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Greenwald Schools MSNBC Host: ‘I Defend Snowden Like People On MSNBC Defend Obama’

Something absolutely marvelous happened on MSNBC Thursday that could have only been a better Christmas gift to those fighting liberal media bias if the host at the time had been a more prominent person on that so-called “news network.”

When MSNBC Live substitute host Kristen Welker scolded the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald for appearing to always be defending NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Greenwald marvelously shot back, “I do defend him just like people on MSNBC defend President Obama and his officials and Democratic Party leaders 24 hours a day” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Daily Beast: Obama Better Off Meeting With Kanye West Than Duck Dynasty Family

Barack Obama reportedly told People magazine last week that he would like to hang out with the family on A&E's Duck Dynasty.

Eli Lake, the senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast, disagrees, and thinks the President would be better off sitting down with - wait for it! - rapper Kanye West.

Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking 11 Conservatives

Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men.

Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation (video follows with transcript and commentary):

MSNBC’s Dyson: Men Loving Jesus More Than Women ‘Sounds Interestingly Homoerotic’

Have you ever wondered what MSNBC president Phil Griffin uses as qualifications to hire on-air personalities for his so-called "news network?"

Consider the case of perpetually race-baiting contributor Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson who on Monday’s Ed Show actually said that Christian men claiming to love Jesus more than they love women “sounds interestingly homoerotic” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

George Will: ‘ObamaCare a Tapestry of Coercions Mitigated by Random Acts of Presidential Mercy’

It really is wonderful having George Will on Fox News where we can see him more regularly than for a few minutes once a week.

On Monday’s Special Report, Will said of the revelation earlier in the day that people now had until Tuesday to sign up at, “ObamaCare now is a tapestry of coercions mitigated by random acts of presidential mercy announced in the most bizarre ways” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for commentary):

Sarah Palin Chats With NewsBusters About Her New Book, Martin Bashir, Santa Claus and Charlie Brown

NewsBusters had the great fortune to chat with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin last week.

The topics for discussion were her new book "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” Martin Bashir, Santa Claus, and Charlie Brown.

Kanye West: I Was Complimenting Jews When I Said They Have More Money Than Blacks

As NewsBusters reported in November, rapper Kanye West during a radio interview made an anti-Semitic remark blaming Barack Obama’s inability to advance his agenda on black people not having the connections that Jews have.

During another radio interview Wednesday, West actually said he thought he was complimenting Jews when he made those remarks (video follows with transcript and commentary):

George Will: 'New Biggest American Entitlement Is To Go Through Life Without Being Offended'

My nomination for the best comment of the week regarding the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson goes to syndicated columnist George Will.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Will marvelously said, "[T]he new biggest American entitlement is the entitlement to go through life without being offended" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

Krauthammer: Insurance Companies Ruined By ObamaCare Will Need a Bailout Next Year

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer made a dire prediction Sunday.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Krauthammer said that all the exemptions the President has given to ObamaCare will ruin insurance companies thereby necessitating the White House to ask for a huge government bailout of these companies next year that Republicans in Congress should prevent (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Exxon Mobil-Hater Rachel Maddow Now Sponsored By...Exxon Mobil!

It is quite possible that no American company has received more criticism from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow than Exxon Mobil.

Despite this, at the beginning of a commercial break of her program Wednesday, an unidentified announcer said, "The Rachel Maddow Show is brought to you by Exxon Mobil" (video follows with commentary):

Chris Matthews: Ann Coulter 'Doesn't Have a Job'


Ann Coulter is a syndicated columnist and a New York Times Best Selling author.

Despite this, on Friday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, "[S]he doesn't have a job" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

WaPo’s Colby King Predicts Paul Ryan Will Be Elected President in 2016

On the final installment of PBS’s Inside Washington Friday, host Gordon Peterson asked his panelists who they thought would be elected president in 2016.

Rather surprisingly, the Washington Post’s Colby King said, “Paul Ryan because the Democratic nominee will never be able to replicate what Barack Obama has done, never bring out that base” (video follows with commentary):

Krauthammer to Inside Washington Host: I Stand By Every Time I Savagely Attacked You For Bias

Sadly, an era came to an end Friday when after 25 years on the air, PBS broadcast the final installment of the marvelous Inside Washington.

To honor the event, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer deliciously told host Gordon Peterson, “[A]ll those times that I savagely attacked you for bias and twisting the news, I stand by every single one of them” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Charlie Daniels to Piers Morgan: 'You Wouldn't Last Five Minutes' in the Duck Dynasty Swamps

NewsBusters guest contributor Charlie Daniels has had enough of CNN's Piers Morgan attacking Americans he doesn't agree with.

After Morgan said about Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson via Twitter Thursday, "[T]he 1st Amendment shouldn't protect vile bigots," Daniels scolded the arrogant Brit Friday with a series of tweets that began, "Piers Morgan why don't you go back to England and straighten it out before you try to change the United States of America":

Huff-Post: 'Americans Don't Care What Race Santa Is -- Except For Republicans'

If you thought the issue of Santa's skin color was going to die, you don't understand how the media works.

