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By Noel Sheppard | | November 12, 2012 | 8:41 AM EST

With Barack Obama's victory Tuesday, Americans are in for more puff pieces about the so-called "news network" MSNBC which sings his praises 24/7 while omitting or dishonestly spinning all of his failures.

Doing his part Monday was the New York Times' Brian Stelter who in the midst of dribbling all over one of the biggest jokes on television actually said the following (readers are advised to remove all fluids and flammables from computer proximity while making sure there's absolutely nothing in their mouths):

By Brent Baker | | November 12, 2012 | 7:54 AM EST

Tonight, CBS-owned Showtime will debut a ten-part series: Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. Ronald Radosh, in last week’s Weekly Standard, determined it offers “not an untold story, but the all-too-familiar Communist and Soviet line on America’s past as it developed in the early years of the Cold War.”

By Tim Graham | | November 12, 2012 | 6:50 AM EST

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo and star puppeteer for PBS, who the taxpayer-funded network promoted with a  documentary called Being Elmo -- "has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street  in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy" when he was 45,  reported TMZ.

Clash "adamantly denies" the allegations, but "has acknowledged to TMZ he had a relationship with the young man -- but insists it only took place AFTER the accuser was an adult." The accuser met with lawyers for Sesame Workshop. Clash said "I had a relationship with [the accuser].  It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not."  TMZ added:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 11:44 PM EST

The Simpsons took a swipe at Karl Rove and the Fox News Channel Sunday.

As Fox's hit animated series began, lead character Bart was in his classroom writing repeatedly on the blackboard "I will not concede the election till Karl Rove gives me permission" (video follows with commentary):

By Tim Graham | | November 11, 2012 | 9:57 PM EST

As part of the victory lap on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday, host Bob Schieffer asked Obama campaign manager David Axelrod how it felt to watch the president brush away a tear in front of the volunteers. "We don't see that much emotion from the President. What was it like to be there?"

He also asked Axelrod what he'll do next, and he said he wants to help "inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists." Or to follow today's media model, become a Democratic strategist, and then become a network TV journalist. But Axelrod brushed away tears alongside the president at the idealism of the Obama Youth:

By Brent Baker | | November 11, 2012 | 6:01 PM EST

Sunday’s Meet the Press featured a panel of five, none of them conservative (Congressman-elect Joaquín Castro, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and NBC’s Chuck Todd), to assess why Mitt Romney lost and “the future of the GOP.” And they agreed conservatives are the problem.

Todd, NBC’s political director, decided the GOP has become “a coalition of special interest forces” and fretted “the leaders in Washington can’t control the special interest groups” as Republicans, like Democrats in the past, “succumbed to their base.”

By Randy Hall | | November 11, 2012 | 5:48 PM EST

The phrase that "success has many fathers" must have been on the mind of Joy-Ann Reid when the MSNBC contributor was a guest during Thursday's edition of the NOW with Alex Wagner program.

While discussing the minimal impact that GOP SuperPACs apparently had on Tuesday's election, Reid nevertheless called the extra millions of dollars spent by those organizations a "mini-stimulus" that "actually boosted the economy slightly" and helped re-elect President Obama.

By Randy Hall | | November 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM EST

With the long-time news weekly on the verge of shifting from a paper publication to an online magazine, the folks at Newsweek have apparently thrown caution to the wind and are publishing whatever they feel like as long as it praises Democrats and hazes Republicans.

Case in point: the cover of the periodical's post-election edition, which shows President Obama dressed like Napoleon Bonaparte in addition to a headline that reads: "GOP: You're Old, You're White, You're History!"

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 3:14 PM EST

Since election night, President Obama's fans in the media have been trying to establish his victory as giving him a mandate to enact his agenda.

Doing his part Sunday was NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 1:10 PM EST

Greta Van Susteren on ABC's This Week Sunday took exception with a cheap shot at Fox News from Nation magazine's Katrina vanden Heuvel.

This came after vanden Heuvel said of former CIA director David Petraeus, "Don't forget that over at your network at Fox, he was your candidate for a while" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 11:43 AM EST

Stop the presses! Stop the presses!

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward on The Chris Matthews Show Sunday not only called Democrat visions of balancing the budget by raising taxes on the rich a "fantasy," but he also said "there is a way to...raise more revenue and perhaps lower the rates" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | November 11, 2012 | 11:38 AM EST

First of all, I should and will stipulate that any legitimate aid and comfort to victims of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy those affiliated with the Occupy Movement are providing is noble.

That said, Meghan Barr's report at the Associated Press on their efforts is so absurdly fawning that it insults the thousands of others volunteering with private charities who are providing assistance on a meaningful and likely much more effective scale.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 10:51 AM EST

David Gergen made a rather startling observation on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday.

Out of 105 rounds of golf that President Obama played since he was first inaugurated, only one was with a Republican (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 10:10 AM EST

"If we spent as much time talking about solutions in the future as we did the President’s birth certificate for heaven’s sake, we probably would have won the darned election."

So said Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman on CNN's State of the Union Sunday.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 9:07 AM EST

Washington State University wide receiver Marquess Wilson was having another fabulous season with 52 receptions, 813 years, and five touchdowns.

Despite this, after being suspended earlier in the week for refusing to finish a training drill, he issued a statement Saturday quitting the team for what he called "abuse" by the coaching staff: