CNN's Hoover Slams 'Draconian' Religious Freedom Laws

April 12th, 2016 3:48 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of proposed religious freedom laws in states like Mississippi and the bathroom law in North Carolina, CNN political commentator Margaret Hoover slammed the measures as "draconian laws that dismiss LGBT people." For his part, host Don Lemon labeled the laws as "crazy" after liberal Republican Hoover…

CNN's Hoover: 'Far Right Wing' Will Find Trump 'Mushy' on Illegals

July 31st, 2015 12:43 PM
As if one had to be "far right wing" to oppose giving legal status to most of the country's millions of illegal immigrants, CNN political analyst Margaret Hoover on Friday's New Day asserted that the "far right wing of the Republican Party" will oppose Donald Trump's plan to allow the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. to acquire legal…

CNN: New Clinton E-Mails 'Dispute' GOP's Benghazi 'Narrative'

May 22nd, 2015 5:43 PM
Friday's New Day on CNN played up that the Hillary Clinton e-mails revealed by the New York Times "dispute the narrative that has been around for two years that she was trying to cover something up" about the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, as Alisyn Camerota put it. The CNN anchor also wondered, "Isn't this the opposite of what the GOP has been saying about her…

CNN's Cuomo Cracks 'Brain Damage' Joke About Republicans

April 21st, 2015 4:50 PM
Liberal CNN anchor Chris Cuomo took a shot at Republicans on Tuesday's New Day, as he touted the most recent poll results from his network that found poor approval numbers for congressional Republicans. When regular guest Margaret Hoover asserted that "there is Republican brand damage," Cuomo cracked, "Brain damage? What did you say?"

CNN Panel Drops 'Clinton Scandal' Joke About Hillary's Chipotle Stop

April 15th, 2015 3:59 PM
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, a panel of journalists and pundits yucked it up over Hillary Clinton's recent incognito visit to a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio, and made light of her scandals. Maggie Haberman of the New York Times joked that Clinton "dominated Marco Rubio's rollout – which was a very impressive rollout – with pictures looking like she was robbing a…

Daily Beast Editor Likens Mike Pence to Segregationist George Wallace

March 30th, 2015 1:01 PM
On Monday's New Day on CNN, Daily Beast's John Avlon likened Indiana Governor Mike Pence's defense of his state's new religious freedom law to George Wallace's fight for racial segregation. Avlon asserted that Republican politicians "don't want to say they're in favor of bigotry. So what you get is that incredibly awkward stonewalling by Mike Pence." He added…

CNN Highlights Bipartisan Attacks on Durbin's 'Back of the Bus' Smear

March 19th, 2015 4:34 PM
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, Brooke Baldwin actually pointed out that both Democrats and Republicans are "pretty angry" with Senator Dick Durbin for his incendiary "back of the bus" attack on Senate Republicans, after they delayed the confirmation vote of Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. Republican guest Margaret Hoover attacked Durbin for his "incredibly…

On CNN, Liberal GOP Guest Blasts Ben Carson on Marriage

March 4th, 2015 7:21 PM
Socially liberal Republican consultant Margaret Hoover went on a tear against Dr. Ben Carson on Wednesday's New Day on CNN for his remarks earlier in the program on same-sex "marriage." Hoover twice attacked the potential Republican presidential candidate as "untethered to reality," due to his views on homosexuality, and for his apparent audacity to even consider running…

CNN's Avlon Bashes 'Far-Right' Meeting of 'Crazy Caucus' in Iowa

January 26th, 2015 5:32 PM
John Avlon unsurprisingly bashed conservatives on Monday's New Day on CNN during a panel discussion on potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Avlon labeled the recent Iowa Freedom Summit "the dean of the crazy caucus, Steve King's, cattle call," and asserted that the media covered the conference because "it's the place most likely for a Republican aspirant…

'No Labels' John Avlon Blasts Lewinsky 'Witch Hunt' Against Clinton

October 21st, 2014 5:05 PM
John Avlon, who has modeled himself as a "no labels" moderate, acted as a liberal on Tuesday's New Day on CNN, as he gave his take on Monica Lewinsky's recent "cyberbullying" speech. Avlon praised the "so thoughtful and funny speech, and contended that "it reminds us 16 years after that constitutional crisis – that celebrity-driven scandal – the…

‘The Neo-Cons’ Favorite Democrat’? CNN’s New Day Embraces Hill

August 11th, 2014 12:10 PM
Are the folks at CNN abandoning President Obama’s foreign policy? Well, yes, but only to throw praise upon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of a likely 2016 presidential run. On the August 11 edition of New Day, a panel discussed President Obama’s airstrikes in northern Iraq and Mrs. Clinton’s comments about his often disjointed foreign policy. Reacting to…

CNN's Johns: Emails Suggest Lois Lerner May Have Pushed for Chuck Gras

June 25th, 2014 10:10 PM
Halfway through the Wednesday edition of her eponymous program this evening, CNN's Erin Burnett turned to her colleague Joe Johns for breaking news regarding a fresh development in the IRS scandal: email evidence suggesting Lois Lerner may have pushed for an audit of Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.  Immediately afterwards, in a panel discussion, CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin…

Daily Beast's Avlon Slams Tea Party on CNN; Praises GOP Establishment

June 25th, 2014 4:40 PM
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, The Daily Beast's John Avlon and his wife, Margaret Hoover, gloated over the recent defeats of Tea Party-backed candidates in Republican primaries. Avlon strongly hinted that the grassroots conservatives movement was full of crazy people: "Don't call it the establishment. It's the sanity caucus." Anchor Kate Bolduan wondered if former…

CNN's Mixed Signals: Lewinsky Scandal Casts Doubt on Hillary, But GOP

May 8th, 2014 6:50 PM
Thursday's New Day on CNN hyped Monica Lewinsky's Vanity Fair article and acknowledged that former President Clinton's sex scandal with the now former White House intern casts doubt on Hillary Clinton's credibility in the realm of women's issues. Chris Cuomo noted that Lewinsky "makes a decent case that women, who are all gathering around Hillary as the obvious choice…