As Twitchy reported, people searching CNN’s website for news on the arrest of Democratic California state Senator Leland Yee were coming up empty today. One Twitter user, in his search for news on Yee, approached @CNNWriters.

Well, there is that whole gun trafficking arrest. But if CNN covers state senators just about never, why does a search for Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis pull up pages and pages of information?

It is a pretty interesting story. San Francisco’s CBS affiliate has been keeping an eye on the case.

The charges against Yee include conspiracy to deal firearms without a license, conspiracy to illegally transport firearms, six counts of a scheme to defraud citizens on his services, and wire fraud. A handcuffed and shackled Yee was released on a $500,000 unsecured bond Wednesday evening and was scheduled to return to court Monday to revisit the terms of his release.

Hop to it, CNN!


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  • HomeyTheClown

    Cut them some slack……. They are all staring at looking for the missing Malaysian 777……….

    • freeinaz

      Or they have all been sucked into the Don Lemmon black hole…

      • WhoMeToo

        eeeeewwwwwww…… O.O

  • SpaceRacer423

    CNN would be a great news network if they simply changed every thing that has ever been associated with CNN.

    • SameJerkDifferentName

      Reminds me of that line, “There’s nothing wrong with you, that changing yourself completely wouldn’t fix”
      -Joanne to Bob on That 70’s Show

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Ah, when sitcoms used to be funny!

  • freeinaz

    Most trusted name in non-news, CNN

  • DV S1EOG

    Communist “News” Network…..

    • Worship Dancer

      wait i thought it was Clinton Nookie Network?

      • nickdqwk

        Thanks, just thanks.
        Can I get a clean up in aisle 4?

  • Duane_of_Dibbley

    I like how their first reaction was to get defensive and level an accusation of conspiracy theorizing.

    • sherry8260

      Typical liberal reaction. It’s hilarious.

      • Meech204

        Just like that Ebony lady.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    CNN is currently and so seriously still obsessed with the Malaysia airline story. We have actually had THREE state senators arrested/charged with Federal crimes in the past few weeks, Yee was the third (ALL Democrats, BTW). My state senate voted today to suspend all three when they refused to resign. I hope my fellow Californians WAKE THE FLIP UP!

    • sherry8260

      AMEN!!! We Calicons have GOT to step this game up and get ALL of the dirty handed poli’s OUT!! I’m hoping Diane Feinstein is next but she’s slick…covers all of her bases pretty good.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Calicons? I’m a native Californian and I never heard that term before. What exactly does it mean and where does it come from?

        • H50 ✓RAT

          California conservatives. Not sure where it came from, but Ive seen it on the internet.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Thanks Hana.

    • David Johnson

      How when none of the news outlets are carrying the stories. But if it would have been 3 Republicans?

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I put a comment somewhere here in Twitchy with regard to this situation, that had these three arrests been of Republicans, it would be National news!

    • Discontentwliars

      I wish you all the luck in the world. I really don’t have much hope, I’ve seen way to many infiltrate Co, and we’re trying to recover from that influx. It is disheartening.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        As I’ve said before and I’ll say again right now – Colorado really oughta stop blaming their turn of politics on Californians and continuing to do so is nothing but deflection. First, there hasn’t been enough of Californians relocating to CO to take over your politics, certainly not enough to have the majority. Have many moved there and influenced Coloradians? Probably. But who’s fault is that influence? Those who do it, or those who listen to it? Colorado and Colorado alone had and has always had the ability to put the smackdown on any and all Liberals politics that may have been brought there by transplanted Californians. Why do those in Colorado who like to blame relocated Californians for the shift in your politics never hold accountable those already in Colorado for allowing themselves to be influenced? Also, quite seriously – I have a lot of friends who moved to CO from CA, and no lie – ALL of them are lifelong, active Republicans. So please forgive me if I don’t understand this “Blame California!” for the goings on in Colorado. Not to mention, didn’t CO just recall two state senators for their stand on gun control and restriction? That’s a good thing – do you credit the transplanted Californians for that or only blame them when things don’t go your way?

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Blame the progs systematic effort to turn every state blue. Cali was but a casualty of that effort. Progs are like locusts, they move from state to state destroying everything in their wake. Texas is next, theyve made no secret of their intentions.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            All the Republicans I know here are native Californians, right smack here – born and raised. The majority of Democrats I know are…transplants from other states or immigrants. Seriously. It has never occurred to me to blame (insert whatever state name here) for the Democratic shift in this state during my lifetime, so I just will not remain silent when others around the country try to make California the scapegoat for it’s Liberal problems.

          • nickdqwk

            Native of Idaho, but has been home since 1984, God I miss Ronald Reagan!

