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Video: CNN beclowns itself painting Breitbart editor-in-chief as racist
hotair.com ^ | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/08/2012 9:04:23 AM PST by chessplayer

Soledad O’Brien and her CNN panel manage to stumble into Contessa Brewer territory in this appearance by attempting to paint Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak as a racist for making a point about Barack Obama’s support for a proponent of “critical race theory” during his days at Harvard Law School. Joel ends up in an argument with a woefully unprepared O’Brien on the theory itself, but the actual facepalm moment goes to one of her panelists, who asks Joel why he’s so afraid of black people:


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breitbart; cnn; liberalmedia; smear; soledadobrien; vettingobama
Libs will claim Pollack's wife isn't black enough or not a "real" black.
1 posted on 03/08/2012 9:04:26 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I’d love it if Sarah and Col Allen West ran

No more women hating.
No more hating blacks
No more hating military
plus it gives is a swing state which we need and gives us two people with guts to speak out and actually can overturn all of the crap this bozo has done


2 posted on 03/08/2012 9:06:11 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: chessplayer

CNN dropped its pretense of objectivity and now we have two MSNBCs.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 9:08:23 AM PST by DManA
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To: chessplayer

I was concerned about what would happen to the Breitbart websites and Andrew Breitbart’s method of operations.

After seeing this I have no more concern.

Joel Pollak did a brilliant job of using this film to unmask Soledad O’Brien as an endorser of “critical race theory”. Now that the stage has been set, the Breitbart people can share more information about how insidious critical race theory is, and tie Obama into the theory’s supporters.

I think that by judicious exposure of a few radical principles embraced by Obama, they will do a great job of showing the country who Obama really is.

Don’t forget, Pollak was the Harvard student who asked Barney Frank to own up to his own responsibility in the Fannie Mae/Freddy Mac housing guarantee scam. He may look innocent and meek, but he’s a fighter.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 9:08:54 AM PST by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: chessplayer

Soledad was relying on her “audio teleprompter” to educate her on the fly. She has no clue about Critical Race Theory and she was subsequently OWNED by her guest. Bravo!!!


5 posted on 03/08/2012 9:18:10 AM PST by Arcy
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To: chessplayer

http://www.flickr.com/photos/splatworldwide/sets/72157623169518116/

Joel and Julia’s wedding, Capetown, South Africa....
Beautiful!
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Dear soledad, (With apologies to MC Hammer,) you can’t touch this with your halfself, honey!


6 posted on 03/08/2012 9:19:09 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: chessplayer

Solodad O’Brien had no shame in her covering for the MSM here. Wow. She was unabashed. I was waiting for Joel to stop and say, “Easy there...why are you reacting to this much the same way a campaign surrogate would act for Obama?”


7 posted on 03/08/2012 9:24:36 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: chessplayer

Mr. Pollak (spelling?) - Please get a bodyguard or something!


8 posted on 03/08/2012 9:25:34 AM PST by zorro8987
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To: chessplayer

Soledad should be yanked off the air for that unprofessional display. Just wow. What an ignorant snob she is. That whole know it all “whatcha got? huh? oh that it? that all you got? you ain’t shit” attitude was extremely unsettling to watch. She was protecting Obama like he was her Dad.

Pathetic.

We are Breitbart.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 9:26:08 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: All

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10 posted on 03/08/2012 9:27:28 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: chessplayer

She really went ape!


11 posted on 03/08/2012 9:27:55 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: chessplayer

Personally, I think Soledad O’Brien is a bigot and a racist.

I’m disgusted by her behavior on this video. As well as the “white guy” that was beating up Pollack for being white.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 9:30:07 AM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Piranha

http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article4783.html

About Critical Race Theory.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 9:30:12 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Piranha

Agree. Pollak is brilliant.

Hope I can do as well in similar situations.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 9:31:17 AM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: chessplayer

Did you notice the supercilious sneer on O’Brien’s face when she was so rudely interrupting Pollak? Made me want to slap her face.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 9:32:12 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: chessplayer
After that performance by the ridiculously named Soledad O'Brien, I wonder if she has her own bedroom at the Whitehouse.
16 posted on 03/08/2012 9:41:04 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: chessplayer

“Joel ends up in an argument with a woefully unprepared O’Brien”

Liberals are never prepared with facts. They are emotion driven creatures who attack rather than debate. Joel was very impressive and would have made Andrew proud.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 9:42:19 AM PST by Starboard
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


18 posted on 03/08/2012 9:43:08 AM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Arcy

“Soledad was relying on her “audio teleprompter” to educate her on the fly.”

Yes, it was so obvious that she was being fed that info realt-time. If anyone checks, I bet it can be proved that she was given something straight off of Wiki or some other convenient source. Her clumbsy attemtps to “act out” her narrative made it painfully clear that she was only trying to deceive viewers. Soledad couldn’t do it solo. LOL.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 9:49:02 AM PST by Starboard
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for posting! Beautiful bride!


20 posted on 03/08/2012 9:49:11 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: DManA

CNN was MSNBC before MSNBC was MSNBC... So MSNBC has been aping CNN... put that in your pipe and smoke it...


21 posted on 03/08/2012 9:50:56 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: sauropod

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/show/?s=generalcomments&hdln=4

Let CNN know at that link your thoughts about Soledad today.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 9:51:04 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: Piranha
Agreed.

Pollock appeared to very good effect and he will be able to cope with any opposition he encounters on television. He perhaps will be more effective than Breitbart because he is more disciplined. He is unflappable, articulate, and pivots quickly from the defensive to offense

As to Solodad O'Brien, her reaction was not just reflexively left-wing, it was to uncritically accept the conventional wisdom. Analogize her defense of Harvard University, the critical theory etc. with the media's unshakable conviction that the natural born citizen status of Barack Obama has been definitively established by the powers of Hawaii and Nancy Pelosi. However one feels about Obama's provenance, it is indisputable that the issue was never opened to the public by the media.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 9:54:18 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: manc

What are you talking about? This country has rarely seen woman hating at the levels directed at Sarah Palin since she entered the race in ‘08.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 9:56:09 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nutmeg

BTTT


25 posted on 03/08/2012 9:59:16 AM PST by hummingbird (SPARTACUS --->BREITBART --->FREEPERS TO CARRY ON FORWARD)
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To: KansasGirl

Yep. I should look that good. LOL.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 10:00:46 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

HUH you have misinterpreted what was said.

The comments are not about us it’s about what the left use against us thus they cannot use those talking points again.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 10:05:47 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: chessplayer

Wow my respect for him rose 100 fold when I realized his wife was black but that he did not bring that up in the interview to “defend” himself against charges of racism. It takes a big man to stay silent.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 10:13:06 AM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: nathanbedford

“However one feels about Obama’s provenance, it is indisputable that the issue was never opened to the public by the media.”

This is the same media that will, on-demand from their liberal masters, attack conservatives with a vengence. The MSM is totally corrupt. Pushing propaganda pays quite well for those that support the liberal agenda. Loyal members of the press are rewarded with ready access to policy makers and a steady flow of information for their stories. Even a chance of a good paying job in the administration. There’s an incestuous quid pro quo, no doubt about it.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 10:13:49 AM PST by Starboard
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To: chessplayer

Julia is drop dead beautiful!


30 posted on 03/08/2012 10:15:59 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Piranha

Earlier this week on FR someone said that Breibart was the master of leaking a little information at a time causing the main stream media to spin it before he showed his hand. I think I may have just witnessed that on this video. Soledad had to spin ‘critical race theory’ as essentially innocuous.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 10:23:47 AM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: chessplayer

I’m honestly embarassed for Soledad O’Brien. That display was incredibly childish. Pollak reminded me of an adult patiently attempting to explain something to a defiant teenager who didn’t want to listen, just wanted to argue based on emotion. And as if Soledad weren’t enough, the white guy was just ignorant. He had no argument whatsoever, just wanted to throw around some inflammatory question about Pollak being afraid of blacks. If there are reasonable, thinking people at CNN they’d be utterly embarassed and would immediately yank those two off the air.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 10:36:14 AM PST by opus86
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

“someone said that Breibart was the master of leaking a little information at a time causing the main stream media to spin it before he showed his hand”

You can always count on a predictable knee jerk reaction such as this by the MSM. They are so easy to bait, and like in jujitsu, one fights by using the opponent’s own strength and weight against them.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 10:41:29 AM PST by Starboard
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To: chessplayer

Home viewing bookmark.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 10:47:34 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: chessplayer

What’s up with these racist Irish people? First O’Bama and now O’Brien.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 10:48:41 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: opus86
And as if Soledad weren’t enough, the white guy was just ignorant.

Was that Jay Thomas? I think he did a couple of episodes of Cheers.
36 posted on 03/08/2012 10:51:27 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

After watching that video and witnessing how focused Mr. Pollak was on the point of the topic, it is obvious the racism that was hurled at him was never going to drag him down to their level. I noted from the gleam in his eye and the smile on lips when he responded that he was not afraid of black people he had a juicy secret those panel racists didn’t know. Looks to me that those left behind at Brietbart.com know full well how this new information age is going to deck these clowns. Joel did not need to bring in his wife to win an small victory in the heat of the moment. What a huge moment and a big win for Joel and for Andrew.

The NappyOne


37 posted on 03/08/2012 11:03:34 AM PST by NappyOne
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To: chessplayer

Hmm. Someone just re-tweeted one of Soledad’s posts from last year. Apparently she’s a Derrick Bell fan (I know, surprise surprise).


38 posted on 03/08/2012 11:32:01 AM PST by opus86
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To: opus86
Interesting.
39 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:24 AM PST by opus86
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If this video and association didn't mean anything then why is the Wikipedia page for "Critical Race Theory" being scrubbed?

Side by side comparison of the changes after the CNN interview

Something is up!

40 posted on 03/08/2012 4:53:29 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Wow my respect for him rose 100 fold when I realized his wife was black but that he did not bring that up in the interview to “defend” himself against charges of racism. It takes a big man to stay silent.


Libs will say he didn’t bring her up because he’s ashamed of being married to her. And 24 hours after the fact, I doubt anyone on that panel knows his wife is black.

Wouldn’t have done him any good to bring her up, anyway, as they would still have called him a racist. Lou Dobbs, for instance. His wife is Hispanic, but that hasn’t stopped libs from calling him a anti-Hispanic racist. And they consider his wife as the Hispanic version of a Tom.


41 posted on 03/08/2012 5:02:59 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
LOL, Soledad OBrien is a disgusting racist annd one of the dumbest people still breathing.

The fact that she still has a job after her teenage freakout on Jodi Kantor is proof that the idiots have taken over.

42 posted on 03/08/2012 5:17:30 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: sauropod

THOMAS: “I’m just looking at your skin. That’s all I’m looking at. I’m just talking white guy to white guy.”

POLLAK: “So you’re – oh, you’re judging me by the color of my skin.”

THOMAS: “YES, I AM. I SURE AM.”


That’s all libs do. They look at a persons skin color and judge them by their skin color.


43 posted on 03/08/2012 5:40:16 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yes good point. They will spin it no matter what he does but sane people will see the truth.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 7:33:12 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: MestaMachine

Thank you for the links to Joel and Julia’s wedding - what a beautiful bride! Lovely couple... I wish them many, many years of happiness. :-)


45 posted on 03/09/2012 12:07:16 AM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

I agree, but I think that there is much more than that.

Andrew Breitbart said at CPAC that he has videos of Obama at “college”. He would not have conflated college and law school, since people regard them as completely separate entities. I suspect that there will be several other videos, both from law school and from college, released over the next several months, all making the case that this man comes from radical origins, and that he has not moved away from that perspective.

I am in awe of how masterfully Joel Pollak has picked up the gauntlet. I also note that he said to Soledad O’Brien that we are at the beginning of the vetting process.


46 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:41 AM PST by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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