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By Brent Baker | | December 29, 2012 | 8:58 PM EST

“Every year a conservative watchdog organization, the Media Research Center, names the worst reporters of the year,” Fox NewsWatch host Jon Scott announced, ending Saturday afternoon’s show with clips from the MRC’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2012: The Twenty-Fifth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting.”

He explained “votes were cast by some of the best and brightest in the business, including a few NewsWatch panelists.” Indeed, Cal Thomas and Jim Pinkerton were judges.

By Ken Shepherd | | December 29, 2012 | 8:39 PM EST

Just as the open casket for Emmett Till's funeral in 1955 was a grisly wake-up call to Americans about the need to seriously tackle civil rights issues in America, so grisly photos of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting crime scene could be a "transformational" moment in the gun control debate. Or so mused Jim Vance of NBC's Washington station WRC-TV the other night, passing on the suggestion he first heard from liberal radio host Joe Madison.

Vance did not outright call on parents of the Newtown massacre to push for release of the crime scene photos, but he came awfully close, suggesting that seeing the damage from AR-15 ammunition in the dead body of 6-year-old looks like might shape the debate. "Like Joe, I am not insisting on taking anybody's gun away, but I too think there might be some value to taking the discussion about this out of our heads, and into our guts," Vance insisted. [see video embed below page break]

By Tim Graham | | December 29, 2012 | 4:59 PM EST

Two days before Christmas, Politico’s Maggie Haberman baked up a gooey marshmallow piece about Chelsea Clinton, lamenting that as Hillary steps away from government service, “the nation will have to go cold turkey from two-plus decades of a Clinton speaking out on the issues of the day. Or maybe not.”

Two days after Christmas, Haberman picked up the hack work where she left off with an anti-conservative "news" article headlined “When will the right start hating Hillary Clinton again?” (The snarky answer: it stopped?) Haberman began with another gush:

By Tim Graham | | December 29, 2012 | 12:55 PM EST

One reason, I'm guessing, for still subscribing to The Boston Globe is to laugh at "self-loathing" black conservatives...even in Quentin Tarantino movie reviews. Globe film critic Wesley Morris is at is again. On NPR in May 2011, Morris hailed "The Fast and The Furious" movies as very "progressive" and "equal-opportunity shallow." When challenged on it, Morris shot darts instead at "The Blind Side."

In his Christmas Day review of the new movie "Django Unchained," Morris found "a hard mix of meticulous cartoonishness and unexpected power," especially in the "house Negro" Samuel L. Jackson, who apparently channels Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, Herman Cain, and Michael Steele:

By Tim Graham | | December 29, 2012 | 10:48 AM EST

The NPR crowd’s hatred for conservative Republicans came through on Twitter. Dave Davies, a fill-in host for Terry Gross on the nationally distributed “Fresh Air” program, tweeted on the fiscal cliff: “Al Qaeda isn't the same league as Congress when it comes to terrorizing Americans.”

Davies, who like Gross originates at taxpayer-funded WHYY in Philadelphia, linked to a New Yorker humor piece by liberal darling Andy Borowitz – complete with a photograph of McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor. Their headline was “Al Qaeda Disbands; Says Job of Destroying U.S. Economy Now in Congress’s Hands.” Borowitz had Osama bin Laden’s successor bowing to the evil genius of Mitch McConnell:

By Noel Sheppard | | December 29, 2012 | 10:40 AM EST

Former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas made a bizarre statement on PBS's Inside Washington Friday.

"Unexplored story of the year: white men dropping out - dropping out of the workforce, dropping out of elections, just plain dropping out, getting social security, not doing anything, going hunting, fishing, just not in the game" (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

By Rich Noyes | | December 29, 2012 | 10:04 AM EST

As 2012 winds down, it's time to look back at some of the year's most egregious media bias, as documented by the Media Research Center's "Best Notable Quotables of 2012."

Much of what made this year unique was how the so-called "mainstream media" linked arms with the Obama campaign to denigrate and demonize conservatives and Republicans, even those as mild and moderate as GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

By Tom Blumer | | December 29, 2012 | 9:27 AM EST

Turnabout is fair play.

