Alex Blaze

Pam Spaulding on CNN

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 17, 2007 3:07 PM | comments

Filed in: Media, Politics, Site News
Tags: Amanda Carpenter, CNN, Des Moines Register, endorsed candidates, John McCain, Pam Spaulding, Tony Harris

Bilerico contributor Pam Spaulding was on CNN yesterday talking about endorsements:

Isn't Tony Harris annoying? And isn't it somehow more annoying that Amanda Carpenter played along with his annoying-ness?

But Pam did awesome. Totally worth the watch just for her.


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Was Tony Harris a pro wresting commentator before coming to CNN? Just askin'...

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | December 17, 2007 3:58 PM

Omg, Pam is the only sane person on that clip! I'm afraid I couldn't get past the obnoxious Harris and Carpenter to listen to it. I've been away from American TV too long.

What is up with that CNN guy? "Ratchet up the energy"? Come on. Maybe he was a wrestling commentator. He's certainly not much of a journalist: he got the URL for TownHall wrong.

He wasn't a wrestling commentator, he was a radio DJ and then he was on Entertainment Tonight. It really shows.

From his Wikipedia page:

Tony is known for overdramatic, patronizing and shallow coverage of inane news stories.

I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought Pam came across as the warden in this nuthouse.

What's more impressive is how Pam was the only one in there who didn't show blatant bias in the conversation. She addressed the points without resorting to infantile partisan antics, unlike the other two. She seemed more like the impartial journalist type of person in that segment. Then again, CNN isn't known exactly for quality news coverage (just like the other TV news networks).

chandler in lasvegas | December 18, 2007 2:30 AM

Pam has quite the gravitas going on. She represents beautifully. You go girl!

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | December 18, 2007 12:29 PM

Pam, girl you were awesome! Hopefully this is the start of many more television appearances.

Agreed. Pam was the perfect counterbalance to the others' over-enthusiasm. I would always prefer to have someone who seemed sane and made a good argument to someone who was bouncing off the walls.

Tony Harris should be reminded that it is the responsibility of the host to create the excitement and that there is no such thing as a boring guest - there are only stupid hosts/interviewers. (This I learned while interviewing political candidates on local access TV many years ago.) Pam seems intelligent, compelling, sensible. I hope we see her more often. Great voice. Now about her hair - not that it's bad - but I'd love to give her a new do. More volume. Something angular to play off those great glasses.

The problem starts w/ CNN which is in the infotainment business, NOT news. That's why they hire melodramatic clowns like Harris, that looks to the side and down more than directly into the camera and Rick Sanchez , geesh his annoying chat and rarely reports the news anyway .
And CNN had the NERVE to put back on air , the British guy, the loud over the top clown, that was BUSTED in Central park with drugs and a rope tied around his johnson, kid you not that's what was reported , so with the lack of serious news on cnn, no wonder why melodrama, contrived discussions, or feel good crap rules on CNN.