It's pretty much died down, but in the absence of blogging, my traffic has been kept afloat by this tiny little post I wrote about Aaron Brown's departure from CNN, on November 2nd.
I've received hundreds of hits from search engines about Aaron Brown, as well as daily comments since the day I wrote the post, by people who are sad to see him go.
And the comments are like eulogies, almost as if there is a feeling that they are writing to Aaron Brown himself. Here's a couple of samples:
Everynight, my husband and I tuned into New Night and Aaron Brown. I thought Aaron was one of the best Anchors in the past 10 years.
From here it looks like blatant age descrimination that they are trying to make more palatable with a lame attempt at giving it a candy coating. They say there wasn't room for them both? Stuff 'n nonsense!
Thanks for four years of great news coverage.
I loved your "weather reports".
Good luck Aaron!
Aaron Brown was both COMFORTING and REASSURING during Hurricane Katrina, ...(when we first began listening to CNN over FOX), .......BUT YOU HAVE TAKEN THAT AWAY and given us a younger, emotional reporter who doesn't carry the same 'weight', ...we feel SAD like we LOST SOMEONE VERY DEAR, much like Lou Dobbs! DON'T TOUCH HIM!!!!!
It has amazed me, first of all that this blog became a forum for this, but the depth of emotion people felt about Aaron Brown.
I personally liked Aaron Brown a lot. Much of it had to do with 9/11. It was just one of the many very human story lines found within that day, but Brown, finally receiving an major, national anchor job mere days before the worst tragedy in American History occurred, and he had to cover it from a balcony in front of smoking and smoldering buildings. You could just see it in his eyes: This was the time he had waited his whole life for, and now he had to cover it while watching his fellow New Yorkers die around him.
If there is this sort of outpouring of sentiment about his dismissal from CNN, then there has to be some network executive who realizes that hiring Brown will be taping into a waiting audience (CBS, I'm talking to you).