Awesome: Chicago tea partiers confront CNN hack after hit piece; Update: Hack did puff piece on lefty protests in January

posted at 2:05 pm on April 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

A seamless conclusion to the smear job heard ’round the world, thanks to some amazingly fortuitous timing by Founding Bloggers. On a day when the grassroots came out to protest the establishment, it’s fitting that a small indie outfit like FB would end up putting the screws to CNN this way. What’s most striking is how savvy the protesters are about the game Roesgen’s playing: They know exactly why she zeroed in on the guy with the Obama/Hitler sign, and it ain’t because of his grasp of economics. Stick with it until the end or else you’ll miss the astounding nerve of this disingenuous moron, who just spent three minutes on national television sneering at the people around her, to say to the woman who’s yelling at her, “You know, you really don’t need to be so antagonistic.” Content warning.

Update: Here’s something from the CNN vault that Breitbart.com just dug up. Note the final line. Did superhack utter it at any point yesterday?


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This ‘teabagger’ joking is a final show of how idiotic and in the tank they are for Hussein.

I think we should all call the FCC and complain that our children are asking what ‘teabagging’ means……..

Since I got caught in just that situation I think your suggestion is marvelous! I just filed an FCC complaint over that idiot Anderson Cooper!

vapig on April 16, 2009 at 5:46 PM

In contrast to our lovely tea parties, please feel free to see how libs view free speech. Just so you know, Tom Tancredo was NOT allowed to speak!

vapig on April 16, 2009 at 5:47 PM

I hate to say it but the guy holding the baby is a moron. Why bring a kid that young to an angry protest?
Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Uh – unlike lib protests, this one wasn’t angry until that airhead confronted him and refused to allow him to speak.

vapig on April 16, 2009 at 5:52 PM

The reporter had a smirk on her face the whole time she was speaking to the women. Her arrogance is slipping thru.

As Hermain Cain would say – THEY THINK WE ARE STUPID!!!

poppieseeds on April 16, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Roesgen will probably get a promotion for this, sigh, Well, at least the Peter principle works in our favor and she’ll be exposed further along with CNN.

thebrokenrattle on April 16, 2009 at 6:40 PM

I really am disgusted that there are so many stupid lib tools in the media. Let’s keep boosting Fox’s ratings!

I’m betting obambi will give lib hack media tools a bailout to support their failure.

ErinF on April 16, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Uh – unlike lib protests, this one wasn’t angry until that airhead confronted him and refused to allow him to speak.

It doesn’t matter – if you have a baby in your arms, you walk away from any kind of confrontation like that. I have absolutely no problem with the reason why he was angry and to be honest he should have given the CNN reporter a much harder time…..just without the baby.

Folks, emotionally charged political protests are no place for kids. If you bring them, don’t get into an angry shouting match. Hearing my parents shout really frightened me as a kid and I imagine it frightens most kids.

Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Folks, emotionally charged political protests are no place for kids. If you bring them, don’t get into an angry shouting match. Hearing my parents shout really frightened me as a kid and I imagine it frightens most kids.

Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM

It might even turn them liberal.

sethstorm on April 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

If they’re going to be picking up the tab for our lefty utopia, they might as well grow up knowing that fact.

That’s just rhetoric. No, a baby doesn’t “know” anything about the reasons for these protests. When they’re old enough to understand, their parents can teach them. For now, all they know is that they’re surrounded by angry adults shouting at each other and it scares the hell out of them. I don’t care who does it – liberals or conservatives – I simply cannot stand the sight of kids at political protests.

Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

It might even turn them liberal.

Exactly.

Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Since I got caught in just that situation I think your suggestion is marvelous! I just filed an FCC complaint over that idiot Anderson Cooper!

vapig on April 16, 2009 at 5:46 PM

My bet is nothing comes of it and they get lost.

sethstorm on April 16, 2009 at 6:52 PM

How long until Susan Roesgen gets her own show on MSNBC?

Right as Rain on April 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM

I had no idea what “teabagging” is until today.

But then, I’m not gay.

