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By Noel Sheppard | | May 6, 2013 | 9:49 AM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, CBS Late Show host David Letterman spent a week last month attacking Senators as stooges - mostly Republicans, of course - for opposing recent gun control legislation.

One such Senator, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, told WABC radio's Aaron Klein Sunday, “That’s kind of a badge of honor. Any time you get Rachel Maddow or Letterman or those people to call you names that means you are winning."

By Tyler O'Neil | | May 6, 2013 | 9:15 AM EDT

The last episode of HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones” featured nudity and a homosexual scene. Now, they’re justifying it.

Buried in an excellent marriage intrigue scene, HBO gets in a jab at social conservatives. Lady Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg), Lady Dowager of Highgarden, refuses to marry her gay grandson Loras to Cersei Lannister – she’s too old.

The Hand of the King, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) points out “a boy with his affliction should be grateful for the opportunity to marry the most beautiful woman in the kingdoms, and remove the stain from his name.”

By CMI Staff | | May 6, 2013 | 8:55 AM EDT

CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 has already gained a reputation for great action and nobility, but the latest installment brought something more – a feat of presentation, in the style of investigative journalism.

Instead of the typical crime show, where excellent camera angles and uninterrupted footage immerses the viewer in the spirit of the action, this episode viewed the crimes unit through a reporter’s lens. Many scenes feature an outdoor presentation, with Savannah Walker (Aisha Tyler) narrating in between clips to a crowd in white chairs.

By Tyler O'Neil | | May 6, 2013 | 8:46 AM EDT

“2 Broke Girls” is at it again – granted, there’s a little humor mixed in with the bawdy sex jokes and racism. But the word coined in this week’s episode catches the spirit of the show – “copstitutes,” and the rest of the show demonstrates that the writing is as bankrupt as its characters are supposed to be.

By Tyler O'Neil | | May 6, 2013 | 8:32 AM EDT

“How do you make something memorable for a guy who makes every night the best night of his life?” Asks Marshall Ericksen (Jason Segel) in the latest episode of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” The fiancée, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), wisely answers, “give him the worst night of his life!”

The only problem? Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) has a high ideal for bachelor parties: “It’s a rite of passage with his bros, a bromitzvah!” He lists upwards of 20 things that would make it the best night ever.

By Tyler O'Neil | | May 6, 2013 | 8:21 AM EDT

The latest episode of CBS’s “The Good Wife” spins marital infidelity into a major plot twist.

In the last episode, attorney Alicia Florrick (Juliana Margulies) and her husband Peter (Chris North) decided to renew their vows. But in this week’s episode, she again kisses her extramarital flame Will Gardner (Josh Charles).

When Peter wins the Gubernatorial election for Illinois, he meets his wife in the bedroom, but after kissing him, she retreats to the bathroom – “I need to freshen up.”

By Tim Graham | | May 6, 2013 | 7:22 AM EDT

In 2005, USA Today uncovered the scandal that black columnist Armstrong Williams was paid to promote Bush’s Education Department initiatives. In 2013, it’s never a scandal when MSNBC anchors promote Obama’s Education Department initiatives. It’s another Great Leap Forward for government-media synchronicity.

Today at 4 pm, after her daily on-air hour is up, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall is serving as moderator of a Google-Plus “hangout” at Howard University for the Education Department on “A Legacy of Excellence: Celebrating African American Teachers in our Classrooms.”

By Brent Baker | | May 6, 2013 | 6:52 AM EDT

NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday brought aboard another lefty whose far-left views are usually only heard on MSNBC, but Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com, the NBC News site aimed at African-Americans, perfectly reflected the true liberal view of how to boost the economy. It’s not a “balanced” approach of budget cuts and tax hikes. She urged higher taxes and more spending.

“When you look at the economy and the fact that it isn’t growing more strongly, we’ve been trying to force ourselves to do austerity,” Reid ludicrously asserted in the midst of ever-increasing federal spending. She fretted the inability “to do a robust agenda from Washington that does smart spending and smart tax increases,” regretting that “without being able to do sane policy in Washington,” you can’t expect Obama to fix the economy.

By Noel Sheppard | | May 5, 2013 | 10:50 PM EDT

CNN primetime host Anthony Bourdain continued his string of vulgar offerings Sunday.

His Parts Unknown - airing at 9PM on the east coast and 6PM out west - featured three uncensored S-words, a bleeped F-bomb, and oral sex jokes (video follows with transcribed lowlights and commentary):

By Matt Vespa | | May 5, 2013 | 9:34 PM EDT

CBS Sunday Morning decided to slip in a rather egregious Cinco de Mayo segment about the Mexican-American War (1846-48), in which most of the Western part of the United States was acquired under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Apparently, the occasion requires a seminar on how Cinco de Mayo is ruined by American imperialism.

CBS reported this was a “wicked” and “forgotten war,” built on presidential lies, and should resonate in the immigration debate -- because Americans don’t know that they’re living on land that was Mexico’s.

By Tom Blumer | | May 5, 2013 | 8:36 PM EDT

Time was, several decades ago, that local and regional news in many parts of the country served as a bit of an antidote against the relentlessly biased national establishment press.

That certainly isn't the case in Aurora, Colorado, site of last year's horrible theater murders at the alleged hands of James Holmes. Dave Perry, the editor of the Aurora Sentinel, wrote a column on April 25 proving that he is not fit to hold his current position, especially when it comes to overseeing reporting on Second Amendment matters. Among other things, he characterized the National Rifle Association as "the real terrorist threat here in America" whose members are "guilty monsters" who should be "sent to Guantanamo Bay for all eternity" (bolds are mine; HT Instapundit):

By Noel Sheppard | | May 5, 2013 | 7:57 PM EDT

Hate-filled leftist gay activist Dan Savage was at it again Saturday.

In response to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin using chewing tobacco as a stunt during her Friday address to the National Rifle Association convention, Savage tweeted, "Now seeing upside of oral cancers":

By Tom Blumer | | May 5, 2013 | 7:37 PM EDT

It's not often that yours truly visits Huffington Post. One of those rare occasions occurred early today as I was preparing the post (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) about South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian relishing the idea that his party's candidate for Palmetto State Governor in 2014 might send current Republican Governor Nikki Haley "back to wherever the hell she came from."

In writing about Harpootlian's response to the controversy over his insensitive and arguably racist and nativist remark, HuffPo's Alana Horowitz, who serves as its Front Page Editor, wrote that Haley "is no stranger to scrutiny over her ethnic and religious background." To what sort of "scrutiny" did Horowitz refer involving Haley's "ethnic and religious background"? See after the jump:

By Noel Sheppard | | May 5, 2013 | 6:07 PM EDT

It really is amazing how excited liberal media members can get when the economy produces 165,000 jobs and a 7.5 percent unemployment rate under a Democratic president.

So enthralled was Chris Matthews that he actually asked guests on the syndicated program bearing his name Sunday if this will give Democrats including Hillary Clinton "bragging rights" in 2016 (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | May 5, 2013 | 4:13 PM EDT

Does the outing of a previously almost unknown basketball player really deserve a half hour's coverage on a broadcast television Sunday political talk show?

The folks at CBS certainly felt it does as Face the Nation actually devoted the entire second half of its program Sunday to Jason Collins and gay issues.