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No, this is not a drill, folks. In one of the more stunning piece of media news in recent memory, the Fox News Channel’s chief news anchor and breaking news unitmanging editor Shepard Smith announced Friday afternoon at the conclusion of Shepard Smith Reporting that he will be leaving FNC, effective immediately. He added that he had 



On his Thursday show, MSNBC Live host Craig Melvin invited in Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to discuss President Trump's campaign rally in that city as well as the price tag that comes with it. After the segment was over, the viewer was left to conclude that Trump is a hypocrite and a cheat who doesn't pay his security bills, but Melvin left out some crucial facts that render this controversy rather non-controversial.



When the media cites a research report, consumers expect them to at least have read it first. Multiple liberal outlets cited researchers from the European Society of Cardiology, who stated that their June study showed evidence that men drinking within six months before fertilization could lead to an increase in congenital heart defects in children (CHDs).



Earlier, we noted NPR Public Editor Elizabeth Jensen slammed Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) for allegedly misleading NPR listeners by noting Adam Schiff wrongly claimed "we" (he and his staff) had no contact with the "whistleblower" at the center of the Democrat impeachment inquiry. Shelby Talcott at the Daily Caller reports that on Thursday, Banks formally protested this accusation in a letter to NPR News Executive Editor Edith Chapin.



Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) came to The View on Friday to talk about his book about why socialism is wrong for America. However his ideas were so unpopular with The View hosts and audience that this part of the interview only lasted three minutes.



Earlier this week, Newsbusters' Gabriel Hays exposed Golden State Warriors' woke coach Steve Kerr for saying nothing about China's brutal crackdown on freedom-seeking Hong Kong citizens. "If only he would be as circumspect when gun control or Donald Trump are at issue,'' Hays wrote. No sooner said than done. In a Thursday press conference, Kerr gave China another pass, ridiculed President Trump and condemned America for abuses and gun violence.



60 Minutes journalist John Dickerson on Friday blamed a lack of a “common set of facts” and social media that “allows different information” for “destroying institutions” and leading to a possible constitutional crisis in America. Dickerson appeared on CBS This Morning to contrast the impeachments of Nixon and Clinton with that of Donald Trump. Offering a nostalgic look back at the era of three networks (and the supremacy of his own CBS), the journalist reminisced:



On Friday, all three network morning shows seemed shocked that President Trump would spend time during a 2020 campaign rally Thursday night attacking Democrats over their impeachment push. Reporters were aghast that Trump would launch “vicious attacks on his Democratic rivals” and describe impeachment “in almost apocalyptic terms.”



On Thursday morning, as CNN geared up for its evening town hall special on gay rights with the Democratic presidential candidates, the network's New Day show ran a couple of segments on the issue of LGBT rights. One segment highlighted a reported increase in hate crimes against transgenders in which the story managed to invoke the unrelated upcoming Supreme Court case on LGBT discrimination by employers. And, speaking with the new president of the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign, co-host John Berman cued up his guest to complain that President Donald Trump has not been far enough to the left on gay rights.



If you’re not preparing now to serve our future robot overlords, then you’d better start. Amazon, since at least Jan. 2019, has been hard at work developing what it calls a “fully-electric delivery system – Amazon Scout – designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.” Amazon has already developed Amazon AI. You know her as Alexa, and her counterpart is the Echo. Alexa, Amazon notes, is “Amazon’s cloud-based voice service,” and it is available “on more than 100 million devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers.” From playing music to making phone calls to family members, and from setting timers to sharing the weather forecast – even learning French – Amazon Alexa could be in the infancy stages of what could otherwise be considered the core of Skynet.



As is often the case with celebrities, actors, singers and other performers, many of those people believe that they somehow have a special insight into issues and conflicts that the average person does not share. An excellent example of this concept came on Wednesday, when Robyn Rihanna Fenty -- who is better known as just Rihanna -- stated that President Trump seems to be “the most mentally ill human being in America right now.”



“Scratch a progressive, find an authoritarian.” And his name is Robert Francis O’Rourke. The feckless furry with the foundering campaign and phony hispanic nickname is making a desperate play for the illiberal left wing of the Democratic party. First it was his “mandatory buy-back” of Ar-15s. Now, he’s threatening religious institutions that still believe in traditional marriage.



For some time now, Morning Joe has been consumed by a visceral hatred of all things Trump. Today's show offered up yet two more examples. First, Donny Deutsch claimed "if you know Donald Trump, you know there isn't anyone he wouldn't throw -- he would throw his family under the bus. And I don't say that glibly." Joe Scarborough heartily agreed: "well of course!" A bit later, when Deutsch accused Scarborough of mocking melanoma, Scarborough replied: "I didn't mock cancer. I thought you were talking about your girlfriend, Melanomia."



On Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Show, correspondent Roy Wood Jr. interviewed President Trump’s primary challenger, Bill Weld, and convened “a focus group of Trump voters to see if there really are Republicans thirsty for something new.” While the panel definitely had some misgivings about the President, all of them indicated that they would support him again in 2020; much to Wood’s horror.



Last week, Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away With Murder compared ICE agents to criminal gangs. This week’s episode, “Do You Think I’m a Bad Man?,” on October 10, turned law enforcement into the villains again with a story of a police officer killing an unarmed black man.