Ed Driscoll

What Could Go Wrong?

“PBS To Bring Pages Of The Atlantic To TV,” Betsy Rothstein writes at the Daily Caller:

Everyone is “thrilled” and “excited.”

“We’re excited to see our stories brought to broadcast, and honored to be working with the NewsHour to make it happen,” says James Bennet, The Atlantic’s President and Editor-in-Chief. “No one in the business cares more about journalistic integrity and depth.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with The Atlantic, leaders in thought-provoking journalism. We share a commitment to finding fascinating stories about our world and giving them the time and the space to tell them well, on air, online and in print,” says Sara Just, Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour, who has just joined the program in this capacity.

The shows write themselves, don’t they? Will PBS and the Atlantic team up to go spelunking in Sarah Palin’s uterus one last time? Will Charlie Rose and Jeffrey Goldberg co-host a broadcast to egg each other on to describe which is man is more clueless about Barack Obama’s foreign policy and worldview? Who will host the show which explores how “unexpectedly” Venezuela went down the tubes under socialist Hugo Chavez? In any case, the boilerplate PBS fundraiser should certainly make for much more interesting viewer when combined with a half-hour star-studded plug for Scientology.

PBS and the Atlantic — it’s a match made in PC purgatory.