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By Rich Noyes | February 23, 2015 | 8:52 AM EST

This week, after a federal judge delays implementation of President Obama's executive amnesty, the networks frame it as “a historic day... on hold,” and a ruling that “dashes American dreams for millions of families.” Also, a rogues’ gallery of journalists led by Dan Rather leap to the defense of suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams, while others in the media wish we'd stop talking about ISIS terrorists in favor of something more important: global warming.

By Tom Blumer | February 23, 2015 | 12:08 AM EST

In his Friday Washington Post column, Dana Milbank accused Scott Walker of "cowardice" which "ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender."

Walker's alleged "cowardice" was his failure to disown the following remark made by New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “I do not believe that the president loves America.” Last time I checked, Rudy's entitled to his opinion, and Walker's entitled to opt out of psychoanalyzing the Oval Office's current occupant. This sent Milbank into a a blind fury (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By P.J. Gladnick | February 22, 2015 | 6:20 PM EST

Politico labor reporter Mike Elk continues to set new records in the annals of extreme lethargy. Not only has he written a pathetic total of only five stories since he came on board at Politico in the middle of October, he can't even be bothered to write or even contribute to currently breaking important labor stories.
 

By Randy Hall | February 22, 2015 | 4:57 PM EST

During a press conference on Friday, Ed Henry -- the Fox News Channel's chief White House correspondent -- stated that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has been harshly criticized for claiming that Barack Obama does not love America.

Henry then compared that remark with one made by then-candidate Obama when he charged that then-president George W. Bush was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” for increasing the federal debt by $4 trillion during his two terms in the White House.

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 22, 2015 | 1:45 PM EST

On Sunday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd did his best to continue the media’s obsession surrounding former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioning President Obama’s love of America. Despite Todd’s insistence that he has “hated this story in so many ways,” he made sure to declare “[t]his week’s week's race to the bottom, led by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is proving why Americans are learning to hate politics and the media.”

By Tom Johnson | February 22, 2015 | 1:40 PM EST

Toobin, of the New Yorker and CNN, argues that while Giuliani’s “I do not believe that the President loves America” comments were “simply incorrect,” it was more important to understand that they were not principally meant as assertions of fact.” Rather, they were “meant to tap into a deep wellspring of American political thought, one defined by the Columbia historian Richard Hofstadter five decades ago...Hofstadter described ‘the paranoid style in American politics,’ which he said was characterized by ‘heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy.’”

By Tim Graham | February 22, 2015 | 12:40 PM EST

Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine put this on the cover: “Teaching Ferguson: How Professors Are Using Racial Flashpoints in the Classroom.” Yes, “[Trayvon] Martin, Ferguson and their galvanizing ripple effects have inspired universities across the country to incorporate racially charged tragedies into their curricula, sometimes in novel ways.”

Some of the course work listed could be bringing modern realities into an academic setting...but the Post also highlights colleges acting as left-wing activist headquarters.

By Jack Coleman | February 22, 2015 | 12:11 PM EST

Heck, who cares if the "neighbors" in question have a knife to your throat.

Bill Nye, foppish self-proclaimed Science Guy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday night and demonstrated why he ought to stick with his true vocation as a global-warming bedwetter.

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 22, 2015 | 11:42 AM EST

On Sunday, ABC’s This Week promoted Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his recent trip to Iowa as he considers a potential 2016 presidential run.In a pre-taped segment, reporter David Wright touted how Sanders is “as unabashedly progressive as Ben & Jerry's…Sanders rails against the corrupting influence of money in politics. He stands for economic justice.” 

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 22, 2015 | 10:29 AM EST

On Saturday and Sunday, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today continued to play up the ongoing controversy surrounding comments made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in which he questioned President Obama’s love of America. Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd went so far as to suggest that some Republicans fear the New York City mayor had caused the “issue of race” to pop up.

By Tim Graham | February 22, 2015 | 7:24 AM EST

On Saturday, The Washington Post published what can only be read as a Nancy Pelosi press release on the back page of the front section. The former speaker was in Havana with a bunch of other liberals “heaping praise” on Obama for softening up on the Castro dictatorship. There was nothing resembling a critic of Obama, Pelosi, or the Castros.

By Tom Blumer | February 21, 2015 | 11:59 PM EST

Thursday on his Your World show, host Neil Cavuto went after the Obama administration's near obsession with the coverage it gets on Fox News.

While Team Obama can count on the Big Three triumvirate of ABC, CBS and NBC to toe the line, promoting its points while generally avoiding damning information, Fox has generally remained fair and balanced, an approach which has clearly gotten under their ultra-thin skins.

By Brent Baker | February 21, 2015 | 11:48 PM EST

Bret Baier ended his Thursday show by playing the best items from the Late Show’s “Top Ten Things Joe Biden Said at This Moment” – the moment, a lengthy one, when Biden used both hands to grasp the shoulders of Stephanie Carter, wife of incoming Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, as he leaned in to whisper in her ear during her husband’s Tuesday swearing-in ceremony.  

By Clay Waters | February 21, 2015 | 8:24 PM EST

The New York Times kept on its old Rudy the Racist beat, using the former New York City mayor's recent remarks suggesting President Obama doesn't love America to attack him in a front-page story on Saturday: "His remarks this week mostly drew derision and outrage, and seemed to further distance Mr. Giuliani from the heroic, above-the-fray image he carefully burnished after the Sept. 11 attacks, aligning him more squarely with the hard right of the Republican Party than at any other time in his career."

By Tim Graham | February 21, 2015 | 6:18 PM EST

Since the story hit The Boston Globe and The New York Times in 2002, the network newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC have been aggressive watchdogs of the Catholic Church in America and the accusations and lawsuits filed about sexually abusive priests.

But on Monday, the front page of The New York Times was utterly ignored by the networks, even the cable news networks (according to transcripts available for Nexis searching). “Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Imam Stir Rifts in Insular Illinois Community” was the headline of a a story by Matt Apuzzo, a Pulitzer Prize winner.