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  • Look away now Anderson! Cooper's boyfriend spotted kissing another man in New York park

    08/13/2012 7:22:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    Anderson Cooper's next set of tough questions could be reserved for his long-term boyfriend Ben Maisani after pictures of him surfaced kissing another man. Maisani, 39, was spotted in a close embrace with a dark-haired, muscle-bound man in a New York park. The images may come as a surprise to the CNN news anchor after it was reported last month that he wanted to marry his partner as soon as Labor Day... Photos At Link
  • Time, CNN Suspend Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism on history of gun control

    08/10/2012 6:19:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/12/2012 | Tim Graham
    When CNN host and Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria wrote a new piece called “The Case for Gun Control,” it ended with a bang: “So when people throw up their hands and say we can't do anything about guns, tell them they're being un-American--and unintelligent.” Here’s something that suggests a lack of intelligence: plagiarism. Cam Edwards at suggested to me that Zakaria seemed to plagiarize a paragraph from an April article in The New Yorker magazine -- with a modicum word-usage changes and interjections (Texas!) in an attempt to paper it over. Here’s a paragraph from his Time piece: Adam...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria suspended for plagiarizing part of column

    08/10/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 08/10/2012 | FRAZIER MOORE
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column.</p> <p>Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault."</p>
  • Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work (Time and CNN suspensions for 'lifting' content)

    08/10/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies ^ | 8/12/12 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault." In a separate statement, Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepts Zakaria's apology, but would suspend his column for one month, "pending further review." "What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their...
  • CNN Slams Papa John's Over Concerns About ObamaCare Costs

    08/10/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/10/12 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Apparently CNN considers the stating of cold, hard economic realities to be risky partisanship now. Take the case of Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter claiming that ObamaCare will increase costs for his company. Papa John's is not the first company to claim Obamacare will raise its costs, but it is the first to be viciously attacked by CNN. On Thursday’s Situation Room, CNN felt it necessary to not only examine the ‘truth’ behind Schnatter’s claim but also to attack his comments for their supposed political repercussions. CNN’s Lisa Sylvester claimed that: Schnatter may not have realized his comments would be...
  • Obama now leads Romney by 11 among independents in new CNN and Fox News polls

    08/10/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2012 | AllahPundit
    Don't focus on the topline numbers since it's hard to gauge how reliable they are. The Fox poll has O leading 49/40 based on a sample of D+9; last month he led 45/41 with a sample of just D+4. As for CNN, they've got Obama up 52/45 but provide no partisan breakdown with which to judge the sample.What to do, then? Let's focus on the indies. CNN:The margin of error increases for a subsample, as you can see, but that's a lot of cushion for the Unicorn Prince. No mystery where it's coming from, either: According to CNN, 52 percent...
  • CNN Hammers Vicious Obama Super PAC Ad That Networks Ignored Entirely

    08/09/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | August 9, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    or the second straight day, CNN blew the whistle on a nasty and misleading Obama super PAC ad that ABC, CBS, and NBC entirely ignored as of Wednesday night. CNN hammered the ad, which links Mitt Romney to a woman's death from cancer, each hour from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. and twice grilled the man responsible for the ad, Bill Burton of Priorities USA. "I think it is deliberately mendacious," stated CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday. "It is a deliberate attempt to lie and smear about Mitt Romney. And I find it contemptible. I mean I'm really appalled." The...
  • Newt Gingrich: 'No proof' of claims in welfare ad

    08/08/2012 11:24:27 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    CNN - YouTube Channel ^ | 8-8-12 | Anderson Cooper 360
    If you were not completely exhausted with all of the political bickering going on, either Anderson Cooper does not listen or we should believe that ... "Newt Gingrich acknowledges there is no proof to back up claims about Obama's welfare policy in a controversial Romney ad". Why does the news have to make us feel like we're being brainwashed by an Oliver Stone movie.
  • Ustream Mars Curiosity broadcast numbers beat primetime CNN, company says (Media Death Watch)

    08/08/2012 1:14:28 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 8 replies
    The ^ | 8-8-2012 | Adi Robertson
    The live stream of NASA's Curiosity rover landing garnered more interest than primetime Sunday television, Ustream says. A spokesperson told Mashable that 3.2 million people in total had checked the stream at some point during the landing, with a peak of 500,000 people watching at the same time. That's higher than the estimated viewing numbers for CNN during Sunday primetime, which came in at 426,000, or MSNBC, which had an audience of 365,000 viewers over age two. Ustream's peak audience was lower only than that of Fox, which had an audience of 803,000.
  • CNN Hits 20-Year Weekly Primetime Low

    08/08/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    deadlinehollywood ^ | 8/7/2012 | Dominic Patten
    Primetime is not good news for CNN lately. Amidst having its least watched month in primetime in two decades in May and the lowest rated month in total viewers in 10-years in April, CNN has now hit a 20-year all time primetime weekly low. The latest fall came during the week of July 30 to August 5, 2012. Both primetime hosts Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan were on full time duty that week, with no substitutes. The decline was among total viewers and the key 25-54 demo. During the week of July 30 to August 5, Piers Morgan Tonight at...
  • CNN Priorities USA Fact Check (Steelworker's wife 'killed' by Romney quit job w/ health insurance)

    08/07/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    No description at YouTube, so my write up:CNN's Brianna Kielar spoke with Joe Soptic, a former steelworker featured in a new pro-Obama super PAC ad who was laid off in 2001 when Bain Capital closed the company he had worked at for a reported 30 years. Without directly accusing Soptic and Priorities USA of being despicable liars, CNN lets its reporting call them out as despicable liars. Soptic told CNN his wife had her own health insurance at her own job when he was laid off. Soptic said his wife quit her job a year or two later due to...
  • CNN Smears Political Right, Labels Wisconsin Shooter's Racist Neo-Nazi Band as 'Far Right'

    08/06/2012 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CNN associated a white supremacist neo-Nazi band with the political right-wing as it labeled the punk rock band of Wisconsin shooter Wade Michael Page as "far right." CNN had reported Page's band named "End Apathy" as "white supremacist," "neo-Nazi," and as a "hate group." Yet it also repeatedly labeled it "far right" on Sunday and Monday. [Video below the break. Audio here.] CNN Smears Political Right, Labels Wisconsin Shooter's Racist neo-Nazi Band as 'Far Right'A Sunday piece reported "neighbors say" that Page "played in a far-right punk band." A couple of paragraphs down the label popped up again. On...
  • July 2012 Ratings: CNN Continues to Struggle (Down another 20% in past year)

    08/01/2012 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    TV Newser ^ | July 31, 2012 | Merrill Knox
    CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total Viewers and -26% in the demographic. [Snip] Compared to the July 2011, Erin Burnett‘s 7pm hour — home last year to “John King USA” — is down -21% in both Total Viewers and younger viewers. “Piers Morgan Tonight” is down -18% in Total Viewers and -24% in A25-54 viewers. The 10pm edition of “Anderson Cooper 360″ is down -34% in Total Viewers and...
  • Enough Propaganda About Gun Control (Thomas Sowell)

    08/01/2012 1:04:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 31 July 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    By Thomas Sowell, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the "Batman" movie in Colorado to the tea party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman...
  • CNN issues apology for 'Stupid Girls' song before Palin story (Apology NOT accepted!)

    07/30/2012 12:04:57 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    cnn ^ | 7/30/2012 | fox news
    CNN has issued an apology for playing a song titled “Stupid Girls” before a segment about Sarah Palin. “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story. We regret any perception that they were planned together,” a CNN spokesperson told the blog site Mediate. The song by Pink was the lead-in to a story about the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate supporting Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, who is facing public backlash for opposing same-sex marriage.
  • CNN's Bombshell, Walton retiring, shows liberal media bombing

    07/27/2012 9:35:50 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 20 replies
    Today, CNN President Jim Walton, a 30-year veteran of the network, announced his retirement at the end of the year. In his announcement, Walton admitted that the network “needs new thinking,” which is quite an understatement. The network has descended into the depths of despair after years as the undisputed news giant at the top of the ratings. In fact, Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, invented the cable news format in the 1980’s. The network created such iconic programs as “Crossfire” and was must-see viewing for Americans interested in politics and news coverage.
  • CNN’s Jim Walton Resigns

    07/27/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    FishbowlDC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    CNN President Jim Walton, who has been with the company for 30 years, has announced that he’s resigning. He will remain with the network until the end of the year. “CNN needs new thinking,” Walton wrote in a note to staff this morning. “I have interests to explore, I need to give myself time to do [them].” See various quotes and his note after the jump… From CNN PR: Jim Walton told the CNN organization today that he will step down as president of CNN Worldwide at the end of this year. He will continue in his current role until...
  • Probably the weirdest interview that I have ever had (John Lott)

    07/24/2012 11:43:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 24 July, 20112 | John Lott
    I have been interviewed by Howard Stern, and I thought that was pretty strange. This interview was even more bizarre. Mediaite has the entire 16 minute video available here. How does Mediaite describe the interview: Morgan kept grilling Lott over his premise that gun control will not help stem violence, and that having more guns out there will lead to less crime. Lott tried to rebut the points Dershowitz and Morgan were making, but Morgan repeatedly interrupted him to get Lott to answer his questions and telling Lott that he was spouting “nonsense.” Lott tried to explain the difference between...
  • Before taking on Syria, U.S. should heed lesson of the past [ CNN op-ed ]

    07/20/2012 12:07:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Kiron K. Skinner
    Between December 1983 and February 1984, U.S. battleships retaliated against combatants who had targeted the MNF. The USS New Jersey undertook a relentless counterattack against Syrian and Druze forces, shooting its 16-inch guns for the first time since the Vietnam War. By April, the entire MNF, which the United Kingdom had joined, had left Lebanon. The civil war continued until 1990. President Reagan supported Secretary of State George Shultz's arguments in favor of U.S. diplomacy and peacekeeping in Lebanon. But in Weinberger's view, Lebanon was the wrong fight for the United States. In a speech on November 28, 1984,...
  • How "You didn't build that" became "He didn't say that"

    07/19/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    What do you do when everybody's claiming your president said something, and you just know he didn't really say it, but all the video and all the audio and all the transcripts show that he did say it? This is the dilemma faced by supporters of President Obama in the long wake of last week's "You didn't build that" speech. The president's supporters have a multipronged counterargument: Either he didn't make those comments or they were taken out of context or even if they are in context they don't matter because we should be reading between the lines.
  • CNN Four Days Late to Obama's Infamous 'You Didn't Build That' Remark

    07/19/2012 6:31:43 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Four days after President Obama insulted job creators by asserting "If you've got a business, you didn't build that; somebody else made that happen," CNN finally reported the controversial remarks, and only once the Romney campaign featured them in a campaign attack. The three major networks shared the same double standard when it came to ignoring Obama's quote, but CNN is a 24-hour news network and it did not touch the story all through the weekend.
  • Return of a Weiner?

    07/19/2012 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 19, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I see that the stalwarts of Reform Politics throughout the city of New York have been given reason for hope and change. It is reported that former congressman Anthony D. Weiner (pronounced as you might expect) is testing the waters for a return to public life. He is mulling over a run for the mayor's mansion or perhaps a campaign for "public advocate." I am not really sure what a public advocate does, but Weiner has done things in public that are very daring, so I have no doubt he could handle the duties of a public advocate. You will...
  • CNN Encourages Gay Activist to Fight Boy Scouts Over Excluding Openly-Gay Scouts, Leaders

    07/19/2012 3:23:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 18, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    Once again CNN is cheerleading the fight for gay rights, this time within the Boy Scouts. An effusive Starting Point panel welcomed gay activist Zach Wahls on Wednesday and celebrated his cause of pushing the Boy Scouts towards acceptance of openly-gay scouts and leaders. Wahls is no stranger to CNN, as back in May he was lauded as a "very powerful" activist during a soft interview. On Wednesday, the CNN panel oozed admiration for him. "I'm a big fan. I've followed you for a little while," Starting Point regular Margaret Hoover told him. "You're a wonderful spokesman for the effort...
  • Why is CNN Advertising for Barack Obama?

    07/19/2012 2:19:11 PM PDT · by alan8228 · 5 replies
    Moore Common Sense ^ | 7-18-12 | Alan Moore
    As I perused this morning I noticed something a bit surprising, an ad from the Obama campaign. Now normally this wouldn't be that surprising since Google follows me around showing Obama and Planned Parenthood ads since I constantly click on them in order to waste their respective pay-per-click online advertising budgets. Upon closer inspection I noticed these ads were not served via Adwords, they were served via Doubleclick. To the layman, this means they were direct sales ads. The Obama campaign bought impressions directly from CNN. Now far be it from me to tell CNN how to run...
  • Egypt's President Morsi to Elect a Christian and a Woman as Vice Presidents

    07/12/2012 3:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    CP World ^ | June 28, 2012 | Katherine Weber
    Critics are questioning if this vow by Morsi will come to fruition, or if it is an empty promise meant to temporarily placate concerns that he is a traditionally orthodox Muslim with only Muslim needs in mind. Morsi made the claim this past Monday when his representatives told various international media outlets of his plan to unify Egyptians of different backgrounds under his one government. "And it's not just a vice president who will represent a certain agenda and sect, but a vice president who is powerful and empowered and will be taking care of critical advising within the presidential...
  • CNN: Obama Winning but Not Telling the Truth (VIDEO from The Barricuda Brigade)

    07/13/2012 12:34:40 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 12 replies ^ | 13 July, 2012 | John Nolte
    Yesterday, based on proven falsehoods, the Obama campaign floated the idea that Mitt Romney might be a "felon." That is appalling behavior coming from a sitting United States President and had Romney done the same to Obama, the media would've created a perfect storm demanding he either back it up or walk it back -- and rightfully so. Obama's entire Bain spree has been nothing but lies and irresponsible, outrageous charges. Negative campaigning is one thing, lying and hurling words like "felony" is something completely different. That the media will not hold Obama accountable for this reprehensible behavior is as...
  • Blacks in Jasper, TX Say CNN & NY Times LIED in Racism Story Police Chief Rodney Pearson Firing

    07/09/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 20 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 7/9/2012 | David Bellow
    Black Residents in Jasper, TX are stepping up and speaking out against CNN and the New York Times. The Former Police Chief, Rodney Pearson, was fired and the City Council members who hired him were recalled. Pearson is black. Pearson says he was fired because of his race even though he was fired because of, among other things, his low qualifications, low performance, and a criminal record. The liberal media gets contacted by Pearson's race baiting lawyer and next thing you know there are stories on CNN and the New York Times alleging that the white people in Jasper are...
  • Former Democratic Senator Bradley: Raise taxes on everybody (Proves once a lib, always stupid)

    07/08/2012 1:02:22 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    wash times ^ | 7/8/12 | b wolfgang
    A former Democratic senator and presidential candidate is proposing a controversial fix to the nation's economic woes: raise taxes, and not just on millionaires. "No one is saying that right now, and someone has to say it," Bill Bradley said on CNN's "State of the Union." "If we're going to succeed, we have to face our problems squarely. The deficit is one problem, and that requires taxes on a lot of people, not just the wealthy," Mr. Bradley said. The former NBA star, who mounted a 2000 presidential bid but ultimately lost to Al Gore, appeared on CNN on Sunday...
  • Fraud: CNN Airs False Accusation That Romney Broke Tax Laws

    07/09/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/9/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN went into full anti-Romney attack mode this morning, with a false report about an anti-Koch brothers protest at a fundraiser for Mitt Romney and endless discussion of Romney’s personal finances, in keeping with the Obama campaign’s current message. The worst moment came when CNN aired a charge by Nicholas Shaxson, the pro-Occupy, “offshore” British writer for Vanity Fair, that Romney had possibly broken tax laws. Shaxson’s article was the basis for a coordinated Obama campaign-mainstream media hit on Romney last week that CNN continues to pursue, long after theVanity Fair article has become old news--and timed, no doubt, to...
  • CNN’s Candy Crowley Grills Obama Advisor Over Anti-Romney Attacks Rated False

    07/08/2012 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/8/12 | Josh Feldman
    On CNN’s State of the Union today, Candy Crowley grilled Obama campaign advisor and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on a recent attack ad released hitting Mitt Romney for outsourcing. Crowley ran the ad, pointing out that The Washington Post rated it false (“four Pinocchios”), and challenged Gibbs to explain why this is still being used as a line of attack against Romney. RELATED: Romney Seeks Formal WaPo Retraction For Bain Capital Outsourcing Story (UPDATE) Crowley also cited a more recent ad where the Obama campaign cites a Washington Post article on the claim that Romney outsourced jobs...
  • Has Homosexuality Become the New Normal?

    07/03/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 58 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 3, 2012 | JP
    One needn’t have had “gaydar” to know that Anderson Cooper was homosexual. That’s why the significance of the CNN anchor’s declaration yesterday – “I’m gay always have been, always will be” – is not that he made it, but that he felt so empowered to do so. In an email to Andrew Sullivan, a fellow homosexual who authors a blog for the Daily Beast, Cooper explained that he was reminded recently “that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.” That’s...
  • CNN poll of battleground states: Romney 51, Obama 43

    07/02/2012 2:51:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2012 | AllahPundit
    A rare case in which a news outlet actually tries to undermine its own poll by pointing out problems in its methodology. Is that because it's terrible for the Unicorn Prince or because, to be fair, it's hard to draw any conclusions from numbers these vague?I'm not putting any stock in it but let's blog it anyway. After last week's SCOTUS groin-punch, we need something to be happy about. About a third of all Americans live in states that are not considered safe Republican or safe Democratic strongholds, including toss-ups states (like Florida and Ohio) as well as states that...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Anderson Cooper -- 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

    07/02/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 78 replies
    Anderson Cooper has revealed ... he's gay and he's proud. Cooper made the announcement in a letter to Andrew Sullivan, who was doing a story for about the social impact of famous people who come out as gay. Sullivan reached out to Cooper for his thoughts, to which Anderson replied with a letter. "There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand," Cooper wrote. "The fact is,...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'The fact is, I'm gay'

    07/02/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT · by Justaham · 101 replies
    Anderson Cooper, who has been reluctant to talk about his personal life in public, revealed that he is gay in an essay posted online on Monday. The CNN journalist said he had kept his sexual orientation private for personal and professional reasons, but came to think that remaining silent had given some people a mistaken impression that he was ashamed. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself and proud," he wrote in a letter to Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast. Cooper, the son of Gloria...
  • CNN Promotes Stripper’s Claim that Catholic Church 'Dirtier Than What Goes on in Strip Clubs'

    06/30/2012 3:47:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    mrc ^ | June 30, 2012 | Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik
    On CNN HLN, when you don’t know how to answer an interview question, bash the Catholic Church. You’ll actually have your anti-Catholic bigotry promoted by CNN. In an interview with HLN’s Dr. Drew featured on, stripper Joslyn Jones claimed that “most stuff that goes on at church” is “dirtier than what goes on in strip clubs.” When challenged by Dr. Drew about the drug use and trauma history common among strippers, Jones deflected the question, bizarrely arguing: “It’s definitely very common, but it’s actually like, um, like I always try to use the analogy. You know, you look at...
  • CNN Asks GOP Senator If He's 'Sore Loser' for Continuing to Fight ObamaCare

