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CNN Cancels Soledad
O’Brien Show, Says It Wasn’t
Due to ‘Ethnic’ Viewership

Newsbusters, by Randy Hall

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/1/2013 10:11:14 AM

The tumult at CNN that has seen several contributors leave the cable news network continued on Wednesday, when Soledad O´Brien´s morning show, “Starting Point,” was canceled because her program´s small audience was “too ethnic, based on the high concentration of minority viewers.” Despite ending O´Brien´s morning show, a CNN spokesman told Politico on Thursday that "Soledad is very important to the network, and we´re discussing various options with her.” Many staffers at the cable news network were stunned to learn that Vice President Bart Feder had often complained about the audience the morning line-up attracted


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 2/1/2013 10:13:04 AM     (No. 9152209)

Hmmph, now what Houston do we do with a non-white, less-than-stellar-performer?

Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/1/2013 10:22:31 AM     (No. 9152241)

Priceless. I have always wondered just what she had to offer. And whether it was off-camera. No talent. Way left. Not very bright.

Now they bring on Andrew Cuomo. One of the most partisan and least telegenic or charismatic persons on the planet. Who wants to see and listen to him any time, least of all over breakfast?




Reply 3 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 2/1/2013 10:23:47 AM     (No. 9152246)

Morons are now a protected minority? Who knew?

Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/1/2013 10:25:11 AM     (No. 9152251)

"high concentration of minority viewers". Who else watches CNN??

Reply 5 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 2/1/2013 10:25:45 AM     (No. 9152252)

She´s such a Heinz 57 mix the minorities just watched her trying to figure out if she was one of their own group and finally had to give up.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/1/2013 10:26:43 AM     (No. 9152256)

Are snippy, snotty, arrogant, leftist witches a protected class?

Reply 7 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/1/2013 10:28:38 AM     (No. 9152260)

Which supposedly undesirable minority made up O´Brien´s viewership? We´ve gotten to be so PC these days we´ve become totally incomprehensible.




Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/1/2013 10:30:15 AM     (No. 9152270)

Dissing the woman hispanic...how quaint!

Reply 9 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/1/2013 10:43:42 AM     (No. 9152307)

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! (I´m sorry, I just can´t stop...) hahahahahahahah!!!!!!

Reply 10 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/1/2013 10:43:50 AM     (No. 9152309)

it is not about the audience, it is about selling commercials. if the advertisers do not like your demographics they wont buy commercials.

Reply 11 - Posted by: jrmax13, 2/1/2013 10:44:58 AM     (No. 9152312)

I´m not sure I have ever seen a television presenter/reader with as big of a chip on her shoulder as Soledad. Unattractive quality, indeed.

Reply 12 - Posted by: obviousity, 2/1/2013 10:45:37 AM     (No. 9152313)

Now she is free to do MSNBC Lockup Soledad . . .




Reply 13 - Posted by: RightShoe, 2/1/2013 10:48:17 AM     (No. 9152323)

This is really interesting. Once CNN is done, I wonder what will happen next. I suspect these changes will have an impact on some of the other lefty networks.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Emerson, 2/1/2013 10:49:57 AM     (No. 9152332)

Her credentials: parents Afro-Cuban and Irish Australian.

How can today´s media resist her?

Reply 15 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/1/2013 10:52:26 AM     (No. 9152339)

She just found out that she´s nothing more than a credentialed idiot....

There´s a lot of that going around these days.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 2/1/2013 10:54:12 AM     (No. 9152345)

Maybe it was her smart-alecky demeanor or her irritating chipmunk voice. Ya thoink?

Reply 17 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 2/1/2013 10:55:19 AM     (No. 9152350)

But....she is SO talented.




Reply 18 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/1/2013 10:55:33 AM     (No. 9152351)

Is Ethnic a racist term for LoFo or Low Information voters?

Reply 19 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/1/2013 10:55:55 AM     (No. 9152354)

Not bad looking but not really good looking, either, and as dumb as they come. She´s an excellent example of why women are often criticized as being not up for the job and why home schooling could be very, very risky.

Reply 20 - Posted by: JAN, 2/1/2013 11:03:16 AM     (No. 9152374)

Soledad was hired to cry racism every single day. She did her job well. O was re-elected. The blacks and hispanics are safely on the plantation and now Soledad can go!

Reply 21 - Posted by: ocjim, 2/1/2013 11:09:16 AM     (No. 9152393)

A small little woman containing an even smaller little talent. Never could figure out what she was so arrogant about.
The Zucker Zamboni continues to clear the ice at CNN...

Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/1/2013 11:24:18 AM     (No. 9152433)

I remember reading a Parade article about her, a year or so ago.
And for a woman who appears to be white, she is nursing all kinds of racial grievances, going all the way back to third grade, when a classmate asked her why she didn´t have thick lips if she was black.
She still remains angry about that.



Reply 23 - Posted by: harper, 2/1/2013 11:51:30 AM     (No. 9152496)

The Democrat´s Affirmative Action continues to pay [very tiny] dividends.

Reply 24 - Posted by: southernboy, 2/1/2013 11:58:18 AM     (No. 9152510)

FoxNews will probably hire her…You know. “Fair and Balanced.”

Reply 25 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/1/2013 12:11:18 PM     (No. 9152543)

Silly me! When I saw the last name(O´Brien), I thought that there were too many Irish people watching. I´m not familiar with CNN personnel. Then I clicked the link.


Reply 26 - Posted by: stonepony, 2/1/2013 12:11:47 PM     (No. 9152545)

# 24

Maybe they will replace juan with her. It might actually be an upgrade if in no other way that appearances.

Reply 27 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 2/1/2013 12:50:14 PM     (No. 9152604)

Soledad, who?

Reply 28 - Posted by: The Architect, 2/1/2013 12:52:08 PM     (No. 9152609)

I´ll miss Soledad. She was cute, in a sort of stupid puppy kind of way.

Reply 29 - Posted by: DaddyO, 2/1/2013 12:54:27 PM     (No. 9152613)

Soledad O´Brien, Sept. 4, 2008: "One are that has gotten certainly people sending to me a lot of e-mails is the question about as governor what she did with the special needs budget, which I´m sure you´re aware, she cut significantly, 62 percent I think is the number from when she came into office. As a woman who is now a mother to a special needs child, and I think she actually has a nephew which is autistic as well. How much of a problem is this going to be as she tries to navigate both sides of that issue?"

Palin signed legislation that tripled the budget for special needs children in March 2008.

Reply 30 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/1/2013 1:04:34 PM     (No. 9152630)

I don´t watch CNN, so I won´t miss her.

#2, Andrew Cuomo is the governor of New York. You´re thinking of Chris Cuomo. But most New Yorkers would be pleased to have Andrew quit so he could be a talk show host.

Reply 31 - Posted by: Elvira, 2/1/2013 1:45:02 PM     (No. 9152697)

Didn´t she start out at Fox?

Reply 32 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/1/2013 2:21:27 PM     (No. 9152749)

Thanks, #30. Yes, Chris Cuomo.

Blame acute anti-liberal mind cramping...

Reply 33 - Posted by: Democracy First, 2/1/2013 2:30:58 PM     (No. 9152758)

Boo freakin´ hoo. A Commie AND a racist all in one package bites the dust. Wow, what a great day!

Reply 34 - Posted by: Malia2012, 2/1/2013 3:27:02 PM     (No. 9152842)

Awww, that´s too bad. Hmmm, it seems "ethnic viewership" actually means "NO Viewership".. Oh well, John Sununu will sure miss her. It will be difficult to replace an "anchor" as empty headed and yet arrogant, as ms. soledad.. What a brain-trust she is! Not!

Reply 35 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 2/1/2013 3:40:41 PM     (No. 9152857)

#32. No, she was at NBC.

Reply 36 - Posted by: ocho reales, 2/1/2013 4:50:12 PM     (No. 9152933)

Soledad O´Brien has been trading on her ethnicity and her Ivy League credentials (Harvard) since she entered broadcasting. She is both Hispanic and Black thereby checking off two boxes on the diversity form that CNN fills out. But she has a smarmy personality born out of her Northeast origins and her ultra liberal political orientation. Bluntly stated she tends to p--- people off. It´s her nature and personality. I doubt she would fit in anywhere except maybe at MSNBC where I would not be surprised to see her pitch up next.

Reply 37 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/1/2013 5:16:53 PM     (No. 9152975)

Cancel CNN!

(And while you´re at it, cancel MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS "news" also!)

Reply 38 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/1/2013 5:38:49 PM     (No. 9153021)

Now Souldead and Mooch can get together in the daytime and practice that eye roll thing they do.

Reply 39 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 2/1/2013 5:54:16 PM     (No. 9153049)

I can´t believe that they did not come up with a more PC reason for letting her go. She is easy on the eye and ear and that is about it.

Reply 40 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/1/2013 6:15:31 PM     (No. 9153084)

Too many Amish tuning in?

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