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 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 Clay Waters | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is in the books, and the front page of the New York Times registered an amazingly slanted front-page “news analysis” by Michael Barbaro and Matt Flegenheimer. They sternly rebuked Trump for daring to suggest Hillary Clinton had once been insensitive about race: "No amount of practice, it seemed, could fully prepare her -- or perhaps anyone -- for Donald J. Trump’s hurricane of factual distortion, taunting interruptions and blustery generalities."

By Clay Waters | September 26, 2016 | 3:53 PM EDT

In the least surprising development of the 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times on Sunday endorsed “Hillary Clinton for President.” The last Republican the Times endorsed was Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. What wasn’t as expected was a follow-up anti-endorsement of Donald Trump, “the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history.” The NYT bravely tried to make a positive case for Clinton: "Our endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience and courage," while dismissing her classified documents scandal as "a matter for the help desk."

By Callista Ring | September 26, 2016 | 8:44 AM EDT

The Root’s Michael Harriot has a problem with the phrase, “Not all cops are bad cops,” and insists, “This is not a pronouncement wrapped in hyperbole.” On September 21, Harriot suggested, “Maybe there are no good cops.” He then went on to say, “It is as obvious as sunshine at day and darkness at night. It is founded on the simple reasoning of human nature, legal precedent, and commonsense logic.”

By Brad Wilmouth | September 25, 2016 | 12:22 PM EDT

On display Sunday morning was the latest example of how the dominant media are grossly misinforming viewers about police shootings and the issue of race as veteran singer and liberal activist Harry Belafonte claimed that "all" of those being "murdered" are "black or African-American." He  appeared as a guest on PoliticsNation on MSNBC to plug his upcoming event promoting political activism.

By Tom Johnson | September 24, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT

In the presidential debate this coming Monday, Peter Beinart wants moderator Lester Holt to set a tone that the moderators of the subsequent debates would maintain. Each should “confront [Donald] Trump in ways they’ve never confronted a candidate before,” wrote Beinart earlier this week. “The more audaciously he lies, the more audaciously they must tell the truth. The risks of doing so are tremendous. The rewards are being able to say that when Donald Trump threatened American liberal democracy like no candidate in modern history, you met his challenge square on.” Beinart noted that “since Trump has largely stopped giving interviews to anyone except campaign sycophants and celebrity lightweights, the debates may serve as his last encounter with actual journalists.”

By Brad Wilmouth | September 24, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT

On Thursday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, during a discussion of recent high-profile cases of black suspects being shot and killed by police, panel member April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks made a blatantly wrong claim that the "vast majority" of criminal suspects who were killed by police officers in 2015 were black. In fact, the source that she actually cited -- the Washington Post -- found that twice as many whites as blacks were killed by the police in 2015. Neither host Chuck Todd nor the other two panel members -- Matt Bai of Yahoo News and Perry Bacon of NBC News -- took the time to correct her.

By Brad Wilmouth | September 23, 2016 | 12:57 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN for a discussion of recent high-profile police shootings in which the suspect killed was black, Georgetown University Professor and former MSNBC political analyst MIchael Eric Dyson at one point asserted that "the police are the manifestation of terror against black life" which he claimed "has been rendered vulnerable and disposable in America."

By Brad Wilmouth | September 23, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT

On Thursday's The Situation Room, CNN personalities were in overdrive throwing around accusations of racism toward Donald Trump's base of support within the Republican party during a panel discussion. Senior political analyst Jeffrey Toobin repeated the recurring charge that "law and order" represents "code words for cracking down on African-Americans," claimed Republicans are engaging in  "voter suppression," and accused Trump's "base" of being "sick and tired of African-Americans trying to get political power in this country." 

By Brad Wilmouth | September 22, 2016 | 8:21 PM EDT

As Wednesday night's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN was giving live coverage to the riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, correspondent Ed Lavandera was knocked to the ground by a rioter on live television at 9:16 p.m. ET as he recalled that police had just recently used tear gas to get rioters to move further from the Omni Hotel.