Matt Hadro

a News Analyst
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Whitewash: CNN Moves On from IRS Scandal, Deflects Scrutiny from White House

Since new developments broke last week in the IRS scandal, CNN barely reported on it before dropping the story entirely, while deflecting scrutiny away from the White House's possible handin the ...
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Flashback: The Worst of the Media During Weiner's First Scandal

Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, now a New York mayoral candidate, admitted Tuesday to sending out lewd photos of himself even after he resigned from Congress for doing so back in ...
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CNN Anchor Tells Guest He Has Racial Blind Spot Because of White 'Privilege'

On CNN Newsroom on July 20, anchor Don Lemon lectured conservative radio host Ben Ferguson for being quick to pan President Obama's address on race from the previous day. Lemon told Ferguson ...
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CNN Tries to Rehabilitate Scandal-Tainted Eliot Spitzer (Again)

Eliot Spitzer, the former scandal-plagued Democratic New York governor, enjoyed a nice promotion from CNN's Piers Morgan as he runs for New York City comptroller. Morgan largely avoided ...
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CNN Anchor Tries (and Fails) to Spin for ObamaCare

On Thursday, CNN's Carol Costello snarkily tweeted that the House has been unsuccessful "35 times" in going after ObamaCare, and she touted positive news for the law that was "buried in all the ...
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CNN Anchor on Same-Sex Marriage: 'It Seems Absurd' to 'Deny Civil and Human Rights to Anyone'

In an essay for gay and lesbian magazine Advocate, CNN's openly-gay anchor Don Lemon insisted that the public has accepted the gay and lesbian lifestyle and anyone who opposes it is a loon. ...
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CNN Host Marches With Immigrant Activists, Pushes Immigration Reform

The host of CNN's Inside Man, Morgan Spurlock, actually marched with immigrant activists pushing for immigration reform on Sunday night's episode "Immigration." Most of the show sympathized ...
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Double Standard: CNN Airs GOP Dirty Laundry But Cleans Up After Democrats

CNN's Early Start should have been re-named "DNC TV" on Tuesday. Anchors omitted almost every controversial detail about Democrats, showing no such love for Republicans. While CNN reported ...
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CNN Whacks 'Dysfunctional' Senate GOP and McConnell's 'Vicious' Words; Ignores Harry Reid's Hypocrisy

On Friday's New Day, CNN slapped Senate Republicans for "vicious" rhetoric and "dysfunctional" behavior in opposing President Obama's nominees, while failing to note Majority Leader Harry ...
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CNN's Cuomo Lectures Congress on 'Leadership,' Implores Them to Plug Pathway to Citizenship

CNN's Chris Cuomo has tossed aside journalism in the name of advocacy. He begged Congress to "fix" rising student loan rates, and now the New Day co-host insists that "leadership" means Congress ...
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CNN Contributor Whacks Pro-Life Group for Criticizing Portman's Gay-Marriage Support

GOP strategist Ana Navarro is a CNN regular and self-proclaimed "big tent Republican." On Wednesday, she took aim at a pro-life group for being "incomprehensible" in opposing Sen. Rob Portman's ...
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Nothing to See Here: CNN Largely Omits Tainted Eliot Spitzer Was Once Its Prime-Time Host

CNN mentioned Eliot Spitzer's prostitution scandal in every single report on his comeback bid in politics on Monday and Tuesday, but the network hid that he was recently a CNN prime-time host ...
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CNN Anchor Bends Over Backwards to Spin for Trayvon Martin

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux went to ridiculous ends on Monday to suggest that a testimony in defense of George Zimmerman could be used by the prosecution. A witness testified that she recognized ...
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Advocacy: CNN Begs Congress to 'Fix' Student Loan Rate Hike

In a show of advocacy and not journalism, CNN hosts skirted the policy details of the student loans debate and instead just paddled Congress for letting the loan rates double, on Monday's New ...
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Run, Wendy, Run! Media Cheers Wendy Davis to Run for Governor

After touting a Texas legislator's "epic" pro-choice filibuster, the media have turned to hyping her future as a possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state. MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ...
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Supreme Court Decisions Akin to Calling Blacks the N-Word, Says CNN Guest

On CNN's Monday night special "The N Word," guest Tim Wise claimed that the Supreme Court used that racial slur against all black Americans through its rulings on the Voting Rights Act and ...
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New CNN Host Lectures Post-Newtown Gun Buyers, Accuses NRA of Lying

In the latest episode of CNN's Inside Man, new host Morgan Spurlock attacked those who bought guns in the wake of the Newtown shootings, and told Americans they don't "need" AR-15 rifles or ...
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CNN (Again) Hails Pro-Abortion Filibuster of 'Rising Star'

CNN once again hyped a Texas legislator's stand against a pro-life bill, this time highlighting the "very personal war of words" between the "rising star" and Republican Governor Rick Perry. ...
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Nothing to See Here: CNN Ignores New Accusations That IRS Singled Out Tea Party Groups for 'Extra Scrutiny'

Amidst the controversy of the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, CNN jumped all over breaking news that helped the Democratic narrative but was silent when developments occurred that boosted the ...
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Anderson Cooper Plugs Texas Legislator's Pro-Choice Filibuster; Asks Her If She'll Do It Again

CNN's Anderson Cooper gave a soft interview on his June 26 show to Texas Democratic state senator Wendy Davis, "a hero to some in the fight over abortion." Her accomplishment? She "took a stand ...