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By Tim Graham | October 9, 2011 | 8:21 AM EDT

Newsweek loves marrying Comedy Central liberals and the military -- Stephen Colbert and Iraq made the cover in 2009. In the latest issue, Newsweek touted "Jon Stewart, Live at the USO." Because like Al Franken, liberal comedians like Stewart need to differentiate themselves from the America's-the-real-terrorist leftists and proclaim they love the troops, and hated the commander-in-chief (when he was Republican).

So we're treated to Stewart proclaiming how honored he is to entertain heroes, and how aw, shucks, he's no hero for going overseas to greet the troops. But you know a Bush-hating lecture is coming when the article is headlined "How America's most scathing liberal war critic ended up at the bedside of wounded warriors -- and as outraged as ever."

By Brent Baker | October 9, 2011 | 12:25 AM EDT

It’s been a month, but here's another entry in my semi-regular series of Saturday night humor postings for NewsBusters drawn from the clips Bret Baier runs at the end of FNC’s Special Report which he and his staff usually select from video montages picked up off the late night comedy shows.

Tonight, from this past week’s Tuesday night program, a brief comedy bit produced by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live which answers the question of “what do we want?” posed by leaders of the far-left “Occupy Wall Street” protests. The reply is both accurate and humorous.

By Tim Graham | October 8, 2011 | 11:36 PM EDT

NPR's apparently a great place to go to denounce Herman Cain. On Friday's edition of Tell Me More, host Michelle Martin cued up Cain's remarks suggesting the Occupy Wall Street protests are "planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration." Quite obviously, you can disagree with that theory without comparing Cain to segregationists.

But that's precisely what sports columnist and ESPN regular Kevin Blackistone said to Martin: "It sounds like to me what people who used to run the White Citizens Councils used to say in the South during the civil rights movement, that it was outside agitators who were coming in and stirring up black folks down there."

By Tom Blumer | October 8, 2011 | 9:04 PM EDT

You would think that an Associated Press story about the Congressional Budget Office's preliminary estimate of the federal government's full fiscal year results would include things like total federal collections and total spending during the year and how they compared to the previous year.

Don't be silly. If the AP let numbers that big -- and their direction -- get into its report, readers and listeners might start thinking that spending is outrageously high, and that increasing taxes to try to cover today's ridiculous levels of spending would crucify the economy. We can't have that, not when President Obama and Democrats are desperately pushing for taxes on "millionaires and billionaires" who earn $250,000 or more per year. What follows are excerpts from the writeup, followed by important and obvious facts AP chose not to report:

By Brad Wilmouth | October 8, 2011 | 7:49 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's Imus in the Morning on the Fox Business Network, actor and comedian Jay Mohr took some sexual jabs at Sarah Palin, suggesting that she used to be his "booty call," and then later referring to her as "screwing black people since the mid-90s."

He also imitated GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain as he cracked that Cain is "getting blacker" as the campaign progresses.

By Brent Baker | October 8, 2011 | 7:24 PM EDT

Melinda Henneberger, who in 2009 proclaimed “Ted Kennedy has been a huge inspiration to me” and boasted of a “longtime political crush on the man who either in spite of his flaws and losses or because of them accomplished more than anyone else in my lifetime for causes that liberals (and other Americans) care about,” has joined the Washington Post where, per a Thursday announcement posted by Poynter’s Romenesko site, Henneberger “will write portraits of key political players and crucial campaign moments. She also will anchor a new blog on politics and culture.”

By Tim Graham | October 8, 2011 | 7:00 PM EDT

Newsweek isn't shy about taking sides in celebrating the anniversary of Anita Hill's unsubstantiated claims of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas. Their I-believe-Anita article is titled "Surviving Clarence." The author is feminist Leslie Bennetts -- a woman who's previously puffed Arianna Huffington as the "ultimate poster girl for change" and has even proclaimed that women who stay home to raise their children are "playing Russian roulette with their future."

