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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 :

By Tim Graham | December 10, 2011 | 12:01 PM EST

Parade magazine, the Sunday newspaper supplement, bows and scrapes before liberal actor Matt Damon in the December 11 edition, oozing on the cover that Damon is "The Sexiest Family Man Alive."  Damon is promoting the forthcoming family movie We Bought a Zoo.

Parade's Brooke Hauser wrote "Damon has been outspoken on issues like tax inequality and education -- leading activist filmmaker Michael Moore to champion him for president. Though the actor has denied any interest in running for office, he knows how to land a political punch." Against Romney:

By Brad Wilmouth | December 10, 2011 | 11:19 AM EST

Friday's NBC Nightly News ran a report touting the prospect that President Obama could portray the current Congress as a "Do-Nothing Congress," based primarily on the number of bills passed rather than delving into the issues addressed, even making a comparison with the 1995 Republican Congress as if it could be similarly described as unproductive.

Correspondent Kelly O'Donnell's piece put most of the onus on Republicans for supposedly questionable results in Congress, as she featured early on soundbites of Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer complaining about House Republicans calling an end to the congressional session. Anchor Brian Williams set up the report:

By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 10:35 AM EST

As NewsBusters reported, the media gushed and fawned over President Obama's speech last Tuesday likening himself to Teddy Roosevelt.

On Friday's Inside Washington, Charles Krauthammer called this "a classic example of how little it takes to stir the erogenous zones of liberals" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 9:51 AM EST

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart are once again locked in a battle of wits.

Having been told by O'Reilly that he was "going to hell" for remarks he made about the war on Christmas, Stewart said Thursday, "I make my living watching Fox News eight hours a day. I'm already in hell! Boom! Boom! Your move, O'Reilly."

This led The Factor host to marvelously respond Friday, "All right, here's my move. How can you watch eight hours of Fox News every day and still be a pinhead?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By NB Staff | December 10, 2011 | 9:51 AM EST

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: the presidential race.

How do you feel about Newt Gingrich's surge? Does the possibility of a Gingrich nomination make you happy or sad? If the latter, who's your pony in this race and why?

By NB Staff | December 10, 2011 | 9:48 AM EST

I know we've got Army-Navy today, but what does one do on a Saturday without a full complement of college football games?

Anything else of sports interest this weekend apart from tomorrow's football matchups?

By Mark Finkelstein | December 10, 2011 | 9:22 AM EST

No wonder President Obama adopted some of the language of the Occupy movement in his class-warfare speech this week.  It's led by the likes of Alfredo Carrasquillo, a fellow "community organizer" with whom the president perhaps identifies.  Carrasquillo specializes in breaking into foreclosed homes to dole them out to people—beginning with himself—to live in.

Chris Hayes gave Carrasquillo a sympathetic platform on his MSNBC show this morning. Making it clear that he was speaking as a "devil's advocate," not, God forbid, expressing his own opinion, Hayes gently inquired of Carrasquillo whether, you know, it could be said he has no right to break into and live in homes owned by others.   Dismissing the notion out of hand, Carrasquillo described theft of others' property as "technicalities."  That seemed good enough for Hayes, who helpfully pointed out that the homes Carrasquillo is breaking into "are just sitting there, no one's making use of them." Video after the jump.

By Brent Bozell | December 10, 2011 | 8:56 AM EST

Once upon a time, women were considered the “fairer sex,” the “better half.” Stewardesses were talented and beautiful. Wives were softer, more gentle. Men fought for their honor. Feminism crushed all of that. It is a testimony to their movement that in today’s post-feminist entertainment media, part of what makes television so corrosive and sour is just how piggish the women have become.

The latest study from the Parents Television Council drives this concept home by going to the ugly center of pop culture: MTV “reality” programming. After studying entire seasons of four MTV shows, the PTC concludes: “Females talked about sex acts more than men, talked about sex more graphically than men, mentioned sexual body parts more than men, and talked about intercourse and preliminaries to intercourse more than men.”

By Tim Graham | December 10, 2011 | 8:42 AM EST

Christians believe that God loved the world and sent his only son to found a church. Atheists think man invented religion to bring some meaning (or rationales for power) to their lives. Guess which Lawrence O'Donnell sounded like on Friday's Morning Joe.

O’Donnell claimed “Republican voters hate Mitt Romney, can’t stand Mitt Romney,” and since he’s at 25 percent in the polls, 75 percent of Republicans are apparently placed in the white-hot hater category, which O’Donnell found amusing since Gingrich is the bigger sinner against that invented Christian notion of God. Video and transcript below:

By Tim Graham | December 9, 2011 | 10:48 PM EST

The blog Inside Cable News noticed new job notices at "One was more of a support position for Up with Chris Hayes and another that seemed more like a general editorial position" for the NBC/MSNBC Decision 2012 team. Both had a line that stuck out: "Must have thorough knowledge of political and progressive news."

"While I can see the applicability of that for Up, I’m having a harder time understanding the propriety of it in this other rec," ICN wrote. "This is allegedly to be a position that is at least partly in support of Decision 2012 which as far as I know is an NBC News project that’s not supposed to skew along ideological lines. The very idea that MSNBC is looking for political editors whose knowledge of progressive news matters but conservative news apparently does not matter, seems to run entirely counter to what NBC News professes to be about."