TEA= Taxed Enough Already
Remember Susan Roesgen?: Background:
A tour de force of bias via TV Newser, from her sarcasm to her Fox-bashing to her badgering a guy who’ll be paying off Obama’s monstrous deficits for decades about why he isn’t satisfied with a $400 tax break this year. The title of the clip is “CNN Reporter Roughed Up at Chicago Tea-Party,” which, as you’ll see, is a transparent lie unless you consider the crowd yelling at her to stop cutting off the people she’s interviewing as “rough.” But that’s par for the course for the narrative being organized here: A nasty, violent, ignorant crowd, all doing the bidding of CNN’s sinister competitor. Stay classy, Turnerites.
CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen could barely get through her live shot at the Chicago tea party this afternoon. Over shouts of, “You’re not a reporter,” Roesgen quickly wrapped up an interview with an attendee, then said, “I think you get the general tenor of this. It’s anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.”
A representative from FoundingBloggers confronted the assclown soon thereafter.
A background on Roesgen by a poster at Ace of Spades:
Ah, Susan Roesgen…
I had to work with her a few times when she was still with WDSU in New Orleans. As Slublog has noted in his unearthing of her past, she’s not exactly a paragon of great journalism. She’s a self-important bitch as a colleague, and when even your anchors can’t stand you, it’s often time to think about other work.
Posted by: tmi3rd at April 16, 2009 12:18 PM (8j7GP)
Devin Foley at Intellectual Takeout gives Roesgen a smackdown of his own.
Read the whole thing.
By the way, Roesgen applied for a position at Fox News and was turned down twice.
Oh yeah, and here’s a video compilation of the contrast between Roesgen’s approach to anti-Bush demonstrators and opposed to anti-Obama protesters:
Complete information and updates on Tea Parties at this link: http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/tea-party-tax-protests-held-nationwide/
Well, it looks like CNN has had enough backlash and decided to show her the door:
Breaking: TVNewser has learned CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen’s contract will not be renewed and she will be leaving the network.
Roesgen, you’ll recall, was criticized for her coverage at the tax day tea parties in April, when she said the event she was covering in Chicago was, “anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network Fox.”
……When TVNewser asked whether Roesgen’s comments at the Chicago tea party rally had anything to do with her not being renewed, a CNN spokesperson said, “I can’t comment on personnel matters.”
As one commenter put it:
“Anyone refusing to acknowledge a revolution is brewing America is fundamentally disconnected with reality. Reflecting CNN’s standards of journalism, Susan Roesgen, reporting on a Tea Party event, showed herself to be a heavily biased, argumentative, and condescending reporter who just happened to generate a quarter million angry email responses that obviously got CNN’s undivided attention.
By employing Roesgen in the first place CNN flatly rejected the very essence of this unique American Republic, 300-million of us call home. Failure to grasp why so many are discontent with this government reflects CNN’s utter contempt for its viewers, and guarantees national discontent will only deepen until it boils over. This is one chapter of contemporary American history that CNN and the collective media at large cannot afford trivialize and belittle as nothing more than the antics of a few disgruntled souls from the lunatic right.”
Good riddance, Susan. Maybe you’ll get an offer from the National Enquirer.