Huffington Post

By Tom Blumer | December 12, 2013 | 9:38 AM EST

The due diligence at the intractably liberal Huffington Post is apparently far, far less than perfect.

The following correction currently appears at a HuffPo puff piece (HT Twitchy) by Hillary Miller about actor Bill Murray and actress Emma Stone paying a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Hawaii: "CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred incorrectly to Hawaii as an independent country." The original text, as carried at another web site, follows the jump:

By Noel Sheppard | December 6, 2013 | 10:52 AM EST

The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 7 percent last month as employers added 203,000 people to their payrolls.

This should be good news, right?

Not to the folks at the perilously liberal Huffington Post who actually published an article Friday with the hysterical front page headline, "Strong Jobs Report Could Doom Unemployment Benefits."

By Randy Hall | December 6, 2013 | 5:01 AM EST

An essay posted in October by Linda Tirado entitled “Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts” describing her struggles as a woman with virtually no income was picked up by the liberal Huffington Post and then went viral, drawing more than four million people to read her claim that she is “a poor person,” and “that is all I am or ever will be.”

However, an investigation by Angelica Leicht for the Houston Press discovered that the blog post’s author is a private-school-educated Democratic activist who wildly exaggerated her circumstances. She owns a home as the result of her parents’ generosity, has worked in politics since 2004 and has called herself a private political consultant since 2010.

By P.J. Gladnick | November 28, 2013 | 2:40 PM EST

BABY PANDA!

Don't be too surprised if you hear a liberal relative shout that out at the Thanksgiving table today if the topic of talk turns to Obamacare. Although Barack Obama himself has been urging members of Organizing For America to bring up Obamacare talking points at the dinner parties today, another liberal school of thought is that the President's signature program has fumbled so badly that it is now too embarrassing to defend. So when a gloating relative points out that conservatives have been right about the train wreck of Obamacare all along, one must change the subject entirely. Huffington Post writers Nick wing and Shadee Ashtari provide some helpful tips on what subjects a liberal can bring up to change the subject away from the embarrassment of Obamacare:

By Sean Long | November 20, 2013 | 8:46 AM EST

Comedians often aim their jokes at conservatives, but not this time. Comedian Jim Norton attacked Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” and his network for hypocritically promoting racial and homophobic vitriol.

Norton criticized Sharpton and MSNBC while on Nov. 19’s HuffPostLive. He claimed that MSNBC exhibits a double standard where they accept certain offensive behavior by individuals such as Sharpton, but censor contributors like Alec Baldwin. He also attributed a similar hypocrisy to Hollywood’s conception of political correctness.

Norton, known for his popular radio show "Opie & Anthony," slammed Sharpton, saying he’s “been an absolute pig for many years, and he gets away with it because everyone’s afraid just to tell him exactly what a complete a**hole he is.”

By Tim Graham | November 18, 2013 | 7:30 AM EST

The Huffington Post is the home of America’s number one Obama fanboy. Meet Matthew Lynch, “school reform advocate,” who has written an article entitled “12 Reasons Why Obama Is One of the Best Presidents Ever.” It includes entries like “3. He is for one race – the human race.”

 “While I acknowledge he has made a number of mistakes in recent years, I stand firm in my conviction that Barack Obama is one of the greatest presidents America has ever seen. I believe history will prove this, and with time, he will be remembered in the annals of history as a revered revolutionary," Lynch oozed. Even Obamacare is one of the 12 reasons Obama’s the best ever:

By Tom Blumer | November 9, 2013 | 11:43 PM EST

Sam Stein, who poses as a journalist while toiling at the Huffington Post (he lost any legitimate claim to the title when he wouldn't back away when caught red-handed pretending to know something he couldn't possibly know about John McCain's vetting or lack thereof of Sarah Palin in September 2008), wrote on Thursday (HT Hot Air) that "The Obama administration is considering a fix to the president’s health care law that would expand the universe of individuals who receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance."

Of course, Stein didn't look into how much this "fix," better described as a "huge spending increase," might cost, and "somehow" forgot that any such "fix" substantially increasing tax subsidies would destroy President Obama's unqualified 2009 pledge that "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period." Neither did the Associated Press's Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar in a Friday evening writeup. Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner did remember Obama's pledge. He also engaged in genuine journalism by looking at what kind of cost might be involved in the "fix" (bolds are mine):

By Brent Bozell | November 2, 2013 | 8:03 AM EDT

Feminism isn't just a brutal philosophy for millions of unborn children. It's brutal on the Internet. Take the website Jezebel.com, a reference to the prophetess in the Book of Revelation who was "teaching and beguiling my servants to practice immorality."

This summer, a Catholic priest in Gainesville, Virginia took to Facebook to help find an adoptive home for an unborn child with Down syndrome. It spurred a little press boomlet when hundreds of people called or e-mailed the church, volunteering to raise the child.

By Sean Long | October 30, 2013 | 3:09 PM EDT

While climate alarmists and the media continue to link everything, including storms like Hurricane Sandy, to climate change, one scientist recently admitted to HuffPost Live that accuracy of forecasts is deteriorating.

Jane Long, Berkeley researcher and associate director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, cast doubt on climate change forecasts in an Oct. 29 HuffPost Live segment.

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By Noel Sheppard | October 21, 2013 | 3:23 PM EDT

Isn't it fascinating that as liberals push for same-sex marriage many of their ilk are always trying to destroy or defame the very institution itself?

Consider author Leah Hager Cohen who actually published a piece at the Huffington Post titled "6 Reasons Never To Get Married":

By Tim Graham | October 20, 2013 | 7:29 AM EDT

Chris Noth, a star of “The Good Wife” on CBS, isn’t as restrained a politician in real life as he is on TV. Black leftist Marc Lamont Hill spotlighted him as "fascinating" on HuffPost Live for tweeting: “Highest level of racism was showed yesterday when Republicans forced a shutdown of our government. Mostly because our President is black.”

Noth also tweeted “Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped.” That wasn’t quoted by Hill. But Noth unloaded all the junk about Obama opponents being Confederates, and being un-American for opposing Obama and should "succeed" [sic] from the Union:

By Noel Sheppard | October 18, 2013 | 12:49 PM EDT

If Obama and his precious "Affordable Care Act" have lost the Huffington Post, they're both in a lot of trouble.

Consider this surprising headline prominently featured on the Post's front page at press time:

Obamacare Nearing 'Holy Sh*t' Moment