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By Tom Blumer | November 21, 2014 | 6:04 PM EST

Old habits die hard at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press — especially when those old habits help Dear Leader's regime look better, or less awful, than it deserves.

It's been eight days, but it's still worth a look. On November 13, the government released its Monthly Treasury Statement for October, showing that Uncle Sam ran a $122 billion deficit. In his coverage of that statement's release, the AP's Martin Crutsinger, in the wire service's monthly effort at miseducating the masses, wrote the following:

By Kyle Drennen | November 21, 2014 | 4:50 PM EST

On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that President Obama's executive order blocking deportation of millions of illegal immigrants was somehow "not amnesty": "...what this is not, as the President said, this is not amnesty. People have to apply, the applications won't be taken until the spring. There's a window where Republicans could act. So it's not what people are describing, the critics."

By Kristine Marsh | November 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM EST

PETA activists are planning to protest a SeaWorld float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year by painting their naked bodies black and white to look like orcas (“killer whales”) according to a report by Policy Mic. The animal rights group also plans to protest the theme park’s use of animals in captivity by cramming a bunch of naked, painted people into a bathtub set outside Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. 

The stunt is supposed to protest orcas held in captivity and continue their demand that SeaWorld be excluded from the parade. PETA tried to get the park’s float banned last year as well but were similarly denied. Last year they pulled a similar stunt with a man confined in a small tank.

By Ken Shepherd | November 21, 2014 | 3:42 PM EST

“What do we want?”
“Darren Wilson!”
“How do we want him?”
“Dead!”

That's a call-and-response chant of radical, bloodthirsty protesters outside the police department in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 20, as reported by freelancer Justin Glawe, writing at the Daily Beast.

By Tim Graham | November 21, 2014 | 3:18 PM EST

Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Glenn Beck about the latest document release forced by Judicial Watch, which demonstrates Obama's Department of Justice was working to squash Attkisson's reporting on the Obama administration.

Attkisson read from one of the documents, an October 4, 2011 e-mail from Tracy Schmaler, the top press aide for Attorney General Eric Holder, to White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz.

By Katie Yoder | November 21, 2014 | 3:03 PM EST

The media’s support doesn’t always guarantee Americans’ support – and the Duggar petition battle is the latest example. 

A three-month-old Change.org petition demanding that TLC cancel its “19 Kids and Counting” show reached 100,000 signatures on Nov. 20. The petition called out the stars of the show, the Duggar family, for “LGBTQ fear mongering.” In response, LifeSite organized a petition to support the show on Nov. 20. After a day, that petition now boasts over 50,000 signatures. While TLC remained mum, the media chimed in on the “homophobic” family. 

By Kristine Marsh | November 21, 2014 | 2:34 PM EST

A small photography business run by a husband and wife has closed their business, due to intense media scrutiny, threats and pressure from the gay community in their Bay Area home town. 

According to the SF Gate, husband and wife team Nang and Chris Mai of “Urloved”  were “flooded with hate calls, e-mails and accusations that inaccurately depict our business,” after the couple referred a gay couple to a photographer who would “share their personal beliefs” and “would provide them with the best service for their special day.” For that, “one of the men, who asked to not be named,” (real profile in courage), took to Facebook to bash the company and encourage others to harass the Mais. The post read: “Great shots but this company denied me and my fiance, a same-sex couple, from their services. Stand up and say something about it,” according to a Nov. 4 post. 

By Matthew Philbin | November 21, 2014 | 1:44 PM EST

What’s worse than spending a half-hour revisiting the 60s with some old beatniks and their guitars? Spending that half-hour tip-toeing around the fact that one of them is a convicted sex offender.

On Nov. 18, PBS’ Tavis Smiley hosted Peter Yarrow and Noel “Paul” Stookey on his self-named show, the surviving members of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Smiley's entire interview ignored Yarrow's record as a child sex offender.

By Matthew Balan | November 21, 2014 | 1:01 PM EST

TVNewser's Chris Ariens reported on Friday that MSNBC hired current White House associate communications director Rachel Racusen to be their vice president of communications. The left-leaning network, which rarely misses an opportunity to defend President Obama, was reportedly "looking for a candidate with connections to the current administration," according to a report that Ariens linked to from sister blog PRNewser.

By Curtis Houck | November 21, 2014 | 12:44 PM EST

In a segment on his PBS show Thursday night, Charlie Rose and his guests discussed President Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration and described the responses from those in the Republican Party as “a bit extreme” and “ludicrous” while also harping on the conundrum that Republican leadership now supposedly faces in dealing with conservatives now that the executive amnesty is announced.

Joined by Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Michael Shear of The New York Times, the three discussed the President’s executive action in a segment that was taped prior to his speech during the program’s first 15 minutes.

By Scott Whitlock | November 21, 2014 | 12:13 PM EST

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday downplayed conservative opposition to Barack Obama's amnesty and instead hyped unease about how long it took for the order to be issued Reporter Major Garrett showcased complaints, noting, "For immigration activists long disappointed by White House indifference, it all sounds like a new day." He then featured Lynn Tramonte, the head of an organization supporting Obama's amnesty move. 

By Kyle Drennen | November 21, 2014 | 11:48 AM EST

In the wake of President Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would go around Congress to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Friday's NBC Today warned of  Republican overreaction to the presidential power grab. Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd proclaimed: "Republican leaders are nervous that they won't be able to control their conservative members who would like to lash out and have a fight now with the President."

By Matthew Johnson | November 21, 2014 | 11:13 AM EST

It’s getting hot in here.

Hip Hop artists and rappers including Common, Ne-Yo, Karmin and Elle Varner collaborated on a new album that mixes hip hop with climate change alarmism and left-wing talking points. On Nov. 18, National Journal said four original tracks with environmental themes were released that day on the “HOME” EP. The full album from People’s Climate Music project will be released in December.

Common, Malik Yusef and Kumasi recorded one of those songs, “Trouble in the Water,” after a discussion of water pollution and drought, National Journal said. In the song he used several liberal talking points related to climate change. One of them was that hurricanes were related to global warming, “Through hurricanes, the pain is made audible.”

By Tom Blumer | November 21, 2014 | 10:58 AM EST

A June 4 story at Willamette Week summarized the already serious problems pioneering longtime Oregon-based homosexual activist and ardent Barack Obama supporter Terry Bean was already facing before the Democratic Party "Kingmaker" was arrested Wednesday and "charged with two felony counts of having sex with a minor last year."

Even before his arrest, the accusations made by Bean's former homosexual lover were serious. Even now, the local press in Oregon seems reluctant to acknowledge the potential implications of Bean's arrest. The national press remains AWOL.

By Tim Graham | November 21, 2014 | 10:57 AM EST

The Washington Post divided its Obama-speech coverage into three parts on Friday's front page: the speech, "the immigrants," and "the opposition," because it's always fun to pitch Republicans as opposing immigrants. The headline was "The Opposition: Republicans confront own worst enemy." That would be the conservatives.

Post reporter Robert Costa warned of an "immediate and widening rebellion among tea party lawmakers that top Republicans are struggling to contain." Inside the A section, Obama's speech was headlined. "Obama promotes a 'common-sense' approach." The article on the opposition was headlined "GOP to face internal bickering."