Archive for January 25, 2013

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…

Posted in CNN on January 25, 2013 by icn2

What do we make of the people chosen to be included in this CNN ad and who got left off…(via TVNewser)


Sarah Palin and FNC split…

Posted in FNC on January 25, 2013 by icn2

Real Clear Politics’ Scott Conroy scoops that Sarah Palin and FNC are going their separate ways. Oh, well…Mitt’s available I guess…

After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor.

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

Update: According to New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, who apparently isn’t completely tied up right now trying to figure out who bought up all those URLs that could have been used sell his upcoming book on Roger Ailes, writes that money may have been an issue…

So what was behind the split? A source close to Palin told me that money was “was the major thing” and that Palin did not want Fox anymore. Although it seems like a stretch, the source said Palin is happy being out of the spotlight. “She’s enjoying what she’s doing. Enjoying a slowed down existence,” the source explained. “She’s been off the stage, she kind of likes it.”

Free for All: 01/25/13

Posted in Free For All on January 25, 2013 by icn2

What’s on your mind?

Jake Tapper Interview

Posted in CNN on January 25, 2013 by icn2

TVNewser’s Gail Shister interviews Jake Tapper…

If all goes well, could this be a prelude to Tapper breaking into the prime-time lineup?

“It’s a little premature, but anything’s possible,” he explains. “Jeff says he wants to do a lot of different things. Everything’s on the table. But maybe 4 p.m. will ultimately be a great place to be. It’s when viewers start getting serious about news. It’s valuable real estate.”

It’s also the first show for Tapper, 43, who as ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent became known for his confrontational style at press briefings. In his new milieu, he expects to be “a little looser.”

“The show shouldn’t just be a quote, unquote Serious Anchorman feeding you your Brussels sprouts. It needs to be engaging, with some humor, some back and forth, some compelling dialogue with newsmakers.”