things don't turn around,” Deutsch warned, “I can actually see Trump bailing.” According to Deutsch this isn’t the first time the thought has crossed his mind. 

By Bruce Bookter | | August 15, 2016 | 10:55 PM EDT

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton landed the cover of the most recent issue of GQ, and what he says in the article has put him in the crosshairs of the leftist sports media.Speaking on the subject of race, Newton rejected the notion that criticism of him is fueled by the racism of fans. Saying, “it’s not about race,” and that “we’re beyond that as a nation.”

ESPN did not take this well.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 15, 2016 | 10:15 PM EDT

Vice President Joe Biden was on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Monday and the “Big Three” networks seem to be all about it on their news programs that evening. “It is Biden's first time of the campaign trail, side by side with the woman he publicly pondered running against,” reported ABC’s Cecilia Vega on World News Tonight, “The two now united in their fight against Trump, and their friendship.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 15, 2016 | 9:31 PM EDT

On Monday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the FBI turning over notes on Hillary Clinton's email server testimony to Congress, and whether GOP candidate Donald Trump will manage to successfully use the email issue against her, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo at one point complained about Trump accusing the media of bias against him as the CNN anchor declared that the GOP candidate was "made in large part by the amount of attention he got from the media."

The New Day co-host went on to recall that "We've juiced him to get into this race because we thought it would be exciting, he was given a pass on a lot of the stuff that came out of his mouth early on," before sarcastically adding, "and now he's a victim of the press."

By Clay Waters | | August 15, 2016 | 7:42 PM EDT

President Obama, demi-god of cool. The New York Times Gardiner Harris hailed Obama’s musical taste in his Monday “White House Letter,” “The President’s Revealing Disclosure, in Rhythm and Prose.” Yep, it’s more of that tough Times coverage of the president, as Harris got way too excited over the president's  “Musical taste that includes surf rock, soul and the blues.” But when it came to documenting Obama’s cultural signifiers that appeal to the liberal elite, Harris was only following in the fawning footsteps of his colleagues.

By Randy Hall | | August 15, 2016 | 7:02 PM EDT

During yesterday morning's edition of Fox News Sunday, host Mike Wallace asked Senator Claire McCaskill from Missouri if Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should share “some responsibility” for the rise of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) since she was serving as President Barack Obama's secretary of state when the terrorist organization was founded.

The Democratic senator responded by attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and “his best buddy” -- Vladimir Putin, the current president of the Russian Federation -- as the real founders of ISIS, which “probably would be more accurate than calling out the commander-in-chief in that way.”

By Scott Whitlock | | August 15, 2016 | 5:29 PM EDT

Leave it to the New York Times to fret whether or not Hillary Clinton is showcasing liberalism enough. In a front page story, Monday, the paper featured a headline warning, “Some Liberals Worry Clinton Faces Risks in Focus on Trump.” Writer Matt Flegenheimer echoed complaints of the Washington Post, complaining about outreach to Republicans. 

By Sam Dorman | | August 15, 2016 | 5:22 PM EDT

Before Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly revealed his sexuality, he received advice from CNN’s Anderson Cooper — who came out publicly in 2012. That’s what Cook told The Washington Post in a wide-ranging interview including his views on homosexuality and environmentalism.

By Kristine Marsh | | August 15, 2016 | 4:31 PM EDT

In a classic case of media bias by omission, CNN Monday took extra care to leave out a crucial part of their reports on the Milwaukee police shooting. After a black police officer fatally shot Sylville Smith Sunday, after he refused to put down his gun, riots and violence ensued in the city. Smith’s family was eager to talk to the media and his sister Sherelle had a message that should have been covered and condemned by the media. Instead, CNN decided to air her words but curtail them before they became controversial.

By Matthew Balan | | August 15, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT

Haaretz's Chemi Shalev bemoaned the state of the GOP on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS on Sunday, and compared Donald Trump's remarks on "Second Amendment people" to the political climate in Israel in 1995 before the murder of major political figure: "It reminded me of the months preceding our late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination." Shalev later added that if "somebody...tried to hurt or harm Hillary Clinton tomorrow, I don't think anybody would be surprised."

By Curtis Houck | | August 15, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT

On Friday, the far-left site Vox was on display in trying to ruin the Olympics viewing experience as writer Todd VanDerWerff ruined his otherwise reasonable complaints about NBC’s tape-delayed coverage with short, pathetic riffs about the country’s Olympic broadcaster focusing too much on Team USA, no foreign journalist on the broadcast team for the opening ceremony, and claims that black athletes like Gabby Douglas have been ignored. 

 

By Samantha Cohen | | August 15, 2016 | 1:02 PM EDT

Monday on Morning Joe, details emerged that a Clinton Foundation donor was appointed to advise then Secretary Clinton on the International Security Advisory Board. According to ABC News, Chicago commodities trader Raj Fernando was appointed to the board to advise Clinton on “nuclear security and other classified arms control matters” at the behest of the Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills. According to the Clinton campaign, Fernando was appointed to “reflect a balance of backgrounds and points of view.”

By Scott Whitlock | | August 15, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT

CBS This Morning journalist Major Garrett on Monday derided 2016 complaints of media bias as “excuses” from Donald Trump that he will use to explain an electoral loss The reporter also dismissed the candidate’s claims of voter fraud coming out of Pennsylvania. After highlighting reports of campaign manager Paul Manafort’s possible ties to Russia, Garrett played a clip of Trump calling the New York Times “garbage.”