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CNN Reporter`s Terrible `Bomb` Metaphor


During the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt. What was CNNs Susan Candiotti thinking? Oh wait, she wasn”t.

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Date: 04/21/13 01:48 PM

20 Responses to CNN Reporter`s Terrible `Bomb` Metaphor

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Link: CNN Reporter`s Terrible `Bomb` Metaphor - During the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt. What was CNNs Susan Candiotti thinking? Oh wait, she wasn`t.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    The related videos thing at the end has a gem from Glen Beck.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I hate metaphors and that`s a hard one.
    What`s she trying to say!
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    In a job where 80% of what you say is made up BS, sometimes it accidentally ends up sounding like the truth.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    April 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    Okey dokey, abstract thought and eloquent speech; not her strong point.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    The related videos thing at the end has a gem from Glen Beck.
    Even when a liberal makes a fool of herself, you have to try to distract everyone and make it about someone else.

    Can you even imagine the hate and venom if a Fox News reporter had said something this breathtakingly stupid?
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    to literal for a metaphor
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    That`s what I like in my professional wordsmiths...alliteration. Well, you can`t say her description wasn`t accurate. It really was as though a bomb had gone off. That`s accuracy in reporting right there.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Yes, EXACTLY as if a bomb had gone off.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    godamnit cnn... i hate you more than the bombers
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    wow they are just not paying her enough for her genius.....I would never have thought about describing a post bomb scene in such an astute manner...oh wait that`s because I have two things she doesn`t. TACT and DIPLOMACY!
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    April 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    It`s as if police and FBI told all residents to stay indoors.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    April 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    CNN, you ARE the biggest loser. I saw some interviews that Wolf Blitzer did earlier. What an idiot.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm
    Woah! That is an all time low for "TV Journalism`s" IQ...

    The epicness of the fail, it`s... Earth Shattering!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    Wait, wasn`t it CNN`s timely identification of Zooey Deschanel as the surviving Boston Bomber that resulted in her capture?

    Feckin CNN - less fact-checked than twitter, slow as FOX
  16. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    Wait, wasn`t it CNN`s timely identification of Zooey Deschanel as the surviving Boston Bomber that resulted in her capture?
    Actually, that was a local Fox broadcast network affiliate (not the same as the Fox News Channel). Also, it wasn`t their news department; it was the closed captioning guy, which meant it was probably at least partially due to auto-complete or voice recognition software.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    FOXNEWS, OFFER THIS WOMAN A JOB NOW! SHE`S PERFECT!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2013 at 5:16 am
    Let the sackings begin.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    This is what happens with 24-hour coverage. You have to fill the air with something, even if it`s just an empty street.

    They tried the same `electric atmosphere` poo with the London riots, the streets were just empty, the riot was over,the rest was bullpoo!
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    She`s right...it`s exactly like a bomb had dropped because it had. It`s like going to a funeral and remarking, "Everyone is acting like someone died."

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