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CNN's Ashleigh Banfield: Jerusalem 'Is Not The Capital' of Israel (Talk about Ignorance)
NewsBusters.org ^ | November 16, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/16/2012 5:03:17 PM PST by Kaslin

Why don't America's media members want to acknowledge Jerusalem as being the capital of Israel?

On CNN Newsroom Friday, Ashleigh Banfield actually said, "Rockets fired at Jerusalem. It is not the capital at this point, but it is the disputed center of the universe so to speak when it comes to Israel" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield: Jerusalem 'Is Not The Capital' of Israel

ASHLEIGH BANFIELD: Soon on this program we're going to be able to have a conversation with the Mayor of Jerusalem. We are working that interview up for you live. Again, the extraordinary development here: rockets fired at Jerusalem. It is not the capital at this point, but it is the disputed center of the universe so to speak when it comes to Israel. And for the first time since the 1970s, rockets now fired at that major city just two hours drive away from Tel Aviv where they have been enduring several days now of this. And the air raid sirens are now going off in both of these cities. So this continues, and we will stay on it throughout this entire hour.

Jerusalem "is not the capital at this point?"

What is, Ashleigh?

Of course, Banfield wasn't the only media member having problems with her nations' capitals Friday.

As Politico reported, the Associated Press also seemed Jerusalem-challenged.

Must be something in the water.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bible; israel; jerusalem; prophecy; signsofthetimes

1 posted on 11/16/2012 5:03:23 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

She’s another idiot.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 5:04:42 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Kaslin

I have no idea who Ashleigh is but nobody that incredibly ignorant belongs in a “news” organization (which is supposed to inform us about things)


3 posted on 11/16/2012 5:08:48 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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If I recall correctly, just a couple of months ago, the press could not get Obama’s press secretary to confirm that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 5:08:54 PM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: Kaslin

Because then she would have to admit that the Jewish people have a right to their homeland.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 5:10:23 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

Ashley Banfield is a liberal anti-Israel doofus.

She’s been acting like this a long time.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 5:11:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

I remember when she was doing local news here in Dallas, she’s originally from Canada (which probably explains a lot).


7 posted on 11/16/2012 5:12:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: stranger and pilgrim

Jerusalem — A Cup of Trembling in the Last Days

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah%2012:1-3&version=KJV

Zechariah 12:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

12 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Jay Carney, White House Obama liberal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEn1TZtEmQ

Victoria Nuland, State Department Obama liberal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=094mz2nz8l4

All because the Saudi Muslims have the U.S.A. by the neck with oil. There is no getting around it.

And so, here we are at this time in history. FWIW, around 1991 and “New World Order” time, GHWB administration said they opposed Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 5:18:45 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: stranger and pilgrim

These ids know if they say something it is in people’s minds. You know, like say, a video made in the USA was the reason for trouble in Benghazi. May I say again, oh say 5 times on different shows, a VIDEO was responsible for the trouble in Benghazi. Same with this broad and the Jerusalem statement. But, my guess is with all this current trouble brewing, that may change soon.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 5:23:13 PM PST by taterjay
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To: Kaslin

CNN is not a news network. Idiots abound!


10 posted on 11/16/2012 5:24:43 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: Kaslin

Oh, and I see that under her picture, 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon is set to wed. Great news! Is she marrying a dude or her life partner?


11 posted on 11/16/2012 5:26:32 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Kaslin
She had a nickname in the Dallas area back where she worked and after hours hung out with my wife's grad school fellows in the late 1990’s...”Smashleigh”...explains much...
12 posted on 11/16/2012 5:26:32 PM PST by massatoosits
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To: Kaslin

Who told you that Ashleigh? Obama?


13 posted on 11/16/2012 5:27:32 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Kaslin



"OUCH!!! Thinking with my brain .... HURTS!!!

"Wait! Where am I? WAIT!!! WHO am I????!!!!????"

14 posted on 11/16/2012 5:28:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s a clue ash

We’re are all the countries main government buildings, activities, and officials.

Get back to us when you figure it out.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 5:28:34 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: dfwgator
I remember when she was doing local news here in Dallas, she’s originally from Canada (which probably explains a lot).

Yeah, I remember her in Dallas! I had forgotten that.

How I miss Texas...


The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

16 posted on 11/16/2012 5:29:24 PM PST by rdb3 (We're all going to get what only some of us deserve...)
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To: massatoosits

That was my understanding as well, she used to sing in a rock band in bars I recall, definitely looked like the type who “got around.”


17 posted on 11/16/2012 5:29:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Ashleigh, I believe it’s their call.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 5:29:56 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: morphing libertarian

Where


19 posted on 11/16/2012 5:30:04 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: dfwgator

I am sure I could come up with many tales in I did inquire...isn’t that the way those folks work against the rest of us?


20 posted on 11/16/2012 5:43:32 PM PST by massatoosits
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To: Kaslin

http://unitedwithisrael.org/jerusalem-or-tel-aviv/


21 posted on 11/16/2012 5:46:30 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: onyx

She used to be an anchor for the local FOX (liberal broadcast network) station in Dallas-FW. She was a dummy then, but more or less harmless.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 5:50:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kaslin

Not sure why this is a Newsbuster item. The ‘Jerusalem Embassy Act’ was passed in 1995 when the GOP controlled both the House and Senate.

Clinton, GW Bush and Obama agree that this was an infringement of executive power over foreign policy and have blocked its implementation. And Romney was just lying when he said he would implement it, like Bush and Obama lied when they were campaigning before they held office.

As part of the government-controlled media, Banwell is just following orders.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 6:02:53 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Kaslin

Just a dumb breeder.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 6:10:44 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: dfwgator

“she’s originally from Canada (which probably explains a lot).”

Meaning ...what?


25 posted on 11/16/2012 6:12:49 PM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

Sorry Brother..I am sure he meant that as a slap against the more liberal loons in Canada...for sure we have no shortage of same here....


26 posted on 11/16/2012 6:19:12 PM PST by massatoosits
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To: stranger and pilgrim
If I recall correctly, just a couple of months ago, the press could not get Obama’s press secretary to confirm that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel.

Carney never heard of Google ...

27 posted on 11/16/2012 7:56:02 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
[snip] It is not the capital at this point, but it is the disputed center of the universe so to speak when it comes to Israel [/snip]

28 posted on 11/17/2012 9:44:20 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin

OMG! Like, Ash, yer kinda like stoopid.


29 posted on 11/17/2012 9:57:40 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Kaslin

That POS was fired from, iirc, MSNBC? for being an outrageous anti American liar.

Way back when, when the Pali’s captured those Israeli cops, tortured them to death, then shoved them out of third story windows? The crowd dancing in the street chanting something in their stone age jibberish...

Banfield was asked what they were chanting, since she’s “native” level fluent in that filth. She said, after cocking her head to the side and putting a smarmy smile on her face “oh, they’re just happy.”

Later, it was translated by someone outside the news outfit and verified by another translator service. The chant had been “into the sea, into the sea, we will drive the Jews into the sea”.

During the Iraq war, that same POS sold herself as a speaker and did the national tour claiming that every time a US service person fired their weapon, an innocent civilian was murdered in cold blood.

She got so damned bad with her twisted shit that she actually got fired by other knee jerk anti-Americans.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 3:51:37 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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