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By Dylan Gwinn | October 9, 2015 | 12:21 AM EDT

In my extremely limited time watching FX’s American Horror Story I’ve learned one thing, and that’s that the apparent goal of the new season, titled American Horror Story: Hotel, is to make me the most uncomfortable I have ever been watching a TV show. And it’s working.

By Brad Wilmouth | October 8, 2015 | 11:31 PM EDT

As CNN's John King made appearances on the news network on Thursday to discuss the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, the CNN correspondent suggested the conservative Tea Party members lack understanding of Civics 101 in trying to press their agenda in the House. In a later appearance, after the announcement that Rep. Kevin McCarthy was dropping out of the race, King used the words "hostage crisis" to describe the situation.

By NB Staff | October 8, 2015 | 10:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A raucous crowd of nearly 800 attendees at Thursday night's 2015 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards dinner gave the dubious honor of Quote of the Year to NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin for this gem in which he trashed late U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle as having gone on "killing sprees" during his tours of duty.

By Jack Coleman | October 8, 2015 | 9:16 PM EDT

Yeah, I'm sure it was the first thing many people thought upon learning the horrific news of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon -- there goes another Republican.

More accurately, it was the first thing fervently wished in the fever swamps of the left, one of which is inhabitated by Alan Colmes, formerly the lesser half of Hannity & Colmes, now opining over at his own show on Fox News Radio.

By Randy Hall | October 8, 2015 | 7:23 PM EDT

With Republican Ben Carson rising in the presidential polls, liberals have been searching for a way to bring down the former neurosurgeon, and Trevor Noah -- the new host of The Daily Show on the cable television Comedy Channel -- tried his best on Wednesday night by claiming that having hostages attack gunmen so fewer people get shot is “crazy.”

“The GOP race is heating up,” Noah began. “Donald Trump is still in the lead with 25 percent in the polls, but right behind him … and graining ground ... is this man:” Carson, who said in a clip that “I'm very concerned about the future of our children. Of course, you know, I prepare every day, and I'm learning more things every day.”

By Tom Blumer | October 8, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT

It seems more than fair to say that establishment press coverage of the deteriorating situation in Syria has been much lighter than what we'd see if a Republican or conservatives was in the Oval Office. Additionally, what has been reported in the admittedly complicated situation has been confusing at best and misleading at worst.

There was a moment of disconcerting clarity today which, if reported, should disturb even those Americans who only have a vague understanding of what's going on in that country. As reported by Tim Mak and Nancy A. Youssef at The Daily Beast:

By Dylan Gwinn | October 8, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

Rumors swirled that ABC's Blackish would take this week off from extremely controversial political issues to instead deal with the common, everyday issue of people dealing with their parents getting older and needing to go see the doctor. Instead, they found a way to turn a simple trip to the doctor into a commentary on mid-20th century medical racism.

By Tom Blumer | October 8, 2015 | 3:39 PM EDT

Did you know that the "The Gun Lobby Rewrote the Second Amendment"?

No, really. Even though not a single word contained in that amendment has changed in over 220 years, you should believe it because former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein said so at Bloomberg View on Wednesday.

By Tim Graham | October 8, 2015 | 3:12 PM EDT

Variety reports CBS News is hopping mad about the forthcoming Dan Rather-lionizing movie Truth. They hoped it “would come and go quickly in limited release. But [Cate] Blanchett is generating Oscar buzz as a best actress contender for her tour de force performance as [Mary Mapes,] the hard-charging producer swept up in a firestorm of partisan politics and media scrutiny of her work.”

"It's astounding how little truth there is in Truth," proclaimed CBS in a statement. "There are, in fact, too many distortions, evasions and baseless conspiracy theories to enumerate them all. The film tries to turn gross errors of journalism and judgment into acts of heroism and martyrdom. That's a disservice not just to the public but to journalists across the world who go out every day and do everything within their power, sometimes at great risk to themselves, to get the story right."

By Curtis Houck | October 8, 2015 | 3:07 PM EDT

To the surprise of no one, MSNBC ran to find the nearest token Republicans it could after shocking news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) dropped out of Speaker of the House race and once such person was MSNBC political analyst and former 2008 McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt, who railed against the GOP for “hunting heretics” and not “converts.”

By Bill Donohue | October 8, 2015 | 3:02 PM EDT

On September 30, the New York Times ran a front-page story that smeared St. Junipero Serra. Repeated attempts to have the paper correct the record have failed. This is yellow journalism at its worst. When I submit paid ads to the Times, I am often asked to identify my sources. Yet it accepts hit jobs like Holson's. The fact is there is no list of historians who claim Fr. Serra tortured Indians, and the Times knows it.

By Scott Whitlock | October 8, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT

Matt Damon is no longer mad at Barack Obama. In the October 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the actor explained his affection for the President and previous unhappiness over with Obama. In 2013, Damon complained, “There are a lot of things that I really question, you know: the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations.” But now: "He's a remarkable human being." 

By Matthew Balan | October 8, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT

The Daily Beast's John Avlon, a supposed "No Labels" moderate, revealed his true liberal colors on Thursday's New Day on CNN during a discussion of Ben Carson's response to the mass shooting in Oregon. Alisyn Camerota pointed out how competitor Lindsey Graham rebuked Dr. Carson, and wondered why the "rational" senator wasn't getting more traction. Avlon replied, "Responsible is a net negative for Republicans right now. Instead of trying to be more responsible, you try to be more irresponsible, more inflammatory, get more attention, and play to the base, which already deeply polarized and inflamed."

By Curtis Houck | October 8, 2015 | 1:31 PM EDT

During a fascinating and wide-ranging interview on the Wednesday edition of Charlie Rose’s PBS show, Fox News Channel (FNC) host Megyn Kelly pushed back at liberal feminists and the very label for their complete double standard in the treatment of conservative and pro-life women (and specifically Sarah Palin). The issue came up when Rose asked Kelly if she was an advocate like many of his personal friends in that they’re “constantly making us and helping us remember how much we need to do with respect to women and equal pay.”

By Scott Whitlock | October 8, 2015 | 12:59 PM EDT

Despite a four-hour running time, NBC’s Today on Thursday skipped any mention of the latest on the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. CBS This Morning managed 25 seconds. ABC’s Good Morning America offered 27 seconds. GMA’s Dan Harris highlighted an Associated Press report claiming, “Clinton's private e-mail server was the target of attempted cyber attacks from China, South Korea and Germany.” He added, “A contractor hired to protect Clinton's private information warned that her server was vulnerable.”