So I guess I’m a bit surprised to learn that every on-air liberal personality on MSNBC seems completely familiar with the term.

notagool on April 16, 2009 at 7:13 PM

skank

SilverStar830 on April 16, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Honestly, can we just dispense with calling them reporters at this point? Seriously. The government should just do a blanket bailout of the MSM because they’re doing the bidding of the government anyway, why not make it official?!

alwaysright43 on April 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

The MSM and Obamacrats are trying to drive us over the edge, make us do something crazy. Read Mein Kampf again, The Art of War and Alinsky’s screeds.

I can’t believe this is happening in my country. My ancestors came here in 1630, not 1971. I’m losing to a bunch of newbies with no class.

eaglesdontflock on April 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Update: Here’s something from the CNN vault that Breitbart.com just dug up. Note the final line. Did superhack utter it at any point yesterday?

This is a perfect example of why you can’t worry about what the media says about you. They are going to make the Right look bad and the Left look good regardless of reality.

TheBigOldDog on April 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM

dude: John Ziegler Arrested for Daring to Ask Katie Couric Questions at Award Event

deidre on April 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Was he arrested after the filming in the link you provided? Because in that film I didn’t see anyone get arrested. Detained? Sure. A slight difference in definition but a vast one in any legal meaning.

Also, that is private property. Those security guards were well within their rights and power to do what they did. Credentials or no credentials, he has no expectation to any right to stand wherever he pleases on said property.

From Breitbart:

He did absolutely nothing wrong and was handcuffed, detained and literally abused by law enforcement at the event.

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/320303.html

Abused is an absurd accusation.

anuts on April 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Roesgen or “Nips” as some in the New Orleans area call her wasn’t even considered a journalist when she was on the local NBC affiliate WDSU.

She earned the nickname by reporting at Mardi Gras in a belly dancer outfit. During her report she was a bit tipsy and experienced a wardrobe malfunction.

Lay-Z on April 16, 2009 at 8:28 PM

“You’re reporters. Why should we trust you?”
– T. Clancy, The Sum of All Fears

Blacksmith on April 16, 2009 at 9:01 PM

ROFL….at the end…u see the reporter..who is obviously used to getting ‘by’ on her looks………….look over to a man…..she didn’t get the answer she wanted..but she was ducking for cover, college style…..ROFL

bridgetown on April 16, 2009 at 9:06 PM

eaglesdontflock on April 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM

I feel your pain…..lol..”newbies”..i love that..

bridgetown on April 16, 2009 at 9:07 PM

Only one word can describe this “journalist” Roesgen…

TNUC!

Spin the letters around…there you go.

BobAnthony on April 16, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Let’s call for her to be fired. She obviously isn’t an objective journalist. She’s a political hack.

PersonalLiberty on April 16, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Roesgen or “Nips” as some in the New Orleans area call her wasn’t even considered a journalist when she was on the local NBC affiliate WDSU.

She earned the nickname by reporting at Mardi Gras in a belly dancer outfit. During her report she was a bit tipsy and experienced a wardrobe malfunction.

Lay-Z on April 16, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Then again this IS New Orleans you are talking about and the behavior of this bitch of a “journalist.” You know more and more is it any wonder why the web and talk radio are on things more than the fascist dinosaur media?

BobAnthony on April 16, 2009 at 9:23 PM

I hate to say it but the guy holding the baby is a moron. Why bring a kid that young to an angry protest?
Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 5:05 PM

I know! How dare that parent not have aborted that baby!

/

SouthernGent on April 16, 2009 at 9:24 PM

I know! How dare that parent not have aborted that baby!

/

SouthernGent on April 16, 2009 at 9:24 PM

& then socialistically donate the aborted fetus for stem cell research, for the benefit of all government subsidized scientists.

adagioforstrings on April 16, 2009 at 9:37 PM

I don’t understand how tax receipts could be down when the tax rates haven’t changed!

/liberal

JohnJ on April 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Sorry folks but the FCC doesn’t have any authority over cable channels, at least not yet.

eaglephin on April 16, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Roesgen is such a hack. Her game was transparent to those watching and she should be ashamed of what she pulled. Her partisan treatment is yet another example of why the MSM must be replaced by alternative sources that carry the same credibility and authority that the MSM pretends to maintain.

Stickeehands on April 16, 2009 at 10:07 PM

If someone had waived $20.00 in Roesgen’s face she would have dropped to her knees and performed oral sex. That’s how cheap of a whore she is.

Percy_Peabody on April 16, 2009 at 10:25 PM

I had no idea what “teabagging” is until today.

But then, I’m not gay.

So I guess I’m a bit surprised to learn that every on-air liberal personality on MSNBC seems completely familiar with the term.

notagool on April 16, 2009 at 7:13 PM

When did “teabagging” become gay?

jdkchem on April 16, 2009 at 10:32 PM

If someone had waived $20.00 in Roesgen’s face she would have dropped to her knees and performed oral sex demonstrated proper “teabagging” for the masses. That’s how cheap of a whore she is.

Percy_Peabody on April 16, 2009 at 10:25 PM

Never pass on an opportunity when the libs toss a slow ball in the strike zone.

jdkchem on April 16, 2009 at 10:36 PM

That’s just rhetoric. No, a baby doesn’t “know” anything about the reasons for these protests. When they’re old enough to understand, their parents can teach them. For now, all they know is that they’re surrounded by angry adults shouting at each other and it scares the hell out of them. I don’t care who does it – liberals or conservatives – I simply cannot stand the sight of kids at political protests.

Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

I was at one of the tea parties near where I live, and there weren’t a lot of angry, shouting adults…although there were some kids of various ages. I don’t think they’ll be scarred for life.

ddrintn on April 16, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Okay, just a couple of comments:

My ancestors came here in 1630, not 1971. I’m losing to a bunch of newbies with no class.

eaglesdontflock on April 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM

My parents are both emigres (1920′s and 1940′s.) Both came here under the old “hard to get in” immigration system. I was taught that, if we were asked what nationality we were, we were to say we were Americans. That said, I do get your comment about “newbies.” Lots of people (who don’t really understand that citizenship has both rights and responsibilities) seem to be getting a lot of the media attention.

I hate to say it but the guy holding the baby is a moron. Why bring a kid that young to an angry protest?
Sharke on April 16, 2009 at 5:05 PM

We have a right to free assembly, peaceful protest, and to petition our government (and, this kind of protest is a form of petition, in that our representatives should be watching and paying attention. The earlier we expose our kids to that, the better.

And, for the troll parade, that wants to know if any “liberals” went; some of us defy your labels – seems like, from the coverage I’ve seen, plenty of R’s, D’s and I’s were there, protesting government over-reach from both sides of the political spectrum.

massrighty on April 16, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Oops, meant immigrants… sorry

massrighty on April 16, 2009 at 10:43 PM

When did “teabagging” become gay?

jdkchem on April 16, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Yeah…not a teh ghey thing. I wish we could take the credit for it, but no.

Don’t know if it was mentioned, but this chick reporter’s email was shut down by CNN. Seems it’s been getting a bit overloaded with a few angry emails.

JetBoy on April 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM

The next big story to be plastered everywhere: “Roesgen target of death threats by kook teabagger extremists!!!”

ddrintn on April 16, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Didn’t the President, with a straight face, promise to reduce the deficit by half in five years? The Congressional Budget Office forecasts government spending over the next 10 years will quadruple the annual deficit of Bush’s presidency. The CBO expects the nation’s debt to double in five years and triple in 10.

Jessie on April 16, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Yeah…not a teh ghey thing. I wish we could take the credit for it, but no.

JetBoy on April 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM

I too wondered when/how this got tagged as a “gay only” thing – does no one watch any mainstream porn at all?

massrighty on April 16, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Hi guys! Great turnout in Erie, PA, 500 souls with tons of banners, signs and inside a brewery/train station! Erie Times-News did an objective news cover of the tea party, which was a relief for me.

