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By Dylan Gwinn | October 7, 2015 | 7:37 PM EDT

According to Fox’s Scream Queens, negligent homicide and murder cover-up is a strong indicator of your potential to make it on Fox News.

By Tom Blumer | October 7, 2015 | 7:02 PM EDT

Over at the Associated Press, Andrew Taylor, contrary to the wire service's usual practice, referenced a pre-official Congressional Budget Office report to tout the federal government's "improved" budget deficit. The CBO estimates that the deficit, which won't become official until the Treasury Department releases its final Monthly Treasury Statement of the fiscal year in the next week or two, will come in at $435 billion.

Predictably, Taylor didn't disclose three facts he could easily have relayed in his brief report's available space, instead choosing to create artificial drama over deadlines which are three weeks and two months away, respectively:

By Randy Hall | October 7, 2015 | 6:55 PM EDT

With former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton losing ground in virtually every poll, it looks like she and her campaign staff have decided that answering a question posed by a long-time reporter is not as important as responding to the same query from an "average voter."

That was apparently the case on Monday evening, when Bloomberg Politics reporter Mark Halperin received no answer from the Democratic presidential candidate when he asked if she had a message for the National Rifle Association.

By Matthew Balan | October 7, 2015 | 6:37 PM EDT

Tuesday's All Things Considered on NPR followed the lead of CNN earlier in the day in spotlighting a pro-euthanasia activist's reaction to California Governor Jerry Brown signing the "End of Life Option Act." Host Kelly McEvers allowed only a brief mention of opponents calling the governor's move "a dark day for California." McEvers then gave guest Christy O'Donnell, who has terminal lung cancer, the kid glove treatment. O'Donnell appeared on CNN's At This Hour earlier on Tuesday, where anchor Kate Bolduan thanked her for her "strength" and "courage."

By Matt Philbin | October 7, 2015 | 5:59 PM EDT

Like clockwork, before anyone had time digest the horror of the latest mass shooting, the left started finger-pointing and demanding more gun control – whether it would have prevented the crime or not. From President Obama on down, they immediately began railing against the NRA and gun owners.

Not surprisingly, entertainment industry liberals were among the most vocal. That also made them among the most hypocritical. TV, movies and music videos thrive portraying – and often glamorizing – violence, and gun violence in particular. And while actors were demanding gun control, the top 10 movies in theaters this past weekend were awash in violence – 334 separate violent acts, 121 of them involving guns. The on-screen body count was 39 dead out of 142 victims.

By Brad Wilmouth | October 7, 2015 | 5:38 PM EDT

On Tuesday's All In, MSNBC host Chris Hayes devoted a segment to the recent announcement that Alabama will be closing a significant number of the state's DMVs -- some in majority black counties -- as he fretted that Alabama may be making it more difficult for black voters to get the required voter ID cards.

To his credit, Hayes brought on Alabama Republican Secretary of State John Merrill as a guest to discuss the impact of the closings, but, even after Merrill related that each of the 67 counties will still have a Board of Registrar office where the voter IDs can be obtained free of charge, the MSNBC host still showed worry that there would be "pain" in having to spend time visiting such an office.

By Alatheia Larsen | October 7, 2015 | 4:29 PM EDT

Media outlets conveniently seized upon a study claiming to show higher alcohol taxes reduced drunken-driving deaths, but ignored problems with the study including its funding.

In April 2015, the media, including The Washington Post, covered a University of Florida study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study evaluated automobile accident fatalities involving alcohol between 2001 and 2011, and claimed a reduction in deaths after 2009 was caused by a several-cent increase in alcohol excise tax in 2009.

By Kyle Drennen | October 7, 2015 | 3:15 PM EDT

On Monday’s NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander heralded efforts to get Joe Biden to enter the 2016 presidential race: “This morning the campaign calling for a Biden campaign is now up and running. Today NBC News is getting an exclusive first look at the first pro-Biden ad to hit the air, produced in hopes of drafting the Vice President into the 2016 race.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 7, 2015 | 2:20 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the co-hosts of ABC’s The View repeatedly ganged up on Republican presidential candidate John Kasich over the issue of gun control. Throughout the heated interview, Kasich stressed that mental illness was the root cause of many mass shootings that occur across the nation but the show’s cast repeatedly called for greater restrictions on gun ownership. 

By Brad Wilmouth | October 7, 2015 | 1:13 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's The Nightly Show on Comedy Central, CNN political analyst and Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Jon Avlon asserted that, if Hillary Clinton runs for President as a "bad-ass policy wonk," she will "contrast well" with the "hot air" on the GOP side where people are "trying to bigot their way to the nomination."

By Matthew Balan | October 7, 2015 | 1:07 PM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo and Michaela Pereira marveled over the "huge step" and "unprecedented move" by People magazine in publishing a "call to action" on the issue of gun violence. The celebrity-centered publication printed the names and phone numbers of all 535 members of Congress, and called on "readers to contact their elected representatives to make their voices heard" on the subject. Pereira wondered, "Are we at a tipping point? Are we at a tipping point in the nation when so many of us are saying, not again – not again?!"

By Kristine Marsh | October 7, 2015 | 1:02 PM EDT

It’s newsworthy when people of faith are killed by a gunman -- except when they are Christian. The broadcast networks made that clear by the difference between the massive coverage of the shooting of three Muslims in February and the little coverage of how the Oregon shooter reportedly targeted Christians.

“Many have already judged this as a hate crime,” CBS’s Scott Pelley asserted on the Feb. 14 evening news broadcast covering the Chapel Hill shooting. When three Muslim students were killed by an angry neighbor last spring, the broadcast networks jumped to allege this was an anti-Muslim “hate crime” -- bringing that phrase up a whopping 30 times in eight broadcasts.  

By Katie Yoder | October 7, 2015 | 12:19 PM EDT

Kathy Griffin has a way with words.

In anticipation of her upcoming tour, liberal actress and comedian Kathy Griffin spoke with editor Carey Purcell. During the interview, Griffin slammed Planned Parenthood critics as “average American dumbass[es]” and declared that she would “love to give every single one” of the GOP candidates a Pap smear – including Carly Fiorina.

By Erin Aitcheson | October 7, 2015 | 12:16 PM EDT

As if we don’t get enough of Kanye West’s nonsensical comments (president Yeezus 2020 anyone?), the rapper recently made another “important” announcement.

According to a candid two-hour interview with SHOW studio, Mr. Kardashian is up in arms with the fashion industry for being discriminatory against him. This isn’t a “hands up don’t shoot,” #blacklivesmatter discrimination though. West complained the fashion industry discriminated against him because he isn’t gay. Oh the irony.

By Scott Whitlock | October 7, 2015 | 11:51 AM EDT

The outraged journalists at NBC, ABC and CBS on Wednesday slammed the “controversial,” “beyond insensitive” Ben Carson for his comments about last week’s mass shooting in Oregon. Their anger provides a strong contrast to controversial statements by Hillary Clinton in recent days. Carson urged people in mass shooting to attack the gunman, prompting Today co-host Natalie Morales to rage, “It's beyond insensitive. It's hard to hear that.”