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By Katie Yoder | August 19, 2015 | 9:30 PM EDT

While the media stay away from the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby parts, they are drawn to Planned Parenthood’s annual media awards ceremony.

During Planned Parenthood’s Maggie Awards for Media Excellence Tuesday night, the abortion giant recognized 16 journalists for pushing “reproductive rights.” From Buzzfeed and Yahoo! to MSNBC, MRC Culture compiled a list of several prominent media attendees – and found a picture announcing the winners.

By Ken Shepherd | August 19, 2015 | 8:59 PM EDT

Is that a promise, Chris?

Tonight on MSNBC, mocking the notion that Hillary Clinton's e-mail server woes may eventually push her out of the presidential campaign, network anchor Chris Matthews sneered that when that happens, he'd wrap his Hardball program.

By Ken Oliver-Méndez | August 19, 2015 | 8:57 PM EDT

The Planned Parenthood-sponsored campaign to overturn current anti-abortion laws in Peru received completely one-sided, favorable coverage on Univision’s principal national evening newscast.

By Curtis Houck | August 19, 2015 | 8:34 PM EDT

Appearing on MSNBC early Wednesday afternoon, long-time Clinton adviser James Carville came out of the woodwork to condemn not only Republicans but the news media for their “stupidity” of harping on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal and refuted the notion that there’s “a full-scale Democratic freak-out” underway.

By Mark Finkelstein | August 19, 2015 | 7:49 PM EDT

We are now officially in Hillary-in-Wonderland world . . . A senior aide to Hillary Clinton has suggested that the FBI would be happy to discover that Hillary's infamous email server was wiped--and not with a cloth.

Interviewed by John Heilemann on today's With All Due Respect, Jennifer Palmieri--Communications Director for Hillary's campaign--insisted that finding that the server was thoroughly scrubbed is "the outcome they [the FBI] want."

By Ken Shepherd | August 19, 2015 | 6:30 PM EDT

The award for trollish headline of the day should go to MSNBC.com.

By Tom Blumer | August 19, 2015 | 5:45 PM EDT

The Associated Press works very hard to ensure that its subscribing outlets and low-information voters who rely solely on its work — knowingly or unknowingly — never learn about Hillary Clinton's smart-aleck, sarcastic, condescending, reality-avoiding behavior.

Tuesday night, four AP reporters (saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) — Jack Gillum and Stephen Braun in Washington, with the help of Ken Thomas and Eric Tucker in North Las Vegas — failed to report that Mrs. Clinton cut her press conference short after getting a genuine question from Fox News's Ed Henry, and that part of her answer to Henry's query about whether her hard drive was wiped was "With a cloth?"

By Spencer Raley | August 19, 2015 | 5:27 PM EDT

During a segment on her CNN show Wednesday morning, Carol Costello and Mashable’s Christina Warren had a good laugh over Hillary Clinton’s response to a question concerning whether or not she wiped the content on her digital e-mail servers. When asked “Did you wipe the servers?” the Democratic hopeful responded with “What? Like with a cloth or something?” The CNN host and Mashable senior tech correspondent simply dismissed her response as “a fun way to obstruct a question."

By Tim Graham | August 19, 2015 | 5:20 PM EDT

While critics of Planned Parenthood might wonder how the nation’s largest abortion provider is going to dig out from a video about cutting through baby faces to sell brains, the Reuters wire service is happy to help dig the abortion advocates out. Their story on Wednesday was headlined “Americans back federal funds for Planned Parenthood health services: poll”.

Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards was thrilled to tweet out this story about a new Reuters-Ipsos poll. Reporter Emily Stephenson began with the usual tilt: all the risks here in politics land on the Republicans who question Planned Parenthood. 

By Scott Whitlock | August 19, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT

Reacting to a new CNN poll finding Hillary Clinton's poll numbers slipping, New Day's Chris Cuomo admitted to journalistic boosting of Bernie Sanders. The anchor insisted, "We, and a lot in the media, were encouraging of Bernie Sanders getting in the race because the senator from Vermont does provoke a lot of passion from the left part of that party." Cuomo proclaimed: "We thought that that would be an interesting mix of ideas because, certainly, the Clintons are more known for the centrism that they present to the Democrats."

By Joseph Rossell | August 19, 2015 | 3:05 PM EDT

The Cold War is clearly over. In just a few decades, the media have dragged the U.S. from red, white and blue to just red. ABC, CBS and NBC have normalized the far-left views of socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders simply by refusing to say the word “socialism” -- ignoring it in 82 percent of stories.

Socialism, which used to be equated with “gulag,” bread lines and the deaths of tens of millions of innocent people, has become mainstream in the news media and an afterthought in their coverage.  

By Irene Garcia | August 19, 2015 | 2:25 PM EDT

During an interview with Hillary Clinton last week in New Hampshire, Univision anchor María Elena Salinas missed a critical opportunity to live up to her claim that her network’s news coverage is “fair and balanced.” That’s because unfortunately, the veteran anchor at the nation’s largest Spanish-language network allowed the Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State of the United States to attack Judicial Watch for its central role in exposing a huge political scandal that is the subject of an FBI investigation and federal court litigation.

By Matthew Balan | August 19, 2015 | 1:27 PM EDT

W. Kamau Bell, a new CNN host, joined Don Lemon on his program on Tuesday to poke fun of the Iowa State Fair. Lemon touted Bell's "visit to one of the whitest places in America." The former Current TV correspondent, who hosted a show on the FX network named Totally Biased, cracked that people at the fair were "taking pictures of me. I don't think it's because I'm famous. It's because I'm a black dude."

By Scott Whitlock | August 19, 2015 | 12:16 PM EDT

The increasingly vapid Nightline on Tuesday night actually covered the 2016 presidential race, but only because Donald Trump is feuding with a supermodel. This is just the show's second story on the election in the last month. Byron Pitts sarcastically opened the show: "Famously beautiful person Donald Trump says Heidi Klum at 42 is no longer a perfect ten." Sounding like a clickbait headline, he added, "The super model's hilarious response tonight as she joins the growing list of women insulted by the Republican presidential candidate front-runner."

By Tom Johnson | August 19, 2015 | 12:11 PM EDT

The three Reconstruction Amendments to the Constitution were, as the term suggests, ratified in the wake of the Civil War. These days, according to Daily Kos writer Jon Perr, conservatives are generally OK with the anti-slavery 13th Amendment but have watered down the 15th, which abolished racial restrictions on voting, and reserve their “greatest and most visceral…scorn” for the 14th, as indicated by the hubbub over matters such as birthright citizenship.

“After all,” Perr declared in a Sunday piece, “many on the right still seek to deny to African Americans, Latino Americans and gay Americans due process and equal protection of the laws promised to ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States.’ Instead, as growing numbers of Republicans insist, those 14th Amendment rights are limited to corporations and fetuses, neither of which are an actual person at all.”