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By Jeffrey Meyer | November 8, 2015 | 8:56 AM EST

On Sunday’s Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd did his best to play up the potential damage Ben Carson has done to his presidential campaign after questions arose regarding his personal biography. The NBC News Political Director stressed that “we're conditioned to assume regular politicians embellish things,” so questions over Carson’s biography could ruin his image “because his candidacy is built on his personal story, his personal success, his honest and trustworthiness.”

By Mark Finkelstein | November 8, 2015 | 8:44 AM EST

Can anyone honestly claim that Larry David seemed serious when he yelled "you're a racist" at Donald Trump on last night's SNL? Trick question: I said "honestly." Enter Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever who in his review of Trump's SNL appearance last night [subtly headlined "Trump’s sorry night on ‘SNL’: An overhyped bummer for us all'], actually claimed that that David's "racist" cry seemed "genuine enough." But if ever an actor went out of his way to signal that he was simply spoofing, it was David.

Have a look at the clip, and you'll see that--far from expressing genuine outrage--David at one point struggled to keep a straight face. And when Trump asked him what he was doing, David sheepishly shrugged his shoulders and threw out his arms in apologetic explanation, saying he "had to do it" because they promised him $5,000. "Genuine enough?" How about "obviously acting?"

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 8, 2015 | 8:18 AM EST

Saturday Night Live used its cold opening to mock MSNBC’s Democratic presidential forum with cast member Cecily Strong portraying moderator Rachel Maddow. Strong described the forum as a “debate that no one watches.” After SNL’s Maddow briefly spoke to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, portrayed by Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon appeared on set as Hillary Clinton and the SNL cast member hilariously did her best to mock Clinton’s attempts at appearing authentic. 

By Melissa Mullins | November 8, 2015 | 7:23 AM EST

Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore has taken on corporations and Republican presidents, and now once again, he's taking on the Motion Picture Association of America for giving his new film, Where to Invade Next, an `R' rating for including video footage of Eric Garner's death.

Last year Garner died while being arrested in New York and quickly became one of the faces of protests against police brutality, along with Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.

By Jack Coleman | November 7, 2015 | 10:31 PM EST

To paraphrase a punch line from Richard Pryor -- who are you going to believe, liberals defending Obamacare or your lying ears?

Lefties shilling for Obamacare have forgotten or choose to ignore one of Barack Obama's most blatant and repetitive lies -- namely, that under the so-called Affordable Care Act, health insurance premiums would drop on average by $2,500 annually per family.

By Clay Waters | November 7, 2015 | 7:14 PM EST

In the New York Times Sunday magazine, reporter Jackie Calmes issued an unwanted sequel to her 16,000-word summer screed "'They Don't Give a Damn About Governing,' this one focusing on conservative radio host Steve Deace: "Such is the mood on the far right these days....This strain of conservative media, and its take-no-prisoners ideology, have proliferated on websites, podcasts and video outlets, greatly complicating the Republican Party’s ability to govern and to pick presidential candidates with broad appeal."

By Melissa Mullins | November 7, 2015 | 7:04 PM EST

In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all. 

This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way to relate to “ordinary women” than featuring a bunch of old, mostly white women who happen to be Democratic senators?

By P.J. Gladnick | November 7, 2015 | 4:32 PM EST

Come back, Sidney... I wanna chastise you... ---Lt. Harry Kello, "Sweet Smell of Success."

A shocking hate crime hit that well known hotbed for Klan activity, Berkeley, California. A walkout of hundreds of Berkeley High school students with the support of their principal took place in outraged protest against a hateful message left on the school's computer. After angry demands for justice, the culprit was quickly  caught. And then a really strange thing happened. Namely almost nothing. Gone is the outrage from the protesters and suddenly a strangely incurious response from the mainstream media who seem reluctant to inquire into the identity of the culprit despite the fact he is probably already known to most of the Berkeley High student body. Before we analyze the mysterious reluctance of the MSM to reveal just who this dastardly culprit is, let us read about the big Berkeley walkout on Thursday, as reported by the Associated Press among many other media outlets:


By Tim Graham | November 7, 2015 | 4:14 PM EST

Washington Post political reporter Ben Terris provided the latest puff piece to the Democrats on the top of Friday’s Style section – which inspired more puffery on CBS Friday morning. “COMEDIANS ARE FEELING THE BERN,” blasted the headline in all caps. “Why has the most humorless presidential candidate garnered mad support from the normally apathetic stand-up scene?”

