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  • CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”

    08/18/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 110 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Robert Farago
    CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?” By Robert Farago on August 17, 2014 “On Thursday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest [lawyer] Jeffrey Toobin why police weren’t instructed to “shoot to injure,” instead of kill,” talkingpointsmemo.com reports. “Blitzer’s questions arose during a discussion on the unfurling conflict in Ferguson, Mo. over the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. ‘They often shoot to kill,’ Blitzer said of police. ‘Why do they have to shoot to kill? Why can’t they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think they’re in danger. Why...
  • Israeli Analyst: Hamas Has 3,000 Elite Soldiers Ready to Die in Suicide Attacks on Israel

    08/02/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 1, 2014 | Sara Carter
    An Israeli analyst told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday morning that he received information from reliable sources that 3,000 Hamas elite soldiers told their families goodbye and appear ready to carry out suicide attacks on Israel. Middle East analyst Gershon Baskin said that all the fighters were equipped with suicide vests and that they had expected to die in terrorist attacks. Baskin spoke just hours after a Hamas suicide attack, believed to have been conducted by the group’s militant wing Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, killed two Israeli soldiers. During the surprise Hamas attack, which happened two hours into the 72-hour agreement for...
  • Wolf Blitzer Plays Republican Strategist

    04/28/2014 10:20:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    You're just going to have to try harder, Wolf. Your performance as a Republican strategist attempting to provide "helpful" advice is still far from convincing. Wolf Blitzer took on the role of Republican strategist last Friday on CNN's Wolf by giving advice on which presidential candidate would be best for Republicans in 2016. You can read Wolf exchanging views with Gloria Borger on how to best help the Republicans succeed in the transcript below. The very idea that Wolf and Gloria want to be helpful is entirely laughable but it is fun to see them go through the motions. Of...
  • Report: Wendy Davis caught up in FBI investigation

    04/19/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/14 | Alex Pappas
    The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponent’s campaign calls a “bombshell.” The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents “related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.” The news outlet said it’s unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.
  • POLL: CNN'S WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGN FOR WENDY DAVIS BACKFIRES

    04/18/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    For over a week in February, led by Wolf Blitzer, CNN devoted countless hours to boost Wendy Davis, the abortion extremist Democrat running to become governor of Texas. Using a guilt-by-association tactic, Blitzer and CNN relentlessly hurled fireballs at Davis's Republican opponent Greg Abbott for sharing a stage with right-wing rocker Ted Nugent, who had called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" months before. A just-released polls shows that CNN turning itself into a full-bodied campaign outlet for Davis definitely failed to the move the ball for Davis, but might have even backfired. Abbott is currently surging past Davis by a...
  • Bob Kerrey Calls Obama a Delusional Liar; Renders Himself MSM Nonperson

    03/29/2014 4:52:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 29, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if a former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator had called a current Republican president a delusional liar whose programs are wasteful. Would the mainstream media not be all over the story? Such a person would be interviewed at length by Wolf Blitzer on CNN as well as made the rounds of the morning talk shows and the Sunday news programs as well. The media buzz would be red hot on this topic for days extending into weeks. Well, there is such a person but because he is a Democrat saying these things about President Obama, we can expect...
  • Vanity: Has CNN's Wolf Blitzer gone totally hysterical about the Malaysia Air situation?

    03/13/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 47 replies
    SELF
    Been watching coverage on CNN about the Malaysia Airlines matter and Wolf Blitzer is starting to sound as hysterical as Nancy Grace. Hypothesizing more than other network anchors and very repetitious. What gives? He's usually as cool as a cucumber... Anderson Cooper seems more calm and collected these days...
  • Wolf Blitzer: So, why won’t the White House reveal the text of this Iranian deal?

    01/23/2014 4:04:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    That the rest of the P5+1 group doesn’t want it put out there is the official story, but I doubt The Most Transparent Administration, Evah minds much — it can hardly hurt if the whole thing just happens to look a little more hardcore than it really is, eh? If Tehran is making out that the White House’s comments are meant for positive optics in the United States (read: This deal is super-duper tough, and there’s no need to push for any further economic sanctions), while the White House is making out that Tehran’s comments are meant for positive optics...
  • Chris Christie Calls for Bipartisanship as Democrats Pack Panel to Bring Him Down

    01/21/2014 4:21:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, Bret Baier at Fox News tweeted that he's heard the same thing: Wealthy Republican donors are starting to give up on Chris Christie for 2016. F. Chuck Todd at NBC News has tweeted the same thing. "Some GOP Donors Think Christie's '2016 Hopes are Done.'" Today, Christie gave his inaugural address to commence his second term as governor of New Jersey. Among the things he said: "We must shun partisanship. We must take action on behalf of the people." CHRISTIE: We cannot fall victim to the attitude of Washington, DC, the attitude that says, "I am...
  • CNN’s Van Jones: Obama’s Latest Comments on Race ‘Honest and Accurate’

    01/20/2014 2:03:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 20, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    What did CNN’s Crossfire host Van Jones think when he read President Barack Obama’s latest quote about race in this week’s New Yorker profile by David Remnick? “I thought that actually was a pretty honest and accurate assessment.” “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama told Remnick during one of their many interviews over the last few months. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit...
  • Issa: 'I'll vote for a clean CR'

    10/15/2013 6:01:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he would vote for a “clean CR” to end the government shutdown. “I’ll vote for a clean CR," Issa told CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. “Republicans in the House have always been for a clean CR increase if it meant we began the serious negotiations on the kinds of reforms that need to happen…entitlements as a shortcut for it. That's what the deal is about right now.” Democrats have pressed Republicans to bring a continuing resolutio to the floor that funds the government and does nothing else for weeks. GOP leaders have...
  • Dennis Kucinich says attack on Syria will make U.S. "al-Qaida's air force" (Does MSNBC & CNN agree?

    08/28/2013 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 8/28/2013 (8:17 am) | Sabrina Eaton
    Former Cleveland congressman Dennis Kucinich, who has met repeatedly with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, was quoted yesterday in a Capitol Hill newspaper as saying that a U.S. military strike on Syria would turn the U.S. military into "al Qaida's air force." ...
  • Biden cancels annual summer beach party

    Vice President Joe Biden will not be throwing his annual beach party for journalists this summer, POLITICO has learned. Since 2010, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have invited top journalists to their home at the Naval Observatory for a beach bash that has included Super Soaker fights, face painting, and a moon bounce. Past guests have included then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow, CBS's Bob Schieffer, ABC's Ann Compton, PBS's Gwen Ifill and New York Times reporter David Sanger, among many others. The Vice President's...
  • Texans pray for Boston’s blast victims; Stockman wants Wolf Blitzer to apologize

    04/15/2013 3:41:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas on the Potomac ^ | April 15, 2013 | Richard Dunham
    Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest member of the Texas congressional delegation, and Rep. Pete Gallego, its newest member, spoke for their Texas colleagues in the aftermath of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. "My thoughts and prayers are with those in Boston." - Rep. Hall #prayforboston 9:17 PM - 15 Apr 13 Pete Gallego âś” @RepPeteGallego Listening 2 details re Boston Marathon bombs. Evil like that still boggles my mind. God always sees the truth. Justice comes. 8:55 PM - 15 Apr 13 Rep. Steve Stockman, a Republican from Friendswood, shared those sentiments. Rep. Steve Stockman @SteveWorks4You Please pray for...
  • Video: CNN’s Blitzer indulges in the irresistible urge to speculate (Is it Patriot's Day?)

    04/15/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Plenty of outrage coming from Twitter about this and other instances of media speculation in the wake of the multiple explosions in Boston today, and it's worth discussing separately from Allahpundit's excellent tracking post on the main story. Wolf Blitzer is covering the story for CNN at its headquarters, and he filled the time by speculating that today's Patriot Day holiday in Massachusetts might have something to do with the apparent bombing of the Boston Marathon:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “One intriguing notion, one intriguing thought here, and I’m curious, Mike, and I’ll ask Matt to weigh in as...
  • Cruz gets Blitzed (By the Wolf)

    01/04/2013 9:27:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/04/2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Talk about a reality check: CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer told tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Thursday that he has to "deal with reality" in the Senate and "can't be overly idealistic." In one of his first interviews since being sworn into Congress earlier in the day, Cruz told CNN that he would not have voted in favor of the fiscal cliff compromise, calling it a "lousy deal." "Look, it wasn't a perfect deal. Nobody was thrilled by it, but you got a deal with what's doable in a divided Congress like we have," Blitzer told him. “The only reason...
  • Former Obama Czar Calls Romney 'Douche' On CNN -- Update: Jones Apologizes

    10/16/2012 4:15:15 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2012 | John Nolte
    During the second half of the 4PM Eastern hour on CNN's "Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Obama's former Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, referred to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney as a "douche" twice -- on the air. The moment came during a political panel hosted by CNN's senior political analyst Gloria Borger. Other panelists included former Bush White House spokesman Ari Fleischer and former GOP Congressman JC Watts. The discussion surrounded Obama's dwindling advantage with women voters.
  • DNC Chair Gets Blitzed By Wolf On False Medicare Attacks

    08/14/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/13/12 | Wolf Blitzer/Debbie Blabbermouth
    On "Situation Room" DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has no answers to Wolf Blitzer's questions on Medicare attacks (August 13, 2012).
  • New CNN report: Superior enhancement finds NO RACIAL SLUR on Zimmerman's 911 call

    04/04/2012 7:30:02 PM PDT · by gopcharger · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/04/2102 | Wolf Blitzer
    <p>Enhanced audio shows no racial slur was uttered by Zimmerman in his 911 call. "This is now the clearest audio we have heard of George Zimmerman's call."</p> <p>Equipment used for enhancement superior to first enhancement equipment.</p> <p>The same two who listened to the original enhancement and believed there was a racial slur (CNN technician and Gary Tuchman) now agree Zimmmerman said "f...king COLD"</p>
  • Haley on Romney's 'golden bullet'

    04/05/2012 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/5/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday the leading Republican presidential candidate was carrying a "golden bullet" to connect with women voters. Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the Palmetto State Republican said Mitt Romney's wife Ann, along with the candidate himself, would need to answer women with concerns about his platform. Polls released in the past week show Romney trailing President Barack Obama by a large margin among female voters. "If Gov. Romney has not related to women, he needs to get out there and talk about the issues they care about," Haley...
  • BLITZER’S BLOG: Nervous about North Korea

    01/02/2012 4:52:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/02/12 | Wolf Blitzer
    BLITZER’S BLOG: Nervous about North Korea By Wolf Blitzer, CNN Atlanta (CNN) - Even while I’m here at the CNN Election Center in Atlanta getting ready for the Iowa caucuses, I’m hearing disturbing murmurings from my national security sources in Washington about North Korea. They clearly don’t know what the new leadership in Pyongyang is going to do, but they are bracing for a possible provocation on the Korean peninsula. The U.S. fear is that the new leader, Kim Jong Un, is going to orchestrate some risky act against South Korea to create tension. The goal would be to help...
  • Gingrich admits Romney would be on his short list for VP

    12/08/2011 7:27:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 137 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 12-08-2011 | Tina Korbe
    Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he would consider Mitt Romney to be a potential running mate (VIDEO). The interview is very much in keeping with Gingrich’s “keep it classy” campaign theme so far — and he treaded lightly, sounding neither overly enthusiastic about a VP Romney nor overly displeased with the idea. But why did he take the bait at all? He could just as easily have remained indifferent, have answered with a simple, “I’d have to give it thought.” He won’t win over Romney supporters — and he significantly owes his own surge to the appetite for an...
  • With No Specifics to the Accusations, Herman Cain Wins This Fight

    11/04/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | 11/04/2011 | By Jim Geraghty
    Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the former employees of the National Restaurant Association who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, spoke to Wolf Blitzer live on CNN moments ago. Bennett said that in his legal opinion, what occurred between Cain and his client met the legal definition of sexual harassment. But despite repeated questions from Blitzer, he refused to specify what the alleged actions were, and he said his client would not be appearing to shed any further light on the matter. When Blitzer pointed out Cain’s vehement, blanket denial, Bennett replied, “In all my years of lawyering,...
  • CNN's Wolf Blitzer Skips Gridiron Dinner to Do His Job; Barack Obama Does Not

    03/12/2011 6:04:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 | Kristinn
    Just wanted to point out that CNN's Wolf Blitzer chose to do his job tonight, reporting on the disaster in Japan, rather than attend the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C.Barack Obama, who earlier in the day went golfing at Andrews Air Force Base, is attending the Gridiron Club dinner.Politico has a pre-event report on the dinner.
  • Blitzer headed to North Korea (CNN's Wolf to tag along Bill Richardson)

    12/15/2010 8:47:29 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Wolf Blitzer
    Blitzer headed to North Korea By: CNN’s “The Situation Room” Anchor Wolf Blitzer Beijing, China (CNN) - New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson arrived here just a little while ago - a short layover on the way to Pyongyang, North Korea. I am traveling with him covering his four day private visit to North Korea. I've been to China and South Korea - including the DMZ - but never to North Korea and am looking forward to seeing it.
  • Bill Maher Stands by Comments About Being Worried Islam Taking Over the World...

    11/01/2010 8:34:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 75 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | Monday, November 1, 2010 | ZIP
    ...about comments he made on Real Time regarding the 'alarming' number of 'baby Mohammeds' in England. Maher told Wolf Blitzer that he felt no need to "apologize for being a proud Westerner," or for being worried that "Muslim people in these [Western] societies are having babies" at a faster clip than non-Muslims.And when I say Westerner, I mean someone who believes in the values that Western people believe in that a lot of the Muslim world does not. Like separation of church and state. Like equality of the sexes. Like respect for minorities, free elections, free speech, freedom to gather....
  • Wolf Blitzer Apologizes for 'Dept. of Jihad?' Chyron

    03/06/2010 10:28:21 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 18 replies · 723+ views
    TV Newser ^ | March 6, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    Last evening on "The Situation Room," CNN's Wolf Blitzer apologized for CNN's use of the text "DEPT. OF JIHAD?" used to tease a story about a video produced by the group "Keep America Safe" on Thursday's program: We had a graphic on the screen that said "department of jihad" followed by a question mark and many of you tweeted me that you found that graphic to be offensive. I agree, it was. The graphic referenced a video produced by Liz Cheney's organization "Keep America Safe." Their video features those words on screen questioning the loyalty of justice department attorneys who...
  • Rush Limbaugh Hammers CNN's Wolf Blitzer for Bias on Reporting Low Obama Approval Numbers - Video

    02/14/2010 6:14:18 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 1,567+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Rush Limbaugh taking apart Wolf Blitzer for his bias in favor of President Obama and against George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. Limbaugh plays clips from one day in 2006 when Blitzer repeatedly headlined President Bush's declining poll numbers. He then played what Blitzer had to say recently about Obama's declining poll numbers. The contrast is striking. (VIDEO)
  • Video of Wolf Blitzer Identifying Fort Hood Shooter; Shepherd Smith Does Not Report Name - Videos

    11/05/2009 3:51:56 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 605+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN's Wolf Blitzer confirming the identity of the primary shooter at the Fort Hood Mass Killing today as Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (previously called Malik Nadal Hasan), a doctor who worked in metal health. Below is video of Fox News' Shepherd Smith identifying the shooter as a "high ranking" official, but not giving the actual name of the shooter for some reason . . . Fox News has since also identified the name of the primary shooter. . . . (VIDEOS)
  • Wolf Blitzer Interviews Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, and Anita Dunn - Video

    11/02/2009 5:02:37 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 416+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 02, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of CNN's Wolf Blitzer interviewing Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, and Anita Dunn. Blitzer asked if there was anything they wish they had done "a little different." Axelrod answered "by in large things have gone as we intended." Axelrod said that Obama "does about two hours of homework every night and then he reads books and magazines after he's done with that." (Video)
  • CNN Fact-Checks SNL's Spoof on Obama

    10/06/2009 8:49:04 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 83 replies · 2,713+ views
    youtube.com ^ | The milisecond after SNLive dared to air it | youtube/SNLIVE
    Watch the SNLIVE skit on Obama. http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/obama-address/11632 Then Watch CNN's Wolf Blitzer bug-out about it because it is critical of 0bama and says he has done=NOTHING.I think CNN is going to meltdown. It is comedy gold.Watch below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7x-dzXVcOw&feature=player_embedded
  • CNN Fact-Checks SNL's Obama "Do Nothing" Skit - Video

    10/05/2009 5:20:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,623+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 5, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of CNN "fact-checking" SNL's Obama "do nothing" skit. CNN's Kareen Wynter reported "some observers say sure we are just talking comedy here, but on many points SNL couldn't have been more off the mark." CNN talked to Bill Adair who said "this is not a fair portrayal of how Obama's done, but it's comedy it doesn't have to be fair." (Video)
  • Wolf Blitzer Flunks ‘Jeopardy

    09/21/2009 5:26:21 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-19-09 | Don Irvine
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer flunked out on the "Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational" Thursday where he wound up $4600 in the hole. From the Politico with video included. He apparently didn't know as much as he thought he did.
  • Wolf Blitzer lost on &#8220;Jeopardy,&#8221; baby

    09/18/2009 1:27:01 PM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 47 replies · 1,814+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/2009 | Don Surber
    CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer did not look so happy as he competed with actress Dana Delany and comedian Andy Richter in a round of “Celebrity Jeopardy.” The photo shows the scores at the end of the first two rounds. For “Final Jeopardy,” Alex Trebek was nice and wiped out that nasty negative number, credited him with $1,000 and Wolf nailed that final answer with the correct question.
  • CNN's Wolf Blitzer On Celebrity Jeopardy Finishes Game With Minus-$4600 (Video)

    09/18/2009 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 30 replies · 2,200+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/18/09 | talkradio03
    I don't wanna ever hear how smart this guy is, Wolf Blitzer with the lowest negative score I've ever witnessed in 15 years of watching Jeopardy, he was up againt Andy Richter...
  • Wolf Bombs on 'Jeopardy!'

    09/18/2009 7:59:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 75 replies · 6,447+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/18/09 | staff
    It was a rough night for CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday night's "Jeopardy!" The "Situation Room" anchor came in last -- and even in the red before Final Jeopardy -- and lost to Dana Delany and Andy Richter. (see video)
  • CNN Finally Reports on ACORN Story; Blitzer Says it was done by "Political Activists" - Video

    09/11/2009 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 44 replies · 1,391+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 11, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of CNN finally reporting on the ACORN undercover story. Wolf Blitzer said "this so called sting operation was conducted by political activists." (Watch Video)
  • Countdown Clock Overkill (What's With All the Countdown Clocks On Cable TV?)

    07/24/2009 3:36:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 471+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 24, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hours before the presidential news conference about health care, I flipped on MSNBC and saw their prominent countdown clock marking the hours, minutes, and seconds until the the appointed time. Then I switched to CNN. Same thing but with the added touch of a SECOND countdown, “Countdown to Black In America 2.” Here is my impression of all this countdown frenzy: WOLF BLITZER: Good afternoon. This is Wolf Blitzer at the Situation Room Mission Control. In just 7 hours the President will be holding a press conference on his health care plan. Over to you, John King… JOHN KING: Uh,...
  • Trump On Madoff Mess: Millionaires of the World, Unite!

    12/18/2008 2:28:28 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 1,599+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Poor schlumps out there know how to get along with next to nothing. But these were multi-millionaires that Bernard Madoff wiped out: show some sympathy! That was The Donald's daffy drift in speaking to Wolf Blitzer on this afternoon's Situation Room on CNN. View video here. DONALD TRUMP: They put 100% of their money with this character, this sleazebag. 100% and they're wiped out. And you know, it's one thing when you grow up and you don't have money or you get to a certain age and you don't: you learn to live. [But] these people have had hundreds of...
  • CNN's Wolf Blitzer: 'Most of the Scandals... Have Involved Republicans'

    12/09/2008 6:03:21 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 102 replies · 4,014+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 12/9/2008 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's Situation Room, CNN host Wolf Blitzer tried to downplay the significance of the arrest of the Democratic governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich by making an unequivocal statement about Republicans: "You know, most of the scandals -- most of the political scandals...in recent years have involved Republicans...and they're all pretty well-known." He continued by labeling the Democrat’s apprehension a "huge embarrassment." Blitzer made the remark to Karen Finney, the communications director for the Democratic National Committee, during the regular "Strategy Session" segment. Finney appeared with Republican strategist John Feehery, and the three discussed the political implications of Blagojevich's arrest....
  • Sarah Palin says that she is open to running for President of the United States in 2012

    11/13/2008 1:31:17 PM PST · by TheFourthMagi · 17 replies · 1,164+ views
    Spend six minutes with Sarah: video here. Wolf Blitzer never had a chance.
  • Wolf Blitzer 'Attacked' by 'Hologram'

    11/12/2008 4:42:25 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 300+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 12, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    It's not exactly an earth shattering scandal but CNN did get caught in a bit of a fib when they declared they were the first to use hologram technology in a broadcast featuring Wolf Blitzer interviewing a Jessica Yellin "hologram" on election day. I put "hologram" in quotes because a perturbed Don Reisinger of CNET News declared that it was false advertising since CNN wasn't using a real hologram. CNN soon backed down from their hologram claim in the face of not only criticism but mockery from the other networks. I suppose the best way to respond is by humor...
  • CNN's 'Hologram' Toy Gets Panned by CNET News

    11/06/2008 2:14:54 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies · 1,910+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN has a wonderful new toy that they seem to love playing around with. It's called a "hologram." I put "hologram" in quotes because according to an annoyed Don Reisinger of CNET News, it's not really a hologram. You can get an idea of just how upset Reisinger was with the CNN "hologram" by the very title of his CNET story, "Stop the Insanity: CNN's 'hologram' was horrendous." Can someone please explain to me why so many people are making a big deal about this CNN "hologram" that the channel unveiled during election coverage Tuesday night? See, Don, CNN found...
  • YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS! Lady Rothschild takes down Wolf Blitz!

    09/17/2008 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 161 replies · 765+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9-17-08 | Lynn Rothschild
    This lady was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! She NAILS it!!!!!! McCain needs to get her on the trail ASAP!!!!!!!
  • Wolf Rides to Ridge's Defense

    08/19/2008 2:29:41 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 132+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wolf Blitzer for one apparently doesn't think Tom Ridge's pro-choice position should disqualify him as John McCain's VP pick. The former Pennsylvania congressman and governor was a guest on this afternoon's Situation Room, and Blitzer began by playing a clip of Rush Limbaugh urging McCain not to pick a pro-choice running mate, saying it would "obliterate all the progress that he experienced" at the Saddleback forum. Ridge surmised that "Rush and everybody else hopefully can see that there's a clear choice regardless of the vice-presidential candidate. A choice that says that John McCain is needed now as president of the...
  • I, Albright: First-Person Singular 20 Times in Pro-Hillary CNN Interview

    02/26/2008 2:26:01 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 89+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What is it with these Hillary surrogates putting themselves in the limelight? Bill has famously turned the focus on himself, in effect giving Hillary's concession speech on a recent losing night and more recently exhorting people to elect "me." Today it was Madeleine Albright's turn. Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on this afternoon's Situation Room ostensibly for purposes of promoting Hillary Clinton, Madame Secretary managed to use the "I" word 20 times in under four minutes. Throw in one "my" and another "myself" and that's more than a score of self references. View edited video clip here.
  • Begala: Bush Less Popular Than 'Venereal Disease'

    12/10/2007 3:36:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 111 replies · 326+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just in case you thought there was a limit to the vulgarity of Paul Begala . . . Bill Clinton's former adviser was a guest on the Situation Room this aftern0on on CNN. Talk turned to the strategy Republicans should adopt in upcoming special elections. WOLF BLITZER: How much of a lightning rod -- you're an expert on this subject -- will Hillary Clinton be for Republicans out there, cause they're already, in some of these special elections that are coming up, they're already pointed to her to try to help Republican candidates? View video here.
  • The Vast Left-Wing/CNN Conspiracy (Even the San Francisco Chronicle gets it!)

    11/29/2007 5:43:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 154+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 29 2007 | Joe Garofoli
    Remember the gay retired brigadier general who chastised Republicans for their stance on gays in the military at Wednesday's CNN/YouTube debate? Turns out Keith Kerr was packing a partisan sword. He's served as a member of an advisory team on gay and lesbian issues to the Sen. Hillary Clinton Campaign. In the words of CNN's debate crew: D'oh! And here's Anderson Cooper falling on his nonpartisan sword. So how did this slip under CNN's radar? Maybe CNN could have checked its own website. Instead, they paid for Kerr's airfare and hotel to St. Petersburg for the debate. This is a...
  • CNN Defends Debate, Says Vetting Was 'Focused on the Questions'

    11/29/2007 5:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 316+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 29, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    CNN is defending its job in vetting questions for last night's debate, reports Politico's Kenneth Vogel: The retired general who quizzed Republican presidential candidates about gays and lesbians in the military was not the only person linked to a Democratic presidential candidate who got to ask a question at Wednesday’s CNN/YouTube debate. CNN also aired questions from supporters of Democratic candidates John Edwards and Barack Obama. And that’s fine by the network, which is standing by its question selection process and lashing out at critics who say the debate demonstrated CNN’s liberal bias. “We’re focused on the questions, not the...
  • Howie Takes a Hike on Wolf's Weakness

    11/18/2007 11:38:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 56+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "CNN's 'Reliable Sources' is one of television's only regular programs to examine how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover." -- from CNN's "Reliable Sources" website [emphasis added]. Can there be any doubt that, when it comes to "how journalists do their job," the story of the week was Wolf Blitzer's spectacular failure to do his? Going into Thursday's debate, the big question was how Hillary was going to deal with the inevitable grilling over her flip-flopping on the issue of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. But when Blitzer finally got around to the...