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By Scott Whitlock | October 24, 2014 | 3:13 PM EDT

For a show called The View, the program's hosts on Friday all have the same opinion: The Catholic Church needs to change. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg highlighted pop singer Ariana Grande's decision to leave her church because of alleged intolerance towards her gay brother. Fellow-co-host Rosie Perez announced, "I'm a recovering Catholic."   Rosie O'Donnell explained, "I, like you, am a recovering Catholic." 

By Tim Graham | October 24, 2014 | 2:56 PM EDT

Thursday’s Washington Post was riddled with contradictions. On the front page, the Post reported “more than a half-dozen black witnesses” supported police officer Darren Wilson’s account of a fight before he shot Michael Brown.

But on the front page of the Style section, the Post championed how the leftist “human rights” group Amnesty International was citing the United States as a human-rights violator based on its police brutality. That’s unfortunate timing.

By Kyle Drennen | October 24, 2014 | 2:33 PM EDT

On his Fox News show Thursday night, host Bill O'Reilly cited the Media Research Center study on the network evening newscasts censoring coverage of the 2014 midterms: "Eight years ago, the nightly network newscasts went full out to cover the campaigns, which Democrats were favored to win....But this time around, the graph is far different. At this point in time, ABC News did 36 election reports eight years ago. So far this year, zero, nothing. CBS, 58 in year 2006. 14 this year. NBC, 65 eight years ago. 11 this year. Simply stunning."

By Tom Johnson | October 24, 2014 | 1:24 PM EDT

The Esquire blogger thinks the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s coverage of the Parliament shootings was excellent because the CBC is taxpayer-funded, unlike U.S. news networks, which have to pander to their audiences to keep those advertiser dollars coming in.

By Geoffrey Dickens | October 24, 2014 | 12:17 PM EDT

On Thursday, CNN’s Carol Costello offered an apology to the Palin family, via a statement sent to Politico and on her Twitter feed, but so far she has refused to do what even former MSNBC host Martin Bashir did, and offer an on-air apology. Mark Levin made fun of that.

By Tim Graham | October 24, 2014 | 11:49 AM EDT

Friday’s Washington Post unleashed a weird attack against Kenneth Starr after all these years. The front-page headline was “Surprise support for Lewinsky’s complaint: Report on 1998 interview says prosecutors mistreated intern during Clinton inquiry.”

Why would the Post dig up a 2000 report by Ken Starr's successor as independent counsel? At the end of Rosalind Helderman’s story, she said “The Post sought the report after being contacted by Jim Lichtman, a writer and lecturer on ethics...” Who? Jim Lichtman also wrote an E-book attacking Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Ann Coulter titled “Shameless: The Ethical Case Against Three Out-of-Control Critics and the Need for Civility Now, More than Ever.”

By Scott Whitlock | October 24, 2014 | 11:13 AM EDT

Liberal celebrity Russell Brand on Thursday announced that he's "open" to the idea that the United States government may have been behind the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. Talking to a British reporter, Brand theorized, "Do you trust the American government? Do you trust the British government? What I do think is very interesting is the relationship that the Bush family have had for a long time with the Bin Laden family." 

By Joseph Rossell | October 24, 2014 | 10:33 AM EDT

The Obama administration has taken heat during the Ebola crisis as many Americans worry not enough has been done. In response, the administration appointed a lawyer to be the country’s Ebola czar.

But many on the left and in the liberal news media are blaming Senate conservatives and the National Rifle Association (NRA) for halting the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s anti-gun and pro-Obamacare nominee for surgeon general. MSNBC employees editorialized that the NRA was making the Ebola crisis “worse,” and hosts on CNN and other news networks complained that Obama’s nominee had not yet been confirmed.

By Matthew Johnson | October 24, 2014 | 10:20 AM EDT

With their latest project, Oscar-winning actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will boldly go where they have gone before ... creating films that makes businesses the bad guys.

The Hollywood Reporter said on Oct. 13, they due will create “Incorporated” for SyFy. It will be a “a futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power.”

By Mark Finkelstein | October 24, 2014 | 9:37 AM EDT

Asked to comment on the recent ax attack in NYC by an apparent lone wolf jihadist that left a rookie cop critically injured, Republican congressman Peter King had some very tough words for the New York Times.

Appearing on today's Morning Joe, King condemned the Times for having "smeared" the police and spread the feeling that "the police are an occupying force, that they're profiling Muslims, they're going after Muslims." According to King, deranged lone wolves like the ax attacker are prone to respond and be inspired by such talk.

By Tim Graham | October 24, 2014 | 8:44 AM EDT

Middle-aged people remember the hilarious Gilda Radner skit on "Saturday Night Live" where she played with the “Looking For Mr. Goodbar Sleepytime Play Set,” with dolls based on the 1975 movie where a young schoolteacher goes to seedy bars looking for casual sex partners (and ends up murdered).

That’s how silly it sounds that there would be “Breaking Bad” action figures and that they would be sold at Toys R Us. When they were inevitably pulled off the shelves, “Breaking Bad” stars complained on social media that they were less damaging than Barbie dolls.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 24, 2014 | 7:54 AM EDT

You've probably seen the video.  In Chile, a man boards a bus and twice tries to rip a purse away from a woman.  When he fails, he tries to flee, only to get his arm stuck in the door. Whereupon the driver subdues him with a few swings from his handy bat.  When the bus finally stops, the police are there to greet the miscreant and lead him away.

When Jimmy Kimmel played the clip on his show, the audience reacted with cheers.  But when Morning Joe aired it today, Mika declared herself "disturbed." When Mika asked why the clip was enjoyable, Joe Scarborough explained the obvious: "because justice won out."

By Tom Blumer | October 24, 2014 | 6:21 AM EDT

Imagine the pile-on that would be occurring from other members of the nation's establishment press if a Republican or conservative U.S. Senate candidate went after an individual member of the press as Alison Grimes just has against NBC/MSNBC reporter Chuck Todd. The "How dare you?" cries would be everywhere.

It's hard to see how employing such a tactic works to get votes, but Grimes, the Democrats' candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, seems to think that acting as if she's standing up to playground bullies might get her some mileage. Todd, along with incumbent Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, is one of the supposedly all-powerful bullies. Video follows the jump:

By Curtis Houck | October 24, 2014 | 12:59 AM EDT

On Thursday night, ABC and NBC continued to make no mention of a damning report by USA Today that the Obama administration covered up the release of illegal immigrants from prisons who had committed numerous violent crimes, including rape and murder. 

At the conclusion of the morning newscasts of the major broadcast networks, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today had no coverage while CBS This Morning mentioned it in a news brief that lasted for just 21 seconds. By the time the evening newscasts had aired, ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir and NBC Nightly News followed their morning counterparts and said nothing about the report.

By Clay Waters | October 23, 2014 | 11:53 PM EDT

Having pretty much conceded big Republican gains of the U.S. Senate, the New York Times is working to strangle any ideological gains the GOP might make, whether the issue be immigration or economics. The latest example: Jackie Calmes' front-page story Thursday, "Economists See Limited Gains in G.O.P. Plan."