By Nicholas Fondacaro | October 25, 2016 | 12:56 AM EDT

The “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) continued their marathon of covering up Democratic scandals and controversies, Monday, by failing to report the prison sentencing of a former Democratic Party “rising star” during their evening broadcasts.  “A judge sentenced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday to 10 to 23 months in prison for committing multiple felonies stemming from a politically motivated act of retribution,” reported CNN’s Max Blau. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | October 24, 2016 | 11:43 PM EDT

The Obama administration finally admitted on Monday what so many critics warned would happen, that premiums were going to skyrocket. And skyrocket did as ABC Anchor David Muir reported on World News Tonight, “A new government report revealing premiums will go up an average of 25 percent next year.” ABC’s report is shocking since they spent most of 2016 keeping the program’s collapse a secret. In contrast, their competitors CBS and NBC remained tight lipped about the bad news on their evening programs. 

By Nicholas Fondacaro | October 24, 2016 | 10:16 PM EDT

The “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) put their undying loyalty to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on full display Monday evening, as they completely blacked out two news stories with explosive consequences for the campaign. “Tonight there is a new undercover video exposing direct links between the Hillary Clinton campaign and outside groups promoting her campaign,” reported Fox News’ Bret Baier on Special Report. Instead of reporting on a potential federal offense they hyped Clinton’s expansion into GOP strongholds. 

By Tom Blumer | October 23, 2016 | 4:11 PM EDT

Friday morning, Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo had a tense one-on-one interview with Ezekiel Emanuel, one the two major architects of Obamacare (the other one is the infamous Jonathan "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage because of the stupidity of voters" Gruber).

By Nicholas Fondacaro | October 21, 2016 | 12:39 AM EDT

News broke Thursday of a new Clinton campaign e-mail exposed by WikiLeaks that reinforces the persistent notion that the Clinton Foundation is a pay-for-play scheme. And yet the “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC pretended like it didn’t even happen. “New scrutiny tonight on the Clinton Foundation coming from what were supposed to be private e-mails,” stated Fox News Anchor Bret Baier on Special Report, moving on to ask, “How much money and how much influence were on the table in dealings involving the Clinton family charity?”

By Tom Blumer | October 19, 2016 | 4:44 PM EDT

The federal government's fiscal year ended on September 30. As has been the administration's habit for years with news that might draw negative attention, the Treasury Department conveniently released its year-end Monthly Budget Review Friday afternoon to minimize the discussion of its grim news.

The government ran a $587 billion deficit, up from $414 billion the previous year. Andrew Taylor's coverage at the Associated Press glossed over why this occurred, because to do so would call into doubt the questionable Congressional Budget Office projections for future years he relied on to reassure readers that the situation is, in the words of an economist he quoted, "totally manageable." The other two main business wire services performed a bit better, but still missed several key items.

By Matthew Balan | October 19, 2016 | 1:52 PM EDT

CBS was the only Big Three network on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to continue reporting on the allegations of a quid pro quo between the FBI and the State Department related to Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal. CBS Evening News's Scott Pelley gave a brief about Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy's denial of a quid pro quo. The following morning, Charlie Rose gave a brief on Wednesday's CBS This Morning about a former FBI official admitting that he proposed it.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | October 18, 2016 | 12:29 AM EDT

A brand new chapter in the Hillary Clinton personal e-mail server saga opened up Monday, as newly released FBI notes revealed a possible quid pro quo between the agency and the State Department. According to the notes State Department official Pat Kennedy wanted a classified Clinton e-mail to be marked unclassified in exchange for the FBI to expand their overseas presence. But ABC and NBC decided to downplay the stunning revelations on their evening broadcasts and instead touted the Clinton campaign’s expansion into “red states.” 

By Tom Blumer | October 16, 2016 | 11:40 PM EDT

A search at the Associated Press's main national site on "Podesta Iran" (not in quotes) returns no items relating to a Wikileaks-released email exposing how Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign manager John Podesta agreed with a Republican senator in July 2015 that the deal which had been "negotiated" by the Obama administration with Iran would lead to "a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf." (The word "negotiated" is in quotes because, other than releasing hostages it never should have captured or held, Iran appears not to have given up anything.)

There's a reason beyond the routine journalistic negligence for which AP is so well-known why it has ignored this (excuse the pun) bombshell. The AP's own self-congratulatory actions contributed to the situation Podesta tersely acknowledged.

By Tom Blumer | October 13, 2016 | 3:17 PM EDT

This latest edition of "Stupid Fact Checks" by Hillary Clinton lapdogs in the press comes from NBC, with follow-up help from the Politico, and is an entry in two categories: "False Equivalency" and "Subsequent Goalpost Moving."

In Sunday's second presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump correctly stated that Mrs. Clinton "was there as Secretary of State with the so-called line in the sand." Mrs. Clinton said, "No I wasn't." But she was there when President Barack Obama made his statement threatening action if Syria were to use chemical weapons. NBC's "fact-check" evaluation: "Everyone Is Wrong Here." That's because Trump forgot to describe Obama's "line" as "red." Seriously. An NBC reporter also worked after the fact to cover up her own mistake over Mrs. Clinton's indisputably obvious error.

By Tom Blumer | October 12, 2016 | 5:39 AM EDT

The Democrats insist that "voter fraud is very rare" and that "voter impersonation is nearly non-existent." The press has consistently almost completely ignored evidence that voter fraud and voter impersonation are serious and growing problems.

One can expect that indifference will continue to be the norm even after the latest video produced by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas. The video shows a Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections Alan Schulkin of New York County, which is the county-level name for the Manhattan borough of New York City, at a holiday party in December 2015 "admitting that there is widespread voter fraud in New York City."

By Tom Blumer | October 10, 2016 | 10:08 PM EDT

Former late-night TV host David Letterman was famous for his entertaining and fun "Stupid Pet Tricks" segments.

In the current presidential election cycle, the press, while claiming that Donald Trump and his campaign lie so often that the backlog of required genuine fact-checking on important matters is sky-high, is instead engaging in a non-entertaining, not at all fun effort known as "Stupid Fact Checks." If there are so many obvious lies out there, why did NBC and USA Today do unbelievably "Stupid Fact Checks" which focused on Trump's description of the product and cost involved in the Hillary Clinton-ordered deletion of over 30,000 emails her legal team unilaterally decided were all personal?