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CNN Attempting to Block Tapper Deposition -- and Destroying Evidence?

July 22nd, 2024 12:22 PM

Overshadowed by the Republican National Convention last week, CNN’s lawyers filed a motion for a protective order that aimed to block network host Jake Tapper from being deposed as part of the $1 billion defamation suit against the network. It was the second time Tapper was requested for deposition and the second time CNN put up resistance, this time more aggressively.

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CNN’s Daniel Dale Returns To Ridiculous Form For RNC Coverage

July 16th, 2024 2:16 AM

It wasn’t that long ago that we featured CNN’s Daniel Dale popping out of a box of Tim Horton’s and fact-checking President Joe Biden, albeit meekly. But don’t fret. Now that there are Republicans on the dais, Dale is back to old form. Unfortunately, the old form in question is that of Regime Media fact-debater.

NewsBusters Podcast: Liberal Cable Hosts Proclaim 'Crisis' at SCOTUS

July 1st, 2024 10:27 PM

As the media face a crisis of confidence, should they throw that accusation at someone else? After the Supreme Court ruled on presidential immunity, they found a "crisis," but it feels more like it's a "crisis" because the liberals are not in charge. CNN and MSNBC engaged in wild talk about Trump assassinating rivals.

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Tapper Insists SCOTUS Ruled President Can Assassinate Political Rivals

July 1st, 2024 1:21 PM

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court released their ruling on the hotly contested issue of presidential immunity. The ruling was limited in that presidents had immunity for acts done in an official capacity under the office but certain acts – particularly those done outside the office of president – were not. But CNN’s Jake Tapper, who’s at the center of a $1 billion defamation suit against CNN,…

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Guess What OpenAI Had to Say About Biden's Debunked Nazi Debate Claim?

June 28th, 2024 5:36 PM

President Biden trotted out a debunked smear against former President Donald Trump during their CNN debate last night. MRC Free Speech America had to press ChatGPT to admit Biden’s deception. 

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CNN’s Debate Questions Weighed Heavily to the Left, Only 3 from Right

June 28th, 2024 2:11 AM

While it was obvious to all that President Biden’s debate performance Thursday night was an unmitigated disaster that had Democrats scrambling behind the scenes for a new candidate, it wasn’t for CNN’s lack of skewing the debate questions in Biden’s favor. According to a NewsBusters analysis of the questions, there were 11 from the left, seven neutral questions, and only three from the right…

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VIDEO: ‘Facts-First’ CNN’s Most Embarrassing Lies of All Time

June 27th, 2024 2:46 PM

According to CNN’s Reliable Sources newsletter, moderators Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will be “fact-checking” Donald Trump during Thursday night’s debate, effectively making the contest a 3-on-1.  But how can a network like CNN, which has aired enough fake news to fill a library, deign to crown itself the arbiter of truth?

NewsBusters Podcast: Why CNN Deserves Low Expectations on This Debate

June 26th, 2024 10:25 PM

We've been clear that our expectations for Jake Tapper and Dana Bash in this CNN debate are low, considering their years of Trump-trashing antics. It's a little amazing that they are pledging in advance that they don't plan to "fact check" the candidates, because the moderators aren't "participating" in the debate. Don't buy it. 

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‘Jackass With a Microphone’: Experts React to CNN Sued for Defamation

June 26th, 2024 3:53 PM

The dam appears to have broken after NewsBusters took the lead in recent days to put a spotlight on the massive defamation suit against CNN that could possibly cost them upwards of $1 billion. Along with the increased notoriety of the case, so has followed public awareness and expert analysis. NewsBusters has sought out expert opinions on how CNN had allegedly harmed plaintiff, security…

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Do They Know ‘What Words Mean?’ Judge Grills CNN in Defamation Hearing

June 25th, 2024 11:41 AM

Earlier this week, NewsBusters was the first to report that the defamation suit against CNN could cost the network upwards of $1 billion. The possible cumulative damages were able to be that high because a Florida appeals court affirmed that plaintiff, security contractor, and Navy veteran Zachary Young was able to prove malice on behalf of CNN. And what few have seen, was the video from…

NewsBusters Podcast: CNN's Profane Malice Erupts on Jake Tapper's Show

June 24th, 2024 10:58 PM

Nick Fondacaro broke a story on how debate moderate Jake Tapper's show aired a nasty hit piece that spurred a defamation lawsuit from a man working to evacuate people out of Afghanistan. Internal messages show profane malice from reporter Alex Marquardt and others. It's no one's idea of idealistic investigative journalism. It sounds like Gotcha journalism.

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CNN's Hunt Ends Interview of Trump Aide Over Criticism of Bash, Tapper

June 24th, 2024 10:15 PM

Monday’s CNN This Morning illustrated the network’s long-standing arrogance, petulance, and version to outside criticism as host Kasie Hunt had a conniption when Trump campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt merely pointed out the…

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Watch Out for Shenanigans From CNN Debate Moderators Tapper and Bash!

June 24th, 2024 9:45 AM

The following is a small sampling of the most liberal moments of Tapper and Bash’s time at CNN, via the MRC archives: 

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CNN Could Be Forced to Pay Upwards of $1 Billion from Defamation Suit

June 24th, 2024 6:00 AM

The case may not be as well known (yet), but CNN could be facing a defamation liability rivaling or exceeding the $787 million Fox News paid out to Dominion Voting Systems. NewsBusters recently reported on Florida’s First District Court of Appeals affirming that plaintiff Zachery Young could seek punitive damages, in addition to economic and emotional damages, from the Cable News Network in a…