Election 2012 http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19214/all en Wolf Blitzer, Piers Morgan Give Warm Interviews to Jimmy Carter and His Grandson http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/wolf-blitzer-piers-morgan-give-warm-interviews-jimmy-carter-and-his-grandson <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> CNN only had soft questions and praise on Thursday for Jimmy Carter's grandson who had unearthed the tape of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks. Host Wolf Blitzer gave a warm interview to James Carter IV on <em>The Situation Room</em> and Piers Morgan later teed up former President Carter to brag about his grandson on <em>Piers Morgan Tonight</em>.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/wolf-blitzer-piers-morgan-give-warm-interviews-jimmy-carter-and-his-grandson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Election 2012 James Carter IV Jimmy Carter Piers Morgan Piers Morgan Tonight The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:35:18 +0000 matt.hadro 42721 at http://www.mrc.org Pants on Fire? Despite Media Outcry, Romney's 'Lie of the Year' Was True http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pants-fire-despite-media-outcry-romneys-lie-year-was-true <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-18-CNN-Lie-Jeep.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />It turns out that the Romney campaign was right to claim that Fiat, which owns Chrysler, would be making Jeeps in China instead of America, even though the media disparaged that case at the time with PolitiFact going so far as to declare the ad "<a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/dec/12/lie-year-2012-Romney-Jeeps-China/">Lie of the Year</a>." According to PolitiFact, the campaign falsely implied the jobs would be outsourced, am</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/pants-fire-despite-media-outcry-romneys-lie-year-was-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Election 2012 Jeep Media Bias Debate Mitt Romney PolitiFact Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:44:48 +0000 matt.hadro 42299 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Declares the End of the Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-declares-end-tea-party <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><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-21-CNN-Costello-TP.JPG" width="240" height="135" />Even though Republicans kept the House, CNN was trying to bury the Tea Party on Wednesday. Anchor Carol Costello asked if the movement was dead while CNN's headline proclaimed the "end of the Tea Party movement."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-declares-end-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Carol Costello CNN Election 2012 Tea Party Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:48:39 +0000 matt.hadro 41869 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon Bullies Conservative Guest On-Air, Who Lashes Out Afterward http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-bullies-conservative-guest-air-who-lashes-out-afterward <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-18-CNN-Lemon-Granderson.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN anchors have been&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/11/12/fareed-zakaria-cheers-legalization-same-sex-marriage-marijuana">turning</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/11/19/piers-morgan-applauds-legalization-marijuana-failure-traditional-marriag">advocacy</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-bullies-conservative-guest-air-who-lashes-out-afterward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Don Lemon Election 2012 LZ Granderson Mitt Romney race Racism Will Cain Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:31:00 +0000 matt.hadro 41859 at http://www.mrc.org Non-Partisan? Not a Chance! The Worst of CNN's Election Bias http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/non-partisan-not-chance-worst-cnns-election-bias <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><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-16-CNN-Election.JPG" height="135" width="240" />As NewsBusters' Tim Graham&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/11/11/forget-piers-soledad-and-candy-cnns-dc-chief-claims-they-never-took-side">reported</a>, CNN's Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist bragged that his is the only network "that hasn't picked sides in this election," and that viewers responded to CNN's credibility by making it the most-watched cable news channel on election night.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/non-partisan-not-chance-worst-cnns-election-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Election 2012 Media Bias Debate Sam Feist Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:15:56 +0000 matt.hadro 41857 at http://www.mrc.org Fareed Zakaria Cheers Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/fareed-zakaria-cheers-legalization-same-sex-marriage-marijuana <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-11-CNN-Fareed-GPS%20dos.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" height="135" />No surprise here, but CNN's Fareed Zakaria cheered the states that legalized same-sex marriage and marijuana on his Sunday CNN show, lauding it "a picture of America at its best, edgy, experimental, open-minded and brilliantly diverse."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/fareed-zakaria-cheers-legalization-same-sex-marriage-marijuana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Election 2012 Fareed Zakaria marijuana Same-Sex Marriage Tue, 13 Nov 2012 04:44:07 +0000 matt.hadro 41790 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Panel Tells Republicans to Move to the Center http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panel-tells-republicans-move-center <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-09-CNN-Lemon.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />"Tone deaf" Republicans are too conservative, or so said CNN's panel on Friday's <em>Starting Point</em>. CNN's Don Lemon remarked, "I think unless the GOP becomes the GNP, which is the Grand New Party, they're on the verge of extinction because they're tone deaf."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panel-tells-republicans-move-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abby Huntsman CNN Conservatives Don Lemon Election 2012 GOP Soledad O'Brien Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:42:15 +0000 matt.hadro 41779 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Gushes Over 'Amazing' and 'Remarkable' Moment of Obama Crying http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gushes-over-amazing-and-remarkable-moment-obama-crying <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-09-CNN-Keilar-Obama.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Not only did CNN relay Obama campaign video of the President crying after his re-election, but they hailed it as "amazing" and "remarkable." In contrast, when Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) choked up in front of cameras after GOP victories in 2010 enabled him to become the next Speaker of the House, CNN simply reported it as an "emotional speech."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-gushes-over-amazing-and-remarkable-moment-obama-crying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Election 2012 John Boehner Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:10:52 +0000 matt.hadro 41778 at http://www.mrc.org Piers Morgan Touts Obama's 'Convincing Victory,' Dumps on Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-touts-obamas-convincing-victory-dumps-tea-party <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-08-CNN-Morgan-Social.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On the night after the election, CNN's Piers Morgan buttered up Obama aides and supporters while trashing the Tea Party and the "extreme right" for being "intransigent" and pushing "archaic" policies.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-touts-obamas-convincing-victory-dumps-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Democrats Election 2012 Piers Morgan Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:02:16 +0000 matt.hadro 41768 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Laughs at Republicans After Election Night Losses http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-laughs-republicans-after-election-night-losses <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-08-CNN-Comedians-Cons.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On Thursday's <em>The Situation Room</em>, host Wolf Blitzer played a montage of liberal comedians poking fun at election night coverage with the jokes overwhelmingly targeting Republicans and conservatives.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-laughs-republicans-after-election-night-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN comedians comedy Conservatives Election 2012 Republicans The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:46:16 +0000 matt.hadro 41766 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, Elizabeth Warren Is a 'Reformer'; Michele Bachmann a 'Wing-Nut' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-elizabeth-warren-reformer-michele-bachmann-wing-nut <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><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-07-CNN-Velshi-Warren.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="134" width="240" />During Wednesday's 5 a.m. hour of <em>Early Start</em>, CNN had two starkly different reactions to the respective victories of a liberal senator-elect and a conservative congresswoman. </p><p>For Democratic Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren's victory in Massachusetts, anchor Ali Velshi gushed, "I have to say, regardless of party, good for her." Anchor Soledad O'Brien called her a "reformer," adding "that's what she ran on."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-elizabeth-warren-reformer-michele-bachmann-wing-nut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ali Velshi CNN Election 2012 Elizabeth Warren John Avlon Michele Bachmann Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:59:35 +0000 matt.hadro 41752 at http://www.mrc.org Rob Portman Smacks Down CNN's Obama-Friendly Talking Points http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rob-portman-smacks-down-cnns-obama-friendly-talking-points <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-05-CNN-EarlyStart-Portman.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's Soledad O'Brien threw Democratic talking points at Sen. John Portman (R-Ohio) on Monday's <em>Early Start</em>, but the Romney surrogate was ready as he defended the campaign's Jeep ad.<br /> <br /> "Was it a mistake then to run that Jeep ad which ran in Toledo, Ohio?" O'Brien pressed. "[I]t was deemed by PolitiFact to be false," she added, despite the claim's accuracy that plans were indeed made to build Jeeps in China.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/rob-portman-smacks-down-cnns-obama-friendly-talking-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Early Start economy Election 2012 John Portman Soledad O'Brien Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:20:05 +0000 matt.hadro 41728 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Asks If Any Republicans Are 'Giving Up the Fight' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-if-any-republicans-are-giving-fight <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-05-CNN-Baldwin-Black.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/04/cnn-national-poll-dead-heat-between-obama-and-romney/">own national poll</a> has Obama and Romney tied, but that didn't stop anchor Brooke Baldwin from asking Monday if Republicans are already giving up on the election.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-if-any-republicans-are-giving-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brooke Baldwin CNN Diane Black Election 2012 Republicans Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:17:07 +0000 matt.hadro 41727 at http://www.mrc.org Soledad O'Brien Finds the Positive In 14.6 Percent Underemployment http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/soledad-obrien-finds-positive-146-percent-underemployment <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-11-02-CNN-StartingPoint-Norquist.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />After the last jobs report before the election, CNN's Soledad O'Brien tried to be positive even with high underemployment and unemployment rates. On Friday's <em>Starting Point</em>, she ridiculously cast underemployment moving down one tenth of a percent to 14.6 as "improving."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/soledad-obrien-finds-positive-146-percent-underemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN economy Election 2012 Grover Norquist jobs Soledad O'Brien Starting Point Underemployment unemployment Fri, 02 Nov 2012 23:03:25 +0000 matt.hadro 41709 at http://www.mrc.org Piers Morgan Lauds Obama's 'Excellent Job' With Hurricane Sandy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-lauds-obamas-excellent-job-hurricane-sandy <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> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-10-31-CNN-Morgan-Moore.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's Piers Morgan lauded President Obama's "excellent" work during Hurricane Sandy, and teed up liberal guest Michael Moore to bash Republicans on global warming.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/piers-morgan-lauds-obamas-excellent-job-hurricane-sandy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Election 2012 environment Global Warming Hurricane Sandy Michael Moore Piers Morgan Thu, 01 Nov 2012 22:25:48 +0000 matt.hadro 41692 at http://www.mrc.org