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Campbell Brown steps down as anchor of eponymous CNN cable news show due to low ratings
NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2010 | Soraya Roberts

Posted on 05/19/2010 8:23:11 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Anchors aren't known for admitting their shortcomings but Campbell Brown is accepting defeat.

The eponymous host of CNN's "Campbell Brown" has stepped down from the "toughest timeslot in cable news" due to low ratings.

"Simply put, the ratings for my program are not where I would like them to be," Brown said in a statement released Tuesday. "It is largely for this reason that I am stepping down as anchor of CNN’s 'Campbell Brown.’ "

Brown added that she had been ruminating over the move "for some time" and that she felt the urge to reveal the truth behind her departure.

"I have never had much tolerance for others’ spin, so I can’t imagine trying to stomach my own," she said. "The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else."

Brown's news program aired at 8 p.m. on CNN opposite Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," HLN's "Nancy Grace" and MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” While Brown praised the "incredible talents" of her 8 p.m. cable news competitors, she also revealed she didn't feel she was in the same league as these pundits.

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1 posted on 05/19/2010 8:23:12 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Are they gonna change the name of the show?


2 posted on 05/19/2010 8:24:49 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: COUNTrecount
toughest timeslot in cable news

I dunno, O'Reilly doesn't seem to find it all that tough to score fantastic ratings, every night, in that time slot.

3 posted on 05/19/2010 8:25:32 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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To: thefactor
Are they gonna change the name of the show?

Of course. The 3 people watching it might get confused.

4 posted on 05/19/2010 8:26:11 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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To: COUNTrecount

Ex-cheerleader Campbell Brown, described by the NY Times as a tattooed ex-party girl and ski bum, tries to make herself out to be a martyr to “hard news” and “old fashioned...journalism”.


5 posted on 05/19/2010 8:27:28 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: COUNTrecount

I’m proud that I had no idea if this was a man or woman. CNN is only for massive disaster news programming. They still manage to pull that off #1 in my book.


6 posted on 05/19/2010 8:28:07 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: thefactor

They’re gonna change Campbell Brown’s name to “The Girl from Epoynma”.

(I have to confess, I’ve been looking for a way to use that line for about 25 years.)


7 posted on 05/19/2010 8:28:53 AM PDT by Humble Servant ( See y'all in the gulag.)
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To: COUNTrecount
". . . so that CNN can try something new."

Hmmmmm.....something new....like "fair and balanced"???

Oh wait....that's already working....

Hmmmmmm.....how about telling the truth in an objective way without a bias toward liberalism/progressivism?

Maybe she can become a "paid contributor" to FOX...she'd be a damn site better then the defensive, non-sensical, whinning Juan Williams!

8 posted on 05/19/2010 8:29:58 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Life's much happier when you know whether you're the pin or the cushion.)
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To: COUNTrecount
From Wikipedia:

One who is referred to as eponymous is someone who gives his or her name to something, e.g. Julian, the eponymous owner of the famous restaurant Julian's Castle. Something eponymous is named after a particular person, e.g. Julian's eponymous restaurant.

While Brown praised the "incredible talents" of her 8 p.m. cable news competitors, she also revealed she didn't feel she was in the same league as these pundits.

If you look just below her right ear, you'll see the Schrader valve.


9 posted on 05/19/2010 8:30:57 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Humble Servant

Glad you got a chance to use it. You probably won’t have another opportunity for another quarter century.


10 posted on 05/19/2010 8:31:57 AM PDT by Ax
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To: COUNTrecount

I WILL MAKE A BET!!!!! Watch for CNN to find a conservative to put in the slot....


11 posted on 05/19/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: Humble Servant

EXCELLENT!..............................


12 posted on 05/19/2010 8:32:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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13 posted on 05/19/2010 8:33:06 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Humble Servant

“””Brown’s news program aired at 8 p.m. on CNN opposite Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” HLN’s “Nancy Grace” and MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” While Brown praised the “incredible talents” of her 8 p.m. cable news competitors, she also revealed she didn’t feel she was in the same league as these pundits.”””””””””

