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By Curtis Houck | July 8, 2015 | 12:11 AM EDT

After providing relatively substantial coverage on the July 1 murder of a San Francisco woman allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant, CBS and NBC chose to provide their viewers on Tuesday night with other stories and ignored the latest developments and continued questions regarding the disturbing murder. While they failed to refer to the alleged murderer an illegal immigrant, ABC’s World News Tonight continued to stay on this story with a full report from correspondent Tom Llamas.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | July 7, 2015 | 11:07 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s campaign again signaled its contempt for the press during a July 4 parade in New Hampshire. Aides brought out ropes to cordon off the media covering her. It was the perfect metaphor for a “news” media so cowed by their candidate that they would allow such a humiliating action.

The images lit up Twitter on the holiday, but their reaction – or lack thereof – tells you all you need to know about their journalistic pride.

By Melissa Mullins | July 7, 2015 | 10:46 PM EDT

Al Jazeera’s digital media platform AJ+ decided to mock Americans by posting a video just one day before Independence Day.  The video, facetiously titled “American’s Show Why USA Is The #1 Country In The World”, portrayed Americans as bigoted hicks that do nothing but pop pills, eat cheese and watch porn.

AJ+ did talk about the “good” things in the U.S. – such as America being the world leader in Olympic medals, Nobel laureates and billionaires, and actors. After noting the aforementioned, they went on to include other things America was “#1” in; the most incarcerated people in the world, the most obese, the most pill-poppers, the most guns, drones, racism, teen pregnancies and credit card debt.

By Curtis Houck | July 7, 2015 | 10:37 PM EDT

Following the lead of ABC’s Good Morning America, the Tuesday edition of the CBS Evening News offered a full report on the growing support among Democratic presidential primary voters for socialist and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who was described by anchor Scott Pelley as “coming up fast” in Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s “rear-view mirror.” Correspondent Julianna Goldman began by touting the crowd for a Sanders rally Monday night in Portland, Maine as “another full house” where “he made his populist pitch to 7, 500 supporters.”

By Jorge Bonilla | July 7, 2015 | 9:53 PM EDT

After watching anchor Jorge Ramos’ complete interview of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Fusion, I immediately began to speculate as to which parts would be left on the cutting room floor during its Sunday rebroadcast on Univision’s Al Punto. It didn’t take me long to find out that I was right.

By NB Staff | July 7, 2015 | 9:47 PM EDT

"TV Land has pulled The Dukes of Hazzard amid the uproar over the Confederate flag. And in a show of solidarity, Caitlyn Jenner is now refusing to wear her Daisy Dukes." --   NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.

By Tom Johnson | July 7, 2015 | 9:29 PM EDT

Since Democrats belong to the party of government, it stands to reason that their presidential candidates actually want to be president -- including Bernie Sanders, who’s a Democrat only for the sake of convenience. Republican candidates? Not necessarily. Some of them, according to writer Sean Illing, are “half-baked celebrities allowed to hijack the process to promote their private careers.” Case in point: Donald Trump.

“It says something significant about the Republican Party that there’s space for someone like Trump or Sarah Palin or even Herman Cain in it. These people aren’t credible candidates; they’re product-pushing brands,” wrote Illing. “Trump’s circus act isn’t possible in the Democratic Party…Only in the Republican Party do unserious candidates emerge as contenders…Only among conservative Republicans are hucksters like Trump embraced.”

By Ken Shepherd | July 7, 2015 | 9:15 PM EDT

MSNBC host Chris Matthews used a portion of his July 7 Hardball interview with Rudy Giuliani to get the moderate Republican to express his wish that his party soften both its tone and policy positions on immigration, social issues, and the environment. 

By Randy Hall | July 7, 2015 | 7:44 PM EDT

During a Monday morning appearance on the MSNBC's Morning Joe program, New Jersey governor Chris Christie was asked by panelist Katty Kay about his role in the possible “creation of a culture” in his administration that led to the Bridgegate lane closure incident, which took place in early September of 2013.

The 2016 GOP presidential candidate responded to the obnoxious question by instead calling the incident “an exception, not the rule,” and stating that people in the media should have stood up and said: “We're sorry, governor, for having jumped to conclusions;” and “not only have accused you, but convicted you.”

By Curtis Houck | July 7, 2015 | 7:21 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s first national TV interview aired during Tuesday’s edition of The Situation Room on CNN and while senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar pressed Clinton on her e-mail scandal and tumbling poll numbers, the interview measured up to little more than a stroll in the park. Along with gooey questions about which woman she thinks should go on the $10 bill and who plays a better Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live, Keilar came at Clinton from the left on the candidacy of socialist Bernie Sanders and allowed the former Secretary of State to pontificate without interruption for over a minute and a half on the work of the scandal-ridden Clinton Foundation.

By Tom Blumer | July 7, 2015 | 6:11 PM EDT

This post will document wnat transpired at the Associated Press on Thursday before and just after the release of the government's employment report. It should be a humiliating lesson to its business and economics writers. One would hope that they might learn to concentrate solely on discerning and accurately reporting the relevant facts, and to leave the analysis to others. (I know; fat chance.)

As will be seen after the jump, several hours before that jobs report, the AP's Christopher Rugaber was all ready to pronounce the job market as "nearing full health," basing his bizarre assessment largely on "a surge in people looking for work" (reports referenced at this post have been saved at my host for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes; bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Tim Graham | July 7, 2015 | 5:44 PM EDT

The Huffington Post knows how to jazz up headlines from the Associated Press. On Monday, AP’s Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz penned a story headlined “As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm.” The HuffPo put a dizzying spin on it: “Billionaire Overlords Urge GOP Presidential Contenders To Play Nice.”

“Overlords”? The word causes us to remember TV news anchor Kent Brockman on The Simpsons saying “I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.”

By Ken Shepherd | July 7, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT

Baptist-affiliated Baylor University has elected to change language in its student sexual conduct policy such that it removes a ban on "homosexual acts" while maintaining that "the biblical understanding that human sexuality is a gift from God." and that sexual affections are  to "be expressed in the context of marital fidelity."

This move seems to meet at least the begrudging approval of of the liberal-leaning Houston Chronicle's Benjamin Wermund, who laments that in the past Baylor "has at times been slow to change with the world around it, fearing the wrath of fundamentalists."

By Matthew Balan | July 7, 2015 | 4:28 PM EDT

Fox News Channel's Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed Pastor Rit Varriale on Tuesday's Fox and Friends over his church's decision to fly a Christian flag over the American flag. Hasselbeck noted how "the move is sparking an outrage on social media," and wondered it was "a fight for faith, or a slam to Old Glory."

By Scott Whitlock | July 7, 2015 | 4:27 PM EDT

Veteran journalist Howard Fineman on Tuesday smeared conservatives primary voters, saying that Donald Trump's comments on immigration indicate "xenophobia" "sells in New Hampshire and Iowa." Appearing on The Cycle to discusses the rise of Trump, co-host Krystal Ball wondered what "it says about the Republican Party that this guy seems to have momentum?" Fineman, a former editor of Newsweek who is now with the Huffington Post, responded, "Even though Trump is getting in tremendous trouble financially and politically for his comments about Hispanics, that kind of xenophobic language sells in New Hampshire and Iowa."