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By Tim Graham | | September 1, 2013 | 3:12 PM EDT

The "civil rights" elite are still putting the memory of Martin Luther King's lieutenant Ralph Abernathy into the deep freeze. On September 1, four days after all the 50th anniversary events were done and after many Post pages were filled with gauzy memories, Washington Post reporter Michael Fletcher noticed that "save for an invitation to a White House reception that she said came too late to accept, [his widow Juanita] Abernathy was not asked to be part of the festivities."

"I was no more invited than if I were dead," she said. Remember Bryant Gumbel sneering "print the legend" at Abernathy? These black preachers like Al Sharpton aren't in the forgiveness business:

By Noel Sheppard | | September 1, 2013 | 1:39 PM EDT

It's becoming apparent the Obama-loving media are displeased with the President's decision to seek Congress's approval to strike Syria.

On This Week Sunday, ABC News chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran said, "Obama's leadership image in the Syrian opposition is probably at an all-time low right now" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | September 1, 2013 | 1:03 PM EDT

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan had some harsh words for Barack Obama Sunday.

Appearing on ABC's This Week, Noonan said of the White House's surprising announcement Saturday that it was going to ask Congress for approval to strike Syria, "I think everybody pretty much views it as the president blinked."

By Noel Sheppard | | September 1, 2013 | 11:12 AM EDT

In 2011, CNN's Fareed Zakaria revealed that he advised President Obama on foreign policy.

On his GPS program Sunday, Zakaria lambasted the current White House resident saying, "[T]he administration's handling of Syria over the last year has been a case study in how not to do foreign policy...the manner in which the Obama administration has first created and then mismanaged this crisis will cast a long shadow on America’s role in the world" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | September 1, 2013 | 8:38 AM EDT

The Sunday newspaper supplement Parade magazine has a cover story on "Putting America Back to Work," and promises as a guru "Robert Reich on the future of manufacturing jobs." Inside, Reich's article is titled "What America Needs Now."

Like a good liberal, Reich insisted  "we should follow Germany's lead." America's high schools need a fifth year for what liberals call the working class:

By Tim Graham | | September 1, 2013 | 7:32 AM EDT

First Mark Levin mocked Grover Norquist for his declaration that having  Levin or Rush Limbaugh moderate a Republican presidential debate would be “not useful”  in The Hill newspaper. Talk radio hosts, he said, are primarily entertainers who would draw attention away from the candidates themselves.

Now Kerry Picket at Breitbart News says Limbaugh's team isn't happy with Grover either, and mentioned Grover didn't find Limbaugh so distasteful that he wouldn't promote it when his group Americans for Tax Reform was discussed on Rush's show:

By Tim Graham | | August 31, 2013 | 8:20 PM EDT

CNN’s Jake Tapper gave a “First Person” interview for Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine that showed he’s that rare news bird that strives to be seen as fair by both sides in today’s contentious political arena.

He began by suggesting he doesn’t like tough questions. It’s easier to be chummy with politicians, he says, less nerve-racking. But there are times when they’re definitely needed in political journalism, he insisted:

By Tom Blumer | | August 31, 2013 | 2:52 PM EDT

On Thursday morning, the Columbus Dispatch's Darrel Rowland reported ("Gun battle slated for high noon in downtown Columbus") that "Mayors Against Illegal Guns is coming to Columbus on Friday for an event urging Sen. Rob Portman to support expanding background checks on gun purchases," and that "guns rights groups are planning to make their voices heard, too." There was no follow-up on what happened at the Michael Bloomberg-supported group's rally; we'll see why shortly.

Organizing for Action, the group which exists solely to promote President Barack Obama's agenda, also scheduled a rally to promote illegal-immigrant amnesty in Columbus on Friday. Intrepid center-right blogger Jesse Hathaway reported attendance (HT Twitchy) of perhaps a half-dozen. A search of the first couple of pages (here and here) of results on "immigration" at the Dispatch's web site returned no relevant coverage (results were not sorted by date, but seemed to generally move backwards in time).

By Tim Graham | | August 31, 2013 | 1:36 PM EDT

The September 9 edition of People magazine included an article on Bradley Manning headlined “The Secret After the Sentence: Found guilty of espionage, the discharged Army private reveals she is transgendered and will go to military prison as ‘Chelsea’.”

Reporter Johnny Dodd aggressively used female pronouns even inserting one in a quote from Manning's defense lawyer:  “What drove [her] actions was a strong moral compass.”

By Tom Blumer | | August 31, 2013 | 12:52 PM EDT

If we're to believe Tom Raum's Friday afternoon report at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, the economy is humming along smoothly enough that we really shouldn't think about it that much any more, especially as something to consider when voting. And besides, it's being "eclipsed" by "other pressing events."

I'll stay away from those other "events" in the interest of concentrating on the 3-1/2 paragraphs Raum employed to convince readers that things really are okay, followed by a quote from a reliable leftist apparatchik (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Tom Blumer | | August 31, 2013 | 10:26 AM EDT

At the Associated Press, economics writer Christopher Rugaber used not seasonally adjusted data published by the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics on metro area employment and unemployment to crow about "widespread improvement in the job market." The predominance of part-time jobs among the new ones created and fact that houshold incomes have yet to recover from the recession apparently had no impact on his assessment.

The opening sentence of the government's report reads: "Unemployment rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 320 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 38 areas, and unchanged in 14 area, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today." But the second paragraph of Rugaber's AP report, headlined "Unemployment Rates Fall in Two-thirds of U.S. Cities," tells readers that "[U]nemployment rates fell in 239 of the nation's 372 largest cities in July from June."

By Christian Toto | | August 31, 2013 | 9:29 AM EDT

Consumers have good reason to wonder why they have to pay for cable channels they don't watch. Most cable customers enjoy only a fraction of the channels on their services but end up supporting them all every time they write a check to Comcast or similar providers.

The hullabaloo over Miley Cyrus's sexualized performance during Sunday's Video Music Awards presentation gave bundled cable opponents another very good argument. Why should consumers support a channel like MTV which brings such content into their homes?

By Noel Sheppard | | August 31, 2013 | 8:48 AM EDT

Senator John McCain had harsh words for Great Britain Friday following that country’s decision to not participate in a coordinated attack on Syria.

Appearing on NBC’s Tonight Show, McCain said, “I feel badly about the British. They're our dear friends, but they're no longer a world power. It's just a fact of life.”

By Brent Bozell | | August 31, 2013 | 8:28 AM EDT

The tawdry sexual dancing of Miley Cyrus on the 2013 edition of MTV’s Video Music Awards has been denounced by nearly everyone – conservatives, liberals, and libertines (who flunked it for lacking “hotness"). That theme is exhausted. Let’s shift the discussion back to where it belongs: the cultural cesspool that is MTV.

Every year, MTV prepares sleazy awards-show stunts like this to acquire buzz for itself. There’s Madonna and Britney Spears having a long onstage kiss; Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis grabbing each other’s private parts on stage; and Sacha Baron Cohen “accidentally” hanging upside down with his bare buttocks exposed right in the face of the rapper Eminem.

By Tim Graham | | August 31, 2013 | 7:44 AM EDT

Anyone who's argued The Washington Post is conservative based on its editorial pages is going to look silly today. Saturday's paper featured an op-ed with the online title "Sex between students and teachers should not be a crime." In the paper, it's watered down to "Sex happens, even in school."

The liberal offender is Betsy Karasik, a lawyer-turned-painter.  For pure mythology, nothing beats this: "I’ve been a 14-year-old girl, and so have all of my female friends. When it comes to having sex on the brain, teenage boys got nothin’ on us." How does that excuse 30-year-old men preying on 14-year-old girls? Like a good liberal, Karasik laments that criminalizing this behavior fails to "advance" a "much-needed dialogue" about sex: