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By Brent Baker | April 16, 2012 | 10:58 AM EDT

On Sunday’s This Week, George Stephanopoulos stumbled into the truth when he told Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that Mitt Romney’s statistic, about how 92.3 percent of all job losses since President Obama took office have occurred to women, “is accurate.”

That, however, contradicted the liberal party line espoused by ABC reporter David Muir on Wednesday’s World News when he stated:”The non-partisan group PolitiFact saying that number right there is ‘mostly false,’ arguing the President can’t be held responsible for the job picture the day he took office.”

By Tim Graham | April 16, 2012 | 8:54 AM EDT

In Sunday’s Washington Post, film critic Ann Hornaday laid out a red carpet for a lecture on “climate change” courtesy of Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, a string of islands southwest of India. The piggish Western world is out to murder the people of the Maldives, apparently.

“We’re just so small,” Nasheed said in Toronto, Hornaday touting his voice rising to a “mouselike” squeal. “You can’t bully. It’s not right to bully. And we’re not angry. Whatever happens, even if we all die, we should not be angry with the people who murdered us. We can’t run climate change campaigns fueled by anger. I can’t tell the people [of the Maldives] that there are other countries trying to murder you. They’re trying to do good by their people according to their understanding. We just have to try to find an amicable position and keep talking.”

By Tim Graham | April 16, 2012 | 8:10 AM EDT

Bill Cosby appeared on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday with Candy Crowley, who asked him about President Obama disappointing minorities, including blacks and gays. Cosby acknowledged Obama hadn't done everything minorities wanted, but blamed conservatives for an unprecedented blockage of his agenda. He also claimed Obama would get it right in his (obviously victorious) second term.

"The people who are supposed to be working -- even for another party -- didn't care about the American people. They wanted to get him," Cosby complained. "When people make statements like, 'I hope he fails,' you can't color that any other way except the way it's said."

By Noel Sheppard | April 16, 2012 | 12:16 AM EDT

There are times when I'm truly sickened by the total lack of economic acumen possessed by today's so-called journalists.

On PBS's McLaughlin Group this weekend, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift once again said something so totally ignorant that she had to be corrected by US News & World Report's Mort Zuckerman (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Johnson | April 15, 2012 | 10:50 PM EDT

Ozzie Guillen's recent comments on Fidel Castro were ill-advised, but at least were meant only as an expression of personal, rather than political, admiration. One Kossack, however, suggested that in many ways Castro's Cuba compares favorably to the U.S., a belligerent colossus in which "stupidity and willful ignorance" are common.     

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

By Tom Blumer | April 15, 2012 | 9:45 PM EDT

There are a few Democrats in Vicki Smith's coverage at the Associated Press, aka the Adminsitration's Press, of the fraud investigation of former Mine Safety and Health Administration Director J. Davitt McAteer. As is AP's derelict custom in cases where Dems are involved in scandal or corruption, the party affiliation of those Democrats isn't mentioned.

The first Democrat is McAteer himself, who, based on a review of Federal Election Commission records, given roughly $1,900 to various Democratic Party candidates and causes during the past 13 years, including contributions to the party's presidential nominees in 2000, 2004, and 2008. Then there's West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who was previously the state's governor. Finally, although the AP gets a pass for this (it's Sunday, and we're in a forgiving mood), the name and administration of Democrat Bill Clinton, the guy McAteer worked for when he headed MSHA, never comes up. Excerpts from Ms. Smith's party ID-free report follow:

By Noel Sheppard | April 15, 2012 | 6:25 PM EDT

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd published a piece Sunday about how the folks at Saturday Night Live find political material for their show each week.

Buried way at the very end was quite a disparaging comment about Fox News's Sean Hannity from long-time SNL writer Jim Downey:

By Noel Sheppard | April 15, 2012 | 4:34 PM EDT

Can NBC's Chuck Todd be any more obvious about being a White House shill?

On Sunday's Meet the Press, he actually said of the Ann Romney-offending Hilary Rosen, "This is not an Obama surrogate. This is a paid CNN commentator" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Baker | April 15, 2012 | 2:37 PM EDT

Joe Muto, the self-described “weasel,” “traitor” and “sell-out” who for a few days last week was the “Fox News Mole” for until FNC identified him, disclosed on CNN’s Reliable Sources that he tried to leave the network but was unable to get hired elsewhere because the rest of the cable news industry “blackballed” him since they presumed anyone who worked for Fox News is “a nut.” Not very tolerant.

Muto, an associate producer for The O’Reilly Factor until Wednesday, told Howard Kurtz “I sent out dozens and dozens of resumes. CNN must have gotten twenty resumes from me.”

By Noel Sheppard | April 15, 2012 | 1:59 PM EDT

There was a truly delicious moment on ABC's This Week Sunday that should be mandatory viewing for all liberal media members.

After the perilously liberal editor of The Nation magazine, along with Obama's former domestic policy adviser, blamed all the nation's problems on Republican obstruction in Congress, the Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot struck back saying, "The first two years [Obama] had open field, Democratic, vast Democratic majorities. You got what you wanted. You got a huge expansion of federal government. How is that working out?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 15, 2012 | 12:43 PM EDT

HBO's Bill Maher might finally have gone too far in his attacks on conservative women.

On ABC's This Week Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos asked his Roundtable panel, "You saw those comments he made on Friday night...He’s the biggest single contributor to the Super PAC aligned with the president...Do you think the president is now going to have to cut ties?" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | April 15, 2012 | 11:19 AM EDT

For an ineffectual class warfare ploy to "work" politically, its ineffectuality must stay hidden to most. The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, is doing its part to keep the utter immateriality of President Obama's Buffett Rule designed to go after certain high-income taxpayers hidden.

In the five relevant articles found in a search on the Omaha billionaire's last name at the wire service's national site at 10:30 a.m. ET, only one (the latest) mentions that it might raise $47 billion over 10 years, i.e., the paltry $5 billion per year cited at media outlets ranging from to Rush Limbaugh that the rule might raise. Beyond that, if the rule is couple with permanent Alternative Minimum Tax repeal, as is being proposed (HT American Thinker) by Congressional Democrats, the federal treasury will be out hundreds of billions of dollars. None of the AP reports mentions that. Brief excerpts from the five examples follow.

By Noel Sheppard | April 15, 2012 | 10:51 AM EDT

As NewsBusters reported last week, now that Mitt Romney appears set to win the Republican presidential nomination, Saturday Night Live is going to do its darnedest to trash him every week through Election Day.

This pattern continued Saturday as for the second week in a row the program began with a segment attacking the former Massachusetts governor while also taking shots at all the other candidates including a disgusting homosexual reference to Michele Bachmann's husband Marcus (transcribed lowlights and commentary follow, video for those that can stand it available at Mediaite):

By Tom Blumer | April 14, 2012 | 10:33 PM EDT

In covering GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's appearance at the annual National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis yesterday, Associated Press aka Adminstration's Press reporter Charles Babington pretended to know nothing about President Barack Obama's opposition to basic Second Amendment rights. At least I hope he was pretending, because Obama's hostility to the right to keep and bear arms is longstanding, well-known, and did not stop when he swore an oath to "protect and defend the Constitution" on January 20, 2009.

I have excerpted Babington's first four paragraphs plus three others. I will follow that with a rundown of Obama's pre-2008 gun-hostile record, his meeting with the Brady group in May 2011, and this "little" thing called Operation Fast and Furious Babington and his establishment media colleagues have mostly deliberately ignored for well over a year (bolds are mine throughout this post; HT to a frequent emailer):

By Tom Blumer | April 14, 2012 | 6:55 PM EDT

Yesterday, Time's Joe Klein may have produced the single dumbest analysis post ever. Absurd as it is, it's still important, because it probably betrays Barack Obama's election strategy, with which the press will gleefully cooperate. The strategy is: Make it about anything and everything besides what I and my administration have and haven't done, because it hasn't impressed anyone, and we know it.

Klein's entry (HT Hot Air Headlines) at Time's Swampland, which should be named Fever-Swampland, was so brain-dead that he failed to cite a single example of an incumbent facing reelection (vs. a successor seeking election for the first time) in attempting to make his case: