HLN Abruptly Cuts Live Programs for ‘News by Day, Mysteries by Night'

October 16th, 2018 7:45 PM
Ever since HLN debuted as CNN2 on January 1, 1982, the cable television channel has been on a roller coaster ride that led to the announcement on Tuesday that the network is immediately cutting back on its live programming in favor of virtually all taped shows. The transition was already apparent on the same day, when Morning Express with Robin Meade was followed by a rerun of How It Really…

CNN Hosts Chely Wright to Slam 'Very Bigoted' Religious Freedom Bills

April 13th, 2016 2:07 PM
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, co-host Michaela Pereira sympathetically gave country singer and gay rights activist Chely Wright a forum to complain about religious freedom initiatives in several Southern states, with Wright deriding the bills as "very bigoted" and "ridiculous."

CNN Panel Pines for More Boycotting 'Religious Freedom' States

April 11th, 2016 1:16 PM
On Monday's New Day on CNN, co-host Michaela Pereira hosted a segment that slanted in favor of those on the left who are opposing current initiatives like the bathroom bill in North Carolina and the religious freedom bills in Georgia and Mississippi, with Pereira at one point fretting that the boycotts by businesses and entertainers will not be enough to thwart the measures. Speaking to Sarah…

CNN Host Wonders If 'Fabric of Culture' Fed Into Terrorist Attack

April 5th, 2016 3:21 PM
CNN's Michaela Pereira drifted into the realm of the politically incorrect on Tuesday's New Day during a panel discussion on the Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. Pereira noted that one of her guests spotlighted how "this base of the [terrorist] network dates back some 15 years — back to 9/11." She wondered, "I hate to even think this. Is it just too ingrained in the fabric of the…

CNN's Cuomo Wears Shirt from Fidel As He Covers Obama's Cuba Visit

March 21st, 2016 3:13 PM
On Monday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo revealed that he was wearing his father's guayabera shirt, which was "given to him by Fidel Castro as a gift." Cuomo, who was covering President Obama's visit to Cuba, underlined that "it didn't mean something to him [his father] because it came from Fidel Castro necessarily, but because it marked conversations going on decades ago that were the same as…

Sacha Baron Cohen: Trump Getting HIV Makes Movie 'Good Force in World'

March 10th, 2016 10:42 AM
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's New Day on CNN to promote his latest film, The Brothers Grimsby, comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen recalled that audiences who have seen the movie have cheered at what he called the "fairytale ending" of Donald Trump contracting HIV. A bit later, as he discussed whether he and his writers have lines they do not cross in their comedy, he concluded that, "at…

CNN Still Touts Bill Clinton as 'Asset,' Despite Bad Poll For Hillary

January 20th, 2016 5:01 PM
CNN is staying true to its reputation as the "Clinton News Network," even after it released a poll on Tuesday which found that Hillary Clinton is behind competitor Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 27 points. The following morning, on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello spotlighted how Bill Clinton was "about to take the stage to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton — something, perhaps,…

CNN's Kayyem: Don't Fight Back Against Terrorist Except As Last Resort

November 21st, 2015 10:47 PM
On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of how to survive a terrorist attack from a mass shooter, CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem not only omitted any recommendation to prepare by learning to use a gun and keeping one handy, but she actually advised against fighting unless "you have no other option" after attempting to run or hide.

CNN's Pereira: Opponents of Boy in Girls' Locker Room 'Need Education'

November 3rd, 2015 8:03 PM
On Tuesday's New Day on CNN, after a report about an Illinois school district under pressure to allow a transgender student to use a girls' locker room, co-host Michaela Pereira complained that it was "frustrating" that the transgender student in question had supposedly not been consulted enough in the matter. After co-host Chris Cuomo recalled the argument by parents concerned about having a…

CNN's Cuomo Touts Hillary Clinton 'Giving Her Best' on Colbert

October 28th, 2015 5:11 PM
Wednesday's New Day on CNN spotlighted the late night shows' latest shots at the Republican presidential candidates. Michaela Pereira spotlighted how "Hillary Clinton got her own dig in. Stephen Colbert asked her about going up against Donald Trump or Ben Carson." The morning newscast also featured one-liners from NBC's Seth Meyers and TBS's Conan O'Brien, who targeted three of the GOP contenders…

On CNN, Cate Blanchett Praises 'Intelligent, Hilarious' Dan Rather

October 19th, 2015 5:10 PM
Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett gushed over disgraced journalists Dan Rather and Mary Mapes on Monday's New Day on CNN. Michaela Pereira interviewed the Oscar winners about their new film, Truth, which is adaptation of Mapes's account of the Memogate scandal. Redford underlined that the apparent loyalty between Rather and Mapes "made a big impression on me." Blanchett hyped that "they're both…

CNN Gushes Over Moments From 'Formidable' Hillary's 'Storied Career'

October 13th, 2015 2:18 PM
CNN's Michaela Pereira and The Daily Beast's John Avlon heralded several clips from Hillary Clinton's past on Tuesday's New Day, and repeatedly touted her as "formidable." Pereira touted the footage as "some of the moments from her very storied career." Avlon hyped that Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "have been forces for change," and asserted that "the Clintons'…

CNN Boosts People Magazine's 'Call To Action' Against Gun Violence

October 7th, 2015 1:07 PM
On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo and Michaela Pereira marveled over the "huge step" and "unprecedented move" by People magazine in publishing a "call to action" on the issue of gun violence. The celebrity-centered publication printed the names and phone numbers of all 535 members of Congress, and called on "readers to contact their elected representatives to make their voices heard" on…

CNN's Pereira: 'Are Many Regretting' Keeping Oregon College Gun-Free?

October 2nd, 2015 5:19 PM
On Friday's New Day on CNN, as former Umpqua Community College president Joe Olson appeared as a guest to discuss yesterday's mass shooting, after noting that last year the college, under Olson's administration, decided not to allow on-campus security guards to have guns, CNN co-host Michaela Pereira asked whether people there are "regretting" that decision now. Pereira: