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“CNN Unfortunate Word Choice of the Night” A Bishop or A... (HILARIOUS Flub About Gay Bishop!)
Media Research Center ^ | August 5, 2003 | Brent Baker

Posted on 08/05/2003 8:26:46 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

From Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman, the “CNN Unfortunate Word Choice of the Night,” taken from an actual CNN Headline News channel report. A bishop or a bitch?

With “First Look” as the graphic over video of New Hampshire priest Gene Robinson, and with “Landmark Hearing” across the bottom of the screen, the female CNN Headline News channel anchor described how an Episcopal conference “will vote on the confirmation of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. He would become the first openly gay Episcopal bitch [slight pause] bishop.”

Now that really is an unfortunate word choice.

Letterman like that one so much he played it twice, giving me a chance to hit record on my VCR for the second airing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: cablenewsnetwork; chickennoodlenews; cnn; cnnheadlinenews; davidletterman; gaybishop; generobinson; headlinenews; schadenfreude; swishop
He would become the first openly gay Episcopal bitch [slight pause] bishop.”

HILARIOUS!!! Did anybody see that flub on CNN when it originally aired?

1 posted on 08/05/2003 8:26:47 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
I never watch CNN in the raw....not even on Memorex.
3 posted on 08/05/2003 8:28:36 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: PJ-Comix
I once had a book on newspaper bloopers entitled Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim. It contained the headline: "Bishop Defrocks Gay Priest". Today nobody would get the humor.

--Boris

4 posted on 08/05/2003 8:29:06 AM PDT by boris (The deadliest Weapon of Mass Destruction in History is a Leftist With a Word Processor)
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To: TonyRo76
If anybody saw this, what was the expression on the news anchor's face when she made the flub?
5 posted on 08/05/2003 8:29:34 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (He who laughs last was too dumb to figure out the joke first)
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To: PJ-Comix
Obviously a homophobe and will probably be fired for it!

Reminds me of the Barney Fag flap!;^}
6 posted on 08/05/2003 8:31:46 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free - Support the Troops!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Which anchorette made the flub? Definitely a Freudian slip.
7 posted on 08/05/2003 8:32:56 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (He who laughs last was too dumb to figure out the joke first)
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To: PJ-Comix
That still can't top The flub by Fox's Shepard Smith regardign Jennifer Lopez!!
8 posted on 08/05/2003 8:38:06 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: Froggie
Froggie- Now you gotta tell us! What did Shepard say about Jennifer Lobez????
9 posted on 08/05/2003 8:56:39 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Don't read this tag line.)
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To: Froggie
what flub about Jennifer Lopez?
10 posted on 08/05/2003 8:58:04 AM PDT by BostonianRightist (out dated statement of the day: Rodney deserved the beating)
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To: RadiationRomeo
He accidentally said what BJ stands for.
11 posted on 08/05/2003 9:03:19 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: PJ-Comix
This morning the anchorette on CNN Headlines News flubbed during a report on Larry Flynt possibly filing to run for CA governor. She said "Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Kin--- and caught herself. Newsman on WABC radio this morning did the same thing - he said Larry King instead of Larry Flynt.
12 posted on 08/05/2003 9:03:54 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: BostonianRightist
http://media.salon.com/mov/jlo.wmv
13 posted on 08/05/2003 9:15:23 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: BostonianRightist
He was talking about Jennifer Lopez. I believe he meant to say she was getting her hair blow dried, he said she was getting a "blow job." He was profoundly embarassed, and he immediately apologized.
14 posted on 08/05/2003 9:19:00 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: PJ-Comix
o/~ goo goo ga joob Bishop Robinson, heaven has no place for priests who're gay ... hey hey hey
15 posted on 08/05/2003 9:48:06 AM PDT by Guyin4Os
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To: secret garden
Go Shep!
16 posted on 08/05/2003 10:00:04 AM PDT by Nucluside
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To: PJ-Comix
CNN gets it right once in a while, even if it is by accident!
17 posted on 08/05/2003 10:03:07 AM PDT by Spok
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To: PJ-Comix
Welcome to Freud After Dark... ;-)

For a minute there, I thought the CNN flub was going to be "Landmark Rearing"! - oh well, close enough. Heh, heh.

18 posted on 08/05/2003 10:13:36 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Froggie
Bookmarking your link. Thanks!
19 posted on 08/05/2003 10:26:07 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: PJ-Comix
Yep - New Wash Times Headline:

"CNN FLogs THe Bishop."
20 posted on 08/05/2003 10:58:27 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("If you think no one cares about you, try skipping next month's car payment" - Daily Zen)
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To: PJ-Comix
Watching CNN is is against my religion, so thanks for the post! "Out of the mouths of babes..."
21 posted on 08/05/2003 11:08:50 AM PDT by talleyman (Moose lips sink ships)
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To: Froggie
Is it true that some joker put it on the Teleprompter causing Shep's flub?
22 posted on 08/05/2003 11:20:32 AM PDT by evilC
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To: boris
In Philadelphia a few months ago, a 10-year-old girl was shot following a snowball fight, and was admitted to a hospital. After she checked out of the hospital, the Philadelphia Inquire ran this headline:

"Girl, 10 Shot After Snowball Fight Leaves Hospital"
23 posted on 08/05/2003 11:31:35 AM PDT by calvin sun ("Mr. Gorbachev, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL")
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times CNN Headline News Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.


24 posted on 08/05/2003 12:30:41 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: PJ-Comix
Shoud've called him the Swishop.
25 posted on 08/05/2003 12:34:34 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: PJ-Comix
That's nothing. Today I was in the Emergency room asking to have my chart updated to note soreness in my IV hand and lower arm. I didn't want to collapse of an air embolism and not have a trace back to my emergency room visit two weeks prior. While explaining this to the head nurse another nurse came in breathlessly asking for such and such for a critically ill patient. I stopped my explanation and said something to the effect, "I'll wait. I know you have patients to KILL. I said it. I didn't mean to. It just came out. LOL.
26 posted on 08/05/2003 1:25:02 PM PDT by kinghorse
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