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By Jack Coleman | October 30, 2014 | 12:53 PM EDT

In yet another sign that liberals view next Tuesday's midterms with fully warranted fear and loathing, Rachel Maddow gamely tried last night to depict GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst as only a few bullets short of official status as a heavily-armed and barricaded survivalist.

Since few people beyond the low-rated fever swamp that is MSNBC's core audience are likely to have heard Maddow's harangue, its impact on the Senate race in Iowa can safely be described as negligible.

By Joseph Rossell | October 30, 2014 | 12:33 PM EDT

Bankers and capitalism are to blame for worldwide economic turmoil. That’s the controversial perspective preached by a reinvented Sherlock Holmes character on CBS’s “Elementary,” played by British actor Jonny Lee Miller.

Miller returns in the third season premiere of “Elementary”  Oct. 30, as the world’s most famous detective. But his portrayal is far from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes. The Holmes of “Elementary” made no secret of his political leanings in previous seasons.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 30, 2014 | 12:06 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, Hardball host Chris Matthews decided to use Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) latest campaign ad as the perfect opportunity to mock the Republican’s attempt to add some humor into the Kentucky Senate race. After showing the McConnell ad, which featured the GOPer playing with several bloodhounds, a reference to his famous ad from the 1980s, Matthews disgustingly asked his audience if they “remember the picture of Saddam Hussein patting the kid’s head? Anyways you saw that.” 

By Kyle Drennen | October 30, 2014 | 12:02 PM EDT

On Thursday's NBC Today, while scolding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his handling of a heckler, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared: "Christie's week has been a lot like a series of battle rounds, from tangling with nurse Kaci Hickox over [Ebola] quarantine conditions....to the verbal towel snap Christie delivered in a live Today interview when Matt referred to the nurse's lawyer as talented....to federal health officials who loudly criticized his rules but recommended their own."

O'Donnell then touted a profane attack from the media's favorite liberal host: "Add the latest pop culture judgment from Jon Stewart." A soundbite played of Stewart ranting: "Why does Christie have to be such a d**k about everything?"

By Tim Graham | October 30, 2014 | 11:57 AM EDT

The networks jumped on footage of Chris Christie yelling at a protester...but did you notice where they acquired it? ABC and NBC each tried to obscure the logo of American Bridge PAC, a Hillary-favoring Democrat outfit.

The protester was also a leftist, even though he was presented as an “independent.” Jim Keady appeared Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes.” No one pointed out his truly wacky blogs on the Huffington Post.

By Scott Whitlock | October 30, 2014 | 11:28 AM EDT

Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Thursday couldn't help but contrast Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as "lashing out" vs. the "softer side." Featuring the two possible 2016 contenders, George Stephanopoulos chided, "We're going to turn to politics now and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lashing out on the stump." An ABC graphic underlined, "Caught on Camera: Chris Christie Lashes Out." 

By P.J. Gladnick | October 30, 2014 | 11:28 AM EDT

A New York judge has ruled that frequent MSNBC Morning Joe guest, Donny Deutsch, scammed over a million dollars in commission from his real estate broker in the sale of a $30 million home in the Hamptons. For those who don't remember, Deutsch was the one who stated on Morning Joe that the Occupy Wall Street movement needs a Kent State moment to "articulate this clash."
 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 30, 2014 | 10:50 AM EDT

After ABC and NBC played up Governor Chris Christie’s (R-N.J.) confrontation with a heckler at an event marking the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy during their Wednesday night broadcasts, all three network morning shows (ABC's Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and NBC's Today) predictably continued to pile on against the Republican on Thursday morning. On CBS This Morning, reporter Jan Crawford began her report by noting how on Wednesday, Christie “went at it with a constituent… When a former New Jersey councilman [Jim Keady] showed up Wednesday to criticize the pace of the restoration after the storm, Chris Christie let him have it.” 

By Mark Finkelstein | October 30, 2014 | 9:12 AM EDT

You really have to watch the clip of President Obama strutting his self-righteous anger at states that are imposing Ebola quarantines.  I, Barack thunders that such quarantines reflect a lack of leadership, and "that's not who I am."  Thank you, sir, for letting us know what a strong leader you are.  

On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough scalded President Obama's self-righteous hypocrisy.  Mockingly quoting the President, Scarborough said "'This is America. And we do things differently'—unless it's in Barack Obama's own government, the military." Where of course a quarantine is being imposed on soldiers returning from Ebola hot zones. In the unkindest cut, Scarborough cast Obama's hypocrisy as "a Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker moment."  Ouch.

By Melissa Mullins | October 30, 2014 | 8:04 AM EDT

Sharyl Attkisson, the ex-CBS investigative reporter who has called out CBS’s liberal bias since her resignation earlier this year, continues the attack in her new book, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, set to be released next Tuesday, November 4.

And just where is CBS’s comment on Attkisson’s accusations of media bias she charges in her book? The New York Post reported CBS “stuck their heads in the sand” and rather than address this potential public relations disaster and save a shred of whatever integrity they had left

By Curtis Houck | October 30, 2014 | 1:06 AM EDT

CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes profiled the North Carolina Senate race during Wednesday night’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and devoted much of her report highlighting the fact that the race between incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger and State House Speaker Thom Tillis has become the most expensive Senate race of the cycle.

Specifically, Cordes blamed “[t]he Supreme Court” as it “paved the way for unlimited outside spending in a 2010 decision commonly known as Citizens United, which overturned parts of a campaign finance law authored by Republican John McCain.”

By Tom Johnson | October 30, 2014 | 12:09 AM EDT

Steven Waldman, a former Newsweek reporter and Obama adviser to the FCC, concedes that liberal bias can have an effect, but says that overall it’s a “minor factor,” far less important than journalists’ interest in advancing their careers.

By P.J. Gladnick | October 29, 2014 | 11:27 PM EDT

Until recently the mainstream media has portrayed the opponents of Common Core to be just a bunch of conservative yahoos incapable of understanding what a wonderful education program it is. However that might now be changing. Last night, NBC Nightly News surprisingly broadcast a segment highly critical of Common Core.
 

By Tom Blumer | October 29, 2014 | 11:17 PM EDT

M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resumé is not what her campaign's web site says it is.

Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Trek’s expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before Election Day to learn this.

By Curtis Houck | October 29, 2014 | 10:08 PM EDT

ABC and NBC failed to cover the upcoming midterm elections during their Wednesday evening broadcasts, but instead devoted over three-and-a-half minutes to going after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) for confronting a protestor earlier in the day during an event marking the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

Christie, who has received some rare praise from the mainstream media for a Republican, was not that person this evening as ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir reported he was “unscripted” and “lashing out” as he engaged in “a war of words” with the heckler in what “was supposed to be a mission accomplished moment” for promoting the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore.