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By Katie Yoder | October 5, 2015 | 1:17 PM EDT

Both Media Matters and U.S. News have supported Planned Parenthood – through the same employee.

U.S. News & World Report editor Emily Arrowood recently defended Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards after she testified last Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee in regards to the videos exposing the abortion giant’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. Arrowood’s had plenty of practice defending Planned Parenthood. Before working at U.S. News, Arrowood once did the same at Media Matters.

By Kyle Drennen | October 5, 2015 | 1:06 PM EDT

Throughout a live townhall event on Monday’s Today, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was treated to one softball after another from her adoring supporters at NBC. One sycophantic fan set the tone: “Secretary Clinton, you've had a lot of tough questions this morning. This may be the toughest one you get all day. But many years ago we saw another Clinton at his inauguration play an instrument and have a song. What song or instrument would you play at yours?"

By Scott Whitlock | October 5, 2015 | 12:25 PM EDT

ABC and NBC on Sunday and Monday fawned over the “hilarious,” "spontaneous” Hillary Clinton appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. As though she were blurbing a movie, Good Morning America’s Cecilia Vega on Monday cheered, “It is the new, spontaneous Hillary Clinton who hopes to be laughing all the way to the White House.” 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 5, 2015 | 11:57 AM EDT

During appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour on Friday, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne and the New York Times’ David Brooks eagerly touted President Obama’s blatant decision to “politicize” the Oregon school shooting to push gun control. 

By Matt Philbin | October 5, 2015 | 10:05 AM EDT

Parents: Have an athletic son or daughter? Do you encourage him to play to his highest level of excellence? Do you spend time and money making sure she can reach her potential? Well according to The Washington Post, you’re being really unfair to my slow fat kid.

Yes, to its horror the Post has once again discovered that life isn’t fair. It seems participation in youth sports is down and writer Michael S. Rosenwald knows the culprit: parents. Specifically, parents “in the suburbs, where the shift to elite competition over the past two decades has taken a growing toll: Children are playing fewer sports, and the less talented are left behind in recreational leagues with poor coaching, uneven play and the message that they aren’t good enough.”

By Alatheia Larsen | October 5, 2015 | 9:59 AM EDT

A new fact-checking organization is set to launch in October 2015, but it turns out a liberal billionaire is behind it and footing most of the bill.

Poynter Institute, a journalism education organization, announced in July that it would be creating a new International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) this year, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. On Sept. 21, Poynter announced its appointment of Alexios Mantzarlis as director and editor for IFCN. Mantzarlis is the former managing editor of Italy’s leading fact-checking website Pagella Politica.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 5, 2015 | 9:40 AM EDT

They really are coming for your guns . . . After the Charleston church shootings, President Obama praised Australia's draconian gun laws, which included a mandatory buy-back program, AKA confiscation.

On today's Morning Joe, Mika wondered "why" we couldn't institute a similar gun ban in the United States, throwing in support for a database of all gun ownership for good measure.  Joe Scarborough was actually obliged to explain to Mika that her gun ban was never going to happen because we have the Second Amendment here. That left Mika grimacing in regret [see the screengrab].

By Kyle Drennen | October 5, 2015 | 9:36 AM EDT

In an exclusive interview with Hillary Clinton on Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie teed up the Democratic front-runner to slam the congressional committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack as a partisan hit job: “You're scheduled to testify before that committee. Do you think it should be disbanded? That's what Nancy Pelosi has called for.”

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | October 5, 2015 | 9:12 AM EDT

A few months ago Bruce Jenner shocked the world with his infamous "Call Me Caitlyn" Vanity Fair cover and article. Now on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode "Vanity Unfair," we see it from the perspective of the Kardashian girls - and things aren't as rosy as they were made out to be. The family is still adjusting to Jenner's new life and find some of the quotes in the article painful.

By Erik Soderstrom | October 5, 2015 | 7:08 AM EDT

To put it mildly, Planned Parenthood is in the middle of a public relations nightmare and they only seem to be digging themselves deeper with time. I doubt Hollywood can save the ship, but that won’t stop them from portraying the nation’s leading abortion provider as a victim. Enter last night's Quantico episode, titled “America," in which the FBI Academy trainees are given an exercise where they must decipher a terrorist plot after being given a room full of clues. What do you think our brave stars uncovered? If you guessed one was radical anti-abortionist wants to burn down the Planned Parenthood clinic where her daughter received an abortion, congratulations! You’ve won a prize.

By Erik Soderstrom | October 5, 2015 | 5:35 AM EDT

In the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead, the U.S military finally decides to cut its losses and leave LA to the undead walkers. And honestly, I can't really blame them. For starters, the finale’s catastrophe is precipitated by the show’s protagonists’ own actions. In their desperate, and selfish, attempts to “save themselves” they release thousands of infected walkers from a nearby coliseum to wreak havoc on the military base and their own neighbors. 

By Tom Blumer | October 4, 2015 | 11:11 PM EDT

One of the more tiresome criticisms the establishment press still levels at New Media from time to time is that they, unlike those awful bloggers, make sure their facts are right before they go to print or post a story online.

A story published at the New York Times on Wednesday about Donald Trump's wife Melania shows what obvious rubbish that claim often is. The Old Gray Lady had to issue six corrections over two days to (one would hope) finally get it right. One of the errors was so pathetically obvious that it's hard to imagine that Guy Trebay's story was subjected at all to the scrutiny of an editor.

By Dylan Gwinn | October 4, 2015 | 11:05 PM EDT

“Madam Secretary” is sworn in as President by the guy who narrated March of the Penguins, and basically everything else that has ever been narrated over the last 15 years (Morgan Freeman). Except when this swearing in takes place, there’s the notable absence of a certain phrase that has been a staple of the Oath of Office.

By Clay Waters | October 4, 2015 | 9:35 PM EDT

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni quailed in horror at the prospect of concealed firearms being permitted in college classrooms at the University of Texas: "Guns, Campuses and Madness." Bruni, a former White House correspondent for the Times, at least found a novel angle to attack gun rights after the killings on a college campus in Oregon, by bizarrely suggesting conservatives want to infiltrate campuses with gun-toters as a way to (metaphorically?) attack liberal colleges. Bruni goes along with the infantalizing liberal concept of college students as fragile, overgrown children who require coddling from "microaggressions" and frightening thoughts about firearms.

By Tim Graham | October 4, 2015 | 9:34 PM EDT

Movie critics were mostly impressed with the new Matt Damon movie The Martian, but a few critics took the movie’s boosterism of scientific nerdiness to make a point against those alleged science-hating conservatives.