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By Curtis Houck | | October 9, 2016 | 11:51 PM EDT

NewsBusters has documented extensively over the past year Politifact's blatant bias and selective fact-checking of liberals, but the divide kicked into high gear on Sunday night in the second presidential debate as, using previous posts, it examined only six statements by Democrat Hillary Clinton versus 15 statements by Republican Donald Trump. 


By Scott Whitlock | | October 9, 2016 | 11:35 PM EDT

Co-debate moderator Martha Raddatz frequently interrupted Donald Trump and sparred with the businessman over media bias and fairness during Sunday’s debate. After a discussion on the state of Syria, the journalist attempted to move on and Trump interrupted, “She just went about 25 seconds over her time. Could I respond to this?” 

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 9, 2016 | 9:23 PM EDT

Appearing as a panel member on Fox News Sunday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd recalled that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has caused the Times to change its policies so the word "liar" can be applied to politicians, and then pivoted to taking a swipe at former Vice President Dick Cheney as she recounted having to search for "synonyms" for the word "liar" when writing about him.

By Scott Whitlock | | October 9, 2016 | 8:55 PM EDT

Who else would MSNBC bring on to rebut Donald Trump’s press conference with several women that claim they have been assaulted or harassed by Bill Clinton? Why, James Carville, of course. Minutes before Sunday night’s presidential debate, Brian Williams wondered, “James, this was part, probably the worst component you had to deal with in running a Clinton campaign. The thing about it is, that was a different Clinton. That was Bill. This is Hillary who's going to be on the stage tonight. What are we to make of that?”

By Curtis Houck | | October 9, 2016 | 8:20 PM EDT

Buried within the latest batch of e-mails from the hacker Guccifer 2.0, the Clinton campaign specifically singled out then-Politico and current New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman as someone they “have...a very good relationship with” and thus could assist them in the spin “achiev[ing] our objective and do the most shaping.” 


By Scott Whitlock | | October 9, 2016 | 8:19 PM EDT

According to MSNBC, the only reason some Republicans are dropping Donald Trump after his disgusting comments on an audio tape is because it involves “white women.” Discussing Friday’s tape in which the candidate insisted he could “grab [women] by the p***y,” AM Joy guest Rebecca Traister on Saturday insisted, “I'm really struck by these Republicans who are suddenly disavowing him, as if this is a particularly different sentiment. And I think it's interesting this was something he voiced about white women.”  

By Rich Noyes | | October 9, 2016 | 8:18 PM EDT

An MRC analysis of the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows from Friday evening, October 7 through Sunday evening, October 9, found a whopping 103 minutes of airtime devoted to audio recordings of Donald Trump talking about his attempted sexual conquests, but less than eight minutes spent on speech excerpts showing Hillary Clinton boasting in her speeches to big Wall Street banks that she had to present one set of policy views to the public, while keeping her private views to herself.

By Tom Johnson | | October 9, 2016 | 5:27 PM EDT

In a Sunday piece, writer Lyz Lenz argued that conservative Christians make a glaring, politically motivated exception to their belief that “a marriage is forever” when they “attack [Hillary] Clinton for staying with” Bill. Lenz noted that “numerous friends and relatives of mine have been counseled [against divorce] by pastors and Christian counselors, who argue that couples ought to persist in marriages where there has been infidelity, cruelty and worse, because God’s call to a lifelong union supersedes all others.” Nonetheless, “within this tale of marriage and redemption, there doesn’t seem to be room” for Hillary.

By Clay Waters | | October 9, 2016 | 4:34 PM EDT

The leftward lunge of the New York Times arts pages as the election looms continues apace. In Sunday’s Arts & Leisure, Brett Anderson hailed the new aggressively “progressive” strain in Southern rock while dismissing conservative bands and listeners in “Southern Bands, Progressive and Proud": "Citing as an example the Dixie Chicks’ 2003 criticism of President George W. Bush, and the CD-burning and widespread radio bans that followed, Mr. Gaillard said it still takes 'a certain amount of bravery' for Southern musicians to speak their liberal minds. Mainstream country’s conservative fans can still operate like unofficial censors."

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 9, 2016 | 4:09 PM EDT

Viewers of Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC could witness the recurring elephant in the room with regard to the Clintons that journalists repeatedly try to tamp down, in the form of Hillary Clinton's reported history of threatening and trying to discredit women who have made sexual assault accusations against her husband.

Liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus tried to minimize the issue to Hillary Clinton being the victim of her husband simply committing adultery, while host Chuck Todd, when forced to confront the issue by guest Rudy Giuliani, actually rushed to Hillary's defense and claimed that "those allegations have not been true."

By Tim Graham | | October 9, 2016 | 3:48 PM EDT

The nation's top liberal newspapers found "beauty" in a New York Times book review comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. The Washington Post book reviewer Carlos Lozada recently claimed "it is impossible to miss the similarities between Trump and totalitarian figures in American literature — in rhetoric, personal style and even substance."

But when authors sound hyperbolic about Hillary Clinton, they are clearly out of control. On page one of Sunday's Washington Post, they promoted Lozada's latest review: "These books will help you hate Hillary Clinton, but only if you already do."

By Tom Blumer | | October 9, 2016 | 2:56 PM EDT

As Mike Ciandella at NewsBusters noted Thursday morning, newly obtained documents indicate that the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry's underlings worked aggressively to "crush" any chance that he might be questioned about Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account for public business or her stationing of a private server registered under a pseudonym at her Chappaqua, New York home on the March 15 edition of Face the Nation — and he wasn't. Fox News, apparently alone among the major broadcast and cable networks, aired a segment on the matter on Friday. It included a weak response from CBS News. Additionally, a review of the transcript from the related Face the Nation broadcast shows that Mrs. Clinton's email and private server were discussed — just not with Kerry.

By Tom Blumer | | October 9, 2016 | 2:01 PM EDT

Many writers on the left and beat journalists in the establishment press contend that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence tell lies so often that it's virtually impossible to keep up with all of them.

If that's so, why, with all those "obvious" falsehoods out there, did two Los Angeles Times reporters have to label an absolutely true statement by Pence about Hillary Clinton's Syrian refugee position "misleading" and then fail, as seen in a Friday NewsBusters post, to even try to explain why it was? And why did the Associated Press's Josh Boak, as will be shown after the jump, pretend on Tuesday that Pence's absolutely true claim about the growth of the national debt under President Obama wasn't true?

By Melissa Mullins | | October 9, 2016 | 1:03 PM EDT

"Is Your Dog’s Halloween Costume Sexist?” asked the headline of a Washington Post piece—not a satire, not even a bit of Style section fluff, but an article in the Business section by Abha Bhattarai: "The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at PetSmart, where career costumes labeled “male” include firefighter and police officer, while female dogs can choose between a pink cowgirl costume and pink loofah."

By P.J. Gladnick | | October 9, 2016 | 12:30 PM EDT

Jake Tapper's infamous furrowed brow of skepticism got quite a workout this morning on CNN's State Of The Union. The cause was the shuffling, dodging, and general evasiveness by Democrat vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine when questioned about the Wikileaks revelation that Hillary Clinton had called for open borders.

Perhaps Kaine thought he would only be faced with questions that he would be eager to answer about the recent release of a decade old off-color Donald Trump tape. For the first part of the interview, Kaine was happily chirping away on this topic. However, Tapper eventually switched gears to ask about the Wikileaks revelation and suddenly Kaine's mood switched from upbeat to evasive.