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By Tim Graham | December 18, 2011 | 12:52 PM EST

The Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post sums up who has a "Good Year" and a "Bad Year" in politics -- Gingrich good, Obama bad, for example. But "Best Year" went to "The Clintons." Political writer Chris Cillizza -- not a normal fountain of gush -- said it was "an amazing year for the Clintons. Again."

The Post is blinded by their star power. "When we gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton our 'good year'  in 2010, we thought she was headed toward a little bit of a letdown in 2011," wrote Cillizza. "Boy, were we wrong. (Mental note: Stop counting out the Clintons.)" He also gushed over Bill and over Chelsea (thanks to NBC).

By Noel Sheppard | December 18, 2011 | 11:24 AM EST

NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend predictably did a sketch mocking Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow for his faith.

What might have been lost on viewers was a not-so subtle endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney when Jesus Christ - played by Jason Sudeikis - said at the skit's close, "Mormonism - all true, every single word" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Mark Finkelstein | December 18, 2011 | 8:34 AM EST

Somebody check the calendar.  Aren't we almost in 2012? Yet there's Kathleen Parker on Chris Matthews's weekend show today, still gushing over Barack Obama like a member of the liberal media in the deepest throes of 2008 Obama-adulation.

After extolling Obama's foreign policy approach as "cool" [mangling a basketball metaphor along the way], Parker defiantly declared: "I know everybody's going to say [I'm] an Obama lover.  Whatever." Video after the jump.

By Tim Graham | December 18, 2011 | 7:54 AM EST

National Public Radio is a playground for all the factions of the liberal base, including the atheists. That was clear on Friday with the passing of atheist author Christopher Hitchens. NPR didn't shrink from noticing that Hitchens viciously bashed the globally beloved nun Mother Teresa of Calcutta. They even reran a quote saying "Here's how he trashed her right after she died." (Obviously, the words were a little different, but not the politeness).

Everyone who insists that the media's obituaries should be kind and generous never met the NPR people who wanted to make sure Hitchens was slinging mud from their taxpayer-supported mudpit at Mother Teresa when she died. From the Morning Edition profile by David Folkenflik:

By Brent Baker | December 17, 2011 | 11:44 PM EST

A departure tonight from my usual Saturday offerings of news media/politics-related humor clips. Instead, something a bit more light-hearted about an until now un-chronicled historic breakthrough.

Tom Hanks has produced a bunch of HBO mini-series, including Band of Brothers, The Pacific and John Adams, and Thursday night on CBS’s Late Show he made some fun of himself as he presented a promotional clip for a new “mini-series event” in which he will star. It will tell the story of “Bert Loomis,” inventor of a certain revolutionary breakfast food product.

By NB Staff | December 17, 2011 | 9:08 PM EST

As was expected, the Des Moines Register on Saturday endorsed Mitt Romney for Republican presidential nominee.

By Brent Baker | December 17, 2011 | 8:08 PM EST

“After 13 years with ABC News, correspondent Jim Sciutto is leaving the network and TV news. He’s moving to China where he’ll be Chief of Staff to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke,” TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reported Thursday in noting the latest journalist to join the Obama administration, this time working for Locke, the former Democratic Governor of Washington.

Sciutto should certainly feel comfortable promoting Obama’s interests and how he is a blessing to the world since that’s what he used his ABC News position to do. The night after Obama’s inauguration, for instance, Sciutto delivered a piece for World News with soundbites from naive kids around the world sputtering beauty pageant-like simplicities about how President Barack Obama will bring “world peace” and inspires them to say “yes, we can!”

By Noel Sheppard | December 17, 2011 | 5:47 PM EST

Cody Jackson is one amazing eight-year-old.

Nicknamed the "One Boy USO," this wonderful Georgian goes to the Atlanta airport twice a month to personally welcome home our returning troops (video follows with transcript):

By Jack Coleman | December 17, 2011 | 5:22 PM EST

There are lies, damned lies, and what passes for history from Ed Schultz.

Never one to let reality intrude on his delusions, Schultz cut loose with a whopper on his radio show Thursday while talking with Mike Tate, chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, about Time magazine making "The Protester" its annual person of the year (audio) --

By Brent Bozell | December 17, 2011 | 3:06 PM EST

In this special season of giving, Hollywood is willing to give people what entertainment executives think the country needs: a vicious, bloody takedown of Christmas. The December 11 episode of  “American Dad” on Fox exemplified those with a complete absence of Christmas spirit in an episode titled “Season’s Beatings.”

Father Donovan announced he was running a Christmas play at the mall, so Stan Smith, the conservative Christian CIA agent/idiot dad expected to play Jesus Christ on the cross, since “I’m the most devout member of the church,” and “When it comes to Christianity, that’s the money shot.” Stan is told he’s too fat and is cast as Santa Claus. When he discovered the part of Jesus went instead to the show’s bisexual space alien character Roger, who boasted he’s working on his “savior bulge,” Stan beat Roger senseless.

By Noel Sheppard | December 17, 2011 | 1:45 PM EST

Just how much do the media want to prevent Newt Gingrich from becoming the Republican presidential nominee?

So much that despite their total disdain for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), they'll even defend her from supposed sexist attacks by the former Speaker of the House (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | December 17, 2011 | 12:03 PM EST

Count millionaire country singer and tax cheat Willie Nelson among the growing list of extremely wealthy entertainers supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Where better to make his feelings known than at the perilously liberal Huffington Post Saturday:

By NB Staff | December 17, 2011 | 10:11 AM EST

Can we talk?

By Jill Stanek | December 17, 2011 | 10:11 AM EST

Renowned liberal author and journalist Christopher Hitchens died December 15 at the age of 62 following a short battle against esophageal cancer, since summer 2010.

One might assume Hitchens was pro-abortion, since he was also an avowed atheist. But he was not, in small or large part due to his history with abortion, as he explained in a 2003 Vanity Fair column:

By NB Staff | December 17, 2011 | 10:09 AM EST

You know the drill.