For our open thread, we thought we'd take a walk down memory lane [h/t Hot Air's Allahpundit]. Below the page break we've attached a YouTube video of kids reacting to a Sony Walkman® audio cassette player.
It will both put a smile on your face and make you feel incredibly old.
"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.
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)
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.
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."
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."
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.]
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.
"Just 11 percent of young African-Americans say that life is better for them under Obama. You know what that means? Young African-Americans are racist!" snarked NewsBusted host Jodi Miller in the March 14 edition of the NewsBusters comedy original. Hey, Jodi, don't give MSNBC any ideas!
National Public Radio, pot-smoking Californians, and the city of Detroit are other targets of NewsBusted's Jodi Miller in the latest edition of the NewsBusters comedy original. [watch the video below the page break]
In response to commenter demand, an open thread for your Friday. First topic -- what happens when the media starts eating itself, metaphorically?
At the beginning of the Lewinsky scandal, it took three days for the media to start bashing itself. Things may be truly getting awful for Obama when you see Matt Bai, formerly of Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine, whacking "TV pundits" for daring to question Obama's "interview" with comedian Zack Galifianakis for the Will Ferrell website Funny or Die:
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” last night and criticized the networks for barely covering the GOP victory in the Florida special election Tuesday night. Bozell’s comments came after the GOP candidate David Jolly was heavily outspent by his Democratic rival Alex Sink, and Bozell noted how little coverage the results received by the “big three” networks.
The MRC president pointed out that the media refuses to admit the harm ObamaCare is having both on the nation and on Democrats: “When you look at a vote which cost the Democrat the race because of ObamaCare, 53 seconds total. They don't want to cover this story. This story was a defeat.” [See video below.]
MRC's Tim Graham, the executive editor of NewsBusters, appeared on TheBlazeTV show "Wilkow!" on Tuesday on the hot topic of Sharyl Attkisson resigning from CBS News.
Tim professed amazement with the idea of CBS claiming they were "concerned about her sort of stretching into advocacy journalism, when really what we’ve known from CBS in the Obama years is kiss-up interviews on ‘60 Minutes’ with Obama, and CBS hiring Gayle King, Oprah’s best friend, both of whom go to Obama parties, both of whom just partied with Michelle over the holidays in Hawaii. This is where CBS News is going." See some video below:
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared Fox News Channel’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on Monday to discuss how CBS released reporter Sharyl Attkisson from her contract after burying her reporting on Benghazi and other Obama scandals.
Bozell lamented the dearth of TV reporting on the terrorist attack in Benghazi: “But you know, the old adage --
'If it bleeds, it leads.' This is a story that bled and it bled profusely, especially when you had all the visuals. But it was a huge, huge story that commanded the audience's attention, and it was an important story.” (Video below)
"During a tribute to singer Aretha Franklin, President Obama misspelled the word RESPECT while reading off his teleprompter. But not to worry --- Obama says the healthcare.gov engineers should have it fixed sometime next year."
"Ronan Farrow received a Cronkite broadcasting award after only three days on the air at MSNBC. When reached for comment, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Barack Obama said: 'I hate when people get awards they're not qualified for.'"
Besides ol' Blue Eyes Jr., NewsBusted's Jodi Miller rips on Hillary Clinton, director Spike Lee, and actress Jenny McCarthy -- we know, sounds like a set-up for a really bad "walks into a bar" joke, but, trust us, it isn't -- in the latest installment of NB's original Web comedy short. Watch the March 7 edition of NewsBusted in the embed below and be sure to subscribe to the NewsBusted channel on YouTube.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” last night and chastised the networks for skipping the substance of the latest congressional hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Bozell’s comments came after Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the scandal, once again refused to answer questions during a congressional hearing, instead choosing to use her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Rather than discussing the merits of the latest hearing, all three networks chose instead to play up the verbal confrontation between Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), making it 99 days since ABC, CBS and NBC have even mentioned the actual IRS scandal. “I do believe that this IRS scandal is bigger than Watergate. And I think if you look at it objectively I think you conclude that” proclaimed Bozell. [See video below.]
"It’s been discovered that secret hidden camera video was taken during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court," NewsBusted's Jodi Miller noted in the latest edition of the original NewsBusters comedy short. "[I]f you watch the video closely, you can see Chief Justice Roberts ignoring the Constitution on ObamaCare."