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By Curtis Houck | December 29, 2014 | 3:43 PM EST

On the most recent edition of Fox News SundayWall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley blasted President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and activist/MSNBC host Al Sharpton for having “a vested interest in pushing a false narrative, which is that racism is an all-purpose explanation of what drives what's wrong in black America.”

When asked by host Chris Wallace to explain why there remains a debate in the U.S. over race and the criminal justice system, Riley pointed out that the “the left has no interest in being post-racial” despite pretending to be in favor of it.

By Kristine Marsh | December 29, 2014 | 3:06 PM EST

Professional sports is becoming increasingly political, thanks to the media. Journalists love to praise players who flaunt that they fall into a sexual minority or bash players and coaches if they happen to mention their Christianity or politics.

But NBC completely forgot to mention how the NFL showed support to the two NYPD officers who were targeted and killed last week. Both New York Jets then-coach Rex Ryan and New York Giants coach wore “NYPD” hats for their game Sunday.

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 29, 2014 | 2:07 PM EST

On Sunday, Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler sat down with CSPAN’s Brian Lamb for a Q&A about the year’s worst political lies. While much of the hour-long interview focused on numerous statements made by Democrats and Republicans throughout 2014, Kessler claimed that both Republicans and Democrats have bought into the "myth of the liberal media." The Post fact checker argued that “Democrats tend to get a little more upset because I think they have bought into the myth of the liberal media, and they kind think that the media is on their side whereas Republicans, they firmly believe in the myth of the liberal media.” 

By Tim Graham | December 29, 2014 | 1:46 PM EST

On Christmas Eve, the Planned Parenthood Action Facebook page proclaimed “Bravo President Obama!” and linked to the leftist website Addicting Info, and the blog post headlined “When Asked To Sort ‘Girls’ And ‘Boys’ Gifts, Obama Destroys Toy Gender Stereotypes.”

At a photo op distributing Toys for Tots with Mrs. Obama, the president made the progressive hearts go pitter-patter by putting sporting items in the girls’ bin. There were no reports about throwing some Bratz dolls in the boy box. "I'm just trying to break down these gender stereotypes," the president said.

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 29, 2014 | 12:30 PM EST

President Obama sat down with Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, for an interview that aired on Monday, December 29 and was repeatedly tossed softball questions from the lefty reporter throughout their conversation. Inskeep began the discussion by asking President Obama “Since your party's defeat in the election, you have made two major executive actions — one on immigration, one on Cuba...Is there some way in which that election just passed has liberated you?” 

By Tim Graham | December 29, 2014 | 11:42 AM EST

If Tea Party activists staged a repeal-Obamacare rally and about 100 people showed up, would The Washington Post consider it newsworthy? If they did, it might be to suggest their crusade was drying up.

But on Monday morning, the Post treated about 100 protesters of the Washington Redskins name as an achievement, a “significant moment,” as local reporter John Woodrow Cox lovingly chronicled the badly attended event on Twitter.

By Connor Williams | December 29, 2014 | 10:35 AM EST

On the December 28 edition of Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd moderated a discussion on the intersection of politics and comedy in American culture. Par for the course, the panel could not make it through the segment without taking a cheap shot at Fox News.

W. Kamau Bell, formerly the host of the FX comedy series “Totally Biased,” argued that the comedy shows and Fox News get to “bark” while other outlets are constrained by journalistic conventions. He championed the unbiased nature of left-wing media by stating that they are “afraid of barking,” which is news to anyone who has watched MSNBC.

By Rich Noyes | December 29, 2014 | 10:16 AM EST

Today’s installment of the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” as selected by our 40 expert judges, the “The Audacity of Dopes Award for the Wackiest Analysis of the Year.”

By Melissa Mullins | December 28, 2014 | 10:15 PM EST

While The New York Post devoted its December 27 cover to the point that the police turned their backs as Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke ("TO SERVE & REJECT"), The New York Times employed the sappier headline “De Blasio Delivers Quiet Eulogy to Crowd of Unfriendly Faces, and Many Backs.”
 

By Tim Graham | December 28, 2014 | 4:13 PM EST

Every year, The Washington Post Magazine is one of many newspapers that run humor columnist Dave Barry's long Year In Review humor article. It was fairly sedate toward Republicans in 2014, except for the usual fat joke: "In politics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, responding to a radio interviewer’s questions about his alleged role in the 2013 'Bridgegate' lane-closure scandal, eats the interviewer."

He vaguely noted "the United States" (not Obama) didn't scare Vladimir Putin as he took Crimea. Barry mocked two Obama scandals the media wanted to forget, the VA scandal and the IRS scandal:

By Tim Graham | December 28, 2014 | 2:35 PM EST

The Washington Post never, ever tires of mocking Dick Cheney. They proved it again on Wednesday, when book editor Ron Charles oozed praise over a neocon-bashing by liberal Congressman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.). The headline waas “Spirited, funny satire of war on terror’s effect on civil rights.”

Charles said “The bar is low for a novel by a member of Congress. One feels grateful if the book doesn’t commit a crime or humiliate itself in a public restroom.” So Israel created  “an unexpected delight.”

By Tom Johnson | December 28, 2014 | 1:14 PM EST

The American Prospect’s Paul Waldman claims that right-wingers’ “belief in tax cuts doesn't rest on the practical effects. That's an argument that's meant to appeal to everyone, since it concerns something (growth) that just about everyone thinks is good. But the real source of the conservative support for tax cuts is moral, not practical. They believe that taxes are inherently immoral.”

By Rich Noyes | December 28, 2014 | 10:04 AM EST

Today’s installment of the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” as selected by our 40 expert judges, the “MSNBC = Mean-Spirited, Nasty, Belligerent Chris Award.”

By Tom Blumer | December 28, 2014 | 9:52 AM EST

In St. Louis County, police have arrested 19 year-old Joshua Williams and charged him (HT Gateway Pundit) with committing "1st degree arson, 2nd degree burglary and misdemeanor theft" at the QuikTrip convenience store in Berkeley, Missouri on Christmas Eve. Williams "has confessed to the crimes."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch gets today's prize for most absurd headline, as seen after the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Tim Graham | December 28, 2014 | 9:20 AM EST

Here's Exhibit A in liberal bias. Time magazine's December 29/January 5 edition offers profiles of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. But one party has a conservative, religious "grassroots id." The other party has a "populist wing."

Time Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer's article on Jeb Bush's let's-come-together pitch as he explores a presidential campaign: "That line of attack -- which moves the fight away from ideological differences -- could serve him well in what is certain to be a brutal primary against a pack of politicians far more conservative, religious, and attuned to the ever changing grassroots id."