Skip to comments.Shrinking CNN taps Spitzer, Morgan
Posted on 06/15/2010 3:46:24 AM PDT by Scanian
Ted Turner must be flinging his remote at the wall in despair. CNN, the cable network he founded, is poised to turn its prime-time schedule over to two disgraced public figures, ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former British tabloid editor Piers Morgan, in its desperate bid to restore lost ratings.
Hooker-loving Spitzer is thisclose to a deal to co-host an 8 p.m. talk show, sources said. Morgan -- a former editor of Britain's Daily Mirror being groomed to replace Larry King -- was caught up in a scandal in 2000 after he bought shares in a company before his paper touted them as good buys. He quit in 2004 after printing fake photos of Iraqi prisoners being tortured by British soldiers.
The Post's Michael Shain reports Spitzer has "all but a done deal" to get a co-host spot at 8 p.m., previously occupied by Campbell Brown, whose ratings had plunged. Spitzer will become half of a talking-head duo on a show fashioned after "Crossfire," which CNN canceled in 2005. CNN is searching for a conservative partner for Spitzer, who'll go head-to-head with Fox's Bill O'Reilly in the time slot, before announcing the new show.
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As a New Yorker who always thought he was a phoney piece of cr**...this is a great description.
Doubt the new personalities will matter. CNN is a cesspool of liberal bias and those with even a modicum of intelligence will still stay away in droves.
SPITZER???? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! They REALLY are DESPERATE!
“Doubt the new personalities will matter. CNN is a cesspool of liberal bias and those with even a modicum of intelligence will still stay away in droves.”
Oh, that’s OK. There is plenty of filth in the USSA to keep
a cesspool of viewers for the Commie News Network.
Getting viewer #9 will not help as much
as if they had hired Spitzer’s hottie-squeeze
to discuss the penchant of NY Governors,
as they watched other New Yorkers through
one-way mirrors at Albany-approved
whore houses in NY.
I started laughing so hard I got coffee on my shirt!
These men are a perfect fit for CNN.
They’ve gone from being ridiculed as the Chicken Noodle Network to the Clinton News Network.
Corrupt News Now is a natural progression.
Ted’s a sailor. I now wonder how he has survived his hobby. When your boat is sinking, you throw stuff overboard, you darn sure don’t take on anchors, especially ones carrying the excess baggage of these two. But this is like “left wing” radio ... and it won’t work for the same reasons. These people never learn.
Another show I won’t watch.
I might pay to watch Spitzer impaled alive on a red-hot iron stake.
Other than that, if I never see him again as long as we both shall live, that would be fine.
This will be a Pat Buchanan/Ron Paul type conservative, i.e., not a conservative at all.
YOU should work for CNN, you have figured out the PERFECT co-host for LuvGuv Spitzer in order to make viewer ratings skyrocket!!
Why, Ashley Dupre, of course!!! :)
Ashley & Eliot -- lolololol
The Piers Morgan who is a judge on America’s Got Talent?
Yes, the very same one. He actually hosts a successful show that's virtually identical to LKL over in the UK. Of course, he's wildly liberal, natch'.
I'm curious who the "conservative" will be that gets paired with the hooker lover.
Nicely phrased! Thanks for the laugh.