Posts Tagged ‘cnn’

Osama Bin Laden dead. News round-up.

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Wall Street Journal - Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

ABC - Osama bin Laden Killed; ID Confirmed by DNA Testing

AP - Sources: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead

Politico - Osama bin Laden killed

Erick Erickson – Congratulations to the United States military and intelligence community for a job well done

Fox News - Usama bin Laden Is Dead, Sources Say

CNN - Osama bin Laden, the face of terror, killed in Pakistan

MarketWatch - Laden killed near Islamabad, according to a report

LA Times - CIA operation kills Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

Reuters - Factbox: Who was Osama bin Laden?

BBC – Osama Bin Laden is dead

The Hill – Osama bin Laden is dead

Opinion: Compare CNN’s visual treatment of two US Senators who admitted affairs, Republican John Ensign and Democrat John Edwards

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Here’s a photo from a June 16 article of John Ensign:

And here’s a photo of John Edwards from a June 18 story:

CNN: Dick Cheney’s favorability increasing, now at 37%; Bush at 41%

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Fifty-five percent of people questioned in the poll say they have an unfavorable opinion of the former vice president. Thirty-seven percent say they have a favorable opinion of Cheney, up eight points from January when he left office.

In the past two months the former vice president has become a frequent critic of the new Administration in numerous national media interviews.

“Is Cheney’s uptick due to his visibility as one of the most outspoken critics of the Obama administration?  Almost certainly not,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Former President George W. Bush’s favorable rating rose six points in that same time period, and Bush has not given a single public speech since he left office.”

The poll suggests that 41 percent of Americans hold a favorable opinion of the former president, with 57 percent viewing him unfavorably.

Kraske ignores internal data in poll

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009


In the Prime Buzz blog, Steve Kraske follows CNN’s lead and ignores the internals of a recent Quinnipiac poll, that show Toomey getting 33 percent to Specter’s 53% if the election were today — even though Quinnipiac finds that only 33% know enough about Toomey to form an opinion!

Pennsylvania voters approve 56 – 36 percent, including 81 – 10 percent among Democrats, of the job Specter is doing. By a 52 – 34 percent margin, voters have a favorable opinion of Specter. Toomey gets a 20 – 13 percent favorability, but 67 percent don’t know enough about him to form an opinion. Ridge gets a 55 – 19 percent favorability.

CNN in third place in prime time for first time: AP

Monday, March 30th, 2009


NEW YORK (AP) – CNN is poised to finish March third in the prime-time weeknight ratings behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the first time this has ever happened for the channel that pioneered the cable news genre nearly three decades ago.

CNN says its overall business is healthy and it is not straying from its straight news path. But it is suffering more audience erosion than its rivals since the peak days of the presidential election, further proof that the opinionated prime-time shows on Fox and MSNBC have greater audience loyalty.

CNN’s weekday prime-time ratings are relatively flat compared to last year during the primary campaign, up 1 percent from March 2008, according to Nielsen Media Research. Fox’s ratings have jumped 30 percent and MSNBC, the new No. 2, is up 24 percent. The biggest growth in cable news is for CNN’s partner, Headline News, which is up 62 percent.

Fox remains on a mountain above its two closest competitors, with its prime-time audience in March more than that of MSNBC and CNN combined. “The O’Reilly Factor” has done particularly well, keeping more of its postelection audience than anything else on CNN and MSNBC.