Archive for October, 2008
I missed the airing of D.L. Hughley’s new show on CNN, but had reservations about the concept ever since it was announced a few weeks ago.
I only watched the short YouTube clip that is posted below, but if there was ever an example of infotainment, this is it. D.L.’s sense of humor may have worked on on BET’s Comic View, but I don’t see how he enhances CNN’s news brand.
Racial jokes may work well in a comedy club, but not on a credible news network. The only suggestion I can offer is perhaps this show would work better on Headline News.
I’m not trying to be a hater, but this is a union that I don’t see continuing for very long. D.L. isn’t breaking the news, it seems the news is broken.