By Kyle Drennen | May 26, 2016 | 1:03 PM EDT

All three network morning shows on Thursday heralded President Obama blasting Donald Trump during a trip to Japan, declaring that world leaders were “rattled” by the Republican candidate. In stark contrast, when then-President Bush criticized then-Senator Obama’s views on foreign policy during an overseas trip in 2008, those same networks lined up Democrats to denounce the “political shot heard 'round the world.”

By Scott Whitlock | May 26, 2016 | 12:17 PM EDT

“Scathing.” “Stark.” The network morning shows on Thursday used troubling words for Hillary Clinton as her evolving e-mail scandal has reached a point where even ABC, CBS and NBC find it hard to minimize. All three morning shows trumpeted the news that a State Department inspector general report found Clinton violated federal rules by using a private server. 

By Kyle Drennen | May 25, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the network morning shows all promoted violent left-wing protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico as a sign of trouble for the “controversial” GOP candidate and even provided a platform for rioters to justify their actions. At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer breathlessly declared: “Breaking overnight, protests turn violent at a Trump rally in New Mexico. Demonstrators knocking down barriers and throwing rocks.”

By Curtis Houck | May 24, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT

After a network blackout on Monday night of news the FBI has been investigating Democratic Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for possible illegal campaign donations, ABC and CBS kept the streak alive on Tuesday morning as Good Morning America and CBS This Morning made no mention of the probe. In contrast, NBC’s Today provided a full report from Justice correspondent Pete Williams.

By Kyle Drennen | May 24, 2016 | 1:13 PM EDT

On Tuesday, all three network morning shows denounced Donald Trump’s campaign ad going after Bill Clinton’s treatment of women as a “another low” in the presidential race and parroted Hillary Clinton’s campaign talking points dismissing numerous sex abuse allegations against her husband as “old” and “discredited.” On NBC’s Today, Matt Lauer warned the campaign was “getting even nastier.”

By Scott Whitlock | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Journalist and Hillary Clinton fan Cokie Roberts on Tuesday insisted that women will be “upset” if Donald Trump continues to highlight Bill Clinton’s past affairs and mistreatment of women. Talking to former Clinton operative turned Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos, Roberts huffed, “Women will be very upset if they think that another woman is being blamed for her husband's infidelities.”

By Curtis Houck | May 23, 2016 | 1:12 PM EDT

On Monday morning, NBC’s Today and correspondent Ron Allen omitted any mention to viewers that Vietnam remains a authoritarian, communist regime as it welcomed President Barack Obama on the first stop of his week-long Asia tour. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | May 23, 2016 | 9:33 AM EDT

Despite more evidence that The Clinton Foundation was used as a slush fund to enrich the Clintons and their cronies, the Big Three networks have all but stopped covering the scandal swirling around the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s charitable organization. A review of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) evening and morning programs (since January 1) shows only a total of 4 minutes and 24 seconds was devoted to the “charity fraud.” In contrast, a decades-old controversy of Donald Trump pretending to be his own publicist garnered eight times more coverage (38 minutes and 2 seconds) in just four days. 

By Scott Whitlock | May 19, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT

The journalists at ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Thursday offered groaning coverage of Donald Trump “rehashing” “old” rape allegations about Bill Clinton. Given the networks’s past hesitance in covering the claims against the Democrat, it’s clear these journalists probably didn’t enjoy highlighting them now. On CBS, Major Garrett reminded, “In an interview Wednesday, Donald Trump previewed a potential general election attack, rehashing accusations made against former President Bill Clinton.”  On Good Morning America, former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos marveled, “Donald Trump launches his toughest attack yet on Bill Clinton calling out his history with women. Even bringing up rape.” 

By Kyle Drennen | May 18, 2016 | 3:22 PM EDT

After Hillary Clinton lost yet another primary contest to Bernie Sanders in Oregon on Tuesday, Wednesday’s network morning shows began sounding the alarm that he could damage her chances in the general election and lamented that the socialist senator was “not going away.” On NBC’s Today, correspondent Kristen Welker declared: “The Democrats are as divided as ever this morning....All of this complicating Clinton's efforts to try to focus on the fight against Donald Trump.”

By Matthew Balan | May 17, 2016 | 2:20 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts punted on covering an openly-homosexual pastor dropping his lawsuit against Whole Foods on Monday, after accusing the grocery chain of including the word "fag" on a cake he ordered from a location in Austin, Texas in April 2016. Jordan Brown disclosed that "the company did nothing wrong" in a statement, and apologized to the "LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues." By contrast, CNN's New Day on Tuesday devoted a news brief to Brown "admitting the company did not actually decorate the cake that way."

By Kyle Drennen | May 16, 2016 | 12:36 PM EDT

On Monday, all three network morning shows reveled in President Obama blasting Donald Trump during a college commencement address over the weekend. At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted: “President Obama takes a not-so-veiled shot at Donald Trump in a commencement address...” A soundbite played of Obama ranting: “It's not cool to not know what you're talking about.”