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August 26, 2016 | 12:36AM EDT

Disturbing news broke Thursday that for the third time in a week US Navy ships in or near the Persian Gulf were harassed by vessels maned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. But the situation escaladed Thursday when the vessels ignored warnings and got close enough to for the USS Squall to draw warning shots. As provocative as the actions of the Iranian vessels were, they did not seem important enough for the “Big Three” network news outlet who didn’t report about the engagement at all, Thursday evening.

August 25, 2016 | 10:34PM EDT

The war of words in the 2016 race for president reached a new level Thursday when both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton accused one another of being a “bigot.” On CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor James Brown seemed disappointed in them, starting the show off saying, “The presidential campaign may have hit a low point today, and there are still 75 days to go.” While Brown seemed disappointed, both ABC and NBC took the opportunity to pounce on Trump and praise Clinton’s attacks.

August 25, 2016 | 10:04PM EDT

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August 25, 2016 | 9:23PM EDT

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August 25, 2016 | 8:37PM EDT

ILIA CALDERON, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: In news from the United States, college students in Texas returned to class today amidst protests against the implementation of a new law that allows (students) to carry firearms on campus. And, in order to call attention to their cause, protesters brought sex toys to their rally. Many professors also reject the law because they consider it a risk to the security of the collegiate community, even more so after the tragic mass shootings at universities over the past years.

August 25, 2016 | 5:38PM EDT

[See NewsBusters for more.] Tom Coburn wasn’t having any of Chuck Todd’s bias. The former Republican Senator appeared on MSNBC, Thursday, to discuss Hillary Clinton’s speech on the so-called alt-right movement.

August 25, 2016 | 2:48PM EDT

JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION/FUSION: If the Republican Party doesn't make peace with Latinos on immigration first and then on other issues, they're going to lose them and they're going to lose - they're going to lose the power for many, many generations from now.

August 25, 2016 | 2:46PM EDT

JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION/FUSION: …No, Trump hasn’t changed. And to prove that, take a look at this xenophobic and anti-immigrant ad.

AD NARRATOR: Donald Trump’s America is secure. Terrorists and dangerous criminals: kept out. The border: secured. Our families: safe. Change that makes America safe again. Donald Trump for President.

August 25, 2016 | 1:28PM EDT

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August 25, 2016 | 12:34PM EDT

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August 25, 2016 | 12:03PM EDT

[See NewsBusters for more.] The networks on Thursday erupted as Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a “bigot.” But these journalists didn’t appear outraged as the Democrat called out the businessman’s “hate.” On CBS This Morning, Norah O’Donnell trumpeted, “Donald Trump is taking name calling new a new level.

August 24, 2016 | 11:52PM EDT

Back in 2008 the “Big Three” demanded to know all they could about Republican nominee John McCain’s health, but now it’s Hillary Clinton’s health that’s in the spotlight and the networks want little to do with it.