Ed Driscoll

The Joy is Gone at CNN's Headline News

And so as she flies the blue lady of the skies into the sunset, we say “Aloha, 5 O’clock Behar!” and return to our duties. Let me remind you the Weblog is open 24 hours for your dining and dancing pleasure.

During Joy’s all-too-brief run on Headline News though, we laughed, we cried, but most importantly…we learned. And isn’t that what’s all about at CNN?

Oh, before we go, here’s a quick exit quote to place the eagle-eyed perspective of the legacy media into sharp perspective:

“In our news culture, [Joy] Behar, a stand-up comic by profession, looms as the new Edward R. Murrow.”

– Frank Rich, then with the New York Times, September 20, 2008.