We mentioned yesterday how Occupy Wall Street folk were angry at Erin Burnett for mocking their protest.And it’s not just them.
Hedge funder Eric Jackson weighed in and called her “vapid.”
Now people are talking about this column from Baltimore Sun TV editor David Zurawek who says he’s giving up on her new show.
After filmmaker Michael Moore expressed his dismay at her Monday-night report, she tried to make light of him during her Tuesday show, putting on goofy glasses, essentially laughing it off and telling him to lighten up. And then she dangled the big carrot: He should come on her mighty show and talk about it — as if Moore is going to be co-opted by being on a cable news show that barely draws half a million viewers. (Maybe less by the time I post this Wednesday night.)
I don’t often find myself agreeing with Michael Moore, but he has a seriousness, a sense of purpose and even an integrity about what he does that are the very opposite of what Burnett seemed to embody in her first three shows.
Giving off the impression of glibness: Not the way she wanted to launch her new show, though obviously it’s too early to say whether it will have any effect on how it does.
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