CNN no longer safe for Dems as @AndersonCooper rips #DNC2012’s @DWStweets

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

The Politico sets the stage:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper engaged in a heated exchange Thursday night when Cooper charged that the Florida congresswoman “misquoted” the Los Angeles Times in a letter that the anchor also said misrepresented Mitt Romney’s stance on the Republican Party’s abortion platform plank.

The segment, which has gone viral in the conservative blogosphere, features Cooper, on his CNN show “Anderson Cooper 360,” pointing to a fundraising email Wasserman Schultz signed. He said that a quote she used from the Los Angeles Times in the appeal was taken “completely out of context.”

“The DNC chairwoman calls out Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for saying they don’t entirely agree with that plank,” Cooper said. “And here’s how she backs it up…’But guess what? ‘The Los Angeles Times’ reported yesterday that the platform was, and I quote, ‘written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.’

But Cooper said the quote “was ripped, in fact, out of a sentence,” saying that the real piece read, “Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that were written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.”

“Do you at least acknowledge that the quote that you gave from “The L.A. Times” is completely incorrect?” Cooper asked, after a back-and-forth over Romney’s record on allowing for abortions in certain instances, like rape.

“No, I don’t acknowledge that. I know that is what you’re saying,” Wasserman Schultz shot back. When he started to read the quote, she interrupted, “Anderson, what I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter.”

Watch the full exchange below:


That makes three instances in less than two weeks that a CNN anchor has called out Debbie Wasserman Schultz on outright lies being told by her and her party’s surrogates. While these can hardly be considered a “watershed” moments for our overwhelmingly pro-Obama mainstream media, it should be considered an indication that some left wing journalists are finally starting to realize that if they continue to let demagogues like the DNC Chair flagrantly lie on any given issue, New Media will seize on it and essentially shame reliably liberal news media outlets into having to issue embarrassing corrections.


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11 Responses to “CNN no longer safe for Dems as @AndersonCooper rips #DNC2012’s @DWStweets”


  1. Jay says:

    Man, DWS will never leave her talking points to the amazement of her interviewer. It doesn’t matter how much she is boxed into a corner. Several times we have seen DWS completely trapped and checkmated only to keep fighting. I would not want to play any sort of board game with DWS bc she would never yield even when she has been soundly defeated. It is truly amazing. But the problem is that these battles don’t really matter all that much to the people that decide elections. I guess these kind of verbal battles could make it into ads, that might be the only way it has any sort of effect on the masses.

  2. Phineas says:

    Cooper sometimes shows small signs of journalistic integrity that make me think he’s a candidate for political conversion, liberal to libertarian like John Stossel.

  3. Kate says:

    I agree Phineas…if anyone would leave the herd, I think it would be him as he already is financially secure. I would hope he would appreciate the whole main stream media for what it is (kowtowing to Obama) and scream it from his desk at CNN and then retire!

  4. Great White Rat says:

    DWS will never leave her talking points to the amazement of her interviewer. It doesn’t matter how much she is boxed into a corner.

    It must be in the leftists’ DNA. Jay. Facts don’t matter to them – feelings do, and power. So no matter how unrealistic their position, they regurgitate the same talking points ad nauseum.

  5. Extirpates says:

    What she said was “Mitt Romney directed the writing of a Constitutional Amendment”.

    Earth to Sergeant Shultz.

    Allowing her to be an “Air Head” without proper medication is a big mistake by Doomacretins.

  6. Drew the Infidel says:

    It has been interesting, but not unpredictable nor refreshing, to hear some of these LSM figures start to shed their ultraliberal, slanted, and putrid journalistic baggage in a half-hearted and belated effort to “come clean.” It is disgusting in that it sounds like the bleatings of a reformed drunk. These are the same starry-eyed infantile celebrity worshippers who regard Obhammud as “the new Messiah”, which only indicates they obviously did not have much use for the “old” one.

  7. Sefton says:

    In her warped mind, according to this discussion, she justifies her position of “proving” Romney to be disingenuous in his stance on abortion by using a disingenuous quote in an email.

    Is lying just a prerequisite now to be a Democrat?

  8. CaMom says:

    There is hope for the country!! I’ve watched this video clip a number of times, just to see Cooper’s reactions to some of the idiotic statements DWS makes – Every time she rolls her eyes, you know she’s telling a lie. I’m very encouraged by the LSM’s waking up to the inaccuracies and outright lies the left is continuously spouting. I think they’re realizing that by them blindly supporting the left, their own credibility is continuously diminished…

  9. Lorica says:

    the appeal was taken “completely out of context.”

    LOL Ohhh Anderson you are so funny. She didn’t take anyone out of context. She changed the news story to fit the lie. DWS is showing some very disturbing psychological problems here. She denies truth even when proven wrong. She won’t let go of the lies she has been told for nothing. This is kindred to when dominated people can’t give up being dominated….battered women who can’t give up the battering husband. She feels useful when she is being controlled. It is disturbing. – Lorica

  10. Lorica says:

    Upon thinking further on this, I also think this display shows the confidence that DWS had that CNN and Anderson are on her side. Never ever did she imagine that they would betray her in such a fashion. – Lorica

  11. LJT says:

    Wow…never thought I’d see Cooper go hammer & tongs against a liberal guest. Phineas, I too see his potential as a Libertarian, especially based on this clip. It also amazes me that this shrill harpie managed to get so far up ANY ladder. I can not imagine what it must be like to work with/for her, although maybe if she got out there even more people would see what a disingenuous person she is…