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By Ken Shepherd | October 27, 2011 | 3:23 PM EDT

"I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs."

That was Time contributor Nina Burleigh back in July 1998 during the Clinton impeachment saga. Not much has changed in 13 years when it comes to Burleigh's militant and outspoken defense of abortion.

Take her October 20 piece, "Mississippi's Choice: Personhood and the Rights of Zygotes," in which Burleigh attacked both pro-life activists who are pushing for a personhood amendment in Mississippi as well as "mainstream" pro-lifers who question the political and legal wisdom of the personhood amendment strategy (emphases mine):

By Tim Graham | October 27, 2011 | 3:15 PM EDT

In the last election cycle, Rolling Stone was one of the magazines to feature Obama covers repeatedly (one with a God-like aura). This might be the only reason why anyone would suggest to the magazine that Matt Taibbi's unhinged rants (badly disguised as political journalism) that they re-read Obama's speech in Tucson on civility.

The Houston Chronicle offers a handy summary of all of Taibbi's textual tantrums. The article is titled “Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas” and the subhead is “The Texas governor has one driving passion: selling off government to the highest bidder”. Amanda Russo noted "Taibbi compares the Republican presidential candidate to an undertaker, a prostitute, a male underwear model, a serial killer AND Adolf Hitler. Bet you’ve never seen all those things in one article before."

By Clay Waters | October 27, 2011 | 2:21 PM EDT

Sam Roberts, who also hosts the New York Times’s weekly political podcast “The Caucus,” had a left-wing take on a study on income disparity in Wednesday’s edition suggesting it justified the left-wing Occupy Wall Street Protest: “As the Data Show, There’s a Reason the Protesters Chose New York.” Included was a graphic on “The New Gilded Age,” with an income disparity chart sourced from the left-leaning Urban Institute and Brookings Institution.

Reporter Robert Pear also bought into class warfare in Wednesday’s paper: “It’s Official: The Rich Get Richer,” keyed to a Congressional Budget Office report showing “The top 1 percent of earners more than doubled their share of the nation’s income over the last three decades.” Alongside was a photo of a protester sympathizing with the Occupy Wall Street sit-in by holding an “I Am 99%” sign, with a photo caption concluding hopefully: “A new report may spur the protests.”

By Tim Graham | October 27, 2011 | 1:07 PM EDT

NBC's Denver affiliate KUSA-TV reports that the mother of 7-year-old "transgender kid" Bobby Montoya was told by a troop leader that boys could not join the Girl Scouts. When the TV station contacted Girl Scouts of Colorado, they spurred a completely different answer. Girl Scouts are now apparently "inclusive" enough to welcome children who "identify as girls," regardless of their actual bodies.

Felisha Archuleta, the boy's mother, told KUSA she was told Bobby could not sign up. "I said, 'Well, what's the big deal?' She said 'It doesn't matter how he looks, he has boy parts, he can't be in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts don't allow that [and] I don't want to be in trouble by parents or my supervisor.'" The Girl Scouts announced their "accelerated support" for the GLBT lobby:

By Ken Shepherd | October 27, 2011 | 12:43 PM EDT

Appearing on the 11 a.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC Live today, Nation magazine columnist and MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry cynically invoked the legacy of Jim Crow laws to blast a proposed constitutional amendment in Mississippi that would extend due process protections to unborn children.

By Scott Whitlock | October 27, 2011 | 12:14 PM EDT

Thursday was Bash Republicans Day on Good Morning America. Reporter Jon Karl highlighted past Mitt Romney statements to spin the candidate as a flip flopper. In a follow up segment, Democrat James Carville appeared to dismiss Herman Cain as a "national distraction" and urge Rick Perry to drop out of the race.

Stephanopoulos, a former Democratic operative and longtime friend of Carville, offered his colleague free rein. Carville excoriated an ad featuring Cain's campaign manager smoking. He berated, "I saw him smoking a cigarette. If that guy wasn't drunk, I haven't taken a drink in my life. He was as high as he could be." (It should be pointed out that, just ten days ago, Pew Research found that Barack Obama was getting far worse coverage than any of his Republican rivals.) [MP3 audio here. Video can be downloaded here.]

