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Russian anchor fired over middle finger - flipping the bird about U.S. President Barack Obama
upi ^ | Nov. 24, 2011

Posted on 11/24/2011 1:29:39 PM PST by JoeProBono

MOSCOW, - A Russian TV station said it has dismissed a news anchor for flipping the bird while reading an item about U.S. President Barack Obama.

REN TV said it dismissed anchor Tatiana Limanova after she made the obscene gesture while saying the president's name during a Nov. 14 story about the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

However, officials with the TV station said Limanova's gesture was not aimed at Obama but rather at "editorial staff" colleagues who were attempting to distract her from off-camera.

"This does not diminish her guilt and cannot be considered an excuse. The REN TV management views this action as the gravest violation of on-air discipline and a demonstration of unprofessionalism," the station said in a statement.


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1 posted on 11/24/2011 1:29:49 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

She’s lucky. Bill Clinton would have seen that as an invitation not an insult...


2 posted on 11/24/2011 1:31:31 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

She actually looks like one Klinton would pick.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 1:33:00 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: RetiredArmy

So true. :)


4 posted on 11/24/2011 1:34:00 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: JoeProBono

Roger Ailes should hire her.


5 posted on 11/24/2011 1:36:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: JoeProBono

Same action just a republican president. Do you think we would have the same outcome?


6 posted on 11/24/2011 1:42:24 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn
Same action just a republican president. Do you think we would have the same outcome?

The Moslem who threw a shoe at Dubya was lionized by state-controlled media.

7 posted on 11/24/2011 1:45:36 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: JoeProBono

She’d have been OK if she had just called him a “Lyin’ Ass Bitch”


8 posted on 11/24/2011 1:47:30 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Lazamataz

Hey, Laz. Verdict?

Flippin’ hittable?


9 posted on 11/24/2011 1:48:56 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: JoeProBono
Boama has done it a few times. He should be fired.
10 posted on 11/24/2011 1:50:43 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: JoeProBono

I thought she was just reading, the camera feed was not live.....


11 posted on 11/24/2011 1:52:43 PM PST by moehoward
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To: JoeProBono

Back when Spiro Agnew was running for V.P. some guy flipped him off.
Agnew had his secret service goons arrest the guy.
He appealed the arrest to the supremes who ruled that shooting some one the bird is “free speach”.
Just don’t do it towards a child or the locals may say it’s
doing bad things to kids or some such.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 1:55:37 PM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ya quota boy ( Real conservative or go fish, Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt))
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To: JoeProBono

Wish we could fire Obama for flipping US the bird!


13 posted on 11/24/2011 1:55:52 PM PST by bigbob
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To: RandallFlagg

I’d hit it.


14 posted on 11/24/2011 2:06:48 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: JoeProBono
We interrupt this forum for a special message to the Kenyan in Chief:


15 posted on 11/24/2011 2:12:22 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: RetiredArmy

“She actually looks like one Klinton would pick.”

Bill or Hillary?


16 posted on 11/24/2011 2:16:35 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: JoeProBono
A Russian TV station said it has dismissed a news anchor for flipping the bird while reading an item about U.S. President Barack Obama.

That's a shame. I personally think she should have been awarded a Nobel for Truth in Broadcast Journalism!

17 posted on 11/24/2011 2:18:33 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I wonder if she knows what a celebrity she’s become here in the US?

Wouldn’t it be jiffy if we could team her up with “Baghdad Bob” and get them to do a few shows with Molotov Mitchell or Glenn Beck - at least on You-Tube? What a team they’d make!

Maybe they can bring her over to do a couple of U.S. late night shows? I wonder if she speaks English?

Maybe she can sub for Rush some day....????


18 posted on 11/24/2011 2:22:00 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
She’s lucky. Bill Clinton would have seen that as an invitation not an insult...

LOLs!

19 posted on 11/24/2011 2:22:46 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (guitars and women.)
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To: JoeProBono
I can tell you she's not guilty without even looking at her picture.
20 posted on 11/24/2011 2:23:54 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (guitars and women.)
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To: Prole

I want a T shirt. I want a bumper sticker. I think it should be a stamp.

21 posted on 11/24/2011 2:25:29 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (guitars and women.)
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To: JoeProBono
...obscene gesture

??? Seems appropriate for the Obscenity in Chief...

22 posted on 11/24/2011 2:30:15 PM PST by gargoyle ( Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice... Barry Goldwater.)
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To: JoeProBono
...obscene gesture

??? Seems appropriate for the Obscenity in Chief...

23 posted on 11/24/2011 2:30:44 PM PST by gargoyle ( Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice... Barry Goldwater.)
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To: JoeProBono

thou darest not offend the annointed won!!

if she did this when talking about a republican there would be cheers


24 posted on 11/24/2011 2:32:54 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: vladimir998

Yes.


25 posted on 11/24/2011 2:34:14 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Here ya go:...

Wear it in good health!

http://www.fubowear.com/

26 posted on 11/24/2011 2:34:14 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: JoeProBono

Bump for a totally cool news anchor.


27 posted on 11/24/2011 2:36:23 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: JoeProBono

We should send her flowers...and a thank you card.


28 posted on 11/24/2011 2:40:57 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Mr. K

You are correct of course; offending a fellow Communist (especially a Muslim Communist) is a serious offense in the Mother Country. Come to think of it it can be here in the USA too.

Now it says that Ms.Komrade Limanova is currently “unemployed”... over in the newly reconstituted USSR that essentially means that she is now really employed at the bottom of a salt mine deep beneath the Siberian permafrost somewhere, does it not?


29 posted on 11/24/2011 2:41:23 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: JoeProBono

He’s planning a trip over there right now so he can bow and apologize to her.


30 posted on 11/24/2011 2:43:11 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: MestaMachine

Re: “We should send her flowers...and a thank you card.”

It’d better be a pretty big one if we’re gonna get about a million and a half FReeper’s signatures on it, don’t ya reckon?


31 posted on 11/24/2011 2:47:07 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: JoeProBono
Sounds like the perfect answer to the US news media.

Maybe she'd like to immigrate.

32 posted on 11/24/2011 3:06:58 PM PST by skeeter
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To: MestaMachine

There must be some way of getting contact information for her. It would be great if the international media would report on how Ms. Tatiana was much loved by Americans as shown by an outpouring of support by those who appreciated her opinion of BO.


33 posted on 11/24/2011 3:14:32 PM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: meatloaf

I hear she has a whole flock of them in her pocket.


34 posted on 11/24/2011 3:16:33 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: JoeProBono

We should FREEP REN TV and demand they give her her job back. Truth hurts and she told it like it is!! Bravo Tatianna!!!!


35 posted on 11/24/2011 3:27:17 PM PST by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: skeeter

There’s got to be a conservative cable or web TV broadcaster somewhere in the US who could put her on at least occasionally.

Have her read the daily news and whenever she has to mention the exalted One give her famous “salute”, only cover it with a “Censored” sign like they do for Steven Tyler on the “American Idol” show and “Bleep” it with the sound effect of a party whoop-whistle.

Alternatively, she could just spit.

Could she curse in Russian and not get in trouble with the US FCC I wonder? That would be a hoot! She seems to have a natural gift for expressing contempt.

Ms. Tatiyana also seems to do a bang up deadpan impression if I ever saw one. I wonder if she’s ever tried a stand up comedy act?

I have a feeling that her staff were probably trying to get her to laugh on the air - perhaps to lighten her up a little. If her bird was really directed towards them, then the coincidental timing was impeccable!


36 posted on 11/24/2011 3:35:20 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: 41Thunder

Here it is in Japanese You Tube. The Spanish one has been pulled down already and I can’t find any in English.

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/apec/cIcRXcOohTNGt7Vq46x0nQ

That one will probably be going down soon too.


37 posted on 11/24/2011 3:40:43 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: TheOldLady
"Vzuk$#t!=@&&KX# 4BXltYk Barrakk Obamma.... "

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...."vVVVWWOOOOOOOOPp!!!"

38 posted on 11/24/2011 3:49:37 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: George Varnum

Drat; can’t get my image code to work.


39 posted on 11/24/2011 3:50:29 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: JoeProBono
If I owned fox news... I would hire her and fire shemp.

LLS

40 posted on 11/24/2011 3:56:58 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Joe Boucher
It happens:


Vice President Nelson Rockefeller appeals to the younger voters at this 1976 rally for Bob Dole (in bkgd.)


When George Bush was Governor of Texas he gave the camera a "One-Fingered Salute" before going on the air. While Bush may not have been the Commander-in-Chief at the time, this video is historically significant because the highest ranking U.S. official caught flipping someone off previously was Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller. Mr. Rockefeller was thought to be in the first stages of dementia at the time and died two years later. The same thing could be argued about Bush, but two years later he was made President.

And of course, the bird is flipped in every picture ever taken of any group of guys in the military...except maybe the Air Force...heh heh heh
41 posted on 11/24/2011 4:34:19 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: JoeProBono

F U B O
take two they’re free


42 posted on 11/24/2011 4:54:36 PM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: Cvengr

That’s not enough for the imposter in chief. MORE FINGERS!


43 posted on 11/24/2011 4:54:45 PM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: George Varnum
hunh. looks like he might have actually created a couple of jobs after all.

in spite of himself.

44 posted on 11/24/2011 6:07:38 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (guitars and women.)
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To: Tainan

I don’t know whether VP Rockefeller “was in the throes of dementia,” I doubt it, because he was having a second helping of Megan Marshak, a 27-year-old research assistant. One version said Rocky had a massive heart attack and she was pinned under him. The way I heard it, she was astride him and attired in cowgirl boots and hat.
This being the mid-1970s, she didn’t need implants and he didn’t need Viagra.


45 posted on 11/24/2011 6:38:08 PM PST by namvolunteer (Trying to adhere to liberal rules of engagement when they have no rules is suicide. - Maelstrom)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks JoeProBono.


46 posted on 11/24/2011 6:50:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: the invisib1e hand


47 posted on 11/24/2011 7:20:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SunkenCiv


48 posted on 11/24/2011 7:31:42 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I'd love to see her on FOX. She might have a hard time keeping up with their stable of "News Babes" perhaps, and would have to learn to keep her legs crossed at all times - but it could be interesting. Of course she'd have to be able to do the news in English, but I'll bet she'd be a corker if she can.

.........Photobucket

............."*BLEEP!!!*"

I wonder if anyone has started a Tatiana fan club for her?

49 posted on 11/24/2011 8:15:18 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Cvengr

You know, Tatiana strikes me as being the kind of gal who could probably bite the head off of a ten-penny nail and spit it clean through a three-quarter inch piece of plywood.

Not a lady to be trifled with lightly.

We could use a few more women like her here in America, IMHO.


50 posted on 11/24/2011 8:21:19 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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