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  • CNN´s Carol Costello apologizes for Palin remarks

    10/23/2014 11:06:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/14 | Hadas Gold & Dylan Byers
    CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin. "Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize," Costello said in a statement to POLITICO. On Wednesday, before playing a tape in which Bristol Palin describes an alleged altercation at a party in Wasilla, Alaska, Costello said, “This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.” In the...
  • ‘Fake Journalists!’: Ferguson Protestors Shout Down CNN Live Broadcast (w/2 videos)

    10/21/2014 10:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 21, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Monday evening in Ferguson, Mo., protestors shouted down a CNN camera crew’s live shot reporting on developments in the story involving Officer Darren Wilson killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this year. During the 11 p.m. hour, host Don Lemon attempted to throw to CNN reporter Sarah Sidner for an update, but the broadcast was overwhelmed by shouting and interruptions from protestors surrounding the crew. Sidner attempted to talk through the shouting, but her audio was clearly problematic. Lemon cut her off and ended the satellite broadcast due to technical issues. On-the-ground video from Bassem Masri shows the aftermath, in...
  • Stanley: Shame on Monica Lewinsky

    10/21/2014 8:01:19 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | Timothy Stanley
    Shameless. There's no other word to describe Monica Lewinsky. Sixteen years after her affair with President Bill Clinton became public knowledge, she's returned to the limelight with a campaign against cyberbullying -- of which she claims to have been "patient zero." Ignore the fact that she was patently not the primary victim in the Zippergate affair (poor Hillary Clinton was) or that any comparison with someone suffering a disease, especially at a time when people are dropping dead from Ebola, is tasteless in the extreme. What's most depressing is that when she rejoined the public stage, she said she was...
  • CNN Columnist: Americans don't care about Ebola in Africa, because they're racists

    10/20/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Robert Laurie
    A CNN "journalist" named John D. Sutter wants to scream "racism" and the station is eager to help. Apparently, as MSNBC has shown, that's how failing networks think they'll turn their fortunes around Ah, CNN. At one time, Ted Turner’s news network was the only one of its kind. These days, it’s near the bottom of a rather large pack, and has become the most banal example of an entire genre. When your claim to fame is “doing slightly better than MSNBC” you know things are bad. Perhaps, like their closest rival, CNN’s years of painfully obvious bias have something...
  • Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Amanda Kondolojy
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014  Total Day P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,154  229  456 CNN  456  161  255 MSNBC  309  72  128 CNBC  157  51  73 FBN  46  7  14 HLN  242  92  127 Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,823  332  672 CNN  494  179  275 MSNBC  551  116  221 CNBC  249  110  140 FBN  26  10  15 HLN  377  116  159 Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS  1,054  259  546 CNN NEW DAY  408  122  214 MSNBC...
  • 'Crossfire', 'Sanjay Gupta M.D.', 'CNN Money' & 'Unguarded' Canceled by CNN

    10/20/2014 2:51:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 16, 2014 | By Sara Bibel
    CNN has canceled multiple series. Per Deadline,Crossfire has officially been canceled. The series, a CNN staple from 1982-2005, relaunched in September 2013, earned low ratings until it went on hiatus in May. The show briefly returned in July, then went on hiatus again. CNN is also canceling Sanjay Gupta M.D, CNN Money With Christine Romans and Unguarded With Rachel Nichols. All three anchors will remain with the network.
  • An Ebola travel ban would be completely unprecedented - Here's why (Spinning for Obola)

    10/17/2014 1:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 17, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There's a lot of information out there on the Ebola crisis. And now, the issue's gone political with increasingly vocal talk on Capitol Hill and in midterm campaigns calling for a travel ban to keep the disease from spreading in the U.S. Let's sort through the muck and get to the facts:What's all this talk about a travel ban to deal with the Ebola outbreak?Some Republican lawmakers and a handful of Democrats are calling for a travel ban on people from the West African countries most affected by the disease. In Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, more than 4,400 people...
  • Photo of CNN hosts making light of Ebola on set sparks fury on Twitter (Cuomo, etc.)

    10/17/2014 10:29:12 AM PDT · by maggief · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2014 | ANNABEL GROSSMAN
    Photo of CNN hosts making light of Ebola on set sparks fury on Twitter Anchors feigned fear in a posed shot with men in Hazmat suits Chris Cuomo, Michaela Pereira and Alisyn Camerota host New Day program Photograph posted on social media by CNN senior producer John Griffin Twitter users accused station of poor taste and making light of serious issue Ebola has killed nearly 4,500 people and triggered a global health crisis CNN staff have been accused of making light of the deadly Ebola outbreak by posing for a photo while larking around with two men dressed in Hazmat...
  • Are Black People Carrying Guns Public Enemy No. 1?

    10/13/2014 5:58:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    So claims Charles Gallagher, a sociologist at La Salle University.  From CNN: "Whites walking down Main Street with an AK-47 are defenders of American values; a black man doing the same thing is Public Enemy No. 1," says Gallagher, a professor at La Salle University in Pennsylvania. Fortunately, we know that Charles Gallagher is wrong.  See the picture above?  It was taken in August of this year.   The article reports that members of the gun cub went to a restaurant and ate while openly carrying their guns... next to a group of police officers.   Nothing happened. Not exactly what...
  • Will New Gun Law Stop Mass killings?

    10/11/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    California has long allowed police who believe that someone represents a danger to themselves or others to take the person in for a psychiatric evaluation with a police psychiatrist. With that evaluation, a person could be held for 72-hours. After the Elliot Rodger’s killings earlier this year, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday, September 30th that makes significant changes. The irony is that deputy sheriff officers had gone to Rodger’s home but did not believe that Rodger posed a danger to himself or others. The law that was thus motivated by Rodger’s case would not have prevented...
  • Piers Morgan Slams Obama: 'What The Hell Is He Doing?'

    10/07/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Jeffrey Meyer
    Former CNN host Piers Morgan appeared on Fox News’ Hannity Monday night to discuss a recent column he wrote for Mail Online in which he slammed President Obama, claiming he has committed “professional suicide.” During the Monday evening interview with Sean Hannity, Morgan mocked Obama’s foreign policy and wondered "what the hell is he doing to groups like ISIS and others intent on causing America and Britain serious harm? It sends an action to me of lethargy and complacency. As the segment continued, Morgan continued to dismantle President Obama’s lack of leadership on the world stage: It just struck me...
  • Turner to reduce headcount by 10% (CNN)

    10/07/2014 2:20:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-6-14 | Brian Stelter
    Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN, will cut its total workforce by about 10% in the coming weeks through a mix of buyouts, layoffs and other measures, the company said Monday. The reductions are part of a broader effort to save money and refocus investment, known internally as Turner 2020. The company said about 1,475 positions — out of 14,000 full-time positions worldwide — would be eliminated in the coming weeks. Within CNN Worldwide, where the workforce totals roughly 3,500, about 300 positions will be cut, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan, totaling 8.5%.
  • CNN: Is Ebola a Biological Terrorist Like ISIS?

    10/07/2014 9:56:32 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 4 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/7/14 | Aurelius
    In another hard-hitting news story from CNN, the network asked a question that no one was thinking: "Ebola: the ISIS of Biological Agents?" So let me get this straight: CNN is asking if Ebola, like ISIS, invades parts of a person's body (particularly the middle-eastern part of a body), and beheads white blood cells? Or is Ebola a devoted follower of radical Islam? How could CNN possibly have an entire segment on this question? This is reminicent of the breaking headline CNN had a few months ago: "Breaking News: Titanic Sunk." Just read the headline and sigh about the death...
  • Dallas Ebola patient is in critical condition, hospital says

    10/04/2014 10:07:22 PM PDT · by gunn · 27 replies
    Dallas (CNN) -- Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, is now in critical condition, a Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spokeswoman said Saturday. The Liberian man had previously been listed as being in serious condition. Hospital spokeswoman Candace White offered no new details other than his condition. Earlier, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Duncan was in intensive care. About 10 people are at "higher risk" of catching Ebola after coming into contact with Duncan but have shown no symptoms, health officials said Saturday. The group is among 50 people being monitored...
  • Sick passenger's seatmate speaks to CNN

    10/04/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Passenger on a plane sitting next to a man from Liberia who began throwing up on the plane: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2014/10/04/nr-sick-passenger-seatmate-newark.cnn&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2Fvideo%2Fdata%2F2.0%2Fvideo%2Fus%2F2014%2F10%2F04%2Fnr-sick-passenger-seatmate-newark.cnn.html%3Fhpt%3Dhp_t2
  • CNN Reporter Stands in Front of Dallas Middle School, Tells Children Not to Worry About Ebola

    10/04/2014 1:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In a segment that aired on “CNN Newsroom” on Thursday, network correspondent Gary Tuchman surveyed members of a north Dallas community near where Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed U.S. Ebola patient, was prior to that diagnosis. In the report, Tuchman visited Dallas’ Sam Tasby Middle School, one of the four schools of the five children of Duncan’s girlfriend, who he was visiting at the time and polled students of their concerns with coming in contact of the Ebola virus. However, in one interaction Tuchman offered his own assurances to those schoolchildren they had no reason to worry. Partial transcript as...
  • 3 Americans fighting alongside Kurds in Syria against ISIS, official says

    10/03/2014 7:43:45 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2014 | Gul Tuysuz, Jennifer Rizzo and Chelsea J. Carter
    (CNN) -- Three Americans are fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State terror group in northern Syria, a spokesman for the Kurdish group told CNN on Thursday. One of the Americans was identified by the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as the YPG, as Jordan Matson of Wisconsin. Matson is fighting in Haska province near the town of Jazaa, close to the Iraqi border, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said by telephone.
  • CNN can't get enough of dead white girls ~ Vanity

    10/02/2014 3:16:43 PM PDT · by GraceG · 13 replies
    Went down the street to grab a bite to eat and watched the monitor, it was nothing but CNN talking about that dead female college student... Wow, and here I thought that was FOX News job..... Just an odd observation...
  • CNN Poll: 110% of Scottish Population Have Decided on Independence; 58% Say Yes, 52% No

    09/18/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 54 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/18/14 | Aurelius
    In a new report from CNN, televised live today, 110% of Scots have made their decision on independence, with 58% saying "yes," and 52% voting "no." This picture actually made it to the air: In case you can do math better than CNN's copy editor, that adds up to more than 100% of Scotland's populace. And as you also probably know, 110% of an electorate cannot vote on a referendum (unless there is massive voter fraud). The flub occurred during Brooke Baldwin's three o'clock show this afternoon, the 18th of September. When the mistake was made, nothing was said, and...
  • Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate

    09/13/2014 1:10:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 9-10, 2014
    Over one-third of Likely U.S. Voters remain unaware which political party controls the House of Representatives and which has a majority in the Senate - less than two months before an election that may put one party in charge of both. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 63% are aware that Republicans have majority control of the House. An identical number (63%) know that Democrats run the Senate. Twenty percent (20%) mistakenly believe Democrats control the House, while 17% are not sure. Similarly, 18% think the GOP is in charge in the Senate, but 19% are...
  • CNN Appears Desperate To Assist Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks . . .

    09/13/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 | sundance
    <p>In 2012 the same CNN network now trying to gin up racial animus around the Mike Brown shooting was proclaiming George Zimmerman to have announced “f****** coons” via phone with a 911 dispatcher as he watched Trayvon Martin disappear behind a building.</p>
  • Jay Carney joins CNN

    09/10/2014 7:39:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | September 10, 2014 | HADAS GOLD
    Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will join CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. He will start Wednesday night as President Barack Obama makes a prime-time statement about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Sam Feist, CNN's Washington bureau chief said in a statement. "Jay's unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns," Feist said. "We're fortunate to have Jay on our air tonight...
  • ISIS threat to U.S. mostly hype

    09/06/2014 9:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 11:02 AM EDT, Fri September 5, 2014 | By Peter Bergen and David Sterman
    <p>ISIS has Americans worried. Two-thirds of those surveyed in a recent Pew Research poll said they consider the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to be a "major threat" to this country. But are such fears really justified?</p> <p>Despite the impression you may have had from listening to U.S. officials in recent weeks, the answer is probably not really.</p>
  • CNN analyst find ISIS threat to be “mostly hype”

    09/06/2014 2:00:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the President continues to struggle with a strategy regarding what we should do about ISIS, one of the key questions being batted around is how to define the precise level of threat which ISIS poses to the United States. It’s a valid question, actually, so it was with interest that I followed a link on this subject to an opinion piece by CNN’s national security analyst, Peter Bergen. The title gives a fairly solid summary of the contents. ISIS threat to U.S. mostly hype. ISIS has Americans worried. Two-thirds of those surveyed in a recent Pew Research poll said...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon: “Is Islam a more violent religion than other faiths?”

