Tina Brown discusses the broadcast media's mad scramble to book relevant guest speakers during wartime. Winston S. Churchill (yes, they're relatedauthor of My Grandfather Invented Iraq) was in serious demand but when he appeared on CNN's Crossfire recently, "former Clinton spin-doctor James Carville s introduction to his guest was so perfunctory and hastily prepared it could be summarised as 'So, Winston, who the fuck are you?'" Tina also laments the cancellation of her talk show, and says that "'If only Tony Blair were President' is still the prevailing feeling among Americans." (Perhaps in New York, Tina. The rest of America's prevailing feelings about the PM would better be described as "Who's Tony Blair?")
CNBC's pre-emptive strike [Times2]