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By Noel Sheppard | May 13, 2012 | 4:29 PM EDT

The media's victory lap for President Obama's flipflop on same-sex marriage is starting to get downright disgraceful.

The cover of Monday's issue of New Yorker magazine features an animated picture of the White House with rainbow columns:

By Tim Graham | May 13, 2012 | 4:23 PM EDT

In February, we reported that Garrison Keillor mocked Newt Gingrich as a "polygamist" on his NPR show "A Prairie Home Companion" -- even though Keillor has also had three wives.

On Saturday, Keillor returned to mocking Gingrich as he folded his presidential campaign. Using his "Guy Noir, Private Eye" schtick, Keillor satirically imagined that Gingrich was kidnapped by several public-radio hosts as he spouted the usual rhetoric about sick Islamic traitors and secular socialists with Kenyan anti-colonialist worldviews:

By Tim Graham | May 13, 2012 | 3:57 PM EDT

Two weeks ago, the national Sunday newspaper supplement Parade Magazine had a cover story featuring three leading chefs, and two were gay, as they supportively reported. The same thing happened on Mother's Day: the cover featured gay TV host/Bravo executive Andy Cohen, and his mother Evelyn. This is becoming a trend. Perhaps Clay Aiken will be up next if he wins "Celebrity Apprentice."

In case you didn't know, Cohen spent his first decade after college at CBS producing for "CBS This Morning" with Harry Smith and Paula Zahn. (He had a summer internship first.) Here's where the LGBT passages came:

By Noel Sheppard | May 13, 2012 | 2:41 PM EDT

Is Eliot Spitzer - a man who had to resign as New York's governor due to a sex scandal involving hookers - someone that should be invited on a serious political talk show to discuss the sanctity of marriage?

As the answer is certainly "No," consider the delicious irony of Spitzer appearing on ABC's This Week Sunday avowing as it pertains to same-sex marriage, "The president is saying, as I said as governor, others have said around the nation, two people should be able to enter a civil relationship of love that goes on forever" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By P.J. Gladnick | May 13, 2012 | 1:56 PM EDT

Bill Clinton was the first black president. And now, according to Newsweek, we have the first gay president.

Yes, all the speculation over what cover Tina Brown would choose for Newsweek is over. Despite several suggestions from The New Republic on this crucial subject, Brown refrained from taking their kindly advice and chose a picture of President Obama with a rainbow halo over his head.

By Noel Sheppard | May 13, 2012 | 1:45 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Friday, MSNBC's Tamron Hall threw a hissy fit when her conservative guest, the Washington Examiner's Tim Carney, called her network's coverage of the Washington Post's hit piece on Mitt Romney "ridiculous" and "absurd."

On CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, host Howard Kurtz came down strongly on her asking, "Does Hall only want guests who agree with her handling of every story?" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 13, 2012 | 12:51 PM EDT

This is a really scary thought.

On this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the Huffington Post's Howard Fineman actually said the most powerful and "unifying" media figures in the country today are "the daytime women talk show hosts. It's Oprah, Ellen and The View" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 13, 2012 | 12:13 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported last week, eleven out of twelve regular contributors to the syndicated Chris Matthews Show thought Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won't be able to take control and drive the political debate in the next six months leading to Election Day.

On this weekend's program, only one of the twelve regulars thought President Obama's recent flipflop on same-sex marriage hurts him politically (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By P.J. Gladnick | May 13, 2012 | 11:28 AM EDT

Did you know that one of the reasons for the federal lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was Obama political campaign strategy? Don't take my word for it. This assertion has been made by the Huffington Post editorial director Howard Fineman in his story excusing negative Obama campaign strategy by claiming they are merely taking pages from the GOP playbook:

By Tom Blumer | May 13, 2012 | 11:09 AM EDT

The headline at the Associated Press's Sunday morning story primarily about GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney's commencement address at Liberty University ("Romney urges grads to honor family commitments") was at least acceptable. It went downhill from there, betraying what appear to be deeply-held biases held by writers Kasie Hunt and Rachel Zoll against Republicans, conservatives, and Christians -- up to and including a "red meat" reference in what the Administration's Press will probably still claim is an objective report.

Apart from the self-evident bias, Hunt and Zoll failed to grasp the fundamental concept that a commencement speech is not a political stump speech. It is supposed to be a chance for the speaker, at least one who isn't a self-absorbed narcissist, to inform, inspire and advise graduates on what awaits them in the real world and how they should generally consider carrying out the rest of their lives. That, to the AP pair's apparent disappointment and astonishment, is what Romney did. Their opening six paragraphs plus a few selected others come after the jump, with prejudicial verbiage in bold, followed by several paragraphs from Romney's speech which Hunt and Zoll, if they they had been there to report a story instead of serving as Team Obama apparatchiks, would have noted:

By Noel Sheppard | May 13, 2012 | 10:44 AM EDT

CNN's Fareed Zakaria asked a question this weekend guaranteed to raise some eyebrows not only on both sides of the aisle but also on both sides of the Atlantic.

On the program bearing his name, Zakaria amazingly asked Sunday if the economic problems in Europe are caused by democracy and not austerity (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Mark Finkelstein | May 13, 2012 | 10:29 AM EDT

Snark on, Michelle!  On the MSNBC show "Up With Chris Hayes" this morning, feminist author Michelle Goldberg attacked Ann Romney as "insufferable" and derided a phrase in Ann's op-ed on the subject of motherhood as "creepy."

Goldberg's "insufferable" shot drew approving laughter from the all-feminist panel.  And surely the attacks on the Romneys for their traditional family values will play well with a certain segment of the electorate. The problem for President Obama: that segment is one that is already almost entirely in his camp.  But these sort of mean-spirited attacks are likely to alienate the very voters in the middle that PBO needs to persuade.  Video after the jump.

By Tim Graham | May 13, 2012 | 6:47 AM EDT

Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer reports that after mocking Michele Bachmann for having dual citizenship in Switzerland through her husband, MSNBC star Ed "Buy American" Schultz proclaimed on his daily radio show that he's going to apply for Canadian citizenship.

"I'm going to go down the road of being a Canadian," he proclaimed.  "I'm going to do that, because I want to. It's not 'cause I don't dislike America." That's how it came out, sort of Biden-ish [audio and transcript below]:

By Jill Stanek | May 13, 2012 | 6:10 AM EDT

Bravo, Publix.

I watched the following ad and was saddened to think how much pro-abortion feminists are throwing away by their “choice.” They can’t embrace pregnancy, motherhood, or Mother’s Day without darkening it with a reminder that still and all they advocate mothers killing their own children.

By Tom Blumer | May 13, 2012 | 1:31 AM EDT

Let's grant that Associated Press reporter Mitch Weiss, in his dispatch Saturday on the headache Democratic National Convention host state North Carolina has become for the left, acknowledged by quoting someone else that "Nobody can sugarcoat the fact that we got problems here." That said, the AP reporter applied quite a bit of sweetener with generous pinches of distortion in several instances.

Weiss's biggest howler was the patently falsely impression he gave that the constitutional amendment approved by voters on Tuesday limiting marriage to one-man, one-woman relationships achieved success solely because of a "fired-up Republican base," when the support for it had to be far broader for it to achieve its 61.06%-38.84% victory margin (scroll to the very bottom at the link; the state's Board of Elections would appear to be quite unhappy with the result).