CNN anchor caught reading liberal blog on air

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Maverick74, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Maverick74


  2. Max E.

    Max E.

    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien is no stranger to controversy or rightful journalistic scrutiny. She’s frequently been exposed for reading Wikipedia or talking points on the air, always disparaging a conservative guest on her program.

    Tonight, she was the substitute host for Anderson Cooper, a program that boasts of its reputation for “keeping [politicians] honest.” During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempted to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a former skilled Republican operative, defended the House GOP budget, designed by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan.

    Accidentally, a cameraman captured O’Brien furiously flipping through notes, only to cut out seconds later. What was she viewing?

    Footage proves it was a printed email, talking points and opposition research.

    The contents? There was a blog post from Talking Points Memo, the popular liberal blog. She was reading The Myth of Paul Ryan The Bipartisan Leader. She never cited it, but used its contents. In fact, she claimed to be reading a direct statement from Senator Wyden’s (D-OR) office, but was in fact reading this excerpt from the blog:

    The Romney campaign’s lone evidence that Ryan is a bipartisan leader amounts to a vague blueprint he co-wrote with Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) late last year that mirrors key elements of his Medicare plan. Wyden voted against Ryan’s budget and said Romney’s characterization of their work was dishonest.

    “Governor Romney is talking nonsense. Bipartisanship requires that you not make up the facts,” Wyden’s office said in a statement. “I did not ‘co-lead a piece of legislation.’ I wrote a policy paper on options for Medicare. Several months after the paper came out I spoke and voted against the Medicare provisions in the Ryan budget. Governor Romney needs to learn you don’t protect seniors by makings things up, and his comments sure won’t help promote real bipartisanship.”

    In the very same segment where she then interviewed Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, she used no notes, no research, and what are generally accepted as softball questions.

    O’Brien loves Twitter. Ask her why she used opposition research emailed to her to question the Romney campaign surrogate.

    “@Soledad_OBrien why did you use oppo research/liberal blog to question Romney campaign on Ryan Plan?! h/t @ali”

  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    Its been a tough week for the liberals down at CNN, first off Fareed Zakaria gets busted plagiarizing shit for a time article, and gets suspended, now Soledad, who desperately tried to hold onto her credibility as an honest journalist after throwing a hissy fit on air with a right winger just got busted again being little more than a left wing shill.

    Plus that Old limey Piers Morgan just got his ass lit up by Newt Gingrich last night. :D

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    And yet i bet we still have dumbasses on this very site who will try to tell you CNN is an unbiased news source.....
  4. Deport her back to Cuba since she loves socialism so much.
  5. Maverick74


    It's a good thing Ted Turner is a billionaire. He doesn't need to worry about making money because CNN is down to almost zero viewership along with MSNBC. I think the weather channel pulls in more viewers then both CNN and MSNBC combined. That's the only thing that gives me hope about this country. The fact that most Americans are not buying the bullshit. There is hope.
  6. Brass


    The important thing is that you're fair & balanced, so you also take the time to show FOX for the frauds that they are. Otherwise, I'd have to quote you again along the lines of what you'd written elsewhere:
  7. No, it just tells you that Progressives are not holed up in some bunker storing ammo and food, some folks like to go outside.:)

    Im really at this point just messin with ya, John. You know this election thingy is a done deal, right?
  8. There are no real television journalists anymore.

    TV news consists of 80% left-wing shills and 20% right-wing shills.
  9. Lucrum


    If I were stuck in a dead end third shift job in Peoria I'd want to get outside as well.
  10. Dead End is only being able to do one thing, in one place. That would be you.
    #10     Aug 14, 2012