Skip to comments.GOP Reps Call Out CNN Anchor in Battle over Shutdown: 'Whose Bidding Are You Doing?'
Posted on 09/30/2013 12:04:50 PM PDT by Whenifhow
A CNN interview with GOP Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) exploded on Monday as anchor Ashleigh Banfield tore into the House GOP conference over what appears to be a likely government shutdown over the effort to defund Obamacare through the budget process. Blackburn began by blaming the Senate for failing to act on the budget measures the House sent them. She insisted that the House GOP does not want to shut the government down.
"It sounds so simple when you say it like that," Banfield replied. "It reminds me of the time in the Middle East when the Palestinians and the Israelis say that you want peace, but you both want your way and neither wants to blink in the ridiculous staring contest where we're the ones who need the Visine."
Banfield pressed Rohrabacher over why the House has decided to make this stand over Obamacare in grave and serious terms.
"Well, have you addressed that to the Senate?" Rohrabacher replied. "You are acting and telling the listeners that we republicans are holding this up, and the government is going to shut down. We have actually reached out to the democrats with a compromised position..."
"Don't you dare put this back on me," Banfield replied. "You can't make something up."
Both Banfield and the House members talked over each other while Rohrabacher accused Banfield of having them both on her show to "give us a tirade."
"You can't make up facts sir," Banfield pressed.
Rohrabacher accused Banfield of playing the same game the Senate is playing, refusing to even talk to the House GOP about their compromise which would continue to fund the government. "Whose bidding are you doing?" he asked.
Banfield insisted that she only did not invite Democrats on her program, only Republicans.
The interview concluded with Banfield prodding both House members to confirm whether they would surrender their paychecks in the event of a government shutdown. She demanded a "yes" or "no" answer, but the House members would only insist that they believed that the consequence of a shutdown should be felt by every federal employee.
"We like to pay you your big salaries, but we would like to you to do more," Banfield concluded. "You're like intransigent kids."
“Ashleigh Banfield is a good reason to not tune into CNN.”
One of many reasons.
If the Federal Government shuts down does that mean only FOX News will still be on the air?
The smugness she had was really off putting to me. I just wanted to slap the, well you know. So much for unbiased reporting.
Just another reason I dropped watching TV. I refuse to pay for this crap to be pumped into my house. I will not support them by watching the two channels I did watch. They can suck money like the leaches they are from someone else.
He is the face of the Republicans.
He is the representative of the Conservatives.
With people in Texas he is unpopular.
He is about as unpopular as winning the lotto.
But one thing he is... he is scarring the pants off the communists.
And he is proving me right, the new "n" word to the commies is NO.
Naaaah. I think they keep the government talking points fax machine funded and rolling as part of essentials.
The only way I know what’s being said at CNN, CBS or NBC is when it’s posted here. You would think with their ratings they’d get a clue. Obama must have promised them some form of government subsidy.
STRUGGLE SESSION - A struggle session was a form of public humiliation used by the Communist Party of China in the Mao Zedong era to shape public opinion and to humiliate, persecute, and/or execute political rivals and class enemies. In general, the victim of a struggle session was forced to admit to various crimes before a crowd of people who would verbally and physically abuse the victim until he or she confessed.
During Maos rule, the Chinese people were forced to attend many different types of struggle sessions, sometimes consisting of 100,000 people. During the 1950s when Maos Government began the Land Reform movement, poorer peasants seized the land from their landlords, who were given the title of exploiting class, and an estimated 2 million landlords were swiftly executed after being subjected to a struggle session.
Struggle sessions developed from similar ideas of criticism and self-criticism in the Soviet Union from the 1920s. The term refers to class struggle; ostensibly, the session is held to benefit the target, by eliminating all traces of counterrevolutionary, reactionary thinking. Chinese Communists resisted this at first, because struggle sessions conflicted with the Chinese concept of saving face, but struggle sessions became commonplace at Communist Party meetings during the 1930s due to public popularity.
She was on one of the local Dallas stations in the mid-90s.
So called ‘News Network’ spouting forth opinions instead of reporting facts.
Bwahh. Got undies in a bunch!
CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield is another one of the fifth-column media B&Ws (media buttboys and whores).
Thanks for that reference!
thanks to all for posting!
Commie News Network beotch. Why do Republicans go on these shows?? They should know by now that they are only going to be targets for these vile serpents’ vitriolic venom.
They are trying to get the message out, since the network is not a “free press”.
She’s on my list for Extreme Prejudice. All of the Marxist Media presstitutes are.