FAREWELL MR. SPITZER
eran’s organization. “There is little or no chance that these men and women would have died under similar circumstances, had they not put themselves in service to their country.” Alas, poor Eliot. We knew him well. Or maybe not.
CNN has canceled “In the Arena,” Eliot Spitzer’s nightly talk show, to be replaced in the 8 p.m. slot by “Anderson Cooper 360.” Former New York lawmaker Anthony D. Weiner did not turn up on the revamped schedule as talent, as some wags predicted he would. Now’s MSNBC’s big chance to hire him.
Meanwhile, Mr. Cooper is preceded by “John King USA” at 6 p.m., a new show anchored by former CNBC star Erin Burnett at 7 p.m. — and followed by “Piers Morgan Tonight.” The new schedule commences Aug. 8, with assurances from CNN top brass that the emphasis is on journalism. Some aren’t convinced, though.
“When will CNN learn to stop hiring left-wing and supposedly right-wing failures? There is a massive audience that could be had if only CNN would stop pandering to liberals,” observes Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell. and its people could finally become too dependent to live independently and control their own destinies.”
He continues, “Not surprisingly, this appears to be the goal of President Obama and most of the Democrat party. Almost every one of their policies and actions have grown the federal government and centralized more power in Washington. Interest groups such as government unions, trial lawyers, Wall Street bankers, international corporations and other such groups that want more money, more benefits and special treatment from the government have been able to get it.”