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Whatever CNN’s president may officially say, the network has finally succumbed to the trend of politically spun news programming that boosted rivals Fox News and MSNBC and left the once-dominant cable news leader in a ratings gutter.
The Time-Warner-owned CNN announced on Wednesday that it would replace the 8 pm newscast recently abandoned by the engaging Campbell Brown with a right-left pair of political pundits: Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced-cum-rehabilitated former governor of New York, and Kathleen Parker, a little-known syndicated conservative columnist. More…