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By Tim Graham | October 27, 2014 | 7:26 AM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo popped up on national TV Friday in coverage of the Ebola case in New York city, including a cozy CNN morning interview (this time, not with his anchorman brother Chris). But the networks weren’t about to report that the potential 2016 presidential contender is bombing on the book shelves.

Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard passed along that New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick (assigned normally to the all-but-official Hillary Clinton campaign) tweeted out that the governor’s new book was basically dead on arrival:

By Melissa Mullins | October 26, 2014 | 10:24 PM EDT

Sharyl Attkisson used to be an investigative journalist for CBS News, but now finds herself making headlines as the whistleblower who blew the lid off CBS's blatant bias toward the president and his administration.

From a recent book review by the New York Post’s Kyle Smith, we learn that in her new book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington
Attkisson exposes outright political corruption, and the media circus surrounding the Obama Administration.

By Brent Baker | October 26, 2014 | 8:02 PM EDT

Last Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Madam Secretary, which stars Tèa Leoni as “Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord” (another episode airs tonight), advanced liberal paranoia that the oil lobby is using nefarious means to push the long-delayed Keystone Pipeline.

By Jack Coleman | October 26, 2014 | 7:54 PM EDT

Perhaps you've seen the Facebook post making the rounds -- "Are you safer now from Ebola and beheading than you were six years ago?"

ISIS aside, though suffice it to say this threat isn't ending anytime soon, a big part of the reason that Ebola has made the transatlantic leap from Africa is because of the unwillingness of a president whose ancestors hail from the continent to impose a flight ban on air passengers from nations stricken with the deadly disease.

By Tim Graham | October 26, 2014 | 7:41 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reported that fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson feels “liberated” to say that the media’s failing to offer “big coverage” of how Obamacare is now working. "And now the computers are working and lots of people are signing up, and where’s all the big coverage of that story?” asked Abramson.

By Tom Blumer | October 26, 2014 | 6:09 PM EDT

Did you hear about Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott in Texas saying of opponent Wendy Davis, "We need to keep the whore away from the door"? Of course you didn't. We know that if Abbott had said anything like that, it would become national news story more important than even Ebola within minutes.

So why is it only news at about a dozen web-based center-right outlets that Democrat Vincent Sheheen, who is running against incumbent Republican Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Governor's race, told supporters on Thursday that "we’re gonna escort whore out the door"? Those who want to try to contend that Sheheen sincerely corrected himself when he immediately said “We’re gonna escort her out the door” are wrong, as evidenced by the crowd's reaction and Sheheen's self-satisfied behavior after his supposed blunder in the video following the jump:

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 3:24 PM EDT

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd seems to be obsessed with complaining about America’s political climate and decided to show his frustration by promoting an NBC-created animated skit asking “what if kids starting using political talking points, the talking points politicians use, to talk back to their parents?” In the skit, the child, named Billy, is accused by his mother of eating a dozen chocolate chip cookies, to which he predictably says “You know who's behind this, don't you? The Koch brothers.” 

By Tom Johnson | October 26, 2014 | 2:01 PM EDT

Brian Beutler says it’s likely that Republicans “understand that voting restrictions suppress the Democratic vote,” but they probably view that “as a feature rather than a bug.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 1:59 PM EDT


Liberals love to complain that there’s far too much money in politics and on Sunday’s Meet the Press, the entire panel predictably fretted that political spending could spell the demise of American democracy. NBC’s Luke Russert introduced the segment by lamenting how “there's real concern about the role money is playing in our politics with some even going as far to argue our democracy is being bought and sold.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | October 26, 2014 | 1:37 PM EDT

"Interstellar" opens on November 7 and the special effects of a crew travelling through a wormhole to reach a planet in another star system is reported to be quite interesting. Unfortunately there are also reports that the reason the crew has to travel to another planet is because global warming on Earth has ruined the crops and another place has to be found to grow corn. Is this another case of a potentially good movie weakened in order to serve a political cause?

By Tim Graham | October 26, 2014 | 1:27 PM EDT

Deadline Hollywood reports ABC Studios has picked up a new sitcom project called “Totally Illegal” from “Two And A Half Men” co-creator Lee Aronsohn. The illegal alien is Canadian, while the longtime citizens are Mexican-American.

By Tom Blumer | October 26, 2014 | 12:48 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Michelle Kosinski and Gabe LaMonica at CNN provided those who believe that the nation's establishment press has permanently crossed the line into the kind of behavior we used to see at the old Soviet Union's Pravda and Izvestia with plenty of corroborating evidence.

They did so by calling a White House transcript of a speech by President Barack Obama containing an obvious cover-up "corrected" (bolds are mine):

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 12:16 PM EDT

During a campaign rally for Martha Coakley, Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made some controversial comments about private businesses not being job creators. Speaking on Friday, Clinton told a Democratic audience to ignore people who say “corporations and businesses create jobs.” Despite the potential 2016 presidential candidate expressing far left anti-business sentiments, all three network Sunday morning political shows (ABC’s This Week, CBS’ Face The Nation, and NBC’s Meet the Press) conveniently ignored Ms. Clinton’s remarks during their midterm coverage. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 10:25 AM EDT

On Sunday morning, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on NBC’s Today to discuss the politics of Ebola in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking to co-host Lester Holt, Todd channeled the concerns of the Obama administration following decisions made by Governors Chris Christie, Pat Quinn and Andrew Cuomo to institute mandatory quarantines to anyone who came in contact with an Ebola patient. The Meet the Press moderator insisted that the White House isn't “supporting the decisions that they've made. They’re very concerned about these mandatory quarantines.”

By Tim Graham | October 26, 2014 | 7:26 AM EDT

Count NPR as one of those national media outlets that just can’t really grasp the notion that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Washington Post have ruined the narrative that “gentle giant” Michael Brown never wrestled police officer Darren Wilson for his gun. The finding of burns on the thumb “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.” But NPR blurred over the inconvienent news.