Tea Party Congressman To CNN's Spitzer: Press Must Stop Protecting Oba

July 1st, 2011 5:30 PM
Conservative Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois twice called out the media for protecting President Obama on Thursday night's In the Arena, and told host Eliot Spitzer to his face that "you're doing a much better job of making [Obama's] case than he did." Before the interview began, CNN excoriated the verbal war on Capitol Hill that ensued after Obama's criticism of…

Eliot Spitzer Fawns Over Openly-Gay Fmr. New Jersey Governor's Take on

June 28th, 2011 2:08 PM
One disgraced former governor hosted another disgraced former governor Monday night to praise New York's same-sex marriage bill. CNN's In the Arena host Eliot Spitzer brought on former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey to discuss the bill in what turned out to be love-fest in honor of McGreevey's pro-gay sentiments. McGreevey, a Democrat, announced he was gay in 2004 while he was in…

After Giving Free Pass to Planned Parenthood Head, Spitzer Batters FRC

June 22nd, 2011 4:50 PM
It was an obvious contrast in demeanor last week, Eliot Spitzer's lapdog interview of the president of Planned Parenthood and his aggressive sparring with social conservative Tony Perkins. Spitzer simply let Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards air her spin on the organization, but went after the Family Research Council's (FRC) Perkins from the get-go on CNN Thursday night.…

Eliot Spitzer Yields Podium to Planned Parenthood Head, Barely Scrutin

June 16th, 2011 4:01 PM
Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider, the controversial recipient of government funds, and is criticized by some for its lack of transparency – and yet CNN's Eliot Spitzer gave president Cecile Richards a free pass in a Wednesday night interview. Could Spitzer's leniency be due to the fact that he enjoyed the endorsement of Planned Parenthood when he…

National Review's Will Cain Vanishes From Spitzer Show on CNN

June 14th, 2011 1:57 PM
At the end of February, when CNN unceremoniously dumped moderate sorta-Republican co-host Kathleen Parker from Parker Spitzer after just 20 weeks, CNN implied they weren't dumping a conservative-leaning angle from the new solo-Spitzer show. On March 1, they touted the "newbies" Will Cain of National Review and ex-Fox News anchor E.D. Hill -- as contributors, not really as co-…

Chris Matthews Rips Spitzer for Talking About Weinergate and CNN for H

June 13th, 2011 8:09 PM
MSNBC's Chris Matthews took a well-deserved shot at rival network CNN Monday for actually giving former New York governor Eliot Spitzer his own program. The "Hardball" host also took a swipe at Spitzer saying it was "ludicrous" for him to actually be talking about Congressman Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) sex scandal (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Ann Coulter Smacks Down Arrogant Eliot Spitzer: 'What Business Have Yo

June 12th, 2011 3:32 PM
CNN's Eliot Spitzer arrogantly lectured about the benefits of Keynesian economics Sunday while accusing fellow panelists on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" of not knowing what they were talking about because they weren't business owners. This led British historian Andrew Roberts to point out that President Obama's administration are mostly academics, and Ann Coulter to ask Spitzer…

Howard Kurtz on Weiner: I've Never Seen Media Spin This Out of Control

June 9th, 2011 10:03 AM
CNN's Howard Kurtz made a statement to his colleague Eliot Spitzer Wednesday that folks who remember the media firestorm surrounding former Congressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.) will find hard to believe. Appearing on "In the Arena," the media analyst complained about the amount of coverage recent sex scandals involving Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger…

CNN's Richard Quest Advocates (More) 'Classic Keynesian Economics' to

June 3rd, 2011 1:52 PM
William F. Buckley Jr. once said his job was to "stand athwart history, yelling stop!" If more liberals took this advice, they wouldn't end up looking like two CNN anchors who just don't know when to say no to unsustainable deficit spending. On the eve of a disappointing jobs report in which the unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent, CNN International's Richard Quest…

Kurtz Offers Clinton, Edwards and Spitzer as Examples of Media's Balan

May 30th, 2011 6:14 PM
CNN media analyst Howard Kurtz on Monday offered Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and Eliot Spitzer as examples of how the press don't give Democrats the benefit of the doubt when it comes to sex scandals. Responding to questions about why the media have either ignored or taken sides on this weekend's brouhaha surrounding Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Kurtz sent the following absurd…

After Predicting No Israeli Objections to Obama's Mideast Speech, CNN

May 27th, 2011 4:15 PM
After proclaiming last week that he would be "surprised if anyone in Israel" objected to Obama's Middle East speech, CNN's Fareed Zakaria ripped Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his refusal to accept the President Obama's plan for Israeli-Palestinian borders. On CNN's In the Arena Thursday, Zakaria expounded upon his Washington Post op-ed criticizing…

Media Throw a Fit Over 'Rude' Netanyahu 'Lecturing' Obama

May 24th, 2011 3:48 PM
For many in the media Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction to Barack Obama insistence that his country return to the 1967 borders was out of bounds. ABC's Christiane Amanpour declared she was "stunned" by his "public lecture" of the President and NBC's Andrea Mitchell hissed, "it was really rude," and charged he treated Obama "like a school boy…

Howard Kurtz Scolds CNN For Omitting Spitzer From Sex Scandal Report

May 22nd, 2011 5:28 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, CNN on Monday did a segment about recent sex scandals that conveniently ignored that of its own Eliot Spitzer. On Sunday, "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz took his network to task for this glaring omission (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Eliot Spitzer Avoided Coverage of Schwarzenegger Scandal Although CNN

May 18th, 2011 4:57 PM
Every hour but one of CNN's Tuesday evening news coverage featured at least a mention of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's marital infidelity. Guess which anchor backed away from any mention of the scandal? Schwarzenegger's revelation of his fathering a child with a mistress was one of the day's leading headlines, and merited a mention if not a segment on most…