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CNN’s Erin Burnett’s imagines Rand Paul as a ‘rabid spider monkey’
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING

Posted on 08/16/2013 12:13:43 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

CNN’s Erin Burnett found herself confronted with the idea of Rand Paul as a “rabid spider monkey,” after a guest on her show used the imagery to describe the Kentucky senator in a fight.

While discussing the feud with Gov. Chris Christie, Burnett’s guest, Hogan Gidley, a former communications director for Rick Santorum pointed out that Rand Paul refused to be bullied.

“What’s fascinating to me here is Rand Paul saying, bring it on and if you come at me, I’m going to come at you like a rabid spider monkey, and he hit him right in the face,” Gidley said with a straight face. “When the schoolyard bully comes at you – what do you do to back him down? You punch him in the nose, and Rand Paul punched him square in the nose.”

Burnett was surprised by the comment.

“I’m just loving Hogan’s rabid spider monkey comment,” she said. “Rand Paul – well no offense Rand Paul – I can see you as a rabid spider monkey.”

As the segment continued with her second guest, Burnett couldn’t shake the image out of her head.

“I just have an image of Chris Christie battling a rabid spider monkey and it’s just funny,” she laughed.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; erinburnett; hogangidley; jackasses; kentucky; macaca; monkey; newjersey; pennsylvania; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; ricksantorum; rickybobby; scottwalker; spidermonkey; tedcruz; virginia; wisconsin

1 posted on 08/16/2013 12:13:43 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Can I imagine Obama as a rabid gibbon? Or would that be racis’?


2 posted on 08/16/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I wouldn’t want to fight a spider monkey.


3 posted on 08/16/2013 12:16:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“I just have an image of Chris Christie battling a rabid spider monkey and it’s just funny,”

About the only thing I could imagine is him eating one if it was dipped in sugar.

4 posted on 08/16/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: BarnacleCenturion

An Alynski tactic.


5 posted on 08/16/2013 12:19:27 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Can you imagine the hue and outcry if a member of our “esteemed” media referred to Obama as a “rabid spider monkey’?


6 posted on 08/16/2013 12:20:36 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Paine in the Neck

How about a gibbon turd?


7 posted on 08/16/2013 12:21:20 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Week, you can tell Hogan watched Talledaga Nights.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 12:22:36 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

9 posted on 08/16/2013 12:24:02 PM PDT by Rio
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He may be “rabid” but he’s a lot friendlier than a feces-slinging, media monkey like Burnett.


10 posted on 08/16/2013 12:24:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: kenmcg

“Can you imagine the hue and outcry if a member of our “esteemed” media referred to Obama as a “rabid spider monkey’?”

This is the new “esteemed” media.

And yes, I can see Obama as a rabid spider monkey....on choom.


11 posted on 08/16/2013 12:24:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A feud started by a rabid water buffalo.


12 posted on 08/16/2013 12:25:33 PM PDT by DManA
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I wish our side would fight the democrats like rabid spider monkeys, instead of the gutless, spineless wimps we are used to.


13 posted on 08/16/2013 12:27:41 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: doorgunner69

Christie is an obama suck up, yes man and he will carry blue states in republican primary because he is a real RINO.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 12:27:47 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: doorgunner69

“About the only thing I could imagine is him eating one if it was dipped in sugar.”

Or dipped in honey,roasted, fried, baked, barbecued on a stick or as steak tartar. Christie reminds me of the old Star Trek episode where there is a monstrous device gobbling up whole worlds. Where is James T. kirk when we need him?


15 posted on 08/16/2013 12:29:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
That's a line from Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby
16 posted on 08/16/2013 12:30:01 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t think Christie’s team wants to encourage creative visual imagery.


17 posted on 08/16/2013 12:31:27 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

THIS is what passes for professional journalism and ethics in the Obamanation.

A media whore attacks anyone who shouts defiance at The Obama, The Messiah, The Won.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 12:31:43 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well, he is a rabid supporter of his own Amnesty Plan.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“I just have an image of Chris Christie battling a rabid spider monkey and it’s just funny,” she laughed.

What does that make Chris Christie? LOL a rhino!

20 posted on 08/16/2013 12:41:50 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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To: Old Sarge

It was a former staffer for Rick Santorum, a Republican, who made the analogy. Burnett simply said that she now could not get the image out of her head.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 12:50:53 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: Old Sarge
This is what passes for professional journalism and ethics in the Obamanation.

She has a history of this. She stated that President Bush looked like a monkey while she was at CNBC. She had to apologize.

22 posted on 08/16/2013 12:51:23 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: GrootheWanderer

Actually, while that story IDs him, correctly, as a former staffer for Rick Santorum. According to Wikipeida, he currently works for Mike Huckabee’s PAC.


23 posted on 08/16/2013 12:52:54 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

but we media have no bias. certainly doesn’t affect how we report about the rabid spider monkey rand paul.


24 posted on 08/16/2013 12:56:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

It’s called “Creating Opinion through Negative Imagery”.

I’m 100% SURE that description came up through the MediaMatters/DailyKos system, and you will much more of it.


25 posted on 08/16/2013 1:19:30 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

So Media Matters got a guy who works for Mike Huckabee’s PAC and who used to work for Rick Santorum and the South Carolina Republican Party to go on CNN and compare Rand Paul to a spider monkey?


26 posted on 08/16/2013 1:24:30 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

But we are full of hate, and they are full of love.


27 posted on 08/16/2013 1:24:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I can’t imagine 0bama as a spider monkey, or any other monkey, for that matter. Monkeys have a lot of strength, agility and natural athletic skill.


28 posted on 08/16/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A ‘spider monkey’ like Rand Paul would in my opinion be preferable to a PIG like Major, Napoleon, Squealer and Governor Christie.


29 posted on 08/16/2013 1:54:08 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Chip, I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey."
30 posted on 08/16/2013 1:58:23 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: wideawake
That's a line from Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby

Yep, except for the gratuitous "rabid" that was tossed in for good measure.

31 posted on 08/16/2013 2:18:40 PM PDT by MCH
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“I’m just loving Hogan’s rabid spider monkey comment,” she said. “Rand Paul – well no offense Rand Paul – I can see you as a rabid spider monkey.”

As the segment continued with her second guest, Burnett couldn’t shake the image out of her head.

“I just have an image of Chris Christie battling a rabid spider monkey and it’s just funny,” she laughed.
































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"Oh, look, Honey...it's a talking vagina...one that has no absolutely brain whatsoever! How curious! I wonder how it dresses itself in the morning, considering it evidently has a sub-zero IQ."
32 posted on 08/16/2013 2:29:27 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad

What does it say that Rick Santorum, Miek Huckabee and the South Carolina Republican Party hired such a person?


33 posted on 08/16/2013 2:37:28 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

34 posted on 08/16/2013 3:49:48 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

THATS RACIST!!!!!


35 posted on 08/16/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT by vpintheak (I am thankful to be God blessed & chosen! Are you!?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It must be some kind of sickness on the CNN microphones...she used to be fairly good, but now definitely has “caught it.”


36 posted on 08/16/2013 4:17:03 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (When will those PAYING for Obamacare be exempted?)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Why is she getting blamed for acknowledging that a metaphor used by a Republican guest made her laugh?


37 posted on 08/16/2013 4:47:39 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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