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February 23, 2013 at 9:59 PM

NYT: Soledad O'Brien Officially Out at CNN

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UPDATE: The "Times" has updated its piece with this news:

Soledad O’Brien will leave CNN’s morning show in the spring, but she won’t be leaving the cable news channel altogether.

Apparently, she's going to be an "outside producer," which means...? Yeah, she's out.

The Times puts the nicest spin on the news it can, but according to Soledad O'Brien herself, she is -- in my old bill collector parlance -- NLE at the POE (no longer employed at her place of employment). Apparently, the left-wing O'Brien will continue to anchor her truly awful and historically low-rated morning show through spring, and then … buh-bye.

The spin is this:

Soledad O’Brien will leave CNN’s morning show in the spring, but she won’t be leaving the cable news channel altogether.

Ms. O’Brien, who is well-known for CNN documentaries like “Black in America,” said Thursday that she will form a production company and continue to supply documentaries to CNN on a nonexclusive basis.

That's what you call a face-saving deal. The fact is, if this report is true, O'Brien will no longer receive a paycheck from CNN or in any way be connected with the network. But like a million other independent producers, CNN is willing to hear any pitch she might have regarding the independently-produced documentaries she intends to create, you know, as soon as, uhm, she forms that production company.

If my failed career in Hollywood taught me anything, it's that "nonexclusive" means: Please do peddle it elsewhere.

Soledad O'Brien (pictured above during happier times when she still had a future) had an extraordinary opportunity at CNN, and she blew it. How many people are handed their own morning show at a major news network? But instead of doing her job honorably and honestly and with integrity, she abused the opportunity to aggrandize her left-wing agenda and bizarre obsession with identity politics. But even liberals shut her out, because no one respects dishonesty.

Robert Stacy McCain writes, "O’Brien is destined to be remembered as the biggest flop in the history of television news."

I have to disagree. That would mean someone might remember her.

But I do want to wish Ms. O'Brien the best of luck in the Obama economy she worked so hard to force on the rest of us. After all, she sacrificed much for Obama: first her credibility, then her job.

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  • pvtjokerus
    February 23, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    "But I do want to wish Ms. O'Brien the best of luck in the Obama economy she worked so hard to force on the rest of us. After all, she sacrificed much for Obama: first her credibility, then her job."

  • gdiamante
    February 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    I think it has a lot more to do with the new boss at CNN. A recent headline in one of the trades:

    "Hello, I'm Jeff Zucker. You're Fired."


     

  • sherry132
    February 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Well...um... how bad is it I  have no idea who she is in the first place?

  • AdellesMom
    February 23, 2013 at 10:04 PM
    The title is misleading.

    From the heavily biased article you posted: "Soledad O’Brien will leave CNN’s morning show in the spring, but she won’t be leaving the cable news channel altogether."

    After reading this paragraph, I cannot take the bullshit you posted seriously:

    "Soledad O'Brien (pictured above during happier times when she still had a future) had an extraordinary opportunity at CNN, and she blew it. How many people are handed their own morning show at a major news network? But instead of doing her job honorably and honestly and with integrity, she abused the opportunity to aggrandize her left-wing agenda and bizarre obsession with identity politics. But even liberals shut her out, because no one respects dishonesty."

    You really do a great job representing your party with the heavily biased and mean crap you post.

    Soledad O'Brien is lovely, and I'm sad to see her leave her morning show. She's simply moving on to bigger and better things, that's not "blowing it." Smh
  • pvtjokerus
    February 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

     .......'hmm....maybe the next stop for her is: AL JAZEERA. 


    Quoting AdellesMom:

    The title is misleading.

    From the heavily biased article you posted: "Soledad O’Brien will leave CNN’s morning show in the spring, but she won’t be leaving the cable news channel altogether."

