On Wednesday's New Day show, CNN was still showing its transparent bias in favor of more restrictions on gun rights as gun control skeptic Congressman Brian Babin was pressed on his views while supporters of gun control were allow to give their prescriptions for more gun control with little challenge.
When it comes to guns, the United States really needs to take lessons from the rest of the world. From enlightened, low-crime countries. You know: like Mexico. And Venezuela. That was the thrust of a hand-wringing CNN segment this morning. Narrated by Brit CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh, the chyron set the tone: "World Puzzled as U.S. Grapples with Latest Mass Shootings."
In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Wal-Mart in El Paso, a number of news shows on ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS have allowed guests to misleadingly cite gun-friendly Texas's open carry and concealed carry laws to give the impression that El Paso Wal-Mart customers must have been well-armed when they were attacked, thus undermining arguments in favor of allowing customers to bring guns with them.
On Tuesday morning, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was on the ground in El Paso, Texas covering the aftermath of the Walmart shooting. While there, New Day hosted a segment with survivors of previous shootings around the country. Cuomo advocated for young people to "mark their mark" on the 2020 election.
On Monday's New Day, the three-hour CNN show treated viewers to a parade of one guest after another who pushed for more gun laws in reaction to the weekend's mass shootings. Even Republican-leaning guests like CNN contributor John Kasich and former Donald Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci came down on the liberal side of the issue. No one noted the argument that the killers in both El Paso and Dayton cose targets that were gun-free zones, or pointed out that nearly all new gun laws proposed would have had nothing to do with the circumstances of either attack.
The morning after the second Democratic debate the cast of CNN New Day was joined by three former Democratic spokespeople and consultants to discuss the previous night’s proceedings and they were not happy with their candidates. Like their MSNBC counterparts, they blasted the candidates for going after former President Obama than current President Trump.
On Wednesday's New Day show, during a panel discussion of the previous night's Democratic presidential debate, CNN political analyst April Ryan gushed over candidate Marianne Williamson because she brought up the issue of the U.S. government making reparations for slavery.
President Trump’s Twitter account has caught the ire of CNN’s New Day, with his comments about the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings having set ablaze yet another media firestorm. This time Rep. Mark Meadows was caught in the crossfire.
It’s been clear for a long time that CNN is part of the anti-Trump resistance. From morning to night, the various journalists, hosts and panelists on the network make that obvious. Still, it’s nice when someone comes out and admits it. And that was precisely the gift that Karen Finney bestowed this morning on CNN.
CNN has gone after Sinclair Broadcast Group for having affiliates read scripts about fake news. But what about CNN’s penchant for identical segments with little independence for its hosts? Well, an example popped up Monday with the President criticizing Baltimore for its rampant crime, decrepit conditions, and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who’s gerrymandered-district includes much of the city. Instead of acknowledging that, CNN journalists called Trump’s comments full of “hate” and “racist” often alongside the chyron “Politics of Hate” between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
Appearing as a guest on New Day Sunday, liberal CNN contributor Joe Lockhart claimed that anyone who votes for President Donald Trump in 2020 is a "racist" no matter what their reasons are for doing so. His comments came during a discussion of President Trump attacking Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings over the poor conditions that exist in his Baltimore-based district in response to the Maryland Democrat attacking the President over the treatment of illegal immigrant children.
On CNN this morning, in the pre-game of Robert Mueller's testimony today, John Dean, Mr. Cancer-on-the-Presidency, told John Berman: "The [Mueller] report indicates there was collusion, contrary to Mr. Trump's statement." Of course, the single most noteworthy finding emerging from the Mueller report, as even NPR had to admit, was that there was not any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.