Roger Ailes on Soledad O’Brien: ‘That Girl That’s Named After a Prison’

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It’s interesting to see the same weird, bigoted memes emerge simultaneously at both the top and the bottom of the right wing food chain.

Emerging from the bottom, a comment posted at Breitbart.com in their ongoing series of attacks on CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien:

“Soledad.” One helluva sexy name — that is, until you’re reminded of that maximum security prison she was named after.

And from the top, Fox News chief Roger Ailes: Soledad O’Brien Was ‘Named After a Prison’.

Roger Ailes made a jaw-dropping comment about CNN’s Soledad O’Brien during a college lecture on Thursday night.

The Fox News chief was speaking to journalism students at the University of North Carolina. In the question-and-answer segment of the talk, he referred to O’Brien as “that girl that’s named after a prison.”

Ailes was referring to the Soledad Correctional Facility in Monterey County, California. CNN responded to the remark on Friday. An insider told The Huffington Post, “Roger is wrong. Soledad is named after the Virgin Mary, ‘Maria de la Soledad.’ It’s a name her parents gave her in part because they met at Daily Mass.”

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