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2005-11-28 Home Front: Politix
CNN Employee Fired Over Cheney 'X' Brouhaha
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Posted by Raj 2005-11-28 09:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [440 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Using the left's own PC standards, that of an organization fostering an atmosphere of hate and loathing, I await the CNN strategy for sensitivity training classes for all its employees. NOT!
Posted by Omaviper Thomosh7474 2005-11-28 10:24||   2005-11-28 10:24|| Front Page Top

#2 "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.....which are? We are reaching out to the caller (with hush money) and expressing our deep regret to her and apologizing that she did not get the courtesy political-speak and backpeddling entitled to her. " eveloping... male switchboard operator,
surely must be a dying breed. Off with his head

Posted: Sun., Jun. 19, 2005, 12:50pm PT
Laurie Goldberg

The CNN News Group has tapped Laurie Goldberg senior VP and head of public relations. She was senior VP of CNN sibling Cartoon Network.

Very appropriate transition I'd say.
Posted by Besoeker 2005-11-28 10:25||   2005-11-28 10:25|| Front Page Top

#3 I wonder if it was Stevie Robinson?
Posted by Fred 2005-11-28 10:50||   2005-11-28 10:50|| Front Page Top

#4 So what!!!! The operator was a minimum wage employee that is fired for defending CNN! He did not put the X on the screen, he just defended it. So what happened to the guys that actually did the deed? Who was it and what does CNN spin doctors say about him. Or is this ignorant operator going to be the fall guy for it all?
Posted by 49 pan 2005-11-28 10:55||   2005-11-28 10:55|| Front Page Top

#5 Spot-on, 49.
Posted by .com 2005-11-28 11:07||   2005-11-28 11:07|| Front Page Top

#6 Upon his departure Laurie Goldberg’s predecessor provided the new Senior Vice President for Public Relations with CNN with three envelopes. Admonishing Ms. Goldberg to open the envelopes in sequence when the preverbal dung hit the fan. In the first envelope is the instruction to “Blame everything on me.” The second envelope reads “Reorganize”, The third envelope reportedly advises to “Prepare three envelopes”.
Posted by Omaviper Thomosh7474 2005-11-28 11:13||   2005-11-28 11:13|| Front Page Top

#7 49, I agree the guy responsible for the X should be fired (he's probably been promoted) but the operator made the problem a thousand times worse by being the voice of an unapologetic, totally bias, news channel.

I expect all of the folks answerings CNNs phones will go through some kind of training after this, either that or they'll shut down the phones.
Posted by rjschwarz 2005-11-28 13:49||   2005-11-28 13:49|| Front Page Top

#8 Sounds like Mama CINDY has another reason to call in the Commie Airborne to save "Fascist-occupied" CNN via righteous National Socialist, anti-Unitarian Unitarian, anti-Stalinist Stalinist, anti-Perfection Perfectarian, Intra-Communist CPUSA NPE indignation.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2005-11-28 22:03||   2005-11-28 22:03|| Front Page Top

#9 Looks like Eason Jordan is having trouble holding on to a job.
Posted by DMFD 2005-11-28 22:32||   2005-11-28 22:32|| Front Page Top

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