Over the past week, strict gun laws in Connecticut have been repeatedly touted on CNN as an example to be enacted nationally, with New Day host Alisyn Camerota pushing the laws the most frequently. The simplistic narrative has been promoted that there has been a "direct correlation" between the passage of new gun control in 2013 and lower numbers of homicides and violent incidents seen in the state the years since. But no mention has been made of the fact that two of the three most populous cities in Connecticut experienced a doubling of homicides in 2017 meaning that, after the numbers for the entire state are tallied, there will likely be a substantial increase in the state's total number of homicides from the previous year's levels.
While discussing President Trump's recent tweets about the gun debate on New Day Thursday morning, CNN political analyst Joshua Green suggested that the tweets serve as proof that the President is "flailing" and "doesn't know what he's doing."
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota not only did her part to spread misinformation about how easy it is to purchase an AR-15, but she also defended liberal activist Cameron Kasky's decision to demonize the NRA as a "terrorist organization," suggesting that "calling out the NRA" in such a way "might be effective." She also got into an unusually heated debate with conservative CNN contributor Jack Kingston as she badgered and repeatedly showed derision toward the former Republican congressman's conservative views on guns.
In a recent New York Times op-ed, Thomas Friedman sounded the alarm against President Trump and issued a "code red", saying that "the biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office." During an appearance on CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, Friedman doubled down, repeatedly referring to the President as a "disturbed person."
During an appearance on CNN Newsroom Tuesday morning, CNN contributor Walter Shaub argued that Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India to promote his business's condos proves that "The presidency and the United States is for sale."
New Day's Chris Cuomo interviewed Kansas Congressional Candidate Tyler Tannahill on the CNN morning show on Tuesday, who has decided not to suspend his raffle of an AR-15 in the wake of the mass shooting in south Florida last week. Cuomo seemed to imply that Tannahill deserved the threats he was receiving on his Facebook page because he is "provoking" people.
During an interview with former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo Tuesday morning, CNN New Day co-host Chris Cuomo defended the leaks coming out of the Mueller investigation, saying "leaks are part of the currency of journalism."
On New Day Sunday, as the show touted the group of liberal students holding a rally to promote gun control in response to the Florida school shootings, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores at one point repeated without question the claim by one student that it is "more difficult" to "plan for a weekend" than it is to get an "automatic weapon or semi-automatic weapon."
During Monday’s edition of CNN's New Day, panelist John Avlon said that President Trump’s “9-hour tweet storm” demonstrates that he is “unhinged.” The “tweet storm” in question consisted of about a dozen tweets primarily discussing the Russia investigation and arguing that the FBI’s obsession with it caused them to overlook warning signs about the school shooter that killed 17 people at a south Florida high school last week.
On New Day Saturday, CNN anchor Victor Blackwell gave a group of five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a forum with little pushback to not only advocate more gun control, but to accuse Republicans of being the ones who "murdered" the victims at their school in Parkland, Florida. CNN even used a clip of one student repeating discredited claims that "There's been 18 mass shootings in schools this year," as she complained that "I didn't hear about them."
After CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo claimed on Thursday that Republicans were “hiding” in the “safe haven” of Fox News in the wake of the Florida school shooting and “afraid” to appear on his network, on Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz called out CNN for refusing to air a 15-minute exclusive interview he gave them that same day.
During Thursday’s edition of New Day, gun control advocate and part-time journalist Chris Cuomo seemed perplexed that gun control did not make it into the priority list of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.