Eliot Mess


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?

There are 4 comments.

  1. John Marzan Inactive

    He should join FOXNEWS’ The Five.

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    • July 7, 2011, at 5:13 AM PDT
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  2. Copperfield Inactive

    One word: Weiner.

    He has the same unhinged indignity and hatred of all things conservative as Olbermann, coupled with the Spitzer – how to put this politely – ewww factor.

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    • July 7, 2011, at 12:23 PM PDT
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  3. Humza Ahmad Member

    This is great news. It was in such bad taste for CNN to have him on in the first place. I don’t know what his motivations are, but he must have been making a killing working in real estate, as he was between his jobs as governor and TV show host. Unless he is really, really addicted to the spotlight, I don’t see any reason why he should stay away from real estate. The market’s gotta pick up at some point, and with smart Manhattan real estate investments, he will, without a doubt, be sitting on a pile of cash higher than any of his former political opponents’. Others whose personal foibles have brought about their own political implosions can’t boast the same opportunities Eliot’s got.

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    • July 7, 2011, at 12:26 PM PDT
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  4. Profile Photo Member
    Bill Whalen: What’s CNN’s next move in its quest to be something that’s not Fox News, not MSNBC?

    Mabye Dan Rather’s available‚Ķ

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    • July 7, 2011, at 12:31 PM PDT
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