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By Matt Philbin | | November 5, 2013 | 8:50 AM EST

Oh look, Mike Wise is making more pronouncements about history. History, as in sports history: records, achievements, seasons, etc.? He’s a Washington Post sportswriter, after all.

No silly. The Most Important Sports Columnist in the World, Ever, is again passing judgment on anyone lagging behind history’s inexorable march into the glorious progressive future. In other words, his knickers are in a twist because the Washington Redskins are still called the Washington Redskins, despite the howling of liberal journalists like Wise and a handful of Native American activists.

By Tim Graham | | November 5, 2013 | 8:45 AM EST

Who says the Fox News Channel is all conservatives? Sometimes, its employees are socialists who want America to be more like Sweden.

Take Geraldo Rivera on his radio show on Friday. When a caller complained he wasn't extolling the positives of Obamacare, he said the program is “deeply flawed” because “we let the insurance industry write the legislation,” when he prefers a “single payer” government-dominated health care system like Sweden or Canada, where private insurance is banned.

By Tim Graham | | November 5, 2013 | 8:04 AM EST

On the front page of Sunday's New York Times came the headline "In Virginia, I.O.U.'s Give The Democrat an Edge." Democrats nearly always get an "edge" in liberal newspapers.

In describing how Terry McAuliffe is cashing in all his favors for Bill and Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, reporters Trip Gabriel and Nicholas Confessore creatively employed the word "innovation" to describe McAuliffe's shady idea to sell nights in the Lincoln Bedroom to Clinton donors:

By Evan Mantel | | November 4, 2013 | 11:40 PM EST

Judgement calls.

By Tom Blumer | | November 4, 2013 | 10:17 PM EST

Update, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.: Video added below.

Well, let's see how well this unspeakably pathetic attempt to explain away the lie of the century (so far) works with the establishment press.

Two separate tweeters — Reid Epstein at Politico and Mark Knoller at CBS News — are reporting that President Obama, at a rally of the Organizing For Action faithful this evening, told his audience that "What we said was you can keep it (your health plan) if it hasn’t changed since the law passed" (HTs to Hot Air and Twitchy):

By Tim Graham | | November 4, 2013 | 8:08 PM EST

Sunday’s New York Times carried an op-ed by a liberal professor in Florida titled “I Want to Be Friends With Republicans.” A better headline would have added “But They’re So Misguided.”

David James Poissant began by describing his distaste for having to make friends with men who didn’t share his politics: “I had friends, plenty of friends. If I wanted more, they would be liberal, super-educated friends who could do rhetorical back flips over the Fox News jargon I was sure these husbands would spout if politics ever came up, which, were I to lead this group, would never happen.” Then he realized at least some conservatives were human:

By Ken Shepherd | | November 4, 2013 | 7:09 PM EST

In her closing "Clear the Air" commentary on the November 4 Martin Bashir program, substitute host and longtime Florida resident Joy-Ann Reid rewrote the political history of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, who announced today that he will run for the governorship in the 2014 election cycle.

Reid suggested that Florida Democrats should get over their suspicions about the turncoat and get behind Crist to better ensure that the governor's chair is flipped over to Democratic control. In doing so, however, Reid virtually threw liberal African-American and loyal Democrat Kendrick Meek under the bus:

By Kyle Drennen | | November 4, 2013 | 6:24 PM EST

Appearing on Saturday's NBC Today, MSNBC host Chris Matthews launched into a rant denouncing Republicans for daring to be critical of the disastrous ObamaCare rollout: " party has a health care plan, the other party does not have one. And the one that does not have a health care plan is least able to be critical....It doesn't have the moral credibility to mock the one party and the one president who has succeeded." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Matthews implored President Obama: "He has to return it to the issue of morality and the fact that we owe our brothers and sisters health care...He can't get involved in letting this be judged on whether it's successfully rolled out or not, he has to make it back to the question, should we try to bring health care to people who don't have it or not? And put his enemies on the defensive."

