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By Curtis Houck | | September 10, 2016 | 1:07 PM EDT

The Federalist senior editor and 2015 Noel Sheppard Media Blogger of the Year Award recipient Mollie Heminway was at it again on Friday with a masterful takedown of the media for their double standard in mocking Mitt Romney’s warning about Russia in 2012 but expressing alarm in 2016 at Donald Trump’s infatuation with the oppressive country and their president in Vladimir Putin.

By Christian Toto | | September 10, 2016 | 10:32 AM EDT

Clint Eastwood understands the cultural zeitgeist better than just about any Hollywood star. His “Dirty Harry” films arrived when the public had had enough of unchecked crime. Eastwood delivered “Unforgiven” just when we were ready to deconstruct the western genre. You don’t stay a star for more than five decades without understanding the culture at large. Yet “Sully” defies our current age.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | September 10, 2016 | 7:59 AM EDT

Here we go again. Just like Showtime produced three seasons of a series reimagining an evil 15th century pontiff in The Borgias, now the Bill Maher Channel is importing from Italy The Young Pope, starring Jude Law as 47-year-old Lenny Belardo, who is installed in the present day as Pope Pius XIII.

Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter screened the first two hours of Paolo Sorrentino’s ten-hour miniseries at the Venice Film Festival and reports this “irreverent fantasy” of a “dangerously iconoclastic pontiff” was entertaining. This Pope “Lenny” is “arrogant, whimsical and hilariously destructive....he comes off as a borderline anti-Christ not only in his power-mad dreams, but in all his dealings with the cardinals and the Curia.”

By Tim Graham | | September 9, 2016 | 11:58 PM EDT

ABC's The View welcomed Chelsea Clinton to the set on Friday. It was nothing like the hardballs Ann Romney and her sons endured four years ago. It was nothing like John McCain being asked by Whoopi Goldberg eight years ago "Do I have to be worried about becoming a slave again?" It was like a gushing tea with a princess. Everyone aimed to make Chelsea look positive, poised, and substantive.

The most obsequious spot was when Whoopi Goldberg tried to help Chelsea sell her mother as honest and trustworthy -- suggesting that only people who "don't know her" could have that opinion:

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 9, 2016 | 11:35 PM EDT

Appearing as a panel member on Friday's New Day, CNN political analyst and New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman admitted that the conspiracy theories questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States and legally eligible to be President began with members of Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign while conservatives were mostly rejecting the issue.

By Clay Waters | | September 9, 2016 | 8:59 PM EDT

In Thursday’s New York Times, sports columnist Juliet Macur followed in the dubious cleats of ESPN’s Howard Bryant in being highly disturbed by displays of patriotism in professional sports -- a subject that’s gotten new life in the wake of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s petulant flag protest: “Protest Leaves N.F.L. Necessarily Uneasy.” The text box portrayed patriotism as negative: “A league imbued with patriotism must confront some issues."

By Tom Blumer | | September 9, 2016 | 8:38 PM EDT

On September 2 (appearing in the Sept. 3 print edition), New York Times op-ed columnist and correspondent Timothy Egan moved the smear meter to 11 reacting to Donald Trump's August 31 speech in Arizona on immigration. Thanks to the intervening holiday weekend, it took Bill O'Reilly at Fox News a bit of time to hit back at Egan — but when he did Thursday evening, he made it count.

By Randy Hall | | September 9, 2016 | 5:28 PM EDT

It's a rare thing for former MSNBC anchor and current RT America host Ed Schultz to defend Republicans – especially GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump --  but that's what he did on Friday, when he released a video criticizing Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign for never granting interviews to the Russian network.

“Give me a minute,” the liberal anchor stated before noting that the Cable News Network “just ran a big, big, long segment on how Donald Trump is unpatriotic because he did an interview with Larry King on Russian-funded television. That's right, RT America.”

By Tim Graham | | September 9, 2016 | 5:17 PM EDT

A real sign of how much the networks favor Hillary Clinton comes in their desperate attempts to keep trying to portray her as warm and human....just as they tried to convince Americans that in private that cold fish Al Gore and John Kerry were warm in private. The networks glommed onto the Clinton campaign's latest "interview" with the photo site "Humans of New York" to present Hillary as a victim of sexism.

By Matthew Balan | | September 9, 2016 | 4:48 PM EDT

CBS This Morning's hosts badgered Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway on Friday over the billionaire's recent praise for Vladmir Putin, the Iraq War, his appearance on Larry King's show on Russia's state-run RT network, and North Korea's nuclear program. By contrast, the anchors went much easier on Democratic V.P. nominee Tim Kaine. They spent seven minutes out of eleven playing up his record on race, instead of the presidential campaign. They did ask questions from his left flank on slavery reparations and mass incarceration.

By Alatheia Nielsen | | September 9, 2016 | 4:28 PM EDT

Four months after Facebook was accused of discriminating against conservatives in its news feed, one of its co-founders is set to become the third-largest Democrat donor.

Dustin Moskovitz, one of Facebook’s co-founders who has since left the company, announced he and his wife are diving into political activism by giving $20 million to Democrats for the 2016 presidential election.

By Curtis Houck | | September 9, 2016 | 1:37 PM EDT

By midday Friday, the liberal media’s primal instinct to defend Hillary Clinton and attack NBC’s Today co-host Matt Lauer dragged on past the 36 hours mark in smearing Lauer for simply asking her about the e-mail scandal on Wednesday night was on full display with Wednesday’s CNN Tonight excoriating Lauer’s questioning as an “embarrassment to journalism.”

By Clay Waters | | September 9, 2016 | 12:55 PM EDT

The networks finally notices the presidential candidacy of Libertarian Gary Johnson, when it can show him stumbling. The New York Times jumped on to his "Aleppo" flub with two left feet -- only to fall flat on its face as well. Times reporter Alan Rappeport filed the giddily hostile “‘What Is Aleppo?’ Libertarian Presidential Candidate Asks in an Interview Stumble.” The text box was unyielding: “Gary Johnson revealed a lack of foreign policy knowledge that could hurt his campaign.” Rappeport even suggested the flub was disqualifying, and played the unlikely role of conservative prude by bringing up Johnson's "acknowledged use of marijuana."

By Kyle Drennen | | September 9, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT

In two campaign reports for NBC’s Today, correspondents Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker both promoted Hillary Clinton meeting with numerous national security experts, including former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned amid scandal and was prosecuted for mishandling classified information.

By Jack Coleman | | September 9, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT

It was just a matter of time before the piling-on from denizens of MSNBC's Morning Joe after Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's goofy Aleppo gaffe caught up with someone else on the show.

Johnson drew a blank in response to MJ regular Mike Barnicle's gotcha question, a flub that quickly went viral and dominated discussion during the rest of Thursday's broadcast.