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By Noel Sheppard | | November 18, 2012 | 2:01 PM EST

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) dropped a bit of a bombshell on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday.

Talking with host David Gregory about the David Petraeus affair, Rogers said, "I'm not sure the President was not told before Election Day."

By Noel Sheppard | | November 18, 2012 | 12:55 PM EST

For approaching two weeks, liberal media members have been contorting themselves to make the case the President's victory on Election Day represented a mandate for his agenda.

When CNN contributor Donna Brazile tried this on ABC's This Week Sunday, George Will marvelously responded, "Almost every member of John Boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than Mr. Obama won his renewed term" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 18, 2012 | 11:34 AM EST

Since the financial collapse in the fall of 2008, we've heard doom and gloomers claim that America's best days are behind her.

Not so said Bill Gates on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday who instead believes, "The digital revolution is just at the beginning" and that "we're going to surprise ourselves" with what we create in the coming decades (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | November 18, 2012 | 10:51 AM EST

In her "Sunday Roundup" post at the site which bears her last name, Arianna Huffington supported that notion that "This week, America finally began questioning the judgment of its generals," but lamented that the scrutiny is over "sexual conduct rather than military conduct."

Fine, that's her opinion. But what's really odd is that she apparently thought that referencing a headline found at the Onion would be seen by readers as meaningful support for her argument (HT to a NewsBusters tipster):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 18, 2012 | 9:25 AM EST

UFC President Dana White has for years said his mixed martial arts league would never have women in it.

This changed Friday when White told Jim Rome that Ronda Rousey would become the first woman to compete in the octagon.

By Tim Graham | | November 18, 2012 | 8:47 AM EST

The Washington Post selected the Best Books of 2012 in Sunday’s Arts section...and once again, it seems the judging is biased – not just in favor of liberals, but in favor of current and former Washington Post staffers.

Three of their five best nonfiction books of the year are by Posties – former reporter Katherine Boo, the late war correspondent Anthony Shadid, and current Post columnist Anne Applebaum. But if you’re a liberal journalist pushing a liberal meme, you’re probably included, from Rachel Maddow on down:

By Tim Graham | | November 18, 2012 | 7:26 AM EST

Matt Cover of CNSNews.com reported that the incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus – Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Cleveland – accused Sen. John McCain of "sexism and racism" for criticizing UN Ambassador Susan Rice for going on five Sunday talk shows and claiming the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video posted on YouTube.

“There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others,” Fudge said Friday at a Capitol Hill press conference. On Thursday, the Black Caucus voted unanimously to make Fudge their chair even though she was first elected to the House in November 2008.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 18, 2012 | 1:57 AM EST

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Saturday to criticize the press's reporting of hostilities in Israel.

One tweet in particular raised eyebrows on both sides of the aisle:

By Tim Graham | | November 17, 2012 | 10:28 PM EST

On Friday, Scott Whitlock reported ABC's Good Morning America reported the morning show milked the 18,000 jobs lost in the shutdown of Hostess for laughs. The same laughing at pink slips occurred Saturday on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Players were given a question after NPR newscaster Karl Kasell asked in a low growl "Where are you, you spongy yellow delicious bastards?"

Host Peter Sagal explained Kasell was delivering a Woody Harrelson line about Twinkies from the movie Zombieland. After a contestant answered that it was Hostess that shut down this week, Sagal started the wise cracks. "Hostess Incorporated, they make Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Wonder Bread, Fudge Puppies, Fat Crammers, and Lard Bursts [laughter]...said they would liquidate the company if striking workers didn’t come back to work." Of course, there was also a Chris Christie joke:

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 17, 2012 | 9:57 PM EST

The pro-Israel group HonestReporting.com has reported on BBC footage of what appears to be a Palestinian man pretending to be injured so he can be carried away in front of cameras, as the man appears in another part of the video walking around obviously uninjured.

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 17, 2012 | 8:41 PM EST

On Thursday's World News on ABC, as correspondent Christiane Amanpour discussed the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Amanpour seemed to presume that Israel created an unreasonable number of civilian casualties during the late 2008/early 2009 war in Gaza, even though the Israeli military concluded that the overwhelming majority of Gaza residents killed were members of the Hamas terrorist group.

After anchor Diane Sawyer asked what the role of the United States would be as an ally of Israel, the ABC correspondent responded:

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 17, 2012 | 7:47 PM EST

On Friday's World News on ABC, correspondent Alex Marquardt relayed without question a claim by "one of the militant groups behind" the rocket attacks on Israel that they "wouldn't fire rockets if Israel wasn't killing us," even though almost 700 rockets had already been fired out of Gaza into the Jewish state between January 1 and November 5, well before Israel's recent sustained military campaign began.

By Tim Graham | | November 17, 2012 | 6:51 PM EST

On The Daily Show on Thursday night, Jon Stewart interviewed Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News, and Napolitano began by joking, “You’re not going to make me defend O’Reilly?” Stewart asked “Could you?” As if that were impossible.

Stewart quickly turned to how Fox News is worried about a “tipping point” where minorities can decide elections. Strangely, Stewart assumed O’Reilly said something nativist about restricting immigration, no footnote or video clip to back him up. Napolitano, a free-wheeling libertarian, announced he was for wide open borders, delighting the liberal Stewart:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 17, 2012 | 5:46 PM EST

Former Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat's grave was dug up in Israel's West Bank Saturday.

This was part of a planned exhumation to examine his remains for exposure to a deadly radioactive isotope.

By Tim Graham | | November 17, 2012 | 3:35 PM EST

As she moved into an interview with former Obama spokesman Bill Burton on Wednesday night, Rachel Maddow claimed it was somehow insane to resist the idea of Susan Rice being the next Secretary of State after Rice lied on five Sunday shows about Benghazi. Maddow claimed somehow John McCain was the one inventing Benghazi stories: "But if it's made-up -- like the John McCain crusade against Susan Rice -- that made-up stuff will no longer be entertained at the level of national policy."

Maddow vowed "the idea that Susan Rice is going to be your scapegoat here when she has done nothing wrong, that's the part that is nonsense and I`m not going to go along with that. And you're not using something made up about her to destroy a career that is still on its way up." Picking a Krugman or Spitzer, now maybe that could be a fight: