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By Tim Graham | February 1, 2015 | 1:55 PM EST

American liberals revere the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as if they were the gold standard for reliable international news coverage. They won’t acknowledge that the BBC has all the leftist impulses that American liberal media outlets do, and a few more.

For example, Adam Sherwin at the (U.K.) Independent reported on January 25 that Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s non-English language news services, would not describe the Muslim attackers who shot up the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as “terrorists.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 1, 2015 | 12:27 PM EST

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd took House Speaker John Boehner to task for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without notifying the White House ahead of time. During an interview with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Todd accused Boehner of trying to “antagonize the relationship between the two sides" and wondered "is that worth doing?” 

By Tim Graham | February 1, 2015 | 9:06 AM EST

Remember when Ellen DeGeneres lied on national television by insisting “I don't have an agenda”? Here’s one routine pitch for viewers to contribute to the gay-marriage fight on Ellen’s website, on this occasion for two lesbians in Alabama:

By Tim Graham | February 1, 2015 | 8:42 AM EST

Chris Matthews is doing it again -- comparing the MSNBC liberal laundry list of issues to the Founding Fathers. Instead of a silly "Lean Forward" ad, it's been published as an op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post.

Matthews urged the Democrats to pick Philadelphia for its 2016 convention because it's surrounded by our early American history, and rambled about how great it was for him as a teen to wander around the Democrats' 1964 convention in Atlantic City.

By Tim Graham | February 1, 2015 | 12:05 AM EST

Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi has chronicled the latest racial guilt exercise at National Public Radio. Blacks think there’s a “whiteness problem in public radio.” It sounds too white.

A journalist named Chenjerai Kumanyika wants to put his black voice on when he gets in front of the microphone. He says his black friends turn off NPR because it sounds “too white.” None of these people hear how racist this sounds.

By Tom Blumer | January 31, 2015 | 11:51 PM EST

At the recent meeting of the world's elites in Davos, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon circulated a proposal to ban cars in all major cities in the world by dense-packing their layouts. The cost, as I noted on Monday: a mere $90 trillion (that's right, trillion). It's telling in a foreboding sense that the pair's idea wasn't laughed off the continent.

Enviro-nutty ideas such as these trace their origin to Gore's 1992 book, "Earth in the Balance," in which Gore called the internal combustion engine "the mankind's greatest enemy." In reality, it is arguably the greatest enabler of human progress in the world's history. So readers should take some delight in articles appearing two years apart — one at Time.com, and another at the Wall Street Journal, where the authors predict that the odds seem to be in favor of the evil internal combustion engine continuing to outshine the enviros' favored alternatives for at least the next couple of decades. Gore and his media enablers surely wail and gnash their teeth when such inconvenient items rear their scientific heads.

By Clay Waters | January 31, 2015 | 10:44 PM EST

Not content with reporting the news, the New York Times on Saturday tried to manufacture its own, issuing a "climate change" poll with an environmental group, and putting it on the front page as news in order to push the paper's own left-wing alarmist view of global warming.

By Tom Blumer | January 31, 2015 | 9:23 PM EST

Over at American Thinker, Thomas Lifson caught a damning admission the New York Times made in a correction to a Thursday piece by Carl Hulse and Jeremy W. Peters. The correction blew apart their write-up's entire premise, namely that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trying to make amends with congressional Democrats and having to explain why "the White House had been circumvented before he was invited to speak before Congress."

Trouble is, the White House hadn't been circumvented at all, as the correction clearly indicated (bold is mine):

By Tom Blumer | January 31, 2015 | 6:50 PM EST

The world's smallest violin this week goes to Politico labor reporter Mike Elk.

Elk, who has bragged about unionizing workplaces where he has previously toiled, is working on doing the same thing at the alleged news site, which is really a Democratic Party stenography machine posing as one. His major complaint, seen in an item by Erik Wemple at his Washington Post blog, follows the jump (bolds are mine):

By Scott Whitlock | January 31, 2015 | 5:30 PM EST

For the seventh straight year, Barack Obama will be interviewed prior to the Super Bowl. Just before the kickoff between the Seahawks and the Patriots, the President will talk to NBC's Savannah Guthrie. This will be the third Super Bowl interview with NBC. Back in 2009, Matt Lauer gushed to the new president: "Has there been any surprise in terms about life in the White House? Is there something at the White House that you didn't think they had or doesn't have that you thought they did have?" 

By Melissa Mullins | January 31, 2015 | 5:27 PM EST

Melissa Harris-Perry always has something shocking to say (or wear – who could forget the time she wore tampon earrings on her show to protest the banning of late-term abortions?). Just recently, she compared an unborn baby (or “fetus” as the term they prefer to use) to a cancerous tumor, or a limb that needed amputation.

By Tom Johnson | January 31, 2015 | 3:42 PM EST

Hunter contends that right-wingers feel that the left is “out to get” them, and that they “consider…breaking the law itself to be a noble thing, when done in service to conservatism, which is why the various Fox News talking heads spoke of armed standoffs at the Bundy Ranch in approving tones and with references to the Founding Fathers.”

By Jeffrey Lord | January 31, 2015 | 2:51 PM EST

Before Mitt Romney withdrew from the 2016 presidential race, The Washington Post -- the paper that tried in 2012 to paint Romney as a rich bully for some dopey prep school roughhousing -- was playing the class warfare card again. In an article tis past week by Philip Bump the paper headlined this question: "How Big is Mitt Romney’s California House?"

Guess who has a bigger home than Mitt Romney? In fact, guess who has a home that is more than twice the size of Mitt Romney?  If you guessed Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Washington Post, you would be right.

By P.J. Gladnick | January 31, 2015 | 11:47 AM EST

Democrat Big Brother has gotten so bold that he is now following reporters into the bathroom.  Politico reports on how staffers at a Democrat retreat in Philadelphia attempted to keep such a tight lid on reporters that they followed them into the final realm of privacy.

By Tom Blumer | January 31, 2015 | 9:54 AM EST

Yesterday's government report on the economy's growth, which told us that the nation's gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent during the fourth quarter, sharply underachieved analysts' expectations of an annualized 3.0 percent to 3.6 percent. The stock market clearly reacted negatively to the downside surprise. Bloomberg's take at the end of the day: "U.S. stocks fell Friday, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its biggest monthly decline in a year, as weaker-than-forecast economic growth overshadowed a rally in energy shares sparked by a surge in the price of crude."

That didn't stop Martin Crutsinger and Josh Boak at the Associated Press from celebrating the result in late-morning and overnight reports, respectively. Meanwhile, Josh Mitchell at the Wall Street Journal delivered a more sanguine take on the situation.