Dana Bash http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20441/all en CNN's Bash Brushes Off 'Constitutional Professor' Obama's Past Immigration Remarks http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bash-brushes-constitutional-professor-obamas-past-immigration-remarks <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/2014-11-19-CNN-AC360-Bash.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Wednesday's <em>AC360</em>, CNN's Dana Bash was hesitant to address President Obama's past remarks on immigration reform, where he repeatedly denied that he couldn't act alone – to the point that she first touted the Democrat's supposed academic credentials. Host Anderson Cooper played five clips of Mr. Obama making this point, and underlined that "<strong>he said he couldn't do it in the past.</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-bash-brushes-constitutional-professor-obamas-past-immigration-remarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 Barack Obama CNN congress Dana Bash Democrats immigration Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:08:37 +0000 matthew.balan 47698 at http://www.mrc.org CNN: 'Democrats Probably Rightly' Blame McConnell for Gridlock in DC http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-democrats-probably-rightly-blame-mcconnell-gridlock-dc <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/2014-11-05-CNN-AC360-Bash.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />On Wednesday's <i>Anderson Cooper 360</i>, CNN's Dana Bash pointed the finger at Senator Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for the "dysfunction" in the federal government.</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-democrats-probably-rightly-blame-mcconnell-gridlock-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 Election 2014 midterm Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360 campaign 2014 CNN congress Dana Bash Democrats Harry Reid Mitch McConnell Republicans Senate Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:32:54 +0000 matthew.balan 47558 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Touts 'Rather Extreme' Joni Ernst; CNN Predicts One Term for Her http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-touts-rather-extreme-joni-ernst-cnn-predicts-one-term-her <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/2014-11-04-CNN-Election-Bash.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />MSNBC and CNN zeroed in on the supposed radical right-wing views of Senator-elect Joni Ernst during their live election night coverage.</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/msnbc-touts-rather-extreme-joni-ernst-cnn-predicts-one-term-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 Election 2014 midterms campaign 2014 CNN congress Dana Bash Joni Ernst Luke Russert MSNBC Republicans Senate Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:22:32 +0000 matthew.balan 47544 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hosts: Paul Ryan ‘Not a Happy Man Today,’ But IRS Scandal Exists Because GOP ‘So Mad About It’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hosts-paul-ryan-not-happy-man-today-irs-scandal-exists-because-gop-so-mad-about-it <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday’s edition of CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon, host Don Lemon and CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash made some unusual remarks about a Republican, but later retreated to downplaying one of the many scandals facing the Obama administration this midterm election year.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hosts-paul-ryan-not-happy-man-today-irs-scandal-exists-because-gop-so-mad-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN CNN Newsroom Dana Bash Don Lemon IRS Targets Tea Party Paul Ryan Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:43:18 +0000 curtis.houck 46520 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Bash To Eric Cantor: ‘Do You Think there was Anti-Semitism involved In Your Defeat?’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bash-eric-cantor-do-you-think-there-was-anti-semitism-involved-your-defeat <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) made his first television interview appearances on Sunday, June 15 following his primary defeat to his a Tea Party challenger David Brat. The defeat was unexpected by most in Washington and was one of the main topics of conversation across the Sunday shows.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Cantor sat down with CNN’s Dana Bash on&nbsp;<em>State of the Union</em>&nbsp;on Sunday and was asked by the fill-in host: “Do you think there was anti-Semitism involved in your defeat?"</strong>&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-bash-eric-cantor-do-you-think-there-was-anti-semitism-involved-your-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Dana Bash Dave Brat Eric Cantor State of the Union Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:33:01 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46470 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Tapper Spotlights Democratic Rep. Thompson's 'Uncle Tom' Blast at Clarence Thomas http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-tapper-spotlights-democratic-rep-thompsons-uncle-tom-blast-clarence-thomas <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/2014-04-30-CNN-Thompson_Bash_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Wednesday, Jake Tapper set aside a full segment on his CNN program to Rep. Bennie Thompson's "Uncle Tom" insult of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Tapper spotlighted the "<strong>racially-charged</strong>" and controversial" remarks, where the Mississippi Democrat also denigrated Senator Mitch McConnell and opponents of ObamaCare in general as "racists."<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-tapper-spotlights-democratic-rep-thompsons-uncle-tom-blast-clarence-thomas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bennie Thompson Clarence Thomas CNN Dana Bash Jake Tapper Mitch McConnell race The Lead Thu, 01 May 2014 00:57:38 +0000 matthew.balan 46136 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hypes Legal Marijuana In Colorado; 'Amazing Experience to Witness' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hypes-legal-marijuana-colorado-amazing-experience-witness <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/2014-01-02-CNN-Wian-Weed.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />As Colorado stores began legally selling marijuana to customers on Wednesday, CNN hyped the opening as "history being made" and an "amazing experience to be a part of and to witness."<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/cnn-hypes-legal-marijuana-colorado-amazing-experience-witness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ashleigh Banfield Casey Wian CNN Dana Bash marijuana Martin Savidge Michaela Pereira New Day Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:56:06 +0000 matt.hadro 45218 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Asks Eric Cantor 'Do You Not Know How to Talk to Women, Sir?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-eric-cantor-do-you-not-know-how-talk-women-sir <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/2013-12-05-CNN-Bash-Cantor.