I wanted to bring up a major tip here for this blog and others to fetch; “Norm” the gentleman that she interviewed, called in to Mark Levin’s show tonight. He was not irate; he was baiting her on purpose on the Lincoln remark, he stated, because he knew that topic would flip her over. He knows that Obama is being portrayed as a Lincoln, which is not the case. To make the story short, he KNEW what he was doing.

He said he knows that nationalized healthcare won’t work b/c he works at a hospital and sees for himself the shortcomings of Medicare. My DH said that hospitals would be run like our DMV’s.

Mark Levin could not be more happier and more proud of him, and promised him his book, signed personally by him.

If anybody gets the audio clip of the phone conversation from the Levin Show, it is a must to listen to, because it brings to full circle this CIRCUS.

ProudPalinFan on April 17, 2009 at 12:11 AM

Jessie on April 16, 2009 at 11:11 PM
Obama is going to cut the deficit in half in five years by making beach sand our national currency, hoping that the Chinese don’t notice, or something.
Quite a genius, this President.

Meanwhile, the “other Obama Channel” CNN now has about half the ratings of the Shamwow guy’s 90-minute infomercial on HGN. In fact, they just got blown away by the latest ratings for “Waterworld” on AMC.
Keep up the good work, Obamaites!

TexasJew on April 17, 2009 at 12:41 AM

So, how many windows did these Nazi SOBs break yesterday? How many policemen were injured?

The MSM might not have wanted to cover these events, because they knew that nothing much was going to happen anyway…maybe some mean signs about Dear Leader…oooooooh, such a dangerous lot!

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 17, 2009 at 1:02 AM

Roesgen certainly gave herself every bit of credibility she deserves – NONE. Her employer likewise.

thetowncrier on April 17, 2009 at 1:14 AM

I’m glad to see a lot of people who have caught on to the Fed as part of the problem, not the solution.

This needs to happen a lot more often, holier than thou progressive media people are one whole helluva big part of why we’re sliding down a slippery slope to the politburo.

Speakup on April 17, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Speaking as someone from the UK, I know what it’s like to have a massive amount of world influence one day and have it gone the next. It took us a long time to recover from the idea that after WWII we were no longer a big cheese.

The truth is, America is on the brink. I can see it on a tipping point where obscurity lies in one direction, and continuation of its prestigious place as a Superpower in the other. It’s all down to the choices you take from here.

People talk about ‘the last days of Empire,’ when us Brits were totally unaware of the fall of the Empire and carried on behaving outrageously and oblivious to it all. I can see something like that in this reporter. I really don’t think she gets how big a deal this American downturn really is. Obama is blowing a great deal of money, effectively spending money he has not got or earnt, that must be paid for by your children and grandchildren. How dumb do you have to be to be comfortable with this? It’s not my money, but it shocks me to think about the huge risk Obama is taking. This reporter shows that many Americans, educated and politically savvy, just don’t understand the danger their country is in. They’re so used to being comfortabe they don’t know what can happen.

I totally understand the protestors at the tea parties, and I totally understand the anxiety you must be feeling right now for your country. I think you’ve made a choice. In about ten years we’ll know whether you’ve saved America, or effectively handed Superpower status over to the Chinese.

By the way, for those of you who are complaining about the squandering of America’s future, I have a question: what did you expect when you voted for Obama?

dcpolwarth on April 17, 2009 at 2:46 AM

CNN
C=Comedy
N=News
N=Nonsense

FontanaConservative on April 16, 2009 at 2:38 PM

I rather prefer:

CNN:
Comedy,
Not
News

SgtSchultz on April 17, 2009 at 4:56 AM

“You’re reporters. Why should we trust you?”
- T. Clancy, The Sum of All Fears

That was Executive Orders

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on April 17, 2009 at 6:04 AM

dcpolwarth on April 17, 2009 at 2:46 AM

Most of us on this blog complaining about the squandering of our country’s future belong in the 47% of Americans who did NOT vote for Obama. We saw him for exactly what he is–a radical leftist who wants to remake this country into a socialist nightmare complete with a staggering pricetag that future generations will never be able to pay. Of the 53% of Americans who did vote for Obama, most of them, thanks to the leftist in-the-tank media and our dumbed-down public schools, were voting for the cool guy. Any criticism of Obama’s policies, before and since the election, is angrily dismissed by the left as RAAAACCCIIIISSSSTTT!! This has been coming for a while now. Hopefully, some are starting to awaken from their collective comas. Ignorance is not bliss.

