McCarthy Is ‘Going to Have to Show the Conservatives He’s Ready to Fight’
This morning on Inside Politics, CNN’s Manu Raju contended that tactics, not ideology or policy preferences is what doomed Boehner as Speaker of the House:
“He’s a pretty conservative guy on issues like abortion and other matters,” Raju …
CNN and the RNC Get It Right
Hats off to CNN for changing their debate criteria. It would have been easy — and natural — just to dig in, but they made the right call. I believe CNN’s version of what happened here — they came up with standards that …
Better than Mayweather-Pacquiao: CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Spars with ‘Draw Muhammad’ Host Pamela Geller
On the homepage, the Editors note the tendency of media types, in the wake of last night’s attempted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, to target the would-be victims of violence, rather than the perpetrators.
Today’s must-see television is …
Mainstream Media Can’t Handle the Genius of Don Lemon
A while back I laid down a prediction in the National Review office that CNN Tonight host Don Lemon is on a journey toward out-of-the-closet conservatism that would see him joining Fox News within six months. I’ve now been at …
Brookings Survey: The Most Trusted Name in Television News Is . . . Fox News!
Media analysts frequently describe Fox News Channel and MSNBC as mirror images of each other, one a conservative news channel and the other a liberal one. A Pew study contended the comparison wasn’t quite accurate, as commentary and opinion made …
Pass the NIH Bill, You Selfish, Blind, Callous Ghouls!
This morning, CNN ’s Elizabeth Cohen offered a heart-wrenching report on a girl whose experimental treatment at the National Institute of Health was nearly canceled over the government shutdown.
Her treatment was authorized to continue this week, but another 200 or …
The Largely Ignored ‘AAA Rating’ Count
On CNN, new anchor Erin Burnett runs a regular count-up feature on the number of days “since we lost AAA,” now up to 83 days.
Doesn’t that imply that our government is even trying to get it back? And are there …
They May As Well Have Asked, ‘Why Are You Republicans Weird?’
There’s a ton of debate coverage in this Morning’s Jolt, but this was perhaps the most important point:
Jen Rubin noticed that, one hour into the debate, there were no questions on national security. We went one hour …
Imagining if Eliot Spitzer Met His Match . . .
I hadn’t planned on posting this bit from the Jolt, but apparently a lot of readers found the imagined exchange hysterical:
They’ve Got Spitzer, They’ve Got Parker, But They Don’t Have Watchers
Do you mind if …
‘NFL-Level’ Ratings for Republican Debate
The early numbers are in, and it looks like Trump drew yet another massive audience to the GOP — the highest in CNN’s history:
Wednesday’s GOP debate appears to be the highest-rated event in CNN’s history, according to preliminary Nielsen …
CNN Debate Will Likely Include Carly Fiorina; She Thanks NRO
Give credit to CNN. They realized their criteria for a September debate was going to use a lot of polls conducted in July, and that simply didn’t make much sense. So they revised the rules.
In May, we announced …
The Shoddiest Media Coverage of Religious Liberty You’ll See Today
The mainstream media coverage of Memories Pizza — and Indiana’s state Religious Freedom Restoration Act generally — has been abysmal. But this segment from CNN manages to gather all the worst aspects of that coverage into just three fearmongering, …
Candy Crowley: ‘Oh My Goodness, the Poor Children.’
CNN’s Candy Crowley slammed a small-town mayor Sunday for not taking a harder line against American citizens who are protesting a flood of illegal immigrants into his town.
Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Murrieta, Calif., mayor Alan Long …
Pier-ing Into the Abyss of Cancellation
A cheery start to the week in the Morning Jolt:
Pier-ing Into the Abyss of Cancellation
Charlie Cooke won’t have Piers Morgan to kick around for much longer. David Carr, media reporter for the New York Times:
There have …
This . . . Is CNN . . . in Trouble.
In today’s Morning Jolt, some deductive reasoning about today’s Obamacare decision, a star of the blogosphere is evacuated in Colorado, and then this long look at the problems of “The Most Trusted Name in News.”
How Do You …
CNN: The Economy ‘Isn’t So Bad’, It’s Just ‘Stagnant.’
I’ll bet every president wished they received as much benefit of the doubt as you see in this CNN headline:
American Sauce: Maybe the economy’s not so bad?
Yes, unemployment is again on the rise and the June …
Palin Isn’t the ‘Through’ CNN Might Want You to Believe
Hey, nothing misleading at all about this CNN headline:
‘I’m through,’ Palin says
What? Retirement? No 2012 bid? Leaving public life? Er, none of those.
Sarah Palin says she’s done.
Done with whining about the media, that is.In …