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  • Soledad O'Brien joins Al Jazeera America

    07/10/2013 7:49:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/10/2013 | By HADAS GOLD
    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. “O’Brien’s career producing and reporting on the human side of many of the most important stories of the past decade will fit in perfectly with what Al Jazeera America will be covering every day,” Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of Al Jazeera’s international operations and the senior executive developing the new...
  • 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.
  • Soledad O’Brien: Anchor says being fired from CNN show is a ‘win-win’

    06/16/2013 6:26:58 AM PDT · by McBuff · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-16-2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    After reports that Soledad O'Brien recently was booted from her morning show, “Starting Point,” the CNN anchor is saying she’s “really happy” with the way things turned out, even calling it a “win-win.”
  • Soledad O'Brien: 'OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with'

    05/14/2013 2:43:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/13 | Paul Bedard
    Soledad O'Brien, recently yanked from her morning show "Starting Point" on CNN, plans to continue her focus on racial issues and is charging that whites are afraid of dealing with the nation's black-white division...
  • John Lott Destroys CNN's Soledad O'Brien on Gun Free Zones (Watch Video)

    12/18/2012 5:46:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/18/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Mass shootings in the United States have at least one thing in common: they all happen in in gun free zones. Yesterday economist and author of More Guns Less Crime John Lott went on CNN with anchor Soledad O'Brien to discuss why mass shootings occur in gun free zones. O'Brien as usual, wasn't interested in factual data Lott was presenting and continually cut him off as he was making his points.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO John Lott, the gun advocate who recently had a heated encounter with Piers Morgan, spoke to Soledad O'Brien on Monday morning — continuing to...
  • Rudy Giuliani Asks Soledad O’Brien ‘Am I Debating With the President's Campaign?’

    10/15/2012 5:53:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien just can’t stop herself from appearing like she works for the White House rather than the supposedly most trusted name in news. This was so apparent on Monday’s Starting Point that guest Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, asked her, “Am I debating with the President's campaign?” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • CNN's O'Brien Furiously Spins to Blame Republicans in Congress for Dead in Benghazi

    10/10/2012 8:30:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 10, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    With a House Oversight committee slated to hold a hearing on the deadly Benghazi consulate terrorist attack at noon today, there was really no excuse for CNN's Starting Point to not cover the story. But alas, anchor Soledad O'Brien checked her journalistic credibility at the dressing room door, going on air with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sounding more like an Obama apologist than a hard-nosed reporter. O'Brien questioned Rep. Chaffetz -- who chairs the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations -- on his claim that this administration hasnÂ’t been forthcoming with the facts surrounding the attack....
  • CNN's O'Brien Continues Challenging Attempt to Spin Away 'Chains' Controversy

    08/16/2012 6:09:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    Cable News Network host Soledad O'Brien has clashed often with conservative guests on her program, but on Thursday, she pressed the liberal chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus when he tried to dismiss Vice President Joe Biden's comment that Republicans wanted to "put y’all back in chains." During that morning's edition of the Starting Point program, O'Brien showed a clip of Biden's remarks, from his campaign stop in Danville, Virginia, then asked Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) what he thought about his fellow Democrat's comments. The scandal-plagued congressman responded succinctly: “Absolutely nothing.” “I would never have even paid attention to it...
  • Soledad’s Sophistry (The mendacity of CNN's fact-checking)

    08/15/2012 7:25:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2012 | Patrick Brennan
    On Monday night, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, guest-hosting Anderson Cooper’s show, took on Romney-campaign spokeswoman Barbara Comstock about Paul Ryan and President Obama’s treatment of Medicare cuts. Newsbusters noted this exchange because O’Brien, ostensibly a moderator on an objective news network, can be seen shuffling a printed op-ed from the rabidly liberal Talking Points Memo entitled “The Myth Of Paul Ryan The Bipartisan Leader.” TPM may be a biased outlet, but the problem is not so much that she was using their information (she was actually just using it to cite a quotation) as that she was making a...
  • Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser

    08/14/2012 5:50:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser By Noel Sheppard Created 08/13/2012 - 10:31pm Can CNN's Soledad O'Brien make her sources any more apparent than she did Monday night? While filling in for Anderson Cooper, O'Brien was actually caught on screen looking at an article from the far-left website Talking Points Memo to assist her in a heated debate with Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock (video follows with commentary): Ali Akbar at Viral Read reported Monday: During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was...
  • 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...
  • Caught: Soledad O’Brien Uses Liberal Blog to Attack Ryan Plan

