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By Mark Finkelstein | October 28, 2014 | 8:12 AM EDT

If on national TV you pass along from a "friend" an extremely damning charge about someone's morality, do you have an obligation to identify that "friend" or provide some sort of substantiation for the charge?  Nicolle Wallace apparently doesn't think so.

On today's Morning Joe, speaking of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, Wallace blithely passed along the charge from an unnamed "friend" from Tallahassee that "these are two guys who are the least tethered to any sort of moral compass that have ever run against each other."  

By Tianna DiMartino | October 28, 2014 | 7:02 AM EDT

Oh good. A Hollywood liberal is doing a sitcom about a church. What could go wrong?

With NBC’s popular comedic sit-com “Parks and Recreation” heading into its seventh and final season, lead actress Amy Poehler’s next project is one conservative Christians probably won’t welcome.

By Curtis Houck | October 28, 2014 | 1:03 AM EDT

As of Monday night, the major English and Spanish broadcast networks have blacked out all mention of remarks made by Hillary Clinton on Friday at a campaign event for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley that businesses and corporations do not create jobs.

Speaking at the campaign event, Clinton told the audience that: “Don't let anybody tell you that, you know – it's corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know, that old theory, trickle down economics. That has been tried, that has failed.”

By Tom Blumer | October 28, 2014 | 12:08 AM EDT

The most recent CNN/Opinion Research poll covering October 24-26 shows that 68 percent of those surveyed said that they are "very angry ... or somewhat angry ... about the way things are going in the country today," and that 60 percent are "very scared" or "somewhat scared." CNN's web coverage and the poll report presented on Jake Tapper's show today relayed that info.

But, predictably, the poll was seriously cooked. Its 31%-21%-48% breakdown of Democrats, Republicans and independents is a sick joke. Gallup's continuously running breakdown as of mid-October, by comparison, is 29%-33%-35%, a 14-point swing from the CNN poll. So CNN's video reassurance that voters have a one-point generic ballot preference for Democrats really translates to at least a +4 for Republicans in the real world.

By Melissa Mullins | October 27, 2014 | 10:51 PM EDT

Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS investigative reporter who blew the lid off of CBS’s blatant bias toward the president and his administration, confirms that her computer was hacked and heavily monitored by a “government related entity” and embedded with classified documents. Her computer was hacked by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, non-attributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.”

By Curtis Houck | October 27, 2014 | 10:07 PM EDT

On Monday night, CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid continued to promote an ad by a liberal organization that claims Republicans in Congress are responsible for cutting funding for research hoping to find an Ebola vaccine.

Reid stated at the conclusion of his report on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley how: “One independent liberal group released an ad criticizing Republicans for cutting spending that they say could have led to an Ebola vaccination. Scott, that ad is titled “Republican Cuts Kill," which shows just how tough the political battle over Ebola has come.”

By Tom Johnson | October 27, 2014 | 9:48 PM EDT

Josh Marshall writes that back in the day, right-wingers distorted the extent of media bias against them, and created FNC to balance the scales.

By Jack Coleman | October 27, 2014 | 9:28 PM EDT

Repeated viewings of "The Rachel Maddow Show" provide little in the way of satisfaction for the sane among us, except when she is at her most righteously indignant at the stupidity of lesser mortals, which is to say, nearly all of humanity.

On her MSNBC show Friday, Maddow could barely contain her unbridled contempt for GOP congressman Darrell Issa over his remarks about Ebola.

By Ken Shepherd | October 27, 2014 | 9:02 PM EDT

"What's worse? Thom Tillis or Ebola?" Yes, Chris Matthews actually asked that, in jest, on the October 27 edition of MSNBC's Hardball.

By Tom Blumer | October 27, 2014 | 8:45 PM EDT

In late September, Charlie Baker, the Republican who is the party's gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts, told female reporter Sharman Sacchetti, who had already asked him a series of questions: "OK, this is going to be the last one, sweetheart."

That was enough to send the press into a tizzy. Jack Coleman at NewsBusters noted how Rachel Maddow at MSNBC turned Baker's statement into proof that the GOP is engaged in a "war on women," even though Baker quickly apologized directly to the reporter and indicated that, as paraphrased by the Associated Press, "the comment was a mistake and doesn't represent his work attitudes." This would be the same Associated Press which has, based on searches, not had a single national or local story on South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen calling incumbent Republicn Nikki Haley a "whore" — even though Sheheen waited four days to (insincerely, in my view) apologize.

By Ken Shepherd | October 27, 2014 | 5:07 PM EDT

CNBC's John Harwood has been hard at work on Twitter today, not reporting news, of course, but defending former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's left-wing applause line last week that businesses don't create jobs.

By Scott Whitlock | October 27, 2014 | 4:52 PM EDT

Despite nearly 1400 words of space, New York Times writer Amy Chozick on Monday never used the "liberal" label in a story on possible 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton being hit from the left with regards to immigration. Instead, she explained that "immigration activists have already turned their focus — and their frustration — to his potential successor." 

By Tom Blumer | October 27, 2014 | 4:36 PM EDT

Earlier today, South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen "apologized" for telling supporters last Thursday that if he defeats incumbent Republican Nikki Haley, "we’re gonna escort whore out the door."

Sheheen's "apology" is far from satisfactory, especially given the point NewsBusters commenter "Rio5" made at last night's post, namely that "As my father always said, 'If it isn't in your head it won't come out of your mouth.'" As will be seen after the jump, Vincent Sheheen wants us to believe that he is a miraculously rare exception to that wise saying. Readers will also see that State.com reporter Cassie Cope is being incredibly indulgent in covering the "apology":

By Tim Graham | October 27, 2014 | 2:25 PM EDT

Jaime Fuller at The Washington Post mocked the Charlotte Observer’s surprisingly weak endorsement of Sen. Kay Hagan. The Post called it Hagan’s “worst endorsement.” That seems right.

“Here is a sample of the glowing things they had to say about her,” Fuller cracked:

By NB Staff | October 27, 2014 | 1:26 PM EDT

"If it hurts the narrative of the Obama administration, it's just not covered." That's how Media Research Center president Brent Bozell summed up the stunning findings of the latest MRC study, which shows a tremendous disparity in how the liberal broadcast networks covered the 2006 midterms as opposed to this years.