CNN Newsroom took a brief break from talking about the latest COVID-19 developments on Tuesday to talk about the news that White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is stepping down to return to her job as the first lady's chief of staff, providing Brian Stelter an opportunity to talk about his favorite subject: the White House's war on the press. 



Shelby Talcott at the Daily Caller has caught CNN in a bit of a sticky wicket. On Tuesday, CNN.com posted an article by Arman Azad with the good news that the death rate from coronavirus isn't as awful as assumed. But a month ago, CNN stars ganged up on Trump for "misinforming" the public by suggesting the death rate was under one percent. 



Susan Glasser of The New Yorker joined CNN Newsroom co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto on Monday to talk about Russian election interference and in the process spread some fake news about National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.

 


For much of Thursday, a number of CNN hosts fretted over conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh musing about the possibility that some Democrats are afraid that gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg would be a weak general election candidate against a more masculine President Donald Trump. Host Jake Tapper accused Limbaugh of having a long record of "bigotry" against minorities and women, and hosts Brooke Baldwin, Brianna Keilar, Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow, among others, also devoted segments to fretting over the issue.



John Harwood joined CNN Newsroom Friday morning to engage in some cynical goalpost-shifting after Attorney General Bill Barr's Thursday interview with ABC where Barr urged President Trump to quit tweeting about controversial matters before the department.

 


The controversy over a Justice Department sentence recommendation for Trump associate Roger Stone doesn't carry a lot of weight -- it's merely a recommendation that a judge can ignore. But CNN treats everything in the Trump orbit as a grave crisis. On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, the Stone sentencing scandal was somehow worse than Watergate! 



CNN claims to hate conspiracy theories, unless of course they are the ones peddling them. Such was the case on Tuesday where, as New Hampshire Democrats went to the polls CNN Newsroom, co-host Jim Sciutto accused Republicans of "deliberately" trying "to restrict the vote."

 


CNN White House correspondent and self-appointed guardian of the truth John Harwood joined CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto on Friday to baselessly speculate that President Trump may open up "full-scale investigations" into Adam Schiff and Mitt Romney as revenge for their roles in his impeachment.



CNN’s newest White House Correspondent John Harwood seems to be trying to outdo Jim Acosta with his sanctimonious takes on President Trump. On CNN Newsroom Thursday Harwood defended Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi as people of “deep faith” who were acting out of their conviction of “right and wrong” to impeach the president, which was something that faithless and corrupt Trump had no understanding of.



John Harwood and CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto took it upon themselves on Wednesday to fact check President Trump's State of the Union Address, but instead of simply fact-checks, the two qualified Trump's true statements with their own opinions and multiple "yeah, but" verdicts.

 


In the wake of Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander announcing he's a no on witnesses, Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame joined CNN Newsroom co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto on Friday for his usual hyperbolic denunciations of Republicans and bad Watergate analogies.



Before the Articles of Impeachment even reached the Senate, liberal journalists on broadcast and cable news insisted that any trial would be illegitimate without witnesses. Who’d ever heard of a trial without witnesses, they asked? As it turns out, their counterparts from 1999 had. Back then, journalists were adamant that any witnesses in President Clinton’s Senate trial would needlessly prolong a process whose outcome was essentially predetermined anyway.