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By NB Staff | October 27, 2014 | 1:26 PM EDT

"If it hurts the narrative of the Obama administration, it's just not covered." That's how Media Research Center president Brent Bozell summed up the stunning findings of the latest MRC study, which shows a tremendous disparity in how the liberal broadcast networks covered the 2006 midterms as opposed to this years. 

By Scott Whitlock | October 27, 2014 | 1:10 PM EDT

Throughout 2014, CBS This Morning has veered between stories happily hyping the benefits of marijuana and reports on its danger. While the segments seesaw back and forth, the network doesn't seem to be able to put together balance individual stories. On Monday, this continued as journalist Adriana Diaz focused on a Minnesota mom who gave her son medical marijuana to help with his traumatic brain injury. 

By Kyle Drennen | October 27, 2014 | 12:57 PM EDT

On Monday, all three network morning shows covered George P. Bush – the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and current candidate for Texas land commissioner – telling ABC's Jonathan Karl that his father would likely make a 2016 presidential run. In addition, all three shows made sure to remind viewers of former First Lady Barbara Bush's objection to another one of her sons running for president.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 27, 2014 | 12:57 PM EDT

When one thinks about the media, the Weather Channel probably doesn’t come to mind as a primary source of liberal media bias. Strangely enough, on Monday the Weather Channel proved it can be just as bad as the liberals over on MSNBC. Appearing on the morning AMHQ w/ Sam Champion program, self-described “hurricane/storm specialist” Carl Parker talked about his Halloween costume with host Sam Champion and joked “I think I’m going to be Big Bird. Try to irritate Mitt Romney.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | October 27, 2014 | 10:35 AM EDT

The Huffington Post published a tweet from Houston Mayor Annise Parker claiming that her daughter was denied a driver's license due to having two moms. However, a later update to the story shows that Parker was much less than truthful about the initial reason for the denial of the driver's license.
 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 27, 2014 | 9:22 AM EDT

On Sunday night, NBC Nightly News covered First Lady Michelle Obama’s busy campaign schedule with just over one week to go until Election Day. Unfortunately, in their rush to play up her midterm efforts, the network ignored the Democrat’s numerous gaffes on the campaign trail. Anchor Lester Holt introduced the report and noted how “First Lady Michelle Obama is taking on a key role that she's played before. She's going out on the campaign trail in hopes her high approval ratings can help Democrats maintain control of the Senate.”

By Tim Graham | October 27, 2014 | 7:26 AM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo popped up on national TV Friday in coverage of the Ebola case in New York city, including a cozy CNN morning interview (this time, not with his anchorman brother Chris). But the networks weren’t about to report that the potential 2016 presidential contender is bombing on the book shelves.

Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard passed along that New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick (assigned normally to the all-but-official Hillary Clinton campaign) tweeted out that the governor’s new book was basically dead on arrival:

By Melissa Mullins | October 26, 2014 | 10:24 PM EDT

Sharyl Attkisson used to be an investigative journalist for CBS News, but now finds herself making headlines as the whistleblower who blew the lid off CBS's blatant bias toward the president and his administration.

From a recent book review by the New York Post’s Kyle Smith, we learn that in her new book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington
Attkisson exposes outright political corruption, and the media circus surrounding the Obama Administration.

By Brent Baker | October 26, 2014 | 8:02 PM EDT

Last Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Madam Secretary, which stars Tèa Leoni as “Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord” (another episode airs tonight), advanced liberal paranoia that the oil lobby is using nefarious means to push the long-delayed Keystone Pipeline.

By Jack Coleman | October 26, 2014 | 7:54 PM EDT

Perhaps you've seen the Facebook post making the rounds -- "Are you safer now from Ebola and beheading than you were six years ago?"

ISIS aside, though suffice it to say this threat isn't ending anytime soon, a big part of the reason that Ebola has made the transatlantic leap from Africa is because of the unwillingness of a president whose ancestors hail from the continent to impose a flight ban on air passengers from nations stricken with the deadly disease.

By Tim Graham | October 26, 2014 | 7:41 PM EDT

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reported that fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson feels “liberated” to say that the media’s failing to offer “big coverage” of how Obamacare is now working. "And now the computers are working and lots of people are signing up, and where’s all the big coverage of that story?” asked Abramson.

By Tom Blumer | October 26, 2014 | 6:09 PM EDT

Did you hear about Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott in Texas saying of opponent Wendy Davis, "We need to keep the whore away from the door"? Of course you didn't. We know that if Abbott had said anything like that, it would become national news story more important than even Ebola within minutes.

So why is it only news at about a dozen web-based center-right outlets that Democrat Vincent Sheheen, who is running against incumbent Republican Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Governor's race, told supporters on Thursday that "we’re gonna escort whore out the door"? Those who want to try to contend that Sheheen sincerely corrected himself when he immediately said “We’re gonna escort her out the door” are wrong, as evidenced by the crowd's reaction and Sheheen's self-satisfied behavior after his supposed blunder in the video following the jump:

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 3:24 PM EDT

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd seems to be obsessed with complaining about America’s political climate and decided to show his frustration by promoting an NBC-created animated skit asking “what if kids starting using political talking points, the talking points politicians use, to talk back to their parents?” In the skit, the child, named Billy, is accused by his mother of eating a dozen chocolate chip cookies, to which he predictably says “You know who's behind this, don't you? The Koch brothers.” 

By Tom Johnson | October 26, 2014 | 2:01 PM EDT

Brian Beutler says it’s likely that Republicans “understand that voting restrictions suppress the Democratic vote,” but they probably view that “as a feature rather than a bug.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 26, 2014 | 1:59 PM EDT

 

Liberals love to complain that there’s far too much money in politics and on Sunday’s Meet the Press, the entire panel predictably fretted that political spending could spell the demise of American democracy. NBC’s Luke Russert introduced the segment by lamenting how “there's real concern about the role money is playing in our politics with some even going as far to argue our democracy is being bought and sold.”