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By Geoffrey Dickens | October 10, 2014 | 5:04 PM EDT

On Friday, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank implied something truly dastardly and unpatriotic about Republicans - that they wouldn’t mind if the President of the United States was violently removed from office due to inadequate Secret Service protection. 

By Ken Shepherd | October 10, 2014 | 4:15 PM EDT

While outlets like MSNBC seem keen on exploiting the police shooting death of Vonderrit D. Myers to breathe new life into racial tensions stoked by the Michael Brown shooting, the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery and Kimberly Kindy can be commended for objective, balanced reporting noting "Few parallels between latest shooting, Ferguson" in the October 10 paper.

By Matthew Balan | October 10, 2014 | 3:22 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC punted on covering the poignant "bucket list" created by Jenna and Dan Haley for their son, Shane, who developed in his mother's womb with a major genetic defect. Shane Haley was born on Thursday morning, and died just a few hours later. The Big Three networks ignored the story on their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts, despite the couple gaining hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook, who followed the Haleys checking off the items on their list.

By Tim Graham | October 10, 2014 | 2:58 PM EDT

On Thursday night's All Things Considered, Texas-based NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn delved into alleged right-wing panic over Ebola derived from "visceral loathing of President Obama,", including claims that some leftists want an Ebola epidemic in America. Goodwyn quoted radio hosts Mike Huckabee, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage -- all featured recently on left-wing blog sites.

So it might be a little embarrassing to note that new report from Sarah Ferris at The Hill newspaper that some Democrats are joining the “panic” wing and asking for flight bans, and they’re liberal Democrats on the House side: “The three Democrats — Reps. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) – are among the growing handful in their party who have publicly criticized the Obama administration’s response to Ebola.” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla) also called for travel bans earlier this week.

By Tom Johnson | October 10, 2014 | 2:23 PM EDT

A blogger says the organization is just a bunch of ‘proto-survivalist’ hard-right loonies that won’t lift a finger for Democrats even if they vote its way.

By Katie Yoder | October 10, 2014 | 1:56 PM EDT

Abortion is a “right” is a claim often made by the media – and USA Today is no exception. 

USA Today’s Editorial Board penned a piece entitled, “Abortion safety as a pretext: Our view” on Oct. 10. In it, the staff called abortion a “right burdened by so many unnecessary obstacles” and detailed how “abortion foes” are “chipping away” at Roe v. Wade’s “guarantee.”

By Kyle Drennen | October 10, 2014 | 11:34 AM EDT

Glossing over the vulnerability of Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm election, a story on Friday's NBC Today downplayed President Obama's unpopularity and instead touted him jetting to a star-studded California fundraiser to raise money for his ailing political party. White House correspondent Chris Jansing proclaimed: "While his job approval ratings have mostly kept him away from candidates, he can still raise a lot of money for the November election."

Jansing detailed Obama's latest quest for campaign cash: "President Obama headed to his 53rd fundraiser of the year, at Gwyneth Paltrow's house....Inside, Paltrow gushed over the President while introducing him, saying, 'I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest.' And, 'You're so handsome that I can't speak properly.'"

By Curtis Houck | October 10, 2014 | 11:27 AM EDT

On Friday morning, ABC’s Good Morning America aired a news brief that described state voter identification laws struck down in Texas and Wisconsin as “restrictive” and passed on the opinion of the judge who put Texas’s law on hold as being “a poll tax designed to keep minorities from voting.”

During the 7:00 a.m. hour, newsreader Amy Robach offered the following news brief: "Back in this country, restrictive new voter ID laws are on hold in Wisconsin and Texas this morning, just weeks before Election Day. A federal judge overturned it the Texas Law, comparing it to a poll tax designed to keep minorities from voting and overnight, the Supreme Court delayed implementation of Wisconsin’s voter I.D. law."

By Joseph Rossell | October 10, 2014 | 11:24 AM EDT

According to Fox News and several print media outlets tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people are about to be notified that their health insurance policies are being cancelled, thanks to Obamacare.

That could mean bad news for liberals just weeks before 2014 midterm elections, except the broadcast networks have refused to report it. ABC, CBS and NBC news programs failed to mention the latest wave of policy cancellations as of Oct. 9.

By Joseph Rossell | October 10, 2014 | 11:13 AM EDT

Eco-lefty David Roberts is at it again: spewing hateful remarks about people he disagrees with. Roberts, a staff writer at the liberal environmental website Grist.com, and self-described “climate hawk,” tweeted  out a nasty attack on Don Blankenship on Oct. 9. Blankenship is the former Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Co.

On Twitter, Roberts said Blankenship was “one of the most frightening & sociopathic individuals I’ve ever covered...” 

By Tim Graham | October 10, 2014 | 10:49 AM EDT

Even Us Magazine is noticing movie star Gwyneth Paltrow oozing all over President Obama at a $32,500-a-head fundraiser in her back yard on Thursday: “overcome with nerves, the actress stumbled a little before passing the microphone off to the President, telling him flirtatiously, ‘You're so handsome that I can't speak properly.’”

That came after she declared "I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest," before praising him for being an "incredible role model." While Obama’s approval rating is in the dumps – in general and on specific issues – he could probably use some of that old 2008 bowing and scraping.

By Tim Graham | October 10, 2014 | 10:15 AM EDT

You know it's getting bad for Obama's foreign policy when Jimmy Carter attacks him for being weak and vacillating. On Thursday's Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski read the Carter critique on the air, and they talked about Leon Panetta's argument against Obama's weakness. Mark Halperin added that the Panetta view is shared by people inside the Obama adminstration and Democratic circles. This was too much for Mike Barnicle, who shot back:

"I would like to see a poll on how many Americans would feel more comfortable with Jimmy Carter leading the United States right now rather than Barack Obama."

By P.J. Gladnick | October 10, 2014 | 9:53 AM EDT

Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post believes that the possible key to Senator Mary Landrieu's re-election is knowing how to "Wobble." Yes, knowledge of a Louisiana dance step takes priority over a voting record or policy positions.
 

By Mark Finkelstein | October 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM EDT

Whatever liberal leanings he might have, sometimes the political animal in Chuck Todd just can't contain itself.  Take today's Morning Joe, where Todd absolutely annihilated Alison Lundergan Grimes, Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky, for her refusal to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president.  

Todd ripped Grimes as "ridiculous," then twice declared that she had "disqualified herself."  Ouch!  Even Mika Brzezinski was embarrassed by Grimes' cringe-worthy performance, as you'll see in the screengrab.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 10, 2014 | 7:32 AM EDT

Remember when dissent was patriotic?  When people like Hillary Clinton screeched that "we have a right to disagree with any administration?" Forget about it.  That's so, like, 2003. You know, when George W. Bush was President.  

Things are different today.  Now, criticizing a sitting president is wrong. Very wrong.  Just ask Joe Scarborough, who on today's Morning Joe accused Leon Panetta of a "lack of character" for criticizing President Obama in his book and public appearances.