“Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows, and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” CNN EVP Ken Jautz said in a statement confirming Pinsky’s last telecast will be September 22.


Dr. Drew had survived the previous re-branding, little more than two years ago, when HLN announced it would become “the first TV network for the social media generation,” and “redefine TV news and information, driven by what’s trending, being shared and going viral across all screens.”

Pinsky made headlines last week when he announced on his radio show he is “gravely concerned” about Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health and the health care she is receiving. It played nicely into Donald Trump’s position that Clinton is not healthy enough to serve as POTUS.

CNN has become unwatchable. At this point, they should just change their motto to “We’re CNN, you’re either with us, or you’re with the enemy”.

  1. Likes2LOL says:

    Loved the headline of this article using the phrase “Shit-Canned.” But, just what is a “shit can”? A chamber pot, or toilet?

    Anyone know the etymology of the phrase? Inquiring scatological minds want to know… 😉

  2. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    The Oxford English Dictionary (fee service on line for the “real” one) shows the roots of most standard english words…not so much for slang.

    Google is still good though for this type of search: (“shit-canned” earliest use). Provides hours of good reading.

  3. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    A few months ago I started noticing CNN referred to as: “Clinton News Network.”

    Now, I see why.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      That acronym is 20 years old.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        Ha, ha. Thanks nfs…I don’t doubt it. I do wonder how often I heard it and just didn’t pay any attention? I don’t watch CNN…not on purpose, just find other sources more to my liking….or maybe as I Dunno says its a reaction to having it forced on me when waiting for other things to happen? Seems like public (bars) TV is stuck on CNN or Sports. Inoffensive to most people?

  4. I.Dohno says:

    CNN is professional news organization with an audience of hundreds every night, mostly people waiting at the Atlanta airport.

    • Martin says:

      Love your comment. . .the most I’ve smiled in a couple of months. I’ve reread it a half-dozen times today. Thanks.

  5. Luis says:

    She’s obviously fine you haters!


  6. Stan Pruett says:

    He should sue the crap out of them.

  7. spsffan says:

    I wouldn’t know, as I don’t pay for television. Never did. Against my religion. These days, television is more of a Giffen good, now that I think of it.

  8. NewFormatSux says:

    For awhile, CNN looked to be doing very well compared to FoxNews with lots of Republicans preferring CNN to Fox’s AllTrump.

    Now CNN is losing to MSNBC.

  9. Johnson & Johnson (Not the company!) says:

    Just because she doesn’t menstruate any more, some (talk show) doctor looses his JOB?! Talk about getting censored!

    But was it really any surprise? Anytime you give power like that to the wife of some cheating womanizing asshole, someone’s gonna get “dicked”!

    … America, you’re next!

  10. Phydeau says:

    After Anthony Weiner is caught sexting again and his wife (Clinton’s trusted advisor) dumps him:

    The fact that Anthony Weiner is still alive should put to rest any notion that the Clintons actually have people killed.


    Har! *rimshot*

    I know I know, some of you guys really think the Clintons have people killed. So this isn’t a joke to you. I get it. You can ignore this.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      Not sure if they thought this thru. Don’t they realize that having Huma dump him will bring up lots of questions about why doesn’t she dump Bill?

      Could Bill have encouraged this plan just to do that?

    • Milwaukee Bob says:

      It’s an awesome idea having the editor of an radical Islamic publication as President Hillary’s Chief of Staff don’t you think?

      I’ll say it again…..DON’T YOU THINK?


      • jpfitz says:

        “Radical” Islam doesn’t exist. Islam itself is the danger. The “perversions” of this political/theism is, and, has always been perverse.

        Knowing this Now about Huma makes sense, Shillary had inside knowledge about militant jihadists, sort of like insider trading in the stock market. Always had a bad feeling about Huma and H.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        Classic “Guilt by Association” BS.

        You don’t think.

        • NewFormatSux says:

          Would you say the same if Donald Trump had David Duke as his chief of staff?

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            HEY!!!!!—A good one.

            Yes…I would say the same thing.

            Difference being I ASSUME, unlike Drumpf that we all DO KNOW what David Duke is all about. but who of us knows what Abedin actually did/learned/concluded from working at Publication?

            Its nothing but a smear assuming that negative associations will be formed because it is “pro-Islamic.”

            Can you see the difference?….or are two very different issues the same because they can have a few of the same descriptive words applied to them with actually totally different outcome based on evaluation of those words?

            I know…………… thinking is hard…. but at least you are trying NFS. Good on you.

          • NewFormatSux says:

            “Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair.”

            OK, you could hear this from lots of Republicans, though I expect Hillary would suffer from lots more GUILT BY ASSOCIATION if she had a Republican assistant.

            But then you have
            “ ‘empowerment’ of women does more harm than benefit.”
            defense of domestic violence, attacking women’s going into the workplace, and so much more.
            Hillary even showed up at her mom’s school, telling the audience that Saudis are unfairly stereotyped as oppressed.

            Trying to imagine if Trump could talk his way out of showing up at a Mass arranged by Mel Gibson’s dad and saying that Opus Dei are unfairly stereotyped as Nazis.

        • McCullough says:

          How do you reconcile that?

        • Johnathan says:

          Islamic nut-jobs could chop off bobbos head, but his IQ would remain exactly the same.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Just what is the IQ of a dead person, bobbo or anyone else?

            I assume….. about the same as a live Pedro.

            But thanks for the compliment re what Islamic Nut Jobs would do. Hopefully, but not expectantly, that would be the case for most of us here?


          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Oooooooh Pedro===you got me with the IQ of a Dead Chicken claim.

            I don’t know how I will carry on….. with no Donkey to take me home.

            Really Pedro—-is it cultural or what your devotion to 4th grade put downs???

            Frustrated School Yard Monitor???????

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Apologies….I’m always so positive. Lets make that Third Grade…you know, still pissing in your pants and calling it nap time.

            I will once again read but not respond to your posts….just too puerile and a waste of time. Hope I stay on the wagon this time.

          • Thom says:

            If I were an editor of White Supremacy Times would you consider that guilt by association?

            Are you plain stoopid or what?

            When was the last time you beat your wife?

          • NewFormatSux says:

            Thom, he is just echoing the talking points put out by Media Matters regarding ‘Guilt By Association’.

  11. NewFormatSux says:

    This is how CNN operates:

  12. jpfitz says:

    CNN Sucks…All Hillary and Trump crapola.

    I do like me some Red Eye occasionally, or else it’s the BBC or Euronews.

    Who cares about Dr. Drew anyway.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Red Eye–back with Tom Shilule (sp) and Andy Levy at half time was excellent tonight.

      Good segment on the Football guy who would not stand for the Anthem.

      About the only funny right wing humor show I have seen.

      • jpfitz says:

        Ah, I missed that episode. The wife is filling up our DVR with the US open. YouTube may have the halftime. Levy is funny.

  13. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Thom revealing a failure to understand the basics says:
    8/31/2016 at 5:58 am

    If I were an editor of White Supremacy Times would you consider that guilt by association? /// The question cannot be considered until you make an association.

    Are you plain stoopid or what? /// Thank you.

    When was the last time you beat your wife? /// Never have.

  14. Thom says:

    She associated herself when she allowed her name to be placed on the masthead of a Radical Islamic Publication.

    Is that basic enough for you to understand?

    • NewFormatSux says:

      Don’t worry. He will eventually move past Phydeau-like echoing of talking points and acknowledge that Hillary caters to Islamists but is still better than Trump.

    • Phydeau says:

      As Trump has found out, waving around bloody flags like”RADICAL ISLAMIC PUBLICATION” worked well in the Republican primaries, full of Republican nutbags. It hasn’t worked so well in the general election. More actual thinking people there.

      So how’s that working out for ya? Last I heard, Trump is saying everyone in the world except Fox News is engaged in a MASSIVE CONSPIRACY to steal the election from him!

      This is bordering on mental illness at this point.


      • Thom says:

        Mental illness would be ignoring the daily Wikileaks revelations of your completely incompetent and crooked candidate.

        Sux to be you.

        • Phydeau says:

          I guess it sux to be all those prominent Republicans too, the ones abandoning Trump in droves and supporting Clinton.

          It’s a MASSIVE CONSPIRACY!

          • Phydeau says:

            As always pedrito, thanks for your unique contributions to this blog. 🙂

      • Thom says:

        Why Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall

        From a left wing website.


        4 October 2006

        Last Friday, however, she did exactly that, joining Senate Republicans and the majority of her Democratic colleagues in voting for an ignominious piece of legislation known as the “Secure Fence Act of 2006.” Thus, in a 2003 interview with WABC radio in New York, she declared: “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”

        Continuing with what amounted to a backward rant against the foreign-born, she said, “People have to stop employing illegal immigrants. I mean, come up to Westchester, go to Suffolk and Nassau counties, stand on the street corners in Brooklyn or the Bronx. You’re going to see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work and domestic work.”

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Thom===can you recognize even when your attention is drawn to the specifics, you remain incoherent.

      YOU SAID: “If I were an editor of White Supremacy Times would you consider that guilt by association?”

      and when pointed out that you had made NO ASSOCIATION AT ALL for your question to make any sense you respond with: “She associated herself when she allowed her name to be placed on the masthead of a Radical Islamic Publication.”

      Different person, different publication. I doubt you understand what your error is.

      Stuck on Stoopid.

  15. Phydeau says:

    As I said back in 2011, and even more true now…


    The Democratic party has taken over the “moderate” Republican position. The Republican party has gone over the edge into insanity. The Democrat will get elected in 2012, again, and continue his Republican policies, again.

    You morons have won and you don’t realize it. There is no political party in America that represents non-moron average Americans — the ones who want the rich to pay their share of taxes. The ones who want lawbreakers prosecuted, even the rich lawbreakers with fancy lawyers. The ones who want to get us out of wars. The ones who want to preserve Social Security and Medicare. The ones who want a fair playing ground in the business world, not crony capitalism. The ones who want the government to follow the Constitution when spying on Americans. No political party represents us any more.

    The insanity is even stronger now with The Big Cheeto. I’m forced to support Republican Hillary Clinton because Drumpf is so historically unfit to even tour the Oval Office let alone work there.

    Bernie would have been much better, but Clinton had the support of the big money guys.

    End Citizens United, get money out of politics!

  16. sensor operator says:

    The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.

    Originally published in the San Francisco Examiner (4 November 1985) Hunter S. Thompson

    If not for PBS, TV would of been abandoned years ago. It thrives on the only business uglier than it. Politics.


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