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CNNís Anderson Cooper takes on Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Politico ^ | August 24, 2012 | Katie Glueck

Posted on 08/24/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper engaged in a heated exchange Thursday night when Cooper charged that the Florida congresswoman “misquoted” the Los Angeles Times in a letter that the anchor also said misrepresented Mitt Romney’s stance on the Republican Party’s abortion platform plank.

The segment, which has gone viral in the conservative blogosphere, features Cooper, on his CNN show “Anderson Cooper 360,” pointing to a fundraising email Wasserman Schultz signed. He said that a quote she used from the Los Angeles Times in the appeal was taken “completely out of context.”

“The DNC chairwoman calls out Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for saying they don’t entirely agree with that plank,” Cooper said. “And here’s how she backs it up…’But guess what? ‘The Los Angeles Times’ reported yesterday that the platform was, and I quote, ‘written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.’

But Cooper said the quote “was ripped, in fact, out of a sentence,” saying that the real piece read, “Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that were written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.”

“Do you at least acknowledge that the quote that you gave from “The L.A. Times” is completely incorrect?” Cooper asked, after a back-and-forth over Romney’s record on allowing for abortions in certain instances, like rape.

“No, I don’t acknowledge that. I know that is what you’re saying,” Wasserman Schultz shot back. When he started to read the quote, she interrupted, “Anderson, what I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter.”

“I think what you say does matter,” he said. “You’re quoting the LA Times and, again, you’ve misquoted them to back up a position.”

Wasserman Schultz said that the point of the fundraising email was to highlight Romney’s connection to his party’s platform ban on abortion, which doesn’t specifically designate exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

“There’s no way a presidential candidate can separate himself from that party’s platform,” she said.

Cooper challenged her assertion there, too, but the most fiery moments of the segment centered on the question of the quote from the Los Angeles Times.

“Just as you don’t like being misquoted, I don’t like being misquoted, I’m sure the LA Times doesn’t like being misquoted to back up your political position,” Cooper said. “I don’t understand why you’d need to do that.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andersoncooper; dws; wassermanschultz

1 posted on 08/24/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

I’d give it to Washerwoman-Schlitz on 2 of 3 falls...


2 posted on 08/24/2012 9:09:08 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Second Amendment First

I never thought I would say this, but this hack is more disgusting than Pelosi. She rabidly defends her lies and has the audacity to sit there and smile. She is evil.

Good for Anderson on this one.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 9:09:26 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: Second Amendment First

CNN Should give her a show.

They can call it “The Wasserman Test”


4 posted on 08/24/2012 9:09:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Second Amendment First

CNN performing random acts of journalism. It’s encouraging but it’s too little too late for them.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 9:10:20 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: Second Amendment First
As panic sets in are the Obamabots starting to eat their own?


6 posted on 08/24/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Second Amendment First
I'd almost pay to see a debate between Schultz, Jackson-Lee and moderated by Joe Biden. It would be a political version of the old Dean Martin celebrity roasts...
7 posted on 08/24/2012 9:11:50 AM PDT by llevrok (2012 : This is a civil war, not an election)
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To: Second Amendment First

Credit where due! Random acts of journalism continue to happen...


8 posted on 08/24/2012 9:11:50 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Second Amendment First

Is Cooper saying it’s not OK to lie about Republicans or it’s not OK to lie about what a newspaper says? Or both? Very strange for CNN to care about lying about Republicans...


9 posted on 08/24/2012 9:12:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: cripplecreek

Debbie Blabbermouth IS a venereal disease.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 9:15:23 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: mardi59

It’s close, but yeah I’d have to agree, DWS is the most dispicable woman in politics today.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 9:18:22 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Second Amendment First
Anderson Cooper takes on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

EWW, Bad Seventy's Porn Title!

12 posted on 08/24/2012 9:21:02 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Second Amendment First

CAT FIGHT!........


13 posted on 08/24/2012 9:28:25 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: bigbob

I wonder if these liberal media hacks are finally realizing how much fun it is to rip into these stupid Dem politicians. Especially dopey Debbie.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Second Amendment First

Her hair looks like she washes it with water and pork lard....


15 posted on 08/24/2012 9:29:42 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I don’t think that’s kosher.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 9:30:55 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: mardi59

With that replacement reporter being caught using printouts from leftwing blogs on air to make her points I guess they are trying to have a few token moments they can point to as evidence they are not biased when they are charged with the same.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 9:34:29 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Second Amendment First
Whew... Is she ever the perfect "face" of the Democrat party..


18 posted on 08/24/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Second Amendment First

I love it when Democrats lose hope and start to eat their own young like this... it smells like VICTORY!


19 posted on 08/24/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Second Amendment First

Thanks for posting the article.

““Anderson, what I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter..... IF I LIED. I’m a Democrat. “


20 posted on 08/24/2012 9:44:45 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (RED NECK KUNG FU by Corn Fuschas)
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To: Republican Wildcat
If dem PR firms ( like the one Carville runs ) quit sending these hacks ‘news’ they would have nothing to report. Most of these people gave up on being real journalists years ago - now the ‘writers’ are stenographers for democrats. In the short run it makes the job easier. Everyone’s a rewrite man. In the long run journalism dies - and all these folks are out of jobs.

In the old days there were owners and publishers who knew what was going on and what the incentives were... now the ‘rewrite’ person has an easy job and gets promoted. The real journalists who's playing it ethical gets canned. Short run - benefits. Long run - disaster. It's the addiction paradigm. Gambling - short run fun - long term disaster. Drug addiction - short run - feel good - long term - ruined life.... When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?

Bye-bye CNN, New York Times and LA Times - it's too little too late... time's almost up...

21 posted on 08/24/2012 9:48:15 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: GOPJ

CNN doesn’t care about republicans. MSNBC is “in the tank” for Obama more than any other cable outlet by far. But what you might be seeing is an increasing realization that Obama is toast come November. It seems likely that the major anchors like (and I hate to include this Bozo) Anderson Cooper are “moving to the middle” ever so slightly so that they can appear sufficiently even-handed that they will have access to the next administration. None of these guys want to be embargoed.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 9:51:50 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: mardi59

I have never considered Anderson Poofter as a real anything. But at some point the lie becomes so egregious that it cannot be left unchallenged.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 10:21:54 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Old Sarge
I was afraid to click on this thread for that very reason.
The first sentence of the article didn't reassure me.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper engaged in a heated exchange Thursday night ...

24 posted on 08/24/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Second Amendment First; stephenjohnbanker

Beef tallow?


25 posted on 08/24/2012 10:31:09 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Second Amendment First

CNN’s Anderson Cooper takes on Debbie Wasserman Schultz ...

It writes itself.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 10:31:09 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: mardi59
I never thought I would say this, but this hack is more disgusting than Pelosi. She rabidly defends her lies and has the audacity to sit there and smile. She is evil.

Left-wingers don't believe in "truth" as a concept.

Or, more accurately, they believe that "truth" is a cultural construct imposed by the dominant to subdue the weak.

They are literally at war with the truth. They think that by screaming lies in people's faces, they can make lies into the truth. They think that this is what advertising has proven. The think that the success of advertising in the mass media proves that you can sell anything to the people if you just lie emphatically enough.

This is why the last two Democrat Presidents have been utterly dishonest liars who could look right into a television camera and lie their asses off with total sincerity.

This is why Democrat party spokespersons, from George Mitchell to Tom Daschle to Howard Dean to Harry Reid to Nancy Pelosi to Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz have all been absolutely shameless liars, although in the case of two (Dean and Pelosi) they may additionally be borderline mental cases. They've had the wholehearted support of the State-Owned Media at least until recently.

Unfortunately for Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz (also known as the walking punchline), the State-Owned Media is in serious financial trouble. So she gets to be the one stuck with no chair when the music stops.

27 posted on 08/24/2012 10:43:05 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mardi59
I never thought I would say this, but this hack is more disgusting than Pelosi. She rabidly defends her lies and has the audacity to sit there and smile. She is evil.

She counts on Democrats not checking her facts before believing her. He is relying on the Big Lie.

28 posted on 08/24/2012 10:52:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: Steely Tom
Left-wingers don't believe in "truth" as a concept. Or, more accurately, they believe that "truth" is a cultural construct imposed by the dominant to subdue the weak. They are literally at war with the truth. They think that by screaming lies in people's faces, they can make lies into the truth.

Re-phrased: to the Left, there is no Truth. There are only arguments that forward their agenda, versus arguments that do not forward their agenda. To a Leftist, the former are True by definition, and the latter are Lies, without regard for what objective evidence may be gathered.

29 posted on 08/24/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: Second Amendment First

That is one scary dude.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 11:02:27 AM PDT by alicefan
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To: alicefan

Haha, Debbie Downer must be hearing the Mayonnaise Cat calls from Free Republic. From the video it appears she tried to clean up that mop on her head (with limited success)


31 posted on 08/24/2012 11:15:13 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Second Amendment First

The Bill Clinton Doctrine:

“A statement is not a lie if you can convince yourself you believe it to be the truth at the time you say it.”


32 posted on 08/24/2012 11:30:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Second Amendment First

He’s being disingenuous because he let her get her message out numerous times on that ytube.


33 posted on 08/24/2012 12:05:11 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: Iron Munro
The Bill Clinton Doctrine:

“A statement is not a lie if you can convince yourself you believe it to be the truth at the time you say it.”

Very similar to the George Costanza hypothesis:

It's not a lie... if you believe it!

I guess that makes the Obama administration, "a presidency about nothing"?

34 posted on 08/24/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Second Amendment First
For those who do not read the tabloids.

While Anderson was vacationing in Croatia, his long time live in boyfriend was photographed swapping spit with a much younger better looking hunk than Anderson in Central Park.

The ever lovely Kelly Ripa who seems to have a thing for gay men was evidently in Croatia to give comfort to poor little rich boy Andy.

Anyway Anderson did not change his political colors, he was just venting at the first possible creature that crossed his path after being so publicly humiliated by his lover.

Anderson is no more likely to change political teams than he is to change any of his other chosen teams.

35 posted on 08/24/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Chaguito

“CNN’s Anderson Cooper takes on Debbie Wasserman Schultz ..”

Do you realize what a horrible picture those words paint! I wouldn’t even want AC to “take on” Debbie Washerwoman-Shitz!


36 posted on 08/24/2012 1:35:09 PM PDT by vette6387
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“CNN’s Anderson Cooper takes on Debbie Wasserman Schultz ..”

If Cooper wasn't gay before, an encounter with Debbie sure would have finished the job.

37 posted on 08/24/2012 1:36:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; All

” If Cooper wasn’t gay before, an encounter with Debbie sure would have finished the job. “

Post of the day!!


38 posted on 08/24/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: TigersEye

” Beef tallow?”

Funny you mentioned this. Beef tallow was what made McDonald’s french fries tasty, years ago. Left wing freaks pressured them to eliminate it. Now they suck : )


39 posted on 08/24/2012 2:17:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
That's what her hair looks like. I thought it seemed familiar.
40 posted on 08/24/2012 2:50:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

LOL!!


41 posted on 08/24/2012 2:52:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Tallguy
The Bill Clinton Doctrine

Very similar to the George Costanza hypothesis

Equating Bill Clinton, well known former US President, to a supporting character in a dated sit-com?

That is a disservice my friend.

Not at all fair to George.


42 posted on 08/24/2012 3:21:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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