Hero of the Week Award: August 17, Soledad O’Brien

17 Aug

Hero of the Week

I must confess that I have never been a fan of CNN.  I  have always found the network to be biased to the right and in the past six years it has in many ways mimicked Fox (Faux) News.  What a wonderful surprise and delight to see Soledad O’Brien engaged in real journalism and completely prepared with FACTS as she counters the LIES regurgitated by the exceedingly charm free John Sununu.

Sununu predictably offered the Republican talking points about the Ryan budget plan’s impact on Medicare.  The only thing that made his blatant lies bearable was O’Brien quoting directly from Romney.  I’m consistently amazed at how many in the Republican party try to deflect from the truth with the , “look over there, something shiny,” as their voices grower louder in an attempt to bully and intimidate. Sununu is clearly the school yard bully; kudos to O’Brien for standing up to him and holding her ground as a journalist — something exceedingly rare to witness today.

Click here to watch the video of our hero Soledad O’Brien.  Warning: Brace your self while watching the Petulant, Pugnacious Pig, Sununu.

I will conclude with an address to Mr. Sununu: Dear Mr. Sununu, I’m sorry, but there is just no way you can make Romney and Ryan look like anything other than the bigoted, homophobic, misogynist, rich white boys that they are.  You see, most Americans can read and hear and we can read and hear the words coming from Romney’s mouth, even after he tries to take them back — time after time after time after time…

6 Responses to “Hero of the Week Award: August 17, Soledad O’Brien”

  1. Didion August 17, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    Yes! and isn’t he ever the “exceedingly charm free John Sununu”? this video was one of the few things I managed to watch this week and was so surprised, and impressed, by O’Brien — because I like you had mostly written of CNN as a mouthpiece for the beltway.

    You’re fighting the good fight here, Michael!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 17, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      My Dear Didion,
      You make me feel and know I am in good company. Cheers to our O’Brien.

  2. Christine Noble August 17, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Soledad has always been amazing. During the events surrounding Katrina she was one of the few, perhaps the only, main stream journalist calling out the obvious class and race issues surrounding any rescue and clean up efforts.

  3. newsofthetimes August 17, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I love Soledad O’Brien. Whenever she is on the scene, I know there will be something worth substance and worth listening to. Great post!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 17, 2012 at 9:34 am #

      Yes, how fortunate there are at least a handful of actual journalists around, such as O’Brien.

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