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By Tom Blumer | December 11, 2011 | 8:43 AM EST

A pathetic, obsequious act  on the part of an establishment press member was exposed as utterly foolish mere days after its appearance.

On Wednesday (for Thursday's print edition), New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote glowingly of "Joining a Dinner in a Muslim Brotherhood Home." He swallowed a lot more than food while he was there, as the following excerpts indicate (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Tim Graham | December 11, 2011 | 7:23 AM EST

The cover story of Sunday’s Washington Post magazine is a supportive profile of radical-left activist “mogul” Andy Shallal, who now owns a series of “Busboys and Poets” restaurants in the D.C area. He is best known recently for being the enthusiastic sponsor of Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers in his D.C. appearance days after the 2008 election.

But the Post’s puffy title for Shallal on the cover was “Democracy’s Restaurateur.” Deep in the story you learn who gave him that title: Ralph Nader.

By Brad Wilmouth | December 11, 2011 | 1:15 AM EST

After ABC's Republican presidential debate on Saturday night, several members of the ABC team spoke of Mitt Romney's attempt to make a bet with Rick Perry about whether Perry was correct in asserting that Romney had advocated Massachusetts-style Romneycare as a model for the nation, with predictions that the $10,000 bet comment would hurt Romney with voters.

After arguing that Perry appeared to be the one who was factually incorrect in the dispute with Romney, ABC's Jake Tapper went on to predict Romney would still be harmed by the exchange. Tapper:

By Dave Pierre | December 11, 2011 | 12:02 AM EST

Recent reports suggest that the Hollywood community has a monstrous child abuse problem on its hands, and the New York Times is remaining silent.

Yet when it comes to decades-old allegations against long-deceased Catholic clerics overseas, the paper is all over it.

By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 11:55 PM EST

Americans that spent their Saturday evening watching the Republican presidential debate witnessed the height of media hypocrisy.

Former Clinton adviser turned ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos actually asked attendees - with a straight face no less - if marital infidelity should be an issue in the campaign (video follows with highlights and commentary):

By Tim Graham | December 10, 2011 | 10:53 PM EST

President Obama wasn't making any friends at the Daily Kos when he defended the Team Obama decision to refrain from offering "morning after" birth control pills over the counter to children without a prescription. Obama cited his own daughters, which only infuriated leftists like Kaili Joy Gray, the resident scourge of those "terrorist, murderous scumbags" we call the pro-life movement, sounded off against paternalistic Obama in the latest "war on women" update.

"Americans don't need a daddy-in-chief who turns squeamish at the thought of their sexuality. While squeamishness may be an understandable emotional reaction, it doesn't prevent pregnancy or disease. Instead, it does enforce the kind of ignorance that leads to a greater risk of pregnancy and disease," Gray lectured. "Americans of all ages need to understand sexuality—the science, not the moralistic shaming in the name of God or decorum. The information and protection they need should be as accessible to them as possible because that's how you prevent pregnancy, disease and poor decisions."

By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 9:38 PM EST

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich at Saturday's debate in Iowa marvelously countered Mitt Romney's accusation that he's a career politician.

"The only reason you didn't become a career politician is you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994":

By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 7:09 PM EST

Donald Trump on Friday took a nice little poke at Wolf Blitzer.

During an interview aired on CNN's the Situation Room, the real estate tycoon said to his host, "I know you like the president and all that stuff, although less than some of the folks at MSNBC" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

By Brad Wilmouth | December 10, 2011 | 6:19 PM EST

ABC's Good Morning America and CBS's the The Early Show on Saturday, as well as Friday's World News on ABC, seized on GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry forgetting the name of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as the Texas governor criticized President Obama's tendency to appoint activist judges. As he teased Saturday's The Early Show, CBS anchor Russ Mitchell even asked, "How long can his presidential candidacy survive?"

As CBS correspondent Jan Crawford appeared on the show, Mitchell posed to her:

By Tim Graham | December 10, 2011 | 4:20 PM EST

In November, Rosie O'Donnell visited the Occupy Wall Street protests with a film crew at Zuccotti Park. Now, Us Weekly magazine is reporting Rosie didn't exactly act like the "99 percent" in proposing gay marriage, for the second time, to New York-based headhunter Michelle Rounds. "I proposed with my head down, hand out and a huge lump in my throat," O'Donnell told Us.

Jewelry expert Michael O'Connor told Us that the ring's estimated value is about $100,000. "Wow! This is a platinum ring that gets you noticed," O'Connor marveled. "The cushion cut center diamond is approximately 4 carats, and since it's set in platinum, the diamond will be held more securely. There may be additional significance to the fact that the center diamond is surrounded by 'rounds' set into a platinum collar."

By Scott Whitlock | December 10, 2011 | 3:55 PM EST

The Washington Post on Saturday offered a chiding, negative response to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to veto a new European Union treaty that would have more closely bound the country and meant the possibility of new taxes.

Staff writer Anthony Faiola scolded on the front page, “At the same time, Cameron made life harder for a region desperately trying to unite behind a plan to subdue a debt crisis that is threatening the global economy.” The 26 paragraph story featured only the Conservative Cameron to defend the decision, but touted several outraged and disappointed liberals.

By Matt Hadro | December 10, 2011 | 3:35 PM EST

CNN's liberal anchor Fareed Zakaria whacked Republicans in an interview clip that aired on CNN Friday, asserting that the GOP primary "wants people to say incendiary things." Zakaria's full interview with faux-conservative presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will air Sunday on Fareed Zakaria GPS.

Zakaria set the table for Huntsman, the liberal media's favorite GOP candidate, to blister the rhetoric of the GOP field as unsustainable. "[T]here is a market for people to say slightly outrageous things," Zakaria noted of the GOP primary. "So you just refuse to say those kinds of incendiary things?" he asked of Huntsman.

By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 1:54 PM EST

Jay Leno on Friday took what many might think was a double entendre poke at Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.

After playing the Texas governor's new ad dealing with gays serving openly in the military, the Tonight Show host quipped, "It's the same jacket Heath Ledger wore in 'Brokeback Mountain,' but we won't go there" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | December 10, 2011 | 1:46 PM EST

On the PBS NewsHour weekly Political Wrap on Friday night, liberal analyst Mark Shields cheered President Obama's speech in (Texas, oops) Kansas on soak-the-rich populism: "At long last. I think the president has danced around a number of theories of governance, that we could all reason together, the Rodney King approach, which came a cropper." He's not a natural populist, Shields said, but "I think it is an acknowledgement that the Republican Party has moved incredibly far to the right."

As expected, pseudo-conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks agreed on the far-right GOP thing, but wanted Obama to be more centrist: "I agree with Mark the Republican Party has gone very far right, but if they singing the hymnal of FOX News, why do you sing to the hymnal of MSNBC? Why don't you do something more centrist?"

By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 12:02 PM EST

The Obama-loving media have been paying a lot of attention of late to flipflops made by Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney throughout their respective political careers.

Yet as Politico loosely addressed earlier this month, the current White House resident signed a bill in November that reversed his campaign pledge to prevent the slaughter of horses (picture courtesy :