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By Tom Blumer | November 24, 2015 | 3:09 PM EST

There was yet another sighting of the U-word ("unexpectedly") in connection with disappointing economic news today.

Bloomberg News, which most frequently employs the word, told readers that "Consumer confidence unexpectedly declined in November to the lowest level in more than a year as Americans grew less enthusiastic about the labor-market outlook." Expectations were that confidence would increase from October's value of 99.1 to between 99.6 and 101.0, not drop like a rock in just one month by almost 9 percent to 90.4. Over at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, Economics writer Josh Boak clearly wanted his readers to believe that the news was a one-off "curveball" in an economy which he contended "has strengthened by many measures over the past month." All one can say is that he must not be looking at the same economy as the rest of us.

By Katie Yoder | November 24, 2015 | 2:12 PM EST

Leave it to the liberal media to champion climate change for Thanksgiving.

On Tuesday, Think Progress listed the “‘Six Ways To Climate-Proof Your Thanksgiving.” Climate reporter Samantha Page offered tips to for “die-hard climate activist[s]” for Thanksgiving, when there are “emissions-heavy activities” and “tables full of food.”

By Michael McKinney | November 24, 2015 | 1:51 PM EST

On Monday night on The O’Reilly Factor, Charles Krauthammer discussed with Bill O’Reilly the growing rhetoric of the White House and its attempt to downplay or diminish the threat that radical Islam is on the world. Shortly after a clip of President Obama criticizing the media for conflating ISIS’s power, Krauthammer opened up on the President. 

By Brad Wilmouth | November 24, 2015 | 1:47 PM EST

On Tuesday's New Day on CNN, as co-host Chris Cuomo debated Republican Rep. Steve King on whether Syrian refugees should be allowed into the U.S., the CNN host absurdly suggested that barring refugees might "help ISIS" because it would be "playing into ISIS's hands" by "showing that you are against these people who are desperate."

As he closed the interview for breaking news, he also got in a last-minute dig as he suggested that opponents of bringing refugees to America were "blaming the victims."

By Randy Hall | November 24, 2015 | 1:24 PM EST

Students and faculty members at Smith College in Northampson, Mass., apparently tried to avoid a repeat of an “ugly episode” at the University of Missouri, where a communications professor was caught in a video calling for the removal of an instructor from an on-campus demonstration earlier this month.

According to an article written by Callum Borchers for the Washington Post, the pupils and teachers from the liberal-arts school held a sit-in on Wednesday to protest racial discrimination but didn't allow people from the media into the event – unless those journalists pledged allegiance to the cause.

By Katie Yoder | November 24, 2015 | 12:11 PM EST

Well, the Pilgrims just got an upgrade from the left. Whereas most Thanksgivings lefty media types disparage Pilgrims as genocidal racist imperialists, this year The Huffington Post wants us to remember they were a persecuted minority fleeing violence … just like the Syrian refugees liberals have decided America absolutely must accept on peril of its national soul. What a coincidence!

On Monday, Huffington Post published a piece titled “This Thanksgiving, Remember America's Pilgrims Were Refugees, Too.” In it, associate politics editor Igor Bobic compared the plight of the pilgrims to that of the Syrian refugees by declaring that American history boasts a tradition of “giving shelter to the oppressed.”

By Matthew Balan | November 24, 2015 | 11:46 AM EST

On Monday, the New York Times inadvertently created the latest cat photo to go viral. The newspaper posted a blog entry from liberal columnist Paul Krugman, and included what it thought was the famous photo of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other high-ranking administration officials watching the feed from the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. However, it was actually a photoshopped version of the picture, which includes a white cat peering up from under the table.

By Tom Johnson | November 24, 2015 | 11:25 AM EST

Liberals sometimes say that law enforcement’s approach to the Mafia offers a model for how to deal with jihadists, even though the latter tend not to limit their demands to protection money. This past Sunday, Egberto Willies claimed that if terrorist attacks were “treated as they should be, like organized crime, it would neuter ISIS. After all…the group is no more powerful than a large band of thugs with weapons.”

But crimefighting methods weren’t the main concern of Willies’s piece. Rather, it was his belief that “neocons” wish to exploit fear of terrorism in order to start a war which would “transfer wealth from the masses to the few owners of the defense industrial complex.” Willies also ranted that conservatives don’t take a back seat to Islamist fanatics when it comes to lethality: “America's right-wing mass killers and gang bangers have killed more people in the West than ISIS has.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM EST

On Monday's Late Show, liberal comedian Stephen Colbert heaped praise on liberal journalist Ted Koppel, who hosted ABC’s Nightline for 29 years, and called him “one of the most respected journalists of our time.” Colbert provided a fawning introduction of Koppel and touted how he “won eight Peabody awards, 11 Overseas Press Club awards 42 Emmys, you’ve been managing editor of the Discovery Channel, and news analyst for BBC America, a commentator right now on NPR.”

By Katie Yoder | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST

PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving – by comparing turkey to human flesh. 

It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren’t many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated.

By Clay Waters | November 24, 2015 | 10:37 AM EST

It's suddenly acceptable in the New York Times to call liberal hero Woodrow Wilson a racist, now that a black campus pressure group is making demands that Princeton University strike the name of Wilson, former president of the university, from the name of its public policy school. Yet for years, prominent conservatives have reminded liberals of the blatant racism and discrimination practiced by the Democrat (an ID the Times failed to note), and the New York Times ignored those embarrassing facts when coming from the right.

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 24, 2015 | 10:09 AM EST

On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose teed up liberal Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos to provide a free advertisement for his newspaper, calling it “the new paper of record” and a “bright light that helps shine light on all of our institutions in this country and the political process.”

By Brent Baker | November 24, 2015 | 10:08 AM EST

New on November 23: NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd slapped Republican presidential candidates for pushing the “politics of fear” and “Islamophobia” after the ISIS attacks in Paris.

By Erin Aitcheson | November 24, 2015 | 9:58 AM EST

Incest, infidelity, and possibly even child rape all amount to a healthy, healing, and loving relationship by Cosmo’s standards. In a recent twitter post, the “women’s bible” hyped an article normalizing not just sex between a half brother/half sister couple, as well as cheating and  sex involving a 14-year-old girl and “her much-older lover.” .

Disgusting and disturbing don’t even begin to describe the off-the-chart filth that is just another day at Cosmo.

The article raving “what it’s like falling in love with your sibling”  demonstrated there is no taboo Cosmo won’t pursue. It also affirmed the level of morality of the liberal left – zero. In what universe does “undeniable connection” of half siblings having carnal sex get associated with falling in love? 

By Melissa Mullins | November 24, 2015 | 9:51 AM EST

Transgender advocates are boycotting the forthcoming movie Zoolander 2 because its trailer features its moronic male model characters being confused by androgynous model named "All." Ben Stiller's Zoolander asks if the model is male or female. When the reply is "All is all," Owen Wilson's airheaded character asks “I think he’s asking is do you have a hot dog or a bun?”

Protester Sarah Rose complained over this as "an over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals. This is the modern equivalent of using blackface to represent a minority."