Skip to comments.Former CNN Anchor Moves to The Onion
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 CNNs 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, Pragues Franz Kafka International Named Worlds 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 wasnt sure I should do them at first.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelede.blogs.nytimes.com ...
Huh? I thought CNN was the broadcasting dept for the Onion..
DANG!... There goes the Onion, Alinsky’d by Battista.
“Bad company corrupts good morals”... donthca know?
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.
I used to watch her on the local WRAL channel before she went to CNN. I wonder if she’s still crosseyed?
Well, he certainly has the right experience for the job.
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
Brandon Armstrong (ONN) happens to be my favorite anchor right now ... of any of them.
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.
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.
This may bring back some memories (WRAL, 1979):
Is it a promotion or just a lateral move?
Bob DeBardelaben known as The Biggest Name in Weather
Bob DeBardelaban was no P.J. Hoff!
Or Dick Addis in South Bend.....lotsa jokes about that name....I’ll leave it up to you guys.
Are you kidding? She’s been doing fake reports for decades. Onion calls it satire. CNN calls it headlines.
Surely the dumbest name in weather has to be “Flip Spiceland.”
I always thought Bobbie had moments of attractiveness, but Lynne Russell, she was in the smokin’ hot zone.
Norm MacDonald, as Candidate Dole, circa 1996: “For God’s sake, woman! What the hell’s goin’ on with that eye?”
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.
For some reason, that prompted him to start going by “Brad”.
My personal favorite?
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.