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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.”

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