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Friday, June 10, 2005

Aching News: A Host of Happenings in Cable News


From the Desk of MC Hatorade at United Press International:

Hey CNN, is that all you got?

So, it appears that Bob (I like to answer the question with my question) Costas, is headed to CNN to fill in for Larry King from time to time.

Congratulations CNN! You are now the home of one of the most oversold/overrated people in the history of television. How many shows can one guy have that don't pull in ratings, and please don't say that Inside the NFL is a hit. That show was a proven winner for years even with the dull Len Dawson.

Oh, but Costas is that "smart," sports guy. Well, compared to Michael Irvin and Pat Summerall he's smart. But he's such a good interviewer. Really? What makes a good interview? Quick, smart questions, and good banter, not overly verbose diatribes that people like Costas use to show how well-read or informed they are. For my money, Howard Stern is the best interviewer on the planet, not Bob Costas.

Oh, and let's see how Tucker Carlson does on MSNBC. Yours truly believes that Jon Stewart was the real jerk in that famous confrontation that lead to Tucker getting the boot. Love him or hate him, Tucker deserves another shot. Let's see if he can make the most of his new gig.

Until next week, pour yourself a tall glass of hate, shut up, and eat your cereal.

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