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Debbie Wasserman Schultz on immigration: is she fake or dumb? - 12/12/13

... chairwoman of the DNC) writes in a CNN editorial about immigration fasters on the National Mall. It's hard to tell if DWS is dumb, or if she's just fake and thinks her readers are dumb. I'll quote her CNN editorial "Delaying vote on immigration is immoral" ( peekURL.com/zBBpvAr ) and then discuss why it's wrong after the quote: Last week, I had the honor to visit the Fast for Families tent on...

Another misleading Public Religion Research Institute immigration poll (Saperstein, Preston, CNN) - 11/25/13

... peekURL.com/zs7n8Rn ) and Ashley Killough of CNN ("Polls: Majority still support pathway to citizenship", peekURL.com/zXL5qBM ). It goes without saying that neither discuss how the poll is misleading. Want to do something about this? Look up those who chat with @publicreligion and @robertpjones - especially academics and those in the polling business - and point out how PRRI isn't credible. Also...

CNN brings back Crossfire, even faker than ever (Newt Gingrich, SE Cupp, Van Jones, Stef Cutter) - 06/26/13

CNN will be bringing back the debate program Crossfire, and this time around it will be even faker than some of its past incarnations (link). The four new hosts are (see each name for our previous coverage): * Newt Gingrich * SE Cupp * Van Jones * Stephanie Cutter (Stef Cutter) According to CNN (bolding added): Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who made a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential...

Univision opposes New York Times over term "illegal immigrant" (HuffPost, Maria Hinojosa, NAHJ, Chris Hayes) - 10/09/12

... Univision, dropped the term. CNN, after making recent Latino hires, announced that they prefer to use "undocumented." The Miami Herald and the (San Antonio Express News), which both have a large Hispanic readership, have dropped the term. Even Fox News, a cable channel viewed by the public to be the most conservative network in a 2009 Pew survey, took a step in the same direction when it dropped...

Piers Morgan is incapable of discrediting even John Leguizamo's absurd immigration ideas (CNN, Ice Age: Continental Drift) - 07/13/12

... interviewer is Piers Morgan of CNN? So weak that he can't and won't show how a celebrity airhead like John Leguizamo is wrong about immigration policy. In an appearance last night to promote the Ice Age: Continental Drift movie, Leguizamo also promoted a racialist immigration policy for the U.S., with Morgan saying nary a peep: LEGUIZAMO: ...And this whole immigration thing is kind of -- it...

Michael Bloomberg's horribly bad immigration ideas (crime, spending, family separation, Zakaria, CNN) - 06/07/12

On the Fareed Zakaria CNN special on immigration, New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg promotes his very bad immigration policy. From this: [In the Zakaria interview, Bloomberg says:] "Undocumented have very low crime rate. Why? Because they’re scared to death they’re going to get arrested and deported"... ...[in the interview, he] also said about 75 percent of undocumented...

Fareed Zakaria's GPS Road Map for immigration (CNN, Bloomberg, globalism, Kobach) - 06/06/12

On Sunday, June 10th, CNN will be broadcasting a Fareed Zakaria show [1] called "Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work". One guest is Kris Kobach, and having someone who's good on immigration on is definitely a step up from how things normally work. However, other guests aren't good at all on immigration, including Michael Bloomberg. Based on the press release alone, it's...

Soledad O'Brien of CNN, Huffington Post fall for obvious hoax (banker 1% restaurant tip, OWS, Political Carnival) - 02/28/12

If you dislike CNN and their completely inaccurate self description of being a real news site as much as I do, the video below (cached) might just be absolutely hilarious. It features Soledad OBrien and three guests discussing a picture of a supposed restaurant receipt which shows a 1% tip and which includes a supposed note from the patron saying, "Get a real job". Just one problem: it was all a...

GOP debate February 22, 2012 (Arizona, CNN, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Ron Paul) - 02/22/12

... worthless debate tonight. NETWORK: CNN PARTICIPANTS: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. TIME: 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern CO-SPONSOR: Republican Party of Arizona WHERE: Mesa Arts Center, Arizona MODERATOR: John King TRANSCRIPT: When available. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: For a preview of this debate, see debates. As with all the rest, this debate will feature weak, superficial...

Wolf Blitzer's outrageous lie about self-deportation (CNN, immigration, attrition) - 01/27/12

... night's debate, Wolf Blitzer of CNN outrageously lied when he asked Mitt Romney this: "Governor Romney, the few times and I think it was only once, that they experimented with self-deportation, only a handful of individuals voluntarily left. What makes you think that -- that program could work?" The fact of the matter is that illegal aliens do self-deport and have been doing so for decades. See...

GOP debate January 26, 2012 (CNN, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Ron Paul) - 01/26/12

... debate happens tonight. NETWORK: CNN PARTICIPANTS: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. MODERATOR: Wolf Blitzer TRANSCRIPT: When available. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: For a preview of this debate, see debates. As with all the rest, this debate will feature weak, superficial questions and few follow-ups. Any immigration ideas the candidates present will be flawed, and the moderators...

Republican debate January 19, 2012 (South Carolina, CNN, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Ron Paul) - 01/19/12

... January 19 at 9pm Eastern. NETWORK: CNN MODERATOR: John King. WHERE: South Carolina PARTICIPANTS: And then there were four: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. Rick Perry dropped out earlier today. TRANSCRIPT: When available. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: For a preview of this debate, see debates. As with all the rest, this debate will feature weak, superficial questions and few follow...

CNN Republican Presidential Debate November 22, 2011 (Heritage, AEI, Washington DC, GOP, Romney, Gingrich, Cain, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman) - 11/22/11

... continues with yet another from CNN tonight in Washington DC. It will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer and is being held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. The horse race starts at 8pm Eastern. Like the one just 10 days ago, tonight's debate will focus on national security and foreign policy. If CNN were actually interested in hashing out the best...

Rick Perry's unworkable immigration idea: work visas for illegal aliens (John King, CNN, secure the border) - 11/04/11

Rick Perry appeared on CNN's John King show yesterday and supported an unworkable plan: giving work visas to the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. He also briefly discussed immigration on Wednesday's Sean Hannity show; in both interviews he promised to secure the border within a year. Video of the Hannity appearance is at peekURL.com/vLPBrP2 and the transcript of the relevant parts of CNN...

CNN Republican Presidential Debate October 18, 2011 (Las Vegas, GOP, Romney, Cain, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum) - 10/18/11

Tonight CNN will be conducting yet another of their worthless debates, this time a GOP debate in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Western Republican Leadership Conference (WRLC). Show time is at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific. Feel free to leave comments below before, during or after the debate. This post will be updated after a transcript becomes available. Participants: Mitt Romney, Herman Cain,...

Teaparty shouts "yeah!" to just letting the uninsured die (Ron Paul, CNN, GOP debate) - 09/13/11

Last year, Teapartiers threw dollars bills at and mocked a Parkinson's victim (see the video on tea parties). Their encore was at last night's GOP debate where at least two teapartiers shouted "Yeah!" on whether to allow the uninsured to just die. Video below. Yes, it was just two or three teapartiers, but it's an illustration of the teapartier mindset and where libertarian policies lead. It's...

CNN Teaparty GOP debate: September 12, 2011 (Rick Perry, Romney, Bachmann, Ron Paul) - 09/12/11

Tonight CNN will be conducting a GOP debate in conjunction with the Teaparty Express organization. Feel free to leave comments below before, during or after the debate. This post will be updated after a transcript becomes available. Participants: Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. Suggested reading: Tea Party Patriots...

Newt Gingrich offers false choice, supports incremental amnesty, doesn't challenge CNN for misleading on immigration (GOP 6/13/11 debate) - 06/13/11

... comments here and here. John King, CNN, Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, and many GOP leaders all want some form of comprehensive immigration reform. The main difference between them and Gingrich is tactical: they want the "comprehensive" part, Gingrich wants to achieve something that would have the same effect, he just wants to do it piecemeal. At the first earlier link, Gingrich said he...

John King misleads about Tancredo and mass deportations at CNN 6/13/11 GOP debate (immigration) - 06/13/11

... tonight's GOP debate, John King of CNN made a misleading claim about Tom Tancredo: I want to do one more on this issue. President Bush and Senator McCain spent a lot of time on this, Mr. Speaker. I want your view. There are an estimated maybe 20 million illegal immigrants in this country. People have different numbers. If you were going to round them all up - Congressman Tom Tancredo on this...

