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By Matthew Philbin and Kristine Marsh | December 15, 2014 | 3:47 PM EST

Thank Gaia for the ever-vigilant ACLU! Who else would have discerned the dire threat to civil liberty lurking in a California school’s effort to raise money for starving children in Africa? 

A middle school in San Marcos, Cal., partnered with a local charity, Friends and Family Community Connection (FFCC), to raise money to send meals to children in Tanzania – innocent enough, right? Wrong. It turns out FFCC also worked with Kids Around the World (KATW) to accomplish the same goal. KATW is [cue sinister music] a Christian charity. 

By Tom Blumer | December 15, 2014 | 2:33 PM EST

One of the more amusing aspects of observing today's left-biased establishment media environment is seeing agenda-driven journalists directly or indirectly convey a clearly inflated sense of their outlets' self-importance.

A recent example of this came Friday from Jacob Silverman at Politico Magazine. In his writeup on conservative firebrand Charles Johnson, Silverman employed the comparative version of a word - "fringy" - rarely used in the political realm. Silverman described Breitbart and The Blaze as "even fringier" than ... well, let's try to figure that one out.

By Katie Yoder | December 15, 2014 | 2:18 PM EST

Oh look, our betters at the New Yorker have found a way to trivialize a Christian holiday while warning us what happens if we don’t convert to their environmental religion. And it’s supposed to be funny, too! 

For the New Yorker’s Christmas issue (Dec. 22, 2014) contributor Ethan Kuperberg published his “Climate-Change Christmas Carols.” Using traditional Christmas songs, he changed the lyrics to reflect (you guessed it!) climate change. “Oh, Christmas Tree” became a salute “plastic branches [that] don’t shed” in his piece while “Silent Night” featured cannibalism instead of Christ’s birth. 

By Melissa Mullins | December 15, 2014 | 2:01 PM EST

So apparently there’s a uterus puppet going around the country making videos about abortion clinics and lack thereof.  Yes, there’s a puppet named Eunice, and she’s a sad uterus.

Hans Johnson from found this great little gem and we just had to share. In the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” category comes a video called “The Abortion Desert.”

By Kyle Drennen | December 15, 2014 | 12:22 PM EST

On Monday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King claimed that Americans were "divided" over the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques after September 11th. However, the latest CBS News poll she cited "shows that 49% of Americans feel aggressive interrogation techniques like waterboarding are sometimes justified. 36% say they are never justified." The remaining 14% said that it "depends" or "didn't know."

By Scott Whitlock | December 15, 2014 | 12:19 PM EST

The journalists at CBS This Morning compared the violent, bloody attacks on African Americans during civil rights marches in 1965 to voter ID laws passed by various states in the last few years. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell talked to Oprah Winfrey, producer of the new film Selma and the movie's star. O'Donnell marveled, "...Given the Voting Rights Act, 1965, I went back and looked. Thirteen states have passed more restrictive voter ID laws in the last three years, that states are trying to make it harder to vote."

By Tim Graham | December 15, 2014 | 11:55 AM EST

The most dishonest advertising in The Washington Post isn’t selling soap or shoes or automobiles. It doesn’t come phonier than this: “Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.”

Rubin spent 2012 insisting that every conservative presidential contender was unelectable except Mitt Romney, who was neither conservative nor electable, as it turned out. Now she's again taking after Sen. Ted Cruz, who she claims is "justifiably hated by his peers."

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 15, 2014 | 11:18 AM EST

On Sunday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters hosted her annual 10 Most Fascinating People program which featured billionaire businessman and conservative donor David Koch as one of the “most fascinating people of 2014.” A preview of the interview aired during Sunday morning’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos portraying Koch as “one of the biggest Republican donors, a reclusive billionaire, David Koch. Democrats love to hate him.” During the full interview, Walters expanded on the liberal attacks against Koch but also detailed the hundreds of millions of dollars he has donated to philanthropic causes over the last several decades.

By Rich Noyes | December 15, 2014 | 8:40 AM EST

This week, journalists seize on a partisan Senate Democratic report to scold the CIA for its conduct of the War on Terror during the Bush era, but deny there's any news value in Jonathan Gruber's admission that ObamaCare was sold using duplicitous tactics, calling it a "nothing burger."

By Tim Graham | December 15, 2014 | 7:08 AM EST

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple penned an obituary of sorts on Friday for “the full demise of Rolling Stone’s rape story,” based on the latest discovery from the Post that the man that Jackie (the story’s accuser) cited as her date that night appears to be a student at the University of Virginia.

"It all raises a mind-boggling possibility: that [reporter Sabrina] Erdely made an exhaustive effort to interview peripheral sources, leaving no time for the central ones."

By Tom Blumer | December 15, 2014 | 2:11 AM EST

It's a good thing that establishment press publications like the New York Times have those layers of editors and fact-checkers. They're able to prevent embarrassing things like misstatements of commonly known facts, misidentifications of key parties involved in recent events, and misspellings those sloppy bloggers and new media types routinely publish.

Oh, wait a minute. All three types of errors just occurred in just one New York Times item this weekend. After publishing its original story by Jennifer Steinhauer and Elena Schneider on this Saturday's so-called "Justice For All" March in Washington, which also included coverage of New York's related event, the Times issued a correction which has to be seen to be believed (HT Twitchy):

By Clay Waters | December 14, 2014 | 8:03 PM EST

Two recent Q&A sessions by New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg for the paper's Sunday magazine made for a convenient encapsulation of the paper's liberal double standards, with challenging, testy questions thrown at conservative Iowa Rep. Steve King in this Sunday's edition, versus a sympathetic, almost fawning session with lefty "Doonesbury" cartoonist Gerry Trudeau last month.

By Jorge Bonilla | December 14, 2014 | 7:27 PM EST

Jorge Ramos casts a large shadow over Univision’s news operations, and is still held in high regard as a journalist among his peers and the audience he serves, notwithstanding recent exhortations to colleagues to drop the pretense of neutrality. Univision’s nationally syndicated radio operation - on the other hand - is dominated by a fiery leftist demagogue with no journalistic pretense, and no desire to pretend to be interested in offering a balanced argument to his audience.

 Meet Fernando Espuelas (which means “spurs” and is, I must confess, one of the cooler names in radio). His show is carried daily by Univision America radio in several of the nation’s top Hispanic media markets. 

By Tom Johnson | December 14, 2014 | 7:20 PM EST

Penn State’s Sophia McClennen praises Colbert for “remind[ing] us that you could care about your nation and simultaneously find American exceptionalism disturbing” and comments that conservatives have “controlled the idea of patriotism for so long that it is easy to forget that there is no logical reason to think that Rachel Maddow loves her country any less than Glenn Beck.”

By Tim Graham | December 14, 2014 | 6:55 PM EST

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has presidential aspirations, so the liberal media will reliably leap on any tiny gaffe that liberals can locate. The liberal group One Wisconsin Now found one among undated letters that district attorneys dug up from his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive. M.D. Kittle at explained:

The mainstream media’s next Walkergate, is an undated letter, reportedly at least a decade old, that Walker sent to prominent Milwaukee attorney Franklyn Gimbel. Walker, who was Milwaukee County executive at the time, signed the letter, “Thank you and Molotov.”