CNN is apparently auditioning “talent” for a new talking head show a la Crossfire. The names of those they are interested in? Here’s the list according to MediaBistro:
Really? Did they think we wouldn’t notice a little something missing here? Didn’t I write about this before??
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE being invited to appear on CNN or CNN.com, but how about more estrogen on these regular pundit shows. Or as regular contributors? At the moment, only about three percent of the “clout” positions on television news are held by women. That’s worse than the 15-ish percent of women’s voices in the op-ed pages of major newspapers.
Ladies, maybe it’s time to launch our own show. Perhaps there are some other PunditMoms or PunditGals ready to start a show with me? Because if CNN and the others aren’t going to invite us to their party, maybe we’ll just have to have our own.