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Raven Lunatic Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:47 PM
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Russian anchor off air for finger gesture in Obama story
Source: The Baltimore Sun

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A famous Russian TV anchor has been taken off the air for making an obscene gesture after mentioning U.S. President Barack Obama in a live newscast, the channel said on Thursday.

Tatiana Limanova, an award-winning journalist and host of a news show on the REN-TV private channel, waved her middle finger when presenting a story about the APEC summit in the United States, a moment after mentioning Obama.

The video went viral on the internet, with many viewers speculating the gesture had been meant to insult the U.S. president, who met his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the summit.

"The gesture was addressed to the members of the editing crew, there was no implication of any kind and it had no reference to the information delivered by Tatiana Limanova," a spokesman for the TV station told Interfax.



Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us...



Well, at least she didn't do it while talking about Putin. Had that been the case, she wouldn't have that finger now ;P
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:49 PM
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1. it is an appropriate response to APEC but not obama nt
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 07:25 PM
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5. Well, there are two important considerations
First, she thought she was off camera and doing a voice over and second, the obscene gesture was made to one of the staff who had thrown her off her stride by doing something stupid.

It's really unfair she's been taken off the news.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:02 AM
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10. I agree with everything you said there.
> First, she thought she was off camera and doing a voice over and
> second, the obscene gesture was made to one of the staff who had
> thrown her off her stride by doing something stupid.
>
> It's really unfair she's been taken off the news.

Third, the world needs moments of unexpected humour from time to time
so why take it out on her when everyone has had a laugh rather than
a cry?

:shrug:
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:50 PM
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2. Fox News should hire her but tell her to abstain from fingering.
:evilgrin:
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left on green only Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:08 AM
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9. She won't be elegible to work for faux news.....
until she first has a frontal lobotomy.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:53 PM
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3. She's got spunk...
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:27 PM
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7. Russians hate spunk?
....if you look carefully, I believe she's showing everyone that she has a paper-cut on her middle finger....
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:53 PM
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8. Makes for a pretty funny picture, though - n/t
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 07:11 PM
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4. Oh those crazy Russians
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 07:30 PM
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6. In Russia, president fingers you!
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:37 PM
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11. Locking
OP is no longer a member of DU
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