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By Mark Finkelstein | October 15, 2014 | 8:19 AM EDT

It was one thing for Joe Scarborough to make the case for Mitt Romney, arguing that these frightening times demand the kind of competence Romney offers.  

But on today's Morning Joe, it was stunning to hear a New York Dem like Donny Deutsch say something very similar. According to the ad man: "There is a psychological reason to go to Mitt Romney, and that is: wow!  We kind of made a mistake four years ago. We get to do a do-over. He was right about Syria, he was right about a lot of things."

By Tim Graham | October 15, 2014 | 6:51 AM EDT

On Tuesday morning, Catholic author George Weigel took to National Review Online to describe “The Great Catholic Cave-In That Wasn’t.” Weigel slammed a Monday article in The New York Times headlined “Vatican Signals More Tolerance Toward Gays and Remarriage” as the latest in a long series of biased articles awaiting the Catholic Church’s surrender to the liberal, modernist Times zeitgeist.

Weigel asked: Why would the Catholic Church please the papers and "emulate the pattern of the dying communities of liberal Protestantism?"

By Curtis Houck | October 15, 2014 | 12:34 AM EDT

Major broadcast networks ABC and NBC both refused to cover the news on Tuesday night that the lone individual the United States has in custody relating to the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya has been charged with murder on multiple counts with 17 total charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted. As for those that did cover it on their Tuesday evening newscasts, both CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and the Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier offered news briefs on the subject. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 14, 2014 | 11:23 PM EDT

On October 12, the Sunday edition of The Washington Post reported their “Election Lab” estimate that the Republicans will win six more seats in the House and eight more Senate seats, and projected it was 95 percent certain that Democrats will lose the Senate.

For his part, NBC's Chuck Todd was firmly, stubbornly persistent in the usual Republicans-in-deep-doodoo narrative about social issues.

By Jeffrey Lord | October 14, 2014 | 11:01 PM EDT

Brian Stelter used to work for the New York Times. Apparently he doesn’t read it.

This curious fact came to light recently when Stelter, now the host of CNN’s obviously erroneously named Reliable Sources, invited PBS “science” correspondent Miles O’Brien on his show. The two zeroed in on this statement from Fox’s Andrea Tantaros: “I've said it before, I'll say it again -- in these countries, they do not believe in traditional medical care. So, someone could get off a flight and seek treatment from a witch doctor." This was more than enough to have Stelter and O’Brien foaming.

By Curtis Houck | October 14, 2014 | 10:55 PM EDT

Following a segment that aired on Sunday night’s NBC Nightly News on President Obama’s unpopularity ahead of the midterm elections, the evening news program with two more midterm election segments on Tuesday. Both segments, however, were not without liberal bias, as one segment promoted the “close” Kentucky Senate race and the other discussed three Senate races to watch that present “big hurdles” for a Republican Senate majority.

By Ken Shepherd | October 14, 2014 | 10:00 PM EDT

By and large the national liberal media have ignored gubernatorial races this election cycle, preferring to focus on the battle for control of the U.S. Senate. That is perfectly understandable, of course, but not when a juicy watercooler-worthy story comes along like this one.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 14, 2014 | 9:31 PM EDT

As we reported here on NewsBusters, during a recent Morning Joe appearance Chuck Todd twice said that Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president.

On  Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Todd said he was "sick to his stomach" when he saw that his comment had been used in an ad for Mitch McConnell.  But interestingly, instead of blaming the McConnell campaign, Todd tagged Grimes, saying she had "invited this on herself" by her refusal to answer the simple question.

By Tom Johnson | October 14, 2014 | 9:14 PM EDT

The blogger argues that Paul Ryan’s “ideological fantasies prevent him from accepting even basic scientific facts” after Ryan says scientists don’t know if humans have contributed to global warming.

By Clay Waters | October 14, 2014 | 5:52 PM EDT

Wendy Davis, pro-abortion Democrat and media darling, is trailing in her Texas gubernatorial race against Republican Greg Abbott. In desperation, her camp released the already infamous 30-second "wheelchair ad," targeting her disabled Republican opponent Greg Abbott. But the New York Times' David Montgomery suggested that "by referring to his disability in his political campaign, some analysts say, Mr. Abbott effectively opened the door for Ms. Davis’s depiction of the wheelchair in her ad."

By Curtis Houck | October 14, 2014 | 5:46 PM EDT

On Friday afternoon, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and her campaign released a new ad that took aim at her Republican opponent Greg Abbott as a “hypocrite” for supposedly not caring about the disabled after becoming a paraplegic in 1984.

Since the despicable ad aired, only one story has been offered on the morning or evening newscasts of the major broadcast networks through Monday night. That single story came on Tuesday morning during the 7:30 a.m. half-hour of NBC’s Today by NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander and lasted just over two minutes.

By Ken Shepherd | October 14, 2014 | 5:40 PM EDT

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee is "insulting the intelligence" of Bluegrass State voters when she insists she cannot disclose for whom she voted in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. That was the assessment of MSNBC contributor Howard Fineman, appearing on the October 14 edition of The Cycle in a panel discussion handicapping the 2014 Senate races. 

By Matthew Balan | October 14, 2014 | 5:33 PM EDT

On Tuesday, the Big Three networks' morning newscasts carried water for the left-wing Human Rights Campaign by adopting their "seismic shift" label about the midterm report from the Catholic bishops' Extraordinary Synod on the Family. On Good Morning America, ABC's Amy Robach trumpeted that "the Catholic Church appears to be making a seismic shift towards gays and divorcees." Norah O'Donnell also used the "seismic" term on CBS This Morning.

By Kyle Drennen | October 14, 2014 | 3:38 PM EDT

In an interview with Ann Romney aired on Tuesday's NBC Today, special anchor Maria Shriver couldn't help getting in a dig at Republicans: "The Republican Party is viewed by so many women as having a gender problem, a women's problem. Do you believe that?"

The question came amid a segment that was largely focused on the Romneys funding the creation of a new medical center to research multiple sclerosis – which Ann Romney suffers from – as well as other neurological diseases.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 14, 2014 | 3:12 PM EDT

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Kentucky, has been mocked repeatedly for refusing to tell voters if she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 citing the sanctity of the ballot box as her reason. With Grimes continuing to not answer a basic question about her political leanings, Jonathan Karl, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent, hilariously asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about his vote for president. The ABC reporter framed his question by maintaining that “the Democratic candidate for Senate in Kentucky, this is the Democratic Party’s top hope for knocking off an incumbent Republican, Allison Grimes.”