CNN http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1159/www.stoptellingmelies.com en CNN's King Plays Up CBO's ObamaCare Projection; Wonders Why Dems Won't 'Go On Offense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-15-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Tuesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King hyped the Congressional Budget Office's projection about ObamaCare – that "yes, ObamaCare is expensive, but less expensive than they thought – by about $104 billion over 10 years.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Associated Press Barack Obama CNN Democrats Health Care John King Jonathan Martin Julie Pace New Day New York Times obamacare Republicans Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:01 +0000 matthew.balan 46011 at http://www.mrc.org On Boston Bombing Anniversary, CNN Analyst Says U.S. Right-Wing Extremists Kill More Than Jihadists http://www.mrc.org/articles/boston-bombing-anniversary-cnn-analyst-says-us-right-wing-extremists-kill-more-jihadists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soros-funded public policy group gets platform on network to link conservatives to terrorists </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p id="docs-internal-guid-742ab78b-66e2-aed2-03b0-c3d0e119d51c" dir="ltr"><span><img style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 1px; margin-bottom: 1px; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/9-11-1.jpeg" width="175" height="200" />Are “right-wing” extremists more dangerous than Al-Queda terrorists? According to </span><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/opinion/bergen-sterman-kansas-shooting/"><span>CNN’s National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, they are</span></a><span>. Bergen wrote that in a commentary that claimed, “U.S.</span></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/boston-bombing-anniversary-cnn-analyst-says-us-right-wing-extremists-kill-more-jihadists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute CNN New America Foundation soros Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:39:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 46008 at http://www.mrc.org Top Democrat Charges 'Not All' GOP Colleagues Are Racist; Broadcast Networks Ignore http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Democratic Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/04/israel-not-all-republican-lawmakers-racist-186783.html">charged</a> on CNN on Sunday morning that some of his GOP colleagues, as well as a "significant extent" of the GOP base, are racist, yet none of the broadcast networks picked it up on Monday evening.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/top-democrat-charges-not-all-gop-colleagues-are-racist-broadcast-networks-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Candy Crowley CNN Democrats race Racism Republicans Steve Israel Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:43:06 +0000 matt.hadro 46004 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's King Calls Out Obama On Pay Gap Hypocrisy: 'He's Sticking His Hand In This Blender' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-calls-out-obama-pay-gap-hypocrisy-hes-sticking-his-hand-blender <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-08-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />On Tuesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King targeted President Obama and his administration for their "<strong>textbook case</strong>...<strong>of do as I say, not as I do</strong>" on the issue of equal pay for women.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-calls-out-obama-pay-gap-hypocrisy-hes-sticking-his-hand-blender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Carol Costello Christine Romans CNN CNN Newsroom Jay Carney Jim Acosta John King Manu Raju Margaret Talev Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:38:57 +0000 matthew.balan 45959 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Costello Bewails 'Big Advantage' Court Gave 'Wealthy' in Campaign Finance Ruling http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-costello-bewails-big-advantage-court-gave-wealthy-campaign-finance-ruling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-02-CNN-Costello_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Wednesday's <em>CNN Newsroom</em>, Carol Costello decried the Supreme Court's latest decision underlining that political donations are a form of free speech: "<strong>You know, these rulings continue to surprise me</strong> – only because so many Americans are concerned about the money factor...They think it's a real problem, and <strong>these kinds of rulings seem to only exacerbate those problems</strong>."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-costello-bewails-big-advantage-court-gave-wealthy-campaign-finance-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom First Amendment Jeffrey Toobin John Roberts Stephen Breyer Supreme Court Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:53:24 +0000 matthew.balan 45916 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Smerconish Brags He's a 'Card-Carrying Member of ObamaCare' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-smerconish-brags-hes-card-carrying-member-obamacare <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> It helps to be in the White House when a CNN host professes himself to be "card-carrying member" of the administration's health care law, or when the enrollment numbers are cast as a "major victory."<br /> <br /> New CNN host Michael Smerconish touted the benefits of ObamaCare on Tuesday night, confessing he was a "card-carrying member of ObamaCare" and calling the enrollment numbers "quite an achievement." <em>OutFront</em> host Erin Burnett went even further, saying the enrollment claims was a "major victory." </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-smerconish-brags-hes-card-carrying-member-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Erin Burnett Health Care Michael Smerconish obamacare OutFront Wed, 02 Apr 2014 04:45:39 +0000 matt.hadro 45910 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Fawns Over 'Patient' ObamaCare's 'Pretty Miraculous Recovery' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-fawns-over-patient-obamacares-pretty-miraculous-recovery <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-01-CNN-Acosta_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Jim Acosta emulated a P.R. flack for the Obama administration on the 9 AM EDT edition of <em>CNN Newsroom</em> on Tuesday, as he hyped how the White House is "on track to hit seven million signing up" for ObamaCare. Acosta gushed that "<strong>if ObamaCare were a patient, this would be a pretty miraculous recovery, when you consider</strong>...<strong>that disastrous rollout</strong> in October and November."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-fawns-over-patient-obamacares-pretty-miraculous-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Carol Costello CNN CNN Newsroom Jim Acosta obamacare Zach Galifianakis Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:29:44 +0000 matthew.balan 45907 at http://www.mrc.org CNN, ESPN Writer Condemns Christians for Judging Gays http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-espn-writer-condemns-christians-judging-gays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asks, ‘Why can’t Christians be more like Pope Francis?’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Oh the irony. On CNN March 30, openly gay ESPN journalist LZ Granderson asked &nbsp;“<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/30/opinion/granderson-pope-tolerance-gays/">Will Christians condemn persecution of gays?</a>” in an article that’s whole point seemed to be a condemnation of Christians’ views on homosexualty. </p> <p>While Granderson asks why Christians don’t condemn gay persecution (they do), it’s funny how the gay community is never asked to defend the open persecution and slaughter of thousands of Christians in the Middle East. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-espn-writer-condemns-christians-judging-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith CNN ESPN gay agenda LZ Granderson Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:52:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 45896 at http://www.mrc.org Piers Morgan Uses Swan Song to Call for the Disarmament of U.S. Citizens http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-uses-swan-song-call-disarmament-us-citizens <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-03-28-CNN-Piers_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Piers Morgan got in one last word in favor of gun control during the final episode of his CNN program on Friday, and called for the complete disarmament of the American citizenry: "As my brother, a British army colonel, says, 'You always want an American next to you in a trench when the going gets tough.' <strong>But that's where, I think, guns belong</strong>...in the hands of highly-trained men and women fighting for democracy and freedom, <strong>no</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-uses-swan-song-call-disarmament-us-citizens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Guns Piers Morgan Piers Morgan Live Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:32:02 +0000 matthew.balan 45884 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Phillips Revisits 'Duck Dynasty' Uproar, But Lauds Family: 'Doing Something Right' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-phillips-revisits-duck-dynasty-uproar-lauds-family-doing-something-right <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-03-26-CNN-ND-Duck_Dynasty.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />CNN'S Kyra Phillips zeroed on the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson's remarks about homosexuality on Wednesday's <em>New Day</em>, as she interviewed Robertson's son Willie Robertson and his wife, Korie. Phillips played up the "<strong>firestorm</strong>" after the <em>Duck Dynasty</em> star's interview with <em>GQ</em>, and asked his son, "<strong>Is that what you believe?</strong>"<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-phillips-revisits-duck-dynasty-uproar-lauds-family-doing-something-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Duck Dynasty John Roberts Korie Robertson Kyra Phillips Michaela Pereira New Day Phil Robertson Willie Robertson Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:46:11 +0000 matthew.balan 45855 at http://www.mrc.org Only on CNN http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/only-cnn <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2546" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Foden20140326-Cronkite.jpg?1395950274" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 26, 2014 - 4:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Media cable news network CNN Humor reporting Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:57:55 +0000 julia.seymour 45858 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's John King: Obama Claimed 'He Could Unite The World,' But Can't Get It Done Versus Russia http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-john-king-obama-claimed-he-could-unite-world-cant-get-it-done-versus-russia <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-03-24-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />On Monday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King refreshingly spotlighted one of President Obama's key campaign promises from 2008 about foreign policy during a discussion about how to respond to Russia's aggression in Crimea. King wondered if "<strong>a President who came to office saying he could unite the world and would have better international diplomacy than George W.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-john-king-obama-claimed-he-could-unite-world-cant-get-it-done-versus-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Congressional Hearings Crimea George W. Bush John King Manu Raju Margaret Talev New Day Russia ukraine Vladimir Putin Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:36:29 +0000 matthew.balan 45822 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore Latest North Korean Missile Launches; Cover Fashion Designer's Death http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-latest-north-korean-missile-launches-cover-fashion-designers-death <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-03-17-CNN-North_Korea_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />As of Monday evening, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover North Korea's firing of 25 short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday. NBCNews.com did post an unsigned article from Reuters on Sunday about how the "missiles flew for 45 miles before splashing into the sea," and ABC News' website went with AP's write-up on the development, but neither outlet devoted any air time to the story.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-ignore-latest-north-korean-missile-launches-cover-fashion-designers-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS Evening News CNN Diane Sawyer Good Morning America John Berman L'Wren Scott Mara Schiavocampo NBC NBC Nightly News New Day North Korea Scott Pelley Today World News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:32:21 +0000 matthew.balan 45778 at http://www.mrc.org If GOP Nominates a Conservative, Expect a "Goldwater Moment" in 2016 http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/if-gop-nominates-conservative-expect-goldwater-moment-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 27, No. 6 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Mar172014.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=742266" title="Mar172014.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Pick a Conservative and Get a “Goldwater Moment” in 2016</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/if-gop-nominates-conservative-expect-goldwater-moment-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Cadillac ad Chris Cuomo Chris Matthews CNN Conservatives CPAC Democrats Liberals MSNBC obamacare Republicans Sarah Palin ukraine Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:59:12 +0000 rich.noyes 45766 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Cuomo Revolted By 'Price Is Right' Music at GOP Rally; Omits Bob Barker Backed Candidate http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-revolted-price-right-music-gop-rally-omits-bob-barker-backed-candidate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-03-12-CNN-Cuomo_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Wednesday's <em>New Day,</em> CNN's Chris Cuomo played up how Florida Republican David Jolly's campaign played <em>The Price Is Right</em> theme music at his victory rally on Tuesday, and remarked that its use was somehow a perfect sign of the influence of big money in political races: "<strong>What a metaphor for what politics has become – that they are playing the theme song of <em>The Price Is Right</em> when they celebrate a victory, because it'</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-revolted-price-right-music-gop-rally-omits-bob-barker-backed-candidate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Barker Brooke Baldwin campaign 2014 Chris Cuomo CNN congress David Jolly Florida Michaela Pereira New Day Republican Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:26:33 +0000 matthew.balan 45742 at http://www.mrc.org