Tag Archives: CNN

April Madness

Artist – Adamn Zyglis In other news, former senator and Heritage Foundation chief Jim DeMint has less knowledge of the constitution and slavery than your average elementary school student. Ole Jim is a dyed in the wool Lost Causer and … Continue reading
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You’re Doing it Wrong

If you’re trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site, you probably shouldn’t attempt to do so immediately after another high profile case of trespassing and you certainly shouldn’t try to talk your way in first. You also shouldn’t … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Jon Stewart on CNN’s Flight 370 Coverage

He’s right. They did go lower. HLN brought in a psychic the very next day. You’re telling them what a plane looks like? Did you forget who watches CNN? You could just tell 90 percent of your viewers ‘look out … Continue reading
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Posted in Comedy, The Media | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

How Low Can We Go?

When I shared this cartoon last night, it was intended as a joke; I didn’t actually expect a news network to go there. On Thursday night, HLN invited a psychic to discuss what she think may have been the fate … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Breaking Guess

Just in — Obama to blame Artist – Bruce Plante In other news, Boss Limbaugh disagrees with his minions in the House of Representatives. He says we don’t need a women’s history museum because women belong at the mall or … Continue reading
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Posted in Misogyny, Open Thread, Rush Limbaugh, The Media | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Blather News Network

Artist – Nick Anderson Seven McDonald’s franchise locations in New York have settled with employees who sued the local establishments for wage theft. The seven locations will pay the employees nearly $500,000. This shouldn’t be confused with ongoing lawsuits recently … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, The Media | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

This is CNN

CNN’s coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has been comparable to their coverage of the infamous Poop Cruise, but this is going a bit far even for them. Asked and answered, CNN host Don Lemon “just put it … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Larry Klayman is Completely Batshit and a Racist

Larry Klayman, the man behind the lawsuit against the NSA and the campaign to overthrow President Obama, is angry that he was made to look like a raving lunatic on CNN even though he is a raving lunatic. Klayman is … Continue reading
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Posted in NSA, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

CNN is an Embarrassment

This is fairly self-explanatory. The other cable news networks didn’t necessarily do a much better job, but CNN spent an overwhelming amount of time covering the president shaking hands with Raul Castro. I suppose that was the only topic they … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Pointless Counter Pointless

Colbert enlists Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to mock CNN’s Crossfire. Until the revamped Crossfire appeared this month the only place you could find intractable political shout-fests was everywhere else on cable news. Continue reading
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Posted in Comedy, Stephen Colbert, The Media | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Devil’s Advocate

Todd Starnes of Fox News called President Obama the “race-baiter in chief” today and CNN decided to play devil’s advocate and repeat the question. Is President Obama the “race-baiter in chief?” Let’s get some instant reaction from both sides. (via … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, The Media | Tagged , | 2 Comments

CNN is On It!

I’ll just leave this here. Is Captain Crunch really a captain? The eternal debate rages on. (via @Brandon_Borders) Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged | 14 Comments

Chart of the Day

Jeff Zucker’s new CNN is leading the pack in white guys according to a new report from Media Matters. It’s astonishing that CNN is now even whiter and more male-dominated than Fox News but not completely surprising following the purge … Continue reading
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Posted in Diversity, MSNBC, The Media | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Most Busted Name in News

In case you missed it, Jon Stewart annihilated CNN last night. And now we know that the primary Boston marathon bombing suspects reported to be “dark skinned males” are in fact not dark skinned males. Not even close. Continue reading
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Journalism

In case you missed CNN’s horrible, awful, terrible, hilarious, train-wreck circus of coverage in Boston today, Talking Points Memo has the recap CNN announced that they had “breaking news” this afternoon shortly after 1 p.m. eastern time, and as of … Continue reading
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Jake Tapper is Totally On It

Wow. Check this hard-hitting Tapper segment in which he totally nails Obama and Bloomberg for mistaking automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons. And Tapper thinks this is somehow worthy of a debunking? It’s entirely irrelevant to the debate about gun control. … Continue reading
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CNN is Horrible

Mallory Ortberg of Gawker nails CNN for their coverage of the guilty verdict in Steubenville, Ohio. For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, The Media | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Is Rand Paul Still Your Hero?

Watch Rand Paul agree with Eric Holder less than 24 hours after his 13 hour filibuster. On what constitutes an imminent threat: “Anybody bringing a weapon to a place, assembling a weapon, using a weapon…” What Eric Holder has enunciated, … Continue reading
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‘Elite or Liberal Issues’

Why does CNN devote so little time to covering serious topics such as climate change while spending hours covering a befouled Carnival Cruise? According to a new report from Media Matters, CNN became hyper-focused on challenging Fox News and this … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , | 19 Comments

Super Stupid

The following exchange really happened on CNN. Anchor Deb Feyerick thought that perhaps global warming caused that asteroid to pass close to the Earth. Seriously. Because ‘meteor’ and ‘meteorology.’ “We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and … Continue reading
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