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By NB Staff | | December 7, 2016 | 6:00 PM EST

The Media Research Center’s Tim Graham appeared on the Fox Business Channel, Wednesday, to slam outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times for “doubling down on their biases.” After the Bell’s Melissa Francis wondered if the relentless attacks from these liberal newspapers was “working.” 

By Matthew Balan | | December 7, 2016 | 5:28 PM EST

Chuck Todd joined colleagues Mark Murray and Carrie Dann in a Wednesday article on NBC's First Read blog that decried President-Elect Donald Trump's "dangerous game of...picking winners and losers" in the economy. The trio spotlighted the billionaire "criticizing" and "hailing" different companies on Twitter — thereby, "picking individual winners and losers....And that could have chilling consequences." The journalists oddly wondered, "Despite all of the corporate criticism of President Obama's first few years in office...has Trump intervened more in companies -- directly and individually -- in his month as president-elect more than Obama ever did?"

By Jack Coleman | | December 7, 2016 | 5:22 PM EST

For years I've wondering if former NBC news anchor Brian Williams is an aspiring stand-up comic. What he said last night on The 11th Hour sealed it -- this guy can make people laugh, albeit not always intentionally.

Williams's repeated episodes of fictional story telling fobbed off as news, often accompanied by exaggerations of his journalistic heroics, led to his downfall from NBC in 2015. He was back seven months later in a lesser role, consigned to the purgatory that is late night on MSNBC.
 

By Curtis Houck | | December 7, 2016 | 3:36 PM EST

Washington Post local columnist Petula Dvorak waded into the ginned-up fake news debate in her Tuesday column as she compared the false and unsubstantiated Pizzagate story to the “doctored” and “gotcha” videos that spawned the Planned Parenthood scandal and Sarah Palin causing then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to be shot in 2011 (even though the first case was real and the second was thoroughly debunked). 

By Sarah Stites | | December 7, 2016 | 3:32 PM EST

Following the announcement that Donald Trump had been dubbed Time’s 2016’s “Person of the Year,” protestors from the entertainment sphere took to Twitter to express their disapproval of the decision. 

By Kristine Marsh | | December 7, 2016 | 3:28 PM EST

Wednesday on The View, the panel made some wild predictions about what would happen during Donald Trump’s presidency. But not before making some clearly factually inaccurate statements. The panel blamed Trump for supposedly taking away people’s health insurance already before warning that Mike Pence was going to take away women’s rights and LGBT rights.

By Scott Whitlock | | December 7, 2016 | 3:26 PM EST

Just hours after President-elect Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, the New York Times on Wednesday quickly expressed concern. The online headline fretted, “Donald Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Ally of Fossil Fuel Industry, to Lead E.P.A.” 

By Brad Wilmouth | | December 7, 2016 | 3:21 PM EST

On Tuesday afternoon, CNN Newsroom and The Situation Room both ran reports highlighting liberal groups that went public with a letter attacking National Security Advisor-designate, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn for having "inflammatory views" and making "Islamophobic remarks," as they called on President-elect Donald Trump not to follow through on appointing him to work in his administration.

The letter notably uses as one of its sources a CNN.com article and includes some of the very distortions perpetrated by CNN that NewsBusters has been hitting the news network over for the past few weeks, as various CNN shows have repeatedly played edited clips from two of Flynn's speeches that omitted references to "radical Islam," making it appear Flynn was attacking all Muslims as a "cancer."

By Clay Waters | | December 7, 2016 | 2:43 PM EST

Are U.S. elections reliable? Should the results be universally respected and accepted? Can one challenge the results without being smeared as a threat to society or at least a poor loser? The New York Times can’t make its mind up. After Donald Trump refused to say he would accept the election results two weeks before the election (when the media was already crowning Hillary the winner), the Times was crammed with stories about the dictatorial dangers of refusing to accept election results. But when liberal anti-Trump protesters engaged in violent protest in the wake of Trump’s surprise victory, there was no problem. Similarly, the NYT seems fine with Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s expensive recount. No wailing about how the $7 million Stein has raised to fund the recount could have fed a hungry child or helped save the planet, just mildly encouraging reports with no hint of impropriety or threat, in the face of Stein hinting at vote fraud and refusing to accept the results of a free and fair election.

By Matt Philbin | | December 7, 2016 | 12:39 PM EST

BuzzFeed must have a use-it-or-lose-it malevolence budget, because as 2016 draws to a close, the hate pieces are coming fast and thick. Last week it was the hit job on the Gainses, (they may believe in traditional marriage!). Now, “White people are a plague to the planet.”

By Kyle Drennen | | December 7, 2016 | 12:25 PM EST

In an exclusive phone interview with Donald Trump on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt grilled the President-elect on his use of Twitter, fretting: “I have not seen you backing off fights on Twitter. In the time since you were elected, you’ve targeted the cast of Hamilton, The New York Times, China, Boeing, the media, and SNL. Is this proving to be a habit that you're finding a difficult time breaking?”

By Katie Yoder | | December 7, 2016 | 11:45 AM EST

The nation’s largest abortion provider safeguards Americans’ rights, according to one celebrity. Assuming, that is, that the unborn have no rights.

By Scott Whitlock | | December 7, 2016 | 11:43 AM EST

What a difference a Person of the Year can make. In 2008, Time journalists hailed their choice, Barack Obama, as an "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Jedi and cheered, “Why History Can’t Wait.” In contrast, 2016 Person of the Year Donald Trump is an “outlandish” “demagogue.” The Obama cover featured the now cliched hope poster. Trump’s image read, “President of the Divided States of America.” 

By Kristine Marsh | | December 7, 2016 | 11:35 AM EST

Lately, Hollywood has been in a bit of panic mode. Clearly the election of Donald Trump has thrown them through a loop because they left no room for even the slimmest possibility of Trump winning the presidency. Comedian Tina Fey is no different and let her apparent distress be known to David Letterman in an interview he conducted with her for The Hollywood Reporter. The former late-night host commiserated with the former Saturday Night Live comedian over their newly found realization of American’s “misogyny”--(rich, coming from the host who admitted to sleeping with his interns)--and how they would deal with the disappointing blow.

By Karen Townsend | | December 7, 2016 | 1:01 AM EST

The newest episode of Fox’s Scream Queens, titled “Rapunzel, Rapunzel,” did a whole lot of political name-dropping on Tuesday night.