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By Tom Blumer | February 28, 2015 | 9:45 AM EST

On Friday morning at Jezebel, a Gawker-affiliated web site, Natasha Vargas-Cooper thought she had Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker by the — well, you know.

In a post tellingly tagged "Conservative Werewolves," Vargas-Cooper was absolutely sure — so certain that she apparently felt no need to check any further — that Walker's proposed budget would allow its colleges to "to stop reporting sexual assaults." Vicious vitriol ensued (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 28, 2015 | 8:11 AM EST

The media noticed that this year’s Oscars ceremony contained a lot of political tub-thumping, but they didn't notice that these speeches were predictable and obnoxious left-wing screeds.

They were just “passionate pleas for equality,” according to the Associated Press. Actress Patricia Arquette unleashed a tirade on wage inequality for women. Singer John Legend said more black men were trapped in prison than America had black men trapped in slavery in 1850. There’s apparently no difference between Kunta Kinte and Willie Horton.

By Bryan Ballas | February 28, 2015 | 7:32 AM EST

The inverted morality of the pro-abortion movement has surfaced again. At MSNBC.com, Ali Vitali, a producer of The Cycle, barely contains her inner fangirl as she squeals in delight over the HBO’s Girls for a “refreshing” take on a woman terminating her child’s life.

“On TV and film, the decision for a woman to have an abortion is often fraught with remorse and tinged with regret, perpetuating the stigma that women who have abortions should be ashamed of themselves.”

By Christian Toto | February 28, 2015 | 7:03 AM EST

Dennis Miller doesn't think President Barack Obama was born in Kenya or that he's a Muslim.

Still, the right-leaning comic and co-host of the new “PO’dcast” with Adam Carolla says the president’s sympathies lie with Muslims, not Jews or Christians.

By Matthew Balan | February 27, 2015 | 11:35 PM EST

On Friday evening, the Big Three networks continued their blackouts on the Thursday revelation that the Treasury Department's deputy inspector general, Timothy Camus, is conducting an "active investigation" into the "potential criminal activity" at the IRS over Lois Lerner's supposedly missing e-mails. Instead, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News all devoted full segments to the viral photograph of a dress that appears to be either black and blue or gold and white.

By Tom Blumer | February 27, 2015 | 11:28 PM EST

A couple of thousand protesters have showed up to rail against the Wisconsin Legislature's move to pass right to work legislation this week.

That number is far smaller than what was seen four years ago, when Badger State Governor Scott Walker championed Act 10, a budget repair bill which limited — but please note, contrary to frequent press assertions, did not eliminate — most public-sector unions' collective bargaining rights. Todd Richmond's Wednesday evening coverage of the situation in Madison at the Associated Press got plenty of perspectives from union members and others upset with the legislature's latest move, but predictably failed to get any insights from right to work supporters or those skeptical of protesters' positions. Excerpts follow the jump (bolds and numbereed tags are mine):

By Tom Johnson | February 27, 2015 | 10:12 PM EST

Well before Obama moved into the White House, he believed his presidency would have “the potential for shifting the national paradigm” to the left as Reagan’s moved it to the right, and Brian Beutler contends that such a shift still could happen if “the economy’s rapid growth in recent quarters” continues.

By Tim Graham | February 27, 2015 | 9:43 PM EST

While the liberal media insisted it was politically poisonous for Scott Walker to answer "I don't know" if President Obama is a Christian, it's never unacceptable to suggest Jeb and George W. Bush chose their brand of Christianity for political reasons. That's exactly what HBO star Bill Maher did in a blog post titled "Jeb Bush: Convenient Catholic?"

Recall that Maher donated $1 million to Barack Obama's re-election and no one in the press has located a reason why Obama should be asked to distance himself from anything Maher has said, so why start now? That would only make them look even-handed and principled.

By Tom Blumer | February 27, 2015 | 9:01 PM EST

The Fiscal Times is a generally strong and informative online publication. That said, it has occasionally exhibits symptoms of what could be seen as either serious leftist bias, quite disappointing ignorance, or both.

One such example arrived in my email box early this morning. It contained the following headline and opening tease for a story about the food stamp program:

By Geoffrey Dickens | February 27, 2015 | 5:00 PM EST

On Thursday night the IRS watchdog charged with investigating Lois Lerner’s missing emails told the House Oversight Committee that he is looking into the possibility of “potential criminal activity.” This latest development in the IRS-Tea Party scandal has yet to be reported on any of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) evening or morning shows. 

By P.J. Gladnick | February 27, 2015 | 4:34 PM EST

Frank Schaeffer has a worn shtick and no matter how many times he uses it, he never tires of wash, rinse, repeat over and over and over again. It goes like this: Once upon a time young Frank Schaeffer, son of well known evangelical parents, was a "vicious rightwinger." However, HALLELUJAH, he eventually saw the light and became a leftwing loon. It is a stale tale that Frank hangs on to like a security blanket whose constant repetition yields unintentionally humorous results
 

By Kyle Drennen | February 27, 2015 | 3:47 PM EST

On Friday, NBC finally noticed the corruption scandal swirling around Hillary Clinton. However, the coverage on the Today show was relegated to a 49-second mention within a story slamming Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. By contrast, the morning show devoted 3 minutes 56 seconds to a social media debate about the color of a dress.
 

By Bryan Ballas | February 27, 2015 | 2:52 PM EST

Chris Matthews continues to be MSNBC’s unending source of enlightened commentary on race relations and Republican guilt. This time on Thursday’s edition of The Reid Report he suggested that conservative opposition to executive amnesty is rooted in southern racism and was sure to remind everyone that Republicans alone will be blamed if Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shuts down “because they don't like government."

By Joseph Rossell | February 27, 2015 | 12:48 PM EST

The latest social media phenomenon to "break the Internet" was more important to the broadcast news networks than the federal decision to regulate the Internet which could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) passed Internet regulations on Feb. 26, that reclassified the Internet as a public utility. In spite of the significance, the broadcast news networks evening shows (February 26) and morning shows (February 27) spent only four minutes and 10 seconds on the issue. What NBC's Today labeled "the great dress debate" got more than three times that coverage (13 minutes six seconds).

By Tim Graham | February 27, 2015 | 12:47 PM EST

New York Times nutrition writer Mark Bittman is making another display of his ultraliberal tendencies. In a piece on national nutrition guidelines that are at odds with the capitalist pigs of “Big Food,” Bittman offered this statist takeway:

"It tells you to drink all the coffee you want...But far more important is this statement: 'Strategies are needed to encourage the U.S. population to drink water when they are thirsty.'"