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By Mark Finkelstein | February 25, 2015 | 9:31 AM EST

Who said: "I've always believed the decline of the middle class could be tied to the decline of unions. And when you have 7%, 8% of the work force in unions, when you have CEO pay going up to record heights, you're going to have a hollowing out of the middle class." Was it a. Elizabeth Warren; b. Robert Reich; or c. Ed Schultz?

Correct answer: d. None of the above.  It was Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe. Scarborough prefaced his lament over the decline of unions by saying "It's been well-documented on Twitter: I'm a right-wing Republican stooge."  Translation: to my liberal critics out there, see: my heart's in the right [left] place when it comes to unions.

By Tom Blumer | February 25, 2015 | 9:09 AM EST

In an almost completely expected decision, the Department of Justice yesterday announced that it "found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012."

In reporting on the announcement, Jennifer Kay and Eric Tucker at the Associated Press were predictably selective in recounting the details of the case while ignoring or downplaying others.

By Tim Graham | February 25, 2015 | 7:07 AM EST

No one looks to GQ for political analysis. It would be like looking to Rolling Stone for religion coverage. But they can still ape the rest of the liberal media and mock Fox News. As the Fox haters campaign to get Bill O’Reilly canned, GQ (not an abbreviation for Genius Quotient) has come up with a mocking list of “18 Things That Actually Would Get Bill O'Reilly Fired.”

It includes things like "Failing to attend Roger Ailes' annual oil baron retreat and virgin sacrifice."

By Curtis Houck | February 25, 2015 | 12:30 AM EST

While all three of the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night covered President Barack Obama's veto of the bill passed by Congress approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ABC, CBS and NBC failed to mention Obama's veto came despite a majority of Americans supporting the pipeline. Total coverage amounted to one minute and six seconds.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 24, 2015 | 10:47 PM EST

Some might insist Barack Obama is a lame duck, but our national media elite still think of him as a very graceful swan. When this man comes under criticism, journalists are incapable of any sense of objectivity, balance, or fairness. The accuser must be forced to withdraw the criticism, or be punished.

First, Rudy Giuliani said at an event for Gov. Scott Walker that the president doesn’t love America like previous presidents did. That might be a little unfair. Jimmy Carter also loved to get up in front of a podium and lecture about all of America’s flaws.

By Curtis Houck | February 24, 2015 | 9:31 PM EST

Early Tuesday morning, the terrorist group ISIS entered a village in northeastern Syrian and kidnapped droves of Christians with estimates ranging from 70 to as many as 150 people. For viewers that tuned into English-language network NBC and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision for their Tuesday evening newscasts, however, they were left completely in the dark on this story as it received not a single mention. 

By Jack Coleman | February 24, 2015 | 9:17 PM EST

This young man might have a bright future in comedy, providing he doesn't mind that people laugh only when he's not kidding.

You might remember Cenk Uygur -- pronounced "Jenk U-Gur" -- hosting an evening show on MSNBC for several months in 2011 after the network booted Keith Olbermann within weeks of the Tucson massacre, when liberals like Olbermann blamed Sarah Palin for creating a sulfuric "climate of hate" that led to the rampage. Turns out Olbermann wasn't entirely wrong, he was simply looking in the wrong direction.

By Randy Hall | February 24, 2015 | 7:00 PM EST

Ever since former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stated on Thursday that “I do not believe that the president loves America,” the people in the “mainstream media” have produced more than 8,000 articles on the comment -- which was made at a private Manhattan dinner for 60 or so political donors -- in just a few days.

That led Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee, to release a statement on Tuesday in which he noted: “Coverage has been fueled by reporters grasping for new angles or asking any Republican in range of a microphone to respond to his comments and other unrelated questions.”

By Bryan Ballas | February 24, 2015 | 4:59 PM EST

After careful consideration, Mike Barnicle has figured out why Giuliani questioned President Obama’s patriotism. In an article for the Daily Beast, Barnicle says Giuliani questioned Obama’s love for the nation, not for the reasons he clearly outlined, but because he is a “nut boy” full of “bitterness and a contempt that borders on hate” who engaged in an “off-the-cliff assault” against the President as part of a “loud, please notice me, clown act.”

And he might be racist. Barnicle went to former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs for the usual race-baiting.

By Tom Johnson | February 24, 2015 | 4:34 PM EST

Jonathan Chait, Paul Waldman, and Amanda Marcotte each discuss how the Wisconsin governor and probable presidential candidate has responded to recent questions about issues including evolution, Obama’s religious beliefs, and Obama’s patriotism, as well as how his answers might play with the “paranoid” Republican base that thinks, in Waldman’s words, that “Obama is The Other, an alien presence occupying an office he doesn't deserve.”

By Quin Hillyer | February 24, 2015 | 3:47 PM EST

Even the Wall Street Journal news pages can get caught in the politically correct labeling games that mar so much of today's reporting -- especially when it comes to Islam. Case in point: Friday's story about Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, complete with big headline and large photo, occupying the whole top third of the back page of the front section. The article explored Western governments’ reluctance to fully back Al Sisi's call for military action against Islamic State's terrorists in Libya. According to the article, Western diplomats object to Al Sisi's "crackdown at home on moderate Islamists."

By Matthew Balan | February 24, 2015 | 3:31 PM EST

Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican blasted conservatives on Monday's CNN Tonight for criticizing actress Patricia Arquette for her politicized acceptance speech at the Oscars. Breznican actually went after Don Lemon for stating that "winners and presenters bring their often-liberal-leaning political and social issues to the ceremony." Breznican asserted: "I can't really think of anything last night that was actually liberal."

By Scott Whitlock | February 24, 2015 | 3:22 PM EST

The torture and persecution of Christians by Islamic terrorists is terribly boring for the networks. ABC's Good Morning America offered a scant 33 seconds to the kidnapping on Monday of 90 Christians from Syria by ISIS. Despite a four hour run-time, NBC's Today didn't even cover the story. What's important for the hosts of GMA? On Tuesday, they deluged viewers with almost 21 minutes of coverage devoted to the new season of Dancing With the Stars.

By Ken Shepherd | February 24, 2015 | 3:12 PM EST

The public-relations time bomb that is Keith Olbermann went off this week, pushing ESPN to suspend the left-wing sports journalist from the air.

Stay classy, Keith.

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 24, 2015 | 2:43 PM EST

On Monday, Katie Couric, former CBS Evening News anchor and current Yahoo Global News anchor, sat down with David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, to discuss his memoir Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.