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By Rich Noyes | | July 13, 2016 | 9:32 AM EDT

Today, the seventh (and next-to-last) installment of NewsBusters’ special report, “Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club,” documenting how the media have helped fuel Clinton’s political campaign by showering her with fawning news coverage, from NBC’s Willie Geist touting, “Can you think of a more qualified human being,” to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews thrilled by the idea of Hillary becoming “a truly great President,” and ex-ABC News anchor Carole Simpson baffled by the non-believers: “I don’t know why women don’t think Hillary Clinton ought to be the first female President.”

By Scott Whitlock | | July 13, 2016 | 9:05 AM EDT

Veteran director John McTiernan spewed venom at the Captain America films, saying comic book movies are made by “fascists” and promote a “cult of hyper-masculinity.” The man behind such films as Die Hard and Predator talked to the French website Premiere and derided the action genre: “They are comic book adaptations. There is action but not of human beings, these are films made by fascists.” 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 13, 2016 | 1:26 AM EDT

In an encore of their performance from earlier in the day CBS and NBC heaped their praises on to President Barack Obama Tuesday evening. “He eulogized the slain police officers of Dallas, but he seized this moment of national attention to plea for reason from both sides of a racial divide,” proclaimed Anchor Scott Pelley on CBC Evening News. Pelley seemed to be in awe of the president during his report. 

By Tom Blumer | | July 12, 2016 | 11:52 PM EDT

Tuesday's coverage at the Associated Press of the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Bolivarian socialist disaster known as Venezuela focused on the conditions in the ever-lengthening lines its citizens must endure in hopes of obtaining enough of the basics of everyday life just to survive.

Wire service reports often start off relatively brief and expand as reporters gather more information. That didn't happen with the AP's three Tuesday reports. Instead, Hannah Dreier's opening 11:51 a.m. Eastern Time dispatch was lengthy, with many compelling emotional and economic details. The second version of her report over an hour later was almost cut in half, and lost most of its power as a result. A final unbylined story at 3:39 p.m. — the one which most of AP's subscribers appear to have decided to carry — contained only 10 paragraphs, and even failed to note that the country whose people are now spending an average of 35 hours a week in line, and where 90 percent are saying they "can't buy enough to eat," is socialist.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 12, 2016 | 11:41 PM EDT

It came to light Tuesday that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had been talking to the media about what she thinks of Donald Trump. A Justice coming out as opposed to or in favor of a candidate running for elected office has never really been done before, and it’s drawing ethical concerns from experts. Yet ABC and CBS treated it like just another wacky development in the 2016 presidential election. 

By Bruce Bookter | | July 12, 2016 | 11:18 PM EDT

ESPN 2’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith flipped their collective wig on Tuesday’s episode of His and Hers. Because, and I didn’t think this was possible, the two lefty journos finally stumbled upon an example of a protest involving Black Lives Matter and the police, that they could not support.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | July 12, 2016 | 10:57 PM EDT

When white racist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, it was very easy for President Obama and his media enablers to paint with a broad brush and blame the broader political culture. Bill Maher even blamed Fox News and the Daily Caller and the Drudge Report.

But when black racist Micah Johnson gunned down five cops and wounded seven others in Dallas, suddenly the motivation was complicated, and couldn't be blamed on a "climate" of hostile rhetoric.

By Dylan Gwinn | | July 12, 2016 | 9:59 PM EDT

Tuesday proved a big day for large speeches and proclamations from two leaders in particular. As for the guy actually leading, his name is Stephen Loomis. He is the President of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, and he is more than a little irate at Cleveland Brown’s running back Isaiah Crowell, for posting an image of a police officer having his throat slit on social media.

By Edgard Portela | | July 12, 2016 | 9:40 PM EDT

You wouldn't know it from watching any of the U.S. national Spanish-language evening newscasts, but the Pew Research Center has released a survey that shows that among the country's Hispanic voters, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is currently polling at roughly the same levels Mitt Romney and John McCain did as the party's previous standard-bearers.

By Curtis Houck | | July 12, 2016 | 9:13 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was off on vacation last week, so viewers and NewsBusters readers received a reprieve from his liberal commentary and head-scratching utterances like the one he offered on Tuesday when he joked that the “churchy” Republican Governor Mike Pence (Ind.) “is almost horny for the job” as Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee. 

By Jack Coleman | | July 12, 2016 | 8:00 PM EDT

Back in August 2015, Donald Trump drew predictable derision from the left for citing the Bible and his own "The Art of the Deal" as his favorite books.

Don't hold your breath waiting for liberals to react with anything remotely similar to Hillary Clinton making an even loftier claim. Asked during an interview with Vox to cite books on policy that have influenced her, Clinton first named "It Takes a Village," her largely ghost-written tome published in the mid-'90s.

By P.J. Gladnick | | July 12, 2016 | 7:49 PM EDT

Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

Anybody who ever saw the movie The Manchurian Candidate would have quickly thought it rather odd that every soldier captured in Korea with Raymond Shaw gave identical answers when asked to describe him. However, when associates of Hillary used identical answers to describe her, Ezra Klein of Vox seems not to notice anything strange there. Here is Ezra making the observation about those identical (robotic?) descriptions without the least hint of curiosity as to the Manchurian Candidate quality about them:

By Randy Hall | | July 12, 2016 | 7:28 PM EDT

During a lengthy interview with a reporter from the Adweek magazine and website, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel discussed several topics, including the fact that he will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21 because he thinks the event will be “boring.”

When asked why he believes that, the host of the top-rated weeknight news program -- The O'Reilly Factor -- for the past 16 years responded: “Hillary's going to get up there, and she's going to be coronated. Maybe there'll be some Bernie fans, and he'll get his night to speak.” However, he noted "the big story” of both the Republican and Democratic gatherings will be who is selected vice president.

By Clay Waters | | July 12, 2016 | 5:22 PM EDT

Well, the New York Times didn’t actually call former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani a racist in its lead editorial Tuesday, which it has strongly implied in the past on its news pages. That’s about the best that can be said for “Rudy Giuliani’s Racial Myths,” in which the Times attacks its old enemy as a race-baiter for criticizing Black Lives Matter, which the paper referred to as a “civil-rights movement” on Sunday’s front page. Meanwhile, actual race-baiter Al Sharpton is portrayed in the Times lecturing others on race-baiting.

By Curtis Houck | | July 12, 2016 | 5:22 PM EDT

In the initial moments following the Dallas, Texas interfaith service on Tuesday afternoon to memorialize the slain Dallas police officers, MSNBC hailed President Barack Obama’s very politicized speech as “part sermon, part speech” and one that “[spoke] to our angels” reminiscent of his Charleston, South Carolina address on June 26, 2015.