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  • Liberal Congressman Rangel Insists Protesters Never Chanted They Want “Dead Cops”

    12/26/2014 7:17:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    – Then He’s Shown Video Of Them Saying It…New York Rep. Charles Rangel was on CNN this morning being interviewed by Ashleigh Banfield. During the otherwise fairly agreeable interview, Rangel insisted that protest chants calling for “dead cops” never happened, and he was shown proof otherwise After being shown evidence contrary to his claim, Rangel changed gears and said the behavior he denied existed was unacceptable saying they must be mentally ill
  • Ferguson: Ashleigh Banfield 'Shocked' Witnesses Backed Up Darren Wilson

    12/02/2014 4:45:34 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 2, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Amid all the events in the wake of the release of the grand jury findings in Ferguson, a brief moment of unusual mental clarity on the part of a liberal reporter has been overlooked. It happened last Wednesday when Ferguson was being discussed on Wolf Blitzer's CNN show as Ashleigh Banfield proclaimed she was "shocked" that the grand jury witnesses backed up former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's story. What's particularly notable about her proclamation is that Banfield confessed that there was actually (GASP!) another side to the Ferguson story other than the liberal hype that was widely promulgated. Here...
  • Another town bans detention of illegal unaccompanied minors, CNN anchor nearly loses her mind

    07/10/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/10/14 | staff
    League City in Texas has banned the processing and detention of illegal unaccompanied minors in their community. Heidi Thiess, League City Councilwoman, told CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield that they don’t believe the federal government is following its own laws and the resolution they passed is aimed at the overall problem of illegal immigration and human trafficking. When Thiess was asked if she understood the criticism that they are turning their backs on these people who just need help, she disagreed pointing out that the unaccompanied children are only 18% of those in detention right now and if the federal government were...
  • CNN Anchor Draws Legal Parallel Between Catholic Teacher's Firing and Sharia Law Stoning

    05/31/2013 4:20:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 30, 2013 | Matt Hadro
    Chalk this one up to the absurd. CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on Wednesday tried to draw a legal parallel between a Sharia Law execution and a Catholic school firing a teacher for violating her contract by disobeying church teaching on pregnancy. Banfield argued both violated the teacher's Constitutional rights. "Well if it's an Islamic school and they decide to go with Sharia Law and they decide to stone me for this, they can't do that either," Banfield ridiculously argued. "Then don't sign up to be the teacher," responded prosecutor Christine Grillo, who multiple times reiterated that the teacher had violated her...
  • CNN Anchor Compares Catholic School Policy with Sharia Law Execution

    06/07/2013 4:12:32 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org ^ | June 3, 2013 | Art Drake
    When a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati fired teacher Christia Dias, it was because by becoming pregnant through artificial insemination, she violated the teachings of the Catholic Church and the terms of her contract. Last week, CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield attempted to compare Dias' firing with a Sharia law execution, reported NewsBusters. "Well if it's an Islamic school and they decide to go with Sharia Law and they decide to stone me for this, they can't do that either," argued Banfield, comparing the termination to segregation. "Then don't sign up to be the teacher," responded prosecutor Christine Grillo....
  • CNN Asks If Bush Officials Should Be Tried for War Crimes

    03/19/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 19, 2013 | Matt Hadro
    A CNN headline during Tuesday's 11 a.m. hour of Newsroom asked, "Should Bush officials be tried for war crimes?" CNN legal analyst Lisa Bloom argued that the U.S. should submit to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for the mass murder of Iraqis that far exceeded the 9/11 atrocities. Bloom downplayed the 9/11 terror attacks in the face of the Iraq War. When anchor Ashleigh Banfield noted that America responded to 9/11 with force and not in a "sanguine" manner, Bloom compared it to the Iraqi casualty count: "And that was 4,000, not 100,000, not 10 years." [Video below...
  • Viewers get mixed messages on storm from TV (Media angry over lack of gnashing of teeth and wailing)

    10/30/2012 12:31:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/30/2012 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks offered compelling pictures and a gripping narration of the monster storm that put Monday on hold for millions of people in the eastern part of the country — and more than a few mixed messages, too. Anchors and reporters repeatedly urged viewers to stay at home and stay safe during the storm, yet they solicited pictures and videos to show evidence of Hurricane Sandy's might and displayed them on the air. Reporters with rain dripping off their windbreakers expressed incredulity at civilians walking around outside, like when CNN's Ashleigh Banfield noted joggers at New...
  • Chirpy CNN Host Prank Calls Sleeping Kerry Kennedy to Ask About Father's Assassination

