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By Jeffrey Meyer | | December 10, 2012 | 11:29 AM EST

In what has become a recurring theme on MSNBC, liberal panelists will find some way of attacking Republicans for a completely unrelated issue.  The latest example is the tragic murder-suicide involving NFL player Javon Belcher last week, which MSNBC’s Karen Finney used to smear Republicans in Congress, not over gun control -- that would be too predictable -- but, you guessed it, the "war on women."

Appearing on Friday’s Martin Bashir, Finney -- a NARAL Pro-Choice America board member who's fine with violence against unborn girls --  and the entire liberal panel slammed Republicans in the House for failure to pass the Violence Against Women Act, arguing that passage of that bill could have prevented Jovan Belcher from murdering his girlfriend.   [See video below page break.]

By NB Staff | | December 10, 2012 | 11:06 AM EST

Today's starter topic: The rapid growth rate of people whose salaries are paid by the government is a worrisome trend that is about more than just an expansion of the state. As Paul Kengor notes at the American Spectator, an expanded government employee roster means more voters directly dependent on federal largesse which in turn means more guaranteed big government voters. Here's an excerpt from the piece:

By Noel Sheppard | | December 10, 2012 | 10:49 AM EST

Two weeks ago, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx made national headlines when he called President Obama "Our lord and savior."

While hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend, Foxx joked about how in his new film "Django Unchained," "I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Mark Finkelstein | | December 10, 2012 | 9:26 AM EST

Is it possible to have a principled opposition to raising tax rates to avoid the fiscal cliff?  It seems that Joe Scarborough doesn't think so.  On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough suggested that those on the "far, far right" in the "conservative entertainment complex" and in the ranks of political consultants who oppose tax rate hikes do so out of base material motives.

According to Scarborough, speaking of such "far, far right" tax-increase opponents, "conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich." View the video after the jump.

By Tim Graham | | December 10, 2012 | 7:48 AM EST

On NPR’s All Things Considered on Friday, the network devoted a segment to "Answering Your Questions On the Fiscal Cliff." Audie Cornish declared: “It turns out many of you are confounded as well by a debate that has quickly devolved into a jumble of numbers and half truths.”

It also turns out "many of you" were liberals, and none were conservative. The listener questions that NPR picked tilted left, obsessing about taxing the “top two percent” and insisting that Social Security and Medicare be left off the table:

By Tom Blumer | | December 9, 2012 | 11:23 PM EST

The UK's National Health Service has been around since the late 1940s. Despite over 60 years of trying to get health care right, it still doesn't come anywhere close. This long-term failure has done nothing to deter the Obama administration and Democrats from attempting to replicate the horror here in the U.S.

The latest example of scandlous neglect comes from a Labor MP, carried in the usually left-leaning UK Guardian and many other British news outlets. Readers can count on it not being noticed by the U.S. press (HT Samizdat via Instapundit). The second-last paragraph in the excerpt following the jump seems to give away a feeling by the dead victim's wife that she's somehow betraying her statist brothers and sisters by speaking out:

By Noel Sheppard | | December 9, 2012 | 4:33 PM EST

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Sunday gave Lawrence O'Donnell a much-needed education on the economic impact of the Bill Clinton tax hikes in the '90s.

As O'Donnell precipitated the exchange, he perfectly demonstrated why MSNBC commentators are far too liberally biased to be invited on NBC's Meet the Press (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | December 9, 2012 | 1:55 PM EST

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took a lot of heat from conservatives on ABC's This Week Sunday.

Shortly after Republican strategist Mary Matalin derogatorily asked him if he was an economist or a polemicist, George Will said, "I have yet to encounter someone who disagrees with you who you don't think is a knave or corrupt or a corrupt knave" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | December 9, 2012 | 12:47 PM EST

George Will made a comment on ABC's This Week Sunday that is guaranteed to anger conservatives while delighting liberals in and out of the media across the fruited plan.

"Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It's old people" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | December 9, 2012 | 12:07 PM EST

Republican strategist Mary Matalin on Sunday asked New York Times columnist Paul Krugman an absolutely marvelous question.

As Krugman spewed typical Democrat talking points about the fiscal cliff negotiations on ABC's This Week, Matalin interjected, "Are you an economist or a polemicist? Just make up your mind" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | December 9, 2012 | 7:58 AM EST

On Saturday, The Washington Post published several letters from readers who were upset by Philip Rucker's report last week on how Mitt Romney was tending his loser wounds in his "moneyed and pristine enclave of San Diego." Even when Republicans crawl away and stop criticizing Heroic Barack, they can't lay off. On Sunday, Washington Post humorist (and former Style section editor) Gene Weingarten penned a nasty column in which his feminist friend Gina Barreca ripped into Romney for creeping out single women voters, who preferred Obama.

Romney, we're told, is a "terrible, terrible date" who would be "abusive to the busboy" and grow petulant is you didn't order what he urged you to try. "I would sooner go out with Gilbert Gottfried," she insisted. As if a feminist who sizes you up as a creep from afar is a dream date? It was a rant, and it wasn't funny -- unless you're a Romney-hater:

By Matthew Balan | | December 8, 2012 | 6:54 PM EST

[Update, Saturday, 9 pm Eastern: Ranger Up also promoted the vulgar image on their Twitter account.]

On Friday, Ranger Up, an apparel company that sells "shirts for the military and the patriotic Americans who love the men and women of the Armed Forces", inexplicably posted a crude rendition of Pope Benedict XVI on their Facebook page, which has over 82,000 fans. The graphic invokes a famous Marilyn Monroe scene in the movie The Seven Year Itch. Instead of standing on the streets of New York City, the Pope is in the middle of a park in the tropics, and a little girl appears to be running away in horror of the sight of the pontiff's bare legs. [image below the jump]

So far, over 350 people have "liked" the image on Facebook, it's been shared 122 times, and several anti-Catholic posts have been left on its comment thread, with no reply or comment from the anyone at the company.

By Tim Graham | | December 8, 2012 | 4:05 PM EST

NPR talk show host Diane Rehm mentioned listening to Rush Limbaugh on Friday -- this is a bit of a shock, since she's written several editorials against Limbaugh and other "hot button" commercial radio hosts. The subject was Sen. Jim DeMint leaving the Senate to run the Heritage Foundation.

Rehm, of course, chose to imply this might mean that the Tea Party is "losing its power" in Washington:

By Noel Sheppard | | December 8, 2012 | 1:44 PM EST

Jay Leno took a poke at the GOP on Friday.

During the opening monologue of NBC's Tonight Show, the host said, "According to a new study at UCLA, Latinos live longer than non-Latinos. More bad news for Republicans" (video follows with commentary):

By Tim Graham | | December 8, 2012 | 1:39 PM EST

While  Speaker John Boehner has been sharply criticized from the right over the last week, it might not be as sharp or as personal as the leftists on the radio.

Try bile-spewing Mike Malloy, who claimed Boehner was drunk most of the time he's on Capitol Hill, and he should just "drown himself in a vat of wine" and "gurgle himself right into the great bar in the sky":