    06/28/2012 9:04:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/28/12 | Matt Hadro
    It didn't take long after ObamaCare was upheld by the Supreme Court for CNN to browbeat Republicans about accepting defeat and getting behind the law. Anchor Brooke Baldwin asked Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Thursday afternoon why he was still fighting a law opposed by a majority of Americans. "You lost in 2010 when this law was passed, you lost again today. Yet you are still pushing for the repeal of this law. Doesn't that make you look kind of like a sore loser?" Baldwin obnoxiously asked.
  • Fortune’s Horribly Bad Reporting on Fast and Furious

    06/27/2012 3:39:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies ^ | 6/27/2012 | MacRanger
    This is perhaps the worst case of agenda driven reporting I’ve seen. Fortune’s Katherine Eban, a leftwing shrill for Obama who writes for several leftwing rags such as Variety, published this “blockbuster investigative report” that she claims shows that Fast and Furious never happened.The problem is that the report is a hack job of the first order and flies in the face of numerous other reports to the contrary. A spokesman for Issa’s committee nails it. “Fortune’s story is a fantasy made up almost entirely from the accounts of individuals involved in the reckless tactics that took place in Operation...
  • Biased, Incompetent CNN Ratings TANK... to a 21-YEAR Low!

    06/27/2012 11:09:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Time-Warner learning credibility is a precious, frail thing In the wake of it's worst primetime month in 20 years, CNN is taking an ever harder hit to it's once-towering prestige... it's lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991(!)... For Q2 2012 the floundering network scared-off viewers by the score as the vital 25-54 demographic crashed and all primetime programs posted steep declines. CNN averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in that all-important (to advertisers) 25-54 group in primetime. Compared to last year, that’s down 35% and 41% respectively.  For purposes of comparison, for Q2 2012 Fox scored 1.79M viewers in primetime,...
  • Ex-CNN Anchor Exposes Planned Parenthood as Democratic Shill

    06/25/2012 6:52:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/24/12 | Steven Ertelt
    In a new column at the New York Times, former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown exposes the political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business as essentially a subsidiary of the Democratic Party. Brown, who makes her own pro-abortion views clear, points out how Planned Parenthood has abandoned any pretense of bipartisanship and essentially become little more than a shill for Democrats by abandoning even the few Republicans who support legalized abortion. The article, “Planned Parenthood’s Self-Destructive Behavior,” says “Planned Parenthood has only itself to blame” for winnowing the number of people willing to defend the nation’s biggest abortion...
  • CNN Allows Immigration Activist to Pose As 'Undocumented College Student'

    06/22/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 6/22/12 | Larry O'Connor
    Meet Mayra Hidalgo. She was introduced yesterday to the CNN viewing audience as a "student" who happened to question Gov. Mitt Romney after his speech to Latinos in Florida. She made for great television for CNN because Ms. Hidalgo asked Romney to explain his position on illegal immigration and the DREAM Act. When the governor would not pander to her, she bolted to the nearest camera crew she could find to explain how terrified she was for her future if Romney were elected. CNN more than obliged. CNN actually reported on Hidalgo twice yesterday, each
  • 'You Go, Girls' -- CNN's Carol Costello Cheers On Liberal 'Nuns on the Bus'

    06/20/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 20th, 2012 | Mike Bates
    On CNN Newsroom this morning, anchor Carol Costello reported on "Nuns on the Bus:" "Normally, you see nuns working in their closely knit communities and religious orders. But a group of nuns in the United States, they are hitting the road," she reported. "They are taking a bus on nine-state tour. They are protesting the Ryan budget cuts they say will hurt the poor the most. The nuns are in Milwaukee today and that's where Ted Rowlands is. So the nuns are jumping into the political fray." Ted Rowlands added: "Yes. Well, they -- Carol, say, along with their bus,...
  • All Networks but Fox Boycotting Fast and Furious Hearings

    06/20/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/20/12 | Vanity
    As if we needed more proof that the Rancid Media is boycotting the House Hearing on Fast and Furious, Fox is the only network covering it. On CNN, a report on the bond market. On HLN, a report on today's hot weather. On MSNBC, a report on the need for another stimulus package. On NECN, a report on the Sandusky trial.
  • CNN has another spelling mishap

    06/19/2012 4:32:24 AM PDT · by xp38 · 10 replies
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-07-12 (VIDEO: Wisconsin Recall Moonbats Angry that CNN Splitting)

    06/07/2012 4:02:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 7, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    This VIDEO is proof positive that the Wisconsin recall folks are complete Moonbats who just can't let go of their brief moment in the media sun before the hard cold reality of Tuesday's crushing election defeat fell down upon them. The comedy begins at the 44 second mark when two of the Moonbats confront a CNN worker who is about to drive away in the company bus. Hey, folks! It's OVER and you guys LOST! But as you can hilariously see, they just can't accept that fact.
  • Just watched Outfront on CNNHD and they can't figure out why the stock market jumped today

    06/06/2012 4:15:20 PM PDT · by Jayster · 32 replies
    CNNHD ^ | 6/6/2012 | Jay Lensch
    Don't usually watch CNN, however I did last night and today to see the spin on the election. Erin Burnett posed the question as to why the Stock Market jumped today and had a few guests on talking about it and they all seemed very confused. I mean really confused. NEVER ONCE did they bring up the ELECTION!!!!!!!!!!!
  • CNN says exit polls show Wisconsin recall election tied (A prime example of why CNN has no viewers)

    06/05/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/5/2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Exit polls show the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday is essentially tied between Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, CNN said. The CNN data is based on interviews with voters after they cast ballots and not on actual results. Most polling stations closed at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. EDT), although voters in line to were allowed to cast ballots after the official deadline. First results were expected to begin trickling in from around the state soon after the polls closed, although the winner might not be known for hours.
  • Two Pics That Show Our Mainstream Media is COMPLETELY Out of Touch

    06/05/2012 8:26:14 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 27 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/5/12 | EricTheRed
    At 8:42 PM Central, it was already certain to any sentient human being that incumbent Republican Scott Walker had romped contender Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election. Yet, despite the crater-sized percentage gap, here is what CNN, via Reuters, was reporting:Maybe this is why CNN is hemmorhaging viewers like nobody's business. But it's Fox that invents news, right?But what interested me was the main photo on this Reuters page. What the $^*@ is that doing hanging there like some third world Commie dictator's poster in a voting location???
  • CNN To Boxing Champ Pacquiao: Is It Wrong For You To Make Millions While People Are Starving

    06/03/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/12 | mrc tv
    CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao: "You know, there are reports, your Forbes magazine, other places say you make tens maybe more millions of dollars, $40 million one year. Philippines is a very poor country. Do you think that there is some, there is something wrong with somebody, with somebody in the Philippines making that much money when people are starving in your country?"
  • CNN Loses Half Its Audience in Past Year

    06/03/2012 5:50:37 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 63 replies
    Newsmax email | 6/3/2012 | Unknown
    CNN in May suffered its worst month for ratings in nearly 20 years, according to Nielsen figures, and has lost 50 percent of its audience in the past 12 months. The cable network pioneered 24-hour news in the 1980s and for years was the top-rated news channel, but it has lost audience to Fox News and MSNBC in recent years and now lags both competitors in attracting viewers. CNN’s average audience in May fell to 388,000, with only 113,000 in the 25-54 age bracket that advertisers covet. Fox’s average was 1.65 million, and MSNBC’s was 658,000. “It’s really a bloodletting...
  • Dreaming of a Superhero - Even Maureen Dowd has turned against Obama

    06/02/2012 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/2/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    ON Friday night, the nation’s capital was under a tornado watch. And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week. As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national security, he was being rapped by a Times editorial for being too aggressive on national security. A Times article by Jo Becker and Scott Shane revealed that the liberal law professor who campaigned against torture and the Iraq war now personally makes the final decisions on the “kill list,” targets for drone strikes. “A unilateral campaign of death is untenable,”...