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By Sarah Stites | | August 31, 2016 | 12:31 PM EDT

Ariana Grande’s new hit “Side to Side” may be set in a spinning studio, but working out was just a sly cover for the real subject of the video: having so much sex that you can’t walk afterward.  

Initially, reviewers and fans didn’t pay much attention to the lyrics, as they were easy to miss amidst the catchy beat and frenetic activity. Reflecting on the music video, which portrays Grande as a sort of dolled up spin instructor Elle writer Alyssa Bailey wondered if the video were “a deeper commentary on the ridiculous pressure women face to always. look. good. even when they're at a hellish spin class.” 

By Matt Philbin | | August 31, 2016 | 12:23 PM EDT

When Colin Kaepernick wore a tee shirt featuring the bearded mug of Fidel Castro as he explained why he won’t stand for the National Anthem before games in which he may not play, he didn’t help his cause, and undercut a brilliant game plan.

By Scott Whitlock | | August 31, 2016 | 12:22 PM EDT

Though many journalists and networks are still not complaining about Hillary Clinton’s media blackout, the silent treatment seems to be irritating the reporters at CBS. A network graphic on Wednesday pointedly complained, “No Questions, Please: Clinton Criticized for Having Few News Conferences.” 

By Kyle Drennen | | August 31, 2016 | 10:49 AM EDT

On Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Kerry Sanders once again acted like a representative from the Cuban board of tourism as he reported live from a plane set to take off for the Communist nation: “Well, good morning from the cockpit of Jetblue Flight 387....this is going to be a one hour and eight minute flight into history.” The on-screen headline proclaimed: “U.S. Flights to Cuba Resume; Jetblue Makes History With First Flight in More Than 50 years.”

By Sam Dorman | | August 31, 2016 | 10:45 AM EDT

Networks vilified a drug company and its CEO for the high price of life-saving allergy medicine, all while ignoring government actions which enabled the company’s monopoly, contributed to rising costs and increased demand. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Mylan Pharmaceuticals on Aug. 24, for raising the price of a life-saving medical device called EpiPen by 480 percent in recent years.

By Scott Whitlock | | August 31, 2016 | 10:34 AM EDT

A CNN.com article reporting on John McCain’s primary challenge included what could be a shot at John McCain’s age — or simply a typo. In a story from Tuesday night, Eric Bradner explained, “And McCain faces a test from Kelli Ward, a conservative 33 years McCain's junior who had suggested his age (he turned 80 on Monday) means he's too old for a sixth term. good.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 31, 2016 | 1:27 AM EDT

Jorge Ramos appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday night to discuss his favorite person to hate, Donald Trump. While on the program he promoted his anti-Trump crusade and called for journalists to put objectivity aside. Ramos argued, “I think for journalists our social responsibility, I think, is to question those who are in power and when we're confronted with racism, discrimination, corruption, public lies, dictatorships and violations of human rights I think we have to take a stand.” And he received almost no push back from host Anderson Cooper.

By Tim Graham | | August 30, 2016 | 11:36 PM EDT

The Washington Post interviewed Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau for Tuesday's Style section and highlighted how he said if Trump wins, "I'll miss civilization as we know it."

But Trudeau's take on mocking Hillary Clinton offered a potential summary of the media's feeling about this campaign. When asked what he as a satirist found interesting and worth mocking, he said "Nothing. When you’re obsessed with Trump, which, let’s face it, all of us are, going after Hillary feels like homework."

By Tom Blumer | | August 30, 2016 | 11:18 PM EDT

Those who continue to bitterly cling to the notion that the press is fair and balanced won't be able to explain this one away.

In covering Colin Kaepernick's Sunday comments about his decision to sit through the National Anthem just before the beginning of National Football League games, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback called GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump "openly racist." He immediately followed by stating that "any other person" would "be in prison" for having "done (the) things illegally" that Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton has done. The press has frequently mentioned what Kaepernick said about Trump, but has almost completely ignored what he said about Mrs. Clinton.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 30, 2016 | 11:08 PM EDT

The Clinton Foundation has become a serious problem for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Everyone knows the Clintons made a mockery of the promises they made to Team Obama. Even the left-wing site PolitiFact says it’s “Mostly False” that they obeyed the rules. 

Like her husband Bill, who infamously claimed “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” Monica Lewinsky, Hillary is going around claiming “My work as Secretary of State was not influenced by outside sources.” 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 30, 2016 | 10:44 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton was caught in yet another lie about her e-mails Tuesday, following an announcement from the State Department that they discovered still more e-mails she failed to turn over. “And tonight, we have confirmation that at least some of the thousands of e-mails deleted and not turned over to the State Department dealt with the issue of Benghazi, Libya, clearly not falling into the category of personal e-mails,” remarked Fox News’ Bret Baier. And despite this, all of the “Big Three” networks failed to mention it at all on their evening programs. 

By NB Staff | | August 30, 2016 | 10:40 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell joined FNC’s The Kelly File and spoke with host Megyn Kelly to urge caution on the part of conservatives and Republicans in blaming conservative media figures like Rush Limbaugh for Donald Trump’s candidacy by pointing out that, no matter what individuals him say, they face scrutiny from the liberal media or anyone who didn’t back the eventual nominee.

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 30, 2016 | 9:57 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Tonight, liberal CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow charged that Republicans as a party are trying to "suppress" and take away the rights of America's black population as he argued against an African-American guest who suggested blacks should consider voting for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Blow: "These are not the same kinds of parties. These are just not -- trying to pretend that they are, and to pretend to pretend that 'the Democrats have failed you and therefore you need to turn away from that,' it takes away from the fact that the Republicans are actively engaged in trying to take away your rights, actively engaged in trying to suppress you right now."

The liberal commentator also repeated the tired charge that efforts from the right to restrict welfare are rooted in racism, as he acknowledged that more whites than blacks receive welfare, because most of the conservative base allegedly believe incorrectly that more blacks receive welfare.

By Edgard Portela | | August 30, 2016 | 9:21 PM EDT

Univision’s decision to devote 100% of its principal national evening newscast to the passing of Mexican musical legend Juan Gabriel is a revealing window on the priorities of the network.

By Curtis Houck | | August 30, 2016 | 9:05 PM EDT

It’s been quite the Tuesday on the bias by omission front for the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC as along with ignoring an Associated Press story on over 70 mass graves in ISIS territory being discovered, the same broadcast network morning and evening newscasts also punted on Secretary of State John Kerry lecturing the media to not cover terrorism as frequently.