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By Tom Blumer | August 22, 2015 | 11:44 PM EDT

Earlier today, I noted that Los Angeles Times reporter Maria L. La Ganga compared the heroic undercover work done by investigators at the Center for Medical Progress to the 2004 efforts of the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth. She meant it as a negative, claiming that the Swift Vets' assertions about Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's service in Vietnam and his antiwar activities after he returned home are "considered by many one of the ugliest, most unfair attacks in recent political memory." She even claimed — knowingly engaging in falsehood, in my opinion — that "the Swift boat claims were later discredited." Sorry, ma'am. The Swift Vets' truths stand tall to this today.

Though the Times Seattle bureau chief doesn't reference it in her writeup, an Associated Press chart contained therein relays a falsehood Planned Parenthood routinely promotes. This one claims that "Abortion is 3 percent of Planned Parenthood Services":

By Jeffrey Lord | August 22, 2015 | 9:53 PM EDT

The New York Times hates Donald Trump’s immigration plans. But back in the 1950s, they were solidly behind President Eisenhower's actions to deport illegal Mexican aliens.

By Melissa Mullins | August 22, 2015 | 9:37 PM EDT

On his HBO show Real Time on Friday, Bill Maher spoke to ultraliberal black Congresswoman Donna Edwards about Black Lives Matter activists forcing themselves on Democratic presidential candidates. Maher thought that was puzzling at best.

"Why are they starting with Barney Frank [Bernie Sanders?] and Hilary Clinton? I mean, these are people who are  sympathetic to this, who have worked their whole lives to change this system. Why don’t they go at it with one of, as you said it, the thousand Republican candidates. I don’t understand it. It’s an odd choice.”

By Tim Graham | August 22, 2015 | 6:20 PM EDT

Politico can’t put the Republicans and Alabama together without citing....a Democrat? Of course, we mean segregationist Gov. George Wallace. At the top of the Politico Playbook was an article headlined  “Donald Trump, Alabama and the ghost of George Wallace: The South rises for Trump, but only 20,000 of them.”
    
From Mobile, Politico’s Ben Schreckinger began unsubtly: "It was immigration, not segregation, that brought some 20,000 southerners - far fewer than predicted - out for Donald Trump on Friday night, but the ghost of George Wallace loomed large."

By Clay Waters | August 22, 2015 | 5:53 PM EDT

Fresh off condemning libertarian "freedom" rhetoric as racist, TV producer David Simon, creator of the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire" and others, talked to the non-profit "public interest" news outlet ProPublica about his new miniseries "Show Me a Hero," on the desegregation of Yonkers, NY, after a federal judge ordered public housing projects to be built in white, wealthy parts of town. Simon lamented "the dynamic of hyper-segregation," then explained the term with the illiberal gesture of making insulting generalizations about an entire race: "White people, by and large, are not very good at sharing physical space or power or many other kinds of social dynamics with significant numbers of people of color."

By Dylan Gwinn | August 22, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced last Friday to two years of probation, with every other weekend in custody, after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.

By Tim Graham | August 22, 2015 | 1:23 PM EDT

Time magazine’s Zeke Miller is reporting the Hillary Clinton campaign thinks it’s being tested by women posing as supporters who are working for James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas sting team. “Project Veritas does not comment on investigations, real or imagined,” Daniel Pollack, the group’s director of communications, told Time.   

The Clinton campaign is using traditional liberal media to try and smoke out upstart conservative media, and is using Time to either intimidate the alleged conservative journalists or get help from its allies in further exposing this apparent test.

By Tom Blumer | August 22, 2015 | 1:11 PM EDT

Well, this was inevitable. On the same day that the Center for Medical Progress exposed the CEO of former Planned Parenthood partner StemExpress laughing "about shipping whole baby heads," a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, in what I have beeen told is a front-page story, has compared CMP's video campaign exposing the commerce in baby body parts to the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth's campaign. The Swift Boat Vets' effort successfully exposed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's serial lies about his service in Vietnam and his smearing of Vietnam veterans as war criminals after he returned.

Times reporter Maria L. La Ganga joined the paper in 1981, and "has served as San Francisco bureau chief, edited in the Business section and pitched in on five presidential elections." Even if one of those five elections wasn't 2004, and even if she didn't dig into conflicting claims over whether Kerry truly earned the Vietnam War medals he received, it's virtually inconceivable that she doesn't know about his frequently stated "Christmas in Cambodia" lie.

By Dylan Gwinn | August 22, 2015 | 1:10 PM EDT

WWE wrestler John Cena has done something that involves setting a record and the number 500. Not 500 lbs., or a new squat-thrust record.

John Cena has made history with the number 500 because that’s the record number of wishes he has granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

By Scott Whitlock | August 22, 2015 | 10:20 AM EDT

ABC's Nightline, a program that can barely be bothered to cover the 2016 presidential election, on Wednesday night devoted over seven minutes to a hippie commune in Virginia where residents are given an allowance and children are raised by everyone. Touting this socialistic paradise, co-anchor Byron Pitts enthused, "the people you're about to meet are taking it pretty literally on a commune where they share child-rearing, housing, even their incomes." 

By Dylan Gwinn | August 22, 2015 | 10:02 AM EDT

Nice guys may not always finish first. However, after being away from the game for two years and fighting it out with 89 other players at the peak of their profession to try and crack a 53 man roster, sometimes all that matters is being the nice guy that finishes.

According to head coach Chip Kelly, finishing the offseason as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles is a goal very much within reach for football’s greatest nice guy, Tim Tebow.

By Melissa Mullins | August 22, 2015 | 8:20 AM EDT

Donald Trump is not only front and center on the cover of this weeks’ Time magazine, but he is also featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter where he gave an extensive interview with Janice Min, Chief Creative Officer of THR.

On Brian Williams, Trump said he wasn't a fan: "he should have left with dignity and shouldn't have gone back to work for the same company. For him to go from the parent to the poor sister [network] — and that's not even the poor sister, that's the poor baby. He has never treated me well, so I'm not a fan."

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | August 22, 2015 | 6:45 AM EDT

The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On August 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show Sesame Street, delaying their debut on PBS for nine months.

Decades of liberal mockery of Republicans for wanting to “kill Big Bird” just collapsed in an ugly pile. The show that was supposedly dedicated to poor kids in “underserved” communities was just sold to the highest-bidding paywall in Yuppie Land. Before that they were negotiating with Amazon and Netflix as well.

By Tom Blumer | August 21, 2015 | 11:47 PM EDT

Tonight's report at the Associated Press in the wake of Wall Street's disastrous day isn't quite an Animal House moment — "Remain Calm! All Is Well!" — but it's more than fair to say that the wire service's Matthew Craft and Bernard Condon allowed quite a bit of wishful thinking into their writeup.

In late June, I noted that the AP's Ken Sweet asked a very important question about China ("IS THERE A POINT WHERE I SHOULD GET WORRIED?"), and failed to answer it. He also claimed that "The biggest concern is whether the drop in China's stock market will cause the country's economy to slow." The headline and opening sentence in tonight's AP dispatch attempted to maintain that false appearance (bolds are mine):

By Katie Yoder | August 21, 2015 | 11:37 PM EDT

There’s one word to describe the upcoming video exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted babies: demonic.

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a trailer on August 21 advertising its eighth investigative video. In the two-minute clip, StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admitted that her company receives “intact” (whole) aborted baby bodies from the abortion clinics they work with – and laughed at the thought of shipping baby heads.