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By Randy Hall | November 13, 2014 | 6:43 PM EST

“Better late than never” is apparently the new motto of Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's faux conservative, who said on Wednesday night's edition of The Colbert Report that one new member of the Republican “farm team” has claimed that Barack Obama is allegedly possessed by a demon even though he performed an exorcism to try and "drive out the evil spirit."

The host's target was Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain and host of an online religious program carried by YouTube who received 70 percent of the votes cast in last week's midterm election and will soon become a member of the Colorado legislature.

By Gerardo Abascal | November 13, 2014 | 5:10 PM EST

In its recent coverage of a speech Pope Francis delivered before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Univision’s flagship national evening newscast made it seem as if the Roman Pontiff was the first in history to take science seriously.

By Tom Blumer | November 13, 2014 | 4:10 PM EST

Amy Crawford of the Associated Press, who wrote the wire service's original Sunday story about a proposed first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of all tobacco products in the town of Westminster, Massachusetts, covered the town's Wednesday night public hearing.

While it's nice that Crawford followed up on her original story, her opening paragraph, based on the facts as I understand them and coverage I have seen elsewhere, was very misleading:

By Kyle Drennen | November 13, 2014 | 3:24 PM EST

In a softball interview with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell teed up the Obama administration official to dismiss legitimate Republican criticism of the President's climate deal with China: "I wanted to ask you of course about this major breakthrough with China. And the criticism already from many Republicans....What are you facing as you approach climate that you have, you know, the Republicans in charge?"

By Katie Yoder | November 13, 2014 | 3:18 PM EST

When veterans recently accused a columnist of “defiling our flag, Veterans Day and their military service” for hyping her “Flag of Reproductive Freedom,” she tacked the blame on me. 

On Veterans’ Day, I wrote a piece for NewsBusters that called attention to a “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and senator’s wife Connie Schultz. Schultz had written about “a favorite piece of artwork,” based on the American flag, that boasts 28 buttons representing a month of birth control pills instead of the 50 stars for states. 

Angered veterans responded to my piece – and so did Schultz.

By P.J. Gladnick | November 13, 2014 | 2:22 PM EST

Nancy Pelosi denied knowing who Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber is. Unfortunately for Pelosi, her official website was chock full of Gruber references in 2009. This fact could have been easily discovered by Washington Post writer Sean Sullivan whose story headlined Pelosi's denial of knowing Gruber. For some reason he chose not to fact check this blatant falsehood perpetrated by Pelosi.

By Matthew Balan | November 13, 2014 | 12:56 PM EST

On Thursday's Daily Rundown on MSNBC, Jim Miklaszewski misidentified the political ideology of the protesters that attacked three American sailors in Istanbul, Turkey. Miklaszewski reported that "these radicals – these right-wing radicals, who are pro-communist and anti-U.S. – were more intent on propaganda than causing these individual sailors harm." The perpetrators are members of the Turkish Youth Union, which hold left-wing views.

By Kyle Drennen | November 13, 2014 | 12:10 PM EST

At the top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Wednesday, host Andrea Mitchell cheered President Obama "achieving a landmark climate agreement" with China to restrict carbon emissions: "I know this is going to take place over a long time, but – there are a lot of obstacles ahead, but this still marks a very big change from the stalemate between the U.S. and China..."

By Scott Whitlock | November 13, 2014 | 11:46 AM EST

All three networks on Thursday covered the abrupt reversal of the United States Senate on the Keystone XL Pipeline. In the wake of the devastating midterm losses last week, Democrats are allowing a vote. NBC's Today, unlike ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning, ignored the fact that the vote is a transparent attempt to save Senator Mary Landrieu, currently struggling in a Louisiana runoff election.

By Quin Hillyer | November 13, 2014 | 11:04 AM EST

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has had a decades-long love affair with the Landrieu family, and it has been particularly in the tank for the increasingly difficult re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu this year. But the T-P, or at least its online version known as, outdid itself on Monday with a hideously biased "news" story by "legislative and state politics reporter" Cole Avery. Note: "reporter," not "columnist."

The headline writers captured, and amplified, the editorialized message right from the start: "Rand Paul, Rob Maness endorsements show far-right ready to embrace Bill Cassidy."

By Geoffrey Dickens | November 13, 2014 | 10:37 AM EST

Just imagine the reaction of the liberal media if a video had surfaced of a George W. Bush administration official admitting that “lack of transparency” was “a huge political advantage” in selling the Iraq war and that they relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to launch an attack on Iraq? That video would be everywhere. However, the clip of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber using those exact phrases in talking about the passage of the Affordable Care Act has yet to be reported on ABC or NBC’s evening or morning shows.

By Kyle Drennen | November 13, 2014 | 10:33 AM EST

After a video of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber declaring that the health care law only passed due to the "stupidity of the American voter" went viral over the weekend, the Big Three broadcasts networks were initially silent. However, on Thursday, CBS This Morning finally noticed the scandal as co-host Charlie Rose informed viewers: "A new controversy stirring this morning over the Affordable Care Act. An architect of President Obama's health care law says it was written to take advantage of what he calls 'voter stupidity.'"

By Tom Blumer | November 13, 2014 | 9:35 AM EST

Well, if this doesn't beat all.

Based on excuses provided by 63 people (35 percent) out of a "smallish sample" (I'll say) of 181 nonvoters, the Washington Post's Christopher Ingraham whined on Wednesday (HT Twitchy) about how "scheduling conflicts with work or school" kept people from voting last Tuesday. This alleged problem calls for solutions like "requiring employers to allow flexible scheduling on voting days," "making election day a national holiday," and/or "requiring eligible citizens to vote." Even if you buy the "I was working" excuse — which I don't — Ingraham acts as if other means of voting don't exist, when of course they do.

By Melissa Mullins | November 13, 2014 | 8:38 AM EST

Comedian (and climate change advocate)  Jon Stewart seems to think vanishing coal jobs that force miners to find new jobs “is funny”.  So funny in fact, he thinks they should go and work for the NFL….because, you know, being a coal miner and a football player in the NFL are so similar.    

By Tim Graham | November 13, 2014 | 8:02 AM EST

The Washington Post suddenly put the Jonathan Gruber “voter stupidity” brouhaha on the front page Thursday, with the headline “Health-care law’s opponents riled anew by ‘stupidity’ video.” Online, its newsworthiness was made plainer: “GOP’s anti-Obamacare push gains new momentum in wake of Gruber video.”