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  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Demolishes PLO Spokeswoman (VIDEO)

    07/10/2014 3:38:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 10 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    CNN’s Jake Tapper thoroughly demolished and exposed as a liar one of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s foremost purveyors of propaganda Thursday during a tense interview. Tapper invited former PLO spokeswoman and legal advisor Diana Buttu to explain why Hamas is launching terror rockets and trying to kill Israeli citizens. Buttu attempted to push several lies about the conflict, but was quickly shot down by Tapper. “Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are any other Palestinians trying to stop them from doing so?” Tapper asked. Buttu attempted to skirt the question and claim that the Palestinians have...
  • Another town bans detention of illegal unaccompanied minors, CNN anchor nearly loses her mind

    07/10/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 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...
  • New CNN Host John Walsh Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's War on the NRA

    07/08/2014 8:51:45 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Former America's Most Wanted host John Walsh is hosting a new show on CNN on which he vows to keep the push for gun control and the war on the NRA alive. According to The Wrap, Walsh said: I'm the father of a murdered child. I've done nothing but track violence in America since my son was murdered. We have a serious problem with guns in this country... and the NRA solution to arm every grammar-school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous. He claims the NRA has gotten so big and financially powerful through relationships with gun manufacturers...
  • BLOOMBERG'S GUN CONTROL GROUP HAS "NO INFLUENCE," PRODUCES NO RESULTS

    07/08/2014 3:20:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 8,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 7, CNN's John King told the Associated Press's Julie Pace that Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety has demonstrated "no influence" in the coming November elections.
  • John Walsh, CNN's New Anti-NRA Advocate

    07/07/2014 7:39:44 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | July 4, 2014 20:09 GMT | Dylan Byers
    John Walsh, the host of CNN's new primetime series "The Hunt," looks set to replace Piers Morgan as the cable network's in-house gun control advocate. "We have a serious problem with guns in this country, and we refuse to address it," Walsh, the creator and host of "America's Most Wanted," told reporters on Monday. "The NRA solution to arm every grammar school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous." Walsh also said that Vice President Joe Biden had agreed with his claim that politicians are “scared s--less” of the NRA.
  • You Think I’m Mean? Well, Cry Me a Rivers...

    07/06/2014 5:46:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-6-2014 | MOTUS
    Yesterday, Big “Gay” Guy went golfing with Marvin, Marty, and Eric while Joan Rivers upheld the First Amendment. She defended her right to be politically incorrect repeatedly until she’d finally had enough of the little twit with the big, politically correct smile who kept telling Joan what “other critics” have said about her:I’m betting one of those two was one of the “mean girls” in high school.And I’m betting it was the one who thinks we have a constitutional right to not be offended.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • CBS News: ‘Sue Congress,’ No Give Givebacks

    06/30/2014 5:33:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    CBS news contributor Nancy Giles wants to sue Congress. Why? For going to bed instead of taking president Obama’s “touchdown dance” call on the night of his 2012 reelection victory. But it also sheds light on the media strategy that will be used in 2014 to bolster the president. In a nutshell that strategy is known as the “I’m-Rubber-You’re-Glue-Whatever-You-Say-Bounces-Off-of-Me-and-Sticks-to-You,” campaign narrative first used in 1973 by 3rd grader Amelia Snodgrass of Temple Mount, NJ as she swept into her second class presidency in three years. Accordingly in her Sunday column CNN’s Giles gets childlike in her complains that Speaker John...
  • Carol Costello 'Trying Not to Freak Out' over Poor Economic News

    06/25/2014 2:07:19 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 25, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Carol Costello is trying. She is trying really really hard not to FREAK OUT over the lousy economic news today about the Gross Domestic Product falling 2.9% in the first quarter of the year. Feeding freaked out Carol economic Soma pills to calm her down is Chief Business Correspondent  for CNN, Christine Romans. However, despite her efforts, it is obvious that poor Carol is still FREAKED OUT as you can see in this CNN Newsroom video (and after the jump) today. Okay, Carol finally declares she is not FREAKED OUT but it is more like she is trying to merely...
  • CNN: Whistleblower: VA Changed Records To Make Dead Patients Appear To Be Alive

    06/24/2014 5:49:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/24/14 | CNN
    CNN: Whistleblower: VA Changed Records To Make Dead Patients Appear To Be Alive (June 24, 2014)
  • CNN Anchor Erupts in Laughter on Live TV After Hearing Hillary Clinton’s Latest Wealth Remarks

    06/23/2014 7:46:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    CNN’s Alison Kosik couldn’t hide her disbelief after her show, “Early Start,” detailed Hillary Clinton’s latest comments about her and Bill’s wealth. What did Kosik do? She broke out in laughter. On Sunday, Britain’s The Guardian posted an interview in which Clinton defended her and Bill’s wealth by saying they pay regular income taxes “unlike a lot of people who are truly well off.” That insinuation left Kosik in disbelief: YouTube Video
  • At CNN's Clinton Town Hall, audience coached to cheer for Hillary

    06/22/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    Erik Wemple of the Washington Post media blog attended Hillary Clinton's town hall meeting staged by CNN and reports that prior to the show, a stage manager coached the audience to cheer and whoop it up for the former secretary of state: The event took place at the Newseum, which is on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington between the Capitol and the White House. The District is a blue jurisdiction that turned out 91 percent for President Obama in the 2012 election, and it’s surrounded by places like Arlington County, Va., and Montgomery County, Md. — also very blue spots. When...
  • WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event

    06/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jun 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When CNN rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton’s town-hall interview with Christiane Amanpour, they did more than just build a set and invite an audience to participate. According to the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, who attended the event, CNN warmed up the crowd for Hillary and even coached them on how to cheer and make noise to demonstrate enthusiasm for the former Secretary of State. Note the whoops at the beginning of the broadcast, and near the end of this clip when Amanpour asks about her decision on running for President — cheers that were part of the...
  • Mother of Benghazi Victim on CNN: 'All I've Asked for' From Hillary Is a 'Telephone Call'

    06/18/2014 11:32:54 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Newsbusters via CNN ^ | 6-17-2014 | Connor Williams
    In a passionate interview with host Brooke Baldwin on the June 17 edition of CNN Newsroom, Patricia Smith – mother of slain U.S. diplomat Sean Smith – voiced her frustrations about the lack of answers she has received from the Obama administration regarding Benghazi. Smith had one basic request for Hillary Clinton, a simple phone call [MP3 audio here; video below]:
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo: Media Has Given Hillary Clinton a 'Free Ride' (video)

    06/14/2014 11:36:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 10, 2014 | AIMArchives
    Commenting on a report on Hillary Clinton's 2016 plans, CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo admitted that the media have been the biggest promoters of her presumed presidential campaign and that they have given her a "free ride."
  • The Hypocrisy of the Alarm Over ‘Right-Wing Terrorism’

    06/12/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 12,2014 | Robert Spencer
    In covering the killings in Las Vegas by Jerad and Amanda Miller this week, mainstream media commentators once again displayed their hypocrisy and double standard regarding Islamic terrorism and terror attacks that are supposedly “right-wing.” CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen wrote Tuesday the Millers “appear to have been motivated by extreme far-right views. The couple left a flag at the scene of the crime with the words ‘Don’t Tread on Me,’ a Revolutionary War symbol used by some anti-government extremists.” Bergen went on to emphasize that “countering violent extremism cannot simply be a demand placed on Muslim communities to...
  • Dana Bash on Cantor Loss: 'Sad' That Republicans Now Won't 'Compromise'

    06/11/2014 10:55:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 11, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sniff! With the stunning Eric Cantor congressional primary loss yesterday, the Republicans are now less willing to "compromise" on such programs as immigration "reform" and other Democrat inspired legislation according to  Dana Bash of CNN who  thinks that's sad. So sad. Bash dropped even  the slight pretense of non-bias this morning during a CNN New Day report on Cantor's historic loss. She declared it "sad" that the election result now makes it unlikely for  Republicans to act like Democrats. Break out the violins and play an appropriately mournful tune as Bash indulges her sadness:
  • CNN Reporter to Carney: Does Obama ‘Feel as Though He’s Above the Law?’

    06/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/2/14 | Evan McMurry
    After questions about the legality of the White House sidestepping a law requiring Congress be given thirty day approval notice for a prisoner swap, CNN chief Washington correspondent Joe Johns asked outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if President Barack Obama “feel[s] as though, on this issue and this kind of issue, he’s above the law.” “Absolutely not,” Carney replied. “We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement. In signing statements, [Obama] has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers...
  • CNN: Fort Hood Shooter "Under-treated post traumatic stress"

    05/28/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT · by golux · 23 replies
    CNN | 5.28.14 | CNN Morning Show
    Just a howler. Introducing a segment on mental illness (and shootings,) the CNN host diagnosed the Fort Hood shooter (whose name he left out) as suffering from "Under-treated post traumatic stress."
  • CNN Anchor Gives Michelle Obama Power to Sign Bills into Law

    05/27/2014 3:39:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/27/14 | Noah Rothman
    CNN anchor Carol Costello ascribed new powers to the ceremonial office of first lady of the United States on Tuesday in a report about Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch initiative and the opposition it is receiving from Republicans and members of the food industry. Costello declared that Michelle Obama signed a bill regarding her initiative into law in 2010 after it passed Congress. The Constitution, however, limits the power to sign legislation into law to Mrs. Obama’s husband, the president. Costello opened the segment by playing a speech Michelle Obama gave in 2010 in which she touted the healthy lunch
  • Being There; The Sequel

    05/27/2014 5:52:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-27-2014 | MOTUS
    Day one of my semi-sabbatical. So far so good. Today’s reflection: CNN's John King reports that Democrats are privately calling President Obama "detached," "flat footed," and "incompetent." Detached? Flat footed? Incompetent? Now who does that remind me of…? Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • CNN staffer was fired for track suits Piers Morgan ‘loved’: suit

    05/22/2014 5:08:52 PM PDT · by windcliff · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5-22-14 | Selim Algar
    Apparently, sombreros aren’t considered business casual at CNN. A gay ex-CNN staffer from Queens claims he was discriminated against and eventually fired for wearing extravagant ensembles that included mariachi suits, yellow track suits and cowboy hats to work. In a $65 million Brooklyn federal lawsuit filed Thursday, former CNN studio technician William Kane claims that a supervisor, John Silva, hated his taste in clothes and recommended that he transfer to the makeup or entertainment units. Kane asserts that several on-air personalities — including Anderson Cooper and former talk show host Piers Morgan — objected to Silva’s treatment of Kane and...
  • CNN Reporter Stunned by Obama

    05/21/2014 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This CNN info guy is somewhat speechless. Think of this next sound bite as a sound bite of a Drive-By reporter learning in real time who Obama is. This is CNN's Newsroom this morning during what they called special coverage of Obama's remarks about the VA. This is after Obama spoke, after Obama told everybody how mad he was when he found out about this. Jake Tapper spoke with the correspondent, Drew Griffin, about Obama's remarks. Tapper said, "Drew Griffin, the reporter from CNN who began this whole story with his investigation into the Phoenix VA. Drew,...
  • CNN President Jeff Zucker: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

    05/20/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 May 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    CNN President Jeff Zucker declared his network would “not going to be shamed” into covering Benghazi and other stories without “real news value” at an awards dinner Monday. Capital New York reports that Zucker explained CNN’s post-plane plans during an interview at the Deadline Club’s annual dinner on Monday night. “I don’t think there’s any question about our commitment to breaking news, as evidenced by all the questions about the plane,” Zucker told The New York Times’ Bill Carter (RELATED: The five most ridiculous aspects of CNN’s missing Malaysian flight coverage). “So we’re still there whenever that happens,” he continued,...
  • CNN President: We Won’t Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

    05/20/2014 2:50:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 20, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Climate change and the missing Malaysian flight are important to CNN. The Obama administration’s continued evasion of serious investigation into the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, not so much. At least that’s what Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, told a New York Times reporter at the Deadline Club’s annual awards dinner Monday night. “We’re not going to be shamed into [Benghazi coverage] by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” Zucker said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”
  • MH370: Who has raw data that shaped search?

    05/16/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    WGAL ^ | May 15, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet, Holly Yan and Mike Ahlers CNN
    Who has the data investigators used to shape their search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and why hasn't it been released to the public? The answer to those questions depends on who you ask. Facing a growing chorus of criticism from scientists and family members who want to see more details about why searchers are combing the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia's top transportation official Thursday claimed his country doesn't have the raw data from the satellite's communication with the plane ... The data is crucial because it's what led investigators to the area where they're currently searching for the plane....
  • Editors' Note (CNN fires plagiarist news editor)

    05/16/2014 7:02:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | Meredith Artley, Manuel Perez, Richard T. Griffiths
    CNN has discovered multiple instances of plagiarism by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a former CNN news editor. She wrote frequently about international news, writing and reporting about Africa, Europe, and the Middle East from our London bureau. An unpublished story flagged last week during our editing process led to an internal investigation that uncovered other examples in about 50 published stories, and our investigation is ongoing. We've terminated Gumuchian's employment with CNN, and have removed the instances of plagiarism found in her pieces. In some cases, we've chosen to delete an entire article. Trust, integrity and simply giving credit where it's due...
  • Fast food worker strikes planned in 150 cities

