Was Campbell Brown ever a journalist?
From the Wednesday New York Times:
Cable Bombast and Ratings Lead CNN Anchor to Quit
By BRIAN STELTER
Published: May 18, 2010
Once again, a star anchor is leaving CNN. This time it is Campbell Brown, and she is leaving with an extraordinary amount of candor.
In a heartfelt statement on Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Brown said she was leaving on her own accord, having concluded that she was unable to compete with the opinion-mongers that dominate cable news in prime time.
For the last two years, Ms. Brown has tried to hold down the toughest time slot in cable news, 8 p.m. Eastern, the same time that Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC go head-to-head.
Ms. Brown is not expected to jump to another network, at least not immediately; she said in the statement that she planned to “enjoy, for the very first time, the nightly ritual of ‘Goodnight Moon’ and goodnight kisses with my two little boys.”
“Goodnight Moon” every night? I feel sorry for those two little boys.
A recent report on Mediaite showed that her ratings had dropped significantly:
CNN Viewer Erosion Continues As Campbell Brown Hits New 18 Month Low
by Steve Krakauer | 5:16 pm, April 21st, 2010
Here’s an old post from the Free Republic:
Campbell Brown Suddenly Concerned Over ‘Lack of Experience’
NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
Here’s another old post from the Free Republic:
NY Times Delivers ‘Stunning’ News: Campbell Brown Shifts Towards Commentary
NewsBusters ^ | October 5, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
Here’s an October 2008 post from Weasel Zippers:
CNN’s Campbell Brown : You Know What’s a Great Idea? A Muslim President
Here’s a post from a Red State blogger, YID with LID:
Saturday, September 20, 2008
SMACKDOWN ! Lynn Forester de Rothschild “Smacks” Campbell Brown
‘TAKE THAT !!! Yesterday Lynn Forester de Rothschild was interviewed on CNN by obvious Obama supporter Campbell Brown.
CNN needs a federal bailout. Isn’t it obvious?