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By Scott Whitlock | January 27, 2015 | 4:29 PM EST

MSNBC on Tuesday showcased the northeast's dangerous blizzard conditions by sending journalist Rehema Ellis out on the roads to report while driving, often taking her hands off the wheel.

By Kyle Drennen | January 27, 2015 | 3:12 PM EST

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein worried that the Clinton political machine would be unable to compete with funding from Charles and David Koch during the 2016 presidential campaign: "I mean, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will be scratching lotto tickets, I think, for the next week just trying to catch up with the $889 million that the Koch brothers are going to put in here."

By Jeffrey Meyer | January 27, 2015 | 1:54 PM EST

On Monday night, Nicolle Wallace, former Communications Director for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, appeared on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman and proved once and for all that she loves to criticize Sarah Palin. During her discussion with the liberal comic, Wallace mocked Palin’s intelligence and insisted that she “gave a speech this weekend in Iowa where again on full display were all the gaps in her knowledge and that’s what became obvious not just to the public but to us, and that was sort of chilling.” 

By Kristine Marsh | January 27, 2015 | 1:53 PM EST

The religious fundamentalists are coming! The religious fundamentalists are coming! Daily Beast writer Dean Obeidallah frantically warns, in his Jan. 27 piece “Bobby Jindal Wants to Fistfight Your God." Obeidallah clearly imagines himself some kind of Paul Revere warning America of the impending doom at the hands of ISIS-like Christians and the rest of the media is locking step in his mission to expose Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “hate.” So what did Jindal do to earn so much condemnation? Well he was caught leading a prayer rally in Baton Rouge over the weekend, in an event hosted by the American Family Association (“AFA”.) Truly deplorable stuff. 

That’s because the AFA is a hate group and Jindal should know better than speaking for such a radical group. He might as well be speaking at a pro-ISIS rally, according to Obeidallah. 

By Tim Graham | January 27, 2015 | 1:19 PM EST

Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports “A new Ipsos/Reuters poll throws cold water on the racially-charged #OscarsSoWhite trend and other campaigns suggesting that the overly liberal Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was biased this year against blacks and other minorities in picking Oscar nominees.”

By Matthew Balan | January 27, 2015 | 1:03 PM EST

In her Tuesday item, the AP's Kimberlee Kruesi repeatedly emphasized the ideology of opponents of proposed legislation in Idaho that would "create protections for gay and lesbian people." Kruesi underlined that the state legislative committee that held the heading was "made up some of the Statehouse's most conservative lawmakers and only a handful of Democrats." However, she failed to give equivalent labels for the left-of-center proponents of the bill.

By Scott Whitlock | January 27, 2015 | 12:20 PM EST

The man who trained Navy S.E.A.L Chris Kyle appeared on Fox Business, Monday, to slam liberal filmmaker Michael Moore for his repeated attacks on the movie American Sniper and its subject, Chris Kyle.

By Tom Johnson | January 27, 2015 | 11:25 AM EST

In an article for Salon, Penn State professor Sophia McClennen claims the box-office blockbuster has “no nuance, no context and no subtlety” and that its director, Clint Eastwood, represents a dark, disturbing feature of the GOP mind-set.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | January 27, 2015 | 10:51 AM EST

Following Monday’s severe blizzard that pummeled the Northeast, on Tuesday morning, CNN’s New Day hosted liberal New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio to discuss the city’s handling of the snowstorm.  After DeBlasio briefly spoke with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, brother of New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota greeted DeBlasio with a friendly kiss and embrace before offering DeBlasio some homemade hot chocolate. 

By Jack Coleman | January 26, 2015 | 8:35 PM EST

A tidal-wave election that Republicans rode to victory in 2014 and the roaring success of American Sniper, a film that many liberals loathe -- yes, they're related, Rush Limbaugh pointed out to his radio listeners today.

Bad enough for Democrats to suffer epic losses in the midterms, but when their power and influence are on the wane in Hollywood too -- that's a problem.

By Ken Shepherd | January 26, 2015 | 8:16 PM EST

See if you can spot the typos on this map, which depict mandatory travel bans in Northeastern states for the overnight of January 26-27. 

By Curtis Houck | January 26, 2015 | 7:43 PM EST

During her MSNBC show Now on Monday, Alex Wagner had on guest Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, who took advantage of the blizzard set to strike New York City and New England to invoke climate change and blame the “big oil industry” and Republicans for “voting down science” in a Senate vote last week.

Not to be outdone, Wagner took her own swipe at those who don’t subscribe to the view that the storm was bred by humans and climate change: “[J]ust with the flight delays, the economic impact of travel and travel cancellations, it seems like framing this sort-of changing climate in an economic context is a pretty powerful way to get people to start caring a little bit more about the changes that are happening to the Earth.”

By Tom Blumer | January 26, 2015 | 6:11 PM EST

This post follows up on Friday morning's entry (at BizzyBlog; at NewsBusters) showing that "Fewer Than 0.5% of Americans Live in Fully Recovered Counties." This is the kind of news which would be front and center with the nation's establishment press if such a report came out during a Republican or conservative presidential administration. With Team Obama in place, NACo's work has been virtually ignored.

Some commenters at the Friday post raised a potentially valid objection to the criteria used by the National Association of Counties to determine "full recovery." NACo's four bases were returns to pre-recession bests in number of jobs, the unemployment rate, GDP, and home prices. Objectors wanted to completely discount the group's work based on its inclusion of home prices, arguing that pre-bubble home prices were artificially high, and that a failure to return to those levels was not a valid indicator of economic malaise. If all three other metrics were impressive, they would have had a point. But they weren't. This post will look at the unemployment rate metric, because that will be the only one needed to show that they still don't have a point.

By Ken Shepherd | January 26, 2015 | 5:33 PM EST

Comedian Jim Gaffigan got off a great zinger on Twitter yesterday aimed straight at Hollywood folks who look down on the average American who has given American Sniper their vote at the box office.

By Matthew Balan | January 26, 2015 | 5:32 PM EST

John Avlon unsurprisingly bashed conservatives on Monday's New Day on CNN during a panel discussion on potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Avlon labeled the recent Iowa Freedom Summit "the dean of the crazy caucus, Steve King's, cattle call," and asserted that the media covered the conference because "it's the place most likely for a Republican aspirant to say something incredibly crazy in an attempt to pander to the base out in Iowa. So, we're all hoping for the car crash – and there were a lot of them."