    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien is no stranger to controversy or rightful journalistic scrutiny. She’s frequently been exposed for reading Wikipedia or talking points on the air, always disparaging a conservative guest on her program. 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 former skilled Republican operative, defended the House GOP budget, designed by Budget...
  • Romney Surrogate SUNUNU DESTROYS Trump-Obsessed SOLEDAD O'BRIEN

    06/02/2012 2:22:15 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 30 replies
    www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | May 30, 2012 | John Nolte
    Soledad O'Brien and CNN beclowning themselves... is hardly news. What's news..., is Romney surrogate John Sununu aggressively pushing back against [them] for carrying/enabling Obama campaign's talking points. It's a thing of beauty... If this is going to be Team Romney's approach to the hostile media, it will pay big dividends.... ...Sununu hits a rhetorical grand slam by controlling the conversation and methodically taking it to where it needs to go: economic policy.Sununu also manages to do this without ever appearing angry or defensive. He's aggressive, respectful, on offense (and therefore not complaining), and perfectly prepared for what's coming. Bringing...
  • Soledad O’Brien satirizes Allen West (writer compares O’Brien to Edward R. Murrow)

    04/20/2012 6:18:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 19, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien doesn’t sign off from the segment above by saying “Good night, and good luck,” in part because she works the morning shift. But there is something Edward R. Murrovian in how she vacates the communist-conspiracy nonsense of Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • March 12, 2012Soledad O’Brien: ‘Stop tweeting me’ about Derrick Bell

    03/12/2012 11:38:51 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Ever since Breitbart.com released a video of then-Harvard Law school student Barack Obama introducing controversial Harvard Law professor Derrick Bell, one of the most stalwart defenders of Bell has been CNN “Starting Point” anchor Soledad O’Brien. Last Thursday, O’Brien had a somewhat contentious back-and-forth with Breitbart.com editor Joe Pollack, which she defended on her Monday broadcast. “Last week we had a lot of feedback on a debate we had about Critical Race Theory,” O’Brien said. “And it was kind of brought back into the spotlight, the academic theory that nobody was talking about, brought into the spotlight by Breitbart.com editor-in-chief...
  • Vetting Obama: Leftists Take Steps To Prevent You From Learning Anything

    03/09/2012 6:18:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Tony Katz
    In partial fulfillment of Andrew Breitbart's promise to "vet" the President this time, the Breitbart.com team posted a video of President Barack Obama as a law student at Harvard. It also ran on Hannity tonight. The video shows the young Obama asking his fellow law students to "Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell." Professor Derrick Bell, the object of young Obama's adoration, was an associate of Reverend Jeremiah Wright and a committed radical. Bell was a proponent of Critical Race Theory, which views virtually all relationships through a lens of perceived race-based...
  • Obama Biographers, Journalists Covered Up Radical Derrick Bell Video

    03/08/2012 8:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 7, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Nearly every single Obama biographer and profiler has mentioned the contentious racial climate of Harvard Law School during the time that Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review. Some have even mentioned the speech that Obama gave at a protest where he literally embraced Bell. Yet none, seemingly, bothered to track down and report on the content of the speech itself--or on Bell's radical ideas. A PBS election special in 2008 showed footage of the protest but dubbed over critical portions of Obama's speech in which he endorsed Bell. A selectively edited clip released by Buzzfeed yesterday included...
  • White House: No Comment on Derrick A. Bell's 2010 Visits

    03/08/2012 4:46:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/8/12 | Dan Riehl
    Via Lachlan Markay at Heritage, we learn a Derrick A. Bell visited the Obama White House twice in 2010. The White House did not return a request for comment. The visits were on 1/29/2010, a Friday and 1/31/2010, a Sunday. For now, a web search of news reports did not turn up why Bell may have been in Washington that particular weekend. Heritage could not independently confirm that the Derrick A. Bell listed is the same individual who spoke at the rally. The White House did not return a request for comment.
  • The Vetting: CNN Implodes Over Breitbart's Obama/Bell Video

    03/08/2012 6:54:43 PM PST · by AAABEST · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-08-2012
    Video. I have never seen a guy so masterfully shred an entire panel of lefties the way Pollak does here. If you're on the Maobama/Bell story it's a must see. Nearly 1,500 comments at the link.
  • 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...
  • Soledad O'Brien: Derrick Bell Fan

