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By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 28, 2016 | 2:02 AM EDT

The Tuesday evening following the first 2016 presidential debate, CBS Evening News was eager to share the opinions of people at debate watch parties from all across the country, including Los Angles, Philadelphia, and Dallas. Of the three watch parties they covered, CBS chose to lead with Los Angles where the makeup of the room was highly biased. “This group of Latino debate watchers gathered early,” reported CBS’s John Blackstone, “None here support Donald Trump, but Ana Reyes came looking for more reasons why Hillary Clinton deserved her vote.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 28, 2016 | 12:15 AM EDT

The same liberal networks who sprinted to dismiss concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health as part of a “wacky strategy” by Donald Trump, turned a blind eye Tuesday to similar accusations made about the GOP nominee. Following the first presidential debate Monday night, Clinton surrogate Governor Howard Dean tweeted that he suspects Trump had a cocaine habit and used it before the debate. He stuck by that accusation Tuesday on MSNBC stating that Trump has, “a signature of people who use cocaine.” 

By NB Staff | | September 27, 2016 | 10:56 PM EDT

Following three Fox Business Network (FBN) appearances in the past 24 hours reacting to the presidential debate, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell ended Tuesday on the Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File by again wondering where debate moderator Lester Holt was in fact-checking and asking follow-up questions of Hillary Clinton as he did with Donald Trump.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | September 27, 2016 | 10:39 PM EDT

Washington Post political correspondent Chris Cillizza should win some kind of award for the worst pre-debate spin. He tried to defend NBC anchor Lester Holt: “It turns out Holt is actually a registered Republican. Trump still might find things to complain about Monday night, but a case for partisan bias against him will be tough to make.”

Right after the debate, despite all evidence, Cillizza doubled down: “Want a testament to how well Holt did? I guarantee you no one is talking about him tomorrow. That's a win.” That is precisely as the press would want this. But that’s not what America saw.

By Curtis Houck | | September 27, 2016 | 7:26 PM EDT

PBS’s Charlie Rose program aired live for much of Monday night’s show recapping the first presidential debate and BBC’s Katty Kay credited debate moderator Lester Holt for his “dog whistle politics” question to Donald Trump about Hillary Clinton’s looks but hammered the “political malpractice” of Clinton barely having to discuss her e-mail scandal.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | September 27, 2016 | 5:11 PM EDT

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, at Monday night’s debate, repeatedly cross-examined and fact-checked GOP nominee Donald Trump. However, for Hillary Clinton there was not one single challenge to anything she said. And there wasn’t a hard-hitting question to the Democratic nominee on any of her controversies whether it be Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation or the e-mails. If Holt had correctly done his job as moderator he could’ve asked a tough question of Trump and then pivoted to ask an equally challenging question to Clinton. The debate might have gone completely different if he had. 

By Scott Whitlock | | September 27, 2016 | 4:49 PM EDT

The MSNBC crew on Monday night were in full Donald Trump trashing mode. While Chris Matthews hailed the “brilliant” Hillary Clinton and declared the race “over,” Howard Fineman lectured that Trump delivered the “worst debate” performance ever. 

By Clay Waters | | September 27, 2016 | 4:46 PM EDT

The New York Times’ live online coverage of the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate was anchored by the usual team of Nick Confessore, Maggie Haberman, Alan Rappeport, and Adam Nagourney on Monday night, with Haberman providing her usual defense of Hillary Clinton against charges of “sexism,” and Nick Confessore praising her as a “wonk’s wonk” with the misfortune of running in a year of “sheer anger.” Meanwhile, Michael Grynbaum somehow saw Trump-attacking Lester Holt as “the minimalist moderator."

By Tom Blumer | | September 27, 2016 | 4:31 PM EDT

It's quite funny in retrospect to remember how the press ridiculed the preoccupation of many people who questioned Barack Obama's eligibility to become and then to be President over the "birther" issue from late 2008 until early 2011.

Now look at who's obsessed. The press refuses to recognize that it has lost an issue it thought could use to bury the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. They won't let it go, even though that train left the station on September 16. It would be hard to find a more obvious example of this obsession than was seen yesterday at MSNBC, when Chris Hayes refused to talk about anything else with Omarosa Manigault, the Trump campaign's director of African-American outreach.

By Sarah Stites | | September 27, 2016 | 3:35 PM EDT

In the past 24 hours, feminist media have become collectively peeved over several issues either addressed or omitted from the debate discussions. Yet the blame fell not only on the shoulders of Donald Trump, but on the patriarchy itself. 

By NB Staff | | September 27, 2016 | 3:34 PM EDT

Media Research Center president Brent Bozell continued his tear on Tuesday denouncing Lester Holt’s “failed” performance as Monday’s presidential debate moderator with two appearances on Fox Business Network (FBN) programming and called out the Republican National Committee (RNC) for accepting any potential moderator from NBC, MSNBC, or CNBC.

By Kyle Drennen | | September 27, 2016 | 3:32 PM EDT

During a live report in MSNBC’s 12 p.m. ET hour, as part of Hillary Clinton’s traveling press corps, Andrea Mitchell gushed over how pleased the campaign was with the Democratic nominee’s debate performance: “Well, you can imagine they feel very confident....There was applause by her staff when she boarded [the plane]. We’re in the back of the plane, as you well know, so we heard that from the front.”

By Tim Graham | | September 27, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT

Apparently, the public has been made painfully aware that the moderators will not be fair in this election cycle. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey taken before the first debate found "a plurality (46%) of likely U.S. voters believes most moderators will try to help Clinton in the upcoming debates. Only six percent (6%) think they will try to help Trump instead. Just 32% say most of the moderators will try to be unbiased."

By Edgard Portela | | September 27, 2016 | 1:05 PM EDT

The latest edition of Al Punto, Univision's weekly public affairs show, featured a welcome surprise: the show finally broke its recent repetitive rotation of either outright anti-Trump or less than enthusiastic pro-Trump pundits.

By Tom Blumer | | September 27, 2016 | 12:51 PM EDT

It's pretty hysterical how the left wants to set the rules for civil discourse over presidential candidates' health and habits.To them, it's really bad to talk, and virtually evil to speculate, about Hillary Clinton's demonstrations of frailty and other possible illnesses seen during the campaign, which are certainly not limited to her "medical situation" at the 9/11 anniversary ceremony two weeks ago. They think that responsible adults shouldn't engage in that ... with Democrats. But let Donald Trump show up at the first of the three presidential debates with some sniffling, and Howard Dean — former 12-year Governor of Vermont, 2004 Democratic Party presidential candidate, and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee — couldn't resist speculating that the GOP nominee was "on coke."