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By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 11:43 AM EST

Stop the presses! Stop the presses!

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward on The Chris Matthews Show Sunday not only called Democrat visions of balancing the budget by raising taxes on the rich a "fantasy," but he also said "there is a way to...raise more revenue and perhaps lower the rates" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | November 11, 2012 | 11:38 AM EST

First of all, I should and will stipulate that any legitimate aid and comfort to victims of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy those affiliated with the Occupy Movement are providing is noble.

That said, Meghan Barr's report at the Associated Press on their efforts is so absurdly fawning that it insults the thousands of others volunteering with private charities who are providing assistance on a meaningful and likely much more effective scale.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 10:51 AM EST

David Gergen made a rather startling observation on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday.

Out of 105 rounds of golf that President Obama played since he was first inaugurated, only one was with a Republican (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 10:10 AM EST

"If we spent as much time talking about solutions in the future as we did the President’s birth certificate for heaven’s sake, we probably would have won the darned election."

So said Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman on CNN's State of the Union Sunday.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 11, 2012 | 9:07 AM EST

Washington State University wide receiver Marquess Wilson was having another fabulous season with 52 receptions, 813 years, and five touchdowns.

Despite this, after being suspended earlier in the week for refusing to finish a training drill, he issued a statement Saturday quitting the team for what he called "abuse" by the coaching staff:

By Tim Graham | | November 11, 2012 | 8:32 AM EST

Tommy Christopher at Mediaite embarrassed himself in a servile interview with CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist, who, we’re told, “explained how preparation and perspiration helped deliver the night for his network, and cemented their brand, as they see it: the network you can trust.” Is this an interview, or a commercial? Even Mediaite reported Fox News easily won the night in prime time. CNN only won if you keep counting until 2 am, or about three hours after the election was called and Republicans went to bed or flipped to sports.

Then Christopher let Feist claim – against all evidence – that at CNN, “our network is the only one that hasn’t picked sides in the election.” Forget Piers Morgan, forget Soledad O’Brien, or Carol Costello, or Candy Crowley “moderating” a debate in Obama’s favor:

By Tim Graham | | November 11, 2012 | 7:49 AM EST

Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal interviewed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who talked tough. "I am not willing to raise taxes to turn off the sequester. Period." He said Sen. Chuck Schumer is "on another planet" to think Republicans would just raise tax rates and close loopholes.

Moore noted this is a negotiating position. “This isn't to say that next week, when the lame-duck congressional session begins to negotiate some kind of budget solution, taxes are off the table. Mr. McConnell is a realist.” And Obama will come looking to strike deals with moderate Republicans:

By Tom Blumer | | November 10, 2012 | 10:57 PM EST

In a Thursday afternoon item carried at the Los Angeles Times via reporters Shashank Bengali and Joseph Serna (HT NewsBusters tipster Gary Hall), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed that "When we built New York, we didn’t think about floods, about storms. We didn’t have hurricanes and floods. ... Extreme weather is here to stay. Climate change is a reality. Political gridlock has held us back too long. ... Maybe Mother Nature is telling us something. One time, two times, three times. There are places that are going to be victimized by storms. We know that now."

Let's review a little history -- history anyone in the establishment press could have found in the Google News Archive and Wikipedia as I did. What I found demonstrates how extreme and outrageously untrue Mr. Cuomo's "we didn't have hurricanes and floods" claim really is.

By Tim Graham | | November 10, 2012 | 9:41 PM EST

In the new issue of TV Guide, TV critic Matt Roush touted an “array of new documentary series and specials,” including “strong installments” on the leftist PBS shows Frontline and Independent Lens.

But underneath came his withering review of the new Showtime series Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. “Audit this class and you’ll want to play hooky,” he wrote:

By Tim Graham | | November 10, 2012 | 9:24 PM EST

You might know you’re on The Huffington Post when you find an article headlined “My Son Wore a Dress for Halloween.” The author was Kelly Byrom, an “Art Director for HLN-TV and CNN.” Her son "Twirl" (a pseudonym) knocked on doors as the Disney fairy Silvermist.

Like a good liberal, she fears that her son will be pressured to change: "My biggest worry is the same as C.J.'s mom, who so eloquently wrote, "I don't want my boy to want a boy costume." I don't want my son to want a boy costume just because he is afraid to be himself. If he truly wants the boy costume, no big deal, but if he is doing it out of fear or shame, then that will be a problem."

By Noel Sheppard | | November 10, 2012 | 7:30 PM EST

"The Republican base is moving from its own home to the rest home to the funeral home."

So said PBS's Mark Shields Friday on Inside Washington (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 10, 2012 | 4:53 PM EST

CNN's Anderson Cooper asked a question on CBS's Late Show Friday that some might consider a bit indelicate.

"How does Dick Morris still have a job?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 10, 2012 | 3:24 PM EST

A war broke out on the set of HBO’s Real Time Friday when MSNBC’s sole conservative commentator S.E. Cupp had the nerve to say that Barack Obama’s foreign policy was no different than former President George W. Bush’s.

In the midst of the shouting, actor Samuel L. Jackson said to Cupp, “You don’t want to f—k with Dick Cheney" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 10, 2012 | 1:09 PM EST

As NewsBusters readers know, one of my favorite things to do on Saturday is expose the stunning ignorance of HBO's Bill Maher.

The Real Time host didn't let me down Friday actually saying during his prepared opening monologue that Indiana's Richard Mourdock lost his senate bid Tuesday to - wait for it! - "Elizabeth Warren up in Massachusetts" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 10, 2012 | 12:10 PM EST

Stop the presses! Stop the presses!

On HBO's Real Time Friday, Democratic strategist James Carville - yes, I said Democratic strategist James Carville - scolded the Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan for always blaming Republicans (video follows with transcript and commentary):