Tarry for the Nonce

April 16, 2009

Fresh Wipe, Anyone?

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 12:36 am

I am entertained by the callow Susan Roesgen, who finds run-of-the-mill political protest to be “anti-CNN” and “not really family viewing.”

She lacked the same delicacy of feeling when Bush was compared to a Satan-Hitler, but she bristles with indignation when a Chicago man (holding a baby, no less) spouts disgusting and vile phrases such as “freedom” and “Abraham Lincoln.” She attempts nary a modicum of journalistic impartiality. I guess CNN has stopped trying.

The National Review urges CNN to “mercifully ablate her career before she embarrasses you any further.” I suspect they will listen to The Daily Show first. They ought to.

In the end, Roesgen ends up sounding like a dish of sour grapes, unable to deal with CNN’s relatively poor performance, as compared to Fox News (whom she blames for the political rally.) Her vitriol is especially bizarre since the tea party rallies were arguably initiated by Rick Santelli of CNBC.

Apparently, Ms. Roesgen doesn’t read the news.



  1. I agree that that was an awful interview and that CNN should be ashamed, even if the interviewed protesters were confused or incoherent.

    But, Fox News did help promote and organize these rallies, right? Is that disputed?

    Comment by Troy — April 16, 2009 @ 10:32 am

  2. From what (little) I’ve read, Fox promoted their coverage, which thereby promoted the event, but they did not organize the rallies.

    It’s a shame if the protesters picked to be interviewed were confused or incoherent. The only clip I’ve seen is the one where the guy with the baby was cut off talking about Abraham Lincoln.

    Comment by Kevin — April 16, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

  3. even if the interviewed protesters were confused or incoherent.

    I dunno. This woman seemed pretty lucid and articulate:


    Shockingly, this segment didn’t make it into Roesgen’s coverage. Maybe it was too adult for primetime…?

    Comment by Janice — April 17, 2009 @ 7:27 am

  4. Janice, I agree. The woman in the link you provided gave a much better, reasoned explanation about what she was protesting. It is a shame that the kooky — but more TV-soundbite-worthy — anti-“fascism”/Obama=antichrist crowd has to come out at the same time; they are totally killing conservatism, in my opinion.

    It is increasingly difficult to find adult news via TV.

    Comment by Troy — April 17, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

  5. No kidding.

    Comment by lmwalker — April 18, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

  6. The video above has been pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim by CNN (aka ‘Censorship News Network’).


    Comment by Janice — April 21, 2009 @ 11:02 am

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