Updated (Nov. 17; 23:33 EST) Premiere Radio Networks had a change of heart, apparently. Congratulations, Randi. We're still listening (but not for the same reasons as your other nine fans).
Premiere Networks is pulling the plug on Randi Rhodes's radio program, Politico's Mackenzie Weinger reported this morning. Her last program should be December 13.
"Wait, who?" you're asking? Well, to refresh your memory and relive all the memories of Randi's off-the-rails lefty nuttiness, read through our archive on her bias while playing Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember Your" in the embed below. Cry it out. It's good for the soul.
At the New York Times on Tuesday evening for the front page of Wednesday's print edition, Michael D. Shear and Robert Pear wrestled with how to characterize President Barack Obama's false guarantee that "if you like your health care plan" (and doctor, and provider) "you can keep your health care plan" (and doctor, and provider.
The headline called it a "vow" (actually a pretty good word). In their opening paragraph, they called it a "promise," and indicated that the President's guarantee related to "insurance coverage." In the next paragraph, they described Obama serially presented guarantees as "wrongly assuring Americans that they could retain their health plans if they wanted." In Paragraph 6, the guarantee became an "incorrect promise." Excerpts follow the jump (HT Rare via Twitchy, which describes it as "epic bootlicking"; bolds and numbered tags are mine):
The Washington Post isn’t usually quick to publicize controversies about its own employees. But there’s an exception: when a Postie trips the left-wing race-gender-LGBT hate-thought alert. In that case, it didn’t take 24 hours for media reporter Paul Farhi to get the assignment on the "baying for Cohen's head."
Liberals were furious with Post columnist Richard Cohen for allegedly insulting the biracial family of new ultraliberal New York mayor Bill De Blasio. The amusing part is that Cohen was attempting to trash conservatives as the backward ones:
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As NewsBusters reported last week, Tom Cruise had the nerve to compare the demands involved in acting to fighting in Afghanistan.
During a Q&A session at the premiere of his new film "Lone Survivor" Tuesday, Mark Wahlberg blasted Cruise (vulgarity warning):
If President Obama has lost Donny Deutsch, has he lost the Hamptons? But seriously, the adman has generally been an an enthusiastic supporter of the President. So when he gives a very pessimistic prediction as to the ability of Obamacare to rebound from its . . . debacular debut, it's worth noting.
On today's Morning Joe, Deutsch described Obamacare as so "tarnished" and "damaged" that he doubted that it could ever fully recover, even if President Obama took Joe Scarborough's advice and attempted a total reboot. View the video after the jump.
Here’s part of Chuck Todd’s interview with President Obama that never made it to air on an NBC News program. Obama said “When we buy I.T. services generally, it is so bureaucratic and so cumbersome that a whole bunch of it doesn't work or it ends up being way over cost. And yeah, in some ways, I should have anticipated that just because this was important and I was saying this was my top priority.”
Reporter James Rosen at Foxnews.com noticed that Obama was scolded for this statement at the far-left website DemocraticUnderground.com:
SHIELD's problem is being stuck with the Marvel name.
As the Obamacare fiasco deepens and broadens, and one watches the panic enveloping Team Obama, which strategy looks more desperate: Defending the indefensible or savaging critics as somehow responsible for this mess?
The spin control is actually amusing when you consider that it isn’t Team Obama trying to influence the media. It’s the media doing damage control for Team Obama.
NewsBusters fan Gary Hall suggests to us the Los Angeles Times is already displaying a dramatic difference in how liberal journalists want to treat the man they think is the Republican frontrunner for 2016 -- Chris Christie -- with their anointed early Democratic dream candidate, Hillary Clinton.
The Times wanted to list Christie's problems, and list Hillary's deep backing among California bigwigs:
A look at different ways of dealing with economic oppression.
ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Tuesday both picked up the Wall Street Journal's Monday revelation about the HealthCare.gov website – that "fewer than 50,000 people had successfully navigated the troubled federal health-care website and enrolled in private insurance plans as of last week".
CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell zeroed in on the "newest blow to ObamaCare – how the White House enrollment expectations could be off by 80 percent." On GMA, Jonathan Karl underlined that this figure is "far short" of the Obama administration's target of 500,000 enrollees. However, NBC's Today ignored this development. Instead, the morning show devoted an entire segment to trying to get Vice President Joe Biden to be a co-host. [MP3 audio of the CBS report is available here; video below the jump]
Syndicated columnist George Will made the definitive statement Tuesday about the disaster that is ObamaCare.
Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Will said, “[Y]ou could probably only have this created by a President who’d never run anything larger than a Senate office.”
ObamaCare boosters in Colorado are treating young women "cheap sluts who don’t care about their health or well being other than getting cheap birth control pills to have sex with strange men," complains Washington Times opinion writer Emily Miller in a November 12 post at the newspaper's website.
"The latest marketing campaign implies that young women would only be interested in Colorado's government-run health care exchange if they get coverage for birth control pills to have sex with strange men," Miller noted, going on to describe what she considers the "most offensive ad" [see below page break for illustration] which...:
Apparently appalled that President Obama clearly needs outside help to come to the realization that something must be done to fix the mess resulting from his "keep your plan" guarantee, Josh Gerstein at the Politico opened a Monday afternoon report by claiming that "President Bill Clinton — the man President Barack Obama once dubbed his 'Secretary of Explaining Stuff' — once again has some explaining of his own to do with the Obama White House."
Hmm. It would appear that Obama has some fixing to do, and may not have been interested in doing anything to genuinely address the mess he, Kathleen Sebelius, the Affordable Care Act, and thousands of pages of restrictive regulations have wrought. Excerpts from Gerstein's grievous report follow the jump (bolds are mine):
This really is one of the funniest things I’ve seen all year. As such, readers are warned to make sure there isn’t any food or fluids in their mouths that could damage their computers.
On MSNBC’s The Ed Show moments ago, host Ed Schultz actually said, “The mainstream media, I believe, wants ObamaCare to fail” (video follows with transcript and commentary):