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By Randy Hall | October 30, 2014 | 7:31 PM EDT

With less than a week to go before the midterm elections arrive, David Firestone -- a member of the New York Times Editorial Board -- vented his anger in an attempt to diminish the influence the National Rifle Association has on the political process.

In an article entitled “The NRA's Instant Classic Attack Ads,” Firestone accused the national organization of producing false advertisements as part of its role as the “grand master” of fear, “which thrives on putting guns in nervous hands.”

By Tom Blumer | October 30, 2014 | 6:03 PM EDT

At NewsBusters yesterday, P.J. Gladnick justifiably went after the over-the-top hackery pervading Alexander Burns's Politico story on how "Scott Walker limps toward 2016." Burns bitterly criticized Walker's "divide-and-conquer strategy," and the governor himself as "confrontational" and (of course) "polarizing."

Given that his column was allegedly updated this morning, I expected Burns to revise his writeup to react to two recent newsworthy campaign developments. Incredibly, he didn't mention either.

By Curtis Houck | October 30, 2014 | 5:49 PM EDT

As of Thursday morning, both ABC and NBC have ignored the latest rift in the relationship between the United States and Israel as “a senior Obama administration official” told Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was nothing more than a “coward” and "chickens***." 

Both the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning newscasts on ABC and NBC made no mention of this story, which further cements the chilly reception Netanyahu and President Obama have had for each other throughout Obama’s presidency. 

By Kyle Drennen | October 30, 2014 | 5:41 PM EDT

In the only full report on the upcoming midterm election on Thursday's NBC Today, correspondent Gabe Gutierrez shared his journey aboard the "Pot Bus" in Florida, a campaign effort urging voters to back legalized medical marijuana in the state: "...supporters say that they've made about 200 stops over the past few months to rally support....It's a ride full of high hopes."

By Ken Shepherd | October 30, 2014 | 5:32 PM EDT

David Freedlander of the Daily Beast just doesn't get it. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) is the Left's "dream governor," pushing through "higher taxes on the rich....  [a] state earned income tax credit for the poor...higher minimum wage" and a laundry list of other "progressive" agenda items like "mandatory paid sick leave, repeal of the death penalty, more liberal marijuana laws, easier ballot access, a transgender rights bill, strict new gun control laws, and massive new spending on public education, higher education, and infrastructure."

So then, "Why isn’t Connecticut grateful?" Why is Dannel Malloy on the Democratic governors endangered species list this November?

By Mark Finkelstein | October 30, 2014 | 5:26 PM EDT

Could this be the most cynical statement of the campaign season?  The woman whose recent wedding President Obama attended is okay with stoking the racial fears of black Americans—if that's what it takes to drive them to the polls and secure Dem victories. Alex Wagner devoted a segment of her MSNBC show today to the naked appeals to the racial fears of black Americans that Democrats are making in campaign ads.  Wagner discussed Dem ads that seek to stoke black fear toward Republicans by invoking Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

You might think Wagner would have condemned these ugly tactics, explicitly aimed at driving Americans apart based on their race.  Think again. To the contrary, Wagner concluded the segment by saying that it shouldn't have to be the kind of threats contained in these ads that get people to vote, "but if it does, so much stronger the party is for it."

By Matthew Balan | October 30, 2014 | 4:19 PM EDT

Don Lemon surprisingly brought on a Catholic seminarian on Thursday's CNN Tonight for his take on cancer patient turned euthanasia advocate Brittany Maynard's controversial plan to kill herself. Philip Johnson, who, like Maynard, is afflicted by a terminal brain tumor, recently published an open letter to his fellow cancer patient – calling on her to cancel her suicide plans and "fight this disease," so that she can be an "inspiration to countless others in her situation."

By Katie Yoder | October 30, 2014 | 3:56 PM EDT

The feminist media claim they’re all for what’s best for women – and their choices. But are they? Take the quiz below to discover their scariest tactics. 

By Kristine Marsh | October 30, 2014 | 2:09 PM EDT

What if they gave a war on women and nobody came? Liberals may be in the process of finding out.

In 2012, Democrats and their media parrots made hay accusing conservatives of waging a “war on women.” This election cycle, they’re doubling down. Their demands for “women’s rights” are more aggressive, expansive, and extreme as they look for any club to beat back possibly decisive losses November 4. 

But that may be backfiring. A recent October AP-GfK poll revealed that more women are shifting to support Republican candidates this election. The poll revealed 44 percent of women prefer a Republican Congress, while 42 percent prefer Democrat. That’s a nine point increase since September, which is crucial as November elections draw nearer.

By Jack Coleman | October 30, 2014 | 12:53 PM EDT

In yet another sign that liberals view next Tuesday's midterms with fully warranted fear and loathing, Rachel Maddow gamely tried last night to depict GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst as only a few bullets short of official status as a heavily-armed and barricaded survivalist.

Since few people beyond the low-rated, leftist fever swamp that is MSNBC's core audience are likely to have heard Maddow's harangue, its impact on the Senate race in Iowa can safely be described as negligible.

By Joseph Rossell | October 30, 2014 | 12:33 PM EDT

Bankers and capitalism are to blame for worldwide economic turmoil. That’s the controversial perspective preached by a reinvented Sherlock Holmes character on CBS’s “Elementary,” played by British actor Jonny Lee Miller.

Miller returns in the third season premiere of “Elementary” October 30, as the world’s most famous detective. But his portrayal is far from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes. The Holmes of “Elementary” made no secret of his political leanings in previous seasons.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 30, 2014 | 12:06 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, Hardball host Chris Matthews decided to use Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) latest campaign ad as the perfect opportunity to mock the Republican’s attempt to add some humor into the Kentucky Senate race. After showing the McConnell ad, which featured the GOPer playing with several bloodhounds, a reference to his famous ad from the 1980s, Matthews disgustingly asked his audience if they “remember the picture of Saddam Hussein patting the kid’s head? Anyways you saw that.” 

By Kyle Drennen | October 30, 2014 | 12:02 PM EDT

On Thursday's NBC Today, while scolding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his handling of a heckler, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell declared: "Christie's week has been a lot like a series of battle rounds, from tangling with nurse Kaci Hickox over [Ebola] quarantine conditions....to the verbal towel snap Christie delivered in a live Today interview when Matt referred to the nurse's lawyer as talented....to federal health officials who loudly criticized his rules but recommended their own."

O'Donnell then touted a profane attack from the media's favorite liberal host: "Add the latest pop culture judgment from Jon Stewart." A soundbite played of Stewart ranting: "Why does Christie have to be such a d**k about everything?"

By Tim Graham | October 30, 2014 | 11:57 AM EDT

The networks jumped on footage of Chris Christie yelling at a protester...but did you notice where they acquired it? ABC and NBC each tried to obscure the logo of American Bridge PAC, a Hillary-favoring Democrat outfit.

The protester was also a leftist, even though he was presented as an “independent.” Jim Keady appeared Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes.” No one pointed out his truly wacky blogs on the Huffington Post.

By Scott Whitlock | October 30, 2014 | 11:28 AM EDT

Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Thursday couldn't help but contrast Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as "lashing out" vs. the "softer side." Featuring the two possible 2016 contenders, George Stephanopoulos chided, "We're going to turn to politics now and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lashing out on the stump." An ABC graphic underlined, "Caught on Camera: Chris Christie Lashes Out."