Did CNN’s Erin Burnett ask the most outrageous question ever?

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We have grown accustomed to hearing downright shocking questions from the media, but a question from CNN’s Erin Burnett just might take the cake for the most outrageous question ever asked.

“I have to tell you, have we not heard incredible questions from reporters in America,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “We’ve heard incredible incompetence. We’ve heard it all. I think we have a winner now for the most crazy, outrageous, crazy question I’ve ever heard.”

News Busters first reported that during an interview with former First Lady Laura Bush about the George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program, Burnett asked if it is time for the United States to “accept” anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism in order “to make change.”

Burnett’s question follows an awkward week for the Obama administration, in which the State Department had to rescind its Women of Courage Award because the intended recipient, an Egyptian woman named Samir Ibrahim, was found to have tweeted some remarkably offensive comments about the United States and Jewish people.

“She’s never struck me as psycho,” Glenn said of Burnett. “She never struck me as an oddball. She’s just a journalist. I want you to listen this question.”

BURNETT: An Egyptian woman, her name’s Samir Ibraham, and she’s done a lot of things, courageous things. She’s also been criticized for sending tweets that are anti-Semitic, anti-American. Does the U.S. need to accept that when we want to make change. You have to support people that do those things – financially in term of awards, in terms of all these things – because it pays off in the end? Is that a trade-off we have to make?

BUSH: No, I don’t think so, not necessarily. But I do think it’s really important that we do support women in any way we can in the U.S.

“That’s amazing,” Glenn said. “Should America just accept the anti-Semitic views, the anti-American views in order to affect change?”

While Stu was quick to point out that Burnett was simply stating a White House policy that forces us to ignore defamatory or inflammatory remarks by people like Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi or other world leaders for the sake of diplomacy, Glenn was still skeptical.

“I no longer a believer in our foreign policy. It does not work. It does not work to say that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. It doesn’t work,” Glenn said. “You have to be very clear, and very clear on principles. Otherwise you confuse the world, and you become like everybody else.”

“With that being said there is a difference between Morsi, who is a leader of state who you have to sit down and be in the same room with occasionally, and giving an award to somebody who has no power,” he continued. “You’re holding them up as an example for people to model themselves after. So there’s a huge difference.”

“I think the correct answer is: You don’t have to put up with it anywhere,” Stu added. “The administration currently deals with countries this way, and it doesn’t seem to have a positive effect. They continue to be more and more anti-Israel, and anti-America no matter how many things they ignore.”

As Stu explained, given the obvious lack of historical success, why would Burnett think shrugging off blatantly offensive remarks about America and its allies for the sake of handing out an award help America’s foreign policy?

“What a dumb question,” Pat said. “Dangerous and dumb.”

“If we prop people up who are anti-Semitic and have anti-American views, how do the Jews and Americans survive,” Glenn asked. “That means you’re saying, you have a rightful place at the table. And by the time that they have their rightful place at the table, if we haven’t dismissed those ideas, then those ideas have a real place at the table.”

Ultimately, Glenn struggled to understand why someone like Burnett would even ask a question of this nature. “She’s not a crazy member of the press,” he said. “This shows how far our press is off base and off target. That is a truly frightening question coming from a relatively normal person – a person you’ve watched a thousand times at CNN. Well, it’s CNN, so someone you’ve watched eight times on TV, and you’ve never thought she’s crazy!”

Watch the original segment below:

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Why should anyone be surprised? 

    The lunacy of the leftist MSM is becoming more and more apparent as in their delusional arrogance and rage they push the Anti-American and Anti-Jewish/Israel agendas of Obama and his radical Islamist allies.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The leftist MSM is more than ‘out of touch’ across America; they are hitched to the globalist agenda of Obama and his administration; and thus push the ‘Anti-American’ and “Anti-Semite’ agenda and propaganda for all they can.

    Agenda 21 at its finest.

  • landofaahs

    As long as we also reward anti-muslim, anti-black,anti-white,anti everything..then I’m O.K. with that.  I believe in free speech no matter which words are used.  I repeat NO WORD. People need to learn to controle themselves and not give in to the base emotions when they are challenged.  We Christians have been putting up with it for a long time and it’s time the anti-Christian crowd progress enough in maturity.

  • landofaahs

    As long as an anti muslim is awarded at the same time, I have no problem with it.  Offend with equal vigor. 

  • Anonymous

    Our government has made morality relative. Everything is relative now. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to have to file this one away in the “Who gives a shit” file.

  • Anonymous

    Majooma puta communist jenja membe Anti-Israel menema mugba Islam Obama macoomba MSM gejinga limba Muslim radical metooma beem.

  • Anonymous

    ^sorry, did you say blib  blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib blib ? I thought so.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck, whitequeen of the fatties

  • Anonymous

    Whose question is more naive-Erin Brunett’s or Glenn Beck’s? Erin Burnett, clearly fumbling, butchered a question that really could have been a few words–”is it diplomaticly expedient to support bastards. tyrants and racists?”. she does not signal that she herself believes in anti-semitism (which of course, GB wants to imply in order to fire up his fans). That she posed this question in the context of someone getting a State department award is naive–we have no business honoring people who do nothing for our foreign policy objectives.

    The premise of the Burnett question of course is 1) the US (under Dem and Rep. administrations has always supported bad actors/puppets/ strong armed dictators (hmmn- how about arms and jets for the Saudi Royal Family? Mubarak, Hussein, Noriega, Thu in Vietnam, Lon Nol in Cambodia,banana republics in Hondoras and Guatemala to mention a few) that could be controlled (at least for a while) with armaments and economic aid; and 2) given the fact that most of the Arab nations hate us anyway, how do we deal with them?

    GB is naive because he poses the question in the vacuum of an ideal world; as if diplomatic pressure and foreign policy decisions were made in a Christian education classroom. GB wants to live in GB land which is devoid of the reality of the ways of foreign policy. But he gets to use this incident to feed his machine–watch my tv never go watch the msm.

    Now–I do not watch or support CNN; I think Obama like all of his predecessors has bumbled his way through the Arab world and the Middle East ( he has just found new ways to demonstrate our inabiility to solve the conundrum of supporting Israel against millions who want to see it destroyed); the Obama Administration should be slammed for not vetting this individual; and I loved Laura Bush’s honest reply to the question. Her husband however, if he were answering honestly as a sitting president, would probably give a more pragmatic answer.

  • Anonymous

    Keep in mind that the International Women of Courage Award was started by Condoleeza Rice in 2007.  Rice would have chided Samir Ibrahim personally over her words.  Rice was a foreign policy zealot when it came to the Middle East and got along very well with Ariel Sharon.  She would have thought this Erin Burnett was joking and laughed in her face.  Then I’m sure Rice would have gotten up and left the interview.  So the Left has tried to reconfigure the qualifications of an award that started under the Bush Administration and is suggesting that anyone who opposes Samir Ibrahim’s nomination for this award is not open to “change.”  

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.vining.3 William Vining

    Israel is a foreign country with it’s own policy agenda, by the way, you do know the Libertarian Party, Ron and Rand Paul, are as much against coddling the Israelis as the Democrats are? You know that, right? You know that as Beck leads you off to Rand Paul land, that’s where you are headed, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.vining.3 William Vining

    Condellezza Rice and the rest of the neo-con crowd destroyed the GOP and the US economy with their stupid Iraq War, I wonder how she sleeps at night knowing shes going to hell for her mass murdering lies.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Then why did Obama try to give and award to Samir Ibraham? 

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Well she is going to lose her job for asking for the truth. The liberal media does not want to come out with the truth that Obama hates Jews and America. Why else did Obama try to give and award to Samir Ibraham? We all know we should not listen to white house lies when the truth comes out.

  • Anonymous

    I want to start off by saying what I am CONSERVATIVE.  You can use the pejorative “neocon” label all you want but I’m a CONSERVATIVE.  That aside, all you’ve done is chastised Rice and shown your hatred for a group of people.  You didn’t address the hypocrisy of trying to use the award Rice founded to give it to someone that she wouldn’t even consider for it.  Why would the State Department of the United States give an award to someone who openly and unabashedly hates the United States?  Stick to the issue at hand William.  Throw your hatred aside and talk to me.

  • Anonymous

    Israel is a foreign country that is our ally, just like France only even closer.  Glenn Beck doesn’t agree with the Pauls about Israel but he’s put it aside long enough to hear some very reasonable arguments coming from Rand.  The filibuster was awesome for everyone in America.  Some Libertarian ideas are great.  Denial of what’s going on in Natanz, Iran isn’t one of them though.

  • Anonymous

    I don´t understand, why this woman was awarded,too, because probably she didn´t intend to get  this prize, so nobody is pleased at all. So I would have been happy, if Burnett had asked an adjusted question to make her point. Because what is right, is that all of us have try to understand the roots and causes of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism.

  • http://twitter.com/milvongow vonnie gowing

    that wasn’t a question.. it was a ‘suggestion’… vile and prejudiced..

