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By Noel Sheppard | | September 7, 2013 | 5:57 PM EDT

It seems even Barack Obama doesn't want to be seen on MSNBC.

The Washington Post reported moments ago that the President of the United States, ahead of his address to the nation about Syria Tuesday, will give interviews to the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, CNN, FNC, NBC and PBS Monday.

By Noel Sheppard | | September 7, 2013 | 4:43 PM EDT

Two months ago, NewsBusters asked when the Obama-loving media would get around to reporting the poor quality of jobs being created in this economy.

On Friday, the NBC Nightly News did just that in a surprising segment that included a reporter actually saying, "Of the eight hundred forty-eight thousand jobs created this year, nearly two thirds are part-time" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | September 7, 2013 | 3:27 PM EDT

The race-baiting media are going to be put to a serious challenge in the coming days following a tragic hate crime committed in New York City's Union Square Wednesday.

As CBS's New York affiliate reported late Friday evening, a retired train conductor was left brain dead when an African-American man unknown to him attacked him after shouting "I hate white people" (video follows with commentary):

By Tim Graham | | September 7, 2013 | 2:43 PM EDT

On Thursday night’s All Things Considered, NPR brought on professor David Lesch to discuss how many Westerners wrongly thought Bashar Assad would be a reformer. Lesch was one of those who was fooled, and interviewed the younger Assad and wrote a book in 2005 titled The New Lion of Damascus. Naturally, in the entire segment, NPR skipped over how Hillary Clinton and John Kerry belong on that list of mistaken analysts.

“I think, you know, for many of us inside and outside Syria were hoping that Bashar al-Assad would change the authoritarian system. And what I think ended up happening is the authoritarian system changed him,” Lesch said. While he couldn’t discuss Obama’s two secretaries of state, he did talk about rock star Phil Collins:

By Noel Sheppard | | September 7, 2013 | 2:21 PM EDT

How would you like to look into the evening sky and see an asteroid named Trayvon Martin?

If the trustee of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, has his way, such will be the case.

By Tom Johnson | | September 7, 2013 | 2:08 PM EDT

Daily Kos bloggers like to trash Fox News, even if some seem not to have ever watched the channel. (It's always amusing when one of them writes about Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity as if they were interchangeable. Uhhhh, no.)
 
Others, however, do at least a bit of content analysis. DKos featured writer "Hunter," for example, has long been especially contemptuous of FNC's morning program Fox & Friends. This past Tuesday, "Hunter" lauded John McCain for supposedly schooling Brian Kilmeade on the equivalence of "Allahu Akbar" and "Thank God." "Hunter" mused, "I wonder how far Sen. John McCain will get explaining Muslim culture to the fenceposts of the Fox News team."

By Noel Sheppard | | September 7, 2013 | 12:59 PM EDT

The panic amongst Obama-loving media members over the possibility that Congress won’t support the President’s planned attack on Syria is becoming palpable.

On PBS’s Inside Washington Friday, the Washington Post’s Colby King said, “A defeat of this magnitude would diminish his presidency” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | September 7, 2013 | 12:50 PM EDT

In Part 1 of this pair of posts on the press whitewash of President Barack Obama's "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, I looked at the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, who excused President Barack Obama's contradictory "red line" remarks as "offhand" statements" which shouldn't count for much compared to official statements and press releases by diplomats and the White House. (Who knew?)

PolitiFact's Jon Greenberg has also predictably weighed in with the excuse-makers. The web site didn't even bother applying a "Truth-o-meter" rating, claiming that Obama "never denied using the phrase or giving it the significance it has today." Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Tom Blumer | | September 7, 2013 | 11:14 AM EDT

As expected, the establishment press's excuse-makers have come out to defend the indefensible, claiming that President Barack Obama's Wednesday assertion in Stockholm that "I did not set a red line" with Syria and chemical weapons doesn't contradict his oft-quoted August 2012 "red line" statement.

I didn't think that the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler to be among those trying to explain it all away; (meanwhiile, PolitiFact has predictably weighed in; its post is the subject of Part 2). While he has been a bit heavier in handing out the "Pinocchios" in situations involving Republicans and conservatives than to Democrats and liberals, Kessler has rarely tried to convince readers that they didn't see or hear what the really saw and heard. Unfortunately, that's exactly what he did in this instance by giving the obvious contradiction "no rating." Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine; HT Hot Air):

By Noel Sheppard | | September 7, 2013 | 11:10 AM EDT

Not everyone in Hollywood is afraid to speak out against the President's planned attack on Syria.

On Saturday morning, Rapper Azealia Banks took to Twitter and unleashed a string of anti-war tweets including "If Obama invades Syria, America will never have another black president":

By Tim Graham | | September 7, 2013 | 9:31 AM EDT

Despite this unsatisfactory level of unemployment, The New York Times knows how to be cheeky. The newest numbers showed a large drop in motion picture jobs. Don’t blame the pornographers, wrote Catherine Rampell in an “Economix” blog post.

"The pornography industry, long accustomed to being a scapegoat for the country’s moral ills, is now being blamed for America’s economic failings, too." Get out the world's smallest violin.

By Rich Noyes | | September 7, 2013 | 9:00 AM EDT

Last year, the national media spent the campaign highlighting (or inventing) problems for the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, while downplaying or ignoring the shortcomings in Barack Obama’s record as President. Next year, we’ll find out if the media will be more successful than they were in 2010, when they attempted to marginalize and discredit conservative Tea Party candidates in a campaign that turned out to be a crushing defeat for liberals.

This year, however, there’s really only one major political race on the political radar: the Virginia governor’s race between former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe (a longtime associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton) and Republican Ken Cuccinelli, currently the state’s attorney general. And a new MRC study of major newspapers in the state finds the GOP candidate is receiving far more negative coverage than his Democratic counterpart — just four positive stories vs. 95 negative ones, a whopping 24-to-1 margin.

By Tim Graham | | September 7, 2013 | 8:00 AM EDT

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts granted an interview to Greg Hernandez of Gay Star News to discuss being “out and proud” as a news anchor. Don't say impartial news anchor.

“I feel blessed, I feel very lucky,' Roberts declared. “I love the MSNBC brand, I love my colleagues and I love this network, I love that I get to be my full self at work and I get to tackle these (LGBT) topics that are very important to our modern day conversation and the news cycle in general.” Roberts devotes at least one segment each weekday morning to the gay agenda, and like the rest of MSNBC, almost never featuresopponents. Gay Star News didn’t recognize that:

By Jack Coleman | | September 6, 2013 | 11:30 PM EDT

Seven words I never thought I'd say -- keep up the good work, Michael Moore.

What prompted this was a tweet from the leftist filmmaker after Secretary of State John Kerry's appearance last night on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" during which Kerry described why military action against the Assad regime in Syria is justified. (Video after the jump)

By Tim Graham | | September 6, 2013 | 11:14 PM EDT

Radical-left actor Ed Asner was blunt with Paul Bond of The Hollywood Reporter about how celebrities won’t be mobilizing against military actions launched by Barack Obama: "A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama," he said.

"It will be a done deal before Hollywood is mobilized," Asner said. "This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its ass." Asner, 83, even doubts the value of protesting at this late stage in his life: