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CNN viewers stunned as Kathy Griffin tries
to perform oral sex on Anderson Cooper
live on New Year´s Eve broadcast

Daily Mail (UK), by Rachel Quigley

Original Article

Posted By:FlyRight, 1/1/2013 3:12:22 PM

For six years she has been shocking audiences across America as they prepare to ring in the new year. But this year, Kathy Griffin really surpassed herself during CNN´s live New Year´s Eve broadcast when she simulated oral sex on co-host Anderson Cooper as well as making jokes about his ´sack´.Even when Cooper had to take a minute from the upbeat, lighthearted show for some serious news on the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, Griffin told him it should be called ´the fisting cliff´.Viewers continued to be shocked and appalled

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/1/2013 3:17:46 PM     (No. 9093411)

Any celeb who depends on shock value to stay relevant has no talent. Madonna comes to mind. Kathy Griffin belongs in that group as well. Besides her shock schlock is the fact she´s a fave of the gay crowd. I´ve met many decent gay people, though, and I hope they´ve had enough of her.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 1/1/2013 3:19:16 PM     (No. 9093412)

Very poor taste, I must say. But hasn´t she built a whole career out of being obnoxious? That´s probably the closest a woman has ever gotten to his zipper!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 1/1/2013 3:21:31 PM     (No. 9093414)

So . . . I guess this is the new CNN look what with the new year and a new leader . . . great opening act!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southron, 1/1/2013 3:23:01 PM     (No. 9093417)

We mustn´t forget Bill Maher - shock and ridiculing Christianity, morality and decency keeps his show going - but how much longer will these techniques work?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/1/2013 3:25:03 PM     (No. 9093418)

CNN viewers could not possibly have been shocked. Don´t know anyone who would consider them a relevant source for information or news.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NancyD, 1/1/2013 3:25:57 PM     (No. 9093419)

Is anyone really surprised? She is a skanky irrelevant, nasty wanna be celeb. She would do ANYTHING for attention. Too bad there are headlines about her..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/1/2013 3:27:03 PM     (No. 9093421)

The irony of this vulgar CNN show is that the openly gay Anderson Cooper was the first to apply the "tea bagger" homosexual slur to millions of patriotic Americans, but was upset by Griffith´s attempted on-air tea bagging of him.

Perhaps Fox should pair Anderson with Griffith on her new TV show, but as a remake of the Odd Couple.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/1/2013 3:32:26 PM     (No. 9093427)

"Stunned?" Childish viewers of this garbage would complain if they were not treated to such antics. Why else would they watch?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vivi, 1/1/2013 3:33:03 PM     (No. 9093428)

This is C N N.

Don´t watch them anymore ever, so I do appreciate the reports on this stuff and the guy who replaced Larry King. They knew exactly what they were getting when they hired her so I promise you nobody at CNN was stunned. If they were they´re stupid.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 1/1/2013 3:35:00 PM     (No. 9093432)

Anyone who tuned into Cooper/Griffin got exactly what they were wanting. Needless to say, we did not see it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/1/2013 3:35:27 PM     (No. 9093433)

If Cooper was a "real man" he would have her arrested for sexual assault. That is after he knocked her head off. Just an opinion of mine BUT I have never seen a woman "comedian" who is funny. Lots of men "comedians" are not funny either BUT I do remember some funny men. Lucy was not funny either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 1/1/2013 3:37:07 PM     (No. 9093434)

Stuff like this that damages our childrens minds. Makes me wonder how come congress will want to ban guns that kill but wont ban this sort of behavior that kills our childrens minds once they view it mistakingly. No more CNN for me...this takes the cake.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rc1776, 1/1/2013 3:39:24 PM     (No. 9093437)

Gee an´ we thought it was a lesboterian.
Miss acdc kooper must have been surprised.
We know it´s momma would not approve.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/1/2013 3:43:50 PM     (No. 9093440)

Heads sholld roll ant CNN for allowing something like this but of course they won´t.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jackburton, 1/1/2013 3:49:43 PM     (No. 9093447)

This is one ´celebrity´ that I wish wouldn´t get height or distance when...

...jumping the shark.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/1/2013 3:50:05 PM     (No. 9093448)

Why does anyone keep bringing that hag out to do anything? She´s not funny, never has been, depends on insane stunts to get attention.

Her currency in Hollywood? She likes to say vicious, hateful things about members of the Palin family. That´s the only reason she works.

Which just goes to show how sick Hollywood is. And, yes, the news media is Hollywood, too.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/1/2013 3:57:06 PM     (No. 9093452)

Griffin is the female version of Andy Dick. Only someone with psychological problems would do something so stupid. Insulting the entire country, especially with children watching, is never a good idea. Perhaps this is one reason, among many others, as to why CNN`s ratings are `below the belt`.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: horacer, 1/1/2013 4:00:21 PM     (No. 9093457)

She fits in well with how Zucker will try to mold the network. He might even make her an anchor.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/1/2013 4:03:19 PM     (No. 9093461)

This is expected and condoned behavior by liberals and celebs alike!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley, 1/1/2013 4:04:03 PM     (No. 9093462)

I have no idea who either of these people are.
After reading the article, I am grateful for my ignorance.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/1/2013 4:07:53 PM     (No. 9093468)

Anyone who is ´stunned´ by anything on CNN, hasn´t been paying attention since the moment CNN decided that thousands of Iraqis being tortured, raped and murdered, was less important than CNN keeping an office close to Sadamn and Sons. CNN is the face of Ted Turner´s twisted mind and this kind of behavior is normal for them. Sheeple who think they are actually getting unfiltered facts about what is happening in the world, deserve this. The level of media culture has dropped to the point that Griffin is actually considered an ´entertainer,´ by many viewers.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/1/2013 4:10:15 PM     (No. 9093471)

I am so disgusted that this kind of junk is allowed on TV these days. In the old days, they had standards. Okay, so it was a little silly that married couples had to have separate twin beds and couldn´t say the word "pregnant". But I would take those silly standards any day over the "anything goes" mentality we have now. Sickening. It was incrementalism...oh, a little this is okay...a little that is okay... now, anything is okay--no matter how disgusting, crude and repulsive. Oh, but don´t you dare make a cute ethnic joke as you may offend somebody who has no sense of humor!! ugh...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rinohunter, 1/1/2013 4:18:01 PM     (No. 9093478)

I didn´t know that CNN was still around! Anyway these two dolts - what´s his name and what´s her name - are two imbeciles that I´ve never heard of and would like to keep it that way. I´ll move on now.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zzzghy, 1/1/2013 4:21:29 PM     (No. 9093482)

Poor Anderson. This would´ve grossed out most normal straight guys.

I´ll be surprised if this doesn´t send him into some sort of therapy.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lagniappe, 1/1/2013 4:22:59 PM     (No. 9093483)

This Christmas Santa gave me a collection of the old Carol Burnett shows from the 70´s.
What a difference between then and now. There is some double meaning stuff, but nothing that children couldn´t watch. Very funny!


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2013 4:33:16 PM     (No. 9093492)

Well, what in the world did anyone expect? The lewdness, lies and disgusting behavior of just about everyone in front of the cameras at CNN should tell you the kind of audience which watches that view of insanity.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/1/2013 4:36:40 PM     (No. 9093495)

Write Bravo & tell them Kathy is using gays to self promote. They gave her a show last year & I wrote to say I would never watch... then they renewed her for a new season. Her guests are mostly friends & even they are disgusted. In the promo, she spreads her legs like the pig she is.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/1/2013 4:38:44 PM     (No. 9093497)

Kathy Griffin, Piers Morgan, their choices for their ´on air talent´ speak loudly for the brain trust of the corporation.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 1/1/2013 4:42:42 PM     (No. 9093501)

The United States of America, 2013.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: patpgmr, 1/1/2013 4:43:11 PM     (No. 9093502)

Griffin is a pig. On the off chance she´s on a tv program that I am watching, I change the channel.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/1/2013 4:56:28 PM     (No. 9093512)

The idiot that was hosting the show on Fox wasn´t much better.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/1/2013 4:58:08 PM     (No. 9093515)

Thank G-d Obama has mandated free contraception´s! Otherwise this woman might breed!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/1/2013 4:58:09 PM     (No. 9093516)

She just makes her living as scum. Who cares?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/1/2013 4:59:18 PM     (No. 9093519)

Anderson Cooper must go along with it or he would try and stop this sewer sludge from working with him.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Lalo, 1/1/2013 5:02:39 PM     (No. 9093522)

I have nothing but pity for Kathy Griffin and her hapless viewers. But Anderson Cooper´s stock has gone up in my book since I saw him on a list of celebrity Republicans today - even if people will say he isn´t really a Republican. Of course.. they inexplicably listed Bill Maher, too, so - not much of a list, eh? Still, he isn´t nearly as bad as most of his cohorts.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 1/1/2013 5:06:11 PM     (No. 9093525)

the contrast of this New Years broadcast with Guy Lombardo live from the Waldorf couldn´t be more stark

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Dante, 1/1/2013 5:14:27 PM     (No. 9093531)

What a glorious demonstration of talent.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/1/2013 5:14:33 PM     (No. 9093533)

#26, you have a nice Santa. I love Carol Burnett. The other difference is that Carol Burnett was funny. This stuff is just plain gross.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/1/2013 5:16:39 PM     (No. 9093534)

I am surprised that there aren´t more people on Ldot that are totally outraged by this.
CNN has sponsors, I believe there are decency standards set by the FCC.."I´m not surprised" just doesn´t cut it with me. UGH.
Boycott the sponsors!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/1/2013 5:25:02 PM     (No. 9093543)

Filthy Godless liberal morons permeate our entertainment industry, as well as academia and the media...Who do you think voted for that Godless Kenyan foreign exchange student? Who do you think makes up the vast majority of the DemocRAT party? Who do you think are called "progressives" or "liberals"? THEM!

