Stephen Colbert Slams Rick Sanchez: His Endorsement Could Get Me Tens

September 24th, 2010 5:05 PM
Comedian Stephen Colbert on Thursday ridiculed Rick Sanchez, the much-maligned CNN personality that deservedly is the butt of many jokes. After telling his "Colbert Report" viewers that Jon Stewart's Washington rally next month has been endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, Colbert informed them that he too has gotten a "major media figure" in his corner.Upon learning the endorsement is…

Rick Sanchez: Fox News 'Essentially the Voice of the Republican Party

September 21st, 2010 7:03 PM
On Tuesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez again bashed Fox News and the conservative media, two of his favorite subjects of ire. Sanchez stated that President Obama was being "dogged" and blamed "conservative talk radio hosts...lambasting this man 24/7.... [and] Fox News, which is essentially the voice of the Republican Party, whose job it is to make this man look bad no matter…

MRC’s Notable Quotables: Watch Out, GOP — It’s 1964 All Over Aga

September 20th, 2010 11:53 AM
Just posted this morning over at MRC.org, our latest edition of Notable Quotables, a bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes in the liberal media. Topics this week include: CBS's Bob Schieffer absurdly suggesting Republicans could face a landslide defeat this year, "very much like 1964," while Katie Couric frets (again) how "moderate Republicans…

Rick Sanchez Book 'Conventional Idiocy' Is Tanking

September 18th, 2010 3:42 PM
Steve Krakauer at Mediaite reported CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has been on the air promoting his new book (badly titled Conventional Idiocy) – 36 times in the last three weeks. "So how did the book sell? According to numbers Mediaite obtained from Bookscan, Sanchez’ book sold 802 copies in its first week." As of Saturday, it ranked #5,920 on Amazon and #13,287 on Barnes & Noble.…

Cable Nets Barely Cover Christine O'Donnell's Values Voter Summit Spee

September 17th, 2010 5:10 PM
While the mainstream media have been in a frenzy to denounce Christine O'Donnell as a kook for her socially conservative statements on abstinence from the 1990s, the cable news networks had a perfect opportunity this afternoon to let her speak for herself. Collectively they gave her less than five minutes. The Republican Delaware Senate nominee gave a speech at the Values Voters Summit in…

Rick Sanchez: Some 'Far-Right' Tea Partiers Wouldn't Vote for Reagan

September 14th, 2010 11:13 AM
CNN's Rick Sanchez thinks that Ronald Reagan wouldn't even be conservative enough for certain members of the Tea Party. Sanchez discussed Tuesday's Republican Senate Primary in Delaware on his Monday news hour. He criticized the Tea Party's opposition to GOP establishment candidate Congressman Mike Castle as over-the-top, and claimed Castle is "respectable" and "conservative enough…

Rick Sanchez to Pataki: Did Your Opposition to Mosque Lead to Koran Bu

September 9th, 2010 4:47 PM
On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez tried to connect the overwhelming opposition to the planned Ground Zero mosque to a Florida pastor's "Burn a Koran Day" event. Sanchez asked former New York Governor George Pataki, "Do you feel in any way that some of this backlash...led by some fine gentlemen like yourself...has kind of paved the way for that controversy, and if so,…

Sanchez Admits He's Wrong: White House Did Say Unemployment Wouldn't E

September 7th, 2010 3:25 PM
CNN's Rick Sanchez took a very strong position about a White House promise on Monday only to have to backtrack and admit he was wrong 45 minutes later.During Monday's "Rick's List," Sanchez challenged Republican National Committee communications director Doug Heye about his claim that the Obama administration said the unemployment rate wouldn't exceed eight percent if Congress enacted…

CNN's Sanchez Hesitant to Blame Left for Discovery Channel Terrorist

September 2nd, 2010 1:13 PM
CNN's Rick Sanchez, who was quick to blame Fox News for the 2009 murders of three police officers in Pennsylvania, treaded much more carefully on Wednesday's Rick's List as he covered the eco-terrorist who brought bombs, guns, and took hostages at Discovery Channel's headquarters. Sanchez stated that Lee may have been "well-meaning," but "most watching this would argue he may have…

Rick Sanchez Apologizes After Labeling Obama the 'Cotton-Picking Presi

August 30th, 2010 5:44 PM
CNN's Rick Sanchez quickly apologized on his Rick's List program on Monday after inadvertently labeling Barack Obama the "cotton-picking president of the United States." Sanchez used the racially-tinged term in response to the President recently addressing the significant percentage of American population who believe he is Muslim or was born outside the U.S. [audio available here]The…

CNN Joins Media Speculation on NYC Stabbing's Connection to Mosque Deb

August 26th, 2010 10:53 PM
CNN's Deborah Feyerick joined the media guessing game as to the motivation behind the stabbing of Muslim taxicab driver in New York City, emphasizing the possibility it may have been "connected to this big Ground Zero controversy, where we're hearing so much anti-Muslim sentiment." Feyerick raised this hypothesis during reports on Thursday's Rick's List and The Situation Room.The…

Glenn Beck: 'Rick Sanchez Is The Dumbest Man Ever On Television

August 21st, 2010 2:42 PM
Glenn Beck on Thursday told his radio audience that CNN's Rick Sanchez is the dumbest man ever on television.As NewsBusters has been chronicling the bumblings and stumblings of Sanchez for quite some time, we're certainly not going to take the other side of this debate.Even if we tried, it would be difficult for the conservative talker highlighted many of this genius's missteps that we've…

Rick Sanchez: CNN is 'Middle'; Fox News 'Way, Way, Way to the Right

August 19th, 2010 10:20 AM
On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez returned to his obsession with Fox News, stating that the network "obviously tends to lean way, way, way to the right." He did acknowledge this his competitors at MSNBC "tends to sway to the left," but went on to extend his "I play it down the middle" label of himself to his entire liberal network: "We happen to be…

CNN Lets Pro-Abortion PAC Spout Its Anti-Palin Talking Points

August 17th, 2010 7:20 PM
CNN's Jessica Yellin, a one-time "prominent feminist activist," helped forward the talking points of the pro-abortion lobby by devoting part of a segment on Tuesday's Rick's List to EMILY List's new anti-Sarah Palin ad. Yellin aired their left-wing accusations against the Republican and her endorsed candidates without providing the other side and/or fact-checking them [audio clips…