Awkward! Racist LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a Democrat!

You won't hear this from the mainstream media, but Donald Sterling, the owner of the L.A. Clippers who was caught on tape making racist comments, has a history of donating to Democrats and being lauded by liberal groups.

According to National Review, Sterling has donated to a number of Democrats in the past, including former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley and former California Gov. Gray Davis.

It also appears Sterling, who built a successful real estate empire before buying the Clippers, used his millions to buy favor from liberal civic groups, including the NAACP, The group had previously recognized Sterling, and was scheduled to do so again, even though he had previously faced racism accusations. In 2009, the Huffington Post even called on the NAACP not to give him an award because of it. Because of his left-leaning politics and checkbook, however, the NAACP looked the other way. At least, until now. The group has announced he will not get their 2014 lifetime achievement award at an upcoming event after all.

Mainstream media celebrates Chelsea Clinton pregnancy, but ignored Jenna Bush's announcement

This week, Chelsea Clinton announced she was having a baby, and the media took it about the way you would expect: like a sign from God that Hillary Clinton should be coronated President.

According to the Media Research Center (the web's best watchdog for media bias), every major network devoted coverage on the announcement on their nightly news: ABC and NBC each gave it a two minute story, while CBS gave it about 32 seconds of air time. ABC's Cecilia Vega was giddy nearly to the point of embarrassment, stating "The next generation of the Clinton dynasty is on the way...One Clinton child grew up before our eyes in the White House, could there soon be another?"

Even the print media were practically Lewinskying each other in glee. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post spoke of the pregnancy in terms of Hillary's future political hopes. "Nobody assumes this was done for political reasons, of course, but if it had been done for political reasons, it could not have been a better time," she wrote. "Hillary Clinton will have this bouncing toddler in her arms to campaign with in 2016.”

The Media Research Center pointed out that when Jenna Bush Hager announced her pregnancy in December 2012, little more than a year ago, the evening news media responded with a collective yawn. ABC and CBS didn't mention it at all. NBC gave it about 30 seconds, and that is only because Hager announced it on NBC's Today Show.

Click here to read the full report at The Media Research Center.

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Shocker! Liberal commentator defends Fox News

Political commentator Sally Kohn will never be mistaken for a conservative shill, but she is a liberal who isn't afraid to speak the truth. In a recent column for The Christian Science Monitor, Kohn made an admission that will likely cause the hemp underwear of her liberal colleagues to ride up into uncomfortable places.

Kohn writes that, counter to the criticism and stereotypes the left tries to attribute to Fox News, the folks that work there are actually smart, decent people. "It's strange to suggest that a seemingly simple realization such as that is in fact a profound revelation," she wrote. "But in our hyperpartisan era, when we often vilify the other side as being less-than-human, it is."

Perhaps even more shocking to her liberal counterparts is Kohn's statement that certain conservatives the left despises, including Karl Rove and Sarah Palin, aren't the monsters they build them up to be. "Sean Hannity is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet – and even now that I've parted ways with Fox, he remains a good friend and mentor," she said. "For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me to meet people such as Mr. Hannity, Karl Rove, Monica Crowley, Sarah Palin, and so many others, and see that – though we certainly disagree profoundly on political issues – they're personable and kind and human. Just like me."

Kohn is a long time civic volunteer and community organizer, and founded the Movement Vision Lab, a grassroots think tank. You can read her column for The Monitor here.


Liberal Sarah Silverman is the new Orbit Gum spokeswoman

Brendan Eich, the Mozilla CEO, recently lost his job because he supported traditional marriage and offended the gay community. Controversial shock comic Sarah Silverman routinely offends Christians and conservatives, and she was recently named a spokesperson for Orbit Gum.

Welcome to the new normal in America.

Silverman has a well-earned reputation for being controversial and offensive, and not just by the Christian and political right. Her insult brand of humor includes using slurs against Asians on Conan O'Brien's show, joking about mentally challenged children while using the word "retarded," and routinely joking about rape. Even though her humor raises eyebrows even among her fans, she remains popular, celebrated by popular media, and gainfully employed.

That's not to say Silverman's shtick hasn't worn thin on many. In fact, many consider her highly overrated: The Daily Beast ran a column called "Why Sarah Silverman Sucks," and The Nation points out that her humor is more smug condescension than inspired comedy.

Silverman, a vocal abortion rights supporter, recently posted a YouTube video in which she is visited by Jesus (played by NCIS actor Michael Weatherly), who tells her an unborn child isn't a person and even drops an F-bomb. In the same video, Silverman also rants against "In God We Trust" as our national motto and the words "under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance. She evens goes off on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, blaming him for tough new state regulations on abortion clinics meant to protect women from malpractice.

And yet, because most of Silverman's barbs are directed at conservatives, religion, and Jesus, her reputation retains a certain sheen that makes her a darling among her Hollywood counterparts. It is one of the reasons why someone whose comedy is borderline obscene was still hired to be the voice of Vanellope in the Disney animated hit Wreck-It Ralph.

Orbit Gum doesn't seem to have a problem with Silverman either, which is why she is now starring in a commercial for them. Orbit has never shied away from using daring (but not offensive) humor in their commercials, but with Silverman on board, the commercial features a line that alludes to a sexual act. (The line includes lipstick left on a "rim," and if you do not get the reference, you might not want to Google it.)

Consumers who want to voice their displeasure to Orbit about their choice of Silverman as their spokeswoman can direct their complaints to The Wrigley Company, owners of Orbit Gum, at their consumer feedback page located here. You can also contact Wrigley by phone at 1(800) WRIGLEY, or 1(800) 974-4539.

Gay conservative puts intolerant Mozilla in its place

You've likely heard the news about Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepping down as head of the company because in 2008, he gave $1,000 to a group supporting Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Eich had helped found the company and had only recently been appointed CEO. He refused to discuss the topic in public, saying it was a private matter. It is still unclear how knowledge of the donation was made public from the tax return of a private citizen.

Gay rights advocates mounted a protest and boycott of the company until Eich departed, and Mozilla apologized after he left the company, stating that "we haven't stayed true to ourselves" in hiring Eich and insisting that it supports "equality and freedom of speech." Well, one out of two, apparently.

While many on the left (and the media) celebrated the move as a victory against anti-gay bigotry, one person ignited a firestorm by calling out Mozilla and gay rights advocates on their hypocrisy. And he did it in less than 140 characters.