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CNN's Soledad O'Brien gets the verbal smackdown from a NOLA resident
Ramblings' Journal ^ | 9.8.05

Posted on 09/08/2005 1:00:32 PM PDT by mhking

Edited on 09/08/2005 1:41:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

CNN's Soledad O'Brien given the verbal smackdown by NOLA resident

American Morning co-host Soledad O'Brien has had this holier-than-thou on-air attitude throughout the entire crisis following Hurricane Katrina. The past few mornings, she has been broadcasting from New Orleans to show the magnitude of the disaster.

Well...this morning, a New Orleans resident whose house is high and dry came on the CNN morning program and...let's just say that Soledad got the smackdown.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: cnn; katrina; kayak
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That's gonna leave a mark...
1 posted on 09/08/2005 1:00:33 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 09/08/2005 1:01:17 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: mhking

is that the CNN Transcript?


3 posted on 09/08/2005 1:05:33 PM PDT by Americanwolf (Gov. Blanco it is negligent for you not to enforce the evactuation of New Orleans!!!!!!!!)
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To: mhking

Straight from the DRAGON's Mouth.


4 posted on 09/08/2005 1:06:00 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("I will Declare the Beauty of The LORD.")
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To: mhking
S. O'BRIEN: Karen, thank you.

Let's get right back to Miles.

LABARRE: Don't touch me.

Hee hee!

5 posted on 09/08/2005 1:07:01 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: mhking

thanks for posting the full transcript


6 posted on 09/08/2005 1:07:14 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: mhking

She actually said "don't touch me"? That's awesome!


7 posted on 09/08/2005 1:07:17 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: mhking
LABARRE: Don't touch me.

First on the list of things I will never say to Soledad O'Brien. She's pretty hot! :)

8 posted on 09/08/2005 1:07:32 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (I'm marrying a woman before they make gay marriage mandatory!)
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To: mhking

What's the "don't touch me" line at the end?


9 posted on 09/08/2005 1:08:09 PM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: mhking

Best quote:

LABARRE: Don't touch me.


10 posted on 09/08/2005 1:08:20 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (I alone, am the chosen one. Because I alone, did the choosing.)
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To: mhking
S. O'BRIEN: We haven't showered for a long time..

No wonder CNN stinks.

11 posted on 09/08/2005 1:08:26 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Recall Barbara Boxer)
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To: mhking

an informed citizen from New Orleans...how refreshing.......


12 posted on 09/08/2005 1:08:27 PM PDT by auto power
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To: mhking
That's gonna leave a mark...

Wow, I have a new hero. In fact I think I'm in love. I guess I better tell my wife...

13 posted on 09/08/2005 1:08:31 PM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: mhking
> LABARRE: Don't touch me.

BWAAAAH???


14 posted on 09/08/2005 1:08:48 PM PDT by orionblamblam ("You're the poster boy for what ID would turn out if it were taught in our schools." VadeRetro)
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To: All
S. O'BRIEN: There's no stores. Where do you get your supplies from?

LABARRE: We have plenty. We stocked up, you know?

LOL

15 posted on 09/08/2005 1:08:55 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: mhking
Hey soledad don't you long for the days of CNET TV and all you had to worry about was your sparc being smarter than you were?
16 posted on 09/08/2005 1:09:28 PM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zatôichi: I don't see much)
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To: mhking

Excellent report. Thanks.

Will share.


17 posted on 09/08/2005 1:11:28 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: mhking

Sounds to me like the anchor simply wanted a shower!


18 posted on 09/08/2005 1:11:58 PM PDT by Jim Verdolini (We had it all, but the RINOs stalked the land and everything they touched was as dung and ashes!)
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To: mhking

CNN has been camped in front of the same collapsed building for a week now. SoleDUD.


19 posted on 09/08/2005 1:12:11 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: mhking

I would have loved to see this lady get interviewed by Geraldo. He seems to think that everyone in the world wants a hug from him.


20 posted on 09/08/2005 1:13:14 PM PDT by murdoog (You're probably wondering why I'm here)
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To: mhking
You may commence touching, Mrs. O'Brien.


21 posted on 09/08/2005 1:14:03 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: mhking

"They never offered them transportation out of the city."

And then the CNN liberal hack switched the subject to asking her about showers?

How obvious.


22 posted on 09/08/2005 1:15:06 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Rummyfan

Don't fool with THIS lady. Karen for mayor!


23 posted on 09/08/2005 1:15:09 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: mhking

DON'T DRINK THE COFFEE!!!! Unless the water has been boiled first.


24 posted on 09/08/2005 1:16:31 PM PDT by rintense
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To: mhking
LABARRE: They did not offer these people a way out to begin with. They offered them a ride to Superdome. They never offered them transportation out of the city.

The best line out of the whole interview. She wasn't referring to FEMA, either.

25 posted on 09/08/2005 1:17:07 PM PDT by zipper (Freedom Isn't Free)
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To: mhking

Soledad - nothing more than a Katie Couric clone.


26 posted on 09/08/2005 1:17:32 PM PDT by Humvee (Beliefs are more powerful than facts - Paulus Atreides)
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To: mhking

I've seen several reporters make the "mistake" of getting hold of a good old-fashioned Southerner. Usually, they let go pretty quickly.


And, by the way, I will continue to ignore what little journalistic talents O'Brien has by concentrating all of my attention on her chest.


27 posted on 09/08/2005 1:17:59 PM PDT by itzmygun ( www.donaldlancow.com)
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To: fanfan

ping


28 posted on 09/08/2005 1:18:39 PM PDT by snidely whiplash III
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To: mhking
That's gonna leave a mark...

Beautiful catch. WHAP on Soledad.

