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CNN Fires Switch Board Employee Who Berated Callers!!
Daily Pundit ^

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. "


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1 posted on 11/24/2005 7:22:55 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

fired and promoted to video editor; yeah right.


2 posted on 11/24/2005 7:24:39 PM PST by axes_of_weezles (mainstream extremist (Ha))
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Better to show respect to the President and Vice President of the United States.


3 posted on 11/24/2005 7:25:01 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Stuck on stupid.
4 posted on 11/24/2005 7:25:15 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

How do we fire CNN?


5 posted on 11/24/2005 7:25:18 PM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

" His comments did not reflect the views of CNN."

I beg to differ.


6 posted on 11/24/2005 7:25:19 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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...


7 posted on 11/24/2005 7:25:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
"His comments did not reflect the views of CNN..."

yeah.........right

8 posted on 11/24/2005 7:26:07 PM PST by digger48
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To: Minus_The_Bear

His comments DO reflect the views of CNN.


9 posted on 11/24/2005 7:26:36 PM PST by lormand (Close the border...the US/Kalifornia border.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
His comments did not reflect the views of CNN.

Yeah, Right.

10 posted on 11/24/2005 7:26:51 PM PST by Go Gordon
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To: nuconvert


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".


11 posted on 11/24/2005 7:27:31 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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.


12 posted on 11/24/2005 7:27:38 PM PST by Baby Driver
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To: Minus_The_Bear

They should know better than to hire guys as operators or customer service reps - especially guys with pms.


13 posted on 11/24/2005 7:29:08 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Who knows? One day cnn may become a creditable news source. You know, where the editorial page and front page are different.

I wonder if Pinch will read this post...?

5.56mm

14 posted on 11/24/2005 7:29:57 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Baby Driver

Never wondered why watching CNN or MSNBC allways
manages to evoke depression in it's watchers?


15 posted on 11/24/2005 7:30:49 PM PST by Baby Driver
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To: DoughtyOne
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - RTL Group is buying out CNN's 50-percent share in German news channel n-tv, taking its stake to 100 percent, it said on Thursday. It declined to name a price for the transaction, which is subject to approval from cartel and media regulators. "N-tv is an important member of our family of complementary broadcasters," RTL said in a statement. "The planned step will give n-tv the necessary room for maneuver for the strategic challenges of the future." RTL, Europe's biggest TV broadcaster, has 32 television channels and 31 radio stations in 11 countries. They include M6 in France and Five in Britain. CNN, a division of global media conglomerate Time Warner Inc., became a shareholder in n-tv in 1993, a year after n-tv was launched. RTL and CNN have been 50-percent shareholders in n-tv since 2002. RTL says n-tv attracts more than 5 million viewers per day, around 6 percent of Germany's population. It has less than 1 percent of the German TV advertising market.

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.

16 posted on 11/24/2005 7:32:09 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever (Proud to be named as a member of the Radical Right Wing. Vast Right Wing got old.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I thought a spokesman for CNN said it was a computer glitch. You mean CNN lied?


17 posted on 11/24/2005 7:32:30 PM PST by Peace will be here soon ((Liberal definition of looting: "Self-help Humanitarian Aid."))
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To: Baby Driver
CNN has been using subliminal brainweashing

Brainweashing? Sounds series.

I'm certainly no fan of CNN, but can you prove that?

18 posted on 11/24/2005 7:33:38 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Bahbah

I fired CNN many years ago.


19 posted on 11/24/2005 7:34:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Minus_The_Bear
HEADS UP, MATT DRUDGE!!!
20 posted on 11/24/2005 7:34:17 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: Bahbah

What is CNN?


21 posted on 11/24/2005 7:34:31 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Bahbah
Don't watch it.

Oh, wait a minute, nobody does now.
(except for all their moms, of course)

TS

22 posted on 11/24/2005 7:34:53 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Bahbah
"How do we fire CNN?"

Easy, do like hundreds of millions of Americans and I do - don't watch.

23 posted on 11/24/2005 7:35:03 PM PST by hometoroost (TSA = Thousands Standing Around)
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To: Bahbah

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


24 posted on 11/24/2005 7:35:45 PM PST by Pedrobud (Bush- Grow a sack and fight back !!!!!)
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To: Tzimisce
I'll bet he'll even get a guest slot on the next Michael Moore "documentary".

Yes, when he tells the story of the conservative media bias. LOL.

25 posted on 11/24/2005 7:40:18 PM PST by alnick
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To: Minus_The_Bear

"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.


26 posted on 11/24/2005 7:44:16 PM PST by rickylc
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

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.


27 posted on 11/24/2005 7:45:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: Bahbah

"How do we fire CNN?"


We don't need to .. the public already has!


28 posted on 11/24/2005 7:46:46 PM PST by CyberAnt ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Oh good grief!


29 posted on 11/24/2005 7:47:22 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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.

30 posted on 11/24/2005 7:47:39 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Dan Rather got fired again???


31 posted on 11/24/2005 7:49:09 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I listened to that call. The operator is obviously black so CNN may be looking at litigation.


32 posted on 11/24/2005 7:53:45 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Eternity? Smoking or nonsmoking?)
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To: SkyPilot

bttt


33 posted on 11/24/2005 7:56:01 PM PST by timestax
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To: DoughtyOne
Thanks. Others have stated that he overseas end of CNN was all that kept it afloat.

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.

34 posted on 11/24/2005 7:59:56 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever (Proud to be named as a member of the Radical Right Wing. Vast Right Wing got old.)
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To: Pedrobud

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When in a motel, switch the channel in the lobby from CNN.
<<

What will the crack dealers and prostitutes watch, then?


35 posted on 11/24/2005 8:03:31 PM PST by noblejones (Hey, everybody, look at me!!! I AM NOT A CIA AGENT!!! Really, you saw nothing. -- V. Flame)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

And you wonder why CNN ratings are a fraction that of the Fox News Channel.


36 posted on 11/24/2005 8:03:34 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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!!!!


37 posted on 11/24/2005 8:09:54 PM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: taxesareforever

Oh Oh, the hot air blimpie, the "CNN Hindenbergh" is on fire and about to explode. What a great spectacle!


38 posted on 11/24/2005 8:15:25 PM PST by HonduGOP
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To: DoughtyOne
"I'd like to see FoxNews compete for the airport news service. It gauls me to see CNN get that exclusive market.

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"

39 posted on 11/24/2005 8:15:58 PM PST by blam
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To: Minus_The_Bear

save


40 posted on 11/24/2005 8:16:18 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I can't wait to hear Rush Limbaugh play this tape back.
20 million will hear this idiot at CNN.


41 posted on 11/24/2005 8:27:10 PM PST by edwin hubble
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To: blam
Don't let the sign intimidate you--change the stinking channel.
42 posted on 11/24/2005 8:28:44 PM PST by dmw
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To: Pedrobud

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.


43 posted on 11/24/2005 8:35:39 PM PST by Concho
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I believe this one's a scam and didn't happen.

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.

44 posted on 11/24/2005 8:51:47 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Raoul's First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS)
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To: rickylc
This quote certainly makes it sound like it's well known inside CNN that this was a purposeful stunt pulled by CNN.

I wouldn't say that. It sounds like nothing more than a know-it-all pimple farmer, the typical unbathed Leftist.

45 posted on 11/24/2005 8:59:01 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Minus_The_Bear
His comments did not reflect the views of CNN.

Yeah, right. I was born, but not yesterday...

46 posted on 11/24/2005 9:02:38 PM PST by GOPJ (The costs of launching an attack on America is high.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

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.


47 posted on 11/24/2005 9:21:42 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Goldberg should be fired for lying. The ***clown's statements did reflect CNN's beliefs.


48 posted on 11/24/2005 9:26:53 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

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".


49 posted on 11/24/2005 9:27:34 PM PST by Baby Driver
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To: Baby Driver
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.

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.

50 posted on 11/24/2005 9:28:25 PM PST by dannyboy72 (How long will you hold onto the rope when Liberals pull us off the cliff?)
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