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By Tom Blumer | | October 20, 2013 | 7:56 PM EDT

Former Barack Obama campaign manager and current MSNBC senior political analyst David Axelrod today immaturely taunted those who disagree with him on Obamacare by tweeting the following question: "Isn't it ironic that the most ardent opponents of the Affordable Care Act are now complaining that people can't sign up fast enough?"

At first blush, it would appear that Axelrod's tweet might be out of bounds even at MSNBC. Based on the splash which greets those who enter "msnbc.com" in their browser's address bar, you would be wrong:

By Tim Graham | | October 20, 2013 | 7:18 PM EDT

The Washington Post was showing its soft spot for atheists again in Saturday’s Metro section. Blogger Hemant Mehta (“The Friendly Atheist”) wanted to chew out Oprah Winfrey.

Mr. Friendly was flustered when Oprah told distance swimmer Diana Nyad that she couldn’t be an atheist if she found joy and mystery in nature. He then lectured Oprah that she wouldn’t dismiss bisexuals or moderate Republicans like that:

By Noel Sheppard | | October 20, 2013 | 6:34 PM EDT

“MSNBC, I don't think they even have any pretense of balance at this point. I mean, goodness gracious.”

So marvelously said Juan Williams on Fox News’s MediaBuzz Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | October 20, 2013 | 5:43 PM EDT

A recurring theme at the Los Angeles Times during the past several days has been that the nation's economic and fiscal circumstances really aren't all that bad, and they're getting better under Dear Leader Obama. (Oh, and throw in a healthy dose of "It's Bush's fault" for good measure.)

Lisa Mascaro, with the help of Brian Bennett, David Lauter and Michael A. Memoli, added to that effort late Saturday afternoon. In an item primarily about the politics of the Washington's next scheduled fiscal standoff in mid-December, she did the usual spin on this year's budget deficit (writing that it has "declined rapidly," while conveniently forgetting that this year's shortfall will be higher than any non-Obama deficit in U.S. history). She also gave undue credence based on poor historical accuracy to Congressional Budget Office projections which claim that "the national debt ... is projected to be stable or even declining as a share of the economy well into the next decade." But she ventured beyond the careful but misleading realm of the previous two statements into flat-out falsehood when she wrote: "The country is on a budget trajectory that, while substantially improved from the recent recession ..."

By Noel Sheppard | | October 20, 2013 | 4:49 PM EDT

I'm fully aware that Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah is a comedian, but would the following comment he made on Twitter Sunday be funny if made by a conservative comic about Democrats?

"Anyone else hoping Ted Cruz and John McCain settle their feud in an Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton style duel? Id [sic] be rooting for John McCain":

By Noel Sheppard | | October 20, 2013 | 2:39 PM EDT

Liberal media members sure do hate conservative think tanks.

Take NBC's Andrea Mitchell who on Sunday's Meet the Press said, "Jim DeMint and Heritage have been completely discredited among Republicans, among conservative Republicans" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | October 20, 2013 | 2:16 PM EDT

When Obamacare was signed by the president in 2010, NPR marked how its health reporter Julie Rovner had a "picture perfect day," and took a snapshot. She "was all smiles when asked about how important this day was to her.” She said: “It's the first month of my twenty-five years covering health policy...and I did not intend to miss this event!”

So it’s not surprising that she would write a blog on how utterly conservatives failed to nick Obamacare in the shutdown fight – or as she called it, “their 16-day tirade against the government.”

By Noel Sheppard | | October 20, 2013 | 1:46 PM EDT

NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd made a strong statement Sunday about the administration needing "a fall person" if the ObamaCare website continues to fail.

Appearing on Meet the Press, Todd said, "Kathleen Sebelius is very nervous about her standing with the president" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | October 20, 2013 | 1:13 PM EDT

In a Sunday morning report which tries to put the best possible face on a project which appears to be on track to make the $22 billion "Big Dig" in Massachusetts look like a petty cash disbursement, Juliet Williams at the Associated Press claimed that the $68 billion involved thus far "would span the state." No it wouldn't, unless all of the formerly Golden State north of the San Francisco Bay Area — roughly one-fourth of the state's land mass — were to secede.

Williams also wrote: "Voters in 2008 approved $10 billion in bonds to start construction on an 800-mile rail line to ferry passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2 hours and 40 minutes." Nope. It's an 800-mile rail "network" (quoting from the state's ballot measure guide) which was supposed to include San Diego to the south (see the top left at Page 6 at the link), and apparently now does not. In other text seen below, she cited that 2008 proposition, which carried by a margin of 52.7% to 47.3%, as evidence that voters "overhelmingly approved" the project.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 20, 2013 | 12:57 PM EDT

How many times in the past five years have you heard a liberal media member declare the Tea Party dead?

It happened again on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne claiming, "I think that the era of the far right and the era of the Tea Party is over" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 20, 2013 | 12:13 PM EDT

Is it possible for liberal media members to hold back their glee concerning Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016?

Consider ABC's Martha Raddatz who on Sunday's This Week actually said to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), "She's got to run, right?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 20, 2013 | 10:30 AM EDT

As NewsBusters has reported, many Hollywood stars volunteered their services to help the White House sell ObamaCare.

According to a Sunday article at the New York Post, the woman who named Barack Obama "The One," Oprah Winfrey, wasn't among them.

By Tim Graham | | October 20, 2013 | 9:39 AM EDT

Several Washington Post journalist/operatives are also teaching in the Karen Tumulty School of Unselfishly Un-electing The Tea Party. In Sunday’s paper, columnist David Ignatius (formerly a Post foreign editor and assistant managing editor for business news) penned a piece titled “Disarming the RINO Hunters.”

“Many Republicans have been muttering over the past few weeks of political craziness that the tea party’s hold on the GOP must be broken to protect their party’s health — not to mention the country’s,” Ignatius huffed. “So I’ve been asking people what a movement to break the extremists’ power would actually look like.” Guess who he asked for expertise?

By Tim Graham | | October 20, 2013 | 7:29 AM EDT

Chris Noth, a star of “The Good Wife” on CBS, isn’t as restrained a politician in real life as he is on TV. Black leftist Marc Lamont Hill spotlighted him as "fascinating" on HuffPost Live for tweeting: “Highest level of racism was showed yesterday when Republicans forced a shutdown of our government. Mostly because our President is black.”

Noth also tweeted “Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped.” That wasn’t quoted by Hill. But Noth unloaded all the junk about Obama opponents being Confederates, and being un-American for opposing Obama and should "succeed" [sic] from the Union:

By Brent Baker | | October 20, 2013 | 1:32 AM EDT

As anybody knows, who watched Charles Krauthammer accept the “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence” last month at the MRC’s 2013 DisHonors Awards and Gala, Charles Krauthammer is capable of delivering funny lines and humorous anecdotes.

On Friday’s Special Report with Bret Baier on FNC, Krauthammer offered a joke in explaining why the ending of the government shutdown – with the resumption of the “Panda-Cam” – meant a panda at the National Zoo was his “loser” of the week.