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By Noel Sheppard | | July 22, 2013 | 10:25 AM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry actually put on tampon earrings Sunday as a pro-abortion stunt aimed at the Texas state legislature.

This evoked quite a response from our dear friend Dennis Miller who tweeted, "Melissa Harris-Perry should only be allowed to do her show once a month for 5 days":

By Kristine Marsh | | July 22, 2013 | 9:37 AM EDT

Viewers watching ABC, CBS and NBC over the past year would have seen six times as many upbeat stories about the Motor City economy and recovery, vs. negative stories about the looming fiscal crisis.

By Tim Graham | | July 22, 2013 | 8:23 AM EDT

Congratulations are in order for our friends at the Shirley & Banister public-relations firm for being hailed as “Pitch-Perfect Conservatives” in Monday’s Style section in The Washington Post. If you can get a liberal paper to hail you as “very, very good,” you look very good indeed.

But the Post account by Krissah Thompson also used the “very conservative” label to define Reaganites and suggested their "deep-red clients" have been criticized for “extremism on the right" by both Democrat and Republican operatives:

By Tim Graham | | July 21, 2013 | 11:12 PM EDT

[CORRECTION: Friends of Arenstein protested it was inaccurate to imply Louis Arenstein was "the son" of Orly Azoulay. He is her stepson. That doesn't remove the potential for embarrassment.]

The Washington Post knows how to downplay scandalous news when it’s about the children of other D.C. journalists. In Sunday’s Metro section, they published a story blandly headlined “Northwest residents on edge over vandalism.”

Someone’s been scratching or gouging cars, even with swastikas. “The suspect, the son of a prominent Washington journalist, has not been charged with the more sinister acts,” reported Peter Hermann. Who’s the journalist?

By Noel Sheppard | | July 21, 2013 | 6:25 PM EDT

Talk about your America-hating media members.

On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | July 21, 2013 | 6:22 PM EDT

The TalkLeft blog noted last night that the American Civil Liberties Union, after encouraging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman the day after he was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, reversed course just four days later.

Though it's no longer available at its national web site, the Associated Press ran the organization's press release. Various searches at the AP's national web site indicate that there has been no coverage of the organization's reversal. Several center-right blogs have noted the reversal, but no one in the establishment press besides Josh Gerstein at the Politico, where stories the rest of the establishment press would prefer to ignore tend to go and all too often die, has noted it. So did the organization have a change of heart? Or did it attempt to manipulate its media exposure with a politically correct initial press release followed by a legally and constitutionally correct reversal it hopes few will notice?

By Noel Sheppard | | July 21, 2013 | 5:32 PM EDT

On Sunday, NewsBusters wondered how much heat PBS's Tavis Smiley would get for making negative comments about Barack Obama.

The answer came quickly when MSNBC's Toure Neblett tweeted, "Tavis gets value out of being the Prez of the Black Haters of Obama Club. Example: without that he wouldn't have been on MeetThePress today":

By Tim Graham | | July 21, 2013 | 5:31 PM EDT

New York Times contributor (and long-time Washington Post political reporter) Thomas Edsall unloaded the usual liberal take on the “Opinionator” blog. He asked “Has the G.O.P. Gone Off the Deep End?” (The usual media-elite answer: We sure hope so.)

His proof is a George Pataki aide getting ready to leave the GOP if it won’t pass an amnesty bill. Edsall, as a member of the dinosaur media, insisted “There is a striking correlation between the rise of conservative talk radio and the difficulties of the Republican Party in presidential elections.” Says who?

By Noel Sheppard | | July 21, 2013 | 4:28 PM EDT

Are there absolutely no standards of decency at MSNBC?

On Sunday, in a bizarre protest of the Texas state legislature, Melissa Harris-Perry actually put on a pair of tampon earrings in the middle of her program (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | July 21, 2013 | 3:07 PM EDT

CBS's Bob Schieffer got a much-needed lesson in recent history Sunday.

During a Face the Nation discussion with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.), after the host wrongly claimed sequester was "the creation of Congress," Boehner interrupted him saying, "That's wrong. Who insisted on the sequester? The President of the United States" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | July 21, 2013 | 3:04 PM EDT

Earlier today (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted that MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry blamed Detroit's bankruptcy on "government (that) is small enough to drown in your bathtub," and claimed that it reflects “exactly the kind of thing that many Republicans would impose on us.”

Nothing can top that, right? Wrong. MSNBC's Ed Schultz did, by more directly blaming Republicans. With an accompanying graphic containing photos of current Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, former President Ronald Reagan, and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney above the words "Conservative Utopia," Schultz claimed that the city's failure is "thanks to a lot of Republican policies" and "is exactly what the Republicans want." The relevant transcript follows the jump (video is at RealClearPolitics; HT Hot Air; bolds are mine):

By Noel Sheppard | | July 21, 2013 | 2:25 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting, the Obama-loving media's gushing and fawning over the President's address Friday concerning race and the George Zimmerman verdict has been nothing less than sick-making.

Potentially the most vomitous remark yet came from New York Times columnist David Brooks who actually said on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday - with a straight face, no less! - it "was a symphony" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | July 21, 2013 | 12:51 PM EDT

Unlike most of the Obama-loving media, PBS's Tavis Smiley has been deeply critical of the President's comments Friday regarding race and the George Zimmerman verdict.

Smiley continued his criticism on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday saying, "I don't know how he argues he can't lead us in a conversation on this, but he can on gay marriage?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | July 21, 2013 | 10:46 AM EDT

Melissa Harris-Perry, one of the panel guests on MSNBC's "Now" program on Friday,  managed to tie Detroit's bankruptcy to small government, i.e., "when government is small enough to drown in your bathtub," and to analogize it to "exactly the kind of thing that many Republicans would impose on us." Really.

The relevant transcript from RealClearPolitics, followed by comments from Erika Johnsen at Hot Air and Noah Rothman at Mediaite, are after the jump:

By Tim Graham | | July 21, 2013 | 9:46 AM EDT

In this week's People magazine, they profile George Stephanopoulos and his wife, actress/comedian Ali Wentworth. As might be expected, the spouse offers a little too much information. Would most men like their wife telling People magazine “He will sing and dance to ‘Dreamgirls’ with the kids and cry at ‘The Little Mermaid’”?

As the story wrapped up, readers learned that no one except George takes a prayer before meals seriously: