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CNNís Anderson Cooper rips into DNC chair for misquoting Romney, L.A. Times on abortion
Life Site News ^ | August 24, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC

Posted on 08/24/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by NYer

VIDEO AT ABOVE LINK

ATLANTA, August 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Conservative activists frequently bemoan the liberal bias of the mainstream media, but a heated encounter between CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz last night, has GOP supporters cheering.

During the exchange Cooper repeatedly presses Schultz about a recent fundraising letter from the DNC that attempted to link Mitt Romney to Todd Akin’s much-decried remarks about abortion and rape. The CNN anchor charges Schultz with misquoting the Los Angeles Times, misstating Romney’s position on abortion, and falsely claiming that the Romney campaign is responsible for drafting the Republican Party’s strongly pro-life platform.

Schultz, flustered by Cooper’s interrogation, appears unable to respond to his factual claims, and instead repeatedly attempts to shift the discussion, stating that “it doesn’t matter” what the wording of the fundraising e-mail was, and that the “bottom line” is Romney’s “extreme” views on abortion.

However, Cooper doesn’t let up.

“I don’t understand why in a fundraising appeal you would, it seems, maybe accidentally, but you completely misquote the L.A. Times and you make it sound as if they’re saying something that they’re not saying, and you’re using that as evidence to back up your position,” the anchor says at one point.

Wasserman-Schultz responds, “Anderson, it doesn’t matter.”

“It does,” shoots back Cooper. “It would matter if you’re misquoting the L.A. Times as saying something they didn’t say. You’re saying it’s proof of your position and it’s actually not proof of your position.”

In its article the Times reported, “Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that was written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.”

Cooper said that Schultz’s fundraising e-mail had “ripped” this quote out of context to claim, “The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that the platform was, and I quote, written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.”

Cooper also points out that Romney has often stated that he supports abortion in cases of rape, whereas Schultz has argued that he opposes all abortions. When asked if she knew that Romney has expressed his support for the exception, Schultz responds, “I can certainly acknowledge that he says that out loud,” but adds, “I think it’s very clear that Mitt Romney talks the talk, but doesn’t walk the walk.”

Cooper concludes the debate saying, “My only point is that – and again it’s my job on both sides of the aisle to point out things that are inaccurate – in a fundraising e-mail to misquote something to serve your argument just doesn’t seem in the long term to serve your argument very well.”

“I understand your point,” responds Schultz, “but the balance of the e-mail makes the case very clearly, and the main thrust of the information we’re trying to convey is that Mitt Romney is disingenuous when it comes to a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices, and he’s extreme.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; anderson; cnn; media
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1 posted on 08/24/2012 2:44:20 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Dont worry Debbie

Willard is as abortion-on-demand as you would want him to be...


2 posted on 08/24/2012 2:48:45 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NYer

Dems are so infrequently called on their endless lies that she had no idea how to deal with the situation.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 2:51:36 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: NYer

One word leaps to mind: Skank!


4 posted on 08/24/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: NYer
Anderson Cooper/CNN beating up on Debbie Wassamattayou Schultz?

That is it for me. I need no more evidence that we are living in the "End Times" than this.

5 posted on 08/24/2012 2:52:32 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


6 posted on 08/24/2012 2:53:52 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

She was just confused that Cooper wasn’t going along with the liberal talking points because he has been such a loyal parrot in the past.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 2:54:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: NYer

After the interview, I’m sure that an upset Schultz said to her company:

What a faggot!


8 posted on 08/24/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: NYer

EVERYBODY dislikes Wasserman-Schultz! Even AnderCoop! This chick has been as destructive to the Democratic Party as any single politician other than Obamatollah...


9 posted on 08/24/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by delcopatriot (Defeat Obamatollah and his czars!)
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To: NYer

Maybe Anderson is afraid of his ratings and knows Little Debbie loves to tell lies.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 2:56:21 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Psycho_Bunny

This is second time that an anchor from CNN has gone
after Wasserman-Schultz.Wolf Blitzer hammered her
a couple of weeks ago.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 2:57:28 PM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: delcopatriot

Keep her on t.v. She is worse than Pelosi for the Dems and that is pretty BAD.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 2:57:55 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: NYer
Seriously??? Are we going to let the libs continue to beat this dead horse? It can't get anywhere if we're not posting their red herring over and over and over and over an.....

Akin's remark did not cause the economic crisis our nation is in. Obama did.
Akin's remark did not cause the rising unemployment rates. Obama did.
Akin's remark did not cause 1 in 6 Americans to end up in the poverty level. Obama did.
Akin's remarks did not add five trillion dollars to our national debt over the last 3.5 years. Obama did.
Akin's remark has not gutted our military. Obama did.
Akin's remark did not cause ANY of the problems we have in this country and damn it... We need to stop letting the friggin lib-tards divert our attention away from what's killing our nation... OBAMA and his record.

JMHO

13 posted on 08/24/2012 2:58:37 PM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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Thanks, “Coop,” but we can fight our own battles. We don’t want you to risk breaking a nail ...


14 posted on 08/24/2012 3:06:56 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NYer

She is a special kind of stupid.


15 posted on 08/24/2012 3:07:24 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: delcopatriot

Oh My! DNC Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Approval Rating Below 15%

http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/oh-my-dnc-chair-and-florida-congresswoman-debbie-wasserman-schultzs-approval-rating-below-15/


16 posted on 08/24/2012 3:10:37 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NYer

Folks like Anderson need to do this everynow and then to Dems in order to maintain the illusion of credibility.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

The arrogant narcissist's days are numbered.

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18 posted on 08/24/2012 3:22:20 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

Awesome.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 3:35:51 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Yeah, no doubt.

Evidently CNN still want folks to watch after Obama craters in November.












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20 posted on 08/24/2012 3:50:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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