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By Rich Noyes | December 9, 2014 | 8:55 AM EST

It’s been a month since video surfaced of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking the “stupidity” of voters and boasting about the duplicitous ways liberals pushed through the far-reaching health care law in 2010, and NBC Nightly News remains the only network evening news broadcast to have completely ignored the story. Here are ten stories — some goofy, some self-promotional, but all of which, unlike the Gruber videos, were deemed worthy of coverage by NBC Nightly News during the past 30 days.

By Mark Finkelstein | December 9, 2014 | 8:37 AM EST

Hypocrisy, thy name is Howard.  The former Dem prez candidate is predictably all good with NBA players wearing "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts.

But what, posited Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe, if other players wore "Abortion is Murder" shirts?  Dean claimed that's "not exactly the same" and is "a different kind of debate." Why? Because, according to Dean, "the survival of our country depends" on resolving the police/black men issue. You really want to talk about "survival," Dr. Dean, when tens of millions have not survived since Roe v. Wade?

By Tim Graham | December 9, 2014 | 8:04 AM EST

Yahoo shared the latest unfunny “Borowitz Report” by “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” creator Andy Borowitz. The headline was “Fox: Obama Seeks Advice On Establishing Monarchy” over a picture of the president meeting with Prince William.

Get it? Fox News is crazy and thinks the president wants to go around Congress and make all the laws unilaterally. Wait, where’s the funny part?

By Curtis Houck | December 8, 2014 | 11:09 PM EST

On Monday night, ABC News continued to report on the impending release of a report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation methods as though partisanship had no role when, in fact, Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are the very reason it was compiled and will be released.
                                        
Following a morning in which ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today made no mention of the political reasoning, ABC kept the streak going on World News Tonight with David Muir with another report from ABC News chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz.

By Tim Graham | December 8, 2014 | 11:06 PM EST

Fox News “Mediabuzz” host Howard Kurtz reports yet another tilted article by disgraced Rolling Stone writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely is getting scrutinized, an article obnoxiously titled “One Town's War on Gay Teens: In Michele Bachmann's home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate. After a rash of suicides, the kids are fighting back.” A local conservative activist recalled Erdely asked her for a counterpoint, then never used it.

By Mark Finkelstein | December 8, 2014 | 9:20 PM EST

Has John Heilemann ever gotten this riled up over the commies ruling Cuba? If so, I missed it. But on his Bloomberg TV show tonight, Heilemann got on his populist high horse to blast the British monarchy on the occasion of the visit to the US of Prince William and Princess Kate, mocking them as "undereducated" and calling for the British monarchy to be "done away with tomorrow."

In Heilemann's view, the real "royalty" on view at the Brooklyn Nets game tonight will be Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Lebron James.

By Melissa Mullins | December 8, 2014 | 7:18 PM EST

Well, we know Chris Rock has a movie coming out next week.  He’s been making the rounds on different media outlets, talking about the issues of the day – recently talking race relations, the Ferguson verdict, even sharing his views about race in Hollywood in an article for the December 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

In what The Hollywood Reporter calls a “Blistering Essay on Hollywood's Race Problem", Rock doesn’t hold anything back when talking about race relations in Hollywood, even comparing Hollywood industry to that of the NBA: “Just as the NBA is a black industry. I'm not even saying it's a bad thing. It just is,” he wrote.

By Matthew Balan | December 8, 2014 | 6:12 PM EST

On Monday's CNN Newsroom, Jeanne Moos zeroed in on the largely-negative response to a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC's music video-style ad, which features a country music song about the former First Lady. Moos wasted little time before reporting that "at least one website warns, 'This pro-Hillary cowboy anthem will make your ears bleed.'"

By Geoffrey Dickens | December 8, 2014 | 6:07 PM EST

The campaign's worst-kept secret was uncovered when the Kansas City Star, on Sunday, reported that Democrats had financially backed so-called independent candidate Greg Orman in his race to unseat Republican incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. The facade that Orman was an independent was kept up, throughout the campaign, by supposedly skeptical political reporters at ABC, CBS and NBC, even after Democratic candidate Chad Taylor had dropped out in early September. 

By Randy Hall | December 8, 2014 | 5:37 PM EST

During an interview airing Monday evening on the Black Entertainment Television cable channel, president Barack Obama attempted to contradict remarks on race relations made by radio icon Rush Limbaugh during a rare appearance on Fox News Sunday, which is hosted by Chris Wallace.

“There’s no acknowledgement of any of the progress,” the conservative host said while discussing the results in America following grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., in which police officers were not indicted following the deaths of two African-American men.

By Ken Shepherd | December 8, 2014 | 5:24 PM EST

Democrat Mary Landrieu might have stood a better chance of victory had she run on touchstone liberal Democratic issues. 

That was the argument of a Louisiana political science professor whom Time magazine turned to for comment in its post-mortem of the senior Louisiana senator's landslide loss on Saturday to Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

By Julia A. Seymour | December 8, 2014 | 5:16 PM EST

The dramatic fall of gas and oil prices meant relief for holiday travelers and more money in the pockets of shoppers. MarketWatch reported one estimate of the savings that equated it to a $75 billion tax cut for households.

But rather than let drivers enjoy the much needed respite from years of gas prices above $3-a-gallon, former governor of Pennsylvania, Democrat Ed Rendell said it was the time to raise the federal gas tax to fix the nation’s “crumbling” infrastructure. He touted a bill by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., to raise the 18-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax by 12 cents per gallon in the next two years. That would be a 66 percent increase.

By Kyle Drennen | December 8, 2014 | 4:31 PM EST

On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd fretted that after the show he would be inundated with complaints about his news coverage, but not from conservatives: "I'm going to get a ton of emails today, 'Gosh darn you, Meet the Press, great news on the economy, and you haven't done anything giving President Obama praise.'"

By Matthew Balan | December 8, 2014 | 4:30 PM EST

On Monday, ABC and NBC's morning newscasts both touted the upcoming congressional report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation techniques as "explosive" and "damning." However, neither network pointed out that it was Democratic members on the Senate Intelligence Committee that commissioned the document. By contrast, CBS This Morning reported that "Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are set to release a controversial report on the CIA."

By Kristine Marsh | December 8, 2014 | 4:06 PM EST

When the news broke Friday that Rolling Stone Magazine (sort of) recanted it’s scandalous story of a brutal rape on the UVA campus, now thought to be based on a false account, conservatives blamed Rolling Stone for not vetting its sources well while Liberals trashed Rolling Stone too but for a different reason: “victim blaming.” To the left, this wasn’t a case of a magazine writing up a story based on an unverified account, but a slip up that affected their “rape culture” agenda. That’s why feminist Politico writer Julia Horowitz could say, “to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge mistake.” Her sentiment wasn’t alone. Here are more terrible ways the left misdirected their anger to prove a political point: