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Former CNN Anchor Moves to The Onion
New York Times ^ | March 25, 2009 | Robert Mackey

Posted on 03/25/2009 11:27:35 AM PDT by reaganaut1

In yet another sign that the line between real news and fake news is getting thinner, one of CNN’s main anchors during the 1980s and 1990s, Bobbie Battista, has taken a step through the looking glass and can now be seen anchoring reports online for ONN, The Onion News Network.

In the report below, “Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport,” Ms. Battista reports the fictional news with the same aplomb she brought to the real thing during her 20-year career at CNN:

In a recent interview with the blog CNN Observations, Ms. Battista said she enjoyed the fake reports, though she admitted: “I wasn’t sure I should do them at first.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thelede.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bobbiebatista; cnn; kafka; onion; theonion

1 posted on 03/25/2009 11:27:35 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Huh? I thought CNN was the broadcasting dept for the Onion..


2 posted on 03/25/2009 11:29:07 AM PDT by max americana
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To: reaganaut1

DANG!... There goes the Onion, Alinsky’d by Battista.

“Bad company corrupts good morals”... donthca know?


3 posted on 03/25/2009 11:29:07 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: reaganaut1
the line between real news and fake news is getting thinner

Irony of ironies - this is published in the NYT, where they print "all the news that fits" (the liberal template), and facts never enter into the picture.

4 posted on 03/25/2009 11:29:47 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The Fairness Doctrine isn't about "Fairness" - it's about Doctrine.)
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To: reaganaut1

I used to watch her on the local WRAL channel before she went to CNN. I wonder if she’s still crosseyed?


5 posted on 03/25/2009 11:32:48 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: reaganaut1

Well, he certainly has the right experience for the job.


6 posted on 03/25/2009 11:34:53 AM PDT by keats5
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To: Locomotive Breath

I remember her too back in those days. I’m pretty sure she had surgery which is commonly done to fix strabismus. I remember years ago (’90’s) noticing that her gaze seemed more-or-less normal


7 posted on 03/25/2009 11:39:05 AM PDT by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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8 posted on 03/25/2009 11:40:56 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Ozone34
Yeah, those eyes freaked me out, that the only reason I remember her. Sorry for her if it's some medical condition of sorts.
9 posted on 03/25/2009 11:42:30 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: reaganaut1

Brandon Armstrong (ONN) happens to be my favorite anchor right now ... of any of them.


10 posted on 03/25/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: Centurion2000

Have you seen the ONN piece on the new Sony device? It’s on Youtube but I’m not going to post a link ‘cause it will get me banned. VERY bad language and VERY funny. Do a search on Sony at Youtube.


11 posted on 03/25/2009 11:50:51 AM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: reaganaut1

Bobbie Baptista used to try to DESTROY Sean Hannity when she had that afternoon CNN show and SEAN was on the radio in Atlanta. He was a guest, although he would sit on a stool TENS of FEET AWAY from her like he had been a bad boy. This was before Sean was national. I loved his demeanor.


12 posted on 03/25/2009 11:56:20 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: DAC21

This may bring back some memories (WRAL, 1979):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF8CYGYbFiU


13 posted on 03/25/2009 12:00:38 PM PDT by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: reaganaut1

Is it a promotion or just a lateral move?


14 posted on 03/25/2009 12:17:25 PM PDT by WilburSense
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To: Ozone34

http://www.cbc-raleigh.com/capcom/news/2006/wraltv_06/reunion_newscast/reunion_newscast.html

Bob DeBardelaben known as “The Biggest Name in Weather”


15 posted on 03/25/2009 12:39:57 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: Locomotive Breath

Bob DeBardelaban was no P.J. Hoff!
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=263e0d1ec484c21f&q=p.%20j.%20hoff


16 posted on 03/25/2009 1:00:38 PM PDT by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: Ozone34

Or Dick Addis in South Bend.....lotsa jokes about that name....I’ll leave it up to you guys.


17 posted on 03/25/2009 1:03:13 PM PDT by irish guard
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To: reaganaut1

Are you kidding? She’s been doing fake reports for decades. Onion calls it satire. CNN calls it headlines.


18 posted on 03/25/2009 1:06:14 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Locomotive Breath

Surely the dumbest name in weather has to be “Flip Spiceland.”


19 posted on 03/25/2009 1:09:04 PM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: reaganaut1

I always thought Bobbie had moments of attractiveness, but Lynne Russell, she was in the smokin’ hot zone.


20 posted on 03/25/2009 1:11:14 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Red_Devil 232

Norm MacDonald, as Candidate Dole, circa 1996: “For God’s sake, woman! What the hell’s goin’ on with that eye?”


21 posted on 03/25/2009 1:12:27 PM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: Petronski

A guy who graduated from high school several years ahead of me, I kid you not, had the full name “Richard Bradley Face”. I high school we called him “Rick”. He had a stint in the media as a sportscaster among other things.

http://440.com/namesf.html

For some reason, that prompted him to start going by “Brad”.


22 posted on 03/25/2009 2:42:49 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: Jaxter
Loved that piece actually. The "In The Know" "Are children's videogames adequately preparing our children for the Apocalypse?" was also enlightening.

My personal favorite?

Manufacturer Recalls Hollow Point Bullets That Fail To Explode Inside Targets

23 posted on 03/25/2009 2:46:43 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: Jaxter
Brandon Armstrong in action

Attractive Girls Union Refuses To Enter Into Talks With Mike Greenman

24 posted on 03/25/2009 2:49:28 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: reaganaut1

I stopped visiting the Onion when they told Free Republic not to post from there anymore. Leftist sites can do it as much as they want.


25 posted on 03/25/2009 2:58:12 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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