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By Dan Gainor | | November 14, 2012 | 10:35 AM EST

 

ABC, CBS, NBC rely most on liberals, Democrats for coverage of ‘looming’ crisis.

 

By Christian Robey | | November 14, 2012 | 10:30 AM EST

Over the past week, the media have been obsessively attributing the GOP’s election loss to the party’s embrace of conservatism. It began with a predictable assault on the standard bearer of conservative thought over the airwaves, Rush Limbaugh. On election night, NBC’s Brian Williams opined that Rush was a liability for the GOP. And it didn’t stop with Williams.

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe David Frum seconded that sentiment by claiming that Republicans were “fleeced, exploited and lied to” by the “conservative entertainment complex,” another obvious dig at Limbaugh and talk radio. Scarborough agreed, proclaiming that the GOP needs to stop listening to the “most extreme people” in the Party. Rounding out the week on Sunday, the all-liberal panel on NBC’s Meet The Press, piled on the anti-Limbaugh message: the loss was due to Limbaugh and the “loons and wackos” of the conservative base.

By NB Staff | | November 14, 2012 | 10:29 AM EST

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By Tom Blumer | | November 14, 2012 | 9:55 AM EST

Unless today is a total surprise and runs contrary to most of what we've seen during the past four years, President Obama will go through another "news conference" without a great deal of difficult or aggressive questioning from the assembled press corps.

Carrie Budoff Brown and Josh Gerstein at the Politico seem to think otherwise, and have produced a lame list of seven questions they think Obama will be asked -- so lame that one of them has to do with recently passed marijuana-legalizing initiatives in the states of Washington and Colorado:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 14, 2012 | 9:01 AM EST

The Material Girl has been showing more than a lot of love for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

At her most recent concerts in Cleveland and New York, she stripped for the audience in order to get donations for storm relief (videos follow with transcribed highlights and commentary, mild vulgarity).

By Mark Finkelstein | | November 14, 2012 | 8:13 AM EST

Politico is peddling a misleading liberal-media attack on Dick Morris.  Item from Politico's "Morning Score" today [emphasis added]: "DICK MORRIS, who has not been taken seriously by serious people for a very long time, confessed on Fox News yesterday that he deliberately misled viewers: 'I think that there was a period of time when the Romney campaign was falling apart, people were not optimistic, nobody thought there was a chance of victory and I felt that it was my duty at that point to go out and say what I said.'

There's just one problem.  As Professor William Jacobson has pointed out at Legal Insurrection, Politico--and Taegan Goddard at Political Wire whom Politico cites for its quote-- conveniently omitted the final part of Morris's statement, in which he said "And at the time that I said it, I believe I was right."  In other words, Morris had not, contrary to Politico's claim, "deliberately misled" viewers. He believed what he was saying.  More after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 14, 2012 | 8:04 AM EST

Remember the Ohio State Democratic Senator who earlier this year introduced a protest bill that would restrict men's access to Viagra?

Nina Turner was at it again Tuesday appearing at a Planned Parenthood press conference at the Ohio Statehouse sporting a T-shirt that read "GOP Get Out of My Panties."

By Matt Philbin | | November 14, 2012 | 7:45 AM EST

In the stories they chose, the voices they presented and the language they used, ABC, CBS and NBC made the homosexual lifestyle a key part of 2012 campaign.

 

By Matt Philbin | | November 14, 2012 | 7:32 AM EST

In the stories they chose, the voices they presented and the language they used, ABC, CBS and NBC made the homosexual lifestyle a key part of 2012 campaign.

 

By Tim Graham | | November 14, 2012 | 7:26 AM EST

Fox News reported the man who accused "Sesame Street" star puppeteer Kevin Clash "of having a sexual encounter with him when he was 16 has retracted his statements."

“He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship,” the statement sent to Fox from his attorneys read. “He will have no further comment on the matter.” Over at Time.com, Bonnie Rochman explored “Why Kevin Clash’s Personal Life Troubles Parents of Elmo Fans.” She thought as a “children’s educator,” he needed to have a cleaner personal life than your stereotypical rock star:

By Brent Baker | | November 14, 2012 | 1:40 AM EST

Actor/comedian Robert Klein (IMDb page) let loose on Monday night’s Late Show, roaring back with his fists raised, shrieking a loud, guttural “yeah!” to celebrate President Barack Obama’s re-election.

And then he flicked his hand under his chin to flip off Ann Coulter as he exclaimed: “Ann Coulter, this one’s for you, baby!”

By Tom Blumer | | November 13, 2012 | 11:57 PM EST

Suddenly discovering something that anyone with eyes could see before the election, Josh Gerstein at Politico tells us that "Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulence."

Please. For over a week after September 11, the administration was pretending that a video which wasn't relevant at all caused protests which never occurred were what supposedly led to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya which killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. We had different people in the administration taking blame (but not really), and learned that but for the heroics of two of the men who died, dozens of others might have perished. But only now is Gerstein discovering "turbulence." Read on for a narrative which would be funny if it were not so sadly symptomatic of a see-no-evil press corps:

By Brent Bozell | | November 13, 2012 | 11:10 PM EST

Mark Thompson, a former director-general of the British Broadcasting Corporation, began his new job Monday as president and CEO of The New York Times. The lack of embarrassment was remarkable. Thompson claimed he was the worst kind of ignorant buffoon, knowing nothing about the massive sex-abuse scandal – and then its censorship – that’s rocking the BBC.

Scotland Yard has been conducting a criminal investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late disc jockey and TV personality Jimmy Savile over six decades, describing him as a "predatory sex offender.” In mid-October, the metropolitian police stated they were pursuing over 400 lines of inquiry based on the testimony of 300 potential victims. Chris Patten, the head of the BBC’s government body called it “this great tsunami of filth.” BBC’s “Newsnight” was about to broadcast an expose last December – but BBC bosses spiked it, and incredibly, aired Christmas tributes to Savile instead.

By Tim Graham | | November 13, 2012 | 10:39 PM EST

Rob Lewis at the Daily Kos loves the new false and trouble-making line that the conservative media from Rush to Drudge are secret traitors who want Republicans to keep losing to exploit their own victimization narratives. “The Real War Within the GOP” is between people who want to win and those who apparently profit from losses.

He started with David Frum’s comments on Morning Joe about the “conservative entertainment complex” lying with "lupine smiles"  to the Republican base. (Oh, did Joe Scarborough love that one.) Then he added in Steve Kornacki’s line on Monday’s Last Word on MSNBC:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 13, 2012 | 7:50 PM EST

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.

Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Krauthammer said, "The sword was lowered on Election Day" (video follows with transcript and commentary):