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By Matt Hadro | | September 9, 2013 | 6:45 PM EDT

Longtime CNN reporter Alina Cho is no longer with the network. During her time at CNN that began in 2004, she could be embarrassingly soft to liberals and Democrats like Bill Clinton and the Obama family.

Below is some of Cho's worst bias at CNN that NewsBusters reported on:

By Jack Coleman | | September 9, 2013 | 6:30 PM EDT

Never one to let down his macho guard, Geraldo Rivera has made an entertaining suggestion on President Obama should deal with Syrian leader Bashar Assad -- "Let's kill him."

Gee, what could possibly go wrong if we did that? Aside from possibly converting Syria into yet another lawless failed state in the Middle East turned jihadist launch pad. Aside from that. (Audio clips after the jump)

By Noel Sheppard | | September 9, 2013 | 6:26 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Sunday, the national news media outside of local New York outlets has totally ignored a New York man becoming brain dead as the result of an unprovoked attack by a man that shouted "I hate white people."

The victim, 62-year-old Jeffrey Babbitt, died Monday.

Will media report it now?

By Kyle Drennen | | September 9, 2013 | 6:07 PM EDT

At the end of Monday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, fill-in host Kristen Welker teed up a taped congratulatory message of Mitchell marking the fifth anniversary of Rachel Maddow's left-wing MSNBC show: "It is a very special day here at MSNBC. Five years ago, The Rachel Maddow Show made its debut. Rachel, congratulations from all of us. And Andrea, even though she's on the road, wanted to be sure to send along her good wishes to her dear friend." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Mitchell gushed to Maddow: "Rachel, my friend, happy fifth anniversary. This is a big deal, so we put together a small tribute here. Some of our favorite Rachel Maddow moments. Enjoy and congratulations to you and your team for the next five, and five more after that." As the clips began to run, the song "Simply the Best" provided a soundtrack.  

By Scott Whitlock | | September 9, 2013 | 5:31 PM EDT

 

In the fictional world of HBO's Newsroom, the Aaron Sorkin program about the lives of cable TV journalists, the idea of a liberal media bias is something to be scoffed at. On Sunday's episode, the show's new Republican strategist, dared to raise the problem to "Will McAvoy" (played by Jeff Daniels): "The liberal media bias is so clear that it's not worth arguing about."

McAvoy huffed, "I don't think I can let you float an allegation like that and then pretend it's so well agreed upon that it's past debate." Citing a real-life study, "Taylor Warren" (played by Constance Zimmer) insisted, "The media overwhelmingly voted for and is voting for Obama." Later, "Elliott Hirsch" scoffed at "your 15-year-old survey." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Of course, it's not just one survey that found journalists are mostly liberal Democrats. Poll after poll has confirmed this fact. 

By Noel Sheppard | | September 9, 2013 | 5:07 PM EDT

The folks at Funny or Die have decided to take on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman/Stand Your Ground issue with a video introducing the Black NRA.

In it, Sarah Silverman says, "Our fund will put guns into the hands of those that need them most: young black males" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Matthew Sheffield | | September 9, 2013 | 4:18 PM EDT

Robert Allbritton, owner of the Politico website and newspaper, has decided to take on the Big Apple right just a few months after announcing that he intends to sell the local television stations which he owns.

While there's no guarantee he will succeed in his new venture--Allbritton previously had launched a DC local news website called TBD.com which fizzled out quickly--his interest and entrepreneurship is commendable and something that people on the right with loads of money should pay attention to.

By Katie Yoder | | September 9, 2013 | 3:35 PM EDT

Liberal comedian Bill Maher recently revealed how he worked his way through college: pot dealing – according Bloomberg Businessweek. 

In the Sept. 9 issue, Maher admitted, “Selling pot allowed me to get through college and make enough money to start off in comedy.” Maher attended Cornell University to earn an English degree in 1978. The “Business News, Stock Market, & Financial Advice” magazine dedicated a bio page to Maher, now a comedian, producer and host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” 

By Tim Graham | | September 9, 2013 | 2:43 PM EDT

During a weekend leading up to President Obama making a more forceful case for war in Syria, CBS’s Sunday Morning was still pretending that Wilsonian internationalism could have prevented World War II.

