On Friday's Wolf show, CNN host Wolf Blitzer and liberal CNN political analyst John Avlon made a big deal out of the fact that Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been willing to lavish praise on President Donald Trump despite their presidential primary contest -- as if two politicians of the same party making up after running heated campaigns against each other were somehow unprecedented. In fact, instead of merely mentioning the irony within a larger discussion -- which might have been more appropriate -- Blitzer devoted an entire three-and-a-half-minute segment to it.
Mere seconds after ABC wrapped up their Sunday night broadcast of its exclusive interview with former FBI Director James Comey, CNN began its so-called “Special Report” in which they mostly gushed about what it meant for him to trash Trump like that. While they did have some criticisms (which largely centered on his handling of the Clinton investigation), the stacked liberal panel sang Comey’s praises for speaking out against the President.
Since Sunday night, the liberal media have been haranguing network affiliate owner Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) for a new “must-run” promo that warned against “biased and false news.” The two have slammed it as Trump-backed “state-run TV” on par with the former Soviet outlet Pravda that's “chilling,” frightening” and “a really embarrassing moment for journalism.” A NewsBusters study examined the two cable networks on April 2 found that CNN spent 76 minutes and 42 seconds while MSNBC hyperventilated for nearly twice as long at 134 minutes and 42 seconds.
It looks like the media and the left have found a new argument in their quest to prove that Republicans hate children. Taking a break from accusing Republicans of hating children for refusing to jump on board with student activists demanding gun control, CNN's At This Hour has found a new sympathetic group to rally around: activist Oklahoma public school teachers.
On Thursday's At This Hour on CNN, Symone Sanders joined Angela Rye in the list of liberal CNN political commentators who have repeated a discredited myth that the gunman in the Charleston church massacre, Dylann Roof, was given special treatment by police before being incarcerated. During a debate over President Donald Trump's reaction to the police killings of Alton Sterling and Stephon Clark, Sanders claimed that police actually took Roof on a trip to Burger King to eat before taking him to jail in spite of his having murdered nine people.
During Monday's edition of Wolf, CNN took a break from its wall-to-wall coverage on the Stormy Daniels saga to report that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke feels that "diversity is not important," instead preferring to put "the right person in the right job so that he can get the best people."
Thursday evening, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters noted that CNN Chairman Jeff Zucker had criticized Fox News as “state-run TV” and a “pure propaganda machine” that “does an incredible disservice to this country” at a media conference earlier in the day sponsored by the Financial Times. Fox's Tucker Carlson also went after Zucker Thursday evening, reminding viewers that CNN is literally state-run TV in certain countries.
CNN's Chris Cuomo will soon leave New Day for the network's 9 p.m. time slot. His new Cuomo Prime Time will compete with Fox News's Sean Hannity and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. In a Wednesday Variety piece, Cuomo said of his new competitors: "I don’t know where their partisan fights are getting us" — as if the CNN host himself isn't partisan.
On Sunday evening, as CNN's Wolf Blitzer hosted special coverage of President Donald Trump's speech in Pennsylvania, and the release of his proposals for school safety, the CNN anchor not only seemed disappointed that there would not be more gun control in the proposal, he also became the latest cable news anchor to just give liberal student activists an unchallenged forum to demonize opponents of gun control.
To kick of his Sunday evening show on CNN March 11, host Van Jones warmly welcomed media mogul Oprah Winfrey by fangirling over how much he missed seeing her on television and pleading with her to give "us" “hope” for America’s future, with President Trump in office.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel vehemently denied to National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch on Wednesday during CNN's Town Hall on the tragic shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School that police were called to the home of the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, thirty-nine times. He claimed that it was reported inaccurately. How, he didn't say.
In the wee hours of Thursday morning, CNN began taking heat for supposedly scripting much of their train wreck a gun control town hall from just hours earlier. Colton Haab, a Parkland shooting survivor who protected his fellow students, told a local ABC affiliate that CNN would not allow him to ask the questions he had prepared and wanted him to read theirs.