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By Tim Graham | March 5, 2012 | 6:27 AM EST

NPR ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos is just making a cartoon out of himself in trying to be responsive after the Juan Williams firing and the Meet-a-Radical-Muslim-for-Lunch scandal. He went to discuss the idea of liberal bias on NPR with....Ralph Nader. "Nader, a five-time presidential candidate, has been calling me in recent months to hold my feet to the fire, and so I went to meet with him."

Naturally, Nader claims NPR is the home of capitalist pigs: "While the political right has been beating the drum for years that NPR is too liberal, Nader says that is not the true picture at all. He says that it is progressives on the political left, like him, who are being excluded from NPR's airwaves." Obama and Nancy Pelosi? They're in the middle.

By Noel Sheppard | March 5, 2012 | 12:18 AM EST

For over two months the Left and their media minions have been making a big stink about the need for mandatory health insurance coverage of contraceptives.

In all this fuss and distraction from the real problems this nation is facing, nobody noticed that since 2007 Walmart has been offering a month's worth of birth control pills for only $9 (emphasis added):

By Brad Wilmouth | March 4, 2012 | 11:58 PM EST

Appearing as a guest on MSNBC's The Ed Show, MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of Newsweek - complained that the economic policies of GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum "are a repeat of the Bush years," and asserted that President Bush had the "worst jobs record of any President in modern times."

After host Ed Schultz asked "how does Romney and Santorum win over" middle class voters in Ohio, an amused Wolffe recommended that the GOP candidates "change their policies." Wolffe:

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 9:45 PM EST

Time's Joe Klein on Sunday took a position that is likely to shock people on both sides of the aisle.

In a discussion about birth control on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Klein surprisingly said, "Why, in a country where we don't require employers to provide health insurance should we require them to - those who do provide health insurance - to provide contraception? Now, I'm all in favor of contraception, but I think that this is a major overstepping of the state's role" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 8:57 PM EST

National Review's Reihan Salam on Sunday proved once again that liberal media members no matter what their number are no match for one well-informed conservative.

On CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Salam took on the host, Time magazine's Joe Klein, and the Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel on a far-ranging discussion about how both sides of the aisle view taxes, the Tea Party, and social change with the conservative ending up looking like the only knowledgeable person in the room (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 7:14 PM EST

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), in response to the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy, told the host of Meet the Press Sunday, "I don't know any woman in America, David, that thinks that being called a slut is funny."

This hysterically comes less than two months after the Florida Congresswoman appeared on vulgarian Bill Maher's HBO program Real Time (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | March 4, 2012 | 6:01 PM EST

Liberal talker Randi Rhodes on Wednesday insisted Mitt Romney would be desperate enough to do anything to be president, despite his claim that he wouldn't light his hair on fire to be president.

"Mitt Romney would light his hair on fire if it meant he could win the presidency, okay," said Rhodes. He'd torch the whole family. "He would light his hair on fire, set fire to his opponents' hair, the hair of his followers, he would set Ann's hair on fire, his boys' hair on fire." She said "He would fly a penis-shaped NASCAR over the Grand Canyon with his hair on fire and his dog strapped to the roof if it meant he could win the presidency."

By Brent Baker | March 4, 2012 | 5:08 PM EST

No love on the Sunday morning television talk shows for Rush Limbaugh, not even a mild defense as the unifying theme was disappointment in Mitt Romney for not denouncing the leading national conservative talk radio host. “The problem with Rush Limbaugh,” NBC News White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie complained in pretending to care about the fate of Republicans, “is that he re-framed the debate on Democrat’s terms” and “Romney lost an opportunity there to speak out forcefully against” Limbaugh which “would have shown some political courage, some backbone and ultimately,” she argued, “that would help him with conservatives.”

Meet the Press host David Gregory jumped in to assert “Sister Souljah’s not just a rap reference, it’s a political reference.” He cued up Republican strategist/Romney backer Mike Murphy: “Was this a ‘Sister Souljah Moment’ that Romney missed?” Murphy, naturally, agreed as he added in a snarky shot at Limbaugh: “It could have been and it should have been. The big myth about Rush Limbaugh is he can’t deliver a pizza let alone a vote.”

By Scott Whitlock | March 4, 2012 | 4:38 PM EST

According to Rachel Maddow, Republicans skip her MSNBC show because she is so insistent on being "unimpeachable in the facts." In a brief interview for the March 2 Entertainment Weekly, the liberal anchor huffed about her personal integrity.

Maddow insisted she'd "love" to host a Republican presidential debate, but cautioned, "[On my show] our responsibility is to be unimpeachable in the facts, and then to be honest about when we are giving our opinion."

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 4:25 PM EST

UPDATE AT END OF POST: Frum was on vulgarian Bill Maher's show less than two months ago.

The folks at CNN sure are interested in Rush Limbaugh's sex life.

Two days after the host of Piers Morgan Tonight chatted with magician Penn Jillette about watching the talk radio host have sex, David Frum - billed as one of the network's "conservative" analysts - said on Sunday's Reliable Sources, "I think it would be a nice gesture if [Limbaugh] were to send Sandra Fluke one of his sex tapes" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 2:20 PM EST

Conservative merchandiser Anthem Studios and iOwnTheWorld.com have joined forces to raise money for the family of Andrew Breitbart:

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 1:47 PM EST

In today's "Don't Bring a Knife to a Gunfight" segment, ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday once again failed miserably in a battle of wits with Newt Gingrich.

After the This Week host claimed past experience has shown long primary battles "[mean] that party loses in the general election," the former Speaker of the House marvelously responded, "George, I'll be glad to swap history credentials with you" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | March 4, 2012 | 1:24 PM EST

On its "MSN Now" page dedicated to what is "trending," MSN swatted at a CNN interview with the headline "Kirk Cameron provokes with anti-gay comments." The unnamed writer began with a sneer: "Kirk Cameron alarmed GLAAD and all 12 of his fans after making statements on CNN against not just gay marriage but the existence of homosexuality. "I think it's unnatural, I think it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization," he said. When asked what he would say if one of his own children was gay, he answered, "Just because you feel one way doesn't mean we should act on everything that we feel."

MSN didn't even spell out the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Debate (or Defamation, if you want to be formal about it.) Their headline was "Tell Kirk Cameron It's Time to Finally Grow Up". It came with a graphic decrying how Cameron went from "Teen Idol" to "Anti-Gay Extremist."

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 12:45 PM EST

With all that ails the nation, Meet the Press host David Gregory actually began his interview with Newt Gingrich by asking him about contraceptives and Rush Limbaugh.

Showing obvious disgust for the topic, the Republican presidential candidate marvelously responded, "You know, David, I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the President's apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression, and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of this week" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | March 4, 2012 | 11:31 AM EST

NewsBusters readers likely know Kirsten Powers as one of the many intelligent, reasonable, liberal contributors to Fox News.

On Sunday, Powers published a piece at the Daily Beast entitled "Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist" that is guaranteed to be applauded by the Right and heavily ridiculed by her colleagues on the left: