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My Husband Works for Romney. So What?

Former anchor: spouse's job doesn't define my views

(Newser) - Former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown is tired of people hammering her over her marital ties: Her husband, Dan Senor, is a Mitt Romney aide, and readers of her opinion pieces have raised concerns about disclosure. But to assume that her views are deeply intertwined with her husband's... More »

Next to Go at CNN: John King

Insiders only too happy to bash low ratings, high ego

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch gleefully takes another pot shot at CNN with the news that John King will be the next one ousted from the network. “Since King replaced Lou Dobbs, he's lost more than half his audience,” an insider tells Murdoch’s New York Post . “If it were... More »

CNN Could Lose Anderson Cooper, Too

Anonymous 'on-air personality' says everyone hates Coop

(Newser) - First Campbell Brown, then Larry King, and now Anderson Cooper? CNN is perilously close to losing its star anchor, who is entertaining offers from a number of suitors, sources tell the Wrap . Cooper's contract is up next year, and word is that there wouldn't be much love lost if he... More »

Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker Land CNN's 8pm Slot

Co-hosts replace Campbell Brown, 'can't possibly be boring'

(Newser) - Wow: It wasn't just loose talk. CNN today named Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker co-hosts of a "nightly news and events discussion program" at 8pm, replacing Campbell Brown's ratings-starved show. In the CNN press release, shared by Business Insider, Parker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning right-wing columnist, lavished praise on her... More »

Olbermann Slams 'Martyr' Campbell Brown

Defends opinion-based news

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann took a stand for opinion-based news shows everywhere last night, bashing Campbell Brown and what he called her “I-Am-A-Martyr-To-Real-News tour.” Brown, he said, had been going on “pity-me” interviews complaining that she couldn't compete against opinion-based news. “I've done the two kinds of news... More »

Campbell Brown Appeals to the Failure in All of Us

CNN anchor earns 'grace' with her frank admission

(Newser) - Meghan Daum happily joins what she calls the "love-a-thon"—or at least the "respect-a-thon"—for Campbell Brown, the CNN anchor who's leaving her 8pm show after admitting her ratings were too low. Brown didn't use the word "fail," but nor did she "couch... More »

10 Careers for Eliot Spitzer

You know, just in case CNN gig falls through

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is rumored to be a possible replacement for Campbell Brown on CNN , and in case he doesn’t get that job, Olivia Allin of The Frisky suggests 10 alternatives:
  • Britney Spears’ assistant: “The logic here would be that since he’s apparently attracted to sexual young women,
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Run for Senate, Campbell Brown

CNN anchor should run against Chuck Schumer

(Newser) - Now that Campbell Brown is giving up her CNN gig , what next? Bill Kristol has an idea: Run for the Senate. "Brown is now a free woman, she's a well-spoken and impressive one, she lives in New York, and she has moderate political views," he explains at his... More »

Campbell Brown Out at CNN; Spitzer as Replacement?

Brown bails on 8pm slot, citing weak ratings

(Newser) - CNN has released Campbell Brown from her contract, allowing her to step down from her gig hosting the network's 8pm show. Brown requested her release months ago, a source tells Mediaite , after the network denied her request to move to 7pm. She plans to stay on until CNN chooses a... More »

Case on Vaccines Far From Closed: Carrey

Scant, biased evidence not enough to rule out dangers

(Newser) - The media act as though questions about vaccines’ potential harm to children have all been answered, but that’s based on “a huge leap of logic,” Jim Carrey writes for the Huffington Post. The court convened to rule on the vaccine cases said vaccines hadn’t caused autism... More »

CNN Loses Ground in Primetime

Fox, MSNBC are pushing longtime rival into 3rd place

(Newser) - The oldest cable news network is starting to lag behind both of its main rivals in primetime, Variety reports. In the first quarter of this year, CNN saw a 23% drop in the key 25-54 demographic and a 10% drop overall from 8 to 11pm. In particular, Campbell Brown's show... More »

Campbell Brown: Bring It, Limbaugh

Tells Rush to shut up or put up after he slams colleague on stimulus

(Newser) - CNN anchor Campbell Brown yesterday challenged Rush Limbaugh after he slammed her colleague’s economic analysis, the Huffington Post reports. After Limbaugh called business correspondent Ali Velshi “incompetent” on his radio program, Brown stepped in: “Rush, I would love for you to come on this show and debate... More »

Old Boys' Networks No More: TV's New Female Stars

Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Campbell Brown 'redefining broadcast careers'

(Newser) - The world of television news can be a journalistic proving ground during tumultuous times, and three women have bubbled to the top of the white-guy-dominated realm. Vogue takes a look at one veteran and two up-and-comers who have caught the mag's eye:
  • Katie Couric—After months of ridicule and low
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Female Journalists Own This Election

From Couric to Brown to Maddow, women have kicked butt in '08

(Newser) - This has been a banner election cycle for women, thanks to the Clinton and Palin candidacies and the heavy play given to "traditional 'women’s issues'" like health care. Maybe that’s why glass shards are falling from the ceiling around TV newsrooms, writes Rebecca Traister in Salon. “... More »

Brown: Free Palin From Mac's 'Chauvinistic Chains'

CNN anchor rips McCain's 'delicate flower' treatment

(Newser) - Another rant on sexism has political bloggers buzzing today, Mark Silva notes in the Swamp. Only in this one, CNN’s Campbell Brown lays into the McCain campaign for clamping “chauvinistic chains” on Sarah Palin by not letting her take questions from the media as other candidates do. More »

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