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By Kristine Marsh | June 3, 2015 | 2:49 PM EDT

Every once in a while Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show will break up the yawn fest and feature guests who say ridiculous things, and we get to laugh at them for it.

On Tuesday night, Wilmore’s roundtable discussion involved bashing Fox News for reporting that police officers in Baltimore had cited the community's hostility towards them has stopped them from being able to do their job, as the reason for increased crime in the city. On the panel was Huffington Post’s Marc Lamont Hill, comedian Godfrey, and Ebony senior digital editor Jamilah Lemieux.

By Matthew Balan | June 3, 2015 | 1:57 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts were too busy giving 48 minutes of coverage to Bruce Jenner's Vanity Fair photo spread to give one second of coverage to the four Americans currently being held hostage by the oppressive regime in Iran. NBC mentioned two of them – Amir Hekmati and Robert Levinson – back on the April 24, 2015 edition of NBC Nightly News. However, ABC and CBS haven't covered Hekmati's captivity since 2013, according to a search on Nexis.

By Tim Graham | June 3, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT

Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey isn’t just a correspondent. She’s an activist. To the delight of other journalists, Dewey revealed online on Tuesday that she created a hectoring “Twitter-bot” to shame anyone who referred to Bruce Jenner as a “he” on Twitter during the gushy "God, I admire you" wave of Vanity Fair coverage. 

Dewey's tweeting automaton lectured anyone who referred to Bruce Jenner as a "he" -- even when Jenner insisted he was a "he" -- as in the first 65 years of his life, up until the ABC "News" special. Somehow it's "misgendering" to describe Jenner as he wanted in that time frame? 

By Andrew Miller | June 3, 2015 | 1:50 PM EDT

A Washington Post article titled ‘How Caitlyn Jenner won Bruce Jenner’s Olympic medals’ began by denouncing Nickelodeon star Drake Bell and a tweet he wrote about Jenner, but went on to ponder the deeper implications of transgenderism on history. The result is as bizarre as the photo that inspired it.

After Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transformation, Bell tweeted: “Sorry….still calling you Bruce.” Cue the firestorm of media backlash.

By Kyle Drennen | June 3, 2015 | 12:38 PM EDT

On Wednesday, only CBS This Morning noticed a setback for Democrats proposing a massive tax hike in Connecticut, with co-host Norah O’Donnell reporting: “The Connecticut Post says two major corporations, General Electric and Aetna, forced changes in Connecticut's proposed budget. The companies said they would consider leaving the state over plans to raise business taxes. Democratic lawmakers rewrote the tax package Monday night.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 3, 2015 | 11:39 AM EDT

Since Vanity Fair unveiled its cover featuring Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner on Monday afternoon, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have gone over the top in their promotion of the story, giving it a whopping 48 minutes and 25 seconds of coverage (Monday night through Wednesday morning) -- while omitting several damaging stories regarding President Obama’s policy agenda.

By Connor Williams | June 3, 2015 | 11:08 AM EDT

In reaction to Bruce Jenner's transition and Mike Huckabee’s controversial comments on transgenderism and gender-neutral bathrooms, a panel of CNN experts ripped the former Arkansas governor for his supposed insensitivity. The June 2 edition of OutFront featured Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon and HLN host Dr. Drew Pinsky, and they both lambasted Huckabee repeatedly by insinuating that he doesn’t view transgender people as human beings. 

By Mark Finkelstein | June 3, 2015 | 9:05 AM EDT

Mika Brzezinski apparently thinks that when it comes to discussing Bill and Hillary Clinton— those paragons of integrity—certain subjects should be taboo.

On today's Morning Joe, Mika took umbrage that about-to-announce Bobby Jindal dared mention that Bill had lied about Monica Lewinsky. Mika was miffed that Jindal thought it was "blasé" to bring up Monica.  She later called the Louisiana governor "jabby" for having done so.

By Melissa Mullins | June 3, 2015 | 7:24 AM EDT

In what could best be described as a “love/hate” relationship with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a group of journalists met at the Los Angeles Times/Tribune offices in Washington on Monday to complain among themselves about limited access to Clinton and her campaign.  

Michael Calderone at The Huffington Post says they accuse Hillary’s camp of “keeping an excessively tight grip on information, even when it comes to logistical details that don't seem particularly sensitive or revelatory.”  

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 skyrocket in the next year with many topping out in the double digits. 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 who 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's 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.”

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 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. Rivera insisted “[t]he Second Amendment is most lavishly defended” amendment in “all the Constitution of the United States” and asked if Vaughn’s statements “remind you of Timothy McVeigh and the militias?”