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By Matt Philbin | | May 25, 2016 | 10:17 AM EDT

After nearly eight years in office, President Obama no longer cares if he seems to be trolling the rest of the country. He is. Now, he’s heading to Hiroshima (by way of Vietnam) to push his choom-fueled dorm-room vision of a nuclear-free world. His purpose is shallow and silly. His timing – Memorial Day Weekend – is egregious. And his media coverage is predictably fawning.

By Kristine Marsh | | May 25, 2016 | 9:22 AM EDT

Outside a New Mexico Trump rally Tuesday night, protesters became violent, throwing rocks, smashing doors, jumping on cop cars and setting Trump flags on fire. An NBC reporter was even knocked down off camera as he reported on the scene. Yet his colleagues at sister network MSNBC were less than shocked by the protesters actions, in fact they seemed congratulatory, praising them for their actions and rationalizing their violence.

By Edgard Portela | | May 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT

Viewers of ABC, CBS or NBC morning shows and evening news programs could be forgiven for thinking nothing newsworthy is going on in Venezuela, where an emboldened opposition in recent weeks has been working to remove incumbent socialist President Nicolás Maduro through a recall referendum. The country is currently going through a devastating humanitarian crisis, in which food is scarce, medicine and other supplies are dwindling rapidly, and the populace is sliding into chaos. Yet, the traditional big three broadcast networks have yet to air a single word about this ongoing crisis.

By Tim Graham | | May 25, 2016 | 7:52 AM EDT

With the presidential candidates arriving in California to campaign and raise funds, this report from the Los Angeles CBS affiliate should become national news: “A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County.”

Voter fraud? But liberal Democrats like to claim there is zero evidence of voter fraud.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 25, 2016 | 12:34 AM EDT

NewsBusters contributor Jeffery Lord laid out the facts about the origin of the housing market collapse of 2008, on CNN’s America’s Choice 2016 primary coverage Tuesday night. “You've got people out there saying that the Clinton housing policy helped cause the housing crisis in the first place,” Lord stated, after being asked if it was smart for Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump for his comments about the bubble poping. Former Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter had a bone to pick with Lord over his facts. 

By Clay Waters | | May 24, 2016 | 10:05 PM EDT

Former president Jimmy Carter gave a lecture to journalists about racist Republicans and Trump supporters, and New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein lapped it up religiously: “Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Carter Plans Conference to Promote Unity.” The text box to Tuesday’s story paraphrased Carter’s words of wisdom: “Saying the country has ‘reawakened’ in a bitter political climate.

By Curtis Houck | | May 24, 2016 | 9:42 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews provided a laundry list of quotable utterances on Tuesday night that began right from the start when he likened the Clintons to “used cars” being “total[ed]” by Donald Trump by bringing up the Clinton’s checkered pasts and later when he compared Trump and Bernie Sanders to politicians in Third World countries. 

By NB Staff | | May 24, 2016 | 9:00 PM EDT

“Bernie Sanders easily won the Oregon primary last week. Exit polls revealed that most of his voters have never heard of Venezuela.” - NewsBusted’s Jody Miller

By Jack Coleman | | May 24, 2016 | 7:33 PM EDT

On this, all can agree -- when Rachel Maddow stumbles, it's not for lack of intelligence. Through relentless branding, MSNBC has convinced its viewers and many others who should know better that Maddow is the smartest person in television, or at least on MSNBC at any given moment.

Which leads to an awkward conclusion -- when Maddow commits not one but two egregious errors of omission in the same report, it is not through stupidity. That is simply not possible. Such are the pitfalls of embodying her specific brand.

By Randy Hall | | May 24, 2016 | 6:37 PM EDT

During Monday evening's edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly clashed with DeRay Mckesson, an activist with the Black Lives Matter movement, over the decision handed down that morning finding Officer Edward Nero “not guilty” in the death of Freddie Gray.

Mckesson first noted: “What we know to be true is that Freddie Gray should be alive today, and what the judge said today was that Officer Nero was not found criminally responsible.” Kelly later asked her guest: “Don't you see a danger to the community if we start locking up cops for making a bad judgment call?”

By Tim Graham | | May 24, 2016 | 6:31 PM EDT

The New York Times still treats Jimmy Carter like a world-class humanitarian...and never as an uncivil partisan scold. The headline on Tuesday was “Jimmy Carter, Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Plans Baptist Conference for Unity.” Religion reporter Laurie Goodstein began with the sugar: "Former President Jimmy Carter, who has long put religion and racial reconciliation at the center of his life, is on a mission to heal a racial divide...."

By Scott Whitlock | | May 24, 2016 | 5:33 PM EDT

When liberal MSNBC provides more balanced coverage than NBC, you know there’s a problem. On Monday night, Nightly News completely ignored the gaffe of Barack Obama’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs comparing wait time for medical treatment to that of lines at Disneyland. On Tuesday, the Today show, a four hour-long program, allowed a scant 35 seconds on the controversial remarks. Yet, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell actually grilled Secretary Robert McDonald. 

By Edgard Portela | | May 24, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT

Coverage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s video messages to the 2016 meeting of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) on the nation’s top Spanish-language network was remarkable for totally failing to point out how the two candidates align with the organization’s stated policy priorities.

By Matthew Balan | | May 24, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield acted like a hired gun for Hillary Clinton on her Legal View program on Tuesday. Banfield claimed Donald Trump "twisted" Bill Clinton's past sex scandals into an attack on Mrs. Clinton, and played up how he once stated that "Paula Jones is a loser, and people would have been more forgiving if Bill had had affairs with more glamorous women." She confronted Sam Clovis, Trump's national co-chair: "What are you doing in this campaign when it's Donald Trump who attacked the women; and you're going after Hillary's husband, who's not running for president?"

By Kristine Marsh | | May 24, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT

During Tuesday’s primary coverage on CNN, Brooke Baldwin silenced a conservative pundit after she brought up Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults against women. Baldwin touted that Clinton was a victim, and visibly appeared disgusted after guest Kellynne Conway brought up Bill Clinton history with women. Finally, Baldwin shushed Conway and wouldn’t let her finish her point, saying, “We’re not airing all this dirty laundry here. I can’t believe we’re going there.”