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By Noel Sheppard | | November 25, 2013 | 3:43 PM EST

Moments ago, Barack Obama was interrupted in the middle of a speech in San Francisco about immigration reform.

As the President addressed the crowd, a man standing behind him started yelling about deportations.

By Kyle Drennen | | November 25, 2013 | 2:52 PM EST

In an article for MediaBistro's TVNewser blog on Monday, Gail Shister ripped into NBC News for the lack of punishment of MSNBC host Martin Bashir after his vicious and disgusting attack on Sarah Palin: "It's no surprise that NBC tries to distance itself publicly from its corporate sibling. In this case, however, its silence has been deafening. How low does the bar have to go before Tom Brokaw speaks up, as he has in the past? More to the point, why haven't any NBC women taken a stand?"

Earlier in the piece, Shister looked at "MSNBC's long history of Foot in Mouth disease" involving its hosts making offensive remarks about public figures and observed: "In every case, the commentator was either suspended or fired. In every case, the perps have been men, and in every case but one, the broadcast slurs have been aimed at women."

By Tim Graham | | November 25, 2013 | 2:28 PM EST

Richard Stengel left the managing-editor job at Time magazine to work full-time at the State Department for his hero Barack Obama. But not long before he left, he was telling staff to accept a severance package or be laid off.

Jim McElhatton of The Washington Times reports that these budget cuts “didn't extend to the more than quarter-million-dollar bonus that Time had doled in 2012 out to Mr. Stengel on top of his $700,000 base salary, records obtained by The Washington Times show.” Don't liberal journalists usually think of this as Republican behavior? Is this an Oliver Stone movie come to life?

By Noel Sheppard | | November 25, 2013 | 2:16 PM EST

UPDATE at end of post.

Noel Ignatiev, a professor at Massachusetts College of Art, has for years advocated the total elimination of Caucasians.

During his final lecture before retirement last Monday, he told his white male students "you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease."

By Sean Long | | November 25, 2013 | 1:16 PM EST

Sen. Whitehouse also claims ponds won't freeze, people won't be able to play hockey. 

By Matthew Balan | | November 25, 2013 | 1:02 PM EST

Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell stayed true to form and badgered a Republican/conservative guest on Monday's CBS This Morning – this time, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor over his criticism of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran. Rose questioned the congressman's opposition to the proposal, which he labeled "dangerous". Rose asked, "Why isn't that a good deal to freeze things and delay?"

O'Donnell twice touted the deal as "positive", in an attempt to defend the White House's controversial diplomatic efforts: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]

By Ken Shepherd | | November 25, 2013 | 12:34 PM EST

Time and again we at NewsBusters have documented how Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Gearan has served as a hagiographer for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former UN ambassador Susan Rice.

So it should come as no surprise that Ms. Gearan pulled the same stunt in today's Post with a gooey tribute -- headlined "On Iran, a diplomatic coup bearing Kerry's hallmark" in the November 25 print edition* -- to Secretary of State John Kerry for his achieving an interim nuclear deal with Iran this weekend in Geneva. Here's a taste from the 19-paragraph page A9 item (emphasis mine):

By Kyle Drennen | | November 25, 2013 | 11:24 AM EST

After NBC refused to even mention ObamaCare since November 18, Saturday's Today allowed left-wing MSNBC host Chris Matthews to actually blame Republicans for the program's ongoing failures: "I think the acid test here is participation, not efficiency. It comes down to whether young people who are healthy are willing to join up....There's a big scary thing, though, that if you look at all the criticism from the other side, from the Republican side, that's discouraging people from joining up." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Matthews proclaimed that if the young and healthy "join up in big numbers," then "the President wins." He framed signing up for ObamaCare as a matter of civic duty: "Will people join up and take their responsibility as citizens really to be part of a national health care program? That's a question that's still not answered."

By | | November 25, 2013 | 11:21 AM EST

In recent weeks, MSNBC’s continued attempts to scare its viewers into thinking that their voting rights are in jeopardy have spilled over from the channel itself to the MSNBC.com website. In a November 23 piece, MSNBC national reporter Zachary Roth huffed that, “the Republican party is attempting to alter voting laws in the biggest and most important swing states in the country in hopes of carving out a sweeping electoral advantage for years to come.”

Roth made numerous grandiose statements without actually proving his “war on voting” charge, and even he had to admit that the dire predictions liberals made years ago have not panned out:

By Matt Philbin | | November 25, 2013 | 10:55 AM EST

Ya knew he wasn’t going to be The Love Gov indefinitely. Nope. The Governor’s back and in terrific form. The last chance for something like a new leaf was trying to run away in the middle of the night. When he drove up to the morass of live zombies, his Rubicon to becoming something else was blocked. 

By Mark Finkelstein | | November 25, 2013 | 8:30 AM EST

Joe Scarborough has suggested that President Obama's poor poll numbers made him "desperate," driving him to agree to a deal with Iran on its nuclear program that Scarborough criticized as "bad" and even "horrible."

Scarborough described recently speaking with someone who said that no president with approval ratings under 40% should be allowed to do a deal. Reminds me of doctors' warnings not to sign legal documents while under the effects of some medications.  Said Scarborough of unpopular presidents: "they get desperate, they really do."  View the video after the jump.

By Tim Graham | | November 25, 2013 | 7:46 AM EST

Eric Deggans of National Public Radio sat in the guest-host chair on CNN's "Reliable Sources" show on Sunday, and pressed Amy Holmes of TheBlaze TV several times on how she should be more forgiving of Martin Bashir's outrageous remarks about Sarah Palin. First, he suggested, "Martin Bashir apologized for his comments. He reached out to the Palin family.Is there really a problem here? Or are competitors and partisan people try to make an issue being made out of something that has already passed?"

One doesn't have to be a partisan to suggest an on-air apology might seem like a weak punishment. Holmes cited that MSNBC removed David Shuster from the air (never to return) for suggesting Hillary Clinton "pimped out" her daughter Chelsea on the campaign trail. So Deggans turned the issue to Glenn Beck, who Holmes works for: [See video after jump. MP3 audio here.]

By NB Staff | | November 25, 2013 | 7:16 AM EST

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By Tom Blumer | | November 24, 2013 | 10:11 PM EST

On Thurday, Fox News "analyst" Juan Williams and several other liberal journalists met privately and off the record with President Obama.

On Fox News Sunday, Williams went into what apparently are the administration's internal (and perhaps becoming external) talking points about the policy trainwrecks HealthCare.gov and Obamacare in general have become. They are that the Affordable Care Act's failure to gain the support of even one House or Senate Republican is the party's "original sin," and that the program's rollout is an attempt to fix what it inherited — yet another tacit contention which essentially comes down to, "It's Bush's fault."

By Tim Graham | | November 24, 2013 | 6:17 PM EST

As usual, The Washington Post made a list of The Best Books of 2013 and found a way to locate current and former Post writers and laud their books (and possibly spike their sales). The Top Ten of 2013 has five nonfiction selections and five for fiction. Two of the five nonfiction picks are from Posties, both on military matters: “The Guns at Last Light” by Rick Atkinson (Post reporter 1983-99), and “Thank You for Your Service” by David Finkel, currently on the National news staff.

There are no "perfect choices," said Post book critic Ron Charles in explaining the selections, but the same self-dealing trend happened in the Best 50 Nonfiction Books.