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By Kyle Drennen | November 17, 2014 | 11:44 AM EST

After 2013 comments from ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber crediting passage of the law on "the stupidity of the American voter" went viral over a week ago, NBC's Today finally covered the major controversy on Monday. Co-host Savannah Guthrie made it sound like a breaking news headline: "...big story out of Washington this morning." News anchor Natalie Morales followed: "A new controversy now is brewing over comments made by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, the self-described architect of ObamaCare."

By Joseph Rossell | November 17, 2014 | 9:36 AM EST

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s deal to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both countries couldn’t have come at a more ironic time.

Their Nov. 11, announcement came just days before the fifth anniversary of ClimateGate, which cast a pall over the credibility of major climate research institutions. On Nov. 17, 2009, it was discovered that hundreds of emails and files were either hacked or leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA). According to Roger Pielke, Jr., months before ClimateGate, CRU admitted it did not have the raw data its climate science is based on.

By Rich Noyes | November 17, 2014 | 8:32 AM EST

Now online: the November 17 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This week, as voters dealt Democrats a stinging election defeat, liberal journalists insisted there was no mandate for conservatives. "I don't think this was a big, ideological election," NBC's Tom Brokaw pronounced, while CBS's Bob Schieffer agreed: "It really was a referendum on both parties."

By Tom Blumer | November 17, 2014 | 12:14 AM EST

On Saturday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted the hypocritical fury of Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times that the Supreme Court has taken on the King v. Burwell case over the legality of Obamacare subsidies in states which don't have their own Obamacare exchanges.

I need to address another item of Greenhouse gas contained therein, namely her claim that the Affordable Care Act requires no one to "spend more than 8 percent of his or her income of health insurance." That's only true if one chooses not to get covered.

By Tim Graham | November 16, 2014 | 11:01 PM EST

Politico wrote a headline about the “liberal media.” Politico wasn't writing about themselves, or the broadcast networks, or the top national newspapers. Maggie Haberman and Hadas Gold defined "liberal media" as hard-left opinion magazines: Harper's, The Nation, and In These Times.

By Jack Coleman | November 16, 2014 | 6:03 PM EST

Had a conservative suggested this, liberals would denounce it as ironclad evidence of racism. When it emanates instead from CBS News, the problem being cited has gotten too big to ignore.

Longtime CBS reporter and anchor Bob Schieffer has become the latest high-profile media figure to denounce top Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's candid insights into Obamacare sausage-making. While hosting "Face the Nation" this morning, Schieffer said he was "dumbstruck" by Gruber's remarks about "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter" as key elements in setting up the ongoing train wreck officially known as the Affordable Care Act --

By Kyle Drennen | November 16, 2014 | 5:48 PM EST

In a scathing article for the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, reporter Robyn Dixon slammed Australia as “The adolescent country. The bit player. The shrimp of the schoolyard.” She contemptuously added: “For Australians it's not so bad – most of the time – to be so far away, so overlooked, so seemingly insignificant as to almost never factor in major international news. The lifestyle makes up for it.”

By Tom Johnson | November 16, 2014 | 2:41 PM EST

Michael Specter comments that Francis “believes that science, rational thought, and data all play powerful and positive roles in human life,” but that the two GOP senators “seem as if they do not.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 16, 2014 | 1:13 PM EST

On Sunday, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La.) sat down with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday, November 16 and was repeatedly hit from the left over his refusal to expand Medicaid as part of ObamaCare. Todd began the interview by asking Jindal “but obviously, expanding Medicaid coverage, you'd have more people off of the uninsured roles in Louisiana if you did it. Why aren't you doing it?” 

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 16, 2014 | 12:10 PM EST

It took nine days, but ABC and NBC finally covered the controversial videos of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber making disparaging remarks about the American voters. Since the first video surfaced, CBS had been the only “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) network to cover the Gruber video, but on Sunday, November 16 ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and NBC’s Meet the Press briefly mentioned the videos. However, as of this writing, ABC and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts have yet to mention the Gruber controversy once. 

By Tim Graham | November 16, 2014 | 8:18 AM EST

Pseudo-conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks -- appointed by both NPR and PBS to agree with liberals from the "Republican" side of the political divide on Friday-night "week in review" panels -- is back to bashing Ted Cruz, even though after the election, he admitted Republicans weren't too extreme to win all over the place.

Brooks was bashing Obama with the worst cudgel he could imagine: Mr. President, don't pull a "total Ted Cruz manuever" and force amnesty by executive order. He said the same thing on PBS.

By Brent Baker | November 16, 2014 | 12:27 AM EST

Bret Baier ended Tuesday’s Special Report on FNC with how producers for CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman re-imagined an answer President Obama gave to Bob Schieffer during last Sunday’s Face the Nation.

By Tim Graham | November 15, 2014 | 11:28 PM EST

The Washington Post reserved its top left spot on the front page Saturday to highlight the Washington National Cathedral, run by leftist Episcopalians, host a “first Muslim service, a plea for harmony.” Under a big color photo, the Post explained the service had a sermon from a Muslim scholar who is South Africa’s ambassador to the United States, “urging unity in the fight against extremists who appropriate Islam.”

The story came on the front of the Metro section with the headline “Unity call at cathedral’s first Muslim service.” But inside on B-2, in between two more large color photos, came the headline “During cathedral’s first prayer service for Muslims, a moment of hate intrudes.”

By Brent Baker | November 15, 2014 | 10:58 PM EST

To promote his new book, 41: A Portrait of My Father, former President George W. Bush appeared this past Tuesday at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. John Heilemann, co-host of Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, observed that “we could not help but notice it sounded a little bit like he was performing at an open mic night at the Comedy Cellar.”

By Clay Waters | November 15, 2014 | 9:20 PM EST

President Obama has congressional Republicans right where he wants them, thanks to his clever constitutional bypass on immigration, if you believe the New York Times. Immigration is the issue the paper shows its most slant, and its latest story sports a familiar-sounding headline doubtless employed by the Times several times before: "Battle Over Immigration Poses Risks for G.O.P."