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By Tim Graham | January 1, 2015 | 1:11 PM EST

Which offense is more serious? Denying a lesbian communion at a Catholic funeral? Or a female Episcopalian bishop hitting and killing a bicyclist? The Washington Post has picked (A). In 2012, they splashed across the front page that lesbian activist Barbara Johnson was denied communion at her mother's funeral.

On December 30, the Post buried a hit-and-run-bishop story on page B5 with the headline “Bishop put on leave after fatal crash: Episcopal diocese says Heather Cook drove car that killed bicyclist.”

By Tim Graham | January 1, 2015 | 11:01 AM EST

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the hero of liberals everywhere, did a year-end interview with Ezra Klein of Vox. Clearly, he must have been in a slyly silly mood as he told Klein that Times readers would have "no idea with party I favor in general elections."

By Rich Noyes | January 1, 2015 | 9:25 AM EST

In the 1980s and ’90s, journalists passed along expert predictions of the world as they thought it would be in 2015. Now that the New Year has finally arrived, it might be fun to recall a few of those forecasts: starvation due to overpopulation, troops keeping women out of abortion clinics, and a U.S. government drowning under massive revenue surpluses.

By NB Staff | January 1, 2015 | 8:32 AM EST

On the December 30 Fox & Friends, they discussed the Media Research Center’s Best Notable Quotables of 2014 with Genevieve Wood, one of our panel of judges and a senior contributor for The Daily Signal. They discussed CNN anchor Carol Costello winning MRC’s Quote of the Year for enjoying the talk of Bristol Palin being shoved to the ground and man-handled during a barroom brawl.

By Tim Graham | January 1, 2015 | 8:05 AM EST

It’s impossible to argue that Pope Francis has been overcriticized in the liberal media – not in a year when he was on the cover of Rolling Stone. But it’s quite possible to note that liberal journalists are seeing more of themselves in the pontiff, some joy in their perception that he’s a man of the Left. They like using the word “radical” – not in the sense of going back to fundamentals, but in the sense of overturning the tables of global capitalism.

On Christmas morning, CBS This Morning interview Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, the head of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. Charlie Rose raised the R-word:

By Tom Blumer | December 31, 2014 | 5:10 PM EST

Call the Ripley's Believe It or Not people. Have smelling salts available. What follows will surely be one of the more unusual things you've seen or heard this year.

In the midst of his otherwise odious Silicon Valley race-hustling shakedown effort, Jesse Jackson said something that made sense — so much sense that the rest of the press, which usually hangs on every word of his nonsensical pronouncements, has virtually ignored it, and will probably continue to.

By Tom Blumer | December 31, 2014 | 4:09 PM EST

Chris Megerian at the Los Angeles Times, in a report first published online on Tuesday, had a difficult time trying to downplay the fact that Democrat and leftist mega-donors outspent their Republican and conservative couterparts by an overwhelming margin during the past election cycle.

But Megerian made the best of it, giving readers the impression that David Koch, of the supposedly evil Koch brothers, was the fourth-largest such donor. Times editors did their part to keep the news as quiet as possible by publishing the obviously national story in the California secion of its Wednesday print edition.

By Scott Whitlock | December 31, 2014 | 3:15 PM EST

It's probably not a shock that Oliver Stone has found yet another conspiracy theory to embrace. The liberal filmmaker posted a lengthy rant to Facebook on Tuesday in which he claimed CIA involvement in Ukraine. 

By Tim Graham | December 31, 2014 | 2:25 PM EST

Twitchy reports it's time again for another round of feminists being furious that a successful actress told an interviewer she doesn’t really identify with their F-word. This time, it’s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, now making $1 million per episode on the CBS nerd-com The Big Bang Theory.

In a Redbook cover story, they asked Cuoco-Sweeting if she considered herself a feminist. Her answer acknowledged the progress before her, but also accepted some of the traditions she observed in her childhood. One might call that position “pro-choice.” But not the feminists!

By Tom Blumer | December 31, 2014 | 2:04 PM EST

Let's say that a Republican or conservative governor or big-city mayor (yes, there actually are quite a few) was in a heated dispute with his state's or city's police union. Let's further say that this official decided that his or her best method for whipping up support was to order the staff to (ahem) "ask" GOP legislators or council members to issue public statements of support while bashing the cops. If such a campaign were exposed, that town's or state's press would appropriately be all over it. That public official would also get plenty of negative national attention, especially if he or she already had a bit of a national profile.

So let's see how far and wide — my prediction is "not very" — the following report from New York City online publication DNAinfo goes — especially at the New York Times, which has itself editorially attacked the police while indulging and ignoring the serious transgressions of "protesters" who have threatened them (HT Weasel Zippers; bolds are mine):

By P.J. Gladnick | December 31, 2014 | 1:37 PM EST

The media's much repeated narrative about House majority whip speaking a David Duke sponsored white supremacist event in 2002 has just been upended by an unexpected source...the liberal Slate.

By Tim Graham | December 31, 2014 | 1:05 PM EST

In a Rolling Stone cover story, rapper Nicki Minaj caused jaws to drop when she declared she had an abortion when she was a teenager and it’s “haunted me all my life.” Us Weekly previously reported Minaj addresses teenage abortion on one of her new songs, "All Things Go," which debuted earlier this month. "My child with Aaron would've been 16 any minute," she raps on the track.

By Kristine Marsh | December 31, 2014 | 12:13 PM EST

There are many provocative billboards in Times Square, especially around the holidays. Rarely do they have a positive message. But a new billboard by one Christian group might make the millions of tourists visiting this New Year’s Eve think twice.

By Tom Johnson | December 31, 2014 | 12:09 PM EST

Peter Dreier, who teaches at Occidental College, writes that “for decades, the NRA has fought every effort to get Congress and states to adopt reasonable laws that would make it much less likely that people like was [Ismaaiyl] Brinsley would be able to obtain a gun.” Dreier claims that even though the NRA’s “arguments are bogus,” it “has the money, and a small but committed hard core of members, to translate [its] idiot ideas into political clout to thwart even reasonable gun-control laws.”

By Mark Finkelstein | December 31, 2014 | 12:05 PM EST

Although many of the images are striking and well worth viewing, there's also a dose of the liberal politics of the New York Times on display in its "Year in Pictures" in today's paper. 

The very first photo sets the Times' tone, depicting a Ferguson demonstrator with hands up confronted by a heavily-armed phalanx of police. But it is the commentary accompanying another photo that really gives the Times' game away.  Seen from the inside of a car, the text reads [emphasis added]: "Ignacio, an illegal immigrant, pulled into a convenience store in Tulsa, where a simple traffic stop could lead to deportation."  Well, yes.  Be the infraction large or small, drawing police attention can lead to the discovery that someone is in the country illegally and thus subject to deportation.