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By Tom Blumer | | September 29, 2016 | 2:36 PM EDT

The government reported today that the US economy grew at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the second quarter. That's a slight increase from the 1.1 percent reported a month ago, but certainly nothing to get excited about, especially given that annualized growth during the past three quarters has been barely above 1 percent. To make the Obama economy look better than it really is, the Associated Press's Martin Crutsinger today found "new-found strength" in a category that is contracting, completely ignored how out-of-control healthcare spending is artificially pumping up with little growth there is, and — as he and most of the establishment press has been doing for the past 7-plus years of Dear Leader's presidency — told us, once again, that prosperity is just around the corner.

By P.J. Gladnick | | September 29, 2016 | 1:49 PM EDT

Do you know what the real purpose of NBC's Saturday Night Live is? If you thought comedy, you would be wrong according to Politico. No, the main purpose of SNL is to act in a completely partisan manner in order to TAKE DOWN TRUMP. Got that? As Politico makes clear, Saturday Night Live will be going after Donald Trump leading into the election starting with this weekend's episode. To make sure of this, politically unhinged Alec Baldwin will be portraying Trump. Perhaps Darrell Hammond is not partisan enough and plays it for that old fashioned thing called laughs. Politico takes us down the road of flat out partisanship in Will 'Saturday Night Live' take down Trump?

By Tim Graham | | September 29, 2016 | 1:35 PM EDT

The notion that the press offers “independent fact checkers” took another blow when Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler appeared on The Daily Show on Comedy Central shortly after the debate Monday night to make fun of Donald Trump as a checker-playing bozo, while fact-checking Hillary Clinton is “like playing chess with a real pro.”

By Scott Whitlock | | September 29, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT

CBS and ABC noticed FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic testimony before Congress on Wednesday... just not the part that was about Hillary Clinton. Good Morning America and CBS This Morning focused on what Comey had to say about the threat from Russia hacking the upcoming election, but they excluded the director being grilled over not charging Clinton, as well as the decision to give immunity to certain aides. NBC’s Today show, a four hour-long program, totally ignored all of Comey’s testimony. 

By Callista Ring | | September 29, 2016 | 12:13 PM EDT

There’s no telling how many celebrities have gotten naked for Bill Clinton. But we know of at least a couple who’ve stripped for Hillary. On September 26, pop star Katy Perry posted a sneak-peek picture of herself nude on Twitter as part of a “Funny or Die” video to increase voter registration. In it, Perry explains, “You can look like shit when you vote.” 

By Tom Blumer | | September 29, 2016 | 11:02 AM EDT

In a narrow sense, the item discussed here really shouldn't be newsworthy, because it's based on history which has for all practical purposes long been settled. But now that it's being treated as news, let's look into the can of worms at least two media outlets have chosen to open, perhaps without fully grasping the consequences of their doing so.

Leada Gore, an AL.com reporter who says she's "been covering Alabama news for more than 20 years," reported Tuesday morning that Ed Henry, an Alabama lawmaker who is also the state's Donald Trump for President co-chair, tweeted a sharp response to accusations of sexism directed at Trump by Hillary Clinton in Monday night's debate, specifically: "It is ironic that Lying Hillary blast (sic) Trump as a sexist when she is married to Bill, who is likely a rapist." We're supposed to believe that this tweet is controversial or over the top. It is, of course, no such thing.

By Alatheia Nielsen | | September 29, 2016 | 10:04 AM EDT

Following the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, appeared on The View to praise Clinton. Mook faced softball questions from all but former Fox News contributor Jedediah Bila.

By Sarah Stites | | September 29, 2016 | 9:49 AM EDT

A Maryland high school student government association has abandoned the traditional monarchy without the consent of the governed. On September 23, the SGA officers of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School voted on a proposition to make its homecoming court policy more … “inclusive.” The SGA felt that having a “king” and a “queen” was too restrictive and gender-normative; thus, the group voted 4 to 1 to make the court gender-neutral. Yet, apparently, the student population was not asked to weigh in on the decision. 

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 29, 2016 | 12:42 AM EDT

South Park again parodied the presidential election between "Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich" in season 20’s third episode, “The Damned.” Two nights after the country’s first presidential debate, South Park had its own between Mr. Garrison and Hillary Clinton. The show mocked Hillary’s reliance on political advisors and scripted sound bites.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 29, 2016 | 12:20 AM EDT

The highly superficial ABC let their viewers know how they really felt about Hillary Clinton’s campaign Wednesday evening during World News Tonight. “And tonight, one of Clinton's most powerful weapons, First Lady Michelle Obama, in Pennsylvania,” touted anchor David Muir leading into Cecilia Vega’s report, “And she did not hold back on the Trump.” Muir’s praise was accompanied with the flattering on-screen headline “Hillary’s Secret Weapon.” 

By Dylan Gwinn | | September 28, 2016 | 11:14 PM EDT

Tim Tebow sent a 91 mph fastball over the wall for a homerun in his first instructional league game for the New York Mets.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 28, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT

FBI Director James Comey appeared before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday, where Congressional Republicans unloaded on him for giving immunity to people they accused of being liars. “The more FBI Director Comey talks about integrity of the e-mail investigation, the less Republicans and critics seem convinced,” reported Fox News’ Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge on Special Report. But even such incendiary accusations flying around a congressional hearing, ABC, CBS, and NBC yawned.

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 28, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT

After revelations that Keith Lamont Scott not only spent time in prison for shooting someone, but that he was also accused by his wife last year of violent behavior and of threatening her and her son with a gun, the networks have mostly been silent on the developments that would help discredit accusations that the police planted a gun on Scott after shooting him.

Out of the morning and evening newscasts on the three broadcast networks, only the NBC Nightly News on Tuesday and CBS This Morning from Wednesday have given any attention to the development. And, while FNC's Fox and Friends morning show on Tuesday aired a few briefs on the subject, CNN's New Day show has so far ignored the revelations, in spite of spending more than 14 minutes out of its three hours on the issue of police shootings on Wednesday's program.

By P.J. Gladnick | | September 28, 2016 | 7:03 PM EDT

Lester Holt was wrong on the subject of "stop and frisk" during Monday's presidential debate. Is that criticism coming from supporters of Donald Trump? Yes but, more importantly, it is also coming from liberal sources as well including Ed Kilgore of the not exactly Trump-friendly New York Magazine. 

You can see Holt make his claim about "stop and frisk" being ruled unconstitutional in the video below followed by Kilgore's critique:

By Karen Townsend | | September 28, 2016 | 5:59 PM EDT

A recent episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, “I Was a Ticking Time Bomb,” turned into a mini abortion rally and Planned Parenthood commercial. Extreme left-wing feminist Gloria Steinem was on the show to promote her book My Life on the Road, which she dedicated to her illegal abortionist.