CNN’s Rick Sanchez Mentions Criticism from NewsBusters

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez actually complimented NewsBusters on Wednesday afternoon for monitoring his Newsroom program: "...[T]he NewsBusters website, which constantly monitors this show -- and we're glad that they do -- questioned my conversation -- criticized it with Neal Boortz. In particular, our suggestion that the GOP needs to remain adamantly anti-abortion, to try and keep the Southern vote" He later thanked the MRC’s blog for watching.

The short segment, which began 23 minutes into the 3 pm Eastern hour of the CNN program, examined "the critics and compliment" of his newscast, as the on-screen graphic put it. Sanchez mentioned how "once the show concludes, I start getting all these Google alerts about what's being written about us, and every day, people are writing after they watch our newscast. We're giving them plenty of material."

Sanchez then mentioned NewsBusters, specifically Matthew Balan’s item from Tuesday which criticized his question to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford about whether the Republican Party needed to remain anti-abortion:

RICK SANCHEZ: ...[T]he NewsBusters website, which constantly monitors this show -- and we're glad that they do -- questioned my conversation -- criticized it with Neal Boortz. In particular, our suggestion that the GOP needs to remain adamantly anti-abortion, to try and keep the Southern vote. The question was, do they need to do that -- it was discussed during the show, and it's discussed on NewsBusters.com as well. Thank you so much.

The anchor erred slightly in referring to our URL as "NewsBusters.com,"  instead of "NewsBusters.org." 

NB Staff
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