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December 19, 2012, 4:51 PM EST

What a shock it's not -- liberal radio host Thom Hartmann responding to last week's unspeakable atrocity in Newtown by demanding redistribution of wealth.

That the rampage occurred in a leafy bedroom community in one of the most affluent states in the country has apparently eluded Hartmann, as has the fact that Connecticut is among the states with the most stringent gun laws. (audio clip after page break)

December 17, 2012, 3:35 PM EST

Remember how liberals feigned reverence for the Constitution during its alleged wholesale destruction while George W. Bush was president? With a Democrat ensconsed in the White House, they are reverting to old habits when it comes to the blueprint for our republic.

On his radio show Friday, Schultz argued with a caller who said he usually agrees with Schultz, citing "socialized medicine" and higher taxes as examples of common ground they share. But the Second Amendment must be protected, the caller said, lest changes to it erode other freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights (audio) --

December 12, 2012, 8:55 PM EST

Rachel Maddow is often absent from the MSNBC show which bears her name, thereby allowing one of her alternating guest hosts to serve up unintended comic relief.

Providing the hilarity last night was Washington Post blogger and Bloomberg columnist Ezra Klein, who predictably spun the story about Michigan legislators passing a right to work law (video after page break)

December 11, 2012, 6:05 PM EST

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is rarely at a loss for words, unless what he says is edited by Rachel Maddow.

On her cable show last night, Maddow swooned in response to MSNBC colleague and avowed "extreme left" socialist Lawrence O'Donnell's alleged success in an exchange with Gingrich on "Meet the Press" this past Sunday. (video clip after page break) 

December 10, 2012, 5:55 PM EST

He who first invokes the Nazis during an argument loses, posits Godwin's Law. Allow me to introduce Cook's Corollary to Godwin's Law, whereby he who makes a patently ludicrous analogy to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor forfeits all credibility.

The corollary gets its name courtesy of Steve Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, the state's largest school employee union. (audio clip after page break)

December 7, 2012, 8:50 PM EST

How can you tell when conservatives really annoy a liberal?

When his hyperbole exceeds even the broad parameters of absurdity embraced on the left. Case in point -- attorney and "Ring of Fire" radio show co-host Mike Papantonio's appearance on fellow libtalker Thom Hartmann's show on Wednesday. (audio clip after page break)

December 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

Sometimes the obvious stops being elusive even to a liberal.

For most of the young millennium, use of the term "Bush tax cuts" by anyone left of center has more often than not been accompanied by the words "for the rich." The pair have been joined at the hip so often that a Google search for them yields more than 5 million hits. (audio clips after page break)

December 5, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

In their reverence for all matters governmental, more liberals should know the difference between conservatives and anarchists.

Instead, it's the left winger's most hackneyed conceit -- that because Republicans see immense and wasteful government as undesirable, they are intent on wrecking instead of reforming it. Hardly a week passes that I don't hear this argument, just as that length of time rarely elapsed years ago when I was a leftist and fell back on it myself. (audio clip after page break)

December 5, 2012, 3:25 PM EST

What is it about left wingers and their fantasies of mass murder?

I'd venture a guess you've noticed the same thing and find it just as peculiar and revealing. Latest example -- libtalker Stephanie Miller and coat-catcher sidekicks on her radio show. (audio clip after page break)

December 4, 2012, 6:20 PM EST

You could see this one coming and hardly a surprise that it came from Ed Schultz.

On his radio show yesterday, Schultz was talking with a caller about Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher killing his girlfriend and committing suicide over the weekend when Schultz made a predictable suggestion (audio) --

November 28, 2012, 7:43 PM EST

Remember when a person had to actually betray our country before he or she would be labeled a traitor?

Now all it takes is steadfast aversion to higher taxes during an era of nosebleed government spending and debt. (video clip after page break)

November 27, 2012, 7:56 PM EST

Left-wing radio host Mike Malloy keeps reaching for new lows in depraved discourse.

Those familiar with Malloy from his numerous appearances at NewsBusters over the years are aware of his pathological obsession with violence, especially toward those who don't share his totalitarian politics. (h/t for audio, Brian Maloney at mrctv.org).

November 27, 2012, 4:35 PM EST

Don't be surprised if you hear less from John Stanton out of left-wing media in the foreseeable future.

Why? Stanton's penchant for speaking candidly, as he did yesterday on Bill Press's radio show about embattled former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation from Congress only weeks after winning re-election. (video after page break)

November 23, 2012, 9:40 PM EST

Any volunteers willing to help this woman out? Anyone ....?

Liberal radio host Randi Rhodes cut loose this week with some pre-Thanksgiving venting about the vast ignorance of Republicans extending to condoms (audio clips after page break; h/t for audio, Brian Maloney at mrctv.org) --

November 21, 2012, 11:30 PM EST

Translation: Israel is no better than Hamas in the eyes of Geraldo Rivera, though Rivera can't bring himself to acknowledge this.

Instead, the veteran squishy conservative tries to come across as even-handed in his criticism of Israel and Hamas during their most recent flaring of hostilities, though it doesn't take long for Rivera's sympathies to surface. (audio clip after page break)

November 19, 2012, 9:03 PM EST

MSNBC's insipid slogan -- "Lean Forward." MSNBC strategy when reporting on hostilities in the Middle East -- "Lean Toward Blaming Israel."

The network's Rachel Maddow provided an example of this on her show Friday while describing the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas (video and audio clips after page break) --

November 16, 2012, 7:40 PM EST

How I look forward to Rachel Maddow's chummy chats with Bay Area soulmate Nancy Pelosi -- especially when it turns awkward.

On her MSNBC show last night, Maddow showed clips of her "exclusive" interview with Pelosi earlier in the day. It was during their discussion of the Petraeus scandal that matters took a turn toward hilarity, an outcome always on the horizon whenever Pelosi is involved. (video clip after page break)

November 15, 2012, 7:50 PM EST

Evangelical minister, radio host and rock drummer Bradlee Dean is vowing to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss his $50 million defamation suit against MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

Dean filed suit in July 2011 in response to Maddow suggesting on her show that a "bloodthirsty" Dean advocated execution of homosexuals. (video clip after page break)

November 15, 2012, 3:25 PM EST

Four more years? Heck, make it four more millennia as far as Ed Schultz is concerned.

The liberal radio host and MSNBC action hero could barely contain his reverence for President Obama yesterday, using language even thoroughly smitten cable colleague Chris Matthews might avoid. (audio clip after page break)

November 13, 2012, 1:05 PM EST

Ed Schultz's lofty opinion that he's indispensable at MSNBC is apparently not widely shared at 30 Rockefeller Center.

Schultz responded angrily on his radio show yesterday to a New York Times story about the network that contained an eye-opening disclosure close to the end of the piece (audio clips after page break).