Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Serene Branson: "Now I Know What It's Like To Be Laura Ingraham"
Branson Doing Fine. Ingraham Still Suffering
by Winsip Custer at CPW News Service
Serene Branson, the Emmy-nominated CBS entertainment reporter who, speaking gibberish during the network's post-Grammy newscast, is thankful that she is okay. However, the incident did trouble co-workers, friends and family.
"You've heard that every cloud has a silver lining and this is no different. Most of us take for granted that we are in control of our senses most of the time and when something like this happens it's eye-opening. Now I know what it's like to be Laura Ingraham."
Meanwhile, on Laura Ingraham's radio program, Wednesday, February 16th, Laura focused attention on the brutality of the violation of women in the Middle East in order to deflect attention from the 17 women who following their rape in the U.S. military were suing the Pentagon including former Secretary of Defense and current Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates.
"Ms. Ingraham's message was clear. If you're a woman in the U.S. Military, you should consider it an honor to be raped.....I call it taking one from the team....like when I was a cheerleader in highschool. And it could be a lot worse. You could be a woman in Somalia or Yemen or Saudi Arabia," said one listener.
However, after initial fears that Ms. Branson suffered a stroke on-air, she is reportedly doing fine. Ms. Branson's physicians are not as optimistic about Ms. Ingraham's recovery, however, and have logged their concerns with those close to the conservative radio Carilla De Ville-like voice box. "Were it not for the albeit biased reports of Ms. Ingraham's guests, we had more trouble making out her message than we did Serene's," said Dr. Phillip Westerman.