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By Tim Graham | | August 3, 2013 | 9:57 AM EDT

One of the most inaccurate things that secular reporters do in reporting on homosexuality and religion is in putting the words “devout” and “gay” right next to each other – even when it’s clear that the sympathetic gay characters in their stories are shedding their religious traditions in favor of their gay identity.

The New York Daily News carried a story with the headline “Shahar Hadar, 34, is part of a growing cluster of devout gay Jews in Israel. He is one of a few religious drag queens that perform on Israel's downtown circuit.”

By Tim Graham | | August 3, 2013 | 8:20 AM EDT

Washington Post music writer Chris Richards has a political edge. Who can forget his gooey tribute to Obama press secretary Jay Carney’s musical taste for the band Guided By Voices? He can also leave out Obama when it’s convenient.

On Thursday, Richards wrote a story dominating the front of the Style section on “The Firing Lines of Chiraq,” as Chicago's rappers respond to the “epidemic of gun violence,” but names like Barack Obama or Mayor Rahm Emanuel never surfaced:

By Brent Bozell | | August 3, 2013 | 8:05 AM EDT

They may find it scandalous for someone to say so, but our secular liberal media are playing  favorites with religion. They have a spoiled child, Islam. Journalists see Islam as a bullied, minority faith for brown people. Draw a cartoon of Mohammed with dynamite on his head, and you are the worst kind of trouble-making hater.

But write a book declaring that Jesus isn’t God? That’s not picking a fight or making trouble. That actually delights media elitists. They see America as too identified with Christian-nation “intolerance,” a bond that needs to be broken. Look no further than Lauren Green’s Foxnews.com interview with Muslim author Reza Aslan, who wrote a book titled “Zealot,” which wildly claims that Jesus wasn’t God, and (scriptural evidence be damned ) Jesus never said or thought that he was.

By Matthew Vadum | | August 3, 2013 | 7:52 AM EDT

As interest in the alleged warming of the planet wanes, the global warming inquisition is hoping to make an example of a heretical reporter whose only sin is healthy skepticism.

The enviro-Left is busy attempting to subject London-based Paul Ingrassia, an American journalist brought in by Reuters to beef up its worldwide news operation, to a digital auto-da-fé for insisting that the 2,800 journalists at the news agency at least try to provide fair and balanced accounts of the events of the day.

By Tom Johnson | | August 3, 2013 | 6:45 AM EDT

Kossacks have long been divided over which is more contemptible: Fox News, or the Fox News audience? Two DKos bloggers came down on marginally different sides of the question this past week.
 
In a Wednesday post, Jesse LaGreca of Occupy Wall Street fame, whose nom de blog is "MinistryOfTruth," played up the network's supposed role as enabler and mainstreamer of violent racism:

By NB Staff | | August 3, 2013 | 6:05 AM EDT

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By Tim Graham | | August 2, 2013 | 9:29 PM EDT

In the first week of February 2012, the Big Three networks lunged to the defense of Planned Parenthood when the Susan G. Komen Foundation (very temporarily) withdrew its donation to abortion giant (about $680,000 the previous year). Network reporters whacked Komen, promoting “outrage and disappointment engulfing the Internet.”

But Mollie Hemingway of Get Religion pointed out that Planned Parenthood in Texas was recently forced to pay the state of Texas $4.3 million for Medicaid fraud. Where was the “outrage and disappointment” engulfing the media? The networks didn’t notice. Even the local newspaper coverage was terrible.

By Matt Hadro | | August 2, 2013 | 7:07 PM EDT

CNN hasn't covered developments in the IRS targeting scandal for over a week, since correspondent Dana Bash claimed on July 25 there was "no evidence" the White House was involved.

State of the Union host Candy Crowley briefly mentioned the scandal on her July 28 show but said nothing of any new developments. In the last week, National Review reported e-mails that "suggest collusion" between IRS official Lois Lerner and an attorney for the Federal Election Commission to investigate a conservative group. CNN said nothing of the report.

