Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Bob Beckel claimed that Republicans call Hispanics by the derogatory term "wetbacks" as he discussed whether Bernie Sanders will be able to win the Hispanic vote in the Nevada caucuses against Hillary Clinton. He also recalled Bill Clinton as the "first black President" as he dismissed Sanders's chances of beating Hillary Clinton with black voters in South Carolina.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, former NBC anchor David Gregory underlined the perils for the future of Hillary Clinton's campaign: "The danger for the Clintons, just like in 2008, is essentially saying...'This is a pipe dream. He can't get any of this stuff done.' A lot of people who support Sanders don't want to hear that. They want to hear what he's actually capable of doing; and they want to give voice to that aspiration." Gregory added, "The grassroots of the Democratic Party is more liberal. This nostalgia for the '90s is over. It's a different party."
As CNN's Chris Cuomo on Friday hosted a debate between the left and the far left over whether "progressive" Democrats should embrace Hillary Clinton as one of them, liberal CNN political commentator Sally Kohn absurdly claimed that the reason the word "liberalism" became "tainted" was because former President Bill Clinton went to the right on gay rights and welfare reform. This in spite of the fact that Bill Clinton himself had already been running from the word "liberal" since the beginning of his first presidential campaign because of failed liberal Democratic presidential candidates like Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale.
On Monday, CNN's New Day put ABC and NBC's morning newscasts to shame by actually raising the ongoing e-mail scandal during their interview of Hillary Clinton. Alisyn Camerota pointed out "the issue that has bedeviled your campaign," and noted that "your opponents have said that this is...a big deal." She asked, "How do you convince voters today not to be concerned about this?" When Mrs Clinton claimed that "there is nothing new" with the controversy, Camerota underlined that "several media outlets have said that their sources in the FBI say...'something's going to happen.' What does that mean to you?"
CNN's Maeve Reston pointed out the obvious on Thursday's New Day on the issue of the Democratic presidential debates: " Democratic Party has really hidden these debates, in some ways, from voters — you know, Saturday nights. It's not been as many eyeballs as on the Republican side." John Berman added some snark to Reston's observation: "If the debate falls in the woods, does it make a sound? That's kind of the Democratic method right here."
Hours before moderating CNN’s Democratic presidential townhall on Monday, New Day co-host Chris Cuomo spoke with conservative radio talk show host/Ted Cruz supporter Glenn Beck and suggested to Beck that his firm opposition to President Obama and big government has laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump: "You wound up somewhat birthing Donald Trump...some of those people who were angry about what was going on and telling people to be angry, now they've got somebody who's harnessing the power..."
As liberal CNN political commentator and former Barack Obama advisor David Axelrod appeared as a guest on Thursday's New Day, CNN co-anchor Alisyn Camerota brought up accusations by Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon that the inspector general investigating the Clinton email scandal is "in cahoots" with congressional Republicans, and questioned the logic of such a claim.
CNN is staying true to its reputation as the "Clinton News Network," even after it released a poll on Tuesday which found that Hillary Clinton is behind competitor Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 27 points. The following morning, on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello spotlighted how Bill Clinton was "about to take the stage to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton — something, perhaps, that is much needed at this moment, since Hillary Clinton seems to be lagging in some of the polls that are out there."
CNN's Alisyn Camerota pressed former New York Governor George Pataki on Tuesday's New Day over Ted Cruz's "New York values" attack on Donald Trump. Camerota noted how Pataki asserted that Cruz "was obviously referring to the liberal values of New York politicians," but wondered, "Wasn't he also talking about...regular New Yorkers?" When the Republican politician denied this was the case, the anchor followed up by asking, "The people of New York voted these politicians in. So, isn't there some smear that they, too, are morally bankrupt?"
On Monday's New Day, CNN's Phil Mattingly revealed his sympathy for Hillary Clinton's campaign. John Berman pointed out how Clinton's rival, Bernie Sanders, unveiled his Medicare-for-all health care plan mere hours before Sunday's Democratic presidential debate on NBC. Mattingly remarked, "I felt bad for the Clinton staffers who had so many great lines written up about his health care plan and its lack of details — that they just had to toss into the wastebasket two hours before — very, very depressing on that end."
Appearing as a guest on Monday's New Day on CNN to discuss Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate, liberal CNN political commentator Paul Begala asserted that, in contrast to the Democratic debate, that the last GOP debate had been "hateful" in its battle between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
He went on to claim that Republicans argue about "who's going to be more extreme," adding, "if a woman is a victim of rape, who's going to put her in prison if she decides not to carry her rapist's baby?" and "Who can beat up on gay Americans even more?"
As GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared as a guest on Friday's New Day on CNN, co-host Alisyn Camerota took exception with Fiorina, the previous night's debate, taking a dig at HiIlary Clinton's marital problems and unorthodox, political-based relationship with her husband. Camerota suggested sexism as she complained that the GOP candidate was "suggesting [Hillary Clinton] should be at home with her husband." Fiorina finally called out the CNN host for "stretching" her words to come to such conclusions.