President Trump held a call with the nation's governors on Monday to address procurement concerns surrounding vital medical equipment that people may require when getting treatment for COVID-19. Afterwards, CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins joined CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin to talk about it, but left out some crucial context of Trump's remarks.
It’s well-established that CNN has refused to act as a serious news organization. So, it came as no surprise when a Media Research Center study found that CNN featured Dr. Leana Wen 16 times from March 2 to 16 for a total of 73 minutes and 29 seconds to discuss the coronavirus. However, there were zero seconds verbally acknowledging her past as Planned Parenthood’s former president.
In a horrendous lie on CNN Sunday afternoon first flagged by the Trump campaign, CNN hosts Ana Cabrera and Boris Sanchez displayed a gross arrogance, immaturity, and snarkiness in repeatedly lying by telling viewers on Saturday and Sunday that President Trump initially chalked up the coronavirus to having been “a hoax.” Fact-checker after fact-checker (and even liberal ones) decried this falsehood, but in Zuckerville, such gaslighting is not only encouraged, but it’s become a requirement to survive at CNN.
With another 2020 Democrat dropping out, the coronavirus spreading, and middle Tennessee recovering from a catastrophic tornado, CNN had plenty of topics to fill their airtime on Thursday and, at a most basic level, inform the public. Unfortunately, Zuckerville decided to spend nearly seven minutes on a North Carolina native and her parents....having different political views. Nothing against the Murphy family (first profiled for The Lily), but it was telling how enthralled CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin was.
Being one of the liberal media’s more beloved candidates in the 2020 race, it made sense that CNN Newsroom was in awe of former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s speech announcing that he would quitting the race, calling it “awesome,” “presidential timber,” “well done,” and Obama-like in “oratory” with “that even-Stephen baritone” voice.
Just like their cable news peers at MSNBC did this morning, CNN went after certain Fox News personalities on Friday for daring to call out their politicized reporting on the coronavirus. CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin and media reporter Oliver Darcy raged at Fox, claiming they were putting the public in danger by sowing skepticism over their anti-Trump reporting on the coronavirus.
Susan Glasser of The New Yorker joined CNN Newsroom co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto on Monday to talk about Russian election interference and in the process spread some fake news about National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.
On Wednesday afternoon, CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin provided an unchallenged forum for a Mike Bloomberg supporter to peddle a misleading story about having a "child" who was killed with a gun, which was featured in a misleading Bloomberg campaign ad played during the Super Bowl. Although the ad implied that the shooting victim, George Kemp, was a "child" when he was killed, he was reportedly a 20-year-old gang member who allegedly helped provoke the altercation that led to his death.
On Wednesday afternoon, as CNN host Brooke Baldwin devoted part of a segment to Pete Buttigieg responding to Rush Limbaugh's comments about him being a gay presidential candidate, CNN Republican contributor and never Trumper Tara Setmayer took the lead in bashing Limbaugh and President Donald Trump as she lauded Buttigieg's reaction as "brilliant."
John Harwood's official job title may be CNN White House correspondent, but practically he has taken it upon himself to be a one of the frontline defenders of President Obama's economic legacy as he did once again when he joined Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom.
On Friday night, CNN host Don Lemon devoted his show to two stories arguing that President Donald Trump is responsible for inspiring some Americans to show bigotry toward others. But the same show ignored an actual violent attack on a group of Donald Trump supporters that occurred more than a week ago in which perpetrator Gregory Timm admitted to driving his van into a group of Republicans because he hates President Trump.
For much of Thursday, a number of CNN hosts fretted over conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh musing about the possibility that some Democrats are afraid that gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg would be a weak general election candidate against a more masculine President Donald Trump. Host Jake Tapper accused Limbaugh of having a long record of "bigotry" against minorities and women, and hosts Brooke Baldwin, Brianna Keilar, Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow, among others, also devoted segments to fretting over the issue.