Slate’s Michael Kinsley writes: The head of CNN/US, Jonathan Klein, told the [New York] Times that Lou Dobbs‘ license to emote is ‘sui generis’ among CNN anchors, but that is obviously not true. Consider Anderson Cooper, CNN’s rising star.”
It’s worth noting that Dobbs is not the only CNN host deemed “sui generis” by Klein. Last August, Klein told the New York Times that Larry King “is sui generis,” adding: “Larry does what Larry does.” As an e-mailer says: “Jon Klein needs to get some new material, or at least a new Latin phrase book.”
Back to Kinsley. “Klein is a man who goes with the flow,” he concludes. “Only five months before anointing Cooper CNN’s new messiah (nothing human is alien to Anderson Cooper; nothing alien is human to Lou Dobbs), he killed CNN’s long-running debate show Crossfire, on the grounds that viewers wanted information and not opinions.” Kinsley goes on to talk about “the twilight of objectivity…”
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