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By Noel Sheppard | | November 7, 2012 | 8:09 AM EST

"I'm so glad we had that storm last week."

So amazingly said MSNBC's Chris Matthews about Hurricane Sandy Tuesday night following the announcement that Barack Obama had won re-election (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brad Wilmouth | | November 7, 2012 | 8:01 AM EST

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. during MSNBC's election night coverage, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell ridiculously claimed that Democrats are more tolerant of Mormonism than Republicans and blamed the "Bible-thumping side of the Republican party," which he asserted is "where anti-Mormon feeling resides," for political analysts discussing Mitt Romney's Mormon religious beliefs, in spite of polls showing Republicans more inclined to accept a Mormon President than Democrats. O'Donnell:

By NB Staff | | November 7, 2012 | 3:11 AM EST

How much of a role do you think the media played in protecting President Obama this year? How much did Hurricane Sandy affect turnout and public sentiment? Are demographics an issue for conservatives? Feel free to answer these and other questions pertinent to the presidential election right here.

By NB Staff | | November 7, 2012 | 3:09 AM EST

For general discussion about the races other than the presidential one.

By Brent Bozell | | November 6, 2012 | 11:18 PM EST

Throughout the very long presidential election cycle, two trends remained consistent. The media lauded Obama no matter how horrendous his record, and they savaged Obama’s Republican contenders as ridiculous pretenders.

From the start of the Republican race in 2011, every candidate who took the lead then took an unfair beating.  They even slimed Sarah Palin in case she decided to run. Martin Bashir announced she was “vacuous, crass, and according to almost every biographer, vindictive too.” Newsweek mocked Michele Bachmann on its cover, making her look pale, confused and nutty, with the headline “The Queen of Rage.” Politico and other media outlets tried to pin sexual harassment claims on Herman Cain without naming, or even knowing the accusers.

By Tim Graham | | November 6, 2012 | 7:52 PM EST

William Donohue of the Catholic League noted that liberal journalists at and the Los Angeles Times have expressed outrage at conservative pastors and priests urging their flock to vote for Romney, and are pushing the IRS to put a stop to it.

But he also noted the Pew Research Center released a study on Halloween that found that some reporters and editorial writers with a liberal bias were overlooking the IRS-baiting black Protestant ministers favoring Obama from the pulpit:

By Matthew Sheffield | | November 6, 2012 | 7:21 PM EST

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By Kyle Drennen | | November 6, 2012 | 6:57 PM EST

On Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Kristen Welker described an Obama campaign "filled with anticipation and nostalgia" and the President giving his final stump speech in Iowa "With an eye on his future" and having "reached back to the past." Welker continued to fawn: "...the state which gave Mr. Obama his first 2008 victory, launching his improbable and historic journey. An emotional night, even for a president known for keeping his cool." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Later in the report, Welker touted: "And while [Obama's] top surrogates stormed the battleground states, some of the biggest names in entertainment also lent their voices, from Jay-Z to Bruce Springsteen..."

By Randy Hall | | November 6, 2012 | 6:20 PM EST

Turnabout is fair play, judging from the coverage ABC News has given GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's October 30 campaign event which he used to collect money, clothing and food for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The first article the network produced on the donation effort was entitled "Aid Organizations Prefer Cash to Canned Food" and criticized the "hastily organized storm relief" as a problem for relief organizations, which "will take canned goods and supplies, but they'd much rather have cash."

By Matt Hadro | | November 6, 2012 | 6:15 PM EST

The film "SEAL Team Six" came under fire for being an Obama-booster just before the election. Its Obama-supporting producer Harvey Weinstein gave credibility to those charges when he lauded the President and took shots at Mitt Romney and John McCain on CNN on Monday night.

"I didn't have to do anything to remind anybody about the decision that Barack Obama made to pull the trigger on Osama bin Laden," Obama-donor Harvey Weinstein told CNN. Host Piers Morgan teed him up by calling the drama "quite overtly political in the most magnificent propaganda-style way."

By Matthew Balan | | November 6, 2012 | 5:58 PM EST

Norah O'Donnell lived up to her reputation on Tuesday's CBS This Morning for tossing softball questions at liberal guests while hounding conservative ones. During an interview of Obama campaign flack David Axelrod, O'Donnell wondered if "the minority vote will be bigger than it was in 2008." Charlie Rose assisted his co-host in asking, "Are we looking at a new Democratic majority - a different voter group that are coming together to be the majority in America?"

By contrast, the former NBC correspondent peppered Romney adviser Kevin Madden with questions that cast doubt on the Republican presidential candidate's chances to win. CBS political director John Dickerson also mangled polling data on minority support for Romney by asking Madden if the former governor "has trouble even breaking out of single digits with Latinos, and, certainly, with African-Americans...isn't that a problem for an incoming president - to do so poorly among minority voters?"

By Matt Vespa | | November 6, 2012 | 5:46 PM EST

As voters cast their ballots to decide the future direction of the country, President Obama encouraged people to go our and vote – and bring their ID’s along with them.  I guess the ship has sailed on Al Sharpton’s bridge he intended to sell to us.  We have the President of the United States and the leader of the Democratic Party telling voters to bring their IDs to the polls.  This is the seat of irony since the president's own attorney general equated Voter ID laws to a new poll tax and called them an affront to minority voters.

By Clay Waters | | November 6, 2012 | 5:36 PM EST

Just in time, New York Times media reporter Jeremy Peters noticed on Election Day that MSNBC has been rather slanted in its hostility toward Mitt Romney, and that it's starting to reflect badly on its sister network NBC, in "Dueling Bitterness On Cable News."

Peters used findings from the Pew Research Center as his launching point to hit both MSNBC and Fox News for partisan stridency, though MSNBC seemed to take more punches.

By Ryan Robertson | | November 6, 2012 | 5:25 PM EST

Obscure cable 'news' network Current TV's aptly named show, Say Anything with Joy Behar concluded an episode on Monday night by putting forth a different perspective on Mitt Romney that was of course related to all the worn-out liberal judgments of him.

Behar justified her endorsement of President Obama's re-election by comparing his Republican challenger to a "horny guy doing speed dating." You know the type, a man who is willing to "say anything to close the deal" and just wants to get in the pants of every girl he meets. But in this case, it's the collective pants of America. [ video below, MP3 audio here ]

By Matt Hadro | | November 6, 2012 | 5:23 PM EST

CNN's Piers Morgan hyped that President Obama has been "on fire" and channeled liberal blogger Nate Silver's confidence that he will be re-elected. Newt Gingrich swatted down that liberal spin, on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight.

"[H]ere's an alternative universe. You say this person of the New York Times has come to the startling discovery that in the New York Times universe, Obama's going to win," Gingrich quipped about Silver's prediction of an Obama victory.