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CNN brings back Crossfire, even faker than ever (Newt Gingrich, SE Cupp, Van Jones, Stef Cutter) - 06/26/13
CNN will be bringing back the debate program Crossfire, and this time around it will be even faker than some of its past incarnations (link). The four new hosts are (see each name for our previous coverage):
Pat Buchanan is now officially off MSNBC; he was basically fired and he didn't quit of his own accord as he makes clear in "Blacklisted, But Not Beaten" (link) .
Pat Buchanan off MSNBC: Van Jones and elites win; working Americans lose; Teaparty still incompetent - 01/08/12
UPDATE: He's now officially off MSNBC, prompting this question: why couldn't conservatives keep Pat Buchanan on the air? From this: MSNBC's top executive said Saturday that he hasn't decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be allowed back on the network.
Van Jones, MoveOn, and a host of other groups  have teamed up to offer the "Contract for the American Dream", which consists of "10 Critical Steps to Get Our Economy Back on Track" (contract.rebuildthedream.com).
Glenn Beck announced yesterday that he was going to stop his daily Fox News show as of the end of the year. He'll still be doing the occasional special for them, and he promises that he'll have surprises in store and that the best is yet to come. Some notes:
Van Jones - Barack Obama's "green jobs czar" - quit just four days ago, but the landing was rather soft: he's been re-hired by the Obama administration-linked Center for American Progress (link). He had previously been a senior fellow there, and now he's back. That link also points out that CAP hired Louis Caldera, the administration official who ordered (or who just took the heat for) the New York City flyover by Air Force One. UPDATE: Now, Ben Smith of the Politico says (politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0909/Report_Jones_to_CAP.html) he asked Jennifer Palmieri of CAP about this and she said...
Ed Morrissey of HotAir offers "An end to fringe mainstreaming?" (link) in which he worries about the backlash from the Democrats and the MSM over the Van Jones resignation. He also shows that solving problems isn't exactly his forte: ...we can expect the media to hold Republicans to the standards the conservative punditry imposed on Van Jones, and to be a lot more aggressive about it than they were with Jones himself... it means that no one who ever expressed public support for Birthers to get the benefit of the doubt. The two conspiracy theories are different, but they both are entirely...
Amanda Carpenter of the Washington Times informs us that "Green jobs 'czar' signed 'truther' statement in 2004" , referring to Van Jones signing the statement here. There are a couple problems detracting from the WashTimes' scoop:
Continuing their campaign against the 287g program, the American Civil Liberties Union - a group that is/was directly collaborating with the Mexican government - informs us that they and about 500 other groups have sent a letter to