CNN's Lemon Says Only He Can Label Himself Politically, But His Record

December 18th, 2013 3:35 PM
CNN's Don Lemon insisted on Tuesday's OutFront that he is neither "a big supporter of Obama" nor an "ultra leftist" as guest Larry Klayman claimed. "Nothing you have said has been correct about me," Lemon retorted. "The only person who decides my political leanings, whether I'm left or right, are me. The only people who know that for sure, the…

CNN Fawns Over Chelsea Clinton And Her 'Extraordinary Parents

June 14th, 2013 2:20 PM
CNN sure loves the Clintons. After running a Hillary puff piece on Thursday, the network fawned over Chelsea on Friday morning's Starting Point. Michaela Pereira, co-host of CNN's new morning show New Day, hyped that "Chelsea Clinton might just be the epitome of girl power." In her first CNN report, she added that Chelsea "is motivated from within. She's got these…

CNN Hypes GOP Congressman's Remark on Rape and Pregnancy; Brings Up To

June 13th, 2013 4:59 PM
CNN tarred the Romney campaign with Todd Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" comment, and now it is trying to do the same to Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) for making a much less controversial remark on rape and pregnancy. Franks, referring to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, and arguing that no exception should be made for pregnancies from rape, claimed that "…

CNN Touts Hillary Clinton's Twitter Account; Barely Reports Accusation

June 11th, 2013 3:43 PM
[UPDATED BELOW] For hours on Monday and Tuesday, CNN hyped a positive Hillary Clinton story while ignoring a negative Clinton story. While both stories broke on Monday morning, CNN only touted one of them on Monday: Clinton joining Twitter. And the network spent almost 10 minutes discussing it on Tuesday morning. In contrast, it took until 11 a.m. on Tuesday for CNN to even mention serious…

Monday's Amnesia: CNN Covers Powerball Jackpot Winner as Much as IRS

May 20th, 2013 4:54 PM
CNN's scrutiny of the Obama administration's scandals has fallen sharply from last week. From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Monday, CNN spent about as much time on Obama's "triple trouble" of controversy as it did on Saturday's Powerball-winning ticket. CNN spent 12 full minutes reporting that one single ticket won the $590 million Powerball jackpot over the weekend,…

CNN Covered Arias Trial More In One Day Than the Gosnell Trial In Eigh

May 14th, 2013 10:44 AM
CNN gave more coverage to the Jodi Arias trial in one day than it did to the entire Kermit Gosnell trial over the span of eight weeks. NewsBusters already reported how the congressional hearings on the Benghazi attacks disappeared amidst CNN's incessant live coverage of tabloid crime stories. When the verdict was reached in the Arias trial last Wednesday, CNN's coverage for the day…

Soledad O'Brien Lectures 'White People' Who Are 'Clearly Uncomfortable

May 13th, 2013 5:07 PM
She's been off the set of Starting Point for less than two months, but former CNN host Soledad O'Brien is stirring up controversy yet again. In a Harvard Institute of Politics video, O'Brien arrogantly lectured "white people" who want her to "just see beyond race." O'Brien, now a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education,…

CNN Won't Call Out Barney Frank for Politicizing Boston Bombing, But M

April 16th, 2013 12:59 PM
Former Democratic congressman Barney Frank shamelessly used the Boston Marathon atrocity to promote his liberal political agenda on CNN and MSNBC on Tuesday morning, yet only MSNBC called him out for "making political hay" of the bombing. "I would say this is a terrible day for our society, but a day when I hope people understand the centrality of having a government in place…

CNN Barely Mentions Gosnell Trial; Spent 45 Times More Coverage on Bra

April 12th, 2013 3:07 PM
[UPDATE BELOW] CNN has devoted exactly 24 seconds to the trial of former abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his clinic of horrors. In contrast, the network spent over 18 minutes on Tuesday discussing the controversy over Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's song "Accidental Racist." Tapper did tweet this morning that he would be covering the story on his 4 p.m. ET show The Lead. Despite…

Video: Bozell, Hannity Discuss Manchin, Biden Thanking CNN, MSNBC Resp

April 12th, 2013 11:20 AM
"CNN and MSNBC, as we can see with the gun control debate are openly promoting not just gun control but the president's gun control agenda and calling it news," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell argued on the April 11 edition of Hannity, where he appeared for the popular weekly Media Mash segment. Reacting to the fact that MSNBC's Morning Joe program gave Vice President Biden…

Amidst CNN's Gun Control Advocacy, Joe Manchin Thanks CNN for Its 'Sup

April 11th, 2013 6:01 PM
CNN's pro-gun control bias is so bad, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) thanked them for their "support" of his gun bill on Thursday's Starting Point. This came after CNN's press release begged Congress to expand background checks. "We appreciate your support, too. This is very, very important," Manchin told CNN after co-host John Berman noted the Senator…

CNN Says Thatcher 'Decimated' British Communities, Industries

April 8th, 2013 4:41 PM
Reporting on the late Margaret Thatcher's legacy on Monday, CNN correspondent Max Foster hyped that she "decimated entire industries" in Britain and "decimated communities across the UK." He also cited Gerry Adams, the public face of the IRA for decades, as a valid critic of Thatcher -- as did CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield. In addition to citing praise for Thatcher,…

Selective Outrage? CNN Briefly Mentions Obama Gun Gaffe; Jumps All Ove

April 5th, 2013 7:12 PM
Call it the tale of two gaffes. CNN only briefly covered President Obama's blunder that the gun used in the Sandy Hook shooting was an automatic weapon. Meanwhile, the network gave almost 40 minutes on Friday to outrage over Obama calling California's Attorney General "the best-looking attorney general in the country." CNN's Jake Tapper was the only CNN anchor or…

CNN Hypes Patti Davis' Claims That Reagan Would Support Same-Sex Marri

April 4th, 2013 6:20 PM
CNN joined the New York Times in hyping Ronald Reagan's liberal activist daughter saying her father would have approved of same-sex marriage. Thursday's Starting Point devoted a whole segment to Patti Davis' claims and hosted her openly-gay friend who gave credence to her argument. "Patti said she never spoke to her father about gay marriage," reported anchor John…