I wasn’t especially a fan of Campbell Brown’s hour on CNN. But she is now leaving. And this is an honest statement about why she is leaving. It is a shock to read, in this day of spin, denial, blame game, “it’s not my fault” responses to bad news.
Maybe she could start a revolution.
Read the article here. Here’s the excerpt of her statement:
“To be clear: this is my decision, and one that I have been thinking about for some time,” she continued. “As for why, I could have said, that I am stepping down to spend more time with my children (which I truly want to do). Or that I am leaving to pursue other opportunities (which I also truly want to do). But I have never had much tolerance for others’ spin, so I can’t imagine trying to stomach my own. The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else. CNN will have to figure out what that is.”