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By Noel Sheppard | | August 13, 2013 | 4:39 PM EDT

Oracle’s Larry Ellison had some very harsh words for Google Monday, especially for co-founder Larry Page.

In an interview with Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning, Ellison called Google “absolutely evil” for taking “our stuff” to create the Android phone.

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 13, 2013 | 4:16 PM EDT

On Monday's All In show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes fretted that "climate denialism" by the Republican party's "right-wing base" is preventing "meaningful climate policy" from being enacted.

After showing clips of California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher at a Tea Party event mocking global warming alarmists, Hayes described the conservative gathering as "the future of the earth in peril," and "the belly of the beast." Hayes:

By Noel Sheppard | | August 13, 2013 | 4:05 PM EDT

Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison said some amazing things about his former bestfriend Steve Jobs Monday while issuing a caution about Apple's future without him

Appearing on CBS This Morning, Ellison said, "He's irreplaceable...They will not nearly be so successful because he's gone."

By Matt Vespa | | August 13, 2013 | 3:52 PM EDT

While NewsBusters really doesn’t target op-eds, especially ones that are printed in the New York Times, egregiously absurd arguments merit exposure and ridicule. Enter Frank Bruni's August 14 column, wherein the Times scribe discussed how our culture facilitates the objectification of women. 

Curiously, Bruni buried longtime Democratic politician Bob Filner, who saw women as objects he could grope, towards the end of his column.  The decay occurring in our popular culture is a valid point Bruni makes, but he hurtled off the rails when he had this to say about ultrasound laws:

By Matthew Sheffield | | August 13, 2013 | 3:40 PM EDT

Sports cable channel ESPN has fired commentator Hugh Douglas for his alleged behavior at a convention for journalists where he showed up drunk at two public events and insulted a black colleague in gross racial terms.

According to several published reports, Douglas became angry at Michael Smith, his former co-host, insulting him as a “house n-----” and an “Uncle Tom.”

By Lauren Enk | | August 13, 2013 | 3:25 PM EDT

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious begins its annual assembly today in Orlando. The group of Catholic nuns from various orders is certain to be considering a response to the Vatican’s finding that LCWR’s liberal activism strays from Church doctrine on a variety of issues.

But the sisters probably aren’t too worried. They have something the Vactican doesn’t – a friendly news media.

By Matt Hadro | | August 13, 2013 | 3:12 PM EDT

Liberal Piers Morgan is still fond of the twice-disgraced Anthony Weiner and is wondering if he'll make another comeback after the present New York mayoral race.

"Having said all this, there's something about Anthony Weiner I can't help liking. He's a very intelligent guy," Morgan admitted on his Monday show. "I've seen him make speeches at big events where he's brought the house down and been very funny and very charming. And whenever I've had to deal with him myself, I've always liked the guy."

By Tim Graham | | August 13, 2013 | 2:39 PM EDT

Politico reports “the White House, congressional Democrats and their allies are plotting an August recess offensive” to promote President Obama’s plan against “climate change.” Obama’s Organizing for America website (BarackObama.com) now lists 111 House members and 24 Senators their fans should tweet “Stop denying the science for climate change.”

Politico left MSNBC out of this campaign. Smell the collusion: at Martin Bashir’s blog, they’re calling out “10 House Science Committee members who don’t understand the science of global warming.” In six cases, Team Bashir’s quotes from Congressmen are amazingly similar to OFA’s, from number three to number eight:

By Andrew Lautz | | August 13, 2013 | 2:17 PM EDT

It’s hardly surprising that MSNBC host and former DNC communications director Karen Finney took issue with Reince Priebus’ campaign against the liberal media on Saturday’s Disrupt. Finney mocked “Reince’s rage” and suggested that the Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman is “full of you know what.”

What is surprising is that Finney’s searing critique came despite the fact that she and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Howard Dean did almost the same thing to Fox News back in 2007.

By Kevin Mooney | | August 13, 2013 | 2:16 PM EDT

Planet earth has been getting cooler, not warmer in the past few years. That’s an objective fact that PolitFact New Jersey omitted in its duplicitous July 22nd “Truth-O-Meter” article giving cover to Rep. Rush Holt’s (D-N.J.) alarmist statements on global warming. Holt is challenging Newark City Mayor Corey Booker in today’s N.J. Democratic primary. In a campaign ad, Holt claimed “millions will die” from rising temperatures.

“Every single month since 1985 has been warmer than the historic average," Holt said. "All 12 of the warmest years on record have come in the last 15 years.”

By Matthew Balan | | August 13, 2013 | 12:58 PM EDT

John Blackstone promoted Hillary Clinton's potential 2016 presidential run on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, and minimized the ongoing questions about her leadership before, during, and after the September 11, 2012 Islamist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. For opposition, Blackstone merely noted that "a new ad, just released by the GOP, criticizes Clinton's handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi", without further explaining the issue.

The correspondent also buried the staunchly pro-abortion and partisan stance of Emily's List. He vaguely labeled the pro-Democratic PAC a "group that promotes women candidates."

By Ken Shepherd | | August 13, 2013 | 12:04 PM EDT

The Washington Post reporter today that Mayor Vince Gray (D-Washington, D.C.) confirmed it was he who pressured gospel singer Donnie McClurkin to back out of Saturday's city-sponsored concert honoring the late Martin Luther King, Jr. McClurkin was the target of local gay activists because of comments he made in 2002 in which he testified about how he used to practice homosexuality but repented of that lifestyle because of his faith in Jesus Christ.

Although a group of local African-American pastors are furious about Gray's "insidious bullying tactics" and "outright infringement of Pastor McClurkin's civil rights," the Washington Post downplayed that angle in today's page B3 story, burying their outrage in the final third of the 9-paragraph article, "Gray made call to cut gospel singer from show." "Gay activists objected to scheduled headliner at King memorial," noted the subheader, giving the casual reader scanning the page no indication that McClurkin's treatment by the mayor has sparked outrage.

By Noel Sheppard | | August 13, 2013 | 11:39 AM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Chris Matthews last Wednesday predicted Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

On Monday, John Oliver while substitute-hosting Comedy Central's Daily Show marvelously illustrated Matthews' propensity to make horribly wrong predictions concluding, "Chris Matthews doesn't just routinely have egg on his face - he has a chicken copping a squat onto his face" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

By Katie Yoder | | August 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM EDT

Marriage is anything but traditional – at least according to 'America’s Next Top Model’s' latest episode.

On The CW’s new show last Friday, model contestants posed for wedding photo shoots galore from nudist, shotgun, lesbian, and biker “marriages” to gay, objectophilia (in this case, exchanging vows with a TV), polygamous, and hip-hop unions. The show entitled, “The Girl Who Gets Married Again,” appeared to cover all bases in the wedding department – except for a traditional one (but, hey, that would scream boring, right?)

By Noel Sheppard | | August 13, 2013 | 10:48 AM EDT

America's media were all over Oprah Winfrey's claim last week that a Swiss saleswoman in July refused to show here an expensive handbag because she was black.

The saleswoman in question has come out and refuted Winfrey's claim making one wonder if the race-baiting media will bother reporting her side of the story.