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By Tom Blumer | | June 24, 2013 | 12:14 PM EDT

Brightening up my Monday morning (not) is an item carried at CNN.com last Friday whose headline basically tells loyal, faithful spouses that they're nature-defying freaks who in the vast majority of cases are ignorantly honoring an institution which doesn't make any sense.

Meghan Laslocky doesn't have the gumption to use those words. But what else are we supposed to conclude from a column entitled "Face it: Monogamy is unnatural"? Not that there isn't some inadvertent humor, which I'll get to after excerpting her column (HT Hot Air Headlines; bolds are mine):

By Brad Wilmouth | | June 24, 2013 | 11:33 AM EDT

On the Friday, June 21, PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton brought up former President Ronald Reagan giving a speech in 1980 near the town of Philadelphia, Mississippi, where three civil rights activists were famously murdered in 1963.

Referring to then-candidate Reagan's first speech after the Republican convention which he delivered at the Neshoba County Fair a few miles from Philadelphia, Sharpton incorrectly claimed Philadelphia was where Reagan "announced he was running for President" as the MSNBC host related:

By Noel Sheppard | | June 24, 2013 | 11:10 AM EDT

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) made some statements about Congress Monday though by no means earth shaking explain the low level of trust Americans have in the institution.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Ryan said the worst thing about working in Congress is “a lot of people lie…You know they know they’re doing it.”

By Noel Sheppard | | June 24, 2013 | 10:37 AM EDT

One of the claims by many of Edward Snowden’s supporters is that what he revealed from the National Security Agency had little to no impact to national security.

According to former Central Intelligence Agency director James Woolsey, nothing could be further from the truth.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Monday, Woolsey said Snowden has done “substantial” damage to national security.

By Mark Finkelstein | | June 24, 2013 | 7:51 AM EDT

Do the words "double jeopardy" ring a bell, Joe? In 2012, shortly after Trayvon Martin was killed, and when few facts were available, Joe Scarborough didn't hesitate to brand George Zimmerman a "murderer."

Scarborough's pro-prosecution bias was on display again on Morning Joe today, when he declared that the absence of African-Americans on the George Zimmerman jury would "immediately" make a verdict subject to appeal.  Really?  So if this jury were to acquit Zimmerman, the prosecution would have a valid basis to overturn the verdict on appeal?  Sure sounds like double jeopardy—but Scarborough never raised that concern. View the video after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 10:40 PM EDT

Actor and liberal activist John Cusack was tremendously displeased with NBC's David Gregory Sunday for asking the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald on Meet the Press if he should be charged with a crime for aiding and abetting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Cusack took to Twitter shortly after it aired going on a several hour rant that included, "In my memory the lowest point for meet the press in its history":

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 8:29 PM EDT

When we last heard from actor Jim Carrey, he was calling gun rights advocates "heartless motherf--kers" and making absurd videos mocking Charlton Heston.

With his new film "Kick-Ass 2" coming to theaters in August, Carrey took to Twitter Sunday disavowing the movie writing, "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence":

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 7:11 PM EDT

CBS Sunday Morning today actually did a five minute segment on "Mommy Porn."

Worse still, it included quoted passages from such books and an author using Barbie, Ken and Tina dolls to demonstrate sexual positions (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 5:01 PM EDT

House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mi.) made a great joke about National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden Sunday.

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Rogers said, "If he could go to North Korea and Iran, he could round out his government oppression tour."

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 3:13 PM EDT

Can you imagine a member of the liberal media asking a Democratic elected official if his or her party "gets it" on an issue facing the nation?

On CBS's Face the Nation Sunday, host Bob Schieffer actually asked Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Al.), "Do you think Republicans get it on immigration?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 2:24 PM EDT

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said something Sunday that should be of grave concern to Americans on both sides of the aisle.

Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, Feinstein said that as far as what has been relayed to her, the United States government doesn't what documents National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has in his possession.

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 12:39 PM EDT

NBC's David Gregory is taking a lot of heat for asking the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald on Sunday's Meet the Press if he should be charged with a crime for aiding and abetting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Greenwald and a host of folks struck back at Gregory on Twitter (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 9:58 AM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was booed by liberal activists Saturday for defending President Obama on the NSA’s surveillance programs and saying leaker Edward Snowden broke the law.

This occurred during a Q&A session at the far-left Netroots Nation conference in San Jose.

By Tom Blumer | | June 22, 2013 | 11:55 PM EDT

Before taking a series of cheap shots at Howard Kurtz, the former Daily Beast Washington bureau chief and CNN "Reliable Sources" host who has moved to Fox News to host its "Fox News Watch" program, Salon political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald characterized Kurtz's new employer as "a stable for journalists who have fallen on hard times."

In related news, the New York Yankees and the Miami Heat, respectively, have become basement-dwelling final refuges for baseball and basketball players whose skills have seriously eroded. (/sarcasm).

By Jack Coleman | | June 22, 2013 | 7:40 PM EDT

And let's not forget crude and boorish, Ed Schultz's two other signature traits.

On any given day, it doesn't take long for the left-wing radio host and MSNBC weekend prison guard to turn bellicose and bizarre, as was the case Thursday. (Audio clips after the jump)