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Russian TV Newscaster Gives Obama the Finger on National TV

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Tatyana Limanova the award-winning news caster gives Obama the bird live to 120 million viewers
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It was not lost in translation when a Russian newscaster raised her middle finger while she mentioned Barack Obama's name in a news' report.

An award winning Russian broadcaster gave President Barack Obama "THE" finger as she mentioned his name to a viewing audience of approximately 120 million viewers.

According to the UK Telegraph Ms. Limanova was "let go," for this display of affection. The privately owned and station REN TV labelled her "swift move" as "unacceptable" and "unprofessional."

"On 14 November during the 'News 24' programme the presenter Limanova made an unacceptable gesture that was a synonym for an offensive expression," it said in its official statement.

The TV channel did however back-track slightly when they said she was actually directing "the bird" toward a studio tech and that she thought she was off the air. Uhhhh huhhhm!

Oh well it's possible, maybe!? Watch the YouTube clip and you be the judge.

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12 comments on Russian TV Newscaster Gives Obama the Finger on National TV

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By LaurenK on November 24, 2011 at 08:19 pm

I wonder if it was addressed at him or not? Either way, its worth watching!

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By TonyBerkman on November 24, 2011 at 08:36 pm

I suppose we will never know though the timing seems to indicate that it was directed towards him. It certainly could have been an unrelated finger or perhaps a twitch or even a "secret code" used by her an a former lover. They obviously had to get rid of her from being on the air whether or not it was directed at Obama. What other possibility could there be? Could she just give people random fingers?

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By Uttam Gill on November 25, 2011 at 02:04 am

Mystery of middle finger resolved or unresolved...controversy sells...However it was not a gesture of grace...

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By TonyBerkman on November 25, 2011 at 02:25 am

Uttam hahahaha it certainly was "not a gesture of grace." :-)

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By ColonialBoy on November 26, 2011 at 08:04 am

If you go directly to the source and read what the RUSSIANS have to say about it, you will learn that she was responding to a rude teleprompter operator. Certainly, if she meant it for Obama, she would have been looking at the camera, not her script. With Tatyana Limanova being such a professional, though, she regrets that her carelessness brought controversy to her broadcaster, and resigned her position. It is a shame that American broadcasters aren't as conscientious.

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By Angie Alaniz on November 30, 2011 at 12:05 am

Oh I think that was direct towards him. lol

I give her 2 thumbs up.

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By TonyBerkman on November 30, 2011 at 12:13 am

haha you would

though what about her viewers? 120 million of them each thought she was giving them the finger>

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By Angie Alaniz on November 30, 2011 at 01:08 am

Why would they think that? Most of them don't know her and she gave him the finger the moment she said his name. They probably paid her to do it or even threaten her to do it.

She doesn't look to happy during the entire broadcast. Looks to me like she knew it was coming and hoping no one would notice or really just wanted that story to be over with.

Looks planned to me.

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By TonyBerkman on November 30, 2011 at 01:11 am

They know her. She's famous.

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By TonyBerkman on November 30, 2011 at 01:11 am

I bet she made a bet and won a bunch of cash.

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By Angie Alaniz on November 30, 2011 at 01:52 am

Then went undercover.

Yup, thats it.

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By TonyBerkman on December 03, 2011 at 11:13 pm

She's in the South of France now.

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