Ramlady on April 17, 2009 at 6:06 AM

I take your point, Ramlady.

I’m going to say something that might surprise a lot of people. I hope that Obama is right. I hope that spending the money he has done works just the way he promised it will. I hope that the American car industry recovers, that AIG recovers, that the bailed-out banks all come good. I think its too late to be principled about this – the money’s been spent. We have no choice but to hope it all works out.

I for one do not want to see the Chinese pulling the strings in future, with their Russian buddies. I don’t think they’re going to make good overlords, and I can see the Chinese wanting a little payback. We have to look at the bigger picture.

I think the tea party protests will save Obama from blowing more money. But what’s done is done – the trillions have gone out the window already. Let’s hope they really do save jobs and get America back on its feet. Because I do not want to see America sidelined on the world stage while the wicked Chinese run amok.

dcpolwarth on April 17, 2009 at 6:52 AM

I AM GONNA “STRONG” THE WHOLE CRAP AGAIN SINCE NOBODY SEEMS TO READ ME! IT HAS TO DO WITH THIS TOPIC!

Hi guys! Great turnout in Erie, PA, 500 souls with tons of banners, signs and inside a brewery/train station! Erie Times-News did an objective news cover of the tea party, which was a relief for me.

I wanted to bring up a major tip here for this blog and others to fetch; “Norm” the gentleman that she interviewed, called in to Mark Levin’s show tonight. He was not irate; he was baiting her on purpose on the Lincoln remark, he stated, because he knew that topic would flip her over. He knows that Obama is being portrayed as a Lincoln, which is not the case. To make the story short, he KNEW what he was doing.

He said he knows that nationalized healthcare won’t work b/c he works at a hospital and sees for himself the shortcomings of Medicare. My DH said that hospitals would be run like our DMV’s.

Mark Levin could not be more happier and more proud of him, and promised him his book, signed personally by him.

If anybody gets the audio clip of the phone conversation from the Levin Show, it is a must to listen to, because it brings to full circle this CIRCUS.
ProudPalinFan on April 17, 2009 at 12:11 AM

ProudPalinFan on April 17, 2009 at 7:31 AM

CNN will promote her to a big time anchor slot.
God knows she has earned it by carrying the CNN water.

TheSitRep on April 17, 2009 at 7:48 AM

Recall the CNN “reporter” at the Tea Party railing, “who sent you?” to the lady in Andrew Marcus’ video, for showing intelligence and demanding reciprocation from CNN.

Aligning at all with the MSM against Palin only strengthens the premise that NO ONE dare have a voice unless that voice BELONGS TO AN “ACCEPTABLE” INCORPORATED GROUP to which no Christian is tolerated.

It will come back against your own security to pile against Palin.

The HotAir 2008 presidential campaigning experience proved one thing in particular: Divided We Fall.

The HotAir 2009 Allahpundit thrust remains a destructive, deconstructive force against the Constitution as consequence to his attentive efforts and mannerisms. It really has nothing to do with atheism; my best friend from home was atheist: “Why does there have to be a God in order to be good?” It has everything to do with fixated immaturity, pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility for anything.

Beginning with the selective dedication to what “cause” one bears as paramount, beware the effect of your efforts as you hone your talents.

The market for “good intentions” is gone.

