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By Scott Whitlock | | October 18, 2016 | 5:45 PM EDT

No moment from the final months of Barack Obama's presidency is too minor to note. On CBS This Morning, Tuesday, Chip Reid gushed over the “last state dinner of the Obama era.” Reid recounted from the White House: “The first course will include a sweet potato pasta dish. Followed by a warm butter nut squash salad. Then a meaty main course with a vegetarian option. Ending, of course, with dessert.” 

By Curtis Houck | | October 18, 2016 | 5:40 PM EDT

In the latest example of media bias concerning the 2016 election that many would cowardly blame on Donald Trump stealing the spotlight, Tuesday’s morning shows on ABC and NBC saw no reason to inform their viewers of a USA Today investigation detailing the cozy relationships cultivated between high-profile corporate lobbyists to the Hillary Clinton-led State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and top donors to her campaign.

By Callista Ring | | October 18, 2016 | 4:27 PM EDT

The recently leaked trove of emails from Hillary Clinton and her staff, revealed many items of concern including cozy and unethical interactions with the press. MRC Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor chastised the media saying, “This is the worst bias election probably anybody has ever seen anywhere.

By Kristine Marsh | | October 18, 2016 | 4:25 PM EDT

In a leaked e-mail from Wikileaks late last week, Politico’s chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush was caught groveling before Hillary Clinton chairman John Podesta, trying to gain his “approval” before publishing a story on the Clinton campaign. In the e-mail, Thrush admits he’s a “hack” that needs Podesta’s approval on the part of the story that pertains to him. 

By Tim Graham | | October 18, 2016 | 4:18 PM EDT

A Media Research Center study of donations at demonstrates a dramatic tilt in campaign donations by employees at some of America’s leading news outlets.

The most dramatic financial favoritism is shown by employees of The New York Times: since January 1, 2008, 68 employees of the Times have donated exclusively to Democrats or Democratic PACs to just three employees who donated to a Republican. Compare that to The Washington Post, whose employees in the same time period broke out as 15 Democratic donors to two who gave to the GOP. A similar breakdown came from putting in the Big Three TV news operations, 32 to 2 overall. Putting these five media outlets together, it’s 115 Democrat donors to 7 who have given to Republicans.

By Kyle Drennen | | October 18, 2016 | 4:09 PM EDT

On Tuesday, both NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America accepted at face value Obama administration denials of a quid pro quo to cover up Hillary Clinton’s possession of classified e-mails. Reports on the morning shows let statements from the State Department and the FBI be the last word on the topic.

By P.J. Gladnick | | October 18, 2016 | 3:46 PM EDT

In all of the reporting on the WikiLeaks releases of John Podesta's emails, how often you do actually see aspersions cast upon their authenticity? Pretty much never expecially since there has been no real denial of it by the parties involved starting with Podesta himself. What the mainstream media tends to do instead is to just ignore them. Their excuse is that the "outrageous" things Donald Trump says crowds out whatever could be in the Wikileaks revelations.

However, now we do have a reporter who makes an incredibly weak case that some of the Wikileaks emails could be fake. He is Douglas Perry of The Oregonian who initially asserts How Russian disinformation could be driving the Hillary Clinton WikiLeaks email scandal before finally undermining himself.

By Scott Whitlock | | October 18, 2016 | 3:22 PM EDT

Climate alarmist Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a live action version of the ‘90s cartoon show Captain Planet. This is the same movie star who has previously made extreme statements such as calling for the expulsion of any public office holder who is skeptical of global warming. 

By Tom Blumer | | October 18, 2016 | 3:22 PM EDT

The latest installment of Stupid Fact Checks involves Politifact, the heavyweight champion of dishonest "fact checkers." The web site's clear mission is to make false leftist claims look credible while discrediting valid statements made by those on the center-right.

Early Monday morning, the web site criticized a flyer issued by the National Rifle Association which quoted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. A year ago, Mrs. Clinton, responding to an audience member's question, said that what Australia did in the mid-1990s to take guns away from many of its citizens "would be worth considering doing ... on a national level, if that can be arranged" here in the U.S. Politifact Virginia's Warren Fiske asserted that the NRA was "mostly false" in claiming that that she said "gun confiscation would be worth considering." In other words, the NRA was "mostly false" in quoting Mrs. Clinton's own words.

By Jack Coleman | | October 18, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT

GOP nominee Donald Trump is alleging the game is rigged against him from a disturbing combo of inevitable voting fraud and slanted media coverage of the campaign. Predictably, media stalwarts blithely dismiss Trump's allegation as paranoid and delusional.

Perhaps they should not be so quick to laugh it off, given the media's track record when it comes to fiction fobbed off as journalism.

By Sarah Stites | | October 18, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT

It was simultaneously shocking and completely unsuprising when, after riffing on Donald Trump at a recent Tampa show, Amy Schumer lost 200 annoyed audience members. The comedian’s vulgar humor and pointed attacks at conservatives must surely make her intolerable to some audience members; but then again, why would such people voluntarily purchase tickets to her routine in the first place?  

By Tim Graham | | October 18, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT

The imbalance between Trump's sex scandals and Hillary Wikileaks woes continues. The latest count by MRC analysts finds there's now been 7 hours and 30 minutes of network coverage on the theme believed to be most damaging to Trump's campaign, and only 1 hour and 10 minutes on the theme that could be most damaging for Hillary Clinton (and the media's "objective" image).

By Rich Noyes | | October 18, 2016 | 12:57 PM EDT

Monday’s NBC Nightly News led off with anchor Lester Holt decrying the “dark consequences” of Donald Trump’s “fiery and unsupported” warnings of a “rigged” election next month, and on Tuesday morning, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin labeled Trump’s concerns “dangerous.” But back in 2004, NBC’s cable network MSNBC was the leader in casting doubt on the legitimacy of an election outcome, as then-8pm host Keith Olbermann spent night after night venting loopy left-wing fantasies about how President George W. Bush had supposedly stolen the election from John Kerry.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | October 18, 2016 | 12:12 PM EDT

With just three weeks to go, major newspapers (with a circulation of at least 50,000) are walloping Donald Trump in their official endorsements, favoring Hillary Clinton by a count of 68 to zero. Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 (83 percent) of them have endorsed Hillary Clinton, five (6 percent) recommended Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, two (2 percent) advised to vote for anybody but Trump and seven (9 percent) newspapers offered no endorsement at all.

By Scott Whitlock | | October 18, 2016 | 12:07 PM EDT

Confronted with accusations of media bias, NBC journalist Kristen Welker actually insisted that there is “no proof” of collusion between journalists and Hillary Clinton. Talking with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Monday, Welker asserted, “Kellyanne, there is no proof there is any type of the collusion that you're talking about.”