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Bloomberg Columnist: Obama Should Offer Pot to Get Young Obamacare Sign-ups

Now I really have seen everything.

On Monday, Bloomberg View columnist Caroline Baum actually said that to get young people to sign up for ObamaCare, in states where it's legal, the Administration should give them marijuana:

James Cameron Getting 25% Tax Rebate to Film Avatar Sequels in New Zealand

Liberal filmmaker James Cameron is estimated to be worth $700 million.

Despite this fortune, it was announced Monday that he will be producing the next three installments of his successful "Avatar" movie in New Zealand.

It was also announced Monday that New Zealand is changing its tax incentive structure for films made in the country making Cameron eligible for 25 percent in rebates.

Ron Christie to MSNBC Guest Claiming Tea Party Is 'Racial': 'I Will Not Sit Here and Allow You to Say That'

Democratic strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye picked the wrong panel Sunday to accuse the Tea Party of being "racial."

When he heard this during his appearance on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Republican strategist Ron Christie strongly objected saying, "Racial! I will not sit here and allow you to say that!” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

CNN's Stelter: Megyn Kelly Mightn't Have Insisted Santa Was White If Fox Had More Black Viewers

My nomination for the dumbest comment of the week by a television host on a news channel goes to CNN's Brian Stelter.

While talking to Slate's Aisha Harris about the reaction to her article calling for Santa Claus to be a penguin, the new Reliable Sources host wondered if Megyn Kelly wouldn't have been so adamant about Santa being white if Fox News had more black viewers (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats'

ABC This Week viewers were treated to a classic conservative versus liberal debate Sunday.

When former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame the increase in poverty in the past five years on Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current CNN host Newt Gingrich called it "baloney" firing back, "Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

Woodward: Budget Deal Happened ‘Because Obama Wasn’t Part of the Negotiations’

As the President’s poll numbers continue to decline, it’s becoming quite clear that some of the media – excluding the hopeless shills on MSNBC, of course! – are beginning to feel more comfortable criticizing him.

Take the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward who on Fox News Sunday said the just concluded budget deal happened “because Obama was not part of the negotiations” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Pat Buchanan: ‘Paul Ryan’s Presidential Prospects Have Been Hurt Very Badly’

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is not pleased with the budget deal that passed the House last week.

Appearing on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, Buchanan said, “I think Paul Ryan’s presidential prospects have been hurt very badly.”

Krauthammer Tells PBS Viewers ‘Try Fox’ to Hear What You Won’t On This Show

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer clearly was unhappy with the liberal topics being discussed on PBS’s Inside Washington Friday.

At one point, he looked into the camera after mentioning the new deadline changes to ObamaCare announced this week and said, “You won’t hear about this on this show, so try Fox” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Springsteen Guitarist: ObamaCare 'Almost Worthless'

Steven Van Zandt, the guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, came down strongly on ObamaCare Thursday.

In a video interview, Van Zandt said Barack Obama's signature legislation is "almost worthless."

Slate Prevents 'Penguin Santa Claus' Author From Appearing With Fox's Megyn Kelly

As NewsBusters previously reported, Fox News's Megyn Kelly did a lengthy segment Wednesday concerning Slate "culture blogger" Aisha Harris's displeasure that Santa Claus is always depicted as an old white guy.

After Harris complained about not being contacted by Fox to participate in this segment, Fox representatives asked her to appear Friday only to be informed that Slate refused the invitation (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Chris Matthews: Conservatives Beck, Cruz, Lee, Levin and Paul Are Like Kim Jong Un Killing His Uncle

Is there anything MSNBC hosts won't compare conservatives to?

Consider Chris Matthews who began Friday's Hardball likening conservatives such as Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, and Rand Paul - who have the nerve to oppose the budget compromise just passed in the House - to North Korean despot Kim Jong Un killing his uncle (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Leno: RG3 Is Like Obama: ‘Great First Year In Washington…Then The Whole Thing Fell Apart’

Jay Leno took some more shots at the current White House resident Friday.

During his opening monologue, the NBC Tonight Show host likened Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to President Obama saying, “He had a great first year in Washington, he showed incredible promise, then the whole thing fell apart” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Andrew Sullivan: Fox News Is 'One of the Most Powerful Forces Against Christianity'

You can tell things are really going poorly for President Obama: some of his biggest fans in the media members are going nuts.

Take Andrew Sullivan who on Friday actually called Fox News "one of the most powerful forces against Christianity in our culture."

Kimmel Presents Fox's 'Version' of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: ‘Mr. Potter and the Commies of Bedford Falls’

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel began his program Thursday evening bashing the Fox News Network.

After mocking Megyn Kelly and contributor Monica Crowley for claiming that the historical figures Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were white, he presented a trailer for a Fox News version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” wherein Henry Potter is the hero trying to preserve Bedford Falls as an example of free market capitalism against the wishes of the evil, draft-dodging, communist George Bailey (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Julia Roberts Drops Six F-Bombs in 54 Second Film Clip Aired on CBS Late Show

The folks at CBS’s Late Show decided to give viewers a Christmas treat Thursday by playing a clip of the new film “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

In the 54-second clip, Roberts dropped six F-bombs while also saying four S-words (video follows with commentary):

Obama's 'If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It' Promise Named 'Lie of the Year'

Conservatives across the fruited plain are likely going to be shocked by this - and liberals extremely angered! - but the fact-checking website PolitiFact on Thursday named President Obama's "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" promise the Lie of the Year.

Such was announced on CNN's The Lead (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Good Morning America: ‘All Sides’ Want Heisman Hopeful Rape Case to 'Go Away’

ABC’s Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos together made a rather bizarre statement at the end of a brief Good Morning America segment Thursday about the newly-released 911 call from the friend of the woman who’s accused Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston of raping her.

“They just want this one to go away,” said Stephanopoulos. “Yeah, I think all sides do,” replied Roberts (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Maddow's First Washington Post Piece: 'How George W. Bush Failed The GOP'

Boy, that didn't take long, did it?

The Washington Post announced Wednesday that MSNBC's Rachel Maddow would be writing a column for the paper once a month, and on Thursday, there was her first piece.

Any guesses on the topic?

Bashing George. W. Bush, of course. What would you expect from this unapologetic liberal shill?

Bernie Goldberg: MSNBC's Afraid to Fire Sharpton for Deceptive Editing; Kurtz Says Can the Producer

As NewsBusters reported Tuesday, Bill O’Reilly once again exposed MSNBC’s Al Sharpton for deceptively editing a video to blatantly misrepresent what the Fox News host said.

On the O’Reilly Factor Wednesday, media analyst and political commentator Bernie Goldberg claimed MSNBC is afraid to fire Sharpton; Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz said he’d start by canning the producer (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Rachel Maddow to Write Monthly Column for the Washington Post

"The journalistic bond between The Post and MSNBC just grew a bit stronger, as the paper’s opinion section announced that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will be writing a monthly column."

So began Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple's announcement Wednesday concerning the addition of the perilously liberal Maddow to the Post opinion page.

Slate: 'Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore...Should Be a Penguin'

Remember all those promises that racism would end if Barack Obama became president?

Perfectly demonstrating the absurdity was Slate culture blogger Aisha Harris Tuesday actually making the case that it's racist for Santa Claus to be an old white man, and that he should be replaced by a penguin:

Leno on Kanye Wanting To Be Obama of Clothing: Fashion Nobody Wants at Website That Doesn’t Work

Jay Leno took another shot at the President Tuesday night.

Early in his opening monologue, the NBC Tonight Show host commented about Kanye West wanting to be the Obama of clothing saying, “To achieve his goal, he's designing fashion nobody wants and offering it on a website that doesn't work” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

Morano Smacks Down Sierra Club Director: ‘Sierra Club Took 26 Million From Natural Gas’

For years, climate alarmists have dishonestly accused global warming skeptics of taking money from Big Oil to do their bidding.

On CNN’s 11th Hour Tuesday, when Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune made such a claim, Climate Depot’s Marc Morano marvelously fired back, “The Sierra Club took 26 million from natural gas and Michael has the audacity to try to imply that skeptics are fossil fuel funded” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Bill O'Reilly Catches Sharpton In Another Deceptive Video Edit: 'They Don't Come Lower'

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday again exposed MSNBC’s Al Sharpton for deceptively editing a video, this time to make it appear the Factor host was disparaging Nelson Mandela within hours of his death.

“Sharpton uses the occasion of Nelson Mandela's death to dishonestly attack people he doesn't like,” said O’Reilly. “They don't come lower” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Leno: 'Winter Storm Left Thousands Without Electricity - It's As If Obama Took Over Power Companies'

As NewsBusters has been reporting, NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno has been very critical of the current White House resident in recent months.

Possibly his harshest joke yet came Monday when he said, "I tell you, this winter storm has left thousands without electricity. It's as if President Obama had taken over the power companies" (video follows with commentary):

Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard.

On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Anderson Cooper Posts Worst Ratings in Over Two Years

With all the coverage of Nelson Mandela's death along with the harsh winter weather hitting many parts of the country, last Friday was a big news day.

Not for CNN's Anderson Cooper who had his worst ratings of the year bringing in only 255,000 total viewers.

Katy Perry Banned Republican Parents From Seeing Her Perform At Obama Inauguration

If you were bestowed the honor to perform at a presidential inauguration, wouldn't you want your parents in attendance regardless of their political beliefs?

Pop diva Katy Perry doesn't think so, for she told Marie Claire in an interview published Monday that because her parents are Republicans that didn't vote for Barack Obama, they couldn't watch her perform at his inauguration in January:

MSNBC Host to Democrat: ‘What Are We Doing’ to Get ObamaCare Talking Points Out There?

The folks at MSNBC are so comfortable at this point repeating White House talking points they don’t even try to hide it.

On MSNBC Live Monday, substitute host Brian Shactman, after reading administration propaganda about ObamaCare, asked a Democratic Congresswoman – who is also a member of the White House strike team pushing said propaganda – “What are we doing to get that message out there a little more?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Ben Affleck on Republican Actors: 'I Probably Wouldn’t Like This Person If I Met Him'

Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives?

In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him":