Conservative hawks may want Rep. Todd Akin scrubbed from the ticket even as religious leaders and those voicing the social issues in this election cycle are defending Akin or at least not attacking him. Is it because contributions may flounder? Or is even the GOP phobic about the so-called “hot button issues”? It seems that while MSNBC is always the perennial least watched news outlet, they still keep the other news organizations slightly off-center and on the defensive. While all news agencies and networks have addressed the social issues, MSNBC is the most vociferous and the most prone to tantrum.