Here’s John Avlon, introducing a new segment on “American Morning” (via Joe Gandleman at TMV):
What’s a Wingnut? It’s someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of American politics – the professional partisans and the unhinged activists – the folks who always try to divide rather than unite. In our polarized two party system, they have disproportionate influence and too often define the terms of debate. With this segment, we’re going to try and take that power back.
In this first week, we’re naming two charter members of the Wingnut Hall of Fame who recently reared their heads in the news once again. We want to be equal opportunity offenders, punching both left and right, so both are members of Congress – one current and one former – and both are defended in their respective echo chambers on the far-right and far-left.
Can you guess who he names before hitting the link?
Bwahahahaha! I think I’m gonna like this segment…
Added afterthought: In light of Fox and MSNBC’s increasing market share (attributed by most to their ever-less-hidden political bias), I wonder whether CNN has decided to get more serious about staking out the middle ground. There’s certainly plenty of room for them to play there.