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It's Tuesday which means another episode of our comedy webcast "NewsBusted!" Topics in this show include: John Kerry endorses Barack Obama, left-wing talk show host Lionel cheers a tiger attack, and Dan Rather being allowed to sue CBS. Click the "Play" icon to the right on the video to watch.

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It's Friday which means another episode of our comedy show "NewsBusted!" Topics in this show: Dennis Kucinich's campaign strategies, a new pill for women's libidos, and political division in Jesse Jackson's family. Click the "Play" icon to the right on the video to watch.

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As a long-time occasional reader of the satirical newspaper The Onion, I couldn't help but notice a leftward drift to its humor. Now I see why:

Lots of people on the right think that the liberal group MoveOn.org is a joke. Well, now they’ll have a bit more ammo in their argument.

The powerful liberal activist group has wooed Peter Koechley away from the satirical newspaper The Onion, where he was managing editor.

In an e-mail blast that went out on Thursday, Koechley refers to “MoveOn, where I now work.”


The Republican candidates (minus Duncan Hunter) will be debating tonight on the Fox News Channel at 9:00pm ET. Tune in, watch on the web and post your comments here.

We're also hosting another live chat for the debate. Click here to join.


Were it not for the leftward-leaning news media, Democrats would have a much tougher time getting their agenda out. This is a point which journalists now and then will admit. Another such admission was made earlier today by NBC anchor Brian Williams who said the following:

I interviewed Lee Cowan, our reporter who covers Obama, while we were out yesterday and posted the interview on the web. Lee says it's hard to stay objective covering this guy. Courageous for Lee to say, to be honest.


After a few weeks off for the holidays, NB's comedy webcast "NewsBusted" is back with all-new episodes starting today.

Topics for today's show: Mitt Romney vs. Mike Huckabee, Hillary Clinton's new campaign strategy, and illegal aliens as "Texans of the Year." Click play in the video frame to the right to watch.


The quickest way to get the liberal media to pay attention to you is to claim to be a Republican who hates Republicans. It's an almost infallible public relations strategy that of late has worked well for "Republican" Monica Green.

It's also done wonders for "lifelong Republican" Henry A. Lowenstein, who has managed to get 20 different letters published in the New York Times since 2003, a remarkable feat when you consider that the Times (by its own admission) receives around 1,000 letters a day and prints only 15 on its letters page. That means the odds of the average liberal person (the paper freely admits it favors left-wing letter writers) getting his or her letter printed are about 1.5 percent.

It's worse when you think of the numbers on a yearly scale. In the past five years, the Times has received approximately 1.8 million letters. It's printed 20 of Lowenstein's.


We're back up and running. Comment as you like...


Celebrity endorsements, helpful or harmful? The LA Times explores that question with Oprah Winfrey and her endorsement of Democrat Barack Obama as a test case:

Although it's true that rallies featuring Winfrey in Iowa and South Carolina have drawn some of the biggest crowds of the campaign so far, Obama's people won't know whether they also triggered a backlash until election day.

Winfrey's website has been buzzing for weeks with angry postings about her involvement in the Illinois senator's campaign, something Hollywood, which always keeps its eye on the public mood, is bound to notice -- this is a town, after all, that measures success by weekly grosses and daily TV ratings.

One posting on her site, Oprah.com, accused the talk diva of being a traitor. (By Thursday, that message string had attracted more than 12,000 views.) Another poster told Winfrey to "stop pushing Obama down our throats." (There were 3,000 hits logged on that one.) Another said: "Do you really know Barack Hussein Obama? Scary & something we have to take into consideration!" (There were more than 4,000 views for that.)


This Christmas, while many folks are keeping the members of our nation's military in mind, the nutjobs over at the Daily Kos are doing their part to support the troops--by comparing them to Islamic suicide bombers. LGF has the details on the Kossacks' latest descent into moral equivalence madness.


It's Friday which means another episode of our twice-weekly comedy show "NewsBusted" has arrived! Topics in this show: the media on Iraq, Valerie Plame, and Britney Spears as the Bible's Mary?

Click the "Play" icon in the video to the right to watch. If you like the show, please subscribe to "NewsBusted" to be automatically notified via email whenever we post new webcasts. Subscribing also allows you to comment on the show over on YouTube which as the CNN/YouTube debates showed is teeming with leftists eager to demonize anything that's not PC.


Time magazine has terminated its relationships with its two conservative columnists, Charles Krauthammer and William Kristol. The New York Observer has the details:

The exact reasons for the departures of Mr. Krauthammer and Mr. Kristol, both high-profile backers of the Iraq war, are not entirely clear.

“I was very happy to work with them,” said Mr. Krauthammer on the phone from his Washington office. “And I have a lot of things that occupy me.”

Asked if he would have preferred to stay with the magazine, Mr. Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize winner who writes a regular column for The Washington Post, suggested there wasn’t much of a choice. “It’s a hypothetical that didn’t arise,” he said.


It's Tuesday which means another episode of our comedy show NewsBusted! Topics in this show include Hillary Clinton's mom, Bob Schieffer, Ron Paul and New Hampshire, and Alex Trebek in the hospital. Click the video over at the top right to watch.

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It's Friday which means another episode of our comedy show NewsBusted! Topics in this show include Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, Dennish Kucinich, and paintball for terrorists. Click the "Play" icon to the right on the video to watch or visit the YouTube version here.

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Say what you will about liberal pundit Lawrence O'Donnell but you have to give him credit on occasion for fessing up and saying what media liberals really think but are too circumspect for fear of public backlash.

Appearing on Hugh Hewitt's radio show to speak about his earlier rant against the Mormon religion and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's belief in it, O'Donnell let loose, revealing what most everyone on the center-right already knew: left-wing media pundits are too afraid to criticize Islam as much as they do Christianity or Judaism:

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: I don’t think he [Mitt Romney] believes everything in the Book of Mormon. I think he’s lying about that. It’s an insane document produced by a madman who was a criminal and a rapist. [...]

HUGH HEWITT: Would you say the same things about Mohammed as you just said about Joseph Smith?


Topics in this episode: the NIE controversy, Oprah's stadium rally for Obama, Brent Bozell's book "Whitewash," and Mitt Romney's landscapers. Click the "play" icon at the top right of the sidebar to watch or visit the YouTube page for this show.

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Topics in this episode: Hugo Chavez, Osama bin Laden, Oprah Winfrey, and more! Click the "play" icon at the top right of the sidebar to watch or visit the YouTube page for this show.

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If you thought media bias was bad in this country, flip around the international channels on your cable/satellite box and you'll see it could be much worse:

The BBC funded a paintballing trip for men later accused of Islamic terrorism and didn't pass on information about the 21/7 bombers to police, a court heard yesterday.

The organisation gave Mohammed Hamid, an Islamic preacher accused of radicalising British Muslims, a £300 fee and paid for fellow defendants to go and be filmed for a documentary.

After the botched July attacks Hamid told a BBC reporter he had worked with on the programme 'Don't Panic, I'm Islamic' that he knew the identities of the culprits - but she felt 'no obligation' to tell police, the court heard.

The journalist informed her boss and the information was passed on up to senior executives but a decision was taken not to pass it on.


It's Tuesday which means it's time for another episode of our comedy show "NewsBusted." Watch the clip at the top of the sidebar or click here to visit the show's YouTube page.

Topics in this episode: CNN's Democrat plants, Barack Obama's drug use, the new "Knight Rider" show, and more!


For all their self-important huffing and blustering about "dictatorial" policies of the Bush administration, when it comes to standing up to actual dictators and reporting the truth, the American press usually takes the easy way out.