On Wednesday, CNN canceled “Crossfire” after it hypocritically brought the show back three years after the network essentially accused, without any evidence whatsoever, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for being responsible for the attempted murder of Gabby Giffords.
TVNewser reported that the show’s hosts will remain with the network for now as political commentators.
CNN tried to revive the “Crossfire” franchise to no avail and did not think twice about keeping the name even after the network spent months on its high horse blasting Palin for “violent” imagery that “targeted” vulnerable Democrats in 2010, even though Democrats used the same “crosshairs” in previous maps to target Republicans.
As Breitbart News noted, “on the night Giffords was shot on January 8, 2011, CNN, without any evidence whatsoever in a segment the network would later come to regret, implied Palin’s 2010 map played a role in inciting the violence. They discussed how Palin’s use of the phrase, ‘don’t retreat, reload,’ may have also created an environment that made the shooting possible.”
“Wasn’t CNN among those who issued blistering criticism about the use of a ‘crossfire’ icon in 2010 to represent political districts we wished to see represented by commonsense conservatives?” Palin asked before the show’s reincarnation.“CNN, among others, implied that using a ‘crossfire’ icon (which was a tactic first employed by Democrats to illustrate political maps of districts they ‘targeted’ to win) was inciting violence.”
Crossfire’s hosts were boring. The show was nothing but an airing of stale and predictable talking points from those in the permanent political class. And, as a result, nobody watched or cared.