Ex-governor of New York Eliot Spitzer bows out as CNN anchor
Friday 08 July 2011
Eliot Spitzer, the Wall Street-baiting former governor of New York, whose political ambitions ended in a prostitute scandal, has had his new career as a television anchor cut short after less than a year.
The news channel CNN hired Mr Spitzer to bring a dash of controversy to its prime time line-up, which was being squeezed by Fox News from the right and MSNBC from the left, but repeated relaunches of his show failed to stem the decline. Mr Spitzer bowed out on Wednesday night with a defiant quote from President Theodore Roosevelt: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena."
After winning billions of dollars-worth of lawsuits from banks after the dot.com era scandals, when he was New York's Attorney General, his election as governor seemed destined to launch him on the national stage. However, in 2008, it was revealed that Mr Spitzer was "client 9" of a high-class prostitution ring, and he was forced to resign.
Costa Concordia: Shipment of Mob drugs was hidden aboard cruise liner when it hit rocks off Italian coast, investigators say
Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
Iran nuclear talks: Prospect of deal with Iran pushes Saudi Arabia and Israel into an unlikely alliance
A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
Jeremy Clarkson 'could be given minder' ahead of a potential Top Gear return
- 1 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 5 Dylan Moran on quitting smoking, being about as sexy as the Pope and why comedy panel programmes are 'c*ck shows'
£38000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: A leading consu...
£12 - £15 Hourly Rate: Sheridan Maine: Are you an experienced Accounts Assista...
£21,000 - £24,000 Annual: Sheridan Maine: Are you looking for a new opportunit...
£55,000 - £65,000 Annual: Sheridan Maine: Are you a qualified accountant with ...