Unreal: CNN reporter openly contemptuous of tea parties

posted at 3:25 pm on April 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

A tour de force of bias via TV Newser, from her sarcasm to her Fox-bashing to her badgering a guy who’ll be paying off Obama’s monstrous deficits for decades about why he isn’t satisfied with a $400 tax break this year. The title of the clip is “CNN Reporter Roughed Up at Chicago Tea-Party,” which, as you’ll see, is a transparent lie unless you consider the crowd yelling at her to stop cutting off the people she’s interviewing as “rough.” But that’s par for the course for the narrative being organized here: A nasty, violent, ignorant crowd, all doing the bidding of CNN’s sinister competitor. Stay classy, Turnerites.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3 9

Someone over on the DHS thread wrote about this. I thought they might have been exaggerating a tad.
No exaggeration. It’s like they don’t even try to hide it anymore.

carbon_footprint on April 15, 2009 at 3:27 PM

That’s okay – I’m openly contemptuous of CNN

kybowexar on April 15, 2009 at 3:28 PM

In the tank…completely.

Can get a job at the White House now.

coldwarrior on April 15, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Hey, AP — they (CNN people) gotta look out for their future jobs in the Obama Badministration.

blatantblue on April 15, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Bring out your true colors MSM…keep it comin’

youngO on April 15, 2009 at 3:29 PM

My goodness – is she running an Obama campaign ad or what?

kybowexar on April 15, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Hey, at least they didn’t call it teabagging.

carbon_footprint on April 15, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Note how the graphic says the tax parties “break out”. Like a riot breaks out.

hawksruleva on April 15, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Wow! And people say there isn’t bias? What is wrong with protesting too much spending?

deidre on April 15, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Turd place , CNN.

the_nile on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

CNN = Last Place.

Firebird on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

And it’s not even a $400 tax break. It’s merely a change in the withholding schedule, so our refunds will be $400 smaller next year. Further proof that the MSM is Dear Leader’s poodle.

Hey CNN, how’s that letting Glenn Beck move to Fox thing working out for you?

rbj on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Par for the course.

“What she’s dealing with.” wtf? The Media, another victim class.

Spirit of 1776 on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

“This is not really family viewing.”

I think she was talking about Rachel Maddow’s news soft porn show on MSNBC.

Y-not on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

what a lying shrew. Anti-government? That’s what she got? Maybe anti-BIG-Government. That woman couldn’t win against that crowd she’s outclassed and outsmarted. They let moron lefties ramble on for hours without trying to cut them off. Let alone that lefties ramble on without saying anything at all.

theguardianii on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

The spokesman from Fox (yes, really):

A Fox News spokesperson responds to TVNewser, “Judging by their lack of ratings, everyone seems to be anti-CNN.”

amerpundit on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Journalism

RIP

tommylotto on April 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM

I’m willing to bet one of these views expressed does in fact represent the views of management – guess which one!

kybowexar on April 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Maybe if they broke windows, and didn’t let the reporter talk, they would have the adulation of the MSM.

MDWNJ on April 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM

“Not family viewing”
Sweetie, I think you should review tape of the Lefts protests…you know, the protests that CNN covered so amicably.
Now go beg Master Ogabe for a treat. Good Puppy.

JoeAvg on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

I didnt watch, but a Rick Santelli for President sign in the background?

lorien1973 on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Ok can someone please type some of what she said… I can’t see the “window”.

upinak on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

sir, what does have to do with taxes…what does this have to do with taxes.

Um- everything actually. My question is: What kind of test you you have to take to be an on the street cable news babe? And how badly to you have to fail it to get on the air.

Tommy_G on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

The fox news sponsored flop of the tea parties is just another con embarrassment.

Great comedy and highly entertaining.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Wow. I like how she said the state was “getting $50 million (or whatever the number) from the stimulus bill”– who’s freakin’ money is that, idiot!!!???

Pasalubong on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Allahpundit:

A nasty, violent, ignorant crowd, all doing the bidding of CNN’s sinister competitor.

Ironic narrative in light of the sign in the background of the screencap.

DaveS on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

LOL!!!! Wow, she couldn’t HANDLE what Palin had to deal with.

deidre on April 15, 2009 at 3:33 PM

CNN = Communist Nut Network

Disturb the Universe on April 15, 2009 at 3:33 PM

The fox news sponsored flop of the tea parties is just another con embarrassment.

Wait…there were sponsors? Nice.

When can I expect my check?

Slublog on April 15, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Yeah, that guy was so mean! He’s so anti-government and all radicalized and stuff. /sarc

Poor reporter, she looked just like Michelle at the Democratic convention . . . oh, wait, she didn’t need physical protection.

What a joke the mainstream media has turned into.

PastorJon on April 15, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Wow, totally full of themselves.
Did she just target him because he was holding a kid?
“He has a child, he must be ignorant.”

Ingenue on April 15, 2009 at 3:34 PM

I saw her interview another person at the same IL rally.

She badgered that woman also.

Same schtick “do you realize that IL is getting $50 Billion of stimulus…what are you complaining about?”

CNN really is despicable.

aquaviva on April 15, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Anyone remember Griff Jenkins at the DNC?

rw on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

a has been reporter trying to out maneuver Olberman… she’ll need to do better than that

gatorboy on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

This disgusts me and saddens me at the same time. The mindless masses really believe we still have a free and independent press and believe anything they hear on TV is a fact.

I fear for my country.

DeweyWins on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

They should have tarred and feathered her.

Mark1971 on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Here in Rochester NY they were only expecting around 200-300 people but they wound up in the 1500-2000 people. Very impressive for as liberal as this region is.

theguardianii on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

I think when you find yourself doing a poor impression of an MSNBC host you really need to take a moment and re-evaluate your life.

Daddy-O on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

news being the news… that’s the news now days

gatorboy on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses. – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Oh well, Vladimir, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. In this instance, the organized masses are against the system of collectivism, confiscation and Statism that your “reporter” desires.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Wow. I like how she said the state was “getting $50 million (or whatever the number) from the stimulus bill”– who’s freakin’ money is that, idiot!!!???

Pasalubong on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

It’s all the government’s money, right? Maybe even Obama’s money? I mean, the government MAKES it, so it must be theirs?

/sarc

hawksruleva on April 15, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Did you really expect less from Ted Turner’s personal news network?

So that woman wasn’t a reporter? She was there to debate the protesters? Wait…she’s both? How does that work, exactly? I thought that was MSNBC’s gig.

MadisonConservative on April 15, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Oh, and does she mean the $400 “tax break” that is really a taxable stimulus payment spread out over 9 months of paychecks? Wow, I think I’ll go buy an Ann Coulter book or something every week with that extra income! Yeah, that will keep me from protesting spending at least $2 Trillion dollars over revenue!

PastorJon on April 15, 2009 at 3:36 PM

a has been reporter trying to out maneuver Olberman… she’ll need to do better than that

gatorboy on April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM

She could replace Maddow, though. Would anyone notice?

hawksruleva on April 15, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Just attended one in Amarillo, Tx, about to head down to the one in Lubbock. Good crowd, media seemed okay, five counterprotesters showed up, were respectful. They showed their true colors though. Obama signs. This ain’t about Obama, people! It’s about our future!

bikermailman on April 15, 2009 at 3:36 PM

What a C**T!!!

RWLA on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Hahaha! Great video!! Angry losers with sad signs and sadder rhetoric.

capitulus on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

clearly, CNN is trying to fan the flames and instigate a riot… too bad for them since these tax protestors care about the rule of law, unlike the protestors over at UNC

gatorboy on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

CNN reporter”How could anyone dare go against the wonderous hero Obama?” Im telling you its an illness with his followers,they are zombiefied and nothing you can do or say will make them see the light. I dont know what Obama did to them, but they seriously need deprogramming.

canditaylor68 on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

When can I expect my check?

Slublog on April 15, 2009 at 3:34 PM

No check but fox has promoted this flop all month.

fox is a joke like the tea parties.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

What a joke…..

therightwinger on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Is she is a result of family viewing? Too bad her mom did not believe in abortion womans choice.

Wade on April 15, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Lemme tell you a little story about Ssssuuuussssannn Roseeeggeeennnn…

IreneFingIrene on April 15, 2009 at 3:38 PM

fox is a joke like the tea parties.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

You’re projecting again.

lorien1973 on April 15, 2009 at 3:38 PM

CNN is just pandering to their audiance….can you blame them? Liberals want to see angry “rednecks” get trashed by a snide reporter, and liberals watch CNN. FOX news has almost as many viewers as CNN and MSNBC combined, yet they are still called a “far-right” news outlet.

Mord on April 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM

No check but fox has promoted this flop all month.
fox is a joke like the tea parties.
getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

So I’ve heard. I don’t have cable, so no Fox News for me.

