Welcome back to our retrospective on the most-read posts at Hot Air in 2014, a chance to review the top stories and reminisce about the oddities that captured our imagination. One of those oddities included the “Lean Forward” network making fun of Mitt Romney for having a black grandson, which is included in today’s rankings of the 40th through 31st most-read posts this year. So is another network’s anchor laughing at an audio description of an assault, which she thought was the greatest clip ever presented on the cable net. It was a strange year in media, and in politics, as you’ll shortly recall:

Tomorrow we’ll take a break and come back on Monday to look at #21-30 on the top posts of 2014. In the previous thread, we had requests for the top comment threads of 2014, and I’ll see if we can dig that out for a separate post this week. (I answered a couple of questions from that thread in the comments.) Meanwhile, since we’re reaching back to 2013 for one entry, let’s recall another MSNBC gem from a year ago in which Joy Reid explained to viewers that Christmas trees were idolatrous. No, seriously … and that one’s #53 on the list: Confirmed: MSNBC pretty darned ignorant about Christianity and Scripture.