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Soledad O’Brien to Rudy Giuliani: 'Let me finish'
politico ^ | 10/22/2012 | By KEVIN ROBILLARD

Posted on 10/22/2012 6:47:31 AM PDT by tobyhill

CNN host Soledad O’Brien and Rudy Giuliani clashed on Monday, with the the former New York City mayor accusing O’Brien of trying to blame George W. Bush for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

While interviewing Giuliani, O’Brien played a clip of former Bush adviser Matthew Dowd comparing Benghazi to the invasion of Iraq, arguing it was possible for the intelligence to be initially wrong on Benghazi, just as intelligence indicating Iraq had weapons of mass destruction turned out to be false.

“We’re going to blame this on Bush, too?” Giuliani said. “You’ve got to stop putting words in my mouth, sir,” O’Brien retorted. “Let me finish, because every time I ask you a question, let me finish my point — every time I ask you a question, you like to push back like the question I’m asking you is unfair. It’s not. I’m a journalist, you said some things. I’m trying to get accurate responses from you. You are welcome to answer.”

“OK, here’s the answer: It sounds like we’re trying to blame Benghazi on Bush,” Giuliani responded. “It’s absurd to blame Benghazi on Bush. All [President Barack Obama] needs to do is answer a simple question: Did he know about the consulate attacks that took place before September 11, 2012? There were two of them, one of which blew a hole in the embassy wall. Also, did he know the British consulate, which was basically next door, that they moved out because of the tremendous amount of risk to that consulate?”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn

1 posted on 10/22/2012 6:47:33 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Soledad, you are already so finished.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 6:49:35 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder if I could get a high paying media gig if I changed my first name to Folsom.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 6:51:56 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: vekzen

Is your middle name Alcatraz?


4 posted on 10/22/2012 6:58:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill

Oh man, I hope there is a link on Youtube with this!!!


5 posted on 10/22/2012 6:59:29 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: exit82

Can’t wait to see Soledad’s head explode when Rudy becomes Mitt’s AG.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 6:59:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: vekzen
"I wonder if I could get a high paying media gig if I changed my first name to Folsom."

No, but every time someone talked about you, they'd hang their heads and cry.
7 posted on 10/22/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: tobyhill


"Soledad, you ignorant slut"
8 posted on 10/22/2012 7:04:16 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: dfwgator

Rudy would be a great AG—so would Chris Christie. He did a number on the NJ mob and corrupt politicians—put away about 130 of them..

But then, in NJ, that is just scratching the surface.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 7:04:26 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: shibumi
Hi, my name is Folsom Alcatraz.
10 posted on 10/22/2012 7:06:48 AM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: exit82

She can be the “last person out” light flicker.


11 posted on 10/22/2012 7:07:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: shibumi; vekzen

...because he shot up Janet Reno.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 7:14:39 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: tobyhill
The media is acting as if there wasn't a live IP camera feeding the visual LIVE to the state department. Why isn't the LSM demanding this administration the release of the footage? Once the footage is released, how can the Obama administration claim they thought the attack was a protest that got out of control? Why did this administration stick to that story and spread it for so long? Wasn't it irresponsible for this administration to spread a known lie about a protest about an unknown film dangerous to our allies and other embassy's around the world which were than protested against using this film as the fuel for their rage?
13 posted on 10/22/2012 7:20:13 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: tobyhill

Does anyone watch CNN?


14 posted on 10/22/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: exit82

“I’m a journalist...”
Funniest line ever!!!! And MSLSD/DNC is a NEWS outlet!!!!


15 posted on 10/22/2012 7:48:33 AM PDT by databoss
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To: dfwgator; exit82

If President Mitt Romney appoints Rudy as AG, you won’t have to go any further than FreeRepublic to see exploding heads.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 7:55:04 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: tobyhill

Can she say that? I mean, is that Constitutional? /s


17 posted on 10/22/2012 7:57:12 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: tobyhill

There is no such thing as a journalist: everyone has his or her own worldview, values, and temperment. When you ask what you consider an objective question, the question in itself assumes a universe of context. Hannity and Maddow at least are open and above board about their biases. The MSM pretends to have no prejudices and we all know that’s nonsense.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 7:57:55 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: tobyhill
Our side are beginning to wake up. I am seeing more and more take those Libs on with LOUDER talk, NEVER STOP talking, INTERRUPT whenever possible, etc.

The libs have used that tactic far to long, and get away with it. I would have pulled their mic's.

I see they get very TESTY when it is played on them, it is driving them more insane.

19 posted on 10/22/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: exit82
He did a number on the NJ mob and corrupt politicians—put away about 130 of them..

Then how did the legislature ever get a quorum?

20 posted on 10/22/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by bIlluminati (290 Reps, 67 Senators, 38 state legislatures - Impeach, convict, amend)
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To: bIlluminati
Then how did the legislature ever get a quorum?

Mega LOL!!

21 posted on 10/22/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (On Sesame Street, Obama is brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 billion. - Mitt Romney)
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To: SC_Pete
There is no such thing as a journalist: everyone has his or her own worldview, values, and temperment. When you ask what you consider an objective question, the question in itself assumes a universe of context.
There is such a thing as a journalist - just not an objective one.
Hannity and Maddow at least are open and above board about their biases. The MSM pretends to have no prejudices and we all know that’s nonsense.
Trying for objectivity is a respectable, even noble, endeavor. But the only way to even attempt to be objective is to be open and above board about any reasons you are aware of why you might not be objective - and even then, you could not be certain that you had succeeded. Thus, anyone who claims to be objective - or who belongs to a mutual admiration society which will claim objectivity for them - not only is not objective, they are self-deceivers and/or propagandists.

22 posted on 10/22/2012 2:11:07 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Journalism may be a noble goal but not one major news outlet practices it today. Journalism has been dead since FDR. Maybe it never DID exist given our history with yellow journalism. What we have now is advocacy journalism masqerading as unbiased and even-handed. In their worldview, it just so happens that Democrats are fair and compassionate while Republicans are extremists in every category.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 3:11:00 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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