With Carville, Begalla, Carlson, and Novak each playing their familiar, unchanging roles of one side nagging the other, like a couple of bickering spouses, the novelty wore off and the viewers found that the show had become entirely predictable, which equates to boring.pwo said:CNN is cancelling its hit show "Crossfire" because they want to go in a new direction. So will you miss "Crossfire"?
Forgive me for not agreeing.pwo said:What I didn't mention is that CNN is cancelling the show not because of ratings. They want to go in a new direction. I guess they want to stop polarizing the country.
I did sort of like the show, but the arguing was stupid sometimes. No one really got any points across and the show became sort of hurtful.
I'd agree with you accept some trainwrecks can/could be interesting. "Crossfire" was just sound bites on steroids for an extended period of time. This guy yells his sides completely moronic postion at that guy. Then that guy yells his sides equally completely moronic position back at him. Then they call the whole thing debate. Ok, exactly how dumb do they think people are? Hum, people did watch. Strike that. Exactly how dumb are people?shuamort said:I saw the show a total of 1.2 times. The first episode I watched was a trainwreck. Poor moderation, shouting, name calling, and pandering punditry that didn't leave room for open minds, just folks towing their parties' lines. The second time I watched it was online. The (in)famous John Stewart appearance. If you haven't seen it, you haven't lived. (Ok, that's hyperbole, but it's really good.) Here's a link.
I've watched Hannity and Colmes with near equal disdain. I'd love an equal debate but it's clearly geared towards Hannity (Colmes is pathetic and a moderate instead of a liberal). In fact, Hannity was chosen to have the show and then he was the one who got to pick who he would be up against and chose Colmes. Then again, it does beat looking at circus-ugly Carville anyday.
Glad to be here.vauge said::wcm to Debate Politics Amused.
The fact that he has those people on his show does not make him fair and balanced. the fact that he belittles their opinions and tells them to shut up makes him the anti-fair and balanced person he claims to be.pwo said:I started this post a while ago. Crossfire is still on the air. I don't understand.
Yes, most of these shows are crap. However, give some credit to Bill O'Reilly. He has had a lot of qualified people on the show; but most of them won't show up: John Kerry, Ward Churchill, etc.. He even had Micheal Moore on the show, and the interview was unedited. He allows his guests to have their opinions. Like him or not, O'Reilly is fair and balenced.