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Comic Raises $125K for Atheist Tornado Survivor

Doug Stanhope liked her candid CNN interview

(Newser) - Abrasive stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is helping out a few people in need—if not in the most charitable spirit. The funny man known for drinking and smoking on-stage has raised more than $100,000 for an Oklahoma family whose house was leveled by a tornado earlier this year, Raw... More »

Stewart Rips CNN for Boston 'Exclusive'

It was exclusive 'because it was completely f---ing wrong,' he says

(Newser) - CNN reported yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing, with Wolf Blitzer touting the network's "dramatic, exclusive reporting." Just one problem: There was no arrest, and the network eventually backtracked . Cue Jon Stewart: "There was a very good reason why this... More »

CNN Should 'Fire Everyone'

Wolf Blitzer 'plainly an idiot': Alex Pareene

(Newser) - With CNN's president leaving at the end of the year, it's time for a shake-up at the struggling network: It needs to get people to watch even when there isn't currently a major disaster happening. At Salon , Alex Pareene offers a handy first step: "Fire everyone.... More »

Debate Crowd Cheers Letting Uninsured Die

'Yeah,' audience yells when Blitzer asks about letting them go

(Newser) - One of the most macabre moments of last night's GOP candidate debate occurred when members of the audience cheered the idea of letting people without health insurance die. "What do you tell a guy who is sick, goes into a coma and doesn't have health insurance? Who... More »

Obama on GOP Field: 'I'll Be Ready for Them'

Talks election, economy with Wolf Blitzer

(Newser) - President Obama is not too concerned with the 2012 election right now, he says: “I'll let (the Republicans) winnow it down a little bit.” But when the time comes, “I'll be ready for them,” he tells Wolf Blitzer in a CNN interview . Discussing the... More »

CNN's Screen Crawl Gets Anti-Semitic

Whoops! No one at the network appears to edit Twitter captions

(Newser) - CNN’s attempt to keep it real by running viewers’ Twitter comments on its screen crawl got a little too real yesterday. During a discussion about US-Israel relations between Wolf Blitzer and Rick Sanchez, the bottom of the screen ran tweets—replies to Sanchez's Twitter feed—that included “Israel... More »

Giuliani: 'I Do Remember Sept. 11'

Usually notes 9/11, just forgot in earlier interview

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani backtracked this evening on his earlier statement that there had been no domestic terror attacks under President Bush, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he indeed remembers the events of Sept. 11, 2001. “I usually say, ‘We had no major domestic attacks under President Bush since... More »

Admit It Wolf, You Smoked Pot

It's no big deal, so stop getting all secretive about it

(Newser) - Wolf Blitzer can stay calm and collected on nearly any subject—except when marijuana comes up. Yesterday, during a discussion of Barney Frank’s brush with pot, the anchor noted that he couldn’t recognize the plant but could recognize the smell, then got flummoxed when asked to elaborate. And... More »

Attack Teflon Barack, and You'll Be Sorry

Foes offend, apologize; Obama polishes his halo by forgiving

(Newser) - Barack Obama has accepted a lot of apologies this election cycle, and each has made the Democrat stronger, notes Politico writer Ben Smith. From Joe Biden’s “articulate and … clean” gaffe to Bill Cunningham’s attempts to accent his middle name, opponents are always stepping over a line... More »

'The Best Political Team on Television'? Says Who?

Incessant repetition of slogan undercuts CNN

(Newser) - The day of the New Hampshire primary was a big deal for CNN—so big that network honchos apparently couldn't resist forcing on-air talent to repeat their marketing slogan—“the best political team on television”—more than 50 times, by Jack Shafer's count. The cranky Slate media critic... More »

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