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By Tim Graham | | October 29, 2013 | 6:53 AM EDT

Proving there's never too small a protest to be newsworthy to the Left, Katy Steinmetz of Time magazine reported "On Monday, protesters marched through the streets of San Francisco carrying pictures funnyman Jimmy Kimmel's face - with a Hitler mustache drawn above his lip and a swastika by his side. More than 100 people, largely Asian Americans, were still fuming about a skit that aired on Kimmel's late-night show earlier this month."

Kimmel and ABC were apologizing for a shutdown-mocking skit that aired on October 16, in which Kimmel sat down with school kids to talk politics. When asked what should be done about America's debts to China, a boy replied that one solution might be to "kill everyone in China." (The video can be seen here.) Kimmel chuckled and said, "That's an interesting idea." He jokingly asked a follow-up: "Should we allow the Chinese to live?"

By Tom Blumer | | October 29, 2013 | 2:10 AM EDT

Monday night on her Fox News program, Megyn Kelly played a clip of President Obama going beyond the now-infamous "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan" promise. Earlier Monday, as Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters noted, Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye at NBC News revealed that the Obama administration knew three years ago that "more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them."

At the 0:59 mark of the video which follows (HT Mediaite), viewers will see Kelly introduce and then replay Obama's February 2010 promise that "any insurance you have will be grandfathered in," even if it's an "Acme Insurance, just a high deductible catastrophic plan":

By Tom Blumer | | October 29, 2013 | 12:43 AM EDT

On Monday, as Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters noted, Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye at NBC News reported that the Obama administration knew three years ago that "more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them." This of course directly contradicts President Obama's repeated promises that "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

I will get to the gambit the administration used to convince people that it wouldn't do what it originally intended to do in the runup to Obamacare's passage, a strategy which may have resulted from objections raised in a July 2009 Investor's Business Daily editorial, later in the post. But first, we have to look at tweets sent out tonight by three Obama administration officials in response to the NBC report, all of which dodge NBC's substantive point that the Obama administration knew policy terminations would occur, and claim that "the ACA" (the Affordable Care Act) is not to blame:

By Tim Graham | | October 28, 2013 | 10:53 PM EDT

When President Bush didn’t know about something scandalous going on in his administration, starting with Iraq, reporters mocked him for a lack of curiosity and intelligence. (See Scarborough, Joe.) But when intelligent liberals (oops, for the media this is redundant) are in charge at the White House, being unaware is a shield against scandals. The clueless president gets to walk in and say “Nobody’s madder than me about” (fill in the blank: Healthcare.gov, IRS scandal, NSA scandal....)

Liberal Washington Post editor and Obama biographer David Maraniss claimed Obama was even relatively unaware of racial issues until high school: “Like Obama, she was relatively unaware of racial issues until she got to prep school.” On Monday, James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal came up with a nifty list of headlines making excuses for Allegedly Unaware Obama:

By Matthew Sheffield | | October 28, 2013 | 9:00 PM EDT

The Tea Party has been blamed for many things by outrage-seeking liberals. Until today, no one apparently thought to blame the political movement for the failure of the US Postal Service to boost its revenues.

In a fund-raising email sent to its subscribers, the far-left political magazine The Nation, claimed it needed more money because the Tea Party was causing postal rates to go up.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 28, 2013 | 7:52 PM EDT

In his sales pitch for ObamaCare, the President regularly told Americans that if they liked their current health insurance policies, they could keep them.

A blockbuster report just published at NBCNews.com by Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye not only completely refutes this, but claims that the Administration has known for at least three years that millions would lose their coverage due to ObamaCare's implementation:

By Matt Hadro | | October 28, 2013 | 6:36 PM EDT

On Sunday's Reliable Sources, BuzzFeed's Rosie Gray predicted that the "media is going to lose interest" in the problems with Healthcare.gov.

"I think the media is going to lose interest, probably in the next few weeks, or even sooner than that," she claimed. "I mean, a crisis situation like the shutdown, that's going to get a lot of intense media coverage. This is sort of, as the Web site problems continue, eventually the interest in the media is going to peter out."

