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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:59 PM

Soledad O'Brien is out as a host on CNN

What a shame. It was fun to watch her call bullsh*t on the liars and spinners.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/soledad-obrien-leaving-cnn-role_n_2735725.html

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Reply Soledad O'Brien is out as a host on CNN (Original post)
Greybnk48 Feb 2013 OP
War Horse Feb 2013 #1
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #2
Botany Feb 2013 #3
livetohike Feb 2013 #5
Botany Feb 2013 #8
livetohike Feb 2013 #12
Botany Feb 2013 #15
livetohike Feb 2013 #17
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #30
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #33
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #35
winterpark Feb 2013 #16
Botany Feb 2013 #19
silvershadow Feb 2013 #40
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #4
madokie Feb 2013 #6
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #14
Greybnk48 Feb 2013 #22
madokie Feb 2013 #24
Volaris Feb 2013 #29
Heathen57 Feb 2013 #36
Floyd_Gondolli Feb 2013 #7
malaise Feb 2013 #9
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #10
Laurian Feb 2013 #11
amandabeech Feb 2013 #23
indepat Feb 2013 #13
Lebam in LA Feb 2013 #18
Cleita Feb 2013 #20
Cleita Feb 2013 #21
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2013 #25
freshwest Feb 2013 #31
judesedit Feb 2013 #26
spanone Feb 2013 #27
proReality Feb 2013 #28
immoderate Feb 2013 #32
Erose999 Feb 2013 #41
AAO Feb 2013 #34
Heathen57 Feb 2013 #37
tavernier Feb 2013 #38
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #39

Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:05 PM

1. Well that's a damned shame n/t

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:06 PM

2. She made certain people look like the idiots they are

Is my guess.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:07 PM

3. Fine MSNBC can fire Joe Scabs and replace him w/Soledad

This is what you get for asking the right tough questions.

"We will have to leave it there."



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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:13 PM

5. That is a great idea!

I would go back to watching that time slot on MSNBC if that happened.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:18 PM

8. Wouldn't it be great if they fired Joe and still kept Mika?

Joe Scabs would go nuts. Man, I would pay big money to see
Joe have a last day on morning Joe w/him knowing that he was
getting shit canned, Mika was staying, and Soledad was replacing
him.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:30 PM

12. It would be and I see Joe running for President if that happened

He is such an idiot blabbering on and on about his Congressional experience 20 years ago. So irrelevant to what is happening today.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:33 PM

15. Joe can never run for anything again

That whole "dead intern in his office thing" is a major stopper.

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Response to Botany (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:36 PM

17. One would think so, but with the crop of wannabe tea party candidates out there

he might look good to someone. Even with the baggage.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:56 PM

30. He's On The Bagger's Shit List...

They're pissed that he didn't support the goof de jour during last year's clown car demolition derby, he's called for gun control laws and is viewed as a "RINO"/establishment type.

If Joey had a political future he'd be living it, not hanging inside a teevee studio in New York City. The Florida rushpublicans passed him up for Senate and his name is never mentioned for any office. Joey loves to think he's the next Raygun...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:11 PM

33. other than his ego

 

doesn't he make more money on TV?

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:21 PM

35. Power Vs. Money...

I tried looking but couldn't find any details on Joey's latest deal but I will assume he makes more with MSNBC than he would if he were still a congresscritter (174k a year). I'm betting that Joey took the safe broadcast gig...kinda like a former player or coach...cause he saw his future in the party restricted. I'm certain that if he could have moved up to Senator or Governor he would have jumped at the chance...the power trumps the money.

Cheers...

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:34 PM

16. Why? She has nothing substantive to add to any conversation. Both of them out would be great n/t

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Response to winterpark (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:47 PM

19. Just because it would piss off Joe Scabs

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:27 PM

40. The Scab discussion aside, MSNBC *should hire her. nt

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:08 PM

4. Too bad, and why the phuck at the bottom is a slideshow of her

"style evolution"?? Cripes, is it ALWAYS about a woman's look? Can't they do a slideshow about her "journalistic style evolution"? Phucking huffington post.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:13 PM

6. Funny how that works

Theres a whole list of people starting with Phil Donahue that have been waylayed because they didn't tow the line.
Soledad is the latest but not the last.
I worry for Rachel. You can bet your sweet bippy that some of the big wigs were and are offended by her show and to them she might have crossed the line with mondays show. You know the people who pushed for that war, the people who stood to profit, yes those people. They're ruthless I might add.

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Response to madokie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:32 PM

14. Agree 100%. I'm actually surprised she's still on the air after Monday's show. nt

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Response to madokie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:03 PM

22. My guess is that Lawrence O. is on the list with Rachel.

Martin Bashir as well.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:30 PM

24. No doubt

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Response to madokie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:49 PM

29. If Rachel gets fired she will run for office. she knows she is smart enough to do it,

and I would bet dollars to doughnuts that after Liz Warrren won that Senate Seat, the people who don't like her (rachel) learned their lesson and would rather she be asking questions form a newsdesk than a Congressional Commitee. Rachel won't go anywhere until RACHEL decides.
'Nuff said.

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Response to madokie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:34 PM

36. Rachel has some clout

her show is the highest rated on MSNBC. They got hurt badly when Olbermann left, and since Rachel is the 'star' of the network, there would have to be something huge for her to be gone.

I do wonder if that is why some things were left out of her special, or that they only went to the startup to the war.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:14 PM

7. Their new management will load up on conservatives

 

I saw it coming months ago and I'm sure others did as well.

They want the Fox Lite demo.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:25 PM

9. Hope she's coming to GEM$NBComcast

She was pretty good

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:28 PM

10. Seriously, who didn't see that coming? She didn't fit with CNN's move to the right....

...It was just a matter of time, unfortunately.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:29 PM

11. To be replaced by that airhead Erin Burnett. She

Was just awful during inaugural coverage and her recent coverage of the cruise from hell was totally vapid. Ugh.....

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Response to Laurian (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:04 PM

23. Erin Burnett started as eye candy over at CNBC.

I saw her have an orgasm on air as she said something like, "It's our patriotic duty to make as much money as we possibly can."

I kid you not.

Joe Kiernan loved it.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:31 PM

13. No future in the MSM for a female news anchor who calls out 'pukes when they spew lies and

distortions to her?

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:46 PM

18. No surprise

She is too good a journalist for CNN

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:51 PM

20. Apparently, Al Jazeera is hiring. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:56 PM

21. Also, they don't care who you call out as long as it isn't one of

the Qatar royal family. I'm actually looking forward to what they might be able to do in keeping the other cable channels honest providing they don't hire a bunch of wingnuts in their USA bureau.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:38 PM

25. No surprise

You harshly question Republicans and right wing shitbags on "neutral" CNN, you are asking for it.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:07 PM

31. +1,000

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:38 PM

26. Soledad doesn't need them. She will go far.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:40 PM

27. when you speak truth to power, the media will bury you.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:42 PM

28. Damn! She was one of the extreme few who actually was worth her salt on CNN. n/t

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:09 PM

32. She will produce documentaries for CNN.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/soledad-obrien-to-take-on-new-role-at-cnn/

She has worked at NBC.

The tough part of doing that morning show is waking up at 2 am.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:50 PM

41. It was said that Glenn Beck would "produce documentaries" for Faux News too. "produce documentaries"


is an industry euphemism for "we're shitcanning you".

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:12 PM

34. She got a little to close real news for the owners comfort.

 

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:43 PM

37. Good luck to her.

She was too good to work for such a RW propaganda machine.

The up side for her is that since her production company can shop the documentaries around she can make what she wants and CNN won't be able to censor them.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:56 PM

38. She has moved to MSNBC and will replace Mourning Joe!

Oh, sorry. I'm still hoping that Joe will eventually go the same way as Imus. He isn't quite as creepy but he definitely is waaaay more boring.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:25 PM

39. Shame. She really did find her own voice this past year or so.


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