#occupycnn

#OWS Protesters Drown Out Idiot CNN Anchor In Las Vegas (VIDEO)

We missed this part of CNN’s debate foreplay in Las Vegas last night while we were down in Zuccotti Park, but here is a fun video of CNN’s protester-mocking anchor Erin “Seriously” Burnett making tortured faces and struggling to concentrate as a band of heroic Occupy Las Vegas protesters cripple the audio feed with their loud chanting behind her. Really, it’s just as well for ratings — Americans do not really seem to like Erin Burnett all that much, but they sure do like the Occupy Wall Street movement, by a wide margin!

From the National Journal:

A new survey shows that Americans overwhelmingly support the self-styled Occupy Wall Street protests that not only have disrupted life in Lower Manhattan but also in Washington and cities and towns across the U.S. and in other nations. Some 59 percent of adults either completely agree or mostly agree with the protesters, while 31 percent mostly disagree or completely disagree; 10 percent of those surveyed didn’t know or refused to answer.

What’s more, many people are paying attention to the rallies. Almost two-thirds of respondents—65 percent—said they’ve heard “a lot” or “some” about the rallies, while 35 percent have said they’ve heard or seen “not too much” or “nothing at all” about the demonstrations.

Suck it, Erin Burnett. [YouTube via Weigel]

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205 comments

    1. SorosBot

      Sure they cover other stories; for example I see CNN.com's top story right now is "Lindsay Lohan's probation revoked". So they cover the important news.

      1. Jukesgrrl

        So she skipped her bosses and went straight to her boss's bosses. Hmmm. Now THAT'S a career plan.

  1. WhatTheHeck

    Those percentages add up to 100%. Whatthefuck.
    Can’t trust any poll which has the math right.
    Ask Fox News and CNN News.

  2. SorosBot

    So defending the interests of the overclass over those of the commoners can make the masses turn against you? What a surprise!

  3. Bots Meat Commission

    This is the politics nerd version of when Greatest Living American Lee Corso picks against the home team on College Gameday.

  4. Indiepalin

    CNN, NY Times, NPR, etc. were ignoring this story entirely up until a couple of weeks ago. It was sites like Breitbart, RedState and Foxnews that devoted an inordinate amount of coverage to Occupy Wall St, criticizing those media outlets that ignored it. Now that it is being covered by all media, the right is criticizing the so-called mainstream media for playing up the story. Fact is, the tea party republicans are jealous that THEY haven't got the kind of attention that Occupy Wall. St is now getting

    1. Michele_Blachmann

      They haven't? Up to the end of September, the media were covering a whole 40 people showing up for Sen. Jim DeMented's speech in the Capitol as a "Washington Tea Party Rally." They flat-out ignored #ows until they couldn't any more.

  5. Pragmatist2

    "Idiot CNN announcer" is both redundant and an oxymoron. Big day for the English majors on your staff.

  6. edgydrifter

    She's your buddy's bitchy older sister who acted like hot shit because her boyfriend drove a Camaro. Right now she thinks her wit and acumen are the source of her success. Someday, when her face isn't quite right for those HD cameras anymore, she's going to crash hard. Hey, what do you know? My day just got a little happier!

      1. Michele_Blachmann

        Nah. She's the kind that looks OK in a suit but when you get her into bed she throws hissy fits and cries and totally kills the mood. Or she has three screaming orgasms in a row, bursts into tears, and passes out. Leaving you to finish the job by hand.

        A week later she calls and begins stalking you.

        1. mayor_quimby

          I had a squirter once that did something like that out of embarrassment. Little did she know that I gave myself the biggest fucking high-five whenever she went to the bathroom to clean up. It was cool, but did cost me a mattress. Totally worth it!

    1. Chet Kincaid

      Wasn't there a big "I'm younger and prettier!" bitch-fight between her and Maria Bartiromo a couple of years ago?

      TV is a harsh Sugar Daddy — just ask Jane Pauley, tossed off "Today" on her ear when she was still "attractive" because Gumbel was bored of her face.

  7. SoBeach

    CNN needs to do another cheap shot piece mocking the protesters. Then the chanting hippies will show CNN proper respect and stop interrupting..

    1. LettucePrey

      Really? She has the face of a sewer rat and the IQ of one of the Foxtrots. In the dark and with duct tape over her mouth, maybe.

      1. CliveWarren

        I'd like to spring her mousetrap and make her fox trot… In the sewer… If that means anything…

      1. CliveWarren

        If I know what it means, and I'm pretty sure I don't, it's so dirty it will make your wolf blister…

  8. Antispandex

    Did the reporter yell out, "Cut it out, you fucking hippies, I'm trying to read"? Because that would be AWESOME! My dad used to claim that if you held a TV reporter's ear up to your ear, you could hear the ocean. I haven't the guts to try.

    1. glamourdammerung

      My dad used to claim that if you held a TV reporter's ear up to your ear, you could hear the ocean

      You might get crabs. If you are lucky.

      1. Michele_Blachmann

        Well, the thing about holding it up to your ear kinda implies you have to cut it off the TV reporter first, don't it? Yech, crunchy cartilage cutting.

        1. Biel_ze_Bubba

          I'm pretty sure you're supposed to keep the big hollow part attached, if you want to hear the ocean sounds.

  9. Blueb4sunrise

    At the beginning when she says there are some protesting immigration and gay rights does she mean……….ah fuck, it, never mind……….

    edited for extra commas.

  10. Serolf_Divad

    Honestly, can you think of anyone at CNN who doesn't deserve loud shouts of scorn & mockery?*

    *Fareed Zacharia doesn't count as he was hired through an affirmative action program designed to promote the hiring by TV news networks of people who aren't shallow, self-absorbed, morons.

    1. user-of-owls

      *Sigh* Yes, alas: Don Lemon.

      Now what in the name of hezbollah an intelligent gay African-American is doing there is a much more difficult question to answer.

      1. Negropolis

        I lost a little respect for Don Lemon's coverage of OWS. He's another one of those that makes faces on the camera about not "getting" the movement. This kind of faux ignorance of the desires of movement is really starting to bother me. This thing has been going on for over a month and they are still smuggly feigning ignorance.

        It'd be like coming across someone chocking in front of a restaurant, and asking him for ten minutes if he or she is chocking.

  11. Mort_Sinclair

    She chokes as she says, looking away from the camera and down on the unwashed masses, "And, uh…….it's nice to see all the different things they're talking about here." And don't you just love the body language, hands planted on her thighs like a mother who's had just about enough out of her insolent toddler who just smeared shit on the walls.

    What a bitch.

  12. hagajim

    Nice to see how clueless CNN and most of the rest of the media are to the Occupados. Shit they're still trying to figure out what they want….when all they need to do is look at their asses…that's what they want – a piece of your ass (and I don't mean that sexually Erin).

  13. Allmighty_Manos

    The only difference between female anchors on CNBC and Fox News is that the former requires you to be brunette in order to fool viewers into thinking they know something about politics or economics.

    1. DahBoner

      The mono tone is an improvement over the old Constipated Wolf, that sounds like he's trying to shit out drywall and paste.

      Maybe he's getting more fiber in his diet?

  14. Ayn Rand Paul Tard

    Sure, it's true the banks got bailed out and Americans got sold out, but until OWS addresses the real problems in this country–namely the Obama-socialist takeover, government seizure of our guns (IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, SHEEPLE), Mexican drug gang wars on the streets of the southwest and abortion as the only means of birth control for entitlement queens–they'll remain a hopelessly out of touch fad.

    1. Michele_Blachmann

      Here's what's truly scary: Something very similar to what you just said is being recited on Web sites across this nation, as the paid trolls roll out in force to blacken #ows and defend their paymasters. And when you point out the flaws in their claims, like say, for instance, the fact that the President has had nearly four years to seize their fucking guns and has not only NOT done so, but shown no inclination whatsoever to proceed down that path, they actually argue that the fact that he HASN'T done it yet is somehow proof that he will.

      1. Ayn Rand Paul Tard

        It's maddening the energy that's spent chasing after fictitious issues and strawmen when there is common ground that opposing sides could agree need to be deal with (such as issues OWS addresses). You cannot win with these oppositional-contrarians. In the meantime we're heading to hell in a runaway basket while fighting over who gets the best seats.

        1. Biel_ze_Bubba

          I thought we were aguing over which road to take, while nobody's working to put the wheels back on the bus.

  15. SayItWithWookies

    "Please pay no attention to the fervent cries of the downtrodden — that rabble is merely here to interrupt our attempt to analyze the Republican candidates as though their tortured and harebrained positions on the issues were within reason. Wow, they're getting loud aren't they? Let's go up to the North Tower where we can safely toss pennies down on them."

  16. WhatTheHeck

    I just had an idea. CNN could help their ratings if OWS ‘occupied’ CNN.
    But the danger in that would be the occupying protesters would be more intelligent than the reporters. So maybe not a good idea… for CNN.

