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By Tom Blumer | September 10, 2014 | 11:29 AM EDT

The Politico email Tuesday night announcing incumbent Andrew Cuomo's primary victory in New York over a far-left opponent described the incumbent Democratic governor as having an "at-times centrist governing style."

Surely that nonsense wouldn't make it into the online publication's actual story, I thought. But of course, it did. This about a governor who has openly advocated confiscating guns, and who has said that "extreme conservatives" who believe in the sanctity of life and understand the Second Amendment's clear meaning "have no place in the State of New York." Excerpts from Elizabeth Titus's travesty follow the jump (bolds are mine):

By Katie Yoder | September 10, 2014 | 11:18 AM EDT

What’s with the feminist left and abortion humor these days?  First there was a film billed as an “abortion romantic comedy,” then the assertion that abortion is the “perfect topic” for sitcoms. Now comes Lena Dunham with a tasteless tweet. 

The “Girls” star found an inventive way to celebrate the news of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy with baby number two. “Kate Middleton is pregnant! Will she keep it?” Dunham joked on Twitter Sept. 9.

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 10, 2014 | 10:53 AM EDT

In the wake of new video surfacing showing former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice hitting and knocking his wife out, many in the media have been quick to indict the NFL as fostering a culture of violence.

During a Wednesday morning appearance on CBS This Morning, "New York Times" sports columnist William Rhoden blasted the NFL and argued that any player, even those who have not been convicted of domestic abuse, should be banned from the NFL. The Times columnist added that America “can't continue to be addicted to this game.”

By Scott Whitlock | September 10, 2014 | 10:10 AM EDT

As of September 10, 2014, it's been 300 days since Nightline, a once serious news program, covered ObamaCare. In the 43 weeks since November 14, 2013, the show has avoided problems with the health care law and instead focused on extremely superficial topics, such as nude reality shows and the royal baby. 

By Tim Graham | September 10, 2014 | 8:20 AM EDT

Politico reports that Sen. Ted Cruz argues that parodies on “Saturday Night Live” could be illegal under a new campaign-finance constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats trying to cracking down on political speech by corporations.

“Well, NBC which airs Saturday Night Live, is a corporation,” Cruz said, reminding other Senators of all the satirized politicians, from Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan to George H.W. Bush and Al Gore.

By Curtis Houck | September 10, 2014 | 12:40 AM EDT

On Tuesday night, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and NBC Nightly News omitted from their coverage any mention that President Obama’s upcoming speech to the country on Wednesday night will not include some crucial details on how he plans to go about defeating the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.

In contrast, the CBS Evening News offered a more detailed report with CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett telling viewers that the President’s speech “appears short on specifics.” Garrett reported in a one-minute-and-two-second segment that “[t]here will be no timetable for defeating ISIS and no cost estimates for the emerging military campaign.”

By Tom Blumer | September 9, 2014 | 11:25 PM EDT

On August 22 — a Friday, of course — the Obama administration's Department of Health and Human Services issued a brand-new version of the Obamacare contraception mandate supposedly "accommodating" organizations with religious belief-based objections to providing such coverage.

The new version is a facile variant of the subterfuge the Obama administration failed to slide by the Court in the recent Hobby Lobby case. It now says that organizations which oppose providing their employees abortifacient contraceptive coverage can notify the government of their objections; previously, objectors informed their insurers. The government will then tell the insurance companies to pay any claims involved. Anyone can see that nothing has substantively changed, and that affected employers are still associating themselves with practices they believe are abhorrent. Nevertheless, CNBC's Dan ("Obama-who-cares") Mangan described the administration's move as a "compromise."

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | September 9, 2014 | 11:05 PM EDT

It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize -- always from a leftist perspective -- just about anything in the news.

No matter what the issue, there's the spin, always the spin, especially in the "analysis" reports where "journalists" go in screech advocacy mode while projecting a sober, dispassionate evaluation.

By Randy Hall | September 9, 2014 | 10:35 PM EDT

During an interview with Joel Keller that was posted Tuesday on the Parade magazine website, “libertarian” comedian Bill Maher hammered the liberal MSNBC cable channel for having “just way too much conformity” and a mantra of “never say anything that will upset our own audience.”

“I’m usually in agreement with what they say over there,” the host of the Friday evening Real Time with Bill Maher HBO series stated. “But I do think there is just too much cheering for your own team, sometimes without being very informed about the issue itself.”

By Curtis Houck | September 9, 2014 | 10:27 PM EDT

Tuesday evening marked a return to ignoring President Obama’s poll numbers for ABC News as its evening newscast, World News Tonight with David Muir, failed to report on the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll and its findings. 

Over on CBS, it continued to ignore these poor numbers as the CBS Evening News made no mention of them on its Tuesday evening newscast. In contrast, NBC Nightly News both unveiled and discussed its own NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

By Tom Johnson | September 9, 2014 | 9:35 PM EDT

The Obama administration is essentially over, because of both GOP obstructionism and Obama’s "painful delay in realizing the true nature" of Republicans, insists Esquire's Charles Pierce.

By Curtis Houck | September 9, 2014 | 8:38 PM EDT

Appearing on Monday night’s Late Show with David Letterman, liberal talk show host Bill Maher joked with David Letterman and the audience about the drought in California (where he lives) and after suggesting that global warming was killing off fish and allowing jellyfish to thrive, he drew laughs from the audience when he declared that “[t]he future looks bright if you’re a spineless glob of goo. Which is why I say, Mitt Romney in 2016, ladies and gentlemen.”

By Matthew Balan | September 9, 2014 | 6:21 PM EDT

Don Lemon returned to the question of whether Islam is an inherently violent religion on Monday's CNN Tonight, as he interviewed Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and author Reza Aslan. Lemon turned to his two Muslim guests for their take on a recent Tweet by atheist HBO host Bill Maher: "ISIS, one of thousands of Islamic militant groups beheads another. But by all means let's keep pretending all religions are alike."

By Geoffrey Dickens | September 9, 2014 | 4:38 PM EDT

On Monday, NBC’s Chuck Todd came on PBS’s Charlie Rose show and handicapped Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects and the new Meet the Press host stunningly predicted one of Clinton’s biggest obstacles would be the liberal media.

By Tom Blumer | September 9, 2014 | 4:13 PM EDT

CNBC's Dan Mangan, last seen at NewsBusters claiming that the American people want politicians to just "shut up about Obamacare," is out with a column today reacting to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest Affordable Care Act-related polling effort.

Sarah Ferris at the Hill also reviewed the poll, and has two primary messages for readers. First, "support for ObamaCare continues to fall." Second, "Healthcare remains one of the most important issues in midterm elections, ranking only behind the economy and jobs as voters’ top issue." To be clear "the economy and jobs" is considered one issue. So it's really pathetic how Mangan twisted the same poll Ferris covered (bolds are mine):