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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:29 PM
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CNN should get someone else next time to deliver grim news....


Barbara Starr was just on reporting about the missing soldier in Iraq. Gosh she looks depressing. I don't know...maybe it's her glasses.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:30 PM
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1. ..or the fact that she looks like Peter Sellers in drag....
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:31 PM
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2. On the money! nt
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:34 PM
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3. I'm kind of sick of the beauty queen smiley reporters though
This kind of thing sounds even crazier coming from the vacant looking model chicks, maybe it's just me. Actually I find 99% of the talking heads on the news absolutely impossible to watch, Keith Olbermann DEF EXCLUDED I LUUUUUUUUV THAT MAN!
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:36 PM
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4. She is a really thorough reporter. She has a LOT of friends in the
Pentagon, and not just in the Office of Public Information.

Shit, the information she's passing along is damned depressing. I wouldn't be smiling either.
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:40 PM
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5. should she not look depressing while reporting grim news?
I've always thought those anchors or who could deliver news like that, and then "put on a happy face" in the next second for a lighter piece appeared kinda monstrous.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:40 PM
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6. I think she does a good job
reports the news... without spin thank you very much
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:41 PM
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7. Not having an upper lip does it for me!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:41 PM
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8. She does great work. And here we go again with the beauty remarks
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 05:43 PM by applegrove
that only women reporters seem to provoke. :eyes: Were you affected by her looks when she reported that first night from Katrina? And don't say she was on a cellphone. We all heard her describe ground zero in Katrina and we were thankful she was there to tell the truth..though it seems Bush didn't hear her reporting for days.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:24 PM
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15. Come on now.
At least I didn't call her fat, skinny or ugly. All I said was that she was grim looking. She's not bad looking at all, imo.

And no I wasn't affected by her looks from her Katrina reporting because if I am not mistaken it wasn't her. I know who you are talking about I can't think of her name right now. She did an excellent job on Katrina.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:26 PM
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21. I think it was her. Though I'm not good with names..perhaps not. But
when someone over the age and 40 and looking like your average woman that age shows up on the news..often people start with the insults if the reporter is not barbie cute. Just a pattern that annoys some of us.

I try myself to use the female last names..because I find myself using first names for women all the time..and last names for men. Silly me.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:42 PM
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9. What do you want? some smiley blonde bimbo trying to make Iraq
sound better than it is? Makes me wonder what you think of 85 year old, plump Helen Thomas.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:25 PM
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16. No.
Now why you want to call Helen Thomas plump? Shame on you! :sarcasm:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:44 PM
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10. her looks don't bother me as much as
her war whoring.
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Baselinereality Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:50 PM
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11. I'd Be Depressed, Too, If I Worked For CNN...
I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but CNN has abdicated its desire to be the "most trusted name in news" in favor of FOX-style sensationalism. With that in mind, I'm glad that they have at least one normal looking female reporter on their domestic staff.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:58 PM
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12. Man, we as humans are so petty! Check out one of the alternatives -
Carol Lin, always chirpy, always smiling....always devoid of credibility. I will take Starr any day.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:01 PM
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13. I actually like her reporting.
I like her name too. It reminds me of those female reporters from the 50's.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:20 PM
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14. peggy hill
n/t
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:31 PM
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17. Tootsie.. or Mrs Doubtfire..
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:31 PM
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18. What do you want? Katie Couric hiking up her skirt and giggling?
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:32 PM by Marr
The news *is* fucking depressing. You'd have to be nit-wit to get through the news with a bubbly attitude these days.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:16 PM
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19. She reminds me of the insects in the "Far Side" cartoons
"Oh no, Gladys, none for me, I just ate my young an hour ago!"
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:21 PM
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20. Isn't it grim news?
I'm glad she wasn't acting coy or pouting at the camera like most talking head model-types.

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