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By Tim Graham | April 24, 2012 | 11:13 PM EDT

You know you’re watching a left-wing network when an anchor honors as a professor and historian one Hugh Hefner, better known as a lecherous 86-year-old pornography mogul with girlfriends that are 60 years younger.

On Monday night’s “Last Word,” Lawrence O’Donnell proclaimed, “One of the field generals of the American sexual revolution of the 1960s has had enough of the Republican Party's war on sex.” To the left, one may not express a personal distaste for contraceptive culture or question the apparent right to government-provided contraceptives without being accused of despising sex.

By Noel Sheppard | April 24, 2012 | 7:39 PM EDT

The Dalai Lama said something Tuesday guaranteed to make liberal heads explode.

Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, the Dalai Lama told his very shocked host, "I love President Bush" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 24, 2012 | 6:52 PM EDT

Although this is likely a marketing campaign to garner attention, the infidelity website Ashley Madison is offering women $1 million if they can prove they slept with NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

The bounty was first announced on Twitter and caught by Michelle Malkin's Twitchy:

By Scott Whitlock | April 24, 2012 | 6:30 PM EDT

Washington Post political writer Chris Cillizza definitively declared on Tuesday's Hardball that for the 2012 race, Barack Obama is "cool" and Mitt Romney is "not cool." Host Chris Matthews, trying to prove his hipness, wondered aloud, "Can you dig it?"

Fellow Post writer Nia-Malika Henderson then attempted to explain what the "kids" these days are saying. After a clip of Obama on the Jimmy Fallon show, Cillizza proclaimed, "The one thing that I would point out that I think is fascinating about this race...[Obama] is cool. Mitt Romney is not cool."

By Matthew Balan | April 24, 2012 | 6:15 PM EDT

Peter Overby filed a one-sided report on Thursday's All Things Considered about a liberal coalition's campaign against the conservative organization ALEC. Overby cited the "good government group" Common Cause without mentioning the organization's left-of-center ideology. More importantly, the correspondent failed to mention that he is a former employee of Common Cause.

The NPR journalist lined up three talking heads, who all criticized ALEC, while failing to include sound bites from defenders of the conservative group. Overby also omitted that one of the three works for a law firm that represented Common Cause.

By Matt Hadro | April 24, 2012 | 5:53 PM EDT

CNN even noted it was an "election year" before giving Obama's Education Secretary a chance to share his "proudest" accomplishment from his time in office, no doubt bolstering the administration's re-election message.

Host Brooke Baldwin declined to ask any tough questions of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during a lame Tuesday afternoon interview. Baldwin topped it all off with a soft parting question "on a more personal note."

By Tim Graham | April 24, 2012 | 5:35 PM EDT

Lee Hirsch, the liberal filmmaker who made the movie "Bully," proclaimed in the latest Metro Weekly magazine "I don't like bullying being a politicized issue. I don't want right-wing people that look for any platform they can to be anti-gay a reason to not teach their kids to be empathetic. We need to get to the kids before the hate comes in."

If you believe that, you're not reading enough. Over at the "Bully Movie" Twitter page, they're delighted not only that they held a special White House screening of "Bully" and panel discussion with Team Obama, but also that Obama has now endorsed Al Franken's "Student Non-Discrimination Act," which would make bullying a federal court case.

By Clay Waters | April 24, 2012 | 5:33 PM EDT

The New York Times's Kim Severson is reporting from Greensboro, N.C. on the campaign finance trial of former Democratic senator, presidential candidate, and vice presidential running mate John Edwards. But in keeping with Times practice when it comes to Edwards and other Democrats in legal trouble, Edwards's party affiliation was nowhere to be found in her Tuesday report, "Testimony by Ex-Aide Opens Edwards's Corruption Trial."

By Noel Sheppard | April 24, 2012 | 4:31 PM EDT

What does one have to do in this weak economy to get a contract extension?

Well, if you work for HBO as a vulgar comedian that loves to misogynistically attack conservative women, it appears cursing out your audience for not laughing at one of your jokes is just the ticket.

The Wrap reported Tuesday:

By Matthew Sheffield | April 24, 2012 | 4:27 PM EDT

Based on its past track record, it would have been unsurprising if the Discovery Channel's new and heavily-promoted miniseries "Frozen Planet" pushed heavy on themes of global warming and man-caused climate change. But it doesn't - a surprising change for the cable network that has, for years, pushed the climate change message.

The New York Times took note of the change in a Friday article that surmised that the Discovery Channel was influenced by a desire for ratings:

By Ken Shepherd | April 24, 2012 | 4:24 PM EDT

So, uh, have you heard that the Catholic Church is working up a "crackdown" on nuns? Of course you have, as time and again the media have been repeating the charge. Well, today Sally Quinn, the agnostic editor of the Washington Post's On Faith feature, joined in the fun with her April 24 screed about "A Catholic 'war on women.'"

From start to finish, Sister Sally poured forth bilious attacks on the Catholic Church. Here's how she opened her screed:

By Matt Hadro | April 24, 2012 | 3:44 PM EDT

Hosting the chair of the DNC on Tuesday's Starting Point, CNN's Soledad O'Brien could have grilled her about any number of relevant issues like gas prices, the GSA scandal, or President Obama trailing Mitt Romney in polls on the economy. Instead she simply teed her up with softball questions and left the tough questions to conservative panel member Will Cain.

The method was not unlike O'Brien's April 4 interview of the liberal Van Jones, where she failed to ask Obama's former green jobs adviser about the administration's recent scandals involving green energy companies like Solyndra. The two interviews showed a definitive hesitance on O'Brien's part to ask tough and pressing questions of her liberal guest.

By Tom Blumer | April 24, 2012 | 3:13 PM EDT

As of 1:30 p.m., what follows was a story only at Big Government, The Blaze, and the Daily Caller.

The news is that an Indiana union has expanded the scope of an already-filed lawsuit by claiming that the Hoosier State's recently enacted right to work law violates the Thirteenth Amendment's prohibition against slavery because it forces unions to work beside and negotiate on behalf of workers who are no longer required to pay union dues to keep their jobs. Based on the related articles' time stamps, it appears that the Daily Caller's David Martosko was first with the story very early Sunday morning, so I will excerpt from its coverage (apologies if I am incorrect; bolds are mine):

By Tim Graham | April 24, 2012 | 2:41 PM EDT

George Stephanopoulos and Keith Olbermann are becoming quite the pundit buddies. After he appeared on Sunday's "This Week" panel to unload about the Deliberate Gas Price Conspiracy to defeat Obama, Olbermann tweeted, "My great thanks to @ThisWeekABC @ABC @GStephanopoulos and the panel for the fun, respectful conversation, and to all who watched (&tweeted)".

Stephanopoulos tweeted back: “Fantastic having you on the roundtable @KeithOlbermann. Hope to see you back @ThisWeekABC soon.” One would hope this is one of George's flunkies throwing air kisses on the Internet.

By Clay Waters | April 24, 2012 | 1:33 PM EDT

New York Times reporter Michael Cooper, who did not hide his disdain for Republican candidate John McCain in 2008, sees an internal threat for Republicans hidden in "the recent flurry of socially conservative legislation" emanating from state legislatures in his Saturday lead, "Concern In G.O.P. Over State Focus On Social Issues." In a bid at guilt by association, both Cooper and another Times reporter cite ALEC, conservative-affiliated nonprofit, for extremely tenuous ties to the Trayvon Martin shooting.