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January 16, 2017 | 4:29PM EST

In back-to-back interviews with Donald Trump spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today grilled the incoming White House press secretary over the President-elect getting into a “battle” with “civil rights icon” John Lewis after the Democratic Congressman questioned the legitimacy of the election.

January 16, 2017 | 2:17PM EST

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On Monday afternoon, reporters stationed inside Trump Tower begged with Martin Luther King III to attack President-elect Trump over tweets concerning Democratic Congressman John Lewis (Ga.) following a meeting on the day honoring King’s father Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2017 | 1:15PM EST

On the Friday, January 13 Today show, following a story from Andrea Mitchell on President Obama, the day before, awarding Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

Co-host Matt Lauer: “So I’m glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was sitting there just weeping.”

Co-host Meredith Vieira: “Oh, crying, right. So beautiful.”

Lauer: “I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible. Andrea, thank you very much.”

January 16, 2017 | 12:27PM EST

[See NewsBusters for more.] 60 Minutes co-anchor Steve Kroft on Sunday conducted a nostalgic, gushing interview with Barack Obama, reminiscing that this was the 12th such time he talked to the President. The journalist closed the segment by praising the wit and brilliance of the Democrat: “President Obama, in all the times we were with him, seemed to savor the challenge of an interview.

January 16, 2017 | 11:07AM EST

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Friday’s edition of Dateline NBC featured the long-planned hour-long special Reality of Hope dedicated to outgoing President Barack Obama and, naturally, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt stayed clear of all Obama scandals in lieu of gush over his so-called accomplishments. 

January 16, 2017 | 12:00AM EST

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A montage of liberal media reporters and analysts calling the Obama administration "scandal-free."
 

January 15, 2017 | 3:12PM EST

Congressman John Lewis’ infamous interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, smearing the president-elect as illegitimate, was the first segment covered during Meet the Press on Sunday. What’s apparent from the video is that not only did Lewis stick to his accusation, but Todd failed to push back at all. In one point he asked the congressman, “You're a man of action.

January 15, 2017 | 12:23PM EST

ABC had clearly picked sides in the fight between President-elect Donald Trump and Congressman John Lewis, who claimed Trump was an “illegitimate president,” during their Sunday morning programming. The network spent that time slamming Trump for his counterattack on the congressman, even tying it to Martin Luther King Jr. “You know, just five days before the inauguration and one day before MLK day,” noted Paula Faris on Good Morning America, “President-elect Donald J.

January 14, 2017 | 9:29AM EST

On CBS This Morning: Saturday, Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg saluted BuzzFeed's decision to disseminatea 35-page dossier of smarmy allegations against Donald Trump. Weisberg admitted that the document was composed of "gossip" including some which is "not true," but nevertheless "I'm glad BuzzFeed published it because I got to read it."

January 13, 2017 | 2:58PM EST

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