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CNN's Roberts Refers to Democrats as 'We'
newsbusters.org ^ | September 12, 2008 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 09/14/2008 10:13:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

It now makes more sense why CNN's John Roberts didn't want to talk about liberal media bias with NewsBusters at the Republican National Convention last week, for while discussing the state of the presidential campaign with former Clinton administration advisor Paul Begala Friday morning, Roberts referred to Democrats as "we." [audio here]

I kid you not.

At 6:57 AM, after showing a video of Barack Obama saying, "I don't care what they say about me, but I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and Swift Boat politics. Enough is enough," Roberts said to his guest (video embedded right, downloadable video available here, file photo):

You know, this almost looks like what happened in 2004 where the Bush campaign was very, very good at defining John Kerry in their own terms, and he was on the defensive, and he was always trying to fight back against them. Do we risk, or does the Democratic Party here risk Barack Obama becoming John Kerry II?

Do we risk?

Wow. Thanks for telling us what we already knew, John.

Hat tip: Mona Charen.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnroberts; mediabias

1 posted on 09/14/2008 10:13:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which CNN hack suggested that Sarah needed to stay home with her new baby?


2 posted on 09/14/2008 10:16:43 PM PDT by freespirited (Obama's idea of change: from D.C. politics as usual to Chicago politics as usual.)
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To: freespirited

The same guy, John Roberts.


3 posted on 09/14/2008 10:18:08 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well then, if he says “ WE “ then, they are all guilty for supporting this Obamanation.
4 posted on 09/14/2008 10:18:08 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Heh, heh. Cindy Lauper said it best--

I see your truuuue colors shining through....

5 posted on 09/14/2008 10:18:31 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: freespirited

I wish that the MSM would simply be honest about their biases so there would be no question.

When you listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, etc. you know you are getting a conservative viewpoint on the issues of the day. Granted, they are commentators/talk show hosts, not so-called “hard news” reporters, but a little truth in advertising would be good.


6 posted on 09/14/2008 10:19:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dig the mullet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxKqql7cruk


7 posted on 09/14/2008 10:22:11 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fire John Roberts. He is a democrat operative. He is not a “pundit”. He is supposed to be a reporter, even though I can’t find anyone on CNN that does not have an agenda going back to Bobbie frikkin Batista.


8 posted on 09/14/2008 10:22:51 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Wow. A truly disturbing mullet. How did this moron make it to the “news” desk?


9 posted on 09/14/2008 10:25:58 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: StarFan

FYI


10 posted on 09/14/2008 10:29:20 PM PDT by nutmeg (Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
" Fire John Roberts ( of CNN ) "
There now, fixed.
11 posted on 09/14/2008 10:29:27 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

Davis Goodenow(sic)

early CNN 80s newsreaders were ok


12 posted on 09/14/2008 10:31:20 PM PDT by wardaddy (I want to be David Duchovny's character on Californication for just one week)
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Roberts is from Canada making his comment even more out of place than first presumed.


13 posted on 09/14/2008 10:31:29 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Free ThinkerNY; mrjesse
Tune into CNN and CBS at the same time.

How?

Just watch CNN and you'll CBS all day long.
--mrjesse (FReeper)
I thought this quote would be fitting...
14 posted on 09/14/2008 10:31:30 PM PDT by Fichori (ironic: adj. 1 Characterized by or constituting irony. 2 Obamy getting beat up by a girl.)
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To: Fichori

bttt


15 posted on 09/14/2008 10:33:28 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know what, every single conservative who appears as a guest on TV from this day forward should start shoving it in their face about being democrats and biased. We’ve taken it since TV began. I see the media and the democrats spouting the same talking points every day. This should be our talking point, make them squirm first, then answer their slanted questions, and point out that they’re slanted before they answer.


16 posted on 09/14/2008 10:35:08 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All links are bad. I’m just saying!


17 posted on 09/14/2008 10:36:21 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama campaign staff, John Roberts


18 posted on 09/14/2008 10:37:02 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Roscoe Karns

LOL! I like some of the youtube comments about Roberts. What a jerk! He thought he was going to replace Rather and lost out to a bigger airhead than he is.


