On Tuesday morning’s CNN Newsroom, new co-hosts John Berman and Poppy Harlow repeatedly expressed their amazement at “extraordinary” and “remarkable” video from the British Virgin Islands of former President Barack Obama kite-surfing.
On Good Morning America December 2, anchor George Stephanopoulos argued with Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway over the media’s reaction to the election. When Conway brought up the fact that media was suddenly against the electoral college after their candidate lost, Stephanopoulos shot back, “No one is questioning the victory.” But is that really true? Since November 8, many journalists have openly challenged the election results and pinned their blame on the electoral college.
Long-term followers of American politics will recall that about a decade ago, the left began pushing the phrases "global warming denier" and "climate change denier" into the public conversation as a way of discrediting those who are skeptical of the preferred liberal take on global warming theory. The expression was reminiscent of the term "Holocaust denier" and was meant to suggest that those who have doubts about global warming are as marginal in their thinking as Holocaust denier conspiracy theorists.
On Friday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota and David Gregory hammered General Michael Flynn after Donald Trump selected him to be his national security advisor. Gregory asserted that Flynn demonstrated "short-sighted, ignorant thinking" and apparently, "jump[ed] the shark into...Islamophobia" over his controversial remarks about Islam. Camerota played up a "fake news" post from Flynn on Twitter, and contended that "there's a gullibility...that is troubling" with the Tweet. Guest Jason Johnson bluntly labeled the general's conduct "dangerous," and accused him of "violent rhetoric."
CNN's Brian Stelter went into full denial mode on Tuesday's At This Hour regarding the media's clear slant for Hillary Clinton. Stelter highlighted Trump's reaction to the possibility that more vulgar comments of his from the past will surface — that if "they release more tapes, I'll talk more about Bill Clinton's past." The journalist added, "I'm not sure who he means by 'they.' I think he thinks the media and the Clinton campaign are in cahoots, when they're not."
After giving a substantial amount of attention to the case of Keith Lamont Scott being shot and killed by Charlotte police, with his wife disputing police accounts that he was holding a gun when he was shot, CNN this week has barely touched the important revelations that Scott not only was a convicted felon who had a history of gun violence, but that his wife even filed a protective order last year accusing him of threatening her and her son with a gun.
MSNBC went into spin mode for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, after the father of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen was seated behind the Democrat at a rally in Florida. Stephanie Ruhle replied to the development by stating, "I don't know what I think, but it's definitely noteworthy." Thomas Robert remarked that it was "very interesting," and hyped that it was "certainly a reflection of the Clinton camp to respond so quickly about what that means."
Following the recent revelations from the Wall Street Journal, that the US payed Iran a large sum of money at the same time as they released American hostages, has led many to believe to US payed a ransom for their release. But that couldn’t possibly be the case according to CNN Commentator Peter Beinart who ridiculously declared, on Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, “It's not ransom if you are giving people their own money, which is what we were doing here.”
On Thursday's At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, CNN host John Berman asked a provocative question about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's mental processes that you would never hear a CNN anchor raise about Hillary Clinton despite her perpetual difficulty with using acceptable judgment or ethics in office.
As South Carolina Republican Senator and Trump critic Lindsey Graham appeared as a guest, Berman alluded to a remark by Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld and actually asked the GOP Senator if Trump "has a screw loose."
On Thursday's New Day, CNN's John Berman did his best to defend the Obama administration's secret shipment of $400 million to Iran right before the Islamist regime released four American prisoners. Former Rep. Mike Rogers criticized the payment, but Berman countered that "the President...said money was going there...We did not have the details about the plane...the euros — things like that." He later underlined, "Isn't the key to diplomacy...that everyone gets to declare victory?"
Appearing on Tuesday's New Day, liberal Daily Beast contributor and recurring CNN guest Dean Obeidallah went ballistic after a fellow guest and Donald Trump supporter recalled that Khizr Khan has a history of ties to the Clintons as the immigration expert was an employee of the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, which not only has represented the Clinton Foundation but also worked on immigration cases involving the controversial EB-5 visa program.
After former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer recalled Khan's connections to the Clintons, the two got into a heated debate as Obeidallah incredulously accused the Trump supporter of "smearing" Khan by merely introducing his links to the Clintons into the political conversation.
CNN set aside nearly half of its air time on Wednesday's New Day to various recent controversies involving the Trump campaign — 1 hour, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds over three hours. By contrast, the program clearly didn't think much of the Wall Street Journal's Tuesday revelation that the Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran. John Berman gave a 27-second news brief to the report, but didn't mention that the payment was sent on "an unmarked cargo plane." New Day, therefore, devoted over 187 times more coverage to Trump than to the millions to Iran.