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By Curtis Houck | July 31, 2015 | 3:46 PM EDT

Making her third appearance in four days on this site, CNN’s New Day co-anchor Alisyn Camerota toted the line of Planned Parenthood on Friday morning concerning their baby parts scandal in a interview with video maker David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress in which the former Fox News host parroted Planned Parenthood’s denial of any wrongdoing and promoted the so-called benefits of medical research using “fetal tissue.”

By Sarah Stites | July 31, 2015 | 3:01 PM EDT

July 31st marked The View’s 7th annual “Mutt Show.” And according to co-host Raven-Symoné, gay former boy-band star Lance Bass was the “perfect guest to have” because Bass and his “husband” have 3 dogs. 

“And they were your bridal party?” Symoné queried. (‘Wedding party’ might have been the better term, Raven, as there is no bride, but then again, weddings have historically required a bride as well...) “I was so excited that all my dogs could make it to the wedding,” Bass answered, “because my dream was to have my dogs walk down the isle.” Oh, goodness.

By Kyle Drennen | July 31, 2015 | 2:43 PM EDT

Talking to the latest Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race, former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, on Fox News’s Special Report Thursday, Associated Press White House correspondent Julie Pace worried about the makeup of the GOP field: “If you look at the 17 Republican candidates right now, there's not much diversity in terms of gender and race. What does that say to the American public about diversity in the Republican Party and should that be a priority for the party to diversify?”

By Tom Johnson | July 31, 2015 | 2:29 PM EDT

David Roberts has penned a tale of two media, dealing first with how a profusion of conservative outlets has pulled the Republican party to the right -- the subject of a recent Harvard study -- then pivoting to analyze the mainstream media’s belated (and still incomplete) awakening to the GOP’s “radicalism.”

“One of the longstanding critiques of mainstream media on the left,” wrote Roberts in a Thursday article, “was that reporters in the Beltway ‘Village’ failed to grasp modern conservatism and wrote about it in such a way as to sand down and mute its extremity…[T]here are still plenty of mainstream political reporters who cling to the both-sides illusion to this day…But as the far right sends the Republican Party through an ever-more-absurd series of showdowns and tantrums, the illusion is fading.”

By P.J. Gladnick | July 31, 2015 | 2:17 PM EDT

Wow! Suddenly this week Politico reporter Mike Elk shook off his cloak of extreme lethargy and became like the Energizer Bunnie. Gone was his PTSD and STSD (Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder) which he claims inhibit him from working. Despite not having done a bit of work for six months, there he was front and center at a press conference asking Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders questions.  So what was the subject of Elk's inquiry? It was about how badly treated he is at his employer Politico because they haven't approved card check in voting on whether to form a union shop.

Here is Erik Wemple at the Washington Post chronicling Elk's labor woe whine to Bernie Sanders:

By Andrew Miller | July 31, 2015 | 2:14 PM EDT

Anti-2nd Amendment activist group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence has come up with a new mission: to get rid of visual representations of guns in text messages. To this end, they wrote an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and published a video meant to tug at the heartstrings, no doubt.

By Clay Waters | July 31, 2015 | 1:29 PM EDT

In the second part of her 16,000-word Harvard report on the dangerous extremes of "conservative media," New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes offered a skewed history of talk radio, seeing the dark shadow of right-wing hate hovering over its birth, and lamented that "However frustrated Republican leaders are by this piling on from the far right, they have little choice but to pay head." And popular radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Steve Deace? Why, they're both "college dropouts." And when did Geraldo Rivera become a "conservative" radio host?

By Katie Yoder | July 31, 2015 | 1:03 PM EDT

Imagine if ABC’s news shows covered the videos exposing Planned Parenthood 15 times more than they actually did. But, to ABC executives, a taxpayer-funded abortion giant harvesting aborted baby parts doesn’t warrant the same attention as the shooting of Cecil the Lion.

Since the release of the first Center for Medical Progress video on July 14, ABC covered the story in a mere 46 seconds. In contrast, ABC spent 12 minutes and 14 seconds on the story of Cecil, a famed African lion shot by an American dentist. 

By Brad Wilmouth | July 31, 2015 | 12:43 PM EDT

As if one had to be "far right wing" to oppose giving legal status to most of the country's millions of illegal immigrants, CNN political analyst Margaret Hoover on Friday's New Day asserted that the "far right wing of the Republican Party" will oppose Donald Trump's plan to allow the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. to acquire legal status.

By Tim Graham | July 31, 2015 | 12:01 PM EDT

In the latest journalistic reiteration of Republicans Created the Trump Monster, New York Times political analyst John Harwood struggles like every other liberal reporter who wants to warn the conservatives are going to destroy the Republicans. 

Doesn’t it seem discordant to say the conservatives are going to be disastrous, even as you note the Tea Party energy has led to GOP takeovers of the House and Senate? Instead, Harwood just lectures that the Republican leaders need to work on “anger management” – which is a cute term which implies “forcing moderation, both rhetorical and ideological.” 

By Sarah Stites | July 31, 2015 | 11:53 AM EDT

Cosmo loves to highlight women like The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead: sex-obsessed, profane, offensive and unabashedly pro-abortion. 

In an article published July 30, the women’s magazine lauded Winstead for potentially sacrificing her career in order to be a “USO of reproductive rights, visiting clinics and boosting the morale of the ‘troops.’” After all, her “vocal advocacy for reproductive rights can make it more difficult to get mainstream work.” Yes, you read that correctly.

By Connor Williams | July 31, 2015 | 11:44 AM EDT

In a recent piece for Slate, Mark Joseph Stern argued that videos released showing Planned Parenthood to be trafficking fetal body parts gives him hope. Is it the possible defunding of the ‘reproductive health’ organization that gives him hope, you might ask? Nope. Stern opined: “The graphic images of aborted fetuses are meant to disgust me, to convince me that abortion is a barbaric act of killing. But I don’t see death in these videos. I see hope.” Later in the piece, after outlining the supposed medical benefits, he claimed abortion “is not an act of killing. It is an act of altruism.”

By Andrew Miller | July 31, 2015 | 11:32 AM EDT

Infamous ambush documentary filmmaker and left-wing political hack Michael Moore has been secretly producing a film for the past six years. Filled with anti-American, anti-military propaganda, Where To Invade Nex

is scheduled to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

By Tom Blumer | July 31, 2015 | 11:22 AM EDT

Christopher Rugaber at the Associated Press and the "expert" he quoted in his writeup on the government's awful Employment Cost Index report seemed to be taking their cues from Steven Wright's deadpan comedy act. The problem, of course, is that they were writing and saying isn't funny at all.

Rugaber, with his "expert" help, assembled an impressive array of understatements and misstatements in the wake of the smallest reported quarterly increase in U.S. worker pay on record. His worst characterization: "[T]he job market is not yet back to full health."

By Alatheia Larsen | July 31, 2015 | 11:16 AM EDT

In response to a series of incriminating under-cover videos from The Center for Medical Progress about the major abortion provider, organizations have been cutting ties -- or denying ties -- to Planned Parenthood. But where nonprofits are concerned, tax records keep the story straight.

Between 2010 and 2013, no fewer than 966 individual organizations donated to Planned Parenthood. Of those, 31 gave more than $1 million each during those four years, totaling $374,199,059. The seven highest donors made up $324.8 million of that.