By Noel Sheppard | | October 28, 2013 | 6:32 PM EDT

"[T]he kind of traditional New York Times model...I think has neutered and, in a lot of ways, helped to kill journalism as a potent force for checking power."

So said Glenn Greenwald during an interview with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman Monday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brad Wilmouth | | October 28, 2013 | 6:09 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry asserted that Tea Party Republicans "don't care if it hurts people" when they oppose government programs like ObamaCare.

As she discussed with host Al Sharpton whether Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz could be considered a "populist," Harris-Perry brought up opposition to Medicaid expansion by some Republicans:

By Kyle Drennen | | October 28, 2013 | 5:56 PM EDT

On Sunday's NBC Today, co-host Lester Holt wondered if Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had "successfully separated herself now from this trouble" with the ObamaCare website failure. He further asked: "Is her job safer than it was maybe a week ago?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

A somewhat puzzled David Gregory, moderator of Meet the Press, replied: "Well, I think her job may be okay for the moment. But I don't think she's separated herself from it....all of these problems really do undercut the potential effectiveness of ObamaCare, whether it can be affordable to insure more and more people. If they don't achieve that, there are enormous problems....enormous problems for how it works for years to come."

By Paul Bremmer | | October 28, 2013 | 5:26 PM EDT

Like the steady beat of a drum, the liberal media’s war on the Washington Redskins’ name continues. On Saturday’s CBS This Morning, co-anchor Vanita Nair broached the topic during a discussion with The New York Times sports columnist Bill Rhoden. Nair asked if the Redskins might really change their name, and Rhoden replied with certitude, “Oh, they’re going to change it. And I think it has to start with us in the media.”

So it’s the media’s job to pressure professional sports teams into changing their names? Rhoden repeated his brash call to liberal activist journalism: [See video below the break.]
 

By Ken Shepherd | | October 28, 2013 | 5:20 PM EDT

Time magazine's Rana Foroohar can admit the obvious: ObamaCare is fraught with numerous problems. But the "Curious Capitalist" columnist has a strange but sadly predictable prescription: more socialism and uniformity and less amenities for the average health-care consumer.

Foroohar laid out her arguments in her Monday, October 28 piece, "What Obamacare Can Learn From Britain's National Health Service." Sure, Foroohar confessed, single-payer medicine like the NHS has its side effects, especially for mothers of newborns, but you can survive just fine with midwives and crowded maternity wards, just like she did (emphasis mine):

By Matthew Balan | | October 28, 2013 | 4:24 PM EDT

On Sunday's 60 Minutes, CBS's Lara Logan bluntly pointed out how the September 11, 2012 Islamist attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya "have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion, and intense partisanship". Logan turned to an actual eyewitness of the attack, along with two former advisers to deceased Ambassador Chris Stevens – Greg Hicks and a Green Beret officer – to refreshingly outline what actually happened that infamous night.

However, the correspondent failed to explicitly mention President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her report. She only vaguely noted that "contrary to the White House's public statements, which were still being made a full week later, it's now well established that the Americans were attacked by al Qaeda in a well-planned assault." [video below the jump]

By Tim Graham | | October 28, 2013 | 2:15 PM EDT

Washington Post Express film critic Kristen Page-Kirby is excited at how black the Oscars might look. Under the headline "Now, This Is More Like It," she wrote about looking ahead to next year’s Oscar nominations and how “something dawned” on her: three films about black characters with black directors have a good shot at Best Picture.

“It’s still early, of course, and there are some very white, very strong-looking movies yet to be released.” Among the actors, Meryl Streep could ruin Oprah Winfrey’s Oscar chances:

By Mike Ciandella | | October 28, 2013 | 1:25 PM EDT

"In the year after the devastation, what we've seen is that every single time in the stories when they're talking about Sandy and either global warming or climate change, they're linking the two," Dan Gainor, MRC VP for Business and Culture, said on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." on Oct. 28.

Gainor was on "Varney & Co." to discuss how many times the media linked hurricane Sandy to climate change during the past year, based on a recent study by the Media Research Center's Business and Media Institute.

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