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By Ken Shepherd | August 1, 2012 | 12:10 PM EDT

"Even at the Olympics, athletes in the sport of shooting face questions about gun violence." That's the digital edition headline for Washington Post reporter Katherine Boyle's August 1 story about the "stigma" that American Olympic shooters face for participating in a sport that "requires a machine that, when used maliciously, can kill people."

But as Boyle herself makes clear in her story, American Olympians who compete in shooting don't "face questions about gun violence" from fellow Olympians. From the last two paragraphs of her Style section front-pager [entitled in the print edition, "Shooting: Athletes battle for titles -- and to dispel the stigma of gun violence":

By Matthew Sheffield | August 1, 2012 | 11:43 AM EDT

Charles Krauthammer received a rare apology yesterday from the Obama White House after the president’s press shop had called him out in a mistaken “fact check” of one of the syndicated writer’s recent columns.

In a posting on the official White House blog yesterday evening, Obama communications director Dan Pfeiffer blamed “internal confusion” for an earlier posting in which he denounced Krauthammer for spreading a “rumor that’s so patently false” that Obama had returned to the UK a bust of its former prime minister Winston Churchill upon assuming office.

By Kyle Drennen | August 1, 2012 | 11:41 AM EDT

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams smugly dismissed Mitt Romney's overseas trip as having, "ended today almost the way it started here in London, with controversy, some hurt feelings, and some raw tempers. Campaigning back home in the states is hard enough. The stakes weren't supposed to be this high for the campaign overseas." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Correspondent Peter Alexander followed: "...this trip has been supposed to be, according to his advisors, a low-risk one....But it was at times marred by missteps. Romney offending his Olympic hosts and Palestinian leaders."

By Taylor Hughes | August 1, 2012 | 10:54 AM EDT

If the left’s response to Chick-fil-A proves anything, it’s that the left has a clear method of attacking anyone who supports a traditional definition of marriage. Label that person a bigot and then protest everything they do.

This of course is the same plan of action applied to actor Kirk Cameron. During his 'Love Worth Fighting For' conference held in Ocean City, N.J., July 27, over 6,000 married couples showed up seeking counsel on how to better their marriages. Instead they found themselves the target of a protest launched by Ocean City's LGBT community, Ocean Grove United.

By NB Staff | August 1, 2012 | 10:41 AM EDT

With nearly all the votes in, Ted Cruz has prevailed in a run-off primary race in Texas, defeating David Dewhurst, the current lieutenant governor of the state. Once considered a longshot, Cruz won quite handily. How much do you think the media will report his victory?

By Mike Ciandella | August 1, 2012 | 10:22 AM EDT

Journalists have been stressing that Romney can’t connect to the common man since his first appearance in the 2012 presidential campaign. Now they have a new target: his wife Ann’s horses. Some she used for therapy for her multiple sclerosis, and one she managed to get into the London Olympic Games.

So far in 2012, the three broadcast networks have mentioned Romney’s horses more than twice as many times as they mentioned John Kerry’s preferred sport, windsurfing, during the entirety of 2004.

By Matt Hadro | August 1, 2012 | 10:06 AM EDT

CNN brags of being a centrist news network in between Fox News and MSNBC, but how serious and non-partisan can it be when hosting liberal comics to discuss the serious issues of the day?

On Tuesday's The Situation Room, CNN's Joe Johns goaded Obama fund raiser Will Ferrell and liberal comedian Zach Galifianakis to preach campaign finance reform. "There seem to be a little bit of takeouts on the Koch brothers, the conservative brothers who have done so much funding of politics. Talk to us a little bit about the message," Johns asked.

By Mike Ciandella | August 1, 2012 | 9:26 AM EDT

Media continue theme that GOP presidential candidate out of touch because of wealth.

By Tim Graham | August 1, 2012 | 8:14 AM EDT

On Monday morning, CNN interviewed 10-year-old Kameron Slade, who's the toast of New York liberals and The New York Times (pardon the redundancy) for wanting to give a speech in his class in favor of "marriage equality." School officials said the subject was inappropriate for ten-year-olds, but Slade's speech was videotaped and then went viral through...the liberal-Democrat blog Think Progress, which is becoming a regular source of "news" for CNN.

Christian students have been forbidden in some public schools to offer projects that profess Christianity or Christian themes, but that's not as attractive a controversy to CNN. Slade was invited to speak before the New York City Council, and The New York Times devoted a whole story to this activist PR event with no troublesome dissent whatsoever. Unsurprisingly, CNN anchor Carol Costello didn't offer a skeptical or discouraging word:

By Brad Wilmouth | August 1, 2012 | 7:58 AM EDT

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams read a short item noting the decision of Ohio Republican Congressman Steve LaTourette to retire from the House of Representatives this year, noting that he is "one of the last GOP moderates in Congress."

The NBC anchor also relayed LaTourette's complaint that "compromise has now become a dirty word."


By Tim Graham | August 1, 2012 | 7:48 AM EDT

When NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross conducted an "I feel your pain" interview with radical-feminist Sister Pat Farrell on July 17, she promised a rebuttal from Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo. But Gross was much tougher in that interview on July 25. She laughably said "I don't mean to speak on their behalf here," but that's exactly what she did throughout the interview.

Gross said her "ultimate question" was why wouldn't the Catholic Church bend to changing times and liberalize on female priests, contraception, and homosexuality? "Churches change," so why won't the Catholics? Bishop Blair very calmly educated Gross that churches that have tried to obey Gross's dogmatism and follow "the spirit of the times" like the Episcopalians are having trouble retaining members:

By Brent Bozell | July 31, 2012 | 10:57 PM EDT

Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern.

Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our “objective” media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as “Mitt the Twit.”

By Tim Graham | July 31, 2012 | 10:04 PM EDT

The Bill Press radio show returned to mocking Ann Romney and her dressage horse on Friday. Dave Zirin, a sports writer for The Nation began with "Dressage, a word so many of us didn't even know before a few months ago." Bill Press replied, "And Thursday here poor Ann Romney is there with Rafalca...Doesn't get to dance until Thursday and Mitt Romney is not even going to be there."

Then came a rude joke about putting the horse on the roof of an airplane:

By Mark Finkelstein | July 31, 2012 | 8:57 PM EDT

An MSNBC host and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee walk into a bar . . . Al Sharpton, uttering one of the more absurd laugh lines of this political season, actually claimed on his MSNBC show this evening that his campaign in Florida against voter ID laws is "non-partisan."  

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz apparently hadn't gotten the memo about pretending Sharpton was non-partisan.  The Chair of the DNC, also a Dem Florida congresswoman, after delivering a super-partisan diatribe on the issue, giddily thanked Sharpton for his work--before the Reverend hastened to remind viewers that his campaign was "non-partisan."  You're killing us, Al!  View the video after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | July 31, 2012 | 7:11 PM EDT

Comedienne Joy Behar is starting to realize that nobody knows or cares about the perilously liberal cable network she starts working for in September.

Promoting her soon to begin show on Al Gore's failing channel, Behar commented via Twitter Tuesday, "Current is like the g-spot of TV":