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Date Night: Chris Matthews Tosses Softballs to Obama

With President Obama’s approval ratings sinking thanks to the failing Obamacare rollout and the unpopular nuclear deal with Iran, Obama broke the media emergency glass to access the MSNBC host Chris Matthews. Matthews, who has compared Obama to Jesus and Henry V, and said that he was “the perfect American,” tossed Obama softball after softball, to which Obama gave stock answer after stock answer. Dec 5, 2013 5:17 PM PT

WH Marks Mandela's Death with Pic of Obama in Mandela's Cell

On Thursday, in the aftermath of South African iconic leader Nelson Mandela’s death at age 95, President Obama’s White House account tweeted a tribute to Mandela – a picture of Obama in Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell, along with a quote from Obama about Mandela. Dec 5, 2013 3:30 PM PT

Clear Channel Shifting Limbaugh in Major Markets

On Thursday, Clear Channel started announcing major lineup shifts in three of its biggest markets. In Los Angeles, Limbaugh will be moving from the top talk station in the market, KFI, to its sister station, KTLK, which will be flipped from a liberal talk station to a primarily conservative talker anchored by Limbaugh. Dec 5, 2013 10:19 AM PT

Desperate Mainstream Media Turn to Radicalism, Cats, and Celebrities

From CNN dropping news to MSNBC dropping Martin Bashir and Alec Baldwin, from Politico's Mike Allen and his alleged "payola" to Huffington Post and BuzzFeed getting hoaxed by a Twitter prankster, it’s been a rotten several weeks for the mainstream media. These problems aren’t outliers. They are indicators of a deeper problem with the mainstream media: its one-side-only business model is failing, and its alternatives are rife with holes. Dec 4, 2013 6:12 PM PT

MSNBC's Bashir Resigns

On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir formally tendered his resignation from his daily show. Bashir had been absent from his show since November 22, prompting rumors from inside the network that he had been suspended; MSNBC had maintained that he was merely on vacation. Dec 4, 2013 11:47 AM PT

MSNBC Claims Absent Bashir Merely on Vacation

On Monday, MSNBC maintained that missing host Martin Bashir had not been suspended despite the fact that Bashir has not appeared on his show since November 22. MSNBC told Politico that Bashir was merely on vacation, but neglected to say when he would return from his vacation. Dec 2, 2013 12:59 PM PT

WaPo Columnist: Israel to Blame for Iran's Nuclear Desires

Max Fisher of the Washington Post has now taken on the elephant in the room with regard to Middle Eastern instability: why does Israel have nuclear weapons? While the rest of the world worries over an Islamist state with a declared intent to commit a second Holocaust gaining nuclear arms, Fisher worries about the region’s only democracy having nuclear weapons – even though Israel has never used them despite having them for over four decades. Dec 2, 2013 12:29 PM PT

Study: Palin Helped McCain in 2008

A new study from Edward Burmila and Josh Ryan of the Bradley University Department of Political Science shows that not only did the presence of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin not hurt Senator John McCain’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential run, it helped it. Dec 1, 2013 1:54 PM PT

New York Times: Tea Party 'Nihilists' to Blame for Killing Filibuster

The New York Times editorial board spent Thanksgiving bringing Americans together by ripping into the Tea Party, suggesting that conservatives were “nihilists” because they opposed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) destruction of the filibuster. Nov 29, 2013 8:43 AM PT

MSNBC Follows Obama Orders to Spread Thanksgiving Propaganda

This week, before Thanksgiving, the Organizing for America twitter account – the official Barack Obama twitter account – asked Americans to talk about Obamacare and spread the holiday talking points on Turkey Day. Nov 29, 2013 8:33 AM PT

Iran: We Will Continue Building at Arak Nuclear Reactor

On Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif announced that Iran would continue its development at the Arak nuclear reactor unabated, despite White House announcements that Iranian nuclear development had been frozen. Nov 27, 2013 9:34 AM PT

WH Says Religious Businessowners 'Dictate' Contraception Decisions to Women

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney released a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to take up the case of Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned company that does not want to cover health insurance services that violate its religious precepts under Obamacare. Nov 27, 2013 9:26 AM PT

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