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Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser
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Posted on 08/14/2012 5:50:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser By Noel Sheppard Created 08/13/2012 - 10:31pm

Can CNN's Soledad O'Brien make her sources any more apparent than she did Monday night?

While filling in for Anderson Cooper, O'Brien was actually caught on screen looking at an article from the far-left website Talking Points Memo to assist her in a heated debate with Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock (video follows with commentary):

Ali Akbar at Viral Read reported Monday:

During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempt [sic] to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a former skilled Republican operative, defended the House GOP budget, designed by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan.

Accidentally, a cameraman captured O’Brien furiously flipping through notes, only to cut out seconds later.

Indeed:

Once blown up, the picture told quite a story:

What she's reading from is a TPM article titled "The Myth Of Paul Ryan The Bipartisan Leader" published Monday at 6:08 PM only a few hours before this program started.

It began:

Mitt Romney has been talking up Rep. Paul Ryan’s bipartisan credentials since he unveiled the congressman as his running mate early Saturday. But the mild-mannered Wisconsinite’s record reveals a near-total absence of Democratic support for his many ambitious proposals, very few of which have won enough support to become law.

Inside the piece was the very quote from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Or.) that O'Brien read to her guest:

“I did not ‘co-lead a piece of legislation.’ I wrote a policy paper on options for Medicare. Several months after the paper came out I spoke and voted against the Medicare provisions in the Ryan budget. Governor Romney needs to learn you don’t protect seniors by makings things up, and his comments sure won’t help promote real bipartisanship.”

So, a CNN anchor with her own daily program used a far-left website for her show prep before talking to a Republican guest.

Do you need any more evidence of just how far to the left the self-described "most trusted name in news" is or why its ratings continue to tank?

Bravo, Ali! Bravo!


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; cnn4obama; comstock; mediabias; mediamalpractice; mediscare; soledadobrien; talkingpointsmemo; tpm
Well, well.......
1 posted on 08/14/2012 5:50:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser

THAT would have been news!

2 posted on 08/14/2012 5:53:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: Sub-Driver
OOOOPS! Hope that cameraman still has a job.
3 posted on 08/14/2012 5:55:07 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Sub-Driver

“While filling in for Anderson Cooper”

Why? Did he need time off after finding out his boyfriend was kissing some other dude in a park?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2918157/posts


4 posted on 08/14/2012 5:55:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver

5 posted on 08/14/2012 5:56:37 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Is her DU handle SOB? Didn’t she get her gig by banging some guy on a flight from China?

Pray for America


6 posted on 08/14/2012 5:58:42 AM PDT by bray (Take out the commies in November!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Definitely. You usually never get a chance to say she's filled her head with mush. Ordinarily it just arises out of her bowels or something.

The woman has issues.

7 posted on 08/14/2012 5:59:32 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Reverse peristalisis.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 5:59:52 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

What do you expect from someone named after Soledad Prison, made famous by the Black Panthers.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 6:03:53 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Sub-Driver

Soledad O’Bama.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 6:07:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: crosshairs

You didn’t say that, you had help.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 6:12:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Doogle

Named for a prison. How come her folks didn’t name her Attica or Sing-Sing?


12 posted on 08/14/2012 6:17:15 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What joke. Soledad was even more partiasan than the Romney rep. Reminiscent of Crossfire. She’s supposed to be a journalist?


13 posted on 08/14/2012 6:19:41 AM PDT by PAR
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To: Sub-Driver
Accidentally, a cameraman captured O’Brien furiously flipping through notes, only to cut out seconds later.

Oh, no, this can't be blamed on the cameraman in any manner. It's an impossibility.

This goes directly to the technical director in the control room on the video production switcher.
All the cameraman has to do is keep the talking head in frame. The cameraman has no control whatsoever on switching from one camera view to the other. Only the technical director can do that.

14 posted on 08/14/2012 6:26:44 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did her daddy get out of jail yet? And he wasn’t even caught for his molestation of young boys. Yet. It’s the seriousness of the charge that matters. Prove me wrong Soledad.

But honestly, as far as stupid leftist news readers go, there aren’t many who have the ability to make a decent arguement about anything without their government approved talking points. And most, not even then.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 6:27:10 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m shocked, shocked. Etc, etc


16 posted on 08/14/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She has to make sure she has her MediaMAtters-supplied talking points down.

She doesn’t want to look like a fool at the next Manhatten fancy-dress party she goes to.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 6:32:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Sub-Driver

SO is the stupidest person at CNN and that is an accomplishment.

She got her gig by AFFIRMATIVE ACTION solely because of her name. It shows. She has no ideas or opinions that are not given to her on a teleprompter or piece of paper.

She is the epitome of a sock puppet TV anchor. A ship’s anchor, is at least useful.........and is probably brighter........


18 posted on 08/14/2012 6:35:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: subterfuge

Someone needs to confront her, on the air, about this.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: RexBeach
How come her folks didn’t name her Attica or Sing-Sing?

Or at some point she couldn't have traded boyfriends with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez?
20 posted on 08/14/2012 6:43:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Another reason why CNN is DEAD LAST in cable news ratings.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 6:44:12 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: crosshairs

I like!


22 posted on 08/14/2012 6:45:34 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who is Soledad O’Brian? I honestly don’t know who he is.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 6:48:17 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Sub-Driver

Was she caught reading Ann Coulter when grilling Axelrod?


24 posted on 08/14/2012 6:49:15 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

I wasn’t surprised about the blog. I was surprised that she can read.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 6:54:50 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Donks had been handed so much power recently that they think they own it
The power is in the electorate
The electorate has been racking up TEA PARTY people
26 posted on 08/14/2012 7:01:18 AM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, American Backstabber)
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To: MrB
Someone needs to confront her, on the air, about this.

Yes! I vote Newt. I do hope there are folks trying to get him an appearance and the opportunity to do so right now.

He just finished wiping the floor with Piers.

27 posted on 08/14/2012 7:05:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: tcrlaf
She has to make sure she has her MediaMAtters-supplied talking points down.

EXACTLY! As if we needed further proof - did anyone else hear the montage on Rush yesterday of (I think it was 9 different media persons) saying the exact same thing "It's now a choice not a referendum".... what are the chances that NINE PEOPLE would come up with that phrase????.... I don't know how they have an ounce of credibility left...

28 posted on 08/14/2012 7:22:39 AM PDT by Momto2 (I hate it when I wake up and Obama is President.......)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The attached leadership tour came through my area. I don’t see how she warrants a chair on this stage...

http://www.eblencharities.org/2012/01/john-maxwell-tim-tebow-soledad-o%E2%80%99brian-to-speak-at-andrew-institute-leadership-event/


29 posted on 08/14/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Momto2
I don't know how they have an ounce of credibility left.

They don't, it's just that so much of the population is so monumentally ignorant and clueless, that they have no way of critically evaluating anything. They have no idea what a bunch of propagandist hacks modern "journalists" are.

30 posted on 08/14/2012 7:31:09 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
The attached leadership tour came through my area. I don’t see how she warrants a chair on this stage...

I absolutely agree - I actually saw a flyer for this in my local Chic-fil-A (before that controversy erupted) and I wrote an e-mail to them asking why in the world they would associate with her??? Never got an answer which is not typical of that company. I could only conclude they did not have a say in the participants.....

31 posted on 08/14/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT by Momto2 (I hate it when I wake up and Obama is President.......)
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To: 109ACS
What do you expect from someone named after Soledad Prison, made famous by the Black Panthers.
I second that!
32 posted on 08/14/2012 7:45:22 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Doogle
most trusted name in news

most busted name in news. Soledad O'Brien S.F.C.

33 posted on 08/14/2012 7:45:22 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk

The head of cnn’s news division said last week anderson cooper’s job is the only 1 that is safe. Soledad is a goner......again.


34 posted on 08/14/2012 9:02:44 AM PDT 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: Sub-Driver
These people are moderating the debates.

Have a nice day.
35 posted on 08/14/2012 9:13:04 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: MrB
Yes! And right on the spot. Barbara Comstock should've called O'Brien on it, as it was happening. Something like, "Excuse me, Soledad, don't you have anything to add on your own without having to refer to the liberal talking points that have been provided to you?!"

Conservatives need to stop being so damn polite, especially when wading into enemy territory!

36 posted on 08/14/2012 9:48:45 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I for the life of me do not understand why CNN keeps Anderson Poofter or any of the rest of the DNC hacks posing a journalists.

Communist News Network


37 posted on 08/14/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk; All

That’s why you always see CNN on in airports - it’s the network for fellow travelers!


38 posted on 08/14/2012 11:44:07 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: subterfuge; Lazmataz

Has O’Brien stopped hitting that reactionary conservative Laz?


39 posted on 08/14/2012 1:11:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Servant of the Cross

Why hasn’t Piers walked the plank? Been Keelhauled? Hung from the yardarm?


40 posted on 08/14/2012 1:15:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
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41 posted on 08/14/2012 5:15:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Paladin2; Lazmataz

The day even Laz hit that would be the best day of her sorry life.


42 posted on 08/15/2012 9:28:31 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge; Lazamataz

My bad, Laz gets yet another “a”.


43 posted on 08/15/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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