On May 5, 2012, Soledad O’Brien will be joining an assortment of other famous and semi-famous people in a leadership conference sponsored by Chick-Fil-A. Tim Tebow is slated to be one of the speakers as is Urban Meyer.
I was reminded of this conference as I read the latest posting from Stacy McCain who is beating on Soledad O’Brien like a rented mule;
Executives at CNN must be in shock at the catatrophic implosion of their morning lineup, as Starting Point With Soledad O’Brien (7-9 a.m. weekdays) recorded the cable network’s lowest ratings for that time slot in more than a decade. Fewer than 100,000 adults 25-54 tuned in to O’Brien’s program on an average day, according to the latest quarterly Nielsen numbers.
Inside Cable News called the CNN morning numbers “brutal,” and “an epic ratings collapse,” further adding: “CNN cannot continue to hemorrhage viewers like this much longer without taking drastic corrective action.” While industry observers were amazed by O’Brien’s uprecedented unpopularity, the outspoken liberal host’s historically low ratings were a cause for vengeful celebration by conservatives like the Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher:
Every day, @Soledad_OBrien‘s ratings are worse than the last. That means every time you see her, it’s the worst day of her life.
O’Brien inspired widespread mockery from conservatives earlier this month when she embarrassed herself in an attempt to argue with Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollak, whose site exposed President Obama’s ties to the late Professor Derrick Bell, an academic radical notorious for promoting so-called ”critical race theory.”
I wonder if Chick-Fil-A might be rethinking their invite of Mizzz O’Brien to their conference?
Hey, for five hundred bucks, you can get the “Executive Experience” at the conference.