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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:55 AM
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CNN has fired Susan Roesgen who stood-up to the Teabaggers
Edited on Mon Sep-14-09 09:01 AM by Ian David
Fox Nation Declares Victory: Susan Roesgen Edition
Filed under: General, Wankery Mark @ 11:52 pm

In yet another example of the Fox Nations embarrassing unprofessionalism and arrogance, they are once again claiming victory for something they had absolutely nothing to do with. On this occasion they are suffering from the delusion that they are responsible for CNN not renewing the contract of reporter Susan Roesgen.



In last Aprils Tea Parties, Roesgen confronted a teabagger who was blathering incoherently about Obama being a fascist. The crowd became increasingly hostile making it impossible to continue the segment. She eventually signed off saying that

I think you get the general tenor of this. Its anti-government, anti-CNN, since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network, Fox.

The encounter drew criticism from right-wing blogizens who pounced on her for daring to tell the truth about Fox News. In all honesty, I feel that Roesgen did cross a line by appearing to be confrontational. It is appropriate for her to challenge a subject, but not to become emotionally connected. However, it is exceedingly hypocritical for FoxPods to complain so bitterly about Roesgens alleged bias without ever acknowledging the far greater bias exercised by Fox News. Remember, Fox correspondents were actually participating in the Tea Parties as promoters and even hosts.

Nevertheless, Foxs declaration of victory is hysterical. First of all, there is nothing to suggest that Fox deserved any credit whatsoever for this personnel decision by CNN. They dont even offer any evidence that Roesgens separation from CNN had anything to do with the Tea Bag affair. In case they havent noticed, lots of people at all networks have succumbed to downsizing in recent months due solely to market conditions.

More:
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?m=200907


See prior stories:

Williams calls female CNN reporter, "CNN Barbie Doll"
In an April 15 post on his blog, Williams wrote of former CNN reporter Susan Roesgen: "CNN Barbie Doll Attacks Tea Parties, gets an education, doesn't like what she learns so story makes the Tea Baggers into thugs. It's not News, it's CNN."
http://mediamatters.org/research/200909110007



Wikipedia:

2009 Chicago Tea Party

On April 15, 2009, Roesgen interviewed a number of people at a 2009 Tea Party protest in Chicago, including one protester calling US President Barack Obama a fascist and carrying sign depicting him as Adolf Hitler, and another protester that praised Abraham Lincoln. After hearing shouted obscenities, she concluded the interview with, "I think you get the general tenor of this. It's anti-government, anti-CNN, since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network, Fox. And since I can't really hear much more, and since I think this is not really family viewing, I'll toss it back to you, Kyra." See full transcript here

.<20><21><22><23>

The interview drew significant criticism as confrontational and unprofessional from some in the media, including Mona Charen of the National Review.<24> New York Times media and culture columnist David Carr wrote, "she could not have been more contemptuous of the people she was interviewing".<25> Others, like George Washington University professor of media, Frank Sesno, defended Roesgen for not letting statements go unchallenged.<26> A CNN spokesperson said, "She was doing her job, and called it like she saw it." Roesgen has not commented publicly on the situation.<27><22>

More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Roesgen





CNN Reporter Slams "Tea-Bagger" For Obama/Nazi Picture (video)
CNN Reporter Susan Roesgen Slams "TeaBagger" For Having a Obama/Nazi Picture
http://beltwayblips.dailyradar.com/video/cnn_reporter_s... /

CNN Reporter Harassed at Chicago "Tea-Party" (video)
http://beltwayblips.dailyradar.com/video/cnn_reporter_h... /






Hat-tip to: http://twitter.com/Ireneartist/status/3978748545

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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:59 AM
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1. There is nothing we can do about it, and just a sign of the kind of uphill battle
progressives face every day.

The right wing is just stronger than we are. Just face it and believe it.

We are too balanced, too smart, ask too many questions and care too much about others.

We are more in numbers than they are, but they manhandle us every chance they get, and of course the conservative controlled media responds to every conservative whim.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:03 AM
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2. Count the number of Republican Leaning and actual Conservative
Reporters at CNN. Then, you should not be surprised.

The Myth that CNN is a Liberal Channel is just that a Myth.

Fairness dictates that they try the hardest to be fair
in their reporting. They do try to come down the middle most of
the time.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:06 AM
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3. "FOX Nation?" What the hell is that?
Is this comprised of the "real Muricans" that Palin and Bachmann spoke about? Is it a "nation within a nation?"

Apparently, FOX is its official propaganda catapulter...
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:06 AM
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4. As a journalist ~ she probably went over the top
IMO

What she said was true but not "Fair and Balanced" as they say. :shrug:
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iceman66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:08 AM
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5. It's true.
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/susan_roesgen_o...

From the comments on that page, it appears she was the subject of an organized smear campaign after the 'tea party' incident, and CNN decided to cave in to the demands of a small but very vocal minority.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:26 AM
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7. I want national or international news, I watch Bloomberg. cnn, faux, and cnbc will not polute
the airwaves in my house

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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:18 AM
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6. Susan was on National Geograhics
quite several years back. I thought she was a brightess and most articulate woman . I was happy to see her at CNN. I doubt her leaving had to do with her standing up to the idiots!!
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:30 AM
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8. Yet, last I checked, Lou Dobbs still has a job.
It's been said before -- CNN is a lost cause.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 04:42 PM
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9. Indeed.
:puke:
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Dramarama Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 04:56 PM
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13. Colorofchanges next target?
lol
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 04:47 PM
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10. Wow, Fucksnews actually aired how happy they are she is gone!
What a bunch of hypocritical fuckers! Wow, can no one put Fucksnews in its place!? What a load, oh well CNN sucks ass just like Fucksnews so I really don't care. Neither are real news stations so...good luck to her, I hope she lands in a better place.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 04:50 PM
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11. any word on what she is doing? maybe MSNBC could hire her?
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 04:52 PM
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12. You mean the network who is run by the guy who said no more radio host
on CNN and then had a conservative one on last week?
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 05:02 PM
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14. Yet another of the 999 reasons CNN is programmed off of my TV
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Shireling Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 06:01 PM
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15. TV
Edited on Mon Sep-14-09 06:02 PM by Shireling
Is just a propaganda machine, unfortunately. TV
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