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Grapevine: Mainstream media avoiding Gruber story?

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Stupidity Reigns

As we first reported in the Grapevine Monday and have covered extensively ever since, ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber does not think too highly of American voters, saying, repeatedly your stupidity is the only reason the law he helped craft was able to pass.

We feel this is something our viewers deserve to know. The three broadcast networks, apparently, disagree.

Despite this story growing throughout the week, as more and more clips of Gruber surfaced, showing him essentially bragging about fooling Americans, CBS did not cover the story until this morning.

Neither ABC nor NBC have mentioned it, at all.

The conservative website NewsBusters notes The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press have also avoided the story.

Quote -- "The national media...have largely reacted to the Gruber story like it is a virus that should be carefully quarantined."

Fat City

More than $9 million of your tax dollars paid for a video game about a boy trying to escape a town full of fat people.

For six years, the National Institutes of Health granted federal money to this project.

The game centers around an athletic kid named D.J. who finds himself in a town where everyone eats junk food from vending machines -- including lard, chips, butter, breads, and creamy cakes.

The grant says the goal of the game is to address obesity and type two diabetes in kids.

Video games may seem like an odd place to sink more than $9 million -- considering the CDC blames time spent in front of a screen as a major contributor to childhood obesity.

Hard Times

Finally, like many cities in America, Carmel, Indiana must make some hard decisions regarding its budget.

But judging by a recent, report the outlook is beyond bleak there.

The Indianapolis Star obtained an information packet distributed to council members with this recommendation -- if the debt cannot be covered and I -– quote -- "shoot council, castrate mayor, put head between legs, kiss a** goodbye."

Another option -- increase property taxes and kiss political position goodbye.

As you might have guessed, this was not the final draft of the chart.

The city council president says he made it as a joke.

A consultant is taking full responsibility for attaching the wrong chart.