Soledad O’Brien caught referring to liberal blog during Medicare debate; Update: Comstock responds

After CNN’s Soledad O’Brien was caught referring on-air to Wikipedia to challenge a guest on the definition of critical race theory, supporters descended on Wikipedia to alter the original page to ensure the definition fit O’Brien’s argument. It’s unsure how supporters will alter history tonight after O’Brien was caught on camera referring to a printout from liberal blog Talking Points Memo.

“Just a blogger” Ali A. Akbar captured a screen shot of O’Brien referring to her notes in a fierce debate with Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock over Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan. An enlargement of the shot reveals O’Brien, substituting for Anderson Cooper, reading from “The myth of Paul Ryan the bipartisan leader,” published earlier this evening on

CNN does need to respond. In the meantime, who’s updating O’Brien’s Wikipedia page to add this latest stunt to her on-air résumé? (Update: it seems that deed has already been done. In that case, how long before #StopTweetingSoledad trends again?)

Update: Akbar notes that an enlargement of the screen shows that the printout is not of the TPM blog page, but of an email blast.



From Comstock’s Facebook fan page:

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP: Soledad O’Brien was reading straight from liberal talking points ON AIR during an interview I did last night with her. Of course she didn’t read this op-ed where liberal Senator Ron Wyde (sic) (Dem from Oregon) defended the Ryan-Wyden Medicare plan — he actually called it the WYDEN-RYAN plan! Read about it here:

  • Booker T.

    There you have it folks. More evidence for what we know already. Not to worry. Their ratings are crashing down as we speak.

  • Ginger Cleary
    • Brian Bennett

      Might want to look at that, it’s been UN fixed already.

      • Dref

        Figures, this is why Wikipedia is useless on non pop-culture subjects.

        • Severe Conservative

          And on everything else.

  • $29520529

    WTFudge! Get her off the air now!

  • rrpjr

    She’s a “limbo.” That’s a Leftist bimbo.

  • weRbroke

    Like we didn’t already KNOW they get their “notes” from TPM or MediaMatters…

  • David Gottschalk

    I personally updated the page on wikipedia, with simple facts, links and references, and it was removed within 5 minutes. Just FYI.

  • Norbit Peters

    COLLUSION MEDIA Operative Soledad O’Brien was caught with a liberal blog, because that’s all she reads!

    (Please use the “COLLUSION MEDIA” term whenever called for as a curt and convenient means of indicting the Mainstream’s credibility.)

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      I prefer “Collaborationist Media” myself.

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  • Paul J. Citro

    Typical left wing lib. This is why CNN’s ratings are dropping like a lead balloon.

  • Norbit Peters

    Over at MSNBC, it’s getting to the point where they’re so apoplectic
    about “their guy” losing, they’re now spinning stories out of pure,
    visceral HATE!

    It’s so bad that conservatives are calling for KEITH OLBERMANN’s return, just to bring some objectivity to that station!

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  • Lucid_American

    It’s time to hammer her and CNN again. Just like last time she got stuffed on National TV using inaccurate information. She is part off the problem at CNN. That network is infected with liberals and progressives…it’s time to clean house and hire real journalists that will do hard reporting without opinion or bias!!!

    • Maria

      Maybe people should just start watching FOX News instead. 😛

  • Jeffrey Harbin

    Actually, I see some logic behind Soledad’s actions here.
    1. Everyone likes reading the blogs.
    2. If I read from the blogs, everyone will like me too.

  • @jimijammer59

    And my liberal sister calls CNN Fox lite……there not doing something right.

  • sb36695

    If she only had a brain…

  • dunst43

    The TPM incident is now back on Wikipedia and I have a screen shot. Let’s see how long before they take it down.

  • righthook38

    Wow. This woman has embarrassed herself one too many times. How she still has a job is beyond me….

  • rinodino

    Like fox doesn’t have hot air and breibart on speed dial OMG stop being wussies righties

    • Maria

      They have people on both sides of the spectrum. Watch FOX News sometimes and you’ll see.

  • Pinky Escada

    Soledad O’Brien is as annoying as Katie Couric. She’s also a hack.

    • Justine00

      OT, but what does “Soledad” mean except a prison? Some name.

  • Wag_a_muffin

    I’m still looking for her to interview someone with an OBAMA bumper sticker on her head. (Thank you Sununu.)

  • $8203344

    So what is this the 3rd time she’s been busted ?


    Soledad O’Brien & her research during the interview, aptly labeled ‘Talking Head’
    MSNBC wouldn’t hire her as they already have Chris Matthews as their resident twerp!

  • RealityBitesBack

    Forget about the fact that she is not exactly a neutral “journalist”. CNN should be more concerned that one of their media darlings does nothing more to prepare for a prime-time interview than print & read from an article.

    Soledad is a product of the teleprompter media… which has produced a teleprompter President. Both Harvard graduates…

    • Maria

      Well we assume Barry graduated from Harvard. We don’t know for sure.

  • Marty Luther

    @Soledad_OBrien and I tweeted back and forth after I caught her giving props to a radical Lib. I have the screenshots. …Where’s my twitchy page…lol. Oh, and @Soledad_OBrien then blocked me.

  • Craig Conrad

    Of course from email:
    She is not just a blogger who does research like Michelle Malkin, she’s an overpaid journalist getting talking points from her sources!

  • Maria

    I’m pretty sure she’s not the only anchor/reporter from CNN who uses their own E-mail, Wikipedia, or some other bogus and biased source as a supposed “factual” source. Libbies are not only biased, but extremely lazy.

    • CoastalMaineBird

      Maybe she’s the only one to actually print it out and show it on camera.

      • Maria

        My thoughts exactly. lol

  • Thomas Weaver

    Unfair and unbalanced as only Soledad and CNN can do it. You would think someone at CNN would equate this to their current ratings…

  • stillinthe60s

    What’s really hilarious about this, is the fact her leftist cheat sheet couldn’t make this dim bulb appear any brighter.