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  •  CNN: "We need our own version of Beck!" (1+ / 0-)
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    Turkana

    Is that their thinking in the ratings department? Or is is a straight conservative boardroom decision? They have been edging rightward year after year... do they think their Overton-window audience manipulation has progressed to the point where an Erikson seems almost normal??!!

    Either they have misjudged or things are worse than I thought. Or maybe they will try him out for a while and at best he will be trotted out for color and/or opposing viewpoints now and then.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 11:54:41 AM PDT

    •  I think they're seeing the success of Fox News (2+ / 0-)
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      hopalong, Turkana

      And assuming that they need more people that are on the right to boost their ratings.  However, CNN has forgotten that they weren't known for opinionated shows and stuff.  Their edge was reporting straight-up news.  HLN does a pretty good job at that.  But CNN on the other hand is going nowhere fast.  They can move to the left or right all they want, but at the end of the day, it won't even matter.

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