By Matt Hadro | | November 4, 2013 | 6:21 PM EST

Prominent Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) said she warned the White House to take offline until the site was fixed, but the administration wouldn't do it. CNN made no mention of her claim, made on Sunday's Face the Nation, and didn't ask her about it when she appeared on Monday's The Situation Room.

"I felt, and I said this directly to the President's chief of staff, they ought to take down the website until it was right," Feinstein said of the site's technical problems. "They believe that they need to keep it running and that they can sort out the difficulties," she added.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 4, 2013 | 6:20 PM EST

Ed Schultz on Monday spent half of his program praising the Kentucky health insurance exchange whilst playing lengthy clips of an interview he did with that state’s Democratic governor.

As Schultz held Steve Beshear and his state up as the gold standard for how ObamaCare can work, the MSNBC host didn’t ask his guest about the high percentage of exchange enrollees that were applying for Medicaid or a recent report from the state’s Department of Insurance predicting that 280,000 Kentuckians would lose their policies as a result of the law.

By Paul Bremmer | | November 4, 2013 | 6:05 PM EST

A recent Washington Post report handed MSNBC an opportunity to blame their rivals for the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare, and the Lean Forward network appears to be taking advantage.

On Monday’s The Cycle, MSNBC contributor Perry Bacon was on to discuss Saturday’s report that fear of Republican criticism caused the Obama administration to work slowly and secretively on the development of Bacon summed up the White House’s political concerns like this:

By Scott Whitlock | | November 4, 2013 | 5:47 PM EST

 A frustrated Jay Carney on Monday excoriated ABC's Jon Karl for exposing the fact that signing up for health care via phone or mail is just as difficult as signing up by the website. Karl began by quoting the President suggesting in late October that "you can bypass the website and apply by phone or in person." The journalist highlighted newly acquired memos admitting that "at the end of the day, we're all stuck in the same queue because all those applications have to go through the same website."

In a sneering tone that mocked Karl's cadence, Carney retorted, "Jon, I get it! But the person who calls isn't the one who continues to wait after the paper application is filled? Right?" Karl calmly responded, "Your mocking is entertaining, but the President said you could apply within 25 minutes. That was not true." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Seemingly looking for help from the other journalists, Carney derided, "I think everyone else is looking quizzical because there's a reason to be quizzical here. You call up. You give your information. You get the questions answered and then they take over from there."

By Jack Coleman | | November 4, 2013 | 5:20 PM EST

If there was anything resembling a sense of propriety in left-wing media, Ed Schultz's radio and MSNBC commentary would be accompanied by a laugh track.

Correction -- it is accompanied by individual laugh tracks in homes, offices and barrooms across the land, as that fraction of his listeners on the rational end of the spectrum howl in response to his inanities. (Audio clips after the jump)

By Matt Hadro | | November 4, 2013 | 4:51 PM EST

A cancer patient worried for her life expectancy says she lost her current health insurance because of ObamaCare and will have to choose between keeping her doctor and cheaper health insurance. CNN has yet to report her Wall Street Journal op-ed, however.

One month ago, the network repeatedly covered the tragic plight of cancer patients unable to receive experimental treatment because of the government shutdown. Yet CNN hasn't touched Edie Sundby's claim that ObamaCare has effectively booted her from her "lifesaving" insurance plan.

By Ken Shepherd | | November 4, 2013 | 4:35 PM EST

By virtue of his concerns about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is standing in the way of "equal rights" for gay and lesbian Americans in the workplace, the Daily Beast groused today. "Boehner Blocks Equal Rights," complained a teaser headline on

"The path towards the Employment Non-Discrimination Act or ENDA becoming law took one step forward on Monday morning but two steps backward when Speaker of the House John Boehner came out against the measure," Beast staffer Ben Jacobs complained in his Nov. 4 story, "ENDA Hits Obstacle In House." Jacobs noted that: