Another liberal "failing upward"

Thomas Lifson
Rick Kaplan has had a long career in the television news business, one distinguished by questionable relationships with liberal politicians he is supposed to cover in an unbiased manner, as well as by mediocre ratings when he is charge. Most notoriously, he was a guest of Bill and Hillary Clinton, sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom, when he ran CNN, which came to be known as the "Clinton News Network."

Naturally, in the liberal bubble of the drive-by media, he cannot fail. His lack of success is rewarded with top job after top job.

The Media Research Center's
Cyberalerts brings us the latest news of Kaplan's pattern of failing upward: he will become the new executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. The MRC lists example after example of his extreme liberal bias.

Consider his track record:

When Kaplan was head of CNN, Fox News Channel surpassed it in the ratings, and then went on to humiliate it with ratings that were a multiple of CNN's.

Kaplan went to MSNBC, which fared even worse int he ratings, to the point there was open speculation  that General Electric would close it down.

What on earth is CBS News thinking? What about Katie Couric?

Obviously, there is little interest in succeeding in the ratings. Apparently what counts is pushing the liberal line. Sumner Redstone: do you realize that your investment is being managed this way?

Hat tip: Ed Lasky
Rick Kaplan has had a long career in the television news business, one distinguished by questionable relationships with liberal politicians he is supposed to cover in an unbiased manner, as well as by mediocre ratings when he is charge. Most notoriously, he was a guest of Bill and Hillary Clinton, sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom, when he ran CNN, which came to be known as the "Clinton News Network."

Naturally, in the liberal bubble of the drive-by media, he cannot fail. His lack of success is rewarded with top job after top job.

The Media Research Center's
Cyberalerts brings us the latest news of Kaplan's pattern of failing upward: he will become the new executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. The MRC lists example after example of his extreme liberal bias.

Consider his track record:

When Kaplan was head of CNN, Fox News Channel surpassed it in the ratings, and then went on to humiliate it with ratings that were a multiple of CNN's.

Kaplan went to MSNBC, which fared even worse int he ratings, to the point there was open speculation  that General Electric would close it down.

What on earth is CBS News thinking? What about Katie Couric?

Obviously, there is little interest in succeeding in the ratings. Apparently what counts is pushing the liberal line. Sumner Redstone: do you realize that your investment is being managed this way?

Hat tip: Ed Lasky