Erin Burnett “annoyed” she appears in RNC ad

posted at 3:40 pm on March 20, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Remember that excellent Republican National Committee ad of, oh, two days ago? The one that succinctly exposed “Obama’s war on women”? About that …

CNN’s Erin Burnett isn’t happy the RNC clipped footage of her to include in the ad. At first, she says, she was “amused,” but the more she thought about it, the more she was “annoyed.”

“To be honest, at first, I was amused I was included,” Burnett acknowledged. “Then I was annoyed because I don’t agree the Democrats are in a war on women. Two influential and big money donors, no need to name them again, have recently used vile words to describe women. One of them made the bad decision to elaborate in a disgusting manner. The fact is neither party came out hard enough when the offender was one of its own. Now to say an entire party is at war with women? This is all politics!”

Burnett’s interview with Obama chief campaign strategist David Axelrod was showcased in the attack ad, and was edited showing the CNN anchor grilling him over Maher’s use of the c-word.

“Frankly, we’ve seen many references to a ‘war on women’ from Dems and GOP sympathizers. But both sides need to be honest that the words used like the s-word and the c-word aren’t acceptable. Not by someone who is a pundit, not by an entertainer, not by a coworker, not by anyone. There isn’t any defending it. this isn’t political. This should be personal for everyone. If you’re a woman, you get it because you deal with sexism in its mundane and offensive forms all the time. And if you’re a man, you have women in your life who needs respect and don’t want to hear those words used to describe them.”

While Burnett may certainly feel however she wants to feel, I can’t help but think she made a mistake expressing her emotions about this one. The RNC ad was edited to depict “Obama’s war on women,” yes, but the clips that included her speak for themselves. They show a conscientious reporter holding a public figure to account without regard for his political party. They show her putting into practice the very view she reflects above — the view that some words are just unacceptable no matter who says them. The clips reflect incredibly well on her. She could choose to actually look at this as free and positive publicity: The audience for the RNC ad probably isn’t identical to the audience for OutFront. Thanks to the ad, some hardcore conservatives might be more willing to give her show a chance — and she won’t risk many liberal viewers because most people watching the ad will know that Burnett didn’t volunteer herself to be in it. By venting her frustration now, though, she risks the appearance of living according to a double standard of her own. Would she have been equally as annoyed if the DNC had used her in an ad decrying the “Republican war on women”? According to her comments above, the answer is “yes,” but there’s no way to know for sure and her comments against the RNC ad raise the suspicion.

Sometimes, it’s OK — even for professional commentators — to not comment.


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Have you heard about the Liberal Women’s “Sex Strike”. Apparently, they have vowed to not have sex with any Republican men until the GOP War on Women is ended.

I think we Conservative guys should commit to not hitting on the likes of Erin Burnett as long as she remains an Obamabot shill. We can do that… Right?

Who am I kidding!!!

Haiku Guy on March 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Has anyone noticed that Tina has become prolific with threads? I think she is in her element. Lots of stuff to discuss.

SparkPlug on March 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

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ted c on March 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

“s-word” Really?

Have we become so pansified in this nation we can’t bear to see the word slut in print?

Really?

ButterflyDragon on March 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Yeah, as if those 2 words are on the same level. You can hear slut almost any night on regular TV, not so much the C word.

Wagthatdog on March 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Careful, Erin. You don’t want to go all Soledad on us.

EMD on March 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Have you heard about the Liberal Women’s “Sex Strike”. Apparently, they have vowed to not have sex with any Republican men until the GOP War on Women is ended.

I think we Conservative guys should commit to not hitting on the likes of Erin Burnett as long as she remains an Obamabot shill. We can do that… Right?

Who am I kidding!!!

Haiku Guy on March 20, 2012 at 4:45

PM

Other than Erin, I can’t think of many liberal women I would have an interest in………so go ahead and strike all you want, not missing much.

Tater Salad on March 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Odd how the 39 year old virgin comments on topics related to sex all the time.

http://www.besocial.com/profile/view/keninct

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 4:16 PM

He can also be found at:

http://www.besocial.com/profile/view/FAILURE-TO-LAUNCH

Resist We Much on March 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM

How about a compromise, EB? Instead of that Axelrod interview, the RNC can instead use that creepy ass clip of Fat Bastard Matthews on Hardball asking you to move your face closer to the camera because of how hot he thought you were? That still remains one of the most bizarre moments I’ve ever seen from a TV host. You know dude was plastered during that broadcast.

Doughboy on March 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Do you mean this clip.

RickB on March 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Someone is going to miss a few cocktail party’s…awwww….

right2bright on March 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I forgive her because that chick is hot.

Oh, crap. It took me all of 30 seconds to forget Tina’s admonition not to comment.

rogaineguy on March 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Translation: the ad was effective.

EMD on March 20, 2012 at 4:58 PM

He can also be found at:

http://www.besocial.com/profile/view/FAILURE-TO-LAUNCH

Resist We Much on March 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Link fail. Go floss or something.

KeninCT on March 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Has anyone noticed that Tina has become prolific with threads? I think she is in her element. Lots of stuff to discuss.

SparkPlug on March 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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ted c on March 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

…(oh no! Now even ted c is approving that you are covering ALL the bases! …*smooch*… (:>)…I still want to know…do I get you kneepads or a prayer rug for your birthday? (:>)

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Link fail. Go floss or something.

KeninCT on March 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Link made up, moron. My teeth are fine DESPITE THE FACT THAT I GREW UP IN YOUR IDEA OF HEAVEN: A COUNTRY WITH UNIVERSAL “HEALTH” AND “DENTAL” CARE.

Resist We Much on March 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Isn’t that a badge of honor for liberal women? Having a baby is like getting cancer for these people.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Wow. You are truly a classless and vile individual.

sob0728 on March 20, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Would she have been equally as annoyed if the DNC had used her in an ad decrying the “Republican war on women”? According to her comments above, the answer is “yes,” but there’s no way to know for sure and her comments against the RNC ad raise the suspicion.

Sorry, Tina, but the logic here is just not up to your usual standards. It makes no sense to suspect Burnett of being biased simply because we don’t know that she isn’t! (The fact that she works for CNN is certainly not promising, but it does not amount to actual evidence of bias, as I’m sure you would agree.)

By your own admission, the RNC ad is using her non-partisan interview for partisan purposes. That would annoy most conscientious journalists, regardless of their political loyalties. If you have evidence that Burnett would not be equally annoyed if the situation were reveresed, let’s hear it. If not, fairness demands that we take her at her word.

JackOfClubs on March 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Have you heard about the Liberal Women’s “Sex Strike”. Apparently, they have vowed to not have sex with any Republican men until the GOP War on Women is ended.

I think we Conservative guys should commit to not hitting on the likes of Erin Burnett as long as she remains an Obamabot shill. We can do that… Right?

Who am I kidding!!!

Haiku Guy on March 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

So in response, no conservative guys should hit on lib wymyn like say Hillary, Janet Reno, Helen Thomas, Rachel Madcow, Rosie O’Donnell, Janet Napolitano, DWS, Nancy Pelosi, Janeane Gabarfalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Sandra Bernhard, Rosanne Barr…
Done – no problem!!!!

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I agree. Burnett came across as fair and reasonable in her interview of Axelrod – that is, not like a CNN employee at all. She should be pleased that she is getting positive attention. Would she rather be known as just another Soledad O’Brien?

On the other hand, as I watched her interview I kept waiting for her to ask Axelrod about his calling Miss California a dog. She did not. (In a 2009 discussion on NPR about the Obama family’s plans for a new dog, Axelrod said that Obama had narrowed the choices down and “Miss California was in the top three.” Axelrod was crudely referring to pageant contestant Carrie Prejean, who earned the wrath of the left for daring to state that marriage was intended to be between a man and a woman. Axelrod believes referring to a woman as a “dog” is funny and clever. I’ll bet Burnett would disagree. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she was not aware of Axelrod’s remark.)

Colony14 on March 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Burnett: “…instead have substantive conversations about the real issues like womens’ pay…”

Serious question: Is there any actual hard evidence that women get paid less today than men for “equal work” (whatever that means). It seems to me like this charge is thrown around so much now that it’s simply taken as axiomatic. But, seriously, is there any legitimacy to it? How would you even measure that? Most companies are private. Do they report to some central database what every employee makes by gender? Or is this just more lib nonsense? Anyplace I’ve worked, people of both genders keep that information close to their chests, and employers guard it. This whole charge just reeks of BS to me. If anything, I’ve encountered situations where women (the hotter ones that is) get special privileges from male bosses because of the male bosses either hoping to bed them or actually bedding them.

WhatSlushfund on March 20, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Have you heard about the Liberal Women’s “Sex Strike”. Apparently, they have vowed to not have sex with any Republican men until the GOP War on Women is ended.

I think we Conservative guys should commit to not hitting on the likes of Erin Burnett as long as she remains an Obamabot shill. We can do that… Right?

Who am I kidding!!!

Haiku Guy on March 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I prefer conservative women, anyway. They are much more attractive, and a lot less likely to kill and eat you after mating.

kbTexan on March 20, 2012 at 6:16 PM

They show a conscientious reporter holding a public figure to account without regard for his political party.

I’m going to give Burnett the benefit of the doubt here and say she was surely taken out of context. Charges of impartiality and professionalism can end the career of a modern journalist.

forest on March 20, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Have you heard about the Liberal Women’s “Sex Strike”. Apparently, they have vowed to not have sex with any Republican men until the GOP War on Women is ended.

I think we Conservative guys should commit to not hitting on the likes of Erin Burnett as long as she remains an Obamabot shill. We can do that… Right?

Who am I kidding!!!

Haiku Guy on March 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

If this Erin chick is the best they got, not quite sure this is much of a punishment.

dirtseller on March 20, 2012 at 6:24 PM

‘prolific with topics’ is another phrase for ‘filled with meaning chaff about social issues’.

The right needs to be sh1thammering the left about economics and the marxist policies and communist central control policies they are enacting which are gutting our national economy and which even more importantly are antithetical to the mores and basis of a strong and FREE America.
Instead, we’re jerking off about what a child actor says, we’re watching Santorum set up free T-ball home runs for the leftists on religious scaremongering, we’re watching Romney flip-flop his way across the deck like a loose fish.
And worst of all, we are sitting here watching pundits spout punditry about other pundits. The biggest energy-wasting circle-jerk of all.

Meanwhile, the marxists work every day, all day, driving home their revolutionary alterations to our once free and prosperous country. It’s being stolen, being destroyed right in front of us, and we’re doing almost nothing to stop it.
STOP the marxists. Your lives depend on it.

rayra on March 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

If you’re a woman, you get it because you deal with sexism in its mundane and offensive forms all the time.”

CRITICAL GENDER THEORY

nevermind that she’s succeeded quite well, and quickly out of college

John Kettlewell on March 20, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Keep on playing the ad… the CNN anchorette is obviously bothered by this…

Good news rides a fast horse…

Khun Joe on March 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Haiku Guy on March 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

You could not pay me to touch that “lady”.

IlikedAUH2O on March 20, 2012 at 7:58 PM

If you can’t say the s-word (sl#t) how about the s-word sk@nk?

Just asking.

mechkiller_k on March 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM

If your are not catching flak. You are NOT over the target!

Jack Deth on March 20, 2012 at 8:54 PM

*sigh* I so wish she was still at CNBC being a wonderful foil for grumpy old men like Jim Cramer. CNN is bringing her down.

WannabeAnglican on March 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Donny Deutsch could not be reached for comment.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/onmedia/0411/Deutchs_Trump_teasing_goes_too_far.html

mrt721 on March 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

“Frankly, we’ve seen many references to a ‘war on women’ from Dems and GOP sympathizers. But both sides need to be honest that the words used like the s-word and the c-word aren’t acceptable.

So she wants us to be honest with words.

Hey CNN intellevoid, I am a REPUBLICAN…..NOT a GOP SYMPATHIZER.

But I guess intellectual honesty is a tad more difficult.

WryTrvllr on March 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Erin Burnett: “Bush is a monkey” Burnett

http://youtu.be/9HgvQgGDJuw

Chubbs65 on March 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Tough crap, Erin! You picked your side, so shut up and eat your peas!

insidiator on March 21, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Mrs. Burnett is understandably confused.

This is all politics!… this isn’t political.”

Flashback: February 11 was the one year anniversary of a new Global Jihad on Women with the opening shots fired at CBS reporter, Lara Logan.

Recall, Mrs. Burnett was promptly evacuated from that operational theatre, quit CNBC and hasn’t returned since.

That trauma seems to have induced severe cognitive dissonance.

Terp Mole on March 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Flashback: February 11 was the one year anniversary of a new Global Jihad on Women with the opening shots fired at CBS reporter, Lara Logan.

This hyperbolic “war on women” rhetoric is also a case of choking on the cognitive gnat while swallowing the proverbial camel.

Terp Mole on March 21, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Erin is one of 0dumbo’s many media $luts. That’s not hate, just the truth.

cristof on March 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

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