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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 NRANews.com 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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 Verge.com ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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 CNN.com 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
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 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.