Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Tucker Carlson Axed!!!

As I said earlier, I take my good news where I can find them in these barren times. So CNN is letting Carlson and his bowtie go! That is in itself not such good news as they might be considering to replace him with someone even more awful, but this is good news:

The bow-tied wearing conservative pundit got into a public tussle last fall with comic Jon Stewart, who has been critical of cable political programs that devolve into shoutfests.
"I guess I come down more firmly in the Jon Stewart camp," Klein told The Associated Press.
He said all of the cable networks, including CNN, have overdosed on programming devoted to arguing over issues. Klein said he wants more substantive programming that is still compelling.
"I doubt that when the president sits down with his advisers they scream at him to bring him up to date on all of the issues," he said. "I don't know why we don't treat the audience with the same respect."

Klein in this quote is Jonathan Klein, who was appointed the chief executive of CNN's U.S. programming last November. I like what I hear, though of course I'm fully prepared to be sorely disappointed. Rational debate is so 1970's or something. But maybe, just maybe...