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When you realize you are lower than olbergoober, it’s time to stop pretending you are a “news person”. Certainly there must be a Starbucks somewhere looking for help.


14 posted on 05/19/2010 8:33:12 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: COUNTrecount

Was this God’s will too? LOL.


15 posted on 05/19/2010 8:34:07 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: softwarecreator
I dunno, O’Reilly doesn't seem to find it all that tough to score fantastic ratings, every night, in that time slot

That's why she thinks its the toughest time slot. She has to go up against O’Reilley.

16 posted on 05/19/2010 8:34:39 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Logic n' Reason
"Hmmmmm.....something new....like "fair and balanced"??? "

The rumor circulating on many of the media sites is that the LuvGov, Elliot Spitzer is the lead contender to replace her.

So much for fair an balanced, although CNN should nicely tie up the hooker and corrupt politician demographics.

17 posted on 05/19/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: thefactor

Yes, they are. It will now be the Anonymous CNN News Show.............


18 posted on 05/19/2010 8:35:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: COUNTrecount

I think Campbell would do a good job as a talking head guest on these shows, such as BOR. She would be better to listen to (add more value) than most of the liberals BOR and Hannity have on.

Her problem was not her on-air talents, which I think are considerable. It was purely a content issue. No one really wants to listen to that drivel nonstop, either on the tube or on the radio. However, as far as being the liberal guest on various shows, Campbell would be great.


19 posted on 05/19/2010 8:35:41 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Get a paper route, Billy - Len Britton, running v. Leaky Leahy http://tinyurl.com/3a5ac8o)
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To: COUNTrecount

I wonder what took them so long? I try to watch her sometimes but she is a liar, so I just can’t.


20 posted on 05/19/2010 8:35:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: COUNTrecount

Well at least she was honest about this bit of self centered news. ;-)


21 posted on 05/19/2010 8:36:52 AM PDT by Dem Guard ("We're Coming to Take You Away")
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To: COUNTrecount

“...so that CNN can try something new.”

Like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic...


22 posted on 05/19/2010 8:37:44 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Logic n' Reason
Maybe she can become a "paid contributor" to FOX...she'd be a damn site better then the defensive, non-sensical, whinning Juan Williams!

I just posted basically the exact same thing. Except I do like Juan Williams. He gets frustrating to listen to sometimes, and sometimes I do have to hit the mute button because I get embarrassed for him when he slips into stupid mode. But overall he is a good (though often wrong) analyst who adds value to the debate.

23 posted on 05/19/2010 8:38:09 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Get a paper route, Billy - Len Britton, running v. Leaky Leahy http://tinyurl.com/3a5ac8o)
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To: OldDeckHand
So much for fair an balanced, although CNN should nicely tie up the hooker and corrupt politician demographics

Well....the hooker and corrupt politician (I might also add "politicians who "mis-speak" (not lie)) group is certainly expanding.....maybe there is a market for them after all.

Certainly Juan Williams could be the poster boy for them (gads....I hate that individual).

24 posted on 05/19/2010 8:38:49 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Life's much happier when you know whether you're the pin or the cushion.)
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To: CivilWarguy

25 posted on 05/19/2010 8:41:14 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: CivilWarguy

Who the hell would want an itty bitty banana inked onto her ankle??

26 posted on 05/19/2010 8:41:55 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia

That’s a brain worm, it’s under the skin, I give her two days tops ...


27 posted on 05/19/2010 8:42:30 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: devane617
A faux conservative maybe, but John Klein is too leftist and a proven liar. He isn't going to allow a real conservative in the doors more than occasionally.
28 posted on 05/19/2010 8:45:48 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Censored
News
Network


29 posted on 05/19/2010 8:46:30 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I'm confused about using the word "eponymous".

What did she give her name to except this?

BTW, her real name is Alma Dale Campbell Brown.

30 posted on 05/19/2010 8:47:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: ErnBatavia

“Sometimes a banana is just a banana...”

31 posted on 05/19/2010 8:47:09 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Scythian

I laughed.


32 posted on 05/19/2010 8:48:10 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: ErnBatavia

Maybe it was supposed to be a crescent.

