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By Tim Graham | January 22, 2012 | 2:59 PM EST

Via MRC's Dan Gainor, there's this captured Saturday morning headline on an Alex Burns piece from Politico: "Mitt vs. the walking dead." That certainly looks silly now. In fact, it was quickly changed on Saturday morning.

The headline writer may have been borrowing from the leftists at the Guardian newspaper in Britain, who came out of the New Hampshire results with a "Mitt vs. the Zombies" spin:

By Noel Sheppard | January 22, 2012 | 1:41 PM EST

George Will on ABC's This Week Sunday had a truly epic smack down on the perilously liberal editor of the perilously liberal magazine The Nation.

After Katrina vanden Heuvel waxed rhapsodic about President Obama at next week's State of the Union address laying out "a vision for a different economy, one that is not about crony capitalism, but is about a democratic capitalism that lifts all boats," Will struck back, "His slogan will be, what, 'No More Solyndras?'" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By P.J. Gladnick | January 22, 2012 | 12:58 PM EST

Is it safe?

Is it safe?

No, that wasn't Laurence Olivier as a Nazi dentist drilling holes into Dustin Hoffman's teeth in Marathon Man as he kept repeating that question. In this case it was the Des Moines Register wondering if it was "safe" to mention that a former Obama campaign staffer, Zachary Edwards (see mug shot), who was arrested on Friday for attempted identity theft of the Iowa Republican Secretary of State, Matt Schultz, was a prominent member of a well known Democrat campaign consulting firm, LINK Strategies. On Friday, the day the Des Moines Register first briefly reported the arrest, it wasn't "safe" to mention Link Strategies:

By Noel Sheppard | January 22, 2012 | 12:14 PM EST

In the past few days, there's been a lot of discussion about Mitt Romney's relatives in Mexico.

On this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show, NBC's Andrea Mitchell said, "The Romneys that came back from Mexico to the United States, they crossed the border illegally" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | January 22, 2012 | 11:16 AM EST

The perilously liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd appears fed up with Barack Obama.

In her piece published Sunday, she called the current White House resident "maddeningly naïve" right after saying his presidency has "all the joy of a root canal":

By Brent Bozell | January 22, 2012 | 10:52 AM EST

Newt Gingrich won South Carolina because he refused to succumb to assaults by the liberal media, and because conservatives are just as fed up as he is.

Speaker Gingrich hit a nerve dead-on by pushing back on ABC's blatant character assassination and standing up to John King's first debate question. He tapped into the anger and frustration of not only South Carolina voters, but of the rest of the country. The left-wing media have tried to manipulate this campaign cycle through the systematic character assassination of every conservative in the race. The public has had it.

By Tom Blumer | January 22, 2012 | 10:41 AM EST

After Rick Perry ended his presidential bid on Thursday, the Associated Press's Chris Tomlinson opened his dispatch about the announcement thusly: "Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday, endorsed his old friend Newt Gingrich and returned home to Texas, where the failed White House candidate has three years left to serve as the chief executive."

Based on much of his prior reportage, Tomlinson appears have a particular animus towards the Texas Governor. But tagging GOP presidential candidates or their candidacies as "failed" is not an aberration at the AP, while the wire service's omission of such tags on wildly unsuccessful Democratic candidates pointedly betrays the presence of obvious bias.

By Tim Graham | January 22, 2012 | 8:56 AM EST

In Saturday’s Washington Post, longtime Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller predicted pro-lifers would be disgusting on Monday: “Anti-abortion activists are preparing for Monday’s Right to Life rally and are planning to launch a graphic abortion video that makes the old, pro-choice coat-hanger signs look like Disney movies.” As usual, abortion advocates find videos of abortion distasteful, while abortion as a concept is a glorious exercise in freedom of choice.

Miller lectured “Politicians may not be able to hold two contradictory ideas in their head at the same time, but people can.” She moved on to mangle the polls on abortion to paint a picture of a large pro-abortion majority:

By Mark Finkelstein | January 22, 2012 | 8:49 AM EST

There are few things the liberal media like more than a Republican renegade.  David Stockman has made a career out of strutting his independence from the GOP.  So little surprise that he was an honored guest on this morning's Up With Chris Hayes on MSNBC.

That Stockman repaid his hosts by attacking Republicans was utterly predictable.  Even so, the absurdity of Stockman's particular assertion was breathtaking.  The former Reagan budget director actually claimed that the notion of American exceptionalism, a focus of Newt Gingrich's campaign, is nothing less than . . . "neo-con code" for an aggressive foreign policy.  Video after the jump.

By Tim Graham | January 22, 2012 | 8:40 AM EST

MRC-TV captured video of a Stephen Colbert event in South Carolina where he sang "This Little Light of Mine"  with a gospel choir. Which message does this send? Does this send a Christian message? Or is it much more likely that Colbert is using this Christian song as a typical rock for his character's bottomless pit of self-regard? Perhaps he's just being an entertainer.

The video also features a nice version of the national anthem, although Colbert gets a little goofy with a bass line near the end. Are you charmed or annoyed? Video below:

By Brent Baker | January 22, 2012 | 7:21 AM EST

Newt Gingrich wouldn’t have won the South Carolina primary if not for two journalists who served as his perfect foil at two debates in the days before Saturday’s contest, Juan Williams and Charles Krauthammer contended Saturday evening on FNC.

“I was expecting a check,” quipped Williams who had challenged Gingrich Monday night about comments “intended to belittle the poor and racial minorities.” Williams suggested he and CNN’s John King, “the guy who asked him about his problems with his second wife,”  split the check 50-50.

By Noel Sheppard | January 21, 2012 | 8:02 PM EST

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Saturday said "Republican audiences do not know that most people on food stamps are white."

This occurred during his network's coverage of the South Carolina primary (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | January 21, 2012 | 7:45 PM EST

It's not often that Newt Gingrich looks like a winner in The Washington Post. But on Saturday, Post media reporter Paul Farhi lined up a set of liberal media veterans and journalism professors to attack CNN reporter John King for walking into a Gingrich buzzsaw by opening the debate with his second wife's "open marriage" assertion at Thursday night's CNN debate.

“Gingrich was clearly waiting for the question, clearly was prepared to pounce,” said W. Joseph Campbell, a communications professor and media historian at American University. “King seemed taken off guard. He looked a little sickened. And he did himself no favors by lamely pointing out that it wasn’t CNN but another network that dug out the Gingrich-infidelity story. That allowed Gingrich to pounce again.”

By Noel Sheppard | January 21, 2012 | 7:16 PM EST

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, in a segment about GOP SuperPACs, blamed a technical glitch with a guest's audio on "some sort of nefarious conspiracy."

"I'm assuming it's an eccentric billionaire with an axe to grind" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Mark Finkelstein | January 21, 2012 | 6:10 PM EST

Given the abundance of options at the network, it's saying something to name Martin Bashir as the most noisome of MSNBC hosts.  But so he is, in my book.

Witness the low stunt Bashir pulled to open his show today, on the afternoon of the South Carolina primary.  Bashir superimposed photos of the Republican candidates in front of a Confederate flag image.  Lest their be any doubt as to the message Bashir meant to send, the screen graphic read "Rebel Yell."  Oh those racist Republicans.  Video after the jump.