Fox News has dominated CNN in the ratings ever since Obama’s teleprompter was in telediapers, but CNN is getting serious about trying to win over some of those Fox News viewers… kind of… okay, maybe not.

The “Parker Spitzer” show debuted on CNN Monday, and I think one strategy to increase ratings is to have on at least one leftist a night who is thrown the “Sarah Palin” bait and letting the lib-in-question go into a feeding frenzy of name calling.

One of guests on the first show was screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who was asked about Sarah Palin and called her an “idiot,” “mean” and “jaw-droppingly incompetent”:

To be called “mean” by somebody who spent who-knows-how-many years financially supporting drug cartels with his nostrils is a thing to behold.

And then on last night’s show, leftist director Oliver Stone — whose most famous pictures are “Platoon,” “Wall Street” and the one where his nose inexplicably appeared in Hugo Chavez’s colonoscopy photo — called Palin a moron. And just for a high-kick finish, Stone somehow managed to align Palin with the Ku Klux Klan movement (I’ve seen her in a hooded sweatshirt before — a dead giveaway):

That’s just the kind of show that’ll raise the ratings in middle America: Left wing, dictator-loving, drug addicted guests spouting off to a phony alleged conservative and a serial whorehumper about what’s not right with America.

Who will be the Palin-bashing guest du jour for Wednesday? How about super-stalker Joe McGinniss?

As for viewers, Treacher sums it up: Client 9, Viewers 0


4 Responses to “CNN’s Bold New Strategy to Win Over the Heartland: Guests Who Bash Sarah Palin”

  1. Marshall_Will on October 6th, 2010 12:20 pm

    All that would ever be required of the left-leaning media to put Fox out of business is to simply report honestly and accurately! If viewers and voters were provided with multiple media outlets that could be relied upon to bring the simple truth.., Fox/conservative commentators would dry up and blow away.

    Not holding my breath. They're too invested to see that legions of unemployed younger voters are hardly a shoe-in as viewers by virtue of de-facto demographic. ( Having your Unemployment run OUT has a tendency to do that to you ) Do any of these Libs have kids?

  2. Joyanna Adams on October 6th, 2010 2:09 pm

    HEY…communists for COCAINE! Sarah Palin is Andy of Mayberry?

    Progress to– "lost my brain in Vietnam cleaning submarines with toxic waste" Oliver Stone is world communism and leaders who snort and convince themeselves how superior they are to the rest of the world…never suspecting that years of snoting cocaine is NOT exactly a ticket for intelligence. And WE thought the KKK was bad….

    Sarah should be proud.

  3. Marshall_Will on October 6th, 2010 2:37 pm


    Reminds me when The Onion ran the spoof on the ad series of financial planning commercials:

    "There's No More Assuring Voice In Retirement Planning Than Dennis Hopper"

    Sheesh, after decades of drug abuse there's no more serious a call for concern than when some H'wood type "demands to be taken seriously!". If the 'script' for Stone's JFK wasn't drug fueled ( what the hell 'was'? )

    Oh and special thanks to everyone for all their kind words after my Total Lapse and complete lack of any semblance of social 'skills'. Just b/c women/spouses/people in general aren't as "fragile" as we might think ( is no reason to push the envelope ) Now all I have to 'do' is take her to a Mexican restaurant ( in Mexico! )

  4. SignPainterGuy on October 6th, 2010 3:48 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me who the left trots out as experts and analysts: drug addelled h`wood stars, past defeated politcians and their managers, wannabe / used-to-be contributing writers to some obscure bi-weekly fishwrap and birdcage liner….I mean, where`s the back-alley shoeshine boy…..he knew EVERYTHING in the "Police Squad" movies !!!!

    ( in Mexico ! ) ??!! NOW ??!!! Why not Maine ? Oysters….hot sause….MUCH safer !!

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