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By Melissa Mullins | October 30, 2014 | 8:04 AM EDT

Sharyl Attkisson, the ex-CBS investigative reporter who has called out CBS’s liberal bias since her resignation earlier this year, continues the attack in her new book, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, set to be released next Tuesday, November 4.

And just where is CBS’s comment on Attkisson’s accusations of media bias she charges in her book? The New York Post reported CBS “stuck their heads in the sand” and rather than address this potential public relations disaster and save a shred of whatever integrity they had left

By Curtis Houck | October 30, 2014 | 1:06 AM EDT

CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes profiled the North Carolina Senate race during Wednesday night’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and devoted much of her report highlighting the fact that the race between incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger and State House Speaker Thom Tillis has become the most expensive Senate race of the cycle.

Specifically, Cordes blamed “[t]he Supreme Court” as it “paved the way for unlimited outside spending in a 2010 decision commonly known as Citizens United, which overturned parts of a campaign finance law authored by Republican John McCain.”

By Tom Johnson | October 30, 2014 | 12:09 AM EDT

Steven Waldman, a former Newsweek reporter and Obama adviser to the FCC, concedes that liberal bias can have an effect, but says that overall it’s a “minor factor,” far less important than journalists’ interest in advancing their careers.

By P.J. Gladnick | October 29, 2014 | 11:27 PM EDT

Until recently the mainstream media has portrayed the opponents of Common Core to be just a bunch of conservative yahoos incapable of understanding what a wonderful education program it is. However that might now be changing. Last night, NBC Nightly News surprisingly broadcast a segment highly critical of Common Core.
 

By Tom Blumer | October 29, 2014 | 11:17 PM EDT

M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resumé is not what her campaign's web site says it is.

Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Trek’s expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before Election Day to learn this.

By Curtis Houck | October 29, 2014 | 10:08 PM EDT

ABC and NBC failed to cover the upcoming midterm elections during their Wednesday evening broadcasts, but instead devoted over three-and-a-half minutes to going after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) for confronting a protestor earlier in the day during an event marking the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

Christie, who has received some rare praise from the mainstream media for a Republican, was not that person this evening as ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir reported he was “unscripted” and “lashing out” as he engaged in “a war of words” with the heckler in what “was supposed to be a mission accomplished moment” for promoting the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore.

By Tom Blumer | October 29, 2014 | 9:02 PM EDT

On Saturday, Erika Rawes at USA Today's Wall Street Cheat Sheet engaged in some impressive gymnastics as she discussed the middle class and identified seven things its members "can't afford anymore" (the headline) or that "a larger percentage of people have trouble paying for" (the content).

It's a sloppy list. One of the items — debt — isn't a "thing" at all, but rather the result of buying too many "things" without paying for them. Rawes also managed to avoid citing any government policies or practices which might be contributing to the problem. It's not like there's a shortage of items in the past 6-1/2 years (since the recession as normal people define it began), or the past dozen (if you want to go back to where the housing bubble began to inflate in earnest), or even the past 25 (if you want to talk about roughly when the mad rush to have things made in Communist China began). One of the six legitimate "things" on the list is of far more recent origin (HT Political Outcast; bolds are mine):

By Ken Shepherd | October 29, 2014 | 8:21 PM EDT

For the second night in a row, MSNBC's Chris Matthews gratuitously attacked Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus as someone who is almost singlemindedly devoted to disenfranchising black voters.

By Tom Blumer | October 29, 2014 | 7:57 PM EDT

Tuesday's CBS This Morning show was an especially disgraceful display of media bias.

Late yesterday morning, NewsBusters' Jeffrey Meyer noted how the show's Nora O'Donnell admitted to throwing "a softball of a question" at Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. The question: “What's going to happen if Republicans take control (of the Senate)?” NB's Scott Whitlock additionally observed that the program "alternated between confusion as to why Barack Obama may be driving Republicans to a big midterm victory and strident declarations that the GOP would have no mandate." Still another item needs to be cited: Warren's tired, refuted, but unchallenged assertion that Ebola is the GOP's fault, specifically (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By NB Staff | October 29, 2014 | 7:47 PM EDT

"President Obama voted on the first day of midterm elections.  And because he was in Chicago, his vote has already been counted 27 times." --Jodi Miller

By Ken Shepherd | October 29, 2014 | 6:32 PM EDT

"Maine's governor traps Kaci Hickox," insists editors of the Daily Beast.

By P.J. Gladnick | October 29, 2014 | 5:57 PM EDT

Politico writer Alexander Burns concedes that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker could win re-election next week but sounds a very sour note by claiming that Walker won't enjoy his victory. Of course, Burns contrasts a gloomy view of Walker with a warm review of the Democrat candidate, Mary Burke.
 

By Matthew Balan | October 29, 2014 | 5:25 PM EDT

Carol Costello's liberal bias emerged yet again on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, as she covered the catastrophic failure of the Antares rocket during a launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Costello wondered, "Can NASA really trust private companies to do its business?" The anchor later pressed on with her skepticism of private business: "Well, you know, it's a concern, because NASA also plans to use private companies to take astronauts into space. Should those plans be put on hold in light of what happened?"

By Scott Whitlock | October 29, 2014 | 5:00 PM EDT

The November 3 Time magazine featured historian Richard Norton Smith's predictable take on the modern Republican Party. The author of a new biography on Nelson Rockefeller sneered that, as a result of the nomination of Barry Goldwater, "The party of Lincoln morphed into the party of Strom Thurmond." 

By Jack Coleman | October 29, 2014 | 4:39 PM EDT

Has a person who did something undeniably brave and dangerous in an effort to save the lives of others earned the right to henceforth act like a crackpot? Watching the bizarre saga of nurse Kaci Hickox, I have my doubts.

Hickox, you've surely heard by now, is the Doctors Without Borders nurse placed in mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after spending a month in West Africa treating victims of the Ebola outbreak. She tested negative in a preliminary test for the disease but a forehead scan showed a temperature of 101, which Hickox attributed to her anger over her confinement. Other readings found her temperature to be normal.