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By Noel Sheppard | | October 30, 2013 | 11:33 AM EDT

Are jokes no matter how distasteful acceptable when they involve former Vice President Dick Cheney?

Consider a mock video David Letterman played on the CBS Late Show Tuesday wherein Cheney briefly flatlines in the middle of a discussion on ABC’s This Week (video follows with commentary):

By Paul Bremmer | | October 30, 2013 | 11:23 AM EDT

Yesterday, I reported that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and his Morning Joe guests refused to come out and explicitly state that President Obama lied when he repeatedly insisted that those who like their health insurance can keep it under ObamaCare. Well, on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Tuesday night, Scarborough finally allowed the L-word to escape his lips.

The conservative radio host played a clip of The Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page saying Obama “probably” lied about his health care law. He then asked Scarborough, “Are you surprised that people like Clarence Page are admitting the president just out-and-out lied?” [Listen to the audio here.]

By Brent Baker | | October 30, 2013 | 10:04 AM EDT

Jumping in to excuse President Obama for making the false promise (“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan”), ABC News on Tuesday night rationalized how ObamaCare is simply saving people in the individual market from being victims of awful policies forced upon them by insurance companies. 

On World News, Jim Avila cited the case of Julie Prince, who has been notified her policy will be canceled. Avila turned to an ObamaCare advocate and asked: “Julie tells us that she doesn’t have hospital care on this cheap insurance plan. Is that dangerous?” Lynn Quincy of Consumers Union agreed: “Absolutely. That’s on enormous hole in her coverage.”

By Katie Yoder | | October 30, 2013 | 9:51 AM EDT

Nothing like all the traditional scares of the Halloween season: Rape, gang rape, incest and killer vaginas. If you were going to say werewolves and friendly ghosts, you’re hopelessly out of date. You need to catch up on the thoroughly modern spook tale, “American Horror Story: Coven.” Oh, it has witches, spells and Frankenstein’s monsters, but the real terror comes in the form of warped and violent sex.

American Horror Story: Coven,” the third season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s AHS franchise, premiered October 9. Billed as “the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America,” it focuses on a special school for young witches located in New Orleans. Since then, the first three episodes touted 30-plus victims killed or seriously injured by violence, along with 10 sex acts.

By Mark Finkelstein | | October 30, 2013 | 9:31 AM EDT

The Hindenburg? The Titanic? Hurricane Sandy on steroids? Any of those might have been a better analogy for the monumental mess that is Obamacare than the lame one Jon Meacham proposed on today's Morning Joe.

The presidential historian somehow sought to analogize the Obamacare fiasco to . . . the classification of ketchup as a vegetable. Huh?  View the video after the jump.

By Tim Graham | | October 30, 2013 | 8:57 AM EDT

Craig Shirley, author of several large tomes on Ronald Reagan's political history, is merciless on Real Clear Politics toward MSNBC star Chris Matthews and his new book on "Tip and the Gipper."

This isn't a book about Reagan or Tip O'Neill, he writes. "It is the history of Chris Matthews before he became the Chris Matthews we see on cable television today. It falls into the category of micro personal history, but is so elfin as to be inconsequential." You can't find Matthews even mentioned in the index of Tip O'Neill's memoir, he reports.

By Tim Graham | | October 30, 2013 | 7:58 AM EDT

Hollie McKay at reports on political correctness breaking out at leftist Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Afrobeat band Shokazoba was removed from the "Hampshire Halloween" lineup after activists expressed "discomfort" about the band not being black enough. They used lingo about "cultural appropriation" and disrespecting "marginalized cultures."

According to the band’s keyboard player Jason Moses, they were booked for the Hampshire Halloween bash on October 7, but last Friday – the day of the party – were dumped by the event organizers after comments were posted on the event's Facebook page disparaging the music group because they weren’t black.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 30, 2013 | 12:50 AM EDT

Bill Maher on Tuesday made what people on both sides of the aisle will say is an extraordinary prediction coming from a Tea Party hater like him.

Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Maher said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) has a shot at becoming president in 2016 and will be very difficult to beat in the Republican primaries (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 30, 2013 | 12:31 AM EDT

It's becoming clearer and clearer that some media members are very interested in stories about the disaster that is the so-called "Affordable Care Act."

On CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday, investigative reporter Drew Griffin exposed allegations that the White House is pressuring insurance companies to not publicly criticize ObamaCare (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Bozell | | October 29, 2013 | 11:28 PM EDT

There may be no more misleading newspaper sentence in the Virginia governor’s race than this one from reporter Carol Morello in the October 26 Washington Post: “The two major-party candidates running for governor of Virginia are both practicing Catholics.”

The Post did not ask McAuliffe where near his home in Fairfax County he attends church every Sunday and holy day of obligation, which is part of the definition of a “practicing Catholic.” When radio show host Hugh Hewitt pressed him in 2007 about his church attendance after McAuliffe repeatedly cited his “Irish Catholic” bona fides in his autobiography “What a Party,” McAuliffe shot back “I don’t pretend to be a priest, and I don’t pretend to be citing…I don’t cite the Bible once in the book.”

By Noel Sheppard | | October 29, 2013 | 10:20 PM EDT

I’ve always said that it takes a lot of rationalizations to be a liberal these days.

Take for example HBO’s Bill Maher who told CNN’s Piers Morgan Tuesday that the President had to lie about people keeping their health insurance plans or else ObamaCare mightn’t have passed (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 29, 2013 | 8:53 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting, NBC News has largely ignored senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers’ bombshell report about how the White House knew for at least three years that millions of people would lose their health insurance once ObamaCare was implemented.

Having given only 21 seconds to her report Monday, the NBC Nightly News actually began with Myers talking about the millions of people losing their insurance coverage, but not once did she mention her findings that the Obama administration knew for years that this was going to happen (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 29, 2013 | 7:09 PM EDT

Syndicated columnist George Will made a brilliant observation about ObamaCare Tuesday.

Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Will called it “applied Bloombergism... you're free to choose if you choose the right thing” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Jack Coleman | | October 29, 2013 | 6:51 PM EDT

Liberal radio talker and ex-"Crossfire" host Bill Press has awakened from his half-decade long slumber when it comes to dubious actions by the Obama administration.

The longtime Obama butt-kisser complained on his radio show yesterday that it's bad enough for Americans to learn the NSA has been eavesdropping on foreign leaders long considered allies of the US. Even worse, Press complained, is the claim that Obama was unaware of the spying, since this leads to the unavoidable conclusion that it was authorized by others without the president's consent. (Audio after the jump)

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 29, 2013 | 6:24 PM EDT

On Monday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton bizarrely devoted his regular "Nice Try" segment to Dick Cheney denying that he and Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi are "fishing buddies," which the former Vice President did on Sunday's ABC This Week during a discussion of daughter Liz Cheney's bid for the Senate.

As he mocked the former Vice President, Sharpton managed to bring up the Iraq invasion and repeated the false assertion from the left that Cheney had claimed Iraq should be invaded because an Iraqi agent met with one of the 9/11 hijackers. Sharpton: