Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quote of the Day

"I really wasn't pissed -- we just had to lay out some ground rules. You know what it reminded me of? It's like when you speak to your kid, and you're like, let me tell you something: we can disagree, or we can agree, but this is how it goes."

-- Soledad O'Brien on her contentious interview with Rudy Giuliani, one in which she scolded him to "stop putting words in (her) mouth"

I've always really liked Soledad. We worked together on American Morning for a while and I came to know her as the whip-smart talent that she is. Like a lot of people, I'm really enjoying her willingness to let herself off the leash on her new morning show and her ability to treat political bullshit artists with the respect they deserve. Namely, very little.


ZIRGAR said...

At my previous job, one of our clients had been interviewed by Soledad O'Brien concerning mountaintop coal removal and about life here in West Virginia coal country, and she talked about O'Brien like she was a vain, arrogant elitist snob. From her conversation (which I heard all too clearly) it was apparent that she had a real issue with O'Brien because she had the gall to multi-task while they were both in the same limousine, so obviously she wasn't paying strict attention to everything this woman was saying, hanging on her every word (Nevermind that most journalists tend to have a lot more on their plates, and are forced to manage their time in a more radical way than the average elderly rural West Virginian). I just rolled my eyes and thought to myself, "Just another one of us West Virginians who find the slightest thing to take offense over and feels no one takes us seriously--waaa, waaa, waaa." I don't know Soledad O'Brien, but she always struck as a really cool person, and if she ever interviewed me, I would certainly understand her need to do other things while we talked, especially if it wasn't in a strict interview setting. Anyway, I thought you might find this amusing.

Anonymous said...

The day she actually calls a liar a liar will be the last day she works.

"Stop putting words in my mouth," falls something like a country parsec short from treating the craven bullshit paraded on corporate media as it deserves.