Eliot Spitzer? CNN Trails the Path Blazed by Roger Ailes

Whatever CNN's president may officially say, the network has finally succumbed to the trend of politically spun news programming that boosted rivals Fox News and MSNBC and left the once-dominant cable news leader in a ratings gutter.

The Time-Warner-owned CNN announced on Wednesday that it would replace the 8 pm newscast recently abandoned by the engaging Campbell Brown with a right-left pair of political pundits: Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced-cum-rehabilitated former governor of New York, and Kathleen Parker, a little-known but Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated conservative columnist.

CNN President Jon Klein tried to spin the announcement as something other than trailing the path blazed by Roger Ailes.