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By Curtis Houck | | October 5, 2016 | 12:27 AM EDT

In the moments following Tuesday’s lone 2016 vice presidential debate, ABC and NBC did their best to offer an overarching spin that while Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) constantly and in many cases rudely interrupted Republican Governor Mike Pence (Ind.) and moderator Elaine Quijano, the debate won’t matter much to final result and Kaine actually won despite his lack of decorum.

By Scott Whitlock | | October 5, 2016 | 12:02 AM EDT

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Tuesday night shocked his liberal viewers by declaring that the “eloquent,” “excellent” Mike Pence “won” the vice presidential debate over a “desperate” Tim Kaine. The Hardball host did not hold back as he bashed, “Kaine was a little bit, I don't know what the right word is, a little desperate there, jumping in all the time, always trying to get his points. He didn't wait his turn.” 

By NB Staff | | October 4, 2016 | 11:11 PM EDT

Following Tuesday’s vice presidential debate between Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) and Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence (Ind.), Media Research Center president Brent Bozell released a statement on his belief that Pence won despite questioning from CBS News correspondent and moderator Elaine Quijano.


By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 4, 2016 | 9:57 PM EDT

A broken clock is right twice a day and former President Bill Clinton was certainly right Monday when he criticized ObamaCare for hurting working people. “…The people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” he remarked at a campaign rally for his wife. The shocking admission by the liberal president went unreported by ABC Tuesday, while CBS and NBC aided in playing it down that evening. 

By Scott Whitlock | | October 4, 2016 | 9:01 PM EDT

Using the most loaded language she could muster, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Tuesday described Mike Pence as a “hard-line, hard-core, religious right guy.” Previewing the vice presidential debate, she also insisted that there are “policy differences” on abortion between Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton. 

By Jack Coleman | | October 4, 2016 | 8:43 PM EDT

Truly bad sign for the Clinton campaign when one of their most reliable apologists in media denounces Hillary Clinton while also -- wait for it -- effusively praising Donald Trump.

Mika Brzezinski's surprising twofer came on today's Morning Joe in response to Trump's handling of a New York Times story over the weekend alleging that he may have legally avoided paying federal incomes taxes for nearly two decades after suffering a nearly billion-dollar business loss in 1995.


By Dylan Gwinn | | October 4, 2016 | 8:37 PM EDT

It appears as though ESPN is finally taking a stand against anthem/flag protests at football games. Well, at least the Fayetteville, North Carolina ESPN affiliate which carries East Carolina football is taking a stand.

By Curtis Houck | | October 4, 2016 | 7:18 PM EDT

On Tuesday morning, one of the more intriguing debates about media bias took place on MSNBC’s Morning Joe as the assembled co-hosts and Politico founder Jim Vandehei excoriated their colleagues in the media for flashing their liberal bias “in a way they never did before” in their collective desire to take down Donald Trump (to the benefit of Hillary Clinton).


By Karen Townsend | | October 4, 2016 | 6:17 PM EDT

In Netflix’s Original Series Luke Cage, Marvel Televisions and ABC Studios have introduced the first mainstream black superhero who is a hoodie-wearing avenger for social justice in Harlem. The thirteen episode series is peppered with racial issues. The tone is set in the very first episode when a handout to pedestrians reads: “Stay Harlem. Stay Black.” Along the way, biblical quotes are used to justify both good and bad actions, there is gun-running and drugs, and of course corrupt police and politicians are featured in the storyline – a little something for everyone.

By Tom Johnson | | October 4, 2016 | 6:11 PM EDT

In a post headlined “To See Mike Pence as ‘Normal’ Is to Grade on a Generous Curve,” Steve Benen, who's also the primary blogger for the TRMS website, sought to demolish the idea that Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate will feature what Politico called “two conventional pols.” “As a matter of tone and temperament, Mike Pence is hardly scary: the governor is a mild-mannered, soft-spoken Midwesterner,” wrote Benen. “But to shift one’s focus from tone to policy is to see one of the most extremist politicians to seek national office in over a generation.”

By P.J. Gladnick | | October 4, 2016 | 5:41 PM EDT

Bill Clinton has told the truth. I repeat. Bill Clinton has told the truth. And it this case it was a truth about Obamacare which is sure to make liberals very uncomfortable. So how can they explain it away? Simple. By claiming that Bill Clinton has lost his political abilities. 

Such was the argument of Esquire politics writer, Charles Pierce, who claims that Bill Clinton has lost his political chops much in the same way that Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Steve Blass lost his ability to pitch:

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 4, 2016 | 4:56 PM EDT

As the Republican National Committee's Sean Spicer appeared as a guest on Tuesday's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo pressed him over Republican attacks against Democratic running mate Tim Kaine's record on crime, and his history of involvement as a missionary with a priest in Honduras with marxist leanings.

Cuomo dismissively invoked the Willie Horton ads from the 1988 presidential candidate as supposedly being similar to new ads about Kaine's liberal record on crime in Virginia, and eventually the CNN host suggested that "all priests are marxists" as he brought up the priest Kaine was known for being close to.

By Katie Yoder | | October 4, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT

Pope Francis is praying especially for journalists this month – and wants others to join him. On Tuesday, Vatican Radio reported that Pope Francis dedicated his monthly prayer intentions, or prayer requests, to journalists for the month of October. 

By Tom Blumer | | October 4, 2016 | 4:09 PM EDT

At the Associated Press Monday afternoon, Jim Suhr reported on the dismissal of a "civil rights lawsuit that alleged police used excessive force against protesters in Ferguson (Missouri) after the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown." The plaintiffs sought over $40 million from police, police officials, St. Louis County and the city of Ferguson.

Predictably, the plaintiffs will appeal. While anyone reading only Suhr's account might believe that the "protesters" have some basis for a complaint, coverage of the case's dismissal at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch makes it clear that their chances of any success on appeal are (or at least in a sane world should be) very small, That's because the Post-Dispatch reported that two of the three plaintiffs Suhr described with only their side of the story were shown to be lying.

By Tim Graham | | October 4, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT

Donald Trump has demonstrated a tendency to make outrageous statements that inflame the liberal media, but that doesn’t mean the liberal media have some kind of right to misinterpret them flagrantly. That happened on Monday when Trump was speaking to a group of veterans called the Retired American Warriors PAC  in the D.C.-area suburb of Herndon, Virginia.

The mischaracterization became with the left-wing site – the group who just had four millennial Trump-bashers hired by CNN. Their headline: “Trump Suggests That Soldiers With PTSD Aren’t ‘Strong.’”