    05/13/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7, 2014 | By Patrick M. Sheridan
    The fast-food worker strikes are expanding to more U.S. cities and going global. Workers in up to 150 cities across the country are planning to strike on May 15, according to labor organizers. The movement is also headed overseas, with plans for workers to join protests in 33 countries. On Wednesday, the workers announced the protests outside a McDonald's in New York City, and delivered a letter that called on the fast food giant to raise wages and respect workers' rights worldwide. However, security guards didn't allow the workers to bring the letter inside the restaurant. So, they posted the...
  • CNN Poll: Only 12% Call Obamacare A Success

    05/11/2014 9:16:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/11/2014 | WYNTON HALL
    A new CNN poll finds that just 12% of Americans consider the Obamacare program a "success." President Barack Obama has pressed fellow Democrats to laud and run on his signature legislative achievement. However, other polls confirm that the law, which has been in effect for over four years now, remains deeply unpopular. The latest Pew/USA Today poll finds just 41% of Americans now support Obamacare. A record 55% disapprove of the law. The CNN poll found less support for repealing Obamacare; 49% want Congress to make changes to the law, and 12% said to keep Obamacare as is. Of those...
  • CNN's Smerconish: Benghazi is the Abortion of 2014 (VIDEO)

    05/11/2014 11:43:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 11 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    CNN host Michael Smerconish did his best to diminish the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi during an appearance on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, May 11. Appearing as a panelist, Smerconish claimed that " think nothing from Benghazi has received traction apart from the GOP base. It’s really the abortion of the 2014 cycle
  • CNN Turns To Google Glass Explorers For Breaking News Content Through iReport

    05/10/2014 8:45:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    hngn.com ^ | May 10, 2014 05:59 AM EDT | Sam Lehman |
    CNN's iReport is a portal where citizen journalists can sign up to contribute stories to the news site. The concept has been highly popular among people around the world, it reported 1 million registered reporters in 2011. The project, which was first started in 2006, helped CNN cover major events including the London bombings in 2005 and the Nigerian protests in late 2011, among others, ZDNET reports. And by expanding the portal's support to Google Glass, CNN is looking at bring the convenience of reporting news as it happens by instantly capturing content behind the Glass' camera. The Google Glass...
  • White House Names Jay Carney Replacement

    05/07/2014 7:33:58 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 15 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 5-7-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    The White House has named a replacement for Jay Carney who resigned to pursue other interests. Jay will be replaced by CNN which was awarded a sole source contract for two years. Under the contract, White House press conferences will be held on the 5th Friday of each month at 11:30 pm by Wolf Coyote Blitzer, Pansy Cooper, or Errant Burnett. Initial consideration was given to NBC and CBS but their networks were disqualified because they had too many viewers. The desired viewership, few or none, was more closely matched by CNN which has only two regular viewers (not counting...
  • Boko Haram are "Insurgents," some Ukrainians are "Terrorists" & Terrorism is "man-caused disasters"?

    05/07/2014 3:35:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    5/7/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with it. Under Janet Napolitano - and in the MSM then - an act of terrorism became known as (or redefined as) "man-caused disasters." Before that, under the Bush administration, it was defined as an act of "terrorism." In the MSM, now, and to a large degree some Ukrainians are called terrorists. Sometimes they are called anti-Kiev protesters, or sometimes anti-government protesters. Should the MSM call Right Sector and others in Ukraine "terrorists"? One hardly ever even sees the word "fascist." But when you look at the top four news articles cached on Yahoo.com, when entering...
  • Despite Mockery CNN Continues Flight 370 Overcoverage

    05/06/2014 7:40:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    “Watching CNN continue to breathe life into this thing is like watching a doctor on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ pounding on a patient's chest until another doctor has to pull him off and say, ‘Derek it’s over!’ That’s what I want to say to Wolf Blitzer. Wolf, it’s over! Time to move on! There will be other ocean disasters. We will always have Atlantis.” That was Bill Maher joking about CNN's obsession over missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Saturday night comedian Joel McHale also mocked CNN's Flight 370 coverage by observing, "This is the 100th year of the White House Correspondents’...
  • CNN Cuts, Reassigns 50 Employees Across News, Digital Divisions

