Ali Velshi http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19568/all en CNN's Velshi Attacks Bobby Jindal, GOP 'Weird Math' and 'Balanced Budget Nonsense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-attacks-bobby-jindal-gop-weird-math-and-balanced-budget-nonsense <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-02-25-CNN-Velshi-Jindal.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" height="135" />Responding to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) on Monday, CNN's chief business correspondent slammed GOP "weird math" and "balanced budget nonsense" on the sequestration and accused Jindal of being "misleading."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-attacks-bobby-jindal-gop-weird-math-and-balanced-budget-nonsense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ali Velshi Bobby Jindal Budget CNN economy spending cuts Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:23:23 +0000 matt.hadro 42742 at http://www.mrc.org CNN on Obama's Treasury Secretary Picks: 'Perfect' If Wall St. Hates Them, Good If Wall St. Likes Them http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-obamas-treasury-secretary-picks-perfect-if-wall-st-hates-them-good-if-wall-st-likes-t <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-10-CNN-Velshi-Lew.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN had a friendly take on President Obama's Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew, despite the pick receiving sharp criticism from conservative circles. "<strong>He's definitely the guy for the next several months,</strong>" CNN's Ali Velshi gave the White House spin on Thursday's <em>Newsroom</em>.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-obamas-treasury-secretary-picks-perfect-if-wall-st-hates-them-good-if-wall-st-likes-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Ali Velshi Budget CNN Jack Lew Republicans Wall Street Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:18:04 +0000 matt.hadro 42205 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Velshi Calls Out Rush Limbaugh, Lectures Him on Debt Ceiling http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-calls-out-rush-limbaugh-lectures-him-debt-ceiling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-08-CNN-Velshi-Limbaugh.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's Ali Velshi struck back at talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday, lecturing him on the debt ceiling after Limbaugh had hit Velshi as a "<a href="http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/01/04/cnn_s_ali_velshi_might_be_right_about_how_low_information_america_understands_economics">low-information reporter</a>."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-calls-out-rush-limbaugh-lectures-him-debt-ceiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Ali Velshi CNN debt ceiling Rush Limbaugh Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:50:45 +0000 matt.hadro 42177 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's 'Objective' Ali Velshi Anything But While Hammering Republicans Over Fiscal Cliff http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-objective-ali-velshi-anything-while-hammering-republicans-over-fiscal-cliff <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-04-CNN-Velshi.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN reporter Ali Velshi thrashed Republicans and conservatives during last week's fiscal cliff negotiations.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-objective-ali-velshi-anything-while-hammering-republicans-over-fiscal-cliff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Ali Velshi Budget CNN Deficit fiscal cliff Republicans taxes Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:21:55 +0000 matt.hadro 42151 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Anchors Slam 'Murderous' NRA During Press Conference http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchors-slam-murderous-nra-during-press-conference <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-12-21-CNN-NRA.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN reporters castigated the NRA on Twitter during the organization's Friday press conference. Piers Morgan went so far as to blame future mass school shootings on the organization.<br /> <br /> "<strong>Coming to a town near you,</strong> <strong>courtesy of the #NRA - Gunfights At The U.S. School Corral</strong>," Morgan <a href="https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/282161496572698624">tweeted</a>. He also ripped their agenda as "murderous."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchors-slam-murderous-nra-during-press-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ali Velshi CNN Gun Control Guns NRA Piers Morgan Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:17:38 +0000 matt.hadro 42096 at http://www.mrc.org The Media vs. Anti-Tax Hike Conservatives http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-anti-tax-hike-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 25, No. 25 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Dec102012.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=783741" title="Dec102012.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>“Unelected” Norquist Condemned by Unelected Journalists</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-anti-tax-hike-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Ali Velshi Benghazi Bob Costas cbs Chris Matthews CNN Cokie Roberts fiscal cliff Grover Norquist Guns Joe Klein MSNBC NBC Tax Hikes taxes Sun, 09 Dec 2012 20:38:00 +0000 rich.noyes 41994 at http://www.mrc.org Media Join Left-Wing Assault on Grover Norquist http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-join-left-wing-assault-grover-norquist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Man the left called an ‘anti-tax jihadist’ garners media attention over GOP ‘mutiny,’ after earlier left-wing attacks on him. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberals can’t stand Grover Norquist. For years, they have lambasted and name-called Norquist, the president of American’s for Tax Reform: a staunch anti-tax hike group. But now the liberal media is also focused on him, in some cases rejoicing that he might lose his “stranglehold” over Republicans on the issue of taxes.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-join-left-wing-assault-grover-norquist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Taxes abc Ali Velshi anti-tax jihadist cbs CNN daily kos enemy of the state fiscal cliff Grover Norquist huffington post mutiny NBC New York Times Piers Morgan Tax Hikes tax increases Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:00:40 +0000 julia.seymour 41942 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Velshi Calls Grover Norquist a 'Dangerous Man' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-calls-grover-norquist-dangerous-man <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CNN's Ali Velshi on Friday afternoon labeled anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist a "dangerous man" for blocking a fiscal cliff compromise between Democrats and Republicans.