CNN's Susan Roesgen has had a rough week, what with all the ordinary American/First Amendment practitioners bashing she so passionately and obnoxiously delivered in her TEA Party reporting.
Perhaps it was the sniping at the place she twice applied in 2005 - Rupert Murdoch's House of Ratings, otherwise known as Fox News - that put her over the edge.
Or whether or not her email box was so overwhelmed with what was undoubtedly an endless stream of love letters and fan mail that it caused a server meltdown.
Whatever it was, CNN has announced that Miss Roesgen's "tak(ing) a break."
TVNewser gives some of their possibilities for the hiatus:
Two days after Susan Roesgen's much talked-about Chicago Tea Party live shots, we are learning more about what happened off-camera.
Sources close to the situation tell TVNewser as Roesgen was reporting her 2pmET live shot for CNN, she heard shouts from the crowd including "Damn CNN" and "Shut up, bitch."
As we now know, Roesgen wrapped up the live shot, saying "I think you get the general tenor of this," that it was "not really family viewing" from an "Anti-CNN" crowd.
Our source says Roesgen received an avalanche of email messages, some supportive, and some "vitriolic with crude insults."
"Not family viewing?" Okay, perhaps not. We are certainly not a fan of the venal tongue, in private conversation or on the air.
But come, Miss Roesgen, have you watched your CNN colleague Anderson "Vanderbilt" Cooper lately? He of the "It’s hard to talk when you’re tea-bagging" wild pitch on Tuesday? THAT's family viewing?
Perhaps it is time you took a bit of a rest.
H/t: Again, NewsBusters super-informant MBlatt.