PBS Defends AP's Premature Iowa Call: 'Been Doing It for 170 Years'

January 19th, 2024 12:11 PM

Even some in the liberal press were a bit bothered by the Associated Press’s decision to call the Iowa caucuses for Donald Trump at 7:30 p.m., just 30 minutes after they’d begun and before some caucus-goers had even voted. The decision was especially significant, given the handwringing in the mainstream press about the dangers a second Trump term would pose to free elections and democracy…


Spiking Football: CNN Lengthily Celebrates Ohio Amendment Vote Results

August 9th, 2023 11:38 PM

After the results of Tuesday night’s vote on Ohio’s ballot measure to raise the required percentage for constitutional amendments, framed as a referendum for an upcoming abortion amendment, Wednesday morning’s CNN This Morning featured five segments that totaled over 22 minutes of celebration of the proposal being turned down.


CNN Panel Doesn't Like Being Reminded Dems Also Believe Conspiracies

October 15th, 2022 10:24 AM

Commentator Scott Jennings caused an uproar on Friday CNN Tonight panel led by Alisyn Camerota when he had the tenacity to point out to her that it is not just Republicans who are susceptible to conspiracy theories.


CNN’s Tapper Links Louise Linton Instagram Controversy to Trump

August 22nd, 2017 9:17 PM
President Trump was renowned for his prolific and infamous use of Twitter to both aid his message and to stir up controversy. But during Tuesday’s The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper tried to link someone else’s Instagram controversy to the President. The controversy was sparked by Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who got into a heated exchange over a comment left on an…

CNN's Hughes: 'Sore Loser' Cruz 'Killed Conservatism' With RNC Speech

July 21st, 2016 8:07 PM
On Thursday's Situation Room, CNN's Scottie Nell Hughes claimed that Ted Cruz's controversial speech at the Republican National Convention "killed conservatism" or "severely damaged it, at the very least." The Trump supporter outlined that "those that were...sort of, in the Cruz movement" caused an "embarrassment;" and that supposedly, Cruz "not only ended his career, but...ended the Tea Party…

CNN’s Smerconish Complains Carly Fiorina Didn’t Smile Enough in Debate

September 17th, 2015 1:28 AM
In CNN’s post-debate coverage early Thursday of their 2016 Republican debate, CNN political commentator Michael Smerconish praised Carly Fiorina as possessing “a public speaking gift,” but lamented that she didn’t smile enough during the debate and should “loosen it up a little bit.”

CNN's Cuomo Wonders If GOP is 'Playing Politics...With the Troops'

May 21st, 2015 5:03 PM
On Thursday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo wondered if some in the 2016 Republican presidential field might be making the possible redeployment of U.S. troops into Iraq a political issue. When GOP strategist Kevin Madden underlined that "so many Republicans disagree with the President's [Obama's] approach on combating ISIS that so many of these candidates are going to want to draw as stark a…

Chuck Todd: Will GOP Cause Public to ‘Sympathize' With Hillary?

March 15th, 2015 11:58 AM
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd took time out of the ongoing controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s e-mails to bring up the usual mock media concern, whether or not the GOP will overreact in their handling of the situation: “Do you fear, as somebody who would like to see the Republicans win the White House, do you fear that congressional Republicans could get in the way and…

CNN's Paul Begala Sneers: 'Destructive' Dick Cheney Is a ‘Sociopath

July 16th, 2014 1:15 PM
CNN: the home for hate-filled rants against conservatives. On the July 16 edition of New Day, a panel reacted to Jake Tapper’s testy interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney. Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala became unhinged, resorting to personal attacks on Cheney in response to his explanations of the Iraq war. Asked by host Kate Bolduan as to why Cheney is…

CNN Boosts Van Jones Talking Point; Hypes Tea Party is Pushing GOP 'So

May 20th, 2014 4:30 PM
CNN's Chris Cuomo forwarded a liberal talking point about the infighting inside the Republican Party on Tuesday's New Day, as he covered the primary elections in several states that day. Cuomo asked Republican strategist Kevin Madden, "Are you worried that these challenges are pushing your mainstream or establishment or traditional candidates farther to the right than they might be may like…

Actual NPR Headline: 'Why Obama Shouldn't Worry About His Lousy Poll N

November 7th, 2013 9:02 PM
For Obama, NPR is turning into the Happy Talk Network. First, there was the stunning headline “ Could Have Been Worse.” On Thursday’s Morning Edition, the headline was “Why Obama Shouldn’t Worry About Lousy Poll Numbers.” NPr headlines in the Bush years were in a different spirit, such as this beaut: “Naomi Wolf Likens Bush to Hitler.” The happy talker on this forget-lousy-polls…

CBS: Palin Risks 'Rubbing Voters The Wrong Way' By Turning Only to Fox

May 31st, 2011 7:02 PM
CBS's Erica Hill strongly hinted on Monday's Early Show that Sarah Palin's "extended flirtation...with running" for president and speaking only to Fox News to the detriment of the rest of the media would sour her with the voters. Hill asked former Mitt Romney aide Kevin Madden, "Does any of this risk though rubbing voters the wrong way?" The anchor brought on Madden and former Clinton…

CBS's Smith: How Can Government 'Unleash the Economy And Not Spend Any

November 4th, 2010 1:35 PM
On Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith saw Republican goals to limit government spending as antithetical to improving the economy: "How do you unleash the economy and not spend any money, oh, by the way, because that's the other mandate, is don't increase the deficit and don't – don't – 'I don't want one more cent of tax on me.'" Smith put the question to Time magazine Washington…

CBS's Erica Hill: GOP 'Extreme Right;' Dems Just Need to Alter Message

August 10th, 2010 5:14 PM
During a discussion of the upcoming midterm elections on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill asked Republican strategist Kevin Madden: "...when you look at this from the Republican perspective...there is some competition from the Tea Party, from those perhaps to the extreme this race Republicans to lose, and if so, what do they have to do to hold on to it?"Hill picked up the "…