"Come on, Kathleen. Just this once. I promise to wear my black socks."
CNN has announced that current “Parker Spitzer” co-host Kathleen Parker will be leaving the program but will continue to contribute to CNN. The 8 PM show is being renamed “In The Arena” and will be solo hosted by disgraced hooker-humper Eliot Spitzer, who proved himself to be more adept at TV than Parker, who sucked.
Here’s how Mediaite described the news:
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. “I wish Kathleen all the best in continuing on with her spectacular career. It has been a joy working with her as a teammate, and I continue to be a huge fan of the wisdom that jumps from her written work and the wit, charm and insight she brings to all that she does,” said Spitzer in a statement. 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.
The full press release after the jump:
Lawrence O’Donnell, the MSNBC schmuck who was chosen to fill the 8 PM slot after Keith Olbermann’s ouster, is morphing into a moron of Olbermann-like proportions.
Video from “Red Eye” after the jump (thanks to Olbermann Watch):
On last night’s KaibCast, I said the violence in Libya will continue until Gaddafi is killed. I stand by that statement and wish the CIA would get a move on things. Lawlessness is lingering all over Libya, as the Gaddafi regime fights to hold onto the small part of Libya that it still controls.
From the Associated Press:
Militias loyal to Muammar al-Qaddafi opened fire on protesters streaming out of mosques in the Libyan capital on Friday, demanding the regime’s ouster, witnesses said, reporting at least four killed. Across rebellious cities in the east, tens of thousands held rallies in support of the first Tripoli protests in days.Protesters chanting for Qaddafi’s ouster streamed out of mosques near downtown Tripoli’s Green Square and other districts after prayers, and they were confronted by troops and militiamen who opened fire, said several witnesses. Gunmen on rooftops in streets near the square shot down on marchers, they said.
The Associated Press has a story about controversy surrounding a show on MSNBC (Maybe Should Not Be a Channel). Dylan Ratigan, who hosts the network’s 4 PM Eastern program, did a feature story on Nucor Corp, which also serves as a sponsor for the show. Thus, controversy (hat tip to ICN):
MSNBC aired a feature touting a company’s “incredible” steel-making process this week, two months after saying the company would be its partner on a reporting trip about the American economy.The five-minute feature on Nucor Corp. on Wednesday’s edition of “The Dylan Ratigan Show” raised questions about whether a news organization was granting positive publicity to a company in return for financial help.
MSNBC didn’t address what the partnership entailed, either in host Dylan Ratigan’s story or in its December announcement of his “Steel on Wheels” reporting trip. A network spokeswoman, Lauren Skowronski, said Thursday that MSNBC would not comment on what Nucor provided.
The Nucor story, posted Thursday on the Mediaite website, featured Ratigan on the floor of Nucor’s steel-making plant in Seattle. Ratigan reported on the company’s use of recycled materials, calling it an “incredible process that transforms piles of scrap metal, shredded cars, washing machines into valuable steel products.”
Charlie Sheen went on a rant against the creator his sitcom, AA, and Thomas Jefferson. This is just one of many reasons why Charlie Sheen is a douche. Listen to the rant at the link below (from TMZ):
TMZ describes the outburst like this: