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By Randy Hall | December 22, 2014 | 5:56 PM EST

In an angry editorial published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, the newspaper's editorial board called on president Barack Obama to “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses.”

The list of offenders “in a credible investigation” is a long one, including former vice president Dick Cheney; his chief of staff, David Addington; former CIA director George Tenet; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, the lawyers for the Office of Legal Counsel who helped draft the documents clearing the way for “enhanced interrogation“ of prisoners and enemy combatants.

By Melissa Mullins | December 22, 2014 | 4:43 PM EST

David Draiman, the lead singer of the platinum selling hard-rock band Disturbed, is using his voice to defend Israel. Draiman contends that mainstream media is biased in its portrayal of Israel, and is setting the stage for a new holocaust.

He describes the media coverage of Israel as “shameful, unbelievably biased” and “progressive, liberal propaganda.” Draiman said that news organizations including CNN, Reuters and the BBC “jump at the opportunity to chastise and crucify Israel every chance they get while ignoring and making excuses for every single transgression and every single war crime committed by these terrorists.”

By Jack Coleman | December 22, 2014 | 4:43 PM EST

This helps explain those countless boatloads of desperate refugees fleeing Florida for Cuba over the last several decades. Oh wait ...

Paleo-lib columnist Eleanor Clift was in fine fiddle on The McLaughlin Group yesterday and did not disappoint when the conversation turned to Cuba.

By Curtis Houck | December 22, 2014 | 3:22 PM EST

With Christmas three days away, one liberal atheist took to the far-left website Salon to dismiss the existence of a “war on Christmas” spotlighted annually by conservatives and news pundits, led by the Fox News Channel’s (FNC) Bill O’Reilly. At the same time, however, the author seemed perfectly fine attacking Christmas himself, claiming that Jesus Christ never existed and wondered if “anyone” would “truly mourn the holiday if we did without it.”

In a piece entitled “Let’s Make Bill O’Reilly’s Head Explode: We Desperately Need a War on Christmas Lies,” Atlantic magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Tayler began by summarizing one of O’Reilly’s latest segments regarding the “war on Christmas” that discussed into a series of billboards being sponsored by the American Atheists. 

By Joseph Rossell | December 22, 2014 | 2:32 PM EST

Subtracting state and federal taxes and fees on gasoline, the price of a gallon of gas would fall below $2 in 29 states, according to data published by the American Petroleum Institute in October 2014, and by AAA. AAA said the national average for gas dropped to $2.394 per gallon on Dec. 22. while the average state and federal gas taxes and fees averaged a whopping 49.28 cents-per-gallon, or more than 20 percent of the total price.

Those gas taxes, which are hidden by being incorporated into the pump price of gasoline, also went unmentioned by the broadcast network evening shows from Sept. 29 to Dec. 21.

By P.J. Gladnick | December 22, 2014 | 2:25 PM EST

Washingtonian magazine has revealed some of the really ugly behind the scenes turmoil and backstabbings that accompanied the departure of Meet The Press host David Gregory. The revelations are both shocking and hilarious.

By Rich Noyes | December 22, 2014 | 2:10 PM EST

Nearly four years ago, the media establishment swiftly and baselessly linked the Tea Party to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. But after this weekend’s murder of two New York City police officers, by a gunman who used the hashtag #ShootThePolice, there was no rush at ABC, CBS or NBC to condemn anti-police protesters who have employed the chant: “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now.”

By Kristine Marsh | December 22, 2014 | 2:03 PM EST

Salon and Alternet seem to exist only to provide click-bait for kooks. Alternet certainly succeeded with their Sunday article entitled, “Why rape is so intrinsic to religion” which was also cross-posted on partner site Salon.  In the article by Valerie Tarico, she tries to argue that the virgin birth of Jesus Christ was God raping Mary, similar to Greek and Hindu tales of gods raping women. “It’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey,” Tarico claims.

By Matthew Philbin | December 22, 2014 | 12:06 PM EST

ThinkProgress details the many ways The Knights of Columbus act their faith. They oppose same-sex marriage, pornography, abortion, and the contraceptive mandate. Is this shocking?
 

By Tim Graham | December 22, 2014 | 11:03 AM EST

Eriq Gardner at The Hollywood Reporter is noting that while the Obama administration isn’t messing with “Citizenfour,” a documentary on Edward Snowden’s allegedly heroic leaking of government secrets, a private citizen has filed a lawsuit against “unjust enrichment” from damaging national security.

Unlike the recent Sony fracas, the suit doesn’t seek to stop the film, just inhibit its profits. "No censorship occurs and no public access is restrained. Rather, upon information and belief, this lawsuit seeks relief against those who profiteer by pretending to be journalists and whistleblowers, but in effect are evading the law and betraying their country."

By Tom Blumer | December 22, 2014 | 10:46 AM EST

Amazon founder and current Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos must be quite relieved that he passed on investing millions in Ezra Klein's pet project.

Klein, the infamous founder and coordinator of the left-driven news-managing and manipulation effort known as JournoList, wanted the Post to invest $10 million in what the New York Times described early this year as "a new website dedicated to explanatory journalism on a wide range of topics beyond political policy." Klein, after instead finding a home at leftist online empire Vox Media, started up Vox.com, which has become an ongoing embarrassment of epic proportions. What follows is the latest example, tweeted by the founder himself (HT Twitchy):

By Rich Noyes | December 22, 2014 | 10:41 AM EST

Last week, the Media Research Center announced the “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” and NewsBusters is reviewing the list as a way to reflect on the worst media bias of the year. Today, the “Media Hero Award,” with quotes showcasing journalists' adoration for liberals past and present.

By Tim Graham | December 22, 2014 | 7:21 AM EST

Joe Flint at The Wall Street Journal reports Satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network after the companies couldn’t come to terms on a new contract.

“The channels went dark for Dish customers Saturday night, and there are currently no talks between the two companies, a senior Fox News executive said.”

By Tom Johnson | December 21, 2014 | 10:56 PM EST

Mark Sumner contends that since the Reagan years, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing.”

By Jack Coleman | December 21, 2014 | 6:44 PM EST

Seven weeks since their seismic losses in the midterm elections, liberals continue mouthing their moronic mantra that the results were a mandate for Republicans to "get things done" with President Obama.

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos today, uber-Dem Howard Dean trotted out a variation of the threadbare theme, that Republicans better work with Obama or face dire consequences in the 2016 election. Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol proceeded to pounce. It made for entertaining Sunday morning television --