Undeterred by his train-wreck on Cinco de Mayo, CBS gave comedian Mo Rocca another historical segment, this one on a new book by A. Scott Berg on President Woodrow Wilson. Rocca asked Berg if the League of Nations could have stopped war with Hitler. (After all, he had the potential to be such a reasonable fellow.)

By Scott Whitlock | | September 9, 2013 | 1:22 PM EDT

According to the three networks, the serious effort by conservatives to defund ObamaCare isn't worth as much coverage as the addition of a new dog to the President's family. In just a 24-hour period, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening and morning shows devoted six minutes and 23 seconds to the debut of the puppy "Sunny." In contrast, those same shows have granted a scant two minutes and 26 seconds over a two-month period (July 9 through September 8) to the move by conservative senators such as Mike Lee and Ted Cruz to strip funding from the increasingly-unpopular ObamaCare.

The networks didn't bother to stack the deck with segments heavily opposed to the "Defund It" push, promoted by influential conservative organizations and some GOP lawmakers. Instead, they chose to deprive the campaign of nearly all publicity, omitting it from their normal political coverage. ABC was the worst offender, with the network offering a mere eight second reference to the defund effort.

By Brad Wilmouth | | September 9, 2013 | 1:16 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank cracked that President Obama should use on the GOP the kind of "reverse psychology" that is used with children as he saw politics in GOP opposition to military action in Syria.

He went on to suggest that Sarah Palin is an "idiot" after host Al Sharpton read from her tweet opposing military intervention.

After Sharpton brought up New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm mentioning his opposition to war in Syria in a fundraising letter, he turned to Milbank went after the GOP as he responded:

By Kyle Drennen | | September 9, 2013 | 12:51 PM EDT

On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd engaged in a strategy session over how President Obama could minimize any political damage from Congress voting down a strike on Syria. Lauer fretted: "Is there an escape hatch for the President? Is there a way for him to save face politically if this vote goes against him?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Lauer's concern was prompted by Todd observing: "[The White House is] very concerned, Matt, because it's not just that they believe they need Congress on this and they want to punish Assad and all of the Syria policy, but they realize a loss like this could be politically crippling to him [Obama] all over Washington on all the different battles that he's got coming in the next six months."

By Ken Shepherd | | September 9, 2013 | 12:35 PM EDT

When it comes to light that a prominent liberal Democrat has committed a series of sexual transgressions, there are two typical responses from media outlets: ignore the story and hope it goes away or spin it as best as they possibly can. The latter approach typically involves either highlighting how said politician and his wife are grappling with rebuilding their marriage and family or by virtually lamenting the emotional turmoil suffered by the adulterous pol as a result of his inability to control himself.

A textbook example of the latter was dutifully provided by Time magazine's Dan Kedmey in a September 9 post Swampland blog post headlined, "Report: In a Secret Journal, RFK Jr. Records a Painful Struggle With 'Lust Demons.'" Kedmey picked up on a New York Post exclusive about a journal purportedly kept by Kennedy in which, "[o]n the days he resisted the temptation to have an affair, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. marked the occasion in his secret journal with a one-word exaltation: “Victory!” But on the days of defeat, the ink really began to flow across the page." Kedmey continued (emphasis mine):

By Noel Sheppard | | September 9, 2013 | 11:51 AM EDT

Is it possible in the year 2013 a singer simulating sex acts on national television will actually be penalized for her behavior?

Before you reflexively answer "No," consider that following her raunchy performance at last month's MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus has lost her planned cover on December's Vogue.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | September 9, 2013 | 11:46 AM EDT

Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead and sent the Obama administration scrambling for a cover story that the Big Three broadcast networks initially bought and were slow to unravel.

A similar pattern has emerged in 2013. As new information about the administration’s actions before and after the attacks have been revealed through congressional testimony, whistleblowers, and eyewitnesses, the Big Three have responded by censoring, breezing past or spinning politically damaging bombshells. (full special report after the jump)