Anderson Cooper 360 http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19633/all en On CNN, Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: ‘This Was a Gruber Speech’; ‘Simply Not Telling the Country the Truth’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gingrich-blasts-obamas-speech-was-gruber-speech-simply-not-telling-country-truth <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the&nbsp;<strong>“elite”</strong>&nbsp;class&nbsp;<strong>“really underestimate”</strong>&nbsp;the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gingrich-blasts-obamas-speech-was-gruber-speech-simply-not-telling-country-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Amnesty Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Barack Obama CNN Executive Order illegal aliens Illegal Immigration immigration Jonathan Gruber Newt Gingrich President Barack Obama President Obama Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:50:53 +0000 curtis.houck 47700 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Bash Brushes Off 'Constitutional Professor' Obama's Past Immigration Remarks http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bash-brushes-constitutional-professor-obamas-past-immigration-remarks <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-19-CNN-AC360-Bash.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Wednesday's <em>AC360</em>, CNN's Dana Bash was hesitant to address President Obama's past remarks on immigration reform, where he repeatedly denied that he couldn't act alone – to the point that she first touted the Democrat's supposed academic credentials. Host Anderson Cooper played five clips of Mr. Obama making this point, and underlined that "<strong>he said he couldn't do it in the past.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bash-brushes-constitutional-professor-obamas-past-immigration-remarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Barack Obama CNN congress Dana Bash Democrats immigration Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:08:37 +0000 matthew.balan 47698 at http://www.mrc.org Gen. Honore Jabs the Media: 'People Like You' Driving Chaos in Ferguson http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gen-honore-jabs-media-people-you-driving-chaos-ferguson <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-17-CNN-AC360-Cooper_Honore.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />On Monday's <i>AC360</i> on CNN, retired Lt. General Russel Honor<span class="st">é</span> rebuked the media's coverage of the ongoing controversy surrounding the police shooting of Michael Brown.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gen-honore-jabs-media-people-you-driving-chaos-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 CNN Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown Michael Brown shooting Race Issues Russel Honoré Sunny Hostin Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:22:20 +0000 matthew.balan 47674 at http://www.mrc.org CNN: 'Democrats Probably Rightly' Blame McConnell for Gridlock in DC http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-democrats-probably-rightly-blame-mcconnell-gridlock-dc <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-05-CNN-AC360-Bash.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />On Wednesday's <i>Anderson Cooper 360</i>, CNN's Dana Bash pointed the finger at Senator Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for the "dysfunction" in the federal government.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-democrats-probably-rightly-blame-mcconnell-gridlock-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 Election 2014 midterm Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 campaign 2014 CNN congress Dana Bash Democrats Harry Reid Mitch McConnell Republicans Senate Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:32:54 +0000 matthew.balan 47558 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Guest Likens 'Hurtful and Harmful' Spanking to 'Segregated Schools' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-guest-likens-hurtful-and-harmful-spanking-segregated-schools <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-16-CNN-AC-Areva_Martin.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />Areva Martin brought in the specter of Jim Crow on Monday's <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em> on CNN, as she commented on the child abuse case against NFL player Adrian Peterson. Martin contended that "<strong>corporal punishment, in any form, is abusive</strong>," and emphasized, "We used to not wear helmets when we rode bikes. Women used to smoke when they were pregnant.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-guest-likens-hurtful-and-harmful-spanking-segregated-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Adrian Peterson Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Areva Martin Charles Blow CNN Jeffrey Toobin nfl Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:50:47 +0000 matthew.balan 47150 at http://www.mrc.org Carney, McCain Engage in Epic Battle on CNN Over Obama’s Handling of Iraq and ISIS http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/carney-mccain-engage-epic-battle-cnn-over-obamas-handling-iraq-and-isis <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After President Obama’s speech to the nation on Wednesday night, CNN brought on its newly-minted senior political commenator and former Obama White House press secretary Jay Carney and Republican Senator John McCain (Ariz.) to comment on the President’s speech regarding U.S policy in dealing withy the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.&nbsp;</p><p>However, the next eight minutes instantly evolved into a heated debate between the two over the President’s actions of withdrawing troops from Iraq early in his administration and whether that allowed a threat like ISIS to proliferate.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/carney-mccain-engage-epic-battle-cnn-over-obamas-handling-iraq-and-isis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Barack Obama CNN foreign policy Iraq Islamic Jihad Jay Carney John McCain Syria Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:30:55 +0000 curtis.houck 47104 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Endorses Right to Life...For Animals http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-endorses-right-lifefor-animals <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-02-11-CNN-Cooper_giraffe.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />CNN's Anderson Cooper did little to hide his outrage on his Tuesday program over a zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark killing a giraffe.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-endorses-right-lifefor-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Bengt Holst CNN Jack Hanna Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:09:48 +0000 matthew.balan 45536 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Journalist Carl Bernstein Joins CNN As Contributor http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-journalist-carl-bernstein-joins-cnn-contributor <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-02-10-CNN-Bernstein_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's John Berman <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/carl-bernstein-joins-cnn-as-a-contributor_b213121" target="_blank">revealed on</a> Monday's <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em> that former <em>Washington Post</em> reporter Carl Bernstein is becoming the newest contributor to the cable news network.