Soledad O’Brien claims she’s so special that she’s above bias; mocking, debunking ensues

Oh, honey. Bless your precious, little heart! As Twitchy reported, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien was recently caught using notes, on-air, from liberal blog Talking Points Memo as “research.” This resulted in side-splitting mockery from Twitter users. Bless her heart-y Soledad decided that the way to conquer this was to … utter more mock-worthy nonsense? We aren’t really sure why she chose to give this interview; we’ll wait to hear from Talking Points Memo.

More from The Hollywood Reporter interview:

After spending several minutes excoriating O’Brien for what he called her liberal bias, Limbaugh on Tuesday posted photos on his website of her with a bumper sticker on her forehead touting the Obama-Biden ticket.

“I didn’t hear what he had to say, and it’s sort of irrelevant to what I do,” O’Brien said Wednesday. “People are entitled to do what they want, and I do what I do — which is, as a journalist, focus on the substance of someone’s argument.”

She’s a “real journalist,” people! Of course, by “substance,” she actually means only “things with which she personally agrees.” Twitter users quickly call her on this latest idiocy; how on earth does she lie with a straight face like that? While debunking, hilarious mockery also occurs.

In the interview, Soledad also claimed that she uses conservative blogs, like RedState, as well. Twitter users swiftly debunk that fallacious claim.

And Ace of Spades gets right to the (bless your) heart of the matter.

It’s harder to create false narratives if people know there is an agenda behind them.

Plus, they are Smarter Than You ™, dumb ol’ “unwashed masses.”

Participation ribbon syndrome! Soledad, honey, if everyone is special, then no one is. Sorry to burst your hugely inflated bubble.

Smarter Than You ™ and Better Than You ™. Ah, the delusions created by an Ivory Tower!

That’s a win right there.

A Twitter user offers some advice for those unlucky enough to have to suffer through being “interviewed” by Special Snowflake Soledad:

And another Twitter user sums it up; non-biased? Then why the tears, sad Soledad? Evidently, she can’t really lie with a straight face.

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    What’s pathetic is that she probably really believes she IS “unbiased.”

    • Garth Haycock

      That’s why she’s able to lie with a straight face. She really does believe that she isn’t biased. All progressives believe they aren’t biased. It’s a dysfunctional brain that causes it.

      • TonyMontana3

        Overgeneralizing much?

        • AMSilver

          Nope. Just the right amount.

      • J.N. Ashby

        Just remember, Jerry. It’s not a lie…if YOU believe it.

    • TonyMontana3

      What’s pathetic is how obsessed you are with Soledad O’Brien and how you need to mock her every day.

      • Ritamalik

        She just gives us cause to mock her everyday. It is her own damn fault! She is the gift that keeps on giving! We are not obsessed with Soledad! She is obsessed with carrying water for Obama and we are going to hold her feet to the fire. We are going to make it WAY more difficult for these hacks to bully conservatives and lie and mislead their audience and carry water for Obama and the Democrats. They should know that there is a price to pay if they engage in such dishonest behavior. We are NOT going to make it easy for them. We will stop mocking them and discrediting them when they stop lying and engaging in propaganda. Now you leftists get used to it!

      • lainer51

        cant help it… she makes it soooo easy!

      • Penny Robinson Fan Club

        What’s pathetic is how obsessed you are with Soledad O’Brien and how you need to justify her egregiously biased conduct masquerading as objective journalism every day.

      • SineWaveII

        Scroll the Troll

      • Spooner505333

        Irony alert.

  • Orangeone

    Yeah, and I believe it never snows in the midwest in the winter time.. Who does this idiot think she is pandering to, 2 year olds? Conservatives are intelligent and can see through her lying eyes and mouth. Maybe her fellow gov’t sucking liberals believe her….

  • driveswift

    So you’re response, rather than substantively debating her point in the argument over Medicare, is to post a bunch of tweets by people who clearly don’t like her and think she’s a liberal? Then sum it up by calling her “Special Snowflake” and then repeating more anti-O’Brien tweets? Classy.

    • JeanneDC

      Yea, and liberals never do that, right? They’re the epitome of class on all issues and people who disagree with them. I’m curious as to how many responses you post like this when people like Rosanne spout their nasty tweets. I don’t believe I’ve ever read a conservative wishing cancer on someone for having different beliefs. And as an Independent, I would absolutely call them out on it if I saw it.

    • JeanneDC

      And in all fairness to you, I respect the fact that you made your comment without name-calling or using foul language. Maybe I was wrong to post the first response, you seem to be one who can disagree without the negative vitriol. Have a nice day

    • Ritamalik

      The reason we mock Soledad is because instead of acting like a real journalist and analyzing the raw data herself and coming to a certain opinion based on her independent research she just lifts her talking points off of biased and partisan leftist blogs or just good old “reliable” Wikipedia. You call that journalism? Just because a site calls itself “fill-in-the-blank FACT” it doesn’t mean what ever they say is a “fact”. O’Brien actually presented no “argument” to be “debated” about the medicare issue. She just repeated like a parrot some Obama campaign talking point which she came across in some leftist blog as usual and called it a “proven fact”! End of issue no debate necessary!!!

      When a journalist lifts up arguable and debatable opinions off of a partisan website or straight off of Obama campaign talking points and presents them as indisputable and already settled and so-called “fact-checked” “facts” and attacks the representatives of the other side for disagreeing with them and tries to shut him up and scold him for not surrendering, then she is NOT a journalist, but a partisan hack and deserves all the mockery and insult that comes her way.

      But as to why those Leftist blog’s so-called “facts” were no facts at all I can explain it to you plain and simple since you leftists are generally economically illiterate and very gullible when it comes to budgets and financial data:
      If Obamacare cuts million in the so-called “rate of increase” in Medicare it is absolutely correct to say that it is cutting millions out of Medicare budget and it is in no way misrepresenting the truth to say so. Why? Because that means that the Medicare spending in the future is going to stay the same as it is in the year that Obamacare comes into effect and it is going to remain there. But the actual price of medical care for seniors will go up all the time with the rate of inflation, or even faster than the rate of inflation. The result? Doctors who treat medicare patients will get reimbursed with 2013 prices even if those prices have gone significantly up in the later years. When that happens gradually fewer and fewer doctors will even agree to see medicare patients. That means longer and longer lines, denied care, worse care, etc… That means that the seniors will have “medical coverage” on paper but no actual “medical CARE”! Avoiding this scenario was precisely the reason those rates of increase were put into the medicare budget in the first place! They were not there for the heck of it! They were there to account for the higher prices of medical care that inevitably will come in the future.
      And the worst part is that Obama is not even cutting millions out of medicare to reduce the deficit, but he just does it to cover for a small part of a massive and costly new entitlement program called “Obamacare”! Get it now? The “fact-check” article that O’Brien sited was obviously wrong and economically illiterate and didn’t know that cutting millions in “the rate of increase” in Medicare budget and “cutting millions out of medicare” is a distinction without a difference, and/or the “fact-checker” was a dishonest Obama hack! I hope my lengthy response here has quieted your qualms about O’Brien’s “arguments” not being “substantively debated”!

      • TonyMontana3

        Are you going to criticize right wing “journalists” too for being so biased?

        • Ritamalik

          If they call themselves “objective” “non-partisan” “journalists” and pull similar stuff as Soledad does on regular basis, yes I will! But with the exception of Bill O’Reilly I can think of no one else! People like Sean Hannity or Beck are commentators and openly right of center activists who never denied that they are not “Objective”! They are quite open about their partisanship and I have no problem with that. All we want is that these leftist hacks who call themselves journalists don’t pretend that they are “objective” “centrists”, and be open about their biases and in the interest of full disclosure say “Hey, I think like this and like that, but of course I am a Democrat partisan and my biases are with the Left and my sources are also sources on the Left.” Then we will have no problem with it and can have a dialogue with them. But if they cover their biases with a smug, fairer-than-thou and fake veneer of “objectivity” and try to sell partisan talking points as “objective independent fact -checked journalism” we will not put up with it. Now you better get used to it!

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      The point is her absurd claim to be “unbiased.” That is what is under substantive debate. But keep kicking that strawman, he’s in REALLY bad shape now!

    • vino veritas

      Her fallacious talking points have already been recently debated and resoundingly debunked by Sununu and plenty of political pundits, you just need to pay more attention. This post was to highlight her ridiculous rationalizations and dishonest bloviating. Pay better attention next time.

  • Upstate Conservative

    I think she is unbiased. She presents both the liberal AND the progressive sides.

    • QuadGMoto

      That’s it. We’re done. Can’t top that one.


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  • Botzilla

    I’m not a liberal, I just play one on CNN –Soledad O’Brian

  • rinodino

    Why are you guys crying and whining over freakin Soledad O Brien?? I mean who watches her??? You righties got Fox to throw your people soft ball questions on every show, never seen such cry babies on the right– worrying about Soledad, lol… it’s apparent the only audience she ever gets, is actually the people that hate her, lmao
    “Haters gonna hate, but they have me laughing all the way to the bank” – Soledad OBrien

    • Love of Country

      State run media and their straw man arguments …. some things never change, lol.

      None of are crying and whining, mkay? We’re speaking truth to power …. ever heard of it?

      And you appear to have disdain for softball questions but yet you are a softball question. Owebamao is not just the worst president of all times … he’s also the most dishonest and most divisive president of all times. And you save all of your ire for Fox and Republicans? That’s rich, kid …. or Julia … or Soledad …. or whatever your real name is.

      • TonyMontana3

        Yes, you are crying and whining. You really are. “Speaking truth to power”? What does that even mean? Mocking Soledad O’Brien is now speaking truth to power? Do you listen to yourself?

    • Ritamalik

      Wow! So to you lifting material off of leftist blogs and presenting it as “fact-checked” and indisputable “facts” and thereby shutting up your opponent by bullying him and repeating “your points are rebutted by ‘fact-checkers'” and showing arrogant smirks in the camera while you bully your guest nowadays constitute playing “journalistic hardball” in your leftist playbook and we calling O’Brien out on her lack of professionalism and objectivity is being “haters” and “cry-babies”!! Wow! O’Brien is the “cry-baby”! She is the one whining about being criticized and caught with her journalistic hand in the cookie jar! I bet she is embarrassed and annoyed at the fact that we caught her lifting stuff off of Leftist blogs and have the photos to prove it and now is whining to blame us for her own faults and lack of credibility!

      • TonyMontana3

        You ARE haters and cry-babies. You’re whining about Soledad every day. She’s biased, so what? So is this website.

        • Penny Robinson Fan Club

          Are you really that stupid? Come on.

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        • AimToMisbehave

          You and the other lefty are the only ones who seem upset about anything in this discussion. Everyone else seems to be having a great time giving Folsom O’Houlihan some well-earned mockery.

    • vino veritas

      Laughing like a liberal lunatic on the way to the bank then crying like a baby in a dirty diaper when she finds out her checks bounced. Cnn is too busy running from their creditors and shareholders to remember where the bank is at anymore.

    • lainer51

      with your double and triple question marks, you obviously think what you are saying is relevant, but
      regardless of your faux self-worth, you are right about one thing. No one is watching OBrien.. I am sure her first name is a joke, isnt it?

  • stillinthe60s

    “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.” –Senator Joe McCarthy

  • Hootyman

    Lol – you said it @Upsatat – she covers both sides of the argument in her view. Liberal AND Progressive.

  • TonyMontana3

    Geez….calm down. Hate can kill you. Why are you obsessed with Soledad OBrien? “Everybody laugh at Soledad” day?? Are you 5 years old?!?!?

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Why, how absurd, you can’t hate when you’re laughing! And why not laugh? You barstids spend all your time ragging away on Ryan and Romney and Fox News and President George W. Bush.

    • Donna G

      GREAT hashtag #Every1Laff@Soledad …thanks!

  • holygoat

    Ace was really on fire last night. Just an epic take-down.

  • michael s

    tsk tsk tsk. i love how conservative women will say they’re the true victims of sexism. that liberal women are protected because the media is liberal. now wmc womens league etc.should stand up for all women. yet applaud vile attacks on soledad by sunnunu and limbaugh. soledad you wont support,but jenna jameson you will,WOW.

    • weRbroke

      I am sure you were trying to find a point to make…
      but you missed it by a mile.

  • Teresa Nelson

    Rush pic of Soledad with sticker on her forehead was laughing at what John Sununu actually said to her during an interview when she kept trying to deny the facts. He finally gave up trying to tell her what was going on and advised that she should just put an Obama bumpersticker on her forehead!! ROTFLMAO

  • Owen007

    At the rate she’s been going, the day O’Brien is unbiased will also be the day we see:

    “Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!”
    “Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes!”
    “The dead rising from the grave!”
    “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”

  • Paul J. Citro

    Remember Zimmerman and she kept hearing a racial slur. Racist and biased the worst kind.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    “Am I a liberal or conservative? I’m neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating.”
    And Even more frustrating that you stupid people can’t see how absolutely worshipful The Obama is! What is wrong with you people?

    I don’t expect you to be smart, like me — after all, no one else is! But even stupid hateful clinging crackers like you know The Won is the Pinnacle of Humanity! Stop being evil!

    Must you be so white er, willfully stupid?

    And Stop soiling The Lightbringer‘s name with your dirty lips! Use hIS titles when you refer to hIM!

    Or better yet, do what I do: just refer to him — when you must — by gazing soulfully at the creases in hIS trousers!

    There Sold-Your-Dad, fifo.

  • Professor Why

    Yeah, she’s SURE unbiased… I tweeted her during the Wiki flap, and was subsequently blocked by her (or her Wiki intern, one can never tell!)… Not only is she a liberal, she’s a gutless coward as well — but I believe I’ve repeated myself… 😉

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    It occurs to me that it might be unfair to critize soledad_obrien — just as with all the other Progressives everywhere else, she’s enslaved by her emotions and hormones. It’s a tenet of their religion. Their animal nature controls them — the poor sots can aspire no higher. They’ve put cogency beyond reach.

    In obrien’s case, she’s hopelessly in lust of Prez!Stinkytm , and has always been enslaved by his sharp creases. The volcano-heat of her Progressive lust drives all reality from her presence, just as that Progressive lust to control drives reality from them all.

  • Dane Gunderson

    Soledad O’Brien(D-CNN) can prove she’s unbiased, her fax from the DNC she’s reading from proves it.

  • Caiden

    I don’t know why these idiots try and lie and pretend they’re not Obama boot licking liberals. Who do they think they are fooling? Do they think conservatives will hear them say “I’m bipartisan” and just go “well, they say they’re bipartisan I guess we have no choice but to believe them”.