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CNN Absurdly Asks If Rubio's Sip of Water Was 'Career-Ender' [video at link]
Newsbusters ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matt Hadro

Posted on 02/13/2013 7:52:49 PM PST by grundle

On Wednesday's The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer absurdly wondered if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pausing his State of the Union response for a drink of water would "break" his career. The CNN chyron flashed "Career-ender?"

"So can a drink of water make or break a political career?" Blitzer asked. "A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We're going to find out, whether he likes it or not."

However, despite CNN claiming the headline was a joke, host Wolf Blitzer kept his serious demeanor for the beginning of the next segment when he noted the "social media frenzy" over Rubio's "awkward pause." The headline was certainly a tease though, as correspondent Kate Bolduan focused her report on Rubio's Florida background.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: florida; marcorubio; mediabias; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 02/13/2013 7:52:58 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

these lefties will complain about ANYTHING they can think of. rubio shoulda quaffed some jack daniels, that’d show um.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 7:55:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: grundle

Them fancy elite Republicans with their fancy diet water in those plastic bottles. Ooooh la la look at me, I’m hydrated.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 7:56:09 PM PST by mnehring
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To: grundle

When did the low information voters start hating people who drink water? CNN sure has a weird audience. I guess that’s why it isn’t very large.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 7:57:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: grundle

Good grief! They’re more concerned with this drink of water than Obama’s lies?!


5 posted on 02/13/2013 8:00:11 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: grundle

Rachel Madcow had Rubio taking a drink of water looped and showed it constantly. These people don’t even realize how childish they are.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 8:01:32 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: al_c

This is a glaring example of media bias.

Just observe. But don’t watch CNN if they’re going to be this way.

Let them shrink right down to nothing.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 8:02:18 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I haven’t watched CNN for many years. There is stupid and stupid and so stupid it’s hard to believe a person is standing. CNN has moved into that territory. They think taking a drink of water can drown a political career, and they think that global warming can influence the path of an asteroid. Why would anyone watch this channel?


8 posted on 02/13/2013 8:08:51 PM PST by Essie
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“media” - a whole new low for low information voters”
The cast on these shows (I refuse to call them news or casters since they clearly have no skill set for the title) aren’t even qualified to flip burgers at McDonalds! Journalism in college is a joke.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 8:10:18 PM PST by princess leah
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To: grundle

Nothing absurd about it at all. That’s how they think. Benghazi is a bump in the road. This is a career ender.

Makes perfect sense once you accept the MSM is stone cold crazy. As they are 90+% liberal, that is a forgone conclusion.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 8:10:34 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: grundle

We’ll know it’s a career-ender if Rubio starts apologizing, a la Boehner and McC.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 8:12:28 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: grundle

Was it imported from France?


12 posted on 02/13/2013 8:13:27 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks grundle.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 8:17:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: grundle

Nah...but his constant support of amnesty for illegals as opposed to supporting US citizens....and his recent defense of Rove and his anti-Tea Party PAC probably is.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 8:17:42 PM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: grundle

Let’s hope Rubio fires back with both barrels - and soon, before this nonsense takes root with their conservative-hating, non-thinking viewers.

It’s useless to act like you’re ‘above it all’ and ignore the onslaught, Mr. Rubio. There are no rules anymore in this game and nobody plays dirtier than the liberals.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 8:18:38 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: vmivol00

Should be. But it won’t. People pointing this out will now be said to be siding with liberals.

Almost like it was planned that way.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 8:23:04 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: grundle

Shamelessly pushing an agenda; the “media” sure have come out of the closet since getting their selected boy-king elected.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 8:41:05 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

If anything it will get Rubio into the eyes of the low-information voters.

I think the positive outweighs the negative in this respect.

Unfortunately, the low-info newscasters don’t even talk about the words, just the water.

IDIOCRACY is less fictional by the day.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 8:45:31 PM PST by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains. Half of FL is safe.)
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To: grundle

A hum-job in the Oval Office didn’t end Bill Clinton’s, but a pause for a drink of water ends Rubio’s.

Yea, that sounds right.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 8:56:55 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: grundle

I’m sure Marco drinks water like the rest of the human race.... And I’m pretty sure that he poops too...


20 posted on 02/13/2013 8:59:25 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: MichaelCorleone

You know, they hate liberal lukewarm RINOs more than the hate anyone. The GOP is a crowd of doofuses and this was a dooofus moment.

They have no footing - including Rubio and definitely including Rubio.

If the GOP hasn’t figured out tha twith their RINOs they can’t get over a moment like this then why are they in charge of the only opposition?

It’s their fault all of this is happening.

Rubio stands for nothing conservative yet he’s the favorite? Who is he? He has no debate skills. He can talk talk talk, so what?

He taped the SOTU response just before going on. Why did he so it twice, wearing himself out to the point he couldn’t even be properly prepared? What was more important than being prepared for the SOTU rebuttal?

That he tape it in SPANISH first.

He is a first class panderer and he is our favorite. Favorite what? Replacement for McCain?

Is there any way we can get serious?


21 posted on 02/13/2013 9:03:22 PM PST by stanne
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To: grundle

Okay, perhaps it was a bit awkward; a glass of water at close hand would have been more polished—but the lights must have been hot,etc.

I liked him and I really wonder about people stuck on taking a sip of water rather than the substance of what he said. Priorities!!!


22 posted on 02/13/2013 9:12:24 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: grundle

Marco...rubio....marco... where are ya buddy?


23 posted on 02/13/2013 9:14:18 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: baddog 219

“I’m sure Marco drinks water like the rest of the human race.... And I’m pretty sure that he poops too...”

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LOL! Exactly what I was thinking. And the more the chattering classes are on his case for taking a sip of water during an important situation with hot t.v. lights on him, I think that most Americans will be on his side.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 9:17:27 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: ozzymandus
Rubbish such as that is designed to keep their audience entertained but ultimately leaves them naive and ill-informed.
25 posted on 02/13/2013 9:25:51 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Let’s be honest here..no CNN journalist has ever sipped water....ever. Their folks stay ‘pure’.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 9:40:25 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Let’s be honest here..no CNN journalist has ever sipped water....ever. Their folks stay ‘pure’.


27 posted on 02/13/2013 10:00:59 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: grundle

Wait just one minute. You mean that this is not the same as Bill Clinton having sex with teenagers under his desk? Well, I’ll be.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 10:14:56 PM PST by trailboss800
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To: grundle
So Clinton gets a knobber in the Oval Office, is Impeached for lying under oath, disbarred for perjury and his career is fine.

Rubio gets dry mouth and his career is over.

Ok sounds reasonable.

29 posted on 02/14/2013 4:12:53 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: grundle

OOOH, yeah...it was so much worse than “stand up, Chuck”...or “57 states”...


30 posted on 02/14/2013 8:14:44 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: proud American in Canada
I liked him and I really wonder about people stuck on taking a sip of water rather than the substance of what he said. Priorities!!!

A desperate attempt to distract attention from what he said, nothing more or less. Typical progessive tactic.

31 posted on 02/14/2013 8:19:53 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
Typical progessive tactic.

And it's a tactic that works.....The GOP has to understand that.

32 posted on 02/14/2013 8:21:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bicyclerepair
I think the positive outweighs the negative in this respect. Unfortunately, the low-info newscasters don’t even talk about the words, just the water. IDIOCRACY is less fictional by the day.

Next thing you know they'll be saying that he talks like a fag, and his s--t's all retarded.

33 posted on 02/14/2013 8:23:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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