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CNN Reporter at Chicago Tea Party: It’s “Anti-CNN Since This is Highly Promoted By the Right-Wing, Conservative Network Fox”

CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen could barely get through her live shot at the Chicago tea party this afternoon. Over shouts of, “You’re not a reporter,” Roesgen quickly wrapped up an interview with an attendee, then said, “I think you get the general tenor of this. It’s anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.”

A Fox News spokesperson responds to TVNewser, “Judging by their lack of ratings, everyone seems to be anti-CNN.”

More: FNC’s Shepard Smith responds in his own inimitable way on Studio B: “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.”

Related: How much has each network covered the tea parties today?

Official CNN response about Roesgen’s comments from spokesperson Christa Robinson: “She was doing her job, and called it like she saw it.”

Click continued to see Shep’s comments (via J$)…


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