How NOT To Boost Ratings. UPDATE 7/6/2011… Cancelled!!!!!

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CNN has announced that it has added to its stable of compelling journalists….   Elliot Spitzer….

Really…  That’s the best you could do?????

To the person making these decisions at CNN, I give you this:

Hat Tip: Althouse.


UPDATE:  Stick a fork in it…  It’s done!

And I love this observation:

Back in June of ’10, CNN announced Spitzer, the disgraced/rehabbed former governor and New York Democrat, would be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist Kathleen Parker – a Washington Post columnist and member of The Washington Post Writers Group –  for a new program called “Parker Spitzer.” That announcement was made by CNN president Jon Klein – who, himself, was given the hook before the show actually debuted.

The show did poorly in the ratings; CNN cut bait on Parker in late February – because low ratings are always the chick’s fault in the news biz – and gave Spitzer his own show, called “In the Arena.” Which, on Wednesday became Out of Time.


2 Comments to “How NOT To Boost Ratings. UPDATE 7/6/2011… Cancelled!!!!!”

  1. By Bob Hawkins, June 24, 2010 @ 1:43 am

    Y’know, us people out here, sometimes we don’t know when you’re serious and when you’re snarking. Like, maybe he was the best CNN could do?

  2. By Sonicfrog, June 24, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    Good point. Hmmm, I always wanted to have my own cable show…. know any prostitutes I can hook up with???

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