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By Tim Graham | April 29, 2012 | 1:44 PM EDT

Parade Magazine, the nationwide Sunday newspaper supplement has a cover touting “How Top Chefs Stay Slim.” Two of the three cover subjects are gay: Art Smith, a former personal chef for Oprah Winfrey, and Cat Cora, an “Iron Chef” star.

Both are good subjects for a slimness cover: Smith lost 120 pounds after a diabetes diagnosis, and Cora lost 25 after giving birth to a son. Parade did dig into their personal lives, which might not have seemed as relevant if they chose chefs that were Republicans or Roman Catholics. They would protest it's not relevant, but then they make sure to slip the facts in:

By Noel Sheppard | April 29, 2012 | 12:51 PM EDT

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt gave a much-needed economics lesson to New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman on ABC's This Week Sunday.

During a lengthy discussion about liberal and conservative views on how to stimulate the currently soft recovery, Schmidt - a known Barack Obama supporter - marvelously said to his left-leaning co-panelist, "Surely you're not arguing that the government should hire all the unemployed people" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | April 29, 2012 | 10:36 AM EDT

Per her bio, Gail Collins at the New York Times "joined the New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001 she became the first woman ever appointed editor of the Times editorial page." So she was hanging with the Old Gray Lady in 2003.

The columnist's presence at the paper that year is quite relevant. You see, Ms. Collins has brought up the 1983 story of Seamus, the Mitt Romney family Irish setter, who the presumptive GOP presidential nominee put "into a dog carrier on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour trip to Ontario," on dozens of occasions in her Times column in the almost five years since the story first appeared. Yet during those five years, it seems she has never recognized (and if she has, she certainly has not been chastened by) the existence an exceptionally positive dog-related Romney story printed in her employer's own paper on July 8, 2003. It follows the jump (underlines are mine; presented in full for fair use and discussion purposes):

By Noel Sheppard | April 29, 2012 | 10:28 AM EDT

A truly shocking thing happened on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday.

The perilously liberal host - with journalistically corrupt ties to the current White House - came out against the millionaires' tax known as the Buffett Rule calling it "bad politics in the long run for Obama" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 29, 2012 | 9:18 AM EDT

Jimmy Kimmel attacked conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner first calling him a slut and then jabbing him with a juvenile prescription drug joke.

The comedian also took a shot at HBO's Bill Maher while bashing Limbaugh and his "extreme" right-wing fans (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, mild vulgarity warning):

By Tim Graham | April 29, 2012 | 8:45 AM EDT

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd would like to think her columns are full of keen and incisive thinking. But her columns on the Catholic Church have all the elegance of someone playing the piano with their head. Witness Dowd’s overwrought head-banging introduction on Sunday:

“IT is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures,” she begins. “Even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American nuns.”

By Tom Blumer | April 29, 2012 | 1:30 AM EDT

A year ago in March, an Investor's Business Daily editorial ("America's Enemies Don't Want U.S. Drilling") informed readers that "the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington put out a Twitter post expressing disappointment that the documentary 'Gasland' didn't win an Academy Award." Specifically: "Sadly, 'Gasland' didn't win an Oscar, because a Vzlan helped make it," Venezuela's Twitterer whined." IBD went on to note that "Gasland" had "a Venezuelan production assistant, Irene Yibirin, who ... (has) ties to the (Chavez) government's Foundation National Cinematheque. ... [O]n the site, she praised Chavez."

Why is this relevant? Well, as another IBD editorial on Thursday noted, EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz, who became deservedly infamous last week when his public articulation of his "Crucify Them" philosophy towards enforcement of environmental laws and regulations in a speech a year ago was exposed, really loves the film, which industry officials have shown is riddled with deceptions and outright falsehoods. Not only that, he was also involved in making it:

By Noel Sheppard | April 28, 2012 | 11:55 PM EDT

Is the White House Correspondents' Dinner the proper venue to make gay jokes about the husband of a current female member of Congress?

NBC's Jimmy Kimmel certainly thought so as he took a page out of vulgar comedian Bill Maher's playbook claiming Keith Olbermann "has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 28, 2012 | 11:30 PM EDT

Jimmy Kimmel on Saturday trashed former MSNBC and Current TV anchor Keith Olbermann as well as the controversial commentator's former boss Al Gore.

During his keynote address at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, Kimmel said, "I’d like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 28, 2012 | 7:31 PM EDT

The media were predictably orgasmic over a new Obama campaign ad out Friday featuring former President Bill Clinton in a strong message implying Mitt Romney wouldn't have made the decision last year to kill Osama bin Laden.

The problem with their glee is that Clinton himself passed up numerous opportunities to kill or capture bin Laden prior to leaving the White House in January 2001 thereby making this entire ad totally hypocritical as is the press's joy for it (video follows with commentary).

By Noel Sheppard | April 28, 2012 | 5:43 PM EDT

Dan Savage, the controversial sex advice columnist and noted anti-bullying activist, caused quite a commotion at a high school journalism convention in Seattle two weeks ago when he actually cursed at the youth audience as he spoke negatively about the Bible.

Citizen Link reported August 18 (video also follows with commentary, serious vulgarity warning):

By Brent Bozell | April 28, 2012 | 5:02 PM EDT

It was a very special disco-themed episode of “Glee” on Fox the other night. A new character named Wade from a different high school shared that he was born in the wrong body. He was black, but he said he felt he was born white, and decided to go out on stage at Regionals painted over as a white man. Everyone adored and applauded him as he sang “Boogie Shoes” looking just like the lead singer of K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

If you actually watch “Glee” or just know Hollywood liberals, you know I’m kidding. Of course, he wasn’t a white kid trapped in a black body. Wade was an unfortunate boy “trapped” in a male body. It was Transgender Is Cool night. Everyone must adore and applaud. A new wall is down.

By Noel Sheppard | April 28, 2012 | 4:44 PM EDT

There have been all kinds of reasons given for the increasing number of home runs in baseball over the decades including more tightly-sewn balls, steroids, improved fitness training programs, and bat technology.

On Saturday, renowned Fox sportscaster Tim McCarver blamed it all on Al Gore's favorite money-making scam (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 28, 2012 | 1:43 PM EDT

Bill Maher on Friday took a disgusting shot at former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

In his final bit on HBO's Real Time, the perilously liberal host said of the former Pennsylvania Senator, "I never worried Rick would have an affair. I worried he’d dress up as his mother and kill women in a motel" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 28, 2012 | 1:08 PM EDT

Less than ten minutes after HBO's Bill Maher ignorantly claimed giving to the Mormon Church isn't like donating to a real charity, he once again had the nerve to attack the intellectual capacity of Sarah Palin.

During one of his New Rules at the end of Real Time, the pompous host joked about the former Alaska governor thinking Native Americans are from India (video follows with transcript and commentary):