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CNN Mulls Show Shake-Up (Parker-Spitzer)
WSJ ^ | 1/10/11 | SAM SCHECHNER

Posted on 01/10/2011 6:02:53 AM PST by AT7Saluki

CNN is considering replacing Kathleen Parker, co-host of its new evening program "Parker Spitzer," according to people familiar with the matter, as the network struggles to reverse a steep slide in its evening audience.

The conservative columnist could be replaced by a new co-host to serve alongside former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, as executives mull a shake-up of the show, the people said, adding that no decision has been made. "Parker Spitzer" hasn't been able to significantly build its audience since its debut just over three months ago.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; parker; spitzer
I'm sure that'll fix it. /S
1 posted on 01/10/2011 6:02:57 AM PST by AT7Saluki
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To: AT7Saluki

LOL Just let him have the show to himself and call it “Spitzer-Schmitzer” :)


2 posted on 01/10/2011 6:06:22 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: AT7Saluki

Hmmm . . . now what other pseudo-conservative woman could they replace her with? Peggy Noonan?


3 posted on 01/10/2011 6:06:50 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: AT7Saluki

show shake-up = deep six


4 posted on 01/10/2011 6:08:19 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AT7Saluki

Parker is not a conservative in any real sense of the word and Spitzer is a disgrace.

Nice combo


5 posted on 01/10/2011 6:08:19 AM PST by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: AT7Saluki

Who cares ?


6 posted on 01/10/2011 6:09:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: AT7Saluki

7 posted on 01/10/2011 6:10:25 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: AT7Saluki
Parker-Spitzer is in ratings trouble?

Wow.

No one could have seen THAT coming.

8 posted on 01/10/2011 6:11:16 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: AT7Saluki

I was astounded when CNN put the whore-monger on his own show. I guess I can still be surprised, but I’m not surprised no one wants to watch.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 6:11:39 AM PST by austingirl
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To: AT7Saluki

It was a horrible idea from the get-go


10 posted on 01/10/2011 6:12:30 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: AT7Saluki

Heard this on IMUS this am that they were considering E.D. HILL as a replacement for Parker.


11 posted on 01/10/2011 6:12:47 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: AT7Saluki

What in tarnation is a Parker-Spitzer?


12 posted on 01/10/2011 6:13:15 AM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: AT7Saluki

Spitzer is a jackass and a bore.


13 posted on 01/10/2011 6:13:37 AM PST by MNnice
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To: AT7Saluki

Time to bring in Peggy Noonan, another Obama-worshipping faux conservative.


14 posted on 01/10/2011 6:13:43 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: AT7Saluki
She didn't bash Sarah Palin enough?
15 posted on 01/10/2011 6:14:08 AM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: woodbutcher1963

E.D. Hill! Wow, that might be worth watching at least once.

I have a better suggestion:

Replace Parker with . . . nobody.
Then, replace Spitzer with . . . nobody.


16 posted on 01/10/2011 6:16:37 AM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

E. D Hill is a “primary-voting Democrat”.


17 posted on 01/10/2011 6:23:11 AM PST by maggief
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To: AT7Saluki

Maybe CNN should replace Kathleen Parker with Ashley Dupre.

“Dupre & Client #9”

It’s a winner.


18 posted on 01/10/2011 6:23:38 AM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

That’s a plan...


19 posted on 01/10/2011 6:23:56 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: AT7Saluki

Replace BOTH of them...


20 posted on 01/10/2011 6:25:40 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: AT7Saluki

From the point of view if CNN producers Spitzer is a conservative. Maybe they should pair him with a liberal.

Schultz/Spitzer?


21 posted on 01/10/2011 6:29:28 AM PST by DManA
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To: AT7Saluki
...the network struggles to reverse a steep slide in its evening audience.

Falling off a cliff into the Grand Canyon is more like it..............

22 posted on 01/10/2011 6:32:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: AT7Saluki

CNN needs to understand that even liberals are not interested in watching Spitzer; most of the Northeast liberal women see him as the epitomy of the man they divorced. CNN’s biggest mistake for this timeslot was when it allowed Crossfire to atrophy.

It was the reason I used to watch CNN when it was the only cable news channel. Unless they get back to that original format there is no hope for this timeslot against O’Reilly and Olbermann, who split the viewing period based on the political demographics. If so-called moderates are not tuning in to Spitzer-Parker then the strategic approach is wrong.


23 posted on 01/10/2011 6:35:42 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: jimbo123

You should read this moron’s latest column!


24 posted on 01/10/2011 6:36:52 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: GoodDay

“Maybe CNN should replace Kathleen Parker with Ashley Dupre.”

Nice...two experts in the world’s oldest professions: “Spitz and Ditz”!


25 posted on 01/10/2011 6:36:52 AM PST by VampireStateNY (Bleeding taxpayers dry since 1788!)
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To: Red Badger

But, but with the astute reporting by CNN over the last 48 hours....what with all the conclusions and no facts...surely the audiences for all their programs will grow exponentially....who cannot want to watch such drivel?


26 posted on 01/10/2011 6:56:27 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: jennings2004

the audiences for all their programs will grow exponentially negative................


27 posted on 01/10/2011 6:59:34 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Red Badger

Straight to God’s ears!


28 posted on 01/10/2011 7:23:02 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: AT7Saluki

I recall reading a thread here a few weeks ago that Partker was considering bailing on this train wreck of a show. Guess she decided to follow through.


29 posted on 01/10/2011 7:37:24 AM PST by circlecity
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To: maggief

Based on your info that she’s a demo, it would be interesting to me to hear what E.D. has to say. She didn’t come across that way to me when she was on F&F, but I’d like to hear what she says on “another” network.

May not get the chance since they’re also floating Kathleen Parker’s name. I have no use for Kathy.

Thanks,for the info.


30 posted on 01/10/2011 9:38:44 AM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: austingirl

I was astounded when CNN put the whore-monger on his own show.


The whole point of this show was to rehabilitate Spitzer’s image. CNN execs obviously are having Bill Clinton flashbacks and want to make sure that the public is taught to accept this type of sexual misconduct from current and future Democratic officials. Imagine if Spitzer was a Republican, he would never have been given a show. Now that CNN realizes the public is not interested, their solution is to bring in another female prop instead of getting rid of Spitzer. CNN is basically confirming their agenda by this action. CNN is obviously in full crash mode to be attempting this nonsense in their current condition.

I also had the misfortune of watching this show on its opening night. Zero chemistry, Parker was a typical subversive RINO (i.e. media-blessed conservative), and Spitzer was so swarmy as to be unwatchable. It has only taken CNN 3 months to figure out this was not going to work? After 10 minutes I bailed from the pain level being to high to stomach them.


31 posted on 01/10/2011 11:42:07 AM PST by Gen-X-Dad
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To: AT7Saluki

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/it_parker_splits_er_hIhRSGYG99Uu5877KiWKjP#ixzz1AgbpS0nl
“”Eliot Spitzer’s co-host Kathleen Parker set to get boot from CNN show””


32 posted on 01/10/2011 5:35:13 PM PST by iowamark
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To: AT7Saluki

I would replace them both with a crackling firelog video, a glass of wine and soft music. CNN viewers would soar.

or.....empty airspace is also an improvement.


33 posted on 01/10/2011 5:39:35 PM PST by dforest
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