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By Scott Whitlock | October 13, 2015 | 5:52 PM EDT

CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday was forced to respond to an accusation that he is too close to the Clintons. As first noted on the Weekly Standard (and highlighted on the Drudge Report), the anchor was listed as a “notable past member” for a 2007 conference he moderated at the Clinton Global Initiative. Cooper assailed, “With all due respect to the Weekly Standard, this is total bunk.”

By Matthew Balan | October 13, 2015 | 5:34 PM EDT

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota interviewed everyday people on Las Vegas's Strip, and revealed that most people have heard of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders among the Democratic presidential candidates, while hardly any could name the remaining three. Out of seven people featured during the segment, only one could name Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb. None knew former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee.

By Michael McKinney | October 13, 2015 | 5:02 PM EDT

On Tuesday's Live with Thomas Roberts, the MSNBC host relayed the recent decision by Planned Parenthood to no longer seek "reimbursement" for tissue from aborted fetuses. Roberts asked NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell if the move was simply to “calm critics out there and ease pressure off of Planned Parenthood?” O'Donnell pointed out that this has been a "summer of rhetoric" and that Planned Parenthood was seeking a way to alleviate Congressional pressure. O'Donnell would read on air the Planned Parenthood written statement that the new policy "takes away the smokescreen that extremists have been using to attack Planned Parenthood."

By Jack Coleman | October 13, 2015 | 4:39 PM EDT

Back in September 2004, blogger Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs helped defuse an explosive allegation from Dan Rather on 60 Minutes II -- that then-President George W. Bush went AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War -- by pointing out the embarrassing fact that documents obtained by Rather to prove the claim were written in Microsoft Word font that wasn't invented until decades after Bush served in the military.

The bias-driven blunder resulted in CBS firing Rather's producer, Mary Mapes, and three other employees, with Rather making an unceremonious departure from anchor work on the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes II shortly after.


By NB Staff | October 13, 2015 | 4:38 PM EDT

Gushing that Hillary Clinton  "might be the most overqualified candidate" for president since polymath Thomas Jefferson, liberal actress Ashley Judd was a no-brainer to win the 2015 Media Research Center's Celebrity Dumbass Award at last Thursday's MRC Gala and DisHonors Awards.

By Michael Greibrok | October 13, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT

Although there is not an openly avowed socialist in the White House yet, one banking expert told CNBC “we’re well on the road to socialism.”

Richard Bove, vice president of equity research with Rafferty Capital, did not mince words on CNBC’s Squawk Box Oct. 12, and he criticized government meddling in the banking system.

By Katie Yoder | October 13, 2015 | 3:50 PM EDT

Pop star Katy Perry wants to ask the presidential candidates about Planned Parenthood – and how to defend it, rather than the babies it destroys.

In preparation for the Democratic debate Tuesday night, CNN Opinion asked celebrities “what would you ask” the presidential candidates. CNN hyped the celebrities’ “thought-provoking” responses, including that of Katy Perry.

By P.J. Gladnick | October 13, 2015 | 3:22 PM EDT

It looks like we have yet another Flying Pigs Alert. Reliably liberal Eleanor Clift has praised Donald Trump's performance at the No Labels convention yesterday. Yes, you read that right. Not only that, Clift was also surprisingly critical of Bernie Sanders at the same event. Will political wonders never cease? Of course, Clift did deliver a bit of obligatory liberal slam against Trump in the first paragraph of her Daily Beast column so let us get that out of way before proceeding to her glowing praise of The Donald:

By Tim Graham | October 13, 2015 | 3:20 PM EDT

While the pundits wonder how the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal will be raised by CNN moderators tonight, it’s worth noting the networks have been skipping out on two AP scoops on the e-mail scandal since Thursday.

NBC and the PBS NewsHour are missing in action. On CBS This Morning, Face the Nation host John Dickerson vaguely mentioned today’s AP story in passing.

By NB Staff | October 13, 2015 | 3:18 PM EDT

Appearing on the October 13 Cavuto Coast to Coast, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell discussed CNN's double standard as goes the Republican vs. Democratic debate. While the vast majority of questions in the Republican presidential debate were setups for arguments amongst the candidates, by all indications the Democratic debate would largely tee up the participants to attack the GOP, not take on each other over policy disagreements within the Democratic Party.

By Erin Aitcheson | October 13, 2015 | 3:08 PM EDT

Every boy’s birthday suit-clad, blonde bombshell fantasy is perhaps no more as America’s leading sex revolution icon, Playboy magazine, undergoes a radical change: Playboy magazine nudity is no more. Centerfolds will be leaving center stage. Or will they?

Far from having a change of heart, the nudie mag is getting dressed as a business decision. Last month Playboy editor Cory Jones suggested the idea to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner that the magazine should halt publishing naked women because the internet is doing a fine job of fulfilling the visual sex needs the magazine once provided. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 13, 2015 | 2:59 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, CNN will host the first of six Democratic presidential debates, and one top official from the Democratic National Committee will not be allowed to attend yet the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have so far ignored the story on both their morning and evening broadcasts. 

By Geoffrey Dickens | October 13, 2015 | 2:49 PM EDT

The lead moderator for tonight’s Democratic debate, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, has already announced he will not pit candidates against each other and a look at his past statements perhaps reveals the reason why – he caters to liberal candidates while discussing conservatives in the ugliest terms. 

By Matthew Balan | October 13, 2015 | 2:18 PM EDT

CNN's Michaela Pereira and The Daily Beast's John Avlon heralded several clips from Hillary Clinton's past on Tuesday's New Day, and repeatedly touted her as "formidable." Pereira touted the footage as "some of the moments from her very storied career." Avlon hyped that Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "have been forces for change," and asserted that "the Clintons' story is about self-inflicted scandals and the remarkable resurgences."

By Kristine Marsh | October 13, 2015 | 2:15 PM EDT

Wonder if this latest lightbulb moment from Sally Kohn will win her another “Stupidest Analysis” award at next year’s Media Research Center Gala?

CNN political commentator Sally Kohn set off a firestorm Oct. 10 on Twitter when she compared fundamentalist Islam’s treatment of women to Christianity’s treatment of women.