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By P.J. Gladnick | September 22, 2014 | 10:21 AM EDT

Chuck Todd has been brutally mocked for his description of the midterm elections as 'Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country.' From Left to Right, almost all have united on one issue: Chuck's description is laughably ridiculous.
 

By Mark Finkelstein | September 22, 2014 | 9:19 AM EDT

Could the "Islamic" in "Islamic State" be a clue?  Not for John Kerry.  Appearing on today's Morning Joe, our clueless Secretary of State insisted that what drives ISIS is a "radical, extremist, cultish" philosophy, but not—perish the thought!—a "religious attitude."

Kerry was of course echoing the analysis of that noted theologian, Barack Obama, who two weeks ago declared that ISIS is "not Islamic."  In fairness, Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton have expressed similar sentiments.  For a thorough debunking of the ISIS/Islam-deniers, see here.

By Rich Noyes | September 22, 2014 | 8:40 AM EDT

Instead of worrying whether President Obama’s planned Executive Order on amnesty might violate the Constitution, journalists upbraid the President for delaying the step until after the election. “A promise is a promise,” Univision anchor Jorge Ramos scolded on Twitter.

By Tim Graham | September 22, 2014 | 8:36 AM EDT

Some remember NPR as the network that happily hosted (fake) Muslim extremist funders and told them of how horrifying America’s Christian conservatives were.

That Islam-indulging attitude also comes through in their “news” content. On September 15, NPR’s “Goats and Soda” blog carried this attention-grabbing headline: “Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image.”

By Tom Blumer | September 21, 2014 | 11:46 PM EDT

At Tea Party and conservative events, the press routinely seeks out any shred of evidence of far-right extremism, racism or even uncivil behavior exhibited by attendees. If found, it then tries to portray even one or a few such people out of thousands as somehow typical.

Rallies in support of liberals' pet causes get a completely different treatment. The press almost invariably ignores rampant left-wing extremism clearly on display. Sunday's "Climate March" in New York City, along with other smaller marches in other parts of the world, exemplifies the blatant double standard. The Blaze, Gateway Pundit, and others reported no shortage of Gotham protesters often uncivilly advocating an end to capitalism and its replacement with "a socialist future." The Associated Press and the New York Times ignored it all.

By Tim Graham | September 21, 2014 | 8:09 PM EDT

On Sunday's State of the Union, Candy Crowley teased into a commercial break: "Next, this week's jaw-dropping moment in politics.The party of women slamming the woman who is supposed to be in charge. We'll ask our political panel who is behind the backstabbing."

That's not "what they call the party of women," just "the party of women." The Female Party.

By Randy Hall | September 21, 2014 | 4:47 PM EDT

It's easy to tell when a popular Republican official who's been living under the shadow of a scandal gets good news: Comedians immediately go on the attack, even if it means dredging up tired, old clichés to do so.

That was the case on HBO's Friday night Real Time With Bill Maher program, when the host unleashed a barrage of “fat jokes” against GOP New Jersey governor Chris Christie, including stating that he and his wife celebrated his exoneration from the “Bridgegate” scandal with a “very romantic eating -- I mean evening.”

By Tom Johnson | September 21, 2014 | 4:41 PM EDT

Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine, contends in the just-published This Changes Everything that radical economic changes are necessary to combat global warming. The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker calls the new book “one of the greatest nonfiction works of all-time.”

By Brent Baker | September 21, 2014 | 3:10 PM EDT

If it’s Sunday, it’s time to advance liberal hopes. NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos both opened by plugging segments which forwarded the hope liberal Democratic dreams are becoming reality.

By Mark Finkelstein | September 21, 2014 | 9:44 AM EDT

Should Fauxcahontas be flattered . . . or furious?  The title of Elizabeth Warren's new book is "A Fighting Chance," a "rabble-rousing" rant by the populist from the Harvard faculty lounge.

So here comes Hillary Clinton, who in a speech this week just happened to say "I want every one of our children to feel that they are inheriting the best of America ... that this country is on your side; that this country will give you the fighting chance, the fair shot you deserve." Pure coincidence? Not when it comes to American's most calculating politician.  Not when Hillary lifts the line from the woman whose name is bruited about as potentially offering Clinton her most serious challenge for the Dem nomination.

By Tim Graham | September 21, 2014 | 9:10 AM EDT

The Washington Post has made it clear that Sunday is not the Lord’s Day. It’s the best day for LGBT preaching. In 2012, they splashed across the front page “TRANSGENDER AT FIVE.” In this Sunday edition, it’s an 18-year-old girl: “WHEN NO GENDER FITS.”

As usual, “the world” is having trouble sympathetically understanding girls who don’t want to be their “assigned” gender. Over a large color photograph of the girl in question tying her own necktie are the words “The world insists, in a host of way, that Kelsey Beckham choose: Male or female? But what feels most right to Kelsey is neither.”

By Tim Graham | September 21, 2014 | 6:48 AM EDT

The Sunday newspaper supplement Parade Magazine carried an interview Sunday with Tea Leoni, star of the new CBS series Madam Secretary, who confirmed that the infamous “What difference does it make?” testimony of Hillary Clinton on Benghazi inspired the new show.

Morgan Freeman wondered what Hillary went home to after the hearing was over, and what she talked about.

By Brent Baker | September 21, 2014 | 12:02 AM EDT

Guest Eli Lake of TheDailyBeast.com zinged a caller with quite a rebuke when a man, using the Democratic phone line to C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, spouted some nonsense abou 9/11 and Israel.

By Tom Blumer | September 20, 2014 | 10:48 PM EDT

On Sunday, CBS's "60 Minutes" will broadcast Scott Pelley's recent interview of former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

In CBS's promotional tease, which was broadcast on Friday, in response to Pelley's question about whether he was confident that the U.S. troop withdrawal "was the right thing to do" at the time it was done, Panetta said, "No, I wasn't." That's big news. How big? So big that, based on searches on Panetta's last name, the Associated Press and the New York Times have yet to cover it. In other words, it's fair to contend that these two leading icons of American journalism are waiting for an administration response before they run the story, so they can then turn it into a "White House denies" piece. The video follows the jump.

By Tim Graham | September 20, 2014 | 10:35 PM EDT

The bloggers at Our Bad Media embarrassed CNN host Fareed Zakaria host again with some more obvious examples of Zakaria shamelessly, blatantly borrowing other people’s work – in this case on the airwaves of CNN. They brought 26 examples.

A cable-news blogger said CNN trying to blow this off is "unsustainable."