Thursday, April 16, 2009

Susan Roesgen, CNN, the Chicago Tea Party

UPDATE: Chicago Tea Party Crowd Confronts CNN Reporter After Hostile Interview


Susan Roesgen is an alleged reporter for alleged news channel CNN.

Roesgen flipped out at the Chicago Tea Party during a live interview with a gentleman attending the rally.


SUSAN ROESGEN: (Reading some of the signs held by protesters) Uh, let's see... 'Drop the taxes,' 'Drop socialism.' OK. Let's see. You're here with your two-year-old and you're already in debt. Why are you here today, sir?

MAN: Because I hear a president say that he believed in what Lincoln stood for. Lincoln's primary thing was he believed that people had the right to liberty, and had the right...

ROESGEN: Sir, what does this have to do with taxes? What does this have to do with your taxes? Do you realize that you're eligible for a $400 credit...?

MAN: Let me finish my point. Lincoln, Lincoln believed that people had the right to share in the fruits of their own labor and that government should not take it. And we have clearly gotten to that point.

ROESGEN: Wait, wait... Did you know that the state of Lincoln gets $50 billion out of the stimulus? That's $50 billion for this state, sir.

MAN: Ma'am, ma'am, ma'am, I...I...I...

TVNewser reports that Roesgen wrapped up the interview "over shouts of, 'You're not a reporter.'"

MAN #2: Sir, sir, sir...

MAN: Can you stop this, sir? Hold on, hold on.

ROESGEN: OK, well, Kyra, we'll move on over here. I think you get the general tenor of this. Uh, it's anti-government, anti-CNN, since this is highly promoted by the Right-wing conservative network, FOX. And since I can't really hear much more, and I think this is not really family viewing. Toss it back to you, Kyra.

KYRA PHILLIPS: I know Susan Roesgen is having a hard time hearing me, but wow. That is the prime example of what we're following across the country there. Susan pointed out everything plain and clear of what she's dealing with.

Roesgen was debating the man, not doing an interview. She was spewing the Dems' talking points. Roesgen obviously came armed with her lines about tax credits and $50 billion in stimulus money for Illinois.

CNN was definitely out to advance the Obama party line.

According to TVNewser, a FOX spokesperson said in response, "Judging by their lack of ratings, everyone seems to be anti-CNN."

TVNewser reports that Shepard Smith referred to the incident.

"I've just learned it's Anti-CNN day. I know, right? I had no freakin' clue." Later: "Just a minute ago, that Susan Roesgen, from that CNN, that people used to watch a long time ago..." And still later: "Anti-CNN? Who's anti-CNN, settle down Susan! Come on girl." And even later: "Poor Susan Roesgen, nobody hates you, everybody ... we love the CNN. Relax everybody. Don't get your hate on."

And the official CNN response regarding Roesgen's comments, from spokesperson Christa Robinson:

"She was doing her job, and called it like she saw it."

I suppose she was doing her job, CNN-style: Roesgen bashed FOX and hard-working Americans.

Read the Left's reaction to Roesgen's segment, from Democratic Underground.

Contacts at CNN:
Philip Kent, the Chairman & CEO of CNN:

CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz:

Susan Roesgen, CNN reporter:


Christina Dunigan said...

Wow! It's getting REALLY blatant. I forwarded this one to NewsBusters. Did you alert talk radio hosts? This is AMAZING.

Anonymous said...

This lady is deplorable. I watched her flop yesterday and immediately wrote a complaint to CNN.

Her IQ is lower than CNN's ratings!

Did you see when she was going on and on about the event being led by right-wing extremists, and she was stupidly standing in front of a poster saying, "Republicans suck, too!" There she is - in front of a poster, proving that both parties are sick of being overtaxed, and she's calling it an extremely right-wing event! Perhaps she should first read the posters she's standing in front of for her live shot!!!!

And the WORST was when she verbally assaulted a man who was standing, very peacefully, holding his baby. She went up to HIM and attacked HIM, with the baby just inches from her scary, screaming face! She was screaming at him!!! She owes this man and his baby - who were just minding their own business until she came along - an on-air apology.

They cut her off, b/c she was about to get herself hurt. She announced to the anchors it was NOT a family-friendly event. What? It was actually very family-friendly until Susan Roesgen ran up to a baby and started screaming at his father!

I seriously doubt this lady gets any assignments soon. CNN needs to apologize to the father. Screaming at a man and his baby is a new low, even for Susan.

And Susan, read the signs before you stand in front of them, duh!

Poor Dave Ramsey spent yesterday trying to explain (to her!!) that it was NOT an Anti-Obama was an Anti-Bloated Govt, Anti-Bloated Taxing rally. There were people of BOTH parties there.......he was so patient in trying to explain it.

Oh, she also announced it was an "ANTI-GOVERNMENT" rally........Her words exactly!!

I am an Atlanta native. My son just went on a tour of the CNN center. I am ashamed to be from CNN's city. Susan Roesgen shamed anyone who is still watching CNN. She needs to be fired. At least she gave us some good laughs before her career's collapse.

Anonymous said...

Nah, CNN isn't biased. The more of this kind of stuff that is seen the sooner CNN fails and goes away, which would be a good thing.

Unknown said...

Sue Roesgen is an utter disgrace in this report.

Instead of reporting on the event she was inciting a mob.

Mary said...

CNN is a joke.

What's incredible is that as Susan Roesgen was ranting about the Chicago Tea Party being an anti-CNN event she was slamming FOX as the "Right-wing conservative network."

And what is CNN?

Fair and balanced?

It's crazy.

The only way the event could be seen as "anti-CNN" is the extent to which CNN is a propaganda appendage of the Obama administration and its high tax, big spending policies.

Anonymous said...

Susan Roesgen first asked why the gentleman was there. Perfectly reasonable. However, as he starts to explain why he is there, she becomes plainly argumentative. “What has this got to do with taxes?” The gentleman never said he was there about taxes, yet she continues to carry on. Certainly she is not a news professional who should be on camera or dealing with the public.

Anonymous said...

The guy couldn't answer a simple question about what he was doing, he had a sign full of lies, and his kid was probably smarter than him. Fox isn't fair and balanced its clearly right wing, Susan Roesgen handled it wrong, but the guy was an idiot.

Anonymous said...

I've linked with a quotation your post on to a series articles ... Exposing Bias and Deception at CNN

Anonymous said...


She should be fired and CNN should be embarrassed.

She appears as a raging lunatic.

Don't let the animal out on the Streets again; somebody could get hurt!! (by HER)



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Robert Underhill said...

People, next time you a CNN reporter, turn your back on them. CNN is a disgrace to free press and is no longer a news media.

Anonymous said...

Since when did we get a state called Lincoln? :)

Anonymous said...

The Obama lovers are so worried that they could not hide it. This women was so unprofessional and condensending that she should be fired. She just doesn't get it. There were Democrats and Independents that voted for Obama at that tea party. As a Republican, I will continue to sit back and watch the Obama show dissolve.

Anonymous said...

Susan Roesgen is an embarrasement to CNN and should resign as a news reporter.

Mary said...

Actually, I think she's perfect for CNN. She's CNN's ideal reporter.