On Wednesday morning, CNN’s New Day ran a ludicrous “Reality Check” on the re-election campaign kickoff President Trump hosted in Orlando Tuesday night. Host Alisyn Camerota called his rally “fact-free” before handing the segment off to John Avlon so he could spew even more misinformation.
On Friday's New Day, coverage again returned to a recent ABC News interview in which President Trump expressed a willingness to accept foreign information about political opponents. A panel of guests gathered around to spew their takes on the situation, with host Alisyn Camerota livid at Fox News and Republicans for pointing out that the Clinton campaign received dirt on Trump from Russia in 2016.
CNN New Day started their show Tuesday morning with “breaking news” that Joe Biden would be taking on President Trump in a stump speech in Iowa today. The liberal network didn’t even pretend to be neutral about this development, instead leaving a chyron up the entire segment that read, “Biden to eviscerate Trump in Iowa speech today.” The panel, consisting of former CBS This Morning anchor Bianna Golodryga, hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, as well as CNN regulars Jeffrey Toobin and John Avlon, hyped Biden persuading Iowans that Trump had ridden the coattails of Obama’s allegedly successful economy and a return to Biden was a return to Obama.
In an especially absurd Thursday morning airing of CNN Newsroom, host Jim Sciutto and CNN senior political analyst John Avlon made a couple leaps of logic, as well as an extremely ironic remark, regarding President Trump and Fox News. This came after a fast and furious “fact-checking” series done after the President told a “flurry of lies” about Mueller, Russia, and the USS John McCain on the White House driveway.
CNN spent hours on Thursday morning with a screen graphic reading "TRUMP UNLEASHES FLURRY OF LIES AFTER MUELLER STATEMENT." At the top of the 11 AM hour, standing in front of large letters that said "TRUMP ERUPTS," anchor Kate Boludan proclaimed "The president spoke and said a lot. And in doing so, he denied reality. and I don't say this flippantly. He lied."
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, after John Avlon recited a piece attacking the Donald Trump administration's reaction to alarmist global warming predictions, co-host John Berman likened Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the villain Lex Luthor, who infamously planned to mass murder Americans on the West Coast so he could benefit financially, in the 1978 film Superman.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, the show was fixated on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commenting last night that he would work to fill a hypothetical U.S. Supreme Court vacancy if one occurred in 2020, as hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota brought up the issue repeatedly across all three hours of the show. Additionally, no conservative commentators were included in the panel discussions even while several liberal contributors including Joe Lockhart, John Avlon, and Catherine Rampell were allowed to give their negative commentary against McConnell.
CNN saw nothing wrong with using a tragedy to peddle a Democrat's controversial policy plan, on New Day, Thursday. Senior political analyst John Avlon eagerly touted 2020 candidate, Senator Cory Booker’s vast gun-grabbing proposal, calling it a “bold” plan where even “thoughts and prayers can’t seem to help.”
It should be an obvious concept that during a New Day segment called a “Reality Check,” the reporter should make sure that the information is complete and accurate. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case on Monday morning, when CNN Senior Political Analyst John Avlon went out of his way in an attempt to connect the terrorist shooting in New Zealand last Friday with President Trump.
Even if a shooting happens in another country, the anti-Trump media here at home are quick to put the blame entirely on President Trump. After the horrific massacre at two mosques in New Zealand, CNN’s Dana Bash and John Avlon complained that Trump’s rhetoric was responsible for the alleged suspect’s violent act of terrorism, which killed 49 people. Bash made a direct link between what Trump says at his rallies and how “nut jobs” like this shooter, are inspired by his words.
On Tuesday's MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle griped about the difficulty of passing new gun laws as she and Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack pined for more gun control. Ironically, on the same day's New Day show, CNN's John Avlon admitted that there are problems with the gun laws that already exist being properly enforced.
CNN’s John Avlon ended the 8AM EST hour of New Day Wednesday by whining that conservatives were exaggerating worries that Democrats were embracing socialism. Avlon downplayed the devastating effects this social and economic system could have on the country, while boiling down the fears as just a Republican talking point.