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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 18, 2014 | 9:08 AM EDT

While the cultural commissars keep throwing praise and awards at raunchy shows on trendy Internet streaming channels, CBS has a series of highly-rated traditional police or military shows that get no attention or respect. “NCIS” keeps spinning off shows – this year in New Orleans – and “Blue Bloods” is a consistent Top 20 performer despite airing on Friday night. You won’t see its star Tom Selleck at Emmy awards time.

“Blue Bloods” deals with an Irish-Catholic family of cops, headed by New York police commissioner Frank Reagan, played by Selleck. But CBS just had to insist the Catholics are hopelessly "behind the times" in viewing homosexuality as a sin.

By Clay Waters | October 18, 2014 | 8:20 AM EDT

New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel discovered What's the Matter With Kansas? and his name is Kris Kobach, Kansas's worryingly activist and conservative secretary of state: "He Pushed Kansas to the Right. Now Kansas Is Pushing Back." Kobach is locked in a tough re-election race, and the Times smells blood in the water.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 18, 2014 | 8:07 AM EDT

It's clear that the liberal media will latch on to any argument, even the most patently nonsensical, to oppose a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. Take today's Good Morning America where co-anchors Paula Faris and Dan Harris accused Americans of "hysteria" over Ebola and concoted an anti-travel ban argument flying right into the face of the facts.  

Speaking of flying, the oblivious duo asserted that a flight ban makes no sense since Ebola can only be passed via contact with bodily fluids. But surely Faris and Harris know that Thomas Eric Duncan had no such symptoms when he boarded a plane to the US, where he proceeded to infect at least two people before dying.  Thus the only way to ensure that infected people don't get into the US is to impose a general travel ban: hello?

By Jeffrey Lord | October 18, 2014 | 8:05 AM EDT

The Taranto Principle strikes again.

Dr. Tom Frieden, the Director of the Center for Disease Control, has just slammed headlong into the Taranto Principle. No wonder this smart, talented doctor is wandering around staggered at repeated calls to resign, calls coming from everyone from Fox’s Bill O’Reilly to members of Congress and a growing crowd beyond.

By Tom Blumer | October 17, 2014 | 11:22 PM EDT

In an all too typical unskeptical report, Jim Kuhnhenn at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, allowed President Barack Obama to claim, in Kuhnhenn's words, that "health and security experts continue to tell him that the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective" than "restricting travel to the U.S. from the three Ebola-stricken West African nations."

I'm sure that readers would just love to know who these "health and security experts" are, especially given the fact that the AP itself reported Thursday that nations in Africa which have successfully kept the virus at bay have cited "border closings" as a critical element of their strategy.

By Tom Johnson | October 17, 2014 | 9:17 PM EDT

Paul Waldman claims that the GOP likes to whip up fear, and that “you couldn't come up with a better vehicle for creating that fear than a deadly disease coming from countries full of dark-skinned foreigners.”

By Jack Coleman | October 17, 2014 | 8:52 PM EDT

How refreshing to hear something resembling candor in the Obama administration's public pronouncements on the threat from Ebola.

Problem is, the implications of what is being said with this newfound candor are ominous to say the least, a flabbergasted Rush Limbaugh outlined for his radio listeners yesterday.

By Tim Graham | October 17, 2014 | 8:29 PM EDT

All of the networks have been eager participants in holding the Catholic Church accountable for sexual abuse allegations, even dated allegations from 50 years ago. But much of the national media has chosen to ignore a powerful Washington rabbi – who has served Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and former Senator Joe Lieberman –  being investigated for secretly recording women changing their clothes through a hidden camera in a clock radio.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the investigation is deepening. But there's a complete network blackout, despite the appeal this story would have in news programs pitched to a female audience.

By NB Staff | October 17, 2014 | 6:13 PM EDT

"Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall has voted with President Obama 99 percent of the time. In return, Obama has agreed NOT to campaign for Udall this fall." -- Jodi Miller.

By Mark Finkelstein | October 17, 2014 | 6:12 PM EDT

The web page for MSNBC's The Cycle has the chutzpah to describe co-host Abby Huntsman as a "conservative."  Whatever happened to truth in advertising?

On today's episode, Huntsman again demonstrated why the conservative tag doesn't fit.  As a guest offered up a laughably lame analogy in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries, Huntsman was quick to weigh in with an approving comment.

By Matthew Balan | October 17, 2014 | 5:54 PM EDT

NPR made no secret of its left-wing bias on Monday's All Things Considered, as it covered the debate over a proposed bill in Italy that conservative critics warn would endanger free speech. Sylvia Poggioli hyped "right-wing opposition" to the legislation, and labeled their claim that it would restrict free expression an "alarmist position." The correspondent also slanted toward left-wing LGBT activists by playing six soundbites from them, versus only two from conservatives.

By Randy Hall | October 17, 2014 | 5:26 PM EDT

While a guest on Thursday's edition of NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers, Rachel Maddow complained that she's disappointed with the Democrats' “weird strategic move” of avoiding contact with president Barack Obama and his signature legislation during the midterm election campaigns.

After stating that the odds are usually stacked against the president's party during midterm elections, the host of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show said that Republicans have spent the last six years “decrying ObamaCare as the end of the world.” However, even though the Affordable Care Act is “kind of working,” Democrats have decided: “OK then. We don't want to talk about it, either.”

By P.J. Gladnick | October 17, 2014 | 4:51 PM EDT

There was some soul searching on the part of The New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn over whether a political hack like Ron Klain with no medical experience should be appointed as Ebola Czar. However, that period of doubt was quite brief once Cohn was reassured by fellow liberals that being a political hack in that position was perfectly okay even if one was engaged in financial scandal as Klain was.

By Kyle Drennen | October 17, 2014 | 4:15 PM EDT

Appearing on Friday's CBS This Morning, Republican pollster Frank Luntz reacted to the latest CBS News poll showing Americans having a "crisis of confidence" in government institutions: "The problem is that the institutions that have the greatest impact on us, the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, those that are responsible for our health and safety, are the ones that have had the biggest collapse. In fact, in some cases it's 20-30-point drop in just the last 15-18 months."

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 17, 2014 | 4:07 PM EDT

On Friday, CBS This Morning hosted CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and pollster Frank Luntz to discuss America’s declining trust in government including its recent handling of the Ebola crisis.  Despite two-thirds of Americans supporting a travel ban on Ebola stricken countries, co-host Charlie Rose did his best to dismiss such concerns by the public. Rose wondered if “public anger will play into the hands of people who want to call for radical answers, who will push for the most conservative, most, not in terms of Democrat Republican, but most toughest measures possible in terms of quarantine, in terms of inspection, in terms of all of that?”