One of the questions surrounding CNN’s new primetime show, “Parker Spitzer” — which debuts Monday — is how they’ll handle covering sex scandals, given Eliot Spitzer’s rather recent, sordid history.
Good news for Spitzer: CNN found the one co-host for him where it apparently won’t be an issue. That’s because Kathleen Parker doesn’t believe in covering them.
Via Larry King’s interview with the duo about their upcoming show:
KING: Do you think it will be difficult, let's say, frankly, there's a major sex scandal story.
KING: Are you going to cover it?
SPITZER: Sure. And you know–
KING: It will be difficult to deal with.
SPITZER: No, it won't be difficult. It is–
KING: But they happen every week now.
PARKER: It will be difficult for me, because I don't believe in covering sex scandals. I didn't write about Eliot Spitzer. I didn't write about John Edwards. I've actually avoided that tabloid mentality.
KING: Well, since you're discussing a lot of things, you might–
PARKER: Well, we may. But it really depends on what it is and what it means to the larger picture. I'm not going to go snooping in people's personal lives.
KING: Would you have a difficulty with it?
SPITZER: No, look, I've been forthright with the public.
SPITZER: I have been very open about what — how I erred, how I failed. And I acted properly I think in response by resigning. And so, if it is a context where I have to pass judgment, I'll be able to say here's what I did and why. And it's one more piece of–
KING: Did you ever think when all of that happened that horrible day when you had to resign that you'd be hosting a television show?