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By Julia A. Seymour | July 29, 2015 | 11:09 AM EDT

Fear often trumps facts in media coverage. The past several years of worries about dying colonies of bees was certainly no exception, but The Washington Post recently supplied some much-needed sting to the honeybee situation.

News media scare stories about bee deaths and the label that came to describe the occurrence -- Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) -- saturated the news. Magazines, broadcast networks and left-wing websites blamed bee deaths on a host of factors, including cell phones, pesticides, mites and fungi. Oh, and global warming, of course.

By Dylan Gwinn | July 29, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT

Few things in life give liberals more joy than speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves – trees, polar bears, discredited economic doctrines. And sometimes that can even be a good thing.

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 29, 2015 | 10:43 AM EDT

Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal appeared on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning and was repeatedly hit by the show’s hosts over his approval rating and over Mike Huckabee’s recent comments on the Iranian nuclear deal. 

By Connor Williams | July 29, 2015 | 10:39 AM EDT

Last night on Hardball, Chris Matthews hit the Republicans Party for having “this love affair with anger.” In a panel discussion on the 2016 Republican race for the nomination, the MSNBC personality explained that part of Donald Trump’s appeal is that the Republicans are “an angry party.” Matthews thought it unlikely that the party in its current state could nominate an establishment figure like Jeb Bush.

By Kyle Drennen | July 29, 2015 | 10:34 AM EDT

Appearing on Fox News’s The Kelly File Tuesday night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted the press over the stunning double standard of its obsession with Bridgegate versus its minimal coverage of a possible criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal: “I'm waiting for the nightly specials on other news networks. I'm waiting for the breathless front-page stories on The New York Times that they don't back off from every time Hillary Clinton yells at them....it's completely biased, unfair, disparate treatment.”

By Mark Finkelstein | July 29, 2015 | 8:05 AM EDT

Questions for Mike Barnicle: does the phrase "suicide bomber" ring a bell? How about "martyrdom" in the name of Allah?

On today's Morning JoeBarnicle's argument in favor of the Iran deal was that to oppose it, one would "have to believe Iran is suicidal." The former Boston Globe columnist reasoned that if Iran dropped an atomic bomb on Tel Aviv, "Tehran would be a combination of glass and sand and cement within 15 minutes."

By Tom Blumer | July 28, 2015 | 11:54 PM EDT

In some areas of the country, Planned Parenthood has gone on the offensive against local and regional news outlets in an attempt to minimize the exposure of damning undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress. They are telling these outlets that the videos "should not be aired."

This is an attempt at corporate censorship which the establishment press would treat as important news if almost any other business — for-profit or not-for-profit — made such an attempt.

By Clay Waters | July 28, 2015 | 11:29 PM EDT

Jackie Calmes, one of the New York Times' most reliably pro-Democratic, Obama-supporting reporters, lit into the "conservative media" as leading the Republican Party to perdition in Tuesday's "As the G.O.P. Base Clamors for Confrontation, Candidates Oblige." Calmes' story was packed with labeling bias and dismissive, hostile portrayals of conservatives as angry, robotic followers of Rush Limbaugh and the like. There were an impressive 24 "conservative" labels in her 1,167-word story.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | July 28, 2015 | 11:10 PM EDT

The Center for Medical Progress has now issued a third recording of Planned Parenthood officials explaining their grotesque trafficking in baby body parts. It is even more devastating than the first two.

The “news” media barely covered the second installment.  They will probably pass over this one altogether. Trump World is apparently far more important than the extermination of babies for profit.

By Curtis Houck | July 28, 2015 | 11:06 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, the decision by the major broadcast network to erase the Planned Parenthood scandal from their newscasts continued with the release of a sickening third video by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) that again discussed the selling of body parts from aborted babies. As the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC were ignoring this third video, the trio spent six minutes and 26 seconds teasing and reporting on the shooting death of a high-profile African lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist.

By Tom Johnson | July 28, 2015 | 9:34 PM EDT

Could Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid suffer collateral damage from the wreck of Bill Cosby’s reputation? Quite possibly, believes author, professor, and unreliable liberal (that’s a compliment) Paglia, who contends that “there is a big parallel” between Cosby’s scandalous sexual behavior and that of Bill Clinton.

In an interview with Salon, Paglia speculated that Hillary’s public reaction to her husband’s randy antics won’t sit well with the young female voters whom you’d expect to be ardent supporters of hers: “Hillary has a lot to answer for, because she took an antagonistic and demeaning position toward her husband’s accusers. So it’s hard for me to understand how the generation of Lena Dunham would or could tolerate the actual facts of Hillary’s history.”

By Mark Finkelstein | July 28, 2015 | 9:09 PM EDT

Hey, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has retired as president of Iran.  Why didn't NBC hire him and cut out the middle-man? But seriously, what did NBC think it was getting when it hired as a "contributor" someone who served as Ahmadinejad's translator and who in that role mouthed his vicious anti-Semitic rants?

On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show this evening, Hooman Majd claimed the Iran deal is "a good deal for Iran, probably a better deal for the US," and that the US is not giving up anything, that there is no "signing bonus" since "it is Iran's money." In an illogical leap worthy of the man he translated for, Majd argued that it makes no sense to worry about Iran attacking the US or Israel since it hasn't done so yet. Ah, right, Mr. Majd: Iran hasn't gotten the atom bomb yet. That's the point. And for that matter, Iran and its proxies have attacked and killed many Americans and Israelis. 

By Tim Graham | July 28, 2015 | 8:40 PM EDT

No one would go broke betting the liberal media will try harder and harder to avoid new videos from the Center for Medical Progress. While the first video drew some coverage, both print and broadcast media shamelessly downplayed or ignored the second video. 

By Curtis Houck | July 28, 2015 | 8:35 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s edition of The Five on the Fox News Channel (FNC), liberal panelist Geraldo Rivera defended Planned Parenthood in wake of the video scandal concerning body parts from aborted babies, fretting that it “might put an end to the harvesting of what would be garbage” that “may” help contribute to a “cure for cancer” or “heart disease.”

By Brad Wilmouth | July 28, 2015 | 6:14 PM EDT

In the past couple of days, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson has been noticeably sour toward some GOP presidential candidates, asserting that they are "saying outrageous things," and even admitting to having a "visceral reaction" to Mike Huckabee's criticism of the Obama nuclear deal with Iran.

By contrast, the CNN reporter just yesterday effused over the "political genius" of President Barack Obama using a press conference to criticize members of the Republican presidential field.