Conservatives and Thomas supporters were denounced as vile demonizers of this feminist icon, but Bennetts couldn't find a conservative who would speak up. Former Sen. Arlen Specter told Bennetts he was still quite sure he was right to suggest Hill may have committed perjury, no matter how angry that made liberals. Hill, however, was asked if she suffered post-traumatic stress, as if she'd spent a weekend in a war zone instead of a hearing room:

By Jack Coleman | October 8, 2011 | 5:26 PM EDT

The Occupy Wall Street crowd squatting in lower Manhattan and elsewhere while the rest of us are working has a not-at-all surprising ally: Arianna Huffington.

The limo liberal epitomized, Huffington is embroiled in a lawsuit with former bloggers who alleged she stiffed them on decent compensation for content at her site.

By Noel Sheppard | October 8, 2011 | 3:53 PM EDT

Does Bill Maher ever listen to the nonsense coming out of his mouth to make sure he doesn't contradict himself from one minute to the next?

On Friday's "Real Time," the host paid his respects to Steve Jobs by claiming how liberal the Apple founder was adding "He was not a corporate type" only to minutes later accurately note, "Apple makes their s--t in China. And they could still make it here and make a big profit, but they make more of a profit by making it in China" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | October 8, 2011 | 3:50 PM EDT

Leftist talk-radio screamer Mike Malloy brought his extreme rhetoric from the radio to an "Occupy" protest stage set up at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. He took a couple of days off from the radio show so he could delight the crowd by telling the "corporate thugs" to "go f--- yourself."

His wife and producer Kathy blogged on the Malloy show website: "It’s not the Tea Party of the Left, if for no other reason than the members can spell and haven’t assembled to denigrate,  humiliate, or marginalize any socioeconomic or ethnic segment of society.  The Occupy Wall Street movement is also different from the games Teabaggers play in that it has mushroomed overnight to cities all over the country while receiving barely a mention in the press."

By Noel Sheppard | October 8, 2011 | 2:18 PM EDT

As Al Sharpton ridiculed Herman Cain on MSNBC's "The Last Word" Friday for saying blacks have been brainwashed into voting for Democrats, the reverend ended up proving the Republican presidential candidate's point.

Seconds after claiming, "What [Cain] does not have the right is to rewrite history by saying that blacks were brainwashed by becoming Democrats," Sharpton showed his ignorance of the subject by stating, "We went with a Party that stood up for the Civil Rights Act of '64 and Voting Rights Act of '65" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Baker | October 8, 2011 | 2:01 PM EDT

Friday’s NBC Nightly News once again promoted the left-wing/anti-capitalist protests which Brian Williams non-ideologically described as “a protest against economic and social inequality” that “has now spawned organized marches in 45 states.”

Reporter Chris Jansing featured a man whose “frustration brought him to lower Manhattan” and he pronounced: “I think it's our Arab Spring.” Jansing next trumpeted how “‘Occupy Wall Street’ is drawing historical comparisons,” a quest for historic impact the networks never sought for the Tea Party. Her expert, Georgetown University history professor Michael Kazin, whom she failed to note is co-editor of the far-left quarterly, Dissent.

By NB Staff | October 8, 2011 | 12:25 PM EDT

Big day in sports between college football, baseball playoffs, hockey and basketball seasons coming, etc.

Let's chat.

By NB Staff | October 8, 2011 | 12:20 PM EDT

For general discussion and debate about politics, economics, and whatever else tickles your fancy.

By Noel Sheppard | October 8, 2011 | 11:51 AM EDT

If it's Friday, Bill Maher must be saying something offensive about conservatives.

True to form, during his opening monologue on HBO's "Real Time," the host quipped about ESPN terminated its relationship with Hank Williams Jr. this week, "If we're going to fire every southern hillbilly who thinks Obama is like Hitler, who will be our Republican Congressmen?