In a pre-recorded interview with Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz aired on Thursday's Erin Burnett Outfront, CNN's Dana Bash admitted that seeing Senator Cruz, a "Christian from Texas," appearing with Jews in New York City surprised her, declaring: "This is not what I expected, to be honest with you."
Brad Wilmouth is a former Media Research Center news analyst and an alumnus of the University of Virginia.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, PBS host Tavis Smiley claimed that GOP candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are "running segregated campaigns" as he asserted that they are "not campaigning to my community." After repeating his claim that Trump has been a "racial arsonist," he declared that the Republican Party has been "self-sabotaging," and additionally attached to the GOP the words "anti-American," "Orwellian," and "Shakespearean."
On Wednesday's The Situation Room on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer suggested that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz would not do well in a general election with minorities and women as he discussed Idaho Republican Senator James Risch's preference for Cruz over Donald Trump as his party's nominee: "After losing in 2012 when President Obama was reelected, the Republican National Committee did what they called an autopsy, how to bring in more support from women, from minorities, from young people. How's that working out so far?"
On the Saturday edition of New Day, during a segment on the bathroom bill in North Carolina that would bar men from entering women's restrooms in state buildings and vice versa, CNN anchor Victor Blackwell oddly suggested that there was no significant difference between a man indecently exposing himself to a woman in a restroom, versus exposing himself to a another man, as the weekend anchor debated attorney Matt Staver of the Liberty Counsel.
Between Blackwell on Saturday, and Chris Cuomo on Monday, the two CNN anchors seemed to be in a contest to be the biggest liberal caricature on the issue of whether it is acceptable for men to go into women's restrooms.
On Monday's New Day on CNN, co-host Chris Cuomo dismissively suggested that supporters of the "bathroom bill" in North Carolina that would bar men from using women's public restrooms in government buildings in reality support the measure because they "don't like these transgender people getting what they want." The segment almost seemed like a parody making fun of a liberal caricature as Cuomo seriously defended the idea of biological men choosing to identify themselves as women and using women's bathrooms.
On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, host Zakaria seemed to be doing an impression of the type of super-biased political panel one would expect to find at MSNBC in the form of four liberals pitted against one moderate Republican and no conservatives discussing the role of racism in opposition to President Barack Obama. New Yorker editor David Remnick charged George H.W. Bush used "racist memes" to win the 1988 presidential campaign and racism has fueled Donald Trump's rise.
On Friday's Wolf show on CNN, during a discussion of whether Republicans can stay united after a divisive presidential convention, CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson recalled complaints by some Republicans that Ted Cruz "might not even be that much better" than Donald Trump as a nominee. She and CNN's Gloria Borger were then amused over "Lose with Cruz" as a possible campaign slogan for the GOP after Henderson suggested Republicans would prefer to have Cruz lose the general election as the nominee rather than have Trump heading the ticket.
On Thursday's The Situation Room on CNN, during a discussion of GOP presidential candidate John Kasich recently stepping up criticism of Donald Trump's fitness to be commander-in-chief, CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson suggested that Kasich was "getting in the gutter" and undermined him by cynically proclaiming that Republicans who begin attacking Trump seem "disingenuous" because they have held back for so long.
As Planned Parenthood's executive vice president Dawn Laguens appeared as a guest on Thursday's CNN New Day to react to Donald Trump's initial comments about proscribing legal punishment for women who have illegal abortions, the pro-abortion activist acted as propagandist as she repeatedly asserted that pro-life Republicans seek to "punish" women by illegalizing abortion, and claimed that Republicans like Ohio Governor John Kasich already do so "every single day" because of laws they have passed to restrict abortion.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, during a segment with guest Chad Sweet of the Ted Cruz campaign, co-host Alisyn Camerota seemed to worry that Cruz's plans for more police engagement with Muslim communities in the U.S. would make Muslims "feel more ostracized" as she alluded to fellow GOP candidate John Kasich's criticism from the previous night's CNN candidates forum. Sweet recalled his time working for the Office of Homeland Security as he argued for a return to activities that involve working cooperatively with Muslims and additionally trying to offer protection to Muslims for their own benefit as well.
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, Daily Beast editor-in-chief and CNN political commentator John Avlon painted Fox News and the conservative media as "appeasing the crocodile" of Donald Trump "hoping that it eats you last" as he also blamed Trump's rise on Republicans chasing moderate "RINOs" out of the party.
The latest edition of PBS NewsHour's regular "Shields and Brooks" segment not only featured both analysts slamming GOP presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz from the left over terrorism, but the liberal Shields actually admonished President Barack Obama for his reaction to the Brussels terrorist attacks while faux-conservative Brooks wholeheartedly defended Obama's behavior in Cuba. On Cruz's recommendation of more police engagement with Muslim communities, Brooks griped that he had forgotten "how ugly Ted Cruz could be."
Appearing as a panel member on MSNBC's MTP Daily, Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter tagged Republicans as the "Banana Republican Party," and declared that both men who have a chance to be the nominee -- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz -- are "manifestly unfit for high office."
As Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal jumped in to remind him that, on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is under FBI investigation, Alter dismissively asserted that it was "not a criminal investigation."
As GOP presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke by phone as a guest on Tuesday's special edition of CNN's The Lead, guest host Anderson Cooper quoted the Anti-Defamation League in invoking the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans in "internment camps" as he pressed the Texas Republican over his earlier call for more police engagement in Muslim neighborhoods to preempt terrorism in the U.S.
On Sunday's CNN Newsroom, during a segment previewing the Race to the White House special on the 1988 Bush-Dukakis presidential race, after host Poppy Harlow recalled claims that the George H.W. Bush campaign used "racial fear" against Democrat Michael Dukakis, historian Tim Naftali went on to claim that the Bush team "played on racist fears" because of the Willie Horton issue.
The panel did not even make a distinction between the ad designed by the Bush campaign -- which did not use Horton's image but instead employed white actors to play the parts of convicts -- and a different ad run an independent group which did use Horton's mug shot, which was the ad that CNN showed on screen.
As former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis appeared as a guest on Friday's Wolf show, CNN host Wolf Blitzer cued up the Massachusetts liberal to slam the current Republican presidential candidate field: "I remember covering your campaign in 1988. You always insisted on running a pretty clean campaign, a strategy some say may have cost you the race. What do you make of the campaigns being run right now by the Republicans -- candidates specifically like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz?"
On the regular "Shields and Brooks" on Friday's PBS NewsHour, it was another case of a liberal analyst and a faux-conservative agreeing with each other as allegedly right-leaning New York Times columnist David Brooks gushed over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, calling him "an excellent choice," a "model of judicial restraint," and "a man of both amazing integrity and capacity to be emotionally moved" as he urged confirmatiin since a President Hillary Clinton would likely nominate someone who "from a Republican point-of-view, could be a lot worse."
There was a serious case of selective amnesia induced by liberal bias on Thursday's CNN Newsroom as host Carol Costello oddly complained about women voters having labels like "soccer moms" and "welfare queens" applied to them while men supposedly escape such labeling. But just barely a week ago on her show, Costello herself asked about "angry white men" supporting Donald Trump.
Appearing on Wednesday's Wolf show to discuss President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin characterized Republican resistance to confirming him as not being about "principle," but "power" instead.
Appearing as a panel member for Tuesday's election coverage on CNN, liberal commentator Van Jones went over the top again as he compared GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to a "strongman" like former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
At about 8:10 p.m. ET, shortly before Marco Rubio announced that he was ending his campaign for President, Jones suggested that Rubio might stay in longer because Trump reminds him of the "strongman" who took control of his home country who "from his point of view, was violent, was irresponsible."