Campbell. Brown. One of my favorite names and favorite colors.
Until now, Campbell Brown also anchored one of my favorite cable news shows, “Campbell Brown,” on CNN.
Brown has announced that she is stepping down, and away from the tough time-slot due to low ratings. In an effort to prevent spin and rumors, she stated that she wanted to offer an immediate explanation for why she was leaving the show.
“The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else.”
Wow. Talk about taking one for the team. It’s unfortunate to see her go. Campbell Brown was the person in the 8 p.m. news slot that offered something related to truth in the news. Perhaps it’s best spun as news without spin, or when considering her competition, she was without continuous regurgitation of subjective opinion. However, you’re right, Ms. Campbell Brown–sadly, nobody wants to watch you come close to gray areas that might possess a smidgen of truth.
And honestly, what guy is going to watch a self-respecting female anchor, when they can turn the volume off on Fox News, click to closed-captioning, look at the short-skirted anchors and read the fake news?
Brown was in competition with cynics such as Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor, as well as Keith Olbermann, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and of course, the beacon of truth and intellectual light, Nancy Grace over yonder on the CNN spinoff, Headline News.
Regardless, no more eponymous Campbell Brown.
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