Morning Sex? (warning: graphic image)

This morning, I woke up with both kiddos in bed with me. Their daddy is out of town on business for a few days – giving me ample opportunity to avoid bedtime scheduling madness (guess who’s the disciplinarian here) and revel in those snuffly sighs and giggles that escape just before exhaustion overtakes them and they drift into dreamland.

We slept in. School starts here in 11 days. Gotta sleep in while we can.

Eventually, Andy and I rolled out of bed and went into the living room to start our day in the customary way. A pastry. Some cereal. Flipping back and forth between Morning Express (hi, Robin Meade!) and Good Morning America (hello, GMA crew!). We love Robin’s laughter and the lighthearted interaction among the GMA team, the care they seem to give each other when topics turn serious.

Ella heard the television and stirred. I watched from the living room as she sat up, wiped the sleepy from her big brown eyes, and yawned. The GMA segment went to commercial.

And then, wham.

Confusion.

Disbelief.

Did that just flash on my TV screen?

In front of 8-year-old Andy?!

No way.

A camera trick. A clever angle.

I told Andy – his blue eyes had gone wide – to get something from the refrigerator (out of sight of the TV).

Snatched up the remote.

Rewound.

There it was.

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Backfire: ABC, CNN, NBC Call for White House to Release Libya Emails

***UPDATE: NBC’s senior White House correspondent joined the chorus Wednesday. On his MSNBC show, “The Daily Rundown,” Chuck Todd looked into the camera and said, “Attention White House: Release all the emails.” The headline has been updated to add NBC.

Assuming they are the ones who leaked to CNN an email written by Ben Rhoades (a Deputy National Security Advisor close to the President), the White House might have been too clever by half Tuesday. An act that was obviously meant to pour water on the Benghazi fire started by an ABC News report, has only ended up being gasoline. Now both CNN and ABC have joined conservative media in calling for the White House to release all the emails surrounding the editing of the CIA talking points.

Friday, in a bombshell report that blew the long-simmering Libya scandal wide open and right into the arms of the mainstream media, ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported that an email written by Rhoades specifically mentioned the State Department’s concerns about the CIA talking points. Here is how Karl transcribed the Rhoades’ email:

We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.

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ABC Skips Occupy Connection to Terror Case, But Falsely Smeared Tea Partier as Mass Killer

ABC News, the same network which falsely linked the Tea Party to a mass killing in Colorado, on Wednesday ignored an alleged connection between Occupy Wall Street and a wealthy New York City couple apparently planning a terrorist spree. Instead, a Good Morning America journalist referred to the investigation as a “preppy terror case.”

The New York Post on Monday reported that Morgan Gliedman and her boyfriend, Aaron Greene, have been arrested after a vast number of guns, bombs and the “Terrorist Encyclopedia” were found in their home. According to the Post, the two are “the privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and…a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist.” Yet, GMA reporter John Muller simply described, “She is from a prominent family on New York’s ritzy upper east side. He is a Harvard graduate.”

Later in the segment, Muller insisted, “So far, potential targets or a motive have not been determined. And police say the couple have no known links to any terrorist organizations.”

Yet, over on CBS this Morning, reporter Seth Doane actually mentioned the connection: “The New York Post reported Greene was a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement but the group has denied this.”

Doane then featured a clip of intelligence expert Michell Silber talking about Occupiers:

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ABC censors conservative comedian … again

Comedian Tim Allen has run afoul of the censorship squad at ABC TV again, telling “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno that the network has made “politically correct … the mode for me.”

This time, Allen said, the network clamped down on what he could and couldn’t say about race in the Nov. 16 episode of his program “Last Man Standing.”

“Tomorrow night’s episode is about race, and it’s like we went back to the ’80s – what we can and cannot say on the network,” Allen told Leno. “They say, ‘That’s too offensive, you come off this way and that way.’”

Earlier in the interview he confessed, “Politically correct has really been the mode for me because we, they’ve moved ‘Last Man Standing’ to, we finally got a night on Friday. And we’ve had, for some reason, we’ve had a good amount of success with it. And now we have standards and practice.”

As WND reported, ABC clamped down on the Nov. 2 season premiere of “Last Man Standing” as well, stomping on the script for calling the president a communist.

“[Executive producer Tim] Doyle and Allen did have to fight the network and studio on some content,” TV Guide originally reported. “Specifically, Allen says the standards department took issue with his character calling Obama a communist.

“Allen fought to keep that in – noting he finds it funny when conservatives paint the president with that label,” the report continued, “but it appears he lost that battle, as none of the references made the final cut.”

TV Guide reports that Allen, a rare Republican in Hollywood who helped GOP presidential candidate John McCain raise funds in the 2008 election, off the air leans “slightly right of center.” On the air, Allen plays “Mike Baxter,” a feisty conservative character that Allen has likened to a modern-day Archie Bunker.

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Obama ‘thinks rule of Islamic law good thing’

The director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, said that should the ring on Barack Obama’s finger prove to include an inscription of an Islamic prayer, it could explain his foreign policy attitudes and actions regarding freedom in the Middle East.

The comment comes from Robert Spencer, who has authored 12 books, including “The Truth About Muhammad,” “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)” and “Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins.”

He’s a recognized expert on Islam and has written hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. He’s investigated stealth jihad, how jihadist groups are advancing their agenda in the U.S. with and without terror attacks and his works have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Korean and Bahas Indonesia, among other languages.

He was reacting to today’s report that the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: “There is no god except Allah.”

It’s the first of the Five Pillars of Islam, expressing the two fundamental beliefs that make a person a Muslim: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s prophet.

A sincere recitation of the Shahada is the only requirement for becoming a Muslim, as experts say it expresses a person’s rejection of all other gods.

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Liberals: ‘Nothing Wrong With Politicizing Tragedy’

Following ABC’s attempt to tie Aurora shooter James Holmes to the Tea Party, it is not clear that class is in short supply in the media.

And apparently Michael Grunwald of Time Magazine wants there to be less. He’s penned an op ed entitled “Sometimes There’s Nothing Wrong With Politicizing a Tragedy,” in which he defends the idea that politicians ought to use this particular tragedy for their own political gain. Read some highlights below:

I feel terrible about what happened in that movie theater, and I’m agnostic about gun control, but there is nothing wrong with politicizing tragedy.

The talking heads don’t like it, because they think of politics as a silly game about who sang out of tune and whose words can be used against them and whose surrogate undercut whose message, but politics is about life and death and human suffering. At least that’s what it should be about.

If advocates or experts or even politicians think their policy ideas can prevent the next Aurora—by preventing potential killers from obtaining guns, by making sure potential victims can carry guns, or by some other method—then by all means, now is the time to spread the word.[…]

It’s telling that the people who get paid to analyze politics recoil at the notion that its practitioners should connect it to real-life pain. They think they’re covering a sport, an entertainment.

Interview With James Michael Holmes, Hispanic Tea Party Member Falsely Accused by ABC

Breitbart News spoke to James Michael Holmes, the Tea Party member falsely identified this morning by ABC News’ Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America as the possible suspect in the mass shooting early this morning at a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party.

“It was freaky,” said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and children. He disconnected his telephone and says that he is worried about members of his family who might be contacted by the media.

ABC News has since corrected its initial report, but tried to share the blame with “social media” and “members of the public” at first:

An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. Several other local residents with similar names were also contacted via social media by members of the public who mistook them for the suspect.

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ABC: Conservative Filmmaker James O’Keefe Goes Undercover to Target Census Bureau

ABC: Conservative Filmmaker James O’Keefe Goes Undercover to Target Census Bureau.