CNN hires former New York AG/Governor
NEW YORK CITY, New York: The cable news network, CNN, in what critics assume is a desperate bid to boast fledgeling ratings, has hired former New York Attorney General and disgraced Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer to co-host an 8 p.m. talk show. This development comes at a time when "CNN is struggling in its ratings war against Fox News and MSNBC." Spitzer, who will be teamed up with "conservative" columnist Kathleen Parker, will replace Campbell Brown, who recently announced she was leaving the network due to poor ratings; his main competitor in the time slot is Bill O'Reilly whose FOX News program, The O'Reilly Factor, has been number one in the cable news ratings for years. This move is just the latest in the former Governor of New York's efforts to reshape his national image. Nearly a year after resigning from office in disgrace following a New York Times article that exposed him for his role in an infamous prostitution scandal, Spitzer has served as a columnist for Slate and has made a slew of media appearances.