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Dont we all. I could disagree with his policies and not be called a racist and he was one heck of a leader.

          • H50 ✓RAT


          • 191145

            I like how you think, however, there is the old saying “as California goes, so goes the country”. Sorry, but I live in Indiana and the trends in California usually show up here 1 to 3 years later. IMHO. : )

        • Discontentwliars

          Ok, Where’d did your friends go? 431,101 Moved to Denver from 1990 – 2008 (Metro Denver Economic Development Corp) , Obama won in Colorado by a little over 125,000 votes and got all 9 electoral votes. I wish I could find the migration data that broke it out by party, but from what I know of CA, there aren’t very many. Yes they recalled 2 state senators from several ‘red’ areas, but the State Legislature is still Democratically controlled. We are glad to have as many Republicans you can send us. We don’t need any more pot-heads, we’ve got plenty already. And yes I blame that on California too. You really should have been here to see the change. And yes, it’s not just CA’s fault. The whole country seems to have gone off the deep end.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Apparently you aren’t aware that only 43% of registered voters in CA are Democrat? The rest are Republican and Independent. Denver has a population of 2.6 million, are you really suggesting that 0.4 million former Californians now control the politics of that area? Fascinating. More pot heads? I’d like to point out that Californian’s shot down legalized pot, your state approved it. (or is that also California’s fault?) Well, not only are Colorado’s problem “not just CA’s fault” they’re actually not at all CA’s fault. I suspect the sooner you stop blaming another state for the problems within your own state, the sooner you’ll find a solution to resolve them.

          • Discontentwliars

            And yet Obama got 59% of the California vote, to the republican 38.3% – Almost a 20% spread. It’s a blue state for a reason. Yup, I’m saying 400,000 people can control an election. Like I said, 125,000 votes made a difference in the presidential election in 2012 in Colorado. When you turn your state Red, let me know and I’ll start listening to you.

          • nickdqwk

            And with voter ID he would have got 103%.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            With voter ID he would have received about 30%. With voter ID, the millions of illegals in this state couldn’t vote.

          • nickdqwk

            Awe sis, I was just teasing Discontrashmouth, really I was. ;^)

          • Michelle ✓classified


          • nickdqwk

            Feel that 5.4 La Habre?

          • nickdqwk


          • Michelle ✓classified

            I just read it lasted pretty long and was a roller. I’d have peed in my pants.

          • nickdqwk

            I’m hitting the Hay, have sweet dreams!

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Night Night, you too!

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I did not, I’m in the Northwest part of Los Angeles County. 5.4 is a strong one, I hope no one is injured.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            The Whittier fault is going active again. I lived in La Habra for the big back in the 90s(?). My house was built into the hillside and the foundation separated from the hillside by 2″. Sheared the anchor pins right off. Thoughts and prayers that its not a omen of a larger one coming.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Yep, Republicans are the minority here. Obama got the Dems and Independents – is math hard for ya? CA is not a blue state – I strongly encourage you to take a peek at those lame blue/red maps. 0.4 million voters can control an election of a place that is home to 2.6 million voters? Is math still hard for ya? Turn my state red? I don’t buy into that blue/red nonsense, but can so proudly tell ya that my Rep in the US Senate is Republican. My Rep in the CA Assembly is Republican. I live within Los Angeles County. Enjoy your off-the-mark judgement of a place you’ve never lived.

    • Worship Dancer

      AND a Dem mayor from Charlotte – served all of 115 days

    • nickdqwk

      Where there is smoke there is fire, just maybe (I doubt it) we’ll get a little judicial oversight into what these *cough cough* gentlemen have voted on, maybe revisit some 2nd amendment legislation, HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,
      (break into SuperTramp….Dreamer nothing but a Dreamer, Breakfast in America) John Thomas “Jack” Ward III, music trivia, my apologies sir.

  • Xen Mistress

    lol…love that they were sarcastic initially,,,,”You see a conspiracy”…Nope we see yet another CNN Epic fail. “Black Holes” now that’s a conspiracy.

  • Maxx

    The only way CNN is going to cover this gun trafficking story by a Democrat would be if Yee was floating on an AR-15 in the south Indian Ocean.

    • Chase

      Well done.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      You just won the Interwebz for the weekend.

  • Mead

    And yet they’ve got a story about Cannon, the mayor of Charlotte, NC…

    So yeah, I don’t see a conspiracy, I see a pack of assbags not doing their jobs cos they apparently agree with ol’ Leland’s message about guns.

  • Jimni27

    They had no problem running dozens of stories on Todd Akin and all he did was say something stupid.

