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By Jack Coleman | November 22, 2011 | 12:12 PM EST

So much for Democrats heading into 2012 with a full head of steam. Looks like there might be concern among the party faithful that they need to raise their spirits.

Who better for that than Ed Schultz, the closest approximation you'll find on liberal radio and MSNBC to "motivational speaker" Matt Foley as portrayed by the late Chris Farley on "Saturday Night Live." (audio clips after page break)

By Ken Shepherd | November 22, 2011 | 11:21 AM EST

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has been roundly excoriated in the media for the "toxic" suggestion that Occupy Wall Street protesters need to stop freeloading, take a bath, and get a job. Yet in a sympathetic Style section photo essay today entitled "The March: Occupy protesters trek 231 miles from New York to the White House," Washington Post editors highlighted as the march's poster boy one "Dylan Bozlee of Hilo, Hawaii."

Bozlee is a self-described anarchist and University of Hawaii dropout who, the Post notes, "said he'd rather travel across American than get a job." "Do I want to work? Only if I wanted a home, wife, kids and a dog. If not, I think you're ruining your life," Bozlee told the Post.

By Brent Baker | November 22, 2011 | 9:27 AM EST

Picking up on a blog post by a far-left group devoted to silencing Rush Limbaugh, ABC’s World News on Monday night dedicated an entire story to one word used by the conservative radio host, a comment the other networks failed to find newsworthy. “Loaded words,” fill-in anchor Georgre Stephanopoulos ominously teased, “the First Lady booed at a NASCAR event. Now Rush Limbaugh weighs in, hurling a racially-charged word at Michelle Obama.”

Soon, a “word” became “words” when Stephanopoulos later plugged the upcoming hit: “Still ahead on World News, Michelle Obama booed at a NASCAR event and now Rush Limbaugh hurls racially-charged words at the First Lady.” (updated with video below)

By NB Staff | November 22, 2011 | 9:26 AM EST

A number of states across the country are pushing voter ID measures to curb voter fraud at the polls. Unfortunately, the Republicans pushing these measures are often accused of being racist or disenfranchising toward minority groups of the population without access to government-issued identification. In fact, just last week on Nov. 14, a group of Democratic representatives met to discuss what they see as the dangers of voter ID laws. According to a Daily Caller article, though, voter fraud on election day might be the least of everyone's worries: the real fraud could be a result of absentee ballotts.

Check out a video after the break of former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama explaining how he believes voter fraud is actually accomplished, and let us know your thoughts on how to fix the problem in the comments.


By Noel Sheppard | November 22, 2011 | 8:55 AM EST

Last month as NewsBusters reported, Jay Leno did a disgustingly sycophantic interview with President Obama.

On Monday's program, comedian Dennis Miller told the Tonight Show host, "You guys have quite a bromance there, don't you? I've come up with one of those celebrity nicknames for you two -- J-Lobama" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Mark Finkelstein | November 22, 2011 | 8:14 AM EST

When it comes to the MSM, it's hard to get more mainstream than Jon Meacham.  Former Newsweek editor. Current Random House editor.  Picked for a Pulitzer Prize.

So when someone of Meacham's genteelly liberal ilk unloads on Barack Obama in such stark terms, it's newsworthy.  On today's Morning Joe, Meacham flatly stated his belief that President Obama "doesn't particularly like people and politicians who don't like people are kind of in the wrong business."  Video and more after the jump.

By Clay Waters | November 22, 2011 | 7:55 AM EST

First it was the New York Times Sunday Review that traded in liberal news analysis for hard-left essays; will the Times Sunday Magazine follow in those left-ward steps? Three long stories from outside writers suggest yes.

Social liberalism: Laurie Abraham’s cover story celebrated the joy of talking sex with high-school seniors: “Teaching Good Sex – A frank, fearless approach to the birds and the bees.” The Table of Contents approvingly quoted teacher Al Vernacchio, “‘What if our kids really believed we wanted them to have great sex?’ Introducing pleasure to the peril of sex education.