    1. Negropolis

      Wait, what's his about Seth Meyers and Burnett?

      BTW, good piece, though, I disagree with him about Spitzer, but that's a sideshow.

  17. SheriffRoscoe

    When the news buffoons decide to use your demonstration as a backdrop to their inane, bullshit teevee program, the least you could do is protest with your "indoor voice." Rude.

  18. johnnyzhivago

    You know something is seriously fucked up on Wall Street when Apple announces revenues of $108 billion (up from $67 billion last year) and the Street disses it as "not up to expectations".

    1. GunToting[Redacted]

      Well, they did miss Wall Street Estimates, so it's totally fair for Wall Street to punish Apple. Fuck, it's not like Apple actually makes and sells shit. We are so doomed.

      1. Biel_ze_Bubba

        Great. We'll all have to pay more for iThings, because Wall Street wants more.
        Is this system fucked up, or what?

          1. not that Dewey

            You know, an "I'd hit that" comment is an "I'd hit that" comment. How many more do you need to see?

    1. ProgressiveInga

      Hey, upstream I said I'd hit it. But I'm a girl, so maybe that doesn't cunt, I mean count.

      1. V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

        I searched for "hit that" before commenting but didn't expand all the threads. Very bad behavior, I realize. On the next post I'm going to make the first comment, as follows: "I'm first!"

        1. Biel_ze_Bubba

          I think 'dumb'. And hitting on dumb does not appeal. (Yeah, I know … I'm old. I do remember when hitting on dumb didn't bother me in the least.)

      1. V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

        Ha ha! You'll be sorry when I disappear like Barb. As atonement, I've upfisted everyone who called me out.

        1. SorosBot

          She's just on vacation, turned up on the debate thread last not talking about flashing her breasts to a Las Vegas crowd.

        2. Barb

          Are you bitches trying to put my picture on the side of a milk carton? Cool the Amber Alert. I'm home

    2. Michele_Blachmann

      Several people have! Of course, they're offering to do it with various hard, heavy things, and I don't mean dicks, so, you know.

  19. ProgressiveInga

    They're not protesting Wall Street policies, they're shouting, "Bring back Sanchez!" and "We Want Campbell Brown!"

    Seriously!?!

  20. Callyson

    Looking at Washington and the ability of lawmakers to do anything about an economy beset by high unemployment, more than half of adults said the main reason that unemployment has remained high is that “there have been good ideas, but fighting between Democrats and Republicans has blocked needed government action.”
    Close, but needs a fix:
    “there have been good ideas, but obstruction by a few lame – ass Blue Dog Democrats and just about all of the Party of No Republicans has blocked needed government action.”
    /done

  21. DahBoner

    Want to hear a guy with a walrus mustache and a bow-tie whine in a low-key tone of voice about how the Occupy Wall Street protestors don't support the troops?

    First person that makes a "Support American Jobs" magnetic ribbon with flag colors and a picture of our Black President and slaps it on his car, gets $100 from me….

    1. DahBoner

      I was trying to paste the html showing a custom magnetic ribbon saying SUPPORT THE AMERICAN JOBS, but couldn't get it to work…

  22. MissTaken

    Was in San Diego a couple of weeks ago and did the tour of the USS Midway aircraft carrier. They had a mockup of what the war room on-board looked like during the first Gulf War and there was a tv playing CNN's coverage from Baghdad that first night with Peter Arnett, Bernard Shaw, and John Holliman. I had completely forgotten that CNN was relevant and pretty fucking badass back in the day.

    1. V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

      That's why it was in a museum.

      They used to have commercials ragging the other networks for "couch chatter." Now that's all they have, plus holograms and little Wolfie in the "Situation Room."

    2. SorosBot

      It's hard to remember that, considering what trash CNN is now; I think it was the race to the bottom against Fox News to chase ratings that did them in. But remember kids, competition is always good because free market!

      Now, the best news available comes from the BBC and Al Jazeera, not Americans.

      1. glamourdammerung

        There is something…Soviet about having to check out foreign news sources to read about what is going on in your own country.

      2. Michele_Blachmann

        Also the best schools … fastest computers … deep-sea oil-exploration equipment … shipbuilding and repair facilities … everything's made somewhere else, now.

