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By Tim Graham | November 10, 2015 | 8:30 AM EST

Ken Shepherd pointed out Monday that Chris Matthews marched a hard line on Ben Carson’s memoir and the charge stories in it aren’t true: “you better damn well know they're true. Now, maybe you know you can't substantiate them right away. But they'd better be damn true, not sort of true.”

Soopermexican at The Right Scoop found Matthews jumped all over his MSNBC colleague Steve Kornacki before Friday night’s Rachel Maddow forum with the three Democratic candidates. Perhaps before the show, Kornacki dared to wonder how GOP voters might interpret the liberal-media attack, which set off Mr. Thrill Up My Leg. “Our job is to delineate the truth, and then let people react to it. You know, ‘we report, you decide’?”  

By Mark Finkelstein | November 10, 2015 | 8:27 AM EST

News flash: Eugene Robinson has just been named Dean of the Alice In Wonderland School of Journalism, where "who, what, when" etc. is replaced by "who cares?", and when it comes to crimes against political correctness, verdict first, trial later.

On today's Morning Joe, WaPo columnist Robinson expressed surprising indifference to his unawareness of the causes that led Mizzou President Tim Wolfe to be driven from office. Asked by Joe Scarborough as to the reasons for the prez's departure, Robinson replied "I haven't been on campus; I don't know . . . I don't know what those specifics are." When Scarborough then asked "isn't it troubling that you don't know, a Pulitzer Prize winner" and "is this a complete failure of the national media to report?" Robinson flippantly suggested "the national media should always have done a better job in getting to the bottom of everything." 

By Melissa Mullins | November 10, 2015 | 7:40 AM EST

Our neighbors to the north decided to pay homage to a self-professed murdering Al-Qaeda terrorist by slapping his picture on front of Maclean's magazine – which is the Canadian equivalent to putting a smiling Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan on the cover of Newsweek.

Omar Khadr stands between two women; Rinelle Harper, an aboriginal woman who became the symbol for racist violence against aboriginal women; and Amanda Lindhout, a waitress turned journalist who was kidnapped by Muslim terrorists and tortured. Talk about awkward: two victims of violence...and a terrorist.

By Dylan Gwinn | November 10, 2015 | 7:02 AM EST

This week the Reagan “Crazy Train” made a stop on FX as Fargo, a mystery/crime drama set in 1980, decided to take a break from mafia wars and body dismemberment to take a shot at “The Gipper.”

By Erik Soderstrom | November 10, 2015 | 3:37 AM EST

Blindspot’s most recent episode, “Persecute Envoys,” spent most of its airtime stoking anti-police sentiment and blaming the deaths of several New York police officers on their own captain. But the show’s writers weren’t willing to settle for pushing just one liberal narrative. Instead, we get another twofer - defending Planned Parenthood AND hitting a, presumably conservative, congressman for hypocrisy on abortion.

By Erik Soderstrom | November 10, 2015 | 2:31 AM EST

Two police officers gunned down in Brooklyn were the focus of last night’s episode of Blindspot, “Persecute Envoys.” If the plot sounds familiar, it should. 

By Curtis Houck | November 10, 2015 | 1:44 AM EST

Speaking with host Chris Hayes on the Monday edition of MSNBC’s All In, Democratic Congressman and 2016 Senate candidate Alan Grayson (Fl.) made a crude joke in comparing Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to Miley Cyrus as he’s “twerking every right-winger in sight.”

By Karen Townsend | November 10, 2015 | 12:17 AM EST

In “Chapter Twenty-Seven” of CW’s Jane the Virgin, Jane’s Abuela (Ivonne Coll) files the paperwork to get her green card, after many decades, to stay legally in America. You may remember that it was revealed in a previous episode that Abuela is an illegal immigrant who never bothered to become a legal citizen.

By Ken Shepherd | November 9, 2015 | 10:06 PM EST

Discussing media scrutiny over unsubstantiated claims that Dr. Ben Carson has made in his memoirs, Hardball host Chris Matthews pontificated about the importance of fact-checking one's own book to make sure everything is kosher. But where was he when the veracity of President Obama's memoirs was brought up in 2012?

By Dylan Gwinn | November 9, 2015 | 9:55 PM EST

Moments of levity and references to non-insulting divine inspiration are pretty rare on television these days. Even rarer on shows like The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. So, it was with great fear --at first-- but then great relief that I settled in and laser-focused on this scene when I realized they were going to talk religion.

By Tom Johnson | November 9, 2015 | 9:38 PM EST

Why are Republicans so angry at Washington? According to David T. S. Jonas, a onetime aide to Sen. Al Franken, it results from 1) “the expansion of economic and political rights for women, people of color, LGBT Americans, [and] immigrants” over the past few decades, and 2) the failure of Republicans in power to stop or reverse 1).

In a Sunday article for Salon, Jonas argued that “the majority of Republican primary ballots cast today end up conveying a kind of protest message: give me back my power, or nobody else gets anything…And that’s where Republican anger ultimately comes from…You are told that you can win every election you want, but eventually, you’re going to have to compromise your beliefs…And you, as a voter, hear all of this, and you proudly stand up and shout…‘You know what? Fuck that!’”

By Curtis Houck | November 9, 2015 | 9:38 PM EST

Discussing on Monday’s Anderson Cooper 360 the resignation of the president at the University of Missouri, CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols compared the Missouri football team’s promise that it wouldn’t practice until the school’s president resigned over an alleged string of racial incidents at the school to the late Jackie Robinson taking a stand for integration in the 1950s.

By Ken Shepherd | November 9, 2015 | 9:33 PM EST

Earlier this evening, a federal appeals court affirmed a district judge's prerogative to block President Obama's executive order deferring action on the deportation of some illegal immigrants. When initially tweeting the breaking news, the Associated Press's Twitter account tweeted the following: "BREAKING: Appeals court rules against Obama's plan to protect about 5 million people from deportation."

By Mark Finkelstein | November 9, 2015 | 8:42 PM EST

Gag me with a vuvuzela . . . You say, Obama and Mandela. I say, Obama taking flirty selfies at Mandela's memorial service with the Danish PM, much to Michelle's displeasure. 

But not Chris Matthews. On this evening's Hardball, Matthews said that Obama's post-presidential goal is to be "the next Mandela." You've got to be [insert unprintable modifier] kidding me.

By Randy Hall | November 9, 2015 | 8:14 PM EST

Presidential candidate Donald Trump certainly doesn't mince words when it comes to expressing his opinion on just about anything.

The GOP businessman continued that trend when he signed an online petition on Monday calling for the Cable News Network to fire “Republican strategist” Ana Navarro, who is also identified as a “political commentator” with CNN.