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By Tom Blumer | December 16, 2014 | 11:55 PM EST

Earlier tonight, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters observed that the Tuesday evening network news shows failed to report on an opinion issued today by a federal judge in Western Pennsylvania in connection with President Obama's illegal immigration-related executive actions last month.

Several blogs and center-right outlets noted Judge Arthur Schwab's 38-page "Memorandum Opinion" this afternoon. Not that this excuses the networks, but a search at the Associated Press's national site just before 8 p.m. on Schwab's last name (unfortunately not saved) returned nothing relevant. But shortly after 8 p.m. a story with a time stamp of 5:08 p.m. with Schwab's name finally showed up in the same search. Only the AP can explain how this could have happened.

By Melissa Mullins | November 30, 2014 | 9:04 PM EST

This past Thanksgiving weekend, with all the stories going on in the country today, one seems to have topped the list: an unknown GOP staffer decided to voice her opinion about the Obama daughters after they were pictured during the White House turkey pardon ceremony…on her Facebook page. Yep.  That’s the story. Criticizing the daughters for their short skirts and glum facial expressions is....a firing offense?

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 19, 2014 | 2:22 PM EST

Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of Meet the Press, sat down with Marc Lamont Hill of HuffPost Live to promote his book “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House” and made some interesting remarks about cable news. Speaking on Tuesday, November 18, Todd argued that “Roger Ailes’ political past… sort of makes it, because he actually worked as an operative, it [Fox News] always feels a little more campaign-y than, but I think certainly you know, than what gets accused on the MSNBC side of things.” 

By Kristine Marsh | November 18, 2014 | 4:10 PM EST

Question: if there’s no such thing as a slut, how can anyone be guilty of “slut-shaming?” 

Don’t dismiss it as one of those timeless philosophical conundrums (ie. “Which came first, the slut or the shamer?”). The answer is an important key to navigating the shoals of perpetual feminist outrage.

By Tom Blumer | November 17, 2014 | 11:42 PM EST

The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press — the entity which to our great misfortune is considered the de facto news source of record by the nation's establishment press — finally broke down several days ago and mentioned the name "Jonathan Gruber" in a news story.

Of course, the wire service saved Philip Elliott's story for Friday afternoon to minimize its visibility; the time stamp at the AP's national site is 4:20 p.m. ET Friday; that's only a minute later than the 3:19 p.m. CT time stamp found here at the earliest Google News entry I could find. Elliott largely made the story almost entirely about Republicans' and conservatives' reactions to what Gruber has said — as if they're the only ones who should be deeply troubled about Gruber's insulting descriptions of the American people and the fundamental dishonesty involved in drafting and passing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, in early 2010. But he also quite dishonestly tried to claim that Gruber wasn't even an "architect" of the law (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Matthew Philbin | November 12, 2014 | 8:49 AM EST

Disagreeing with liberals is not traitorous.

By Tim Graham | November 11, 2014 | 8:02 AM EST

The editors of The Huffington Post apparently do not feel awkward about putting headline above a black Republican woman with the words “She looks black, but.....” She “looks” black? The full headline was “She Looks Black, but Her Politics Are Red: What Mia Love's Victory Means for the Face of the GOP.”

Darron Smith, Ph. D, who “looks black,” but writes for the very white Arianna Huffington, wondered “How does a black, female conservative and Latter-day Saint manage to negotiate so many foreboding white contexts?” Her election in a largely white district still represents a victory for "white privilege." She apparently suffers from a “apparent Stockholm syndrome of black Mormons" and makes “an unholy compromise” in avoiding any racial or gender advocacy:

By Kristine Marsh | November 5, 2014 | 10:43 AM EST

If there was ever a clear-cut example of the blatant bias the media shows to favor homosexuals and demonize Christians, this would be it. One of the stars of Amazon’s streaming television show “Orange is the new black” had it out in a shouting match with a preacher on the New York City subway Tuesday morning. The video was uploaded last night and has gone viral, thanks no doubt to the media’s fawning headlines.

By P.J. Gladnick | October 27, 2014 | 10:35 AM EDT

The Huffington Post published a tweet from Houston Mayor Annise Parker claiming that her daughter was denied a driver's license due to having two moms. However, a later update to the story shows that Parker was much less than truthful about the initial reason for the denial of the driver's license.
 

By Curtis Houck | October 24, 2014 | 6:13 PM EDT

During his MSNBC show on Thursday night, Chris Matthews discussed a soundbite of Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst stating her stance on the Second Amendment from two years ago and interpreted it as “pretty radical” to the point that “[s]he has talked about killing politicians she doesn't agree with.”

First, here is what Ernst actually said (which was uncovered in a Huffington Post story from Wednesday): “I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, nine millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere, but I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family, whether it's from an intruder, or whether it's from a government should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”

By Tom Blumer | October 15, 2014 | 11:58 PM EDT

For years, government watchdog groups have chronicled numerous instances of waste and abuse — at the very least — at the Centers for Disease Control and its National Institutes for Health.

An establishment press corps doing its job, upon hearing the director of the National Institutes for Health claim that "if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine" for Ebola by now, and especially upon hearing leftist poltiticians then claim that it's all Republicans' fault, would look into whether part of the problem might be poor bureacratic stewardship. But they're not doing their job.

By Kristine Marsh | October 9, 2014 | 1:06 PM EDT

Feminists at Jezebel, NARAL, Feministing and the like are encouraging young girls to rise up and protest against school dress codes, which they deem “sexist.”

Apparently any school dress code that requires some level of modesty from students is tantamount to “slut-shaming,” the horrifying crime of requiring women and girls to dress and act according to norms of social and sexual propriety.  

The complaints started with left-wing and feminist sites but the moving is crossing over to the mainstream media as well. Even The New York Times is using the highly-contentious phrase.