Skip to comments.CNN Fires Switch Board Employee Who Berated Callers!!
Posted on 11/24/2005 7:22:54 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
The following is an update from Daily Pundit who has chronicled the UNBELIEVABLE behavior of CNN employees in the wake of the X/Cheney incident. A switch board operator who berated callers to CNN telling them "Bush and Cheney should stop lying" and that "Putting the X over Cheney's face was freedom of speach" has been fired by CNN. This has been confirmed! Visit this link to hear the tape.
I just got off the phone with Laurie Goldberg, Senior Vice President for Public Relations with CNN. Her statement confirms the authenticity of the tape recording and reveals the actions CNN took after learning of the incident:
"A Turner switchboard operator was fired today after we were alerted to a conversation the operator had with a caller in which the operator lost his temper and expressed his personal views -- behavior that was totally inappropriate. His comments did not reflect the views of CNN. We are reaching out to the caller and expressing our deep regret to her and apologizing that she did not get the courtesy entitled to her. "
fired and promoted to video editor; yeah right.
Better to show respect to the President and Vice President of the United States.
How do we fire CNN?
" His comments did not reflect the views of CNN."
I beg to differ.
When I think of CNN in see a flailing swimmer with three fingers showing above the water momentarily as the sink beneath the waves. So long...
His comments DO reflect the views of CNN.
WOW! This guy will be a MILLIONAIRE! Expect him to tell his harrowing tale of how CNN took his freedom of speech all over every cable/Network talk show for the next six months.
I'll bet he'll even get a guest slot on the next Michael Moore "documentary".
Flashing the X was obviously intentional...leaving
on long enough for the concious mind was the error
in their plan. CNN has been using subliminal
brainweashing to attack the Bush admin, andpromote
leftist death freaks and socialisr perverts.
They should know better than to hire guys as operators or customer service reps - especially guys with pms.
I wonder if Pinch will read this post...?
Never wondered why watching CNN or MSNBC allways
manages to evoke depression in it's watchers?
Selling off profitable foreign investments trying to keep afloat. Coupled with the old adage of "there is no such thing as bad press". The implications of this whole incident was poorly calculated.
I thought a spokesman for CNN said it was a computer glitch. You mean CNN lied?
Brainweashing? Sounds series.
I'm certainly no fan of CNN, but can you prove that?
I fired CNN many years ago.
What is CNN?
Oh, wait a minute, nobody does now.
(except for all their moms, of course)
Easy, do like hundreds of millions of Americans and I do - don't watch.
How do we fire CNN?
Watch Fox News and never spend a second on CNN> When in a motel, switch the channel in the lobby from CNN
Yes, when he tells the story of the conservative media bias. LOL.
"Putting the X over Cheney's face was freedom of speach"
This quote certainly makes it sound like it's well known inside CNN that this was a purposeful stunt pulled by CNN. Something everyone at CNN knows but dares not admit.
Thanks. Others have stated that he overseas end of CNN was all that kept it afloat. It may not have much influence here, but the same left fringe slant probably turns a lot of foreigners against the U.S.
I'd like to see FoxNews compete for the airport news service. It gauls me to see CNN get that exclusive market.
"How do we fire CNN?"
We don't need to .. the public already has!
Oh good grief!
This tape is an impending huge public relations disaster for CXN.
They thought they had "put this episode behind them" with their little charade and phony explanation.
Now they have attempted to shut down the scandal of this outrage by firing their employee, but it won't be enough.
I hope CXN's ratings go lower than "The Sheetrock Network" on channel 426.
Dan Rather got fired again???
I listened to that call. The operator is obviously black so CNN may be looking at litigation.
I have worked overseas. CNNi and the Beeb are exclusive for English language in most areas. Understanding that European and most foreign media outlets are very much more "well regulated" than what we Americans are accustomed to. I would not want to impugn the integrity of CNNi, but the local citizenry indicated that CNNi routinely "purchased" access and favors. Foreign revenue streams are very difficult to use for profitability evaluations. But you can be certain that this sale will reduce the sphere of influence wielded by CNNi in Germany.
When in a motel, switch the channel in the lobby from CNN.
What will the crack dealers and prostitutes watch, then?
And you wonder why CNN ratings are a fraction that of the Fox News Channel.
If this is really true then CNN LIED!!! THEY LIED when they said it couldn't be duplicated. CALL A GRAND JURY. THEY LIED!!!! AND VIEWERS WERE FRIED!!! We need to get to the bottom of this. Pull out all the stops. Leave no stone unturned. THEY LIED!!!! (Can't help myself)because THEY LIED!!!!
Oh Oh, the hot air blimpie, the "CNN Hindenbergh" is on fire and about to explode. What a great spectacle!
I'll tell you what is gaulling.
The TV in the waiting area of the VA Hospital in Biloxi is always set to CNN with a sign that says, "Do Not Change Channel"
I can't wait to hear Rush Limbaugh play this tape back.
20 million will hear this idiot at CNN.
I live in motels a lot, and I'm here to tell you that the leftys that run the hotels seldom have Fox news as a choice. You get CNN or nothing. Even in the good hotels.
I've called called the newsdesks at several networks and never go an automated attendant. Plus the people aren't anything like that "call".
Like I said, I suspect a scam here.
I wouldn't say that. It sounds like nothing more than a know-it-all pimple farmer, the typical unbathed Leftist.
Yeah, right. I was born, but not yesterday...
Certainly circumstances demand the utmost caution. It could easily be a scam to discredit bloggers. The "Team Hollywood" statements are filled with absurdities. All this is amply recognized on the Daily Pundit forum, but then Bill Quick stated he had verified it with Laurie Goldberg of CNN, so I'm reserving judgment. I will say the tape of the phone call is very convincing.
What's next? An MSM confirmation? Denial? A proclamation of the ruse, crowing about the gullible right? I'm thinking the worst case, NOTHING! So it will just fade into oblivion.
Goldberg should be fired for lying. The ***clown's statements did reflect CNN's beliefs.
Nope, Just a hyperbolic suspicion. But the bit
about watchers of CNN & MSNBC becoming depressed
and angry...i've seen anectdotal evidence of, as
well as expirienced myself...of course that could
just be all the negative, US bashing, perversion
pushing, crap* they air as if it's "commonplace".
Welcome to FR. But we try to tell the wacko kooks to stay where they belong over at DU with the other libs. Your post is quite typical of the DUers who like to post wacko takes on what they THINK conservatives would think.
We don't think CNN is nefariously trying to brainwash it's audience through subliminal messages. We KNOW they try to brain wash their viewers by spinning Dem talking points and hiding facts and truth. Nice try though.
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