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By Jorge Bonilla | | August 29, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT

As expected, Jorge Ramos went on CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, justified his abandonment of neutrality with regard to Donald Trump, and evaded the question about MRC Founder Brent Bozell's call for his removal from Univision's anchor chair until after the election. The linguistic dodge that Ramos deployed in order to effectively to do so warrants additional analysis.

By Kyle Drennen | | August 29, 2016 | 4:08 PM EDT

During an interview with actress Tika Sumpter in 9 a.m. ET hour of Monday’s NBC Today about her role in a new biopic about the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama, co-host Al Roker eagerly wondered if the First Couple had seen the movie yet: “Have you heard at all from the Obamas?” Sumpter replied: “We haven't, not yet. I mean, I know they know about it. John Legend’s an executive producer and he does a lot of initiatives with them and he told the President, ‘I produced this movie that you might want to see.’ And they were like, ‘Yeah, we keep seeing reviews.’”

By Geoffrey Dickens | | August 29, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT

On Sunday, longtime morning show host Charles Osgood announced to his CBS Sunday Morning audience that his almost 50-year career with the network will be coming to an end on September 25. Osgood took over the CBS Sunday Morning hosting duties from Charles Kuralt in 1994 and while the show took on a sedate tone, Osgood still managed to mix in liberal observations and even a bit of pretentious poetry. 

By Sarah Stites | | August 29, 2016 | 3:58 PM EDT

Hopefully you were blissfully unaware that “GoTopless Day” happened this past weekend.

On the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, thousands of women across the country annually gather and bare all from the waist up in a protest for “equal rights.” This year, demonstrations took place in Los Angeles, Venice Beach, New York City, D.C., Chicago and several other cities. 

By Clay Waters | | August 29, 2016 | 3:48 PM EDT

New York Times economist-turned-liberal-hack-columnist Paul Krugman has a habit of accusing his political opponents not of being misguided, flat wrong, or even dumb, but actively wicked. Cruel rule is what Krugman thinks is going on in the red states of Texas and Kansas, as their limited-government approaches make them “States of Cruelty.” The text box: “Some ugly politics is local.” Krugman also spouted that it’s cruel to women to be pro-life, no matter how many baby girls might be saved, because he has made an unsubstantiated link between deaths of pregnant women in Texas and defunding Planned Parenthood abortion clinics

By Curtis Houck | | August 29, 2016 | 3:48 PM EDT

As most of the internet knows by now, top Hillary Clinton confidante and lifeline Huma Abedin announced her separation from soon-to-be-ex-husband and former New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner following new allegations that Weiner (aka Carlos Danger) is still sexting women despite being caught multiple times and led to his resignation from Congress (thanks to the late Andrew Breitbart).

 

By Kyle Drennen | | August 29, 2016 | 1:26 PM EDT

While all three network morning shows on Monday acknowledged the “controversy” and “outrage” swirling around 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem, the broadcasts still framed the disrespectful act as him taking a “stand” to “protest racism in America.”

By Curtis Houck | | August 29, 2016 | 12:28 PM EDT

On Monday morning, NBC News and Today kept their viewers in the dark on new details from e-mails of Clinton aides that showed the head of the Rockefeller Foundation sought preferential seating at a luncheon held by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department after the organization had given between $10 and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. 

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 29, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT

Univision and Fusion Media Group (FMG) have announced the creation of "Rise Up As One", a "celebration of music and unity" designed to help us "awaken to the power of a changing world". But from the way this event is billed and pushed, though, it has the look and feel of a GOTV event targeted at Univision and FMG's digital audience.

By Sarah Stites | | August 29, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s wedding was doomed from the outset. After all, the much-hyped political union – sullied by a sexting scandal – was officiated by champion philanderer Bill Clinton. 

By Tom Blumer | | August 29, 2016 | 10:18 AM EDT

When Target Stores reported results for its second-quarter, which ended on July 31, on August 17, the Associated Press's Anne D'Innocenzio told readers that "Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven straight quarters of gains," and that "Customer traffic fell for the first time in a year and a half."

What could have caused such a stark reversal, especially in light of the fact that the next day, larger archrival Wal-Mart reported, as seen in the Wall Street Journal, that "sales at established stores up for the eighth consecutive quarter and more shoppers visiting for the seventh period (i.e., quarter) in a row"? The AP's D'Innocenzio dutifully relayed a statement from Target's chief financial officer in Paragraph 17 of her 19-paragraph report that "the impact of the bathroom issue has 'really not been material.'" Balderdash.

By NB Staff | | August 29, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT

Reston, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement challenging Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to a debate a day after Ramos appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to talk about his capacity to fairly cover the 2016 presidential election. 

By Clay Waters | | August 29, 2016 | 9:34 AM EDT

What does it take to make left-wing CNN contributor Van Jones sound moderate and reasonable? Have him interviewed by Ana Marie Cox of the New York Times for the paper’s Sunday Magazine: “Van Jones Can Empathize With Trump Voters.” This Sunday, Van Jones sounded more sensible than Cox when it came to respecting those with different political beliefs, jabbing at his own side to be more tolerant of Trump voters and conservatives in general.

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 29, 2016 | 9:14 AM EDT

On Sunday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the NFL's Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem, and his subsequent statement accusing the U.S. of being a nation that "oppresses black people," citing violence by police, both guests expressed support for him in the aftermath of his expression of anti-U.S. sentiment. CNN political commentator Errol Louis lauded the NFL star's decision as "weighty" and sympathetically concluded that "we should wish him the best of luck in getting through this."

By Rich Noyes | | August 29, 2016 | 8:58 AM EDT

In the August 29 edition of Notable Quotables: Journalists fret about presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton being victimized by a sexist double standard, while reporters find it admirable that President Obama took a principled stand in favor of his vacation instead of visiting flood-ravaged Lousiana. At the same time, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blames "extreme" talk radio for the "dumbing down" of the GOP that enabled the rise of Donald Trump, while some journalists say their objectivity (as if!) must be sacrificed to the larger goal of stopping "dangerous" Trump from winning the White House.