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No Surprise Here: Some CNNers Are NOT Taking Soleimani’s Death Well

January 3rd, 2020 12:26 AM
Late Thursday night in the U.S., the Defense Department accepted responsibility for the air strike that killed key Iranian military figure and Quds Force head Qassim Soleimani, less than a week after U.S. airstrikes on the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah and just over two months after the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi. But for some CNNers, it was a rough night. Much like their…

CNN's Brooke Baldwin Asks the Right Questions, Gets Right Balance on B

June 19th, 2014 10:59 AM
It is a rare occasion when I have reason not to criticize a news report, but to praise it copiously. But give credit where it’s due: In Tuesday’s early afternoon newscast on CNN, host Brooke Baldwin and her crew aired several superb segments relating to the arrest of alleged Benghazi-attack mastermind Ahmed Abu Khatalla. Baldwin led her newscast with a few words of welcome, and…

One Year After Benghazi, No Arrests Made; CNN Largely Mum

September 12th, 2013 12:26 PM
On the one-year anniversary of the Benghazi attacks, only three CNN shows bothered to hold the Obama administration accountable for not having made any arrests of suspects. Hosts Jake Tapper and Erin Burnett, and anchor Michael Holmes were the three CNN figures to point at the administration for not having made any arrests. For the rest of CNN's 18-hour news day, any mentions of Benghazi…

CNN Drops Its Own Scoop on Benghazi; Networks Fail to Even Pick It Up

August 1st, 2013 2:44 PM
[UPDATED BELOW] CNN's Arwa Damon scored an exclusive interview with a suspect in the Benghazi attacks, yet CNN chose to air it only once. Aside from a brief mention of it on Thursday morning, the network has dropped its own scoop that it broke on 5 p.m. Wednesday on The Situation Room. None of the three networks mentioned the story on their Wednesday evening news casts, and only CBS…