29 posted on 09/08/2005 1:22:44 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: roses of sharon
LABARRE: They did not offer these people a way out to begin with. They offered them a ride to Superdome. They never offered them transportation out of the city.

S. O'BRIEN: Do you have a working shower?

Exactly. How astute of Soledad to observe that LaBarre was not going to conform to the official view of CNN that the whole thing is Bush's/FEMA's fault-- and quickly abandon the obvious line of newsworthy questions that Labarre's remark invited.

30 posted on 09/08/2005 1:23:19 PM PDT by zipper (Freedom Isn't Free)
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To: andyk
You may commence touching, Mrs. O'Brien.

LOL My thoughts exactly!
31 posted on 09/08/2005 1:23:28 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: mhking
Thanks for posting. . .as for . . .

LABARRE: Don't touch me. . . .what did THAT mean. Someone overly anxious to move LaBarre from camera range or what?

32 posted on 09/08/2005 1:24:45 PM PDT by cricket (.Just say NO U.N.)
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To: mhking
Soledad's presence in New Orleans, over a week after Katrina hit, is just so damn phony. She's an anchor, stuck to the studio. It's so obvious that she and her bosses thought she should go there to prove she's a big-time journalist so later on they can use the footage of her being there in future CNN promotions. "Look at me, I went to New Orleans ..."

So transparent. Gag.

33 posted on 09/08/2005 1:26:21 PM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: mhking

amazing..... maybe Katie, er I mean Soledad, learned something from the smack-down..... but I doubt it.

fwiw, I knew Soledad O'Brien more than 15 years ago when she was an undergrad.... never thought much of her intellect or that she would amount to much.... imagine my shock when she started showing up on CNN.... but then I guess we can say it doesn't take any kind of intellect to make it with CNN (in fact, intelligence would be a great hindrance) and we can also say she hasn't amounted to much..... :^)


34 posted on 09/08/2005 1:27:54 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: Americanwolf
is that the CNN Transcript?

Yep (scroll down just past halfway for the relevant segment).

35 posted on 09/08/2005 1:28:07 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: mhking
LABARRE: OK. I'll fix you a cup of coffee.

Do us all a favor, Delia, and make CNN's coffee with floodwater.

36 posted on 09/08/2005 1:28:51 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: pepperhead
LABARRE: We have plenty. We stocked up, you know?
LOL

Wait, doesn't she mean, "We looted, of course. We had no choice--it was for survival"?

37 posted on 09/08/2005 1:29:29 PM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: itzmygun

How utterly crass of you....look at her eyes first, then act bashful and look down...that way, she won't know what you are looking at!!!! (I'm old and learned that many years ago, but I don't remember why I just thought of it!!)


38 posted on 09/08/2005 1:29:33 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Volunteer

FYI


39 posted on 09/08/2005 1:29:38 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: zipper

Typical of lib reporters to quickly change the subject when any truly significant comes up.... why would Katie, er Soledad, want to pursue the obvious line of mendacious incompetence by city and state officials when it would only prove embarrassing to the Demagogic Party???


40 posted on 09/08/2005 1:30:06 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: Jim Verdolini

Soledad can shower at my place (as long as she doesn't talk).


41 posted on 09/08/2005 1:30:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: rintense
DON'T DRINK THE COFFEE!!!! Unless the water has been boiled first.

LOL. I got that, but only after hitting reply and planning to say, "You boob! Coffee is boiled..." So who's the boob?

42 posted on 09/08/2005 1:31:06 PM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: mhking

I'm with Ms. Labarre. Why leave for the unknown and have to depend on the kindness of strangers and the bureaucracy of government when you have everything you need in your own high and dry home?


43 posted on 09/08/2005 1:31:56 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Volunteer

ping


44 posted on 09/08/2005 1:32:46 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: WideGlide

I find it interesting how the on-site flood coverage has really exposed the journalism skills of some of these stuffed-shirt makeup-and-microphone 'anchors.' You can't just walk into a disaster zone and start reporting unless you have pretty good instincts for operating in that sort of environment.

On a similar note, I think the 'presentation skills' necessary for TV broadcasting really pare down the stock of reporters, with ill effect. How many Walter Winchells or Matt Drudges or Howie Carrs can we expect to get in the next generation? 'Journalism' is dominated by libs, and liberals tend to have poor truth and BS detectors, so we get these camera bimbos and hairsprayed men with little substance behind them. Then you throw them into a real fray like New Orleans, and half of them can't see straight without a teleprompter and don't know the right questions to ask.

Journalism used to be about getting the story, and the good ones were the ones who wanted to get to the truth. nowadays they want to 'change the world,' facts be damned.


45 posted on 09/08/2005 1:32:46 PM PDT by MIT-Elephant ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: snidely whiplash III

Thanks for the ping, Snidely.

O'Brien is the reason I have scratch marks down the front of my TV screen.....been trying to rip her face off all week.


46 posted on 09/08/2005 1:53:17 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: mhking

Soledad, you might want to put some ice on that....


47 posted on 09/08/2005 1:54:48 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: mhking

Looks to me like she had it coming...but what do I know?...;o]


48 posted on 09/08/2005 2:00:24 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers?)
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To: Humvee
Younger... better looking and not nearly as bitter. But 'geez she's dummmmmb!
49 posted on 09/08/2005 2:00:42 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And now, little man, I give the watch to you.”)
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To: Jim Verdolini
Sounds to me like the anchor simply wanted a shower!

I would let her use my shower. Of course, to preserve water, we'd have to shower together.

...ehhh, gimme a break. There are no atheists in a foxhole, and there's no media bias when you're looking into the doe eyes of a fox. Ask Rush Limbaugh.

50 posted on 09/08/2005 2:04:04 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com)
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