That was then.
This is now:
Some things never change.
Yes, that's who CNN hired to prop up their sagging ratings.
They might want to rethink their strategy:
CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year. [...]
[Larry] King, whose show has been regularly eclipsed by Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC (and is almost quadrupled by Sean Hannity’s show on Fox), is now threatened by a new host, Joy Behar on HLN (formerly Headline News.)
If by inviting RedState to the family, they're trying to compete with Fox, that won't end well either:
At the same time, Fox News, which had its biggest year in 2009, continues to add viewers. Greta Van Susteren’s show was up 25 percent from a year earlier. Bill O’Reilly, whose show commands the biggest audience in prime time with 3.65 million viewers, was up 28 percent, and Glenn Beck was up 50 percent from a year earlier.
Maybe if hotels, restaurants, etc. would carry MSNBC, we might see some real competition.
Sorry state of affairs all around.