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By Scott Whitlock | October 21, 2014 | 12:57 PM EDT

All three networks on Tuesday hyped the return of Monica Lewinsky in the form of a speech on Monday, but ABC and CBS mostly glossed over connecting the embarrassing of Bill Clinton's role in the affair. Good Morning America kept the focus on the former White House intern and it was only at the very end of the segment that Jon Karl allowed: "Lewinsky's campaign against cyber-bullying just happens to be getting under way as we are about to start another presidential campaign featuring, probably, most likely, another Clinton." 

By Geoffrey Dickens | October 21, 2014 | 12:50 PM EDT

In a November issue interview with GQ magazine Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey managed to cave-in on two hottbutton issues (gun rights and the Redskins name change) all at once.

By Geoffrey Dickens | October 21, 2014 | 12:08 PM EDT

Former late night talk show host and current stand-up comedian Arsenio Hall made quite the astute observation about The Gipper the other day. Even the liberal Hall noticed there was just something wrong about his car navigation system telling him to take a “left on Ronald Reagan Highway.” 

By Kyle Drennen | October 21, 2014 | 11:29 AM EDT

In a report for Tuesday's CBS This Morning on the political fallout from the Obama administration's mishandling of the Ebola crisis, correspondent Chip Reid touted a Democratic attack line being used against Republicans in the midterm campaign: "Some Democrats are firing back, claiming that Republican spending cuts have made the problem worse....An independent liberal group called The Agenda Project has even released a new ad with the tag line, 'Republican Cuts Kill.'"

By Julia A. Seymour | October 21, 2014 | 10:39 AM EDT

Obama has been a champion of equal pay for women, at least according to his administration and the network news media.

The broadcast networks boosted his image on the subject throughout his presidency, from the first bill he signed into law in 2009 to a September 2014 speech mentioning “equal pay.” ABC said Obama waged an “assault” on the pay gap with an executive order over salary disclosures, while CBS said he “boosts equal pay for women.”

By P.J. Gladnick | October 21, 2014 | 10:19 AM EDT

While most of the MSM has focused on Florida governor Rick Scott for somehow being unreasonable for objecting to challenger Charlie Crist breaking the debate rules to place a fan between his legs, the Washington Post provides us with some insight as to Crist's bizarre obsession with preventing sweat at all costs.
 

By Tim Graham | October 21, 2014 | 8:43 AM EDT

When it comes to Jesus, NPR loves lining up atheist and Muslim authors to run the whole gospel down – from Bart Ehrman to John Dominic Crossan to Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, and don’t forget Reza Aslan. (For trashing the story of Mary, there’s Colm Toibin.)

So what about Muhammad? Would a Christian or atheist author critical of Islam get the call? You may keep laughing. On Sunday’s All Things Considered, they served the stew you might expect: a book by a Muslim feminist named Kecia Ali, a Boston University professor and Huffington Post blogger.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 21, 2014 | 8:29 AM EDT

Did Chuck Todd just do it again?  His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign.  On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race.

Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as  "a fight between mob families."  That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator.  And at the end of the segment, Mika told Todd: "I think you might have made another ad!"  Retorted Todd: "I'll never come on the show again."

By Curtis Houck | October 20, 2014 | 11:42 PM EDT

With the midterm elections two weeks away from Tuesday, the major broadcast networks on Monday night ignored gaffes from Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado and Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis as both seek to make up deficits against their Republican opponents Cory Gardner and Greg Abbott, respectively.

By Tim Graham | October 20, 2014 | 10:36 PM EDT

The New Yorker magazine was a fierce opponent of President Bush (starting with Jane Mayer’s attacks on Bush anti-terrorist policies) and is now a enthusiastic supporter of President Obama. The latest proof comes in an article on Obama’s judicial legacy by New Yorker writer (and CNN legal analyst) Jeffrey Toobin.

Like many a liberal journalist, Toobin wants to help the president pretend that conservatives are extremists and liberal Democrats are “centrists” who are focused on competence, not ideology:   

By Curtis Houck | October 20, 2014 | 9:39 PM EDT

On Monday night, ABC and NBC offered segments on Monica Lewinsky’s first public comments in years that came during a conference in Philadelphia for millennials by Forbes and explained how she was the first victim of cyberbullying during her affair with then-President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. 

During the segment that aired on NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell declared that the “timing” of Lewinsky speaking out now (in hopes of becoming an advocate against cyberbullying) “couldn’t be worse for Bill and Hillary Clinton.

By Ken Shepherd | October 20, 2014 | 9:20 PM EDT

Appearing on the Monday, October 10 All In with Chris Hayes, left-wing Esquire writer Charles Pierce blamed the public's fear of an Ebola outbreak in the United States on, wait for it, George W. Bush.

 

By Mark Finkelstein | October 20, 2014 | 7:59 PM EDT

Greatest, latest parlor game: watching liberals pretzel-ize logic in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries.  We've noted a few examples here, here and here.

By Matthew Balan | October 20, 2014 | 7:10 PM EDT

CNN legal analyst Mel Robbins acted as an activist for a liberal cause on Monday's CNN Newsroom as the network covered the debate over euthanasia: "I disagree with the 45 states that make it illegal. I think that we should have death with dignity laws." Robbins later played up that "this is happening behind closed doors, and that's why I think these laws are important – to bring it out of the shadows."

By Ken Shepherd | October 20, 2014 | 7:07 PM EDT

On her Monday afternoon program, Alex Wagner used B-roll of President Obama casting an early-voting ballot to lead into a segment whereby the MSNBC host and her guests lamented the Supreme Court's decision Saturday to allow Texas's strict voter ID law to remain in effect this election cycle. Wagner noted how a Texas federal judge earlier this month derided the state's photo ID requirement as a "poll tax." Yet the Now host and spouse of White House chef Sam Kass failed to note that the president himself had to produce valid government-issued photo ID in order to cast his ballot.