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By Noel Sheppard | | September 11, 2013 | 11:57 AM EDT

Jay Leno was at his comedic best Tuesday evening.

The NBC Tonight Show host spent much of his opening monologue lampooning President Obama beginning with, “It's still a little warm, but you can tell fall is coming...The leaves are changing faster than the White House position on Syria” (video and transcript follow):

By Tim Graham | | September 11, 2013 | 11:43 AM EDT

On Monday’s edition of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, fake conservative Stephen Colbert mocked the “fan-fiction foreign policy” of Reagan admirers. He ran clips of Bill O’Reilly telling James Carville that Reagan would have gone to war in Syria, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen saying Reagan "would stand up to this...he would say chemical use was unacceptable."

Then Colbert claimed Reagan “looked the other way when Saddam gassed his own Kurdish citizens.” Wrong. Get out the Pinocchios. It's true Reagan didn’t go to war in Iraq -- if you want to call that "looking the other way" --  but Reagan did denounce the gassing of the Kurds in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in 1988. Colbert doesn't care about accuracy. He just wants to mock his "fellow" conservatives:

By Noel Sheppard | | September 11, 2013 | 10:27 AM EDT

Liberal media members are clearly overjoyed that there’s – at least for the time being – not going to be a vote in Congress concerning a military strike on Syria.

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, NPR’s Cokie Roberts outlined the left's doomsday scenario saying, “If he had lost this vote, which he was clearly about to do, it would have been everything: immigration would have been down the tubes, you know, ObamaCare defunded, debt ceiling a mess, all of it” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | September 11, 2013 | 10:20 AM EDT

For well over two weeks, the Obama administration has been urging military action against the Assad regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons.

At the Associated Press, in a "Fact Check" item at its "Big Story" site, Calvin Woodward told readers that "President Barack Obama voiced his conviction Tuesday night that Syrian President Bashar Assad was to blame for deadly chemical attacks against civilians, but again he offered no proof." Again? The AP reporter also questioned the number of civilian deaths involved. Excerpts follow the jump:

By Katie Yoder | | September 11, 2013 | 9:01 AM EDT

If you were hoping the Miley Cyrus VMAs fiasco reflected a temporary, er, lapse in the singer’s judgment, her new music video, “Wrecking Ball,” should demolish those hopes.

In the video released Monday, the former Disney darling donned a belly-baring top with underpants for a make-out session with a sledgehammer – before stripping naked. The song served as the second promotional single for Cyrus’ latest album “Bangerz,” set for release October 8.

By Evan Mantel | | September 11, 2013 | 1:06 AM EDT

Suits shows its brilliance and it's folly in two minutes

By Brent Bozell | | September 10, 2013 | 11:22 PM EDT

When we last checked in on Barack Obama discussing Benghazi on the network news, he was reassuring Brian Williams on the October 25 “Rock Center” that “We’re going to do a full investigation.” It’s a year later and it’s still “we are going to.” Last fall, Williams and Obama posed as curious for answers on how this disaster happened. Neither of them has demonstrated any noticeable curiosity since.

A new Media Research Center study of Benghazi coverage in 2013 on ABC, CBS, and NBC  shows there are two routine modes of operation: (a) praising Team Obama’s public relations and (b) silence.

By Tom Blumer | | September 10, 2013 | 10:38 PM EDT

Maybe my processing of the English language isn't what it used to be, but I'm having a hard time making sense of the headline at David Espo's and Julie Pace's report (saved here at host for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, on President Obama's Syria speech tonight.

The headline? "OBAMA DELAYS SYRIA VOTE, SAYS DIPLOMACY MAKE WORK." Huh? If the last three words are "Make Diplomacy Work," that's better, but not by all that much, because it looks like he's giving orders to others, when he and his administration are the ones who have to make it work. Several paragraphs from the AP pair's report follow the jump (boids are mine):

By Evan Mantel | | September 10, 2013 | 9:40 PM EDT

The season finale of Mistresses arrives with cliched drama and poor choices.

By Tim Graham | | September 10, 2013 | 6:46 PM EDT

In 2004, Boston Globe reporter Nina Easton praised George W. Bush’s performance in the third presidential debate: “For a long time, they've ridden that tired horse of calling Kerry a liberal from Massachusetts and out of the mainstream, which doesn't, I don't think, play that well to swing voters.”

But in 2013, Nina Easton of Fortune magazine deeply adores calling conservatives out of the mainstream. In fact, they're so extreme they're childish. She thinks the Tea Party Republicans sound a lot like an obstinate brat in a children’s story by Maurice Sendak that pours syrup in his hair and gets eaten by a lion:

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 10, 2013 | 6:32 PM EDT

Even though MSNBC host Chris Hayes has a history of airing his far-left views and has even admitted to being a "liberal caricature," he does from time to time ask contrarian questions from a conservative point of view, and managed to do so on the Monday, September 9, All In show during an interview with New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio.

On the subject of taxing the wealthy, Hayes brought up criticism from outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the MSNBC host posed:

By Ken Shepherd | | September 10, 2013 | 6:08 PM EDT

The liberal website Talking Points Memo [see screen capture below] is accepting and running advertisements for a company called Freak Flags, a California outfit which creates flags designed like the U.S. flag but with the stars in the canton pushed off the side of the blue field, while symbols like the Star of David, Christian cross, or the U.S. dollar sign are emblazoned in the center. The idea of each is a left-wing critique of those who "put Israel first" or "put Jesus first" or "put Wall St. first," respectively.

But a review of the company's website's blog reveals some anti-Semitic rantings regarding the president's call for airstrikes in Syria.

By Matt Hadro | | September 10, 2013 | 5:02 PM EDT

In his Monday interview with President Obama, CNN's Wolf Blitzer failed to ask any tough questions of the President. In contrast, Fox News's Chris Wallace grilled Obama over the administration's handling of the Syria conflict.

For instance, Wallace brought up the lack of popular support for a military intervention, Secretary of State John Kerry's comment that a military intervention would be "unbelievably small," and Republican criticisms that the administration has failed to make a convincing case for military action. Blitzer mentioned none of these things, though, simply teeing Obama up with soft questions.

By Noel Sheppard | | September 10, 2013 | 4:40 PM EDT

The folks at Second City on Monday released an absolutely hysterical video depicting the absurdity of mindless Obama automatons supporting war just because the man they voted for says it’s a good idea.

In it, four classic Obamabots of varied backgrounds representing the organization “Americans for Whatever Barack Obama Wants, Did You Know He’s Friends With Jay-Z?” try to raise $1.6 trillion to fund World War III (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Jack Coleman | | September 10, 2013 | 4:25 PM EDT

May you live through interesting times goes the wording of an ancient Chinese curse, or so I've heard many times through the years.

The possibility of US military intervention in Syria is producing something comparable -- we are living through unusually candid times, at least for some people who previously didn't seem capable of it. (Audio clips after the jump)