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By Matthew Balan | November 17, 2014 | 2:45 PM EST

CBS and NBC's morning and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday ignored Pope Francis's condemnation of abortion and euthanasia during a Saturday meeting with Catholic doctors in Italy. Their omission is glaring when compared to their hype over a supposed "seismic shift towards gays and divorcees" in a proposed document from a bishops' meeting. Surprisingly, ABC's fluff-filled Good Morning America devoted nine seconds to the pontiff's speech, but only mentioned his targeting of euthanasia.

By Katie Yoder | November 17, 2014 | 1:22 PM EST

TIME might not challenge today’s “feminism,” but reason will. 

In a Nov. 12 piece announcing TIME’s “fourth annual word banishment poll,” correspondent Katy Steinmetz asked, “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” When the poll suggested the word “feminism,” the media vehemently (and ironically) reacted. Three days later, TIME caved.

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 17, 2014 | 12:30 PM EST

On Monday, November 17, Jose Diaz-Balart officially took over the hosting duties on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, replacing Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, and now anchors two hours of MSNBC’s morning programming. The MSNBC host used his expanded role at the network to promote President Obama’s proposed executive action on immigration reform and warned that the GOP has “got to be very careful” in how they respond to the president. 

By Scott Whitlock | November 17, 2014 | 12:27 PM EST

Now that even the networks have grudgingly covered Jonathan Gruber's repeated attacks on the "stupidity" of American voters, MSNBC on Monday touted the President's efforts to distance himself. An MSNBC graphic hyped, "Obama Slams Gruber: Defending ObamaCare" and Tamron Hall insisted the President is "is firing back against" the accusations

By Tianna DiMartino | November 17, 2014 | 12:06 PM EST

Teaching religion in a public school? It’s enough to give your garden-variety liberal the vapors. Or maybe it just depends on which religion. As one mother in Union County, North Carolina found out, Islam seems to be an acceptable topic.

By Kyle Drennen | November 17, 2014 | 11:44 AM EST

After 2013 comments from ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber crediting passage of the law on "the stupidity of the American voter" went viral over a week ago, NBC's Today finally covered the major controversy on Monday. Co-host Savannah Guthrie made it sound like a breaking news headline: "...big story out of Washington this morning." News anchor Natalie Morales followed: "A new controversy now is brewing over comments made by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, the self-described architect of ObamaCare."

By Joseph Rossell | November 17, 2014 | 9:36 AM EST

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s deal to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both countries couldn’t have come at a more ironic time.

Their Nov. 11, announcement came just days before the fifth anniversary of ClimateGate, which cast a pall over the credibility of major climate research institutions. On Nov. 17, 2009, it was discovered that hundreds of emails and files were either hacked or leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA). According to Roger Pielke, Jr., months before ClimateGate, CRU admitted it did not have the raw data its climate science is based on.

By Rich Noyes | November 17, 2014 | 8:32 AM EST

Now online: the November 17 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This week, as voters dealt Democrats a stinging election defeat, liberal journalists insisted there was no mandate for conservatives. "I don't think this was a big, ideological election," NBC's Tom Brokaw pronounced, while CBS's Bob Schieffer agreed: "It really was a referendum on both parties."

By Tom Blumer | November 17, 2014 | 12:14 AM EST

On Saturday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted the hypocritical fury of Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times that the Supreme Court has taken on the King v. Burwell case over the legality of Obamacare subsidies in states which don't have their own Obamacare exchanges.

I need to address another item of Greenhouse gas contained therein, namely her claim that the Affordable Care Act requires no one to "spend more than 8 percent of his or her income of health insurance." That's only true if one chooses not to get covered.

By Tim Graham | November 16, 2014 | 11:01 PM EST

Politico wrote a headline about the “liberal media.” Politico wasn't writing about themselves, or the broadcast networks, or the top national newspapers. Maggie Haberman and Hadas Gold defined "liberal media" as hard-left opinion magazines: Harper's, The Nation, and In These Times.

By Jack Coleman | November 16, 2014 | 6:03 PM EST

Had a conservative suggested this, liberals would denounce it as ironclad evidence of racism. When it emanates instead from CBS News, the problem being cited has gotten too big to ignore.

Longtime CBS reporter and anchor Bob Schieffer has become the latest high-profile media figure to denounce top Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's candid insights into Obamacare sausage-making. While hosting "Face the Nation" this morning, Schieffer said he was "dumbstruck" by Gruber's remarks about "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter" as key elements in setting up the ongoing train wreck officially known as the Affordable Care Act --

By Kyle Drennen | November 16, 2014 | 5:48 PM EST

In a scathing article for the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, reporter Robyn Dixon slammed Australia as “The adolescent country. The bit player. The shrimp of the schoolyard.” She contemptuously added: “For Australians it's not so bad – most of the time – to be so far away, so overlooked, so seemingly insignificant as to almost never factor in major international news. The lifestyle makes up for it.”

By Tom Johnson | November 16, 2014 | 2:41 PM EST

Michael Specter comments that Francis “believes that science, rational thought, and data all play powerful and positive roles in human life,” but that the two GOP senators “seem as if they do not.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 16, 2014 | 1:13 PM EST

On Sunday, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La.) sat down with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday, November 16 and was repeatedly hit from the left over his refusal to expand Medicaid as part of ObamaCare. Todd began the interview by asking Jindal “but obviously, expanding Medicaid coverage, you'd have more people off of the uninsured roles in Louisiana if you did it. Why aren't you doing it?” 

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 16, 2014 | 12:10 PM EST

It took nine days, but ABC and NBC finally covered the controversial videos of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber making disparaging remarks about the American voters. Since the first video surfaced, CBS had been the only “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) network to cover the Gruber video, but on Sunday, November 16 ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and NBC’s Meet the Press briefly mentioned the videos. However, as of this writing, ABC and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts have yet to mention the Gruber controversy once.