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By Edgard Portela | | August 31, 2016 | 9:29 PM EDT

“Peña Nieto was not ready for Trump,” tweeted Univision anchor Jorge Ramos in the wake of the Republican presidential candidate’s surprise visit with Mexican President Enrique Peña-Nieto.

By Curtis Houck | | August 31, 2016 | 9:14 PM EDT

Amidst all the news coverage about Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico on Wednesday, there was one other major story in Latin America as Brazil removed its corrupt and far-left President for questionable behavior with the country’s finances. Of course, it nearly saw nary a mention on the broadcast network evening newscasts as ABC and CBS were out to lunch on Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.

By Tim Graham | | August 31, 2016 | 8:50 PM EDT

The Washington Post’s desperate spin on the collapse of the Weiner-Abedin marriage is even more desperate than the last time Weiner was caught sexting. Chris “There Is No Pro-Hillary Bias” Cillizza wrote a petulant article headlined “Anthony Weiner is gross. Let’s stop paying attention to him.”  And which candidate does that help, hmm?

Earth to Chris: You were ignoring him. For months on end. Until he was exposed for exposing himself again, and the Wife dumped him. That's one of many examples of a pro-Hillary bias in the media elite.

By Curtis Houck | | August 31, 2016 | 5:53 PM EDT

As he’s been known to do from time-to-time, Fox News Channel (FNC) anchor Shepard Smith flashed his liberal tilt on Wednesday afternoon in reading a simple news brief about the Supreme Court putting a stay on North Carolina’s voter I.D. law by lamenting that, in his book, such laws are intended to discourage minorities from voting. The 33-second news brief started off fairly innocent with Smith explaining that “we’ve just gotten an AP news alert out of the State of North Carolina” before reading the headline from the Associated Press.

By Randy Hall | | August 31, 2016 | 5:46 PM EDT

Sometimes it seems that people who write editorials or columns for the mainstream media really have to struggle to come up with new and interesting topics to discuss. That seems to be the case with Frank Bruni, a New York Times columnist whose latest missive is entitled “Donald Trump's Irredeemable Twin.”

It may be hard to believe, but Bruni actually attempted to compare the Republican presidential candidate to Democrat Anthony Weiner, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives whose three scandals have involved “sexting” or sending explicit sexual material by cell phone.

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 31, 2016 | 5:38 PM EDT

Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos is in the middle of another valedictory establishment media tour, promoting his most recent Time column as if it were a newly-released book and defending himself against charges of bias. His latest "tour stop" was last night, with CNN's Anderson Cooper- and the time has come to hold Ramos to the lofty moral standard that he seeks to impose on his fellow journalists.

By Matthew Balan | | August 31, 2016 | 5:17 PM EDT

Tuesday's PBS NewsHour stood out for their six-minute-long segment on the Associated Press's revelation of at least 72 mass graves in former or current ISIS territory in Syria and Iraq. Gwen Ifill interviewed correspondent Lori Hinnant, one of the author's of the early Tuesday report that detailed the genocidal terrorist group's blood lust. ABC, CBS, and NBC's Tuesday evening newscasts, along with their Wednesday morning shows, all covered the death of a top ISIS leader, but failed to include one mention of the press agency's reporting on the mass graves.

By Kyle Drennen | | August 31, 2016 | 5:02 PM EDT

On her MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell teed up The Atlantic's senior political columnist Ron Fournier to promote his latest op/ed declaring Donald Trump “unfit” to be president compared to the “very experienced” Hillary Clinton: “...you've got a provocative column up today....you said there is ‘no equivalency’ between Clinton and Trump. That, ‘Hillary has her problems, but Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency.’”

By P.J. Gladnick | | August 31, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT

You didn't need to have the sound working while viewing MSNBC's Morning Joe today to know things were not going well for Hillary Clinton. The sad looks on the faces of hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough pretty much revealed the story. A sense of gloom had descended upon the set of Morning Joe as Mika led off detailing the latest drip, drip, dripping of Hillary scandals. Then Joe joined added to the mournful mood by noting how the polls have been tightening in recent days. This was all in stark contrast to the upbeat mood of just a few weeks ago when Hillary was so far ahead in the polls that they were practically declaring Donald Trump's political funeral.

By Julia A. Seymour | | August 31, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT

Want to win an award for “distinguished environmental journalism?”

Just make sure to work for an organization that gets anti-oil and gas funding from the same source as the prize and the university awarding that prize. Oh ... and one of the judges for the panel tasked with picking a winner.

By Katie Yoder | | August 31, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT

Chris Brown used some choice words to describe police Tuesday – most of them consisting of four letters. Tuesday night, Los Angeles police arrested singer Chris Brown on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman, allegedly Baylee Curran, the 2016 Miss California Regional, claimed that he pointed a gun at her. But before his arrest, the 27-year-old posted three videos to his Instagram account in which he ranted about police.

By Sarah Stites | | August 31, 2016 | 3:22 PM EDT

Writer/director Elizabeth Wood remembers the day her parents used the provocative 1995 film Kids as a “cautionary tale” to discourage risky behavior. It backfired. Wood believes Kids actually “encouraged” her “to be worse behaved.”

“Drugs! Sex! Cool! The danger of it was very appealing,” she told Vice

By Matthew Balan | | August 31, 2016 | 3:10 PM EDT

On Wednesday's GMA, ABC finally covered the latest development on Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. Paula Faris gave a news brief noting that "the Justice Department now says that up to 30 deleted e-mails from her private server could be related to the Benghazi attack." CBS This Morning mentioned the new revelation on the Clinton scandal during the lead-in for a report on the former senator's lack of press conferences. NBC continued its blackout on the story from the previous evening. Instead, Today devoted over a minute to Tom Brady's new haircut.

By NB Staff | | August 31, 2016 | 2:41 PM EDT

On Wednesday afternoon, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell and the staff of NewsBusters awarded Washington Free Beacon video editor David Rutz the second annual Noel Sheppard Media Blogger of the Year Award at MRC’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

By Tom Blumer | | August 31, 2016 | 2:06 PM EDT

In Bangladesh on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry had a concern about media coverage of terrorism he felt he needed to communicate, namely that "the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much." That would be a great thing, apparently, because then "People wouldn’t know what’s going on." You can't make this stuff up.

The dateline location at Diplomatic Writer Matt Lee's August 29 story at the Associated Press on Kerry's related speech indicates that he is accompanying the Kerry entourage on his current trip. Lee, who has acquired a reputation as a pesky questioner at State Department briefings in DC, failed to include Kerry's media-related remark, obviously the most controversial element in his speech, in his report. This move by a veteran reporter at the nation's de facto gatekeeping wire service likely influenced the three major broadcast networks, as Curtis Houck at NewsBusters noted Tuesday evening, to almost completely ignore Kerry's remark in their recent newscasts.