Sneak preview of tonight’s “Parker Spitzer”: Oliver Stone calls Palin a moron

posted at 6:17 pm on October 5, 2010 by Allahpundit

No joke: Out of an hour’s worth of programming, this is the 90 seconds they’re touting on Because, after all, if you’re a Palin-hater itching to see her demonized, how many options do you have on cable news at 8 p.m.? Oh, right — Olbermann does this every night of the year. Good work, CNN.

Please to contain your surprise upon learning that last night’s debut finished … dead last in its time slot. Yes, even behind whatever it is that Headline News runs during that hour. Good lord. Not even a respectable third place for the premiere? No public curiosity to see Client Number Nine in, er, action?

Parker Spitzer finished 4th in total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. It also lost viewers from the lead-in at 7pmET, John King USA, in total viewers…

Parker Spitzer did improve on the lead-in in the demo, and was up week-to-week in demo as well. A CNN spokesperson tells Mediaite: “We are pleased with the quality of the show and over time we think viewers will be drawn to the more thoughtful discussion and lively debate that Kathleen and Eliot have to offer.”

Reuters has a brutal round-up of the opening night reviews but all you really need to read is the New York Post’s headline to get the flavor. In fact, among all the reactions I’ve seen, the only bit of contrarianism came from a certain conservative atheist — and for once, it wasn’t me. Exit question: Is it already time for a “Parker Spitzer” cancellation watch? Over/under is New Year’s, I guess.

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They talk about Sarah Palin so frequently, they should call the program, “The Sarah Palin Hour, with your hosts, Paker Spitzer,” or they can call it, “The Parker Spitzer Sarah Palin Hour.”

Can anyone say “Obsession?”

How about “Hate filled rants?”

Can anyone say, “Condescending, self absorbed haters?”

How about, “We are Jealous of Sarah Palin. She is a nobody but she is more popular and more loved that we, Parker Spitzer, are?”

William2006 on October 5, 2010 at 10:46 PM

“I’ve got a great idea about how to pull our ratings out of the toilet. Let’s get a far left ex-governor who got caught using taxpayer funds to pay women to let him belt them around a hotel room in his sex socks while his wife and kids were at home, team him up with a “conservative” columnist who was a nobody until she started trashing Sarah Palin, and give them a whole hour of prime time! Then we can bring in a string of drugged-out Hollywood has-beens and never-weres as guests, and then watch hilarity ensue as the whole gang sits around and trashes Sarah Palin, night after night after night! And we’ll sell it as a “conversation instead of a food fight!” It’s so edgy and hip and original, and of course no one can ever get enough Palin hating! It’s freaking ratings gold!”

And then they whine about how no one listens to them or takes them seriously any more. Who would have bet it would take less than a week before people started missing Rick Sanchez?

Gator Country on October 6, 2010 at 12:04 AM

And what’s Oliver Stone been doing lately? Not a damn thing, from what I understand. I suppose he’s out of ideas for “revisionist filmmaking” or whatever his genre is.

R. Waher on October 6, 2010 at 1:29 AM

More people watch these clips on HotAir, then actually view the show…

right2bright on October 6, 2010 at 7:48 AM

All kinds of moron’s get elected:
his list would be:

right2bright on October 6, 2010 at 7:50 AM

A grandstanding scumbag and a liberal harpy. My boycott of that show will continue. (Not that I would tune in anyway.)

WannabeAnglican on October 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Or, as Eliot is prone to say “Kathlyn, we know what you are at this point we are just haggling about the price.”

georgeofthedesert on October 6, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Oliver Stone owns the rights to Atlas Shrugged script. It will never get made while he breaths. If it does it will be atrocious.

Egfrow on October 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Opps, I stand corrected, he just has rights to The Fountainhead. Not Atlas Shrugs. Thankfully.

Egfrow on October 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM