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Russian newsreader fired after Obama middle finger insult
The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-11 | Andrew Osborn

Posted on 11/24/2011 9:44:56 AM PST by bigbob

A top Russian female newsreader who appeared to defiantly show US President Barack Obama her middle finger during a live newscast has been fired.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bankruptcy; libertarian; limanova; limanovafired; middlefinger; russiaispc; trash; vulgarity
I can watch that clip all day ;-)

Evidently we have not only exported capitalism and porn to Russia, but also our idiotic political correctness.

She should have been promoted.

1 posted on 11/24/2011 9:45:09 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

I agree with the promotion!


2 posted on 11/24/2011 9:46:27 AM PST 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: bigbob

Hire her FOX News! Replace that androgynous Shemp Smith or that smarmy Whorealdo Riviera.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 9:47:12 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bigbob

Maybe Fox can give her Huckabee’s slot. She’d be more entertaining than watching Goober playing his bass.


4 posted on 11/24/2011 9:48:11 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: bigbob

I heard she thought she was off the air and was flipping the bird to a technician who was giving her a hard time.


5 posted on 11/24/2011 9:49:02 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: bigbob

Obama is tall so she honored him with the tall finger salute. The other 4 were off duty at the time. As VP would say, No big FD.


6 posted on 11/24/2011 9:49:30 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: bigbob

I keep thinking back to when the MSM assured us the whole world would love us again if only we had a President Barack Hussein Obama! LOL


7 posted on 11/24/2011 9:49:45 AM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Texas Eagle

Has anyone noticed how bad Shep is looking?


8 posted on 11/24/2011 9:49:45 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: bigbob

Aw crap.

That’s disappointing, and discouraging.

Even Russians are Obama flunkies.


9 posted on 11/24/2011 9:50:41 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Galts Gulch" <> Communist China)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I heard she thought she was off the air and was flipping the bird to a technician who was giving her a hard time.

The cited article says that. Frankly, I think that's a plausible explanation.

But, you have to admit that it's terrible publicity. If a newsreader had done that while reading a news story about Bush or Reagan, how would you have reacted?

10 posted on 11/24/2011 9:51:05 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: bigbob
I can watch that clip all day

Click pic or link for your viewing pleasure.


Russian News Anchorette Flips Obama The Bird

11 posted on 11/24/2011 9:51:53 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bigbob

Well Hellary can play peacemaker and send her the infamous red reset button in slang Russian language.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 9:52:19 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

That was certainly a plausible cover story, but evidently the PC russians didn’t want to go that route. Probably got a phone call...

I like her replacing Shep, provided it’s in her contract that she has to give the one-finger salute every time Obama’s name is mentioned.


13 posted on 11/24/2011 9:53:06 AM PST by bigbob
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To: JohnnyP

Yes I have. For the briefest moment as I click the channel when his image comes on, it looks like he has HIV.


14 posted on 11/24/2011 9:54:00 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: tflabo

now that is clever!


15 posted on 11/24/2011 9:54:48 AM PST by brivette (lol!)
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To: bigbob

There is no 1st Amendment in Russia!


16 posted on 11/24/2011 9:57:17 AM PST by federal__reserve (What matters in 2012 is jobs, jobs, jobs! Jobs kill unemployment, foreclosures & deficits)
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To: Texas Eagle

Ahhh so what...Pravda on the Potomac flips us all the bird everyday. And it ain’t the skinned Butterball kind either.


17 posted on 11/24/2011 9:58:09 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: federal__reserve

There is only Political Correctness in America.

Your point?...


18 posted on 11/24/2011 9:58:28 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Galts Gulch" <> Communist China)
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To: federal__reserve

An American and Russian are talking about the differences between their two countries.

The American says, “In my country, I can say I don’t like the American President.”

The Russian responds, “In my country, I can do the same thing, I can also say I don’t like the American President.”


19 posted on 11/24/2011 9:59:40 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Texas Eagle

20 posted on 11/24/2011 10:06:30 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: bigbob

She was not flipping off Obama. She was just showing which finger to use to hit the reset button on our relationship with Russia.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 10:15:11 AM PST by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: bigbob

Maybe Fox can get her as a Russian correspondent?


22 posted on 11/24/2011 10:20:37 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Replace that androgynous Shemp Smith

...and she might even work Fridays, instead of spending three day weekends on a pink motor scooter in Key West.

23 posted on 11/24/2011 10:23:30 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: dfwgator

After asking the American & Frenchman, the Russian is asked what is his idea of pure joy?

The Russian says “When there is knock on my door, and when I open the door, it is the secret police, and they ask me if I am Boris? And I reply nope, he lives upstairs.”


24 posted on 11/24/2011 10:25:12 AM PST by federal__reserve (What matters in 2012 is jobs, jobs, jobs! Jobs kill unemployment, foreclosures & deficits)
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To: justlurking
If a newsreader had done that while reading a news story about Bush or Reagan, how would you have reacted?

Isn't that essentially how American newsreaders reported on Bush and Reagan anyway?

25 posted on 11/24/2011 10:30:46 AM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: bigbob

To complain/support Tatyana Limanova write:

REN TV
17/1 Zubovsky Boulevard
Moscow, Russia


26 posted on 11/24/2011 10:33:02 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: bigbob

I’d like to see her in Scientologist/liberal’s Greta Van Sustern time slot . . . captions would be fine.

Even in blowhard O’Reilly’s spot.

Maybe even both!


27 posted on 11/24/2011 10:35:39 AM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: bigbob

and promptly gets hired by Putin...../sarc


28 posted on 11/24/2011 10:38:30 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Friends of Putin own a considerable stake in REN


29 posted on 11/24/2011 10:41:20 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: justlurking

The way she is reading the news story I don’t think it’s plausible that she thought she was off the air.

But I don’t know enough about the news business to say whether the other part is plausible — are the technicians giving the newsreaders instructions (peppered with whatever personal comments) throughout the broadcast?


30 posted on 11/24/2011 10:51:42 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Texas Eagle

If only FR had avatar images.

31 posted on 11/24/2011 11:05:19 AM PST by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: bigbob
People living in other nations typically don't give a crap about domestic US politics or that some segment of Americans are opposed to the current president. When they insult the US president, they're trying to insult the entire US, not just the liberals or conservatives.

This Russian woman would most likely have also flipped off Bush if she'd had the opportunity and the liberals would be hooting about how she should be promoted.
32 posted on 11/24/2011 11:18:59 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: bigbob

Maybe she’ll show up in a mail order bride catalog.


33 posted on 11/24/2011 11:26:30 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Texas Eagle

Even if she didn’t speak a word of English, I’d watch her over Whorealdo.


34 posted on 11/24/2011 11:29:56 AM PST by Dapper 26
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Even if she didn’t speak a word of English, I’d watch her over Whorealdo.

I'd almost prefer it

35 posted on 11/24/2011 11:41:31 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: null and void

I’m not surprised.


36 posted on 11/24/2011 1:43:34 PM PST by Amberdawn
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