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CNN Cancels Soledad O’Brien Show, Says It Wasn’t Due to ‘Ethnic’ Viewership
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Posted on 02/01/2013 2:13:43 AM PST by SMGFan

The tumult at CNN that has seen several contributors leave the cable news network continued on Wednesday, when Soledad O'Brien's morning show, “Starting Point,” was canceled because her program's small audience was “too ethnic, based on the high concentration of minority viewers.”

Despite ending O'Brien's morning show, a CNN spokesman told Politico on Thursday that "Soledad is very important to the network, and we're discussing various options with her.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: partisanmediashills
Seems a bit racist to me.

She did those installments of Black in America on CNN. Maybe the viewers were confused by her last name. Too Irish? /s

1 posted on 02/01/2013 2:13:52 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Dashwan muhammed o’callahan yeah I can see the confusion.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 2:16:35 AM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: SMGFan

She just couldn’t get any audience to pay for the bills. End of story.

Anderson Cooper ends up going away eventually too. CNN really has a major problem, and isn’t even in the same league anymore with Fox News, or the Comedy Channel. In fact....the Amish Mafia is pulling better numbers than CNN’s same time slot.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 2:24:37 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: SMGFan

May Piers Morgan soon follow.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 2:29:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pepsionice

I read somewhere that the Weather Channel gets higher ratings than CNN in some markets/time slots.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 2:31:15 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: pepsionice

“She just couldn’t get any audience to pay for the bills.”

Yes, while anti-white rhetoric has a market, that market has no money except the subsidies from white America. The permanent underclass used to be a lucrative market because they would steal the money to buy $250 new sneakers; now they just shoot someone and take theirs...


6 posted on 02/01/2013 2:48:13 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan
FOX News Channel is Again Top-Rated Cable News Network for the Month of January

JANUARY 2013 NIELSEN RATINGS (7 day week):

TOTAL DAY

FNC: 1,029,000 total viewers; (209,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 491,000 total viewers; (160,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 448,000 total viewers; (135,000 in 25-54)

PRIMETIME

FNC: 1,617,000 total viewers; (267,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 790,000 total viewers; (235,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 664,000 total viewers; (200,000 in 25-54)

7 posted on 02/01/2013 2:56:41 AM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

If MSNBC is a “news” channel, than anything is a news channel. It has more fantasy than the Disney Channel and Oxygen combined.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 3:06:04 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: RC one

If MSNBC is a “news” channel, than anything is a news channel. It has more fantasy than the Disney Channel and Oxygen combined.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 3:06:04 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: SMGFan

“too ethnic, based on the high concentration of minority viewers.”

racist motivation by definition.

which, since its a hard left organization, is perfectly acceptable


10 posted on 02/01/2013 3:12:10 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SMGFan

Wait a second! Soledad O’ Brien is a Mulatto. Therefore she is appealing to both Black and White audiences! /sarc


11 posted on 02/01/2013 3:28:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: SMGFan
""Soledad is very important to the network, and we're discussing various options with her.”"

Maybe she can run a breakfast burrito stand in the break room.

12 posted on 02/01/2013 3:32:40 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Soledad O’ Brien is a Mulatto.

Soledad O'Brien is a low-rent poseur, daughter of privilege, champion of the self-pitying.

13 posted on 02/01/2013 3:33:03 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Soledad O’ Brien is a Mulatto.

Soledad O'Brien is a low-rent poseur, daughter of privilege, champion of the self-pitying.

14 posted on 02/01/2013 3:33:03 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Ditto to our great leader!!! He SHOULD have been FIRED also, but he wasn’t.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 3:33:43 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

And all this time I thought a mulatto was something you ordered at Starbucks.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 3:34:07 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SMGFan

Too bad, Soledad offers a rare mix of sanctimony and stupidity. Wait, that is probably not that rare on CNN.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 3:41:33 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Soledad O’Brien is a low-rent poseur, daughter of privilege, champion of the self-pitying.
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She is indeed! That plus a major league bubble-head.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 3:46:42 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Enterprise

Maybe she can lip synch the National Anthem.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 4:00:06 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: SMGFan

Obama will miss his politically and ethnically correct mouthpiece at CNN.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 4:15:54 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: SMGFan

Named after a prison?


21 posted on 02/01/2013 4:23:09 AM PST by iowamark
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To: pepsionice
She just couldn’t get any audience to pay for the bills. End of story.

CNN has white liberals, old liberals, young liberals, black liberals, brown liberals, chocolate liberals, airhead liberals, liberals with accents, liberals who have sex this way - and that way - and that way...liberals with surgery and without... male liberals, female liberals, elite liberals, liberals who are smart and liberals who are stupid...

With Soledad's departure, they'll lose a three catagory liberal.

Yawn.

22 posted on 02/01/2013 4:32:09 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: pepsionice
She just couldn’t get any audience to pay for the bills. End of story.

CNN has white liberals, old liberals, young liberals, black liberals, brown liberals, chocolate liberals, airhead liberals, liberals with accents, liberals who have sex this way - and that way - and that way...liberals with surgery and without... male liberals, female liberals, elite liberals, liberals who are smart and liberals who are stupid...

With Soledad's departure, they'll lose a three catagory liberal.

Yawn.

23 posted on 02/01/2013 4:32:32 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: GOPJ

John Sununu will miss his punching bag.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 4:46:48 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

LOL. I can’t stand her!


25 posted on 02/01/2013 5:02:25 AM PST 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: pepsionice

Cooper will probably move to LOGO!


26 posted on 02/01/2013 5:04:35 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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27 posted on 02/01/2013 5:10:59 AM PST 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: SMGFan

Another mouthpiece for the White House. I’m sure they could find her a job there.


28 posted on 02/01/2013 5:25:00 AM PST by zavvone
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To: SampleMan
Rare mix of sanctimony and stupidity

That one I'm writing down.

29 posted on 02/01/2013 6:28:57 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: SMGFan

30 posted on 02/01/2013 6:30:27 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Soledad O’Brien is a low-rent poseur, daughter of privilege, champion of the self-pitying.

Daughter of privilege? The low rent poseur and champion of self-pity perhaps, but privilege? hardly.

Her mother Estella is a black high school teacher from Cuba and her father Edward is a white Australian of Irish descent and is a mechanical engineer.


31 posted on 02/01/2013 7:02:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: SMGFan
Soledad O'Brien's morning show, “Starting Point,” was canceled because her program's

Soledad's a woman?

32 posted on 02/01/2013 7:05:38 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: SMGFan

CNN afraid of being too “ethnic”.......while Fox News is pushing the Rubio-Obama Amnesty Mexican Drug Cartel La Raza nonsense...

Cannot tell who is the Liberal media anymore


33 posted on 02/01/2013 7:24:42 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: GOPJ

LMAO.....all that was missing was “liberals with chicken pox”


34 posted on 02/01/2013 7:28:28 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SMGFan
her program's small audience was “too ethnic, based on the high concentration of minority viewers.”

so, how did they find this out ?
35 posted on 02/01/2013 7:34:42 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: SMGFan

For every Affirmative Action, there is (eventually) an equal and opposite affirmative reaction.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 8:53:56 AM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: RC one
US population is now approximately 314 million.

Even Fox with a whopping 1.6M viewers is a statistical blip.

The Lamestream is simply not being watched by Americans.

37 posted on 02/01/2013 9:35:56 AM PST by JOAT
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To: JOAT
The Lamestream is simply not being watched by Americans.

Unfortunately "progressives" have also taken control of the alternatives, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, etc.

38 posted on 02/01/2013 9:39:03 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: napscoordinator
Bull$hi|. According to Wikipedia, at the time her parents met in 1958, they were both professors at Johns Hopkins.

She grew up in Smithtown, Lawn Guyland, which is 95.5% white, 2.4% Asia. The median family income in 2007 was $110,000 Bucks.

On the Mean Streets of Smithtown, Po' Liddle Soledad Struggled to Get By.

I grew up in Jamaica, NY, (where Micheal Savage tried to teach JHS Math), median income in 2000, $39,553. My old zip code (11434) is currently 2% white, probably largely due to gentrification. Growing up, I envied people living in affluent SAFE areas like Smithtown. As an adult, I cordially despise people who grew up in those snotty towns and now make a pretense of embracing da po' folks, but won't give you a flying f* at a rolling donut.

39 posted on 02/01/2013 10:01:07 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: iowamark

Her full name is

María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien

She is named after one of those Catholic apparitions of the virgin Mary.
“O’Brien explained that in Spanish her full name means, “The Blessed Virgin Mary of Solitude”. When she started working in TV, many people recommended that she change her name, but she refused”. - wiki


40 posted on 02/01/2013 10:45:17 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
...2% white, probably largely due to gentrification...

LOL Two percent? That more like people who got lost and decided to stay until they figured out how to get a map. Cute story - thanks for sharing.

41 posted on 02/01/2013 10:51:02 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: GOPJ

If you ever watch the movie, “Wall Street”, I grew up down the block from the Owl Tavern, where Gordon Gecko has a beer or two with his father who is a mechanic at JFK. (You can see my old house over Micheal Douglas’ shoulder in one of the shots.) The Owl Tavern really was the main watering hole for JFK workers, but we looked on them as rich interlopers, not members of the community.


42 posted on 02/01/2013 10:58:51 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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