By P.J. Gladnick | | August 2, 2013 | 6:34 PM EDT

What happens when a writer with a left of center periodical such as The Atlantic honestly confronts the unfolding and inconvenient facts of what the Obama administration labels as the "phony scandal" of Benghazi? A reality check.  Such was the case with Conor Friedersdorf who although he has enough of a libertarian streak in him to have opposed Obama's re-election, still has enough leftwing bonafides to absurdly slam Rush Limbaugh for "race baiting."

Therefore it must have come as something of a shock to the liberal bubble readers of The Atlantic to read Friedersdorf admit that he had "tuned out" Benghazi as most of the MSM reporters had done but has now changed his mind as you can see in the self-explanatory title of his article: The Attack in Benghazi: Worth Investigating After All. Here is Friedersdorf's explanation for his change of mind:

By Geoffrey Dickens | | August 2, 2013 | 5:30 PM EDT

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir has fingered the main culprits behind Detroit’s bankruptcy. According to him, it’s none other than Fox News host Sean Hannity and all his fellow racist conservatives who were threatened by Smokey Robinson.

In his July 27 screed for Salon headlined “Why the Right Hates Detroit” O’Hehir claimed the fall of big cities like Detroit and New Orleans had less to do with longtime Democratic rule and more to do with the right’s desire, as seen in the “coded racism of Sean Hannity” to punish the cities that spawned “the worldwide revolution symbolized by hot jazz, Smokey Robinson dancin’ to keep from cryin’ and Eminem trading verses with Rihanna.”

By Ken Shepherd | | August 2, 2013 | 5:21 PM EDT

As my colleagues Kristine Marsh and Katie Yoder reported earlier, hundreds of conservative, pro-life women turned out in Lafayette Park across from the White House on Thursday to protest the Obama/Sebelius contraception mandate, which was originally scheduled to take effect on August 1. You may recall that administration officials pushed back implementation of the religious freedom-infringing mandate to January 1, 2014, even as the president has selectively chosen to push back enforcement of ObamaCare's employer mandate to January 1, 2015, to fall after the midterm elections.

Of course, while the media made a virtual hero out of Sandra Fluke in 2012 for her pro-HHS manage stance, the liberal media have completely censored the thoughtful and articulate voices of Women Speak for Themselves (WSFT). Searches of our DVR system and Nexis yielded no coverage from the Big Three broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC. Likewise, searches of Nexis and Google News revealed there was not even a news brief in major newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post.

By Andrew Lautz | | August 2, 2013 | 5:15 PM EDT

MSNBC contributors Jonathan Alter and Joy Reid sound much like a good metronome: their commentary never changes, marching on at an endless, fixed pace. Alter and Reid have made a career at the Lean Forward network out of comparing Republicans to slave owners, terrorists, and drunks.

Their latest assault on the GOP came on Friday’s Now, with Reid serving as guest host in place of Alex Wagner. Discussing the latest attempt by Senate Republicans to defund ObamaCare, Alter blasted the “suicide caucus” GOP, claiming “smarter conservatives understand” that shutting down the government over ObamaCare “is suicidal.”

By Matt Hadro | | August 2, 2013 | 5:08 PM EDT

The brother of former President Nixon took a shot at the media on Wednesday's Piers Morgan Live, as he defended his brother's legacy against the "prejudice" of many.

"And these days, today I watch -- I watch C-SPAN to see what the news is. And then I listen to the people that try to filter what you hear," he told Piers Morgan. [Video below the break. Audio here.]

By Andrew Lautz | | August 2, 2013 | 4:14 PM EDT

It’s rare when the Morning Joe crew unanimously agrees on an issue. It’s simply extraordinary when the issue is ObamaCare.

Host Joe Scarborough and a liberal panel mocked congressional Democrats on Friday for griping about high premiums under ObamaCare, after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced Thursday that the federal government would continue to subsidize health care premiums for members of Congress and their staffs.

By Lauren Enk | | August 2, 2013 | 3:45 PM EDT

According to Christian News Service, a Christian group is petitioning Facebook to take down a vulgar anti-Christian page which suggests the Virgin Mary should have aborted Jesus. The page’s self-description claims to “explain what really happened in biblical times, since the bible is full of lies,” refers to Jesus as “rapist’s offspring” and accuses him of having “destroyed the planet and brainwashed millions.”

The question is: will Facebook respond by upholding it’s community standards and taking down the offensively anti-Christian page?