Susan Roesgen was confronted by Tea Party demonstrators over the blatant attack-style interviews she conducted last week in Chicago.
"..The man Roesgen had been interviewing right before CNN's coverage stopped was also captured by the Founding Bloggers camera, saying, "We don't have any respect for CNN, because it doesn't respect us."
When the blog posted the video on YouTube – showing a portion of Roesgen's report, followed by its own footage – however, the clip was scrubbed and replaced with the message, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Cable News Network, Inc."
WND reporter Drew Zahn says that news of CNN squelching the video in a copyright claim, despite the majority of the video consisting of original Founding Bloggers material, quickly spread through the blogosphere.
"It is hard to avoid the inference that in this case," writes John H. Hinderaker of the Power Line blog. "CNN was motivated not by a desire to protect its intellectual property but by a desire to avoid embarrassment caused by the unprofessional performance of its reporter."
"Obviously we hit a nerve with CNN because they forced YouTube to pull the video down, along with all of the comments people posted," Founding Bloggers responded. "We are in the process of consulting our Founding Bloggers legal team to decide if we are going to file a counter claim against CNN. We believe that we are well within our rights under fair use, but we are not attorneys so….we'll see."