CNN said goodbye to pundit Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, and with him likely the “Crossfire” program that has been the granddaddy of high-volume political debate shows on cable television.
From Matt Taibbi: (via MeFi)
The Carlson/Paul Begala “debate” show is not only one of the biggest con games in the informational arena, it’s the archetypal blueprint for the larger con game of American politics. Real politics isn’t a ping-pong game. It’s ugly, uncomfortable, deadly serious and inherently bad television.
Update: This may in preparation for his disgracing the PBS airwaves.