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CNN Features Marketing Consultants On How The KKK Can ‘Rebrand’ Itself. No, Really

CNN Features Marketing Consultants On How The KKK Can ‘Rebrand’ Itself. No, Really

A KKK Grand Wizard says the Klan is kinder and gentler than people think. And that’s enough for CNN to do a feature on rebranding. The Klan could change its name, get a smooth-talking spokesperson, replace the robes with suits and take off those ridiculous hats, but underneath, people would recognize its message is the […]

April 20, 2014 / More... ( comments)

CNN: ‘U.S. Right-Wing Extremists More Deadly Than Jihadists’

In case you missed it, CNN on Tuesday posted a must-read piece by Peter Bergen and David Sterman on how Islamic jihadism is considered to be so much worse than domestic right-wing extremism — among the public, in the media — even though the latter is much more deadly than the former. Here are some […]

April 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Larry King On Letterman, CNN, Piers Morgan

Larry King appeared on radio with me Thursday night and had much to say about the retirement of David Letterman, what CNN should do, and why Piers Morgan didn’t survive in his former slot. Repost This Article Now read this:Intel Chief Bans Employees From ‘Unauthorized’ Media Contact (Apr 22, 2014) David Letterman’s Anti-Fracking Rant Reminds […]

April 4, 2014 / More... ( comments)

CNN: Russia Poised To Perhaps, Maybe, We’re Not Sure But They Might, Invade Ukraine

Now that the overnight numbers have been digested and checked against the bottom line, the news directors at CNN have apparently made the decision that its viewers are growing weary of watching flight simulators over “simulated water” pretending to search for pretend debris from a Malaysian aircraft that disappeared without a clue, without a trace, […]

April 2, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Kerry: ‘I Am Out Of Politics And, Based On The Ratings, So Is CNN’

John Kerry has a wicked sense of humor. He joked that John King asked if he was considering another presidential run,and then hit with a brutal rejoinder. Kerry delivered a knife to the heart of CNN during Saturday night’s address at the annual Gridiron Club dinner, the white-tie-and-tails event hosted by Washington’s most prestigious press […]

March 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Piers To Stay At CNN To Do ‘Big Name’ Interviews

Piers Morgan says he’ll to 20-25 shows a year, all with “big names.”  He says, “That’s what I wanted to do in the first place, not reports on snow storms and that kind of thing.” Morgan said his producer, Jonathan Wald, has already made a deal to stick around. What does he think will replace […]

March 3, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Conservatives Who Celebrate Piers Morgan Cancellation Should Know Better

As a broadcaster, I don’t celebrate the cancellation of a fellow broadcaster’s show, whether or not I agree with the person. It’s easy for Rush Limbaugh, who has the most successful talk radio show on the planet, to dance on someone else’s professional grave (though even he has occasionally been taken off radio stations).  After […]

February 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Larry King: I Could Come Back

Larry King: I Could Come Back

CNN could do worse, and has. King, 81, who hosts Larry King Now, a daily half-hour Web program for Ora TV—in which he has an equity stake—indicated he’d be willing to return to his previous perch at CNN, Jay Leno-like, if [CNN chief Jeff] Zucker was interested. “If he talked to the people at Ora […]

February 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Piers Morgan Ending CNN Show

Piers Morgan Ending CNN Show

Piers Morgan and CNN have agreed to end his 9PM show. It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the […]

February 23, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Larry King: ‘Put SpongeBob’ On CNN Until News Breaks

Larry King, synonymous with CNN for years, says the network should just put SpongeBob on 24 hours a day, until a sotry breaks. “CNN’s got problems because in today’s world all of them have problems,” King said. “I don’t know what they’re going to do.” He also weighed in on his successor Piers Morgan, who […]

January 31, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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