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By Kyle Drennen | | September 9, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT

In two campaign reports for NBC’s Today, correspondents Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker both promoted Hillary Clinton meeting with numerous national security experts, including former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned amid scandal and was prosecuted for mishandling classified information.

By Jack Coleman | | September 9, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT

It was just a matter of time before the piling-on from denizens of MSNBC's Morning Joe after Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's goofy Aleppo gaffe caught up with someone else on the show.

Johnson drew a blank in response to MJ regular Mike Barnicle's gotcha question, a flub that quickly went viral and dominated discussion during the rest of Thursday's broadcast.

By Julia A. Seymour | | September 9, 2016 | 12:01 PM EDT

It’s a Bernie Sanders dreamland. In socialism, government takes over the means of production. One of the first steps is to grow government. The latest jobs report gave us terrifying proof that’s happening as government jobs are now 9,932,000 more than manufacturing jobs.

9,932,000. That’s not Venezuela. Or even Cuba. But we’ve grown government more than journalists care to admit. Even as both presidential candidates vow to boost manufacturing jobs, the reality is they lag far behind government.

By Tim Graham | | September 9, 2016 | 11:48 AM EDT

The New York Times offered a second day of slamming Matt Lauer in the front section, both the top staff editorial headlined “A Debate Disaster Waiting to Happen” and a snide James Poniewozik review headlined “In Battle of Candidates, Lauer Is the Loser.”

It’s quite clear that if Hillary Clinton had actually won this side-by-side interview, the media elites would not be brutalizing Lauer. Their flood of commentary betrays the transparent belief that this election is far too important for the media to shrink from seeking to defeat and discredit Donald Trump in every interview and debate.

By Kristine Marsh | | September 9, 2016 | 10:54 AM EDT

In perhaps their most brazen, pro-Hillary article yet, the Washington Post’s Editorial Board on Friday came out swinging at conservatives, independents, democrats, football players, Matt Lauer, and anyone else who dare question Clinton’s private e-mail server.  With much hand wringing and pearl-clutching, the Post’s staff opined that “history would judge” Americans for obsessing over a “minor e-mail scandal” that “empowered a dangerous man” to become president. Ironically, the paper’s staff took the exact opposite approach to the e-mails just a few months ago.

By Sarah Stites | | September 9, 2016 | 10:28 AM EDT

It's been 15 years since September 11, 2001, and U.S. combat forces have been engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Global War on Terror. In that time, George Bush and Barack Obama have awarded eighteen brave men with the Congressional Medal of Honor – America's merica’s highest military decoration. Among the honorees, seven were bestowed posthumously, highlighting the ultimate nature of their sacrifices. Below, we list the eleven living heroes and a short description of their selfless actions in combat.  

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 9, 2016 | 10:10 AM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day to discuss the issue of whether sexism toward women has caused more negative feelings toward Hillary Clinton, liberal CNN political commentator Peter Beinart -- also of The Atlantic -- theorized that because, according to Politifact, Clinton is an "unusually truthful" political candidate, there must be some other factor like sexism that is causing her unfavorable rating to be so high.

By Jorge Bonilla | | September 9, 2016 | 9:15 AM EDT

When covering the biases inherent to Univision's television news coverage, it is very important to look beyond the stories themselves.  A recent report from The Wall Street Journal reminds us of the critical need to take the occasional dive into the underlying business environment at Univision, and to note the points at which it intersects with its news coverage.

By Dan Gainor | | September 9, 2016 | 8:38 AM EDT

Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.)

I’m convinced that Hollywood creates much of its “entertainment” from Mad Libs. You remember Mad Libs, don’t you? They were sheets of paper with text on them including blank spaces for adjectives, nouns and verbs. Really a brilliant concept, designed for group/party fun.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 9, 2016 | 1:40 AM EDT

Besides taking the time to rail against Gary Johnson for his Aleppo flub, both CBS and NBC took the time to highlight Hillary Clinton railing against Donald Trump the day after the Commander-in-Chief forum. “A battle that started a board an aircraft carrier catapulted into a dogfight today,” hyped anchor Scott Pelley to start off CBS Evening News Thursday, “We learned more about how they intend to fight America's enemies and each other.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 8, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT

The “Big Three” network news programs were all a buzz Thursday evening over a seemingly inexplicable exchange that occurred on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that morning. “And what is Aleppo,” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson inquired after being asked by journalist Mike Barnicle what his plan for the city was. “Johnson stumped not by a gotcha question but a basic foreign policy question in the headlines for months,” stated ABC’s Martha Raddatz on World News Tonight. But the evening prior Hillary Clinton was grilled in a forum about her use of a private e-mail server and they all but ignored it. 

By Tom Johnson | | September 8, 2016 | 11:16 PM EDT

On Wednesday, Michael Tomasky, apropos of a challenge the media face in covering Donald Trump, mused that “‘objective’ news reporting -- and this is a real crisis with no easy answers -- is ill-positioned to call a lie a lie.” On Thursday, Tomasky urged the media to upgrade their position by taking certain “drastic measures” that “Trump has forced…upon us” as a consequence of his lying “literally most of the time he’s talking.”

By Tom Blumer | | September 8, 2016 | 10:47 PM EDT

Matt Lauer's supposedly overly rough treatment of Hillary Clinton Wednesday night at the Commander-in-Chief Forum in White Plains, New York has become such a big thing that the low-information voter fast-food providers at Inside Edition felt the need to cover it.

Lauer did interrupt Mrs. Clinton seven times — relatively politely — and allowed Former Air Force & Navy flight officer Lt. John Lester to berate her for having "clearly corrupted our national security," and for taking actions for which he "would have been prosecuted and imprisoned." The Today Show host, perhaps realizing that he had some lefty credibility to regain, appeared to try to overcompensate with Trump. He was much tougher on him, interrupting 13 times, and far more confrontationally.

By Bruce Bookter | | September 8, 2016 | 10:23 PM EDT

Apparently we’ve arrived at the point in social media history, where not sending a congratulatory tweet about the legalization of gay marriage means you are anti-gay.

By Tim Graham | | September 8, 2016 | 9:44 PM EDT

On the surface, it might seem quite straightforward and objective to ask two reporters to assess the two candidates on their “climate change” policy approaches. But on Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour, the reporters were not at all objective. They were Chris Mooney of The Washington Post, who was hired after he wrote the transparently ideological books The Republican War on Science, and The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality. Then add Coral Davenport of The New York Times, who is a regular recycler -- of green scenarios of doom.

Both were excited Hillary Clinton would push an "even more ambitious" climate plan than President Obama.