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By Tim Graham | | July 29, 2013 | 8:21 AM EDT

The Washington Post seems alarmed at the feel of Terry McAuliffe’s Democratic campaign for governor of Virginia, with its reporter writing “the most striking feature at many of McAuliffe’s appearances may be the almost studied absence of a campaign.”

So you have to laugh when the headline on Page One is “As politicians go, McAuliffe is laid-back on Va. bid.” Inside the paper, the headline was “With easy-going attitude, McAuliffle criss-crosses Va.” What’s funny about this article is there is no “news” in it. It’s just following McAuliffe around assessing his “game” on the campaign trail (and finding it lacking). When the Post had real “news” last week on McAuliffe, it buried it.

By Matt Vespa | | July 28, 2013 | 11:54 PM EDT

If you want to see what a buried lede looks like, look no further than the Washington Post’s story about juror B29 in the George Zimmerman case.   The headline of the July 25 piece blares what the left-wing commentators have been screaming for days: "Zimmerman got away with murder.” It’s juicy.  It’s eye-catching, but it paints a two-dimensional portrait of how the juror, who calls herself Maddy, feels about the case.

In fact, Maddy, a mother of eight of Puerto Rican heritage -- bursting once and for all the "all-white jury" meme in the liberal media -- said in a televised interview that she thought the trial was a “publicity stunt,” and probably shouldn’t have been convened in the first place.  Additionally, she noted “You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty.”  Translation: there was reasonable doubt (or some would say innocence) – and if that’s the case, you cannot send someone to prison.

By Tom Blumer | | July 28, 2013 | 10:48 PM EDT

The situations involving disgraced and relapsed former Congressman Anthony Weiner and Ben Quayle, who hasn't been in politics for about a year, are very analogous. Just ask Katie Glueck at the Politico. Oh, and the the Weiner situation is also very analogous to that of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who has returned $21,000 worth of gifts he should never have taken from a businessperson. Just ask Dana Milbank at the Washington Post.

There appears to be some kind of unwritten rule that you can't attempt to analyze a Democrats' scandalous involvement without dragging a Republican into the mix, no matter how distant or irrelevant the connection. First, let's look at Glueck with Quayle and Weiner (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 6:27 PM EDT

As NewsBusters predicted Saturday, CNN's Don Lemon has taken a lot of heat for agreeing with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly about what are some of the causes of strife in the black community.

One of Lemon's most outspoken detractor's was MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor who continued her Twitter rant Saturday evening:

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 4:13 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting, the media these days seem to see everything through the prism of what helps and hinders Hillary Clinton's path to the White House.

On CBS's Face the Nation Sunday, Bob Schieffer said Huma Abedin, by standing by her disgraced husband Anthony Weiner, was "doing Hillary Clinton no favors whatsoever if Hillary Clinton is planning to run for president" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | July 28, 2013 | 3:27 PM EDT

If you've been wondering where the Associated Press's 2013 entry into the "Worst AP Report Ever" contest has been hiding, have no fear. It's here. Oh, it's not as bad as the current worst-ever leader, the laughably execrable "Everything seemingly is spinning out of control" in June 2008. Nevertheless, it's a "strong" entry -- as in almost indescribably weak as journalism.

The AP's (Abandon All) Hope Yen believes she has exclusive "news" she simply must share with you: Most Americans face significant economic stress sometime in their lives. Stop the presses, shut down the Internet, and cancel Christmas. Excerpts follow the jump.

By Brent Baker | | July 28, 2013 | 3:11 PM EDT

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, who oversees the IRS, made the rounds of four Sunday morning TV talk shows (all but CBS’s Face the Nation) to promote President Obama’s latest “pivot” to the economy, but ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s Candy Crowley failed to take advantage of the opportunity to press him on the IRS scandal.

NBC’s David Gregory squeezed a question in at the very end of their session, but then didn’t follow up on Lew’s insistence “there’s no evidence of any political involvement.” Gregory: “Mr. Secretary, I’ll leave it there. Thank you as always.”

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 2:18 PM EDT

George Will made an observation on ABC's This Week Sunday that shouldn't have evoked laughter from his fellow panelists and host.

"If these two people, [Mayor Bob] Filner in San Diego and [Anthony] Weiner here, were Republicans, this would be a part of a lot of somber sociology in the media about the Republican war on women" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 1:51 PM EDT

A white man was told "This is for Trayvon Martin" as three black men mugged him in Washington, D.C., Saturday.

As you read the following report filed by CNN.com moments ago, ask yourself how much media attention this will get in the coming days:

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 1:12 PM EDT

ABC This Week viewers on Sunday were treated to a classic socio-economic debate between liberals and a lone conservative.

With the issue at hand being Detroit's announced bankruptcy and whether the federal government should bail it out, the liberal view was championed by the Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel and MSNBC's Steve Rattner. On the right was George Will who clearly won the scrum despite being tag-teamed (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 12:06 PM EDT

"I think every president in the intense media environment we have now, certainly every two-term president, gets to a point where the American people stop listening, stop leaning forward hungrily for information. I think this president got there earlier than most presidents. And I think he's in that time now."

So said the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan on ABC's This Week Sunday.

By Tom Blumer | | July 28, 2013 | 11:37 AM EDT

Has Glenn Thrush at the Politico thrown up the white flag on Democrats regaining control of the House until 2022, the first election cycle after the next wave of congressional and statehouse redistricting? If so, he clearly underestimates Republicans' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but I digress.

It would appear that Thrush has thrust himself into the throes of despair, based on the bolded sentence seen after the jump from his Friday report on how 2010 losses of control of the U.S. House and especially control of so many statehouses and state legislatures "still haunt" Dear Leader Barack Obama:

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 10:42 AM EDT

CNN's Fareed Zakaria asked Sunday why it was important that Israel be called a Jewish state.

This seemingly absurd question was asked of Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | July 28, 2013 | 9:51 AM EDT

California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) on Sunday called for San Diego mayor Bob Filner (D) to resign as a result of sexual harassment allegations made against him by several women.

By Tim Graham | | July 28, 2013 | 8:44 AM EDT

Among those now joining the liberal media elite in waving farewell to the Bible and other apparently outdated religious texts is...an archbishop. "South African peace icon Desmond Tutu has said he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God, likening the fight against gay prejudice to the anti-apartheid struggle."

Al-Jazeera relayed Tutu made the comments on Friday at the launch of a United Nations lobbying campaign against traditional "homophobic" religion in Cape Town.