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By Tim Graham | | April 10, 2016 | 8:13 AM EDT

Since National Public Radio is a taxpayer-funded liberal sandbox, you can find examples nearly  every day of NPR conducting a conversation with its liberal audience on all the liberal obsessions of the moment, like the new political-correctness theme of “cultural appropriation,” like being mad at Justin Bieber for wearing dreadlocks, because that’s a black thing.

This week, NPR asked “When Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures' Food?” In other words, is it okay for an Indian-American to run a pizza joint, or an Italian to run an Indian restaurant? If you're a white guy cooking Mexican food, it is racist or "neocolonialist"? Apparently, to the Left, you should “stick to your own kind” when selling food.

By Christian Toto | | April 10, 2016 | 7:40 AM EDT

Talk about a slam dunk news story for our celebrity-saturated times. Unexpurgated rapper Azealia Banks launched one of the nastiest personal attacks against a politician in recent memory. How gross was it? Even Donald Trump wouldn’t stoop this low. Not on his worst day.

The target? Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The attack? Banks wished a group of large black men would gang rape Palin. Why? Banks got snookered by a fake news story saying Palin approved of slavery.

By Dylan Gwinn | | April 9, 2016 | 8:24 PM EDT

Blue Bloods dipped the proverbial toe in the dangerous waters of immigration and border wall building on Friday night, on an episode titled ‘Blast From the Past.’

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 9, 2016 | 6:44 PM EDT

On Friday's Real Time on HBO, host Bill Maher was again aiming crude personal insults at GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz -- this time likening him to a "rat" and to convicted pedophile Jared Fogle of Subway restaurant fame -- and Republicans, this week recommending that the GOP give up on winning the presidential election because the "teabagger" Congress is so effective at being "obstructionist a******s" when they are not holding the White House.

By Tim Graham | | April 9, 2016 | 6:20 PM EDT

Grant Brisbee at SB Nation is having fun with the notion that “Bill Maher, comedian and talk show host who has built a successful, lucrative career based on a smug, arrogant brand of comedy, apparently thinks that Bryce Harper is too arrogant.”

“There are villains, and there are villains,” Maher said on WOR radio in New York. “Just something about him that is very arrogant, and of course that’s important when you’re facing a 100-mph fastball, you have to have that. But some guys, the confidence, which is the element we’re seeking, tips over into a kind of unattractive quality.”

By Tom Blumer | | April 9, 2016 | 5:08 PM EDT

Two weeks ago, yours truly posted on a very inadequate March 26 U.S.-distributed Associated Press story out of Glasgow the previous day (since expired) about the murder of Asad Shah. Despite the fact that far more information was known at the time, the wire service would only acknowledge that "the killing of a Muslim shopkeeper who wished Christians a happy Easter is being investigated as 'religiously prejudiced,'" and (four paragrahs in) that "The suspect, who police say is Muslim, has not been identified or charged." AP has not done a follow-up story, even though far more beyond what it failed to originally report is now known.

In a Washington Post "WorldViews" blog post on Friday, Max Bearak attempted to bring readers up to date, in the process exposing — but from all appearances acquiescing to — Orwellian attempts by the dominant Muslim community to disavow their religion's association with Shah's murder and to distance themselves from their hostility towards other faiths.

By Jeffrey Lord | | April 9, 2016 | 3:05 PM EDT

Former President Bill Clinton has done something exactly right. And he deserves to be applauded for doing so - even at the peril of ruining his reputation because this conservative is going to praise him. (And I’m not alone in this, either.)

Uh-oh. Wait. No sooner did he do something right…than, alas, he “almost” apologized.

By Tom Johnson | | April 9, 2016 | 2:41 PM EDT

During Barack Obama’s presidency, Republicans have greatly increased their power at the state level, enabling governments in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, and other locales to enact legislation that Daily Kos blogger Hunter has called, among other things, “straight-up crooked” and that has caused, among other things, a “financial clusterfuck.”

In a Friday post, Hunter theorized that one reason GOP bigwigs detest Ted Cruz is that “by bringing Republican extremism national, [Cruz has] stripped them of plausible deniability of all those bizarre and hostile and really not-working-out-all-that-great ideas.” According to Hunter, “It's rampant Ted Cruzism, aka tea partyism, that's been shredding [state] budgets and sending companies running.”

By Tim Graham | | April 9, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT

While People magazine has long been a pliant propaganda partner for Democratic presidents – they’ve gushed over the Clintons and the Obamas – Donald Trump is being questioned about his similarities to Hitler in an April 11 cover story.

“Who is the real Donald Trump? He's volatile, savvy and, some say, scary,” proclaimed the cover. People senior editor Charlotte Triggs and political reporter/Democrat-publicist Sandra Sobieraj Westfall made Hitler comparisons and complained they got “non sequitur” answers:

By Scott Whitlock | | April 9, 2016 | 1:05 PM EDT

In a cover story for the April 18 Time magazine, Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer described the “painful choice” Republicans face over embracing the “hated” Ted Cruz. The cover featured a close up of the Republican senator with the headline, “Likable Enough?” Regarding Cruz’s Wisconsin win, Scherer skeptically wrote, “It was something to see when the most hated Senator in Washington began to sound like the Great Unifier for the Grand Old Party.” 

By Clay Waters | | April 9, 2016 | 10:27 AM EDT

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman might be fresh out of friends before this campaign season is over. While his sanctimonious and classless attacks on Republicans have rendered him an unreliable political analyst, his recent assaults on the “Bernie bros” -- supposedly sexist Hillary-bashing Bernie Sanders' supporters -- have earned him new enemies on the left. On Friday, Krugman went for a direct hit on the candidate himeslf: “Sanders Over The Edge," and showed a complete lack of self-awareness as he accused both Sanders and his supporters of "petulant self-righteousness."

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | April 9, 2016 | 8:35 AM EDT

HBO shocked the world on April 4 by unveiling a 100-minute documentary honoring the legacy and legislative career of Sen. Jesse Helms.

Delayed April Fool’s. No, instead, they did feature Senator Helms – as a villain to kick off a 100-minute documentary deeply honoring the life and art of Robert Mapplethorpe, the infamous anti-Christian, penis-obsessed purveyor of sadomasochistic black-and-white photography. This defines the ideological and anti-religious sensibilities of HBO.

By Curtis Louder | | April 9, 2016 | 12:54 AM EDT

It's a pretty common characterization that traveling preachers are nothing but snake oil salesman preying on those of lesser intelligence or, at the very least, those who are hurting. The fact that Hollywood feels the need to throw this stereotype out there on a regular basis is quite tiresome. Which brings us to this week's episode of NBC’s Grimm.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | April 8, 2016 | 11:54 PM EDT

Tim Allen's character Mike Baxter on ABC's Last Man Standing is well known to be right of center. He spends most of his time taking swipes at Obama and the Clintons, but tonight he took a BIG hit at Donald Trump. 

By Matthew Balan | | April 8, 2016 | 11:00 PM EDT

On Friday, the Big Three networks' evening newscasts gave a collective yawn at the latest development in the Obama administration's Fast and Furious scandal: the White House "turning over to lawmakers thousands of pages of records" related to the gunrunning debacle to a committee. ABC's World News Tonight actually used the "Fast and Furious" phrase at the top of the program, but not in reference to the controversy. Instead, they mentioned it as they teased a one minute and 30-second segment on the latest police chase from Los Angeles.