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By Tom Blumer | | August 8, 2016 | 12:40 PM EDT

It would appear that being a Washington Post columnist means never having to say you're sorry — even if you are a member of the paper's editorial board.

Beginning on July 7, the Post's Jonathan Capehart set out to advance the agenda of a group called Freedom for All Americans (FFAA), an outfit which believes it has proven that there is, in Capehart's words, "a 'vast right-wing conspiracy' out to deny" lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans "their humanity and dignity." In a follow-up column, Capehart commmitted a pathetic error which the paper has failed to appropriately correct.

By Kyle Drennen | | August 8, 2016 | 11:25 AM EDT

During an inspirational story on Monday’s NBC Today about the first team of refugees to compete in the Olympics, co-host Matt Lauer couldn’t resist the chance to take a dig a Republican nominee Donald Trump: “The historic first by the IOC [International Olympic Committee] comes at a critical time when backlash against refugees has sparked fears in Europe, and here in the United States.”

By Scott Whitlock | | August 8, 2016 | 11:23 AM EDT

CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King isn’t just a Democratic donor, she also attended Barack Obama’s birthday party this past weekend. The woman who regularly covers political stories, including the 2016 presidential election, was outed by her co-host Charlie Rose. After reporter Dana Jacobson highlighted a New York Times story on the secrecy of the Obama White House bash, Rose blurted, “Did you tweet anything [at the party]?” 

By Geoffrey Dickens | | August 8, 2016 | 9:11 AM EDT

In the August 8 edition of Notable Quotables: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, at the Democratic convention, likens President Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln, while MSNBC's Chris Matthews gets in one last thrill, as he exclaims Obama has a smile like actress Julia Roberts. Plus, ABC’s Terry Moran and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell accused Gov. Chris Christie of inciting an anti-Hillary Clinton “mob” at the Republican convention. And HBO host Bill Maher actually attempts to rationalize recent shootings of police officers. 

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | August 8, 2016 | 4:22 AM EDT

CBS’s sci-fi political dramedy BrainDead goes after two top conservatives in the episode titled “The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 7, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT

In a similar performance from the previous weekend MSNBC’s Joy Reid took to the camera Sunday to play down the seriousness of Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail scandal. As opposed to going on her show— AM Joy – and shouting down a panelist for states damaging facts, this time she went on NBC’s Meet the Press and insulted the public claiming they were too stupid to understand the issue. “The curse for her is that trying to explain it, her answers are so detailed and complicated, that when you explain you're losing,” she explained to the panel. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 7, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT

The panel featured during ABC’s This Week’s “Powerhouse Roundtable!” seemed have been picking up some radio interference Sunday, because they kept insisting they were hearing sexist “code” coming from Donald Trump. “The emphasis on unhinged and she doesn’t look presidential is totally code for “we shouldn’t elect a woman,”” spat commentator Cokie Roberts, “That is exactly what that is.” Sexist dog whistles have become a common complaint of hers for the Trump campaign. 

By Clay Waters | | August 7, 2016 | 8:49 AM EDT

New New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd gets results? On Tuesday Spayd pondered, under the chiding headline, "The Clinton Story You Didn’t Read Here,” why her paper didn’t cover the latest turn in the Hillary Clinton private server saga. Finally, the Times provided some coverage of the controversy from a joint convention of minority journalists, but misleadingly called it a "press conference" and skipped the laudatory cheers those "objective" journalists gave the Democratic nominee.

By Jeffrey Lord | | August 6, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT

The other night I spent some time with Donald Trump. He had come to Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, a mere five or so miles up the road from my house. The Trump rally was filled - completely - with thousands inside  and outside thousands more waiting (in vain) to get in the door. Here’s what interested.

By Christian Toto | | August 6, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT

Heather McDonald’s fans know her as the unexpurgated comic who says just about anything on stage or screen. That’s only partially true. McDonald, who played a pivotal role in E!’s long-running Chelsea Lately, knows she needs to be careful with every gag she lets loose now. The PC Police might be watching. “I don’t think any joke or Tweet is worth losing a job over. I have three kids. It’s not worth it to me. In some ways I’ve censored myself,” McDonald says.

By Melissa Mullins | | August 6, 2016 | 2:03 PM EDT

Leave it to the annual Teen Choice Awards to place their liberal hands on impressionable minds at such a young age. Partnering with so-called “nonpartisan” Rock the Vote, the organization prides itself as “the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls.”  This would be a stretch as Rock the Vote is notoriously liberal – what other “nonpartisan” group would encourage youth to use sex to pass Obamacare?

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 6, 2016 | 1:40 PM EDT

On Friday's CNN Newsroom, during a segment with two leaders from a predominantly black church in North Carolina that is endorsing Donald Trump for President, host Carol Costello at one point hit them with an over the top comment from the church's Facebook page which compared them to Judas for supporting the GOP presidential candidate. The comment even included a snide comment about the possibilty that Trump wishes to "date his daughter."

By Tom Johnson | | August 6, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT

The Republican Party needs to be soundly thrashed, or maybe even euthanized, believes Esquire’s Pierce, who wrote in a Friday post that “it long has been the duty of the Democratic Party to the nation to beat the crazy out of the Republican Party until it no longer behaves like a lunatic asylum. The opportunity to do this…never has been as wide and gleaming as it is right now." In Pierce’s view, Donald Trump took advantage of an ideologically intoxicated GOP: "Modern conservatism has proven to be not a philosophy, but a huge dose of badly manufactured absinthe. It squats in an intellectual hovel now, waiting for its next fix, while a public madman filches its tattered banner and runs around wiping his ass with it…Trump doesn't need an intervention. His party does."

By Scott Whitlock | | August 6, 2016 | 12:05 PM EDT

Recapping the media's most outrageously biased moments during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

By Clay Waters | | August 6, 2016 | 10:28 AM EDT

In Saturday’s lead New York Times story, reporter Jackie Calmes glimpsed a silver lining in the rise of Donald Trump, as a challenge to the Republican party's myopic focus on “business and the privileged” that could relegate Reagan's "outmoded" ideas of tax cuts to the dustbin of history. The full deck of headlines: “As Trump Rises, G.O.P. Faces Push On Its Economics – Working-Class Appeal – Calling for the Party to Focus on Workers It Has Neglected.” Calmes used the prime piece of media real estate to aggressively push conservative “reformocons” who are against tax cuts.