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 for top federal office.…

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 to say something incredibly…

'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 human collateral damage in that political witch…

‘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 Hillary telling The…

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 endorsed…

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 House Majority Leader Eric…

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 for them, may want to…

Sarah Silverman's Rabbi Sister: Filthy Sarah's Like the Biblical Proph

April 14th, 2014 1:22 PM
Sarah Silverman's website is promoting an interview Sarah and her sister the rabbi, Susan Silverman, gave to CNN contributor (and former Bush staffer) Margaret Hoover at The Daily Beast's Women of the World summit after they spoke on April 4. Hoover encouraged Rabbi Susan to explain again how Sarah Silverman preaches and is "in the line of the biblical prophets...but they were also less…

Piers Morgan Outrageously Compares U.S. Gun Culture With 'Racist Cultu

May 31st, 2013 3:47 PM
On his Thursday show, CNN's Piers Morgan compared the NRA's Wayne LaPierre to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and drew parallels between the current gun debate and the civil rights and drunk driving debates of decades ago. When guest Margaret Hoover described America's "gun culture," Morgan interjected, "There was a racist culture, there was a drunk-driving culture." Even liberal Marc Lamont…

Piers Morgan: I'm Not Part of the Liberal Media

March 18th, 2013 10:06 AM
CNN's Piers Morgan said something Friday that will leave readers rolling on the floor laughing their rear ends off. During a Piers Morgan Live discussion about gun control, Morgan said - with a straight face no less - "I'm not saying I'm the liberal media. I don't park myself in liberal or right-wing at all" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CNN Encourages Gay Activist to Fight Boy Scouts Over Excluding Openly

July 18th, 2012 1:08 PM
Once again CNN is cheerleading the fight for gay rights, this time within the Boy Scouts. An effusive Starting Point panel welcomed gay activist Zach Wahls on Wednesday and celebrated his cause of pushing the Boy Scouts towards acceptance of openly-gay scouts and leaders. Wahls is no stranger to CNN, as back in May he was lauded as a "very powerful" activist during a soft interview. On…

CNN's Hoover to First Black President of Southern Baptist Convention

June 20th, 2012 6:18 PM
Yesterday the Southern Baptist Convention elected their first black president, an historic moment for an organization that got its start defending slavery in pre-Civil War America. CNN Starting Point host Soledad O'Brien interviewed Fred Luter Jr., who will be installed as president Wednesday evening. The interview on the main was fine, but towards the end, contributor Margaret Hoover pressed…

Spitzer Says 'I Believe in Facts' After Claiming Bush 'Gave Us the Der

July 30th, 2011 10:02 AM
The folks at CNN should be really proud of themselves. In less than 24 hours, one of their current anchors - Fareed Zakaria - flat out lied about deficits, the debt ceiling, and the U.S. credit rating before a former host - Eliot Spitzer - falsely told viewers of HBO's "Real Time" that George W. Bush "gave us the deregulatory craziness that led us over the cliff" (video follows with…

John Avlon Rips 'Far Right' Social Conservatives Over CPAC on

February 9th, 2011 6:51 PM
CNN contributor John Avlon took yet another shot at mainstream conservatives in a Wednesday column on Avlon blasted the "far right" Family Research Council and other conservative groups for their opposition to GOProud's sponsorship of CPAC, and accused conservatives of being on "the wrong side of history" with homosexuals, just as they supposedly were with the "last great civil right…