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By Jack Coleman | December 16, 2014 | 12:44 PM EST

What is it about GOP Senator Ted Cruz that brings out such vitriol from liberals? Look no further for solid evidence that the man is seen as a threat.

Over at the Facebook page for Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show, a post was published Monday by MaddowBlog writer Steve Benen titled, "Senate Dems find an unwitting ally in Ted Cruz," about Cruz and fellow Republican Senator Mike Lee forcing the Senate to work on Saturday (poor babies!) to push through votes on the constitutionality and funding of President Obama's amnesty for illegals. 

By Kristine Marsh | December 16, 2014 | 12:16 PM EST

Americans are currently faced with some hard questions: “How do we respond to Islamic terror?” “What do we think about the CIA ‘torture’ report?” “What can we make out of the Eric Garner case?” And of course, “Should pets be Americans too?”

That last one “may sound crazy” until you’ve gone for a spin in the Voxplainmobile with Zach Beauchamp. Vox, of course, is the site where self-regarding liberals take it upon themselves to explain the issues of the day to the great unwashed. 

By Mario H. López | December 16, 2014 | 11:19 AM EST

Even liberal English language media have occasionally given in to some accurate reporting about the ongoing Obamacare disaster that continues to plague American families of all stripes and their health care. Unfortunately, that has largely not been the case at Spanish language media giant Univision.

By Tim Graham | December 16, 2014 | 8:17 AM EST

When December was new, we reported that The Washington Post was incensed enough to put obscure congressional press aide Elizabeth Lauten on the front page for disparaging the Obama daughters on her personal Facebook page, while the story of a former Democratic congressional aide pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault ended up in a 281-word article tucked away on the far-right edge of page A-5.

The Post repeated this obvious double standard on Sunday, when it buried a Democratic state legislator on page C-7: “Republicans and Democrats are calling on Del. Joseph D. Morrissey (D-Henrico) to resign from the Virginia House of Delegates after his conviction Friday on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”

By Clay Waters | December 16, 2014 | 1:38 AM EST

An epic example of fanciful, fatuous liberalism featured in the most recent New York Times Sunday Review, a screed from Times food writer Mark Bittman that tried to tie in every single current event into a neat package labeled Republican Evil: "The police killing unarmed civilians. Horrifying income inequality. Rotting infrastructure and an unsafe "safety net." An inability to respond to climate, public health and environmental threats. A food system that causes disease. An occasionally dysfunctional and even cruel government. A sizable segment of the population excluded from work and subject to near-random incarceration. You get it: This is the United States, which, with the incoming Congress, might actually get worse."

By Curtis Houck | December 16, 2014 | 12:24 AM EST

On Monday night, ABC and CBS covered the news that families of ten people who lost their lives in the deadly school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 were filing a lawsuit against gun manufacturer Bushmaster as it was maker of the rifle used by Adam Lanza in his horrific rampage.

ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir mentioned it in a news brief while CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had a full segment that, surprisingly, featured CBS News correspondent Don Dahler presenting a balanced report on the issue that included him pushing back multiple times against the attorney representing the ten families.

By Jack Coleman | December 15, 2014 | 10:25 PM EST

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow greeted last week's release of the so-called Senate torture report with her skewed telling of the tale of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected to the US and was subjected to years of harsh treatment and interrogation before the CIA concluded he was not a double agent.

As you'd expect from the marquee host at America's version of Pravda, Maddow left out a significant and embarrassing detail in her report --

By Tim Graham | December 15, 2014 | 9:12 PM EST

The year-end issue of Time magazine includes an enormous article on “The Ebola Fighters,” their Persons of the Year, but there are also five pages on “The Ferguson Protesters: Their refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement.”

Four years ago, Time made “The Tea Party” a runner-up, but they were projected to fall apart. The headline was “The grass-roots uprising that restored the GOP was fueled by anger at the ruling Democrats. But it won’t be easy to hold together.” Oops, conservatives helped the GOP win again in 2014, so Beatles-breakup metaphors sound a little silly.

By Curtis Houck | December 15, 2014 | 9:11 PM EST

On Monday’s NBC Nightly News, correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell felt that it was appropriate to skewer three possible GOP presidential contenders in 2016 who had each run previously to argue that their presence would make possible fellow candidates Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush “look positively new.”

In addition, Mitchell reported that Bush is showing every sign of running for the office his father and brother once held by making it clear that he would “refuse to veer right in the primary to appeal to more voters in the fall” as well as giving speeches in key primary states, making public emails from his time as Governor, and releasing a book.

By Ken Shepherd | December 15, 2014 | 8:35 PM EST

"I think this guy has a lot more, a lot different motives than religion driving him. And he finally found a way, anyway, to express himself in his end as he died." 

That was how Hardball host Chris Matthews closed a December 15 roundtable discussion segment about Sydney hostage-taker Man Haron Monis. Earlier in the segment, Matthews seemed perplexed as to why Americans would fear a similar incident happening on American soil, arguing that essentially such an incident would be no more or less rare than a school or workplace shooting motivated by non-religious factors.

By Brent Baker | December 15, 2014 | 6:48 PM EST

Today’s “Mainstream Media Scream” for the WashingtonExaminer.com spotlighted a low moment Saturday afternoon on CNN when the panel of analysts put up their hands to mimic the long-ago discredited “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting. CNN political analyst Sally Kohn noted the anti-police protests occurring in New York City and Washington, DC and proclaimed: “We want you to know that our hearts are out there marching with them.”

By Mark Finkelstein | December 15, 2014 | 6:40 PM EST

With 2015 only a couple of weeks away, Ed Schultz just managed to sneak under the wire in the race for Most Inane Question of the Year by an MSNBC Host.  Speaking to Valerie Plame's husband Joe Wilson on the The Ed Show this evening, Schultz suggested: "Your wife was outed by the Vice-President and now he's saying he has no problem with torture. How do you feel about that? I mean isn't it torture what your family went through?"

Wilson wasn't wacky enough to bite on Ed's bait, but in other comments made clear that he would like to see Cheney prosecuted in international and/or domestic courts.

By Matthew Balan | December 15, 2014 | 4:54 PM EST

On CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday, University of Virginia student Alex Pinkleton revealed how Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the disputed Rolling Stone story on alleged rape at the college, acted more like an "advocate" than a reporter as she interviewed people for the article. Pinkleton, a friend of the woman who made the rape accusation, asserted that Erdely "did have an agenda, and part of that agenda was showing how monstrous fraternities themselves as an institution are, and blaming the administration for a lot of the sexual assaults."

By Ken Shepherd | December 15, 2014 | 4:19 PM EST

Washington Post metro columnist John Kelly has come under scrutiny here at NewsBusters for his disdain of gun rights and his push for more stringent gun control. So it is all the more amusing, in the Advent season no less, to read his December 15 column devoted to his disdain for... candles?!

By P.J. Gladnick | December 15, 2014 | 3:57 PM EST

An article about a dramatic decrease in the price of oil appeared in the Washington Post's WonkBlog. However a certain F-word is notable by its very obvious absence. So what is that word? "Fracking."