CNN Gives Virtually No Air Time to Pro-Kavanaugh Evidence
September 19th, 2018 3:41 PM
On Tuesday, two of Brett Kavanaugh’s high school classmates, each named by accuser Christine Blasey Ford as witnesses to the 1982 assault she alleges, issued public statements flatly denying that they saw anything even resembling Ford’s story. Yet on Wednesday, CNN viewers barely heard a peep about these denials, even as the Kavanaugh story dominated their on-air coverage. From 4:00 a.m. to 2:00…
CNN Analyst: Women Aren't Capable of Carrying Guns in Classrooms
February 27th, 2018 6:52 AM
Tom Fuentes, a Senior Law Enforcement Analyst at CNN, had a 29-year career with the FBI. His Saturday comments about the alleged difficulties women allegedly have carrying guns — y'know, because they wear dresses and skirts — leave one wondering whether he learned anything while he was a G-man.
CNN Analyst Fears 'Dallas Biker Bar Shootout' at RNC Due to Open Carry
July 15th, 2016 3:03 PM
On Friday's New Day, CNN analyst and former FBI Assistant Director Tom Fuentes played up the possibility of fatal gun violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland due to Ohio's open carry law: "[The] law means that you're going to see people — and some of the websites have already said for their protest groups to show up and openly carry assault rifles on the streets of Cleveland…
Navy SEAL Slams CNN Expert Jumping to Conclusions on CA Shooters
December 2nd, 2015 5:54 PM
During CNN’s live coverage on Wednesday of the tragic shooting in San Bernardino, California, CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes surmised with “no information” to back himself up that it was likely “an anti-government domestic militia group” that carried out the attack. Just over 20 minutes later, however, former FBI Special Agent and Navy SEAL Jonathan Gilliam denounced Fuentes for jumping…
CNN Pushes Obama to 'Lead' on Gun Control, Not Just 'Mourner in Chief'
October 1st, 2015 10:49 PM
On Thursday's The Situation Room, after live coverage of President Barack Obama's speech on the day's shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, CNN was true to form in promoting more gun control as CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Tom Fuentes urged President Obama to "lead" in proposing gun legislation and not just be the "mourner-in-chief."
Notably, moments earlier, when Fuentes described…
CNN Analyst Unsure If Mass Shooter's Name is Muslim
July 16th, 2015 6:32 PM
On Thursday's The Lead, CNN analyst Tom Fuentes was unwilling to conclude that the perpetrator of a mass shooting against servicemen in Chattanooga, Tennessee was Muslim. John Berman asked the former FBI assistant director, "Now that we have the name [Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez], the key questions are what?" Fuentes replied, "I know...what the name sounds like, but we don't know that it's a…
Shock: CNN's Lemon Strongly Hints Islam is 'More Violent' Than Other R
September 4th, 2014 4:40 PM
Don Lemon surprisingly shot down a common moral equivalency argument in defense of the Islamic faith during a panel discussion on Wednesday's CNN Tonight. Lemon asked, "Is Islam a more violent religion than other faiths?" When CNN analyst Tom Fuentes answered, "Yes, it must be," guest Arsalan Iftikhar retorted by playing up that "Christian extremist organizations...have bombed gay nightclubs and…
CNN Asks If Sequester 'Put Lives at Risk' at Navy Yard
September 17th, 2013 2:37 PM
[UPDATED BELOW] Three times on Tuesday morning, CNN mentioned sequester cuts as a possible culprit behind the security breach at the Navy Yard that led to Monday's shooting there. A CNN headline actually read "Did Government Cuts Put Lives at Risk?"
This came after a former Navy commander warned on CNN that blaming the sequester was "very premature." And just before noon, correspondent Dana…