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By Kristine Marsh | | May 5, 2016 | 9:55 PM EDT

Thursday night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the host and correspondent Gary Tuchman surprisingly highlighted how poorly Clinton was faring with blue-collar Democrats in West Virginia. Tuchman noted that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 6 to 1 in the coal mining state, but because of Clinton’s attitude towards the coal industry, many Democrat voters were actually supporting Donald Trump instead of their party’s presumptive nominee.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 5, 2016 | 9:53 PM EDT

A new development in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal broke Thursday. Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin was finally questioned by the FBI. Throughout the day most news outlets praised it as a sign that the investigation was coming to a close. ABC dedicated a quick news brief to the topic, while CBS only allowed it two sentences. While its competitors were busy brushing over the scandal, NBC conducted a sit down interview with Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who claims to have accessed the secretary’s private server. 

By Tim Graham | | May 5, 2016 | 9:50 PM EDT

On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, CNN commentator Carl Bernstein oddly proclaimed "Hillary Clinton has been around for 40 years and yet we don't really know about her as a person." He said this just seconds after anchor Don Lemon reminded the audience Bernstein wrote an entire book about allegedly unknown Hillary Clinton.

By Curtis Houck | | May 5, 2016 | 9:48 PM EDT

Coming off a two-hour Hardball on Wednesday, MSNBC brought suffering viewers back to just one hour on Thursday, but host Chris Matthews made sure they got their money’s worth by presenting his closing Let Me Finish segment as “a Shakespearean choice facing Republicans this year” in “[t]o be a Republican or not to be” with presidential candidate Donald Trump.

By Tom Johnson | | May 5, 2016 | 9:38 PM EDT

During the upcoming presidential campaign, predicts David Roberts, the media will not acknowledge an inconvenient truth: that the difference in quality between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is comparable to the difference in potability between “Coca-Cola [and] sewer water.”

“The campaign media's self-image is built on not being partisan,” wrote Roberts in a Thursday article. “How does that even work if one side is offering up a flawed centrist and the other is offering up a vulgar xenophobic demagogue?...Going after Clinton will be journalists' default strategy for proving that they're not biased.”

By Bruce Bookter | | May 5, 2016 | 8:51 PM EDT

In what might go down as the most redundant and superfluous hire in the history of redundant and superfluous hires, a network already dominated and run by leftist, LGBT activists hired…wait for it…a leftist, LGBT activist.

By Curtis Houck | | May 5, 2016 | 5:39 PM EDT

Speaking with host Erica Hill on MSNBC Thursday afternoon, Iowa conservative radio talk show host Steve Deace reiterated his commitment to the Never Trump movement and after comparing Donald Trump to Superman villain Lex Luthor, promised that he feels “no moral imperative whatsoever to help Lex Luthor finish off his memoirs.”

By Matthew Balan | | May 5, 2016 | 5:35 PM EDT

On Thursday's Closing Bell on CNBC, Rob Reiner repeated his charge that Donald Trump's supporters are "not all racists, but there is a strain there." Host Bill Griffeth wondered, "Don't you think just people are angry — they're angry at Washington; they're angry at their boss?" Instead of immediately pointing to "racism," Reiner admitted that "there is a big chunk of Trump supporters who are very upset at the income inequality." However, he added that "there is a strain of racism that's there — because when you go to the Sanders rallies, there are no racists at those rallies!"

By Kyle Drennen | | May 5, 2016 | 4:11 PM EDT

On Thursday, all three network morning shows dutifully promoted the Obama Justice Department threatening to sue North Carolina over its transgender bathroom law and accusing the state of violating the Civil Rights Act. On NBC’s Today, fill-in co-host Natalie Morales breathlessly proclaimed: “New fallout this morning over North Carolina’s controversial transgender law. The Justice Department sent letters to Governor Pat McCrory and state lawmakers saying the newly enacted law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and cannot be enforced."

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 5, 2016 | 4:05 PM EDT

A May 5 NBC News online story reported the Romanian hacker revealed “in an exclusive interview” with correspondent Cynthia McFadden that Clinton’s server was “like an open orchid on the Internet.” However, as PowerLine’s Scott Johnson pointed out, “NBC interviewed Guccifer during his pre-extradition detention in Romania. That means the reported interview took place at least a month ago.”

According to the online article the interview will be featured on tonight’s (Thursday’s) edition of NBC Nightly News. But the questions have to be asked: did FNC’s report force NBC to finally air the interview and why did they sit on it, initially? 

By Matthew Balan | | May 5, 2016 | 1:18 PM EDT

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough faced off with Rob Reiner on Thursday's Morning Joe, after the liberal Hollywood producer/writer explained Donald Trump's base of support by underlining that "there are a lot of people who are racist in this country." Scarborough shot back, "Could this not be about working-class Americans being left behind by [the] Republican Party?" Reiner acknowledged that "they're not all racist," but contended that "there's racism in this country that has been submerged for a long, long time....He's unearthed a lot of it."

By Kyle Drennen | | May 5, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT

At the top of Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “Game on. Clinton and Trump gear up for their likely general election showdown....They’re two of the most unpopular candidates in recent history.” He then promised an examination of the flaws of both candidates: “This morning, the major obstacles facing both campaigns.”

By Scott Whitlock | | May 5, 2016 | 11:49 AM EDT

With no sense of irony or humor, a new MSNBC ad claims the network “seeks different perspectives.” Yes, the cable channel home to some of most liberal hosts and journalists on the planet, touted, “We seek different perspectives, connect the dots, approach the story from all the angles.” 

By Dylan Gwinn | | May 5, 2016 | 11:42 AM EDT

NBC’s Heartbeat is a show that deals with conflict. A main character, who is a female, runs around acting like a man. An ex-husband of the main character, who is so incredibly over the idea of getting back together with his former wife, becomes gay. And on Wednesday night’s episode, titled ‘Permanent Glitter,’ a man who is convinced he’s a woman defies his genetic gender, in order to continue taking hormones that he thinks make him a woman.

By Mark Finkelstein | | May 5, 2016 | 11:35 AM EDT

If it's sauce for the goose, it's sauce for the Hillary . . . Question for MSNBC's Katy Tur: of all the epithets Donald Trump pinned on his primary opponents, which was the first and arguably most effective? Bet you answered "low-energy," with which Trump of course famously jabbed Jeb. It stuck, and helped drive Jeb from the race.

Did people suggest at the time that Trump was hitting below the belt? Nope. So why is it suddenly unfair for Trump to say something very similar about Hillary? On today's Morning Joe, discussing Trump's critique of Hillary, Tur claimed: "there's this veiled sexism they have been accused of, somebody that doesn't have the strength and stamina, somebody who should not be president."