    3. SayItWithWookies

      Wolf was actually villified as a traitor for staying in Baghdad to report on the bombing. Months later I watched incredulously as an interviewer asked him if he thought his career would "recover" from the horrible misstep of staying and reporting on news where it was happening. Apparently Wolfie was less shocked than I, and has recovered into some sort of hairy white pudding. A well-compensated hairy white pudding, but a hairy white pudding nonetheless.

        1. SayItWithWookies

          I dunno — Wolf's facial hair is less of a pudding-cup and more of a face-down-in-the-white-iron-filings mess. But at least they share similar grooming habits — or so I hear.

          1. SayItWithWookies

            What I meant was that Wolf's approach to grooming his beard is similar to Christine's approach to her own personal grooming — very laissez-faire. As usual, when I censored the filthiest thing that popped into my head, then cast about for something a bit tamer I just ended up in a complete muddle. Won't happen again.

          2. Michele_Blachmann

            Wookies, Wookies, I was merely wielding teh Snark! Besides, this is the Wonketz. You're not *allowed* to leave out the filthy stuff, it's what we all come here for.

            Poor little Pristine! She tried to play in the big leagues, and now she's fallen right off the map! I wonder where she and her bushy pubes are now?

    4. Negropolis

      As much as they've gone down the shitter, CNN still has the best international coverage of the three major networks hands down. It's not even a contest. But, the national and opinion stuff? Yeah, largely garbage.

  23. SheriffRoscoe

    The part I least enjoyed comes at 2:45 where Erin unzips Blitzer's pants and fellates him right there for all to see.

    1. SorosBot

      On the one hand, Erin giving a blowjob = hot; on the other, Blitzer getting a blowjob = ew gross. Mixed reactions here.

    2. V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

      Good try at getting people to look at the whole video. Not gonna do it; wouldn't be prudent.

  24. OneYieldRegular

    Erin Burnett's record so far vis-a-vis OWS is one of the more shameful TV news anchor performances I've ever seen (and to get to the bottom of that heap, you really have to dig a long way down).

    Anyway, what's with that set? Someone needs to let CNN know that OWS isn't the Tournament of Roses Parade.

    1. An_Outhouse

      I kept waiting for a giant turkey to walk by. Then I realized all the turkeys were sitting in the chairs on the set.

  25. Chichikovovich

    My first (and blessedly, so far, only – besides this post) introduction to Ms. Burnett was a web promo that announced, in part: "growing up in a small town, I learned that…you have to take the risk to trust."

    My first thought before hitting "mute" was "Hey, Erin! I was raised in a small town too. Betcha it was even smaller than yours. And one thing I learned was that when anyone says something that is as pompous and stupid as what you just said (to the extent that it is actually meaningful at all) the only proper response is open hoots of derision. You should try it out on the small town folk you left behind and see what I mean.

    1. DahBoner

      She already shouted it out of the window of her private business jet when crossing over Flyover Land and there was no response, so….

    2. Geminisunmars

      Growing up in a large city, I learned that…you have to take the risk to trust. No, that still doesn't make any sense.

    3. SayItWithWookies

      It's so reassuring to hear someone in the news business portray believing everything you hear as some sort of virtue. Then again, Erin, as Ronald Reagan always said that the Russians always said (and they didn't): "Trust, but verify." See, because it's the job of a reporter to make sure that what they're spewing is factual. The more you know…

    4. An_Outhouse

      In the small town I grew up in, when a pompous ass said something stupid, we would drag them out back, beat the living shit out of them, and then drop them off in a nearby small town that was not ours.

  26. valgal2342

    Love the way Erin does a desperation "wrap it up" sign with her hand near the end. It's at the 3:23 mark.

      1. Michele_Blachmann

        As long as they give me good drugs to take away the bad memories, I don't care what they do.

  27. Extemporanus

    In Erin Burnett's defense, her dad is a corporate attorney, her fiancé is a Citigroup executive, she began her career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in their investment banking division working on mergers and acquisitions, was a writer and booker for Lou Dobbs' old show Moneyline, and served as vice president for Citigroup/CitiMedia before speed-fucking CNBC, killing John King, and getting her own show on CNN.

    American Exceptionalism, you guys!

  28. glamourdammerung

    Needs moar pointing out she is a former Goldman Sachs employee married to a Citgroup executive.

    EDIT: oops, it seems like he is just getting the milk for free and not married yet. Maybe that explains her attitude problems.

  29. Pristine_ODummy

    Good god, who IS this babbling shithead? Fuck. I can't even listen to the whole thing. I need a drink.

    Please tell me: does anyone listen to this person? If so, why?

