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By Curtis Houck | November 24, 2015 | 8:36 PM EST

In NBC Nightly News’s coverage of President Obama’s Tuesday meeting with French President Hollande, the newscast complained that Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian fighter jet had “managed to overshadow” the “crucial meeting at the White House” and further “derailed” an attempt to forge a more cohesive coalition to fight ISIS with Russia.

By Tom Blumer | November 24, 2015 | 6:32 PM EST

Call it the triumph of the "new normal."

At Reuters today, after today's first revision of third-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy grew by an annualized 2.1 percent, up from the late-October estimate of 1.5 percent, reporter Lucia Mutikani and Editor Paul Simao demonstrated that they have completely given in to the artificially lowered expectations of past seven miserable years. Despite the fact that annual growth in the U.S. economy averaged 3.4 percent from 1946-2007 — a period which included ten recessions — and that it has seen four-year spurts averaging over 4 percent several times in the past three decades, the Reuters pair claims that its "long-run potential" is now only 2 percent, thus making today's 2.1 percent result "respectable."

By NB Staff | November 24, 2015 | 6:22 PM EST

"Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is still in the race for the Democratic nomination, but he isn’t getting much traction.  In fact, he’s now polling two points behind the Syrian refugees." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.

By Matthew Balan | November 24, 2015 | 6:08 PM EST

On Monday's CNN Tonight, Buck Sexton of The Blaze exposed the left's special treatment of the Islamic faith, after liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill attacked Bill Maher for his views on Islam. Hill claimed that "Islam is premised on some very basic fundamental values that are in line with what America articulates as its own value." He continued by asserting if "you have an investment in sharia law means you're somehow a radical, or that you're necessarily anti-growth, anti-democracy, anti-modern — it's just not true."

By Tim Graham | November 24, 2015 | 4:45 PM EST

Pretty-boy actor Brad Pitt is lecturing the American people to stop being so closed-minded about the foreigners in their panic after the Paris attacks. Americans somehow think they’re an island of xenophopic egotists.

"Don't be so emotional," he cautioned. "Don't see the world from our own backyard. Understand everyone has self-interest and that we are now in a community. We are not an island and we don't always know best so let's check ourselves."

By Curtis Houck | November 24, 2015 | 4:45 PM EST

An editorial in Tuesday’s print edition of Investor’s Business Daily firmly took President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of the Democratic Party to task for their “deadly denial” of radical Islam and the prominent role it’s played in the war on terrorism and terrorist attacks from 9/11 to Fort Hood to Paris. 

By Erin Aitcheson | November 24, 2015 | 3:42 PM EST

Reason #47,321 to be glad you’re not a liberal: You get to enjoy your holiday and allow those around you to enjoy theirs. Not so for our left-wing counterparts, who mostly disdain Thanksgiving – along with Columbus Day, Independence Day, Flag Day, Christmas, Easter, etc. – freighting it with their liberal guilt and contempt for any one or thing that doesn’t reflect their enlightened world-view.

So while you’re eagerly tucking into your turkey and happily plopping potatoes on your plate, spare a thought for those fated to suffer through Thanksgiving though they know that what the Pilgrims wrought is nothing to celebrate. 

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.”