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By Scott Whitlock | | October 18, 2016 | 3:22 PM EDT

Climate alarmist Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a live action version of the ‘90s cartoon show Captain Planet. This is the same movie star who has previously made extreme statements such as calling for the expulsion of any public office holder who is skeptical of global warming. 

By Tom Blumer | | October 18, 2016 | 3:22 PM EDT

The latest installment of Stupid Fact Checks involves Politifact, the heavyweight champion of dishonest "fact checkers." The web site's clear mission is to make false leftist claims look credible while discrediting valid statements made by those on the center-right.

Early Monday morning, the web site criticized a flyer issued by the National Rifle Association which quoted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. A year ago, Mrs. Clinton, responding to an audience member's question, said that what Australia did in the mid-1990s to take guns away from many of its citizens "would be worth considering doing ... on a national level, if that can be arranged" here in the U.S. Politifact Virginia's Warren Fiske asserted that the NRA was "mostly false" in claiming that that she said "gun confiscation would be worth considering." In other words, the NRA was "mostly false" in quoting Mrs. Clinton's own words.

By Jack Coleman | | October 18, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT

GOP nominee Donald Trump is alleging the game is rigged against him from a disturbing combo of inevitable voting fraud and slanted media coverage of the campaign. Predictably, media stalwarts blithely dismiss Trump's allegation as paranoid and delusional.

Perhaps they should not be so quick to laugh it off, given the media's track record when it comes to fiction fobbed off as journalism.

By Sarah Stites | | October 18, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT

It was simultaneously shocking and completely unsuprising when, after riffing on Donald Trump at a recent Tampa show, Amy Schumer lost 200 annoyed audience members. The comedian’s vulgar humor and pointed attacks at conservatives must surely make her intolerable to some audience members; but then again, why would such people voluntarily purchase tickets to her routine in the first place?  

By Tim Graham | | October 18, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT

The imbalance between Trump's sex scandals and Hillary Wikileaks woes continues. The latest count by MRC analysts finds there's now been 7 hours and 30 minutes of network coverage on the theme believed to be most damaging to Trump's campaign, and only 1 hour and 10 minutes on the theme that could be most damaging for Hillary Clinton (and the media's "objective" image).

By Rich Noyes | | October 18, 2016 | 12:57 PM EDT

Monday’s NBC Nightly News led off with anchor Lester Holt decrying the “dark consequences” of Donald Trump’s “fiery and unsupported” warnings of a “rigged” election next month, and on Tuesday morning, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin labeled Trump’s concerns “dangerous.” But back in 2004, NBC’s cable network MSNBC was the leader in casting doubt on the legitimacy of an election outcome, as then-8pm host Keith Olbermann spent night after night venting loopy left-wing fantasies about how President George W. Bush had supposedly stolen the election from John Kerry.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | October 18, 2016 | 12:12 PM EDT

With just three weeks to go, major newspapers (with a circulation of at least 50,000) are walloping Donald Trump in their official endorsements, favoring Hillary Clinton by a count of 68 to zero. Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 (83 percent) of them have endorsed Hillary Clinton, five (6 percent) recommended Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, two (2 percent) advised to vote for anybody but Trump and seven (9 percent) newspapers offered no endorsement at all.

By Scott Whitlock | | October 18, 2016 | 12:07 PM EDT

Confronted with accusations of media bias, NBC journalist Kristen Welker actually insisted that there is “no proof” of collusion between journalists and Hillary Clinton. Talking with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Monday, Welker asserted, “Kellyanne, there is no proof there is any type of the collusion that you're talking about.” 

By Matthew Balan | | October 18, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

On Monday, Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller blog spotlighted NBC's Chuck Todd and his wife's apparently cozy relationship with Hillary Clinton's campaign communication director, Jennifer Palmieri. The Todds sent out invitations for a September 2015 event at their house honoring Palmieri and her husband, Jim Lyons. The couple included the Clinton flack's supervisor, campaign chairman John Podesta, as disclosed in one of the e-mails released by Wikileaks.

By Sarah Stites | | October 18, 2016 | 11:20 AM EDT

Turns out, YouTube’s gotten political too. After one star on the video sharing platform endorsed Hillary Clinton and encouraged his viewers to pressure others to endorse her too, a controversy over the propriety of such behavior ensued. 

By Alatheia Nielsen | | October 18, 2016 | 11:11 AM EDT

Gone are the days when billionaire Tom Steyer focused his political spending solely on climate change. With the 2016 election only weeks away, the liberal donor has expanded his scope to include virtually anything left-wing, despite claiming there is “too much emphasis on money in politics.”

By Tom Johnson | | October 18, 2016 | 10:38 AM EDT

Are black Republicans Sen. Tim Scott and Reps. Mia Love and Will Hurd on the wrong side of the aisle? In a sense, they are, according to Jamelle Bouie, who argued in a Sunday piece that the conservatism central to the GOP is “fundamentally at odds with America’s people of color.” Bouie wrote that “no matter the temperamental affinities that might exist between some nonwhites and the Republican Party, attempts to bring them into the fold inevitably run up against a key reality: that movement conservatism—the starve-the-beast, libertarian mode that dominates contemporary Republican politics—is a white ideology."

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 18, 2016 | 10:24 AM EDT

Monday's CBS Evening News devoted a full report to a high school football team in Seattle whose players have been following the lead of the NFL's Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem to protest against "racial inequality." As the report did not challenge at all the premise of minorities being mistreated generally, when detractors were mentioned, the two players featured were seen complaining that some "Caucasians" and "white males" were criticizing their actions.

By Sarah Stites | | October 18, 2016 | 9:44 AM EDT

Filled with avid Clinton supporters, it is no secret that Hollywood disproportionately targets Donald Trump. Three months ago, an MRC Culture study determined that more than twenty TV shows had attacked him; now, with only three weeks until the election, that count has increased to nearly thirty. 

By Justin Ashford | | October 18, 2016 | 3:43 AM EDT

NBC’s Timeless began its third episode, “Atomic City,” by excusing the acts of one of John F. Kennedy’s mistresses because she demonstrated girl power during a tough time for women.