John King asks bogus immigration question, Ron Paul has confused answer (CNN GOP 6/13/11 debate) - 06/13/11

At tonight's CNN GOP debate, John King asked a bogus immigration question (no surprise), and Ron Paul answered in a way that was even more confused than usual. I'm not even going to bother discussing Paul's comments since it doesn't really matter. What does matter is a source that presents themselves as the home of real journalism asking a question like this (transcript link): And so, Dr. Paul,...

GOP debate open thread: Monday, June 13, 2011 (CNN /WMUR /New Hampshire Union Leader) - 06/13/11

... Paul The debate is sponsored by CNN, WMUR, and the New Hampshire Union Leader, with John King as the moderator. Note that Gary Johnson was not invited to the debate because he wasn't considered a viable candidate. See the CNN and King links and the posts on the debates page for coverage of past debates. It would literally be insane to think that this debate will be any different from past CNN...

Brendan Nyhan still isn't credible (Obama, "Birthers", "science", CNN) - 04/28/11

... lies with smears. ------- [1] cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/28/nyhan.birther.truth/index.html

Gary Tuchman misleads about Obama certificate (CNN, "Birthers") - 04/26/11

Gary Tuchman works for CNN, thus we know at least three things about him: he's going to mislead about immigration, he's going to mislead about trade, and he's going to mislead about the Obama citizenship issue. Examples of the last are found in "CNN investigation: Obama born in U.S." (link). To start, consider this sentence from the article: Obama's 2008 campaign produced a certification of live...

Ed Hornick of CNN just makes things up (Brian Todd, Obama certificate, "Birthers") - 04/17/11

You can't trust CNN, especially on controversial topics like immigration, trade, and the Obama citizenship issue. An example was provided yesterday as John King lied and misled about the indisputable facts of this matter. Another example is provided by Ed Hornick of CNN (helped by Brian Todd, who in his report just makes something up that never happened ("Debunking the birther claim",...

John King lies, misleads, smears; thinks facts are crazy (CNN, Obama certificate, Birthers) - 04/16/11

... you can't trust John King and CNN in general. It features a discussion of the Obama citizenship issue with Orly Taitz and former Barack Obama pollster Cornell Belcher. On the video, John King lies, misleads, and smears millions of Americans, and seems to think that the truth and getting his facts straight are crazy. 1. King holds up a barely legible piece of paper and calls it Obama's "...

Anderson Cooper lies about Obama's "certificate" (Montana, Bob Wagner, "Birther") - 02/16/11

Yesterday, Anderson Cooper of CNN interviewed Montana state representative Bob Wagner about the Obama citizenship issue and - no big surprise - Anderson Cooper lied about the basic, indisputable facts of this matter. Obviously, Obama fans like Cooper don't care about getting the facts right, but if you do and you want to find out how Cooper tries to mislead you, keep reading. Video of the...

Teaparty: 52% unfavorable, just 35% favorable (WaPo ABC poll) (socialism gets 36% favorable) - 01/19/11

... good. 3/30/11 UPDATE: According to a new CNN poll (link), the teaparties are for the first time about as unpopular as the Democratic Party and the Republican Party: Forty-seven percent of people questioned say they have an unfavorable view of the tea party, up four points from December and an increase of 21 points from January 2010. That 47 percent is virtually identical to the 48 percent...

How conservative activists like O'Keefe could have made CNN look worse - 09/29/10

CNN offers "Fake pimp from ACORN videos tries to 'punk' CNN correspondent" (link) about the latest stunt from conservative activist James OKeefe (linked to Andrew Breitbart and others). Obviously, the sordid stunt went badly awry. Instead of letting their Young Republican fratboy freak flag fly, how could conservative activists have made CNN look bad? Well, perhaps by helping me do things the...

Jeffrey Toobin of CNN forced to correct smears of "Birther" - 08/19/10

... at peekURL.com/vw8kycs shows CNN contributor Jeffrey Toobin apologizing for smearing a "Birther" who Toobin had - perhaps unwittingly - accused of being among other things a racist. It's great to see Toobin forced to give a correction, but if others who discuss the Obama citizenship issue were smarter and competent and understood why this issue is important we could get much more meaningful...

