Correspondent Confuses Which Black CNN Host She's Talking To

April 3rd, 2010 2:36 PM
Jeanne Meserve on Friday got her black CNN hosts confused.While appearing on "Rick's List" to discuss the indictment of domestic terrorist Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, the CNN correspondent repeatedly called fill-in host T. J. Holmes "Don."I guess she thought she was speaking to Don Lemon.Apparently this has happened to Holmes and Lemon before.But before we get there, here's the embarrassing moment in…

CNN Shocker: Hurricane Katrina Good For New Orleans Schools

January 30th, 2010 8:49 PM
Here's something you never would have heard from a mainstream media outlet when George W. Bush was President: Hurricane Katrina was a good thing for New Orleans.When it comes to the school system in the Louisiana city, that's exactly what CNN reported during Saturday's "Newsroom." After anchor T.J. Holmes read a statement from Education Secretary Arne Duncan -- "I think the best thing that…

CNN Catches Up On Baucus Scandal & Labels as Dem More Than Other Nets

December 7th, 2009 1:41 PM
While it has been documented that CNN's Howard Kurtz chided his own news network for ignoring the recently-revealed scandal involving Montana Democratic Senator Max Baucus nominating his girlfriend for a U.S. attorney position -- after the CNN anchor had monitored CNN on Saturday -- it turns out that on Sunday morning, even before Kurtz's Reliable Sources show had begun, CNN had already started…

Name That Party: CNN Saturday Morning Edition

December 5th, 2009 12:36 PM
On CNN Saturday Morning News today, anchors Betty Nguyen and T.J. Holmes reported on a U.S. senator who nominated his girlfriend to serve as a federal prosecutor earlier this year:HOLMES: Well, it is something -a player, a name that a lot of people normally might not know a whole lot about, from a state that most people don't know a whole lot about. He's been important in the health care debate.…

CNN's T.J. Holmes Celebrates Obama's 'Swagga

April 29th, 2009 5:41 PM
Out: Former President Bush and his cocky, self-assured cowboy-like "swagger," often dismissed as a negative quality for the 43rd president.In: President Barack Obama's "swagga," which is a sign of how suave and sophisticated the 44rd president is. At least that's according to CNN, which shortly after 1 p.m. EDT today re-aired an interview that originally aired on April 25 on "Saturday Morning…

CNN Continues to Push Claim That U.S. Guns Fuel Mexican Drug Violence

March 24th, 2009 8:06 PM
On Tuesday’s Newsroom program, T.J. Holmes because the latest CNN on-air personality to forward the dubious claim that guns from the U.S. are a major factor in the rampant drug violence plaguing northern Mexico: “I don’t want to say enabling, maybe not the best word. But still, so many of the guns that are being used in Mexico are guns that come across the border from the U.S.” His guest,…

Name That Party: Former Congressman Condit's Affiliation Not Identifie

February 21st, 2009 1:02 PM
CNN and The Washington Post had institutional memory lapses today.  On CNN Saturday Morning News, this was the lead story from anchors Betty Nguyen and T.J. Holmes:BETTY NGUYEN, CNN ANCHOR: Yes, good morning, everybody. I'm Betty Nguyen. We do want to thank you for starting with us. It is the 21st of February, and we do want to begin with some breaking news.HOLMES: Yes, and kind of a -- a shocker…

CNN Anchors Fawn: Ted Kennedy Is 'American Royalty

May 19th, 2008 2:54 PM
During Saturday’s “Breaking News” coverage of Senator Edward Kennedy’s hospitalization for a seizure, CNN anchors Fredericka Whitfield and T. J. Holmes sycophantically referred to the Kennedy family and the Senator himself as “political royalty” and “American royalty,” as if all Americans — or even all in Massachusetts — bend their knee before the throne of Camelot.While the Bush family, for…

CNN Finds 'Lifelong Republicans' Who Want Universal Health Care, Votin

March 2nd, 2008 4:57 PM
On CNN Sunday, correspondent Al Velshi reported in by phone from Texas with his story of "lifelong Republicans" who are planning to vote Democratic this time because of health care. Velshi: "They are retired, they've been lifelong Republicans who are actually looking to change over. They're probably going to vote Democrat this time around." (Transcript follows)

CNN Highlights YouTube Debate Questions Posed from Left

November 26th, 2007 4:11 AM