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By Tom Blumer | | August 23, 2016 | 1:57 PM EDT

At the Associated Press Tuesday morning, Darlene Superville added another chapter to her rarely uninterrupted eight-year exercise in hero-worship coverage of President Barack Obama and his administration.

Superville infamously gobbled up precious press briefing time at a White House briefing last year asking questions about the President's upcoming father-daughter weekend the day after Islamic terrorist attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee killed five U.S. servicemen. Tuesday morning, she opened her coverage of Obama's return from his two-week Martha's Vineyard vacation with verbiage that would even embarrass tabloid celebrity stalkers. In later paragraphs, she played the "Republicans say" game, and twisted facts about the hard-cash-for-hostages exchange with Iran.

By Kristine Marsh | | August 23, 2016 | 12:56 PM EDT

The FBI is investigating after news broke this morning that a violent attack Saturday night in Roanoke, Virginia might have been connected to ISIS.  Coming back home to their apartment Saturday night, a couple was viciously attacked by a knife-wielding man who allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and attempted to cut one victim’s head off. While ABC and CBS’s morning news shows covered the potential terror attack, NBC ignored the story.

By Kyle Drennen | | August 23, 2016 | 12:54 PM EDT

During an exclusive interview with the widow of Muhammad Ali on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried: “Muhammad's message was to bring people together, and we live in a time right now in this country, and around the world, when there’s so much division. And I wonder in the last years of his life, was he disappointed and distressed by that?”

By Clay Waters | | August 23, 2016 | 12:37 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton evidently doesn’t actually commit scandalous or criminal behavior, she merely is pressed by questions that passively “shadow” her and “follow” her presidential campaign. That’s the tone of recent New York Times scandal coverage on Clinton’s various controveries involving her foudation and her handling of classified documents, both of which have gained new life with a big new batch of previously undisclosed emails. Tuesday’s lead Times story employed the indirect tone: “More Questions About Email Use Shadow Clinton -- F.B.I. Has A New Trove -- Dispute That Threatens to Follow Campaign Into the Fall.” Sunday’s front-page story by Hillary-follower Amy Chozick was also muted in passivity: “Foundation Ties Bedevil Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign.”

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 23, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Viewers of Friday's Noticiero Univision were treated to a prime example of bias by omission when the network reported only one side of the ongoing email controversy between former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell. By now no one should be surprised as to which side of the story was the one that actually got Univision air.

By Scott Whitlock | | August 23, 2016 | 11:30 AM EDT

Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos good barely restrain himself on Tuesday as he gushed over a new movie about the first date between Barack and Michelle Obama. Talking to the stars of Southside With You, he hyped the film as focusing “on one day in the summer of 1989 when Michelle and Barack Obama went out for the first time.”

By Kristine Marsh | | August 23, 2016 | 11:12 AM EDT

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, longtime DNC Strategist James Carville defended the Clinton Foundation’s dealings and suggested that its humanitarian aid should outweigh any legal or political corruption the Clintons were involved in. “What the Clinton Foundation does is take money from rich people and give it to poor people. Most people think that’s a pretty good idea,” Carville began. He then claimed that children would “die” and someone was “going to hell” for attacking the Clinton Foundation, which host Joe Scarborough called total “B.S.”

By Sarah Stites | | August 23, 2016 | 10:28 AM EDT

The genocide of Middle Eastern Christians may not be worth reporting in the eyes of the American media, but the obstacles one woman faced in terminating her pregnancy this week were certainly newsworthy.

Over the past couple of days, numerous outlets—including CNN, New York Times, Time, Glamour and Cosmo—have been obsessed with the story of two Irish women who traveled to England to obtain an abortion. Washington Post writer Jenny Starrs wrote of the “desperation that forced their travel,” while Huffington Post’s Jenavieve Hatch called the “pilgrimage” a “public act of defiance.” Unsurprisingly, journalists used the story as a news peg for criticizing Ireland’s amazingly pro-life legislation and highlighting the thousands of women who have been “forced” to cross the Irish Sea in order to terminate their pregnancies. 

By Kristine Marsh | | August 23, 2016 | 10:06 AM EDT

On Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! , Kimmel talked to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, keeping the interview light-hearted and friendly, defending her from her critics, as he usually does. He didn’t bring up the Clinton Foundation but did bring up the newly found additional 15,000 e-mails from Clinton’s private server. Kimmel asked if she was “concerned” about the e-mails being released before the first debate.

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 23, 2016 | 9:15 AM EDT

On Monday's CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello asked Texas Republican Representative and Donald Trump supporter Brian Babin whether the GOP presidential nominee should apologize for calling President Barack Obama the "founder" of ISIS as a way of reaching out to black voters. 

By Jorge Bonilla | | August 23, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT

If you ever wondered what Univision's news division looks like when it wants to report on scandals and hold the powerful accountable, you're in luck. Just don't expect any of that reporting to affect Democratic politicians in the United States.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | August 23, 2016 | 2:22 AM EDT

Once again the transgender issue rears its ugly head on ABC’s Mistresses. Perhaps they feared we didn’t get the message last time because now they’re beating us over the head about what is considered offensive, bigoted, and intolerant. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 23, 2016 | 2:11 AM EDT

With the fresh batch of newly released e-mails regarding the Clinton Foundation, thanks to a Judicial Watch lawsuit, came new revelations of strong connections with the Hillary Clinton State Department. The e-mails added more fuel to the accusations that foundation donors “payed-to-play.” Donors such as S. Daniel Abraham, the man behind Slim Fast, and the Crown Prince of Bahrain got special meetings with the Clinton through her top aide. Even with these startling new details CBS Evening News failed to report them Monday. 

By Curtis Houck | | August 23, 2016 | 12:33 AM EDT

While speaking on Monday afternoon to the editor of the Louisiana newspaper that’s been critical of President Barack Obama’s vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while the Bayou State floods, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle wanted to know why it was “so important that the President” tour the devastation because “it costs a lot of money” for him to go anywhere.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 22, 2016 | 11:04 PM EDT

A major report broke in the New York Post on Sunday that laid out top Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin’s past where she worked for a radical Muslim journal. “For a decade [Abedin] edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11,” wrote the Post’s Paul Sperry. But you would never know it if you watched the “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC on Monday. They neither covered it in their morning shows nor their evening broadcasts.