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By Ryan Robertson | | November 22, 2012 | 4:54 AM EST

Armed with so-called 'facts' disguised as the same liberal talking points we're all too familiar with, MSNBC's staff of bloggers published an article yesterday that detailed the top 10 comebacks that are guaranteed to confound and demoralize any Republican relative who dares to speak ill of Obama at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

The "Lean Forward" network won't let their bias take a rest even for the holidays, nevermind that politics is hardly polite conversation for the dinner table on any given holiday, let alone Thanksgiving. But family harmony is a small price to pay for dutifully defending President Obama to your relatives who aren't buying into the hope-and-change mantra.

By Jack Coleman | | November 21, 2012 | 11:30 PM EST

Translation: Israel is no better than Hamas in the eyes of Geraldo Rivera, though Rivera can't bring himself to acknowledge this.

Instead, the veteran squishy conservative tries to come across as even-handed in his criticism of Israel and Hamas during their most recent flaring of hostilities, though it doesn't take long for Rivera's sympathies to surface. (audio clip after page break)

By Lauren Thompson | | November 21, 2012 | 11:30 PM EST

Lena Dunham, famous for her awful sex scenes and pro-Obama ad which likened voting to losing your virginity is being hailed as one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year.”

Glamour declared
the 26 year old was “immensely likable” and a “voice of her generation.” Reporter Emma Rosenblum couldn’t quite write the story without an obsessive fangirl mentality.  “She [Dunham] become one of the most powerful women in Hollywood since the April premiere of her show, which she—deep breath—created, stars in, and also directs,” Rosenblum wrote.

By Liz Thatcher | | November 21, 2012 | 11:04 PM EST

The self-appointed food police are at it again. On the November 14 edition of NBCs “Today,” investigative reporter Jeff Rossen dedicated his “Rossen Reports” segment to “berry imposters.” He referenced “experts” in his hit piece on any company that dared use the word “fruit” on its labels. These experts are none other than the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

CSPI is the lefty food activist organization whose attacks recently included launching an entire site dedicated to attacking Coca-Cola, and was one of the most outspoken proponents of soda bans across the country.

By Mark Finkelstein | | November 21, 2012 | 8:51 PM EST

Ah, Thanksgiving.  A time for Americans to come together, be grateful for their blessings—and tell people with different politics to stuff it?

That's apparently Ed Schultz's take on the holiday. On his MSNBC show this evening, gloating over his presumption that taxes will be going up on the top 2%, Schultz sent this warm 'n fuzzy message to John Boehner: "think about it over your turkey and stuffing Speaker Boehner. And by the way, you can put some gravy on that--and you know the rest of the sentence."  View the video after the jump.

By Tom Blumer | | November 21, 2012 | 8:43 PM EST

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from office today. The timing of the Democratic congressman's resignation (even beyond it taking place on Thanksgiving Eve) is convenient, coming just two weeks after his reelection and prior to what in apparently an imminent indictment. The former enables Democratic Party kingpins in Chicago and its south suburbs to ensure that the seat stays with someone they like and can control (a general election situation with a preceding mini-primary might have been more problematic), while resigning before an indictment makes it likely that Jackson will be eligible for a congressional pension he might have lost had he still been in office when charged.

We are told that Jackson is too distraught to get through a publicly spoken resignation and that he cancelled a conference call with his staff. His resignation letter (original here; Washington Post transcription here) to House Speaker John Boehner, our best potential window to his current state of mind, reveals a man who is utterly full of himself and his wonderfulness. In the process of building this monument to himself, Jackson delivered several self-evident falsehoods the press would never let a Republican in a similar position get away with making without sharp criticism. Since it's a public document, the letter follows the jump (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 21, 2012 | 4:57 PM EST

NBC's David Gregory put forth on national television Tuesday every liberal media member's fantasy.

Appearing on the Tonight Show, the Meet the Press host said, "You could have a kind of permanent Democratic majority" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Matthew Balan | | November 21, 2012 | 4:02 PM EST

CBS News political director John Dickerson all but crossed his fingers on Wednesday's CBS This Morning as he forwarded the idea of letting the country go over the looming fiscal cliff so President Obama could gain the political advantage: "There is an argument for actually...letting this happen. The President gets even more leverage."

Dickerson explained that "if the so-called fiscal cliff happens, taxes go up for everybody; then, you have a conversation about – not about raising taxes, but about, then, cutting taxes." So, the President and Congress will look good for supposedly cutting taxes after raising them?

By Tim Graham | | November 21, 2012 | 2:35 PM EST

One of the funniest headlines of Wednesday was the Huffington Post asking "Will MSNBC Hold Obama Accountable In Second Term?" The actual headline right now is “MSNBC Battles 'Pro-Obama' Label Heading Into President's Second Term.”

HuffPost media reporter Michael Calderone raised eyebrows for quoting radical-lefty Glenn Greenwald on MSNBC insisting that If  the DNC "were to own a network and produce news programming...would look exactly like what MSNBC has become." He even made Soviet analogies:

By Tom Blumer | | November 21, 2012 | 1:35 PM EST

In his Monday evening coverage of a federal judge's refusal to grant retailer Hobby Lobby injunctive relief from ObamaCare's mandate that it "provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills," the Associated Press's Tim Talley "cleverly" recast the government's argument over what constitutes an abortion (the government says that the morning-after pill isn't an abortifacient, when it really is) into one over when "pregnancy" (instead of life) begins. The company faces fines of $1.3 million per day (not a typo) starting on January 1 if it does not comply.

Several paragraphs from Talley's writeup will illustrate the misdirection (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Matt Hadro | | November 21, 2012 | 1:11 PM EST

Even though Republicans kept the House, CNN was trying to bury the Tea Party on Wednesday. Anchor Carol Costello asked if the movement was dead while CNN's headline proclaimed the "end of the Tea Party movement."

"Is the Tea Party dead?" Costello ridiculously asked GOP strategist Ana Navarro. She took a shot at Fox News after Bill O'Reilly blamed some liberal media for "promoting ideology," to which Costello said "You mean like Fox?" Costello apparently believes she is non-partisan. [Video below the break. Audio here.]

By Randy Hall | | November 21, 2012 | 12:46 PM EST

Here's another sterling example of the premise that liberals have no sense of humor.

Virginia Republican Official Bob FitzSimmonds had no idea what was going to happen when he stated in a Facebook posting on Wednesday that "When Obama is 90 years old and he dies and goes to Hell, he is going to say 'This is all Bush's fault!"

By Ryan Robertson | | November 21, 2012 | 12:41 PM EST

This Thanksgiving, a record high of 42.2 million Americans will use food stamps to curtail the cost of a big meal. At a whopping expense of $72 billion to the taxpayer per year, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has grown by 70 percent since 2007, an increase of over 15 million more people.

Despite acknowledging all of this, Elizabeth Flock of US News & World Report declared "More Americans will use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving dinner this year than ever before," and implied these government handouts aren't as sufficient as they could be.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 21, 2012 | 12:22 PM EST

NBC's David Gregory on Tuesday appeared to make the case that the public really didn't need to know about former CIA Director David Petraeus's affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

Appearing with him on NBC's Tonight Show was Lindsay Lohan who surprisingly challenged the Meet the Press host on this point (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | November 21, 2012 | 11:10 AM EST

In a piece for The New York Times “Campaign Stops” blog, liberal political writer Thomas Edsall asked  “Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone?” In other words, is Rush right in his post-election analysis that America is in danger of its producers being outnumbered and outvoted by the government dependents? Did we just prove the old George Bernard Shaw aphorism that “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul”?

Leftists enthusiastically answer in the affirmative. Edsall quoted Robert Borosage in a fit of glee: “In our Gilded Age of extreme inequality, with a middle class that increasingly understands the rules are rigged against them, this was the first election in what is likely to be an era of growing class warfare.”