And they said it wouldn’t last . . .
CNN’s just announced that it’s through with its Eliot Spitzer experiment — the former governor formerly known as “Client 9” is losing his talk show after a nine-month run . . . and, in all probability, ending his stay at the network.
(If CNN canned him in written form, would that make it a “Dear John” letter . . . ?)
CNN’s statement didn’t quite close the door — the network says it’s ”in discussions with Eliot Spitzer about an alternative role.”
Spitzer sang a different tune in his farewell statement:
We engaged serious people in conversations about national and global issues in a way that was informative and challenging. I believe that we provided diverse and valuable perspectives during the show’s tenure. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at CNN.
So I have to ask: was this the worst hire in cable-news history (keeping in mind there’s been many a quick flameout)?
What’s CNN’s next move in its quest to be something that’s not Fox News, not MSNBC?