Ed Driscoll

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“Tina Brown has become to magazines what Joe Franklin was to talk shows.”

John Podhoretz on Facebook, via the latest Ricochet podcast.

I don’t know — a good journalist has to know when to borrow from his or her predecessors from time to time — or simply…Time.

Update: Of course, the successor to Joe Franklin in the world of today’s talk shows will be played by Piers Morgan, interviewing a snarling 78-year old Robert Blake garbed in a black cowboy hat and sleeveless muscle T-shirt.

Blake that is. Though as Jim Treacher notes, Morgan has nothing to lose in the ratings by experimenting with a similar sartorial approach himself.