Well anyway, maybe now she’ll have time for Dancing With the “Stars”, or has she already tried that?


33 posted on 05/19/2010 8:48:19 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: COUNTrecount

Campbell Brown?


34 posted on 05/19/2010 8:48:51 AM PDT by ILS21R
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To: devane617

Arlen Specter IS looking for work this morning.


35 posted on 05/19/2010 8:50:01 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

bye, bye cambill.


36 posted on 05/19/2010 8:51:10 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: thefactor
Wasn't she the one that had some utterly ridiculous name for her time slot, something utterly uncouth like, "No Bull" ???

I seem to remember being absolutely appalled when the name of her show changed into something like that a few years ago.

I could never turn the channel to CNN during that timeslot .... I mean, who would intentionally title a show in such a preposterous manner?

37 posted on 05/19/2010 8:52:59 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: COUNTrecount

Campbell, please take your fake, pretentious lisp home and send your husband in to do your show. Thanks.


38 posted on 05/19/2010 8:53:21 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Why CNN would hire someone with a lisp in the first place is beyond me


39 posted on 05/19/2010 8:53:40 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: ErnBatavia

You gotta have some kind of ink exposed. I wouldn’t be surprised if she also has a tramp stamp.


40 posted on 05/19/2010 8:54:17 AM PDT by nhoward14 (A mind is a terrible thing to waste. That is why Obama gave his away.)
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To: thefactor
-- Are they gonna change the name of the show? --

Just find another host and dub them "Campbell Brown." Voila.

41 posted on 05/19/2010 8:55:41 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: OldDeckHand; SunkenCiv; Yehuda
OMG.

No kidding?

For serious??

Eliot Spitzer might get an hour long evening show on CNN???

Wow.

I'd prefer if they hire a Spitzer that it be Hulda...

ELIOT on CNN?????

42 posted on 05/19/2010 8:57:57 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: ErnBatavia

Plus, her Dad James H. Brown is a longtime and very prominent Dem politician.
Who has been indicted for malfeasance in office and has served jail time. He IS a Democrat, after all....


43 posted on 05/19/2010 9:00:07 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: COUNTrecount

Ok, I admmit I had to look up eponymous.

But they use the word twice in different contexts, one of which - I think - must be wrong.

Either the show is named after here, or she’s named after the show. :)

See what I mean?


44 posted on 05/19/2010 9:05:13 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: hennie pennie
That's the word. I've seen speculation that he'd get his own show, and speculation that he'd be part of a two-man(person) team along the lines of Cross-Fire.

Both the Washington Examiner and the HuffPo (and some others) have stories quoting "unnamed" sources, FWIW.

45 posted on 05/19/2010 9:05:15 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: COUNTrecount

that’s funny...he certainly has all the bases covered....


46 posted on 05/19/2010 9:08:26 AM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: COUNTrecount
BTW, her real name is Alma Dale Campbell Brown.

So if she breast-feeds her child, we can refer to her as 'Alma Mater" (Latin: "nourishing mother").

47 posted on 05/19/2010 9:09:45 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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I’d rather watch Campbell Brown than Keith Olbermann.

Olbermann bores you with endless: blame Bush, blame Republican, Palin is stupid, blah, blah, blah.

At least Campbell was “man enough” to admit her ratings were low and leave gracefully.

Does anyone actually watch Olbermann, I view it once or twice a week during commercials on O’Reilly, more for comic relief than the nothingness that he usually talks about.

SoftBall with Chris is another MSNBC flop.
Campbell’s ratings were 20% higher than Matthew.
I wonder when Chris will man up and step down?


48 posted on 05/19/2010 9:10:18 AM PDT by ijrazz
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To: OldDeckHand
Thank you for the heads up. It's just amazing, I can't imagine him on nightly TV.

I can't look at him the few times I've seen him these past few years without wondering what brand of black socks he's currently wearing.

I'd have presumed that Ashley Dupre would get her own reality show eons before he ever would.

Wonders never cease.....

49 posted on 05/19/2010 9:10:22 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Deb

Schee shed scheed schtay in newschs.


50 posted on 05/19/2010 9:11:06 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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