Basement-rated CNN announced yesterday that disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and “conservative” columnist Kathleen Parker will co-host a new political talk show at 8 p.m. Regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, CNN should hold its airways to a higher standard and not give an open platform to an admitted john and sex trafficker.
Eliot Spitzer, aka “Client No. 9,” broke numerous state and federal laws, but has never taken responsibility for his actions, nor shown any real remorse. The once-dreaded “Sheriff of Wall Street” was reduced to droning his resignation in front of a microphone while his long-suffering, grim-lipped wife looked on — a familiar trope for those involved in Democrat politics.
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Joe Klein, President of CNN and Spitzer’s close friend, demonstrates an utter lack of morality by putting Spitzer on the national airwaves at all, much less during the family hour at 8 p.m. How can parents teach their children about consequences to their actions when Spitzer breaks laws and gets his own TV show?
Spitzer is a “john” who solicited and had sex with prostitutes for years while he was attorney general and governor of New York. He also laundered money to avoid getting caught paying the prostitutes’ escort services.
Furthermore, Spitzer broke federal laws in human sex trafficking and the Mann Act when he paid Ashley Dupré to travel to Washington, D.C. to have sex with him. In fact, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said, “on multiple occasions, Mr. Spitzer arranged for women to travel from one state to another state to engage in prostitution.”
However, unlike the owners of the escort services or the prostitutes involved in his case, Spitzer was never charged with a crime. Despite the overwhelming evidence that he was a longtime client of a prostitution ring during the years he was attorney general and governor, Spitzer got off scot-free.
The federal investigation of Spitzer ended suspiciously with Garcia’s statement that: “We have determined that there is insufficient evidence to bring charges against Mr. Spitzer.” Garcia did not explain how Ashley Dupre’s admission of having sex for money with Spitzer, as well as all the other women over the years, is “insufficient evidence” to charge the former governor.
Eliot Spitzer’s hypocrisy is so outrageous because as attorney general, he prosecuted others for the same sex crimes he committed. In 2007, Governor Spitzer passed a law increasing the penalty for patronizing a positing in an effort to stop sex trafficking.
Last week, I signed the petition at created by former madam Kristin Davis (who went to Rikers for her crimes) to boycott CNN if Spitzer was hired. The boycott starts now. By signing the petition at www.NoToSpitzer.com, your email saying you will boycott CNN for hiring Eliot Spitzer is automatically forwarded to the CNN. Or, you can email them directly at: Jon.Klein@cnn.com, Ken.Jautz@cnn.com, Phil.Kent@turner.com, Susan.Grant@cnn.com and Jim.Walton@cnn.com.
CNN is showing an utter disdain for family values, ethics and morality by giving an hour every night on its airwaves to Eliot Spitzer. Every parent in the U.S. and around the world who wants to protect their children from watching Eliot Spitzer on TV during family hour should sign this petition and stop watching CNN immediately.