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By Geoffrey Dickens | September 9, 2014 | 4:38 PM EDT

On Monday, NBC’s Chuck Todd came on PBS’s Charlie Rose show and handicapped Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects and the new Meet the Press host stunningly predicted one of Clinton’s biggest obstacles would be the liberal media.

By Tom Blumer | September 9, 2014 | 4:13 PM EDT

CNBC's Dan Mangan, last seen at NewsBusters claiming that the American people want politicians to just "shut up about Obamacare," is out with a column today reacting to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest Affordable Care Act-related polling effort.

Sarah Ferris at the Hill also reviewed the poll, and has two primary messages for readers. First, "support for ObamaCare continues to fall." Second, "Healthcare remains one of the most important issues in midterm elections, ranking only behind the economy and jobs as voters’ top issue." To be clear "the economy and jobs" is considered one issue. So it's really pathetic how Mangan twisted the same poll Ferris covered (bolds are mine):

By Ken Shepherd | September 9, 2014 | 4:10 PM EDT

Leave it to the New York Times to stir up dissension in an obituary page, describing Truett Cathy as "at once a hero and a symbol of intolerance."

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 9, 2014 | 3:55 PM EDT

In the wake of Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the National Football League (NFL) after new video surfaced showing him punching and knocking his wife out, the folks on MSNBC’s Morning Joe rushed to indict the entire sport of football as promoting a culture of violence.

On Tuesday morning, co-host Mika Brzezinski claimed that the NFL is a “culture that puts up with and accepts and even supports domestic violence.”

By Kyle Drennen | September 9, 2014 | 3:53 PM EDT

In an interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer asked the New York Democrat about accusations in her new memoir of male congressional colleagues making sexist remarks to her and voiced his disappointment that she had not "named names" [Listen to the audio]:

A senator, this is a guy you admire, squeezed your waist from behind and told you not to lose too much weight because he likes his girls chubby. And you didn't name names. Why?...You also write in the book, "Comments about appearance belittle women professionally. We need to start to change it by calling out undercutting remarks and educating our peers." Why didn't you call them out?

By Jack Coleman | September 9, 2014 | 3:26 PM EDT

Ignoring the travails of the humble hard-working business owners in Ferguson, Missouri has become pronounced among MSNBC pundits and their guests.

By Katie Yoder | September 9, 2014 | 3:01 PM EDT

A man starts a multi-billion dollar business that employs tens of thousands, gives millions to charity and touches innumerable lives in his near century of life. So why would every obituary of him mention something he didn’t say about a topic completely unrelated to the man’s life and legacy?

Because of the media obsession with that most fashionable of victim groups – gays.

By Tom Blumer | September 9, 2014 | 2:11 PM EDT

The press is good at putting the most positive spin possible on the monthly job-market news. But at the same time, many of its members still claim that food stamp enrollment remains as high as it is because of the lingering effects of the (Bush did it) recession.

On Friday, following the release of August's employment numbers, Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez celebrated how "businesses have added more than 10 million jobs over the last four and a half years," and have done so for "54 consecutive months of private-sector job growth, the longest streak on record." All true, though average job growth during that time has resembled an underperforming baseball player who somehow manages to go 1-for-5 or barely better every day. Meanwhile, food stamp enrollment has increased by 6.8 million.

By Matthew Balan | September 9, 2014 | 1:31 PM EDT

The New York Post's Jamie Schram reported on Tuesday that NBC News digital producer Carlo Dellaverson is facing criminal charges after "for secretly making a video of his girlfriend having sex with him on Valentines Day — and posting it on a porn web site." Schram cited anonymous sources in law enforcement, and detailed the alleged sexual misconduct by Dellaverson, who was charged with "disseminating unlawful surveillance and harassment."

By Jack Coleman | September 9, 2014 | 12:50 PM EDT

Few lower forms of life exist, at least to MSNBC, than the humble, hard-working owners of small businesses in Ferguson, Mo., that were looted last month in civil unrest after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen.

Indifference is worse than hatred, the old saw goes, and ignoring the travails of these business people since their livelihoods were destroyed has become pronounced among MSNBC pundits and their guests. That these same people see themselves as deeply compassionate makes their shrugging away such obvious suffering all the more bizarre.

By Scott Whitlock | September 9, 2014 | 12:30 PM EDT

A family spokesman for an American who was beheaded in Iraq appeared on CNN, Monday, and slammed the Obama administration's handling of the deaths. Barak Barfi accused the White House of playing a "game of bureaucratic infighting and Jim [Foley] and Steve [Sotloff] are pawns in that game and that's not fair." On Tuesday, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today showed no interest in the condemnation of the Obama administration. 

By Kyle Drennen | September 9, 2014 | 11:29 AM EDT

On Tuesday, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today, offered mere seconds on President Obama's approval rating hitting "near record lows" amid his reluctance to aggressively combat ISIS terrorists. CBS This Morning skipped any mention of the dismal poll numbers for the commander-in-chief.

On Good Morning America, after touting broad public support for the kind of military action against ISIS that Obama would likely announce in a Wednesday night address to the nation, co-host George Stephanopoulos noted: "It comes at a time when he's facing some real popularity problems. We see 56% of the country disapproving of how the President's handling foreign policy." [Listen to the audio]

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 9, 2014 | 10:57 AM EDT

During an appearance on Fox News’ The Kelly File on Monday night, radical left-wing professor Ward Churchill continued to demonize the victims of 9/11 by once again comparing them to infamous Nazi Adolf Eichmann. The former University of Colorado professor refused to back down from his previous statements when he called 9/11 victims “Little Eichmanns.”  

Churchill argued that the victims of 9/11 “are proactively involved and knowingly involved lending their proficiencies…which is served by the U.S. military.”

By Geoffrey Dickens | September 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT

In the 2003 run-up to the Iraq war Eleanor Clift mocked George W. Bush’s 39-nation strong “coalition of the willing” as the “bullied and the bribed” but fast forward to today and The Daily Beast reporter is taking a much different tone with Barack Obama’s 9-nation grouping.

By Kristine Marsh | September 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT

Imagine a sex scandal centered on a small area, involving decades of abuse, with hundreds of children raped, assaulted and prostituted. Authorities suspected or knew of the crimes but did nothing, preferring to protect the abusers than aid their victims or see justice done. 

If that city were in, say, Ireland, and the abusers Catholic priests, the U.S. networks would report it immediately and continuously. And rightly so. But move that city to northern England, and make the perpetrators Muslim men? Don’t look to ABC, NBC or CBS for details.