Consider the leftists at the Huffington Post who actually published a piece Friday with the misleading and inflammatory front page headline "Americans Don't Care What Race Santa Is - Except For Republicans."

Chris Matthews: Obama Is the Political Loser of the Year

Here’s something I bet you never imagined would happen.

Chris Matthews on Friday, appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, declared Barack Obama the political loser of the year (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Flashback: Terry Bradshaw on Duck Dynasty’s Robertson: ‘That Guy Kept Me On The Bench For Two Years’

In the wake of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks published in GQ magazine, the liberal media are predictably hunting for his hide.

What most people don’t know is that Robertson was a football star in college so talented that back in October, NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw told NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno, “That guy with that beard kept me on the bench for two years” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Andrew Sullivan: 'I’m Befuddled By the Firing of Phil Robertson'

Liberals have been predictably up in arms over anti-gay comments by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and thrilled about his termination.

Rather shockingly you can't count Andrew Sullivan amongst them, for he took to his Daily Dish blog Thursday to proclaim, "I’m befuddled":

Piers Morgan Accuses Sarah Palin of Getting Martin Bashir Fired By MSNBC

Is there an anatomical limit to how many times someone can put their foot in their mouth?

Consider the case of CNN's Piers Morgan who on Twitter moments ago actually accused former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin of getting Martin Bashir fired by MSNBC:

Tim Robbins: A Catholic Priest Took Me To See ‘Deliverance’ When I Was 10 or 11

Can you imagine a priest taking a group of altar boys to see the movie “Deliverance?”

According to Tim Robbins, when he was an altar boy in New York City, at the age of ten or eleven, a priest at his church took him and some other altar boys into Times Square to see the R-rated film which contained a brutal homosexual rape scene.

Putin: 'I Envy Obama Because He Can Get Away With' Spying On His Own People

Russian President Vladimir Putin is jealous of Barack Obama.

At a news conference in Russia Thursday, Putin said, "How do I feel about Obama after Snowden's revelations? I envy him, because he can get away with it."

Mika Brzezinski: ‘Thank God’ Obama Isn’t Actually Administering Health Care

Just how poorly has the rollout of ObamaCare gone?

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday, when the perilously liberal Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein said, “The Obama administration isn’t administering the health care itself,” the perilously liberal co-host Mika Brzezinski replied, “Thank god!” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Krauthammer: It Took Barbara Walters 5 Years to Realize Obama’s Not the Messiah? It Took Us 1 1/2 Hours

Barbara Walter’s admission Tuesday evening that she used to believe President Obama was the next messiah is predictably the target of derision and satire in conservative circles.

Making a guest appearance on Fox News’s The Five Wednesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said, “Five years to realize the man isn't a messiah? I think it took some of us…an hour and a half” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

Al Sharpton to Interview Michelle Obama

As the President continues to sink in the polls, his advisors apparently think it's wise for him and his wife to seek refuge amongst their closest supporters in the media.

On Wednesday, Al Sharpton announced via Instagram that Michelle Obama will be his radio guest Thursday on his National Action Network:

Anderson Cooper on Santa's Race: 'I Don't Even Know If I'm White Anymore'

CNN's Anderson Cooper decided to wade into the debate Tuesday concerning what race Santa Claus is.

Apparently, this whole discussion - partially precipitated by Fox News's Megyn Kelly - has Cooper so confused that he told his audience near the close of his program, "Frankly, I don't even know if I'm white anymore" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CNN Reportedly Eyeing Leno

One of the biggest questions swirling around Hollywood is where will Jay Leno land when Jimmy Fallon replaces him as the host of NBC's Tonight Show in February.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it could be CNN.

Barbara Walters on Obama: ‘We Thought He Was Going To Be The Next Messiah’

Yes, she really said it.

On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Tuesday, in a brief discussion about President Obama, Barbara Walters actually said, “We thought that he was going to be - I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but - the next messiah” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Krauthammer Asks Democratic Senator Manchin To ‘Become a Republican’

You don’t see this happen every day: on Fox News’s Special Report Tuesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer asked West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin to become a Republican.

Not surprisingly, the Senator declined Krauthammer’s request but did so with grace and charm.

Issa Tells Texas Health Official 'You Need to Watch More Fox'

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Tx.) were in Richardson, Texas, Monday at a hearing to investigate allegations that ObamaCare navigators in that state were instructing applicants to lie about their income thereby committing tax fraud.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Issa at one point told Dr. Randy Farris, regional administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “You need to watch more Fox":

Roland Martin: Megyn Kelly Telling Black and Hispanic Kids 'It's a White World and You Don't Matter'

As amazing as it might seem, the race-baiters and Fox-haters are still talking about Megyn Kelly's comments regarding Santa Claus.

News One Now host Roland Martin, appearing on Monday's Tom Joyner Morning Show, said, "[I]t reinforces where for black kids and Hispanic kids, it's, ‘Look, accept that this is a white, white world and you don't matter’” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):