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CNN Hypes Legal Marijuana In Colorado; 'Amazing Experience to Witness'

As Colorado stores began legally selling marijuana to customers on Wednesday, CNN hyped the opening as "history being made" and an "amazing experience to be a part of and to witness." New Day ...
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CNN Rebukes Guest for Calling Obama's False Insurance Guarantee a 'Lie'

CNN is still giving President Obama the extreme benefit of the doubt over his false promise that Americans could keep their insurance under ObamaCare. The President added words to his promise ...
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CNN Anchor Draws Legal Parallel Between Catholic Teacher's Firing and Sharia Law Stoning

Chalk this one up to the absurd. CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on Wednesday tried to draw a legal parallel between a Sharia Law execution and a Catholic school firing a teacher for violating her ...
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CNN's Banfield: 'Take Me Off the Ledge' and Tell Me IRS Audits Weren't Political

After Friday's IRS testimony before Congress, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield begged CNN host Candy Crowley to "take me off the ledge" and explain that the agency was simply doing its job looking for ...
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CNN Quotes Meryl Streep, Gerry Adams as Legitimate Critics of Margaret Thatcher

In discussing the late Margaret Thatcher's legacy, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield gave a platform to liberal Hollywood actress Meryl Streep and former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who had ties to ...
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CNN Asks If Bush Officials Should Be Tried for War Crimes

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 ...
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CNN's Legal Analyst Smacks Down CNN's Hype of Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage

CNN's own legal analyst scoffed at CNN's notion that 75 Republicans supporting legal gay marriage is a "big turning point" for the party. Anchor Ashleigh Banfield did her best to drum up the ...
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CNN Ties 'Pretty Embarrassing' Akin Controversy to Romney Campaign

In the wake of the Todd Akin controversy, CNN has not only tied the negative fallout to the Romney campaign and the Republican Party, but has also turned a critical eye to the party's "very far ...
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CNN's Banfield Surprised at 'Very Far Right-Wing' GOP Pro-Life Platform

For CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, complete opposition to abortion equals a "very far right" position, as she insisted on Tuesday about the new Republican Party platform. For context, CNN used the ...
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A Tale of Two Networks: CNN Questions Obama Attack Ad While MSNBC Cheers It

After the Obama campaign released an ad on Monday attacking Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital, CNN went so far as to question President Obama's hypocrisy in attacking Romney. In contrast, ...
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