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05/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fox News: CNN, MSNBC Use Teabagging For "Frat House Humor"

The lead story on FoxNews.com Thursday afternoon hit competitors MSNBC and CNN for thinly veiled sexual puns based on the word "teabagging."

"TV TOILET HUMOR" screamed the home page image, while inside the headline read, "Cable Anchors, Guests Use Tea Parties as Platform for Frat House Humor."

Over the past week, hosts on both networks have had fun playing off the double meaning of teabagging — one meaning referencing the barrage of tax day tea parties around the nation, the other a sexual act Fox News describes as follows:

Teabagging, for those who don't live in a frat house, refers to a sexual act involving part of the male genitalia and a second person's face or mouth.

Last Friday, Rachel Maddow and Ana Marie Cox joked about teabagging, most notably with Cox asking, "Who wouldn't want to tea bag John McCain?"

David Shuster later joked that the GOP would "need a Dick Armey" for its teabagging efforts.

Anderson Cooper joked the other night that "it's hard to talk when you're teabagging."