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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 14, 2014 | 11:23 PM EDT

On October 12, the Sunday edition of The Washington Post reported their “Election Lab” estimate that the Republicans will win six more seats in the House and eight more Senate seats, and projected it was 95 percent certain that Democrats will lose the Senate.

For his part, NBC's Chuck Todd was firmly, stubbornly persistent in the usual Republicans-in-deep-doodoo narrative about social issues.

By Jeffrey Lord | October 14, 2014 | 11:01 PM EDT

Brian Stelter used to work for the New York Times. Apparently he doesn’t read it.

This curious fact came to light recently when Stelter, now the host of CNN’s obviously erroneously named Reliable Sources, invited PBS “science” correspondent Miles O’Brien on his show. The two zeroed in on this statement from Fox’s Andrea Tantaros: “I've said it before, I'll say it again -- in these countries, they do not believe in traditional medical care. So, someone could get off a flight and seek treatment from a witch doctor." This was more than enough to have Stelter and O’Brien foaming.

By Curtis Houck | October 14, 2014 | 10:55 PM EDT

Following a segment that aired on Sunday night’s NBC Nightly News on President Obama’s unpopularity ahead of the midterm elections, the evening news program with two more midterm election segments on Tuesday. Both segments, however, were not without liberal bias, as one segment promoted the “close” Kentucky Senate race and the other discussed three Senate races to watch that present “big hurdles” for a Republican Senate majority.

By Ken Shepherd | October 14, 2014 | 10:00 PM EDT

By and large the national liberal media have ignored gubernatorial races this election cycle, preferring to focus on the battle for control of the U.S. Senate. That is perfectly understandable, of course, but not when a juicy watercooler-worthy story comes along like this one.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 14, 2014 | 9:31 PM EDT

As we reported here on NewsBusters, during a recent Morning Joe appearance Chuck Todd twice said that Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president.

On  Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Todd said he was "sick to his stomach" when he saw that his comment had been used in an ad for Mitch McConnell.  But interestingly, instead of blaming the McConnell campaign, Todd tagged Grimes, saying she had "invited this on herself" by her refusal to answer the simple question.

By Tom Johnson | October 14, 2014 | 9:14 PM EDT

The blogger argues that Paul Ryan’s “ideological fantasies prevent him from accepting even basic scientific facts” after Ryan says scientists don’t know if humans have contributed to global warming.

By Clay Waters | October 14, 2014 | 5:52 PM EDT

Wendy Davis, pro-abortion Democrat and media darling, is trailing in her Texas gubernatorial race against Republican Greg Abbott. In desperation, her camp released the already infamous 30-second "wheelchair ad," targeting her disabled Republican opponent Greg Abbott. But the New York Times' David Montgomery suggested that "by referring to his disability in his political campaign, some analysts say, Mr. Abbott effectively opened the door for Ms. Davis’s depiction of the wheelchair in her ad."

By Curtis Houck | October 14, 2014 | 5:46 PM EDT

On Friday afternoon, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and her campaign released a new ad that took aim at her Republican opponent Greg Abbott as a “hypocrite” for supposedly not caring about the disabled after becoming a paraplegic in 1984.

Since the despicable ad aired, only one story has been offered on the morning or evening newscasts of the major broadcast networks through Monday night. That single story came on Tuesday morning during the 7:30 a.m. half-hour of NBC’s Today by NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander and lasted just over two minutes.

By Ken Shepherd | October 14, 2014 | 5:40 PM EDT

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee is "insulting the intelligence" of Bluegrass State voters when she insists she cannot disclose for whom she voted in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. That was the assessment of MSNBC contributor Howard Fineman, appearing on the October 14 edition of The Cycle in a panel discussion handicapping the 2014 Senate races. 

By Matthew Balan | October 14, 2014 | 5:33 PM EDT

On Tuesday, the Big Three networks' morning newscasts carried water for the left-wing Human Rights Campaign by adopting their "seismic shift" label about the midterm report from the Catholic bishops' Extraordinary Synod on the Family. On Good Morning America, ABC's Amy Robach trumpeted that "the Catholic Church appears to be making a seismic shift towards gays and divorcees." Norah O'Donnell also used the "seismic" term on CBS This Morning.

By Kyle Drennen | October 14, 2014 | 3:38 PM EDT

In an interview with Ann Romney aired on Tuesday's NBC Today, special anchor Maria Shriver couldn't help getting in a dig at Republicans: "The Republican Party is viewed by so many women as having a gender problem, a women's problem. Do you believe that?"

The question came amid a segment that was largely focused on the Romneys funding the creation of a new medical center to research multiple sclerosis – which Ann Romney suffers from – as well as other neurological diseases.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 14, 2014 | 3:12 PM EDT

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Kentucky, has been mocked repeatedly for refusing to tell voters if she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 citing the sanctity of the ballot box as her reason. With Grimes continuing to not answer a basic question about her political leanings, Jonathan Karl, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent, hilariously asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about his vote for president. The ABC reporter framed his question by maintaining that “the Democratic candidate for Senate in Kentucky, this is the Democratic Party’s top hope for knocking off an incumbent Republican, Allison Grimes.”  

By Katie Yoder | October 14, 2014 | 2:15 PM EDT

As if we needed more evidence that pro-choice means one choice.

An anonymous Reddit user, scaredthrowingaway, posted to the online news platform a letter to her unborn baby whom she plans to abort. In the note entitled “I am getting an abortion next Friday. An open letter to the little life I won't get to meet,” the young mom wrote, “I am sorry that this is goodbye. I'm sad that I'll never get to meet you.” The media, in typical fashion, celebrated the letter as “heartwarming,” “powerful” and “brave.”

By Tianna DiMartino | October 14, 2014 | 2:10 PM EDT

Authors Note: Explicit Language

Example #5,784,236 of Hollywood’s contempt for America, its interests and its soldiers: the Sundance film called “Camp X-Ray” and its not-so-bright star Kristen Stewart. Opening on Friday, October 17, the anti-military, pro-terrorist indy drama casts Stewart as a soldier assigned to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In the film Stewart portrays a “simple” girl who enlisted in the Army after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In an interview with “The Daily Beast” Stewart described her character as, “simple, not very smart, and really socially inadequate – but a good person.” (Stewart sounds like just like Hollywood lefty and horror author Stephen King, who described the military as “the ‘not bright’ route for youth who can’t read or get a real job.”) Stewart’s view of military service: “So, if you can sign up, put a uniform on, and erase yourself, you don’t have to consider yourself anymore.” Basically, saying if you can’t think for yourself or have no other (smarter) options, join the military and just be some other simpleton who just has to follow orders; no longer worried about thinking for oneself.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 14, 2014 | 12:48 PM EDT

Those who see Leon Panetta as a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton just got some more ammunition for their argument.  Last week, Panetta helped distance Hillary from President Obama's foreign policy failures by blasting Obama for mistakes in Syria and Iraq.

But today, discussing the foreign policy issue on which Hillary is most vulnerable--Benghazi--Panetta suddenly became very forgiving.  Appearing on the Diane Rehm show, Panetta declared "nobody is to blame for Benghazi." The relevant part of the interview begins at 33:30.