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By Jack Coleman | | April 28, 2013 | 10:56 PM EDT

Say, did you happen to see that commercial for Elizabeth Warrren in the guise of an interview on "The Rachel Maddow Show"?

Those six minutes of scintillating chit-chat would have cost Warren big time if she and MSNBC went by the book, seeing how in-kind contributions to politicians don't get more obvious. (Video after page break)

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 10:07 PM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, CNN’s new primetime program Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown last Sunday featured four audible A-words, two audible S-words, three censored F-bombs, and a “G-d damn.”

This Sunday, the host actually jokingly gave himself the name “The Enormous C--k” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2013 | 9:46 PM EDT

The newest celebrity in the liberal universe is billionaire Tom Steyer. In a story headlined "The Wrath of a Green Billionaire," Bloomberg Businesweek reporter Joshua Green explained he’s hailed as “a liberal analogue of the conservative Koch brothers, the billionaire owners of Koch Industries, whose lavish support of free-market causes and political ruthlessness loom large in the liberal imagination.’‘

Steyer’s obsession is stopping global warming. “If you look at the 2012 campaign, climate change was like incest—something you couldn’t talk about in polite company,” he says. Naturally, this swagger reminds the Bloomberg-owned magazine of...well, Bloomberg:

By Tom Blumer | | April 28, 2013 | 5:14 PM EDT

On Friday, the government reported that the economy grew by an annualized 2.5 percent during the first quarter. Earlier today, in Part 1 of this series, (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) I showed that while most news organizations, including CNN, Bloomberg and Reuters, characterized that news as a disappointment, especially comparred to expectations of 3.0 percent or more following an awful fourth quarter of 0.4%, Martin Crutsinger and Chris Rugaber remained irrationally exuberant, not only about the "quickened" pace of growth but about prospects for higher growth in the second half of this year.

In Part 2 (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), we saw how even others at the self-described Essential Global News Network disagreed with Crutsinger's and Rugaber's joint assessment. A "News Summary" item was headlined "STOCKS STALL AS GROWTH DISAPPOINTS." A report by AP Markets Writer Steve Rothwell was headlined "STOCKS STALL ON TEPID US ECONOMIC GROWTH," and forecasted slower growth during the rest of the year. There is one other key paragraph written by the pair of AP economics writers which deserves separate vetting. It follows the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 4:25 PM EDT

NewsBusters readers know that one of the problems in this country is that liberal media members use a form of math much different than any of us learned in school.

Take CBS's Norah O'Donnell for example who on Sunday's Face the Nation actually said that a one percent raise is a pay cut (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 3:19 PM EDT

CNN senior political analyst David Gergen made a statement on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday that was rather hawkish for a former Clinton adviser.

"If [President Obama] doesn't respect his own red line on Syria, there is no question that Israel and Iran will look at that and say, 'Well, we can't trust the guy. He’s not going to be tough.'"

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 1:53 PM EDT

NBC's Chuck Todd made some stunning statements Sunday about recent revelations concerning Syria's use of chemical weapons on its people.

Appearing on Meet the Press, Todd first said the Administration regrets President Obama's claim that this would be a "red line" adding "They didn't want to go public last week that they had this early evidence" and only did so because "they knew Congress was going to get this briefing and it was all going to get out" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 1:10 PM EDT

NBC's Chuck Todd told an inconvenient truth about Barack Obama on Sunday's Meet the Press.

"The rise of the internet media and social media and all that stuff - he hates it" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | April 28, 2013 | 12:48 PM EDT

On Friday, the government reported that the economy grew by an annualized 2.5 percent during the first quarter. As I noted in Part 1 (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), three establishment press outlets (CNN, Bloomberg, and Reuters) pronounced the result "disappointing" -- but not Martin Crutsinger and Christopher Rugaber at the Associated Press, whose headline read "AFTER NEAR-STALL IN LATE 2012, US ECONOMY PICKS UP," and whose content described the economy as having "quickened its pace" as "the strongest consumer spending in two years fueled a 2.5 percent annual growth rate in the January-March quarter."

It turns out that the AP pair's enthusiasm was not only not shared at other news organizations. It wasn't even shared within AP, as will be seen after the jump.

By Tom Blumer | | April 28, 2013 | 11:32 AM EDT

On Friday, the government reported that the economy grew by an annualized 2.5 percent during the first quarter. The awful 0.4 percent result seen in the fourth quarter was largely sloughed off as caused by a number of one-time factors. Analysts convinced themselves that reported first-quarter growth would come in at 3.0 percent or slightly higher in Friday's release. Instead, we saw what Zero Hedge noted was the biggest such expectations miss since September 2011.

As a result, at least three establishment press organizations pronounced the result disappointing -- except for two business reporters at the Associated Press whose names are virtual fixtures here.

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 10:30 AM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting, many in the media have done their darnedest to avoid connecting the Boston Marathon bombers to radical Islam.

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, host Candy Crowley actually apologized for doing so (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 9:55 AM EDT

They say the truth often comes out in humor.

At Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, President Obama said, “MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | April 28, 2013 | 9:31 AM EDT

Barack Obama absolutely slayed at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Saturday evening.

Early in his address to attendees, he took on CNN saying, “I admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2013 | 9:08 AM EDT

Josh Elliott, ABC’s news anchor at Good Morning America, is heartbroken. The NFL has failed his political correctness test and failed to draft openly gay kicker Alan Gendreau of Middle Tennessee State. Then again, only two kickers were drafted, ruining what Elliott hoped “could be a watershed moment.”

In a typically one-sided Friday morning story pushing Gendreau as a barrier-breaker, Elliott – who goes to gay-left dinners and boasts of ABC's record of "advocacy journalism" for the Left – insisted emphatically, “There is a barrier that is ready to be broken.” Robin Roberts suggested kickers are rarely drafted. Elliott shot back: “Again, I think the time is now.” John Schriffen had the story:

By Tim Graham | | April 28, 2013 | 7:31 AM EDT

At the Daily Kos, one blogger was angry that the Tsarnaev brothers were guilty of "Mindless terrorism." They didn’t accomplish a “positive political consequence” in killing four people and wounding more than 200. Milton Mankoff, a former college professor of sociology writing as “Mankoff,” argued the acts are “indefensible” for targeting innocent civilians, but “for other reasons as well.”

Then, he added, Osama bin Laden was a much more idealistic and constructive terrorist by demanding changes in U.S. policy. Violence to accomplish “reform” in American policy is more defensible: