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Barbara Comstock responds to Soledad O’Brien’s talking points gaffe

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Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock has responded to revelations that “Anderson Cooper 360″ guest host Soledad O’Brien was reading from a Talking Points Memo email during a contentious debate last night.

O’Brien sneaked a look at the printout in an effort to respond to Comstock’s point that the House’s proposed budget was a bipartisan creation.

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP: Soledad O'Brien was reading straight from liberal talking points ON AIR during an… http://t.co/3XomDOnm

— Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) August 14, 2012

From Comstock’s Facebook fan page:

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP: Soledad O’Brien was reading straight from liberal talking points ON AIR during an interview I did last night with her. Of course she didn’t read this op-ed where liberal Senator Ron Wyde (sic) (Dem from Oregon) defended the Ryan-Wyden Medicare plan — he actually called it the WYDEN-RYAN plan! Read about it here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-ron-wyden/preserving-the-medicare-g_b_1365237.html

@BarbaraComstock she forgot to take her Obama sticker off her forehead. #fail

— fretbunny (@fretbunny) August 14, 2012

@BarbaraComstock & I said this! " @soledad_obrien Did you use Cliff Notes in J School? Talking points from a blog? Come on now!" TY Barbara!

— Deborah Munoz (@Yiddishemom) August 14, 2012

https://twitter.com/twombles96/status/235468439525916672

O’Brien filled in for host Anderson Cooper again Tuesday night, but there was no mention of the incident. Nor was there a quick peek at a blog — at least not one caught on camera.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/14/barbara-comstock-responds-to-soledad-obriens-talking-points-gaffe/



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