    09/04/2014 8:50:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 9/4/14 | Robert Spencer
    Is truth breaking out in the mainstream media? For years, this question has not been allowed to be asked. Even at Fox, commentators routinely affirm that the problem is that “radicals” who have “hijacked” Islam. But once one has been pounded on the head with it a few thousand times, the truth cannot be hidden even from the most committed mainstream media ideologue. Will CNN reprimand Lemon for having this discussion? “CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Is Islam A More Violent Religion Than Other Faiths?’ [VIDEO],” by Brendan Bordelon, CNN, September 4, 2014 (thanks to David): The relentless and savage advance of...
  • Inside the mind of an ISIS fighter

    09/04/2014 7:45:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    CNN.com ^ | September 4,2014 | Arwa Damon,Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- To the outside world, they're a force of ruthless yet mysterious insurgents bent on terrorizing civilians and expanding Islamist rule. But as one former ISIS fighter tells CNN, the mentality goes much deeper.
  • Piers Morgan confirms he's leaving CNN on Twitter

    09/02/2014 1:30:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, September 2, 2014 | Stephanie Takyi
    PIERS MORGAN took to his Twitter page earlier on today to confirm that he has declined CNN's offer to renew his contract. He also revealed to his 4 million followers he was offered a 'new 2-year deal' by Cable News Network boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview 'special' but declined the offer.
  • CNN tells Glenny Beck to take his teddy bears and soccer balls and get lost

    09/02/2014 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 51 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/2/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What we all felt was going on with Glen Beck has been confirmed. We knew the weasel was up to something. He has been stabbing conservatives in the back and now we know why. While he was holding the door for illegal aliens and raising money from suckers to encourage the destruction of America with amnesty he was sucking up to the sinking ship that is CNN. With its long history of lies and half-truths and his disgraceful treachery toward the institutions that have delivered him to the cushy life he leads, CNN and Beck were a potentially “made in...
  • CNN host stunned when Muslim cleric makes 9/11 joke during soundcheck

    09/01/2014 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 08/31/2014 | Robert Spencer
    On CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning, host Brian Stelter spoke with radical Muslim cleric Anjam Choudary... “I believe that the Shariah is the best way of life,” he also said. “I believe that one day Shariah will come to America and the rest of the world.” ... He then contended that there is no such thing as “radical” Islam. “There is no such thing as a radical or moderate form of Islam,” he said. “You know, a woman is either pregnant or not pregnant. If you abide by Islam, and you follow what is in the Koran and the traditions...
  • The Ebola of Journalism: Liberalism is Killing Time and CNN

    08/31/2014 5:08:49 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it the Ebola of Journalism. And its spreading -- to Time and CNN. The cover of the September 1, 2014 issue of Time could not be more explicit. Showing a dramatic image of a black man on his knees, hands raised with the cover bearing the title "The Tragedy of Ferguson," it was written by David Von Drehle and Alex Altman in the tones of the standard liberal “I-told-you-so” thinking on race . It included the line: “We’ve been here before—and failed to learn the lessons.” When it came to the mess that is ObamaCare? There was this Time...
  • Newly Unemployed CNN Reporter Posts Funny Exit Video

    08/30/2014 4:42:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    As referenced here at Newsbusters by Jeffrey Lord, CNN president Jeffrey Zucker is saying that layoffs at that network which is rapidly dropping in the ratings could be ahead. Could be? Actually the layoffs are ironically happening right now during Labor Day weekend. One of those being laid off is CNN Capitol Hill reporter Lisa Desjardins. However, despite the downside of receiving a pink slip, we have to credit her for turning the unemployment lemons into hilarious lemonade by posting a very funny YouTube video (and after the jump) of her good naturedly  saying goodby to CNN...and then stealing a...
  • Audio captured at time of Michael Brown shooting, company says

    08/30/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jason Hanna
    A company whose video chat service apparently captured audio of Michael Brown's shooting said Thursday the recording was created at the time the Missouri teenager was killed this month. The revelation from Glide appears to bolster a man's claim that he inadvertently recorded audio of gunfire at the time a police officer shot and killed the 18-year-old Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on August 9. The video was created at 12:02:14 p.m. that day, Glide said. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shortly after noon.
  • Race-Baiting CNN Falls For Another Trayvonesque Hoax

    08/30/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 29, 2014 | Editorial
    Media Activism: Desperate to frame the shooting death of Michael Brown in racial terms, CNN has bitten hard on what appears to be faked evidence. The network did the same thing during the Trayvon Martin case. A sketchy audiotape CNN breathlessly claimed could be a game changer in the shooting turns out to be as credible as the bogus audio it hyped of George Zimmerman muttering a racial slur.The network spent the better part of last week pushing the "exclusive" story that a tape it obtained records Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson firing 10 shots at Brown in two volleys.
  • Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns under adult supervision? [CNN Poll]

