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Why The Stanford Sexual Assault Victim Is Remaining Anonymous

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women

The victim of a 2015 sexual assault at Stanford University said Tuesday that she's remaining anonymous not only to safeguard her privacy, but also to ...

CNN Host Lets Sexual Assault Victim's Powerful Statement Speak For Itself

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women

In a moving stand against silencing rape victims, CNN host Ashleigh Banfield dedicated more than 20 minutes of airtime on Monday to reading nearly the...

CNN Host Asks If Jefferson Memorial Is Equal With Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media

While discussing the movement to eradicate the presence of the Confederate flag, a CNN host asked whether we should also bring down a monument to a pr...

Brian Stelter Reports From Mom's House On Christmas

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.26.2014 | Media

Brian Stelter isn't going to let a little thing like Christmas stand in his way of reporting the news. Following a segment on the release of Sony'...

Ashleigh Banfield Slams Philip Seymour Hoffman's Dealer

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield said Philip Seymour Hoffman's drug dealer should be held responsible for the actor's apparent drug overdose Sunday night. P...

WATCH: CNN Host Blows Up At GOP Rep

Posted 11.30.2013 | Media

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield brawled with two House Republicans on the eve of a government shutdown on Monday. Things were tense from the start when Rep...

This Video Of CNN Ignoring Egypt Crisis Says It All

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.03.2013 | Media

People watching CNN on Wednesday morning experienced what was possibly the most richly symbolic example of American networks' relative indifference to...

Advice for The Newsroom: You Want BS? Talk to a General. You Want Reality? Talk to a Grunt

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media
Chez Pazienza

When half the people consulting on your show about how a newsroom operates -- a show that's called The Newsroom -- now lead lives that often involve working half-days and being ushered to and from work in free town cars, realism is going to suffer.

WATCH: Something's Off About This CNN Interview

Posted 05.09.2013 | Media

CNN aired a split screen interview between Ashleigh Banfield and Nancy Grace on Tuesday. The only problem? The two hosts appeared to be speaking from ...

WATCH: Bush Attorney General Makes Surprising Comment About Weed

Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general who served under George W. Bush, doesn't seem to have a problem if people in Washington and Colorado wan...

'This Problem Is Going To Be Solved'

Posted 11.15.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered a review of what (or who) is to blame for Florida's second major voting debacle. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner...

Joe Walsh Loses It During Interview: 'Ashleigh, Ashleigh, Ashleigh'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Things got intense on Thursday afternoon when Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) appeared on CNN and was pressed on recent remarks he made suggesting his Democra...

CNN's Overhaul Continues

Posted 08.26.2012 | Media

CNN announced another shakeup to its schedule on Tuesday. Longtime "CNN Newsroom" anchor Kyra Phillips is moving to sister network HLN. CNN said sh...

WATCH: CNN Anchor In Hot Water After Saying Being Gay Is A 'Voluntary' Lifestyle Choice

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

CNN news anchor Ashleigh Banfield says she was misunderstood after she stated that being gay was a "lifestyle choice" and "voluntary" during an "Early...

WATCH: CNN Host Grills Obama Spokesperson

Posted 05.16.2012 | Media

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield took Obama spokesperson Ben LaBolt to task on Tuesday when she questioned him about a new ad released by the campaign that cri...

CNN Host's Stunningly Awkward Exchange With Scandal-Scarred GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.31.2012 | Media

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield waded into a very awkward minefield on Monday's "Early Start," quizzing Louisiana Senator David Vitter about his past issues w...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Skewers Gaffe-Prone CNN Segment

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

Next to Fox News, Jon Stewart undoubtedly gets the most material out of CNN, what with their zany holograms and Wolf Blitzers. But on Tuesday night's ...

WATCH: CNN Hosts Respond To Jon Stewart Attacks

Posted 03.12.2012 | Media

The CNN hosts whose prank phone call gone wrong made them a target of Jon Stewart's addressed his attacks on Wednesday morning. Ashleigh Banfield a...

WATCH: CNN Hosts' Unbelievable Mistake

Posted 01.09.2012 | Media

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin accidentally woke up a random stranger early Monday morning. The "Early Start" co-hosts were trying t...

CNN Debuts Its New Morning Shows

Posted 03.03.2012 | Media

CNN debuted its new morning shows on Monday, marking Soledad O'Brien's official return to morning television. The programs, which are titled "Earl...

Big Shakeup At 'American Morning'

Posted 12.31.2011 | Media

CNN is expected to announce significant changes to its morning programming this week. According to The New York Times and TV Newser, CNN will offic...

Jesse Ventura: MSNBC Tried to Shut Me Up

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

We had Jesse Ventura on the show yesterday to talk about his new book, American Conspiracies. He had a lot of interesting theories, such as the possib...

Ashleigh Banfield Joining ABC News: TVNewser

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ashleigh Banfield will be joining ABC News next year, TVNewser reported Friday. Banfield rose to prominence on MSNBC during the early 2000s, but was ...

An Open Letter to Kate Gosselin

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

I have a couple of children of my own. Just think of the possibilities of us together: Kate and WHO? + 8 + 2. It would be like The Brady Bunch for Generation Meth.

Ashleigh Banfield Becomes US Citizen

New York Post | Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CONGRATULATIONS to Ashleigh Banfield. The Canadian-born truTV anchor was sworn in as a US citizen Friday, "14 years after coming to America via Texas,...