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CBS Follows ABC to Airing Ugly Accusations Against Pope, Provides Just One Quote In His Defense
3/19/2013 6:41 PM ET
Monday night's CBS Evening News followed CNN and ABC to the ugly decades-old accusations against Pope Francis from his time in Argentina. CBS featured the same critic of Pope Francis that ABC ...
CNN Asks If Bush Officials Should Be Tried for War Crimes
3/19/2013 6:37 PM ET
A CNN headline during Tuesday's 11 a.m. hour of Newsroom asked, "Should Bush officials be tried for war crimes?" CNN legal analyst Lisa Bloom argued that the U.S. should submit to the ...
ABC Just Relays Ugly Accusations Against Pope, While CNN Adds Context and Balance
3/19/2013 9:58 AM ET
The weekend after the election of Pope Francis, the media dug up decades-old accusations against him from his time in Argentina. Yet while CNN provided context and a critical eye toward the ...
CNN's Lemon Hypes Isolated CPAC Incident as Potential 'Monkey Wrench' for GOP
3/19/2013 9:48 AM ET
After a random CPAC attendee defended the benefits of slavery over the weekend, CNN's Don Lemon played it up as more baggage to a Republican party struggling to connect with minorities, on ...
CNN's Costello Pesters CPAC Chair About Inclusion of Gay Republicans
3/15/2013 6:11 PM ET
CNN's Carol Costello spent her entire interview Friday with the CPAC chairman badgering him about the inclusion of gay Republicans in the conference. "Will CPAC ever change its position and ...
Sloppy: CNN's Lemon Ignores Ted Cruz's Own Words and Hits Him as 'Inaccurate' and 'Misleading'
3/15/2013 6:08 PM ET
CNN's Don Lemon smacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Friday for being "inaccurate" and "misleading" in grilling Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on the Second Amendment. Lemon didn't provide any ...
Only Seven Minutes After White Smoke, CNN Features Women's Ordination Activists
3/13/2013 5:56 PM ET
It took only seven minutes after the announcement of a new pope for CNN to interview liberal women's ordination activists in St. Peter's Square. The activists were the first interviewees on CNN ...
CNN's Soledad O'Brien Voices Her Support of Bloomberg Soda Ban
3/12/2013 5:48 PM ET
Along with host Piers Morgan, Soledad O'Brien is another CNN fan of Mayor Bloomberg's nanny state efforts to crack down on big sodas. Even while reporting on the law's demise at the hands of the ...
CNN Panel Laughs at Press Getting 'Manipulated' by White House, But CNN Was 'Manipulated' Too
3/11/2013 6:57 PM ET
On Sunday's Reliable Sources, the CNN panel scoffed at the media for getting "manipulated" by the White House last week into hyping Obama's meetings with the GOP as a "charm offensive." "I ...
'Clinton News Network': CNN Promotes Clinton's 'Surprising' Pro-Gay Marriage Op-Ed
3/8/2013 7:18 PM ET
CNN couldn't stop talking about former President Clinton's op-ed on Friday. Every hour between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET, the network touted Clinton asking the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense ...
CNN Pounces on Ailes Calling Obama 'Lazy;' Mostly Ignores That He Cited Obama's Words
3/7/2013 7:06 PM ET
CNN harped on the controversy over Fox News head Roger Ailes calling President Obama "lazy" and Vice President Biden "dumb as an ashtray." The network covered it on five shows on Wednesday and ...
CNN Gives 8 Times the Coverage to Beyonce's Lip Sync Than Obama's Falsehood
3/7/2013 1:59 PM ET
CNN gave over eight times more coverage to Beyonce lip synching the national anthem than it did to President Obama's falsehood on the sequester last Friday. After the President claimed in ...
‘The Newsroom’ Actress Hits CNN Anchors for Being ‘Egotistical’ and ‘Self-Absorbed’
3/7/2013 10:53 AM ET
Actress Olivia Munn stars in HBO's drama The Newsroom, but she knocked the real-life CNN newsroom on Sunday. At a panel moderated by CNN host Piers Morgan, Munn made clear her distaste for ...
CNN Promotes Daryl Hannah's Global Warming Film by Former Eco-Terrorist Spokesman
3/6/2013 11:18 AM ET
On Tuesday's Starting Point, actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah promoted her new documentary "Greedy, Lying Bastards" that hits the funding and supposed falsehoods behind global ...
CNN Compares Vatican City 'Men's Club' to Saudi Arabia
3/6/2013 11:12 AM ET
CNN's report on the Vatican hierarchy might make one think it's a repressive male-dominated cabal that women are morally obligated to challenge. Correspondent Ben Wedeman stretched this ...
Fmr Chavez Adviser Gushes to CNN of His 'Absolutely Extraordinary' Accomplishments
3/6/2013 10:53 AM ET
Twelve minutes after reporting the news of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez's death, CNN hosted Chavez's close friend and former adviser who lavished praise on his legacy. For over two minutes, ...
Howard Kurtz Ridicules Media Freak Out on Sequester
3/4/2013 8:05 PM ET
CNN's Howard Kurtz mocked the media – including his own network – on Sunday's Reliable Sources for uncritically channeling government hysteria over the sequester cuts. "[I]f the press had put in, ...
CNN Catches Obama's Falsehood on Sequester; Networks Barely Report It
3/4/2013 8:01 PM ET
CNN's Dana Bash fact-checked President Obama's falsehood about the sequester on Friday, but the major networks didn't exactly follow CNN's lead in reporting his blatant distortion. In his ...
CNN Urges Obama: Just Force Congress to Stay Until Sequester Deal Is Struck
3/1/2013 6:47 PM ET
CNN's White House correspondent Jessica Yellin asked President Obama on Friday why he couldn't just force Congress to stick around until a deal is reached to prevent the sequester cuts. "To your ...
Piers Morgan Shushes Gun Rights Advocate: 'I Suggest You Keep Quiet'
3/1/2013 10:42 AM ET
CNN's Piers Morgan bullied gun rights advocate John Lott on his Wednesday night show, repeatedly interrupting him and lecturing him. At one point Morgan told his guest, "I'm going to keep ...
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