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George Clooney Arrest Thoroughly Befuddles CNN Anchor (VIDEO)


And now we will interrupt your Friday with this killer lead-in from CNN: “We got something weird happening in Washington, D.C.” News you can use! What is it, confused CNN anchor? “George Clooney is standing in the middle of a group of people.” Woah, that is, like, so weird! GO ON? Let’s see, the police appear to be arresting some people, yeah? “I don’t know if it was because of George Clooney or they’re on private property or if, you know, it’s a security risk or they were protesting too much.” Hm. Let’s go with, “because of George Clooney.” The Descendants was kind of annoying, right? What else can you tell us, CNN? “This must be an embassy. Do we know what this building is? We don’t know what this building is, but I would suspect they were protesting in front of some embassy dealing with Sudan.” Can the chyron that has been sitting on the bottom of the video this whole time confirm this guess?

Sigh.

Now here is some of that fancy “actual information” stuff, from MSNBC:

Actor George Clooney, long a political activist, was arrested and handcuffed outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington for protesting the country’s blockage of food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains area of the country, as well as its treatment of its people.

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Clooney’s father, journalist Nick Clooney, 78, was with him and was also arrested, as were Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.). The group was handcuffed with plastic handcuffs and were taken away by police.
Speaking before the large crowd that gathered to watch the protest, Clooney said “we need immediate humanitarian aid into Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.”

He went on to say that the group wanted “the (Sudanese) government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them, and stop starving them.”

Sounds reasonable, which probably means the police are waterboarding George Clooney with pepper spray up the nose in a secret torture chamber right this minute. [CNN via TPMTV/ MSBNC]

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82 comments

  1. x111e7thst

    Obviously we need to bomb Iran. Thank you George for your courage in making that clear.

  2. Hera Sent Me

    CNN would report the start of World War III by saying, "Unusual mushroom-shaped clouds have been seen over a number of American cities. Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider is in our studio to discuss possible causes."

    1. actor212

      "Well, Rick, it all began with a blinding flash and a loud boom, so I'm predicting thunderstorms for the entire nation. Better button up your overcoats, folks!"

    2. Jerri

      Then they'd put her in some kind of virtual reality hologram to report on what it might be like inside the cloud.

    3. Antispandex

      "Several people have reported some nasty burns, so don't you forget your sun screen today!"

    1. fuflans

      hahahaha they get dennis miller and victoria jackson.

      we get clooney.

      really, if there were no other reason to be a libtard….

  3. OneYieldRegular

    Good to see that a trusted news organization like CNN is right on top of the story, since I read this morning at 5:30 a.m. right here on the Internets that George Clooney would be joining a protest today in front of the Sudanese embassy.

    1. CivicHoliday

      It's news to CNN when CNN is confused. Oh, and BTW your avatar and my avatar should escape from the zoo and flick off some Australian tourists sometime.

  4. NorthStarSpanx

    Oh come on, we all know the real hero on Sudan is Sarah Palin. One of her many liberties during her VP 'debate' was to highlight her divestment of State funds against those atrocious war mongers. . .what? Wait.

    "When I and others in the legislature found out that we had some millions of dollars [of Permanent Fund investments] in Sudan, we called for divestment through legislation of those dollars," Palin said.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5948944&am

    1. fuflans

      wow i didn't remember that.

      is there anything grifter hasn't tainted / twisted / lied about?

      i mean really?

  5. SorosBot

    Fox probably opened with "George Clooney, the liberal star of The Facts of Life and Batman and Robin…"

    1. Extemporanus

      I hear ya, Stretch — mine's 37", and both my knees and my back hate my fucking guts.

      Fortunately, I'm really good at doing handstands…

  6. Gleem McShineys

    There seems to be this window, like any other window on my computer, but this one has some kind words in it, with a few pictures. There is a cat on the side near the words, and some disembodied women's glasses up near the top? Here is a box. We will report the information as it comes in, right here in this text box. Stay tuned.

  7. neiltheblaze

    I have to say, it must be kind of cool to get busted protesting an embassy with your Dad.

    1. DetectiveGrey

      In the very least, you won't get in trouble with your parents. Well, you will be getting in trouble *with* your parents, but you get the idea.

    2. finallyhappy

      We didn't get arrested(because I don't want to) but my daughter and I have protested together- living in DC gives you a wide range of options- the war, contraceptive rights, any number of evil dictatorships- the choices are limitless.

  8. Doktor StrangeZoom

    George Clooney objects to obscene human rights violations against women.

    Rush Limbaugh obscenely objects to contraception used by women.

    I think I know who wins this comparison.

  9. Chillatte

    "Sounds reasonable, which probably means the police are waterboarding George Clooney with pepper spray up the nose in a secret torture chamber right this minute."

    I'm sure that Syriana training will come in handy.

  10. ManchuCandidate

    To be fair, there's a lot that CNN is confused about… like facts, crazy shit as opinion, that Ewick Ewick's son has a face for TV and mind like a steel trap and why people laugh when someone yells at John King "Help me Obi-wan, you're our only hope."

  11. Goonemeritus

    Good for George It’s nice to see this kind of activism making a comeback. I plan to celebrate my retirement one day by getting arrested on regular basis.

    1. finallyhappy

      Hey, are you me? i thought i would get arrested after retiring(because getting arrested even for civil disobedience where I worked could have gotten me fired) but I have not done so(retired- not been arrested). I still protest but my husband asks that I please not get arrested as I would not like even a short time in DC jail.

  12. MissTaken

    Hey Rush! I bet Clooney has never needed to buy expensive dinners and diamonds to get laid.

    1. Native_of_SL_UT

      Also, I'm pretty sure Mrs. SL_UT would clean out our savings account to buy diamonds and fancy dinners for one night with George.

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      By being Queen Gertrude.

      (EDIT:

      Prince Hamlet thought Uncle a traitor
      For having it off with his Mater.
      Revenge Dad or not?
      That's the gist of the plot.
      And he does, nine soliloquies later
      )

  13. jjdaddyo

    I am looking forward to him recreating the prison visit scene from Midnight Express with Stacy Keibler.

  14. SockBunny

    I've tried and I've tried but it's impossible not to succumb to Clooney-love. Eff you to hell, you frighteningly handsome, righteous babe of a man.

  15. Veritas78

    I listened to his Senate testimony on the Sudan. He should be on the other side of that big wooden thingy, asking the questions, and I suspect that soon, he will be.

    We could do a lot worse. Imagine a colloquy between him and say, Inhofe?

    For one thing, only one of them would be drunk. And only one would be hot.

  16. SeanMEnright

    "This guy" is the president of the NAACP, you fucktard. This is shoddy even for the clowns at CNN. This country sucks.

  17. Wonderthing

    If you look closely you can see that the plastic handcuffs were really loosely put on him. So he could sign autographs and shit.

  18. snoopyfan2010

    Well if you can get their own people to force them off of the land, why bother with imperialism?

  19. ttommyunger

    My 75 year-old sister gets moist at the sound of his fucking name….His and Frank Sinatra's.

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