Roland Martin's reconquista rant (CNN) - 08/10/10

Criticizing Roland Martin of CNN is generally useless since it's doubtful whether anyone outside Jon Klein takes him seriously. Let's take a look at this illogical example where he discusses Lindsey Graham's supposed attempt to deal with birthright citizenship for illegal aliens. Instead of pointing out what Graham almost explicitly admits - that he's not really serious but is just doing it for...

Rudabeh Shahbazi does puff piece on group that enables border deaths (KNXV, CNN) - 08/08/10

... (ktar.com/?nid=825&sid=1322465); the video was picked up by CNN as part of their continued campaign to oppose Arizona's new immigration law. The group featured in the report is the Mexican government-linked No More Deaths ("NMD"). Shahbazi's report certainly isn't as bad as it could be: for instance, she could have been an outright cheerleader for them, could have consistently used words...

Shannon Travis of CNN lies about Obama certificate issue - 08/04/10

Shannon Travis of CNN offers "CNN Poll: Quarter doubt Obama was born in U.S." (link) which contains three lies about the Obama citizenship issue. Now, of course, just because Shannon Travis and dozens of other mainstream media sources have lied and misled about the easy-to-understand facts of that issue doesn't mean that Obama was born outside the U.S.: it just means those aren't reliable sources...

Gallup poll: Hispanics 2-to-1 for Democrats both before and after Arizona immigration law - 06/11/10

... specific propaganda efforts like CNN's "Arizona Democrats say immigration law energizes Latinos" (link) as well as the more general predictions of electoral doom unless politicians basically turn immigration policy over to one ethnicity.

How is Chandra Bhatnagar lying and misleading about Arizona's immigration law? (leave a comment showing how) - 05/21/10

... organization, even if it's doubtful that CNN would have printed his opinion if he were just some random lawyer.

Anderson Cooper lies about Obama certificate issue - 05/08/10

Questioning the official story of Obama's birthplace is the establishment's version of heresy, and Anderson Cooper - in the role of an Inquisition interrogator - yesterday interviewed Lt. Col. Terry Lakin about a lawsuit he's bringing over this issue (video: peekURL.com/v6ojxf9 ). In the segment, Cooper lies and misleads about various aspects of this issue: 1. He consistently referred to the...

Sanjay Gupta helps Shakira mislead about Arizona immigration law - 04/30/10

Sanjay Gupta - CNN's idea of a journalist - interviewed fading pop star Shakira about Arizona's new immigration law; the video is at peekURL.com/vg9ff9k and as could be suspected it's a bit surreal. And, rather than calling her about an obvious lie, Gupta played along in order to smear the Arizona law. On the video she says that she could be arrested because she doesn't even have her driver's...

Will Sam Feist correct CNN's lie about Arizona's immigration law? Ask CNN's political director. - 04/23/10

CNN pawns itself off as a source for real journalism when countless counter-examples show the opposite to be true. The latest example is a subtle but serious lie about the recently-signed Arizona immigration law. The page "What does Arizona's immigration law do?" (cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/23/immigration.faq) says: Arizona's law orders immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all...

Rick Sanchez outrageously lies about Arizona immigration bill (CNN, Jonathan Turley) - 04/21/10

Yesterday, Rick Sanchez of CNN hosted a discussion with Jonathan Turley of George Washington University and Jim Wallis of Sojourners about the new, tough anti-illegal immigration bill in Arizona. And, as could be expected, Sanchez lied. On the video at peekURL.com/vq761e3 Rick Sanchez refers to: The part of the bill that says that anyone with darker skin [pats hand] or that police *believe* might...

Rick Sanchez of CNN promotes anti-American DREAM Act, uses "gringo" slur - 03/16/10

On March 12, Rick Sanchez of CNN offered a video segment about the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let foreign citizens who are here illegally take college educations away from U.S. citizens (video link). I don't need to tell anyone that Sanchez only offered a sales job for that anti-American bill, without telling his viewers any of the negative effects it would have. He didn't...

Janet Napolitano on failed terror attack: "The system worked" (video) - 12/27/09

Speaking to Candy Crowley of CNN earlier today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was asked about the failed terror attack that occurred on Christmas Day aboard a jet bound from Amsterdam to Detroit. Per Napolitano, "the system worked" (see the video, also at peekURL.com/vcmnigh ). Obviously, the system didn't work; the only things that averted tragedy were a failed...