Category Archives: CNN

CNN whines about Fox’s imbalanced coverage, …then rants about #Bridgegate and Christie

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I watch CNN only occasionally, but had to laugh this weekend over a pair of segments they aired on Sunday. It was a classic example of unintentional irony, courtesy of our Media ‘betters’.

Brian Stelter has been a CNN host since late last year, having previously worked as a New York Times media reporter. But he’s apparently brought quite a bit of that paper’s famous “perspective” with him to his current gig.

Check out this initial news segment where Stelter finds fault with how Fox News covers the President these days. The essential part is roughly the first 5 minutes, until they start discussing Piers Morgan:

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The Science has been “settled” BEFORE, too…

In light of a recent statement from CNN (which simply echoes the president and others), this seems quite appropriate.

Courtesy of Chip Bok:

Science is settled 2014

As well as this from Charles Krauthammer:

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Carol Burnett: TV humor today sounds like it was “written by teenage boys in a locker room”

Can’t argue with anything Carol and Tim say here:

First, let me give credit to Piers Morgan, of whom I’m usually highly critical. He conducted a solid interview, and let his guests respond without arguing with them, in and of itself an exceedingly rare occurrence.

But the primary takeaway I had after watching the entire interview was how far modern television has fallen from my youth. As a member of the generation which grew up watching Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, et al on TV with my entire family, those shows not only were clever then, they are still clever now.

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PRICELESS: The Left’s ridiculous #Obamacare spin is blowing-up in their face

The lie that Liberals are telling themselves these days:

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Lefty spinners have been out in force this week, trying to not only put some lipstick on the Obamacare pig, but a cocktail dress, earrings and pumps, as well.

However, it seems to be having the opposite effect, which makes perfect sense. After all, you can argue ’til you’re as blue-in-the-face as a Smurf, and folks’ll still figure out that paying hundreds or thousands more each year for insurance is NOT the same as “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan…“.

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(VIDEO) Newt Gingrich to Piers Morgan: “Isn’t your REAL view that you would ban pistols, if you could?”

Newt v. Piers

Another entry in the “discussion” on guns, with the Left’s mask publicly starting to slip. Regardless of which side you’re on, if you’re honest, both men showed the artifice of the Left’s argument. There is nothing in their proposed gun ban that, logically, can’t be extended to other guns.

Which, by the way, was my point from this post earlier.

Lefties want to ban ALL guns, & all this talk about “this” rifle or “that” magazine size is bull-puckies…

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Piers Morgan runs into Ben Shapiro’s mental fist (VIDEO)

I try not to watch Morgan’s program; it’s simply too predictable. He will make a snotty assertion, and then go about bullying his guests to fit that assertion.

Now, do other interviewers do this? Sure. Are they as annoying as Piers manages to be? For the most part, …no.

Morgan is a jerk, not an idiot

For instance, when Martin Bashir or Andrea Mitchell do this, you are already aware of their abbreviated grasp on reality. It’s pretty hard to have your feelings hurt when you’re being insulted by a moron.

But Piers is not a moron. He’s a reasonably smart guy, which makes his behavior infinitely worse. An intelligent person who conducts his affairs in this way is contemptible on an entirely different level, as Ed points out very well at HotAir.

Anyway, the clip below runs approximately 14 minutes, but you’ll get a taste of how completely Ben Shapiro destroys Morgan after just the first five.

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Anderson Cooper = 2; Lefty Drones = Zilch

What is going on with Anderson Cooper? First he took apart a dude from MoveOn.org a few days ago, and now THIS?

Add in his drubbing of Thomes L Friedman on ‘Jeopardy’ the other night, and Cooper is quickly becoming my favorite anchor on CNN. A rather low bar, I admit, but still: it’s something.

If the talking heads on any of the Big Three networks were half this skeptical when interviewing Obama lackeys, I’d actually watch them. Maybe.

Until that happy day, another round of “kudos” goes to Mr. Cooper. Please note the complete-and-utter inability by this LaBolt guy to vary from his talking points, even a little. Someone in the White House needs to host a “debating clinic”, ’cause right now the current messengers are less than impressive.

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Kudos for Cooper

How did I miss this?

CNN has gotten to where it’s tough to digest more than 15-minutes at a time, since the bias is so pronounced. However, among their gaggle of talking heads, I’ve always held out hope for Anderson Cooper. He often comes across as sincere, though just as often sincerely misguided. As yet, he doesn’t fall into the egregiously “clueless” category like, say, Soledad O’Brien.

That said, …this is great stuff. There are some folks out there on CNN and MSNBC whom I’m not sure even know how to do journalism (think Piers Morgan or Ed Shultz), but this is proof positive that Cooper possesses that knowledge, regardless if he chooses to use those skills most days. I have no problem pointing out when I think a reporter is being unfair/illogical/biased, so file this under “credit where credit is due”.

Nice job, Anderson.

Question: Perhaps Cooper is auditioning for FOX?