CNN Defining Insanity

“They just don’t get it” doesn’t even come close to CNN’s attempts to even remotely catch up to Fox News in the ratings.

Years ago, CNN hired Jonathan Klein, who was formerly in charge of CBS News, which began its death spiral on Klein’s watch. CNN continued declining after Klein’s hire, and last month CNN fired Klein.

Now there’s a good chance CNN will spend a pile of money to get the CBS anchor who presides over the newscast that has fallen to all-time low numbers — good luck with that, CNN:

Friends of Katie Couric are saying the chances of her remaining at CBS are getting slimmer.

CNN appears especially eager to sign Couric now that the new show starring ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer is off to a stumbling start.

Jeff Bewkes, the CEO of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, yesterday said that CNN has the money “to pay for some of the biggest talent in TV news” — just when CBS was saying that the era of the big-salary anchor is ending.

Yeah, that’s what CNN needs to lure away Fox News viewers — More big city liberal MSM swagger.

Good luck with that, CNN!

Author: Doug Powers

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