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    Larry King Stepping Aside

    I'll miss him even though some of those questions he asked were dumb.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...pt=T1&iref=BN1

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    Some? A monkey could have done his job.

    I'm glad he's stepping aside (whatever that means, it sounds like he leaves the door cracked open in case he changes his mind) although stepping down would be preferred. We don't need such a robotic, shallow, simplistic and lazy excuse of a "journalism".

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    I like how he treated people as if they had never been interviewed before.

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    Isn't he divorcing again? Maybe he should stay he could use the money!
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    Was he ever a good interviewer? He seems to have always asked the most simple, obvious questions whether he was interviewing President Obama, President Bush, or Paris Hilton.

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    A couple of times I don't think he knew who the guests were or why they were there.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    I like the style of the show but not really Larry himself. But he has had a great career and good luck to him.
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    I saw a clip from last night's show and Larry told guest Bill Maher that he'd like to see Ryan Seacrest take over. I suppose Ryan can do the celebrity/lighter subjects, but politicians? In a crisis?

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    Ryan's been lobbying for the job for a while now. There also was a time LK wanted John Roberts (CNN anchor) to replace him.
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    Larry King has said that he tries to ask the questions that reflect what the "average viewer" wants to know.
    He's never been a "serious" interviewer, even when talking with important world figures.
    His approach is more conversational, and he's never pretended otherwise.

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    Ryan has 234577854 jobs already. I hope someone else gets it I'm tired of seeing him everywhere.

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    I know who should get it -- Tom Bergeron! He'd be great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I know who should get it -- Tom Bergeron! He'd be great!
    Please, no. Pretty, pretty please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Ryan has 234577854 jobs already. I hope someone else gets it I'm tired of seeing him everywhere.
    I don't think Ryan is particularly good at the jobs he already has. Why have him take over a show that isn't limited to entertainment interviews? Makes no sense.

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    Is he going to let the baseball coach take his place?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/20...n_his_bed.html

    I remember when he had a weekly column in USA TODAY's Life section. No interesting information whatsoever in those columns. Plus, half of the sentences contained ellipses ( ... ). He couldn't put a complete sentence together to save his life. And back in the 1980s, the accompanying photo of him in the column was of him holding a cigarette. More than

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/lking.htm

    by Kent Sterling

    The Larry King weekly column that used to appear in the Life Section of the USA Today was one of the most disposable piece of piffle ever set in ink. It was relentlessly positive and nothing more than a stroke forum for Larry to earn free dinners from his celebrity friends. That an editor for the USA Today thought this was a reasonable use of valuable editorial space in a national newspaper speaks volumes as to why newspapers are in huge financial trouble.

    All that aside, I never failed to read it.



    http://kentsterling.com/2010/02/11/n...y-type-column/

    Larry King’s USA Today Column Lives, On Twitter ( )

    http://wonkette.com/408000/larry-kin...ves-on-twitter

    There you go! He was tweeting nonsense before Twitter was created! Ahead of his time! Twitter-like columns that costed USA Today .

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    Quote Originally Posted by soxxy View Post
    I saw a clip from last night's show and Larry told guest Bill Maher that he'd like to see Ryan Seacrest take over. I suppose Ryan can do the celebrity/lighter subjects, but politicians? In a crisis?
    "Seacrest Out."...Ugh. He's too busy dating Juliane Hough anyway.

    How about the "Scuz Stud" Robert Engle? It's time for him to have a safer reporting job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Larry King has said that he tries to ask the questions that reflect what the "average viewer" wants to know.
    I think the average viewer wants to see more than shameless ass-k*ssing softball questions.
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    I'm afraid that's exactly what the "average viewer" wants; and Larry provides it to them!
    Last edited by skatesindreams; 06-30-2010 at 08:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltask8er View Post
    I remember when he had a weekly column in USA TODAY's Life section. No interesting information whatsoever in those columns. Plus, half of the sentences contained ellipses ( ... ). He couldn't put a complete sentence together to save his life.
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 did a great parody of King's column once. I'll post it if I can find a clip.

    Julianne Hough is dating Ryan Seacrest!? Ugh, poor girl. I thought she had better taste.
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    Now Piers Morgan's name is being bandied about on line. Not sure what I think of him, but he *is* Donald Trump's first Celebrity Apprentice!!

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