If you have ever seen anybody with thin skin when it comes to making jokes, it’s Noel Sheppard. He loves to dish out sarcasm in his own arrogant manner, but anytime– and I mean ANYTIME– someone dares to crack a joke about a conservative, even a comedian who’s doing their job, he has to have a “bias” freakout. This has frequently been the case with Sheppard and his crying about jokes Bill Maher likes to make about conservatives.
In an October 29 huffing, George Lopez was in Sheppard’s cross hairs for taking to Twitter and daring to joke (which he calls a “cheap shot“) about the darling of the Republican party, VP nominee Paul Ryan:
Comedian George Lopez took a cheap shot at Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan Sunday
Posting on Twitter, Lopez wrote, “Last night @RepPaulRyan was stating [sic] at my same hotel in Dayton, they baby proofed the whole floor.”
File these under the “Who Cares?” category for the MRC’s filing cabinet of paranoid “liberal media” bias.
As if giving positive news about a First Lady of the United States is somehow considered to be actual bias, here comes Matthew Balan in a September 4 posting, first taking issue with NBC (emphasis theirs):
Andrea Mitchell gushed over Michelle Obama on Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, labeling her a “political superstar” and “her husband’s best campaigner, hardly needing to practice with the Teleprompters or get a feel for the stage.” Mitchell went out of her way to point out how Mrs. Obama apparently is “all about hugs, connecting to people with a physical embrace.“
The correspondent also emphasized the First Lady’s supposed celebrity status by noting how she has “become a regular on late night,” and playing clips from interviews she gave to Ryan Seacrest, David Letterman, and to E! News.
Scott Whitlock took MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell to task in a NewsBusters article, claiming she showed “faulty memory” in rightly pointing out that First Lady Michelle Obama never said she wasn’t proud of her country, during a speech in 2008:
According to MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell, Michelle Obama “never said that she had not been proud of her country.” The cable host on Friday spun for the First Lady while reporting on a speech Sarah Palin gave in California.