Ed Driscoll

Out Of The Crossfire

“Tom Braden, the creator and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, which pioneered the talk-show format that pitted a conservative against a liberal, died Friday at age 92″, CNN reports.

Crossfire itself died in 2005, with a little assist from top media consultant Jon Stewart, and when CNN’s Jonathan Klein “announced that he could not abide the harsh and confrontational style of Tucker Carlson“, as Tim Graham wrote last month, noting that the harsh and confrontational style of Tucker Carlson was eventually replaced by the gentle, pastoral timbre of D.L. Hughley.