Who cares if Beyoncé was lip syncing (or lip singing) the national anthem at the inauguration? CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan don’t care, but they cared enough about the surrounding controversy to step to Beyoncé’s defense on Twitter. She and her husband Jay-Z raised millions for Obama’s campaign, so it’s not too much to expect the media to carry a little water for her as well, is it?

We at Twitchy are shocked — shocked! — to learn that cable news journalists don’t care if a little deception was involved, as long as the end result looked good and sounded good to their eyes and ears.

Or Michelle’s bangs, or her Jimmy Choos, for that matter? Oh, wait …