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  • Swing and a Miss: CNN’s Chris Cillizza Tried Blaming ‘Trumpism’ for GameStop Stock Surge

    01/28/2021 2:01:38 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/28/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    CNN’s Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza was so obsessed with former President Donald Trump that he tried to blame him for an unrelated GameStop stock short squeeze caused by Reddit users. CNN’s never-ending fixation on Trump actually made him look good this time. Cillizza published an absurd story headlined, “How Trumpism explains the GameStop stock surge.” Cillizza bleated: “At the core of Donald Trump's angry populist appeal was -- and is -- this sentiment: The elites think they know better than you. They think they can tell you how to live and what to believe. But guess what? We the people are...
  • Oops! CNN FLASHBACK: ‘Why a Dem Landslide Could Crush the GOP for Next Decade’

    11/06/2020 10:29:52 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops. Again. Don't count your chickens before they hatch, because sometimes you will end up with egg on your face as happened when CNN's Chris Cillizza gleefully anticipated in October that a Blue Wave election would carry over into state legislative races. What brought such joy to Chris was his expectation that those Democrat legislators would redistrict their states congressional delegations to favor their party. Here is Cillizza on October 20 drooling over possibility of new Democrat state legislators in "Why a Democratic landslide in November could crush the GOP for the next decade (or more)."
  • CNN's Cillizza Memory Holes Biden's Debate Pledge to End Oil Industry

    10/24/2020 9:11:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 24, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    During the final 2020 presidential debate on Thursday, Joe Biden made what is perhaps the biggest gaffe in the history of such debates by pledging to bring about the termination of the entire oil industry. As a result, on the following day, the Biden campaign was forced to perform damage control which you can read about in many outlets such as Politico and the Washington Post. Their lame spin is that Biden really didn't mean to end the oil industry, just the subsidies for it. Of course, if you read the transcript of what Biden said, it is obvious that...
  • That Gallup Poll Doesn’t Say What CNN’s Cillizza ‘Thinks’ It Does

    10/12/2020 11:16:54 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/12/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    CNN Politics Reporter Chris Cillizza threw cold water on a newly released Gallup Poll that showed a clear majority (56%) of U.S. registered voters feel better off under President Donald Trump than they did under President Barack Obama. CNN doesn’t want people to think they are better off than four years ago. In an analysis piece headlined, “That Gallup poll doesn't say what Donald Trump thinks it does,” Cillizza didn’t even argue with the results of the Gallup Poll. In fact, to Trump’s tweet of the Gallup results, which he exclaimed were “Highest number on record," Cillizza conceded: “Which, on...
  • OOPS! CNN's Cillizza Spins Democrat Cal Cunningham 'Sexting' Scandal a Bit Too Early

    10/09/2020 5:34:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 9, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Talk about bad timing. In his absurd eagerness to always be spinning in favor of a Democrat (never a Republican) involved in an election campaign, CNN's resident prognosticator Chris Cillizza with a history of often hilarious errors spun himself into a corner on Tuesday. All he had to do was wait a couple of hours and he could have spared himself the embarrassment of portraying the scandal of Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, Cal Cunningham, as just a silly sexting scandal when there was already every sign that it was much more than that.
  • CNN's Cillizza Sides with Anonymous Atlantic Tale, Skips Over the Moustache Man

    09/06/2020 5:09:16 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 6, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN's Chris Cillizza hyped the Atlantic magazine smear upon President Donald Trump on Friday (updated on Saturday) in "Here's the problem for Donald Trump with the Atlantic story." Well, to paraphrase that title, here's the problem for Chris Cillizza with the Atlantic story: it never even mentioned the one very prominent non-anonymous source that came forward to upend that story, namely John Bolton. Since Bolton was very inconvenient to the narrative Cillizza was trying to promote, he simply avoided acknowledging him in any way. Here is Cillizza hyping anonymous sources while skipping mention of a very real credible source that...
  • CNN's Cillizza: Trump Labeling 'Protests' as 'Riots' a Sign of Desperation

    09/01/2020 6:10:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 31, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN's Chris Cillizza might have outdone himself over the past weekend. Although he has long had a reputation for extreme silliness, his analysis about President Donald Trump identifying what are obviously riots as "riots" rather than "protests" are a sign of "desperation," according to Cillizza. What made Cillizza's observation particularly absurd was that the picture at the top of his weekend article (which was updated early Monday morning) showed a large burning building with a couple of armed law enforcement officers in riot gear in the foreground. However, the true icing on the cake of Cillizza's silliness is that he...
  • Media Lies About Trump Mount Rushmore Speech An Ugly Preview Of What’s To Come

    07/08/2020 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    What happens if COVID death rates plummet to the point of no longer being a pandemic threat? The media will turn it on Trump.> Legacy media became predictably hysterical after President Donald Trump’s speech Friday defending American exceptionalism at one of the nation’s most iconic monuments, Mount Rushmore. “We will state the truth in full, without apology: We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on Earth,” Trump proclaimed from the South Dakota Black Hills. “We are proud of the face that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and...
  • The 28 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's Mount Rushmore speech (hurl Alert)

    07/04/2020 2:21:19 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 4th July 2020 | Chris Cillizza
    President Donald Trump jetted to South Dakota on Friday to deliver a paean to what he believes to be is a forgotten America, in the shadow of Mount Rushmore. The speech laid out Trump's consistently grim vision for an America in which he is not its President as he engaged in his usual amount of fact-bending and breaking to serve his rhetorical and political purposes. I went through the transcript -- and pulled out the lines you need to see. 1. "Let us also send our deepest thanks to our wonderful veterans, law enforcement, first responders and the doctors, nurses...
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 301 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • When Fake News Becomes Canonized

    06/24/2020 10:16:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | Michael Brown
    While I rarely use the term “fake news” in my writing, it really does exist. And once it circulates online, it becomes canonized, fixed in the popular mind of the day as if irrefutable truth. Yet it’s becoming more and more difficult to separate truth from fiction when following the news.You’ll read a juicy headline, promising some bombshell information, only to read the article and say, “That’s it?”You’ll see the sensational title of a video only to watch the video and ask, “Where was the shock and awe?”You’ll see a chyron running across the screen, but it doesn’t match the...
  • The Trump presidency is at its absolute lowest point right now [Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large ]

    06/18/2020 1:39:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | June 18, 2020 | Chris Cillizza
    Everywhere Donald Trump looks, he sees political fires that threaten to engulf his presidency. he Supreme Court has handed him two stunning rebukes in the last week -- one on gay rights and the other blocking the President from ending the DACA program. Senate Republicans have shown increasing willingness to buck Trump. On Wednesday every GOP senator wore a mask at a press conference. Sen. Lamar Alexander insisted that there will be a second surge of the coronavirus and Sen. Chuck Grassley announced he would introduce legislation to protect inspectors general as he seeks answers on two firings from last...
  • CNN's Cillizza Repeats Wrong 2016 Prediction: Trump 'Rapidly Slipping Away'

    06/09/2020 3:00:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 9, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you boldly make an incredibly embarrassing prediction that turns out to be horribly wrong, wouldn't you prefer not to make that same mistake again? Most normal people would avoid repeating that error. However, CNN's Chris Cillizza revisited his 2016 electoral prediction and renewed it for 2020. Amazingly the two predictions have almost identical headlines. The 2016 Cillizza prediction appeared in the October 11, 2016 Washington Post in which he (and Aaron Blake) proclaimed that "The 2016 electoral map is rapidly slipping away from Donald Trump." After that prediction flopped, instead of putting it to sleep forever, it looks like...
  • CNN's Chris Cillizza Displays Incredibly Poor Timing on Amy Klobuchar Hype

    05/25/2020 5:04:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 25, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN's Chris Cillizza might want to reconsider his Amy Klobuchar hype. It's not too late for a major revision. At 4:34 PM ET on Thursday, CNN's Chris Cillizza had his vice presidential rankings published. It is something Cillizza has done for the past few weeks in which the women that apparent Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden might pick are ranked as to their order of probability of being chosen. For the past few weeks, Senator Amy Klobuchar has settled in at second spot right behind Senator Kamala Harris in first place. However, Cillizza also added a bit of hype for...
  • Trump returns to a familiar obsession: Russia

    05/10/2020 4:43:26 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2020 | Chris Cillizza
    Faced with the grim reality that coronavirus isn't going anywhere anytime soon and polling that suggests he is a clear underdog to Joe Biden in the fall campaign, President Donald Trump is returning his attention to an old favorite: The idea that the so-called "deep state" -- including outgoing President Barack Obama! -- sought to sabotage his presidency before it ever began with allegations of Russian collusion. "They tried to take down the President of the United States, a sitting, duly elected president of the United States before I even won," Trump told "Fox & Friends" during a nearly-hour-long phone...
  • Is Joe Biden out of the woods?

    05/03/2020 8:29:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 9:54 PM ET, Sun May 3, 2020 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    The big question now for Biden and Reade is whether the public is satisfied with his denial. Or whether these lingering questions demand a deeper look. The New York Times editorial board is very much in the latter camp. They wrote over the weekend of Biden's denial: "This is a start, but it does not go far enough. Any serious inquiry must include the trove of records from Mr. Biden's Senate career that he donated to the University of Delaware in 2012." Biden has insisted those records have no personnel files and are therefore irrelevant. Does the public agree? Has...
  • Coronavirus: CNN's Cillizza Avoids History to Claim Trump Rewrites History

    04/03/2020 2:46:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 3, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN's Chris Cillizza has a problem. In order for him to claim that President Donald Trump is "rewriting history" concerning his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, he has to avoid an important chunk of that history. The irony is that it turns out that Cillizza himself is the one that is rewriting history by failing to report on a important decision by Trump early in the outbreak that significantly reduced the number of coronavirus cases in the United States during the early stages. Cillizza found it so urgent to make his claim about rewriting history that he wrote two stories...
  • Does America need Journalists?

    04/02/2020 5:03:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    American Thinker,com ^ | April 2, 2020 | Fletch Daniels
    Chris Cillizza of CNN sent one of the most unintentionally hilarious posts into the Twittersphere when he proudly displayed his new (and ugly) sweater that read “America Needs Journalists.” Apart from the obvious tone-deafness of the message being sent at a time when most American would gladly trade the entire CNN staff for a single grocery store worker, trucker, medic, or just about anything else, this intrepid CNN American hero stumbled upon a sentiment that conservatives can fully get behind. America does need journalists. Too bad we have so few of them. Irony is never quite as thick as when...
  • Forget about doctors and nurses for a minute and take in Chris Cillizza’s ‘America Needs Journalists’ sweatshirt

    03/31/2020 5:42:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 30, 2020 | Brett T.
    What can we say other than CNN’s Chris Cillizza is the proud owner of an “America Needs Journalists” sweatshirt and he decided to show it off during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CNN's Chris Cillizza mocked for telling Trump viruses 'don't, uh, recognize borders'

    03/24/2020 12:04:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza was widely mocked on social media on Monday while attempting to mock President Trump for his vocal stance on borders amid the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has long supported strengthening the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico, but as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, there has been a renewed call to increase border security to crack down on the transmission of the virus on top of the travel ban he had set against China as well as the majority of Europe. On Monday morning, Trump touted his support for strong borders on social media.