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By Melissa Mullins | March 12, 2015 | 4:47 PM EDT

Right on the heels of the New York Times piece on Pope Francis being “strikingly tone-deaf toward the sensitivities and needs of women” in the Catholic Church, The Daily Beast ran a story on Monday that wrongfully suggests Pope Francis has permitted a priest to speak out about the supposed confession of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro.

Before Moro was killed by a terrorist group called the Red Brigades in 1978, a priest by the name of Antonio Mennini allegedly heard Moro’s confession, then was said to have performed the sacrament of extreme unction – similar to the last rites given to danger of dying.

By Tom Blumer | March 12, 2015 | 3:49 PM EDT

In a writeup which shows that the wire service obviously hasn't studied the hateful examples of liberal-left hate collected by the Twitter curators at, a Thursday afternoon Associated Press writeup claims that conservative "say" they're happy (with an implication that they don't really mean it), while liberals "show it" (supposedly meaning that they're genuine).

The reporter assigned to this pathetic piece of pablum somehow deemed worthy of "Big Story" status is Seth Borenstein, whose normal beat is twisting his reportage to convince America in light of mountains of contrary evidence and 18 years of flat worldwide temperatures that global warming-climate change-climate disruption is real. Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine):

By Katie Yoder | March 12, 2015 | 2:55 PM EDT

Well, an issue doesn’t get much clearer than this; according to pro-life group Students for Life of America, the Senate is debating “Taxpayer Funded Abortion vs. Victims of Sex Trafficking.” 

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bipartisan-supported anti-human trafficking bill authored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), faced backlash on March 10 from Democrats because of a provision prohibiting abortion funding. Picking sides, the media claimed the “anti-abortion” language was a “snag” the GOP “sneaked” in. In response, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, challenged the media and argued that the issue is sex trafficking victims being sacrificed by the abortion absolutists. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 12, 2015 | 2:54 PM EDT

On Thursday, rapper Method Man spoke to MSNBC’s Tamron Hall about the shooting of two Ferguson police officers, and argued that the DOJ report “kind of played into this and these things shouldn't be happening, but you reap what you sow in a sense.” 

By Tom Blumer | March 12, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT

Less than five hours after its release, the government's news that retail sales fell by 0.6 percent in February — compared to a 0.3 percent increase expected by economists and analysts — is buried way down (about 6-8 screens, depending on your computer) on the home page of Bloomberg News, where the focus is supposed to be on developments in business and the economy.

Instead, the web site's main top-of-page story on its home page at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time was about how "you" are getting richer. No, really:

By Kristine Marsh | March 12, 2015 | 2:17 PM EDT

After two police officers in Ferguson, Mo. were shot by protesters in the early hours March 12 following the announced resignation of Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson, the media has been complicit in continuing to spread false information on the Michael Brown case. 

Ferguson protesters’ “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” chant was officially debunked as false by the DOJ March 5, yet the networks have continued used it several times without noting, as CNN did, that it’s not true. 

By Bryan Ballas | March 12, 2015 | 1:35 PM EDT

Now that Hillary Clinton has finally revealed that she broke e-mail protocol for the sake of convenience, CNN can now direct the nation’s fury toward the evil Republicans who sent a letter to the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism, explaining that President Obama’s deal is as constitutionally strong as Iran’s sincerity in cultivating nuclear energy.

Enter CNN’s David Gergen, who, despite working for the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan Administrations, announced on Tuesday night's Erin Burnett OutFront that he “can't remember an instance in which such a letter has been sent. This much of an interference has been launched from the halls of Congress with the President in the midst of negotiations.”  

By Tim Graham | March 12, 2015 | 12:23 PM EDT

Time magazine decided to tweak the most devoted Hillary Clinton fans again (remember the "provocative" high heel cover?), but this time it looks like they're playing Satanic games with the Democratic frontrunner:

Time knows very well what they're doing when the juxtapose people under their iconic M. In 2013, they posted a piece titled "33 Time Magazine Covers That Appeared To Give People Horns."

By Julia A. Seymour | March 12, 2015 | 11:38 AM EDT

Climate skeptics or realists are so often ignored or taken out of context by the news media it’s no longer shocking, but that doesn’t make it any less egregious.

On March 6, HBO’s Vice focused its entire program on melting ice in Antarctica. Marc Morano was quoted in the episode, but says his interview was mishandled. Vice is the same media group that embedded a reporter with ISIS and sponsored basketball player Dennis Rodman’s February 2013 trip to North Korea, according to The Washington Post.

By Scott Whitlock | March 12, 2015 | 11:38 AM EDT

ABC and CBS on Wednesday night and Thursday morning minimized their coverage for Hillary Clinton's still-ongoing e-mail scandal. It was left to Fox's Megyn Kelly to report that "the potential criminal case against Hillary Clinton may have gotten a whole lot stronger." She informed viewers, "We are told that every employee leaving the State Department, every one, must sign the OF-109 form." 

By Kyle Drennen | March 12, 2015 | 11:37 AM EDT

Keeping up the pressure on Hillary Clinton on Thursday, NBC's Today was the only network morning show to provide a full report on the latest developments in the e-mail scandal still swirling around the 2016 Democratic contender. ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning had already moved on, each offering only seconds-long news briefs on the controversy.

By Geoffrey Dickens | March 12, 2015 | 11:02 AM EDT

The political writing team of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin came on Charlie Rose’s PBS show, on Tuesday, to dissect Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal press conference and while the two were mostly critical, Halperin was definitely the softer of the two as he thought Hillary could escape yet another scandal: “I think her performance today is enough to have Democrats come back into her corner...Based on her performance and her answers this will largely go away, except if there are new revelations.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 12, 2015 | 10:57 AM EDT

Speaking to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, on Wednesday night Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson attacked the GOP for sending a letter to Iran expressing their opposition to a proposed nuclear deal between the United States and Iran. Robinson argued the Iranians “sound like a voice of reason in this whole thing by saying, you know, this whole thing is silly, we're not paying any attention to it and nobody else should.”

By Jack Coleman | March 12, 2015 | 10:03 AM EDT

It's one thing to mock the presumptive Democrat nominee for president a year and a half from the election. Let's see where the left's leading court jester stands when it actually matters.

Still, it is surely worrisome to Hillary Clinton's apologists that Jon Stewart is among her growing legion of skeptics after Clinton's attempt to clear the air about her private email account for official business while secretary of state made the issue even cloudier.

By P.J. Gladnick | March 12, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT

We already know that suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams was plugging his daughter's Peter Pan special to his listeners. However, what you may not know is that, according to the New York Daily News, Williams was also actively working against a local New York  news shows because he did not want it so close to his network broadcast.