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By Katie Yoder | July 16, 2015 | 1:11 PM EDT

The media are leaving out one critical detail about the Democrats defending Planned Parenthood’s actions.

For The Hill, staff writer Sarah Ferris wrote “Several Dems defend Planned Parenthood.” In it, she quoted “several House Democrats” defending Planned Parenthood after an undercover video appeared to show an executive reveal how clinics procure and sell aborted babies’ body parts. But what she didn’t say was that the three Democrats she cited received nearly $43,000 from Planned Parenthood during election cycles.

By Scott Whitlock | July 16, 2015 | 12:33 PM EDT

CBS and NBC on Thursday skipped the revelation that ObamaCare is particularly vulnerable to scams. Only ABC's Good Morning America covered the Government Accountability Office's fraud investigation and the two-hour show only allowed a scant 17 seconds on the topic. GMA news reader Paula Faris quickly revealed that "ObamaCare is facing new scrutiny today on Capitol Hill... after a sting operation revealed just how vulnerable the system is to fraud."

By Tim Graham | July 16, 2015 | 12:10 PM EDT

The Hollywood trade paper Variety reported that ABC axed Nicolle Wallace from “The View” when this season is over. Reporter Ramin Setoodeh called her a “conservative personality,” which is not how she came across on ABC at all. 

But Variety also suggested “The former communications chief for George W. Bush was selected as the resident Republican on the show in September, but underwhelmed ABC bosses by not offering enough dissent about political issues and continually voicing her lack of knowledge about celebrities.”

By Kristine Marsh | July 16, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT

It’s one thing that Ted Cruz and one mainstream reporter can agree on: President Obama’s Iran nuke deal needs more pushback and less celebration.

That’s not something the liberal media is going to give him, though. The networks have lauded the “history-making deal” and Obama’s “spirited defense” of it. CBS News reporter Major Garrett bucked the trend at a press conference yesterday where he grilled the President on why he was ignoring the four American hostages still in Iran. Obama clearly bristled and liberals at CNN and even at his own network gave Garrett flak.

By Tom Blumer | July 16, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT

Nicholas Confessore and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times studiously avoided talking about Hillary Clinton's campaign spending in their front-page print edition story Thursday ("Hillary Clinton Lags in Engaging Grass-Roots Donors").

Mrs. Clinton hauled in $48.7 million, but she spent a stunning $18.7 million. As seen in a table accompanying the Times story, that's more than triple that of any other candidate in the race from either party — for someone with no worries about name recognition.

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 16, 2015 | 11:18 AM EDT

On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell began his show by cheering President Obama’s news conference performance and declared he “demonstrated more confidence at the podium than any president in the history of televised presidential press conferences, more even than Kennedy.” 

By Kyle Drennen | July 16, 2015 | 11:13 AM EDT

At the top of Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie hailed President Obama’s Wednesday press conference: “Unfiltered. President Obama launches a vigorous defense of his controversial deal with Iran.” Introducing a report on the topics minutes later, Guthrie proclaimed: “...a news conference some are calling unplugged. During a more than hour-long session with the reporters, the President was as emotional as we’ve seen him...”

By Matthew Balan | July 16, 2015 | 11:02 AM EDT

Bill Maher slammed CBS's Major Garrett in a Wednesday post on Twitter for his pointed question to President Obama during a press conference in the East Room: "#MajorGarrett is a huge asshole. If U wanna 'strike a nerve' with POTUS, why not just scream the N word? That shld [should] get his attention."

By Javier Zurita | July 16, 2015 | 9:59 AM EDT

A national campaign that encourages unauthorized immigrants in the United States to “come out of the closet” and thus openly flout their violation of U.S. immigration law was the subject of uncritical examination in a recent Univision broadcast.

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 16, 2015 | 9:52 AM EDT

After CBS’s Major Garrett sharply questioned President Obama about the fate of four Americans held captive in Iran during Wednesday's news conference, on Thursday’s CBS This Morning, rather than defend his colleague’s tough question, co-host Charlie Rose chose to ask if he had any regrets or “second thoughts" surrounding his actions.

By Rich Noyes | July 16, 2015 | 9:29 AM EDT

Since Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign exactly one month ago on June 16, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired a combined 31 evening news stories discussing his comment about illegal Mexican immigrants: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” When then-President Bill Clinton was accused of rape, those same newscasts aired just four stories mentioning those charges during a 12-month period from March 1998 through March 1999.

By Dylan Gwinn | July 16, 2015 | 8:59 AM EDT

Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner has spoken, and I’m more confused now than ever before. And that’s saying something.

During ESPN’s 2015 ESPY Awards, Bruce Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. In an introductory speech, video tribute, and acceptance speech that spanned nearly 30 minutes of air-time, the story of “Caitlyn’s” transformation was told. 

By Curtis Houck | July 16, 2015 | 12:39 AM EDT

The major broadcast networks continued their defense on Wednesday night of the Iranian nuclear arms agreement and specifically President Obama’s press conference from hours before, ruling that the President was “on offense” in providing “a spirited defense” of the “history-making deal.” While all three network anchors interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it was CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley who hounded Netanyahu on the deal and encouraged him "to talk things over" with Iranian President Rouhani in Tel Aviv.

By Tom Blumer | July 15, 2015 | 11:44 PM EDT

The serious sales slumps combined with inventory buildups in manufacturing and wholesale industries, documented in previous NewsBusters posts, continues. So does the establishment press's determination to ignore them.

At the Associated Press today, Christopher Rugaber was tasked to cover the Federal Reserve's June release on Industrial Production. The good news is that the Fed report showed an overall increase (+0.3 percent) for the first time in three months. The bad news is that none of it came in manufacturing, which was flat as a pancake for the second straight month. The net sum of the monthly manufacturing declines so far this year is -0.3 percent. While Rugaber concentrated his attention where it belonged, i.e., on manufacturing, since it makes up 75 percent of all industrial activity, he still managed to come up with all kinds of explanations for the lack of progress — except the two most obvious (bold is mine):

By Clay Waters | July 15, 2015 | 10:37 PM EDT

Political reporter Jackie Calmes, a prime defender of Democrats from her New York Times perch, suggested in Wednesday's edition that an undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting body parts of aborted babies would mean "political danger" for Republicans. Calmes not only played the shocking revelations as a purely political issue, but suggested any emphasis on the gruesome practice would backfire on Republicans. Calmes even refused to describe Planned Parenthood as an abortion provider, saying only that its "wide-ranging health services include breast cancer tests."