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By Brad Wilmouth | | July 4, 2012 | 6:05 PM EDT

On the night after seeming oblivious when Michele Bachmann explained the difference in principle between pushing all Americans to purchase health insurance versus pushing only the portion of Americans who make the choice to drive to buy car insurance, CNN host Piers Morgan again brought up the comparison on Tuesday's Piers Morgan Tonight as he hosted liberal actor Billy Baldwin as a guest.

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 4, 2012 | 12:39 PM EDT

Wednesday's Today show on NBC ran a four and a half minute piece profiling Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mayor, and congressional candidate Mia Love, who has a very good chance of being the first black female Republican elected to Congress.

MSNBC's Daily Rundown show on Tuesday ran a similar report on the Utah Republican.

On the July 4 Today, guest co-anchor Willie Geist introduced the report:

By Tim Graham | | July 4, 2012 | 12:27 PM EDT

Perhaps Chris Rock should consider following Alec Baldwin out the Twitter door after this sneering Fourth of July tweet at all his white fans (and patriotic people of every race):  "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks".

This is the same guy that compared the Tea Party to bratty racist kids who act insane before they go to bed:

By Charlie Daniels | | July 4, 2012 | 11:57 AM EDT

This week we celebrate the 236th year of American independence, purchased and defended with the blood of patriots.

We won our Revolution against all odds fighting, what at that time was, the greatest standing army and most powerful navy in the world.

By P.J. Gladnick | | July 4, 2012 | 10:22 AM EDT

On a day when most normal Americans are relaxing and celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg is giving full vent to his Liberal Rage Syndrome by angrily lashing out at Republicans by labeling them as the "treason party." Oh, he pretends he COULD be labeling them as such but won't. However, this disingenous denial is belied by the fact that reading his column leaves no doubt that he is most definitely making that accusation. And for those few people who are actually fooled by his lame denial, there is the very title of his column as proof of Steinberg's intolerance of political opinions at variance to his own beliefs:

Happy Fourth of July to the Treason Party

By Noel Sheppard | | July 4, 2012 | 10:17 AM EDT

Let's call a spade a spade: the arrogance, hypocrisy and racism of Salon's Joan Walsh knows no bounds.

On PBS's Tavis Smiley Show Monday, this so-called "editor at large" had the nerve to depict some Republicans as "a white, older base that doesn’t quite understand the way healthcare works" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By NB Staff | | July 4, 2012 | 10:07 AM EDT

NewsBusters wishes all of its readers a Happy Independence Day.

In honor of the event, the following is from HBO's docudrama "John Adams":

By Rich Noyes | | July 4, 2012 | 9:38 AM EDT

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is an occasion to remember how remarkable America is, and to celebrate the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in establishing a nation where freedom is the order of the day. But over the years, the Media Research Center has caught journalists using Independence Day as an occasion for scorn and condemnation. Here are a few examples, drawn from MRC's Notable Quotables newsletter:

Hope You Had A Happy Fourth of July, Too

"Oh say, we've seen too much. The Star-Spangled Banner pushes like a cough through America's mouth and the twilight's last gleaming is just that, a sickly flash above our heads as we ride unsuspecting in the bellies of sleek trains, plop to our knees in churches, embracing truths that disgust us."
Boston Globe arts critic and "poet" Patricia Smith in The Nation's "Patriotism" issue, July 15/22, 1991.

By Tim Graham | | July 4, 2012 | 7:28 AM EDT

You know you're watching MSNBC when the ruminations on Independence Day are tied directly to Obama. On Sunday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry promised, "Up next, my footnote for the Fourth of July, which is, of course, Malia Obama's birthday."

It was another left-wing lecture about all our historic black marks: "But it's ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us." Harris-Perry found the American Dream in prisoners getting their GEDs at Rikers Island:

By Tim Graham | | July 4, 2012 | 7:26 AM EDT

Here's a distasteful take on July 4. Parade magazine is holding an online poll "Who Is Our Sexiest Founding Father?" They wrote: "Before there was George and Brad, there was George and Ben -- just two of America’s frolicsome founding-fathers causing a kerfuffle in the 1700s. Who is the sexiest of them all? Read on, then vote!"

Frolicsome founders? Unsurprisingly, in the lead is George Washington. They explained: "George Washington had two horses shot from beneath him in battle, but the bruiser had a soft side, too: He named one of his hunting dogs 'Sweet Lips.'”

By Tim Graham | | July 4, 2012 | 6:52 AM EDT

The popular speech website Ted.com posted a speech in June from CNN and ESPN commentator L.Z. Granderson called "The Myth of the Gay Agenda." This is a terrible title, since Granderson actually claimed that the gay agenda matches the U.S. Constitution, more or less. He also naturally connects this "mythical" agenda to civil rights for women and blacks. 

Not only did he hate the words "gay agenda," Granderson also loathed the word "lifestyle," but loved the words of Obama:

By Tim Graham | | July 4, 2012 | 6:25 AM EDT

For July 4 thoughts, it's probably not the best idea to start at the Daily Kos. Meteor Blades wrote a piece emphasizing the idea of patriotism is for "rebels" and "dissidents," not for "bootlickers."

The writer can't stand that patriots believe in American exceptionalism: "They make this claim as if—besides giving us impressive and justifiably revered notions of liberty and justice—our Founders and their successors did not expand the nation from sea to shining sea (and beyond) with a century of mass murder and grand larceny against indigenous peoples, a ginned-up war to grab more than half of Mexico, another to snag Puerto Rico and the Philippines, and a few lesser skirmishes by which places such as Maui became territory where the Stars and Stripes now flies."

By Tom Blumer | | July 3, 2012 | 11:38 PM EDT

A write-up with a current time stamp of Tuesday afternoon on how shocked (shocked, I tell you) legal Mexican immigrants and Mexican illegal aliens in the U.S. are that the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) just won a plurality of the popular vote in "their homeland" by the the Associated Press's Julie Watson posited as a fact a statement so obviously false that you have to wonder if she has editors at all.

After finding an 18 year-old (as if a teenager would know) to claim that "I think most immigrants kind of fled Mexico because of the PRI" (it couldn't have had anything to do with better jobs with no responsibilities of citizenship in the U.S. -- no way), Watson presented the following statement as a cold, hard fact:

By John Bates | | July 3, 2012 | 10:31 PM EDT

“The wheels on this health-care law were already rickety and starting to fall off. I think that the Court's decisions are just going to make the wheels fall off that much faster.”


That was Heritage Foundation Center for Health Policy Studies director Nina Owcharenko's assessment of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling in the ObamaCare cases.

By Brent Bozell | | July 3, 2012 | 10:22 PM EDT

Is anyone surprised that the ink wasn’t dry on Chief Justice John Roberts’ incoherent switcheroo before Team Obama was again denying ObamaCare is a tax? Why did he do it?

There is no doubt that the Left waged a war on the court’s public image. Just as Obama lectured at the justices during his State of the Union address for the Citizens United decision, so Obama and his media minions prepared for this verdict with blatant mob pressure: Side with us, or your image is ruined.