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By Ken Shepherd | | February 9, 2013 | 7:08 PM EST

Today's "On Faith" page in the Washington Post featured a puzzling contrast that shows the left-wing media's schizophrenia when it comes to traditional religious faith. The paper's religion section editors ran these two items side-by-side: a Religion News Service (RNS) article that was thoroughly positive about Muslim women who want to design and/or model fashionable yet modest clothing, and Post religion writer Lisa Miller's attack on Catholic bishops for their stances on Christian sexual ethics in general and opposition to the ObamaCare contraception mandate in particular.

In "A Muslim fashion statement: Agency connects modesty-minded models with designers," Omar Sacirbey of RNS opened his 23-paragraph feature with the story of Savannah Uqdah, a devout Muslim woman who at one time aspired to be a fashion model but "didn't want to violate Islam's tenets on modesty." As such, Uqdah "shelved her modeling dreams and instead expressed herself through the fashions she wore." But now that modeling agencies eye a lucrative market in fashionable yet modest attire, Sacirbey notes, women like Uqdah are excited at the potential to live out their dreams.

By Brent Baker | | February 9, 2013 | 5:41 PM EST

CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?”

Moments earlier, before an ad break, she segued from the Northeast blizzard to a segment with Bill Nye “the science guy,” by pointing to global warming: “Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to blame? I’ll talk to Bill Nye, ‘the science guy,’ about devastating storms and climate change.”

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 5:00 PM EST

There apparently is no limit to Bill Maher's depravity.

On HBO's Real Time Friday, the host during his opening monologue made a joke about Boy Scouts having oral sex (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 4:27 PM EST

Mort Zuckerman really schooled Eleanor Clift on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday.

After Clift commented that if she closed her eyes during House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) speech to the American Enterprise Institute last week, she "would have thought it was Barack Obama," Zuckerman marvelously fired back, "Eleanor, if it had been Barack Obama, you would have supported everything he said" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 3:36 PM EST

Throughout her tenure at Newsweek, Eleanor Clift has been one of the national media's most consistently dovish, anti-war figures.

On Friday, while appearing on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Clift twice said drones "are a blessing" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 1:47 PM EST

Conservative author Ann Coulter has strongly responded to PBS's Mark Shields calling her "The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps."

Shields made this remark on PBS's Inside Washington Friday in the middle of a discussion about Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fl.) recent views regarding immigration reform (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 1:17 PM EST

A pig just flew by my window.

On PBS's Inside Washington, the perilously liberal syndicated columnist Mark Shields noted the "inconsistency" and "hypocrisy" of the Left being "muted in their criticism" of President Obama's drone attacks (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 12:44 PM EST

Despite his awful track record and penchant for making stuff up when it fits his agenda, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is one of the liberal media's most beloved economic darlings.

That's why it was quite a shock to see former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas slam him on PBS's Inside Washington Friday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 11:12 AM EST

It seems America's media just can't get enough white jokes these days.

On NBC's Tonight Show Friday, host Jay Leno began the program taking a shot at Mitt Romney as well as the color of his skin (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | February 9, 2013 | 10:34 AM EST

Hackers dug into the Bush family's private e-mails and sent out images of paintings by former president George W. Bush. As if that wasn't offensive enough, The Huffington Post went looking for the most dastardly comparisons: "Jack Fischer, who has an eponymous gallery in San Francisco, compared the interest in the Bush paintings to Adolf Hitler's work in art school, while making it clear that he was only comparing the two artistically, not historically."

"What immediately comes to mind is Hitler's paintings and the immediate brouhaha that that caused," Fischer said. "There's this peculiar sort of interest in a famous figure having painted." At The New York Times, art blogger Roberta Smith offered a leftist take, but it seemed gentle after the HuffPost blast:

By Tom Blumer | | February 9, 2013 | 9:56 AM EST

Does the Politico do so little noteworthy original work that it has to make it appear as if it's taking credit for stories it didn't break? It sure looks like it from here.

In a story about President Obama's Organizing For Action organization, the not-for-profit lobbying result after Obama and those running the presidential campaign's Organizing For America chose to become a permanent fixture, Politico's Byron Tau predictably whitewashed the seriousness of OFA's violation of IRS rules against partisan political activity in allowing a supporter of Democrat Terry McAuliffe to recruit signature gatherers for his gubernatorial campaign. Tau also acted as if his web site had gotten the story either first or at the same time as a competitor when he wrote in his second paragraph that "OFA removed the post after it was flagged by POLITICO and the Weekly Standard." Then, in the final sentence of his 11-paragraph entry -- one I guess he hopes nobody will read -- Tau wrote:

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 8:49 AM EST

Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown said something Friday night that should wake up the Left and their media minions.

Appearing on HBO's Real Time, Brown said during the online Overtime segment, "He'd [Obama] be impeached by now for drones if he was W. Bush" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Bozell | | February 9, 2013 | 8:02 AM EST

Everyone can imagine the horror of a madman shooting up an elementary school, especially the horror of losing your six-year-old in the melee. But at some point, the news media’s wallowing in Newtown reminds one of Don Henley’s satirical song “Dirty Laundry,” and how the anchors’ eyes gleam through plane-crash news because “it’s interesting when people die, we love dirty laundry.”

The “O” word that defines the media at times like these isn’t “objective.” It’s “opportunistic.”

By Noel Sheppard | | February 9, 2013 | 12:30 AM EST

"You can be killed by someone in the White House, President on down, for completely arbitrary reasons."

So said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher Friday.

By Randy Hall | | February 8, 2013 | 11:35 PM EST

If beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, then the host of “The Ed Show” on MSNBC is definitely wearing blinders.

During the Wednesday night edition of his program, Schultz attacked Steve Doocy of the morning “Fox and Friends” show for stating that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the subject of a new website that is “showing off this glamorous new face. Face-lift, perhaps?”