      1. Michele_Blachmann

        Thanks. Holy Jeezus. I can't wait to give her my patented EvilKissOfDeath. Or is it the EvilAssKickingOfDeath? Damn, this is confusing. (takes another toke)

        1. not that Dewey

          IntenseDebate won't let me change my username

          Since when?

          Also, it can take hours for the username change to propagate. Be patient.

          1. Michele_Blachmann

            Here's the problem. I changed the picture and that was fine, but once I changed the username, I couldn't log in. ID kept claiming to have logged me in, but whenever I opened a Wonkette window, ID acted like I was not logged in at all. I'll try again later, unless you happen to know of some quick workaround. I looked through their online doc and their Troubleshooting info without success. However, I note that this *has* happened before, and I can usually make any additional changes within a 24-hour window, just not before.

            And, to make matters worse, they seem to have shut down their customer support hotline till 10/31. Slackers!

          2. not that Dewey

            Have you tried logging in on a different computer? Leave the current one logged in, so we don't lose you. I've noticed that intensedebate and my browser (firefox) don't always play nice.

          3. Michele_Blachmann

            Oh, brilliant, it IS probably a Ff issue, I notice FF is running four processes (containers? plug-in containers), in addition to Ff itself. I'll go dig up the Mac – oh, shit, no, can't do that, it's in use. Oh, well. Good idea to try later. I cleaned out the cache in case the problem is a cookie, or something, but all that did was cause me problems with logging in to everything else. Will try as soon as I can get my hands on the Mac.

            Please tell me you never worked tech support. I hate to think of how that might have scarred your sweet young soul.

          4. not that Dewey

            Never worked tech support; never wanted to. I only do tech support for my mother. Last weekend I got her Roku working with her new DSL modem from 1500 miles away. She thinks it's black magic. I closed my eyes, pictured the scene of my mother holding an ethernet cable in one hand, the phone in the other, staring at the devices, sobbing. Then I imagined what instructions I could give her that might result in her actually performing them correctly, did some deep breathing exercises, et voila!

            Upon seeing her new entertainment center spring to life, her first question was "Have you ever seen Bowling for Columbine? Is it depressing?" Mrs Dewey overheard the exchange and said "it's a Michael Moore movie. About children shooting other children. What do you think?"

          5. Michele_Blachmann

            You're a better man than I am, ntD. If I'd ever had to do tech support for my mother, I'm sure I would've ended up strangling her.

            Mrs. ntD Sr. is a brave woman. I've been meaning to watch that movie for years, but haven't gotten around to it. Anaconda it is truly fucking depressing. I guess this means Mrs. ntD Jr. has also seen it, right, or else how would she know?

          6. not that Dewey

            Yeah, this is my mom, the ER nurse. She can stop someone from dying, but give her a blinking LED on a modem and her sense goes out the window. This is someone who's wanted, more than anything, her whole life, to eventually be a stereotypical Jewish grandmother, and now she's there. A dream fulfilled.

          7. Pristine_ODummy

            She sounds like a lovely woman, the perfect Mom and the perfect Bubbe as well. What's to kvetch, ntD, you lucky devil? A wonderful, loving Mom, a wonderful, loving (only occasionally crazy) wife, and a wonderful loving daughter! Everybody should have such tsuris!

  30. GregComlish

    Wow, there's absolutely nothing on Erin Burnett's wikipedia article about her derisive comments towards OWS. I'm making a note to fix this shit.

  31. Guppy06

    "Some 59 percent of adults either completely agree or mostly agree with the protesters"

    The real headline: Koch message-steering funds mismanaged.

  32. ttommyunger

    Every time I see this clueless little cunt I am reminded of her video clip back in '09 and the contempt written full on her face as she blamed the "greedy homebuyers" for the bad loans they took out and later defaulted on when they couldn't make the inflated payments. And, no; I don't blame her privileged background. Sigourney Weaver and many other were raised in privilege and didn't turn out bad… I can smell the Semen on her breath from here.

  33. Negropolis

    Beore I read any of the responses let me state how much I loathe John Avlon. Smug and fence-straddling bastard is smug.

    BTW, I'm loving that we can be as publically obnoxious as the baggers. Oh, we're too loud, you say? Deal with it. Deal with it and like it.

  34. lloydstool

    Promote EB to the Lohan Death Watch, where her talents will be realized. (Or is it reified? I skipped my final semester @ Brown in '69 so that EB could be Born Free.) Fellating Wolf Blitzer? Redundant!!

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