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By Tim Graham | March 13, 2015 | 2:15 PM EDT reports that pro-lifers in Ireland held a march on Wednesday night to protest the nation’s broadcast and print media bias in favor of abortion on demand. Several thousand pro-lifers turned out in Dublin outside the Irish parliament for an event they called “33 to 1: Challenging Media Bias.”

In a recent two-week period last December, the campaigners asserted that 33 pro-abortion articles appeared in Irish national newspapers but they published only one pro-life article during the same period.

By Kyle Drennen | March 13, 2015 | 12:37 PM EDT

During a report on Friday's NBC Today about the manhunt for suspects in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, correspondent Craig Melvin touted protesters in the community being undeterred by the violence: "One of the protest organizers, Rasheen Aldridge, says he hopes for the officers' recovery, but is determined not to let the shootings slow their movement."

By Curtis Houck | March 13, 2015 | 12:07 PM EDT

President Barack Obama was both comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s main topic of discussion and guest on his late night talk show on ABC Thursday night, with topics in the opening monologue and sit-down interview ranging from softball questions about driving, seeing a dentist, and aliens, to substantive topics such as the letter 47 Republican Senators sent to Iran, Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, and Ferguson.

By Tim Graham | March 13, 2015 | 11:53 AM EDT

Liberal Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday is a you-had-me-at-Hello date when it comes to “climate change” documentaries. The latest is called Merchants of Doubt, comparing global-warming denial to denying cigarettes are bad for you.

"Merchants of Doubt, a documentary by Robert Kenner, takes up where the 2006 global warming tutorial An Inconvenient Truth left off," she wrote. That's actually an endorsement.

By Mark Finkelstein | March 13, 2015 | 9:15 AM EDT

Talk about your bitter-clingers: Crazy Larry O'Donnell just can't give up on the notion that Michael Brown might have had his hands up. On today's Morning Joe, it led to a nasty little spat with Joe Scarborough. Joe asked Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association whether, "since Eric Holder agreed with your side of the story," he had received an apology from the St. Louis Rams for the "hands up, don't shoot" display that several of its players put on. 

O'Donnell interrupted to claim that "Eric Holder doesn't agree with the officers' side of the story."  According to O'Donnell, the report merely found that "hands-up" couldn't be proved "beyond reasonable doubt."  The spat was on, culminating with O'Donnell condescendingly telling Scarborough "understand what reasonable doubt is."  That led to Scarborough's saracastic "thank you so much for giving me a lecture on the law."

By Bryan Ballas | March 13, 2015 | 7:47 AM EDT

Mika Brzezinski has never been short on hyperbolic statements when it comes to Republicans. But she outdid herself in her Wednesday Morning Joe rant on their letter to Iran. She claimed “Senator Tom Cotton either wants to help out Iran, as Hillary Clinton said, or he doesn't understand politics...and foreign policy.”
Joe Scarborough was quick to label the outrageous remark as "deeply offensive," but Brzezinski doubled down, insisting that "they either wanted to embolden Iran or at least help them or they just were delivering a self-inflicted wound to themselves, with the collateral damage being the President and Iran, possibly. But it was idiotic, really stupid, totally out of step, and as damaging as it gets. Congratulations, Republicans."

By Curtis Houck | March 13, 2015 | 1:06 AM EDT

The English and Spanish language networks combined to completely ignore the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal on their Thursday night shows. The network evening news blackout, which involved English-language networks ABC, CBS, and NBC and Spanish-language networks MundoFox, Telemundo, and Univision, was only the second such occurrence since the scandal broke after the evening newscasts on March 3 in a New York Times article.

By Ken Shepherd | March 13, 2015 | 12:05 AM EDT

Closing his March 12 Hardball program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews spewed that future generations of Americans will look back to today's politics and see that "the age of Jim Crow managed to find a new habitat in the early 21st century Republican Party." Looking back, people "will learn that a new senator from Arkansas got the signatures of 46 other senators on a letter to the hardliners in Iran urging that they reject the efforts of this president to keep them from building a nuclear weapon" and "they will read all this and wonder what was it that made this Republican opposition so all out contemptuous of an American president?"

By Tom Johnson | March 12, 2015 | 11:05 PM EDT

Veteran journalist Steven Waldman, a former Washington correspondent for Newsweek and a senior adviser to the Federal Communications Commission for two years during Obama’s first term, argues that an Obama nomination would be “good for [Hillary], and very good for progressives. Would he want it? It’s possible he’d view it as too confining, but it may be the only job a former president can get that won’t seem like a step down.”

By Curtis Houck | March 12, 2015 | 10:57 PM EDT

The CBS Evening News continued advancing the inaccurate and liberal spin on Thursday that the letter signed by 47 Republican Senators and sent to Iran concerning the Obama administration’s nuclear talks is an “unprecedented” example of “direct interference with diplomatic negotiations.” Pelley ruled that “[t]his sort of direct interference with diplomatic negotiations may be unprecedented” and proceeded to spotlight the fact that the author of the letter in Republican Senator Tom Cotton (Ark.) “has been in the Senate only two months.”

By Clay Waters | March 12, 2015 | 10:37 PM EDT

New York Times reporter Patrick Healy's news analysis" surveyed the splintered GOP presidential field, the barren Democratic one, and claimed that "Early In 2016 Race, Clinton's Toughest Foe Appears to Be the News Media." Healy really seems to think the press, and presumably the Times, has given Hillary Clinton a rough ride over her career. NewsBusters begs to differ.

By Jack Coleman | March 12, 2015 | 8:35 PM EDT

Never one to shy from controversy, Rush Limbaugh pointed out what many others consider impolitic to state aloud -- that the racist chant led by University of Oklahoma frat brothers and captured on a video that went viral could be mistaken for a rap tune.

University officials quickly expelled the students, shuttered their fraternity and continue their investigation while the incident has triggered wide debate as much about free speech as racism.

By Ken Shepherd | March 12, 2015 | 8:29 PM EDT

If Hardball's Chris Matthews cares so much about 47 Republican senators supposedly violating the Logan Act of 1799, why did he bring on federal law-breaker Sandy Berger on his program to speak as an authority on the matter?

By Matthew Balan | March 12, 2015 | 6:02 PM EDT

On Thursday's New Day on CNN, left-wing Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal wildly accused fellow guest Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officer Association of being a racist. Chapelle-Nadal asserted that she, as well as the far-left protesters she supports, were "trying to...ensure that racism does not continue by people like you." Roorda replied, "Are you calling me a racist, Senator?" The Democratic politician replied, "Yes, absolutely!"

By Curtis Houck | March 12, 2015 | 5:55 PM EDT

NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman announced her abrupt departure from the network on Thursday afternoon, stating that her violation of Ebola protocol in October 2014 has “contributed to my decision that now is the time to return to academic medicine.” After “becoming part of the story upon my return to the U.S.” from covering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Snyderman revealed that “it is now time for me to return to my roots” with “a faculty position at a major U.S. medical school.”