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By Noel Sheppard | | October 25, 2013 | 6:22 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) this week sent out a fundraising email equating Tea Party members to the Ku Klux Klan.

On Friday, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir actually called Grayson out for doing this only to have the Congressman accuse him of collaborating with the Tea Party (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Randy Hall | | October 25, 2013 | 5:53 PM EDT

During the Thursday edition of MSNBC's The Cycle, co-host Krystal Ball made a surprising claim about herself and other people at the “Lean Forward” channel in response to liberals' demand for more positive coverage of the disastrous roll-out of the ObamaCare program.

“We are not propagandists,” she stated, referring to conservative Republicans. “We don’t insulate ourselves into our own little media bubble, impervious to the reality around us.”

By Noel Sheppard | | October 25, 2013 | 3:58 PM EDT

For your Friday afternoon entertainment pleasure, I give you a comment conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a few hours ago.

"The full weight of the evil of Obamacare is going to end up being a wrecking ball so big, not even Miley Cyrus would ride it" (Daily Rushbo video follows with partial transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | October 25, 2013 | 3:21 PM EDT

Leftist trial lawyer and bomb thrower Mike Papantonio filled in on the Ed Schultz radio show on Wednesday. With all of Obama's troubles, a black caller started telling some story about his dad's health care troubles in 1970 and then reliably blamed today's troubles, like then, on “systematic racism. They’d prefer to have the country go down the tubes, rather than have this guy in office.”

Like many liberals, Papantonio said the South went Republican under Reagan because his campaign aide Lee Atwater said “let me tap into that hate.” But then the "Pap smears" really started flying, as somehow most of the South is still so racist they might as well burn "KKK" across the top of their Baptist churches:

By Ken Shepherd | | October 25, 2013 | 2:30 PM EDT

"The chancellor of the University of Kansas announced Thursday that a journalism professor suspended over a tweet that angrily targeted the National Rifle Association after the Navy Yard shootings will not return to his classroom in 2013," John Milburn of the Associated Press reported yesterday. "[David] Guth will be given nonclassroom assignments, including service and administrative duties, which will be completed away from the Lawrence campus as much as possible. The decision is effective Friday," Milburn added later in his article, noting that KU's administration made the decision out of a concern for guarding against a disruption of the "learning environment" on the Lawrence, Kansas, campus. [h/t my colleague Dan Gainor]

Guth, you will recall, angrily tweeted a death wish on the children of NRA members, as well as his wish that God would "damn" gun-rights advocates who oppose more gun control legislation. You will also recall that Guth stubbornly doubled-down on his statements when given the chance to recant by Campus Reform reporter Katherine Timpf.

By Tom Blumer | | October 25, 2013 | 1:12 PM EDT

In among the more pathetic uses of the passive voice I've seen employed to protect guilty parties, a short, unbylined personal finance-related item at ABC's web site today by the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, identifies "5 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL HEALTH CARE SHOPPING."

The writeup doesn't mention the fact that shopping for plans in the first place is difficult (actually, closer to impossible, given HealthCare.gov's implosion), and doesn't bring up Obamacare or its more formal name, the "Affordable Care Act," at all. As is the case with arguments favoring gun control, AP blames an inanimate object to shield the real perpetrators of the challenges consumers face. In this case, it's "insurance plans" which are to blame, thus implicating implicitly evil insurance companies and avoiding any mention of Obamacare/ACA, the real cause (produced in full for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) —

By Katie Yoder | | October 25, 2013 | 12:56 PM EDT

If there were a book dedicated to Jezebel in the Bible, the story might somewhat resemble the new feminist book, “The Book of Jezebel:” encouraging worship of false idols and ending up as a corpse left to the dogs.

In the case of the actual tome, “The Book of Jezebel,” the false idol is the self. Described as “an illustrated encyclopedia of lady things,” and edited by Anna Holmes, founder of ultra-liberal feminist site Jezebel, the book debuted in October. And of course it was well-received by liberal outlets like Huffington Post and NPR.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 25, 2013 | 12:30 PM EDT

Jay Leno continued mocking the rollout of ObamaCare Thursday.

The NBC Tonight Show host began the program with a series of jokes about President Obama including recommending he “put the NSA in charge of the website. That way there's nothing to fill out. They already have all our information. See? Just put your name in” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

By Matt Hadro | | October 25, 2013 | 12:20 PM EDT

After Piers Morgan mocked Sarah Palin by linking to a phony news report, Palin shot back on Friday with a photo of her in hunting gear next to a dead bear. "Piers: Kind of busy right now," the caption read.

"Oh dear Piers, thank you so much for all your invitations to appear on your shambolic show, including the adoring message you sent. But is it still any wonder why I've politely responded that I'm too busy doing, um, er... pretty much anything to accept the invite?" Palin's Facebook page read.

By Scott Whitlock | | October 25, 2013 | 11:56 AM EDT

 All three networks on Thursday night and Friday morning highlighted the photographs of a gubernatorial candidate from Maryland at a teen party that featured underage teens and drinking. Yet, ABC failed to mention that Doug Gansler, the top tier candidate, is a Democrat.

ABC featured the most aggressive coverage. Reporter Jim Avila confronted the "would-be governor." While showing a photo that "Maryland's top cop...would love to forget," the journalist narrated, "The attorney general, right in the middle of teenage partiers, celebrating their high school graduation." At no time did the report, which aired on World News and Good Morning America, refer to Gansler as a Democrat. [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

By Noel Sheppard | | October 25, 2013 | 11:42 AM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Thursday, President Obama has lost some of Hollywood as a result of domestic spying by the National Security Agency.

Might this tweet from Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz be an indication that the current White House resident is also going to lose Hollywood as a result of the disastrous ObamaCare rollout?

By Tim Graham | | October 25, 2013 | 11:21 AM EDT

Secular feminist media outlets never saw rational objections to the conflict between Georgetown University as a college affiliated with the Catholic Church and Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke demanding insurance coverage for contraceptions and gender-reassignment surgery.

So they won't care about Matthew Archbold's new Georgetown scoop for Catholic Education Daily. A class at Georgetown Law next semester "will have students working with a pro-abortion rights advocacy organization, taught by that organization's senior counsel, Kelli Garcia."  The project is advocating the implementation of Obamacare:

By Noel Sheppard | | October 25, 2013 | 10:42 AM EDT

By now you’ve likely heard the story of Earline Davis, an ObamaCare operator who got fired because she talked to conservative radio host Sean Hannity while she was on the job earlier in the week.

Hannity was on Fox & Friends Friday morning, and he discussed the irony of Davis, who makes $11.69 an hour, getting fired, yet Health and Human Resources secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who’s largely responsible for the disastrous rollout of this program, still has her job (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | October 25, 2013 | 8:58 AM EDT

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto told him to shut up, but British actor/comedian Russell Brand announced on BBC Newsnight that British prime minister  "David Cameron says profit isn't a dirty word, well I say profit is a filthy word."  Celebrity Net Worth says Brand is worth $15 million, and could more than double that in his divorce settlement with pop star Katy Perry. 

Brand insisted on "massive redistribution of wealth" and  profit "hugely reduced," so why not start with actors? (Video below)

By Evan Mantel | | October 25, 2013 | 4:48 AM EDT

Howard writes a beautiful love song to his wife, Bernadette, on the anniversary of their first date.