Demands.

maverick muse on April 17, 2009 at 8:14 AM

dcpolwarth:

Could you possibly spread some of that uncommon “common sense” over this way, please? :) Seriously, I totally agree about the possible scenario of China and Russia calling the shots in the future. Any sane person can see the handwriting on the wall. The tea parties are about so much more than just the ridiculous bank and corporate bailouts, as if that’s not enough. It’s about our government throwing trillions of our dollars future generations have not yet earned at social re-engineering policies that we know are doomed to failure. Forty percent of Americans currently have zero income tax liability. If Obama’s plan is implemented, fifty percent will have no income tax burden. It does not take a genius to realize the fifty percent paying no taxes does not care how high the taxes go on the other fifty percent. They will always vote for more free stuff at the expense of those footing the bill. The top 10% of income earners already pays 70% of all income taxes now. Most of us have employer-provided health insurance and are quite satisfied with it. We have the best health care system in the world. The poor have Medicaid, paid for by taxpayers. The elderly have Medicare, paid for by taxpayers. The Social Security system is broken, badly. I’m 20+ years away from retirement, and most Americans my age don’t expect to ever see a dime from Social Security, but we’re paying for it now. Obama and the democrats want universal health care for everybody despite warnings from our friends in Canada and the UK about the pitfalls of rationed healthcare. Polls indicate most Americans, for the first time ever, don’t see a better future for their children than what we have now. What you are seeing at these tea parties are Americans who are fed up with wasteful government over-spending and the resultant increasingly crushing burden that future generations will never be able to get out from under. It is pathetic to watch our fellow citizens willing to relinquish their individual freedoms to a big nanny-state government. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. I wish I could say I share your “hope” that it will all work out. Unfortunately, we’ve been down this road before. FDR’s New Deal policies delayed recovery a full decade during the Great Depression. It took a world war to finally bring about recovery. Many of us also feel Obama is severely weakening our country with the cuts in missile defense, as well as cap-and-trade, and chipping away at individual rights, etc. Voters had the opportunity to know where he stood on the issues before the election, yet most of them are oblivious even now.

Ramlady on April 17, 2009 at 8:49 AM

This was a landmark event. Thousands of people who never protested before in their lives came out and tried to make themselves heard. They saw that, as opposed to what happens whenever a few liberals get together to make a public statement, the media first ignored them and then mocked them.

CNN just did a face-plant.

Hopefully a well-known conservative like Limbaugh or Coulter will solicit and then re-publish a few tips on how to run a rally, how to get the media’s attention, and how to avoid being mis-cast as nuts. Could be a very popular little booklet for July 4.

drunyan8315 on April 17, 2009 at 10:02 AM

What is this CNN I keep hearing about?

trapeze on April 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM

If Rosgen had been working for FOX and did this crap, she’d have been fired. What she was doing was not journalism, it was advocacy.

44Magnum on April 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM

dcpolwarth on April 17, 2009 at 2:46 AM

and

Ramlady on April 17, 2009 at 6:06 AM

There’s an important point everyone seems to keep missing out there – only a very small percentage of eligible voters actually vote; and I’m referring to non-registered, legal citizens as well as the registered one’s who just don’t vote. I don’t know exact figures, but it’s some pathetic figure like 25% of those registered voters who actually vote (no one counts the disenfranchised), and only a fraction of those perform their civic responsibility of actually researching candidates running for office, finding out their positions, voting records, etc., few do little more than just believe the political ads.

I’m of the belief that if we don’t get the disenfranchised re-invested, and re-teach our children the civic responsibilities some of us were taught in our youth, that the omni-present destination of “Hell-in-a-Handbasket” will be our final stop. English will be spoken, but only in soft soothing tones, with politically correct phraseology.

goes back to lurking, quietly…

WraithRat on April 17, 2009 at 11:20 AM

CNN – Commie News Network

Bleed_thelizard on April 17, 2009 at 11:59 AM

The equivalency here doesn’t work. What the CNN wench did at the Tea Party stands for itself, thankfully. It needn’t be compared to anything else.

thegreatbeast on April 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM

to say to the woman who’s yelling at her, “You know, you really don’t need to be so antagonistic.”

The Fed is running the country! We need to draft that brave, well-spoken, wonderful “suburban, self-employed woman” for Congress!

Rae on April 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

My Week in Review the Response of the mainstream media to the Tea Party Protest.