<br /><br />"Hey, speaking of the fiscal cliff, there's been all this focus on one dangerous man who stands in the way of a deal that could avert it, Grover Norquist. He is neither elected, nor has he ever run for office, so why is Washington so scared of him?" Velshi introduced his segment on Norquist. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-calls-grover-norquist-dangerous-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ali Velshi Budget CNN economy Grover Norquist taxes Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:44:00 +0000 matt.hadro 41926 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, Elizabeth Warren Is a 'Reformer'; Michele Bachmann a 'Wing-Nut' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-elizabeth-warren-reformer-michele-bachmann-wing-nut <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-07-CNN-Velshi-Warren.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="134" width="240" />During Wednesday's 5 a.m. hour of <em>Early Start</em>, CNN had two starkly different reactions to the respective victories of a liberal senator-elect and a conservative congresswoman. </p><p>For Democratic Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren's victory in Massachusetts, anchor Ali Velshi gushed, "I have to say, regardless of party, good for her." Anchor Soledad O'Brien called her a "reformer," adding "that's what she ran on."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-elizabeth-warren-reformer-michele-bachmann-wing-nut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ali Velshi CNN Election 2012 Elizabeth Warren John Avlon Michele Bachmann Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:59:35 +0000 matt.hadro 41752 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Velshi: Opponents of Auto Bailout 'Kind of Have Egg on Their Faces' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-opponents-auto-bailout-kind-have-egg-their-faces <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-02-17-CNN-Bolduan-Velshi%20dos.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />Despite the <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120130/AUTO01/201300393">cost</a> of the auto bailout to taxpayers, CNN hailed the subsequent resurfacing of GM as a "pretty amazing" feat and took a jab at the original opponents of the bailout, which included current presidential candidate Mitt Romney.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-velshi-opponents-auto-bailout-kind-have-egg-their-faces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ali Velshi Auto Bailout Bailouts CNN General Motors John King USA Kate Bolduan Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:32:31 +0000 matt.hadro 39188 at http://www.mrc.org Barone: Why Voters Think the Economy Is in Trouble http://www.mrc.org/articles/barone-why-voters-think-economy-trouble <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; While the media have been talking down the economy for the past four years on gas prices, recession, housing and more, there may be another reason so many voters perceive the economy to be in poor shape.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/barone-why-voters-think-economy-trouble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Ali Velshi CNN gaslines Michael Barone new electorate stagflation The Almanac of American Politics US News & World Report Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:49:45 +0000 admin 25190 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Velshi: Federal Reserve Board is 'Late to the Party' http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-velshi-federal-reserve-board-late-party <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Investors weren’t the only ones disappointed with the Federal Reserve Board’s actions on December 11.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Fed’s decision to cut the Fed funds rate 25 basis points and the Fed’s statement that accompanied the cut caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average (<a href="http://finance.google.com/finance?cid=983582"></a>DJIA) to fall nearly 300 points.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CNN senior business correspondent Ali Velshi was critical of that statement on December 12.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-velshi-federal-reserve-board-late-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Ali Velshi American Morning CNN CNN Newsroom Federal Reserve Heidi Collins interest rate Recession Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:18:48 +0000 admin 25194 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Drives Recession Fears with R.V. Story http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-drives-recession-fears-rv-story <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Tailgating The New York Times, “NBC Nightly News” worried on December 3 that <!--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place> is traveling down the road to recession, because R.V. sales are projected to decline by about 5 percent in 2008. <!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-drives-recession-fears-rv-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Ali Velshi American Morning Bianna Golodryga Brian Williams CNN Good Morning America Lee Cowan NBC Nightly News Recession RV sales Tue, 04 Dec 2007 18:48:06 +0000 admin 25211 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Misleads about Housing Problems http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-misleads-about-housing-problems <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; While it certainly wasn’t a “best of times” report from CNN, it was a “worst of times” on “NBC Nightly News” November 27.<!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Anchor Brian Williams introduced a dismal segment on the 4.5 percent decline in the national average home price.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; While it certainly wasn’t a “best of times” report from CNN, it was a “worst of times” on “NBC Nightly News” November 27.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-misleads-about-housing-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Ali Velshi American Morning Brian Williams Carl Quintanilla Case/Shiller CNN home prices housing crisis NBC Nightly News S&P Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:22:40 +0000 admin 25218 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC Anchor's 'Gut Feeling' Says No Recession http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-anchors-gut-feeling-says-no-recession <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Talk about a contradiction.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Maria Bartiromo, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB116978688800288808-JlonRx7050wMBiaD9jj9aMU3X_U_20070202.html?mod=blogs"></a>described by The Wall Street Journal as “the face of CNBC,” delivered a worried report about the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> economy and the possibility of recession on NBC’s “Today,” before stating that she thinks a recession will not happen.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-anchors-gut-feeling-says-no-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Ali Velshi CNBC housing Maria Bartiromo Meredith Vieira NBC Oil Prices Recession Today U.S. economy Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:26:01 +0000 admin 25246 at http://www.mrc.org