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By Tom Blumer | | August 25, 2016 | 12:26 AM EDT

Early Wednesday morning, Nicholas Fondacaro at NewsBusters noted how the NBC Nightly News spent Tuesday evening defending Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation in the wake of an Associated Press report showing that "At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs." Wednesday evening, Fondacaro observed that Wednesday's Nightly News "failed to mention the scandal at all." Contrary to usual past form, the broadcast network's Nightly News treatment seems to be running far to the left of its weak cable sister MSNBC in the name of keeping damning information about Mrs. Clinton's activities away from low-information voters.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 25, 2016 | 12:05 AM 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. The networks are treating talk of Clinton’s health as like more than a nuisance, with CBS declaring it, “A Trump lie about her health,” and ABC saying it’s something she can “laugh off” on a late night comedy show. This was not the standard when McCain ran in 2008, far from it in fact. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 24, 2016 | 10:23 PM EDT

NBC seems to of have enough of the political scandal which involved an apparent pay-for-play scheme between the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton’s State Department. During Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News the network failed to mention the scandal at all, even though competitor CBS found new connections. “Clinton's fundraising highlights the apparent blurry lines between her family's charitable work and political ventures,” reported CBS’s Juliana Goldman, “Of the 15 fundraisers Clinton has held over the last week, more than half have been hosted by donors who have also given to the foundation.”

By Curtis Houck | | August 24, 2016 | 8:50 PM EDT

Despite over 18 minutes of coverage of the past week on the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens by over 400 percent, ABC and CBS have failed in their duties to note that the pharmaceutical company CEO being called out for raising the price while hiking her own compensation to almost $19 million is also the daughter of Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.V.).

By Tim Graham | | August 24, 2016 | 8:49 PM EDT

David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon caught NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell making a very strange argument on Wednesday’s Morning Joe about Hillary’s staunch opposition to any special prosecutor in the Whitewater scandal. Mitchell sounded like she felt Hillary’s pain, that the Clinton scandal probes in the 1990s “shaped her resistance to scrutiny” and she opposed an independent counsel because it caused a “faulty deposition on Paula Jones” by Bill Clinton.

Lying under oath is downgraded on MSNBC to a “faulty deposition”!

By Tom Johnson | | August 24, 2016 | 8:45 PM EDT

This past January, Donald Trump said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters.” A rough counterpart to that remark came Wednesday from Eric Levitz, who wrote that a Trump presidency would be so dreadful that “it would be reasonable for the average voter to prefer Hillary Clinton, even if she really did order the murder of Vince Foster.” Levitz cited Trump’s “conspicuous racism, total disinterest in public policy, contempt for civil liberties, fondness for authoritarianism, and constant lying” and argued, given those horrors, that no “rational voter” would abandon Hillary even if the “darkest possible interpretation” of the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play story turned out to be true.

By Matthew Balan | | August 24, 2016 | 7:35 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts on Wednesday all punted on mentioning USA Today's above-the-fold scoop about how an "Istanbul-based college professor...accused by the Turkish government of coordinating last month's failed coup attempt, is at the center of a group of suspicious 2014 contributions to a super PAC supporting...Hillary Clinton." CBS and ABC's morning shows covered Vice President Biden's visit to Turkey, but omitted mentioning this development. NBC didn't cover Turkey at all, but Today aired a segment on the decline in the use of bar soap.

By Curtis Houck | | August 24, 2016 | 5:38 PM EDT

On the heels of media types like Chris Matthews assuring the American people that the Clinton Foundation is so “great” that his son used to work there, the Wednesday edition of CNN’s Legal View went even further in providing pro-Clinton spin that the foundation has “good governance and accountability” placing it as a “gold star” charity along the likes of Doctors Without Borders and the American Red Cross. 

By Kyle Drennen | | August 24, 2016 | 4:50 PM EDT

Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report on Monday, The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes blasted the media for trying to dismiss the Clinton Foundation scandal as just another Republican attack line against Hillary Clinton: “What amuses me as I follow other media outlets covering this is they continue to try to cast this as if it’s about Republicans. ‘Republicans are attacking Hillary Clinton on the Foundation e-mails. Republicans say – ’ This isn’t about Republicans, this is about Hillary Clinton having made repeated representations that have turned out to be false.”

By Alatheia Nielsen | | August 24, 2016 | 4:36 PM EDT

Documents exposing billionaire George Soros’ agenda have been public for more than a week, but that ranked lower than a cute seal, according to ABC’s Good Morning America.

Eleven days after the Open Society Foundations leaks were published, ABC was the first broadcast network to finally utter billionaire George Soros’ name during the news, but only because of a failed cyber attack on The New York Times Moscow bureau.

By Sam Dorman | | August 24, 2016 | 3:29 PM EDT

MRC’s Dan Gainor rebuffed Clinton campaign complaints of distortion on the part of Associated Press due to recent reporting on the Clinton Foundation scandal.

On Aug. 23, AP reported that a disturbing amount of Clinton’s meetings as Secretary of State occurred with donors to The Clinton Foundation, her and her husband’s charity. The story bolstered allegations she engaged in pay-for-play while secretary of state.

By Scott Whitlock | | August 24, 2016 | 3:25 PM EDT

According to Cher, “despot” Donald Trump is just like genocidal murderers Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton, the liberal singer offered a rambling attack on the businessman. She derided, “I was thinking, you know, despots, you know, Stalin, Hitler.... They said the same things. ‘We’re going to make Germany great again.’” 

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 24, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT

Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow ranted about Donald Trump's recent appeals to black voters as being "the most horrible type of bigotry," as he hyperbolically asserted that "It is the kind of bigotry that says, 'I will knock you down while I pretend to pick you up.' It says that 'I am not talking to you, I'm talking to the guy behind you or over your shoulder.' It is the kind of bigotry that says, 'I am urinating on you and telling you to dance in the rain.'"

By NB Staff | | August 24, 2016 | 1:35 PM EDT

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox Business, Wednesday, to demand that journalists continue to cover the AP’s “blockbuster” report on a pay for play scandal at Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Regarding the latest twist in the controversy involving the Clinton Foundation, Bozell explained, “All of these things are kind of Nixonion in the way they [the Clintons] were answering them, but very much Clintonion in that they throw kind of smoke screens around it, knowing the media are going to leave it alone or expecting they're going to.” 

By Kristine Marsh | | August 24, 2016 | 12:05 PM EDT

The Clinton camp has gone from outright denying actual facts (like trustworthiness with voters) to completely ignoring them. After more details have emerged this week on the scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s private e-mail server, the media is trying to walk the fine line of reporting the news and giving Clinton the chance to defend herself. Take for example Wednesday’s Morning Joe, where Nicolle Wallace practically begged Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook to have Clinton hold a press conference. Despite repeated badgering, Mook refused to answer “why” Hillary wouldn’t have a press conference.