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By Kristine Marsh | September 28, 2015 | 1:31 PM EDT

At the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Friday, GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson slammed the media as elitists who “just don’t get it.” He explained how the media use their position of power to mislead the public by sharing a recent anecdote where a reporter took his words out of context.

By Katie Yoder | September 28, 2015 | 1:22 PM EDT

Which is “proof” that “you have to be ready for anything in politics”: a curtain falling down or Planned Parenthood activists throwing condoms? The curtain, according to the broadcast news shows.

A local ABC affiliate reported Planned Parenthood protesters threw condoms at Carly Fiorina Saturday while she spoke at an Iowa Hawkeyes tailgate party. Not one of the broadcast news shows from ABC, NBC or CBS batted an eye at the news. Instead, they gasped at another “scary moment” for Fiorina: a curtain falling down on top of her during a speech.

By Melissa Mullins | September 28, 2015 | 1:03 PM EDT

On CNN’s State of the Union, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by Jake Tapper if she had seen any of the undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives casually talking about selling body parts of aborted babies.

In true Pelosi fashion, she replied that “I don’t stipulate these videos are real,” and just as President Obama hears news first from the media, Pelosi told Tapper “I’ve seen some news reports on it, but I also know that some of it is not real and you can create any reality that you want.”  

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 28, 2015 | 12:51 PM EDT

On Monday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews swooned over President Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly and called it evidence that he was a “presidential figure who's become a global leader.” The MSNBC host proclaimed that Obama’s speech shows he “is he going to be a post-presidential Nelson Mandela. He is going to be a man of the world selling democracy, claiming credit for climate change initiatives with opening to Cuba, with trade deals.” 

By Scott Whitlock | September 28, 2015 | 12:48 PM EDT

Game Change author Mark Halperin agreed with Bill Clinton’s conspiracy theory that Republicans are engaged in a “vast” plot to make the e-mail scandal a major focus of the presidential campaign at the expense of actual issues. Appearing on Morning Joe, Monday, the Bloomberg Politics managing editor responded to an interview clip of Bill Clinton. Halperin asserted, “Much of what he says is true.”

By Brad Wilmouth | September 28, 2015 | 12:24 PM EDT

On Monday's New Day on CNN, anchor Chris Cuomo complained about Republicans wanting to defund Planned Parenthood as he questioned the "urgency" of doing so "before you investigate the allegations," leading guest and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to decry the "grotesque" revelations about the abortion provider.

During a discussion of House Speaker John Boehner's announced resignation and the impact it could have on whether there is a government shutdown as Republicans try to defund Planned Parenthood, Cuomo fretted:

By P.J. Gladnick | September 28, 2015 | 12:22 PM EDT

Up to 200,000 people will be attending a climate change rally on the National Mall on the same day that the Pope will be speaking to Congress. Wow! Such was the bold prediction reported by Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Michelle Boorstein on August 25. So what happened when Pope Francis did arrive at the Capitol last Thursday? Before we get to that sad reality, let us join Eilperin and Boorstein joyously wallowing in yuuuuuge numbers back in August:

By Clay Waters | September 28, 2015 | 12:04 PM EDT

New York Times' reporter Jackie Calmes has been the paper's pointman in its journalistic campaign in defense of the nation's largest abortion provider, in the wake of undercover videos by David Daleiden documenting the callous sale of baby organs for money, sometimes without the knowledge of the mothers. Calmes, whose reporting has reliably shifted the subject from the gruesome videos to alleged Republican "overreach," laid out the organization's defense strategy on Sunday: "Reacting to Videos, Planned Parenthood Fights to Regain Initiative."

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 28, 2015 | 11:38 AM EDT

Following a contentious interview on Sunday’s Meet the Press, on Monday’s Today, NBC continued to harp over Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s recent statements condemning Planned Parenthood and their practice of harvesting fetal body parts. During a report on the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, reporter Peter Alexander proclaimed “[f]acing new scrutiny of her own, Fiorina’s defending her claim that Planned Parenthood employees were caught on tape keeping a fully-formed fetus alive to harvest its brain.”

By Dylan Gwinn | September 28, 2015 | 9:31 AM EDT

In an episode titled “Pilling Them Softly,” Bryan (who is a dog) laments how Stewie (who is a baby) has been medicated to make him focus better. Then he lashes out at the whole practice of drugging kids to improve their ability to pay attention. Then he lashes out at the people who serve in the military.

By Mark Finkelstein | September 28, 2015 | 9:02 AM EDT

Don't put that popcorn-popper away just yet . . . On today's Morning Joe, Chuck Todd said he felt that in his Meet the Press interview of Hillary Clinton yesterday, she was signalling to her Dem supporters that there could be more damaging revelations to come on the email scandal.

Todd was alluding to the moment in the interview in which Hillary agreed with his characterization of a "drip, drip, drip" aspect to the scandal.  When Todd asked whether she could "reassure Democrats that there's nothing else here," Hillary's answer was a very un-reassuring "there's only so much I can control."

By Scott Whitlock and Geoffrey Dickens | September 28, 2015 | 9:01 AM EDT

This week, after a summer of Hillary Clinton scandals, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie grills Chelsea: “What’s she like as a grandmother?...Paint us a picture of Hillary Clinton at home, talking baby talk.” Meanwhile, the media continue to fawn over the “remarkable” candidacy of Socialist Bernie Sanders, even as longtime Newsweek reporter Eleanor Clift castigates Carly Fiorina for the latter’s condemnations of Planned Parenthood: “To imply that they are selling and harvesting baby parts — I think it’s really offensive.”

By Ken Oliver-Méndez | September 28, 2015 | 8:30 AM EDT

Donald Trump’s entry into the U.S. presidential race changed all that. During the three months that elapsed between the day of Trump’s campaign announcement speech on June 16 and September 15, the day before the second Republican presidential candidates’ debate, Trump was the subject of 304 minutes of combined evening news coverage on Univision and Telemundo, compared with a total of 271 minutes on ABC, CBS and NBC.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | September 28, 2015 | 2:17 AM EDT

This week's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians: "It's Good to be Home" shows the emotional toll it takes on a family when the husband and father suddenly decides he wants to become a woman. Of course you know that Bruce Jenner left his wife of almost 25 years, Kris, to transition into "Caitlyn." All we hear about is how "stunning" and "brave" Jenner is for being transgender, but behind all this celebration what we finally see is the broken family left behind.

By Brad Wilmouth | September 27, 2015 | 11:49 PM EDT

On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, host Zakaria opened the show complaining about American Christians having "heated debates over abortion, abstinence, contraception, and gays," as he argued that Christianity is primarily supposed to be about "be[ing] nice to the poor."