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By Noel Sheppard | | May 1, 2013 | 8:28 AM EDT

For the first time in over two years, the farce of a cable news network known as MSNBC dropped to third place in total viewers and primetime in April being beaten by the long-suffering CNN and of course Fox News at the top.

As TVNewser reported Tuesday, despite April being a heavy news month with disasters in Boston and West Texas, MSNBC viewership was actually down from April 2012:

By Tim Graham | | May 1, 2013 | 7:33 AM EDT

A Democrat Super PAC is displaying epic hypocrisy by running a new ad in South Carolina's special election for Congress that slams Mark Sanford for adultery in office. This -- from the party that lined up almost unanimously behind Bill Clinton's adultery in office with an intern? This -- from the party that never wanted to know what John Edwards was doing visiting his mistress in a hotel, cheating on a wife who was dying of cancer?

But national media organizations reporting on this ad can't seem to find the words "Clinton" of "Edwards" anywhere in their articles, or note how Democrats don't find adultery much of a negative. The star of the anti-Sanford ad is a female attorney who says she's a Republican:


By NB Staff | | May 1, 2013 | 1:44 AM EDT

Nothing warms the hearts of our extremist friends at the DailyKos, a major leftist website, more than uplifting propaganda straight from North Korea. And thanks to the AP's questionable Pyongyang Bureau, staffed by Regime-trained "reporters", we now have exciting updates on "the good life" inside the Hermit Kingdom's capital city.

Kos diarist winnerforlife used the latest dodgy AP dispatch to attack American accounts of starvation and generally miserable circumstances, praising its "HEALTHCARE!!!", reports of luxury goods (even kiwi fruit from New Zealand!) available in the capital and what the wire service called "glossy construction downtown" resulting in a street that "would not look out of place in Seoul, Shanghai or Singapore".

By Tom Blumer | | April 30, 2013 | 11:34 PM EDT

Today, The Newspaper Guild & Communications Workers of America issued a statement which began as follows: "Recently you’ve seen many petitions asking that Warren Buffett and his executives not be allowed to buy the Tribune Company’s newspapers. We understand why Buffett's group breeds this distrust. They are active political proponents of harsh left-wing positions. We’re also not certain that Tribune will listen to anything but money when the final decision is made."

Of course, I'm kidding. The statement at the Guild/CWA, which we should never forget outspokenly supported, endorsed and for a time actively participated in the crime-infested, disgusting, violent Occupy movement during 2011 and early 2012, was about the eeeevil Koch brothers' apparent interest in purchasing the Tribune's group of publications (HT Jim Romenesko via Hot Air headlines):

By Brent Bozell | | April 30, 2013 | 11:19 PM EDT

The Washington Post reported something surprising on April 29 – a hidden-camera expose by pro-life advocates. On the front page of the Metro section, they reported how a veteran D.C. abortion doctor named Cesare Santangelo told a 24-week pregnant woman that in the unlikely event that an abortion resulted in a live birth, “we would not help it.”

"[T]echnically, you know, legally, we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive, but it probably wouldn't," he said in a way to reassure the woman who was working for the undercover group Live Action.

By Tim Graham | | April 30, 2013 | 10:50 PM EDT

The Washington Post can sometimes sound like a pamphlet for the “servants of God.” Who knew? The Post  jumped completely off the deep end of liberal bias on Tuesday with an enormous 10,000-word story taking up seven full pages of the Style section. For what? For three radical leftist protesters destroying property to sneak into the Oak Ridge nuclear security complex. It was titled “The Prophets of Oak Ridge,” and broken in 14 “Chapters” like it was a novel. Five paintings illustrated and glorified the tale, in addition to photos and charts.

Post reporter Dan Zak boldly and repeatedly used religious lingo, proclaiming the leftists were the “servants of God” and America’s national-security installations were “the devil.” It began:

By Tom Blumer | | April 30, 2013 | 10:43 PM EDT

How do you know when a Democratic politician's or candidate's quote will either hurt that person or hurt President Obama (in this case, it's the latter)? When the Politico reports it, and the Associated Press avoids it.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who is running against former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford for the congressional seat opened up when Tim Scott was appointed to replace Jim DeMint, apparently felt the need to appeal to those who oppose ObamaCare during a debate on Monday evening. Here's what she said, according to Politico's David Nather and Darren Samuelsohn:

By Tom Blumer | | April 30, 2013 | 9:35 PM EDT

You've got hand it to some (probably most) of the reporters at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press. Their story is that the economy is all right, and by gosh, they're sticking to it.

