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"My source tells me this paper proves the existence of Big Foot. Don't ask, just take my word for it."



Thursday evening, nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin treated listeners to a round-up of NewsBuster items documenting how big liberal media outlets like CNN and the New York Times are playing down or totally ignoring questions about Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s failure to properly disclose a $1.1 million land sale.



Today's starter: The much-hoped-for Foley effect doesn't seem to be panning out. "There is no data to support the expectation voiced by some that the Foley matter would reduce Evangelical Christian support for GOP candidates," Rasmussen's latest poll says.


Open for general discussion.


NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell is appearing on FNC's "Hannity & Colmes" to discuss Ted Turner's comments on North Korea and how he thinks it's difficult to choose sides in the war on terror. Tune in now (or 2am Eastern) and watch. Post your comments here.



Today's starter: Is it possible that the Foley story was supposed to break closer to the election than it did?


Open for discussion on the news of the day and anything else.


On Friday's "Countdown," MSNBC host Keith Olbermann named NewsBusters the "Worst Persons in the World." Olbermann took issue with a posting by NB contributor Al Brown, who mistakenly said Brian Williams instead of Brian Ross. Brown corrected the post after an NB commentor, SMGalbraith, noticed the error. But it was too late: Olbermann had seized the error and made it the centerpiece of his "Worst Person" segment.

A name error tops the list as the "worst"? The "paper of record," the New York Times, runs a daily corrections page and has an average of seven errors per day.

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"But tonight's winners: NewsBusters. Rabid right-winger Brent Bozell's self-styled media watch dog, with its typical kind of breathless headline: 'Is Brian Williams the Next Dan Rather?' Somebody named Al Brown claiming that the Mark Foley instant message story was a prank, and that in breaking it, quote, 'Brian Williams and ABC have already abused the anonymous source dodge at least once in this saga,' and, quoting again, 'Perhaps Brian Williams should resign. But for now, ABC is standing by their story.'"



Open for comment this Saturday afternoon.


Original caption: Director Robert Altman, left, and [NPR] radio personality Garrison Keillor pose Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Altman and Keillor sat down to discuss their oddball movie, "A Prairie Home Companion."



MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News to discuss the Foley scandal and the calls for Speaker Hastert to resign.

Bozell was asked if Hastert was being "demonized by the media."

Watch the video clip and post your reaction.



Todays starter: Does all the attention on Mark Foley spell doom for the GOP, or will everyone forget it within a month?


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Also, be sure and enter our "The View" contest if you haven't already.



Today's starter: Michelle Malkin vs. Gawker/Wonkette.


Open for comment.

Note: NB is looking for military, ex-military and former intelligence community members to write about the media's coverage of military and intelligence issues. If you're interested, email newsbusters@mediaresearch.org



Start your TV tuners: NewsBusters senior editor Rich Noyes will be appearing on MSNBC at 2:42 Eastern to discuss leaks of classified material and the role of the news media. Post your comments here.



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MSNBC.com:

He is the son of a blacksmith, he's the former mayor of Tehran, who won the presidency out of nowhere, and has made news often with his sometimes-outrageous statements. He speaks very little English and so our conversation was through an interpreter, beginning with his message, pointed at our audience.