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By Katie Yoder | | July 5, 2016 | 2:12 PM EDT

Keeping with tradition, the networks are censoring the abortion industry’s latest Gosnell-like horror story. At the end of June, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged 74-year-old abortionist Michael Arthur Roth with possession with intent to deliver narcotic Fentanyl, six counts of identity theft and three counts of larceny. While drug-related, the charges hinted at something even more ominous: potentially illegal abortions.

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 5, 2016 | 1:56 PM EDT

Where does CNN find these guests? On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, during a segment premised on surveys showing most Americans find Hillary Clinton untrustworthy, Emory University Professor Drew Westen appeared to give advice for how Clinton might combat such negative views toward her.

But, just when it seemed like Professor Westen -- author of The Political Brain -- was about to advise Clinton to turn over a new leaf and start being honest, the segment devolved into unintentional parody as his idea of "telling the truth" turned out to be flimsy excuse-making and blaming others for her "bogus" scandals.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | July 5, 2016 | 1:15 PM EDT

Correspondent Kristen Welker, who is covering the Hillary Clinton campaign for MSNBC, declared FBI Director James Comey’s announcement a “game-changer” that will “allow the Clinton campaign to move on from” the e-mail scandal. During MSNBC’s post-Comey press conference coverage Welker reported “James Comey firmly slapping Secretary Clinton on the wrist...Saying that what he found was that there was carelessness, but no willful misconduct.” 

By Curtis Houck | | July 5, 2016 | 12:38 PM EDT

In the moments following FBI Director James Comey’s announcement on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges for her private e-mail servers scandal, the cast assembled by ABC News hailed the “extraordinary decision” as “a momentous day” signaling that “a cloud is lifted” for Clinton to continue on with the presidential race and President Obama to give his own thoughts on the matter.

By Maggie McKneely | | July 5, 2016 | 11:34 AM EDT

Half of the Republican Party is gay! Who knew? Amber Rose is the latest loose-lipped Lefty to get her own airspace on VH1, following the announcement of Marc Lamont Hill’s upcoming late-night show. Though technically a model and fashion designer, Rose is best known for being Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend. In preparation for the debut of The Amber Rose Show on July 8th, The Daily Beast interviewed Rose to get a taste of what viewers might expect from the show. 

By Tom Blumer | | July 4, 2016 | 10:49 PM EDT

The history of the Ku Klux Klan, as Wikipedia accurately describes it, is "of three distinct past and present movements." The first, founded "sometime between December 1865 and August 1866," died out after five years. The Klan's next distinct incarnation didn't occur until 1915. All three incarnations of the Klan were either arms of, had close ties to, or were dominated by members of the Democratic Party.

It's important to note all of this to demonstrate that the Associated Press had no basis, other than a perceived opportunity to gratuitously take guilt-by-association shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, to present "Big Story" reports on the Klan which falsely asserted that the group this year "marks 150 years of existence." Yeah, except for that over 40-year period when it didn't exist at all. (Whether the current Klan is engaging in such pretense doesn't matter.)

By Curtis Houck | | July 4, 2016 | 10:37 PM EDT

In a failure that readers of NewsBusters will undoubtedly not be surprised by, the beloved PBS showing of A Capitol Fourth from the U.S. Capitol on Monday night concluded with a video compilation of previous years fireworks unbeknownst to the TV audience because of the cloudy, dreary weather the D.C. metro area experienced throughout the day.

By Curtis Houck | | July 4, 2016 | 7:31 PM EDT

National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep was back at it by scoring another interview with one of his favorite subjects in President Obama (with the transcript released on July 1) and included questions from the left on immigration reform, Donald Trump threatening to stand in Obama’s way of becoming a leftist Ronald Reagan, and white privilege being a centerpiece of the 2016 election.

By P.J. Gladnick | | July 4, 2016 | 7:31 PM EDT

Takeout food? Yeah! That's just the ticket! It's about as good excuse as consumerism to explain the economic woes of Venezuela.

A few weeks ago reporter Nicholas Casey of the New York Times almost completely avoided any mention of socialism and placed the blame for Venezuela's economic woes on a vague "consumerism" during an interview on National Public Radio's Fresh Air as chronicled in Newsbusters by Clay Waters. Since that "consumerism" excuse seems to have been widely mocked, Casey went to bat with an even more laughable excuse, comparing Venezuela's economic woes to someone who has been ordering takeout food for years and suddenly needs to cook. I kid you not. Here is the money quote from Casey avoiding the very obvious while being interviewed on PBS Newshour:

By Jack Coleman | | July 4, 2016 | 5:42 PM EDT

Ever since its creation in 1935 by Franklin Roosevelt as the key achievement of his New Deal, liberals have staked a proprietary claim to Social Security, which is amusing given the left's innate aversion to property rights. And with that sense of entitlement to the quintessential federal entitlement program comes the default liberal tendency to dissemble.

A recent example comes by way of leading left-wing radio host Thom Hartmann on his program last week while reeling off the planks in the Democrat party platform.

By Tom Johnson | | July 4, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT

On June 16, four days after the Orlando nightclub massacre, Dylan Matthews tweeted his endorsement of “letting the [president of the United States] unilaterally ban people (hopefully everyone!) from buying guns.” That’s provocative, but less so than a Matthews article from this time last year that was reposted Friday. In that piece, Matthews contended, “American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it...We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer...But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better than the one we live in now.”

By Tim Graham | | July 4, 2016 | 10:04 AM EDT

In today’s media, patriotic conventions are embarrassing....but pride the promotion of homosexuality (and bisexuality, and transgenderism) is the new fad. The same people who eschew patriotism or ban flag pins on camera openly wave the rainbow flag on their websites or sponsor gay-pride events. The leader in this effort seems to be Comcast/NBC Universal.

By Rich Noyes | | July 4, 2016 | 8:52 AM EDT

Over the next two weeks, NewsBusters will be documenting the media’s role in fueling Hillary Clinton’s political career by showering her with adoring press coverage while smearing her critics as sinister and sexist. Today, examples of reporters cheerfully echoing Hillary’s attempt to blame all of her and her husband’s scandals on a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” as opposed to the Clintons’ own impoverished ethics.

By Tom Blumer | | July 4, 2016 | 12:31 AM EDT

The New York Times was extraordinarily slow to the draw in covering the controversial Phoenix airport meeting between U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. Its first in-house recognition of the Monday evening meeting took place Thursday evening, over 48 hours after the first media reports of it had appeared. That report by Mark Lander was relegated to Page A17 of the paper's Friday print edition.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | July 3, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT

I'm sensing a pattern with ABC's revival of the Match Game. Last week, one prompt was "Donald Trump has created a new Olympic event that he knows he can win. It’s a contest to see who can BLANK the most times in 60 seconds," which gave Rosie O'Donnell an opportunity to bash her nemesis. This week they got political again, but with a different Republican candidate.