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Pedo Problem: Second CNN Producer With 'Potential Juvenile Victims'

December 30th, 2021 3:23 PM

CNN is ending 2021 the same way they spent most of it: in the gutter. Late Wednesday, news broke that yet another CNN producer was under “criminal investigation” for sexually preying on minors. This time it was the producer for Jake Tapper’s weekday show The Lead, Rick Saleeby.

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Tapper Calls Out Pelosi’s Opposition to Making Congress More Ethical

December 19th, 2021 1:50 PM

Subverting the expectations of some of his critics and going back to how he used to do things, CNN’s Jake Tapper spent over eight minutes on Thursday’s edition of The Lead going after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her opposition to measures that would make Congress more ethical and crackdown on insider trading. He even brought on the former director of the Office of Government…

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CNNer Blames White Privilege, 'Infantilization' for Not Guilty Verdict

November 19th, 2021 5:05 PM

While they didn’t spout off in the same unhinged manner as NBC and MSNBC, CNN was similarly displeased with the Kenosha jury finding Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges on Friday. They reluctantly admitted the defense had a solid argument for self-defense and the prosecution couldn’t breakthrough. But within the first 10 minutes of The Lead, CNN legal analyst Charles Coleman Jr…

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CNN, MSNBC Wrongly Claim GOP Redistricting Stomped on Texas Minorities

November 4th, 2021 10:17 AM

In the past two weeks, CNN and MSNBC have shown multiple double standards by peddling misinformation about Texas's congressional redistricting plan to accuse Republicans of cutting minority representation in the state while ignoring aggressive gerrymandering by Illinois Democrats. It was even wrongly suggested that Republicans would prevent any black members of Congress from being…

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CNN Scolds Manchin on Climate, Urges He Back Massive Spending

October 20th, 2021 5:18 PM

On Tuesday's The Lead with Jake Tapper on CNN, the show ran a report whining that West Virginia residents are hurt by climate change, but that, in spite of this, are opposed to enacting radical, draconian government environmental regulations. Of course, it all came back to complaining over the state's moderate Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin, also opposing such costly policies…

NewsBusters Podcast: Media Hang Tough on Afghanistan, But Can It Last?

September 1st, 2021 6:57 PM

With a torrent of news to discuss about the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, weekday evening/Sunday morning analyst Nick “Night Train” Fondacaro and I had plenty to talk about on Wednesday’s episode of the NewsBusters podcast. We first dove into litany of liberal journalists that have provided admirable and stinging coverage holding the Biden administration to account on…

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Biden Went Back on ‘Pledge’: Tapper Grills WH on Abandoned Americans

August 31st, 2021 5:39 PM

The day after he pulled all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, abandoning some 200 Americans in a terrorist safe haven, President Biden delivered an address to the nation where he literally shouted at the majority of Americans who knew he was responsible for the evacuation disaster. And CNN’s Jake Tapper wasn’t going to let the issue of Americans getting left behind stand during Tuesday’s edition…

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Tapper RIPS Biden’s Afghan Speech: 'Full of Finger-Pointing and Blame'

August 16th, 2021 5:26 PM

On Monday’s edition of The Lead, CNN’s Jake Tapper probably put it best when he said that President Biden had to be “forced” to make a public statement about his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, which left thousands of Americans and allies trapped in Kabul and scrambling for their lives. Immediately after Biden delivered his address and left without taking questions – to return…

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STUDY: MSNBC Ignores Buddy Michael Avenatti Being Sentenced to Jail

July 9th, 2021 12:06 AM

Liberal media darling and “creepy porn lawyer” Michael Avenatti was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to two and a half years in prison for attempting to extort Nike, ending the first of three trials in which Avenatti could spend much of his remaining years behind bars. But unfortunately, MSNBC refused to cover it on any of the nine shows since Judge Paul Gardephe handed down his sentence.

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CNN vs. CNN: Tapper Presses GOP Governor From Left on Abortion

June 8th, 2021 10:33 AM

On Sunday's State of the Union show. CNN host Jake Tapper fretted over a Mississippi law that tries to abolish abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, bringing up the issue of the bill not allowing rape as an exception to the 15-week rule.

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Column: The Hunter Biden Omission Continues

June 1st, 2021 6:02 AM

It’s a feeling you get that echoes last fall, a sense that every new example of investigative journalism on the Hunter Biden laptop is going to be ignored by the “mainstream media.” The latest New York Post report is as ignored as the first. 

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CNN Spends Nearly 3x More in 12 Hrs on Cheney Than Economic Crises

May 13th, 2021 1:10 AM

On Wednesday, CNN showed a further commitment to unseriousness and a refusal to engage in basic journalism by spending nearly three times (2.72) times more time over a 12-hour period on Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) losing a role in House GOP leadership than the multiple economic crises facing the country, ranging from the Colonial pipeline hack to gasoline shortages to inflation to…

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REWIND: CNN, MSNBC Spent 50 Mins Analyzing Trump’s West Point Visit

March 19th, 2021 8:13 PM

On Friday morning, President Joe Biden repeatedly fell up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base and almost immediately, comparisons ensued as conservatives and Republicans recalled the liberal media’s wall-to-wall coverage of then-President Trump holding of a water glass and walking slowly down a ramp at the June 13, 2020 West Point commencement. A NewsBusters analysis has…

CNN FINALLY Covers Cuomo Claims...But Gives It 96 Seconds in Two Days

February 25th, 2021 11:43 PM

After over 24 hours of silence, CNN decided to acknowledge on Thursday Lindsey Boylan’s sexual harassment claims against Prime Time host Chris Cuomo’s brother and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and the latest blows in the state’s nursing home scandal, but only tossed scraps to the viewers they treat like small-brained proles with only 96 seconds over two news briefs. Worse yet, neither…