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By Noel Sheppard | | October 6, 2012 | 10:52 AM EDT

Actor and musician Ice T was apparently also displeased with Barack Obama's debate performance Wednesday.

Commenting on Twitter Friday, Ice T wrote, "Message to the President: 'No weed before the next debate homie.'"

By Noel Sheppard | | October 6, 2012 | 10:27 AM EDT

Just how awful was President Obama during Wednesday's debate with Mitt Romney?

One of his financial supporters, HBO's Bill Maher, said Friday, "It looks like he took my million and spent it all on weed" (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning):

By Tim Graham | | October 6, 2012 | 10:19 AM EDT

Jim Lehrer has granted several post-debate interviews to respond to negative reactions from other journalists. In Saturday's Washington Post, Paul Farhi concluded with this. "One last thing: What was your reaction when Governor Romney said he intended to end funding for PBS? Did it sound to you like he was saying, 'I’ll take the rug right out from under you if I’m president?'"

What? Romney would take away the furniture at PBS stations? Lehrer replied, "He’s said that before. That didn’t bother me or surprise me." Let's assume he meant he was unfazed, not that he was fond of PBS critics. We know better.

By Tom Blumer | | October 6, 2012 | 9:51 AM EDT

In a Friday interview where the primary purpose was to give her an opportunity to defend her Bureau of Labor Statistics, Obama administration Department of Labor head Hilda Solis gave CNBC viewers the false impression that prior-month upward revisions to reported job additions were in the private sector (they were all government jobs), and falsely claimed, despite her boss's refusal to do anything until after Election Day, that "Congress needs to work with us."

The video can be found at CNBC, where Solis tells the network's reporter that "I am insulted" that people would believe that BLS's books are cooked. Here is her specific quote on job growth (Solis's comments below are not in the text of the post; HT Breitbart's Big Government; bolds are mine):

By P.J. Gladnick | | October 6, 2012 | 9:19 AM EDT

Actor and comedian Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy so it is no surprise that he would make a bizarre political endorsement. In this case the endorsement was for Bob Kerrey who is running for the senate seat from Nebraska. However, Steve Martin does not once mention Bob Kerrey or anything political in the "endorsement." Instead, Martin in the guise of a home crafts expert shows us how to make a wad of paper.

Your humble correspondent found the advice on how to make a wad of paper quite useful. In fact, for years I have struggled to achieve this but always fell short of my goal. But now thanks to Steve Martin's very informative video (below the not-paper fold) I can now expertly make the wad of paper of my dreams. The only downside to the video is the hand holding signs of support for Bob Kerrey that kept blocking my view.

By Brent Bozell | | October 6, 2012 | 8:05 AM EDT

Anyone in Hollywood who’s dreamed of hosting the Oscars telecast never imagined that the qualifications would eventually include creating cartoon dogs that love "pukesicles" and cartoon babies that eat horse sperm for breakfast.

That crashing sound you heard was the collapse of the final vestiges of taste, civility, respect, decency – whatever you want to call it – as the allegedly classy Oscar-show producers named "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane the host of the 85th annual Academy Awards next February. MacFarlane used to be the highest-paid sleazeball in television. He is now the King of Hollywood.

By Tim Graham | | October 6, 2012 | 7:30 AM EDT

In case anyone is in doubt that Liberal Talk Radio-land can display the tendency to all hit the same talking points, many liberal hosts all hit the same post-debate theme on Thursday: Mitt Romney only won because he shamelessly lied his face off. (They find it charming when Clinton does.)

Al Sharpton was outraged, as if he never lied as he was callously spreading the Tawana Brawley racial hoax: “I think there is nothing admirable and applaud-able [?] about a man standing up 90 minutes and making his case by distortion and lies."

By Tom Johnson | | October 6, 2012 | 6:38 AM EDT

This past week's presidential debate put at least two Kossacks in mind of throwing punches and caused another to reflect upon which group Republicans hate more: women or those who pay no income taxes.

And why do leftists hate all the liberal debate moderators, like first-timer Candy Crowley of CNN? As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

By Jack Coleman | | October 5, 2012 | 7:25 PM EDT

Isn't it amusing when liberals allege deceit by Republicans while engaging in it themselves?

Yet another example of this shabby dynamic was on display during last night's Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC when its host and one of her guests, Bloomberg gnome Jonathan Alter, tried their best to buff a gloss on President Obama's mail-it-in debate performance. (video after page break)

By Noel Sheppard | | October 5, 2012 | 6:45 PM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Chris Matthews had an on-air meltdown Wednesday after the presidential debate.

NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno mocked this incident Thursday showing a video clip of Matthews giving his rant in a straight jacket as he's being taken away by men in white coats (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 5, 2012 | 6:16 PM EDT

Jay Leno went after the President again Thursday night.

Early in his opening monologue, the NBC Tonight Show host said of the stellar television ratings for Wednesday night's debate, "The only person who didn't tune in, I think, was President Obama" (video follows with transcript).

By Randy Hall | | October 5, 2012 | 5:43 PM EDT

Mark Hamill, the actor best known for portraying Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" movies, posted some harsh criticism of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in his Twitter account Thursday that drew some interesting responses.

"I've never seen a candidate for president lie more than Romney," Hamill stated. "He lies effortlessly, shamelessly. This snake oil salesman must be defeated!!!"

By NB Staff | | October 5, 2012 | 5:35 PM EDT

UPDATE: C-SPAN2 (not C-SPAN but C-SPAN2) will re-play the MRC’s “25th Anniversary Gala and 2012 DisHononors Awards” which took place last week, Friday night at 10:58 PM PDT. That's early Saturday morning (1:58 AM EDT, 12:58 AM CDT, 11:58 PM Friday night MDT). It lasts just over two-and-a-half hours.

C-SPAN2 first ran it Friday night at 8 PM EDT. NEW: C-SPAN.org has posted its video of the event.

By Matthew Balan | | October 5, 2012 | 5:32 PM EDT

On Friday's CBS This Morning, Nancy Cordes trumpeted that the Obama campaign is "turning lemons into lemonade" as she reported that the Democratic operation is "arguing that Romney had a great performance at the debate, but only because he was untethered from the truth." Not once did the correspondent or colleagues Norah O'Donnell and Bill Plante critically examine the claims from the incumbent or his operatives.

O'Donnell even spotlighted how "we heard David Axelrod say that they're going to change some things. They're even suggesting that Mitt Romney is a liar for what he said in the debate."

By Tim Graham | | October 5, 2012 | 5:09 PM EDT

For today’s ObamaCare press release, timed nicely for the fall campaign, you could open to the Washington Post Express tabloid for the headline “Study Touts Effects of Free Birth Control.”

An AP story announced: “Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.” (NBC touted the story as well on Friday’s Today.)