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Tag: Cnn

May
28th

UW professor predicts tea party bump won’t last

The tea party has gotten a boost from reports that it was targeted for special scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. Support has increased from 28 percent in March to 37 percent in a poll released May 20.

But Christopher S. Parker, the Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science at the University of Washington, doubts the bump will be long-term. In a new article written for CNN, he says that to remain viable in coming years, the tea party likely will have to play up two issues that resonate with its core: immigration and same-sex marriage.

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Feb.
25th

Kathleen Parker’s out at CNN

CNN announced today that Kathleen Parker, whose syndicated column used to run on The News Tribune opinion pages, is leaving the show she co-hosted with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer the last four months.

That departure has been rumored for a while; word was that she thought Spitzer was hogging the show and CNN honchos weren’t happy with her and were looking for ways to get the program out of the ratings cellar.

I blogged about the “Parker Spitzer” show last month when rumors started surfacing that there were problems with the low-rated program and

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Oct.
4th

‘Parker Spitzer’ debuts on CNN

Darn, I forgot to set my DVR to tape the debut of “Parker Spitzer” at 5 p.m. on CNN. If anyone who reads this tunes in, feel free to comment with a review.

The new show teams Kathleen Parker, a conservative-leaning, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist whose work appears on The News Tribune opinion pages, and self-described “pragmatic liberal” Eliot Spitzer, who resigned two years ago as governor of New York after news broke that he had sex with call girls.

The early word is that Parker and Spitzer may be too polite to last long in the red-meat world of cable

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