Video: CNN Gives Viewers a Taste of What the New ‘Crossfire’ Will Be Like: ‘It Sounded Like Cats in a Bag’

Aug 14, 2013  •  Post A Comment

CNN aired a segment Tuesday that gave viewers a look at what they can expect on the revived version of the political debate show "Crossfire," and "It sounded like cats in a bag," Deadline.com reports.

The segment on "The Situation Room" featured Stephanie Cutter on the left and S.E. Cupp on the right — two regulars who will be featured on "Crossfire."

"They ‘discussed’ voter fraud. It sounded like cats in a bag," Lisa de Moraes writes in the Deadline piece. "CNN’s most anticipated series debuts Monday, Sept. 16. at 6:30 p.m. ET — now starring, most notably, former Speaker of the House and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich."

De Moraes adds: "The political gabfest previously aired weeknights from 1982-2005, and is maybe best remembered these days for the time Jon Stewart appeared on the show in October 2004, ostensibly to promote his book ‘America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide To Democracy Inaction,’ but mostly to tell the show’s talking heads that the program was ‘hurting America. Here is what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop… You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.;”

Here’s the clip:


  1. I am continually disgusted with what passes for “discussion” on TV these days. Rather than a reasonable conversation where fact-based ideas are debated with pros and cons, most “discussions” are screaming matches where nobody has the good grace to listen to an opposing point of view before launching into a talking-point tirade. Sad…

  2. Lisa, you are right. I don’t know if you are old enough to remember the benefits of the Fairness Doctrine, but it did allow for equal time. Side 1 gets 2 minutes, side 2 gets 2 minutes. NOT sides 1 and 2 getting 4 minutes at the same time. This is why our entire political system is shut down. No one has to listen anymore, it’s all about who gets the most airtime (Citizens United) and screams the loudest with the most lies repeated more frequently.

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