#OCCUPYCNN  3:34 pm October 19, 2011

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

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

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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nounverb911 October 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Is CNN still on? Do they cover anything other than missing white babies/girls/women?

kissawookiee October 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Of course they do, silly. Sometimes they co-sponsor GOP debates with the Tea Party.

iburl October 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Don't forget dressing Anderson Cooper up as a Bunny Rabbit.
http://www.aoltv.com/2010/11/18/anderson-cooper-d

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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.

ProgressiveInga October 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

"missing white babies/girls/women". And Michael Jackson….oh, wait….

PoopFilledSquadCar October 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Where's da white babies/girlz/women at?

Lucidamente1 October 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

"Suck it, Erin Burnett." How do you think she got that show?

hagajim October 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

More like, suck it…and swallow!

LettucePrey October 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Her fiancee is a Citigroup executive. 'Nuff said.

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

She's touted as an ex-Citibank VP. Not correct?

LesPaultard October 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Certainly wasn't due to her posture.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

That's the posture that got her there … she just hasn't come out of it yet.

WhatTheHeck October 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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

chascates October 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm

If only the anchor had actually been drowned.

Ayn Rand Paul Tard October 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm

The headline had me until 'out' :(

An_Outhouse October 19, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Worst TV ever. Who watches this shit (besides the reporter's parents)?

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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

RedneckMuslin October 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Not loud enough. Could still hear the Wolfman talking.

Bots Meat Commission October 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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

DerrickWildcat October 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

That's what I was thinking.

Indiepalin October 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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

RedneckMuslin October 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Who?

fuflans October 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Suck it, Erin Burnett

i was thinking: 'suck it teabagging nation'

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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.

Pragmatist2 October 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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

Schmannnity October 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Mark Haines calls bullshit (posthumously).

Monsieur_Grumpe October 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I think it's time to send another care package to those brave Occupiers. Anybody know what are they’re eating? Judging from the video I was thinking raw meat.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Call Liberato's Pizza in NY and get them an Occu-Pie.

edgydrifter October 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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!

ProgressiveInga October 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I'd hit it.

FlownOver October 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

With a Louisville Slugger, maybe.

horsedreamer_1 October 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Belladonna style, also.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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.

user-of-owls October 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

That sounds suspiciously well-informed.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Yeah, well … pretty women (and men) have always been my downfall.

mayor_quimby October 20, 2011 at 9:55 am

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!

Chet Kincaid October 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

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.

SoBeach October 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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

CliveWarren October 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I'd gladly occupy her Wall Street… If you know what that means… Ladies…

LettucePrey October 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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.

CliveWarren October 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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

Tommmcattt October 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Thumbs up for "I.Q. of one of the Foxtrots"

DerrickWildcat October 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I think I know what you mean! Is it a dirty thing?

CliveWarren October 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Oh, very, very naughty. I'd stay away.

Antispandex October 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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.

glamourdammerung October 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

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.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm

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.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:12 am

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

Pristine_ODummy October 20, 2011 at 1:15 am

No use trying to sneak anything past you, Biely.

Blueb4sunrise October 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

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.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:14 am

Yeah, that was a definite "extemporaneous yammer fail".

Serolf_Divad October 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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.

Schmannnity October 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

The cleaning staff.

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm

James Earl Jones?

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I think that map John King plays with is blameless. Stupid, but blameless.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I'm thinking! This could take a while.

mumbly_joe October 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Hitler!

Wait, no. There's at least two reasons that's not right.

user-of-owls October 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

*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.

Negropolis October 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm

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.

DerrickWildcat October 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

She slouches too much to be respected. You just can't trust a sloucher.

DahBoner October 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

And she's probably a Close Talker….

CrunchyKnee October 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm

"News" reader was reading "news."

Mort_Sinclair October 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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.

Soylent Green October 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Wish I got off work early, now. So proud of you OLasVegas!!!

hagajim October 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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).

Allmighty_Manos October 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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.

johnnyzhivago October 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I wonder if Piers Morgan has hacked into her iPhone yet?

Limeylizzie October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Is that a euphemism?

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:16 am

He wants to get his hands on her apps.

ifthethunderdontgetya October 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Another proud moment for the Cheney News Network.
~

DahBoner October 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

The Cheney News Network bought out the Clinton News Network?

Hard to keep up…

Ayn Rand Paul Tard October 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

After Clinton it became Christian News Network which was shortened to Xe News and now it's Cheney News Network. Where you been, Boner?

ProudLibunatic October 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Keep workin' that monotone, Wolf!

DahBoner October 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

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?

Ayn Rand Paul Tard October 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

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.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

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.

Ayn Rand Paul Tard October 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:19 am

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

paris biltong October 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

OWS / Michael Moore 2012

RadioOcupados October 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

CNNt

(w/ apologies to El Pinche.)

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

"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."

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Brilliant, Wook.

WhatTheHeck October 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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.

LettucePrey October 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

You mean Erin Burnett took time from reading that cease-and-desist letter from Seth Myers and SNL?

Also, this.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Thank you. That was very informative.

Negropolis October 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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

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

SheriffRoscoe October 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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.

johnnyzhivago October 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

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".

GunToting[Redacted] October 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

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.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:24 am

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

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

We've gotten this far and no one's said, "I'd hit that"? What are we, growing up? Of course there could be consequences.

johnnyzhivago October 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

That looks like my wife this morning when she found out I threw out the baked brussels sprouts she left in the refrigerator.

Extemporanus October 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Dude, I'm really beginning to worry about you.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Gah!

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Why am I thinking of Ronald Reagan all of a sudden?

