THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
The worst discussions on cable: We’re sorry to have to say it, but CNN’s Don Lemon is producing the worst discussions on cable “news” these days.
Last night, his slug-like discussion of Miss Lewinsky finally ended at 33 minutes past the hour. And you knew where he’d go next:
He spent the rest of the program “discussing” Donald Sterling.
For years, Lemon struck us as one of the gentlest, kindest voices on cable. But CNN has been lusting after viewers in all the worst possible ways. In the process, Lemon has emerged as more Anderson Cooper than Anderson Cooper himself.
Week after week, there he was, pretending to conduct discussions about the search for Flight 370. Now, he pretends to conduct discussions about Lewinsky and Sterling, though he’s really just chasing ratings through the wormholes of race and sex.
His discussions are forced and utterly pointless. And good God! Some of his panelists!
Originally, the second “N” in CNN actually stood for “news.” Skillfully striding the comedy stage, Obama mocked the “news network” last Saturday night.
Understandably, Wolf Blitzer’s face seemed to be drawn very tight.
(For a good time with feigned discussion, go ahead, big boy: click here.)