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Flashback: Journalists Mocked Trump’s Announcement as a Joke

January 19th, 2017 6:55 AM
When Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, the savants in the news media weren’t just skeptical — they were openly disdainful of the man who will be sworn in as America’s 45th President at noon tomorrow. Reporters sniffed that Trump’s campaign was a “carnival show” which threatened to turn the GOP primary race into “a joke.…
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CNN Frets Trump Will Treat Press Like Saddam, Omits Their Ties to Iraq

September 16th, 2016 3:24 PM
Speaking of the hysterical outrage machine being turned up to a 10 after Donald Trump’s birtherism statement Friday morning, the pathetic behavior by the media continued into the afternoon as CNN host Ashleigh Banfield and media reporter Dylan Byers worried that Donald Trump and his supporters could undermine the media to the point that the country would look like Saddam Hussein’s…
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CNN Journalists Tout Hillary Clinton's Presser As 'Really Smart Shift'

September 8th, 2016 6:36 PM
On Thursday's Legal View, two CNN journalists played up Hillary Clinton's first press conference in many months. Ashleigh Banfield trumpeted how "Republicans can no longer say, 270-some-odd days since Hillary held a news conference. There is some real strategy to this." Nia-Malika Henderson touted that the presser was a "really smart shift for her....she's able to drive…
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CNN Gushes Over ‘Excellent,’ 'Great,' ‘Gold Star’ Clinton Foundation

August 24th, 2016 5:38 PM
On the heels of media types like Chris Matthews assuring the American people that the Clinton Foundation is so “great” that his son used to work there, the Wednesday edition of CNN’s Legal View went even further in providing pro-Clinton spin that the foundation has “good governance and accountability” placing it as a “gold star” charity along the likes of…
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CNN Hypes Trump Using Obama's Middle Name; 'Post-Fact Check Culture'

August 11th, 2016 6:26 PM
On Thursday's Legal View, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield zeroed in on Donald Trump recently using President Obama's name, including "Hussein." Ali Velshi replied that "we ought not be all that surprised; because...not so long ago, Donald Trump had still not let go of his idea that Barack Hussein Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim. As a Kenyan-born Muslim, I can tell you he's…
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MSNBC Lets Deray Insinuate Cops Have Themselves to Blame for Dallas

July 11th, 2016 6:07 PM
Far-left Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson conducted Monday afternoon interviews with CNN and MSNBC in light of his weekend arrest during a Baton Rouge, Louisiana protest and each went quite differently as MSNBC’s Kristen Welker allowed Mckesson to recklessly blame police for the deadly Dallas shootings because no one would have been in the street if they hadn’t shot black…
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Gergen Bristles at Trump's 'Slanderous' Charges of 'Corrupt' Clinton

June 22nd, 2016 8:54 PM
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield to react to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech attacking Democrat Hillary Clinton, CNN political commentator David Gergen fretted over charges that the Clinton duo had been "corrupt" in their handling of the Clinton Foundation, with the CNN commentator calling the charge "slanderous."…
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CNN, CBS Push Debunked Claim 90 Percent Want More Gun Background Check

June 21st, 2016 7:20 PM
In the aftermath of the Orlando night club massacre, flawed polls claiming that about 90 percent of Americans want universal background checks for gun purchases have started making the rounds again as CBS last week and CNN this week have released such misleading findings. But over two years ago, a poll commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that, when respondents were…
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CNN's Banfield Aghast By Lack of Gun Control For Those On Terror List

June 16th, 2016 5:12 PM
On Thursday's Legal View, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield bemoaned how "nine out of ten people on terror watch lists, who want to buy a gun, get to buy a gun after passing a federal background check — nine out of ten!" Banfield questioned former Rep. Mike Rogers about this statistic: "I can't believe I actually have to state that being on a terror watch list does not put…
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CNN: Trump's 'Combative' Approach to Media 'Not A Very Good Strategy'

May 31st, 2016 5:04 PM
On Tuesday's Legal View, CNN's Mark Preston asserted that Donald Trump's latest attack on the media was "an absolute mistake because he doesn't want to necessarily do that." Preston soon added that "Trump deciding to take on the media at this point because he doesn't feel like they are treating him well is actually not a very good strategy — to the point…
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CNN's Banfield Outraged By Trump Bringing Up Clinton Sex Scandals

May 24th, 2016 4:40 PM
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield acted like a hired gun for Hillary Clinton on her Legal View program on Tuesday. Banfield claimed Donald Trump "twisted" Bill Clinton's past sex scandals into an attack on Mrs. Clinton, and played up how he once stated that "Paula Jones is a loser, and people would have been more forgiving if Bill had had affairs with more glamorous women." She…
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Banfield in Heated Debate w/ GOP Guest on Obama & Transgender Bathroom

May 15th, 2016 12:35 PM
As Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appeared as a guest on Friday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield to discuss his state's resistance to the Obama administration's directive on transgender bathroom access in public schools, he and host Banfield got into a contentious debate on the issue in which the CNN host gave credence to people of one gender claiming to be of the opposite…
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CNN Uses Misleading Poll to Claim Most Oppose NC Bathroom Law

May 9th, 2016 3:23 PM
On Monday, CNN not only continued to misinform its viewers about the contents of the North Carolina bathroom law, but it also used a misleading CNN/ORC poll to dubiously claim that most Americans oppose the law. New Day, CNN Newsroom, and Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield have so far cited the poll claiming that 57 percent of Americans oppose the bathroom law, but the wording of the poll gives…
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CNN's Banfield Misinforms Viewers on NC Bathroom Law

May 5th, 2016 4:11 PM
On Thursday, CNN misinformed its viewers on the North Carolina bathroom law on its Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield show by giving viewers the impression that people who have undergone sex changes would be barred from using the bathroom of their new gender. As host Banfield introduced a segment at 12:38 p.m. ET on the possibility of the Justice Department taking legal action against the state…