Erin Burnett OutFront
During Tuesday’s Erin Burnett OutFront, the eponymous host engaged in a discussion about the feisty Oval Office meeting between President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; specifically focusing on Pelosi describing the border wall as a “manhood issue” for President Trump. Guest April Ryan basically called President Trump a sexist for his treatment of Pelosi in the Oval Office, in addition to effectively smearing him and all other supporters of a border wall as racists.
After CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon professed their love for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday night, their colleague Erin Burnett ended Wednesday’s OutFront with another fawning tribute to Pelosi’s “star power”. This one was filed by comedic (?) reporter Jeanne Moos. The smarmy report boasted about Pelosi’s new-found fame on social media and actually tried to make Cuomo and Lemon’s ridiculous “Nanchuck” nickname something that stuck.
During the Friday edition of CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, the eponymous host and her panel reacted to the latest developments in the Trump-Russia investigation, with a litany of memos on both Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort being released by the U.S. District of Southern New York and the Mueller team. As a whole, the panel seemed convinced that the memos may represent the smoking gun needed to take down President Trump. Not surprisingly, Nixon administration White House counsel and beloved CNN talking head John Dean found himself firmly in the pro-impeachment camp.
If there’s one topic the liberal media love to talk about, besides themselves, it’s President Trump. In the midst of the nation mourning the death of former President George H.W. Bush, and their own programming about Monday’s memorial service, CNN brought on Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis to blast Trump for damaging the presidency and bringing it down to the level of 9-year-olds.
At 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday, TMZ first broke the news that Democratic lawyer and 2020 presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti was arrested by Los Angeles police on domestic violence charges. Despite the fact that Avenatti granted them over 200 combined appearances on their networks, both CNN and MSNBC downplayed the charges. MSNBC brushed over it while CNN spent part of the time correcting TMZ and touting people who claimed Avenatti wouldn’t hurt anyone.
Monday night’s OutFront saw fill-in host Jake Tapper anchor another off-the-rails segment hours after a disastrous installment of The Lead that saw GQ’s Julia Ioffe falsely claim that the President has radicalized more people than ISIS (which was followed over 40 minutes later by a measly apology). This time, it featured guests chastising public pleas for prayer, questioning Jewish Trump supporters, and, yes, blaming the President for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
Things grew tense Monday night on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront (with fill-in host Jake Tapper) as one of the rare CNN conservatives in political commentator Scott Jennings threw down with The Nation’s Joan Walsh over Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s attention-grabbing attempt to reinforce her minuscule Native American heritage.
CNN has made a hero out of Kaitlan Collins, after the young White House correspondent was banned from one press briefing for her petulant behavior a few months ago. But maybe they should make sure their reporters actually know what they’re talking about before giving them important assignments like reporting from the swearing-in ceremony of the next Supreme Court justice.
Mere moments after President Trump concluded the ceremonial swearing-in of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night, a mostly liberal panel on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront tore into him for daring to apologize to the Justice on behalf of the nation. One particular loony commentator even dismissed Kavanaugh’s career-long effort to promote female law clerks as cynincal pandering, given recent events.
Over the past week, several CNN hosts have returned to repeating the discredited myth that Donald Trump once lobbied for a group of innocent underage teens to not only be convicted of a rape they may not have committed, but that he even pushed for them to be executed. On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, Don Lemon even devoted a segment to speaking with two of the now adult members of the Central Park Five as he sought to portray President Trump as hypocritical for defending U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from sexual assault accusations.
A few weeks after giving White House advisor Stephen Miller's uncle whom he hardly knows a forum -- not once but twice -- to attack him on immigration, the liberal news network did the same with a rabbi who has not been his spiritual leader since he was a child.
In the aftermath of the Des Moines Register running an op ed by Rob Tibbetts calling for politicians to cease referring to his daughter, Mollie Tibbetts, in the immigration debate, two CNN personalities have repeated the questionable claims that illegal immigrants have a lower rate of committing crimes than native-born U.S. citizens. Additionally, the networks conflated opposition to illegal immigration with being "anti-immigrant" or "racist" toward Hispanics generally.