"Al Sharpton is now denying he was an FBI informant, saying it's a dubious assertion. You know, just like Sharpton’s dubious assertion that he's a reverend."
Watch our very own Jodi Miller zing Sharpton as well as exiting HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama, and politician-turned-amateur bass guitarist Mike Huckabee by clicking play on the embedded video below the page break. To get NewsBusted straight to your inbox, click here. To subscribe at YouTube, visit here.
Reason.tv and libertarian comedian Remy have teamed up for another great parody video out in time for Tax Day. Remy reworked the Pharrell Williams hit, "Happy," to detail all the "Crappy" ways big government blithely wastes our hard-earned dollars.
Watch the video below the page break and leave us comments about whatever's on your mind in this April 15 open thread.
On Friday night’s The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly took up the shoe-throwing incident with Hillary Clinton. “That was former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, dodging a shoe that was hurled at her during a keynote speech on Thursday. But this is not, of course, the first time that a political figure sadly has been targeted with flying footwear.”
She then showed the two shoes thrown at President Bush in Iraq, and brought on MRC president Brent Bozell to explain the disparity in media coverage. “And our next guest says the media's reaction to these two incidents could not be more different.” (Video below)
"George Soros is spending $80 million dollars to legalize marijuana across America. He's hoping that if he can get enough stoned voters, the Democrats might actually have a chance in November."
Common Core, ObamaCare, and Starbucks also came in for mockery in the latest episode of NewsBusted, starring Jodi Miller. Watch the April 11 episode below the page break, and be sure to sign up for NewsBusted in your inbox by going here. To subscribe at YouTube, click here.
Join in the weekend chatter about the decline and fall of Kathleen Sebelius (or "Supercilious," as Mark Levin calls her). CNSNews.com reports that even in resigning, the Architect of Glitches "experienced a glitch of her own when the last page of her speech went missing." Obamacare......still gaining acceptance.
Also: Did Hillary actually "dodge" the shoe, and what was the real cause of the protester's ardor? Sound off below.
"Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz just signed a $1.5-million deal to write a book. Hold on… This just in: Even though the Cruz book has yet to be written, the New York Times just gave it a bad review."
ObamaCare, John McCain and the Chicago Cubs also got a ribbing in the latest edition of NewsBusted, NewsBusters' original Web comedy short, which you can watch in the embed below the page break. To sign up to get NewsBusted fresh to your inbox, click here. To subscribe to the NewsBusted channel at YouTube, visit youtube.com/NewsBusted.
If you're into college sports, feel free to comment on the Final Four below, or whatever else is happening. Turner Sports and CBS are experimenting with airing two additional telecasts of both NCAA semifinals. Along with the main coverage on TBS, there will be separate versions on TNT and truTV with different announcing crews connected to each school.
For the early game, the Florida broadcast will be on TNT and UConn's on truTV. Kentucky will be on TNT and Wisconsin on truTV for the second semifinal.
"Jimmy Carter says that he believes the government is monitoring his emails. Of course they are, Jimmy… where else do you think the Obama administration gets all their brilliant policy positions?"
Ed Schultz, Chris Christie, and California prisons were other subjects of Miller's mockery in the latest edition of NewsBusted, which you can watch by clicking play on the embed below the page break. Be sure to sign up for NewsBusted in your email here. You can also subscribe at YouTube.
Did anyone have a favorite political April Fool's prank yesterday? Yesterday's debut of MRC Latino kept us from making April Fool's Day fake-quote mischief on Tuesday, but our blogger Tom Johnson has always written some funny stuff when we've done fake "Notable Quotables."
This fake tweet is pretty funny, for example: "@LukeRussert Ppl say I'm only on TV b/c of my dad but geez next to Ronan Farrow I'm Johnny F'ing Carson."
"Piers Morgan ended his final show on CNN with an angry plea to take away America’s guns. Oddly enough, the last Brits that held these same views were canceled in 1776."
