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By Noel Sheppard | | April 7, 2013 | 11:29 AM EDT

TIME's Joe Klein went on another anti-gun rant this weekend.

On the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, he said the desire to own a semi-automatic weapon "because the government in Washington is about to oppress us...is paranoia that these groups like the NRA, the Gun Owners of America, they feed this crap and it really is anti-American" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | April 7, 2013 | 11:20 AM EDT

The disgraceful lengths to which writers in the establishment press will rewrite history to paper over the economy's awful performance during the past five years is perfectly illustrated in one paragraph found in an otherwise decent Associated Press "Big Story" report ("Dropouts: Discouraged Americans leave labor force") Saturday evening by Paul Wiseman and Jesse Washington, with help from Chris "No chance of recession" Rugaber and Scott Mayerowitz.

The statement: "The participation rate peaked at 67.3 percent in 2000, reflecting an influx of women into the work force. It's been falling steadily ever since." The "fall" has not been "steady," nor has been the decline in the employment-population ratio (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics data retrievable here):

By Tim Graham | | April 7, 2013 | 9:17 AM EDT

Here's today's sign the Washington Post is a Democrat rag. This story is on A-4: "Health-care law may backfire for some on Medicaid: Expansion threatens to oust thousands in states with generous programs." This story is on A-1: "Democrats seek infusion of new faces."

Paul Kane's front-pager passed along the DCCC's new strategy of finding "problem solvers" that...don't know how to solve problems yet. The central character is Kevin Strouse, a former Army Ranger with no set positions on the issues. "Immigration? Tax policy? 'Certainly I have a lot of research to do,' Strouse acknowledged" as he announced a House run in Pennsylvania. This is the Tea Party takedown?

By Tom Blumer | | April 6, 2013 | 11:30 PM EDT

After telling the world on Thursday that "Gone are the fears that the economy could fall into another recession," it seems that the Associated Press's Christopher Rugaber needed some help explaining away Friday's weak jobs report from the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The AP had four reporters on Friday evening's coverage, all seemingly in search of a viable excuse for another "unexpectedly" disappointing report: Rugaber, co-author Paul Wiseman, and contributors Jonathan Fahey and Joyce Rosenberg in New York. Several paragraphs from their report follow the jump (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Tim Graham | | April 6, 2013 | 11:01 PM EDT

On Easter Sunday, The Washington Post published a controversial op-ed by twin sisters Charlotte and Harriet Childress titled "White men have much to discuss about mass shootings." As in: white men commit all the mass shootings.

"Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years, not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine — have been committed by white men and boys," they claimed. In the Detroit News, liberal Arkansas columnist Gene Lyons, one of the most ardent Clinton defenders in the 1990s, took this op-ed apart, piece by piece:

By Mike Ciandella | | April 6, 2013 | 4:38 PM EDT

“Greedy Lying Bastards” follows “An Inconvenient Truth” in the climate change alarmism documentary film genre. The difference is this film lacked Al Gore’s name to give it momentum, although it has gotten some help from CNN.

The film is the creation of former eco-terrorist Craig Rosebraugh and actress Daryl Hannah of “Splash,” “Kill Bill” and “Bladerunner” among others. The film made a mere $45,000 its March 8 opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, which rated it the 400th movie of the past 365 days, and the 46th movie its March 8 opening weekend.

By Noel Sheppard | | April 6, 2013 | 3:48 PM EDT

"If he’s not assassinated or not overthrown in a coup, he’s going to be in power for 40 years, and he is going to wed those atomic bombs to those missiles, and he’ll be able to threaten South Korea and Japan and U.S. bases in Asia.”

So said Pat Buchanan about North Korea's Kim Jong Un on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday.

By Noel Sheppard | | April 6, 2013 | 2:11 PM EDT

Something very rare and equally odd happened on MSNBC Friday.

Not only did an anchor criticize President Barack Obama on the air - horrors! - All In host Chris Hayes also accused the current White House resident of engaging in what he called "crazy vagina politics" (video follows with LexisNexis transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | April 6, 2013 | 2:07 PM EDT

Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported that in speaking to David Gergen at Harvard's Institute of Politics on March 27, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau said "it's a lie" the way the news media portray President Obama  as "purely cynical" and pursuing selfish political interests.

Does Favreau watch the networks? They love offering Obama the mantle of idealism whenever they can. But he insisted:

By Matthew Balan | | April 6, 2013 | 1:40 PM EDT

The Big Three networks' Friday morning newscasts all highlighted the "backlash" over President Obama's "best-looking attorney general in the country" compliment of California's Kamala Harris. But in addition to ignoring First Lady Michelle Obama's recent "single mother" gaffe, as of Saturday morning, ABC, CBS, and NBC have yet to report on the President's erroneous claim about the use of an automatic firearm at the Sandy Hook massacre.

The Democrat made the false statement at a Wednesday fundraiser in California. Mr. Obama asserted, "It is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country...but also make sure that we don't have another 20 children...gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon – by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly."

By Noel Sheppard | | April 6, 2013 | 12:23 PM EDT

There clearly is no floor to how low Bill Maher will go to attack conservatives.

On HBO’s Real Time Friday, the host actually compared Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to Newtown, Connecticut, mass murderer Adam Lanza (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | April 6, 2013 | 12:09 PM EDT

The national newspaper supplement Parade magazine is championing Chelsea Clinton on its cover on Sunday.  “The former (and potentially future) first daughter on her grandmother’s wisdom, finding her own voice, and the power of making a difference.”

The interviewer/flatterer is former ABC News reporter Lynn Sherr, who eventually makes her way to her usual path, proclaiming the gospel of feminism (and by extension, "extraordinary" Hillary). Chelsea, currently an NBC News staffer -- see "The Misery Continues" -- announced that positively everyone she knows is proud to be a feminist:

By Noel Sheppard | | April 6, 2013 | 11:41 AM EDT

Anderson Cooper on NBC’s Late Night Friday told a childhood story that he never would have relayed on national television until recently.

“When I was seven or eight, I fell in love with Robby Benson.”

By Tim Graham | | April 6, 2013 | 8:45 AM EDT

Commentary editor John Podhoretz tweeted around an article at Israelhayom.com by his sister, Ruthie Blum, laying into Jon Stewart for hypocrisy. He could come to the support of the Egyptian satirist now being hailed as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart," but... he made fun of conservatives like Sean Hannity last fall for expressing doubts that the Arab Spring might not be so welcoming of freedom of speech.

Bassem Youssef has been charged with insulting Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and with defaming Islam. He turned himself in and was granted bail. Morsi also issued a warrant for Stewart's arrest and demanded his extradition from the U.S. so he could be tried for "blasphemy and fomenting anti-Egyptian sentiment." Blum said Stewart should be glad he's an American:

By Brent Bozell | | April 6, 2013 | 8:11 AM EDT

Now that it’s almost departure time for Julius Genachowski, Obama’s first chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, The Hill newspaper has noted one important sign of his priorities. In his four years at the helm, the FCC hasn’t issued one fine to Hollywood for indecent content on broadcast television. Now there’s a legacy.

Hollywood sends its gratitude, Mr. Chairman, for an absolutely perfect record of inaction. Who says that in Obama’s America, your campaign contributions can’t buy regulatory paralysis in Washington when needed?