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By Tom Blumer | November 30, 2014 | 11:56 PM EST

The establishment press's performance in Ferguson has certainly been disgraceful, especially its role in turning one local death into a national obsession.

One element of that buildup involves Shawn Parcells, one of two men hired by the family of Michael Brown, the 18 year-old man who was killed in an altercation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in early August, to look into his death. The press, including CNN in a video seen here, has reported much of what Parcells has claimed throughout the case with little if any skepticism, permanently poisoning the well with non-factual and doubt-inducing information feeding the left's insatiable desire for proof of incurable racism in law enforcement and America in general.

By Melissa Mullins | November 30, 2014 | 11:11 PM EST

It was Small Business Saturday yesterday – and to show appreciation to small businesses (the same businesses he’s helped to quell growth or put out of business thanks to his “Affordable Care Act”), Obama took his daughters, Malia and Sasha, shopping at the liberal Politics & Prose book store in Washington, DC (owned by two former Washington Post reporters).

By Tim Graham | November 30, 2014 | 9:56 PM EST

Melinda Gates is the ideal philanthropist in the eyes of the liberals at Time magazine – after all, she and her husband Bill Gates became Time’s Persons of the Year...about the same time they gave Time money for a health summit. Anyhow, Melinda was recently honored with the “Ten Questions” interview  with Belinda Luscombe in Time’s December 1 and 8 issue.

They promoted “The philanthropist on the importance of contraceptives, her daughters and her growing optimism.” Mrs. Gates lied to (or at best, misled) Time about her foundation's support for abortion advocates

By Melissa Mullins | November 30, 2014 | 9:04 PM EST

This past Thanksgiving weekend, with all the stories going on in the country today, one seems to have topped the list: an unknown GOP staffer decided to voice her opinion about the Obama daughters after they were pictured during the White House turkey pardon ceremony…on her Facebook page. Yep.  That’s the story. Criticizing the daughters for their short skirts and glum facial expressions is....a firing offense?

By Jack Coleman | November 30, 2014 | 8:30 PM EST

As to be expected, Ed Schultz didn't catch it. Then again, perhaps he did and let it go anyway.

On his last podcast before Thanksgiving, Schultz was talking with Marcia Fudge, Democrat congresswoman from Ohio, about violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided against indicting police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown last August.

By P.J. Gladnick | November 30, 2014 | 5:38 PM EST

National Review editor caused quite an uproar on Meet The Press for the "heresy" of citing the evidence presented to the Ferguson case grand jury which backed up the account of officer Darren Wilson. Among liberal circles, such evidence is rarely if ever cited because the truths it reveals are quite inconvenient to the narrative they have presented and continue to stick with.

By Katie Yoder | November 30, 2014 | 2:34 PM EST

The media are all for giving voice to the voiceless, as long as the message fits their agenda. Case in point: journalists recently rushed to publicize the positive – but only the positive – stories of women who chose to abort their unborn babies.

Dozens of women shared their abortion experiences on Nov. 20 during a live-streamed Abortion Speakout hosted by Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign. Participants included Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, comedian Lizz Winstead and columnist Jessica Valenti.

By Tim Graham | November 30, 2014 | 8:43 AM EST

The staff at Time magazine is aglow that the “Ferguson protesters” are now leading their online poll for “Person of the Year.” They oozed that "The protests over the grand jury decision this week have captivated international attention."

By Melissa Mullins | November 29, 2014 | 11:25 PM EST

Leave it to the lefty gossip site Jezebel to use an innocent baby as a means to entice its audience into reading more “bad news” about the Michael Brown verdict: Darren Wilson’s going to be a father. Actually, the news of the baby was barely mentioned in the post.

Jezebel’s Hillary Crosley blogged about the recent interview Officer Darren Wilson gave to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday – less than 24 hours the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for shooting Brown in August.

By Tom Johnson | November 29, 2014 | 4:17 PM EST

In his rave review of Katha Pollitt’s book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, Adam Gopnik argues that “the choice—the only actual choice, in the world as it really is—is between safe, legal abortion and dangerous, illegal abortion. Everything else is just misogyny, cruelty, and superstition.”

By Tim Graham | November 29, 2014 | 4:11 PM EST

On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, the Shields and Brooks week-in-review segment began with mutual sensitivity about the Ferguson situation – the word or concept of riots never quite emerged.

But what was really surprising was liberal Mark Shields unloading on the Obama White House over the dumping of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, which anchor Judy Woodruff tried to soft-pedal as Hagel “steps down.”

By Tim Graham | November 29, 2014 | 12:10 PM EST

Receiving an award before the Committee to Protect Journalists, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos delighted The Huffington Post by giving a stemwinder speech in favor of advocacy journalism, including his usual tub-thumping for immigration “reform.”

Ramos pointed to a quote by the great Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel to bring his point home: “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.”

By Jeffrey Lord | November 29, 2014 | 9:36 AM EST

The media calls climate change skeptics  “anti-science.” Then along comes the seemingly un-related death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And wonder of wonders…suddenly for liberals in the media science is just one big no big deal. The point is made sadly if exquisitely in the liberal media treatment of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson.

By Joseph Rossell | November 29, 2014 | 7:55 AM EST

Who would win in a media battle between a multi-billion dollar corporation and a watchdog blogger? According to a former Reagan staffer, when it comes to impacting public perception, social activists “have become more powerful than ever,” while large organizations “are shockingly vulnerable.”

Eric Dezenhall offered this perspective in his new book, “Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal,” published by TWELVE. Based on his 30-plus years’ experience in crisis management and public relations, including some time with the Reagan administration, Dezenhall concluded, “It’s a lot easier to light a forest fire than it is to put one out.”

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | November 29, 2014 | 7:25 AM EST

Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn’t want to cover it. It’s a “local crime story,” they said. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple said that when he asked national reporters about avoiding the Gosnell story, the typical response was “Get out of my face with this agenda-driven stuff, and come back when you have a real story.”

Ferguson, Missouri is merely the latest proof that a “local crime story” can be elevated to national news -- when it’s the liberal media’s favorite kind of “agenda-driven stuff.”