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By Brad Wilmouth | November 30, 2015 | 5:54 PM EST

As Monday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello devoted a segment to whether political rhetoric against Planned Parenthood's practices inspired an attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, host Costello began by asserting that GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina had "falsely" claimed that the abortion provider "was guilty of harvesting a live baby's organs" as the CNN host wondered if such "rhetoric" is "fueling" violence.

And Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah took aim at Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Dr. Ben Carson as he made charges of politicians "legitimizing hate," and charged that most extreme language comes from the right more than the left.

By Jack Coleman | November 30, 2015 | 5:14 PM EST

What better way to wind down from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend than with a serving of absurdity from a long-entrenched member of the liberal media elite.

The comical leftover in question comes courtesy of Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page during a McLaughlin Group discussion of precious snowflake leftists demanding "safe spaces" on college campuses to be spared the horror of Halloween costumes, all manner of microaggression, and the few remaining professors who expect results.

By Bruce Bookter | November 30, 2015 | 4:53 PM EST

Because racism is seemingly the answer to everything at ESPN, analyst Robert Flores was able to easily ask and answer his own question during a highlight reel on SportsCenter when he openly wondered why the Chief’s Travis Kelce wasn’t getting the same amount of criticism for his end zone celebration as Cam Newton received for his.

By Michael McKinney | November 30, 2015 | 4:31 PM EST

Planned Parenthood executives appeared twice on MSNBC on Monday with female interviewers who acted more like facilitators than journalists. Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports. Meanwhile PP's Executive Vice President, Dawn Laguens, was on MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.

By Alatheia Larsen | November 30, 2015 | 4:23 PM EST

Rape, suicide bombings, civilian slaughter, and balmy temperatures: according to CNN opinion columnist, John Sutter, these are all the side-effects of global terror.

On Sunday, Nov. 29, Sutter posted an entirely serious, angsty opinion piece in which he bemoaned that “the threat of terror” may “infect”  and distract from the upcoming climate summit in Paris.

By Matthew Balan | November 30, 2015 | 4:19 PM EST

The media has been carrying water for pro-abortion activists since the Friday shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado in trying to hold the pro-life movement/conservatives, along with the Republican Party, responsible for the murders for their "fierce criticism" of the abortionist organization. However, a more recent incident of threatened violence leads one to wonder if the press will advance the same narrative with Black Lives Matter and other "racial justice" activists.

By Kyle Drennen | November 30, 2015 | 2:56 PM EST

Introducing a report on Monday’s CBS This Morning about the climate change conference being held in Paris, co-host Norah O’Donnell worried that “security concerns threaten to overshadow the talks.” Correspondent Margaret Brennan followed: “The world's two biggest polluters, China and the U.S., kicked off the climate change summit....The goal in Paris is to limit global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit from pre-industrial levels, but the terror threat is diverting attention.”

By Scott Whitlock | November 30, 2015 | 12:44 PM EST

According to CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, conservative “rhetoric” has “tossed fuel” onto the fire that is the abortion debate. The journalist appeared on The View?, Monday, and demanded Republicans be held accountable in the wake of a Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting last week.  Hostin blamed, “I don’t think we can ignore the rhetoric that has been out there from the Republican Party, from the right.”

By Tom Blumer | November 30, 2015 | 12:23 PM EST

In predictably disingenuous fashion, the Associated Press claimed in a November 18 story that "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks." Abbas acknowledged that Israel offered Palestinians 93.5 percent of the West Bank and other significant concessions.

The "light" isn't "new" at all. The wire service had the news almost seven years ago, and, according to former AP reporters, refused to publish it. An AP reporter who "discovered the Israeli peace offer in early 2009, got it confirmed on the record and brought it" to the AP in Jerusalem has substantiated the assertion that it "suppressed a world-changing story for no acceptable reason." It is perhaps the most damming validation yet that prudent people should never trust establishment press reports out of the Middle East — particularly in regards to Israel — because of their "pattern ... of accepting the Palestinian narrative as truth and branding the Israelis as oppressors."

By Mark Finkelstein | November 30, 2015 | 12:16 PM EST

Ruth Marcus has come close to blaming Republicans for the Colorado Springs shootings. Appearing on Jose Diaz-Balart's MSNBC show today, Washington Post columnist Marcus said that "the Republican candidates . . . have been part of the inflamed and inflammatory rhetoric about Planned Parenthood, about the sale of baby parts, about dismembering live babies . . . I think it's a fair conclusion, especially based on his . . . alleged mentioning of 'no more baby parts,' that this kind of rhetoric helped create this environment."

Really? Is there no room for people--without being accused of inflaming people to commit murder--to express their opposition to abortion and to the largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood? To state what the videos indisputably demonstrate: that among other things that PP was in the business of selling baby body parts? 

By Matthew Balan | November 30, 2015 | 11:40 AM EST

Eric Bradner touted in a Sunday article on that the "Republican presidential contenders condemned" the man who murdered three people at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, but "largely stood by their fierce criticism of the organization." Bradner played up that "Ben Carson...was the only Republican candidate to call on anti-abortion activists to alter their approach" in the wake of the deadly shooting.

By Tim Graham | November 30, 2015 | 11:31 AM EST

Politico’s Mike Allen apologizes in the middle of his Monday ”Playbook” column (20 paragraphs in) that he shouldn’t have promised Hillary PR operative Phillippe Reines two years ago that he could host Chelsea Clinton at a Politco brunch with questions approved in advance:  “No one besides me would ask her a question, and you and I would agree on them precisely in advance....The interview would be “no-surprises’”.
Gawker exposed the Stupid Journalist Trick, but Allen’s admission twisted into a pretzel, insisting against the hard evidence that this could have never happened: “I made an offer of questions, which we would never, ever do here at Politico!”

By Kyle Drennen | November 30, 2015 | 10:31 AM EST

Talking to Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin on Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered if the shooting outside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado would hurt the GOP politically: “...does the attack take the issue of Planned Parenthood off the table for Republican candidates who don't want to be seen or don't want to risk taking advantage of a tragedy or being on the wrong side of a tragedy?”

By Mark Finkelstein | November 30, 2015 | 9:37 AM EST

Growing up in a quiet Jewish neighborhood of the Bronx, I was about as far removed as could be from the gun culture. But as a five or six year old, I would beg my parents to take me to visit the toy store a few blocks away so that I could gaze longingly in the window . . . at a toy six-shooter.

I share my story because I think it's typical. Of course there are exceptions, but from time immemorial the great majority of little boys have been drawn to toy weapons while little girls have largely been attracted to objects familial and domestic. At least until now. According to Yahoo Finance reporter Jen Rogers, who in an article entitled "Toys and gender: How things are changing this holiday season" recently wrote "if you think Barbies are for girls and Nerf weapons are for boys, you must be living in 2014."

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | November 30, 2015 | 5:00 AM EST

ABC's FBI drama Quantico continued it's anti-Israel plotline last night in the episode "Guilty." Simon Asher has already been revealed to be an IDF soldier who did things in Gaza "that haunt me every single day of my life." Last week we saw him talking to an Israeli bomb maker about continuing violence in the West Bank. And now, based upon a new flashback scene, it is looking increasingly likely that Simon will turn out to be the terrorist mastermind.