Ask Ted Turner if he´s proud, he´ll probably say yes! Morons! Half of our country needs to burn in hell, seriously burn in hell.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: toodles3956, 1/1/2013 5:32:23 PM     (No. 9093557)

She belongs in a mental hospital. That age group are all nuts!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/1/2013 5:38:41 PM     (No. 9093567)

She has filled the void left by the departure of Sandra Bernhard--and is just as tasteless.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Ivehadit, 1/1/2013 5:43:10 PM     (No. 9093574)

Cheap and skillless form of wit. Definitely not the Highest and Best Self.

Once again, we do not want the world Hollywood/tv seeks to create.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: slab, 1/1/2013 5:57:20 PM     (No. 9093585)

Just another of the myriad reasons I don´t watch television.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/1/2013 6:03:12 PM     (No. 9093597)

Leftists celebrating their power. Welcome to their Socialist Utopia - your world as they would have it to be.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 1/1/2013 6:06:26 PM     (No. 9093600)

Any woman who can´t convince a man to accept that favor is truly pathetic.


Girl´s Hubby


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Reply 47 - Posted by: anonymous, 1/1/2013 6:09:08 PM     (No. 9093602)

I think Kathy Griffin´s popularity is over-hyped by the Daily Mail because the Daily Mail trades in almost the same type of tacky behavior as what she does. Also, how can one take a newspaper seriously if it sells the things it decries?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/1/2013 6:20:08 PM     (No. 9093613)

I grew up watching the Johnny Carson show on New Years Eve. I still miss Johnny.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 1/1/2013 6:20:09 PM     (No. 9093614)

Kathy Griffin, Sean Penn, and Michael Moore will be the ones in the coming genocide to sign the death warrants.

Does anyone not agree that these three have murder and hate in their hearts whereby they would be laughing as they slaughered millions?

They are haters of G-d and murderers, they are of their father.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/1/2013 6:28:32 PM     (No. 9093621)

Obama´s America. Hell, it´s the Democrat Party´s America.

I don´t much care for it.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: reilly, 1/1/2013 6:29:38 PM     (No. 9093623)


That´s Anderson´s sick puppy boyfriend´s job.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/1/2013 6:34:30 PM     (No. 9093631)

If I were Anderson Cooper, I´d sue Griffin for sexual harassment, maybe even assault.

she made him uncomfortable, which I never find to be humorous.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: grampstosix, 1/1/2013 6:53:45 PM     (No. 9093650)

Another example of the death of shame in our culture.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/1/2013 7:02:54 PM     (No. 9093655)

It´s all good. Next time she tries to make a serious statement about anything, the people who disagree with her can reference this broadcast. In other words, she just jumped the shark.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 1/1/2013 7:21:20 PM     (No. 9093663)

It was a cheap stunt by a mind-stunted Comedian.... But she is in good company, as CNN is perpetually on its knees in front of the Democrat Regime of BHO... She was just proclaiming the obvious to the community of presstitutes.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/1/2013 7:22:00 PM     (No. 9093664)

How do we know that Cooper didnt get his job doing the same thing? Just sayin´. It seems to be the coin of the realm. What a really classy bunch of people, these liberal wankers.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: TheGrandWahzoo, 1/1/2013 7:58:10 PM     (No. 9093707)

What´s CNN?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/1/2013 8:05:35 PM     (No. 9093714)

She still has a job? Pathetic.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: dittohead, 1/1/2013 8:16:03 PM     (No. 9093724)

She was the trash that lived with Bristol Palin´s baby daddy for a while. I have CNN and MSNBC blocked on my cable - I don´t even want to flash by them!!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/1/2013 8:54:32 PM     (No. 9093779)

Middle aged slag, she´s 52 and looks every second of it up close. She is soon to be an old slag, nothing more pathetic.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: ufos4, 1/1/2013 8:59:36 PM     (No. 9093783)

Kathy Griffin has zero talent. As such, she tried her make her dollar the only way she could think of. Nothing funny or talented about that her. As for Anderson Cooper, he should ask for an apology or else go get a job in porn. Worthless trash, the lot of them.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/1/2013 9:02:22 PM     (No. 9093785)

Must the news be filled with the escapades of the demented?

