Press Follow-up Fail: CNN Exposed VA Scandal Deaths Six Months Ago

May 27th, 2014 1:42 PM
Last week, I noted how stunned and frustrated CNN reporter Drew Griffin was with President Barack Obama's Wednesday Veterans Administration scandal press conference. Reacting to Obama's pledge to have VA Secretary Secretary Eric Shinseki investigate the problem and to bring in another person "to conduct a broader review" of the VA, Griffin contended that "this problem is real; it exists; it…

Stunned CNN Reporter: VA Wait-List Scandal Exists, 'Doesn't Have to Be

May 22nd, 2014 10:11 AM
In discussing President Obama's Wednesday press conference on the Veterans Administration wait-list scandal, CNN's Drew Griffin, identified by the network's Jake Tapper as "the reporter who began this whole story with his investigation into the Phoenix VA," appeared to barely contain himself as he described the "disconnect between what's happening out here in the country and what the president…

Censorship: NBC Continues to Hide Obama's Scandal Impacting Veterans

May 6th, 2014 12:25 PM
In another example of censoring a Barack Obama scandal, NBC has ignored the brewing controversy impacting American veterans and a shocking lack of access to hospital care. Though the news of up to 40 patients dying in Arizona has been going on for months, ABC finally covered the story on Tuesday's Good Morning America, offering a scant 29 seconds. Reporter Amy Robach informed that the President…

Press Ignoring CNN's Report of WH Pressure on Health Insurance Industr

October 31st, 2013 11:50 AM
Tuesday evening (noted by Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters early Wednesday morning), CNN's Drew Griffin reported on Anderson Cooper's show that there is a "behind the scenes attempt by the White House to at least keep insurers from publicly criticizing what is happening under this Affordable Care Act rollout." Such a report occurring during a Republican or conservative administration would spread…

CNN: White House Pressuring Insurance Companies To Not Criticize Obama

October 30th, 2013 12:31 AM
It's becoming clearer and clearer that some media members are very interested in stories about the disaster that is the so-called "Affordable Care Act." On CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday, investigative reporter Drew Griffin exposed allegations that the White House is pressuring insurance companies to not publicly criticize ObamaCare (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CNN Glosses Over ObamaCare Failings Amidst Debt Ceiling Coverage

October 16th, 2013 4:33 PM
Lost in the midst of CNN's debt ceiling coverage was its own list of ObamaCare's shortcomings. Investigative correspondent Drew Griffin authored a report on "ObamaCare woes" that aired only three times on Monday and Tuesday. Griffin reported trouble with ObamaCare's website, cited a March GAO report on missed deadlines for the system's construction, and quoted a consultant who said that…

CNN Correspondent Says 'F--king N--ger' On The Air

April 9th, 2012 12:37 AM
For the second time in roughly two weeks a CNN employee has said "f--king n--ger" on the air. The most recent vulgarity came from CNN national correspondent Susan Candiotti Sunday during a report on the shooting spree in Tulsa, Oklahoma (video follows with transcript and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):

CNN: Vatican Conducting 'Inquisition' Against Dissenting Nuns

September 17th, 2010 6:01 PM
On Friday's American Morning, CNN's Carol Costello followed up on her biased report from the previous day, which promoted Catholic women posing as priests, with a second report on dissenting Catholics, focusing on heterodox nuns inside the U.S. Costello promoted the claim of the nuns, who accuse the Vatican of conducting an "inquisition," or wanting to "silence nuns when they disagree with the…

CNN Marks Pope's UK Visit By Highlighting Women 'Priests

September 16th, 2010 2:58 PM
Predictably, Thursday's American Morning on CNN marked the Pope Benedict XVI's first day in the UK with a report on dissenting Catholic women who claimed they are ordained priests, contrary to the teachings of the Church. Correspondent Carol Costello took a misinterpretation of a recent Church document on ordination as fact, and ran only one sound bite from a Vatican official.Substitute anchor…

CNN's Ed Henry Touts Bill Clinton as 'Best Democratic Politician

July 14th, 2010 6:30 PM
On Wednesday's American Morning, CNN's Ed Henry lauded former President Clinton as "one of the best politicians the Democrats have ever the last quarter century" and touted his apparent credibility over current President Barack Obama. Henry also speculated that if "Al Gore...had used President Clinton more in 2000, he may have been president."Substitute anchor Drew Griffin brought on the…

CNN's Griffin to Reich on Idea to Seize BP: 'Illegal;' 'Smacks of Vene

June 2nd, 2010 7:45 PM
On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Drew Griffin pressed former Clinton administration official Robert Reich on his call for a federal takeover of BP and its efforts against the Gulf oil leak. Griffin first questioned Reich if his proposal was serious, and later stated that the Democrat's idea "sounds not only highly illegal...but seems to me to smack of something that we might see in Venezuela" […

Media Neglect: Populist Rage Aimed at Wall Street as Democrat-Controll

April 28th, 2010 1:19 PM
As congressional Democrats press on with their attempts to get financial legislation reform passed, a key component has been lacking from the debate: how to handle the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM) and Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE).  Although some Republican lawmakers have cried foul over the fact nothing has been included in a bill sponsored by Senate Banking Committee…

CNN Accuses GOP Rep. of 'Calculated Distortion' on Health Care, Provid

July 29th, 2009 8:52 PM
CNN’s Drew Griffin accused GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx on Wednesday’s Newsroom program of using a “a calculated distortion” that is “gaining credence in certain back alleys of the blogosphere” about the Democrats’ health care “reform” plan, specifically about the issue of end-of-life care for seniors. But all he did to try to disprove it was provide a link to the specific part of the legislation in…

CNN Panel Tries to Push Republicans Into Saying Cheney Should 'Just Sh

May 12th, 2009 3:56 PM
Three CNN personalities and one regular commentator on Monday’s No Bias, No Bull program all tried to get Republicans Bay Buchanan and Kevin Madden to disown former Vice President Dick Cheney, and agree with some unnamed Republicans who call for him to “just shut up.” Host Roland Martin characterized Cheney’s multiple media appearances recently as “turning into a big problem for the family of…