By Noel Sheppard | November 21, 2011 | 11:15 PM EST

Much like his MSNBC colleague Mika Brzezinski, Martin Bashir was not pleased with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich suggesting that Occupy Wall Street protesters should get a job right after they take a bath.

With bile almost dripping from his lips, Bashir raged Monday, "If anyone's dirty, it's Newt Gingrich, a man whose personal morality has been drawn from the sewer" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 21, 2011 | 10:08 PM EST

Are there no limits to where leftwing media members will go to bash Republicans?

On Monday, the Huffington Post actually published a front page article with the headline, "Michele Bachmann Pours Water For Men At GOP Primary Forum In Iowa":

By Noel Sheppard | November 21, 2011 | 9:26 PM EST

Because you probably don't pay much attention to Newsweek or the Daily Beast, you likely didn't know former Clinton adviser Paul Begala is now a columnist for the combination of these failing so-called news organizations.

Demonstrating exactly why the merger of these two perilously liberal outlets appears to be a financial bust, and why he fits in so perfectly, Begala on Monday published a piece entitled, "Newt Gingrich Would Be a Godsend to the Democrats":

By Mark Finkelstein | November 21, 2011 | 9:18 PM EST

On his MSNBC show this evening, Al Sharpton played the audio of his radio-show interview of President Obama in which the president, commenting on the failure of the Super Committee, said "my religious faith" makes him believe at some point Republicans will agree to raise taxes.

Even the Reverend Al couldn't take PBO's reference to his religious faith seriously, as he can be heard chuckling in the background. View the video after the jump.

By Tom Blumer | November 21, 2011 | 8:34 PM EST

Give John Nolte a gold star. In a Friday post at entitled "Panicked AP Attempts to Memory-Hole Democrats’ #Occupy Endorsements," Nolte latched onto the beginnings of the establishment press's desperate attempt to distance President Obama and the Democratic Party from the rapidly devolving Occupy movement.

The disingenously headlined item Nolte caught, apparently from an earlier report ("Democrats see minefield in Occupy protests") appeared via Beth Fouhy on Thursday at the Associated Press, which yours truly has often taken to naming the Administration's Press. Later, as seen here, a revised version came in with this howler of a headline: "Wary Democrats keep distance from Occupy protests," while the calculated attempt to create separation in the article's text got even worse. First, excerpts from Nolte's post (bolds are mine; links were in original):

By Noel Sheppard | November 21, 2011 | 7:46 PM EST

Was Alina Cho flirting with Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) on CNN Monday?

While discussing the Super Committee's failure on American Morning, Cho oddly said to her guest, "Just yesterday on Meet the Press you said there were things you agreed to that you didn't want to talk about public, which sounded very sexy I might add" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | November 21, 2011 | 6:48 PM EST

The Catholic League found “corruption” in a November 16 article in the Kansas City Star by Judy Thomas and Glenn Rice on how a psychiatrist evaluating a Catholic priest accused of possession of child pornography is disqualified by associating with a group defending accused priests called Opus Bono Sacerdotii (or Work for the Good of the Priesthood). The headline announces “concerns voiced about neutrality of psychiatrist who examined him.”

By Matthew Balan | November 21, 2011 | 5:33 PM EST

CBS's Erica Hill urged "conservative activist" Grover Norquist to influence the members of Congress who have signed his no tax hikes pledge to consider raising taxes during an interview on Monday's Early Show: "There's still not a lot getting done in Washington, even with some of the compromise. So why not push those people to maybe do a little bit more?"

Hill pressed the idea of compromise from the very start of her interview of Norquist. She first asked the Americans for Tax Reform leader, "As we look at Congress and the way the approval rating has continued to plummet...for a lot of people, this is a failure, the fact the super committee cannot come to some sort of agreement on what to cut here. To you, though, is it a success, in that your side, technically, that you're backing, or either side, didn't give in?"