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By P.J. Gladnick | October 26, 2014 | 1:37 PM EDT

"Interstellar" opens on November 7 and the special effects of a crew travelling through a wormhole to reach a planet in another star system is reported to be quite interesting. Unfortunately there are also reports that the reason the crew has to travel to another planet is because global warming on Earth has ruined the crops and another place has to be found to grow corn. Is this another case of a potentially good movie weakened in order to serve a political cause?
 

By Tim Graham | October 26, 2014 | 1:27 PM EDT

Deadline Hollywood reports ABC Studios has picked up a new sitcom project called “Totally Illegal” from “Two And A Half Men” co-creator Lee Aronsohn. The illegal alien is Canadian, while the longtime citizens are Mexican-American.

By Tom Blumer | October 26, 2014 | 12:48 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Michelle Kosinski and Gabe LaMonica at CNN provided those who believe that the nation's establishment press has permanently crossed the line into the kind of behavior we used to see at the old Soviet Union's Pravda and Izvestia with plenty of corroborating evidence.

They did so by calling a White House transcript of a speech by President Barack Obama containing an obvious cover-up "corrected" (bolds are mine):

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 12:16 PM EDT

During a campaign rally for Martha Coakley, Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made some controversial comments about private businesses not being job creators. Speaking on Friday, Clinton told a Democratic audience to ignore people who say “corporations and businesses create jobs.” Despite the potential 2016 presidential candidate expressing far left anti-business sentiments, all three network Sunday morning political shows (ABC’s This Week, CBS’ Face The Nation, and NBC’s Meet the Press) conveniently ignored Ms. Clinton’s remarks during their midterm coverage. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 10:25 AM EDT

On Sunday morning, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on NBC’s Today to discuss the politics of Ebola in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking to co-host Lester Holt, Todd channeled the concerns of the Obama administration following decisions made by Governors Chris Christie, Pat Quinn and Andrew Cuomo to institute mandatory quarantines to anyone who came in contact with an Ebola patient. The Meet the Press moderator insisted that the White House isn't “supporting the decisions that they've made. They’re very concerned about these mandatory quarantines.”

By Tim Graham | October 26, 2014 | 7:26 AM EDT

Count NPR as one of those national media outlets that just can’t really grasp the notion that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Washington Post have ruined the narrative that “gentle giant” Michael Brown never wrestled police officer Darren Wilson for his gun. The finding of burns on the thumb “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.” But NPR blurred over the inconvienent news.

By Brent Baker | October 26, 2014 | 3:20 AM EDT

Out of sync with MSNBC, NBC’s Saturday Night Live opened last night with a skit in which “President Obama” acknowledged the ineptitude of his administration and “Ron Klain,” the Ebola Czar, conceded to a reporter that he has no medical expertise. Picking up on poor Democratic prospects in the mid-term elections, the comedy show then had Klain warning “if you live in a southern state, such as Louisiana, Arkansas, or Kentucky, you actually may want to avoid any large public spaces like, say, a polling booth.”

By Brent Baker | October 26, 2014 | 12:16 AM EDT

KTLA-TV entertainment reporter Sam Rubin noted during a Friday morning newscast on the Los Angeles station: “My wife calls and says, ‘Since when did you become the fat guy on that show?’” To which off-camera traffic reporter Ginger Chan blurted out a response, not realizing her microphone was live.

By Tim Graham | October 25, 2014 | 10:17 PM EDT

Under Barack Obama, the Federal Communications Commission has walked away from any sense of enforcing traditional broadcast decency, a dramatic change from the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” drama of 2004. Two years ago, the courts consented to the broadcast networks’ demands that indecency is an outdated notion. (Liberals want to redefine broadcast obscenity as words like "Redskins.") But FCC fines are breaking out in a brand new area.

By Tim Graham | October 25, 2014 | 5:31 PM EDT

The left-leaning viral-video website Upworthy preached that Canadian media were much better than American media in covering the shooting in the Parliament in Ottawa. Apparently, American media were wrong to use the word “terror” and spurred fears with graphics like CNN’s  “Shooter was convert to Islam.”

Canadian coverage was apparently superior because it says “rumors start” after a violent event and “We try to keep them out of our coverage.”

By Jeffrey Lord | October 25, 2014 | 4:37 PM EDT

Why do conservatives mistrust the liberal media? Much-celebrated Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee knew why. They decided scandals about their political enemies were national news, even the greatest scandals of our lives. But they felt scandals about their political friends should be buried forever. Those were personal lives that shouldn't be exposed.

By Geoffrey Dickens | October 25, 2014 | 9:30 AM EDT

Bristol Palin, on Thursday, responded to Carol Costello’s joking about her assault and subsequent apology. Palin also pointed out the liberal media's double-standard when it comes to treating family members of Democratic politicians.

By Tom Blumer | October 25, 2014 | 9:20 AM EDT

One can only imagine how much grief the national press would have given Laura Bush had she gone on the midterm congressional campaign trail during her husband's presidency and mispronounced the name of a Republican senatorial candidate, or if she had presented part of the bio of a Democratic opponent as that of the incumbent Republican for whom she was stumping.

First Lady Michelle Obama has done both things — reversing parties, of course — in recent weeks. The national press is largely pretending that these things never happened, and, when they do notice the gaffes, making excuses for her.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 25, 2014 | 8:02 AM EDT

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is hardly a site for hundreds of angry protesters. But they have erupted over their current selection, an opera called “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Leon Klinghoffer was the 69-year-old paralyzed New Yorker who in 1985 was aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro, then executed by Islamic terrorists because he was a Jew. The  terrorists forced the ship's barber and a waiter to throw his body and his wheelchair overboard off the coast of Egypt.

Klinghoffer’s daughters, Lisa and Ilsa, have objected to this opera for decades.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 25, 2014 | 7:15 AM EDT

Let she who is without geography sin cast the first globe!  On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow mercilessly mocked Darrell Issa for confusing Guinea with Guyana. The Republican congressman made his mistake during a discussion of the country in which the latest Ebola outbreak began.  Issa said it was "Guyana," a South American country, whereas in fact it was Guinea, a West African one.

Fair enough.  Issa should have gotten his countries straight.  But of all the hosts in the MSNBC lineup, Rachel Maddow should have been the last to have the chutzpah to highlight Issa's blooper.  For you see, just last month, Maddow made a big geography blooper of her own.  During a discussion of President Obama's then-impending trip to Estonia--a Baltic country--Maddow went on—repeatedly and at length—about the last time a president had visited . . . the Balkans.