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Campbell Brown, whose enormous face we splattered all over this site in exchange for money, what, two-three years ago now?, is quitting her CNN show! This is largely because of her failure to defeat O’Reilly, Olbermann, and Nancy Grace in the ratings, but, because she is a high-powered media type, and they never admit defeat of any kind, ever, we’re guessing she’s going to purport to want to spend more time with her kids, “Eli” and “Asher.” Wait, WHAT?

The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else.

Also, on competing with those three monsters:

Shedding my own journalistic skin to try to inhabit the kind of persona that might coexist in that line up is simply impossible for me. It is not who I am or who I want to be; nor is it who CNN asked me to be at any point.

Aw, shucks. Farewell, Campbell! Your Wonkette Wednesday and Friday morning editor doesn’t have cable and has never seen your show, but those two sentences make you seem vaguely reasonable! (P.S.: This is not any kind of indictment of the value of Wonkette advertising. ALL NEWS MEDIA COMPANIES MUST BUY ADS ON WONKETTE CONSTANTLY IF THEY HOPE TO SURVIVE.) [NYT]

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Josh was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, leaving him with a love of chicken wings and a tendency to say “pop”. He taught ancient Greek and Roman history to undergraduates before fleeing from academia in terror; worked for a failed San Francisco dot-com that neglected to supply him with stock options or an Aeron chair; lived in Berlin, where he mostly ate Indian and Ethiopian food; finished in third place on his sole Jeopardy! appearance (the correct answer was “Golda Meir”); and was named 2007 Blogger of the Year by The Week, for obvious reasons. Josh is the creator/editor of COMICS CURMUDGEON (which you should read) and does geeky editing and writing about geeky things such as "the Java programming industry for JavaWorld." He lives in Baltimore with his wife Amber and his cat Hoagie.
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