    08/28/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT · by DBrow · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/14 | CNN
    Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns.... No, 73% currently
  • Ben Stein: CNN Has 'Flipped Out in a Leftward Direction'

    08/27/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 26, 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    CNN has been transformed from a sober and respected news network into a shrill and biased mouthpiece for liberals, according to actor, author and economist Ben Stein. Stein, a speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, said the dramatic change is particularly noticeable in CNN's coverage of the racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer. "They've flipped out. I don't know what happened to CNN because CNN used to really be great and I can remember when it was great," Stein said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show"...
  • CNN Now Worried Ferguson Shooting Audio Is Hoax

    08/27/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Nolte
    When CNN first broadcast the unverified audio of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, it was with all the sturm and drang of breathless breaking news. The audio led almost every hour and was the biggest story of the day. What a difference a day makes. The language coming from "New Day" anchor Michaela Pereira Wednesday morning is much more cautious. "Do you think it's authentic?" she squeaked to two law enforcement experts, both of whom believe it is a hoax: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Even if the audio ends up being authentic, the fact that CNN is now concerned over its...
  • 2nd American ISIS Fighter Killed In Syria, CNN Reports

    08/27/2014 1:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    <p>The anti-ISIS operation, Naharawan al-Sham, who distributed images of the first American to be killed fighting for ISIS yesterday, has according to CNN announced a second American was killed in battle representing ISIS. So far, neither ISIS (which often comments on death of its "martyrs") or Naharawan al-Sham has released any images or evidence of the second death.</p>
  • Two legal guests tell CNN their Brown shooting audio might be a hoax

    08/27/2014 12:47:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    For more than 24-hours, CNN has been regularly playing a clip of audio which purports to reveal the exact moment when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. Each time it was played, the CNN anchors and hosts noted that the sound could not be independently verified by the network, but it was just too good to wait to play it for viewers. CNN’s ratings have been phenomenal since the violence in Ferguson erupted, and the network has displayed a tendency in the past to latch onto any development no matter how dubious that keeps a ratings-grabbing story...
  • Ferguson Shooting Audio: Was CNN Pranked by Howard Stern Fan?

    08/27/2014 10:26:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 75 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    BABABOOEY!!! Was CNN pranked yet again by that infamous Howard Stern show fan, Captain Janks aka Tom Cipriano, when they played an audio of a sexy online chat with ten shots going off in the background  supposedly in Ferguson, MO at the same time as the Michael Brown shooting? If so, it would be far from the first time that Captain Janks easily pranked CNN which is so desperate for ratings that vetting their sources is low/no priority.. As reported by Eric Wemple at the Washington Post,, experts appearing on CNN are now casting aspersions as to the authenticity of...
  • Glenn Beck Ripped Conservatives While Trying to Get CNN Deal

    08/25/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/25/2014 | Tony Lee
    Glenn Beck was bashing Americans opposed to illegal immigration, decrying partisan politics, and positioning himself toward the center just as he was reportedly trying to strike a deal to get his programming on CNN.CNN's Brian Stelter reported that "the idea fizzled fast and talks aren't expected to resume." CNN and HLN are expected to lay off at least 550 more people in what is being called another "bloodbath," and Beck was reportedly trying to get on the HLN network, where he got his first break in cable television.Stelter, who is one of the best-sourced reporters in the television industry and...
  • Larry Elder vs. Don Lemon & Van Jones: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Ferguson Officer (video)

    08/24/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Elder, Don Lemon, Van Jones
    DON LEMON: Larry, I have to say this, I thought this was very interesting. You said not even an O.J. [Simpson] jury would convict Officer Wilson. I mean, should he at least be charged? LARRY ELDER: Well, I think he will be charged. I think Van is right. I think the politics will compel a charge, but I think the law and the facts will compel an acquittal.
  • CNN Puts Out APB for #Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

    08/22/2014 6:29:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/22/14 | Kristinn Taylor
    Last week, CNN was in the lead of the media pack in drawing a virtual map to the home of Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri policeman who shot unarmed robber Michael Brown in a case that has roiled the small town with riots and drawn the involvement of President Barack Obama. CNN broadcast video of Officer Wilson’s house, street number and neighborhood while other media outlets named the town and other descriptors where he lives. One local TV station apologized for showing Officer Wilson’s house. After a week without being able to flush out the media-led lynch mobs’ prey,...
  • ‘Racism Is Not a Major Problem!’ Larry Elder and Marc Lamont Hill Shout at Each Other on CNN (video)

    08/21/2014 6:00:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Brooke Baldwin played an exasperated host to CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill and radio host Larry Elder, whose discussion over Barack Obama’s actions on the Ferguson protests quickly, quickly fell apart into them yelling past each other for the entire segment. It started off as two men taking two very different positions on the root causes of Ferguson: Hill argued that the debate should be centered on institutionalized racism in law enforcement, while Elder countered that the problem lay within the black community and the lack of paternal figures.
  • An Automatic Weapon Is Whatever CNN’s Don Lemon Says It Is (“For me, an automatic weapon is…”)

    08/21/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    WARNING: The following post is racist, because it mocks a black person for being wrong and refusing to admit it. Don Lemon and Van Jones are in Ferguson, Missouri, because that’s where all the cameras are. The following clip is from last night, when they had to put up with somebody named Ben Ferguson (no relation). As you’ll notice, Mr. Ferguson is white and therefore wrong. “For me, an automatic weapon is…”
  • Michael Brown Protesters Show Up At CNN’s Atlanta Headquarters

    08/19/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Hundreds of protesters gathered in the rain outside of CNN headquarters in Atlanta Monday to voice their outrage over the network’s coverage of the Michael Brown shooting. According to CNN contributor Hilary Rosen, the angry crowd was frustrated over the network’s “smearing” of Brown, who was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, protesters gathered at the network’s headquarters, the CNN Center, located in Atlanta. With chants of “no justice, no peace,” the protesters marched a mile to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. It is unclear why...
  • CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”

    08/18/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 110 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Robert Farago
    CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?” By Robert Farago on August 17, 2014 “On Thursday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest [lawyer] Jeffrey Toobin why police weren’t instructed to “shoot to injure,” instead of kill,” talkingpointsmemo.com reports. “Blitzer’s questions arose during a discussion on the unfurling conflict in Ferguson, Mo. over the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. ‘They often shoot to kill,’ Blitzer said of police. ‘Why do they have to shoot to kill? Why can’t they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think they’re in danger. Why...
  • CNN is wrong about the archbishop’s residence

    08/11/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/11/14 | Dr. Bianchi
    I have a brilliant idea. Let’s sell the White House to help pay off the debt. It’s valued at more than $300 million and that would make a significant contribution. The Obamas could move into a nice townhouse, probably in the $300,000 range, within commuting distance of Washington, D.C. I suppose some complications would arise from this plan. For security purposes, they would probably have to buy the surrounding houses or even the whole block. The president’s entourage would likely back up traffic as he is commuting downtown every day. They would also have to purchase new office space for...
  • If CNN says Hong Kong’s in Brazil, it must be so!

    08/08/2014 1:52:38 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 8-8-2014 | Brian Maloney
    Hey kids, don’t get your geography lessons from CNN! That is, unless you think it’s possible to convince your teacher that Hong Kong has been relocated to Brazil. Hey, with the state of our public skools these days, it might be possible. What was this about hornets? We were distracted. On the other hand, maybe Lost was real and the island can be moved! Thanks to Zero Hedge for the catch.
  • How the Media Craft Victory for Hamas

    08/06/2014 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, CNN's Wolf Blitzer hosted Hamas spokesman Osama Hamden. The week before, Hamdan labeled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a new image of Hitler" on the network. But now, for some reason, Blitzer stumbled into a random act of journalism: He asked Hamdan about comments he had made suggesting that Jews used Christian blood in matza. Hamdan stumbled around and blamed the Jews for their action in Gaza. Blitzer called Hamdan's comments an "awful, awful smear." The very fact that this represented a unique moment in the media coverage of the Israel-Hamas Gaza war demonstrates the malpractice of...
  • SEVEN WAYS CNN GETS IT WRONG ON BISHOPS’ RESIDENCES

    08/05/2014 11:54:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 159 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 5, 2014 | JOSHUA BOWMAN
    CNN published an inflammatory and provocative piece of link-bait over the weekend criticizing the Catholic Church because some of the larger archdioceses happen to have “lavish homes” for their archbishops. In the process of concern-trolling for a religion he clearly despises, the writer, Daniel Burke, reveals how little he understands about the Catholic Church. Below are just seven ways he gets it wrong. Easter parade on Fifth Avenue in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1904 1. They’re residences, not homes. The mansions included in this article are not the personal property of the bishops, but belong to the diocese. Every...