By Noel Sheppard | October 27, 2011 | 10:52 AM EDT

With Congress's poll numbers so low, the goal of the liberal media is to make the public believe the Republicans are in charge of both chambers.

Bill Press appearing on MSNBC's PoliticsNation Wednesday dishonestly demonstrated precisely how (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By NB Staff | October 27, 2011 | 9:48 AM EDT

Last week, the New York Post reported on the irony of wealth redistribution at Occupy Wall Street protests. While many of the protestors have gathered to protest the ideas of free markets and capitalism and promote the ideas of wealth redistribution and socialism, when wealth redistribution personally affected them, they were outraged. Protestors were complaining that their expensive computers, phones, and cash donations were being stolen. Now, kitchen staffers are revolting due to the number of freeloaders, primarily homeless people and ex-cons, masquerading as protestors to get free food.

Do you think any of the OWS protestors will realize the flaws of socialism based on their bad experiences with socialist principles at OWS protests? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

By Kyle Drennen | October 27, 2011 | 9:35 AM EDT

Update [12:20 ET]: More analysis and full transcript added.

In an interview with former White House press secretary and Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over a report showing "the rich are getting richer" and pleaded: "So what responsibility does President Obama have in terms of dealing with income distribution in this country?" [Audio available here]

Lauer began his push from the left by explaining: "Some of these young people are the same young people who are occupying parks across the country and they're out there protesting Wall Street. They're also protesting the White House." [View video after the jump]

By Clay Waters | October 27, 2011 | 8:57 AM EDT

The New York Times greeted Rick Perry’s “20-20” flat-tax plan with predictable hostility. In Wednesday's “Perry Calls His Flat Tax Proposal ‘Bold Reform,” Richard Oppel Jr. took only two sentences to sniff “the plan would grant a major tax cut for the wealthy”. He also saw it “requiring drastically austere federal budgets,” of the sort we haven’t seen since...well, President Bill Clinton, actually.

By Noel Sheppard | October 27, 2011 | 8:36 AM EDT

While the Left and their media minions celebrate the growing Occupy protest movement, these same people have likely been reveling in the Major League Baseball playoffs.

What these hypocrites ignore is that those that make it into professional sports in our country are part of the one percenters now being reviled by the demonstrators and the so-called journalists cheering them on.

Consider the average salaries of the two teams currently competing in the World Series:

By Tim Graham | October 27, 2011 | 8:36 AM EDT

Beware when National Public Radio goes looking for “nonpartisan” analysts to assess Republican tax-cut proposals. In a Wednesday piece on Morning Edition, correspondent Scott Horsley lined up Herman Cain and Rick Perry for “correction” from the left.

Horsley’s first “nonpartisan” expert was Joseph Thorndike, who recently wrote that President Obama and the Democrats may finally be making the case for some invigorating tax increases:

By Mark Finkelstein | October 27, 2011 | 7:25 AM EDT

Today, some members of the Morning Joe panel piously preached the importance of not jumping to conclusions regarding the clash between "Occupy" demonstrators and police in Oakland, California that left one man seriously injured.

But that didn't prevent Mike Barnicle from describing the event as a "police riot" or Joe Scarborough from speaking of police "brutality." H/t NB reader Ray R. Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski was the voice of reason, declining to condemn the police, saying she'd "hold back" and "wait"--presumably to get all the facts.  Video after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | October 27, 2011 | 12:04 AM EDT

After watching Barack Obama's performance on Tuesday's Tonight Show, comedian Dennis Miller had some advice for Jay Leno.

Appearing on Wednesday's O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, Miller said Wednesday, "I’m hoping Jay makes him his Ed McMahon...because I think he’s going to have some free time" (video follows with transcribed highlights):

By Mark Finkelstein | October 26, 2011 | 10:15 PM EDT

Q. Faced with President Obama's difficult re-election prospects, is there any depth to which the desperate liberal media won't sink? A. Apparently not.

Take Thursday evening's Ed Show.  Schultz accused Rep. Paul Ryan of "inciting civil war" and suggested Republicans might "want violence to take place in our society." Not to be outdone, thankfully former Florida congressman Alan Grayson called Ryan and Republicans "the real killers," akin to O.J. Simpson. Video after the jump.