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-journalist-carl-bernstein-joins-cnn-contributor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper 360 Carl Bernstein Hillary Clinton John Berman MSNBC Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:32:05 +0000 matthew.balan 45530 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Gives 30 Times More Coverage to Tabloid Stories Than Benghazi Hearing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gives-30-times-more-coverage-tabloid-stories-benghazi-hearing <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 width="240" height="135" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-05-08-CNN-OutFront-Arias.JPG" />On Wednesday evening, CNN barely covered the congressional hearing on the Benghazi attack from earlier that afternoon. Instead, the network provided wall-to-wall coverage of the Jodi Arias trial verdict and the Cleveland kidnappings.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gives-30-times-more-coverage-tabloid-stories-benghazi-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Benghazi CNN Erin Burnett OutFront Jodi Arias Piers Morgan Piers Morgan Live The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer Thu, 09 May 2013 21:54:06 +0000 matt.hadro 43533 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Amanpour Mocks 'Roughty-Toughty' Rumsfeld, Calls Gitmo 'Not American' http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/cnns-amanpour-mocks-roughty-toughty-rumsfeld-calls-gitmo-not-american <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 Christiane Amanpour and Jeffrey Toobin continued to push for Guantanamo Bay to be closed on Thursday's 10 p.m. ET hour of <em>Anderson Cooper 360</em>. "It's just not American," Amanpour insisted.<br /> <br /> Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, knocked the "roughty-toughty Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld decided no Geneva Conventions" for the detainees. Toobin, CNN's senior legal analyst, challenged the law passed by Congress mandating that Guantanamo be kept open. "That doesn't mean it was right," he said of its bipartisan passage.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/cnns-amanpour-mocks-roughty-toughty-rumsfeld-calls-gitmo-not-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers News Analysis Division Amy Holmes Anderson Cooper 360 Ari Fleischer Christiane Amanpour CNN Guantanamo Bay Jeffrey Toobin Fri, 03 May 2013 21:54:50 +0000 matt.hadro 43472 at http://www.mrc.org Anderson Cooper Asks How GOP Will Overcome Party 'Extremes' to Attract Latinos http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/anderson-cooper-asks-how-gop-will-overcome-party-extremes-attract-latinos <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-AC360-Graham.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On CNN Wednesday night, host Anderson Cooper asked how the GOP would court Latino votes with party "extremes" standing in the way.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/anderson-cooper-asks-how-gop-will-overcome-party-extremes-attract-latinos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 CNN immigration Latinos Lindsey Graham Republicans Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:54:46 +0000 matt.hadro 41767 at http://www.mrc.org Anderson Cooper Relies on 'Assumptions' to Debase Romney Tax Plan http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/anderson-cooper-relies-assumptions-debase-romney-tax-plan <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 width="240" height="135" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-10-15-CNN-AC360-TaxPlan.JPG" />CNN's Anderson Cooper cited the liberal Tax Policy Center debunking Mitt Romney's tax plan on Monday, without noting that one of the authors admitted the plan could still work with different assumptions. He waited until the end of his report to admit that the studies in question were "making assumptions."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/anderson-cooper-relies-assumptions-debase-romney-tax-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 CNN economy Mitt Romney Tax Policy Center taxes Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:38:09 +0000 matt.hadro 41540 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Continues Cheerleading for Obama and Gay Marriage; 10 Guests Support His New Position, 2 Oppose It http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-continues-cheerleading-obama-and-gay-marriage-10-guests-support-his-new-position-2-op <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/2012-05-10-CNN-OutFront-Frank3.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />After President Obama publicly supported gay marriage on Wednesday, CNN <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/05/09/cnns-balanced-coverage-obamas-support-gay-marriage-5-guests-favor-1-oppo">continued</a> its cheerleading well into Wednesday evening.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-continues-cheerleading-obama-and-gay-marriage-10-guests-support-his-new-position-2-op" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper 360 Barney Frank CNN Double Standard Erin Burnett Homosexuality John King USA Media Bias Debate Piers Morgan Same-Sex Marriage Fri, 11 May 2012 22:12:26 +0000 matt.hadro 40065 at http://www.mrc.org Conservative Legal Scholar Confronts CNN's Toobin for Defending Obama http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/conservative-legal-scholar-confronts-cnns-toobin-defending-obama <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/2012-04-05-CNN-AC360-Toobin2%20tres.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />The fact that CNN's senior legal analyst squared off against a conservative legal scholar should be telling for the network's liberal bias. On Thursday night's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin was confronted by Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice over his defense of President Obama's comments on a pending Supreme Court case.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/conservative-legal-scholar-confronts-cnns-toobin-defending-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper 360 Barack Obama CNN Health Care Jay Sekulow Jeffrey Toobin obamacare Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:31:54 +0000 matt.hadro 39775 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Gergen: GOP Candidates Sound Like 'Four White Guys' Telling Women 'We're Going to Control Your Lives' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-gergen-gop-candidates-sound-four-white-guys-telling-women-were-going-control-your-li <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/Gergen-CNN%20dos.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />CNN political analyst David Gergen gave some harsh criticism of the Republican presidential candidates' discussion of contraception at Wednesday night's GOP debate. Gergen thought the debate over contraception could be quite hurtful to the candidates' chances come the November election.</p><p>"For a lot of women it sounds like four white guys who are out there telling them, 'Here’s how we’re going to control your lives'," Gergen maintained in his post-debate analysis.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-gergen-gop-candidates-sound-four-white-guys-telling-women-were-going-control-your-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper 360 Birth Control CNN contraception David Gergen Election 2012 Republicans Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:39:14 +0000 matt.hadro 39237 at http://www.mrc.org