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By Tim Graham | February 21, 2012 | 3:36 PM EST

The liberal media are increasingly bold in trying to “mainstream” al-Jazeera English by offering them journalism awards. Fox News is excluded from these honors -- because they're owned by an Australian-American? But networks owned by an Arab monarch like Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer al-Thani are included. The “nationally renowned George Polk awards in journalism” – that’s what they call it themselves – have followed the duPont-Columbia awards in honoring AJE.

This naturally leads leftist Reagan-haters like Will Bunch to demand Comcast start making space for al-Jazeera English propaganda.

By Clay Waters | February 21, 2012 | 3:14 PM EST

New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse’s “Congressional Memo” Tuesday was a late valentine to former Wisconsin senator and preening liberal hero Russ Feingold, “In New Book, Ex-Senator Says Fear Clouded Judgment After 9-11.”

Hulse, who has a history of promoting Democrats while dismissing Republicans, portrayed Feingold as a brave maverick trying to thwart a rising tide of fear.

By Brent Bozell | February 21, 2012 | 3:01 PM EST

Editor's Note: This morning as part of the ongoing Tell the Truth! 2012 campaign, two massive Media Research Center (MRC) billboards totaling 1,684 square feet were hoisted in one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections – New York City’s Times Square. The objective: to hold the liberal media accountable. MRC is the parent company of

What follows is a statement NewsBusters publisher and MRC founder Brent Bozell made earlier today:

By Clay Waters | February 21, 2012 | 1:45 PM EST

Veteran New York Times media reporter David Carr’s Monday column self-righteously attacked an unfortunate headline on an ESPN mobile website, “Chink in the Armor,” that was widely interpreted as a purposeful slur on the ethnicity of benchwarmer-turned-NBA-sensation Jeremy Lin: “Media Hype For Lin Stumbles On Race.”

Giving no benefit of the doubt to the ESPN editor, who has since been fired, Carr declared the headline one of myriad “underlying racist tropes that still lurk in the id of American sports journalism.” This lecture comes from a reporter who last year characterized Midwesterners as folks with “low-sloping foreheads,” akin to cavemen.

By Scott Whitlock | February 21, 2012 | 1:15 PM EST

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday highlighted skyrocketing gas prices, sympathetically wondering "What, if anything, can the White House do about" them.

Stephanopoulos focused on Republican congressional response to gas prices, warning that the GOP is "talking about these high gas prices over this February break. This is something they think they can exploit." On April 25, 2011, the former Democratic operative turned journalist worried about the nation's "gas gripes."

By Kyle Drennen | February 21, 2012 | 12:49 PM EST

Putting a question to MSNBC's Chris Matthews at the end of a President's Day panel discussion at Ford's Theater on Monday, I challenged him about the American people growing cynical of media coverage, the left-wing Harball host responded by proclaiming that his own program was "a great positive thing for American civilization." The largely liberal audience applauded the notion. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Matthews suggested his comment was somewhat tongue-in-cheek: "What do you expect me to say? That's what I do every day." However, moments earlier he asserted: "I think what I do every night and the people that watch me appreciate it....I try to bring an entertainment factor into it....I think at the end of my hours every night they know a lot more about American politics than when they begin, and they enjoy it more."

By Ken Shepherd | February 21, 2012 | 12:36 PM EST

"Birth control has ­become a surprise ­obsession among the GOP presidential can­didates this year."

That's the misleading teaser headline on page A1 of the February 21 Washington Post. After all, it was a liberal Democratic Congress that passed and a liberal Democratic president who is enforcing provisions of ObamaCare that will force religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage in insurance plans, even if doing so violates religious conscience. Yet to the liberal media, it's social conservatives who are waging "culture wars."

By Matt Hadro | February 21, 2012 | 12:15 PM EST

Republicans are deceitfully playing with words to avoid being slammed as homophobes, racists, and bigots, claimed CNN contributor L.Z. Granderson on Tuesday morning's Newsroom. Anchor Kyra Phillips simply let Granderson air his liberal diatribe without any challenge, and no conservative guest was brought on to respond.

Republicans "aren't fighting for Muslims and mosques," said Granderson of their claims of "religious freedom," but simply "fighting for Christianity."

By Tom Blumer | February 21, 2012 | 12:11 PM EST

The Associated Press's Seth Borenstein, his wire service, and most of the globaloney-advocating establishment press have a problem relating to development NB's Iris Somberg noted a short time ago.

Peter Gleick, described in a related UK Guardian story as "a water scientist and president of the Pacific Institute," said last week that he "obtained" documents from the Heartland Institute about its strategy to, in part and in Borenstein's words (from his 1,000-word dispatch), "teach schoolchildren skepticism about global warming." Now, Gleick has admitted that he stole them (Gleick's description: "I solicited and received additional materials directly ... under someone else’s name"). Oops. It get worse for Borenstein and the wire service on at least two levels.

By Iris Somberg | February 21, 2012 | 11:58 AM EST

Peter Gleick of Pacific Institute confesses on Huffington Post to role in Heartland controversy; Soros-funded blog one of first to publish stolen documents.

By Iris Somberg | February 21, 2012 | 11:57 AM EST

Head of the George Soros-funded Pacific Institute admitted to releasing documents from the Heartland Institute that he falsely obtained. The group’s sleazy attack was then promoted by liberal bloggers and quickly gained steam. The story was picked up by the New York Times, Politico and other media outlets.

Pacific Institute, the group that lied in order to obtain the documents, received $275,000 from Soros’s Open Society Foundations since 2006. This vicious attack by the left resulted in the release of information on the Heartland Institute’s fundraising strategy, budget, and plans to combat global warming alarmism.

By Paul Wilson | February 21, 2012 | 11:27 AM EST

The current system of economic growth is unsustainable, and people should “try to avoid banks,” “consider gardening to grow your own food,” and reject the advances of globalization. That’s not a clip from National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers.” That is the latest message of doom and gloom from the environmental movement.

Incubate Pictures produced a nearly 35 minute animated film titled “There’s No Tomorrow,” which depicted a gloomy future of unsustainable economic growth, diminishing natural resources, and environmental degradation. “There’s No Tomorrow” argues that since the modern economy is based on continuous growth fueled by fossil fuels, and oil production has already reached its production peak, the economy will eventually collapse.

Video after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | February 21, 2012 | 10:34 AM EST

For almost five days, the Obama-loving media have been seriously ridiculing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for saying at a campaign stop in Michigan the trees in that state "are the right height."

Fellow Michigander Michael Moore, appearing on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show Monday, actually came to Romney's defense saying, "Well, he does have that right. The trees in Michigan are just the right height" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 21, 2012 | 9:39 AM EST

Libtalker Mike Papantonio - who happens to be a frequent contributor to MSNBC - said on Westwood One's radio program Ring of Fire Saturday that the entire Republican Party, along with prominent conservatives Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Michelle Malkin, are dimwitted, anti-Semitic racists (audio follows with partial transcript and commentary):

By NB Staff | February 21, 2012 | 9:37 AM EST

There have been some different numbers thrown about referring to President Obama's chances for being reelected based upon various economic indicators. If one looks at consumer spending an unemployment, the economy hasn't improved enough to assure an Obama win: