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VIDEO: Fox News and Hannity Rip CNN for Dissing Larry King
Johnny Dollar's Place ^ | 3/16/06 | Johnny Dollar's Place

Posted on 03/17/2006 8:03:18 AM PST by Pop Fly

Over the past few days, stories have been leaking out suggesting that Larry King is getting old and isn't putting out the same quality show he used to. Despite this, CNN seems to be throwing him under the bus, as neither Jon Klein nor anyone else at CNN has come to Larry's defense.

This despite the fact that after Klein's gutting of CNN, Larry King Live is the only show left on CNN with ratings that aren't a total embarassment.

Last night, under the headline "We Respect Larry", Hannity & Colmes wondered why Jon Klein and his CNN destroying staff are ignoring the years and years of stellar ratings Larry King lead CNN too. Quite humorous that CNN is feeding their own to the wolves, and it takes Fox News coming to their defense.

Jon Klein...we must ask again...what the hell are you doing over there?

For Video of Hannity, Colmes and Greta ripping CNN, click the link above.


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KEYWORDS: alancolmes; cablenews; cnn; foxnews; gretavansustern; jonklein; larryking; seanhannity

1 posted on 03/17/2006 8:03:24 AM PST by Pop Fly
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To: Pop Fly

I'm no fan of King but he gets my respect and he deserves a great deal of respect from CNN.


2 posted on 03/17/2006 8:05:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Pop Fly

I heard nothing about this until I happened to turn on H & _ last night toward the end of the show.


3 posted on 03/17/2006 8:06:24 AM PST by b4its2late (There are good terrorists.............. DEAD ONES.)
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To: cripplecreek
Many years back, I used to catch him on late night radio.
He had a pretty interesting show, actually.
4 posted on 03/17/2006 8:07:11 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Pop Fly

What in the world is going on with Larry King? I have not heard a thing about this.


5 posted on 03/17/2006 8:08:22 AM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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Craig Ferguson is a better Larry King than Larry King is.
6 posted on 03/17/2006 8:12:48 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: msnimje

Like him or not, he is a pillar of the industry.

He deserves better - although it is hardly surprising that CNN did not come to his defense. The managment there makes the Three Stooges look like top professionals.


7 posted on 03/17/2006 8:13:23 AM PST by yankeedoodledandy
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To: yankeedoodledandy
...although it is hardly surprising that CNN did not come to his defense...

Did not come to his defense for what?
8 posted on 03/17/2006 8:15:45 AM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: Pop Fly

All I remember about King was that he provided Stepanopolous with a direct line to his show to fire questions at Bob Dole during his Presidential run. But he wouldn't let a Dole spokesman call in to ask questions of Clinton.


9 posted on 03/17/2006 8:20:10 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Pop Fly

Larry King has been "off his game" for years. He no longer asks any hard questions, therefore, celebrities or politicians in trouble go on his show to get asked softball questions.

A recent example - his interview of James Frey - that was downright embarassing.


10 posted on 03/17/2006 8:21:27 AM PST by GianniV
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Who gives a sh**, just another liberal down the drain. I wish it were as easy with the rest of them.
CNN is down the tube, I will not allow them into my home and I encourage my children to do the same. We all are staying
with Fox, hear lately though we are starting to notice changes there to.
Oh well, an other will come on the seen soon, there are more cons. who are concerned with the news than there are liberals, they will not shut up long enough to watch anything of interest.
11 posted on 03/17/2006 8:24:22 AM PST by buck61 (luv6060)
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To: Pop Fly

Sounds like a JEALOUS LITTLE TYRADE, from the CNN clan.
Who's calling the shots? What a bunch of chickens. I think somebody's about to slap the CNN folks with a lawsuit. And I say; Ha, ha, ha...


12 posted on 03/17/2006 8:26:20 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: Pop Fly

CNN is grooming Glenn Beck to take his place.


13 posted on 03/17/2006 8:28:00 AM PST by wjersey
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FoxFan ping!

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14 posted on 03/17/2006 8:32:16 AM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: wjersey

"CNN is grooming Glenn Beck to take his place."

Thanks for the post. This proves to many people how pathetic, spineless, and cruel, those people are. PATHETIC LOSERS, TOO...
And any additional adjectives are welcomed...


15 posted on 03/17/2006 8:34:12 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: msnimje
msnimje: "Did not come to his defense for what?"

Over the past few days, there's been a ton of articles coming out saying Larry King is losing it, he's too old, he can't hang on much longer. Jon Klein and the other CNN execs said nothing for a few days, letting Larry King just twist in the wind. Not a very nice way to treat the guy who was the rock of your network for 20 years.

16 posted on 03/17/2006 8:37:20 AM PST by Pop Fly
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To: Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin

From CNN





Radio Personality Glenn Beck Joins Headline News

Network Plans to Launch Prime-time Topical Talk Show This Spring

Building on a year of massive ratings growth in 2005, Headline News will add Glenn Beck, a new topical talk show featuring radio personality Glenn Beck, to its prime-time line-up in April, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president, CNN Worldwide.

Hosted from Headline News New York studios, the program will be an unconventional look at the news of the day featuring Beck's unique and often amusing perspective. With topics ranging from top stories to world events and politics to life's ordinary hassles and pop culture, the show will look at water cooler issues that are on people's minds. The one-hour program will include guests and produced packages.

When we revamped Headline News a year ago, we said we were eager to launch different types of programming, and this new show is the next step in that evolution, Jautz said. Glenn is an incredibly entertaining personality and we're excited to embark on this collaboration. He will be a great addition to our Headline Prime line-up.

Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Beck has attracted a devoted following since hitting the airwaves in 2001. In addition to his new Headline News duties, Beck will continue hosting his daily radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. His radio show, currently heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide, is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54 according to Premiere Research/Arbitron.

Having tired of the predictable left-versus-right debates in cable news, I am eager to offer a different take for Headline News viewers, Beck said. I hope that people will come away from our show not only informed, but also entertained, in a way they're not used to seeing on cable news.

Headline News, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, updates viewers constantly, 24 hours each day, with a complete and concise national newscast every half-hour through the day and a compelling slate of legal, entertainment and news programs during Headline Prime at night. The Need to Know network delivers fast-paced, lively and engaging news, using the best resources of the CNN Worldwide. Headline News is designed especially for viewers who want relevant and comprehensive news in a way that suits the urgency of their schedules.


18 posted on 03/17/2006 8:42:21 AM PST by wjersey
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To: Pop Fly
Over the past few days, there's been a ton of articles coming out saying Larry King is losing it, he's too old, he can't hang on much longer. Jon Klein and the other CNN execs said nothing for a few days, letting Larry King just twist in the wind. Not a very nice way to treat the guy who was the rock of your network for 20 years.
I guess they don't want to be tied to that rock when it's going overboard. Larry King is way past his time. He should retire.

He's got this at home. Why does he want to work?

19 posted on 03/17/2006 8:45:09 AM PST by Your Nightmare
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To: wjersey

I thank you very much for the well written post. However, this doesn't change the fact, that it's wrong to treat someone like they were yesterday's garbage...


20 posted on 03/17/2006 8:49:56 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: Pop Fly
Oh.
I read the articles but didn't know he was not being supported by the clowns at Clown News Network.
21 posted on 03/17/2006 9:19:24 AM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: msnimje
I read the articles but didn't know he was not being supported by the clowns at Clown News Network.

Yeah several days of articles ripping Larry King and not a peep from CNN. Not saying Larry King's show hasn't been in a tailspin in terms of quality, but you would expect your leadership to support you for all the time he's put in there.

22 posted on 03/17/2006 11:53:53 AM PST by Pop Fly
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To: msnimje

Yeah, it's really sad to see them treat him this way.

I knew the CNN execs where scum, but I really didn't realize it was this bad. Spineless.


23 posted on 03/17/2006 12:30:28 PM PST by hardknocks
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To: Pop Fly
I imagine if Greta, Hannity and Colmes were coming to Larry's defense, there must be something to all of this.

In a perfect world, Larry King would have retired..on his own.

sw

24 posted on 03/17/2006 7:59:38 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 03/17/2006 9:45:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Pop Fly

"Over the past few days, there's been a ton of articles coming out saying Larry King is losing it, he's too old, he can't hang on much longer"

Those articles are 10 years late. I used to be a fan of King, back when he was on radio, but his interviews have been sleepers. And not just cause their softballs.

Course, I wasn't aware he was still on the air.


26 posted on 03/18/2006 12:28:38 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: wjersey
Building on a year of massive ratings growth in 2005, Headline News will add Glenn Beck, a new topical talk show featuring radio personality Glenn Beck, to its prime-time line-up in April, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president, CNN Worldwide.

My prediction: Beck will take over Nancy Grace's time slot on Headlines, and Grace will take over King's 9 pm slot on the mothership. King will get a big retirement special and do the occasional specials, or at least that's what they'll say.

King has been sliding into irrelevance for a few years now. Remember 1992, when he had Algore and Rossperot on to debate NAFTA? I don't remember the last time he had anyone serious on, other than the usual panel show on election nights.

Instead he has barn-burners like Carol Channing and a show remembering Jack Parr. The handwriting is on the wall, and it says that the only demo Larry King appeals to any more is dying off. His attempts to reach out to a younger audience end up bringing in nonentities like Ryan Seacrest.

27 posted on 03/18/2006 3:30:37 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Pop Fly

Ah, thank you! I was about to post a vanity about this topic, but did a keyword search first. I couldn't figure out who bashed Larry King, or why he was in trouble, that they were shaming CNN for not backing him up. I thought someone had accused him or something.


28 posted on 03/18/2006 8:32:39 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (*Burp* I just got done chewing up a liberal. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1583155/posts)
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To: Your Nightmare

Good lord...what she must endure...


29 posted on 03/18/2006 8:34:26 PM PST by ThePoliticalDookie
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To: Pop Fly
Show me an example of 'Liberal loyalty'. . .it does not exist.

Individuals do not matter. . .you either serve the 'cause' or you do not.

In this case, the cause is CNN and it's ratings coffers. . .which they themselves continue to empty. . .without any help from Larry. . .

30 posted on 05/15/2006 6:28:27 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal-free. . .)
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