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(Politico)   Soledad O'Brien takes her struggle to find ratings from CNN to Al Jazeera America. Yeah, that's the ticket   (politico.com) divider line 39
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2013-07-01 12:06:40 PM
I'll bet she actually wanted to work at a real news organization, rather than an entertainment conglomerate pretending to care about news.

Good for her. This is certainly a move up.
 
2013-07-01 12:08:11 PM
Welp, time to start watching AJA.
 
2013-07-01 12:11:16 PM
AJA is the only TV news worth watching, so I'd say it's a smart move.
 
2013-07-01 12:13:30 PM
Yeah, you know what, I'd watch her on that. She seemed pretty legit in her interviews on CNN. At least more hard-hitting than the rest of 24hour news.
 
2013-07-01 01:02:57 PM
Seems like a good match to me.
 
2013-07-01 01:40:14 PM

Kyosuke: I'll bet she actually wanted to work at a real news organization, rather than an entertainment conglomerate pretending to care about news.

Good for her. This is certainly a move up.


this.

she may be a pretty face, but she's not afraid to speak truth to power.
 
2013-07-01 02:16:59 PM

Marcus Aurelius: AJA is the only TV news worth watching, so I'd say it's a smart move.


I agree. However my cable provider doesn't carry AJA. I watch the online feed in the morning with my coffee. Nice to see actual news rather than infotainment.

I don't give a damn what pop stars and rich people's kids did last night, I want to see the news.
 
2013-07-01 02:55:47 PM
I'd Soledad her O'Brien , if you know what I mean.
 
2013-07-01 02:58:49 PM
Done in one.

CNN's transformation to infotainment started during Desert Storm
 
2013-07-01 03:02:55 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: I'd Soledad her O'Brien , if you know what I mean.


I'm much rather O'Brien her Soledad.
 
2013-07-01 03:05:48 PM
I would argue it started immediately after, as the network started to chase after the same ratings with less worthy or compelling news.

Now a desperate search for popularity has made them the Twitter News Network.
 
2013-07-01 03:11:19 PM
CNN gave her 2 shots at a morning gig and turned her away both times.  They've had a carousel of anchors and use a quick hook every time.  When they look across the dial and see that Gretchen Carlson can hold a job, they have to learn that they're barking up the wrong tree when it comes to gaining a ratings share.
 
2013-07-01 03:11:55 PM

nocturnal001: Quantum Apostrophe: I'd Soledad her O'Brien , if you know what I mean.

I'm much rather O'Brien her Soledad.


Gross!
 
2013-07-01 03:14:49 PM
Good move by Al Jazeera here. Known name, people know exactly what Soledad's deal is, and they know she's not going to fly off the handle. Very quality pickup.
 
2013-07-01 03:16:30 PM
Has Current TV made the conversion to AJ-A already? I'm still waiting for G4 to die.
 
2013-07-01 03:18:40 PM

zimbach: Has Current TV made the conversion to AJ-A already? I'm still waiting for G4 to die.


I think we have to wait for G4 to finish up airing American Ninja Warrior regional qualifiers.
 
2013-07-01 03:24:30 PM

zimbach: Has Current TV made the conversion to AJ-A already?


Next month if an offhand comment by John Fugelsang (as he was signing off from his typical Friday morning appearance on The Stephanie Miller Show a few weeks back) bears scrutiny.

The exchange went something like:

Miller: It's a shame you don't currently have more free time to spend with her (his newborn)
Fugelsang: Well, we'll all have more free time come August. Have a good weekend, y'all.
 
2013-07-01 03:24:45 PM
Let's hope all of her time at CNN hasn't dulled any remaining inklings of journalism left in her.
 
2013-07-01 03:58:07 PM
I switched to watching BBC and AJA, along with Univision to practice my rusty Spanish, some time ago - mainly because the US networks had practically stopped foreign news unless there was a war on. Recently I was caught in a situation where the only available outlet was the American "news" networks.

After a few minutes of slut news (Kardashian, Hilton, et al), a few minutes of infotainment, some celebrity gossip, and endless ads, I just turned it off and hit Google News on the web.

I shouldn't be, but I was surprised at how far it's fallen.

/AJ Liebling was right
 
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2013-07-01 04:14:08 PM
Good for her.
CNN is no place for journalists.
 
2013-07-01 04:19:12 PM
CSB, my brother just got hired as their Network Admin and is looking to hire some staff. So if you're looking for a gig, that's a place to apply.
 
2013-07-01 04:21:32 PM

nocturnal001: Quantum Apostrophe: I'd Soledad her O'Brien , if you know what I mean.

I'm much rather O'Brien her Soledad.


Back in the mid-00s my penis wanted to penis her insides quite a lot.
Now, not sure, penis lost interest I assume
 
2013-07-01 04:57:39 PM
She was hot on Fox when she worked with the Max Headroom type thing. Mini skirts and stuff.
She did Boston news for a while.
 
2013-07-01 05:13:09 PM
Fark that coont.  She was actively working 'with' the Iranian government to discredit and downplay the Iranian revolt a few years back.

I remember the collective rage that Fark threw her way.  Fark her in her biased ass.
 
2013-07-01 05:14:15 PM

Sinbox: Fugelsang: Well, we'll all have more free time come August. Have a good weekend, y'all.


That could be a reference to the traditional (if entirely fictional) "slow news month" of August. But then I thought Current TV was  already cancelled, so who knows.

At least at Al-Jazeera she might occasionally bump into someone who's done a little journalism from time to time. It's not what I would call solid or substantive on a daily basis, but once in a while it's okay.

/"Saw the news? I don't know about you, but I  read the news."
 
2013-07-01 06:54:25 PM

Infernalist: Fark that coont. Fark her in her biased ass.


don't sugar-coat it; tell us how you really feel.
 
2013-07-01 07:00:34 PM
She got fired. She went to work somewhere else.

How is this in any way dumbass?

You might wanna look into this shiat before posting stuff like an asshole.
 
2013-07-01 07:38:19 PM
She made jokes about the Sikhs who were murdered in Wisconsin.  Disgusting person.
 
2013-07-01 07:59:09 PM

BalugaJoe: She made jokes about the Sikhs who were murdered in Wisconsin.  Disgusting person.


Bull.  She did no such thing.  What kind of disgusting person even levels such an accusation?
 
2013-07-01 09:04:30 PM

BalugaJoe: She made jokes about the Sikhs who were murdered in Wisconsin.  Disgusting person.


You might be confusing her with someone else. I'm sure plenty of disgusting people did that, including on cable news programs, but my Googling finds nothing. Did she make these jokes to you personally with no other witnesses around?
 
2013-07-01 11:44:20 PM
FlashHarry she may be a pretty face, but she's not afraid to speak truth to power read Wikipedia entries on air & pass them off as off-the-top of her head "insights"

FTFY
 
2013-07-01 11:52:24 PM
I'd like to watch her shave her beaver. Can she do that on her new show? 'Cause that would be great.
 
2013-07-02 01:17:03 AM
They should force her to wear a Burqa.
 
2013-07-02 03:14:12 AM
She's a smart, committed hard-working journo with more credibility than the network she's leaving and I'm looking forward to checking out those documentaries TFA talks about.

Win/Win for AJA and SO'B.

Sucks to be CNN.
 
2013-07-02 04:44:30 AM
Tag is for CNN, I presume?
 
2013-07-02 04:57:55 AM

nocturnal001: Quantum Apostrophe: I'd Soledad her O'Brien , if you know what I mean.

I'm much rather O'Brien her Soledad.


'Course, you could Sole the O in Brien's Dad...


/reaching?
 
2013-07-02 06:14:58 AM
I am looking forward to her special reports :

"Black in a burqa." Strong women speak out, with a male relative in the room.

"Black in Islam " Praying in back of the mosque"

"Black Prophet " Was Muhammad really a black man who brought African values to the Middle East
 
2013-07-02 07:44:59 AM
Hard-hitting journalist my foot.

She was more concerned with touting her playlists for her show's bumper music. Instead of being a hack reporter, she should've been a hack DJ.

That said, oh my goodness, is she hot.
 
2013-07-02 10:23:05 AM

rzrwiresunrise: nocturnal001: Quantum Apostrophe: I'd Soledad her O'Brien , if you know what I mean.

I'm much rather O'Brien her Soledad.

'Course, you could Sole the O in Brien's Dad...


/reaching?


Reaching? No, but he might be...
 
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