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    Well, better late than never I guess. On the other hand, it is cnn so I’m sure they’ll conclude it’s either Bush’s fault or a FOX conspiracy, or maybe connected to bridgegate and therefor Christie’s fault. Then again, it might be aliens. What do you think, Musket? Those AR-15 assault-shotgun-missile-launching-mortar-rifles are a pretty serious subject. Just one of those could demolish a whole networks credibility.

  • LegalizeShemp

    CNN – Complete Numbnuts Network

  • Michael Rice

    Yep, an official, as anti gun as they come, busted for gun running, is on par with a stat election story….yep…that’s our story and we are sticking to it. Of course, had one of those guns fell onto a bridge and lanes been closed….well…

    • nc ✓s & balances

      But only if that gun belonged to a Republican.

      • Nan

        The gun would have to belong to a Republican because Democrats don’t believe in carrying their own.

  • Discontentwliars

    I think it’s funny that anyone really believes that CNN provides news. Just because Lee was allegedly running illegal guns and a big anti-gun activist, covering his arrest and his other allegedly illegal activity is too far from the coming elections, and besides he’s a Democrat. They’ll get more involved when it’s a Republican, and closer to the elections. We actually do understand propaganda machines.

  • ashknothole

    CNN’s reason for not covering this story…..he’s a Democrat.

    • Ice Cold Troll

      Nor any of the other half-dozen or so Demonrats across the country who have been taken into custody.

  • tjp77


  • John Howard

    Then how about covering a NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL story like, oh say, BENGHAZI?!?

  • John Howard

    CNN: Showing 1-10 of 77 CNN results for bridgegate

  • HoneyTree EvilEye

    Instead of caring what they do go to ignoring CNN & MSNBC so they can go away even faster. Stop visiting the site, giving them hits/pub. Walk away from them.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Bet they have plenty of stories on another local controversy. Bridge gate. A state governor is below a a Congress critter too. Weird.

  • Kingofthehill

    Being that this is CNN related with Guns involved. Id just like to say how great of a week its been! WIth first DEMOCRAT anti gun Senator Leland Lee getting pinched on plenty of charges and Arms trafficking being my favorite but today we also get to celebrate the last episode of CNN’s Piers “Musket” Morgan’s Show!!!!! LOL He went on a 5 min rant at the end going off on guns (shocker). He’s such a loser and so glad hes off American TV for the time being. Its been a great week for freedom and the 2nd Amendment!

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    CNN is full of it. They are allegedly the only trustworthy news source (according to some libs), yet they aren’t even willing to do their job and report when a Senator is busted for arms dealing.

    • nickdqwk

      The crap of it is, everywhere I go Dentist, Dr. Office, DMV, Bank, anywhere you have to wait in line they have a television and it’s tuned to “CNN”.

      Edit: Maybe not the DMV, I haven’t been for a while.

      • heinleiners

        Well at least all the nursing home TV sets are always tuned to Fox News.

        • 191145

          It may have taken that generation awhile, but they finally got it. It would be interesting to find out just how many nursing homes have fox on. People should listen to their elders !

  • jetch

    am I the only one offended by the first comment by cnn??? so now pointing out an obvious story is considered “seeing another conspiracy”? why did they need to be told of the highlights??
    their first reaction to turn the other way when it’s a democrat, is telling.

    • World B. Free

      No, you aren’t alone. It was snarky, immature, inappropriate, and frankly, false.

      And the second response wasn’t much better.

  • alicepoli1land

    Weird how they automatically got defensive and wanted to accuse someone of conspiracy…hmmm

  • neoface

    CNN at best is now a gossip entertainment network, they just can’t get off of the flight 370. Not sure how they can even call themselves “news”. LOL!!!!

    • LegalizeShemp

      “Wait, you have breaking news on Flight 370? Please dish!” Sincerely, CNN (Claptrap Non-entity Network)

  • World B. Free

    From the CBS article:

    The charges against Yee include conspiracy to deal firearms without a
    license, conspiracy to illegally transport firearms, six counts of a
    scheme to defraud citizens on his services,
    and wire fraud.

    Just six counts?!?!?!? He should be facing a count of “defrauding citizens” for each vote that he got in the last election.

  • The INDYpundit

    Glad to know I was cited by Twitchy! Keep up the good work, guys!

  • John Holmes

    CNN is now more biased than foxnews.. guess that what happens when the other side is in the house for 8 years… Thank goodness the good people are fighting the good fight.

  • Thomas Carmody

    CNN: “How do we distract the public from scandals involving Democrat state senators? Oh look, new details regarding the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370!”

  • RedSoloCup

    To the trolls…

  • John Doll

    Remember how the Kermit Gosnell story was buried. Finally the pressure got so intense the liberal MSM finally started reporting. At least some of them. My favorite news source for US news is the Daily Mail in the UK. They cover stories this country won’t touch.