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By Tom Johnson | October 4, 2014 | 3:09 PM EDT

A blogger declared that as many as 17,000 Americans per year needlessly die because of what “might be the greatest act of political spite in modern American history.” The good news, he added, is that the “GOPer virus” can be killed at the polls.

By Brent Baker | October 4, 2014 | 2:48 PM EDT

Prompted by Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski to confirm “you watch Morning Joe, I take it?”, actor/author Ron Perlman affirmed: “I get all my news from MSNBC.” He then quickly quipped: “Which is probably not wise.”

By Clay Waters | October 4, 2014 | 8:27 AM EDT

Michelle Obama is sitting out the tight Senate races in 2014, and the New York Times seems a bit worried. Saturday's front page story by Jackie Calmes was interspersed with praise for both the crowd-rousing Michelle and that resilient "ace" campaigner, former first lady Hillary Clinton.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 4, 2014 | 7:49 AM EDT

Amazon.com is being hailed by the cultural elite for a new series called “Transparent,” about a 70-year-old father of three who decides he’s a woman named Maura. There are no content warnings for this. There is only progressive euphoria. TV critics and the wider media are falling all over themselves expressing glory and praise for this cultural landmark.

Willa Paskin at the liberal website Slate is a perfect example. “To call it Amazon’s first great series, or the only great series of the new fall season – both of which are true – is to damn it with faint praise.”

By Tim Graham | October 4, 2014 | 7:06 AM EDT

Politico’s David Nather cast the most mentioned Republican presidential contenders as un-presidential on Friday in a story headlined “GOP 2016ers on Ebola: Panic.”

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal? Panicky. Only Rick Perry was the responsible one, he implied.

By Tom Blumer | October 4, 2014 | 12:13 AM EDT

On her Thursday Fox News show, Megyn Kelly interviewed the State Department's Jen Psaki.

Psaki's thankless and impossible task was to defend the administration against former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's assessment that U.S. troops completely left Iraq too early. Video and the damning portions of the transcript follow the jump:

By Tim Graham | October 3, 2014 | 8:31 PM EDT

The Washington Post on Friday hired a new blogger for its Wonkblog: Chris Mooney, a bomb-thrower with two books attacking the idiocy/authoritarianism of Republicans. The Post somehow left out the titles in their joyous announcement. They are “The Republican War on Science” and “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science -- and Reality.”

Hiring Mooney away from the leftist magazine Mother Jones is also a clue of how the Post considers “provocative” ideology a qualification.

By NB Staff | October 3, 2014 | 5:24 PM EDT

President Obama often takes cheap pot shots at Fox News from the podium because it's the only network doggedly reporting on his administration's numerous scandals, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell told Stuart Varney on the Friday, October 3 edition of his eponymous Fox Business Network program. The rest of the media, however, are "fully vested" in Obama and willing to go "down in flames" with his flailing administration.

By Curtis Houck | October 3, 2014 | 3:49 PM EDT

At the conclusion of the 6:30 a.m. news briefing during Friday’s New Day on CNN, substitute news reader John Berman played video of Vice President Joe Biden jokingly asking Harvard University’s student body vice president if he finds his job “a b****” after the student introduced himself to ask a question.

Following the video and Berman iterating that Biden later clarified that he does indeed like his job and “the guy that he works for,” New Day host Chris Cuomo gushed how he “still love[s] Biden for what he is” and that “I think his candor is refreshing.” 

By Tom Johnson | October 3, 2014 | 3:26 PM EDT

Charles Pierce alleges that the right-wing reaction to the disease has been marked bypolitical opportunism married to an active campaign of disinformation.”

By Matthew Balan | October 3, 2014 | 3:15 PM EDT

MSNBC anchor Krystal Ball and NBC correspondent Anne Thompson shamelessly politicized the Ebola crisis in a Thursday op-ed on MSNBC.com. Ball and Thompson bewailed how due to "Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don't have a surgeon general right now....during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S."

By Kyle Drennen | October 3, 2014 | 3:06 PM EDT

On Friday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King promoted protests in Colorado designed to silence local school board members who were considering whether to have a discussion about possibly changing the history education curriculum to reflect a more positive view of the United States: "High school students outside Denver promise more protests today against the Jefferson County School Board. The panel refuses to drop a controversial plan reassessing how the district teaches American history."

In the report that followed, correspondent Anna Werner hyped "an incredibly contentious meeting" of the school board where "Audience members called for the board's three conservative members to resign after they voted in favor of curriculum review." The headline on screen throughout the segment read: "Censoring History? School Board Votes to Review Lessons Amid Outrage." [Listen to the audio]

By Laura Flint | October 3, 2014 | 2:58 PM EDT

The liberal media’s favorite unethical and crude comedian is at it again. On the October 2 edition of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, the Comedy Central host began his monologue with a distasteful joke only a self-proclaimed liberal could get away with. In fact, if any conservative comedian (should he get airtime) had made the same joke, he would have been booed off the set.
 
After playing a clip of Bill O’Reilly stating that due to the threat of Ebola, “I would absolutely say, for the next few months, nobody from West Africa gets into the United States,” Stewart showed an image of a slave-trade map of the 1700’s and snidely commented, “What a difference in Africa-U.S. travel policy 150 years makes. You know, I have to say that Africans--they would have loved that proposal 200 years ago.”

By Scott Whitlock | October 3, 2014 | 2:37 PM EDT

Perhaps eager to restart the so-called Republican "war on women," Time magazine claimed to have found the "most sexist Republican ad of the year." Writer Charlotte Alter was outraged at a spot by the College Republicans National Committee promoting Florida's Rick Scott in a Say Yes to the Dress parody. 

By Matthew Balan | October 3, 2014 | 12:31 PM EDT

On Monday, Dr. David Agus injected the media's regular hype about climate change into CBS This Morning's coverage of the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 in the U.S. and the Ebola crisis in Africa. The CBS medical contributor admitted that science didn't have any answers at this point, but that didn't stop him from wildly speculating: "We don't know exactly why there was a dramatic spread this year, but something is happening now. We have multiple viruses. And together with global climate change, things are changing in the virus world, and we have to pay attention."