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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:53 AM

CNN's Hard-hitting Soledad O'Brien Gets Bumped Out

CNN can't handle a real, hard-hitting journalist on their staff (who actually challenges the PTB) so they're ousting her.

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Reply CNN's Hard-hitting Soledad O'Brien Gets Bumped Out (Original post)
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #1
sharp_stick Feb 2013 #7
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #10
frylock Feb 2013 #18
Botany Feb 2013 #2
samsingh Feb 2013 #14
Botany Feb 2013 #16
samsingh Feb 2013 #24
Botany Feb 2013 #25
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #27
CherokeeDem Feb 2013 #3
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #6
Bainbridge Bear Feb 2013 #5
rtracey Feb 2013 #8
Bainbridge Bear Feb 2013 #9
frylock Feb 2013 #19
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #11
Cleita Feb 2013 #12
samsingh Feb 2013 #13
Berlum Feb 2013 #15
corkhead Feb 2013 #17
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #22
drynberg Feb 2013 #20
AndyA Feb 2013 #21
JohnyCanuck Feb 2013 #23
reformist2 Feb 2013 #26
Quantess Feb 2013 #28
MinM Mar 2013 #29
MinM Jun 2013 #30
MinM Jun 2013 #31

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:58 AM

1. ask hard questions lose access - lose access lose guests - lose guests lose show

 

Last edited Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:58 AM - Edit history (1)

that's the lesson here -

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:26 AM

7. *lose, just a pet peeve

I would think that loose guests better belong on Maury receiving paternity tests.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:00 AM

10. thank you - it's a p.p. of mine as well i cant believe i did that

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:29 PM

18. honestly, who gives a shit who they can or cannot get..

if all those people are going to do is turn it into an infomercial? that's why I don't watch any of those shows anymore. i'd rather watch the Cartoon Network.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:58 AM

2. And she is to replaced w/ the corporate friendly Erin Burnett

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:28 AM

14. erin burnett is disgustingly stupid

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Response to samsingh (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:47 AM

16. Burnett is far from stupid but she is just an actor playing a role in order to protect ...

.... what she knows are the sources of her wealth. Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and
Lehmann Brothers are all in her pedigree in one form or an another she also has
spent time in front of TV camera's pushing "wealth management" and protecting
the very rich way of life.

I never knew who she was until her awful "occupy wall street" segment on CNN
when I saw her act making fun of some young man and then trying to say that the
occupy movement was just the result of smoking dope.

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Response to Botany (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:50 AM

24. she may be knowledgeable in those areas, but listening to her makes me feel stupid.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:57 AM

25. Although I am a straight guy and she is pretty after seeing her "report" ......

...... on the Occupy Movement I refuse to watch her. She is a whore for the rich and
powerful. Nothing more and nothing less.

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Response to Botany (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:02 AM

27. She was better on CNBC...

she didn't across as an extreme right winger...although that may have been due to her co-host...the late Mark Haines.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 AM

3. Who didn't see this coming...

CNN has no backbone...and no journalistic credibility. What a shame....she is intelligent and highly talented...can't have that in an on-air personality, can they?

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:03 AM

4. CNN's role is to propagandize the guppies and lemmings - can't have someone

like Soledad O'Brien in the way of the party line propaganda and corporate America ... USA, Inc.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:07 AM

6. Wish MSNBC would pick her up. n/t

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:07 AM

5. Another disgrace from our

 

so-called Liberal Media. This just confirms that CNN stands for Conservative News Network. I remember how MSNBC got rid of Phil Donahue when he opposed Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003 despite the fact that Donahue's ratings were going up at the time.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:38 AM

8. HEY SOLEDAD...

You would have made a great host for Meet the Press.....That jerk Gregory sucks at that job..

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Response to rtracey (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:45 AM

9. David Gregory is just another

 

overpaid lapdog. Soledad O'Brien is fired and Gregory's contract was just renewed. Says a lot about "journalism" in the Corporate States of America.

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Response to rtracey (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:34 PM

19. i think you meant to type Meet the McCain..

because all it is anymore is an outlet for grampy McFivePlanes and his little southern belle to shout at clouds and grouse about BENGHAZI!!1

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:01 AM

11. One more nail nt

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:05 AM

12. Wait until Al Jazeera launches their American news outlet.

Apparently, there have been 12,000 applicants for 104 jobs and among those have been seasoned and experienced journalists. Soledad would do well to look into them.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/al-jazeera-america-journalism-producer-jobs/Content?oid=8831619

I myself tune into Al Jazeera once a day on FSTV or Link TV. They put CNN to shame for journalism. As much as I don't always like foreigners running things in the USA, since we haven't a decent TV media outlet here anymore, I look forward to them shaming our media by showing them what a 24 hour news station with journalistic standards looks like.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:28 AM

13. Soledad is awesome and i'll support her by purchasing her books and anything else she produces

this is another reason not to watch cnn.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:40 AM

15. CNN shits the cred bed

again.

With this they have lost one of their few real journalists, and done a great disservice to America.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:01 PM

17. Maybe MSNBC will send Joey the Scar to CNN and have her take his place

It's ok to dream isn't it?

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Response to corkhead (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:33 PM

22. I want her and Jennifer Granholm on their own news program

Primetime M$NBC. They'd kick ass.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:12 PM

20. SOLEDAD, YOU'VE DONE VERY WELL, YOU ACTUALLY DID WHAT VIEWERS WANTED

So the Big Shots at CNN are gonna replace you with Erin (yuck!)...Time for you to shine. Where? Cable. You can do it and then those Big Shots at CNN will be stuck with Erin and you'll be great, maybe even back on a popular slot on a popular network. But, you'll be able to smile when you look at the mirror and when you close your eyes at night. Good on ya!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:32 PM

21. So CNN still hasn't figured out why their ratings are tanking?

People are tired of the propaganda. Soledad was one of the very few on that network that actually knew what she was talking about, and refused to let guests get away with lies.

I rarely watch CNN any more, but have caught her morning show a few times while traveling. Couldn't stand it when she was with Miles O'Brien a few years back on CNN, he used to let right wingers get away with whatever lie they wanted to tell. I figured Soledad was a right winger as well, but was pleasantly surprised to see she actually had some integrity.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:56 PM

23. Amber Lyon, another hard hitting CNN reporter was fired too.

Why didn't CNN's international arm air its own documentary on Bahrain's Arab Spring repression?

A former CNN correspondent defies threats from her former employer to speak out about self-censorship at the network

In late March 2011, as the Arab Spring was spreading, CNN sent a four-person crew to Bahrain to produce a one-hour documentary on the use of internet technologies and social media by democracy activists in the region. Featuring on-air investigative correspondent Amber Lyon, the CNN team had a very eventful eight-day stay in that small, US-backed kingdom.

By the time the CNN crew arrived, many of the sources who had agreed to speak to them were either in hiding or had disappeared. Regime opponents whom they interviewed suffered recriminations, as did ordinary citizens who worked with them as fixers. Leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was charged with crimes shortly after speaking to the CNN team. A doctor who gave the crew a tour of his village and arranged meetings with government opponents, Saeed Ayyad, had his house burned to the ground shortly after. Their local fixer was fired ten days after working with them.

The CNN crew itself was violently detained by regime agents in front of Rajab's house. As they described it after returning to the US, "20 heavily-armed men", whose faces were "covered with black ski masks", "jumped from military vehicles", and then "pointed machine guns at" the journalists, forcing them to the ground. The regime's security forces seized their cameras and deleted their photos and video footage, and then detained and interrogated them for the next six hours.

Lyon's experience both shocked and emboldened her. The morning after her detention, newspapers in Bahrain prominently featured articles about the incident containing what she said were "outright fabrications" from the government. "It made clear just how willing the regime is to lie," she told me in a phone interview last week.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/04/cnn-international-documentary-bahrain-arab-spring-repression

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:01 AM

26. Wow. CNN wants "impartiality" at all costs, even when being impartial is absurd.


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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:30 AM

28. This action by CNN speaks volumes.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 10:50 AM

29. CNN’s Roland Martin Kickin’ It With His Homegirl Soledad O’Brien

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 03:23 PM

30. Soledad O'Brien Inks HBO Deal, Joins 'Real Sports'

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:25 PM

31. Soledad O'Brien in Talks for Al Jazeera America Production Deal

@TheLiveFeed: Soledad O'Brien in Talks for Al Jazeera America Production Deal

https://twitter.com/TheLiveFeed/status/350030728781770754

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