Tuckered out?

via the NYT:

‘œMSNBC is the River Styx of television talk shows. These kinds of news-based programs were supposed to serve as a farm team for the network leagues, testing the talent of lesser-known commentators and reporters in a looser, more forgiving format. Lately, however, all the synergy is going south, all the way to Hades. [...]

Commentary By: coeruleus

via the NYT:

‘œMSNBC is the River Styx of television talk shows. These kinds of news-based programs were supposed to serve as a farm team for the network leagues, testing the talent of lesser-known commentators and reporters in a looser, more forgiving format. Lately, however, all the synergy is going south, all the way to Hades. Washouts often get a second chance on MSNBC and its sister channel, CNBC, but it is mostly a last chance’¦.


‘When Mr. Carlson, who started as a writer at The Weekly Standard, began on ‘œCrossfire’ he seemed like a brainy young contrarian, brought in to challenge liberal pieties – a Junior Miss version of George Will. Time and the ever-shortening attention span of cable news have turned him into a George Will o’™ the Wisp; his opinions are loud but ever more vaporous.’

still to busy to comment much, but go read the article: very funny!

Thursday, June 30th, 2005 by Richard Blair |
Category: Media

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