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This was a big week for lies and nastiness from the mainstream media and progressives, from the coverage of the President’s ” you can keep your taxes, period” lie, to his lie about the lie, to at times slanderous coverage of election day results.

This week there slanders about conservatives in general and slanders about individuals. From the guest on the Ed Show who claimed that Ken Cuccinelli, who fathered seven children, lost the Virginia Governor’s election because he didn’t like sex, to the host of The Cycle who likened the GOP to Zombies. There was even a reference to Chris Christie’s large girth on the cover of Time.

Below are my favorite 23 stupid media tricks from the last seven days. Headlines are linked to the full article (and will open a new window). When it is a broadcast story the video/audio will also be found at the end of the link.


MSNBC’s ‘Ed Show’ Guest: Cuccinelli Lost Because He Doesn’t Like Sex

Wednesday evening’s The Ed Show dissected the results of the previous day’s election results. When host Ed Schultz asked frequent guest, author Liz Winstead, to explain why Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli lost the Virginia governor’s …

MSNBC Host: ‘The Tea Party is Like the Zombies on ‘The Walking Dead’

While most pundits blamed Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s loss on factors like the lack of campaign dollars, the candidate’s stances on social issues, a perceived lack of support by the national GOP, and the recent government shutdown, Howard Fin …

NBC News: Government Shutdown is ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ Sales

Tuesday’s Today Show ran a report on retailers beginning their holiday selling a day early on Thanksgiving Day instead of the traditional starting day, “Black Friday.” …

MSNBC’s Hayes: Cutting Taxes Worse Than Smoking Crack

After reviewing the details of Toronto Mayor Ford’s admission of smoking crack. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes launched into rant about the range of things the Mayor has done that were worse than his use of crack. Included in that list of horribles were op …

Sharpton Show: Hannity and Limbaugh “Agenda” to “Beat up on…People of Color”

Monday, on his radio show, Keeping it Real, Al Sharpton took a call from a man named Terry charging that Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity don’t answer their phone because they don’t want to be confronted. Sharpton and his co-host used that c …

CBS Reveals Memo Warning Administration About Failing Obamacare Follow-Through

CBS News has discovered new proof the Obama Administration was warned about the implementation of Obamacare long before the failed introduction of the President’s signature legislation on October first. David Cutler, who worked on the 2008 campaign …

Think Progress Targets Stage 4 Cancer Sufferer Who Dared To Write About Obamacare Limiting Her Choice of Doctors
Sunday Evening, the Wall Street Journal published a piece composed by Edie Littlefield Sundby, a woman with Stage 4 cancer who lamented the fact that Obamacare was leaving her with a “Hobson’s choice” regarding her cancer treatment; eit …

Business Editor Trade Group Took Obamacare Class Taught By Group Tied To Administration
Despite a warning in the organization’s Code of Ethics reminding reporters they are ” guardians of the public trust and must do nothing to abuse this obligation,” and members that they should “a void any practice that might compromise …

Chris Matthews: Republican’s Treat Obama ‘Like He Has Cooties’

During Wednesday evening’s program Matthews gave viewers an indication that he might be running out of adult-level vocabulary words to throw at members of the Republican Party. While interviewing former Florida Governor Charlie Christ, the Hardball …

NYT’s Keller: Journalists Should Give Equal Weight To Both Sides (Unless I Disagree With One of Them)
New York Times columnist Bill Keller pontificates about his belief in the more traditional journalist position; listening to and giving equal credence to both sides, but hypocritically finishes with “it doesn’t mean, for example, that you giv …

Wash. Post Brands Obama’s Effort to Blame Insurance Cos. For Cancelled Plans A Lie

Thursday morning, Glenn Kessler, who writes the Fact Checker column in the progressively-skewed Washington Post, branded the Democrats’ claim of insurance company culpability in the cancellation of insurance policies a lie, giving it 3 Pinocchios, …

‘Don’t Talk While He is Interrupting’
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace featured a “discussion” between Wallace, Ezekiel Emanuel, and James Capretta. Despite Wallace’s best attempts, Emanuel chose to obfuscate rather than answer questions. And when Wallace tried to bring Capre …

PolitiFact Says Obama’s Lie About Lying is a Lie

Monday evening, President Obama gave a speech to campaign organization, Organizing for Action. During his speech, he suggested the media had misreporting the “you can keep your insurance, period” pledge he had made. Two days later, PolitiFact r …

Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim Can’t Handle The Obamacare Truth
MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner began its Wednesday program with the host discussing the media coverage of the President’s “you can keep your insurance, period, lie.” Surprisingly the progressive Ms. Wagner described the coverage as eve …

Juan Williams: Insurance Companies Canceling Policies Just To Be Vindictive

Fox News Commentator Juan Williams wrote a commentary on the network’s website where he explains the source of the canceled policies causing the controversy about the President’s “keep your insurance, period” lie– those vindictive i …

Hardball Hypocrisy: Matthews Spews Democratic Talking Points, Then Bashes Guest For Doing Same

On Monday evening’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews discussed the long-term meaning of the elections of governors in Virginia and New Jersey. He began the segment by spewing the Democratic Party talking points about Virginia Republican candidate Ken …

NBC News’ Mark Murray On Obama’s Lie: B-B-But Bush…

When guest host Kristen Welker asked Murray about Obama’s “keep your insurance, period” lie, the Senior Political Editor first excused the lie, then opined it wasn’t as bad as “Clinton’s I did not have sex with that woma …

Robert Gibbs Admits Saying People Could Keep Insurance Was Wrong Move

Monday’s questioning of former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs by Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski was significant for two reasons. First, if you believe the former White House spokesman, he was not consulted on how to position major iss …

NBC’s David Gregory: It’s Bush’s Fault
NBC Meet The Press host David Gregory made his usual Friday appearance on Morning Joe to preview his guests on Sunday. His segment came after a discussion of the perceived “split” within the Republican Party. Gregory came up with a not so uni …

‘Morning Joe’ Panel Isn’t Buying What Ezekiel Emanuel is Selling

On Sunday Ezekiel Emanuel, who helped the administration create Obamacare, tried to obfuscate and filibuster his way through an appearance on Fox News Sunday. He followed up on Monday by trying the same thing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program a …

Hardball Hypocrisy: Matthews Spews Democratic Talking Points, Then Bashes Guest For Doing Same
On Monday evening’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews discussed the long-term meaning of the elections of governors in Virginia and New Jersey. He began the segment by spewing the Democratic Party talking points about Virginia Republican candidate Ken …

NBC News’ Mark Murray On Obama’s Lie: B-B-But Bush…

When guest host Kristen Welker asked Murray about Obama’s “keep your insurance, period” lie, the Senior Political Editor first excused the lie, then opined it wasn’t as bad as “Clinton’s I did not have sex with that woma …

Robert Gibbs Admits Saying People Could Keep Insurance Was Wrong Move

Monday’s questioning of former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs by Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski was significant for two reasons. First, if you believe the former White House spokesman, he was not consulted on how to position major iss …

‘Morning Joe’ Panel Isn’t Buying What Ezekiel Emanuel is Selling

On Sunday Ezekiel Emanuel, who helped the administration create Obamacare, tried to obfuscate and filibuster his way through an appearance on Fox News Sunday. He followed up on Monday by trying the same thing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program a …


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