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Breaking: Kathleen Parker Is Out At CNN
Mediaite.com ^ | 02/25/2011 | Mark Joyella

Posted on 02/25/2011 11:41:32 AM PST by OldDeckHand

After months of turbulence at CNN’s Parker Spitzer, the network will drop co-host Kathleen Parker from the show, according to sources and a memo released to CNN staff. Eliot Spitzer will continue with the show.

According to CNN chief Ken Jautz, the new show will be solo-anchored by Spitzer and an “ensemble format” of contributors and be called In the Arena. The new show debuts Monday. Here’s the memo:

I want to share with you some news today regarding our 8pm show. Kathleen Parker has decided to leave the program to focus on her writing, and we have decided to take the show in a new direction. We will be adopting an ensemble format with several newsmakers, guests and contributors joining Eliot Spitzer each night. The new program will be called, “In the Arena,” beginning Monday. E.D. Hill and Will Cain will join the program as well others within and outside the CNN family.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cnn; parker; spitzer; television
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I know, I know - who's Kathleen Parker, and what's CNN?
1 posted on 02/25/2011 11:41:41 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Her 5 fans(Yes I am being gracious) are going to be devastated. Perhaps a candlelight vigil in the works


2 posted on 02/25/2011 11:42:36 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: OldDeckHand

So,,,, Elliot “Lil Loogie” Spitzer got his way after all,,,,,,,


3 posted on 02/25/2011 11:43:11 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: OldDeckHand

She’s a fake Republican, made to give the impression of balance on that show. She is kinda purty, though.


4 posted on 02/25/2011 11:43:13 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: OldDeckHand

On what issue was she actually conservative?


5 posted on 02/25/2011 11:43:38 AM PST by Ballygrl
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To: OldDeckHand

When they get rid of the rest of the racist, Islamaphobe, Anti America, Anti Marriage, Obama slobbering, partisan, elitists...I may watch. But I doubt it. Trust has to be earned, and they lost mine, long ago.


6 posted on 02/25/2011 11:43:47 AM PST by Freddd
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To: OldDeckHand

They could just put a cardboard cutout of her on the seat next to that disgusting motor mouth Spitzer and no one would have been the wiser.


7 posted on 02/25/2011 11:43:52 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: OldDeckHand

CNN is keeping Spitzer? Well, no wonder ratings are swirling the bowl.


8 posted on 02/25/2011 11:44:41 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: OldDeckHand

Hey Kathleen, do you get a sense it’s a man’s world? Too bad, maybe you shoulda kept your anti palin, Palin deranged mouth shut.


9 posted on 02/25/2011 11:45:06 AM PST by Freddd
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To: OldDeckHand

wonder who the next pretend “conservative” will be....


10 posted on 02/25/2011 11:45:32 AM PST by G Larry
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To: OldDeckHand

I saw a post here where a FReeper predicted this months ago. FReepers are always ahead of the curve.


11 posted on 02/25/2011 11:46:06 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: OldDeckHand

No more “Spitz and ditz”


12 posted on 02/25/2011 11:46:28 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Hu's your daddy?)
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To: OldDeckHand

I watched once for a few minutes, he didn’t give her much of an opportunity to talk.


13 posted on 02/25/2011 11:46:34 AM PST by psjones (u)
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To: OldDeckHand
Really?

I'll alert the media.

14 posted on 02/25/2011 11:46:47 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Spitzer dominated that show. She welcomed guests and then said good bye. Bless her heart she couldnt put together an argument to save her life.


15 posted on 02/25/2011 11:47:36 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: OldDeckHand

Damn! Now CNN viewers will never hear a well-explained conservative perspective.


16 posted on 02/25/2011 11:47:41 AM PST by RIRed
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To: OldDeckHand
But, but, who will be the female replacement in charge of slamming Sarah Palin? It was a Parker specialty from the phony conservative.
17 posted on 02/25/2011 11:47:57 AM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: psjones

He does that to all women, apparently...............


18 posted on 02/25/2011 11:48:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: OldDeckHand

Wassamatter? She wouldn’t take on Eliot as another “Client 9?”


19 posted on 02/25/2011 11:48:26 AM PST by Gaffer (A Democrat is an animal that escaped extinction from the 'big dinosaur-killer' event.)
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To: kittymyrib
They could just put a cardboard cutout of her on the seat
LOL ... every time I surfed into the program she had "that" look on her face ...

20 posted on 02/25/2011 11:48:26 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Ballygrl
On what issue was she actually conservative?

Her make-up?

21 posted on 02/25/2011 11:48:53 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: oh8eleven

It’s because she felt like such a whore, selling out her integrity sitting across from an effing, whore-hopping snake, and having to discuss supposedly legit topics without going “Eeeeewwwwwwww!!!” every time .... bwaaaahaaaahahahahahahaha


22 posted on 02/25/2011 11:50:26 AM PST by Gaffer (A Democrat is an animal that escaped extinction from the 'big dinosaur-killer' event.)
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To: OldDeckHand

My prediction: It won’t help ratings


23 posted on 02/25/2011 11:50:41 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: OldDeckHand

They are going to hold on to Spitzer like he’s the Rock of Gibraltar. CNN will go completely down the tubes before Eliot Spitzer even hears of a problem. He’s exactly what they want, what they’re looking for, and what their tiny audience aspires to be. He’s absolutely safe. He might as well be a Supreme Court justice. He’s got a job for life with CNN. It doesn’t matter if their US audience dwindles to 1,500 people in prime time. Spitzer will still be there.


24 posted on 02/25/2011 11:51:17 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: moovova

LOL!


25 posted on 02/25/2011 11:51:17 AM PST by Ballygrl
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To: OldDeckHand
"In the Arena" Would that arena be in the Times Square area?
26 posted on 02/25/2011 11:51:34 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: OldDeckHand
I had no idea who she was either.

But I would say "Not Guilty"

27 posted on 02/25/2011 11:52:59 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: OldDeckHand

If CNN wanted to boost their ratings against the Factor they could put Laura Ingraham on. But why would they want to do that.


28 posted on 02/25/2011 11:53:32 AM PST by AU72
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To: OldDeckHand

Replace her with Charlie Sheen....anyone wanna name that new show???


29 posted on 02/25/2011 11:54:12 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: OldDeckHand

E.D. Hill has fallen far.


30 posted on 02/25/2011 11:55:01 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: OldDeckHand

Finally the RINO gets the boot!


31 posted on 02/25/2011 11:55:18 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: OldDeckHand

Kind of surprised it took this long. Who won the pool?


32 posted on 02/25/2011 11:55:23 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: OldDeckHand

An erect Spitzer has no conscience.


33 posted on 02/25/2011 11:56:55 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: OldDeckHand

They should run it with Eliot Spitzer and five of his old girlfriends. They wouldn’t have to talk much, just sit there and look pretty. And maybe ask the Madam to moderate.


34 posted on 02/25/2011 11:58:28 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: OldDeckHand

Have to ask....Will Ashley Dupré be one of the “ensemble format” of contributors?


35 posted on 02/25/2011 11:58:28 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: OldDeckHand

Paging Charlie Sheen....

Charlie Sheen, White Courtesy Telephone, Please!


36 posted on 02/25/2011 11:58:54 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts)
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To: Ratman83

Yes, E. D. Hill must be desperate to get out of the house, away from her six kids, to take this gig with Spitzer as the token “conservative.” Sorry to hear an old Texas girl has fallen so low.


37 posted on 02/25/2011 12:01:33 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Bean Counter

Alex Jones was smart to put him on yesterday, big ratings bounce (I’m sure the dinosaur broadcasters took note Alex ate their lunch).


38 posted on 02/25/2011 12:04:31 PM PST by de.rm (It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see)
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To: OldDeckHand

She could not remain in the presence of my brilliant repartee and stunning physique.

39 posted on 02/25/2011 12:06:51 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: Bean Counter; RckyRaCoCo
"Paging Charlie Sheen...."

They would never put Sheen in that job, not because he wouldn't be WILDLY entertaining (because he would), and not because he wouldn't get tremendous ratings (again, because he would). They would never put Sheen in that job because the liberal mafia wouldn't dare put an unfiltered spokesman of orthodox liberalism in front of a national audience.

Sheen is the POSTER CHILD of run-amok liberalism - all the drugs, all the abortion, all the unprotected and out of wedlock sex that can be had, IS had by Charlie Sheen. He is the product of, the very embodiment of liberalism.

CNN can't let the world see that every night. No way.

Spitzer is everything Sheen is, but he cleans up better and has an Ivy League education and can temper his public comments, so he's acceptable.

40 posted on 02/25/2011 12:07:45 PM PST by OldDeckHand (So long as we have SEIU, who needs al-Qaeda?)
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To: OldDeckHand

That solves half their problem in that time slot. They don’t have the guts to fire Sptizer, but at least he doesn’t pretend to be “conservative”. I can’t stand to look at that sleazy snake, and when he dares to start moralizing, I get sick.


41 posted on 02/25/2011 12:12:26 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: OldDeckHand

Just call the new show ‘Client 9” and be done with it.


42 posted on 02/25/2011 12:14:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: OldDeckHand
After months of turbulence

"Turbulence" suggests some ups as well as the downs. Parker's program has been all downhill. Better lead-in would be "After months of plunging ratings and insipid programs . . ."

43 posted on 02/25/2011 12:14:59 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: OldDeckHand

In The Arena...wearing socks.


44 posted on 02/25/2011 12:15:54 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Ratman83

Will E.D. be allowed to fist bump Elliot?


45 posted on 02/25/2011 12:16:17 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: OldDeckHand
Bye, loser!


46 posted on 02/25/2011 12:18:53 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: RckyRaCoCo
anyone wanna name that new show???

Two and a half hookers?

47 posted on 02/25/2011 12:20:05 PM PST by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: OldDeckHand

The new show is simply called “Spit”.


48 posted on 02/25/2011 12:22:43 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: OldDeckHand

Good riddance. She’s worse than Spitzer. At least I know the leftist tripe from Spitzer is from an open leftist, not supposed to be passing for “conservative”


49 posted on 02/25/2011 12:23:40 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: Jane Long

E.D. Hill even going on the show is disgusting, to fist bump yuck. B!tch slap maybe but fist bump no way.


50 posted on 02/25/2011 12:31:06 PM PST by Ratman83
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