Anderson Cooper http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20156/all en MRC President Brent Bozell Praises CNN’s Anderson Cooper as Debate Moderator http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-president-brent-bozell-praises-cnns-anderson-cooper-debate-moderator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Give Him an A-&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>RESTON, VA: Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement praising CNN’s Anderson Cooper who moderated last night’s first Democrat debate.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/mrc-president-brent-bozell-praises-cnns-anderson-cooper-debate-moderator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Climate Change CNN Debate Democrats immigration Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:39:32 +0000 rich.noyes 49726 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Cuomo Stumbles, Labels French Islamist 'African-American' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-stumbles-labels-french-islamist-african-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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2015-01-09-CNN-TH-Cuomo.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CNN's Chris Cuomo made a "colorful" gaffe on Friday's <em>@ This Hour</em>, as he reported live from Paris, France. Minutes after police stormed both sites where Islamists had barricaded themselves, Cuomo labeled one of the dead French terrorists "<strong>African-American</strong>." Anderson Cooper quickly corrected his colleague: "<strong>Not American – the man of African descent</strong>." Cuomo replied, "Right – African descent. Thank you.</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-cuomo-stumbles-labels-french-islamist-african-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper At This Hour Charlie Hebdo Chris Cuomo CNN France Islam Paris race Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:31:56 +0000 matthew.balan 47983 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Cooper Hounds NYC Police Union Head About 'Inherent Bias' on Race http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cooper-hounds-nyc-police-union-head-about-inherent-bias-race <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/2014-12-08-CNN-AC360-Cooper.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded common liberal talking points on race on the Monday and Tuesday editions of his program.</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-cooper-hounds-nyc-police-union-head-about-inherent-bias-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Bill De Blasio CNN New York City NYPD Patrick Lynch race Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:49:09 +0000 matthew.balan 47832 at http://www.mrc.org 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 Analyst Turns Activist: 'We Should Have Death With Dignity Laws' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-analyst-turns-activist-we-should-have-death-dignity-laws <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/2014-10-20-CNN-NR-Robbins.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CNN legal analyst Mel Robbins acted as an activist for a liberal cause on Monday's CNN Newsroom as the network covered the debate over euthanasia: "<strong>I disagree with the 45 states that make it illegal. I think that we should have death with dignity laws</strong>." Robbins later played up that "this is happening behind closed doors, and that's why I think <strong>these laws are important – to bring it out of the shadows</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/cnn-analyst-turns-activist-we-should-have-death-dignity-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 60 Minutes Anderson Cooper Brooke Baldwin cbs CNN CNN Newsroom Eutha Ira Byock Mel Robbins Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:19:20 +0000 matthew.balan 47421 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 ABC and NBC Skip Foley Mom Bashing 'Appalling' Obama Response http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-skip-foley-mom-bashing-appalling-obama-response <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The mother of a beheaded American is speaking out against the Obama administration, slamming the "appalling" handling of her son's kidnapping and death. Diane Foley's comments follow the declaration by Steven Sotloff's family that the government&nbsp;treated them like "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/09/09/abc-nbc-beheaded-americans-family-obama-treats-us-pawns">pawns</a>." Just as in that case, ABC and NBC ignored the aggrieved family.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-skip-foley-mom-bashing-appalling-obama-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper CBS< CNN James Foley Steven Sotloff Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:43:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 47123 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 ABC, NBC Skip: Family of Beheaded American Slams Obama for Treating Them Like 'Pawns' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-skip-family-beheaded-american-slams-obama-treating-them-pawns <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A family spokesman for an American who was beheaded in Iraq appeared on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/steven-sotloff-family-criticize-white-house-110744.html">CNN</a>, Monday, and slammed the Obama administration's handling of the death.&nbsp;Barak Barfi accused the White House of playing a "game of bureaucratic infighting and Jim [Foley] and Steve [Sotloff] are pawns in that game and that's not fair."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-skip-family-beheaded-american-slams-obama-treating-them-pawns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts Anderson Cooper Barack Obama CNN Steven Sotloff Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:01:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 47086 at http://www.mrc.org 5 Years After: 7 Worst Media Attacks on Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-years-after-7-worst-media-attacks-tea-party-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists call group ‘terrorists,’ ‘racist,’ murderers and more. </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/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Five years ago, the Tea Party launched itself onto the American political scene – pushing hard against ObamaCare, the $787-billion stimulus and Big Government. On Feb. 27, 2009, Tea Party protests were held in more than <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/us-news-blog/2012/feb/27/tea-party-happy-third-birthday">40 cities</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-years-after-7-worst-media-attacks-tea-party-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Politics Anderson Cooper attacks on tea party aurora shooting Bailouts Brian Ross Confederacy Gabby Giffords Joe Nocera murder New York Times Paul Krugman protest movement Rachel Maddow Racism sexual innuendo Tavis Smiley taxes Tea Party Terrorism wingnuts Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:03:56 +0000 julia.seymour 45640 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 Unlike NBC, CNN Investigates Wendy Davis's 'Stretching the Truth' With 'Misleading' Bio http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unlike-nbc-cnn-investigates-wendy-daviss-stretching-truth-misleading-bio <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unlike the journalists at NBC, who&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/01/15/nbcs-maria-shriver-offers-fawning-profile-overnight-sensation-wendy-da">last week</a>&nbsp;offered a fawning profile of "overnight sensation" Wendy Davis, CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night actually investigated the "misleading" claims and "stretching the truth" of the liberal gubernatorial candidate's bio.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/unlike-nbc-cnn-investigates-wendy-daviss-stretching-truth-misleading-bio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper CNN Ed Lavandera NBC Texas Wendy Davis Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:30:33 +0000 scott.whitlock 45359 at http://www.mrc.org