Today’s Fox News Watch was particularly giggly, as they were discussing the possibility of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who once paid a prostitute for sex, getting his own TV show on CNN. After a bout of ineptly-suppressed laughter, Newsweek columnist Ellis Henican suggests a plan so perfectly crazy, it might just work: an Ashley Dupre-hosted show on CNN, instead.
After host Jon Scott asks, amid snickers, whether Spitzer is “host material for CNN? would people watch that?,” panelist Jim Pinkerton gives a sobering assessment of Spitzer and the cable news scene: “the cliche about certain hosts is that they are a train wreck waiting to happen… it is desperation, but maybe they are in that situation,” so why not try? Ellis Henican could not have answered that question better: “This is a terrible idea– Ashley Dupre should get her own show on CNN!”
Ashley Dupre actually does have a more extensive journalism resumé that Spitzer, somehow, because she is a columnist for a major US newspaper (Dupre part of the News Corp family as a columnist for the New York Post), so Henican’s joke may have been a much more astute comment than he intended it to be.
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