19 posted on 09/14/2008 10:37:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: aliquando

Sorry. Just follow the link to the newsbuster’s article site. The links are working there.


20 posted on 09/14/2008 10:42:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
CNN is little more than the Talking Point Division of the Democrat National Committee. The "news" from CNN is total fiction when it comes to honest political reporting.


21 posted on 09/14/2008 10:44:23 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Yngwie Malmsteen!


22 posted on 09/14/2008 10:49:05 PM PDT by afortiori
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now that is a funny cartoon!


23 posted on 09/14/2008 10:55:14 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: wardaddy

Not a challenge to you but to CNN.. name one objective journalist at CNN in the 80s.


24 posted on 09/14/2008 10:59:19 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: wardaddy

I am sorry I do not remember David Goodenow.


25 posted on 09/14/2008 11:01:33 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe John Roberts is the empty suit that Laura Ingraham always laughs about. She used to work with the guy at some newsroom. He’s just another blow-dry who’s in way over his hair.

OF COURSE he’s a rat. He’s at CNN.


26 posted on 09/14/2008 11:03:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
I thought Goodenow was objective and that funny guy with the little mustache....Bill something on weekends

I watched it from the beginning....including the husband wife team (can't recall names)

I could tell beady eyed Bobbie was a femmie and Bernie was left but not too rabid

in my youth (old old media) even known lefties like Walter were a bit toned down (his Vietnam admission was uncommon), nothing like Olbermann or Cooper or that prick Aaron Brown was.

I mean Mudd, Eric, Chet and David....man you never knew where they were...as a lefty youth hell I thought they were the establishment conservative...imagine that.

27 posted on 09/14/2008 11:04:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (I want to be David Duchovny's character on Californication for just one week)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

Christine Curle.

CA....


28 posted on 09/14/2008 11:17:05 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've at last found that silly grin!)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
How did this moron make it to the “news” desk?

It's CNN; their standards are low.

29 posted on 09/14/2008 11:32:54 PM PDT by South40
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
How did this moron make it to the “news” desk?

Because his dad is a big deal somewhere. Same with Anderson Cooper, same with a lot of prominent people's sons and daughters. The begin in media and some stay there.

30 posted on 09/14/2008 11:49:00 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Blind Eye Jones; LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
How did this moron make it to the “news” desk?

Because his dad is a big deal somewhere.

Unless his dad being a big deal in Canada somehow helps him, it looks like that might not be true. According to his Wikipedia profile, Roberts didn't even start working in the US until he was already in his 30's.

31 posted on 09/15/2008 12:15:31 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Free ThinkerNY

John Roberts: “So, Scott, you said that — or the President said, repeatedly, that Harriet Miers was the best person for the job. So does that mean that Alito is sloppy seconds, or what?”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1512757/posts


32 posted on 09/15/2008 12:59:29 AM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Independent journalism is dead.
Thank GOD for the internet for without it all we’d have is liars and shills.
Any respect I ever had for news reporters has gone down the toilet.
This election is going to hurry the demise of journalism as we know it cause who wants slanted and biased reporting?


33 posted on 09/15/2008 4:21:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: wideminded
He was working at City TV in Toronto as a VJ during the 80s. I've heard that his dad or family is of some importance and City is known for hiring kids from distinguished and prominent families, e.g., Avis Lewis (Stephen Lewis’ son, also married to Naomi Klein), Daniel Richler (Mordecai Richler’s son), etc.
34 posted on 09/15/2008 6:16:07 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think the cartoon should have used the middle finger...Obama’s favorite digit.


35 posted on 09/15/2008 6:31:47 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: IM2MAD

36 posted on 09/15/2008 6:59:37 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Thanks...that’s more like it.


37 posted on 09/15/2008 8:16:30 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: andy58-in-nh

LOL.


38 posted on 09/15/2008 9:18:11 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Sarah Palin is NOT worried about anything being above her pay grade!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; ExTexasRedhead; gonzo

Thanks, and a bump for later read .................. FRegards


39 posted on 09/15/2008 12:47:25 PM PDT by gonzo ("Shall Not Be Infringed" - use it now! While you still can ... FRegards)
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