Comedy Gold: In Story on Campbell Brown’s Departure, AP Report Cites CNN’s ‘Effort to Be Unbiased’

May 18th, 2010 10:22 PM

Give Campbell Brown credit. Unlike many of her colleagues, who from all appearances will have to be dragged kicking and screaming away from their microphones once their networks can no longer afford to subsidize their dwindling audiences, Brown recognizes that she's in a business that has to make money.

Brown's evening CNN show has consistently failed to reach enough viewers to justify itself, and she concluded that there was no realistic hope of recovery. So, unlike a certain CBS Evening News anchor, Campbell Brown is doing the honorable thing, and resigning. She has told the network to find someone who might perform better.

Meanwhile, give the Associated Press piles of demerits. Its brief story on Brown's departure contained a final-paragraph howler about network's news posture that must be read to be believed (link is dynamic and may change over time; full AP item is presented below for fair use, discussion, and embarrassment purposes):


For what it's worth, Brown outdrew Larry King in the 25-54 demographic on Monday, May 17 by 108,000 to 90,000.

Care to take a hint, Larry?

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