Posts tagged "cnn"

CNN: Hillary Clinton And Carly Fiorina Are In A “Girl Fight”

Wow, such witty and intelligent commentary, CNN.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 4, 2015

Freddie Gray, Baltimore & Beyond: What To Read/Watch/Listen To Since TV News Is A Steaming Pile Of Hot Garbage

The mainstream media, and cable news especially, has long been a complete and utter hot mess, but the level of idiocy, godawful "reporting" and outrageous spin has hit new heights in its coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, including the recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. The Washington Post, reporting on a "tip" from inside the Baltimore Police Department,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2015

Jon Stewart Rightfully Tears CNN A New One For Their Shameful “Coverage” Of The Riots In Baltimore

"All we ask is that you be honest about what you do."…

By: Megan Reynolds / April 28, 2015

Obama Expected To Voice Support For Medical Marijuana

Sunday night, Barack Obama is supposedly going to voice his support for the legalization of medical marijuana on national television, around 9PM on CNN in an interview with Sanjay Gupta. This will be part of a series that CNN has been doing called "WEED 3" Maybe we need to DVR Game of Thrones and Mad

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling: “I Am Not A Racist” (Cue Eyeroll)

Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers appeared on "Anderson Cooper 360" to discuss the audio that appeared of him complaining to his mistress about bringing Black people to NBA games. Sterling  insisted to Cooper, "I am not a racist" and that he only "made a terrible mistake." Sterling claims he was "baited" and blamed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2014

The Soapbox: Piers Morgan, It Shouldn’t Be So Hard For You To Interview Janet Mock

If there was one thing Piers Morgan got right in his interview with writer Janet Mock last night, it was when he called her, “brave, frank, and honest” about coming out as transgender. Sadly, the interview sort of falls apart after that. From almost the start of the interview, the header “Was a boy until…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / February 5, 2014

Not This Crap Again: CNN Says Kate Middleton “Brilliant” For Delivering A Baby Boy On Her First Try

I'm sorry? It's it 1683? Because CNN's Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter actually praised Kate Middleton for delivering a baby boy this afternoon. "My first thought, I have to say, this is how brilliant a royal Kate is," Arbiter gushed. "There are women throughout British royal family history that have panicked over not being able to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2013

Not This Crap Again: CNN Says Nigella Lawson Looks “Weak,” “Subservient” Regarding Abuse Photos

It's not exactly a secret that CNN needs some help covering violence against women issues correctly. Remember when the Steubenville gang rape verdict was handed out and CNN was sooo worried about the poor young men whose lives had been ruined? Well, looks like they still need some help. In a clip where hosts and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

Model Casey Legler Wears Tutus, Models Men’s Clothes

We introduced you to model Casey Legler before -- she's the gorgeous former Olympic swimmer who's signed as a male model with Ford Models, and has been forging a successful fashion career ever since. In the video above, she talks to a couple of bewildered CNN anchors about being discovered by photographer Cass McCombs. "I…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 21, 2013

The Onion Parodied CNN’s Steubenville Coverage — Two Years Ago!

CNN's coverage of Sunday's Steubenville rape trial verdict was so offensive and abhorrant that it would be worthy of being parodied by comedy news website The Onion -- except The Onion already did a parody of CNN's rape coverage ... in 2011! Check out this piece from The Onion's SportsDome, which ran on Comedy Central,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2013

CNN Mourns That Rapists’ Lives Have Been Ruined By Steubenville Guilty Verdict

UPDATE [2]: Okay, I've put the video back, in two parts, minus Trent Mays' testimony. UPDATE: I have pulled the video from this post for the time being, as I believe at one point in the eight minute segment, you can hear Mays use the victim's name. I'll try to replace the video with a versio…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2013

Horrible Racism Of The Day: Black Camerawoman Mocked By RNC Attendees

Well, this is awful. A black camerawoman working for CNN was pelted with nuts by two white RNC attendees and told "this is how we feed the animals" while covering the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. Two convention-goers were ejected following the incident, which was first reported by Talking Points Memo. CNN issued a brief…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2012

When Fox News And CNN Got The SCOTUS Health Care Ruling Wrong

Remember this morning, when the Supreme Court upheld Obama's health care law? That was awesome. But in the moments after the ruling came down, there was mass confusion about what it all meant. After all, Supreme Court rulings aren't just like, YAY or NAY. They're hundreds of complexly worded legal documents. So because both CNN…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 28, 2012

Who’s Been Called In As “Experts” To Talk Birth Control On Cable News?

Who's been called in as "experts" on cable news to discuss the current debate over birth control? More men than women, that's who. Across all the networks, 91 men appeared to talk about the birth control debate, while only 55 women appeared on-air. The greatest disparity was at the Fox stations, but the "liberal"-leaning network…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2012

Anderson Cooper Cracks Up On Air Over Gerard Depardieu’s Urination Incident

This video combines four of my favorite things: silver fox Anderson Cooper, awesomely bad puns, the mocking of a celebrity who pissed themselves on a plane, and a newscaster cracking up on air. Last night, during a segment called "RidicuList," Anderson just couldn't contain his laughter after spouting out a long list of puns about…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 18, 2011

10 Jobs Eliot Spitzer Would Be Better Suited For Than Hosting A Show On CNN

Yesterday, we addressed the rumor that Eliot Spitzer might replace Campbell Brown on CNN, hosting a "'Crossfire"-esque debate show. It seems that no one is particularly psyched about this proposition, even Spitzer himself. Right now, Spitzer is working at his father's real estate company, which isn't really helping his reputation much. So, we set out…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2010

Eliot Spitzer To Replace Campbell Brown On CNN?

Sigh. Emmy Award-winning reporter Campbell Brown is leaving CNN. In a statement, she didn't beat around the bush, saying, "The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else." And…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2010

Dating Don’ts: Know Your Textiquette

Texting has become as ubiquitous as the cell phones that birthed them, but what is it doing to our love lives? Can you imagine what a different movie "Casablanca" would be if, instead of suavely growling, “Here’s looking at you, kid,” Rick instead texted Ilsa: ; - ) Same sentiment (sort of), yet all the…

By: Judy McGuire / September 24, 2009

Dating Don’ts: Four Signs He’s Not The One

OK, first of all, let me make it clear that I don’t believe in the concept of “the one.” I think each of us has more like the “top 40” or even “winning 100,” depending on how much ground you cover. But even in a world brimming with possibilities, at some point in our live…

By: Judy McGuire / August 27, 2009
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