    After reading this paragraph, I cannot take the bullshit you posted seriously:

    "Soledad O'Brien (pictured above during happier times when she still had a future) had an extraordinary opportunity at CNN, and she blew it. How many people are handed their own morning show at a major news network? But instead of doing her job honorably and honestly and with integrity, she abused the opportunity to aggrandize her left-wing agenda and bizarre obsession with identity politics. But even liberals shut her out, because no one respects dishonesty."

    You really do a great job representing your party with the heavily biased and mean crap you post.

    Soledad O'Brien is lovely, and I'm sad to see her leave her morning show. She's simply moving on to bigger and better things, that's not "blowing it." Smh


     

  • AdellesMom
    February 23, 2013 at 10:13 PM
    .:Eyeroll:.

    It's impossible to take the likes of you seriously.


    Quoting pvtjokerus:

     .......'hmm....maybe the next stop for her is: AL JAZEERA. 




    Quoting AdellesMom:

    The title is misleading.

    From the heavily biased article you posted: "Soledad O’Brien will leave CNN’s morning show in the spring, but she won’t be leaving the cable news channel altogether."

    After reading this paragraph, I cannot take the bullshit you posted seriously:

    "Soledad O'Brien (pictured above during happier times when she still had a future) had an extraordinary opportunity at CNN, and she blew it. How many people are handed their own morning show at a major news network? But instead of doing her job honorably and honestly and with integrity, she abused the opportunity to aggrandize her left-wing agenda and bizarre obsession with identity politics. But even liberals shut her out, because no one respects dishonesty."

    You really do a great job representing your party with the heavily biased and mean crap you post.

    Soledad O'Brien is lovely, and I'm sad to see her leave her morning show. She's simply moving on to bigger and better things, that's not "blowing it." Smh



     

  • pvtjokerus
    February 23, 2013 at 10:14 PM

     

    Christopher Bedford


    Four months ago, published one of the stupidest articles we’ve ever read by them. Really: Reading “Soledad O’Brien puts guests on the griddle” made us uncomfortable, like we were reading the private correspondence of two lovestruck teenagers.

    The ode begins,


    If you search Google News for “Soledad O’Brien,” the host of CNN’s “Starting Point,” you’ll notice a recurring theme: the story is almost always about an argument, and the quotes in the headline are almost always hers.

    “Soledad O’Brien tells Rudy Giuliani: ‘Let Me Finish.’” “Soledad O’Brien calls ‘Dog Whistle’ on Tea Party Chair.” “Soledad O’Brien to Reince Priebus: ‘Answer It!’”

    Well, this week, the edgy, metropolitan Soledad and Politico learned that viewers weren’t actually impressed by “quotes in the headline [that] are always hers,” when it was announced that Soledad was being removed from her morning CNN anchor position to an outside producer role for the flailing (failing?) cable news company.

    But don’t get too down over poor Soledad. The romance may have been fleeting, but we had fun.

    So let’s remember the good times. [VIDEOS below for your viewing and listening pleasure.]

    Like that time Soledad pretended to know what Critical Race Theory was, dismissing and attacking her guest while waiting for the interns to whisper a Wikipedia entry into her earpiece and get her off the hook.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkU-VzL-3Vk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaIEbhjY-Rk

    Remember that? She invited Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak on her show, told him that his correct summary of Critical Race Theory — that it holds that “the Civil Rights movement was a sham, and that white supremacy is the order and it must be overthrown” — was incorrect: “That is a critical misreading… there is no white supremacy in that,” Soledad said. Then, when challenged, she ducked and dived until she was able to conjure a paraphrased Wikipedia definition.

    Or that time just after, when Soledad brought an expert online to say the embattled CNN host was correct (so “stop tweeting me”) — even though the expert’s own book contradicted that little alibi.

    “If you got five of us [Critical Race theorists] in a room, we might get into a fight about what Critical Race Theory was, but no one would say it’s about white supremacy,”. Emory University professor Dorothy Brown assuaged Soledad’s panicked viewers. “We agree on that.”

    Funny thing is, one person who may not “agree on that” is called Emory University professor Dorothy Brown: “Although CRT [(Critical Race Theory)] does not employ a single methodology,” Brown wrote in the Washington and Lee Law Review, “it seeks to highlight the ways in which the law is not neutral and objective, but designed to support white supremacy and the subordination of people of color.”

    Remember that?

    We guess that’s what she did for her series on Critical Race Theory.

    In that same article, The Politico quoted Soledad: “For me, this is how you do documentary interviews. You become really knowledgeable about a topic so that you can have a really good conversation at a high level with somebody. The key for me is to be knowledgeable about the topic. Read everything. Prepare everything. Have every quote, poll number, report in front of you — it’s all about preparation, which is very similar to how you do a documentary.”

    And what she did here, and here, and there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j0jBWzWF9g

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr9KIhJatXA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWYpHWz1z3c

    We’ll sure miss that hard-hitting reporting.

    For a little over one year, those who tuned in enjoyed sharing their mornings with Soledad as she triumphed over facts, vanquished ratings and berated those insolent Republicans. But now, finally, she has been taken from us. And while we’re going to have to assume that Soledad’s impact on the United States won’t be lasting, and while we sure know for sure that she didn’t teach us anything new, we can say with certainty that she reminded us of a few important lessons.

    Like being an opinionated pundit has its place –and it's not when pretending to be a reporter.

    And writing fluff pieces about how being an opinionated pundit is actually hard-hitting reporting, isn’t hard-hitting reporting.

    And even though being a pundit is cool, being a stupid pundit is often short-lived.

    And now she’s gone.

    But we’re sure we’ll see her again.

    Maybe at Politico?


    Quoting AdellesMom:

    .:Eyeroll:.

    It's impossible to take the likes of you seriously.


    Quoting pvtjokerus:

     .......'hmm....maybe the next stop for her is: AL JAZEERA. 


     


    Quoting AdellesMom:

    The title is misleading.

    From the heavily biased article you posted: "Soledad O’Brien will leave CNN’s morning show in the spring, but she won’t be leaving the cable news channel altogether."

    After reading this paragraph, I cannot take the bullshit you posted seriously:

    "Soledad O'Brien (pictured above during happier times when she still had a future) had an extraordinary opportunity at CNN, and she blew it. How many people are handed their own morning show at a major news network? But instead of doing her job honorably and honestly and with integrity, she abused the opportunity to aggrandize her left-wing agenda and bizarre obsession with identity politics. But even liberals shut her out, because no one respects dishonesty."

    You really do a great job representing your party with the heavily biased and mean crap you post.

    Soledad O'Brien is lovely, and I'm sad to see her leave her morning show. She's simply moving on to bigger and better things, that's not "blowing it." Smh

     


     


     

  • AdellesMom
    February 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM
    Why are you posting articles that I don't give a shit about?

    Do you even bother reading what you post, or are you honestly this angry and mean spirited?

    Also, being removed (being fired) isn't the same as willingly leaving. Do you often post articles that contradict themselves?


    Quoting pvtjokerus:

     








    Christopher Bedford





    Four months ago, published one of the stupidest articles we’ve ever read by them. Really: Reading “Soledad O’Brien puts guests on the griddle” made us uncomfortable, like we were reading the private correspondence of two lovestruck teenagers.


    The ode begins,









    If you search Google News for “Soledad O’Brien,” the host of CNN’s “Starting Point,” you’ll notice a recurring theme: the story is almost always about an argument, and the quotes in the headline are almost always hers.



    “Soledad O’Brien tells Rudy Giuliani: ‘Let Me Finish.’” “Soledad O’Brien calls ‘Dog Whistle’ on Tea Party Chair.” “Soledad O’Brien to Reince Priebus: ‘Answer It!’”



    Well, this week, the edgy, metropolitan Soledad and Politico learned that viewers weren’t actually impressed by “quotes in the headline [that] are always hers,” when it was announced that Soledad was being removed from her morning CNN anchor position to an outside producer role for the flailing (failing?) cable news company.


    But don’t get too down over poor Soledad. The romance may have been fleeting, but we had fun.



    So let’s remember the good times. [VIDEOS below for your viewing and listening pleasure.]


    Like that time Soledad pretended to know what Critical Race Theory was, dismissing and attacking her guest while waiting for the interns to whisper a Wikipedia entry into her earpiece and get her off the hook.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkU-VzL-3Vk


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaIEbhjY-Rk



    Remember that? She invited Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak on her show, told him that his correct summary of Critical Race Theory — that it holds that “the Civil Rights movement was a sham, and that white supremacy is the order and it must be overthrown” — was incorrect: “That is a critical misreading… there is no white supremacy in that,” Soledad said. Then, when challenged, she ducked and dived until she was able to conjure a paraphrased Wikipedia definition.


    Or that time just after, when Soledad brought an expert online to say the embattled CNN host was correct (so “stop tweeting me”) — even though the expert’s own book contradicted that little alibi.


    “If you got five of us [Critical Race theorists] in a room, we might get into a fight about what Critical Race Theory was, but no one would say it’s about white supremacy,”. Emory University professor Dorothy Brown assuaged Soledad’s panicked viewers. “We agree on that.”


    Funny thing is, one person who may not “agree on that” is called Emory University professor Dorothy Brown: “Although CRT [(Critical Race Theory)] does not employ a single methodology,” Brown wrote in the Washington and Lee Law Review, “it seeks to highlight the ways in which the law is not neutral and objective, but designed to support white supremacy and the subordination of people of color.”

    Remember that?


    We guess that’s what she did for her series on Critical Race Theory.



    In that same article, The Politico quoted Soledad: “For me, this is how you do documentary interviews. You become really knowledgeable about a topic so that you can have a really good conversation at a high level with somebody. The key for me is to be knowledgeable about the topic. Read everything. Prepare everything. Have every quote, poll number, report in front of you — it’s all about preparation, which is very similar to how you do a documentary.”






    And what she did here, and here, and there.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j0jBWzWF9g


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr9KIhJatXA


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWYpHWz1z3c


    We’ll sure miss that hard-hitting reporting.


    For a little over one year, those who tuned in enjoyed sharing their mornings with Soledad as she triumphed over facts, vanquished ratings and berated those insolent Republicans. But now, finally, she has been taken from us. And while we’re going to have to assume that Soledad’s impact on the United States won’t be lasting, and while we sure know for sure that she didn’t teach us anything new, we can say with certainty that she reminded us of a few important lessons.


    Like being an opinionated pundit has its place –and it's not when pretending to be a reporter.


    And writing fluff pieces about how being an opinionated pundit is actually hard-hitting reporting, isn’t hard-hitting reporting.






    And even though being a pundit is cool, being a stupid pundit is often short-lived.


    And now she’s gone.


    But we’re sure we’ll see her again.


    Maybe at Politico?




    Quoting AdellesMom:

    .:Eyeroll:.

    It's impossible to take the likes of you seriously.



    Quoting pvtjokerus:


     .......'hmm....maybe the next stop for her is: AL JAZEERA. 



     



    Quoting AdellesMom:

    The title is misleading.

    From the heavily biased article you posted: "Soledad O’Brien will leave CNN’s morning show in the spring, but she won’t be leaving the cable news channel altogether."

    After reading this paragraph, I cannot take the bullshit you posted seriously:

    "Soledad O'Brien (pictured above during happier times when she still had a future) had an extraordinary opportunity at CNN, and she blew it. How many people are handed their own morning show at a major news network? But instead of doing her job honorably and honestly and with integrity, she abused the opportunity to aggrandize her left-wing agenda and bizarre obsession with identity politics. But even liberals shut her out, because no one respects dishonesty."

    You really do a great job representing your party with the heavily biased and mean crap you post.

    Soledad O'Brien is lovely, and I'm sad to see her leave her morning show. She's simply moving on to bigger and better things, that's not "blowing it." Smh


     



     




     

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