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By Scott Whitlock | October 8, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT

Matt Damon is no longer mad at Barack Obama. In the October 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the actor explained his affection for the President and previous unhappiness over with Obama. In 2013, Damon complained, “There are a lot of things that I really question, you know: the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations.” But now: "He's a remarkable human being." 

By Matthew Balan | October 8, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT

The Daily Beast's John Avlon, a supposed "No Labels" moderate, revealed his true liberal colors on Thursday's New Day on CNN during a discussion of Ben Carson's response to the mass shooting in Oregon. Alisyn Camerota pointed out how competitor Lindsey Graham rebuked Dr. Carson, and wondered why the "rational" senator wasn't getting more traction. Avlon replied, "Responsible is a net negative for Republicans right now. Instead of trying to be more responsible, you try to be more irresponsible, more inflammatory, get more attention, and play to the base, which already deeply polarized and inflamed."

By Curtis Houck | October 8, 2015 | 1:31 PM EDT

During a fascinating and wide-ranging interview on the Wednesday edition of Charlie Rose’s PBS show, Fox News Channel (FNC) host Megyn Kelly pushed back at liberal feminists and the very label for their complete double standard in the treatment of conservative and pro-life women (and specifically Sarah Palin). The issue came up when Rose asked Kelly if she was an advocate like many of his personal friends in that they’re “constantly making us and helping us remember how much we need to do with respect to women and equal pay.”

By Scott Whitlock | October 8, 2015 | 12:59 PM EDT

Despite a four-hour running time, NBC’s Today on Thursday skipped any mention of the latest on the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. CBS This Morning managed 25 seconds. ABC’s Good Morning America offered 27 seconds. GMA’s Dan Harris highlighted an Associated Press report claiming, “Clinton's private e-mail server was the target of attempted cyber attacks from China, South Korea and Germany.” He added, “A contractor hired to protect Clinton's private information warned that her server was vulnerable.” 

By Ken Shepherd | October 8, 2015 | 11:58 AM EDT

Cradle Catholic Chris Matthews devoted a segment of his Oct. 7 Hardball program to furthering Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's attack line against Republicans supporting a select-committee investigation into Planned Parenthood. Clinton likened the probe to the select committee investigating Benghazi. Joining in on the fun was liberal Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.).

By Steve Edwards | October 8, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT

Ever since Ben Carson made comments in a recent interview where he said that if involved in an active shooter situation, he would actually make an attempt to defend himself instead of being a sitting duck for a shooter, he has been excoriated by the mainstream press for not being a victim. However, training provided by professionals for this exact scenario tell you to do exactly what Carson said he would do - defend yourself.

By Scott Whitlock | October 8, 2015 | 11:46 AM EDT

ABC, NBC and CBS on Thursday immediately pounced on a tweet by Ruper Murdoch in which the Fox News chairman suggested that Ben Carson would be America’s first “real” black president. These same networks stayed silent this week after a major college professor smeared Carson by calling him a “coon.” 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 8, 2015 | 11:34 AM EDT

On Wednesday night’s Kelly File, Fox News hosts Dana Perino and Howard Kurtz had some harsh words for the upcoming movie “Truth” which attempts to tell the story of how a fake story about the National Guard service of George W. Bush resulted in the downfall of CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather. 


By Kyle Drennen | October 8, 2015 | 11:12 AM EDT

On Thursday, NBC’s Today joined CNN in promoting the latest issue of People magazine, which demanded congressional action on gun violence. At the top of the morning show, co-host Savannah Guthrie heralded: “People gets political. The glossy magazine known more for its celebrity scoops and red-carpet fashions wades into one of the most controversial issues in America. Is the magazine taking sides?”

By Matt Philbin | October 8, 2015 | 10:34 AM EDT

An MRC study published yesterday was the subject of a piece in The Hollywood Reporter. The study analyzed the violence in the top 10 movies currently in theatres to showcase the hypocrisy of celebrities demanding gun control after the Roseburg shooting.

(For the record: 334 separate violent acts; 121 acts of gun violence; 39 dead out of 142 total victims.)

By Katie Yoder | October 8, 2015 | 10:14 AM EDT

Planned Parenthood isn’t exactly a pro-child organization. Regardless, the media are fawning over this “smart” little girl after her media activist mother prompted her to talk about Planned Parenthood on camera.

Poet and activist Staceyann Chin and her 3-year-old daughter, Zuri, donned pink to show their support of Planned Parenthood during the abortion giant’s “Pink Out Day” Sept. 29. For the event, Chin created a video with Zuri entitled, “We Stand with Planned Parenthood!” In the four-minute YouTube vlog, Chin prompted her toddler to explain why they’re wearing “powerful pink.” And the media praised them for it.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 8, 2015 | 9:37 AM EDT

On Thursday, the hosts of CBS This Morning repeatedly urged Ohio Governor John Kasich to criticize his fellow Republicans for being to conservative on issues ranging from ObamaCare to immigration reform. Co-host Norah O’Donnell proclaimed Kasich has “taken a risk within your party, differing on a number of issues whether it’s immigration, on gay marriage, even on ObamaCare” before she asked if the “party’s platform needs to evolve on those issues?”  

By Mark Finkelstein | October 8, 2015 | 8:36 AM EDT

For weeks now, Joe Scarborough has been expressing befuddlement over Ben Carson's appeal.  It boiled over on today's Morning Joe, as Scarborough went on an extended anti-Carson rant.

Scarborough unleashed after clips were played from town halls in Iowa and New Hampshire in which Republican voters expressed strong support for the notion of Carson as a qualified president. Calling Carson unqualified to be president, Joe railed that he'd seen people like Carson on school boards who got into trouble because they were in "over their heads."

By Tim Graham | October 8, 2015 | 7:14 AM EDT

The forthcoming Rather-phony-documents movie – shamelessly titled Truth – is the latest occasion for Rather to claim (to The Hollywood Reporter) "We reported a true story....There wasn't any doubt then, and there is no doubt in any reasonable person's mind now, the story was true."

Rather does sound more like a wounded dog than usual after his two-hour interview. "I have a lot of flaws and a lot of vulnerabilities," he says at the end of the two-hour interview. "I've made a lot of mistakes. I have a lot of wounds, some of them self-inflicted, some of them still partially open. But I'm a fighter."

By Curtis Houck | October 8, 2015 | 3:11 AM EDT

Embattled 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down for her latest interview on Wednesday and surprisingly, the liberal media’s questioner in Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour (and Clinton Foundation donor) came prepared and hit Clinton on issues ranging from her e-mail scandal to the administration’s misjudgment of Russia’s global threat to allied super PACs attacking socialist Bernie Sanders and possible candidate Joe Biden.