  • Anonymous

    I see nothing wrong with asking that question. It did not appear to be an ambush or take-down of Laura Bush and she answered it quite easily. Liberals are making a fundamental change in America and if an anti-Semite can help them do it the liberal policy is the end justifies the means. Liberals feel the majority of Blacks and Jews will vote Democrat blindly no matter what and if they are offended by something you can easily appease them  Basically Erin Burnett is asking the question ‘does the end justify the means’. For Glenn that is no, for liberals it is yes, and for Laura Bush it is “I don’t think so”, It is the exact answers you would expect from Glenn, a liberal, and a politicians wife.

  • Anonymous

    I think that was a dumb question.If she had apologized it would still take a lot of time before anyone would give her anything,but she didn’t.Awards are earned not given by choice.

  • mdkrause

    We all know that CNN doesn’t hire the brightest of the people.  Like to know how this woman even got this story with Bush. 
    Why didn’t she get to interveiw Obamas wife and ask her that question. Of course someone would have had to tell obama where Egypt actually is. But she would have prob got the question.  What is your favorite cupcake.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i think the progressive angle (and i’m not saying burnett is one) is to use right wing excuses for war and protection.  for example, mubarek ran interference for us in egypt.   he was often a bad leader to his own people but made sure promises were kept between his state and israel.  progressives hate this logic, but they’ll use it for their cause.

    i say the difference between us and them is that we actually believe in what we’re saying that yes, he’s a bad guy over here but he does this for us over here.  whether that ultimately works in our BEST interests is what glenn & co. are now discussing.  in mubarek’s case he did not make inflammatory statements against america.  progressives don’t actually think their guy is bad — they like him — him/her being whomever they want to hold up at any given time.  they like he/she’s hatred of america and the jews.  we know this because they keep bringing the same ilk into the fold, hiring them at every level, rewarding them every chance they get and spending our money w/hate-the-jew/america indoctrination and propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    Support women who are nazis? I don’t care what your gender is. If you are an enemy of our allies, especially Israel, you are our enemy. The Holocaust happened and is one of the most documented events in human history. The Germans document it better than anyone! Anybody that says it didn’t happen or wants it to happen again needs to be taken out, minimally socially shunned, not awarded with anything because of some unrelated “achievement.” 

  • Anonymous

    Yes, we know. That’s why we oppose Ron Paul and the people that try to make him an idol rather than a public servant. We stand with Rand Paul so long s he is right, otherwise he moves down to class z, especially on aisrael. Draft Ben Carson for 2016. 

  • Anonymous

    The sole purpose of our founding Gov’t was to protect it’s people, not do things to make others “like us.” We were respected when we did that. (Talk to people on welfare & see how much loyalty they have to our country compared to their sense of entitlement.) We really don’t know what goes on behind the scenes with some of these Islamic countries because they can’t come out as being pro-western without being killed. All we know is there was no threat until Jimi Carter sat back & let the Shah & his army be taken out. Now Obama has taken out any security we had, even leaving the Dr who gave him bin laden to be taken prisoner while he basks in the glory of himself “bringing bin Laden to justice.” Even Gadafi was as afraid of radical Islam as he was of the USA & killed our enemies. We are in trouble just as you say.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X2NAPSXIXUJPOPPGU6CXVFQFLA Snorri Sturluson

    Liberals really,really believe in and use “the end justifies the means”. It should be no surprise after Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama and a host of democrat congresspersons and senators over the past 50 years. The only way to inform liberals is to let the liberals suffer the consequences of their actions. Eventually, the citizens will turn on liberal socialism either politically or as the Romanians did.

  • Anonymous

    go and blib yourself SIR!

  • Anonymous

    VOTE THEM ALL OUT  Their pockets are all lined with our tax $ !! And all these insider information they used to put them selves in a position of favours. Land deals, insider speculation (btw. you / I or anybody (Martha Stewart ) for that matter go to Jail – going rate 4 years – right

  • Anonymous

    This Ibrahim woman is as hateful as they come  that is one scary broad. I bet she would not have a problem strapping a bomb belt around one of her offspring! WOW
    Nasty Biatch!!!! I bet she also can do that triller sound the mus-ladies do when they are thrilled by murder..

  • Anonymous

    does anybody remember when burnett was a sidekick on Morning Joe’s show. when she was being hailed over the top how pretty she was, How smart she is, a.s.o. while she was walking around the stock exchange in NY.  well  look where she is -  up there with the junkies of lies and deceit.
    She finally made it

  • Anonymous

    Please forgive me but the interviewer’s question made an old song pop into my head and now I can’t get rid of it. That would be okay but I’m about to turn in for the day and now I can’t get to sleep. Anyway, the song is “My Ding-a-ling”. Now don’t get mad at me. I didn’t write the song. I have to admit, though, it is kinda catchy, lol. Goodnight my fellow Americans.