    03/08/2012 8:26:22 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 76 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/8/12 | P.J. Salvatore
    This morning during her panel discussion on the Obama tape and Derrick Bell, Soledad O'Brien lost control of her show and became very upset towards Breitbart.com's Joel Pollack. The reason why wasn't disclosed: O'Brien was a huge fan of Derrick Bell.
  • Wikipedia editor responds to ‘Critical Race Theory’ edit war

    A Wikipedia article devoted to Critical Race Theory, a controversial legal theory crafted to respond to the alleged role of “white supremacy” in American law, was placed on a temporary editing lockdown over the weekend after bloggers determined that CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien had relied on Wikipedia’s introductory definition of the theory — verbatim — during on an-air debate. A second lock was placed on the article Monday to protect it from politically biased editors who adjusted it following O’Brien’s gaffe. The flurry began after Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollak made a guest appearance on O’Brien’s show to explain a video...
  • What’s the Matter with Soledad O’Brien? (Why can't she resist defending Obama?)

    03/14/2012 6:14:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/14/2012 | Michele Malkin
    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien isn’t used to criticism. In the world of media elites, she’s a beloved figure and an award-winning news anchor. But last week, she revealed her true, decidedly non-neutral colors. And she’s not happy about the hoi polloi questioning her hallowed journalistic objectivity. On Thursday, O’Brien interviewed Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief of the late Andrew Breitbart’s online empire. Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com released a 1991 video of Barack Obama (then a 30-year-old law student) at a Harvard rally embracing radical racialist Derrick Bell and his push for more aggressive race-based hiring at Harvard. Bell is a proponent of critical race theory...
  • What's the Matter with Soledad O'Brien?

    03/14/2012 4:09:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's the Matter with Soledad O'Brien? CNN's Soledad O'Brien isn't used to criticism. In the world of media elites, she's a beloved figure and an award-winning news anchor. But last week, she revealed her true, decidedly non-neutral colors. And she's not happy about the hoi polloi questioning her hallowed journalistic objectivity. On Thursday, O'Brien interviewed Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief of the late Andrew Breitbart's online empire. Breitbart's BigGovernment.com released a 1991 video of Barack Obama (then a 30-year-old law student) at a Harvard rally embracing radical racialist Derrick Bell and his push for more aggressive race-based hiring at Harvard. Bell is...
  • CNN Tries to Dismiss Breitbart Story, Soledad O'Brien Tells Critics to 'Stop Tweeting' Her

    03/12/2012 3:29:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/12/12 | Matt Hadro
    O'Brien told off her critics at the end of the segment. "See? That was our critical race theory 101. Stop tweeting me. We have moved on, people," Soledad insisted condescendingly. A transcript of the segment, which aired on March 12 on Starting Point at 8:32 a.m. EST, is as follows: SOLEDAD O'BRIEN: Alright, so it started there and it kind of went downhill from there. Let's bring in Dorothy Brown. She's a professor of law at Emory University and she teaches critical race theory. She literally wrote the book by that same name. Derrick Bell wrote the preface to the...
  • ‘Stop Tweeting Me’: CNN Anchor Fed Up With Viewer Outrage Over Race Interview (Poor Baby Soledad!)

    03/12/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/12/2012 | Jonathon Seidl
    On Thursday, we brought you the story of CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien and her contentious interview over Critical Race Theory. O‘Brien contends the controversial theory isn’t, well, controversial (read the background here). But it appears O‘Brien’s viewers didn’t really agree....
  • "Abolish the White Race - By Any Means Necessary"

    03/11/2012 11:01:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-11-12 | DrJohn
    Or, why Soledad O'Brien is so desperate to quash this story Not long before he passed away, Andrew Breitbart promised a proper vetting of Barack Obama. It began with the publication of the "The Love Song of Saul Alinsky" post at Breitbart.com. Obama was among several left wing radical panelists to speak following the 1998 play. It seems that a video of the discussion exists but the director of the play has declared “There is only one archive tape of the play and I have it,” Dickler informed our source. “It is not in Chicago.” Dickler told our source that...
  • Video: CNN beclowns itself painting Breitbart editor-in-chief as racist

    03/08/2012 9:04:23 AM PST · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Soledad O’Brien and her CNN panel manage to stumble into Contessa Brewer territory in this appearance by attempting to paint Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak as a racist for making a point about Barack Obama’s support for a proponent of “critical race theory” during his days at Harvard Law School. Joel ends up in an argument with a woefully unprepared O’Brien on the theory itself, but the actual facepalm moment goes to one of her panelists, who asks Joel why he’s so afraid of black people:
  • Obama Pal Derrick Bell: “I live to harass white folks” (VIDEO)

    03/09/2012 9:00:56 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    American Pundit ^ | March 9, 2012 | Stephan Tawney
    Derrick Bell, the radical left-wing professor with whom Barack Obama developed a long association, once admitted during a television interview that he, “lives to harass white folks”. Video emerged the other day of Obama as a law school student embracing Bell’s teachings on Critical Race Theory, the idea that the American political and justice systems are inherently racist. Obama says in the video, “Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of Prof. Derrick Bell,” before physically embracing Bell. White House records show Bell repeatedly visited Obama in 2010.
  • Soledad O’Brien Responds To My Charges, Refuses To Answer Whether She Took Instruction From WH

    03/09/2012 8:53:51 AM PST · by JihadiKiller · 102 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 03/09/12 | Pat Dollard
    Here’s my post from yesterday, which kicked this off: Soledad’s performance here is absolutely jaw-dropping. This video could just as easily been headlined, “Soledad OBrien Melts Down, Ends Reputation As Journalist, Unmasks Herself For All Time As Leftist Propagandist” Joel Pollak handles the situation perfectly, staying on offense, and making all the right points. Joel had the following to say to me after I told him he had performed impeccably: “I thought of Andrew, and the rest was easy.” Perfect advice for all of us, going forward. UPDATE: Having seen this, Soledad responded to me on Twitter, but refused to...
  • Wikipedia Entry for 'Critical Race Theory' Changed Today

    03/09/2012 7:53:12 AM PST · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ace of spades
    In the version dated January 31, 2012, the words "white supremacy" and "racial power" appear. Although no set of canonical doctrines or methodologies defines CRT, the movement is loosely unified by two common areas of inquiry. First, CRT has analyzed the way in which white supremacy and racial power are reproduced over time, and in particular, the role that law plays in this process. (Emphasis added.) However, the current version states the following: Although no set of canonical doctrines or methodologies defines CRT, the movement is loosely unified by two common areas of inquiry. First, CRT has analyzed the way...
  • Soledad OBrien's Embarrassing, Biased Interview (Must watch video)

    03/08/2012 6:47:11 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | CNN interview
    Soledad O'Brien demonstrated one of the most egregious and embarrassing cases of media bias I've ever seen this morning after arguing with Harvard Law grad Joel Pollak about race at Harvard and Critical Race Theory. O'Brien got so over her head, she leaned upon a panelist who reverted to race card as his argument.
  • 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....
  • Soledad O’Brien: Bad Economy is ‘Devestating for the Black Community’

    10/19/2010 4:48:50 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 77 replies
    TV Newser ^ | October 19, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien explores how the economy impacts the black community in her 90-minute documentary, “Almighty Debt,” airing Thursday at 9pm on CNN. “As much as it’s bad for everybody,” O’Brien tells the “Daily News,” “It’s devastating for the black community.” The CNN anchor spoke to New Jersey Pastor DeForest Soaries, who heads a 7,000-member church. “His focus is on black debt,” O’Brien said of the pastor. “When he says, ‘Debt is a bigger problem than racism,’ that was pretty stunning.” “Almighty Debt,” the third installment of the “Black in America” series, is not the only project on O’Brien’s...
  • CNN's Soledad: Rev. Wright Speech a 'Home-Run'

    04/28/2008 5:14:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 436+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Were they commenting on the same speech? Rev. Jeremiah Wright goes before the Detroit NAACP, claims that black and white children learn with different parts of their brain, and offers a simpering, unflattering imitation of the way white pastors speak. CNN's Soledad O'Brien gushes that the speech was a "home run" and "really funny." But over at Morning Joe, Wright's words prompted a panel member to call the reverend a "mediocrity" and a "buffoon." View video here.
  • CNN’s Bob Franken Slip-up: Democrats Eager to Undermine United States?

    11/30/2006 2:40:29 PM PST · by Garvin · 17 replies · 1,674+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2006 | Scott Whitlock
    <p>Bob Franken: "But many experts say that designating this a civil war will undermine U.S. support even more, which might explain why so many Democrats are jumping on the bandwagon."</p> <p>Democratic Senator Jack Reed: "I think for months now there's been a low-level civil war going on in Iraq."</p>
  • CNN Starts Weeklong Attack on Insurance Companies

    08/28/2006 1:52:14 PM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 36 replies · 1,064+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | August 28, 2006 | Ken Shepherd
    With a tropical storm threatening Florida and the one-year anniversary of Katrina approaching, CNN’s August 28 “American Morning” kicked off a weeklong look at “Red Tape and Rubble” in the Gulf Coast. But Ali Velshi’s first report in the series was unbalanced, treating insurance companies as guilty until proven innocent of greed or fraud. “We’re going to be there when you need us,” anchor Soledad O’Brien said is the promise insurance companies extend out to policy holders, “But many Katrina victims think uh, uh, that’s not true,” she complained. O’Brien set the stage for Velshi’s unbalanced report by painting insurance...
  • CNN (Soledad O'Brien) and "good issues"

    09/23/2005 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 23 replies · 1,394+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 9/23/2005 | NewsBusters
    On CNN's "American Morning" today, anchor Soledad O'Brien played part of a taped interview with former President Clinton. Ms. O'Brien raised what she thought would be an impediment to Clinton and President Bush getting along: "I mean you raised tax cuts and that's sort of a good issue because when people talk about, OK, how do we pay for Hurricane Katrina when you're talking about an atmosphere where it's clearly going to be very expensive. We have troops in Iraq. We have troops in Afghanistan. We have promised tax cuts. We've got Social Security reform. We have prescription drug plans....
  • CNN'er: Katrina Victims Better Off Beheaded

    09/21/2005 8:32:41 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 99 replies · 2,831+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 11:10 p.m. EDT
    CNN's "American Morning" host Soledad O'Brien said Tuesday that Hurricane Katrina evacuees housed at the Superdome were worse off than beheading victims in Baghdad. The normally mild-mannered newswoman offered the overwrought observation while speaking at Redbook Magazine's "Movers and Shakers" awards luncheon in New York. According to the New York Daily News, O'Brien blurted out: "It is a sad thing to watch military veterans cry as they tell you the beheadings in Baghdad were less horrific than what they saw as 30,000 people marched from the Superdome through a shopping mall and onto buses to who knows where." Ms. O'Brien...
  • This is CNN news - and chatter

    08/22/2005 1:41:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies · 1,120+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer, PA ^ | August 22, 2005 | Froma Harrop fharrop@projo.com.
    The battery in my laptop was dying, and so I turned on CNN for a quick news update. Internet sites give the news in two minutes. But to my shock, CNN gave it not at all. I thought CNN would deliver a world roundup. Instead, it had three dolls chatting about personalities in the news. It was hair-salon talk, except not as honest. The ladies, all attractive in the standardized way, cranked out sympathy for all human subjects. There was the obligatory mention of Cindy Sheehan. She is the grieving Army mother who sat outside the President's ranch in Crawford,...
  • CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings Rivalry (CNN Admits Defeat)

    07/10/2003 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 27 replies · 513+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2003 | Steve Gorman
    RPT-CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings RivalryThu July 10, 2003 08:35 PM ET Jim Walton, president of the CNN News Group of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., speaks to television critics during his presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Hollywood July 10, 2003 along with CNN news anchors Paula Zahn (L) and Soledad O'Brien. Walton discussed the cable news networks programming changes, which includes Zahn's new evening and O'Brien's new morning news programs.Photo by Fred Prouser/Reuters By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As CNN reshuffles its anchor lineup, the head of the network said on...
  • CNN adds O'Brien, shuffles anchors (Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the SS Turner)

    07/07/2003 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 36 replies · 724+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | July 6, 2003 | Peter Johnson
    <p>With Fox News clobbering it by a 1 million to 2 million viewer margin at night and a 250,000 margin in the morning, CNN, the onetime cable news leader, is regrouping.</p> <p>Starting today, former NBC Weekend Today host Soledad O'Brien joins Bill Hemmer on American Morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/4 to 7 PT. O'Brien replaces Paula Zahn, who has moved to the 8 p.m. ET/5 PT slot, where she faces cable king Bill O'Reilly. Former ABC anchor Anderson Cooper now anchors the 7 p.m. ET/4 PT hour.</p>