Spitzer Might Not Be a Media Steamroller

By Andrew Gauthier 

New York Magazine

Eliot Spitzer has never been one to sell himself short–and that seems to be true in his nascent media career as well. He’s currently in negotiations with CNN over filling Campbell Brown‘s 8 p.m. slot, according to people close to the negotiations on both sides, but talks are still fluid and there’s no guarantee that a deal is going to be reached. And Spitzer has been known to overplay his end.

A few months ago, he requested a meeting with Laurie Cantillo, programming director of WABC Radio, which is home to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. “I agreed to meet with him as a courtesy to the former governor,” Cantillo told me. “We had one meeting. I think he had it in his mind he would host. That was not our interest.” More…