Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CNN: If You Can't Beat Fox, Join 'Em: Ex-Bush Flack Hired as Contributor

Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretaryImage via WikipediaCNN ("Co-opted News Network) might as well install revolving doors outside its studios, with the announcement today that Ari Fleischer, White House press spokesperson for President George W. Bush from 2001-2003, has signed on as a contributor.

Currently the head of Ari Fleischer Sports Communications, Inc., CNN's latest political talking head previously was a spokesperson for Sen. Pete Domenici (R.-N.M.), communications director during Elizabeth Dole's bid for the presidency and author of Taking Heat, a non-fiction account (a new experience for him) of his White House years.

CNN's hiring of the Republican stalwart comes on the heels of the third-place cable network ratings dweller's ill-advised co-sponsorship with the Tea Party of  the recent GOP presidential candidates' "let-the-uninsured-die" debate. Tired of hawking itself as the objective alternative to the left-leaning MSNBC and right-leaning Fox News, CNN apparently has decided the "C" in its name should stand for "Conservative." When Piers Morgan is your Prime Time draw, desperate times call for desperate measures.
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