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By Noel Sheppard | | October 7, 2012 | 9:09 PM EDT

It appears Mitt Romney is intent on winning his home state of Michigan next month.

On Monday, Kid Rock will introduce Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan at a campaign event in Rochester Hills ending months of speculation about the Detroit rocker's political support.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 7, 2012 | 6:35 PM EDT

"Actually, one of the best presidential debate moderators would be David Letterman."

So astonishingly wrote movie critic Roger Ebert on Twitter Thursday (vulgarity warning):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 7, 2012 | 5:05 PM EDT

Sam Donaldson had some harsh words this weekend for President Obama's performance at Wednesday's debate.

Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the former ABC White House correspondent said, "If he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, he’s losing" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | October 7, 2012 | 5:00 PM EDT

One of the first things anyone should know about NPR host Terry Gross is that she deeply loves Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Her almost 40-minute interview on Thursday's Fresh Air with Colbert wrapped up with a gooey valentine about what a comedic patriot he is. (We’ll come back to that.)

She must have loved how Colbert, the one always making conservatives look like idiots who hate books, denounced Romney as a “walking wound” and an “apostate heretic” in a "cult" that shouldn't lead "God's chosen country." It’s just another liberal-pleasing day on the airwaves of your taxpayer-funded network of more than 700 affiliates.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 7, 2012 | 1:21 PM EDT

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman made a fool of himself on ABC's This Week Sunday.

Seconds after claiming "The press just doesn't know how to handle flat out untruths," Krugman called factual misstatements by President Obama during Wednesday's debate "minor fudges" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By P.J. Gladnick | | October 7, 2012 | 12:40 PM EDT

One of the reasons why liberals were so shocked by President Obama's disastrous performance in last Wednesday's presidential debate is that it ran completely counter to what they expected based on one of their most important fictional experiences. And that fictional experience was when "President" Jed Bartlet wiped the floor of his Republican challenger Ritchie ("richie" get it?) during a "West Wing" debate episode. You can see Bartlet destroying Ritchie as completely scripted by Aaron Sorkin in his liberal fantasy below the fold.

Since that fictitious debate has served as a liberal reference point as to how debates between a Democrat and Republican contenders for the presidency are supposed to turn out in real life, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times has invoked the spirit of Jed Bartlet to advise Obama in preparation for the next debate. One can only conclude that Dowd must have accidentally ingested some magic mushrooms because her fantasy Jed Bartlet advises Obama to prepare for the next debate by resuming smoking, appear condescending, and calling Mitt Romney a liar.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 7, 2012 | 12:10 PM EDT

There were serious fireworks on the set of ABC's This Week Sunday.

Mostly at odds were George W. Bush aide Mary Matalin and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman with the former eventually telling the latter, "You're hardly credible on calling somebody else a liar" (video follow with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 7, 2012 | 10:35 AM EDT

Anderson Cooper clearly isn't pleased with colleague Wolf Blitzer stealing his Clark Kent eyeglasses look.

On NBC's Late Night Tuesday, Cooper quipped, "Next thing you know he's going to say he's gay."

By Brent Baker | | October 6, 2012 | 11:59 PM EDT

Catching up with an item from Wednesday, add actor Henry Winkler to the long list in Hollywood of those wishing for President Obama’s re-election, taking a swipe at Mitt Romney in the process. “I hope that the man who actually cares about 300 million Americans as opposed to very few is re-elected,” Winkler told Nikki Schwab for the Washington Examiner’s “Yeas & Nays” column.

In DC to promote medical research on upper limb spasticity, Winkler informed Schwab that’s he’s never met Barack Obama, but “I would like to get his autograph one day.”

By Tim Graham | | October 6, 2012 | 10:56 PM EDT

Steven Pearlstein at The Washington Post and Timothy Egan at The New York Times both served as reporters before unleashing their opinions as columnists. Both are passionate liberals. Recently both men wrote arrogant jeremiads. So which article made its author look more like a jerk?

It might depend on which group you sympathize with -- Pearlstein went after Mitt Romney types in finance, while Egan went after the still-undecided voter. In an article titled "I am a job creator: A manifesto for the entitled," Pearlstein used the first person to express arrogant ignorance by his Romney-type:

By Tim Graham | | October 6, 2012 | 8:16 PM EDT

Supporters of National Public Radio tout the depth and breadth of its foreign reporting from all corners of the globe. But how fair and balanced are those stories? On Monday, NPR aired its latest mockery of its own title when All Things Considered shamelessly sold the wonders of the transgender revolution in Argentina with zero seconds for opposition -- even for sticklers who don't mangle gender pronouns to be politically correct.

Reporter Annie Murphy, who has written for The Nation and studied at the University of Havana, only presented transgender advocates who are thrilled with new laws supported by the leftist Kirchner government, in which the government even pays for "gender reassignment" surgeries: 

By Tim Graham | | October 6, 2012 | 3:56 PM EDT

The New York Times broke the news as it covered the “gay marriage” of MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts. ABC Good Morning America weatherman Sam Champion will have his own “gay marriage” at the end of the year to avant-garde artist and photographer Rubem Robierb.

“We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami,” Champion said in the romantic/political spirit. Mr. Robierb corrected him: “We’ll do it here officially, and then have a party in Miami.” They watched California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom perform the Roberts ceremony beside a hotel rooftop pool:

By Tim Graham | | October 6, 2012 | 3:14 PM EDT

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller was attacked by journalists for asking President Obama a question out of turn -- because Obama wasn't offering a turn. He expects to speak without taking questions. On Thursday, Munro once again found himself surrounded by amateur Obama advisers thinly disguised as objective journalists after Obama lost the debate in Denver.

Munro noted several reporters on the 11:15 a.m. phone conference promptly offered questions that bordered on advice. "Axe, I'm not sure you can hear me, David," said NBC's Andrea Mitchell,  "I'm wondering whether the president, whether you have rethought the strategy of not bringing up either women's issues, or the 47 percent or some of the other issues that have worked so well for you in your campaign advertising and in your stump speech?" Other transcripts without the reporter names identified seconded that emotion:

By Noel Sheppard | | October 6, 2012 | 2:41 PM EDT

The dissing of Mitt Romney by America's Obama-loving media knows no bounds.

On CBS's Late Show Friday, Billy Crystal showed up with a picture of Romney with the mouth cut out and proceeded to ridicule the Republican presidential nominee with the assistance of host David Letterman (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | October 6, 2012 | 1:26 PM EDT

British journalist and historian Tim Stanley is a conservative expert on American politics. He blogged at the Telegraph (U.K.) website that the liberal media lost in the first debate, suffering a "humiliation for an industry that has spent several years setting Obama up as the wisest, most eloquent, most popular politician since FDR."

Stanley found that American media bookers fully expected Obama to dominate Romney, and were amazed with his bizarre theory that Romney would win. Then when Romney won, they called to ask if he would talk about how debates don't matter! He wrote: