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By Noel Sheppard | | July 6, 2013 | 12:28 PM EDT

Oh the tolerant left.

On Friday, after Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) signed a new bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion, Sarah Silverman tweeted, "I'd very much like to anally probe @govwalker each time he needs to make an 'informed decision'":

By Noel Sheppard | | July 6, 2013 | 11:40 AM EDT

It appears Jeff Zucker wasn't interested in creating a more fair and balanced Reliable Sources now that former host Howard Kurtz has left CNN for Fox News.

Quite the contrary, TVNewser reported Friday that the first host of the program will be the perilously liberal Daily Beast contributor John Avlon.

By Noel Sheppard | | July 6, 2013 | 10:51 AM EDT

CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman had a rather shocking thing happen to him while logging a live report from near Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday.

Members of the Egyptian military interrupted his report and took away CNN's camera (video follows with commentary):

By Tom Johnson | | July 6, 2013 | 9:33 AM EDT

Many (though by no means all) liberals don't see liberalism as an ideology, but rather as plain old human decency and common sense. Daily Kos blogger Ed Martin took that viewpoint to an extreme this past Tuesday.

Martin doesn't think Republicans are qualified to call him and his ilk liberals. He wonders, "Why should any rational person allow themselves to be defined by people who have been wrong about everything?...[P]eople who proudly demonstrate their pathologies, sociopathy and psychopathy, every day."

By Mark Finkelstein | | July 6, 2013 | 8:10 AM EDT

No wonder Dan Abrams left MSNBC . . . The former legal analyst at the "Lean Forward" network, now at ABC, expressed an opinion this morning that would surely be unwelcome at his former shop.  

Guest-hosting on Good Morning America, Abrams opined that as a legal matter "I don't see how a jury convicts" George Zimmerman of murder or manslaughter.  Abrams sees too much reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case to warrant a guilty verdict.  View the video after the jump.

By Jack Coleman | | July 5, 2013 | 5:40 PM EDT

Hard to believe, but there's actually a left-wing media outlet that makes MSNBC appear sane by comparison.

If you've never visited Daily Kos, I wish I could say you're in for a treat. Alas, that's unlikely to be true. Instead, you'll probably want to shower after dropping by, lest any of its peculiar odor linger.

By Noel Sheppard | | July 5, 2013 | 5:33 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, the folks at MSNBC have all but convicted George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

On Friday, viewers got to see more of MSNBC’s biases regarding this trial when a live audience watching the Ed Show at the Essence Festival in New Orleans broke out in applause as host Ed Schultz announced the judge in the case had denied defense’s motion for Zimmerman’s acquittal (video follows with commentary):

By Nathan Roush | | July 5, 2013 | 3:00 PM EDT

On the Tuesday evening edition of Politics Nation, host Rev. Al Sharpton took a break from his seemingly continual coverage of the George Zimmerman trial to talk about healthcare. He touted the recent decision by the Obama administration to push the to 2015 as implementation of the employee mandate requirement of the Affordable Care Act back the administration’s decision to give “employers more time to provide coverage.” [Link to the audio here]

Sharpton then vilified the decisions by several states to reject ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion provision by claiming that it showed the GOP’s “absolute disregard for this crisis” despite Obama’s “extra effort” to ease the transition in postponing the employee mandate.

By Matt Hadro | | July 5, 2013 | 11:01 AM EDT

After touting a Texas legislator's "epic" pro-choice filibuster, the media have turned to hyping her future as a possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state.

NewsBusters already documented the adulation that the media showed for Texas Democratic legislator Wendy Davis after she filibustered to stop a pro-life bill from passing the state senate last Wednesday. And after the initial hype over her filibuster passed, the networks and cable news began tossing out the idea of her running for Texas governor in 2014. [Video below the break. Audio here.]

By Noel Sheppard | | July 5, 2013 | 10:33 AM EDT

It seems a metaphysical certitude the Obama-loving media will be falling over themselves in the next 48 hours to report the better than expected jobs numbers in June.

But will they expose the poor quality of those jobs, or just stick with the headline number?

By Rich Noyes | | July 5, 2013 | 9:42 AM EDT

How does a multi-millionaire plutocrat earn good press from the New York Times? Apparently, espousing some of the far-Left's most radical economic theories is a good start.

This morning's paper (B-1) carries an adoring profile of Warren Mosler, who reporter Annie Lowrey brands as a "card-carrying member of the 1 percent....But his prescriptions for economic policy make him sound like a warrior for the 99 percent."

Lowrey, who visited Mosler in the U.S. Virgin Islands, explains:

By Andrew Lautz | | July 5, 2013 | 9:00 AM EDT

The liberal chorus at MSNBC has made it a relentless mission to attack Republicans as unconcerned about the poor. Evening hosts Chris Matthews and Chris Hayes are just two recent examples, the former claiming the GOP “spent months...trying to keep black people and poor people from voting,” and the latter slamming Republicans for an “anti-food stamp jihad.”

The hypocrisy of these attacks may shine through this weekend, as the network broadcasts live from the Essence Festival in New Orleans, from July 5 through July 7. Now, the Essence Festival’s primary purpose is to “celebrate black culture, music and people,” a mission no one could or should criticize. But the Lean Forward network is choosing to promote their GOP-bashing agenda – which includes criticism for Republicans who want to “tear down the poor” – from a festival where the most affordable tickets are currently more than $60 per ticket, per night.

By Mark Finkelstein | | July 5, 2013 | 8:18 AM EDT

This Fourth of July weekend is turning into an unforseen laff-fest.  Yesterday we had NBC featuring a photo of President Obama making what he might have thought was an assertive hand gesture while discussing the situation in Egypt with his aides.

Today treats us to historian Douglas Brinkley, on Morning Joe, claiming that when it comes to foreign policy, President Obama reminds him of, yes, Supreme-Allied-Commander-turned-President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  View the chuckle-worthy video after the jump.

By Randy Hall | | July 4, 2013 | 2:10 PM EDT

The ratings from April through June brought good news for the dominant Fox News Channel, the resurgent Cable News Network and HLN -- which was previously known as the Headline Network -- but that period saw MSNBC deliver its worst quarterly prime-time showing among total viewers and adults from 25 to 54 years of age since 2007.

According to a report released by Nielsen Media Research, CNN reclaimed the runner-up slot from MSNBC for the first time since 2010. Also, the “Lean Forward” network fell 16 percent to third place in prime-time ratings and nine percent to come in fourth in its “total day” numbers.

By Noel Sheppard | | July 4, 2013 | 12:44 PM EDT

Dontcha just love it when pompous Hollywoodans speak ill of America whilst traveling abroad on national holidays?

Take Oliver Stone for example who on the Fourth of July actually said of the United States at a film festival in the Czech Republic, "The world is in danger with our tyranny."