New CNN Prez Puts Crossfire Out of Misery
With a bitch-slap for Tucker on the way out the door, too:
CNN has ended its relationship with the conservative commentator Tucker Carlson and will shortly cancel its long-running daily political discussion program, “Crossfire,” the new president of CNN, Jonathan Klein, said last night…
Mr. Klein specifically cited the criticism that the comedian Jon Stewart leveled at “Crossfire” when he was a guest on the program during the presidential campaign. Mr. Stewart said that ranting partisan political shows on cable were “hurting America.”
Mr. Klein said last night, “I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart’s overall premise.” He said he believed that especially after the terror attacks on 9/11, viewers are interested in information, not opinion.
Daaaaaaamn. Serious props to Jon Stewart there — how many people could lay waste to an institution like Crossfire so thoroughly that the network actually pulls the plug?