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By Curtis Houck | October 22, 2014 | 10:15 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the results of the St. Louis County autopsy of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died after being shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, were leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper and largely supports Wilson’s claims that he had a physical altercation with Brown inside his police SUV. 

When it came to the major broadcast networks offering any mention of this big development, CBS and NBC failed to cover the story on both their morning and evening newscasts, respectively.

By NB Staff | October 22, 2014 | 9:44 PM EDT

In a commentary segment on the October 22 edition of his eponymous Fox Business Network program, Lou Dobbs cited a brand-new study by the Media Research Center contrasting the liberal network media's coverage of the 2014 midterms, which is likely to be a Republican wave election tossing Democrats out of power in the Senate, with the 2006 election, in which the media practically cheered on the Democrats as they tossed the GOP out of control of both houses of Congress.

By Tim Graham | October 22, 2014 | 9:24 PM EDT

The Hollywood Reporter announced that despite a splashy premiere, the new crew on "The View" isn't stopping the bleeding, ratings-wise.

They may seek out a fifth, younger co-host, an idea which sources say Rosie O'Donnell hates.

By Tom Blumer | October 22, 2014 | 8:40 PM EDT

At their debate Tuesday night, former Florida governor (2007-2010), former Republican (1974-2010), former independent (2010-2012) and current Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist got out the crying towel over why the Sunshine State's economy was so bad on his watch. He also refused to acknowledge that incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott deserves any credit for the state economy's overachievement during the past 45 months.

At the debate, Crist tried to explain away the economic disaster which occurred during his term in office by claiming that — quoting from the debate transcript — "I was serving during the global economic meltdown. And we did the very best we could to get Florida through it and we did." As seen after the jump, the "best we could do" for Crist was far, far worse than the rest of nation's "best" could do. As would be expected, I haven't found any establishment press coverage which has made the comparisons which follow.

By Randy Hall | October 22, 2014 | 8:32 PM EDT

Just when the Cable News Network had actually gained ground in its ratings by picking up 555,000 viewers -- a rise of two percent -- in the third quarter of 2014, CNN has become one of the seven victims of a contract dispute between its parent company, Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting, and the Dish Network, which has 14 million subscribers.

Another news-related casualty of the dispute is HLN, which lost 352,000 viewers from July through September. Formerly known as Headline News, the network's viewership fell four percent during that period.

By Jack Coleman | October 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM EDT

The news of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee's passing was only hours old and the revisionism was already under way.

Appearing on last night's Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC to share his memories of Bradlee was Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who was hired at the paper by Bradlee and had known him more than 30 years.

By Ken Shepherd | October 22, 2014 | 4:33 PM EDT

Last month, African-American actress Daniele Watts -- best known for her role in Django Unchained -- and her boyfriend, who happens to be white, were investigated by a Los Angeles police officer who responded to a call from a bystander filing a complaint about lewd misconduct. Ms. Watts went to the media with complaints of racial profiling and insisted she was merely making out with her boyfriend. Photographic and eyewitness evidence, however, attested to more intense sexual activity going on. Still, MSNBC.com portrays Ms. Watts -- who was formally charged on Tuesday with misdemeanor lewd conduct -- as the victim of racism.

By Carrie Severino | October 22, 2014 | 4:30 PM EDT

With Election Day nearing, it’s unfortunate to see more media outlets across the country parroting bogus arguments against common-sense voter ID laws. A recent news brief on Noticiero Telemundo, for example, breathlessly announced that “some 600,000 Hispanics and African-Americans in Texas could lose their vote in the November elections because of a law that requires one of seven types of photo identification in order to be allowed to vote.”

As presented, the story included - and thus advanced - the position of only one side of a hotly contested legal conflict. By so doing, Telemundo – along with other media outlets with similar story lines – seriously failed to present an accurate account of the real situation on the ground.

 

By Matthew Balan | October 22, 2014 | 3:38 PM EDT

Carol Costello could barely contain herself on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, as she touted the recently-released audio of Bristol Palin giving her account of a fight involving her family to the police: "Okay. I'm just going to come right out and say it. This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we've ever come across – well, come across in a long time anyway."

By Tom Johnson | October 22, 2014 | 1:43 PM EDT

The New Yorker editor and former Washington Post reporter contends that “the most overstated notion” about the late Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee “was the idea that he was an ideological man. This was a cartoon.”

He and Post publisher Katharine Graham, though often seen as ferociously committed liberals…were, in fact, committed to the First Amendment.”

By Katie Yoder | October 22, 2014 | 1:06 PM EDT

The feminist movement is selling something, but it isn’t feminism. 

In FCKH8.com’s latest video, “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism,” little girls between 6 and 13 years-old dressed up as pink princesses to say f*ck in the name of feminism. One girl questioned, “What is more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the f*cking on equal and sexist way society treats girls and women?” In response, the feminist liberal media latched onto the video, calling it “brilliant,” “empowering” and “adorable.”

By Clay Waters | October 22, 2014 | 12:45 PM EDT

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters on Tuesday all but rooted for a backlash against the GOP's "harsh" "hardliners," and for the party to take a more "charitable" view of illegal immigration -- once the Republicans make their expected gains in the upcoming Congressional elections.

By Kyle Drennen | October 22, 2014 | 12:19 PM EDT

On Wednesday, Today co-host Matt Lauer began an interview with Bill O'Reilly by citing liberal New York Times columnist Frank Bruni actually criticizing the Obama administration's handling of the Ebola crisis: "One dimension of the disease's toll is clear. It's ravaging Americans' already tenuous  faith in the competence of our government and its bureaucracies."

O'Reilly agreed with Bruni's "very perceptive" analysis and declared that Americans "should be angry at their government, because they blew it! Blew it, blew it, blew it!"

By Scott Whitlock | October 22, 2014 | 11:36 AM EDT

With the Democrats facing bad news in the coming midterms, the networks have largely been ignoring the possible electoral wave. Yet, NBC and CBS couldn't resist the "cute" story of Barack Obama bantering with a woman and her boyfriend on Monday. As the President was getting ready to do early voting in Chicago, a man walked by and told him, "Don't touch my girlfriend." 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 22, 2014 | 11:20 AM EDT

Senator Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and her Republican opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, are currently locked in a close Senate race but with less than two weeks until Election Day Senator Hagan declined to participate in a debate Tuesday night. Despite Senator Hagan’s absence, all three network morning shows ignored the story on their Wednesday morning broadcasts.