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By Tim Graham | March 10, 2012 | 2:29 PM EST

Tom Moroney of Bloomberg BusinessWeek wrote about Elizabeth Warren's "war of imagery" on Sen. Scott Brown. He started by noting the way Democrats still think they own the Senate seat. "Vengeance colors the race as well, with Brown viewed by Democrats as a usurper when he became the first Republican elected to the Senate from Massachusetts since Edward Brooke won re-election in 1972."

“People were in a state of clinical depression,” Philip Johnston, a former state Democratic Party chairman, said of the reaction to Brown’s win. “Uppers and alcohol were the only ways we could deal with it.” But Warren is behind in the polls, and is trying to cast moderate Brown as an "extremist," which is pretty hard to do:

By Noel Sheppard | March 10, 2012 | 1:36 PM EST

Bill Maher on Friday attacked Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Christians, and anyone that homeschools their children.

In his final New Rule on HBO's Real Time, Maher said, "Rick Santorum homeschools his children because he does not want them eating [from the Tree of Knowledge]. He wants them locked up in the Christian madrassa that is the family living room not out in public where they could be infected by the virus of reason" (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning):

By Tim Graham | March 10, 2012 | 12:26 PM EST

At his Super Tuesday scene-stealing press conference, President Obama quite transparently avoided the question when asked if he would condemn anything Bill Maher's said that was demeaning to women. (The questioner did not ask about returning the million-dollar Maher check to Obama's super PAC, Priorities USA, and no other reporter followed up).

So when Priorities USA chief (and former Obama spokesman) Bill Burton showed up on Andrea Mitchell Live on Thursday, it's safe to assume that Burton proclaimed the official Obama Squad position: you can't compare that little old "comedian" Bill Maher to Limbaugh the "de facto leader of the Republican Party." Would Reince Priebus agree that Rush Limbaugh really runs the GOP? But that alleged tough reporter Mitchell found the answer acceptable, and it was quite a love fest, as you can see from this exchange about the ridiculous Obama campaign propaganda film:

By Kyle Drennen | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 PM EST

As Andrea Mitchell began an interview with left-wing activist Sandra Fluke on the March 2 edition of her MSNBC show, the NBC correspondent denounced Rush Limbaugh for having, "attacked her [Fluke] with language that we will not repeat on the air."

Well, it turns out that Andrea Mitchell thought use of the word "slut" – one of Limbaugh's offending remarks – was perfectly fine when it was to get laughs for a network sitcom. Back on the September 30, 2010 episode of NBC's 30 Rock, Mitchell made a cameo playing herself and called Tina Fey's character Liz Lemon a "slut" following rumors of an office romance. [View video after the jump]

By Noel Sheppard | March 10, 2012 | 11:46 AM EST

As NewsBusters reported Tuesday, Bill Maher's "defense" of Rush Limbaugh via Twitter was not what it appeared.

HBO's Real Time host made that clear Friday when he called the conservative talker "a stupid fat f--k who’s not funny" (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning):

By Brad Wilmouth | March 10, 2012 | 11:21 AM EST

On Friday's Inside Washington on PBS, liberal columnist Mark Shields seemed to show mor skepticism than other panel members about whether Iran is really trying to build nuclear weapons, as he brought up the failure to find an advanced nuclear program in Iraq, asserting, "I've seen this movie before."

He later defended the rationale for Iran locating its nuclear program under a mountain as being a response to threats by other countries to bomb the program.

Shields began:


By Noel Sheppard | March 10, 2012 | 10:42 AM EST

Celebrity lawyer and unabashed liberal Gloria Allred wants conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh prosecuted in Florida for calling Georgetown University law student and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute."

Politico reported Friday:

By Brad Wilmouth | March 10, 2012 | 10:11 AM EST

As he appeared as a guest on Friday's Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, moments after decrying Rush Limbaugh's recent "slut" comment, liberal talk radio host Montel Williams defended his infamous suggestion that Michele Bachmann should kill herself by decapitation as being unrelated to the recent Limbaugh matter.

While he was discussing his encounter with a wounded American soldier, he bizarrely brought up Limbaugh as if to suggest that the conservative host's strong words were a dishonor to the people who fight to defend the country. Williams:

By NB Staff | March 10, 2012 | 9:44 AM EST

For general discussion and debate about virtually whatever you want.

By Tim Graham | March 10, 2012 | 8:45 AM EST

Liberals have never been fans of the Federal Communications Commission interfering with the “free speech” of broadcast obscenity, from the “seven dirty words” to anything else. They have, however, loved the idea of reinstating a “Fairness Doctrine to curb conservative talk radio hosts.

On Thursday, The Huffington Post published an article by “award-winning creative marketer” and “issues-driven independent” [!!] Sarah O’Leary demanding Limbaugh be punished by the FCC for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut.” It was titled “Has Anyone Seen the FCC? How Rush Limbaugh Broke the Law and Got Away With It.” Which law? An actual expert, my friend Dan Isett, the director of public policy of the Parents Television Council, found it was “profoundly ignorant.” Let’s list how many ways this article is wrong:

By Brent Bozell | March 10, 2012 | 7:40 AM EST

At the same time Washington was ablaze with outrage at the idea that Rush Limbaugh insulted a woman as a “slut,” ABC premiered a new Sunday night show called “GCB” – shortened from “Good Christian Bitches.” Limbaugh apologized. ABC displays no such contrition. They insulted only those Christians. In the midst of this trashy debut, ABC promoted a new sitcom coming in April titled “Don’t Trust The B---- in Apartment 23.”

ABC advertised the debut of “GCB” with a photo of actress Kristin Chenoweth in a choir robe cut way above the knee, as if such a thing exists. “Love One Another,” it read, dripping in sarcasm. That’s Hollywood’s definition of a “good Christian.”

By Tom Johnson | March 10, 2012 | 7:05 AM EST

We lead this week with perhaps the most severe case of Santorum Derangement Syndrome ever exhibited on DKos. Elsewhere, Kossacks unsurprisingly insisted that Republicans, Santorum included, are the real loonies, and dopes to boot.

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

By Tim Graham | March 10, 2012 | 6:16 AM EST

Cam Edwards at pointed out to me that liberals in California (and "animal welfare" lobbyists across the country) are trying to demote the head of the California Game and Wildlife Commission for hunting and shooting a mountain lion in Idaho (where it's legal).

Dan Richards was pictured in a hunting newsletter smiling over his kill. Hunting mountain lions in California has been illegal for 40 years, first banned by Gov. Ronald Reagan and then by a statewide ballot initiative. The San Jose Mercury News reported:

By Brent Bozell | March 9, 2012 | 10:59 PM EST

A couple of years ago, “comedian” Louis CK “joked” on the Opie and Anthony radio show about Palin coming to the Republican convention “holding a baby that just came out of her f-ing, disgusting [C-word], her f-ing retard-making [C-word].”

Last night, I emailed letters to all the female anchors and on air TV correspondents at all broadcast and cable broadcast networks, numbering more than 60, asking them if they “stand behind the association's decision to give Louis C.K. an endorsement and give him the honor of sharing the stage with the President of the United States given his vile remarks – never even apologizing or even acknowledging he was wrong?”

By Tom Blumer | March 9, 2012 | 8:39 PM EST

Gosh, how did that happen?

At the Associated Press as of 7:30 p.m., its Top Business stories (saved here for future reference) top headline read: "Strong 3 months of hiring as US adds 277,000 jobs." The headline at the underlying article (saved here) reads the same. Related pics are after the jump.