And yet I attended a tea party protest today.

Funny, that.

Slublog on April 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Hahaha! Great video!! Angry losers with sad signs and sadder rhetoric.

capitulus on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

The loser is you! Those CNN reporters were rude idiots, you should fit right in.

txstar on April 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Capitulus, you sound like you’re scared.

JoeAvg on April 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM

In related news… business at Hooters and Walmart is way down today.

benny shakar on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

This idiot with a microphone doesn’t seem to understand that the “$50 Billion in stimulus” comes with a freaking bill… with interest… that the two-year-old the guy was holding will pay for for the rest of his life.

What absolute tools.

Sugar Land on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

The Amarillo one wasn’t fox sponsored…didn’t even see a fox reporter there! (though, there was a foxy reporter there) These twits are grasping at anything they can to put this movement down. We’re half the country, and they belittle us, badger us, and make crap up. THE ONE! THE UNIFIER!

bikermailman on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Who’s CNN again? Is that a government agency? I’m really bad with acronyms.

Repurblican on April 15, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Unbelievable.

The nation I knew and loved is dead.

MrScribbler on April 15, 2009 at 3:42 PM

CNN is a total joke. Then again, Ted Turner is a full-blown lunatic, so what else could be expected?

progressoverpeace on April 15, 2009 at 3:42 PM

In related news… business at Hooters and Walmart is way down today.

benny shakar on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Because your mom bought you a new econo-size box of cheetos and you finally figured out how Amazon.com works?

Pasalubong on April 15, 2009 at 3:43 PM

getajob on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Translation: “I can’t credibly refute CNN’s bias, so will change the subject to their competitor.”

O’bama’s COOL, y’know? Actually eats canned luncheon meat when he’s on vacation.

Guess he needs a break from all that Wagyu beef.

Del Dolemonte on April 15, 2009 at 3:43 PM

BunnyShaker…you still show your face around here? Now that you’re not anonymous & a known Lib Agitator and all.

JoeAvg on April 15, 2009 at 3:43 PM

This idiot with a microphone doesn’t seem to understand that the “$50 Billion in stimulus” comes with a freaking bill… with interest… that the two-year-old (and the two-year-old’s children) the guy was holding will pay for for the rest of his life.

Accuracy.

MrScribbler on April 15, 2009 at 3:43 PM

I liked her little snark: “Okayyyyy, so you’re here with your two year old and you’re already in debt?”

carbon_footprint on April 15, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Unbelivable. “Not family viewing,” she says. DARES to say.

Things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get better, and this video is a prime reason why.

Capitus has good reason to be scared.

Alana on April 15, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Who’s CNN again? Is that a government agency?

Repurblican on April 15, 2009 at 3:41 PM

It is now. O’bama’s Ministry of Propaganda. Josef Geobbels would be proud of them.

Del Dolemonte on April 15, 2009 at 3:44 PM

The spokesman from Fox (yes, really):

A Fox News spokesperson responds to TVNewser, “Judging by their lack of ratings, everyone seems to be anti-CNN.”
amerpundit on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Zing!

Joe Caps on April 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM

In related news… business at Hooters and Walmart is way down today.

benny shakar on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Correspondingly, sales of Ball Jars (to store urine) and Slim Jims are up today. The revolution’s a-comin. Best be prepared.

capitulus on April 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM

I think we can officially rename fox news to gop news now.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM

CNN is scum . . . pure unadulterated communist scum. I also noticed that they had another one of her ilk back in the studio. That lying little left wing witch needs to crawl back into the hole she crawled out of.

rplat on April 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM

In related news… business at Hooters and Walmart is way down today.

benny shakar on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

I liked you much better when you were capitulus.

carbon_footprint on April 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM

I didnt watch, but a Rick Santelli for President sign in the background?

lorien1973 on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

I didn’t watch either, but the sign on the left looks like it could be a good one.

LibTired on April 15, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Im telling you its an illness with his followers,they are zombiefied and nothing you can do or say will make them see the light. I dont know what Obama did to them, but they seriously need deprogramming.

canditaylor68 on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Hahaha! Great video!! Angry losers with sad signs and sadder rhetoric.

capitulus on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

fox is a joke like the tea parties.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

In related news… business at Hooters and Walmart is way down today.

benny shakar on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

I rest my case.

canditaylor68 on April 15, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Shouldn’t it be ONN now? Clinton’s been gone for a while now, and Hillary’s presidential run failed…So, they need to get on that.

therightwinger on April 15, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Not tough to hear the venom there- by the questioner, rather than the individual responding.

They, being CNN (in this case) don’t even know how they’re sounding. Have no idea that this supposed meme they’re pushing of “right wing extremists” is nothing of the sort- but their very neighbors.

It’s an ignorance. It’s a disease. And running from the truth as this one does just proves all the more that it is willful.

ChipDWood on April 15, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Getalife, in 3.5 more years, you can call them “Sir”
Thanks for all you do towards advancing our cause!!!!

JoeAvg on April 15, 2009 at 3:47 PM

The spokesman from Fox (yes, really):

A Fox News spokesperson responds to TVNewser,

“Judging by their lack of ratings, everyone seems to be anti-CNN.”
amerpundit on April 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM

OH SNAP!!!! THAT’S GOING TO LEAVE A MARK…

Liberty or Death on April 15, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Not family viewing but Anderson Cooper’s teabagging references are go figure. You can’t make this stuff up.

msmveritas on April 15, 2009 at 3:47 PM

I think we can officially rename fox news to gop news now.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM

As long as ABC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS are renamed Pravda News, fine by me.

ZJPolitical on April 15, 2009 at 3:47 PM

capitulus on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

What is it about socialism and sucking on the government teet that makes you feel so secure? Is it that Barry is just so dreamy?

DeweyWins on April 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Where are the riot police?

JammieWearingFool on April 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Who was that skag?

DJ Rick on April 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Because your mom bought you a new econo-size box of cheetos and you finally figured out how Amazon.com works?

Pasalubong on April 15, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Hehe

Apologetic California on April 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

No check but fox has promoted this flop all month.

fox is a joke like the tea parties.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM

If Fox is a joke, how does it SLAY it’s competition in the ratings?

RWLA on April 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

How is the fact that leftward leaning reporters possess a leftward bias really news & or surprising?

adagioforstrings on April 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Good lord, that was ridiculous. This is CNN.

CP on April 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM

What is it about socialism and sucking on the government teet that makes you feel so secure? Is it that Barry is just so dreamy?

DeweyWins on April 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

After 8 years of flag-waving BS and a stammering former male cheerleader it’s time for the adults to take over.

If you don’t like it, move to Alaska.

capitulus on April 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM

With such truth in reporting it is hard to believe CNN’s ratings are so far in last place. Why no viewership?

Wade on April 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM

In related news… business at Hooters and Walmart is way down today.

benny shakar on April 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

I liked you much better when you were capitulus.

carbon_footprint on April 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM

That’s putting your “foot” to good use!

You got to stomp them roaches.

kybowexar on April 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM

rplat on April 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Wow. I like how she said the state was “getting $50 million (or whatever the number) from the stimulus bill”– who’s freakin’ money is that, idiot!!!???

Pasalubong on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Liberals aren’t rational or logical. If they were, they wouldn’t be liberals. They don’t understand the effect of the Fed printing up trillions of new dollars, or the Obama administration borrowing trillions more from the Chinese and others to finance a big expansion of gov’t programs — it’s all good in their view, because it just means more money for everybody! Concepts like inflation and debt servicing have no meaning to them. It’s similar to how they want everyone to drive electric cars because that would be “better” for the environment. They don’t understand that the electricity needed to power all those cars has to be generated — they think electricity just comes out of the wall by magic. As you note, they’re idiots, and there’s no point trying to reason with idiots. You’ll just get a headache.

AZCoyote on April 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM

If Fox is a joke, how does it SLAY it’s competition in the ratings?

RWLA on April 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Simple, there are a lot of ‘necks out there. You think those ‘necks are reading books? Nope – they’s watchin the teevee.

capitulus on April 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM

CNN is last place in the cable news standings. They are actually behind MSNBC. Speaking of MSNBC, Nancy Grace is beating Olderman regularly.

jdflorida on April 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM

The nation I knew and loved is dead.

MrScribbler on April 15, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Could you elaborate on why that interview means that America is “dead?”

Proud Rino on April 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM

The fox news sponsored flop of the tea parties is just another con embarrassment.

getalife on April 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Really? They’re not sponsoring the one I’ll be attending in Richmond, Va tonight.

Glad to see you’re still getting your talking points from KO’s and Media Matters.

Exit Question: Why are you libs suddenly so angry about citizen protests?

BacaDog on April 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Comment pages: 1 2 3 9