CNN Pounced on Larry Elder, But Ignored Stories Against Democrats

As the California recall campaign closed, New Day and other CNN shows ignored news reflecting unfavorably on Democrats while going negative against Republican candidate Larry Elder until the very end.

New Day and other CNN shows completely ignored liberal actress Rose McGowan’s endorsement of Elder as she also accused Democratic Governor Newsom’s ex-wife of trying to protect Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein from McGowan’s charges of sexual assault.

As for the woman who made a racially-charged attack on Elder by throwing an egg at him while wearing a gorilla mask, Erin Burnett OutFront and Early Start were the only two CNN shows to give it any coverage, with Early Start burying it before 6:00 a.m. Kyung Lah even hinted that Elder was to blame for the attack as she asserted that he “draws out some hatred from people.”

By contrast. New Day’s competitor on Fox News Channel, Fox & Friends, covered both stories. On election day Tuesday, Fox showed a clip of McGowan being interviewed by Fox host Tucker Carlson discussing why a liberal like here would support Elder. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade recalled:

So Rose McGowan factored into this race over the last 48 hours — a famous actress who was attacked by Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced producer. And she sat down with Tucker Carlson for an extensive interview. But she also campaigned for Larry Elder over the last two days because of what happened to her because evidently she was approached by Gavin Newsom’s wife. “What can we do to make your accusations against Harvey Weinstein go away?” And that exercised her that he should not be governor where she went out for Larry Elder.

Then came a clip of McGowan recalling that Newsom’s wife and others had pressured her to remain silent about Weinstein:

I think my opponents do not understand my motivations at all. They’ve tried to buy me off every way. In fact, Gavin Newsom’s ex-wife, before the Weinstein story broke, they knew I was coming because I was hitting out three years in Hollywood very publicly in the press. And so people sort of acted like I just spoke up the first day they read about Weinstein.

On both Monday and Tuesday, as CNN ignored the story, New Day find time on both days to jump on Elder for suggesting “shenanigans” by Democrats might cost him the election, with CNN host Brianna Keilar calling it “the little big lie” on Monday’s show.

In contrast with Fox, when Erin Burnett OutFront was one of the few shows on CNN to cover the racist egg attack on Elder, correspondent Kyung Lah hinted at blaming Elder because he “draws out some hatred.” The CNN reporter recalled:

Well, you know, certain voters, they love him. The GOP base, draws out a lot of passion — that’s what makes him so potent a contender, but he also draws out some hatred. And we really saw that play out today. He was at a campaign stop — a scheduled stop in Venice, California. He was going to tour homeless encampments. And he was greeted by some angry people there, including a protester wearing a gorilla mask with pink hair who threw an egg at him.

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Fox & Friends

September 14, 2021

6:27 a.m. Eastern

BRIAN KILMEADE: So Rose McGowan factored into this race over the last 48 hours — a famous actress who was attacked by Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced producer. And she sat down with Tucker Carlson for an extensive interview. But she also campaigned for Larry Elder over the last two days because of what happened to her because evidently she was approached by Gavin Newsom’s wife. “What can we do to make your accusations against Harvey Weinstein go away?” And that exercised her that he should not be governor where she went out for Larry Elder. Here she is talking about her experience with Gavin Newsom’s spouse.

ROSE MCGOWAN, ACTRESS: I think my opponents do not understand my motivations at all. They’ve tried to buy me off every way. In fact, Gavin Newsom’s ex-wife, before the Weinstein story broke, they knew I was coming because I was hitting out three years in Hollywood very publicly in the press. And so people sort of acted like I just spoke up the first day they read about Weinstein. 

I’m like, “No, I’ve been rattling their cages because I had to train people in the media to listen to me differently because if they just saw me as an actress the first day, this all would not have worked.” I had to set up a domino effect worldwide. I wanted to show people that if you fight and are strategic and very smart about it, you can cut off the head of rotten power instead of just biting at the ankles with picket signs.

PETE HEGSETH: You can see Tucker’s full interview with Rose McGowan tomorrow on Fox Nation at 4 p.m.?

KILMEADE: Do you think that helps?

HEGSETH: Well, it hasn’t helped when liberal actresses have come out for liberals. Maybe when they come out and are willing to say, “Hey, try something different,” maybe it does have an effect. Maybe people look up and say, “I’m used to you telling me to vote for socialists — now you’re telling me to vote for Larry Elder?”

EARHARDT: She said she doesn’t always vote for Republicans or Democrats. She says she listens to the issues. But in this case, she doesn’t like what Gavin Newsom’s wife allegedly did, and so that’s why she’s not voting for Gavin Newsom.

(…)

CNN’s New Day

September 13, 2021

8:47 a.m.

BRIANNA KEILAR: Most polls already show Newsom’s win. The leading Republican candidate, Larry Elder, has been spreading baseless claims of voter fraud. And to discuss more, let’s bring in senior political writer for The San Francisco Chronicle, Joe Garofalo. … You know, this is obviously a California story, but it’s become a national one as well. And I wonder what you’re expecting the President Joe Biden effect to be. And we should mention, this would be added to the Vice President Kamala Harris effect and the Elizabeth Warren effect, and the former President Biden — former President Obama by video effect. What do you think?

JOE GAROFOLI, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: And the Bernie Sanders effect. He also cut a video for Gavin Newsom. I expect, frankly, the Biden effect to be minimal. We already have a third of the votes have already been cast here, and most likely more after today. And, remember, Bernie Sanders won the California primary, not Joe Biden. Biden sort of coming in here at the end — he was supposed to be here a couple of weeks ago. So I expect the Biden effect to be somewhat minimal.

KEILAR: Okay, I do want to ask you — because I think one of the things — look, whatever the outcome, but one of the things that this race is going to be most remembered for is this kind of big lie, or the little big lie. I don’t know if you would call it — out of California. Larry Elder telling reporters last Saturday that there were shenanigans that he feels interfered in the 2020 presidential election. And he said that the same might happen in the recall vote. I mean, how significant is this, him saying this?

GAROFOLI: I think the only effect of that would be to depress his own vote. This is a message that Republicans eat up out here in California and across the country. Remember, there’s twice as many Democrats in California as Republicans. So I think Biden — I’m sorry — I think Larry Elder is eating his own seed corn here. It’s only going to hurt him. There’s — as you said, Brianna, there’s been no evidence of shenanigans, and Larry Elder didn’t provide any evidence of said shenanigans either.

KEILAR: No, he didn’t. And, look, maybe it depresses his vote but maybe it explains an expected loss that may be coming for him. In the same vein, though, I mean, this is something that it damaging to, you know, in California, the institution of — the election institution there.

(…)

CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront

September 8, 2021

7:59 a.m.

ERIN BURNETT: Okay, they certainly have sent in the cavalry — Democrats have — but Larry Elder who obviously you just played there, the leading GOP contender in the race, seems like he’s sort of helps and hurts Newsom because he is a firebrand — he attracts a lot of attention. Where does he stand with voters right now?

KYUNG LAH: Well, you know, certain voters, they love him. The GOP base, draws out a lot of passion — that’s what makes him so potent a contender, but he also draws out some hatred. And we really saw that play out today. He was at a campaign stop — a scheduled stop in Venice, California. He was going to tour homeless encampments. And he was greeted by some angry people there, including a protester wearing a gorilla mask with pink hair who threw an egg at him. It narrowly missed Elder, but that campaign stop, Erin, was only minutes long when it was planned to be much longer.

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