Avlon Gloats Over Sussmann Verdict in Irony-Rich 'Reality Check'

June 1st, 2022 5:40 PM

If you ever feel like being lectured by someone who thinks you have the mental capacity of a toddler, look no further than CNN’s John Avlon. On Wednesday’s New Day, Avlon decided to use his five-minute monologue Reality Check to gloat over the acquittal of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann and ironically tout CNN as “reality-based media” as opposed to “partisan media…

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Avlon: Overturning Roe 'Isn't Conservative,' Will 'Undercut' Democracy

May 3rd, 2022 10:46 AM

After Tuesday’s New Day, CNN’s John Avlon is going to need a new name for his “reality check” statement as he had several factual errors in just the concluding part of his rundown of the leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court will strike down Roe v. Wade, including that striking down Roe and allowing for pro-life laws isn’t conservative.

Column: No More Liberal Moderators Tilting Debates

April 20th, 2022 5:57 AM

The Republican National Committee made a bold decision that the media elites treated like an anti-democratic outrage. The RNC pulled out of the allegedly bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. This decision is not an outrage. It’s long overdue.

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Avlon Laments 'Blow to Our Democracy' After RNC Debate Withdrawal'

April 15th, 2022 10:24 AM

On CNN’s Friday installment of New Day, John Avlon reacted to the news that the RNC has withdrawn from the Commission on Presidential Debates with one of his “reality checks” that characteristically featured plenty of pretentiousness, but not a lot of reality.

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VIDEO: Media Fall for Yet Another Jan 6 Committee Nothingburger

April 7th, 2022 2:26 PM

Remember that seven-hour gap in the White House call logs from January 6, 2021 — the one that turned out to be a complete nothing burger? It’s worth noting how much time and energy journalists wasted speculating about these call logs, because it's yet another example of the media’s willingness to push any story, no matter how dubious, so long as it aligns with their political goals.

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Media Hyped Debunked Trump Phone Log Gap as 'Worse Than Watergate'

April 2nd, 2022 7:30 PM

The latest iteration of "Worse Than Watergate" came to us this past week with stories about a supposed seven hour gap in President Donald Trump's phone record on January 6, 2021. Unfortunately for this narrative it was debunked by CNN on April 1 in "Official review of Trump phone logs from January 6 finds record is complete." 

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Watch as CNN Pundits Hopelessly Spin Biden’s Putin Line as No Problem

March 28th, 2022 3:02 PM

Reacting Monday to President Biden’s off-the-cuff comments Saturday that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” CNN’s New Day featured three analysts/pundits who had all decided that not only was it not that big of a deal, but it was proof of Biden’s strength and level of advanced strategic knowledge.

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Avlon: Pro-Life Hypocrites Support 'A Right-Wing Trucker Tantrum'

February 11th, 2022 4:01 PM

For his Friday "reality check" on CNN's New Day, John Avlon claimed that the Canadian trucker protests constitute a "right-wing Trucker tantrum" supported by Americans who hypocritically call themselves pro-life. 

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Avlon Defends Whoopi, Uses Incident to Go After GOP, Fox

February 3rd, 2022 2:29 PM

On Thursday's New Day, CNN's John Avlon rushed to defend liberal View host Whoopi Goldberg from charges of anti-Semitism after her offensive comments about the Holocaust. As part of one of his "reality checks," Avlon instead tried to deflect the controversy by claiming critics of left-wing billionaire George Soros using his immense wealth to push a radical political…

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VIDEO: Same Media Who Hate Manchin and Sinema, Loved GOP Mavericks

January 19th, 2022 12:55 PM

TV journalists always seem eager to praise any Republican Senator who’s willing to break party lines and vote against his or her own caucus. Yet strangely, these same talking heads now have nothing but contempt for Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for refusing to fall in line with their caucus and vote to nuke the filibuster.

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On CNN, WashPost Most Popular Fact Checks Nearly Skips Over Biden

December 28th, 2021 5:50 PM

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler displayed his top ten most popular fact checks of the year on CNN this morning, and remarkably, our gaffe-frequent president only earned one spot on the list. 

 

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CNN's Harwood: Biden Covid Copout a 'Throwaway Line,' Being 'Polite'

December 28th, 2021 12:47 PM

Reacting to President Biden telling governors regarding the COVID pandemic that "there is no federal solution, this gets solved at the state level," CNN's John Harwood says: "I think that was a throwaway line from Biden . . . I don't think he was actually signaling it's not my job anymore, it's your job . . . So I think somewhat more has been made of that little, sort of polite beginning of…

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WORST OF 2021: The Praising and Protecting Old Joe Award

December 25th, 2021 10:15 AM

Today we present the WORST OF 2021: The Praising and Protecting Old Joe Award.

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CNN Cheers Newsom Going After Guns to Spite Supreme Court

December 12th, 2021 11:35 PM

California Governor Gavin Newsom is trying to one up Texas by making an anti-gun law that is modeled after their SB8 law, which bans elective abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. He wants to allow private citizens in California to sue anyone selling or manufacturing "assault weapons."