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By Tim Graham | | December 1, 2012 | 7:13 PM EST

On Friday night, NPR reporters couldn't say Susan Rice lied on television about the Benghazi attack, only that Senate Republicans make that accusation. In a report on Sen. Kelly Ayotte, reporter Don Gonyea could only manage "The trio accuses Rice of misleading the public in statements she made on television in the days following the attack."

But that wasn't half as shameless at NPR State Department correspondent Michele Kelemen, whose Friday night story lined up Rice supporters to suggest that opposition to Rice is sexist (even for Ayotte?), that Libya is actually a selling point for Rice, and that Republicans are damaging the country's image to oppose her: 

 

By Tim Graham | | December 1, 2012 | 5:51 PM EST

NPR's All Things Considered on Friday night repeatedly came to Susan Rice's defense -- and NPR journalists repeatedly played dumb, pretending to be confounded why critics would object to her lying about Benghazi on five Sunday talk shows.

While NPR's three full or partial features on the subject suggest Rice is having difficulty, the spin was all friendly. Anchor Robert Siegel asked NPR's pundits E. J. Dionne and David Brooks "Are the complaints against her serious, in your view?" Dionne said no, as if all Secretaries of State lie on national TV. Brooks thought Rice was "fine":

By Randy Hall | | December 1, 2012 | 5:31 PM EST

Many conservatives believe the fiscal cliff deal from President Obama that was delivered to Capitol Hill on Thursday by Treasury Security Timothy Geithner will not solve the government's financial problems despite the positive coverage the mainstream media is giving the plan.

One of those expressing concern about the proposal and the media attention it has received is Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe program, who said during his Friday broadcast that “there is such an arrogance in the media since the president won."

By Noel Sheppard | | December 1, 2012 | 5:24 PM EST

NewsBusters reported in October that Al Gore's struggling television network Current was up for sale.

An Austin, Texas, startup named SocialGood.tv came out of hiding this week and announced  that it's raising money to make a bid wanting to move the station from its "far-left talking points" and instead "focusing the programming in a centrist line."

By Randy Hall | | December 1, 2012 | 5:10 PM EST

Barack Obama, who has been called “the Christian President with the Muslim-sounding name,” did not express any gratitude to God in his Thanksgiving address for the fourth year in a row, causing critics to claim that “he has  ignored the central message of the holiday in favor of political grandstanding.”

In his address, Obama said that Thanksgiving is “a time to give thanks for each other, and for the incredible bounty we enjoy.”

By Tim Graham | | December 1, 2012 | 4:24 PM EST

Saturday's Washington Post reported “For more than three decades, noncommercial station WPFW-FM  in Washington has been a feisty voice of sometimes radical leftist politics — relentlessly anti-war, anti-corporate and anti-Republican.” Sometimes radical?

The Pacifica network specializes in hard-left (even Marxist) diatribes that appeal to tiny audiences. Post reporter Paul Farhi relayed they’re going a bit “mainstream,” toward the NPR empire, dialing down “jazz and justice” and playing up liberal talk:

By Tom Blumer | | December 1, 2012 | 4:00 PM EST

In case you missed it, there's yet another United Nations climate conference in progress, this time in Doha Qatar. At the Associated Press, there is a story on a protest which organizers want to characterize as a "march for peace" by "a few hundred" climate activists demanding "climate justice." The AP's Karl Ritter warns readers that "Dangerous (global) warming effects could include flooding of coastal cities and island nations, disruptions to agriculture and drinking water, and the spread of diseases and the extinction of species" -- even though there has been no net warming in 16 years. Another AP story suggest that "SOME WISH ISLAM WOULD INFORM CLIMATE DEBATE." I'll suggest that the referenced "some" includes a few AP and other journalists and almost no one else.

But there has been no room at the AP, as confirmed in a search on the world "climate" at the wire service's website at 3:30 p.m. ET and a review of possibly relevant articles, for discussion or even recognition of a November 29 open letter sent by over 125 scientists "qualified in climate-related matters" who have informed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon that "there is no substantiation" for the so-called "science" undergirding the meeting's agenda (produced in full after the jump; bold is in original):

By Tim Graham | | December 1, 2012 | 3:14 PM EST

While Team Obama might want a surge of economic activity over the holidays, the leftists are too anti-capitalist for that. On his radio show Monday, Thom Hartmann likened Black Friday to “The Hunger Games” death matches and talked of shootings and other violence that took place at or near stores last weekend. “The wealthy elite look down on the spectacle before them with amusement and, most importantly, the knowledge that the entire spectacle is fattening their bank accounts.”

But of course, everything ugly about Black Friday is easily blamed on....”thirty years of Reaganomics.” I kid you not:

By Noel Sheppard | | December 1, 2012 | 2:26 PM EST

An as yet unidentified source left flyers for a new "final club" under the doors of Harvard University students Friday that read "No f--king Jews."

By Noel Sheppard | | December 1, 2012 | 11:12 AM EST

A Kansas City Chiefs football player allegedly shot his girlfriend Saturday morning and then killed himself.

(UPDATE: The player was identified as Jovan Belcher, 25, one of the team's starting linebackers.)

By Noel Sheppard | | December 1, 2012 | 10:41 AM EST

Jay Leno continued a string of comedic pokes at liberal America Friday.

In his opening monologue on NBC's Tonight Show, the host said, "You know what you call the two winners of that $580 million Powerball lottery? Former Democrats" (video follows with commentary):

By Randy Hall | | December 1, 2012 | 8:01 AM EST

Glenn Beck interviewed Michael D'Antuono, the artist who painted “"The Truth,"” an image of President Obama with his arms extended as if he was being crucified and wearing a crown of thorns, during the conservative talk show host's Wednesday program on TheBlazeTV.

During the discussion, the painter stated that he did not intend to portray Obama as Jesus Christ, but after Beck replied “"I don't buy that,"” the artist confessed that he was trying to convey the concept that "Obama was being “metaphorically crucified by the Right.”"

By Brent Bozell | | December 1, 2012 | 8:00 AM EST

Angus T. Jones told the truth. In a religious video posted on YouTube, the former child actor who’s the “half” man of the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” shocked the celebrity press by saying “I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”

Calling this show “filth” is like calling your Christmas tree an evergreen. Yet about 14 million Americans still love filling their head with this filthy show, and they don’t want to be told what they’re doing.

By Tim Graham | | December 1, 2012 | 6:47 AM EST

Penny Starr at CNSNews.com identified the latest ugly collision of Christmas kitsch: “A website that teaches visitors how to make crafts made of tampons includes a nativity scene with wise men, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus made of tampons.”

Somehow it’s not awful enough that someone can’t resist dragging the holiest scene for Christians into the powder room. They have to make fun about a “bloody good Christmas”:

By Tom Johnson | | November 30, 2012 | 11:31 PM EST

You know those secession petitions that began circulating after President Obama was re-elected? Well, according to one Kossack, they're superfluous, since America's "increasingly deranged" red states already have, in effect, seceded and become "The Roviet Union, or more formally the URCR - Union of Roviet Capitalist Republikkks."

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.