On Wednesday’s edition of New Day, much of the CNN morning show’s coverage revolved around Tuesday’s special congressional election in Ohio, which the cable channel claimed was still too close to call. The chyron read: “OHIO REPUBLICAN LEADS, RACE TOO CLOSE TOO CALL.”
Tuesday’s special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District was a nail-biter, and as of this blog's publication, Republican candidate Troy Balderson was ahead by 0.9 percent of the vote with 100 percent reporting. And in the midst of the exhausting election night coverage, host Don Lemon took a few seconds of their CNN Tonight analysis to thank the Democrats gathered at candidate Danny O’Connor’s HQ for watching his network.
On Monday night, radical left-wing activist and 9/11 Truther, Rosie O’Donnell, joined host Chris Cuomo for an interview on CNN. The eight-minute Rosie rant covered a broad array of topics such as President Trump, the Trump presidency, and also the Trump Administration.
On Tuesday's New Day show, CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota showed a pre-recorded discussion in which she spoke with a group of six Donald Trump voters about how they feel about their votes now. And, even though President Trump's approval rating is pretty close to the 46 percent of Americans who voted for him, CNN managed to assemble a group of Trump voters in which exactly half regret their votes, with one calling the President a "monster," and another calling herself an "idiot" for voting for him.
During the handoff between CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time and CNN Tonight on Monday, Don Lemon unleashed his fury as he chastised President Trump and his supporters as “people who will lie, steal, and cheat, lie to their mother.” The tirade comes after the President questioned his intelligence on Friday, liberal journalists called Trump racist because of it, and fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo egged him on.
On Monday evening, CNN’s Anderson Cooper endured the political equivalent of banging one’s head against a wall as his guests repeatedly disagreed with his framing of President Trump as a racist for questioning the intelligence of NBA star LeBron James. In a segment near the end of his 8:00 p.m. Eastern show, a frustrated Cooper repeatedly saw his narrative shot down by two black guests, neither of whom appeared willing to act as the racial pawns that the CNN host clearly wished they would be.
Over the weekend, CNN host Ana Cabrera did something one doesn't see often her network -- the CNN weekend anchor actually devoted a full report to the dangers of the MS-13 gang in the United States, noting that it has taken advantage of the influx of unaccompanied minors into the U.S. and pressures them into joining.
CNN media reporter Brian Stelter is infamous for his ridiculous and hyperbolic pontifications against President Trump and his over the top adulation for the media. Those two points met yet again during Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” when the hyperventilating CNN host decried the President’s attacks on the press and declared Trump was leading, what he called, a “hate movement” akin to Stalin and Hitler.
On New Day Saturday, CNN substitute anchor Martin Savidge let on that he was not as informed as his conservative guest on the issue of children being separated from parents who illegally cross the border when CNN contributor Ben Ferguson recalled that some deported illegals chose not to take their children with them. A befuddled Savidge asked, "How do you know that, Ben? I mean, where does that even -- where does it come from?"
During two different cable news broadcasts on Friday morning, personalities compared President Trump to two different “strong men” dictators, apparently growing tired of the Hitler comparison. CNN senior political commentator and former Obama aide David Axelrod compared Trump to the Roman Emperor Nero while MSNBC’s Jon Meacham described him as “Stalinist.”
On Friday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of a United Nations agency attacking President Donald Trump over his criticisms of media who are biased against his administration, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley claimed that the President "is really trying to incite violence against reporters," and went on to laud journalists like host Don Lemon, predicting that those who "stood up to a President acting like a despot" will be respected by history.
To put it bluntly, April Ryan’s dislike of Sarah Huckabee Sanders or anyone opposed to her has arguably reached an unseemly territory. Appearing on Wednesday’s CNN Tonight, the American Urban Radio Networks correspondent dismissed the harassment and threats against the White House Press Secretary and melodramatically surmised that Jim Acosta’s “life...was in jeopardy” at Tuesday’s Trump rally.