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By Brent Baker | | October 14, 2012 | 12:17 AM EDT

An Obama voter who assumes if he can lower the seas then local transportation departments can get deer to obey highway signs? A woman called a Fargo, North Dakota radio station last month to complain about how she’d hit three deer with her car over the years and wants deer crossing signs moved so the deer will cross less busy roads – as if deer read and follow roadside signage! Is she for real? Listen and judge for yourself.

“Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstates?” She insisted: “They can direct the deer population anywhere they want to by moving the deer crossing sign.”

By Tim Graham | | October 13, 2012 | 10:14 PM EDT

On Friday, NPR’s All Things Considered played up the hard-fought race to defeat Rep. Michele Bachmann for re-election after she ran for president. Reporter David Welna explained “Bachmann may be best known for her stridently conservative worldview and controversial remarks, but also her ability to raise huge amounts of money by congressional standards.” She reported raising a whopping $4.5 million in the last quarter.

So it was more than a bit surprising that NPR would shamelessly report on...an NPR icon/star who was holding a fundraiser for Democrat Jim Graves, who’s the latest hope to defeat Bachmann. But there was Garrison Keillor playing politics at his own residence:

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 5:46 PM EDT

Differing security policies for recent concerts at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center are raising eyebrows in the Big Apple.

When rapper Jay-Z did a series of concerts at the new facility beginning the end of September, attendees were forced to go through metal detectors, but when Barbra Streisand performed there Friday evening, no such precautions were in place.

By Brent Baker | | October 13, 2012 | 4:21 PM EDT

Bill Maher likes to deride conservatives for living “inside a bubble” where they consume news from only those with whom they agree and so are unaware of the “facts,” but he could just as well be describing the insular world of himself or others in the liberal media.

Case in point: An NPR and Washington Post contributor who spends her days reading left-wing magazines and watching MSNBC, to the exclusion of any conservative news sources, so much so that she conceded: “My 14-year-old daughter can rattle off the entire MSNBC line-up, so that should tell you something about our household viewing habits.”

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 3:03 PM EDT

Jay Leno spent nearly three minutes of his opening monologue Friday trashing Vice President Joe Biden for his performance during Thursday's debate.

Although the Tonight Show host did poke some fun at Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin, the bulk of his jokes targeted Biden including him saying it was "really smart" of moderator Martha Raddatz "to cut Joe off after that third scotch and soda" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | October 13, 2012 | 2:07 PM EDT

No one was more over the top in praising ABC's Martha Raddatz as debate moderator than her colleagues at ABC. Former ABC News president David Westin -- the man so deeply biased to the left that he declared a journalist can't judge if the Pentagon is a legitimate target for a terrorist attack -- honored Raddatz on The Huffington Post with an article titled "Why and How Martha Won the Debate -- Over Media Bias."

He said the public reaction was "overwhelmingly favorable," and then guess who he quoted? "I vote for Martha Raddatz to moderate all the debates," from Roger Ebert. "Everyone seems to agree that @martharaddatz is the star of this debate," from Charlie Rose. Liberal opinion equals public opinion?

 

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 1:59 PM EDT

It's one thing to have a show cancelled, but before it even premieres?

Such is what happened to Dane Cook's new NBC program Next Caller which according to Deadline Hollywood has been axed after four episodes have been recorded and not one aired.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 1:33 PM EDT

Barack Obama must be getting really nervous about his reelection prospects.

On Saturday, his campaign announced that former President Bill Clinton and rock legend Bruce Springsteen will be headlining a get-out-the-vote event in Parma, Ohio, Thursday.

By Mark Finkelstein | | October 13, 2012 | 1:15 PM EDT

Remember Carole Simpson, the ABC "reporter" who got all verklempt when she had the chance to interview then President Bill Clinton in 1999?  Simpson so embarrassed herself that she made MRC's "Worst Media Bias" list for that year.

Fast forward 13 years to this morning, when Melissa Harris-Perry had a Carole Simpson moment of her own.  On her MSNBC show, revealing that she recently had the chance to interview President Obama for the current issue of Ebony magazine, Harris-Perry could not restrain her enthusiasm, actually letting go with a "woo-hoo-hoo!" among other expressions of excitement.  View the video after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 12:29 PM EDT

Not surprisingly, Bill Maher and guest Ben Affleck took some cheap shots at former President George W. Bush during the Overtime installment of Friday's Real Time on HBO.

Smacking them down was conservative author Ann Coulter who deliciously said, "This is getting more boring than Charlie Rose (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Mark Finkelstein | | October 13, 2012 | 11:57 AM EDT

This could be the lamest defense yet for the lapses that led to the murder of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.  According to a former diplomat appointed by Bill Clinton, providing tighter security for Ambassador Stevens might have prevented him from carrying out his diplomatic duties.

Daniel Serwer, the Clinton diplomat in question, offered his excuse for the Benghazi debacle on MSNBC's Up With Chris Hayes this morning.  View the video after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 11:35 AM EDT

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Colby King on Friday jokingly accused Charles Krauthammer of writing Mitt Romney's talking points.

Appearing on PBS's Inside Washington, Krauthammer responded, "Well, it’s better than what you guys do is to receive the talking points" (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 10:27 AM EDT

The Obama campaign released a new ad Saturday, this one narrated by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.

It began, "Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 13, 2012 | 9:52 AM EDT

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda since Osama bin Laden's assassination, called for a holy war against the United States and Israel Saturday over the anti-Muslim video that triggered protests throughout the Middle East last month.

According to Agence France Presse and other sources, Zawahiri released a seven minute audio hailing "the honourable people.. who stormed the US embassy in Benghazi and those who protested outside the US mission in Cairo where they replaced the US flag with that of Islam and jihad."

By Tom Blumer | | October 13, 2012 | 9:10 AM EDT

In an op-ed at "Bloomberg View" on Wednesday evening, editor and columnist Michael Kinsley's headline teased that "Maybe President Romney Wouldn’t Be So Bad," before twice urging readers to vote to reelect President Obama, including in the final paragraph after an alleged parenthetical (and obviously mythical) "Pause for reflection." Ha ha.

What came in between wasn't very funny at all -- and since he's an editor, his view of things presumably has impact beyond his columns. The worst whoppers came in the following paragraph: