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By Matthew Sheffield | | July 1, 2013 | 7:25 PM EDT

As has been noted here repeatedly, Alec Baldwin's profanity- and slur-filled tirade against a gay gossip columnist appears not to be harming the leftist actor's career the way outbursts of inappropriate language have caused trouble for other famous people such as celebrity chef Paula Deen or radio host Don Imus.

While there have been a few commendable cases of left-leaning media figures condemning Baldwin for calling a reporter for the Daily Mail a "toxic little queen" and threatening him with a literal gay-bashing, for the most part, the left-leaning press has not given Baldwin's outburst nearly the coverage that it did to a lawsuit in which Deen admitted to using a racial slur some years ago.

By Andrew Lautz | | July 1, 2013 | 7:03 PM EDT

On Saturday, reporter Jonathan Martin wrote an interesting piece in the New York Times about Republican efforts to paint Hillary Clinton as “old news” for her potential 2016 run. Martin pondered the “striking” notion that Democrats “could run an older candidate” while Republicans “could nominate a youthful standard-bearer” in the next presidential election.

Of course, to the liberal panel on Monday’s Morning Joe – absent host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough – GOP criticism against the former secretary of state is nothing but a sexist, hypocritical attack on the victimized Clinton.

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 1, 2013 | 6:19 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Saturday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, actor George Takei omitted "under God" as he started quoting from the Pledge of Allegiance during a segment in which the gay rights activist and former Star Trek cast member reacted to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

Referring to the one-third of Americans who live in a state where same-sex marriage is legal, Takei proclaimed:

By Matthew Balan | | July 1, 2013 | 5:40 PM EDT

The Big Three networks still can't get enough of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, nearly a week after her extended filibuster against pro-life legislation on June 25, 2013. All three brought on Davis during their Sunday morning talk programs, and continued hyping the supportive response on social media that Davis received in response to her "epic eleven-hour filibuster", as NBC' s Janet Shamlian sympathetically labeled it on Monday's Today.

ABC's Jeff Zeleny conducted a beyond softball interview of the liberal politician on This Week, and was awed when the liberal politician showed off the pink running shoes that she wore during the filibuster [audio available here; video below the jump]. Bob Schieffer touted Davis' "wonderful biography" on Face the Nation, and added that "few outside Texas knew of her until last week when she became an overnight sensation." NBC and CBS each devoted another full report to Davis on their Monday morning newscasts.

By NB Staff | | July 1, 2013 | 5:32 PM EDT

During a discussion on the June 29 Fox News Watch about the liberal media's biased coverage of the close of the Supreme Court's term, panelist Jim Pinkerton cited research by NewsBusters writer and Media Research Center news analyst Matt Hadro. as to the sheer imbalance in how the media presented the sides of the gay marriage and Votings Rights Act cases.

The relevant transcript and video follow the page break:

By Matt Hadro | | July 1, 2013 | 5:24 PM EDT

In the latest episode of CNN's Inside Man, new host Morgan Spurlock attacked those who bought guns in the wake of the Newtown shootings, and told Americans they don't "need" AR-15 rifles or high-capacity magazines. The episode "Guns" featured Spurlock working at a Virginia gun store.

"I'm completely blown away by the response that people have had to Newtown. That on the heels of a tragedy like this, that they feel that they have to arm themselves," Spurlock arrogantly lectured the gun customers. He also accused the NRA of lying to the public and cast some NRA members as gullible and paranoid. [Video below the break. Audio here.]

By Geoffrey Dickens | | July 1, 2013 | 4:30 PM EDT

Eleanor Clift let the liberal media hype surrounding Wendy Davis go to her head as she boldly predicted the Texas Democratic State Senator's filibuster on abortion would "turn the state baby blue."

The long time Newsweek editor and Daily Beast contributor made the electoral forecast during the "predictions" segment of the syndicated McLaughlin Group over the weekend. For the record Texas hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1976. (video after the jump)

By Lauren Enk | | July 1, 2013 | 3:50 PM EDT

Misanthropic feminists are at it again. HuffPo’s Vivian Norris just suggested a sex strike in Texas to pressure male voters into giving in to the feminist agenda (aka abortion on demand – er, “women’s healthcare.”)

Deeply disgruntled that Texas might pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, Norris urged Texas women to force men to vote for pro-choice agendas in the future by refusing to have intercourse with them this summer. “Don't give in if your man, boyfriend, husband, toyboy is not voting for your best interests, your reproductive health -- do not sleep with that man!” ranted Norris. “I don't care how cute or charming he is! I don't care if he is your husband of many years. Resist! Go swimming! Meditate!”

By Katie Yoder | | July 1, 2013 | 3:37 PM EDT

“America will never be destroyed from the outside,” President Abraham Lincoln once argued, explaining, “if we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Or rather, according to Hollywood’s latest masterpiece, “White House Down,” America’s suicide will arise from racist right-wing sociopaths, hateful bloggers, NSA hackers, and weapon-manufacturing companies – with ABC News reporting live. 

Once again, Hollywood can’t bring itself to acknowledge America’s real enemies – the ones who actually kill American soldiers, diplomats and civilians. Instead, it turns fellow citizens with a differing view into bloody-minded monsters. In Whit House Down,” Columbia Picture’s new film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by James Vanderbilt, pro-military citizens and right-wingers – the destroyers of the peace – are the culprits.

By Lauren Enk | | July 1, 2013 | 3:21 PM EDT

HuffPo writer rants for women to pressure men to vote feminist.

By Matt Vespa | | July 1, 2013 | 3:05 PM EDT

Well, it’s Washington Post official: the sequestration wasn’t all that bad after all.  In fact, you could classify it as a dud, according to none other than Ezra Klein, a favored pet pundit of many a liberal MSNBC panel.

In a June 30 item at his Wonkblog, Klein concluded that the experts were “mostly wrong” concerning the impact of the cuts.  At the same time, conservatives saw from the beginning that the actual amount of cutbacks, which was only $44 billion, would have a de minimis impact on the economy. However, government spending increased over the past year, just at a lower rate of growth than originally planned, so in real terms, there were no real cuts to speak of in real terms.

By Matt Vespa | | July 1, 2013 | 2:51 PM EDT

The Associated Press was right to leave the name of the author out of the byline in their June 28 piece about concealed carry in Chicago.  Apparently, this particular staff writer thinks mass slaughter will ensue because law-abiding citizens will be able to carry handguns.

Yes, because law-abiding gun owners have committed the vast majority of homicides in Chicago.  The lead paragraph sets the tone of the piece.  It’s inaccurate. It’s absurd – and carries the tone that is seen pervasively with the anti-gun left.

By Lauren Enk | | July 1, 2013 | 1:55 PM EDT

Lucky Charms won’t just be at the end of the rainbow anymore. It’ll be right up in front, toeing the line for gay activists and their agenda. 

According to The Huffington Post, General Mills just announced that Lucky Charms – with little rainbow marshmallows – will be the face for a new gay pride campaign, called #LuckyToBe. 

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 1, 2013 | 1:45 PM EDT

Appearing on Friday's Political Capital show on Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson -- formerly of CNN and Time magazine -- charged that Republicans are opposed to "giving dignity to immigrants" as she recounted reluctance by Republicans to entertain granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. Carlson:

By Scott Whitlock | | July 1, 2013 | 1:26 PM EDT

The three major networks devoted four times as much coverage to obsessing over Paula Deen's use of a racial epithet 30 years ago than they did of outspoken liberal Alec Baldwin's anti-gay rant on Twitter. Over the first three days of the revelation that Deen used the N-word in 1983, ABC, CBS and NBC featured the story for 32 minutes and 41 seconds. Over the three days since Baldwin's tirade, the same networks allowed a mere seven minutes and 49 seconds-- not counting nearly five minutes on ABC, wondering if there was a double standard in reaction to the two cases. [See a chart below, also video. MP3 audio here.]

The biggest disparity came on CBS. The network covered Deen for almost seven and a half minutes, but a meager seven seconds for Baldwin. Over the first three day period, the CBS Evening News never discussed Baldwin. From June 20 through the 22, ABC investigated Deen's actual offense for a whopping 12 and a half minutes. Yet, the network, from June 28 to the 30th, featured a scant two minutes and 16 seconds on Baldwin's attack against the "toxic little queen" who wrote a negative story about his wife.