    01/12/2012 7:34:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 12, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Hi! Is this Mary Todd Lincoln? It is? Sorry for waking up before 6 A.M. but this is Ashleigh Banfield of Early Start and I just want you to know we are live on the air so, please, No F-bombs. Hee! Hee! Anyway, I know how much you love watching plays so I want to ask if you are still haunted by the assassination of your husband who was sitting right next to you at Ford's Theater." Is this some sort of sick fantasy on the part of your humble correspondent? Not really because that is pretty much the tone...
  • NBC News dumps Ashleigh Banfield

    03/28/2004 2:45:58 PM PST · by truthandlife · 46 replies · 778+ views
    Less than a year after bashing her own network for its war coverage in Iraq, NBC News reporter Ashleigh Banfield has reportedly been given the axe. The New York Daily News says the Canadian native has been working without a contract since late January, and she'll no longer be employed at MSNBC where she's been the last four years. "Regrettably, we were unable to agree on a new assignment for her," an NBC News spokeswoman told the Daily News. "We thank her for her hard work and wish her well." Banfield's manager, Alfred Geller, added, "Since her contract expired, we...
  • Banfield gets NBC's bad news (Ashleigh's been fired)

    03/26/2004 8:25:18 AM PST · by mhking · 72 replies · 1,536+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3.26.04 | Lloyd Grove
    Onetime cable television star Ashleigh Banfield - a publicity magnet even before she achieved celebrity in the aftermath of 9/11 - is out at NBC News. The 36-year-old former rock singer - once a fashion icon for her blond tresses and her ever-present on-air glasses, but whose career took a slide after she dyed her hair dark brown - joined the network's MSNBC outlet four years ago, and has been working without a contract since late January. "Regrettably, we were unable to agree on a new assignment for her," an NBC News spokeswoman told me yesterday. "We thank her for...
  • FOOT IN MOUTH? (Ashleigh Banfield)

    05/01/2003 12:50:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 174+ views
    PAGE SIX - New York Post | 5/01/03 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    May 1, 2003 -- ASHLEIGH Banfield's harsh critique of TV news might not have been as self-destructive as it sounded. Banfield - reamed out by NBC head Neal Shapiro for criticizing coverage of Iraq's liberation in a speech at Kansas State University - is trying to set herself up for another job. "Ashleigh's contract is up this year," said a spy. "There is no way MSNBC or NBC is going to renew her, so she is trying to get a job with CNN by pulling the 'real news' card." But sources at CNN said there was "no way" Banfield would...
  • MSNBC's Banfield: Media filtered realities of war

    04/25/2003 9:52:19 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 46 replies · 440+ views
    cjonline ^ | 04/25/03 | Matt Moline
    MANHATTAN -- War's sobering realities never reached American TV screens during the recent U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, according to NBC News correspondent Ashleigh Banfield. "We didn't see what happen when Marines fired M-16s," Banfield said during a Landon lecture appearance today at Kansas State University. "We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?" On the other hand, she said, many U.S. television viewers were treated to a non-stop flow of images presented by "cable news operators...
  • Banfield loses MSNBC "Location" (Ashleigh Banfield's Show CANCELLED!)

    10/13/2002 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Timesink · 61 replies · 3,775+ views
    Variety ^ | October 13, 2002
    Banfield loses MSNBC "Location" Sun Oct 13, 7:12 PM ET NEW YORK (Variety) - MSNBC has canceled "Ashleigh Banfield: On Location," in which the Canadian newshound traveled to the world's hot spots for the cable news network. After starting off with a respectable average of 427,000 viewers during its premiere week of July 15, "On Location" quickly lost steam, plunging to a low of 164,000 viewers for the week of Aug. 26, when she was undertaking a five-week cross-country bus tour to chat with ordinary Americans. For the most recent month, the Banfield show averaged 218,000 viewers during its 10...
  • MSNBC To Launch New Primetime Lineup Beginning Monday, July 15

    06/10/2002 2:58:53 PM PDT · by Timesink · 25 replies · 462+ views
    NBC Press Release ^ | June 10, 2002
    MSNBC TO LAUNCH NEW PRIMETIME LINEUP BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 15Published: June 10, 2002 "DONAHUE" AT 8:00 PM, ET, “NACHMAN” AT 7:00 PM JOIN CHRIS MATTHEWS, ASHLEIGH BANFIELD – IN NEW TIME SLOTSMULTIMILLION DOLLAR MARKETING CAMPAIGN HERALDS "DONAHUE" AND NEW PRIMETIME LINEUPSECAUCUS, N.J. -- June 10, 2002 -- MSNBC, America’s NewsChannel, which is rebranding itself as the cable news network that goes beyond the day’s headlines to provide fiercely independent analysis of the news, will premiere a new primetime lineup on Monday, July 15, it was announced today by Erik Sorenson, President and General Manager, MSNBC.“On July 15, MSNBC will have...