    05/05/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 41 replies
    THEWRAP.COM ^ | May 1, 2014 @ 4:04 pm | L.A. Ross and Sharon Waxman
    Producers have the chance to be rehired – at lower salaries CNN cut or reduced 50 positions across multiple divisions on Thursday, changing roles and reducing positions and salaries across the board, a CNN executive told TheWrap. “There is essentially no head count change,” a network executive wrote in an email. “Fifty positions have been impacted. Roles will [be] changed.” CNN President Jeff Zucker met with newsroom reporters on Thursday to tell them the bad news, an insider told TheWrap. The cuts mainly affect news producers and managers, some of whom will be invited to reapply for new or “updated”...
  • Rep. Thompson doubles down on racist comments

    05/03/2014 6:56:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    Americanthinker ^ | 5/3/2014 | Rick Moran
    Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, who told a Nation of Islam radio show that Clarence Thomas was an "Uncle Tom," Mitch McConnell was a "racist," and all opposition to President Obama is based on the fact that he's black, refused to back down from those comments on CNN interview:
  • Common Sense at the 92nd Street Y?

    04/29/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Joe Klein, by the way, Joe Klein, TIME Magazine, big, big Drive-By Media emeritus lib.  He says that CNN's gone in the toilet and MSNBC's got a criminal on there, Al Sharpton, and he's turned to Fox.  This is at the 92nd Street Y.  Jeff Greenfield speaking with Joe Klein, this is Sunday night, New York City. KLEIN:  I turn on CNN at six o'clock at night because that's something I kind of do in preparation for the 6:30 network news to see what Wolf is being really hyperbolic about, and he's talking about the plane!  It...
  • Searchers dispute company's claim that it may have found MH370 aircraft wreckage

    04/30/2014 11:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/30/2014 | By Miguel Marquez, David Molko and Holly Yan
    A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim. The reasons for the skepticism are obvious -- the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in the Bay of Bengal, is several thousand miles away from the current search area in the southern Indian Ocean. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is coordinating the multinational search, dismissed the claim. "The Australian-led search is relying on information from satellite and other data to determine...
  • CNN’s Lemon: Not Knowing You’re Racist Is ‘The New Racism’

    04/29/2014 8:37:19 AM PDT · by bkopto · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Apr 29, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    CNN’s Don Lemon tackled the Cliven Bundy/Donald Sterling racistapalooza on his weekly commentary segment of the Tom Joyner Show Tuesday morning, arguing that a racial solipsism had stricken contemporary racists, to the point that they could hold explicitly racist opinions and be completely unaware of them. “I’ve said for years now that the new racism is the denial of racism,” Lemon said. “But in the past few weeks, after hearing from Bundy and Sterling, I have changed my mind. The new racism is being unaware that you are racist.” “And that is the worst kind of anything; to be woefully...
  • Media Matters Founder David Brock: We Appreciate Soros Funding To Pursue Journalists

    04/28/2014 5:09:34 PM PDT · by mgist · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/14 | Howley
    Media Matters founder David Brock said Sunday that he’s grateful for progressive billionaire George Soros’ “generosity” and confirmed that he chooses to “pursue” journalists if he “starts to see patterns” in their work. Brock, his silver mane and bizarre vocal intonations lending him the likeness of a socially awkward Bond villain, sat in San Francisco for a softball interview with CNN’s Reliable Sources to respond to the controversy surrounding former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The liberal smear machine Media Matters has been hammering the brilliant female investigative reporter with the term “shoddy reporting” to describe her exposes on Obama...
  • Wolf Blitzer Plays Republican Strategist

    04/28/2014 10:20:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    You're just going to have to try harder, Wolf. Your performance as a Republican strategist attempting to provide "helpful" advice is still far from convincing. Wolf Blitzer took on the role of Republican strategist last Friday on CNN's Wolf by giving advice on which presidential candidate would be best for Republicans in 2016. You can read Wolf exchanging views with Gloria Borger on how to best help the Republicans succeed in the transcript below. The very idea that Wolf and Gloria want to be helpful is entirely laughable but it is fun to see them go through the motions. Of...
  • BREAKING: Media Matters Chief David Brock Admits to Working with Media Outlets on Stories (Video)

    04/27/2014 11:54:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 4/27/14 | Kristinn Taylor and Jim Hoft
    This morning on CNN’s Reliable Sources Brian Stelter asked David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America, how his group operates both independently and collaboratively with other journalists and media watchers.Last Sunday former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson told CNN’s Reliable Sources that far left Media Matters helped produce news reports for CBS News. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point –“ Attkisson also said CBS blocked several of her reports.David Brock, chairman of the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt group Media Matters for America and self-described “Democratic political activist”, did...
  • KELLY: Email Uproar: Is CNN’s ‘Chicagoland’ a political contribution to Rahm Emanuel?

    04/25/2014 9:09:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.commdiginews.com ^ | april 26, 2014 | william kelly
    The Chicago Tribune has uncovered more than 700 emails between CNN producers and the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel – emails that reveal the coordination of the TV series’ story lines, press release approval, and even camera angles relating to the low-rated series, ‘Chicagoland.’ Back in March, I penned a column about the program’s overt attempt to recast Emanuel as a courageous, 21st century mayor. In fact, ‘Chicagoland’ executive producer Robert Redford even compared Emanuel’s job to “being like President of the United States.” Perhaps Emanuel’s PR team wrote that quote for Redford too. I also questioned the millions of advertising dollars CNN was spending to slap up...
  • CNN wonders: Did Israel strike Gaza because they celebrated the reconciliation agreement?

    04/25/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/25/14 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, only if one counts rockets fired into Israel as “celebration.” The IDF struck targets in Gaza this week as Hamas continued firing rockets at civilian targets in Israel, which happened to coincide with the announcement of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah. CNN’s Jim Clancy spends four minutes discussing the agreement with PLO official Hanan Ashrawi without once mentioning the years-long rocket attacks from Gaza by Hamas, or even whether the PLO will push Hamas to stop the attacks now that it’s back in the Palestinian Authority government. However, as soon as former ambassador Dore Gold appears...
  • Is Sharyl Attkisson One Of The Best Things For Uncensored News in Years?

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 11 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | 4-21-2014 | Dana Allen
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Bill Gates wishes he wasn't so rich

    05/04/2006 10:40:32 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 101 replies · 2,459+ views
    cnn ^ | 5-4-6
    REDMOND, Wash. (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday he wished he were not the world's richest man. "I wish I wasn't. There is nothing good that comes out of that," said Gates, whose personal fortune sank by billions since last week when the software giant disappointed investors by saying new investments would crimp earnings. The corporate leader who made Microsoft into the world's largest software maker - and who is also one of the biggest philanthropists - is seen as a man who does not like publicity. He explained that he did not like the attention of...
  • Millions slip into Obamacare 'coverage gap'

    04/21/2014 12:09:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Jordan Malter
    About 8 million people have signed up for Year 1 of Obamacare, but millions of others are still falling into the law's "coverage gap." They earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet don't make enough to get federal subsidies to buy private insurance on an Affordable Care Act exchange. The human toll of the coverage gap can be found all too easily in Hidalgo County, Texas, where less than half of non-senior adults had health insurance in 2012. "If Obama did this market so we can get affordable insurance, why are we still having a lot of problems?...
  • Drone strike in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants

    04/19/2014 6:08:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2014 | Hakim Almasmari
    A drone strike in Yemen killed at least 15 people on Saturday, including 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.
  • Report: Wendy Davis caught up in FBI investigation

    04/19/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/14 | Alex Pappas
    The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponent’s campaign calls a “bombshell.” The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents “related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.” The news outlet said it’s unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.
  • Why are some Democrats running from Obamacare?

    04/18/2014 9:30:06 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2014 | Halimah Abdullah
    Washington (CNN) -- The Obamacare enrollment is 8 million strong and growing. Polls have shown that voters love popular provisions calling for mandatory coverage for maternity care and extending coverage for young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance policies. And recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that Obamacare will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally estimated. Still, some Democrats have run from the President's signature health care reform law so fast, they've practically left skid marks. The question is: Will they run back? ~snip~ Last November, the...
  • POLL: CNN'S WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGN FOR WENDY DAVIS BACKFIRES

    04/18/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    For over a week in February, led by Wolf Blitzer, CNN devoted countless hours to boost Wendy Davis, the abortion extremist Democrat running to become governor of Texas. Using a guilt-by-association tactic, Blitzer and CNN relentlessly hurled fireballs at Davis's Republican opponent Greg Abbott for sharing a stage with right-wing rocker Ted Nugent, who had called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" months before. A just-released polls shows that CNN turning itself into a full-bodied campaign outlet for Davis definitely failed to the move the ball for Davis, but might have even backfired. Abbott is currently surging past Davis by a...