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By Brent Baker | | November 3, 2012 | 2:50 PM EDT

Chuck Lorre, executive producer of three sit-coms on CBS (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly), used the ends of two of his shows Thursday night to tease an online diatribe ridiculing Mitt Romney’s “magical underwear” as part of a series of questions mocking right of center policies, such as: “What does it say about us when we export democracy with Hellfire missiles, then restrict the right to vote here?”

His more vulgar language after the jump.

By Tim Graham | | November 3, 2012 | 1:37 PM EDT

In a pompous commentary on his show “Up!”, MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes unleashed what he must have considered a Greenhouse Gettysburg Address, as they pull the bodies of the lost from the clutches of Superstorm Sandy.

“There is something simultaneously awful and exhilarating about those moments when normalcy is suspended,” he proclaimed, and he must have tingled as he declared it essential that we need “a crash program right now to re-engineer the nation’s infrastructure” and “and an immediate aggressive transformation” of the nation’s economic system, before climate change kills more Americans. He insisted a vote for Obama and liberal Democrats was the only choice in a “you’re with us or against us” formulation on climate change casualties:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 3, 2012 | 12:36 PM EDT

When NBC announced Thursday it was doing a "Coming Together" telethon to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims, many people including myself worried that given the list of scheduled performers, it would turn into a one-hour Obama campaign ad.

Much to my surprise and delight, Matt Lauer and guests did a classy, somber, respectful, and at times tear-jerking presentation totally absent politics or the mention of either presidential candidate's name.

By NB Staff | | November 3, 2012 | 12:27 PM EDT

If only there were something interesting to talk about.

By Tim Graham | | November 3, 2012 | 11:50 AM EDT

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones is alarmed at the pretzel-twisting politics of David Frum as he endorses Mitt Romney for president. His title: “The GOP Will Destroy America If We Reelect Obama, So We Must Let the GOP Win.”

At The Daily Beast – where many of the nation’s most annoying ex-conservatives or never-were-conservatives are ensconced – Frum declared he would vote for Romney, and then added if he didn’t live in midnight-blue D.C., he’d “vote with gusto” against George Allen or Akin or Mourdock, because congressional Republicans are a “destructive and irrational force” that would deliberately push America into recession to hurt Obama and seek to impeach him if he won:  

By Noel Sheppard | | November 3, 2012 | 10:29 AM EDT

The ignorance and blind sycophancy of Bill Maher knows no bounds.

On HBO's Real Time Friday, the man who proudly gave a million dollars to Barack Obama's Super PAC said on national television, "Who cares what somebody in his administration wrote down on a piece of paper and predicted?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | November 3, 2012 | 9:32 AM EDT

A Philly.com report tells us that "National Guard plays key role in N.J. relief efforts." The LA Times has reported that "More than 10,000 National Guard troops in 13 states have been mobilized to assist in the response to Hurricane Sandy, including more than 2,200 who are assisting with recovery efforts in New York." Guard troops are also in New York City to some degree (Mayor Michael Bloomberg says "We have 13 distribution sites opened, staffed by National Guard members"), including hard-hit Staten Island.

But at least as of Thursday, according to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, as reported by Eli Rosenburg at the the Brooklyn Paper, which calls itself the borough's "leading news media," the mayor has refused a request to allow the Guard into the borough. Based on resource deployment priorities, the Mayor's refusal could be justified. But wait until you see the actual reason Bloomberg gave for his refusal, one which you might think would have received more media attention by now (bolds are mine):

By Brent Bozell | | November 3, 2012 | 8:02 AM EDT

The PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize on October 30 was a festival of tributes to Ellen DeGeneres – which is fine, since she is quite talented comedically. But it wasn’t so much a tribute for the comedy as it was for her pioneering work promoting homosexuality.

For laughs, consult top producer Cappy McGarr, who insisted Ellen wasn’t picked for political reasons: “The Kennedy Center is apolitical. We have had so many people who have their own brand and type of humor. We don’t pick winners because of any advocacy they do. It is all about funny and a funny life.”

By Noel Sheppard | | November 3, 2012 | 12:03 AM EDT

Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.

"If you're thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you" (video follows with commentary):

By Tom Johnson | | November 2, 2012 | 11:10 PM EDT

In the real world, Republicans don't believe that "sex is only okay when God's forcing a woman to have it against her will," but in Kosland, such a breathtaking and grotesque allegation seems plausible, and one of the site's featured feminist writers made it this past week.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

By Mike Bates | | November 2, 2012 | 10:43 PM EDT

President Barack Obama's campaign may well be in trouble in the United States, but he still is adored by many foreigners.  The mainstream media want us to know that and today's Chicago Tribune print edition carries two separate pieces to emphasize it.  One, appearing on page 3, is "The American way, seen through English eyes," an interview with a British reporter covering the election from Chicago.  Asked who Brits favor, Laura Harding replies:

It's probably a pretty safe bet to say that we're much keener on Obama than on Romney, just because he seems far more in line with general British politics than Romney. Things like Obamacare are very much in line with the kind of health care system we have in the U.K.

By Brent Baker | | November 2, 2012 | 8:12 PM EDT

ABC, CBS and NBC did their part Friday night to minimize the negative impact to the Obama campaign from the rise in the unemployment rate from 7.8 to 7.9 percent in October.

ABC anchor Diane Sawyer allocated a piddling 18 seconds to the news as she characterized the 171,000 jobs growth as “beating predictions,” NBC’s Brian Williams stressed how the 171,000 additional jobs number “was better than the experts had expected” and the CBS Evening News focused on one “flourishing” company which has grown this year from 80 to 450 workers.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 2, 2012 | 8:01 PM EDT

Imagine the media outrage if a conservative commentator listed states where Barack Obama would be hunted down with dogs.

On CNN's OutFront Friday, liberal contributor Paul Begala said, "When Bush Sr. carried Pennsylvania, he also carried California and Illinois and New Jersey, places where they would hunt Romney down with dogs" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | November 2, 2012 | 7:28 PM EDT

After being exposed across the Internet for telling a Romney supporter to drink arsenic, gay XM Radio host Michelangelo Signorile apologized, admitting that he didn't see that what he said was wrong until he was called by fellow gay leftist Andrew Sullivan.

Sullivan argued "imagine if it had been Limbaugh. Wouldn't every gay group be assailing him for hate speech? Why the advice to commit suicide - a pretty raw topic given recent events for gay teens?" So Signorile walked it back, blaming it on hurricane fatigue -- but not the part about how voting for conservatives is like slow-motion death:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 2, 2012 | 6:57 PM EDT

With just four days to go before the elections, and Obama's media doing everything within their power to ignore the subject of Benghazi, Libya, you would think they'd also be turning a blind eye to disaster relief problems in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

That's why I was shocked to see this headline at the Huffington Post a few hours ago: "Anger Grows In Outer NY Boroughs, NJ Over Sluggish Response To Sandy."