THIS is CNN!
On Sunday's Reliable Sources, vulgar comedienne Kathy Griffin - who will once again be co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special this year despite kissing Anderson Cooper's crotch on air last year! - actually asked new host Brian Stelter, "Have you ever spooned with Candy Crowley?...You might get a better time slot" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
KATHY GRIFFIN: Brian, why don't you let me take it from here? Brian, have you ever spooned with Candy Crowley?
BRIAN STELTER, HOST: Candy Crowley? You know, what am I on, my third or fourth week at CNN? I don't think that's come up in orientation quite yet.
GRIFFIN: I'm just saying. You might get a better time slot.
For those unfamiliar, "spooning" is a sexual position.
And this apparently is what CNN now considers acceptable fare not just on its network, but also on Sunday mornings.
Just imagine what CNN viewers will see on New Year's Eve.
Ted Turner must be so proud!
*****Update: There's been a lot of discussion about the term "spooning" and whether it's actually a sexual position. Some have claimed it's a term for cuddling. In reality, it's both.
In this instance, would the vulgar Griffin have asked Stelter if he's ever cuddled with Crowley? Consider that she followed her question up with, "You might get a better time slot."
Think about it: Have you ever heard of anyone cuddling their way to the top?