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Drudge Photo of Aaron Brown's Firing Has "America Strikes Back" Graphic in Background!
Drudge Report ^ | governsleastgovernsbest

Posted on 11/03/2005 2:48:08 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Check out the logo in the background in this photo, which is currently up on Drudge in regard to the news that CNN anchor Aaron Brown has been fired.

Note the background logo: "America Strikes Back." Coincidence? I don't think so! Nice work, Drudge!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: aaronbrown; brown; cnn; drudge; seeya

1 posted on 11/03/2005 2:48:10 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think Brown is going to end up taking over for Jennings.


3 posted on 11/03/2005 3:07:27 AM PST by Callahan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
He richly deserves the reward he has received for all his hard work.

I see him teaching 'journalism' at Harvard for 500K a year within the month.
4 posted on 11/03/2005 3:11:02 AM PST by mmercier
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why was he fired?


5 posted on 11/03/2005 3:12:24 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Callahan
I think Brown is going to end up taking over for Jennings.

I think he'll just hide away and write a bitter book about the stupid heathens out here who could not understand his understated and quiet nuance (BARF).

6 posted on 11/03/2005 3:14:03 AM PST by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: RightOnline

Here's an article that gives background on the firing:

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/11/02/D8DKOF183.html

The article buries the most important point at the bottom: Greta Van Susteren's ratings at Fox took off when Brown was put up against her!


7 posted on 11/03/2005 3:17:18 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (read my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: Callahan
I think Brown is going to end up taking over for Jennings.

Well, Aaron Brown is Jenning's equal in the smugness department, so it's a fit.
8 posted on 11/03/2005 3:29:07 AM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What is "CNN"?


10 posted on 11/03/2005 3:53:24 AM PST by chronic_loser
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

On my cable service, CNN is channel 13. How appropriate.


11 posted on 11/03/2005 3:56:17 AM PST by auboy ("Don't get stuck on whiny")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What happened to that tall gal that left Fox to do the morning show for CNN and then was moved to the evening? I never watch CNN, so I have not kept up with their moves.


12 posted on 11/03/2005 3:58:04 AM PST by Ninian Dryhope
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"He's got a refreshing way of being the anti-anchor," he said. "He's not quote-unquote reporting at you. He's just being himself. He's asking the questions you would like answered. He's getting involved the way you might. You feel that he's a regular person that you can trust talking to you. He brings such a passion to the storytelling that's infectious."

I think this paragraph is extremely telling. Someone should tell these people it should not be storytelling. It is reporting the news.

13 posted on 11/03/2005 3:58:42 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
he was hurt by a widely reported story in 2003 that he didn't cut short a golf outing to come to work on the day the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated.

That seems like it would be a mistake...

14 posted on 11/03/2005 4:05:44 AM PST by Jalapeno
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

IOW yet again, FOX is number one with a boring talent before the camera because the boring talent has zero competition.

It is as if fox is the only new network in the face of the other wana-bes.

AND fox reruns their stuff at 11!


15 posted on 11/03/2005 4:08:08 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: kb2614

He was an anchor in Seattle for years.

Every time I see that smirk I wanna hurl...


16 posted on 11/03/2005 4:10:11 AM PST by djf (Government wants the same things I do - MY guns, MY property, MY freedoms!)
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To: Callahan
"I think Brown is going to end up taking over for Jennings." This POS worked for ABC as their 2am to 6am 'anchor' in the years just before Klinton was elected.

Based on how sh&ty he was on that show surprised me that he ever got another newscast job - cable or otherwise.

If ABC were to put him in Jennings job it would just help continue the demise of network news broadcasting.

Please, ABC, grab'em up and put him on air - PLEASE!

17 posted on 11/03/2005 4:16:04 AM PST by harpu
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I have never heard of Arron Brown and I know absolutely nothing about him. Why, you ask? Because I will not degrade myself by watching CNN, and I haven't watched CNN in more than four years.


18 posted on 11/03/2005 4:19:05 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: RightOnline

He was fired because he needed a "much needed break" to spend more time with his family. :-)


19 posted on 11/03/2005 4:20:39 AM PST by marvlus
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To: Jalapeno
He didn't come off the golf course to go to work???
Aw, heck. . .now I'm starting to like him!!
20 posted on 11/03/2005 4:20:41 AM PST by McBuff
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To: RightOnline
Because the ratings shot up when Cooper Anderson joined him during his time slot.

CNN thinks Cooper was a star during the hurricane coverage because he got great ratings then tool

Considering Whorealdo and Shep Smith, even I watched Cooper Anderson, or is it Anderson Cooper!?

21 posted on 11/03/2005 4:22:06 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: harpu

Yes, everyone enjoys watching Anderson Cooper stand sideways in a hurricane, followed by his shrieking tantrums because the hurricane has been over for five minutes and the government hasn't rebuilt the entire state as Disneyland and moved everyone into the equivalent of Trump Towers, rent free!

SURELY there are people out there that are actually qualified to report the news. Somewhere. Without shrieking and hyperventilating.


22 posted on 11/03/2005 4:22:57 AM PST by KateatRFM
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To: Jalapeno
Brown refused to go on air when the shuttle was lost. Said he didn't have a suit.

Clearly he was not ready for prime time.

CNN has the drunk Cafferty to more than make up for Brown's bias.

23 posted on 11/03/2005 4:23:44 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Anderson Cooper...will they ever learn?


24 posted on 11/03/2005 4:26:06 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: All

I confess - I confess.

I have watched CNN recently. Not my choice but CNN is blaring out every time I have to wait in a doctor's office.

What's with this one channel only thing with waiting rooms?

I finally found an Ortho Doc who has Fox on.... and a whole wall devoted to 9/11 WTC pictures. His group are fine - made my broken arm feel a little better not having to watch CNN while waiting for another X-ray.


25 posted on 11/03/2005 4:28:50 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: harpu
I cannot STAND Aaron Brown, mainly because I absolutely cannot listen to that annoying nasal voice.

For the money CNN must have been paying him, you'd think he could afford a handkerchief so he could blow his nose occasionally.

26 posted on 11/03/2005 4:32:12 AM PST by IrishRainy
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To: harpu

Brown has already worked for ABC. I liked him then. Wonder what changed him?????


27 posted on 11/03/2005 4:34:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: Labyrinthos

right on. And Jerry Rivers and Greta are no better.


28 posted on 11/03/2005 4:36:34 AM PST by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: RightOnline
Why was he fired?

He flunked the Tangerine vs Melon section of his Color Differentiation Test. Cooper aced it.

29 posted on 11/03/2005 4:43:20 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: Regicide

LOL! America is "staying away in droves" from CNN!


30 posted on 11/03/2005 4:55:04 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (read my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
right on. And Jerry Rivers and Greta are no better.

I watch South Park at 10:00 p.m.(EST)when Greta is on, and I've never heard of Jerry Rivers either.

31 posted on 11/03/2005 4:55:12 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Jalapeno
That seems like it would be a mistake.

Particularly when Brown was interviewed on the golf course saying "hey, what goes up must come down. What's the big deal? Fore!" ;-)

32 posted on 11/03/2005 4:56:53 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (read my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: Regicide

LOL - Yeah, I'll admit to not knowing who either are, other than through these threads.


33 posted on 11/03/2005 4:58:18 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: FreedomPoster

CNN is smart..they are losing market share....so they will replace him with another liberal....see I told you...Cnn is smart


34 posted on 11/03/2005 5:33:44 AM PST by Youngman442002
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To: 7thson
Using the word "storytelling" isn't necessarily bad...sometimes it is the best way to describe a complex event. One problem with broadcasting is the short time alloted: a network reporter has 2 minutes or less to give a description of who/what/when/where/why. When you add that limitation to the obvious BIAS most reporters possess, you have an answer as to why the MSM is so weak.

And the long-form programs, like 60 Minutes, have the TIME to tell a complex story--they just aren't fair and balanced. So you get a 45-minute Democrat Party commercial (or at least a 45-minute anti-conservative message).

35 posted on 11/03/2005 6:23:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: RightOnline
Why was he fired?

$ $ $ $ $ $ MONEY, honey $ $ $ $ $


36 posted on 11/03/2005 6:28:42 AM PST by Barney59 (I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"You feel that he's a regular person that you can trust talking to you. He brings such a passion to the storytelling that's infectious."

...wonderful fairy tales.

37 posted on 11/03/2005 9:22:34 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Memos on Bush Are Fake but Accurate". NYTimes)
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To: Jalapeno
he was hurt by a widely reported story in 2003 that he didn't cut short a golf outing to come to work on the day the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated.
That seems like it would be a mistake...

Depends on what he was shooting at the time.

38 posted on 11/03/2005 9:26:38 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: longtermmemmory

No kidding, its really no wonder Fox is so far out in front. The competition just can't hold it together. I feel like every day I turn around and CNN's changing something or firing someone!


39 posted on 11/03/2005 12:16:52 PM PST by hardknocks
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To: OldFriend

Cafferty is an embarrassment.


40 posted on 11/04/2005 9:55:58 AM PST by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Blitzer gets orgasmic at Cafferty's rantings.


41 posted on 11/04/2005 10:00:56 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: OldFriend

Good Lord. I though Wolf had a little more class than that.


42 posted on 11/04/2005 11:13:14 AM PST by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Whatever gave you the idea that Blitzed had any class at all?


43 posted on 11/04/2005 12:32:10 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: OldFriend

Good question. I just see his face when I'm channel surfing so I guess I haven't gotten the bigger picture.


44 posted on 11/05/2005 12:00:33 PM PST by sarasota
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To: sarasota

CNN is the enemy of civilized society.


45 posted on 11/05/2005 12:06:27 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: beyond the sea
I think he'll just hide away and write a bitter book about the stupid heathens out here who could not understand his understated and quiet nuance (BARF).

LOL. He's got that NPR feel to him, doesn't he.

46 posted on 11/05/2005 12:11:32 PM PST by evolved_rage
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To: OldFriend

You know, I've stopped watching the news. I can't find, even on Fox, reporting that give me what I get on freerepublic.


47 posted on 11/05/2005 12:16:55 PM PST by sarasota
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To: Labyrinthos
I have never heard of Arron Brown...

Yeah, I could run over him, and still not know who he is.

Except for that arrogant quote a couple of years ago. He said "He was the face of CNN".

The last time I really watched CNN was when Israel was surrounding Arafat yet again, and Arafat was wigging
(whigging?) out on a call to Amapour.

48 posted on 11/05/2005 12:20:27 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Regicide
Anderson Cooper "The Pooper Trooper" will increase CNN's gay demographics considerably.... not that there is anything wrong with that.
49 posted on 11/05/2005 12:27:41 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup

I agree that his tell-all book is going to be pretty juicy.
There are so many things going wrong at CNN, that there are bound to be some great back-stabbing and passing-the-buck stories!


50 posted on 11/06/2005 9:58:58 AM PST by yankeedoodledandy
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