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  • Hewitt Slams Soledad O’Brien for Being Paid By Hamas’ Top Funder

    08/12/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/12/14 | Staff
    Hugh Hewitt grilled reporter Soledad O’Brien Monday evening for accepting money from the government of Qatar, which is the top financier of the terror group Hamas and also has provided funds to other Islamist groups. Hewitt asked O’Brien, who does work for the Qatari government’s Al Jazeera news station, how she justified being paid by a government that supports terrorism. “Businessweek, has a story on Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, and the headline calls Qatar a patron of Islamists,” Hewitt said on his radio program. “It says that Qatar funds and arms Islamists fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad and bankrolling...
  • Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down

    12/12/2013 7:04:32 PM PST · by annalex · 201 replies
    A cross atop Mount Soledad in California is an unconstitutional religious display on government land and must come down, a federal judge in San Diego ruled late Thursday. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ordered the cross, which honors veterans, must be removed within 90 days -- a decision that could result in the case being sent back to the U.S. Supreme Court. Burns immediately stayed his order pending an expected appeal.
  • Soledad O’Brien joins Al Jazeera America

    07/01/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | HADAS GOLD | 7/1/13 9:21 AM EDT
    Former CNN morning show host Soledad O’Brien will be joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday. O’Brien will contribute short-form segments to Al Jazeera America’s current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and her production company Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials.
  • Bill Cosby Rants Against Republicans, Compares Them to Segregationists for Not Applauding Obama

    03/06/2013 6:54:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-5-2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Unless he had just eaten a bad cup of Jell-O pudding, it would appear that actor and comedian Bill Cosby seems to really, really hate Republicans. The veteran entertainer made that very clear Monday morning when he claimed that Republicans not applauding President Obama’s State of the Union address in unison with Democrats was “as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” He also wondered aloud about whether or not Republicans today are upset that slavery is no longer legal. Cosby made these remarks on the CNN morning show “Starting Point” after soon-to-be-former host Soledad O’Brien referenced...
  • Soledad O’Brien vs. John Lott

    12/19/2012 1:46:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    Yesterday morning, Soledad O’Brien had on her CNN show economist John Lott, of More Guns, Less Crime fame (also an NRO contributor). As I’ve discussed before on NRO, O’Brien has a habit of bringing on conservative guests and then spitting out Democratic talking points under the glib guise of a non-partisan moderator calling them to account on the facts.But her encounter with Lott, the video of which you can view below, is a new low: Rather than parroting liberal arguments (which typically involve at least a few facts) in order to confront Lott’s arguments, she merely relates her bewildered sentiments...
  • REPORT: CNN TO REPLACE SOLEDAD O'BRIEN WITH ERIN BURNETT

    12/11/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by Domandred · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Tony Lee
    New CNN programming chief Jeff Zucker will reportedly replace Soledad O'Brien, the host of the network's morning show "Starting Point," with Erin Burnett, who currently hosts "Outfront," which airs at 7 p.m. on the struggling cable news network. The New York Post reported that Zucker is “looking at Erin Burnett to revive the cabler’s moribund morning ratings” and quotes a CNN source who said Zucker will team Burnett “up with a guy, and they’ll go after the audience watching ‘Today’ and ‘Good Morning America.’" O'Brien recently told a college audience that when she first heard of Zucker's hire, she thought,...
  • Soledad O'Brien Defends Stimulus: 'Didn't That to a Large Degree Help the Economy?'

    08/20/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Soledad O'Brien defended the stimulus bill on Monday's Early Start, calling it a "big thing" that President Obama accomplished and adding that police officers and firefighters kept their jobs because of it. "[I]f the stimulus hadn't been passed, then what would have happened to the economy?" she threw a Democratic talking point at Rep. Mike Burgess (R-Tex.). "Didn't that to a large degree help the economy? You're not going to argue certainly that it didn't?" [Video coming soon.] "And I think there are firefighters and teachers and police officers whose jobs were kept, would not have had jobs, whose...
  • Soledad O’Brien: Me? Biased?

    08/16/2012 4:36:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-12 | DrJohn
    Back in March Soledad O'Brien attempted to rewrite history to protect Barack Obama and was roundly criticized for it. As noted back then, O'Brien is very obviously an Obama/liberal sycophant yet she insists otherwise. "I don't think I show bias in my TV show. I think I am aggressive with people about trying to find the facts behind what they say," O'Brien said. "Am I a liberal or conservative? I'm neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I'd like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me." Self-deception can be very cruel....
  • BUSTED: CNN's Soledad O'Brien Caught Using Liberal Blog To Attack Ryan Plan

    08/13/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Stumbleupon.com ^ | 8/13/12 | Joe Schoffstall
    In yet another classic display of the liberal media, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has been caught red-handed using left-wing blog Talking Points memo to counter Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock on the House GOP budget. As Ali A. Ackbar of Viral Read discovered: Tonight, she was the substitute host for Anderson Cooper, a program that boasts of its reputation for “keeping [politicians] honest.” During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempt to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a...
  • CNN Anchor Has Testy Exchange With Allen West Over Communist Remarks: ‘Name Names’

    04/19/2012 12:00:06 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/19/2012 | J.M. Seidl
    Allen West’s comments that there are nearly 80 Communists in the House just won’t go away. And CNN is making sure of that. CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, for example, had a testy exchange with West on Thursday morning, confronting him on the remarks and demanding he “name names.” From the beginning, O’Brien was combative, vehemently disagreeing with Allen West regarding Ted Nugent’s controversial recent comments. Then they turned to West’s own remarks. After playing the clip, O’Brien asked him about it, and West said that Communists have “renamed themselves progressive” but the ideology has stayed the same. Mediaite picks it...
  • Flashback: Jeremiah Wright's Shout-Out to Soledad O'Brien

    04/01/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/12 | Charles C. Johnson
    CNN's Soledad O'Brien, who has been pushing the racial angle in the Trayvon Martin case, and who infamously failed to smother President Barack Obama's association with radical Critical Race Theory professor Derrick Bell, has a long history of support for radicalism. To take one little-known, but sensational, example: In April 27, 2008, long after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was already toxic, and a household name, O’Brien gave a positive review of a radical speech Wright had delivered to the NAACP. O'Brien may have been returning a favor, as Wright had given her and fellow CNN contributor Roland Martin a shout-out...
  • This was not the first time Soledad O’Brien tried to rewrite history

    03/18/2012 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-12 | DrJohn
    Obama sycophant Soledad O'Brien got into a tussle with Joel Pollak of Breitbart.com and had her head handed to her as she tried desperately to dissuade viewers of the truth- that Barack Obama was heavily influenced by the radical Bell. In her conversation with Pollak she at first appeared not to know what Critical Race Theory actually was while at the same time she was sure Pollak was wrong. From somewhere she came up with a definition that happened to be curiously similar to the one found in Wikipedia. Soon after the Wikipedia page for CRT was changed repeatedly and...
  • Soledad Stops Tweeting

    03/14/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/12 | John Nolte
    Three days after admonishing her audience to stop tweeting to her about her distortion of Critical Race Theory, Ms. O'Brien's own Twitter account -- as of this writing -- has gone dark for going on three days now. Few of O'Brien's media colleagues have come to her defense. The Washington Post's left-leaning media critic, Erik Wemple, called Ms. O'Brien out over the Brown segment: O’Brien apparently felt the sting [of last week's debate over Critical Race Theory], because this morning she revisited the topic with Dorothy Brown, a law professor at Emory University. Over a seven-minute segment, O’Brien and Brown...
  • CNN Seeks To Limit Loss of Credibility By Rewriting History

    03/12/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-12 | Skookum
    By now, the literate world is well aware of CNN's news anchor, Soledad O'Brien's public humiliation during her interview with Breitbart's Pollak. If there was ever a doubt in the mind of anyone but the most dedicated Socialist sycophants of the Main Stream Media being less than an unofficial propaganda bureau for the president, this should have been the deciding factor. CNN is now in full damage control mode, by trying to cast Derrick Bell, one of America's foremost racists and former mentor to our president as a great crusader for civil rights in the spirit of Martin Luther King;...
  • Soledad O’Brien Gives Breitbart.com’s Readers A Lesson In Critical Race Theory

    03/12/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/12/12 | Tommy Christopher
    The back-and-forth between CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Breitbart.com Chief Editor Joel Pollak continued on this morning’s Starting Point, as O’Brien sought to dispel misinformation about the late Professor Derrick Bell and Critical Race Theory, which have been the subject of smears by the Big sites. After a tough interview with O’Brien last week, Pollak’s Big sites went on a vengeful tirade against the CNN anchor, posting a flurry of articles seeking to discredit her, and promoting their warped vision of Prof. Bell. Last week, Breitbart.com released one of the “bombshell” videos that the late Andrew Breitbart promised at this years...
  • Video: Does O’Brien know what “Critical Race Theory” is?

    03/08/2012 5:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/8/12 | allah pundit
    Via Dan Riehl and Ace, this almost too good to check. Go read Rebel Pundit’s post for an explanation, then skip to 2:00 below. (If you missed Ed’s post this morning, by all means watch the whole thing.) After sneering at Joel Pollak for supposedly mischaracterizing the discipline and then refusing to define it herself, she finally demonstrates her grasp of Critical Race Theory by uncorking a definition that’s curiously similar to … the opening of Wikipedia’s intro on CRT, replete with the noncolloquial use of “intersection” to describe an interdisciplinary study. Could be a coincidence — the definition she...
  • Time To Send CNN A Little Message....

    03/08/2012 10:09:33 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies
    3/8/2012
    Pardon me for just a moment....(Vanity) But if you have not watched the video of CNN this morning with Soledad O'Brien mocking Joel Pollack of Breitbart.com for the Obama Harvard video...then please...go view it. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/08/The%20Vetting%20CNN%20Implodes%20Over%20Obama%20Bell%20Video After you are finished...send CNN a note at this link: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/show/?s=generalcomments&hdln=4 To demand that Soledad be removed from the air or that a disclaimer be shown that she is a member of the Democratic Party every single time her face appears on the screen. Her along with her panel today showed what true liberal media bias is and we should not let it go unnoticed....
  • Three Republicans introduce bill in Congress to save cross atop Mt. Soledad

    01/14/2011 10:10:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/12/11
    Three Republicans introduce bill in Congress to save cross atop Mt. SoledadJanuary 12, 2011 | 5:35 pm Three Republican members of Congress from San Diego County have introduced a bill aimed at blocking the removal of the cross atop public land on Mt. Soledad in San Diego. The bill submitted by Reps. Duncan D. Hunter of Alpine, Darrell Issa of Vista and Brian Bilbray of Solana Beach comes in reaction to a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week that the 43-foot-tall cross violated the constitutional separation of church and state by seeming to endorse a particular...
  • Hunter bill would OK religious symbols on military monuments

    01/13/2011 4:57:58 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/12/11 | Bob Hawkins
    Three San Diego-area U.S. congressmen have re-entered the Mount Soledad cross fray with a bill that would allow religious symbols to be a part of military monuments. On Wednesday Rep. Duncan Hunter of Alpine introduced the War Memorial Protection Act in response to the federal Ninth Circuit Court’s Jan. 4 ruling, declaring the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial unconstitutional. Joining Hunter as co-sponsors are Congressmen Brian Bilbray of Solana Beach and Darrell Issa of Vista. A cross was first erected atop Mt. Soledad in 1913. It wasn’t until the cross was rebuilt after a 1952 storm that it became a war...
  • Leftist Judges Declare Soledad Cross “Unconstitutional”

    01/06/2011 4:41:19 AM PST · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/06/2011 | Gina Miller
    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution declares, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”The first line of the amendment is referred to as the “establishment clause,” and it is one of the most abused and misapplied lines in the Constitution—right up there with the “general welfare” clause, the “commerce clause” and the Second Amendment. The establishment clause is simple. The...