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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
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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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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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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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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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