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'Crossfire' Creator Slams New CNN Spitzer-Parker Show
NewsBusters ^ | June 26, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 06/26/2010 6:43:06 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

The former CEO of CNN and the creator of its Crossfire show, Reese Schonfeld, has slammed the new CNN show that will be hosted by Kathleen Parker and Client Number Nine aka Eliot Spitzer. In his Huffington Post blog, Schonfeld not only blasts the proposed new show but provides some interesting background on the original Crossfire in its early years:

As the former CEO of CNN, and the creator of Crossfire (the show, not the name -- Paul Bissonette, CNN's PR man, came up with that), I think I'm qualified to comment on the new, not to be called Crossfire, television program created for Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker.

To be blunt, I can't think of a worse idea. The original Crossfire featured Pat Buchanan and Tom Braden, whose name you rarely hear these days. The program was not intended as a shouting match -- our goal was to put the number one news maker of the day on CNN air at 10pm every night and to have him reply to questions from the right, Buchanan, and from the moderate left, Braden. The guest would be caught in the crossfire.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; eliotspitzer; kathleenparker; reeseschonfeld
In Britain, if you are involved in a disgraceful political sex scandal, you spend the rest of your life in obscurity doing charitable works as John Profumo did. In America, you are quickly rewarded with your own CNN show as happened to Client Number Nine. Oh, and Kathleen Parker got her reward for being a "conservative" most notable for slamming real conservatives.
1 posted on 06/26/2010 6:43:15 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Which is client #9?

2 posted on 06/26/2010 6:46:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Diogenesis

In this photo, I am willing to bet that Spitz has his hand on Parkers flat ass.


3 posted on 06/26/2010 6:51:55 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: PJ-Comix

I still cannot believe they are giving that huge, walking bucket of slime his own TV show, and that the woman, whom I thought had very questionable judgment but at least a decent person, would agree to appear with him for any amount of money. Which makes her a ..... CNN is trying to outdo MSNBC in some kind of a “how low can you go” contest. CNN has answered the question “Have you no shame?” in a very clear and concise way.


4 posted on 06/26/2010 6:54:59 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Mr. Jazzy
I understand that #9’s contract calls for him to have both hands in view at all times. /s
5 posted on 06/26/2010 6:56:36 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: JPG

... AND his pants on and zipped?


6 posted on 06/26/2010 7:02:42 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: Diogenesis
What is behind their smiles?

Incredible.

7 posted on 06/26/2010 7:06:33 AM PDT by cricket ('flies don't lie')
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To: PJ-Comix
"disgraceful"

Tut tut,PJ, Spitzer has given hope to hundreds (thousands?) of political hacks who thought their money-earning days in politics were ended. Can you shed no tears for the plight of Mr. Spitzer? (smirk) Actually looking at Spitzer and Clinton before him, it appears adultery might be a resume enhancement device for a host of Dem pols.

8 posted on 06/26/2010 7:16:32 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: PJ-Comix

You can smell the desperation at CNN and MSNBC, right through your TV. I wouldn’t even watch cnn BEFORE this fiasco and why would I now? Spitzer makes me sick.


9 posted on 06/26/2010 7:17:15 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan ((Sure, you can forgive your enemies. But get even first))
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To: cricket

According to those there at the time,
Client #9 had a penchant for taping other NY officials
in the act of being serviced for taxpayer money (like himself) through 1 way mirrors.

Perhaps they are watching those tapes.


10 posted on 06/26/2010 7:24:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: PJ-Comix

I knew he would rise again from the ashes of his self-inflicted downfall. In democrat ranks, he is a hero.


11 posted on 06/26/2010 7:38:38 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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To: La Lydia

Parker is a Democrat tool. Always has been. She will criticize certain things about Obama, and then admit that she still supports him. She will criticize the abortion culture, and then reassure the Left that she supports Roe v. Wade. Etc., etc..


12 posted on 06/26/2010 7:53:16 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: PJ-Comix
Tom Braden, whose name you rarely hear these days

Probably because he is dead.

13 posted on 06/26/2010 7:54:27 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: driftless2
Tut tut,PJ, Spitzer has given hope to hundreds (thousands?) of political hacks who thought their money-earning days in politics were ended. Can you shed no tears for the plight of Mr. Spitzer? (smirk) Actually looking at Spitzer and Clinton before him, it appears adultery might be a resume enhancement device for a host of Dem pols.

Why not Dick Morris the whore is making big $$$$ on FOX
14 posted on 06/26/2010 8:19:44 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: PJ-Comix

Imagine the fireworks going to be produced between a NE liberal and an ultra NE liberal.

Pray for America


15 posted on 06/26/2010 8:20:26 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

I was surveyed at length this week about MSNBC and my TV watching habits. Even though I said I preferred Fox News, they wanted to know what I thought of Olbermann, Maddow, and Matthews, among a host of others I never heard of. If they follow my answers, MSNBC will be shut down, reformatted, and back to sanity soon. LOL.


16 posted on 06/26/2010 8:43:27 AM PDT by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: PJ-Comix
If CNN had a roundtable with Spitzer, Jesse Jackson, John Edwards, Bill Clinton and Al Gore discussing their sexual adventures, comparing notes and roasting Matt Drudge, it might have some entertainment value, but this (???). Feh!
17 posted on 06/26/2010 8:56:03 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: CT

“MSNBC will be shut down, reformatted, and back to sanity soon. LOL”

I’m NOT convinced that will happen any time soon. But if it does...............

It will be so sweet to see Olbermann and Maddow, have to “relocate”....... even if they even can.


18 posted on 06/26/2010 10:13:13 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (Sure, you can forgive your enemies.......... But get even first)
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To: Diogenesis
Client #9 had a penchant for taping other NY officials in the act of being serviced for taxpayer money (like himself) through 1 way mirrors.

The worst of scriptiing here; and an altogether, sleazy operation - with or without the one-way mirrors. . .

19 posted on 06/26/2010 5:45:45 PM PDT by cricket ('flies don't lie')
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To: Diogenesis
Client #9 had a penchant for taping other NY officials in the act of being serviced for taxpayer money (like himself) through 1 way mirrors.

The worst of scriptiing here; and an altogether, sleazy operation - with or without the one-way mirrors. . .

20 posted on 06/26/2010 5:45:45 PM PDT by cricket ('flies don't lie')
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To: bray
Imagine the fireworks going to be produced between a NE liberal and an ultra NE liberal.

If they were serious, they would have the Right represented by somebody like Ann Coulter or Laura Ingraham.

21 posted on 06/26/2010 5:56:19 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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