Extemporanus October 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

There you go again…

Geminisunmars October 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I don't remember.

not that Dewey October 19, 2011 at 5:55 pm

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

PoopFilledSquadCar October 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm

You missed it. Well, kinda.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Gah again!

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Sometimes I think I see the same thing twice. Well four times really.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:26 am

That usually means I put my contacts in the wrong eyes again.

weejee October 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Are you going gaga, laddie?

ProgressiveInga October 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

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!"

Extemporanus October 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

#OCCUPYINTENSEDEBATE

MissTaken October 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Are you sure you don't mean cunt? Because when I think Erin Burnett, I think cunt.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:32 am

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.)

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

By the way, why hasn't Wonkette said anything about the Ohio exotic wild animal rampage?

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

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

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

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

Geminisunmars October 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

What happens in Vegas turns up on Wonkette. Can't wait for fleshed-out story.

Barb October 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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

AJWjr. October 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Good form, leaving Las Vegas a day early.

finallyhappy October 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Was there a GOP debate in Ohio?

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

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.

ProgressiveInga October 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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

Seriously!?!

Callyson October 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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

fuflans October 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

what you said.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 20, 2011 at 1:33 am

"Just about" all?

DahBoner October 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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….

Blueb4sunrise October 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

That was …………….odd.

natoslug October 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Teddy Roosevelt really let himself go . . .

PoopFilledSquadCar October 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

How do I reply to nothing?

**Updated**: Oh.

DahBoner October 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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

MissTaken October 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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."

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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.

glamourdammerung October 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

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

MissTaken October 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm

True dat. BBC and Al Jazeera are the only news links I got my fancy pants Flipboard.

finallyhappy October 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I like watching the France 24 channel

Nothingisamiss October 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

elitist.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm

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

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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.

MissTaken October 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

WAIT? Is he where Xtine's pudding-cup beard fetish came from?

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

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.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

What, both Wolfie and Pudd'nCup groom their beards with Xtine's pubes, or what?

AJWjr. October 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm

This must be why everyone was yelling about turning off the magnets last night.

Negropolis October 19, 2011 at 11:49 pm

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.

SheriffRoscoe October 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

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

MissTaken October 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Blitzer didn't enjoy it, either.

SorosBot October 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm

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

Geminisunmars October 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm

And at 2:55 zips him back up.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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

fuflans October 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

wtf cnn?

you're a tv station. don't you know about sound proofing?

Blueb4sunrise October 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

or those fancy schmancy directional mics like Howard Dean had……

LiveToServeYa October 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Which of these people is a hollowgram? Oh, yeah, all of them, Katie.

fuflans October 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

i don't know who erin burnett is but i won't listen to her either.

OneYieldRegular October 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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.

An_Outhouse October 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I shall take it upon myself to so inform them.

Chichikovovich October 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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.

DahBoner October 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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

Geminisunmars October 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

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.

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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…

An_Outhouse October 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

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.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm

It's one way of keeping the collective IQ high …

BarackMyWorld October 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Gawdamn librul medea.

iburl October 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm
valgal2342 October 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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

prommie October 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

The only hope left for human society is PATRIO- PSYCHOTIC ANARCHO-MATERIALISM

SheriffRoscoe October 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I'm hoping for benevolent aliens. The kind who'll buy you dinner before probing you.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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

Extemporanus October 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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!

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm

What was that small town she grew up in? Darien, Connecticut?

user-of-owls October 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I worked with people just like her all the time back in the grey iron foundry.

ShaveTheWhales October 21, 2011 at 2:28 am

This is a defense?

glamourdammerung October 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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.

El Pinche October 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Erin Burnett can barely contain that corporate semen almost dripping down her chin.

EdFlintstone October 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I would call her a corporate whore but I believe Maria Bartiromo has that trademarked.

Negropolis October 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Money Honey (Badger) Libel!

Nostrildamus October 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Verbal Rorschach for Erin Burnett starts now:

Beetagger October 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I like it when she sticks her chest "out front."

Pristine_ODummy October 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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?

not that Dewey October 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Now is your chance. This is who you should be. Take her down!

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

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)

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Well, I got her pic, but IntenseDebate won't let me change my username. GodDAMNit.

not that Dewey October 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm

IntenseDebate won't let me change my username

Since when?

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

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

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!

An_Outhouse October 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Erin,
That red dress makes you look like a slut.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

What do you mean, "look like"?

GregComlish October 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

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.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Do eet.

Neoyorquino October 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Very proud of my adopted city . . . and it will just keep coming: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/oct/19/occup

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Hey, thanks for the linky, me too, I'm proud a alla y'all! Quick work, #Occupy!

Guppy06 October 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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

The real headline: Koch message-steering funds mismanaged.

rocktonsam October 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I liked her better when she was probably flirting with Mika on Msnbc.
HAWT

Chet Kincaid October 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm

You didn't see the Erin-Mika "bubblebath" incident on Morning Joe?

HA, made you youtube!!

ttommyunger October 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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.

Negropolis October 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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.

Negropolis October 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Occupy CNN!

All your attentions are belong to us! Bwahahahahah!!!!!11!!

stew1 October 20, 2011 at 4:13 am

They should just give Anderson an extra hour, in Speedos, techno playing in the background.

lloydstool October 20, 2011 at 11:09 am

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!!

jus_wonderin October 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war…a Milkbone.

AJWjr. October 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Or whatever farm animals of war, Lana!

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm

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?

not that Dewey October 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

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.

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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.

not that Dewey October 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

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?"

Michele_Blachmann October 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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?

not that Dewey October 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

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.

Pristine_ODummy October 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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!

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