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Why Nobody Watches CNN: Soledad O'Brien
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 08/14/2012 2:18:44 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: It wasn't just Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz who got in trouble on CNN. It was also Soledad O'Brien, twice in two days. Last night, Soledad O'Brien (substituting for Anderson Cooper) was interviewing Barbara Comstock. She's a well-known Republican consultant and strategerist, consultant and so forth. She's a good conservative and all that. She's now an elected official in the Virginia House of Delegates.

And all during the questioning of Barbara Comstock, Soledad O'Brien was consulting pieces of paper. Eagle-eyed viewers did a start/stop, expanded, zoomed in, and found out that she was actually questioning Barbara Comstock with talking points from a blog called The Talking Points Memo -- a well-known, left-wing blog. She was reading "The Myth of Paul Ryan the Bipartisan Leader," from that blog. She never cited it. She just used its contents.

She claimed to be reading a direct statement from Ron Wyden's office. Ron Wyden is out there trying to distance himself from Ryan. He was the co-sponsor of Ryan's budget, including the Medicare reforms. But now he's out there under orders from the Democrats to distance himself from it and to say he never signed on to this. No, he never did. So Soledad O'Brien was giving it up that there was no journalism going on. She doesn't even know what she's talking about. She's got blog posts and questions being posed for her by these blogs.

When she talks to a Democrat, she has no pieces of paper. She needs no guidance, no assistance, no help whatever. Then today, this morning on her own show, she had Sununu on. And they were talking about Medicare and Obama. She said to Sununu, "You know, I understand that this is a Republican talking point because I've heard it repeated over and over again. But these numbers have been debunked, as you know..."

John Sununu Tells Soledad O'Brien 'Put an Obama Bumper Sticker On Your Forehead When You Do This'

SUNUNU: I have Congressional Budget Office report right here.

O'BRIEN: (snickering)

SUNUNU: It's reduced revenue.

O'BRIEN: I can tell you what it says!

SUNUNU: Yes, it cuts a reduction in the expected rate of growth, which you know.

SUNUNU: No, ma'am!

O'BRIEN: Not cutting budgets to the elderly. Benefits will be improved.

SUNUNU: He gutted it.

O'BRIEN: The focus is on hospitals. The focus is on health insurance.

SUNUNU: He gutted the program by $711 billion --

O'BRIEN: (scoffs)

SUNUNU: -- and the fact is he reduces services.

O'BRIEN: The expected rate of growth is being cut!

SUNUNU: Soledad, stop this! All you're doing is mimicking the stuff that comes out of the White House and gets repeated on the Democratic blog boards out there.

O'BRIEN: (snorts) I'm telling you what FactCheck.com tells you.

SUNUNU: If you're going to mouth what comes out of the White House, put --

O'BRIEN: I'm gonna... I'm telling you what CBO tells you.

SUNUNU: Put --

O'BRIEN: I'm telling you what --

SUNUNU: Put --

O'BRIEN: -- CNN's independent analysis does.

SUNUNU: I've got the CBO report right here!

O'BRIEN: And I'm telling you what it says.

SUNUNU: Put an --

O'BRIEN: I've read it several times.

SUNUNU: Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this.

RUSH: "Put an Obama sticker on your forehead when you do this." She's been nailed twice. This is another reason their ratings are in the tank. CNN, if you want to know why nobody's watching, here it is. You want the names? Candy Crowley. Soledad O'Brien. What makes you think that people want to watch them? You want to make the claim that you guys are objectively in the middle? Soledad O'Brien's doing McCarthyism, Charlie McCarthyism. She is a puppet. She's mouthing for somebody. She doesn't know what to ask unless she goes to a liberal blog for guidance. She has to print it out and use it on the air, and she's one of their "stars."

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RUSH: Of course, Sununu was dead right and Soledad O'Brien had no clue what she was talking about, because she was reading from a biased, bloated blog. The Congressional Budget Office, July 24th of this year, just a month ago: "Obamacare Includes $741 Billion in Cuts to Medicare." That's the Congressional Budget Office, and that's what Sununu had and was reading to her. She was clueless. Talking Points Blog did not say that, so it couldn't be true.

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1 posted on 08/14/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

She used to be pretty cute. She’s as mindless a left-wing shill as anyone could ever want to see.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 2:21:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kaslin

Id watch her take a bubble bath at my house


3 posted on 08/14/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Kaslin

CNN is horrible. No doubt. But, in reality, no one watches cable news. A highly rated news program on Fox gets about 2 million viewers. That’s pretty much nobody.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 2:23:25 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Steely Tom

I guess the HDTV is pretty cruel to someone using visible notes or somebody like Angria Mitchell.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Kaslin

The bumper sticker thing can become a meme for the rest of this campaign. Any time we see a blatant left wing tilt (George Stephanopoulos for example), we should post the photo with the bumper sticker across their forehead. This extreme liberal bias is ever increasingly disgusting, and worse every election cycle.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 2:25:21 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Kaslin

Bob Beckel just let out the “F” bomb live on air on Fox News’ “The Five”. Are Democrats in Meltdown mode this week?


7 posted on 08/14/2012 2:25:31 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Steely Tom; GOPsterinMA

I still would hit it.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 2:29:28 PM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 08/14/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“A highly rated news program on Fox gets about 2 million viewers. That’s pretty much nobody.

You make a very, very important point that we just don’t pay enough attention to. For many people (in my estimation probably the majority), what is considered real and what is not real, and what is considered true and not true, is defined by how it is portrayed in the popular culture. We make a lot of noise about ‘being informed’ etc., but the fact is that when the audience of American Idol fell to ~20 million, they were disappointed, because it had been closer to 30 million. The bottom line is that in our society, at this point in our history, those who control the message put forth in the popular culture have a huge impact on public opinion as a whole.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: RIghtwardHo

“A highly rated news program on Fox gets about 2 million viewers. That’s pretty much nobody.

You make a very, very important point that we just don’t pay enough attention to. For many people (in my estimation probably the majority), what is considered real and what is not real, and what is considered true and not true, is defined by how it is portrayed in the popular culture. We make a lot of noise about ‘being informed’ etc., but the fact is that when the audience of American Idol fell to ~20 million, they were disappointed, because it had been closer to 30 million. The bottom line is that in our society, at this point in our history, those who control the message put forth in the popular culture have a huge impact on public opinion as a whole.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Kaslin
I couldn't bring myself to sleep with her, in spite of how she looks. I somehow missed the Schultz thing. Are we talking about her claim that every modern president releases 12 years of tax returns?
12 posted on 08/14/2012 2:44:26 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: Kaslin

I told you this idiot can’t think. She has to be spoon fed.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 2:57:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steely Tom

“She used to be pretty cute. She’s as mindless a left-wing shill as anyone could ever want to see.”

Yeah I remember her from the CNet.com TV channel that used to be on.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 3:06:23 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Kaslin

That picture made it apparent to me why after the SIRIUS takeover my XM now sucks.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 3:08:18 PM PDT by VTenigma
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To: freekitty

Well like all liberals she has a pea-sized brain and it’s impossible to think with a brain that small.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 3:13:41 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: JoeProBono

Who, what in the world, is that thing in the too tight, ill fitting black and white dress, red legs, and hair that looks like she is still tossing around in bed? I never watch CNN. Except...when I am at the local military base...and, believe it or not, it is the channel on all the TV’s in their public areas. And you cannot switch the TV channels. It makes me disgusted that our military is subjected to their network bias all day long, 24-7.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 3:14:28 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Kaslin

When you name a kid Soledad, what do you expect?


18 posted on 08/14/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: vortigern

19 posted on 08/14/2012 3:28:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Kaslin

Awesome!


20 posted on 08/14/2012 3:42:21 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin

She’s really aged since she was on Fox. She might have some real problems, but that’s no excuse for botching an interview so horrendously. Viewers really don’t care what you think, Soledad.

Oh, that’s right this is CNN, and it has no viewers.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

New portfolio image, as recommended by John Sununu:


22 posted on 08/14/2012 3:47:20 PM PDT by GOP Congress
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To: Kaslin

The snicker on her face during the Sununu interview was very unprofessional. I guess it’s what we have to expect from liberal hacks. They’re in full-fire mode to get Zero re-elected, they care nothing for even the hint of professional, unbiased journalism.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 3:48:50 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Steely Tom

You said, “She used to be pretty cute. She’s as mindless a left-wing shill as anyone could ever want to see.”

I have to agree with you. In her younger days, she was kind of cute. Now, on CNN, I did not recognize her at first. In fact, I find her kind of ugly because she always seem to be angry.

In addition, I do not think she is intelligent. So much of what she says is simply stupid, no matter what one’s political beliefs. She is just one more reason why CNN’s viewership is in the toilet.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 3:52:25 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: JoeProBono

Soledad, California - a true garden spot (NOT) in the middle of the Salinas Valley. Aside from agriculture, which few Californians even know about, Soledad for Californians is the well-known location of one of California’s highest security state prisons.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 3:57:46 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: txrefugee

She was never on Fox. She was replaced on CNN American Morning by former Fox News anchor Kiran Chetry


26 posted on 08/14/2012 4:01:23 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Is Anderson Cooper doing damage control to save his engagement?


27 posted on 08/14/2012 4:03:38 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Kaslin

...or maybe he’s out buying the chainsaw and trashbags.


28 posted on 08/14/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: al baby
Id watch her take a bubble bath at my house

Only in your wildest fantasy would that ever happen.

29 posted on 08/14/2012 4:08:00 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: youngidiot
I couldn't bring myself to sleep with her, in spite of how she looks.

LOL! Like you'd ever have the opportunity even if you wanted to!

30 posted on 08/14/2012 4:15:04 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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Please visit The FReepathon Thread!!
Or donate here. Let's wrap this up.



31 posted on 08/14/2012 4:16:42 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Kaslin

Soledad is such a beautiful name to tack onto such a homely, leftist MSM imbecile!

She’s as much fun to watch as Madcow.


32 posted on 08/14/2012 4:37:04 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Kaslin

Yep, and it’s a good thing she has some looks which will not last forever.


33 posted on 08/14/2012 4:41:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: JoeProBono

Who are those folks?


34 posted on 08/14/2012 4:50:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: al baby

“Id watch her take a bubble bath at my house”
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Since Soledad O’Brien has become a MAJOR LEAGUE BUBBLE HEAD she’d blend right into the background of bubbles.

She’s actually “besides herself” since she has been repeatedly exposed for the weakness of her mental processes. She can’t seem to extricate herself.

Both she and CNN are pathetic. But, surprisingly, I hear that Wolf Blitzer has been committing “random acts of journalism” lately.


35 posted on 08/14/2012 4:54:23 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Kaslin
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36 posted on 08/14/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: RIghtwardHo
CNN is horrible. No doubt. But, in reality, no one watches cable news. A highly rated news program on Fox gets about 2 million viewers. That’s pretty much nobody.

So what do tens of millions watch skippy? Thousands of local mini-CNNs?
That's an improvement?

37 posted on 08/14/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Isabel C.
LOL! Like you'd ever have the opportunity even if you wanted to!

Give me five minutes alone with her. I'd be turning her down in no time.
38 posted on 08/14/2012 6:19:59 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Paul Ryan has me so happy that I’m going to shoot heroin.


39 posted on 08/14/2012 8:03:32 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Perdogg

That sticker is photoshopped right?


40 posted on 08/14/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: JoeProBono

They’re all guilty.


41 posted on 08/15/2012 5:12:50 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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