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By Joseph Rossell | October 20, 2014 | 4:28 PM EDT

Liberal billionaire activist George Soros doesn't like the Tea Party. Now a professor at the university he founded has publicly attacked the group via The Washington Post, claiming Tea Party supporters are primarily old, white, upper middle class, and racist.

Erin K. Jenne, an associate professor at Central European University (CEU), wrote an article which appeared in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog on Oct. 19. Jenne painted the tea party as a radical group advancing policies “that would make Barry Goldwater blush.” She claimed that surveys show tea party supporters “have somewhat more negative views of minorities” and are “overwhelmingly white, middle-aged to old, slightly more educated and slightly higher income than the median American voter.”

By Tom Blumer | October 20, 2014 | 4:02 PM EDT

The story filed by Politico's Jennifer Epstein after President Barack Obama's campaign appearance in Upper Marlboro, Maryland yesterday seemed evenhanded enough.

Unlike Josh Lederman at the Associated Press, who, as I noted yesterday, failed to report that it happened at all, Epstein even got around to describing how many of those in attendance left the event early: "... once the president started speaking, the crowd began streaming out, a few at first, but then by the dozen once Obama was about 10 minutes into his talk. Still, the vast majority of the large crowd stayed for the full event." However, given that Time's Zeke Miller described "a traffic jam next to the pool's tables as folks tried to exit the gym," Epstein may still have been sandbagging her readers. More remarkably in a 6 p.m. tweet, she acted like a frustrated campaign worker instead of like the reporter she allegedly is (HT Twitchy):

By Geoffrey Dickens | October 20, 2014 | 4:01 PM EDT

Wendy Davis keeps failing. The one-time media darling keeps whiffing in her attacks against her Republican opponent in the Texas gubernatorial race. On Monday she implied Texas Republican Attorney General Gregory Abbot was against interracial marriage - even though Abbot’s wife, Cecilia, is a Latina. 

By Tim Graham | October 20, 2014 | 3:34 PM EDT

Chuck Todd noted on Meet the Press that the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal-Annenberg weekly tracking survey found “the biggest lead we've reported yet for generically for the Republicans,” 49 to 44 percent among likely voters (and 45-43 among registered voters). “Here's what I can tell you. All Democrats agree, it was a bad week for them,” Todd said.

But Sunday’s NBC Nightly News and Monday’s Today couldn’t locate that poll, much like they’ve avoided other NBC News polls that look bad for Democrats.

By Katie Yoder | October 20, 2014 | 3:28 PM EDT

Maybe the War on Women is really a class struggle, and the wealthy are trying to make sure the proletariat doesn’t get to make whoopee. Or so suggests one Washington Post opinion columnist. 

The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell asked on Oct. 16, “Is sex only for rich people?” Rampell argued for more access to “family planning” (aka birth control and abortion) for low-incomers. “America has decided: Sex is for rich people,” she wrote. “Non-procreative sex in particular.”

By Jack Coleman | October 20, 2014 | 2:49 PM EDT

Mark Levin does not suffer liberal foolishness gladly, as his radio listeners are keenly aware, and whether said fools are employed at Fox News Channel is irrelevant to him.

Levin, well-deserving and most recent recipient of the Media Research Center's annual William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence, went after Fox's Sheppard Smith for complaining about "hysterical" voices in media warning of the threat from Ebola, with Smith specifically citing talk radio in his complaint.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 20, 2014 | 1:13 PM EDT

In the latest “Lean Forward” ad, which aired during Sunday’s Up w/ Steve Kornacki, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews continued the network’s theme of pushing liberal policies on its airwaves. The Hardball host declared that “the one lesson we learn again and again is that it matters who is elected. Whether it’s in a small suburb of Missouri or in the American presidency.” 

By Matthew Balan | October 20, 2014 | 12:43 PM EDT

On Monday, the AP's David Bauder spotlighted the ongoing controversy over NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman breaking her own quarantine, after she returned from West Africa to cover the Ebola outbreak. Bauder underlined that Synderman's "the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor," and added that "NBC must now decide whether Snyderman's credibility is too damaged for her to continue reporting on Ebola or other medical issues."

By Katie Yoder | October 20, 2014 | 11:58 AM EDT

The media’s “conscience on abortion” is profiting off of babies – in more ways than one.

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ online campaign store is selling baby onesies for a $20 contribution. The messages on the clothing read, “Wendy Davis for Texas” and “Generation Wendy.” (Ironic for a candidate the media showcased as an abortion heroine.)

By Clay Waters | October 20, 2014 | 11:33 AM EDT

The New York Times is one of the media's prime carriers of sickly White House assurances about Ebola, dictating unfounded claims that it has the disease under control, while dismissing calls from Republicans and health experts for banning flights out of infected countries as paranoid, unscientific overreaction.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 20, 2014 | 11:13 AM EDT

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, appeared on Sunday’s Meet the Press and did her best to make excuses for potential Democratic losses in the November midterm elections. Speaking to moderator Chuck Todd, Mitchell complained that the “Texas Supreme Court decision on Saturday morning is going to be really telling, if there are more voter restrictions placed in some of those states, it's going to be really hard for Democrats.” 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 20, 2014 | 9:53 AM EDT

On Sunday’s Nightly News, Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent, scolded the GOP over their criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis. The NBC reporter maintained that “with public fears spreading faster than the disease itself, some Republican candidates eyeing wins in the upcoming midterm elections are stoking public fears.”

By Mark Finkelstein | October 20, 2014 | 9:48 AM EDT

Tart-tongued Tina Brown is at it again. On today's Morning Joe, seeking to explain why Republicans are doing surprisingly well with women voters this year, Brown said: "they had their rabies shots."

By Rich Noyes | October 20, 2014 | 8:40 AM EDT

With the first confirmed cases of Ebola in America, CNN's Van Jones urges Democrats to exploit the issue: "We've got to get our base going....This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in." But when Republicans criticize the Obama administration's response, journalists sneer. "This is the politics of fear. It's irresponsible," chastised MSNBC's Craig Melvin.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 20, 2014 | 8:28 AM EDT

Don't know what Dorian Warren's been smoking, but we can guess what he's been reading: Rolling Stone, and in particular a recent column in which Paul Krugman claims that Barack Obama is one of the most "successful presidents in American history" [ed.: not a typo].

On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Warren said he'd be happy to call his Vegas buddies to bet that "history will be very, very good to Barack Obama."   Warren was responding to Joe Scarborough's suggestion that history will lump Obama and George W. Bush together for their lack of effective leadership.