My Impression of the Mainstream Media’s Coverage of Tax Day, Tea Partys held across the country this past week. Predictable, Preconditioned, Conforming & Devoid of Objectivity. They reminded me of Zombies.

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/04/tgif-circus-life-art-ificial-life.html

Dr Evil on April 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM

in case anyone is interested, you can file complaints with the FCC regarding all the teabagging at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

NavyDavy on April 17, 2009 at 1:27 PM

It might even turn them liberal.

sethstorm on April 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Or they will become diligent Conservatives.

dec5 on April 17, 2009 at 3:01 PM

That poor baby was just freaked out. Was the father there alone? Was there no one else to hand the child to? And he was yelling–of course we get why and support that 100%, but how does the infant process it? You do not bring a little child to a protest–that’s the kind of stunt moonbats pull, and one reason why their children are so weird.

As for Hackette, what did you expect from CNN? They’re so jealous of Fox they can hardly keep their teeth in their mouths.

Veritas on April 17, 2009 at 4:10 PM

Wraith Rat, yes, you are exactly right. That point has not been overlooked at all. It cannot be stressed enough that those who do actually bother to show up at the polls must do their civic duty by researching the isuues and determining the truth for themselves. As we have seen, journalism died in 2008, and most voters just bought into the empty “hopenchange” rhetoric. A free republic cannot survive with an ignorant, uneducated populace.

Ramlady on April 17, 2009 at 4:32 PM

I’m going to say something that might surprise a lot of people. I hope that Obama is right. I hope that spending the money he has done works just the way he promised it will.

dcpolwarth on April 17, 2009 at 6:52 AM

How can it? It can’t. Not only is it economic folly, but a promise from Obama is worthless. You haven’t been paying attention. You’re going to have to wish harder.

I am astounded that this college educated CNN “professional” believes that the government is being magnanimous by “giving” $50 million to the State of Illinois. Where does she think that money came from? The government doesn’t have any money of its own. The only money government has is money it has taken by force from taxpayers.

cheeflo on April 17, 2009 at 4:49 PM

I went to the CNN website (yeah, I know, It was an odd feeling). I clicked on the place to report news stories to them, and then I put in the Address for this thread. Surprisingly, they have not returned my E-Mail.

Guest1.1 on April 17, 2009 at 5:36 PM

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Cable News Network, Inc.

Wish I could have seen it, but apparently CNN thinks they have the copyright on it… Is that correct or is CNN lying to take game the copyright system in order to protect themselves?

taznar on April 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Only one word can describe this “journalist” Roesgen…

Roesgen or “Nips” as some in the New Orleans area call her…
Lay-Z on April 16, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Spin the letters around…there you go.
BobAnthony on April 16, 2009 at 9:19 PM

I get… “Spin”!

RD on April 17, 2009 at 9:06 PM

The “awesome” video has been pulled.

Due to a copyright claim by CNN or some such thing.

So: Since we can’t watch it anymore, what happened at the end?

RD on April 17, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Thanks for your comments, Ramlady. It’s nice to know there are other people out there who are looking at the bigger picture.

Cheeflo, you point view has made me think. How many people feel that Obama’s policies will work out? I say this seriously, now, taking all political points aside. Whether you like the idea of Obama spending your tax money in the trillions or not, how many out there think it will actually help both in the short and long term?

As I understand it, Obama’s position is that the private sector will be too scared to invest and spend in a recession, which will hurt the economy and prolong the recession. The fear is it will turn into a depression. Furthermore, banks, who are key to lending money to small and large businesses, will hold back on loans during a downturn when their own existence is at risk. In these circumstances only spending by the government will give the ecnonomy the lift it needs.

That’s the idea. How many think it will work? More importantly, what are the long-term consequences of this spending? If the banks and auto industry know that they will get bailed out in hard times, what will incentivise them to compete? And what will happen to the tax payer, who seems to get a raw deal from all of this?

One more thing troubles me: politicians seem to be deciding who wins and who loses. A recent report shows that banks who received a bailout have been asked to write off the debt for Chrysler by politicians. Is that fair? Can that sort of power be abused, even if you agree with it in principle?

