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By Katie Yoder | | September 26, 2016 | 3:55 PM EDT

Before the first 2016 presidential debate began, female celebrities had already picked their winner: Hillary Clinton. From Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian to Olivia Wilde, Hollywood declared “#ImWithHer.”

By Sarah Stites | | September 26, 2016 | 3:54 PM EDT

At least Hollywood acknowledges the Armenian Genocide, even if President Obama won’t. The Promise — which recently premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival — is the latest historical drama directed by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda). Starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, the film utilizes elegant cinematography, intense action sequences and love triangles to address the horrific events of the 1915 – 1917 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

By Kristine Marsh | | September 26, 2016 | 3:37 PM EDT

On Monday’s CBS This Morning, anchor Charlie Rose asked Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook a blunt and straightforward question about the Democratic candidate’s weaknesses, which is a rarity in the morning media world. After Rose asked Mook if Clinton was going to be on the offensive or defensive in the debate, he followed up by asking if there was any way Clinton could improve her record of trustworthiness with voters, in one debate, anyway.

By Kyle Drennen | | September 26, 2016 | 2:50 PM EDT

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday, NBC correspondent Katy Tur denounced Donald Trump’s campaign team for demanding fair treatment from the press ahead of the upcoming debate: “So what they’re trying to do is find a way to best game this system. And what you’re seeing on TV, all over the airwaves, is his campaign manager and his surrogates trying to blame the media before the media has even covered the debate.”

By Curtis Louder | | September 26, 2016 | 2:47 PM EDT

There are a couple ways to create a new hit show: great dialogue (House), groundbreaking concept (Lost), or you can just show lots of boobs. Apparently Netflix, or Nipflix as they could be called, opted for the latter option with their latest original series, Easy.

By Callista Ring | | September 26, 2016 | 2:41 PM EDT

As if the politicization of Sunday night football wasn’t enough, you can now have politics shoved down your throat while watching a concert too. At the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on September 23, Bono warned screaming fans against a Trump presidency, or as Rolling Stone put it, “spun the Republican nominee’s gloomy rhetoric into an optimistic message.” 

By Sarah Stites | | September 26, 2016 | 2:18 PM EDT

The LGBTQ movement strategically promotes an image of tolerance and acceptance – it’s good for their brand. Yet, after a closer look inside the ranks, it’s clear that division and prejudice exist between the community’s very members. 

By Kyle Drennen | | September 26, 2016 | 12:26 PM EDT

On Monday’s Today, co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie conducted back-to-back interviews with Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook and Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. While Mook was treated to softballs about Clinton’s strategy, Conway was hammered on Trump being an “aggressor” who likes to “hurl insults.”

By Kyle Drennen | | September 26, 2016 | 11:32 AM EDT

In a contentious interview with Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie scolded the Republican nominee for joking about inviting Bill Clinton mistress Gennifer Flowers to the upcoming presidential debate and warned Trump against mentioning the former president’s sex scandals during the event.
 

By Tim Graham | | September 26, 2016 | 11:08 AM EDT

The Washington Post and Time magazine are trying to play up the fact that debate moderator Lester Holt is a registered Republican – as if this means anything about his performance. Registering only gives you the right to vote as a Republican. It doesn’t mean that you actually do. It could just be a public-relations ploy. NBC and Holt have studiously avoided comment, perhaps because they wouldn’t want a probe of all the registered Democrats at 30 Rock.

By Rich Noyes | | September 26, 2016 | 8:55 AM EDT

In the September 26 edition: top newspapers want reporters to go easy on Hillary Clinton in order to save the country from the “dangerous” Donald Trump, as a New York Times columnist confesses her liberal friends want the media to give Hillary “a total free pass.” Also: CBS tweaks a video to hide Bill Clinton saying his wife has “frequently” had episodes similiar to her 9/11 collapse; CNN creates a false quote of Trump proposing “racial profiling” and then attacks him for it; and Andrea Mitchell frets that the terrorist attack in New York City will knock Hillary “off message.”

By Callista Ring | | September 26, 2016 | 8:44 AM EDT

The Root’s Michael Harriot has a problem with the phrase, “Not all cops are bad cops,” and insists, “This is not a pronouncement wrapped in hyperbole.” On September 21, Harriot suggested, “Maybe there are no good cops.” He then went on to say, “It is as obvious as sunshine at day and darkness at night. It is founded on the simple reasoning of human nature, legal precedent, and commonsense logic.”

By Melissa Mullins | | September 26, 2016 | 6:57 AM EDT

A few days ago, Zeba Blay, the “Voices Culture Writer” for the Huffington Post, made the groundbreaking observation that white people aren’t the only racists in the land of comedy…but first, a little background:

Last week, Saturday Night Live announced that it was hiring its first Latina cast member, Melissa Villasenor. Blay wrote "The announcement was a seminal moment for representation of Latinos in comedy, but it was completely undercut on Sept. 17, when Grist justice writer Aura Bogado tweeted about Villaseñor suspiciously deleting over 2,000 tweets in less than a week."

By Tom Blumer | | September 25, 2016 | 10:32 PM EDT

In a "Fact Check" published Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press's Thomas Beaumont insisted that Donald Trump's September 16 statement that "Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy," namely that then-candidate Barack Obama was not born in the United States, "is as untrue as his original lie." Some readers who don't get past Paragraph 3 might even believe that Trump started it all. And this is a "fact check"?

Beaumont's bluster appears to be in response to center-right bloggers and pundits who correctly refuse to let Hillary Clinton campaign and her gatekeepers in the press get away with revising history and ignoring new corroborating facts. To believe Beaumont, one has to believe that longtime Clinton aide and confidant Sidney Blumenthal's rumor-shopping to various members of the press doesn't matter, because he "was not officially part of the (Hillary Clinton 2008) campaign staff." What rubbish. The facts show that he was much more important to Hillary Clinton than that.

By P.J. Gladnick | | September 25, 2016 | 9:25 PM EDT

He slips! He slides! He dodges every which way and even Jake Tapper can't pin Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, down on whether she supports sanctuary cities. To give Tapper credit, he tried to pin Mook down twice but the Clinton campaign manager managed to slip away without giving anything resembling a yes/no answer on this morning's State of the Union on CNN. Before Mook was even finished uttering his first sentence you just knew there was no way he was going to really answer Tapper's question.