Aw: Elliot Spitzer wont work for Al Jazeera

The disgraced former governor of New York-turned-progressive TV host is leaving his perch at Current TV — a move sure to upset his fans. Both of them, I’m sure.

Mr. Spitzer said his departure was “more of my instigation than theirs, truth be told.” It was not, he said, because of controversy around Al Jazeera.

“I view Al Jazeera as a very serious journalistic outfit,” he said. “They have proven to observers around the world that they are serious and objective. They will have to, at a P.R. level, prove to the American public that that is the case. And I think that over time they will succeed at doing that.”

“For me,” he continued, “journalism has been more a matter of projecting a particular approach to covering policies, to covering issues. It was a continuation of what I tried to do in government. And that doesn’t fit with their vision of what they are going to do.”