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By Jack Coleman | November 25, 2015 | 9:42 PM EST

It's always amusing when liberals accuse conservatives of treason for the audacious alleged crime of disagreeing with them on national security. Even more amusing is when liberals accuse other left wingers of treason. The silver lining here -- some of those accused become potential converts to conservatism after deciding they've had enough of loyalty tests on the left. 

Radio host Thom Hartmann, whose program is among the most influential on that short list of influential liberal radio shows, could barely contain his contempt for nearly four dozen House Democrats who broke ranks with the party and voted for Republican legislation to tighten oversight of Syrian and Iraqi refugees entering the U.S.

By Tom Johnson | November 25, 2015 | 9:15 PM EST

Republicans have the upper hand in Congress and in a clear majority of state governments. To Alterman, that state of affairs is a “mystery,” since GOPers typically hold “extreme” and “silly” views “that are not only beyond the boundaries of the beliefs of the vast majority of Americans, but also contrary to the laws of physics, economics, and, of course, common sense.”

In the December 7 issue of the magazine, Alterman analyzes how Republicans can be so nutty yet so empowered. He blames 1) Democrats, for “allow[ing] themselves to be defined as elitist snobs who view the everyday struggles of working-class Americans—especially white males—with contempt,” and 2) “so many members of the mainstream media [who have] run interference for—and therefore legitimize[d]—the [GOP’s] dangerous nonsense in the guise of allegedly objective reporting.”

By Brad Wilmouth | November 25, 2015 | 5:42 PM EST

During a discussion of Wednesday's interview with GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush on New Day, CNN's John King gave a glimpse into the negative mindset of media liberals toward former President George W. Bush such that they have difficulty paying any sort of compliment toward him without having to insert a qualifier like "whatever you think about him."

By P.J. Gladnick | November 25, 2015 | 3:13 PM EST

Los Angeles Times reporter Christine Mai-Duc thinks she has found irony in the fact that most of the workers at the factory that manufactures Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" hats are Latino. Of course there is really nothing ironic in this since all the factory workers have legal status so no illegal workers are working at the plant. What is truly ironic is that the reporter, while trying desperately to expose irony which does not exist in this situation, has revealed her own anti-Trump bias in her story. 

First let us observe as Ms Mai-Duc tries and fails to find irony in the fact that most of the Trump hat factory workers are Latino:


By Tim Graham | November 25, 2015 | 2:36 PM EST

The Washington Examiner reports a new Pew Research Center survey found “More than six in 10 Americans believe that the news media, followed closely by Hollywood, has a negative effect on the country.”

The extensive interview of 6,004 respondents from August 27 to October 4 found that 65 percent believe that the news media "has a negative effect on the way things are going in the country." Some 56 percent said the entertainment industry has a negative effect.      

By Brad Wilmouth | November 25, 2015 | 1:47 PM EST

On Monday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of Islamophobia with liberal CNN commentator Charles Blow and right-leaning CNN commentator Buck Sexton, host Don Lemon played a clip of a Saturday Night Live parody exaggerating the views of right-leaning Americans toward Syrian refugees, and then asserted that "it's not far from what some of the candidates are saying."

By Curtis Houck | November 25, 2015 | 1:43 PM EST

While awaiting President Barack Obama’s remarks on Wednesday concerning national security as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, ABC News chief anchor, former Clinton staffer, and Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos couldn’t help but repeatedly gush over the President’s supposedly “forceful rhetoric” on ISIS following the Paris terror attacks.

By Michael McKinney | November 25, 2015 | 1:10 PM EST

Tuesday Night on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg discussed the ‘morality play’ created by NBC's Harry Smith on the Syrian refugee crisis, complete with Bible verses, as was previously documented on NewsBusters. Smith had tried to compare the Japanese internment with the refugee crisis. Bernie set fire to the idea when he said, “He [President Roosevelt] only interned Japanese Americans, and let's emphasize they were Americans, because they weren't white."

By Alatheia Larsen | November 25, 2015 | 1:04 PM EST

The Grinch stole Christmas, and now the Huffington Post wants to take away Christmas Dinner.

On Nov. 24, HuffPost praised a new report from London-based Chatham House think tank that encourages governments to create “financial incentives” to discourage people from eating  meat.

By Curtis Houck | November 25, 2015 | 12:21 PM EST

Taking its cues from Monday’s New York Times, Wednesday’s CBS This Morning offered a similarly fawning profile of some young girls in California who are “scouting for change” as they try to force the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to admit them as members as they preferred the BSA over the Girl Scouts. 

By Katie Yoder | November 25, 2015 | 10:47 AM EST

Hollywood is bursting at the seams with big names vying to support liberal candidates. But one internationally recognized singer just broke the mold.

In a BBC One special, 27-year-old Adele thanked former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin for her rise to fame. It was a compliment Palin couldn’t ignore.

By Tim Graham | November 25, 2015 | 10:41 AM EST

On Monday night's All In, in a discussion of the rock-concert shootings in the Paris terrorist attacks, MSNBC’s Joy Reid claimed that the National Rifle Association doesn’t care at all about the loss of life in shootings, and only wants to sell more guns.

Host Chris Hayes suggested from a devil’s-advocate position that when the NRA protested an effort to prevent people on the government’s terrorist watch list from purchasing guns, it showed “integrity” in maintaining their gun-rights position. Reid replied “there's nothing in the NRA's behavior that indicates they care about anything other than maximizing gun sales.”

By Mark Finkelstein | November 25, 2015 | 8:19 AM EST

You name the problem, Tom Friedman's got the answer: raise taxes on gasoline. Looks like Tom Brokaw's caught Friedman's gas-tax raising fever.

On today's Morning Joe, Brokaw proposed, as part of fighting the war on terror, raising gas taxes by five cents per gallon. Brokaw argued that it is wrong that the burden of fighting falls on just 1% of Americans, and that the result of his tax increase would be that "every time you go to the pump you have to think about what's going on elsewhere."  For liberals, any event is a good excuse to do the thing they love best: raising taxes.

By Curtis Houck | November 25, 2015 | 7:47 AM EST

Following in the footsteps of Monday’s CBS This Morning, the CBS Evening News featured on Tuesday a segment sounding the alarm on opposition to the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees with the comparison that those Syrians who have settled in the U.S. are facing “another brewing problem” in those opposed to their settlement (after having survived the horrors of the Assad regime). 

By Karen Townsend | November 24, 2015 | 11:58 PM EST

Unable to resist a dig at traditional American history, FOX’s Grandfathered quickly tosses in a line describing Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, as an unethical celebration. Thanks, Howard Zinn!