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Reply 63 - Posted by: annie xango, 1/1/2013 9:03:11 PM     (No. 9093786)

No one noticed her new face lift????..I would sue the doctor, if I were her...

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/1/2013 9:21:55 PM     (No. 9093821)

When she said bad things about the GOP,I changed channels.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Penney, 1/1/2013 10:46:13 PM     (No. 9093917)

This evidence that the inmates ARE running the media asylum. ...Apparently this country really does need to re-examine the treatment for the mentally ill.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 1/1/2013 10:57:46 PM     (No. 9093924)

Despite my evangelical faith and political affiliation, I´ve always gotten a kick from Ms. Griffith. She has been my guilt pleasure until last night.
Simulating an act of sodomy on a homosexual is tasteless, vulgar and a sin.
I pray for her Godless soul. May she be stoned to death with vagasil rhinestones !

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Reply 67 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/1/2013 11:45:22 PM     (No. 9093976)

Kathy Griffin is a no talent pig, who should reserve her behavior for a pornographic nightclub. Her behavior on national television network was appalling and anyone who has her on their show again deserves to be boycotted.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2013 12:07:56 AM     (No. 9094013)

Does this vulgar woman ever date anyone ?

Everyday we make choices. Too bad more aren´t choosing to turn the TV off.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/2/2013 4:51:29 AM     (No. 9094138)

CNN is dying on the vine so they have to resort to stunts like this to get viewers. Will the FCC fine CNN or will they determine oral sex as okay for viewers.

This country has now sunk below the waters and is now drowning. Thanks libtards. I hate each and every one of you.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/2/2013 9:13:48 AM     (No. 9094425)

I thought she died. Why is this filthy woman allowed on the air?

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Reply 71 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 1/2/2013 9:16:39 AM     (No. 9094432)

you know behind the scenes there´s a lot of high fives because of all the controversy she stirred up. We live in a bizarro world

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Reply 72 - Posted by: Memphis, 1/2/2013 3:56:21 PM     (No. 9095179)

They should both be fined and fired. And banned from TV forever. Trailer trash.

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Reply 73 - Posted by: Skjulestad, 1/3/2013 1:19:27 PM     (No. 9096673)

CNN home of the ho

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Two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Russian government concealed key information on one of the killers that might have thwarted the attack, a new report charges.Kremlin officials intercepted a phone conversation in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed Islamic jihad with his mother, but they withheld the information from the FBI, according to the U.S. inspector general report that comes as the one-year anniversary of the bombing approaches. Had the FBI been privy to the red-flag phone call, it would have prompted the bureau to take an extensive look at Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times. “Had they known what the

Obama looks to close wage gap while
paying female staffers less than men
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 8:03:08 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men.The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose or ask about their wages, according to reports. His other executive action will require federal contractors to submit data to the government about their employees compensation by sex and race. On Tuesday — the day advocates have labelled “Equal Pay Day” to symbolize the amount of time women have to

Dark markets may be more harmful
than high-frequency trading
Reuters, by John McCrank    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 7:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading. When the average investor, or even

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 8:50:41 AM     Post Reply
It’s good Gov. Cuomo understands New York has a problem with cigarette smuggling. Too bad he has yet to figure out what’s really driving the problem of illegal smokes: our high tobacco taxes.Just days after a key report found New York has the highest percentage of illegal cigarettes of any state, the governor announced the creation of a new “strike force” meant to crack down.Teams from 13 state, local and federal agencies, he said, are joining to stop “the influx of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products into New York” and nab smugglers who “evade the law and rob the state

Obama’s empty boasts
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 7:53:50 AM     Post Reply
After his health-care law surpassed the low-ball enrollment target of 7 million, President Obama staged a Rose Garden rally and zinged doubters: “Armageddon has not arrived.” At least he did not declare: “Mission Accomplished.”The country is years from knowing whether Obama’s overhaul of the health-care system fulfills the promise of delivering universal coverage.While large numbers of Americans have found the program very advantageous, including people who were formerly uninsured, many others have been forced to change plans or change doctors — contrary to Obama’s repeated promises.Obama tacitly admits the unintended consequences every time he waives a deadline or mandate in

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*
Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

No Country For Young Men.
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might

Clinton docs: Lewinsky,
speechwriting and race
Pollitico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/29/2014 3:26:29 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Library took the wraps off another batch of White House documents Friday afternoon, offering new insights into how aides scrambled to address the Monica Lewinsky scandal, how the hot-button issue of race tied the White House staff up in knots and how former President Bill Clinton cast a wide net for advice in advance of his major speeches.The new set of Clinton documents make little mention of then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and so are unlikely to have a major political impact. However, many of the memos were written by or mention aides to Bill Clinton who now hold



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
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Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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