Sunday, November 27, 2005

CNN Operator Fired For Being A Moonbat At Caller

Well, Drudge is currently flashing that the jerk on the phone at CNN got fired (Tin Foil Hat Tip: Phantom Driver):

A CNN switchboard operator was fired over the holiday -- after the operator claimed the 'X' placed over Vice President's Dick Cheney's face was "free speech!"

"We did it just to make a point. Tell them to stop lying, Bush and Cheney," the CNN operator said to a caller. "Bring our soldiers home."

The caller initially phoned the network to complain about the all-news channel flashing an "X' over Cheney as he gave an address live from Washington.

"Was it not freedom of speech? Yes or No?" the CNN operator explained.

"If you don't like it, don't watch."

Laurie Goldberg, Senior Vice President for Public Relations with CNN, said in a release:

"A Turner switchboard operator was fired today after we were alerted to a conversation the operator had with a caller in which the operator lost his temper and expressed his personal views -- behavior that was totally inappropriate. His comments did not reflect the views of CNN. We are reaching out to the caller and expressing our deep regret to her and apologizing that she did not get the courtesy entitled to her. "

I guess the tape was authentic. I wonder if he tried to slap the "freedom of speech" line on the boss when he got canned?

If you missed the audio, it's here.

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3 Comments:

Blogger The Exile bloody well said...

There's a liberal moonbat working at CNN? I'm shocked!

27 November, 2005 22:42  
Blogger Rebekah bloody well said...

Yeah, I heard about that on Michelle Malkin's blog. It's good that he's gotten fired, but I still don't think it was an accident.

28 November, 2005 18:05  
Blogger Phantom_Driver, USNR, Ret. bloody well said...

My guess is the "receptionist" has been demoted to the mailroom with a pay raise. Of course, he/she was just echoing the CNN party line, and reflecting the hiring policies of Moonbat Turner and Hanoi Jane.

Being in the TV technical business, I knew it was hooey from square one, and I think I posted that info here.

The fact that the "screwup" was defended by the receptionist proves I'm right.

28 November, 2005 19:08  

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