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By Mike Ciandella | | April 2, 2013 | 11:19 AM EDT

Earth Day: ‘ecological footprint’ game ironically predicts resource depletion even for extremely eco-conscious.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | April 2, 2013 | 11:03 AM EDT

NBC's Andrea Mitchell, on Tuesday's Today show, got a very early start on hyping a Hillary Clinton 2016 run for President as she touted Clinton as a "star attraction."

Acting more like a talent agent promoting her client, Mitchell plugged Clinton's first major public appearances and noted that "one-thousand days from Iowa" the former Secretary of State would be "formidable" if she runs again for President.

By Noel Sheppard | | April 2, 2013 | 10:55 AM EDT

Joe Scarborough has clearly been hanging around the liberals at MSNBC too long.

On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, the host actually called for the draft to be implemented and those not wanting to enter the military to be required at age eighteen to perform community service for two years (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | April 2, 2013 | 10:22 AM EDT

Here's a case of "name one party and not the other."

Though there is no question that arrests made this morning in connection with an alleged plot to rig the 2013 New York City mayor's include Republicans, and that they of course should be identified as such, there is also no question that the very first person named in the breaking Associated Press story which follows the jump is a Democrat, and should have been tagged as one:

By Mark Finkelstein | | April 2, 2013 | 8:58 AM EDT

A question with a more obvious answer might yet be asked on national TV this morning, but someone's going to have to try very hard . . . On today's Morning Joe, during a segment on the Atlanta school-test scandal, Mike Barnicle actually wondered out loud why more top college grads take jobs with high-tech firms like Google, or in the financial-services sector, instead of teaching.

Barnicle had earlier declared that standardized tests don't teach kids how to think.  Might Mike have taken one such test too many in his day?  When Willie Geist gently pointed out the obvious to Mike—the difference in pay—Barnicle blubbered that he understood such was a given. So why ask?  View the video after the jump.

By Clay Waters | | April 2, 2013 | 8:45 AM EDT

New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan has weighed in on the paper's latest attack on the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk tactics, under fire from liberal activists like Al Sharpton, in her March 29 blog post, "An Officer’s Secretly Recorded Words About ‘Stop and Frisk’ Cause a Firestorm," addressed a misleading and controversial (but typically slanted) March 22 story by reporter Joseph Goldstein based on a secret recording between a Bronx police officer and his commanding officer:

For years, the debate over the New York Police Department’s use of stop-and-frisk tactics has centered on whether officers engage in racial profiling. Now, a recording suggests that, in at least one precinct, a person’s skin color can be a deciding factor in who is stopped.

By NB Staff | | April 2, 2013 | 8:31 AM EDT

Hopefully, everyone has by now figured out that yesterday’s Notable Quotables posting was an April Fools spoof, an annual tradition here at the Media Research Center, where our staff makes up quotes in an effort to parody the everyday outrageousness of liberal journalists.

This year’s twist: While all of the quotes were attributed to MSNBC host Chris Matthews, his over-the-top rhetoric is nearly impossible to parody, so eight of the 21 published quotes in the full edition were real (as were five of the 14 in the truncated version posted here at NB). The challenge for readers was to separate the real ones from the fake ones.

After the jump, you’ll find the same text as in yesterday’s post, this time with correct attributions and links to the corresponding MRC-TV video clip for each of the genuine quotes:

By Tim Graham | | April 2, 2013 | 7:42 AM EDT

In Tuesday's Washington Post, sports reporter Michael Lee relayed how 19-year-old Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is now finding his place in pro basketball. But a little politics emerged in an otherwise non-political story. Beal was on hand at the White House Monday for the Easter Egg Hunt as President Obama missed his first 14 shots and went 2 for 22.

"Beal cut the president some slack since he was wearing slacks, loafers and a collared shirt, but resisted the urge to walk over and give some tips on his shooting form. He settled on telling Obama to move a little closer to the basket," Lee reported. Beal resisted the urge to offer his political advice:

By Tim Graham | | April 2, 2013 | 6:55 AM EDT

Here's proof that declarations of social liberalism are everywhere in the New York Times. Erik Piepenburg has an article on fans of the cult horror movie "The Evil Dead." The star of that 1981 film, Bruce Campbell, is behind a new, different version. But "For some fans no remake is worth their attention."

The star of the article is Zack Carlson, a writer for the horror movie Web site Bleeding Skull. Carlson wouldn't "watch it at gunpoint,"  adamant that he will be “aggressively and violently” ignoring the new “Evil Dead.” Unlike his ardor for abortion and gay marriage, which were somehow inserted into this story:

By Noel Sheppard | | April 2, 2013 | 1:24 AM EDT

Tonight Show host Jay Leno continued his string of comedic attacks on NBC Monday.

This time he began his opening monologue saying, "Before we get started, let me say NBC and I have reached a peaceful, amicable agreement that is both beneficial to both sides.”

By Noel Sheppard | | April 2, 2013 | 12:56 AM EDT

Civil rights attorney and talk radio host Leo Terrell got into quite a heated exchange with Sean Hannity Monday evening.

During a segment about the double standard by which African-American conservatives and liberals are treated by the media, Terrell called Dr. Ben Carson Hannity's "puppet" telling his host, "You created a monster" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | April 1, 2013 | 10:46 PM EDT

Louisville Cardinal basketball player Kevin Ware had a horrific leg injury during a nationally televised NCAA game Sunday.

For some reason, MSNBC’s new primetime anchor Chris Hayes, in his first All In program, decided to exploit Ware’s injury to rail against unpaid student athletes and what he called the "NCAA cartel" (video follows with transcript and extensive commentary):

By Tim Graham | | April 1, 2013 | 10:11 PM EDT

ABC wasn’t the only network to turn to atheist on Easter morning for some acidulous religion-bashing. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry turned to feminist Katha Pollitt to rip apart religions as “all invented by men for men” to repress women.

That came after Harris-Perry somehow compared the morality of abortion as a less weighty matter than access to water in the Third World. Once again, like last weekend, Harris-Perry referred to unborn babies as “things,” in this case “things in your uterus” that you can evacuate: 

By Noel Sheppard | | April 1, 2013 | 6:28 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews seems to think that only white people can be racist.

On Monday’s Hardball, he actually said, “Racism is the belief that one race - whites - should rule all others” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Scott Whitlock | | April 1, 2013 | 6:04 PM EDT

Does Chris Matthews have a new Democrat to give him a "thrill" up his leg? On Monday, the Hardball anchor praised Hillary Clinton's stature leading up to a hypothetical 2016 run as the most impressive since General Eisenhower in 1952. Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, oversaw D-Day and defeated the world-wide threat of the Nazis.  Clinton, on the other hand, has been a politician and the Secretary of State during the disaster in Benghazi.

The 67-year-old Matthews reminisced about seeing a newsreel of Eisenhower at a movie theater. His dad informed him that Ike would be president at some point. The MSNBC host compared, "Well, nobody outside of incumbent presidents, and not even some of them, has in all the years since enjoyed such a commanding position going into a presidential cycle as Hillary Clinton." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]