Tom Raum's dispatch yesterday is a case in point. Along the way, he pulled out several of the tired spin-driven claims which have long since been taken down but which haven't yet penetrated the skulls of low-information voters. Raum and AP seem puzzled that the supposedly okey-dokey economy doesn't seem to be helping President Obama or Democrats' 2014 congressional and senatorial election prospects (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Matthew Sheffield | | April 30, 2013 | 8:19 PM EDT

In the debate that just recently ended over a gun restriction proposal favored by Democrats, supporters of the Manchin-Toomey bill frequently cited polling statistics which allegedly showed 90 percent support for more background checks for gun buyers. What was usually left out of these questions, however, were the details, information that would likely have resulted in fewer people supporting the bill.

Of course, there are certainly many people out there who support banning any number of things deemed to be dangerous by anyone. “If it only saves one life” goes the common refrain. To test that proposition out, fake left-wing activist “Liberal Chick” took to the Florida International University campus to see if she could get students to sign a petition to ban pressure cookers, the devices used in the Boston Marathon bombing but normally used for cooking tasty food.

By Jack Coleman | | April 30, 2013 | 7:19 PM EDT

Back in the mid-1990s I went to a public forum in Boston to hear ex-adman Earl Shorris talk about his new book, "A Nation of Salesmen: The Tyranny of the Market and the Subversion of Culture."

In one of his many anecdotes on working in advertising, Shorris told of being hired by Nestle after it was discovered that one of their infant formulas was sickening and killing newborns in Africa. What should we do, a nervous Nestle's exec asked Shorris. "Stop killing babies," he suggested. For this Shorris was dubbed the "conscience of the company." (Video after page break)

By Tom Blumer | | April 30, 2013 | 7:03 PM EDT

The email announcing the supposedly momentous occasion of another column by the Politico's Glenn Thrush arrived in my mailbox with the following headline and subhead: "Obama: Hey guys, I'm still here -- The president's press conference brimmed with frustration and was filled with tantalizing promise."

On clickthrough, I learned that the online website's massagers-in-chief changed those items (but not the underlying URL, which reflects the email) to the following in the published article: "President Obama: I’m still relevant -- Obama finds himself hemmed in by the familiar constraints of partisanship and world events." Thrush's text identifed another problem supposedly hemming Obama in, complete with a slavery analogy: "the shackles of his own commitments." Poor guy; he has to deal with the world as it is, not how he'd like it to be, and those darned things he promised to do to get elected and reelected. Gosh, life is just so unfair, isn't it? Excerpts following Thrush's theme follow the jump (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Jeffrey Meyer | | April 30, 2013 | 6:22 PM EDT


The pro-abortion movement seems to have reached a new extreme in the wake of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial.  In a piece for The Daily Beast, columnist Michelle Goldberg argues that the real lesson of the Gosnell horror show is the need for “freely available and fully subsidized” early-term abortions. 

That's right, she wants you and me to pay for early-term abortions, so as to prevent the demand for the sort of late-term abortions Gosnell performed and, in many cases, botched.

By Brad Wilmouth | | April 30, 2013 | 5:53 PM EDT

On Monday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes celebrated the coming out of gay NBA player Jason Collins as he tagged the development as a "real milestone," a "watershed moment," "something momentous," and "big, big news." He later hosted a panel that included liberal gay activist Dan Savage, known for trying to spread the flu to a GOP presidential candidate headquarters in 2000, and with aggressively trying to slander former Senator Rick Santorum for his criticism of homosexuality.

Hayes teased the show:

By Kyle Drennen | | April 30, 2013 | 5:24 PM EDT

While Tuesday's NBC Today began by heralding gay NBA player Jason Collins as "a towering figure on the court" and in "sports history," later in the 7 a.m. ET hour, correspondent Craig Melvin regarded NFL quarterback Tim Tebow as an athlete who's "play never really matched the hype" and someone who became "spoof-worthy" due to his "well-publicized faith."

A clip played of Late Night host Jimmy Fallon mocking Tebow with a parody song set to David Bowie's "Ground Control to Major Tom": "Tim Tebow to Jesus Christ." Melvin followed: "On the field, Tebow struggled. His only season as a Jet, lackluster....His football future is uncertain. But Tebow could still cash-in on his carefully cultivated persona."

By Geoffrey Dickens | | April 30, 2013 | 5:12 PM EDT

During live coverage of Barack Obama's Tuesday press conference Chuck Todd surprisingly pressed the President about Democratic Senator Max Baucus calling ObamaCare a "train wreck." It was surprising because his own network has yet to report on the almost two-week old warning that the Montana senator made to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during an April 17 hearing.

Until Tuesday morning's press conference not one of the Big Three (ABC, CBS and NBC) network reporters or anchors reported on Baucus's criticism. (video after the jump)