For that zinger and to find out what ObamaCare and pop star Beyoncé have in common, watch the April 1 edition of NewsBusted by clicking play on the embed below the page break. Sign up for NewsBusted by email here and/or subscribe to the NewsBusted channel on YouTube here.
On Monday March 31, Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center, appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” to reveal the launch of the MRC’s newest project, “MRC Latino.”
Bozell proclaimed that “I don't think conservatives have focused on the fact that with the Latino population surging, so too is the attention on Hispanic-Latino media. And when we looked at it over a four-month period, what we found was just non-stop promotion of ObamaCare and of immigration.” [See video below.]
NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on the Fox Business show Varney & Co. on Monday afternoon discuss how MRC research of evening news stories found next to nothing on the victims of Obamacare. (There was just one CBS story on a Saturday in February.)
Host Stuart Varney expressed amazement that the networks haven’t reported the many problems with Obamacare (video below):
FNC host Megyn Kelly wrapped up a Monday night Kelly File interview with MRC President Brent Bozell by paying tribute to Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, who passed away Friday at age 54.
“I was a personal fan of his, I read him a lot, I really respected him,” Kelly conveyed. Bozell declared Sheppard was “just a whale of a human being.”
"The Navy has come up with a drone that can predict the weather several months in advance. Which is not to be confused with Al Gore -- a drone who says he can predict the weather a hundred years in advance."
Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, illegal immigrants on ObamaCare, and a drunk-driving Capt. Kirk also made Jodi's strike list for this Friday's NewsBusted, NewsBusters's own original comedy short on YouTube. To watch the March 28 edition, click play on the embed below the page break. To subscribe to NewsBusted, visit the YouTube channel here.
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared Thursday night (as he often does) on “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. The subject was this week’s MRC studies on Obamacare – the Rich Noyes study on the under-coverage of Obamacare, and the Geoffrey Dickens study on all the victims who’ve been ignored.
Brent touched on how only CBS did one Saturday story on a four-year-old who was denied care under Obama’s alleged “signature achievement.” But he professed amazement about how a program so ambitious that the networks called it a “landmark” and “historic” when it passed is now getting buried by Brian, Diane, and Scott: [See video below. MP3 audio here.]
"Well, March Madness is in full swing. No, not the NCAA tournament, but President Obama pushing ObamaCare despite the fact that nobody wants it."
Former president and foreign policy guru -- well, in his mind, at least -- Jimmy Carter and the Democrats' embrace of a convicted elected fraudster were also targets of Jodi's wit in the March 25 edition of NewsBusted, the NewsBusters original YouTube comedy short. Watch Tuesday's episode below the page break, and click here to subscribe.
Feel free to share your thoughts. First off, Investor's Business Daily reports "Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record. There is more sea ice now than there was in mid-September 1990. Al Gore, call your office."
A 2007 prediction that summer in the North Pole could be "ice-free by 2013" that was cited by former Vice President Al Gore in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech has proven to be off . .. by 920,000 square miles.
"Operators of the Golden Gate Bridge may build safety nets to prevent people from jumping to their deaths. This design is very similar to the ones being erected beneath the Democratic National Headquarters for November."
Midterm election gallows humor aside, NewsBusted host Jodi Miller also zinged NBC News, MSNBC, the Los Angeles Times, and those poor saps at Radio Shack in the March 21 episode of NewsBusted, the original NewsBusters comedy short on YouTube. Click here to subscribe.
"Reporter Sharyl Attkisson has resigned from CBS News. Her major stories -- Benghazi and Fast and Furious -- will now be covered by this CBS reporter," NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller deadpanned as an image of an empty chair was shown onscreen over her shoulder.
Other targets of Miller's sharp wit in today's edition of NewsBusted include perennial MENSA rejectee Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas), the ever-"bossy" Hillary Clinton, and Colorado potheads. Watch the video here or by clicking play on the embed that follows the page break. Click here to visit and subscribe to the NewsBusted channel on YouTube.