A week ago, Gannett's White Plains, New York-based Journal News published an interactive map containing " the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties" (previous related posts are here, here, and here). Like so many others throughout the U.S. and even throughout the world, Dylan Skriloff, Editor-in-Chief at the Rockland County Times, which calls itself "Rockland's Official Newspaper Since 1888," did not take it well, nor should he have. In a Thursday editorial, he blasted the Journal News and chose to publish "the home addresses of Journal News editors, publishers and the Gannet CEO to make a point; what’s good for the goose is good for the gander" (he also included phone numbers). Excerpts from his write-up follow the jump (bolds are mine):

By Noel Sheppard | | December 29, 2012 | 9:08 AM EST

The highest court in France on Saturday declared the proposed 75 percent tax on its nation’s top earners unconstitutional.

According to the Associated Press, the constitutional council opposed the way the law discriminated between households depending on how incomes were distributed among its members.

By Brent Bozell | | December 29, 2012 | 8:17 AM EST

The year 2012 was a depressing time for people who are already pessimistic about the state of our common culture. Conversely, the re-election of Barack Obama, in large measure made possible by the heavy financial support of Hollywood, projects the optimism of the cultural Left. They anticipate increased blue-state voting patterns in favor of gay “marriage,” legalized pot, gun regulations, and what next? Legalized prostitution? Euthanasia subsidized by Obamacare?

So let’s just line up the cultural winners of Obama’s America, where the only impediments to progress are those who believe in religion, manners, and “family values.”

By Tim Graham | | December 29, 2012 | 7:18 AM EST

Sitting in on Thursday's Randi Rhodes show, Nicole Sandler was reviewing 2012 and “all the rapey guys” like Senate candidates like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. “You could say they raped themselves...because they got all rapey on us.” In January, Sandler added, “Frothy Rick Santorum” said the same thing to Piers Morgan on CNN, that a baby, even “horribly created,” is a “gift of human life.”  Left out of all this comedy? That it was the liberal Morgans and the stack-decking moderators who kept asking the rape questions to embarrass politicians who want to defend the unborn.

Then she turned her attack to “The disgrace to the female gender, Dana Loesch." She played a clip of Loesch saying that women complaining about a trans-vaginal probe had already been well, probed in their consensual sexual activity. This sent Sandler over the edge, complaining that perhaps Dana Loesch, a married woman and mother, has never had sex: 

By Jeffrey Meyer | | December 28, 2012 | 5:21 PM EST

If you're wondering what MSNBC hosts and regulars are up to, look no further than Al Sharpton's "Revvie Awards" where Democrats were honored and Republicans skewered for an hour on Wednesday night..

The "Blueberry Pie Lifetime Achievement" award was the highlight of the evening, going to MSNBC villain Karl Rove.  Rove also picked up the coveted "Lost Their Shirt" Award, which the MSNBC judges were ecstatic about.  [See video after jump.  MP3 audio here.]  

By Matt Hadro | | December 28, 2012 | 3:24 PM EST

Strangely missing from NBC's look back on the 2012 campaign were gaffes and controversial statements from the Obama-Biden campaign. Friday's Today featured a mini-blooper reel of GOP mishaps on the campaign trail, but made no mention of Democratic controversies.

In its lengthy string of highlights from the 2012 campaign, Today included Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks along with Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" meltdown. Today said nothing, though, of Biden's controversial "chains" comments or Obama's "you didn't build that" remark.

By Tim Graham | | December 28, 2012 | 2:43 PM EST

At time of this blog posting, Obama's latest three-day rolling job approval rating on Gallup.com was 53 percent, while 41 percent disapprove. Susan Jones of CNSNews.com notes the National Rifle Association has a higher rating (margin of error not included): 

"Fifty-four percent of Americans said they have a favorable opinion of the NRA, while 38 percent have an unfavorable opinion, according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted Dec. 19-22."

By Randy Hall | | December 28, 2012 | 1:28 PM EST

To paraphrase the late President Ronald Reagan: “There he goes again!” Apparently, it's not enough for CNN weeknight host Piers Morgan to be the target of petitions to the White House demanding him to either be sent packing to his native England or be forced to remain in America because “No one in the U.K. wants him back.”

Then on Christmas Eve, Morgan used his interview with evangelical Pastor Rick Warren -- author of the popular “Purpose Driven Life” book -- to charge that “the Bible and the Constitution were very well-intentioned” but are “basically inherently flawed,” thus requiring an amendment to the Bible.