Guess what? The “cool kids” are loving the scrappy socialist.

By Jeffrey Lord | November 7, 2015 | 2:48 PM EST

For the good part of a day America was being fed a story about Ben Carson that wasn’t true. Was Carson deliberately lying? Clearly not. One can quibble over the wording in his book, or even criticize him for imprecision or a foggy memory, but in fact there was no “there” there.

The ladies of The View slammed Carly Fiorina for having a "demented" look, which set up a new showdown on that chat show. And Latino groups protested NBC giving Donald Trump any air time to host Saturday Night Live. The Left does not look pretty.

By Tom Johnson | November 7, 2015 | 11:26 AM EST

In a Friday article, Brian Beutler expressed a combination of disgust and resignation that the ideological “absurdity” and supposedly dubious autobiographical “veracity” of Ben Carson don’t matter to conservatives.

Beutler acknowledged that Carson’s poll numbers may take a hit because of the flap over the West Point “scholarship,” but wondered, “Could Carson’s supporters prove so uninterested in his genuine merits and demerits that they might look past this transgression? The very fact that this doubt exists incriminates both the conservative-entertainment complex and the nature of the Republican electorate.”

By Matthew Balan | November 7, 2015 | 11:11 AM EST

Friday's CBS Evening News previewed an upcoming 60 Minutes exposé on the "widespread failures in the system that grants top-secret security clearance to federal employees and contractors." Scott Pelley pointed at Bradley Manning as a prime example of "how top-secret clearances fall into dangerous hands." Pelley featured several clips from his interview of Manning's former supervisor in Iraq, who told her superior that "he cannot be trusted with a security clearance; we can't deploy him; and he's most likely a spy."

By Melissa Mullins | November 7, 2015 | 10:59 AM EST

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, one of the wealthiest hip-hop moguls, with an estimated fortune over $735 million, is calling out Obama for not giving back to the black community, the same black community that helped President Obama get into office.

Combs said: “We got Obama into office, the give back, the deal, where are the things in our community that have gotten drastically better?…Let’s stop overcomplicating it. The hugest group of people that get you into office, you have to change their lives for the better. Pick a side, because they got you into office. And if that side just happens to be black people, and you’re black, you still have to do what’s fair.”

By Tom Blumer | November 7, 2015 | 10:42 AM EST

On Friday's The View, as CNS News's Mark Judge reported, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar went ballistic when GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina stated that Planned Parenthood is "harvesting baby parts through late term abortion." Part of Goldberg's response as she serially talked over Fiorina: "You know that’s not true. Carly, you know no one’s harvesting baby parts." Behar chimed in: "That offends my sensibility to hear you say something like that when you know it’s not true.”

Fiorina was and remains indisputably correct, while Goldberg and Behar are both embarrassingly wrong. Yet an ABC report filed at its web site Friday afternoon by Jordyn Phelps would only characterize Fiorina's assertion of an obvious, widely-known fact as a "claim." Beyond that, Phelps characterized the candidate's citation of Planned Parenthood's announced decision to cease taking compensation for harvested body as merely being (in Fiorina's view) "proof of her point."

By NB Staff | November 7, 2015 | 10:35 AM EST

Last week, a Media Research Center study documented how ABC, CBS and NBC were using loaded labels to paint House Republicans, especially the Freedom Caucus, as ideologues who are outside the American political mainstream. Now, several leading conservative Congressmen have sent us statements blasting the networks for their slant. “Only in this town does doing what you told voters you said you were going to do mean you are ‘ultra-conservative’ or ‘far-right,’ Freedom Caucus chairman Jim Jordan told NewsBusters.