It opens up a whole can of worms. I for one am not sure. It worries me, because I don’t want to see America fail. This is a critical time for the US. Which is why I’m hoping it all works out.

What do you guys think?

dcpolwarth on April 18, 2009 at 5:36 AM

There’s NO way all the spending can work. Imagine being newly wed and your spouse just informed you that they had run up the credit cards and spend a year’s worth of your salary in two months.

Makes it a bit more clear what B-HO is doing huh?

You can never tax nor spend your way out of a recession. Recession is the answer not the problem. It’s the reset button for an economy.

Mojave Mark on April 18, 2009 at 9:37 AM

If someone had waived $20.00 in Roesgen’s face she would have dropped to her knees and performed oral sex. That’s how cheap of a whore she is.
Percy_Peabody on April 16, 2009 at 10:25 PM

Yes, I noticed the coin changer on her belt.

MSGTAS on April 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM

The Nazi’s at CNN pulled this YouTube Video but not all YouTube Videos that use CNN content without permission. That is censorship.

Jerricho68 on April 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) issued a statement on the April 15 tax protests which is as follows:

“The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs. It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt. Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”

Dispicable and shameful says Rep. Schakowsky. Indeed.

Speaking of taxes, here is something despicable and shameful, Ms Schakowsky. Have you ever heard of a guy named Robert Creamer? (You should. He’s your husband.)

In March 2004, Creamer, who was the executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund, was indicted in federal court on 16 counts of bank fraud involving check-kiting schemes which caused several banks to experience at least 2.3 million dollars in shortfalls during the 1990s.

Now that was despicable and shameful.

Nevertheless, Schakowsky supported her husband.

“He is innocent”, said Schakowsky, who had served on the organization’s board at the time the crimes occurred and signed the IRS income tax filings along with her husband.

In August 2005, Creamer pleaded guilty to one count of failure to collect withholding tax, and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds. On April 5, 2006, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months of house arrest.

This is what Schakowsky had to say then.

“I am obviously disappointed that Bob’s sentence included incarceration, but we accept the judge’s decision and look forward to the day that we can finally put this nearly decade-long chapter behind us,” Schakowsky said.

She went on to declare that she was proud that her husband “has for his entire adult life devoted himself to fighting for a better future for others — he has been a constant crusader for social and economic justice in this country and beyond.”

Creamer (who was also a crony of Rod Blagoyevich) is now crusading for social and economic justice by writing articles for the Huffington Post. Here’s his bio as it appears on the HP:

“Robert Creamer has been a political organizer and strategist for almost four decades. He and his firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, work with many of the country’s most significant issue campaigns. He was one of the major architects and organizers of the successful campaign to defeat the privatization of Social Security. He is a consultant to the campaigns to end the war in Iraq, pass universal health care, change America’s budget priorities and enact comprehensive immigration reform. He has also worked on hundreds of electoral campaigns at the local, state and national level. Creamer is married to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky from Illinois. Arianna Huffington calls his recent book, Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, a master’s class in electoral politics.”

Show full bio

(when you click the above, it reads, “Hide full bio”.) I’ll say.

Incidentally, Schakowsky was one of those Illinois politicos who expressed interest in getting that notorious Senate appointment from Blago.

So the next time you hear Jan Schakowsky call those tax protests “despicable and shameful”, rest assured she knows shameful and despicable when she sees it.

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gary fouse on April 18, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Wow!

Ms Roesgen is as much of a tool as the angry journalist railing against radical right-wingers for being upset with him/her for writing a Somali “pirates’ sympathy piece. Or, like I said over on michellemalkin.com:

Another left-wing state of mind: Free speech is for everyone except those who dare to speak in opposition to left wing beliefs.

Wildcatter1980 on April 18, 2009 at 5:13 PM

CNN doesn’t want you to see this video anymore! They’re making a bogus Copyright Infringement claim! They’re no better than Tass or Pravda in the old Soviet Union! Clearly they do not want to be confronted and are against free speech!

CrusaderPatriot on April 19, 2009 at 1:07 PM

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