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CNN Implies Hungary's Orban Will Launch a Second Holocaust

August 4th, 2022 9:14 PM

With Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaking at CPAC in Texas on Thursday, CNN ran a segment on Thursday morning’s New Day which took Orban’s recent controversial comments that “we do not want to become peoples of mixed race” and ran with them, heavily implying that Orban would unleash a second Holocaust on the world if Hungary’s economy slips into a recession.

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CNN Deceptively Edits Audio to Pass Off Sunday Host as Hungary’s Orban

August 2nd, 2022 4:55 PM

With Reality Check host John Avlon taking John Berman’s co-host slot for this week of CNN’s New Day, there was even less of a moderating voice at the table than normal to stop S.E. Cupp from ranting about the current state of the Republican Party. Less well known was Berman's apparent influence in avoiding deceptive editing, as Avlon apparently tried to pass off audio of…

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S.E. Cupp LOSES IT Because Trump Hasn't Been Indicted

July 21st, 2022 8:25 PM

As the January 6 Committee nears its season finale tonight, TV news has been abuzz with pre-game coverage and speculation, especially about whether or not Donald Trump would be indicted by the Justice Department. Not so for CNN political commentator S.E. Cupp on Thursday, whose fellow panelists on New Day looked on with concern as she ranted in disgust about Trump being “above the law…

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CNN Deceptively Edits Cruz's Gay Marriage Comment to Justify Freakout

July 18th, 2022 9:45 PM

This weekend, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said (unsurprisingly) that he thought Obergefell v. Hodges — the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide — was wrongly decided. Predictably, the panel of CNN’s New Day on Monday morning took Cruz’s remarks out of context to bash the Texas Senator and the “right extreme of the base” that is still opposed to…

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 agenda…

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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.