Posts tagged "cnn"

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…
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…
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…
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 Ca…
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!
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…
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…
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…
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

Dating Don’ts: How To Say No!

Last weekend at a party, I noticed a toad-like man attaching himself to a beautiful, talented friend of mine. Not only was she way out of his league, looks-wise, but as I eavesdropped I discovered he was one of those dudes who delivers endless monologues instead of engaging in actual conversations. Ladies, I think we’ve…
By: Judy McGuire / August 20, 2009

Dating Don’ts: It’s Time For A Dating Attitude Adjustment

Few things are more entertaining than bad date stories. Who wants to hear about hearts and flowers when flatulence and festering sores are so much more fun? Which is why when my friend Sal wanted to share what she assured me were horror stories about her recent attempts at online dating, I was ecstatic –…
By: Judy McGuire / July 23, 2009

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Handle An Age Difference

In my twenties, I dated a guy who was 12 years older than me. In my thirties, I went in the other direction, dating a dude 11 years my junior. (Don’t you dare call me a cougar!) Although both ended rather badly, I feel like that while the gaping age difference didn’t directly cause either…
By: Judy McGuire / April 2, 2009

Will.i.am: First Black Man In Hologram

Last night, an African-American man made television history! Sure, Barack has got our future in his very capable hands, but Will.i.am transported us straight into “Star Trek” territory! That’s right, the beat box behind the Black Eyed Peas, who also made the very viral “Yes We Can” video, was teleported into the CNN…
By: Simcha / November 5, 2008
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