Wednesday, January 05, 2005

As Big a Dick There as Anywhere

So the Velvet Lounge's favourite American media poltroon, Tucker Carlson, has gotten himself canned from CNN.

CNN will probably fold "Crossfire" into its other programming, perhaps as an occasional segment on the daytime show "Inside Politics," said Jonathan Klein, who was appointed in late November as chief executive of CNN's U.S. network.

Klein on Wednesday told Carlson, one of the four "Crossfire" hosts, that CNN would not be offering him a new contract. Carlson has reportedly been talking with MSNBC about a prime-time opening replacing Deborah Norville.

Carlson did not immediately return a call to his cell phone for comment.

The bow-tied wearing conservative pundit got into a public tussle last fall with comic Jon Stewart, who has been critical of cable political programs that devolve into shoutfests.

"I guess I come down more firmly in the Jon Stewart camp," Klein told The Associated Press.

While Jonjon is surely at the present time pumping his fists madly in the air and screaming "I DESTROYED CROSSFIRE!", what will happen to our favourite whipping boy? Carlson -- I've taken to calling him "Penis Ennington" in my head lately, for I am not a well man -- is out of a job, and we're not sure the talking head industry is an employees market. Now that Carolyn Parrish has shed her party colours, how about teaming them up for some more deft commentary on HondurasCanada-US relations?


Blogger Dick said...

While I can't say I'm overly distraught, the fan club has been quick to offer its condolences.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Stretch Armstrong said...

Tucker Carlson’s twinkle in his eye has been getting a little too self-serving for my liking recently leaving me to wonder if his bow tie isn't a bit too tight perhaps?

2:30 AM  

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