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Steve Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, on Friday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, scoffed at the Washington Post’s front page characterization that President Barack Obama’s expected budget proposal “will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency.”

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ABC, CBS, and NBC have largely punted in covering the protests against the leftist government in Venezuela. Since 17 February 2014, only NBC Nightly News has devoted a full report on the demonstrations in the South American country. Altogether, NBC has aired just over two minutes of reporting on the story. Brian Williams also stood out for explicitly mentioning the political ideology of the regime: "Many...are feeling increasingly let down by the socialist government."


[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] Good Morning America's Bianna Golodrygra on Thursday pushed the anti-Catholic film Philomena as a "touching" "true story." The ABC journalist spun the movie as largely uncontroversial and a "clear winner with audiences everywhere." Golodryga downplayed the film's harsh anti-religious elements and soft-peddled the movie's fictional elements.


Left-wing activist turned CNN host Van Jones ran to John Kerry's defense on the 19 February 2014 edition of Crossfire, after co-host Newt Gingrich attacked Kerry  as "delusional" for hyping climate change as a "weapon of mass destruction" in a recent speech. Jones retorted, "It's not delusional to focus on climate disruption. It's delusional not to."

Moments earlier, the former Obama green jobs czar himself made a doom-and-gloom prediction about the hypothetical effects of what he called "climate disruption:"


[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] Clearly, Chris Matthews doesn't understand irony.



[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] Weeks after the journalists at CBS This Morning hyped the "cannabis capitalism" taking hold in Colorado, the network has come to the belated realization that pot can be "contaminated." The state became the first in the nation to legalize marijuana, but as co-host Norah O'Donnell noted, "the supply can come with its own surprises." Reporter Barry Petersen talked to a biologist who tests pot.


Liberal reporters, particularly those at MSNBC, are quick to accuse conservatives of racism when it doesn’t exist so it’s particularly amusing when they’re accused of it themselves.  Arsenio Hall, on his February 18, 2014 show, did just that when he noticed NBC’s Brian Williams and the New York Times left him out when they reviewed the new late night talk show scene.

 

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[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] MSNBC, the cable network where Martin Bashir suggested someone should defecate down Sarah Palin's throat, the network that features a host who trashed Laura Ingraham as a "slut," has developed an aversion to vulgarity. Well, vulgarities that are aimed at liberals. On Tuesday's Ed Show, Ed Schultz highlighted a dinner of wealthy businessmen in New York.


During NBC's 15 February 2014 coverage of the Winter Olympics, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw spun the United States' worldwide campaign against communism during the Cold War: "In Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, and space, the U.S. spared little to defeat communism – at times, it seemed like a national obsession."

Brokaw's slanted take on recent history came mere days after NBC glorified the Soviet Union as "one of modern history's pivotal experiments" as they broadcast the opening ceremonies from Sochi, Russia.


[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] Is simply retelling the story of Jesus Christ "anti-Semitic?" That's the question that Nightline's David Wright hinted at on Monday night. Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the producers of the History Channel Bible miniseries, appeared on the program to promote their new Son of God movie adaption.