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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."

By Tom Blumer | September 20, 2014 | 9:37 PM EDT

The real problem with Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke's "jobs plan," the detailed version of which appears to be no longer available at her campaign's web site, isn't its plagiarized material. It's the content. The presence of certain obviously wrong facts and patently pathetic assertions indicates that Ms. Burke, a successful entrepreneur who one would think should have known better, hardly scrutinized her plan at all before allowing its publication.

Thursday evening, BuzzFeed reported that "Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan (saved separately by BuzzFeed — Ed.) for Wisconsin appear to be copied directly from the plans of three Democratic candidates who ran for governor in previous election cycles." As would be expected, the Associated Press's Scott Bauer attempted to come to the rescue, finding an "elections expert" who said that "it's not really plagiarism because the person working for her did it." But Bauer also noted that Burke "has no plans to change the material, which she called a small part of the 40-page plan," so criticism of its content remains fair game.

By Tim Graham | September 20, 2014 | 9:21 PM EDT

NBC’s Brian Williams was the only anchor on Thursday night to spend 38 seconds announcing that the Justice Department found no evidence to insist New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the Fort Lee bridge closures that the entire liberal media found fascinating.

But on Friday night, Williams tried to walk it back with an enormous “so far,” no findings against the governor.

By NB Staff | September 20, 2014 | 6:53 PM EDT

Our humble debate moderators asked for a weekend Open Threat to discuss the big college football games. Or, consider this ESPN report from late in the baseball season:

By Tim Graham | September 20, 2014 | 2:21 PM EDT

CBS is putting its Hillary-inspired drama "Madam Secretary" on Sunday nights next to "The Good Wife." In Friday's New York Times, TV critic Alessandra Stanley discussed the two shows and slammed Hillary.

"Hillary Rodham Clinton is the obvious inspiration, but this is Hillary with a human face," she wrote. During the Cold War, reporters would suggest a kinder, gentler Marxist regime was "communism with a human face."

By P.J. Gladnick | September 20, 2014 | 1:55 PM EDT

The Huffington Post Religion page devotes itself to the worship of the Global Warming cult with seven stories on that topic. To emphasize the point, the page features a picture of a Green Jesus at the top.
 

By Randy Hall | September 20, 2014 | 1:43 PM EDT

During Thursday afternoon's edition of the Fox News Channel's The Five, the co-hosts took on Bill Maher, who claimed last Friday that “the reason the people are so polarized is Fox News.”

At first, Greg Gutfeld said he agreed with the host of the Friday night HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, stating: “He's right! If it weren't for Fox, we'd all be in lock step because the rest of the media is as compliant as pizza dough.”

By Scott Whitlock | September 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM EDT

ABC's Good Morning America uncritically promotes the liberal agenda, regardless of the facts. But it's not just political stories that excite the credulous hosts. On August 4, George Stephanopoulos eagerly announced, "A Southern California city on edge, because they fear a lion is on the loose? It's all over that video right there."

By Jeffrey Lord | September 20, 2014 | 10:12 AM EDT

You can’t make it up.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has taken a Rush Limbaugh discussion on sexual assault, deliberately lied about it, then turned it into a fundraising pitch with a blast e-mail.   And oh yes: the DCCC, in yet another liberal assault on free speech, wants to pressure advertisers to drop Rush and take him off the air based on the lie, so a petition has been launched.