Skip to comments.Kathleen Parker Keeps Her Chin Up (Parker-Spitzer)
Posted on 10/20/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT by tom h
New York In the inner sanctum of CNN, high above Lincoln Center, Kathleen Parkers office is tucked in the back, a few steps from the outer rim of newsroom cubicles. Inside, she keeps a neat workspace, with political histories on the bookshelf and framed pictures of her family on the windowsill. A stray pair of heels lie on the floor
Parker Spitzer, the primetime program she co-hosts with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer
Their talk show, which debuted earlier this month, has struggled in the ratings. Its main timeslot competitors, Bill OReilly on Fox News and Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, have easily kept their spots atop the heap, even though CNN poured large sums of money into a promotional campaign for its new evening keystone. Scathing reviews from numerous outlets have also rattled its initial run.
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That said, I can't help but like the show because I've had a mild crush on Kathleen Parker for years, back when she was a South Florida journalist, ever since she exchanged emails with me after a particularly hard-hitting column about fatherhood.
She looks like the pretty housewife next door:
She have her chin up searching for bedbugs!
Miss Parker is attractive until she opens her mouth.
I lost all respect for her during the 2008 election cycle, and her constant bashing of the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, conservatives in general, since then.
The fact she took the second seat alongside a guy that has a penchant for hookers that resemble his daughter speaks to HER character, and her willingness to drop any principals at the drop of a hat.
Unfortunately her head seems to be a moral vacuum. As usual with these “balanced” talk shows, the left is represented by a corrupt leftist, and the right is represented by a “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along” airhead.
Rush said the other day that CNN should re-name the show “Spitzer and the Ditzer”.
Try to transfer your crush to a someone worthwhile. Look to the north, young man. (As in the 49th state)
I agree with you -- unless the mouth-opening has nothing to do with talking.
Shhhhh!!! But I confess to also having a huge crush on Susan Sarandon ... yea, who needs to have a conversation with her either.
Guess these lovely, middle-aged feminine gals do something for me.
I clicked over to CNN last night during that show. They had former green czar Van Jones on.. I will not ever do that again.
Alaska? Or Delaware? The resemblance is actually somewhat astonishing.
I remember her fatherhood articles. They were the only thing I’ve read by her that was worthwhile or that I remember. That said, she’s a negative for conservatives politically and a media and social set climber. In bed with the libs. Perhaps literally.
Giving a corrupt, incompetent and morally bankrupt hack like Spitzer his own tv show is enough to keep me away. I predict that Parker will live to regret an association that might stay with her for years to come.
What is this “CNN” of which you write?
I agree with you here. I remember thinking, 10 years ago, that she might become a refreshing voice on the right -- a traditional voice from a traditional gal,not stridently right. But somewhere along the way she began morphing into a leftist of sorts. I'm not a Florida resident so I only read her online; frankly I was surprised to hear that she got a CNN TV show. Surely there were more prominent "conservatives" that CNN could have found, safe conservatives for their network ...
She is the ultimate semi-educated, inside-the-Beltway RINO. The fact that she got an AA Pulitzer for her vapid column doesn’t change the basic facts.
I can't help but agree with you, although were I to be offered the chance of a lifetime, I might make the same decision. While he's certainly a slimebucket, Spitzer did apologize and, apparently has reformed his behavior. So did Chuck Colson; so did many others who committed equally heinous or worse sins or crimes.
Parker, because she is relatively nice, would be better alongside a girly-man like Matt Lauer. Don't get me wrong, I can't stand Lauer, he's such a p-ssy and a wimp -- but there is a market need for nicer, non-confrontational, non-crossfire type shows, and the two of them (Parker and Lauer) would work well. Kind of like Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel in the 1980s, before Gumbel became the obnoxious leftist that he is.
She’s not strong enough to go up “against” Spitzer. He’s a full blown, no morals, leftist. He’s drank the left’s koolaid and just spits it out at the audience. A show with Spitzer and Buchanan would make more sense. She makes no contribution to the show and he’s dull and wrong.
Who in the world would give a TV job to Eliot Spitzer? Oh yeah CNN.