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By Brad Wilmouth | | November 13, 2012 | 7:36 AM EST

As former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared as a guest on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, host Morgan brought up "some people" who are "blaming" the former Pennsylvania Senator for costing Mitt Romney the general election by forcing him to take "fairly right-wing, quite extreme positions," getting him into an "unholy mess." Morgan:

By Tim Graham | | November 13, 2012 | 6:57 AM EST

On Monday, Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy wrote two columns in one. Half was an interview with conservative Warrenton, Virginia gun store owner Steve Clark about how white men feel about outreach to black voters.

But the other half was a screed about how somehow, the GOP campaign was racist to the bone: "Republican strategists unleashed ads aimed at whipping the party’s core constituency — aging, right-wing, non-college-educated white men — into a racial frenzy with 'dog whistle' warnings that a black 'food stamp president' was out to get them." Which ads? He didn't say.

By Tim Graham | | November 13, 2012 | 5:34 AM EST

Which one of these liberal radio statements could be less acquainted with reality? On her Monday radio show, Stephanie Miller said to Rep. Maxine Waters Obama won two landslides in a row:

“I’m sure you’ve seen the clips on TV of you know George Bush talking about his mandate and political capital that he earned and you know obviously what the President truly has is a mandate. I mean this is two electoral landslides I mean landslides in a row and he said obviously you know basically what he said this question over and over came up and Americans voted for you know the rich to pay their fair share.” Or there's Al Sharpton saying on Friday that the mainstream media was not defending Obama:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 12, 2012 | 6:26 PM EST

Princeton University professor Cornel West had some harsh words for MSNBC's Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Michael Eric Dyson Friday.

Speaking with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, West said, "They have sold their souls for a mess of Obama pottage" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Ryan Robertson | | November 12, 2012 | 6:04 PM EST

On everyone's mind this morning was the resignation of CIA Deputy Director David Petraeus on Friday. Liberal radio talk show host Bill Press did his best to catch his listeners up on the details of the scandal, but then went on a rant asking why it's even an issue.

At no point in his defense of the former Army general and CIA chief did Press bring up the impending hearing concerning Libya on Capitol Hill that Petraeus was scheduled to appear before, nor did he think an FBI investigation was necessary -- despite the confidentiality agreement Petraeus submitted to before accepting one of the highest, if not the highest-level security clearance job there is in the federal government [ video below, MP3 audio here ]:

By Ken Shepherd | | November 12, 2012 | 5:27 PM EST

On the November 9 edition of the leftist program Democracy Now, socialist professor Cornel West denounced President Obama from the Left, saying he's not liberal enough for his tastes.

The Harvard professor said that his struggle for left-wing economic policies "intensifies" with Obama's reelection since the president is little more than a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface." In fact, West added, from his perspective, the late President Nixon was better on health care, as he was "to the left" of Obama on the issue. Our friend Bob Parks of our sister site has the video, which I've embedded below the page break:

By Liz Thatcher | | November 12, 2012 | 5:26 PM EST

CNBC’s Jim Cramer predicted a possible recession by Christmas if lawmakers didn’t step up and make some sort of deal in regards to the looming fiscal cliff. His prediction came during an Nov. 11 appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“We can gift wrap a recession by Christmas. We can set it right into place without some agreement,” Cramer told “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. He attributed that week’s stock market drop to that same lack of certainty.

By Kyle Drennen | | November 12, 2012 | 5:22 PM EST

Appearing on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, liberal historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin pleaded for the American people to excuse extramarital affairs of public figures like David Petraeus: "What would we have done if FDR had not been our leader because he had an affair with Lucy Mercer? Think of the productive years that Clinton could have had if Monica Lewinsky hadn't derailed them. We've got to figure out a way that we give a private sphere for our public leaders. We're not gonna get the best people in public life if we don't do that." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

By Matthew Balan | | November 12, 2012 | 4:47 PM EST

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Sharyl Attkisson filed a hard-hitting report on the possible ties between former CIA chief David Petraeus's resignation and the continuing controversy over the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Attkisson spotlighted how Petraeus told several members of Congress that "video of the Benghazi attack supports an element of spontaneity, as the administration first claimed."

Anchor Charlie Rose also hyped Rep. Peter King's theory on General Petraeus's resignation: "The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says the timing of the resignation suggests a cover-up. Petraeus was scheduled to testify to Congress this week about the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya." [audio clip available here; video below the jump]

By Matt Vespa | | November 12, 2012 | 4:30 PM EST

Last Friday, in his first post-election remarks on PBS and NPR, New York Times columnist David Brooks downplayed his usual bash- conservatives  narrative, and actually castigated liberals for wanting to go over the looming fiscal cliff.  He said that liberals are more organized, they’ve won the election, and will get most of what they yearn for if we do go over the waterfall: increased revenue, tax hikes, and cuts to defense spending.   

Strangely, his liberal colleagues, Mark Shields on PBS and E.J. Dionne on NPR, seemed to agree with this claim – undercutting the notion that this "cliff" is dangerous to both parties.

By Liz Thatcher | | November 12, 2012 | 4:29 PM EST

'Mad Money' host tells 'Meet the Press' that without a deal, businesses will lay off workers.

By Ken Shepherd | | November 12, 2012 | 4:08 PM EST

It's hard to imagine a major newspaper according Style section coverage to a 10-part documentary that was the brainchild of a conservative filmmaker with a penchant for conspiracy theories. But a left-winger, that's a different story. The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday today gave readers of the paper a 12-paragraph puff piece about "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States" which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on Showtime and focuses considerable attention on FDR's vice president Henry Wallace, a socialist who, had he been re-nominated in 1944 instead of Harry Truman, would have succeeded to the presidency in 1945 upon Roosevelt's death.

"Untold History" is a 10-hour-long documentary grounded "in indisputable fact," Hornaday assures readers, noting that Stone's collaborator in the project is an American University professor, Peter Kuznick.

By Matt Hadro | | November 12, 2012 | 4:01 PM EST

No surprise here, but CNN's Fareed Zakaria cheered the states that legalized same-sex marriage and marijuana on his Sunday CNN show, lauding it "a picture of America at its best, edgy, experimental, open-minded and brilliantly diverse."

Zakaria also noted exit polls favoring amnesty for illegal immigrants. "I hesitate to build a grand narrative out of all this, but the trend seems to be towards individual freedom, self-expression, and dignity for all," gushed the liberal journalist once reportedly considered for a position in Obama's second-term cabinet.

By Kyle Drennen | | November 12, 2012 | 2:38 PM EST

Sounding more like a Democratic strategist on Sunday's Meet the Press than NBC's political director, Chuck Todd urged President Obama to force congressional Republicans into a corner on the fiscal cliff: "...go do it with 65-70 members of the Senate, cut the deal, bring it over to the Boehner in....did the President learn anything from his first term about how to deal with congressional Republicans? Which is don't do it through the leadership."

Moments later, liberal pundit and historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin described how Obama could "build his mandate": "...he has to mobilize that base. That base was energized on election nigh....It's there to bring pressure on obstructionists if they don't get a deal done from the outside in....The Tea Party pressured everybody that summer, why can't his coalition, which is bigger, pressure people from the outside in?"

By Noel Sheppard | | November 12, 2012 | 2:18 PM EST


On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show Saturday, CBS's Nancy Giles said the reason white people are "trying to eliminate all these abortions" is "to build up the race" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, file photo):