Saturday, August 31, 2013

The New Sad Bunch of 'Crossfire' Hosts

CNN's is bringing back the television debate show, Crossfire. Quite a crew of hosts this will be. Not a one seems to understand reality (or is too co-opted by power to reveal they do)

On the "Right" will be:

Newt Gingrich Gingrich supported the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, creating the Medicare Part D federal prescription drugs benefit program. With his wife, he has produced a film on the threat of radical Islam

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

and

S.E. Cupp Cupp has written about Ron Paul:

[I]t's partly because of his economic acumen, as well as his message of starve-the-beast fiscal austerity, that this sometimes-cranky, often-kooky congressman from Texas is a darling of the libertarian right [...]The problem is that Ron Paul's America would be a scary place to live in.

On the "Left" will be:

Stephanie Cutter According to Wikipedia, in the 1990s, Cutter worked as a junior aide to Mario Cuomo and also worked for the Environmental Protection Agency.She worked for former President Bill Clinton as Deputy Communications Director at the White House during his administration "to help restore Mr. Clinton’s image in the aftermath of (his) impeachment and Monica Lewinsky".

Beginning in 2001, she served as Communications Director for Senator Ted Kennedy.
In July 2003 was named Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee. In November 2003, she was named communications director for the John Kerry campaign.

and

Van Jones

Jones, in 2007, founded Green for All, a national NGO dedicated to "building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty." In 2011, he founded Rebuild the Dream, a national advocacy organization working towards a "fairer" economy.

He may not know much about economics or climate, but one point in his favor is that he was fired from the Obama Administration for stating that Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war." But that is the only positive from this entire crew.