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By Joseph Rossell | November 14, 2014 | 11:02 AM EST

First Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, compared net neutrality to “Obamacare for the Internet,” and now outspoken businessman Mark Cuban has tweeted that President Barack Obama’s proposed policy is something “straight out of Ayn Rand.”

Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Maverick and numerous entertainment outlets, tweeted a series of comments about net neutrality on November 13. (Tweets are below.) The tweets centered on comparing net neutrality to the extreme overreaches of government authority depicted by pro-capitalist author and philosopher Ayn Rand in such novels as “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead.”

By Kyle Drennen | November 14, 2014 | 9:50 AM EST

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Thursday night and received an introduction from rock star Bruce Springsteen, who proclaimed: "To paraphrase a friend of mine, if Walter Cronkite and Jon Stewart had had a baby, and if due to the ongoing controversy over same-sex marriage they had to abandon that baby on the New Jersey Turnpike, and it grew up to be a news anchor, its name would be Brian Douglas Williams."

By Scott Whitlock | November 14, 2014 | 9:20 AM EST

When it comes to political prognosticating, Chuck Todd in 2014 erred repeatedly as he imagined Democratic victories and Republican missteps with conservative legislation. On August 1, the Meet the Press host appeared on the Daily Rundown and speculated, "If November comes and goes and Democrats hold the Senate and break even in the House, I think we’re going to look back at the month of July as the month Republicans lost their shot at the Senate." 

By Laura Flint | November 14, 2014 | 9:17 AM EST

Dana Bash is not one to put aside her biases in the name of journalism. As Matthew Balan reported just last week, the CNN Capitol Hill correspondent appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to blame Senate Republicans for the “dysfunction” in the federal government. This week proved no different. She snarkily tweeted on GOP sexism, noting the Senate leadership walked by and it was "half a dozen white men."

By Melissa Mullins | November 14, 2014 | 8:38 AM EST

Jon Stewart is on a roll this week.  After publicly ridiculing and comparing George W. Bush's retirement to that of another former president, Jimmy Carter, and mocking coal miners for losing their jobs (and that they should go an work for the NFL), he has also had a war of words with Sean Hannity....and Hannity shot right back.

By NB Staff | November 13, 2014 | 10:58 PM EST

On Thursday night, the Fox News Channel’s (FNC) Special Report with Bret Baier spotlighted the latest study from the Media Research Center (MRC) and Newsbusters, which exposed the almost no coverage of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber telling an audience in a 2013 video that “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter” were critical in the law’s passage.  

During the show’s “Grapevine” segment, host Bret Baier noted that, while FNC and his program “feel this is something our viewers deserve to know,” the networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC “apparently, disagree.”

By Tim Graham | November 13, 2014 | 10:57 PM EST

Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner delivered the inevitable news: “The media’s kissing up to the Clinton family, expected once Hillary Clinton jumps into the 2016 presidential race, has already arrived, thanks to Katie Couric's fawning interview of former first daughter Chelsea." Couric opened with a wide smile, “A woman of the year, and I think it’s safe to say, probably a ‘Mom of the Year.’ ”

By Clay Waters | November 13, 2014 | 10:41 PM EST

President Obama visited China and made a "landmark agreement" to limit greenhouse gases, and environmental reporter Coral Davenport was excited about the issue's political prospects for the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate (Hillary?), in Thursday's lead New York Times story.

By Curtis Houck | November 13, 2014 | 9:49 PM EST

As ABC and NBC continued to censor any mention of the disparaging comments made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber from their Thursday night newscasts, CBS aired second story on Gruber with this one (and the other coming from Thursday’s CBS This Morning) airing on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.

While the report by CBS News national correspondent Wyatt Andrews covered what Gruber said, how Democrats and Republicans have responded, and that he was a paid White House adviser on ObamaCare, Andrews did not attempt to point out the contradiction House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi createdThursday when she denied ever having heard of Gruber when she had in fact praised him in 2009.

By Tom Blumer | November 13, 2014 | 8:22 PM EST

I think this makes six videos (CNN says they have Number 4, and I believe this is Number 5) of Obamacare co-architect Jonathan Gruber giving away the Obama administration's comprehensively deceptive game in drafting and promoting the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

The most relevant 40-second snip is at the YouTube account and a Thursday afternoon post by the indispensable Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit. It's a small portion of a 33-minute June 2012 interview of Gruber at PBS's Frontline. The most important revelation is that President Barack Obama was in the room and actively participating in, if not leading, a discussion about how to effectively take away the tax benefits of the most generous healthcare plans which were then being offered in the marketplace. What resulted is now known as the "Cadillac Tax." But there is much more to that Frontline video.

By Randy Hall | November 13, 2014 | 6:43 PM EST

“Better late than never” is apparently the new motto of Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's faux conservative, who said on Wednesday night's edition of The Colbert Report that one new member of the Republican “farm team” has claimed that Barack Obama is allegedly possessed by a demon even though he performed an exorcism to try and "drive out the evil spirit."

The host's target was Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain and host of an online religious program carried by YouTube who received 70 percent of the votes cast in last week's midterm election and will soon become a member of the Colorado legislature.

By Gerardo Abascal | November 13, 2014 | 5:10 PM EST

In its recent coverage of a speech Pope Francis delivered before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Univision’s flagship national evening newscast made it seem as if the Roman Pontiff was the first in history to take science seriously.

By Tom Blumer | November 13, 2014 | 4:10 PM EST

Amy Crawford of the Associated Press, who wrote the wire service's original Sunday story about a proposed first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of all tobacco products in the town of Westminster, Massachusetts, covered the town's Wednesday night public hearing.

While it's nice that Crawford followed up on her original story, her opening paragraph, based on the facts as I understand them and coverage I have seen elsewhere, was very misleading:

By Kyle Drennen | November 13, 2014 | 3:24 PM EST

In a softball interview with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell teed up the Obama administration official to dismiss legitimate Republican criticism of the President's climate deal with China: "I wanted to ask you of course about this major breakthrough with China. And the criticism already from many Republicans....What are you facing as you approach climate that you have, you know, the Republicans in charge?"

By Katie Yoder | November 13, 2014 | 3:18 PM EST

When veterans recently accused a columnist of “defiling our flag, Veterans Day and their military service” for hyping her “Flag of Reproductive Freedom,” she tacked the blame on me. 

On Veterans’ Day, I wrote a piece for NewsBusters that called attention to a “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and senator’s wife Connie Schultz. Schultz had written about “a favorite piece of artwork,” based on the American flag, that boasts 28 buttons representing a month of birth control pills instead of the 50 stars for states. 

Angered veterans responded to my piece – and so did Schultz.