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Touting the "huge problem" the GOP has with women voters, CNN dredged up Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" remark from last year and asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor point-blank "Do you not know how to talk to women, sir?"<br /> <br /> The obnoxious question came from Capitol Hill correspondent Dana Bash, who challenged Cantor's point that GOP policies will appeal to both men and women. "But they haven't," she insisted. </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/cnn-asks-eric-cantor-do-you-not-know-how-talk-women-sir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Dana Bash Eric Cantor Republicans Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:11:22 +0000 matt.hadro 45097 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Asks If Sequester 'Put Lives at Risk' at Navy Yard http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-asks-if-sequester-put-lives-risk-navy-yard <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>Three times on Tuesday morning, CNN mentioned sequester cuts as a possible culprit behind the security breach at the Navy Yard that led to Monday's shooting there. A CNN headline actually read "<strong>Did Government Cuts Put Lives at Risk?</strong>"<br /> <br /> This came after a former Navy commander warned on CNN that blaming the sequester was "very premature." And just before noon, correspondent Dana Bash reported that "what I've been told is the answer is absolutely not" as to the sequester having a role in the security breach. </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/cnn-asks-if-sequester-put-lives-risk-navy-yard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget Carol Costello CNN Dana Bash Military Sequestration Spending Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:19:22 +0000 matt.hadro 44512 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hasn't Covered IRS Scandal for Eleven Days http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hasnt-covered-irs-scandal-eleven-days <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/2013-07-25-CNN-IRS-Phony.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN hasn't covered developments in the IRS targeting scandal for eleven days, since correspondent Dana Bash claimed on July 25 there was "no evidence" the White House was involved.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hasnt-covered-irs-scandal-eleven-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Dana Bash IRS Targets Tea Party Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:22:07 +0000 matt.hadro 44190 at http://www.mrc.org Whitewash: CNN Moves On from IRS Scandal, Deflects Scrutiny from White House http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/whitewash-cnn-moves-irs-scandal-deflects-scrutiny-white-house <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/2013-07-18-CNN-Bash-IRS.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />Since new developments broke last week in the IRS scandal, CNN barely reported on it before dropping the story entirely. The network also deflected scrutiny away from the White House's possible role in the scandal.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/whitewash-cnn-moves-irs-scandal-deflects-scrutiny-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Dana Bash IRS IRS Targets Tea Party Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:31:38 +0000 matt.hadro 44085 at http://www.mrc.org Nothing to See Here: CNN Ignores New Accusations That IRS Singled Out Tea Party Groups for 'Extra Scrutiny' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nothing-see-here-cnn-ignores-new-accusations-irs-singled-out-tea-party-groups-extra-scrut <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/2013-06-27-CNN-IRS.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />In the ongoing 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 Republican criticism of the agency.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nothing-see-here-cnn-ignores-new-accusations-irs-singled-out-tea-party-groups-extra-scrut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Conservatives Dana Bash Democrats IRS Liberals Republicans Tea Party Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:34:59 +0000 matt.hadro 43927 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Catches Obama's Falsehood on Sequester; Networks Barely Report It http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-catches-obamas-falsehood-sequester-networks-barely-report-it <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/2013-03-01-CNN-Bash-Obama.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's Dana Bash fact-checked President Obama's falsehood about the sequester on Friday, but the major networks didn't exactly follow CNN's lead in reporting the distortion that Capitol Hill janitors and police would receive a pay cut because of the sequester.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-catches-obamas-falsehood-sequester-networks-barely-report-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission Budget cbs CNN Dana Bash economy Media Bias Debate NBC sequester Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:05:52 +0000 matt.hadro 42817 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Examines Obama's Donations from Bain Employees – But How Much Have They Actually Reported on It? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-examines-obamas-donations-bain-employees-%E2%80%93-how-much-have-they-actually-reported-it <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/2012-05-25-CNN-Bash-Bain3.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" />CNN's Dana Bash reported Friday on the irony of President Obama hitting Mitt Romney's connections to Bain Capital when he himself has received donations from Bain employees. CNN has highlighted Obama's hypocrisy on this matter before, but this specific story has certainly not received much air-time – if any at all – in the last two weeks.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-examines-obamas-donations-bain-employees-%E2%80%93-how-much-have-they-actually-reported-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bain Capital Barack Obama Business Coverage CNN Dana Bash economy Election 2012 The Situation Room Fri, 25 May 2012 23:23:34 +0000 matt.hadro 40209 at http://www.mrc.org 'Mother of All Tax Hikes' Not Exactly Reaganite Reform http://www.mrc.org/articles/mother-all-tax-hikes-not-exactly-reaganite-reform <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When is “tax reform” really an enormous tax increase that could cause the middle and lower income to lose jobs?</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Liberal Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)&nbsp;has called his new tax plan the most comprehensive tax reform since 1986, even comparing it to the Tax Reform Act President Ronald Reagan signed into law in 1986. But some consider that disingenuous.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mother-all-tax-hikes-not-exactly-reaganite-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government alternative minimum tax American Morning Charlie Rangel CNN Dana Bash Los Angeles Times National Tax payers Union punish the rich tax hike tax increase tax reform Wall Street Journal Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:16:34 +0000 admin 25274 at http://www.mrc.org