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By Curtis Houck | June 3, 2015 | 12:36 AM EDT

On Tuesday night, the major English and Spanish broadcast networks ignored news that health insurance premiums under ObamaCare are expected to go up in the next year with many topping out in the double digits following claims that the health care law would bring them down. In addition, the networks punted on a poll indicating that support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is continuing to tumble while CBS again neglected to take note of the latest CBS News/New York Times poll that showed more Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy than those that support him

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | June 2, 2015 | 10:22 PM EDT

Journalists are supposed to be the most informed members of society. Nothing is supposed to get past the iron traps in their brains. So which one of these concepts sounds more like a brain cramp? Hillary is so fantastic at defending herself she shouldn't be hiding from the press; or the Obama administration is remarkably scandal-free?

These are actual concepts forwarded on television in the last few days.
 

By Curtis Houck | June 2, 2015 | 10:12 PM EDT

Reporting on Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd hyped the size of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign with the rise in “vanity candidates” and wondered to GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham if “Hispanics are justified in believing the Republican Party doesn't care about them right now.” In the only segment concerning the 2016 campaign on the Tuesday evening network newscasts, interim anchor Lester Holt introduced Todd’s report by explaining that the GOP candidates “know only one of them can win the nomination, but there are some big consolation prizes in the race for the White House.”

By Tom Johnson | June 2, 2015 | 9:47 PM EDT

The mainstream media don’t like Hillary Clinton, contends Yglesias, nor does she “care to hide her disdain” for them. Conservatives don’t have to choose a side (talk about strange bedfellows either way) but Yglesias related in a Monday post that in this conflict, he’s partial to Hillary.

Yglesias claimed that “the press hates to admit…good news” about HRC, such as her edge in polls over her prospective Republican opponents. That said, anti-Hillary media bias may not hinder her candidacy, since “Clinton's disdain for the press is largely shared by the public, which does not think journalists are credible or contribute to society's well-being.”

All in all, concluded Yglesias, the forecast for Hillary's presidential hopes is sunny and warm: “Clinton's brand of cautious center-left politics and her genuine passion for trying to bring people together and make deals more-or-less reflects what the public wants from a politician.”

By NB Staff | June 2, 2015 | 8:47 PM EDT

"In April, MSNBC had its lowest ratings in 10 years. To give you an idea how bad it is, the network is changing its slogan from 'Lean Forward' to 'Spiral Downward.'" -- NewsBusted host Jodi Miller.

By Curtis Houck | June 2, 2015 | 8:46 PM EDT

The co-hosts of Fox News Channel’s The Five began Tuesday’s show with discussion of actor Vince Vaughn’s recent comments in support of gun rights and grew rather heated when first-time co-host Geraldo Rivera compared Vaughn to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Following co-host Greg Gutfeld’s opening commentary about Vaughn’s, the media’s reaction to them, and how killers often seek out places where it’s unlikely that anyone will be carrying a gun, Rivera first commented by remarking that “[t]he Second Amendment is most lavishly defended” amendment in “all the Constitution of the United States.”

By Brent Baker | June 2, 2015 | 5:55 PM EDT

New on June 1: Kate McKinnon, who plays Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live, called Clinton “so resplendent” and cheered: “I’m rooting for her!”

By NB Staff | June 2, 2015 | 5:32 PM EDT

MRC has kept a major spotlight on the Clinton cronyism and donations of George Stephanopoulos, the oh-so-"objective" host of Good Morning America and This Week. Now MRCTV's Dan Joseph has created a song parody to mock how the ABC anchor can get away with all this mangling of media ethics. Enjoy. 

By Brad Wilmouth | June 2, 2015 | 5:11 PM EDT

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN gave attention to recent surges in violent crime in American cities, including Milwaukee, as it brought aboard Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as a guest to give his take on why the spike has occurred.
 
Sheriff Clarke, an elected Democrat, began by making a conservative argument against "failed social engineering projects," as he advocated longer prison sentences, before complaining about "slime" being thrown at American police officers by the "political class."
 
After co-host Alisyn Camerota brought up a Justice Department investigation into the Milwaukee police from 2011, Clarke let loose on the Justice Department for making his job more difficult.
 

By Jack Coleman | June 2, 2015 | 4:17 PM EDT

Just when you find yourself doubting the legitimacy of capital punishment, a liberal comes along and erodes that doubt.

On his HBO program Sunday night, former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver mocked the efforts of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts to acquire the drugs needed for the lethal-injection execution of an inmate after the solidly Republican state legislature voted to end capital punishment in Nebraska. The new law won't take effect for three months.

By Kyle Drennen | June 2, 2015 | 4:05 PM EDT

After actor Vince Vaughn declared himself to be an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment in a recent interview with British GQ, only Tuesday’s NBC Today took notice of the celebrity’s conservative stance – and only for a brief 30 seconds. ABC and CBS completely ignored the story. Even ABC’s Good Morning America, usually obsessed with pop culture, skipped the news.        

By Connor Williams | June 2, 2015 | 4:03 PM EDT

The media’s outpouring of positive headlines regarding Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner’s transition to a woman continued on the June 2 edition of The Rundown. Host Jose Diaz Balart interviewed transgender activist Michael Silverman on the subject, and they both lauded her physical appearance. Toward the end of the conversation, Balart went over the top, using Jenner’s transition to voice his concerns about tolerance: 

By Matthew Balan | June 2, 2015 | 3:56 PM EDT

On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello surprisingly interviewed a man who "transitioned" to being a woman, but reversed the cosmetic process after eight years. Costello respectfully interviewed Walt Heyer, even as she touted how Bruce Jenner "true to form...is breaking records – becoming the fastest Twitter account to reach one million followers," after he made his debut as "Caitlyn."

By Katie Yoder | June 2, 2015 | 2:52 PM EDT

BREAKING: Atheist science professor doesn’t like religion!

In a recent piece for National Geographic, Book Talk curator Simon Worrall entitled his headline, “In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?” For the answer, he gave platform to Jerry Coyne, author of Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Keeping with his book's theme, Coyne, an atheist and University of Chicago professor of Ecology and Evolution, answered, among other questions, why “are religion and science incompatible.”

By Kristine Marsh | June 2, 2015 | 2:28 PM EDT

Liberals raged on Twitter yesterday, coming to the support of a Muslim woman who complained about how she was treated on a recent United Airlines flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

Tahera Ahmad posted on Facebook that she was “in tears” after being discriminated against United Airlines staff and passengers for simply asking for an unopened can of Diet Coke.