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By Brad Wilmouth | | August 29, 2016 | 9:14 AM EDT

On Sunday's New Day on CNN, a discussion of the NFL's Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem, and his subsequent statement accusing the U.S. of being a nation that "oppresses black people," citing violence by police, both guests expressed support for him in the aftermath of his expression of anti-U.S. sentiment.

CNN political commentator Errol Louis -- also a political anchor for Time Warner Cable News -- lauded the NFL star's decision as "weighty" and, after recalling that his career could be at risk by his actions, sympathetically concluded that "we should wish him the best of luck in getting through this."

By Rich Noyes | | August 29, 2016 | 8:58 AM EDT

In the August 29 edition of Notable Quotables: Journalists fret about presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton being victimized by a sexist double standard, while reporters find it admirable that President Obama took a principled stand in favor of his vacation instead of visiting flood-ravaged Lousiana. At the same time, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blames "extreme" talk radio for the "dumbing down" of the GOP that enabled the rise of Donald Trump, while some journalists say their objectivity (as if!) must be sacrificed to the larger goal of stopping "dangerous" Trump from winning the White House.

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 29, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT

From time to time, we are reminded that Univision's political agenda extends beyond immigration into advocacies for other left-liberal policy preferences. Univision's news coverage of the anti-campus carry protest at the University of Texas (Austin) is an example of such coverage. 

By Tim Graham | | August 29, 2016 | 7:07 AM EDT

One of the "Most Read" articles on The Washington Post website is an Aaron Blake story headlined "Donald Trump has a massive Catholic problem." He's losing to Hillary Clinton among (self-professed) Catholics by 27 in an ABC-Post poll. Here's one reason: the Post hasn't written about Sunday's protest outside Tim Kaine's Catholic church in Richmond calling him a Catholic In Name Only.

According to the Virginia Christian Alliance, the Post had a reporter present, but there's nothing about it on the website on Monday morning.

By Dylan Gwinn | | August 28, 2016 | 9:38 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick spoke to the media in the 49ers facility on Sunday, discussing the intricacies of Chaos Theory and Abel’s Binomial Theorem. Just kidding. He elaborated on the reasons for his protest, and calling America racist.

By Bruce Bookter | | August 28, 2016 | 9:04 PM EDT

Someone needs to get ESPN and 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick a room. Preferably a room in another country. Yet, a room nonetheless.

By Tom Johnson | | August 28, 2016 | 9:02 PM EDT

A major event that would damage Barack Obama’s presidency as much as Hurricane Katrina did George W. Bush’s is a white whale for conservatives, suggests Brian Beutler: They’re constantly, eagerly scanning the horizon for it, but they’ll never see it. Beutler finds it hard to imagine that any Democratic president would have his or her own Katrina, since Dems have made responding to natural disasters a high priority. Not so the pro-small government, austerity-driven Republicans, who are “ideologically ill-suited to meet [that] challenge.”

By Jack Coleman | | August 28, 2016 | 6:34 PM EDT

David Plouffe isn't a doctor but he plays one on Sunday morning television, as viewers of NBC's Meet the Press saw today. Plouffe, a former senior advisor to President Obama and his campaign manager in 2008, was so harsh in his vilification of Donald Trump that even MTP host and closet ideological ally Chuck Todd felt compelled to defend the GOP nominee.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 3:58 PM EDT

On CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, host Brian Stelter who stuck up for Hillary Clinton last weekend did so again. This time he set his sight on the Associated Press for daring to publish a story which exposed how big money donor’s to the Clinton Foundation received special meetings with her while she was Secretary of State. Stelter questioned why they would even publish the story following a six and a half year investigation, “did you feel the pressure to publish SOMETHING even though so many critics have said it didn’t amount to much?”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 1:09 PM EDT

On Sunday August 28 Univision’s Jorge Ramos appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to talk about Donald Trump, immigration, and respond to the Media Research Center’s call for him to be removed from the anchor chair. Because of Ramos’ active opposition to Trump, MRC Founder Brent Bozell put out a statement which said, “At the very least, Univision should remove Ramos from the network’s national evening news anchor chair, from now through Election Day.” Ramos’ response was a resounding no. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 11:01 AM EDT

MSNBC’s Joy Reid was back at it again, Saturday, shouting down a conservative guest when they talked about the facts she wants to remain hidden. This time she shouted down Alfonso Aguilar, the President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, for daring to mention Planned Parenthood and Founder Margaret Sanger’s entrenched past in the eugenics movement. “Planned Parenthood is not a eugenicist organization,” Reid exclaimed loudly on AM Joy, “I think that is incredibly offensive.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | | August 28, 2016 | 10:50 AM EDT

If you are writing an article about the failure of ObamaCare, Health-care exchange sign-ups fall far short of forecasts, wouldn't the primary person you would want to quote at length be the one generally acknowledged as the disgraced architect of that plan, Jonathan Gruber? Of course. And yet Carolyn Y. Johnson of the Washington Post only provided a short quote from Gruber buried deep within the story and identified him as "an economist" with no reference to his crucial role in being the architect of Obamacare. 

This is sort of like doing a story about Wall Street and then citing Bernie Madoff as "an investor" somewhere deep inside the article. So let us start out by taking a deep plunge way down into the article and bring up the amost hidden quickie quote from Gruber who, oh yeah, was only the primary architect of this enormous flop:

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 28, 2016 | 10:45 AM EDT

Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos joins Brian Stelter on today's edition of Reliable Sources, in order to discuss the controversy surrounding Ramos' incendiary column for Time magazine, which led to the MRC's call for his removal from the Univision anchor desk until after the election. Here's what to expect:

By Clay Waters | | August 28, 2016 | 10:38 AM EDT

The New York Times’ obsession with concealed-carry laws on campus in Texas continued, with reporter Dave Philipps, fresh off his celebration of a sex-toy anti-gun rally at the University of Texas in liberal Austin, conducted sober interviews with four people at UT to see how they felt about guns. Three of the four hated the idea, and their reasoning was pretty ridiculous, like the professor who claimed, "She is also worried that the presence of guns might impinge free speech by making some students too fearful to speak their minds in class. Some professors have resigned rather than teach in the environment."

By Tim Graham | | August 28, 2016 | 7:38 AM EDT

As we approach the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the anti-Bush media feeding frenzy that followed, The Huffington Post is offering us "The Definitive of History of 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People,'" the splenetic outburst during a live Katrina telethon by that most egocentric of rappers, Kanye West. The HuffPost offered it as unloading a hip-hop Gettysburg Address.