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By Matthew Balan | | November 28, 2016 | 1:35 PM EST

Monday's New Day on CNN played up how a young Muslim woman, Marwa Abdelghani, stopped wearing the traditional Islamic head scarf after an alleged spitting incident before Election Day: "It was getting closer and closer to November 8. That's when I decided that I just was going to take it off for a while." Kyung Lah gave Abdelghani a platform to denounce President-Elect Donald Trump for his "racist, Islamophobic, sexist statements," but failed to mention that she acts as a "community outreach fellow" for an activist organization for American Muslims.

By Kyle Drennen | | November 28, 2016 | 1:22 PM EST

Amid the media mourning and eulogizing of Fidel Castro, on Monday, the network morning shows turned to worrying about the impact President-elect Donald Trump would have on American/Cuban relations, declaring the opening of diplomatic relations with the authoritarian regime to be the “centerpiece” of President Obama’s “legacy.”

By Sam Dorman | | November 28, 2016 | 12:51 PM EST

The CEO of Reddit recently admitted he “abused” his power to alter comments in a pro-Donald Trump subreddit. CEO Steve Huffman  told The Washington Post on Nov. 25 he violated the company’s policies and altered posts critical of him in the subreddit r/The_Donald. 

 

By Tom Blumer | | November 28, 2016 | 12:19 PM EST

How ironic it is that the announced death of Cuban Communist dictator Fidel Castro late Friday night coincides with the U.S. establishment press's obsession with smearing websites which dare to challenge their narratives as Russian-inspired "fake news."

Castro's original rise to power was arguably the product of a spectacularly fake dispatch written nearly six decades ago by reporter Herbert L. Matthews and published in the New York Times.

By Scott Whitlock | | November 28, 2016 | 12:04 PM EST

CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose on Monday reported live from Cuba and hyped the dead Fidel Castro as a “revolutionary hero” around the world known for “defiance of the United States.” In his first question to Cubans in Havana, Rose led with this loaded question: “What was the best thing he did for the Cuban people?” 

By Mike Ciandella | | November 28, 2016 | 11:58 AM EST

When Jill Stein was the Green Party’s candidate for U.S. president, the networks only gave her 36 seconds of coverage. However, as soon as she launched a campaign to contest the presidential election and demand a recount of ballots in several key states, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC managed to find 7 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage for her in just four days.

By Kristine Marsh | | November 28, 2016 | 11:40 AM EST

Oh how time can change things. A month before the election, the media was in a frenzy over Donald Trump seemingly “refusing” to say he would “accept” the results of the election, if he lost, (which the media was certain he would.) But less than a month after the election, the media, and networks in particular have shown their hypocrisy in now giving a pass to Democrats who are demanding a recount in several states.

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 28, 2016 | 11:24 AM EST

Over the past couple of weeks on various CNN programs, and as recently as yesterday on CNN's Inside Politics, CNN has been touting two edited clips of retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn which dubiously suggest that the incoming National Security Advisor was claiming that all of Islam or all 1.7 billion Muslims in the world constitute a "cancer."

But in both clips -- from two different speeches -- the parts of the speeches when Flynn referred more specifically to "radical Islam" were omitted from what CNN aired, giving viewers an impression he might have been condemning all Muslims. Ironically, last week, CNN host Wolf Blitzer conceded that Flynn's comments would be fine if he were referring specifically to "radical Islam," apparently without realizing that the words "radical Islam" had simply not been included in either of the clips which were shown on his Wolf show.
 

By Tim Graham | | November 28, 2016 | 11:24 AM EST

Via Nickarama at Weasel Zippers, we learned that USA Today was dead-serious when they issued a "non-endorsement" of Donald Trump before the election. For Thanksgiving, the newspaper's official Twitter account put out a tweet that photoshopped the head of the President-elect onto the turkey being pardoned by President Obama:

By Curtis Houck | | November 28, 2016 | 10:50 AM EST

On Sunday night, ABC and NBC had teams assembled in Cuba to shamefully mourn the death of murderous authoritarian leader Fidel Castro with both newscasts turned to fear-mongering in touting claims the President-elect Donald Trump and not current Cuban leader Raul Castro’s communist regime could harm Cuban lives going forward if he goes back on President Barack Obama’s move to resume ties between the two nations.

By Jorge Bonilla | | November 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST

It took Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos all of three seconds to set the tone of the post-Fidel Castro edition of his weekly public affairs shows, Al Punto. With a single sentence, Ramos put the rest of the establishment media to shame.

By Melissa Mullins | | November 28, 2016 | 7:32 AM EST

While most of the media and several Hollywood stars (hello Sean Penn) are mourning the loss Fidel Castro -- one of the worst dictators in the world -- one star had a more hopeful message.

Born in Havana, Cuba, and later relocating to Miami, Florida with her family at a young age,  Gloria Estefan has become one of the world’s greatest known singers and has always been outspoken when it came to Cuba and her family heritage. Estefan spoke on Instagram of "renewed hope" for Cubans who fled the Castro regime.

By Lindsay Kornick | | November 28, 2016 | 3:23 AM EST

Thursday night’s episode of The Great Indoors may have aired during a national holiday, but that didn’t stop the show from working overtime against the PC world of 2016. This week, we see the mocking of not only the fragile Millennial ego but also the inane acrobatics of diversity hiring procedures where dumb ideas have a safe space.

By Karen Townsend | | November 27, 2016 | 9:10 PM EST

In Story 4: “Ladies Night” of Thursday night’s episode of CBS’s Life in Pieces titled “Dinner Professor Steps Lesbian,” Dougie (Fortune Feinster) realizes she is a lesbian even though everyone around her could have cracked this mystery for her from the get-go.

By Tim Graham | | November 27, 2016 | 8:11 PM EST

The New York Times and The Washington Post demonstrated again Sunday their warm feelings about communist dictators when they die. 

The Times headline was “A Revolutionary Who Defied the U.S. and Held Cuba In His Thrall.” The Post headline was slightly more balanced: “Revolutionary remade Cuba: Dictator who defied U.S. was loathed, beloved.” For the Times, Anthony DePalma found a “fiery apostle of revolution,” not a dictator: