Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Don't Be A Soledad

I haven't watched CNN for longer than a few minutes since the Tucson shooting, so I never would have caught this. Most conservatives I know don't waste their time watching AC360, but thankfully for us, Mr. Ali A. Akbar of "Viral Read" does:
"During her [Soledad O'Brien] 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 attempted to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a former skilled Republican operative, defended the House GOP budget, designed by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan. Accidentally, a cameraman captured O’Brien furiously flipping through notes, only to cut out seconds later...The contents? There was a blog post from Talking Points Memo, the popular liberal blog. She was reading The Myth of Paul Ryan The Bipartisan Leader. She never cited it, but used its contents. In fact, she claimed to be reading a direct statement from Senator Wyden’s (D-OR) office, but was in fact reading this excerpt from the blog..."
You can read the Talking Points Memo blog here, but this isn't all that shocking. Ms. O'Brien threw journalistic ethics and integrity out of the window a long time ago and has been caught citing Wikipedia. Clearly she's an Obama supporter because who else would intentionally lie about a source and hope no one would know the difference or know how to use google? As John Sununu so eloquently put it, Soledad should put an Obama sticker on her forehead whenever she shows up for work...if she still has a job after this week. If CNN has any sense, they'll fire her for this.

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