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By Clay Waters | | September 27, 2016 | 4:46 PM EDT

The New York Times’ live online coverage of the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate was anchored by the usual team of Nick Confessore, Maggie Haberman, Alan Rappeport, and Adam Nagourney on Monday night, with Haberman providing her usual defense of Hillary Clinton against charges of “sexism,” and Nick Confessore praising her as a “wonk’s wonk” with the misfortune of running in a year of “sheer anger.” Meanwhile, Michael Grynbaum somehow saw Trump-attacking Lester Holt as “the minimalist moderator."

By Tom Blumer | | September 27, 2016 | 4:31 PM EDT

It's quite funny in retrospect to remember how the press ridiculed the preoccupation of many people who questioned Barack Obama's eligibility to become and then to be President over the "birther" issue from late 2008 until early 2011.

Now look at who's obsessed. The press refuses to recognize that it has lost an issue it thought could use to bury the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. They won't let it go, even though that train left the station on September 16. It would be hard to find a more obvious example of this obsession than was seen yesterday at MSNBC, when Chris Hayes refused to talk about anything else with Omarosa Manigault, the Trump campaign's director of African-American outreach.

By Sarah Stites | | September 27, 2016 | 3:35 PM EDT

In the past 24 hours, feminist media have become collectively peeved over several issues either addressed or omitted from the debate discussions. Yet the blame fell not only on the shoulders of Donald Trump, but on the patriarchy itself. 

By NB Staff | | September 27, 2016 | 3:34 PM EDT

Media Research Center president Brent Bozell continued his tear on Tuesday denouncing Lester Holt’s “failed” performance as Monday’s presidential debate moderator with two appearances on Fox Business Network (FBN) programming and called out the Republican National Committee (RNC) for accepting any potential moderator from NBC, MSNBC, or CNBC.

By Kyle Drennen | | September 27, 2016 | 3:32 PM EDT

During a live report in MSNBC’s 12 p.m. ET hour, as part of Hillary Clinton’s traveling press corps, Andrea Mitchell gushed over how pleased the campaign was with the Democratic nominee’s debate performance: “Well, you can imagine they feel very confident....There was applause by her staff when she boarded [the plane]. We’re in the back of the plane, as you well know, so we heard that from the front.”

By Tim Graham | | September 27, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT

Apparently, the public has been made painfully aware that the moderators will not be fair in this election cycle. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey taken before the first debate found "a plurality (46%) of likely U.S. voters believes most moderators will try to help Clinton in the upcoming debates. Only six percent (6%) think they will try to help Trump instead. Just 32% say most of the moderators will try to be unbiased."

By Edgard Portela | | September 27, 2016 | 1:05 PM EDT

The latest edition of Al Punto, Univision's weekly public affairs show, featured a welcome surprise: the show finally broke its recent repetitive rotation of either outright anti-Trump or less than enthusiastic pro-Trump pundits.

By Tom Blumer | | September 27, 2016 | 12:51 PM EDT

It's pretty hysterical how the left wants to set the rules for civil discourse over presidential candidates' health and habits.To them, it's really bad to talk, and virtually evil to speculate, about Hillary Clinton's demonstrations of frailty and other possible illnesses seen during the campaign, which are certainly not limited to her "medical situation" at the 9/11 anniversary ceremony two weeks ago. They think that responsible adults shouldn't engage in that ... with Democrats. But let Donald Trump show up at the first of the three presidential debates with some sniffling, and Howard Dean — former 12-year Governor of Vermont, 2004 Democratic Party presidential candidate, and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee — couldn't resist speculating that the GOP nominee was "on coke."

By NB Staff | | September 27, 2016 | 12:50 PM EDT

After Lester Holt’s transparently biased performance on Monday night as debate moderator, the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell on Tuesday released the following statement about Holt’s actions during the debate: 

By Clay Waters | | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is in the books, and the front page of the New York Times registered an amazingly slanted front-page “news analysis” by Michael Barbaro and Matt Flegenheimer. They sternly rebuked Trump for daring to suggest Hillary Clinton had once been insensitive about race: "No amount of practice, it seemed, could fully prepare her -- or perhaps anyone -- for Donald J. Trump’s hurricane of factual distortion, taunting interruptions and blustery generalities."

By Katie Yoder | | September 27, 2016 | 11:49 AM EDT

Kim Kardashian West recently revealed two issues that "outweigh everything else" for her in this election: protecting abortion and gun control. On Saturday, the 35-year-old reality TV star (married to singer Kanye West) publicized her support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a tweet to her 48 million followers.

By Kyle Drennen | | September 27, 2016 | 11:47 AM EDT

Following Monday night’s presidential debate, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence visited all three network morning shows on Tuesday and was repeatedly hammered by hosts over Donald Trump’s debate performance. Hostile questions accusing Trump of everything from lying to tax evasion were hurled at the Indiana governor. 

By Callista Ring | | September 27, 2016 | 11:42 AM EDT

Hollywood isn’t the only form of entertainment attacking Donald Trump. Now, theaters around the country have joined the fight. According to a New York Times article published September 25, Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen of the Berkeley Repertory Theater have created a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here,” which explores the concept of Americans electing their first dictator. The novel was inspired by the rise of fascism, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. 

By Kristine Marsh | | September 27, 2016 | 11:04 AM EDT

On Tuesday’s morning news shows, each of the three network anchors interviewed the two vice presidential candidates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, about their running mate’s debate performance Monday night. But instead of asking the candidates similar questions, the anchors coaxed Clinton’s VP Kaine and grilled Trump’s VP Pence.

By Sarah Stites | | September 27, 2016 | 9:42 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton took the internet by storm last Thursday when she appeared on an awkward segment of the talk show “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis. As it turns out, the Funny or Die host will not be conducting a similar dialogue with Trump.