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By Noel Sheppard | October 6, 2013 | 5:58 PM EDT

As liberal media members step over themselves to defame the GOP for not walking in lockstep with one another much as Democrats do, they seem to be ignoring a tremendously inconvenient truth.

Appearing on his first Fox News Sunday since leaving ABC, George Will made a brilliant observation about the party on the right that so-called journalists should heed, namely "Republicans now have what liberals are supposed to admire, which is diversity" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 6, 2013 | 4:27 PM EDT

CNN viewers familiar with State of the Union host Candy Crowley certainly weren't surprised when she came armed to her Sunday interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) with Democrat talking points.

Fortunately, the Texas Senator was prepared and marvelously smacked her down when she twice claimed that Democrats feel blackmailed by Republicans proposing separate bills to fund parts of the government (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 6, 2013 | 3:09 PM EDT

A few weeks ago, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank called Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Tx.) filibuster phony.

On CBS's Face the Nation Sunday, Milbank took his criticism further calling the Texas senator "a complete phony" who's just riding the Tea Party to get "really famous" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Baker | October 5, 2013 | 9:17 PM EDT

“After the President vetoed several spending bills, not one story blamed him for the shutdown, but nearly two dozen declared the GOP culpable. Furloughed workers and other ‘victims’ were featured in half the stories.” Sound familiar? That’s from a 1996 Media Research Center study on the battle between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich. Yes, the current shutdown showdown is deja vu all over again in who gets blamed.

To help illustrate the very familiar media tone and approach, I’ve put three clips together out of the MRC archive, starting with Bob Schieffer anchoring the Saturday, December 16, 1995 CBS Evening News: “Well, they’ve done it again. Nine days from Christmas, Republicans have forced another partial shutdown of the government because they cannot come to an agreement with the White House on how to balance the budget.”

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 5:50 PM EDT

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan and the Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift got into quite a heated debate about the government shutdown on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday.

At one point, Buchanan said Obama “wants to maximize the pain in order to maximize his political gain…It is a sinister and sadistic tactic” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 4:24 PM EDT

Just when you thought Bill Maher couldn’t say anything more offensive than he already has, he outdoes himself.

On HBO’s Real Time Friday, the host during his opening monologue mocked World War II vets saying, “They're the greatest generation - nobody said they were the brightest generation” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 3:36 PM EDT

This is really rich.

Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson on PBS’s Inside Washington Friday called young people that don’t want to buy health insurance “deadbeats” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 1:37 PM EDT

It’s becoming quite apparent the American people aren’t as concerned about the government shutdown as the Democrats and their media minions would like people to be.

On the CBS Late Show Friday, when host David Letterman asked the studio audience if they were worried about the shutdown, they collectively said “No” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 12:53 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Tuesday, MSNBC's Mara Schiavocampo had a tough time signing up for ObamaCare the first day the exchanges went live.

As if that wasn't funny enough, the folks at NBC's Tonight Show took that video and added a surprise ending where Schiavocampo is so frustrated she destroyed her computer (video follows with commentary):

By Matthew Balan | October 5, 2013 | 12:49 PM EDT

CBS rekindled its love for pro-abortion politician Wendy Davis on Thursday's CBS Evening News, after the Democrat announced her candidacy in the Texas gubernatorial race. Norah O'Donnell trumpeted how "Davis was a little-known Democratic state senator in Texas. But her marathon defense of abortion rights drew national attention."

Manuel Bojorquez heralded how state legislator "stepped into the national spotlight with pink sneakers, during a 13-hour filibuster of new abortion restrictions here." However, Bojorquez was among the Big Three journalists who put that spotlight on Davis mere hours after she stalled the passage of pro-life legislation in the Lone Star State. At the time, he asserted that the filibuster turned the Democrat "a national political star". [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 11:47 AM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Wednesday asked Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, "When are we going to have the book we've really been waiting for, 'Killing O'Reilly?'"

On Fox News's O'Reilly Factor Friday, during the "Pinheads of the Week" segment, Imus in the Morning executive producer Bernard McGuirk called Matthews "a bitter, spittle-spewing psycho" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 4, 2013 | 7:06 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Tuesday, George Will has joined Fox News.

In his first comments on the network, Will said on Friday's Special Report, "The President’s rather enjoying this [shutdown], and if the emblematic statement of the first Obama term was 'A crisis is a terrible thing to waste,' this term defined after just nine months is 'A crisis is a beautiful thing to create'” (video follows with transcript and commentary):