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By Kyle Drennen | | November 8, 2016 | 2:10 PM EST

On Tuesday, the broadcast networks lead off their Election Day coverage by gushing over Hillary Clinton casting her ballot in Chappaqua, New York. The 8:00 a.m. ET breaking news coverage on the CBS, ABC, and NBC morning shows celebrated the “momentous moment” in which the Democratic nominee would find out if her “dream” of being president “comes true.”

By Mike Ciandella | | November 8, 2016 | 2:05 PM EST

It isn’t just conservatives complaining about the news media this election cycle. Hoping to interview a millennial voter of Puerto Rican descent, MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders found a Jill Stein supporter who didn’t think her candidate was being covered fairly.

When Sanders pointed out to the young woman that her candidate probably wouldn’t win, she responded “Well, according to all of the, you know, the media, it's either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. But everyone, there’s other people to vote for! There’s other people. So, let your voice be heard, and research, and go online, and don't listen to the media.”

By Sarah Stites | | November 8, 2016 | 2:05 PM EST

Hollywood knows how to party hard, and many in the entertainment set are planning to do so on November 8. But some are not yet ready to celebrate.

By Tom Blumer | | November 8, 2016 | 1:02 PM EST

Shortly after noon on Monday, in three publicly visible tweets to Missouri Democratic Party Senator Claire McCaskill, Mitchell referred to how "we're going to be fine in terms of taking back the Senate," whined about how FBI Director James Comey had "muddled this race," and wondered why "he sent that letter" — presumably referring to his letter to Congress in late October concerning the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

By Tim Graham | | November 8, 2016 | 12:25 PM EST

You don’t need WikiLeaks to know how one-sided they are at CNN and The Washington Post.  A new editorial by Post digitial opinions editor James Downie is headlined “How Campaign 2016 could shift the climate debate for the better.” This is a weird headline, since liberals don’t believe there is any debate about climate change.

Downie touted CNN media reporter Dylan Byers “The traditional model of ‘he said, she said’ journalism ... was thrown out the window in favor of a more aggressive journalism that sought to prioritize accuracy over balance.”  He claimed "More journalists have seen that the sky won’t fall if they treat falsehoods as falsehoods."

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 8, 2016 | 11:02 AM EST

On Tuesday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of how the election of a President Hillary Clinton could dramatically change the U.S. Supreme Court, co-host Chris Cuomo fretted that it was "really frightening" to hear Republican Senator Ted Cruz talk about obstructing Clinton's judicial nominees and allowing the number of Supreme Court justices to remain at eight. Cuomo: "I think you got Ted Cruz laying some really frightening groundwork, saying, 'You know, eight is fine on the Court. Eight is fine.'"

By Sarah Stites | | November 8, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST

There’s nothing like a fake president played by a Hollywood celeb to really inspire civic duty. That’s why Julia Louis-Dreyfus, known for her Emmy-winning Veep role as politician Selina Meyer, took to the screen to encourage the millennial vote, specifically regarding the issue of climate change. (If you’re getting tired of celebrity vote videos, please know that we wholeheartedly share that sentiment). 

By Sam Dorman | | November 8, 2016 | 8:47 AM EST

CNBC’s Joe Kernen slammed anti-Trump media bias on Nov. 8, and branded the New York Times as an honorary member of the Clinton campaign. He joked that The New York Times staff had “honorary position” in the Clinton campaign.

 
By Lindsay Kornick | | November 8, 2016 | 1:20 AM EST

After butchering the issue of illegal immigration in previous episodes, CW's Supergirl apparently felt it was ready to take on gun control in the latest episode “Crossfire.” This week the argument is about as substantial as another election TV spot.

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 8, 2016 | 12:46 AM EST

On Monday's New Day on CNN, as a panel of regular CNN political analysts fretted that FBI Director James Comey has hurt Hillary Clinton's "momentum" and boosted Donald Trump with the recent resumption of activity in the Clinton email investigation, CNN political analyst David Gregory repeated his recent claim that Trump is speaking like a "tyrant" in calling for his opponent to be jailed and in questioning whether there might be "rigging" in the election. The CNN analyst also lamented the "damage" that has been done to Clinton, proclaiming that "it was so unfortunate that Comey allowed himself into the political process."

Gregory -- the former host of NBC's Meet the Press -- also repeated a previous incorrect claim that Comey had found Clinton did not "commit a crime" in the mishandling of her State Department email. Gregory: "You have Mike Pence ... pronouncing during a rally last night, that she committed a crime, after the FBI said, 'Uh, no she didn't, and we looked at this.' So this is a team of Trump and Pence that has said, 'I will jail our opponent, we may not accept the election results, and we don't accept the rule of law.' This from a group who says they love America. I mean, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, you should be really concerned about an FBI director impacting the election either way."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 8, 2016 | 12:29 AM EST

According to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday’s Hardball, the election is already over and Hillary Clinton is the winner. And knowing that going to the polls on Election Day how can a woman possibly vote for Donald Trump and not be a part of making history, he wondered to his all liberal panel. Matthew’s argument sounded more like he was talking down to and trying shame women into vote for Hillary Clinton. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 7, 2016 | 9:44 PM EST

With the polls closing in roughly 24 hours NBC News took it upon themselves, during Monday’s NBC Nightly News, to tout how Republicans have been losing the support of Latino voters over the years. Reporter Gabe Gutierrez seemed to mock GOP nominee Donald Trump for claiming he would do well with the Latino community. “Among Latinos, Hillary Clinton leads him by 45 percentage points,” he reported, “Since winning the White House in 2004, the GOP has lost more Hispanic support each election cycle.” 

By Brent Baker | | November 7, 2016 | 8:06 PM EST

For Monday’s newspaper, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan put together a list of the thirteen “best” media moments of the campaign. Ten of the thirteen – surprise, surprise – were stories meant to undermine Donald Trump. Only one of the thirteen was harmful to Hillary Clinton and two were arguably neutral.

By Tom Johnson | | November 7, 2016 | 5:58 PM EST

Conservatives are unwilling to let Hillary be Hillary where transparency is concerned, and “it drives them crazy,” believes Kevin Drum. In a post last Wednesday, Drum argued that whenever the right has “forced…openness on Clinton in an effort to destroy her,” it’s “done nothing except paint a portrait of a pretty normal politician,” a failure that’s left those conservatives with “bizarre levels” of “Clinton Derangement Syndrome.”

By Sam Dorman | | November 7, 2016 | 5:26 PM EST

Leaked emails from the Clinton campaign cast doubts on CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood’s ability to be an objective reporter when it came to Hillary Clinton. But after The Hill accused Harwood on Nov. 7, of colluding with the Clinton campaign, he denied the charge on Twitter.