Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CNN Anchors: Not the Brightest Bulbs in the Chandelier

How bright are those anchors of the troubled news network, CNN? Well, a couple of years ago Wolf Blitzer embarrassed himself by losing big in a celebrity tournament of Jeopardy. The winner of the game was comedian Andy Richter. Blitzer came in dead last.

Next up was Soledad O'Brien whose tournament ended with her being in last place also, beaten by retired basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and comic actor, Michael McKean.

Now put Anderson Cooper in the loser column for his Jeopardy round ended with him in last place behind actress Aisha Tyler and comedian Cheech Marin, first famous for pothead flicks.

One loss might be tossed off as an anomaly. But are we beginning to see a pattern here? A pattern that shows us one of the reasons why CNN is languishing in the cable TV ratings cellar?