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By Erik Soderstrom | October 6, 2015 | 10:42 AM EDT

The U.S. Navy SEALs are the elite of the elite. They are the guys who get sent in when we can’t send anyone else. Navy SEALs conduct covert operation around the world. They’re the guys who finally brought Bin Laden to justice; so naturally, that makes them a target. NBC’s Blindspot has already blamed America for inspiring terrorism against its citizens. In last week’s episode, a rogue veteran, burdened by PTSD, attempted to murder an entire squadron of his fellow drone pilots. Last night’s episode “Eight Slim Grins” brought more of the same to the small screen.

By Tom Blumer | October 6, 2015 | 10:37 AM EDT

A story by Seth Borenstein at the Associated Press ("AP ANALYSIS: VW EVASION LIKELY LED TO DOZENS OF DEATHS"), originally published on Saturday but currently carrying a Monday morning time stamp, claimed that "Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery" has been responsible for "killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years." Those results, based on an AP "statistical and computer analysis," "cleverly" recast the effort's raw results of "somewhere between 16 and 94 deaths over seven years."

Given how poorly supposedly sacrosanct computer models have done in predicting "global warming" trends, and how gullible journalists, especially Borenstein, have been all these years about them, it seemed quite wise to treat his VW "analysis" with caution. In an op-ed at Investor's Business Daily yesterday, Michael Fumento demonstrated that such skepticism was warranted, and that the outrage over VW's ruse, though wholly justified, is wildly out of proportion to the damage it has done.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 6, 2015 | 9:48 AM EDT

On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson touted Hillary Clinton’s new campaign ad which blasts House Republicans investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy argued last week that the committee's discovery of Hillary’s private e-mail server had caused her poll numbers to rapidly decline, Dickerson touted the “political gift” the Republican had given to the Democratic presidential front-runner.

By Rich Noyes | October 6, 2015 | 9:30 AM EDT

According to the latest statistics from the MRC’s ongoing tracking of ABC, CBS and NBC’s evening news coverage of the campaign, frontrunner Hillary Clinton has garnered 80 percent of the Democratic airtime since January 1. Her closest announced rival, the socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has received just six percent of the airtime, or about 24 minutes vs. 337 minutes for Clinton. Unlike their treatment of the prominent Republican candidates, the networks have given both Vice President Joe Biden and Sanders nearly 100 percent positive coverage.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 6, 2015 | 7:53 AM EDT

A week ago, we noted that—negating Nicolle Wallace's notion that the woman who aided the New York prison break shouldn't do any time herself—Willie Geist observed "you can't help convicted murderers escape from jail."  An NB reader remarked: "I get the sense that Willie Geist is a good guy trapped inside the leftwing matrix."

Far be it from us to cause workplace problems for Willie by praising him too much, but Geist was at it again on today's Morning Joe, this time making some common sense remarks on gun control.  After Eugene Robinson praised Australia's "very serious" gun control laws, Willie first cut through the haze, noting that "Australia, to be clear, confiscated guns." He went on to make this observation—as remarkable for its truth as it is for his rarity in the MSM—"there are so many laws out there, and you can make more laws and still wouldn't capture the people, the criminal element, that wants to get his hands on a gun." 

By Curtis Houck | October 6, 2015 | 2:56 AM EDT

Continuing to show viewers that the routine mocking of conservatives wouldn’t end with Jon Stewart’s departure, new Daily Show host Trevor Noah savaged the pro-life movement on Monday night and lamented that they aren’t devout advocates for gun control which Noah argued is “an issue where the facts” would be “actually on their side.”

By Dylan Gwinn | October 5, 2015 | 10:39 PM EDT

Because Russia taking over the Middle East, refugees taking over Europe, and rampaging homicidal maniacs on American college campuses is nothing but a yawn fest, the media has decided to revisit the topic that never prevented a single shooting nor a mass migration: the Redskins name change. Except this time around, the current Republican frontrunner is front and center.

By Curtis Houck | October 5, 2015 | 10:39 PM EDT

After filing a gooey piece on Hillary Clinton, Monday’s NBC Nightly News also gave airtime to the Republican field, but only in the context of attacking 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina over campaign debt she recently finished paying off from her failed 2010 Senate campaign (despite the fact that she’s far from the first to have debt).

By Tom Blumer | October 5, 2015 | 10:28 PM EDT

Items found at the Associated Press, the New York Times and the Washington Post, in reporting that President Obama plans to visit Roseburg, Oregon later this week, have all failed to report that community leaders have said that his visit is not welcome.

The 4:10 p.m. PT (7:10 PM ET) entry at a running timeline at AP announced that "Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week's shooting at a community college." None of the four previous items in the timeline as of 9:00 PM ET tonight mentions that town leaders, who believe they are appropriately expressing the community's sentiments, would prefer that he stay away.

By Tom Johnson | October 5, 2015 | 9:50 PM EDT

Even though Barack Obama is more than four-fifths of the way through his presidency, a large part of his popularity among liberals still rests on what they view as his exceptional talent for speechmaking -- a reputation which dates to his 2004 Democratic convention keynote address.

Now Alter, one of Obama’s biggest fans in the media, wants the POTUS to use his skill as a performer in a different context. In a Sunday column, Alter urged Obama to “challenge Wayne LaPierre, longtime leader of the National Rifle Association, to a one-hour primetime televised debate.”

By Ken Shepherd | October 5, 2015 | 9:23 PM EDT

On his Monday edition of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, along with panelists Eugene Robinson, Howard Fineman, and Joan Walsh hit socialist Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) from the left for his voting record on gun rights, particularly a 2005 bill that granted civil immunity from gun manufacturers. At one point, Matthews even oddly compared Sanders to the late liberal-but-racist segregationist Sen. William Fulbright (D-Ark.), suggesting his vote on the gun immunity bill was unforgivable much like Fulbright's defense of Jim Crow.

By Spencer Raley | October 5, 2015 | 9:03 PM EDT

Last week, liberal news outlet Salon did their best to convince themselves that Pope Francis never even wanted to meet with Kentucky clerk and conscientious objector Kim Davis. And they did so quite colorfully, claiming that the pontifix was “Ratf***ed” into a meeting with the Rowen County, Kentucky elected official.

By Curtis Houck | October 5, 2015 | 8:58 PM EDT

The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC pulled out all the stops on Monday night to carry water for 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, proclaiming that she’s “on fire” with “new wind in her sails” as she “unveil[ed] a tough new stance on gun control” and came “out swinging today at the Benghazi Committee.”

By Brent Baker | October 5, 2015 | 5:22 PM EDT

New on October 5: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos obsessed with how Donald Trump’s new tax plan will help Trump. “You’re not going to be paying more taxes,” the former Clinton aide told Trump.

By Katie Yoder | October 5, 2015 | 4:53 PM EDT

When an elderly usher stopped three female journalists from entering an NFL locker room this weekend, they took to Twitter to complain about the mistreatment from the “old, out-of-touch geezer.”

According to the Associated Press, a male usher temporarily prevented three female journalists from entering the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room after Sunday’s game in Indianapolis “because they were women.” Cue: Outrage from the journalists and the media.