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By Tim Graham | | September 30, 2016 | 11:12 PM EDT

Donald Trump's name was never mentioned as New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani reviewed the book Hitler: Ascent 1899-1939 by Volker Ullrich. But CNN's Dylan Byers reported "many in the media have interpreted it as a thinly veiled comparison between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump."

By P.J. Gladnick | | September 30, 2016 | 10:30 PM EDT

USA Today has never taken sides in a presidential race until they un-endorsed Donald Trump by recommending that people not vote for him. You would think this would make anti-Trump Erik Wemple of the Washington Post very happy. Instead Wemple is now in a panic mode. 

It wasn't enough for him that the USA Today editorial board recommended that people do not vote for Trump. What has Wemple really riled up is that they did not flat out endorse Hillary Clinton. Instead they recommended that people vote for anyone  but Trump, including besides Hillary, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, write-in candidates, or even no one at the top of the ticket. To Wemple all this does is dilute the anti-Trump vote as you can see in his panic attack:

By Tom Blumer | | September 30, 2016 | 10:17 PM EDT

On Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen suggested in a videoconference call, as translated into plain English by the Wall Street Journal, that "there could be benefits to allowing the central bank to buy stocks as a way to boost the economy in a downturn."

By Bill Donohue | | September 30, 2016 | 9:02 PM EDT

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, the law that bans federal funding of abortion. Anyone who values life should toast Rep. Henry Hyde today: he was one of the most brilliant and courageous pro-life leaders in American history. Predictably, the pro-abortion industry—Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Feminist Majority, NOW—are all condemning him today. Less predictable, perhaps, is the condemnation stemming from Cosmopolitan and Glamour.

By Clay Waters | | September 30, 2016 | 8:28 PM EDT

The front of Friday’s New York Times Arts section featured the paper’s politically correct movie critic Manohla Dargis, “From Shackles to Prison Bars,” a review of activist filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13TH.” It’s no surprise that left-wing Black Lives Matter propaganda moved her to tears: Dargis is preoccupied with race, valuing racial bean-counting in movies over artistic excellence and even suggesting the federal government may have to step in to even things out.

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 30, 2016 | 8:18 PM EDT

After giving a substantial amount of attention to the case of Keith Lamont Scott being shot and killed by Charlotte police, with his wife disputing police accounts that he was holding a gun when he was shot, CNN this week has barely touched the important revelations that Scott not only was a convicted felon who had a history of gun violence, but that his wife even filed a protective order last year accusing him of threatening her and her son with a gun.

If CNN were your only source of news, you would either have to be watching Jake Tapper's show, The Lead, on Tuesday afternoon, or you needed to be awake before 5:00 a.m. ET early Wednesday morning to see any mention of these very relevant developments. Even while reporting the story on Early Start, co-anchors John Berman and Christine Romans seemed so uncomfortable at having to report the news that they tried to downplay the significance, suggesting that the revelations really do not bolster the case for the police point of view.  A Nexis search finds no sign that Scott's criminal history has been mentioned on any other CNN show.

By Tim Graham | | September 30, 2016 | 7:42 PM EDT

That aging-boomer hippie magazine Rolling Stone still enjoys mocking the bad taste of Flyover Country. This week, they made a list of the "12 Worst TV Shows of All Time" and topped hit list of "cream of the crud" with Duck Dynasty. Rob Sheffield asked: "Too much quality TV got you down? All that art and introspection making you pine for the long-gone age of junk?" The headline singled out "bottom-feeding reality shows." That apparently includes both the Bible-toting Robertsons and Ozzy Osbourne's clan in MTV's Osbournes Reloaded.

Duck Dynasty was rated worse than the 1970s sitcom spinoffs on ABC like The Ropers and Joanie Loves Chachi. The Robertsons are "phonies," and Jesus probably prefers "Real Housewives."

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 Poynter.org 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 Slate.com 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 in the next debate, 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. GMA’s Sara Haines then wondered aloud if Hillary did, in fact, know about her husband’s “activities,” but had a business agreement, ala House of Cards to deny any culpability. Of course this comment was immediately ignored.