#$%$, HAMAS, AND HAGEL - Michael Calderone writes that there is some great reporting at conservative news sites like the National Review and the Washington Examiner, but too much terrible #$%$ elsewhere else: "And so, while outlets like The Daily Caller, Breitbart News and the Washington Free Beacon have sprouted and, in some cases, prospered during President Barack Obama's administration, concern is mounting that they and others in the conservative media universe are shedding their credibility by focusing more on supposed scandals than reporting the basics of who, what, when, where, why and how. 'There's absolutely no pretense from any of these publications of giving a policy a sort of objective hearing,' Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, told The Huffington Post. 'It's very clear that it comes from the same mindset as talk radio and Fox News. This is something that's by and for a particular kind of conservative.' McCarthy hesitated before asking, 'It's a circle jerk, isn't it?'"