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By Brad Wilmouth | May 22, 2011 | 5:00 AM EDT

In the Washington Post article, "Israeli Troops Fire at Palestinian Protestors on Borders, Killing at Least 12, " writer Joel Greenberg recount the creation of thousands of Palestinian refugees around the time of Israel’s founding in 1948 without noting that Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq all declared war on the Jewish state, sending thousands of Palestinians from their homes.

Greenberg vaguely recounted that a war "followed Israel’s declaration of independence." Greenberg:

By Brad Wilmouth | May 22, 2011 | 4:35 AM EDT

On Friday’s Political Capital show on Bloomberg News, as host Al Hunt turned the discussion to Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson attacked Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare reform as she voiced supposed agreement with Gingrich that "it is right-wing social engineering to destroy Medicare as we know it."

She then went on to suggest that Gingrich plays "skinhead politics."

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Friday, May 20, Political Capital on Bloomberg News:

By Tom Blumer | May 22, 2011 | 1:08 AM EDT

In a post time-stamped on Saturday at 12:16 p.m., has a story (HT Ed Driscoll via the PJ Tatler) headlined "Florida and Texas in jobs p*ssing match" (except that there's an "i" where I typed an asterisk).

Since the story has been up for at least 12 hours (maybe longer, given that the its URL is dated May 20; Update, May 22, 5 p.m.: The comments at a cached CNN Political Ticker tease for the story go back to May 20 at 4:21 p.m.), it's hard not to conclude that CNN and writer Tami Luhby like its title just the way it is.

A screen cap of the top section of the item is after the jump, so you don't have to go there if you're offended by CNN's language:

By Tom Blumer | May 22, 2011 | 12:20 AM EDT

In their coverage of Herman Cain's official announcement that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, Associated Press reporters Shannon McCaffrey and Greg Bluestein limited their description of Cain's tenure as chief executive of Godfather's Pizza to the following:

He worked at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and Burger King before taking the helm of the failing Godfather's Pizza franchise, which he rescued by shuttering hundreds of restaurants.

That's all he did, eh? Guys, if that's all you could cobble together about Cain's time at Godfather's, you should have ended the excerpted sentence after "franchise" (for which a better word would have been "chain").

The AP pair also omitted a couple of key elements of Cain's resume, specifically his tenure as head of the National Restaurant Association and his involvement as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where he ultimately was elected chairman.

Here is a description of Cain's tenure at Godfather's found at a site called

By Tim Graham | May 21, 2011 | 7:15 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz came out of the gate lunging at Congressman Paul Ryan on Thursday night, insisting the ridiculous online ad with a Ryan-like figure throwing a grandma off a cliff was "very effective and is truthful." Obama-defender Schultz was also shameless enough to suggest "this kid" Ryan has no business experience: "He’s never run a business. He never had to meet payroll." As if Obama did!

Schultz praised the "great move by Harry Reid" to have a Senate vote on the Ryan plan to make Republicans "look like fools." MSNBC never liked Palin tweets about "death panels," but they love video of a young Republican man throwing Grandma to her death off a cliff. Schultz displayed the ad for his liberal audience:

By Noel Sheppard | May 21, 2011 | 5:05 PM EDT

Bill Maher on Friday once again spent much of his "Real Time" program on HBO bashing conservatives.

During his final "New Rule," he accused Republican primary voters of wanting a presidential candidate who's misogynist, racist, and homophobic (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | May 21, 2011 | 3:26 PM EDT

Here’s more figures suggesting most media outlets are skipping around the bad economic news. On the front of Friday’s USA Today was this story by Dennis Cauchon:

Nearly two years after the economic recovery officially began, job creation continues to stagger at the slowest post-recession rate since the Great Depression.

The nation has 5% fewer jobs today — a loss of 7 million — than it did when the recession began in December 2007. That is by far the worst performance of job generation following any of the dozen recessions since the 1930s.

By Noel Sheppard | May 21, 2011 | 2:57 PM EDT

Most Americans are probably familiar with outspoken Kiss star Gene Simmons, but likely didn't know that he was born and partially raised in Israel.

With this in mind, when he was asked by CNBC's Jane Wells what he thought about President Obama's suggestion that Israel's borders be redrawn to pre-1967 levels, Simmons replied, "He has no f--king idea what the world is like because he doesn’t have to live there" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 21, 2011 | 1:10 PM EDT

At a function commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first live presidential news conference Monday, veteran journalists bemoaned the fact that the press are too "timid" at such events today.

On Thursday, "Red Eye's" Greg Gutfeld pointed out that this is because "The media loved President Obama from the moment their gazes met from across that smoky room...So all the smart folks knew that from the start, Obama's honeymoon would outlive most marriages" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 21, 2011 | 11:42 AM EDT

If you had any questions as to why Dylan Ratigan belongs on MSNBC rather than CNBC they were all answered Friday night.

Appearing on HBO's "Real Time," Ratigan presented himself as a far-left commentator telling the audience of devout liberals, "This entire rhetoric machine from the Republican Party is predicated on an abandonment of arithmetic and fact" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 21, 2011 | 10:24 AM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said Thursday, "It’s so pathetic that Roger Ailes has put Sarah Palin on television."

According to TVNewser, Ailes struck back Friday:

By Noel Sheppard | May 21, 2011 | 9:36 AM EDT

PBS's Mark Shields on Friday advanced the typical liberal media line that there's a danger to the GOP if it nominates a presidential candidate that is too conservative.

When he finished, his "Inside Washington" co-panelist Charles Krauthammer marvelously responded, "What Mark wants is a Republican nominee who is a squish and then he’ll vote against him anyway" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Bozell | May 21, 2011 | 8:38 AM EDT

As far as I’m concerned, there’s a circle in Hell reserved for late-term abortionists. But this is the Obama era, so Hollywood makes TV shows casting them as heroic figures. Such is the state of our popular culture.

On the May 12 episode of ABC’s "Private Practice," Dr. Addison Montgomery (played by actress Kate Walsh, a real-life Planned Parenthood activist) spewed the strongest pro-abortion – "pro-choice" –  rhetoric as she performed a partial-birth abortion on a woman who thought she’d already had an abortion two months before.

"I hate what I’m about to do, but I support Patty’s right to choose," the doctor declares. "It is not enough just to have an opinion, because in a nation of over 300 million people, there are only 1700 abortion providers. And I’m one of them."

By Tim Graham | May 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM EDT

Government support for the arts can easily go very wrong. "Indie" bands in Canada are often funded by the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), and Life Site News found this amazing story:

Canadian punk group "Living with Lions" has drawn outrage for its obscene anti-Bible artwork and representation of Jesus Christ on their new album – funded by the Canadian government.

The album, entitled "Holy S—-," is designed to look like a Bible, with black cover and gold writing, yellow, faded pages, and lyric layout similar to Bible verses. It is subtitled, "The Poo Testament," and represents Christ as excrement...

By Mark Finkelstein | May 21, 2011 | 7:21 AM EDT

Kind of disappointing--nothing about Republicans head-butting widows or knocking the crutches from the arms of the disabled.  Even so, let's give Damon Silvers credit: the union boss did claim that Republicans "literally deny clothing to foster kids to give rich people tax cuts."

AFL-CIO honcho Damon Silvers made the hysterically hyperbolic claim on Cenk Uygur's MSNBC show this evening.

View video after the jump.